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By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket)
Comments 18
We have found staging in Vaughan and the Toronto GTA area we are using more colour than neutral colours in our staging work for the last year.There is a trend for "maximilism" in our area and buyers see it every day in design magazines as well as on TV shows like The Marilyn Denis Show and Cityli...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Mudarse a una casa más grande es MÁS asequible ahora que casi en cualquier otro momento en 40 años  15 15UTC marzo 15UTC 2018  For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers   Si usted está considerando vender su casa actual, para mudarse a una casa más grande o a una casa en un área que se adapte mejo...

By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty)
Comments 6
Gorgeous South Livermore home in the Sandhurst community. Elegant living & dining rooms, gourmet kitchen with granite & stainless steel plus a stunning backyard with pool & patio area. 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3 car garage, 2912 sq ft, and 10,654 sq ft lot. Represented buyers of this property. C...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 2
Homeowners: Do You Know Your Home’s Value?  Checking your Zillow valuation, or thinking your towns assessment gives you a real number, you are sadly wrong.  I had this conversation with a long time friend of mine from college last night.  He is selling the home he grew up in, the home his grandfa...

By Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com)
Comments 7
From Decorating to StagingOnce you've decided to put your home on the market, you're looking to sell quickly for the best possible price. One tactic that can help sell your home faster is staging. At first, staging may seem like a real estate term that doesn't actually mean anything. Isn't stagin...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 18
There is much debate among real estate professionals about the value of holding an Open House in today’s Treasure Coast FL real estate market.  Some insist these events help get the house sold.  Others argue it's an outdated practice in the digital age of virtual tours.  However, it's been shown...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 12
0 Oletha Lane, Bel Air, CA 90077 Back On the Market.... buyer changed his mind that the hillside ordinance is too challenging form him. Just like I mentioned to him from the beginning it take 4-6 months for road approval and then to boot another 8-12 months with the Hillside Approval Process.He w...

By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
Comments 1
New Britain Colonial Overview Maps Photos $349,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms1 Full Bathroom1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,836 sqftLot: 01 sqftYear Built: 1960MLS #: 7144113 Location 3 Clearview AveChalfont, PA 18914USA John Handschuh RE/MAX Action Realty(215) 358-1100 X 1108john@jo...

By John Cunningham, Helping Phoenix Sellers and Buyers find each other
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
There are three major types of tenancies associated with ownership of property. One of most familiar and popular is a joint tenancy. If two individuals own a property with joint ownership, upon the other person’s demise, the other one automatically owns the entire interest in the property. There’...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 14
Nestled in the heart of The Ranch at Brushy Creek is where you will find this perfect sanctuary of suburban living. Defined by wide plank wood flooring and a 2 story family room, this lovely 2 story brick with stone accent home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 living and was built in 2012.My first...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 6
As I drove along Florin Road yesterday, which is a terrible street for traffic, I realized the number of the house was already slipping my mind. I was on my way to pick up a lockbox from a closed listing.  They don't make the left-turn lanes on Florin long enough for cars to pull into or the ligh...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
Comments 2
An ideal 2 bedroom town-home condo in Waterbury's East End.  Convenient to highway and shopping.MLS# 170062324Listed for sale at $62,000 Drive right into the garage below the unit and walk up to this 2 bedroom condo with hardwood flooring.Newer appliances in kitchen and a private balcony ideal fo...

By Laura Huntley, Trusted Real Estate Professional and Retired CPA
(Laura Huntley Real Estate)
Comments 0
Many home sellers say they want to "sell fast for more money." One of the best tools to achieve that goal is home staging. The fact is, staged homes sell faster. It's difficult for home buyers to picture themselves living in other peoples' homes. Personal items and clutter can make buyers feel un...

By Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead
(Women of Westchester Working Together)
Comments 0
Do you have a parent who lives in N Bellmore that needs to move to assisted living?  It's often a very difficult time when you need to deal with all of this (I'm starting to go through some challenges with my dad right now, so I get it). It's always hard to do the right thing, and to feel that it...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Broker Associate, Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
Comments 22
 Line Heard Most Frequently in the Real Estate Community - "We're not just giving it away" I have no statistics. This is completely unofficial. Just one of those, "if I had a dollar for every time I heard this"... type of thing.  My point is - from everything I've observed - there's really no suc...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 26
A buyer was told to back out of their purchase because the Seller owed back property taxes. Not only was I stunned but spoke up quickly upon receiving their release. First thing is that as with any purchase, except auctions, and this was not an auction - Property taxes are prorated at closing an...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 0
Another wave of winter has come our way but no worries, spring is right around the corner. Those snow pictures should be banished and spring green and blue skies should take their places when we see the real spring has come at last. So don't forget as soon as the weather breaks, you owe it to you...

By Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP, Buy and Sell with Confidence
(525 Realty Group)
Comments 53
One, hot (yet cloudy) Oklahoma afternoon at approximately 12:00 pm, a closing was taking place between Seller Mr. Fox and Buyer Mr. Bear.Getting under contract was somewhat intense, Seller Mr. Fox tugging on the purchase price one way and Buyer Mr. Bear pulling the other.  They made it through th...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Million $ Guild Member Cert Luxury Home & Land
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
Comments 1
                      L@@K  at Drone Footage!     7964 PLANTATION LAKES DRIVE, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL L@@K at Drone Footage Description Photos Maps & Local Print Brochure Follow This Property! FREE List of HUD Homes for Sale What is your TRADITION FL home worth now? What is your PGA VILLAGE home w...

By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Comments 2
DOWNTOWN LANGFORD BC HIGH RISE APARTMENT SITE OPPORTUNITY I am proud to present four fantastic properties ready for development in Downtown Langford.  Below I have provided a short description of the existing properties along with an outlined map for your convenience.      LANGFORD IS THE FASTEST...