Real Estate Industry

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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 2/24/17   We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the markets and how they are performing. That is why, I always enjoy Mike's Markets In A Minute Updates.  Here is his latest one for the week ending 2/24/17.  I hope you all had a great week, and...

By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253, Florida Space Coast Homes
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Well, I started my company by myself about a year ago. I thought I did all the research I needed to do...and I moved forward with a name, logo, business signs, cards, etc... ...guess what: someone else had a name very similar to my company name locked in nationwide (in all 50 states). They have b...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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Last week I received an offer by email. I have had them before and they nearly always come from a private individual. There is usually a set format. I like this house you have listed. Please open the attached file to see my offer. Or words along this line with maybe more detail. You guessed it I ...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
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Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Mark Since 2007 Highlights: Sales of existing homes reached the highest pace in a decade at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million. January marked the 59th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains as the median home price rose 7.1% to $228,900. ...

By Erin Mehojah, Real Estate Professional, ABR®, GRI, ASP®
(The K Company Realty)
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The Aurora Reservoir is located east of E-470, and south of I-70.  It is sandwiched between the rolling planes at the east/southest corner of Aurora, and a large number of residential homes on its western side.  The homes are divided amongst three main neighborhoods... Wheatlands, Beacon Point, a...

By Lee Potts
(Aloha Group Maui)
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Ohana -  Also known as an Accessory Dwelling Unit.  A separate dwelling, it can be attached or detached. Known in other areas as a mother in law apartment. Ohana is Hawaiian for family - often used to include extended members.Makai and Mauka - If a road is parallel to the coast, the Makai side is...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
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This always reminds me of a WWE Smackdown with the newest rumble approaching for the Spring 2017 Market.  As usual, every Spring Market brings higher prices which most buyers have reluctantly agreed to pay. Enter the buyers bank - the troublemaker in this whole process and assigns an appraiser t...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Throwback Thursdays - Old MLS BooksRemember the days before computers and when we had MLS books? The agents that entered the business in the mid-90's and later don't know all the fun they missed having a book to tote around.Listings were published in books printed on newsprint and this was the wa...

By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
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The Willows Run  Development or legally known as the Manors of Paint Branch Subdivision is a group of 62 Luxury Townhomes.  The community nestled in and surrounded the quiet Beautiful Wooded Parklands of Northwest Branch Park. There are miles of Hiking, Biking and jogging trails, having a quiet c...

By Steven Kosta, Realtor / Broker Associate / Mortgage Loan Officer
(Full Realty Services Inc./ FRS Funding)
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Looking to buy your new home in a 55 plus community located in Murrieta California all the way to Hemet California. Serving the Inland Empire give Steve Kosta a call at 951-442-9125 CABRE# 01791727

By Charlie Budnjo, Specializing in Dubai's Off-plan property market
(Off-Plan Properties)
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Buying an investment property can be a rather daunting task especially for new and inexperienced buyers. Knowing the market conditions, prices and which areas to buy in isn't always easy especially if investing in property isn't your full time job. This is where the services of a property Buyers ...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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Aside from taxes and insurance considerations, when you’re buying a home in Southwest Florida, you’ll also want to think about a few other factors. Now, I’m not talking about when the roof was last replaced or how old the AC is, even though those are absolutely critical factors. Yet, there’s a co...

By Charlie Budnjo, Specializing in Dubai's Off-plan property market
(Off-Plan Properties)
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 So you have done your research, completed your du diligence and now decided on a particular area in which you wish to make your off plan property purchase. Sounds like most of the hard work is already done. This may be the case but you still need to decide on which development and apartment with...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Real Estate Agent.
(Preferred St George Utah Area Real Estate Agent | PK Real Estate Utah South)
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You can change the rules of the game but the game is still playable. For many years now, people have speculated that real estate agents will become 'a thing of the past', that computers will replace them. Numerous articles have been written by people wishing to be heard by sharing their insight. ...

By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
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 Just had a call from a past client who bought and sold several properties through me during the downturn in the market. He has since also recommended my services to others who then became valued clients.RETURNING CLIENTS MAKE IT EASY FOR US AND ON THEMSELVES.With a new client, you feel each othe...

By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Realty)
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This is an incredible opportunity to buy a beautiful 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home in beautiful Simpsonville, SC! Dropped from $225,000, this home is now priced at $219,900 and is a steal! This home sits minutes away from shopping, restaurants, and more in Whitehall Plantation, a subdivision that fea...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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February 2017 National Housing Report uses the Housing data from January.   RE/MAX National Housing Report

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 3rd Installment of Highland Pa $6,250,000 4293 4 3 1 A C Bookout $3,250,000 6031 5 6 1 Co-Dcand Park $8,695,000 13984 7 9 3 Henry E Englishs $4,800,000 6421 5 5 2 Highland Park $3,295,000 7406 5 5 2 Highland Park $3,395,000 5612 4 5 2 H...

By Doug Buenz, The 680 Group
(Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Buying a home for sale in Pleasanton CA is the wisest decision you will make! Stunningly beautiful and culturally rich, Pleasanton CA is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. With its exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial ...

By Jason Wells, Esq., Expansion Mega Team in AZ, CA, UT and WA.
(PressPlay Realty Network of Keller Williams East Valley)
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Real estate team building and team development is on the rise in the real estate industry, so what are the best practices?For the first time, go behind the scenes of one of the fastest growing real estate expansion teams in the country. PressPlay Reality Web series follows actual real estate agen...