Real Estate Industry

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry

By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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SOLD AND CLOSED - Highlands Ranch CO – Firelight Neighborhood  This new listing in Highlands Ranch is now SOLD AND CLOSED.  10626 Cherrybrook Cir., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126SOLD PRICE $330,0003 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms – two story Highlands Ranch is a very desirable place to live in Colorado.  With ...
By Irene Medina, PA GRI CRS CDPE SFR TRC, Official Member of GiveBackHomes
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6850 Royal Palm Blvd - 109, Margate, Florida Get Directions Click Here Property VIDEO Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 1 BEDROOMS | 2 (1 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 850 SQUARE FEET FULLY FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATHS.NOTHING TO BRING BUT YOUR TOOTHBRUSH AND CLOTH...
By Bob McCranie, Your best advocate when buying or selling your hom
(Broker/Owner - Texas Pride Realty)
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The other day I wrote another letter to the leadership of the Texas Association of Realtors and the Texas Political Action Committee asking them to defend the property rights of LGBT Citizens.    After years of inaction I wantd to know if TAR would defend the property rights that come with marria...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Pewaukee Real Estate Report,Pewaukee Home Sales,Pewaukee Remax Here is the Pewaukee Real Estate Market Report for the last 30 days by Kristin Johnston, REMAX, Buyer's Agent                                              Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston,Waukesha Cty WI Realtor,Buyer's Agent, ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Once I Have A Feng Shui Consultation, I Do Not Need Another Session,...Right? These ancient teachings have been described over the years as making our environments feel good and bringing in positive energy to enhance our well-being; and this is true. Feng Shui also references that nothing is perm...
By Randy Hilman, Associate Broker, GRI, CBR, What Matters to You, Means Everything to Me!
(Randy Hilman Homes at Keller Williams Coastal, Lakes & Mountains Realty)
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DANGER A3 - Agent Teams Threaten the Survival of Brokerages: The National Association of REALTORS® D.A.N.G.E.R. Report.The team approach to real estate sales is not a novel or new concept but the modern application of the team approach has emerged as a threat to the real estate brokerage industry...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     I not one to watch television as I feel there are a lot better things to do with my time. Every now and then though, I happen to pass through the den and I will hear an ad from one of the local cable companies giving their pitch to “Dump the Dish”.    I can see their point for dumping the di...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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Warning Wire Fraud Alert to Real Estate Agents    It has come to my attention when  reading my local MLS an article in about wire fraud . Hackers are E mailing  agents about upcoming settlements and obtaining information about buyers and sellers . They are slick and are using this inf...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548)
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Real Estate 2015 Pre-license ClassErie, PA Fundamentals Class July 18, 19, 25, 26, 2015Alan Kells School of Real Estate Fundamentals class location:  3036 West 12th Street (Behind Animal Ark Pet Hospital) Erie, PA 16505Applicants for Pennsylvania Real Estate license must take Real Estate Fundamen...
By Tim Carroll, Branch Manager at CMG Financial
(CMG Financial)
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The Age of Offer Letters June 29, 2015Getting your offer on a home accepted is far from a sure thing these days. So how do you stand out from the others vying for the same property? Lately, including a personal letter with your formal offer can help home sellers pick through the crowd and sell th...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Devel
(Waller Group)
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Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths A0431 Hanny, Nelson $215,000 3 1 0 Brantley Henry $129,900 3 2 0 Courtyard On The Creek $450,000 4 4 0 Courtyard On The Creek $505,000 3 3 1 Creekside #1 $165,000 3 2 0 Creekside #1 $178,000 3 2 0 Creekside #3 $164,900 4 2 1 Falls The #2 $159...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
( | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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When Buyers Get Annoyed With How the Market is Moving . . . They Don'tRight now, there is a very strong sellers' market in my local area.  As much as it pains me to say it.But, this too shall pass.I've been in the business too long and know the one constant to the many variables:  markets DO CHAN...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Devel
(Waller Group)
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Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 1301 Throckmorton Residences $2,950,000 4 4 2 Bella Flora $2,350,000 5 4 2 Chamberlain Arlington Heights 1st $2,399,000 4 5 1 Crestmont Add $2,200,000 3 4 1 Crestmont Add $2,995,000 5 4 1 Crestwood Add $2,050,000 4 4 1 Crestwood Add $2,899,50...
Tacoma home buying activity may be going great guns, but for some would-be buyers, credit score woes are still a stubborn obstacle. That’s why we have been keeping an eye on the new pilot project that was announced late last year. This was the one called the "Wealth Building Home Loan." It’s an e...
By Jennifer Ferri
(Title Junction, LLC)
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A title search is a very important step in a real estate transaction.  Having a title search completed can show a number of things.  It can reveal things like liens on the property, title defects and restrictions, for example.  Some of the most important things that it can reveal are unsatisfied ...
Today’s Olympia real estate market is an alien landscape compared with what it was ten years ago, when it seemed as if a seller could just plant a sign in the front yard and wait for competing offers to roll in. This summer’s real estate scene is equally unlike that of five years ago, when many p...
By Home Value Leads
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This article was originally posted on the Home Value Leads blog.In real estate, as with any business, it’s important to make sure that you measure everything. Real estate business success, especially for your future efforts, depends majorly on the metrics. The more you know and analyze the data y...
By Brent Dalley Team, Our Family Showing Your Family Home
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The Impact of Rising Prices on Home Appraisals Posted: 01 Jul 2015 04:00 AM PDT   The fact that residential home prices are increasing substantially in most regions of the country is music to the ears of homeowners. However, if you are in the process of selling your home, make sure you realize t...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Pewaukee Condos,Real Estate Market 5/29/15 to 6/29/15,Kristin Johnston   Pewaukee Real Estate Report,Pewaukee Condo Sales,Pewaukee Remax                                                  Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston,Waukesha Cty WI Realtor,Buyer's Agent, Remax Realtor,Gives You The Real...
By Christine McInerney, The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale
(The McInerney Team with Realty Executives Associates)
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Down Payments in Real Estate Purchases One of the most common questions I get asked by home buyers is "how much money will I need to purchase a home".  One of the most important first steps a savvy home buyer needs to make is to get pre-approved with a Knoxville mortgage lender.  Loans are not on...