Real Estate Industry

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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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An Open Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren      Donald J Trump was inaugurated today as America's 45th President, whether you like it or not.  As a disclaimer, I'll say I did not vote for Trump, would have preferred another candidate (I also wasn't "with her") and thought that the choices this ye...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 5
1.  No two days are the same.  Most jobs have some sort of a routine.  You do the same thing day after day with little variation.  Not so much in real estate.  You do the same activities, yes.  But in unpredictable order.  I once won the "squirrel award".  You know.  Over here.  Over there.  It ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Real Estate Agent.
(St George Utah Area Real Estate Agent at PK Real Estate Utah South)
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A realistic approach to Southern Utah's growth.The residential real estate market in southern Utah is booming! Commercial typically follows and with the amount of new residential construction taking place, the need for supportive infrastructure is evident. Some projects slated for 2017 in Washing...

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 1/20/17  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 1/20/17.  I hope you all had a great week, and ...

By Yuliya Kachko, Broker Associate ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
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FAR EAST FARETwo former managers of La Piaggia opened Now & Zen a few blocks away. Alex Maufroy and Benoit Nanquette’s Asian eatery promises to transfer a little bit of their previous spot’s St. Tropez spirit in the form of decadent dim sum brunches on Sundays. Pair small plates of shu mai, wonto...

By Yuliya Kachko, Broker Associate ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
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The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand Touch Gallery is a touch screen system that provides a unique branded interactive property search experience on high-definition screens. This through-the-glass storefront display system entices foot traffic to engage with properties, outside of Sotheby’s ...

By Ronald Shore and David Hitt Shore/Hitt Network, The Most Referred Team in Los Angeles!
(Keller Williams Los Feliz)
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 When talking about LA some of the images most of us think of are the jam-packed freeways and smog. The problem is that this picture doesn’t do Los Angeles justice. Just go to any of these places and see how that changes that impression you have. Instead of associating the city with traffic, your...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 1
City Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Fort Worth 1301 Throckmorton Residences $2,500,000 4266 4 4 2 Fort Worth Bellaire Add $2,400,000 7439 5 5 1 Fort Worth Crest Point Add $2,699,000 9009 5 5 1 Fort Worth Garcia, Martin Survey Abst 564 $2,250,000 7450 3 3 2 Fort Worth...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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This is the time of year when I try to update my websites so they reflect my production from the previous year. I can't update everything because, for example, I won't know until the Awards Celebration where I rank within the company. This year it's really tight when looking at production. There ...

By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
Comments 1
  I have found that there is a great misunderstanding about what happens when you get your real estate license.   Here are a couple of myths.  When you get your real estate license people DO NOT call you the first day and beg you to sell their house or help them buy a new one.   When you get your...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 5
I was devastated, as were the other agents at our office upon learning in early 2012 that our real estate office would be closing. When I started in real estate eight years earlier, I planned to work at a name brand brokerage for two years and then to at least think about striking out on my own. ...

By Kristina Fruneaux, Let's PLAN to turn your GOALS into REALITIES!
(California Properties)
Comments 4
I was browsing through my emails last night before going to bed when a new message popped into my inbox. It was from someone named "Kenneth" and the subject line read "Kristina Fruneaux.""Hmmmmm," I thought. "It's probably another spam." My curiosity was not even remotely piqued, but I opened it ...

By Pat & Sharon Mistowski, Horizon Lending Services, LLC
(Horizon Lending Services, LLC)
Comments 1
How do adjustable rate mortgages work?            With beneficial qualities that appeal to those looking for low interest rates at the expense of a fixed interest rate; adjustable rate mortgages or ARM’s as they are also known offer lower monthly payments as a result of the lower interest rate. T...

By Kevin Shin, & Team
(Rich Cosner & Associates)
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We say goodbye to Prudential California Realty and hello to a new era in real estate with Rich Cosner & Associates and Kevin Shin & Team.Rancho Cucamonga, CA: As of December 19, 2016, Rich Cosner, the CEO of Rich Cosner & Associates decided to branch out from Prudential California Realty, which i...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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 Thursday, January 19, 2017 FSBO vs Realtor - Support Your Local REALTOR   FSBO vs Realtor - Support Your Local REALTOR   Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has come across different websites and networks for For Sale by Owner like, Zillow, Trulia just to name a few. And I have also come across n...

By Marie Waite
(Finest Women in Real Estate)
Comments 9
Finest Women in Real Estate Presents "FIRE UP" LIVE SEMINAR - MARCH 1, 2017 Wednesday from 8 to 5 pm   Real Estate Education was never like this!  E-Business has a whole new meaning... Educational Learn new and effective tips, techniques and systems to make your business explode with new clients,...

By Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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The Condominiums of Harvest Landing in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, brought to you by Al & Peggy Cunningham of Re/Max West Realty.Welcome to the small enclave of The Condominiums of Harvest Landing, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada that consist of 24 elegant homes built by VANDYK Builders an upscale bu...

By Lupe Soto, Lupe Soto GLOBAL Real Estate Agent International.
(Equistar Realty Group)
Comments 1
 (818)276-6882 Affordable Multi-Family Income Producing properties for sale including DUPLEX for sale, TRIPLEX for sale, FOURPLEX for sale, 2 units, 3 units, 4 units or 5+ Units for sale, Income Properties, Residential Multi-family in Burbank CA and nearby areas of San Fernando Valley in Los Ange...

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
Comments 0
 Now that 2017 is here Bucks County is getting ready for an exciting new year! Everything from monumental anniversaries to historic developments, a visit to Bucks County is a must in 2017!Washington Crossing Historic Park Celebrates its Centennial Anniversary with restoration of the Grist Mill an...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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City Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Highland Park 3rd Installment of Highland Pa $6,250,000 4293 4 3 1 Highland Park Co-Dcand Park $8,695,000 13984 7 9 3 Highland Park Highland Park $3,249,000 4736 4 4 2 Highland Park Highland Park $3,295,000 7406 5 5 2 Highland Park...