Real Estate Industry

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By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
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Howdy folks, Tim here, wanted to wrap up the week (and head into Memorial Day) with some good news (re: Zillow facing another comeuppance). An article I read today, entitled Zillow real estate Zestimates under fire, reports “…an Illinois real-estate broker filed a lawsuit based on the Zestimates ...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 1
Publicity Photo of Me AsThe Host of "American AirlinesMusic 'til" Dawn" - WWL-AMNew Orleans. 1958 Many years ago, as a fourteen-year old junior high student, I talked the owner of one of my hometown radio stations into letting me have a weekly, Saturday afternoon program.I quickly learned that th...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 2
 If you’ve been watching the news, you may have seen a segment or two on a new trend. Across the country, homeowners are battling between two opposing forces. Should they tap the rising equity of their current home and do some amazing remodeling projects? Or should they upgrade to a new home that...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 0
 If there’s one thing that Florida is infamous for, it’s warm summers. On the one hand, we get to enjoy some of the best beach weather in the entire world. When you have access to countless sunny days, and you’re just a quick drive to many area beaches… well, it makes for plenty of relaxation. Bu...

By Emily Lowe, Nashville TN Realtor
(The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Keeping Nashville Covered – Collectibles and Your HomeYou’ve just closed on your first home. Or you’ve upgraded to your dream property. Or you’re right-sizing now that the kids have moved out. Congratulations! Whether you live in The Gulch or Brentwood, Belle Meade or East Nashville, you have a q...

By Rene Burchell, Experience Luxury Real Estate Service
(Keller Williams Realty Plano)
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3422 Glenhaven Drive, Sachse, TX open house Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Sachse Homes For Sale Private Showing Request Homes Close to Where You Work Mortgage & Refinance What is My Home Worth? Presented By: Rene Burchell Realtor, ABR, CLHMS,...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 3rd Installment of Highland Pa $5,995,000 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 $3,195,000 6135 6 6 2 Highland Park $3,250,000 5836 5 5 1 H...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 2
Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 1301 Throckmorton Residences $2,250,000 4266 4 4 2 Bellaire Add $2,199,000 7439 5 5 1 Edwards Ranch Riverhills $2,975,000 6300 4 4 3 Garcia, Martin Survey Abst 564 $2,250,000 7450 3 3 2 Garcia, Martin Survey Abstract $2,900,000 3555 4 4...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Announced last fall, Tesla’s solar roof tiles which are nothing like regular solar panels have been hotly anticipated. See the details here Tesla’s solar roof is currently on the market to order

By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
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 Another California hard money loan closed in Lancaster, CA. Real estate investor received loan for $133,000 on this single family property. See more at more information about The Norris Group's California hard money loans or our California Trust Deed, investments, cal...

By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
9.60 acres available on Fairview Road, approximately two miles from Harrison Bridge Road. The nearly ten acres includes a house built in 1902 which is still habitable, but sold as-is at no value. There is a barn and a storage building on the property, which sits at the corner of Fairview and Tall...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 2
Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 5DSY04 $5,500,000 9510 6 7 2 Azure $4,500,000 5081 3 4 1 Baron $24,500,000 15254 4 6 5 Bleu Ciel $3,200,000 3604 3 3 1 Blk 5076 $3,295,000 6435 4 4 1 Bluffview Estates $3,289,000 6601 5 5 1 Bluffview Estates $3,550,000 6633 5 5 1 Bluffv...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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City Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Fort Worth Arlington Heights West $54,900 741 2 1 0 Fort Worth Blairbrook Fields Add $121,900 1649 3 2 0 Fort Worth Byrd L S Sub $50,000 968 3 1 0 Fort Worth Camelot $97,000 1536 3 2 0 Fort Worth Cravens M L Sub $86,000 1481 3 2 0 ...

By Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836
(TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766)
Comments 22
 Hi Everyone.  Bringing an 'alert' to the Sandbox  today - a heads-up to all Realtors, but in particular at this time, Florida Realtors.  I recently received one of these SCAM notices. The Florida Realtors Association has the following information and the Florida Realtors Legal Dept. suggests spr...

By Come Home Inc, Property Marketing Specialists
(Come Home Inc)
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Foreclosure Properties For Sale in Eagle River AK Daily updated list of all Foreclosure Properties For Sale in Eagle River AK. Eagle River's distressed listings rate is currently 1.6% which is significantly below the national average.  Sign up for listing alerts to get Foreclosure Properties emai...

By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
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Team Building is an essential part of supporting our agents at Showcase Realty. As a part of our team-building endeavors at Showcase Realty, we hosted an agent luncheon at Luciano's Ristorante Italiano on South Boulevard. The food and ambiance, as always, were fantastic. The company, even more s...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
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Fannie Mae is doing its part to cut down on RENT TO OWN schemes. Any investor purchaser will be required to agree to the following: Effective Tuesday, May 23, all new offer negotiations must include the verbiage below in Section 38 of the Real Estate Purchase Addendum if the buyer type is a non-o...

By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
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I see anti-FSBO (For Sale By Owner) articles or blogs on a weekly basis. Generally, the article or blog is justifying why FSBO sellers' are foolish (or worse) not to use a traditional, commission compensated, real estate broker/agent to sell their home.The following is a blog post by Keeping Curr...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
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Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Mortgage Market Guide: Housing Starts Drop Again   In This Issue         Last Week in Review: April Housing Starts and Building Permits didn’t signal much inventory relief for future homebuyers. Forecast for the Week: Housing data and first quarter GDP are on deck....

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
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Many homeowners consider a fence around their property in Bucks County for a variety of reasons, whether it's to keep the dog in the yard or to maintain privacy. However, the wrong fence can entirely change the look of your property and make a beautiful yard a bit of an eyesore. If you're trying ...