Real Estate Industry

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By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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Zen Realtors Working In The Clouds?  Greetings dear friends, well maybe it's more like this:Our wonderful guests on today's show are Brian Walker and Lynn Wheeler who co-manage a top-producing Indianapolis branch office for Indiana’s largest independent real estate firm,the F. C. Tucker Company. ...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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 Millennials, the generation born between 1982 and the early 2000s. Florida, the fabled land of sunshine and relaxation. These two words seem to be in seeming contradiction. Over the decades, Southwest Florida received the reputation of being a retirement paradise. And don’t get me wrong… it’s st...

By Laura Gray
(RE/MAX Realty Group)
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    Laura Gray | RE/MAX Realty Group | (301) 921-2658 14526 Almanac Dr, Burtonsville, MD End-Unit with Endless possibilities 3BR/2+1BA Townhouse   $1,850/month Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Sq Footage 1,178 Parking 1 dedicated Pet Policy No pets Deposit $1,850 DESCRIPTION This well-maint...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1807
(, covering California & most other states)
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Sreamline k loans now and hereafter referred to as "Limited 203k" loans always provided 50% of the materials cost up front to the contractor unless you were dealing with a lender like Wells Fargo that only allowed 35% or Prospect Mortgage at 40%. Most other lenders provided the full 50% per the g...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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The Changing Face of Real Estate: 2017 and Beyond Real estate has been through so many changes over the past 10 years and there are more to come. If we take a good look at how our population is aging and changing you can easily forecast some changes ahead. In this two-part series we will look at...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths A C Bookout $3,250,000 6031 5 6 1 Henry E Englishs $4,800,000 6421 6 5 2 Highland Park $3,195,000 6135 6 6 2 Highland Park $3,336,000 6686 5 5 1 Highland Park $3,345,000 6195 5 6 1 Highland Park $3,349,000 5757 4 5 1 Highland Park $3,49...

By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
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The Norris Group would like to thank Lori Greymont and SJREI for their sponsorship of I Survived Real Estate 2017. Since the beginning, SJREI has helped I Survived Real Estate raise money for charities that help children dealing with life-threatening diseases.The San Jose Real Estate Investors As...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that ninety-one thousand residential properties regained equity in Q1 2017. The outlook for 2017 remains positive as well, as an additional 600 thousand properties will regain equity if home prices rise another 5% this year. The study also revealed that:...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Post Foreclosure and Short Sale Home Buyers Get A Break From FHA   Before last week, prospective home buyers that have gone through a foreclosure or short sale generally had to wait at least three years before they could get an FHA loan to purchase another home. FHA has reduced the minimum waitin...

By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
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It's been over two years since I stopped working. And I can honestly say I don't miss it one bit. Because I am now blessed with one of the greatest gifts of all:Silence!Blessed silence.After years of the phone ringing day and night the quiet permeates my existence in a way that never seemed possi...

By Jerilyn Wiech, Realtor On and Around Lake Hartwell
(Keller Williams-Lanier Partners)
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 78 Acres of Prime Lake Hartwell Waterfront with close to a mile of shoreline all Green Zone. The Tracts consist of Very Close Corp. Lines and in some areas virtually no corp. lines. The land has been farmed, cleared, and ready for development. County water is available. This property is just out...

By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
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The Norris Group would like to thank Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland of Keystone CPA for their sponsorship of I Survived Real Estate 2017. Through your many years of support, charities that help children deal with life-threatening diseases have benefited tremendously from the funds raised at I ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving. As the graph below shows, for over twenty...

By Ross Milroy, Broker/owner specializing in vacation home buyers
(Ross Milroy Realty, LLC)
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The Mistake:I made the mistake of entering into a partnership without properly vetting my new business partner.I had somebody working with me for many years. He had proven himself to me. He seemed honest and hard working. And in order to continue our relationship, he insisted that I make him an e...

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
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Whether you're trying to improve the look of your home in Bucks county or are getting ready to put it on the market, the idea of renovations can seem like a significant financial burden to take on. Fortunately, there are a variety of easy solutions for improving the look of your home without all ...

By Dan Rochon, Top Realtor in Northern Virginia
(Greetings Virginia - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
 1907 GOOD HOPE RD SE #109, WASHINGTON, DC 20020 Available as of July 26, 2017 Beautiful, spacious just renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in booming Anacostia.  Well run condo in gated community with secured access to building.   Washer/dryer in unit. Fresh paint, beautiful floors, great kitchen,...

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
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- What is your ideal condo?I ask this question condo seekers, that call me.They tell me about bedrooms, view, pets, potential rentals… And then we get frustrated that we show one condo after another. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get all the details from the prospective buyers before taking them ou...

By Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az
(Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living)
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Just Listed - See this great new 1956 E Jeanine Dr, Tempe Az  85284 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JULY 30, 201711 AM - 3 PM         Don't miss this  Great 4 bed/3 bath in Tempe on a cul de sac with the Great Kyrene Schools!You will love the Neutral interior palette, soaring ceilings, wood look plank tile & p...

By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
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This spacious 5 bedroom home on a corner lot in the Ocean Spray Estates neighborhood of Satellite Beach will be open this Sunday August 13, 2017. Priced at $375,000 this home features: 5 bedrooms2.5 baths2,124 square feet of living space2 car attached garage.23 acre lot Concrete block constructi...

By Corinne Guest, Managing Broker, The Choice of Professionals
(Barrington Realty Company)
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I've noticed a trend here that I find a little disconcerting. It's called bashing the one man bands or small independent brokerages because they do not or cannot do it as well as the big brand names or big box companies.Frankly it's just a little more than disrespectful and honestly just not fair...