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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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The 2008 real estate crash was devastating to so many people. As part of the real estate community, we were on the front lines watching the sadness as homes were lost to short sales and foreclosures. Sometimes these losses were due to rising interest rates on bad loans, but sometimes it was due t...
By Stephanie Wardwell, Woodbridge, VA in Prince William County
(Keller Williams Realty)
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12713 NETTLECREEK PLACE, WOODBRIDGE, VA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 4 (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2024 SQUARE FEET End unit townhouse with 3 bedrooms on upper level with 2 full bathrooms. Main level has open family ro...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   People think...if you had a lien on your property of course you would know it...of course you would do something to take care of it before you put your house on the market            Anyone who has been in real estate for any length of time...knows that there is no such thing as "of course." ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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In Life and In Real Estate, Many Times The Answer Is It Depends   I have noticed that in the Q & A site of ActiveRain when I answer a question, my response includes it depends….. And you know, most answers in life and in real estate -- it really does depend on the situation.   The who, the what, ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Do You Need Specialized Moving Services for Your Relocation? Some people who are relocating a distance, whether you are selling or not before you move, need specialized moving services. It's important to think about these things in advance, and to know the questions you need to ask the movers you...
By Cynthia Smitherman, DESIGNATED BROKER, ABR, GRI, REALTOR REALTIST
(Exit Realty Gainey Ranch)
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  Life, Liberty and the American Dream is what our forefathers envisioned for the United States of America. Visionaries’ help people see into the future,  however, often times many are thought of by their peers as being a little crazy, or eccentric. I am sure when the forefathers decided to gain ...
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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Wooden Boats on Lake Winnipesaukee at 45 Umbrella Point.  Lake Winnipesaukee rivals Lake Tahoe for the fine and collectible wooden boats found there and the boathouse at  45 Umbrella Point, Wolfeboro, NH. is the best place to keep them.Owning a "woody" is a unique pleasure.  For the rest of us, w...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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You may have heard the phrase SUNDAY FUNDAY, but what will you do today? It isnt just any Sunday as it is July 4th weekend after all. For me it a is a morning of work and then some sunshine. When others are off, it is my time to shine. A couple is thinking of selling, today is their day off, can ...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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 Can You Trust Your Realtor® To Find All The Available HomesWith all the third party websites offering a list of homes that are for sale, it is a fact that most home buyers do start their home search online. Little that they know, these homes they find priced just within their range are not even ...
By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
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Virtual TourJust Sold-Unique home on one acre in Royal Trails Subdivision, no rear neighbors, home backs up to State Forest. The home has an open floor plan, front porch and back enclosed screened in porch. The kitchen features three ovens, an Island with granite counter tops. The home has a pant...
By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
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I had to do this in two posts due to size limitations City Address BR BA SF Lot Acre Sold Price Sold Date St. Helena 466 Elmshaven Rd 2 1 562 0.24 $310,000 4/3/2015 St. Helena 1080 Mariposa Ln 3 2 1,312 0.0129 $415,000 4/15/2015 St. Helena 1831 Granger Way 2 2 1,315 0.0482 $610,000 5/7/2015 St. H...
By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
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  City Address BR BA SF Lot Acre Sold Price Sold Date Angwin 465 Clark Way 3 1 1,542 0.64 $539,000 3/31/2015 Angwin 185 Edgewood Pl 4 3 2,100 1.45 $745,000 4/10/2015 Angwin 1445 Summit Lake Dr 3 3 1,877 1.9 $975,000 5/13/2015                 Calistoga 4560 Lake County Hwy 1 1 510 1.7 $305,000 5/7...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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Everyone knows that Los Angeles is one of the most difficult cities to drive. Spending hours in traffic or trying to find parking you have time to go through all stages of grief( denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance). But did you know that one of the most common causes for traffi...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Rustic Hills Waterfront Homes for Sale in Palm CityOpen House Sunday, November 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.1311 SW Evergreen Lane   Immaculate Waterfront Pool Home with Dock 1311 SW Evergreen Ln., Palm City, FL 34990 View Map Discover this newly remodeled custom waterfront pool home in desirable Rustic Hi...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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the Meadows Home for Sale in Palm City, Florida - New On the Market More Information and Pictures Hardly Used-Fully Furnished Home on Lake in the Meadows 2954 SW Brighton Way, Palm City, FL 34990 View Map DiVosta Hampton model, poured concrete 3 BR 2 BA home with scenic lake views off a covered ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Market Report: Stuart, Florida Real Estate Sales Zip Code 34997, Residential Sales for the October 2010 For October, 2010: 51 Residential properties sold in Stuart, Florida Zip Code 34997 There are currently 595 active listings. 132 Residential sales are pending and awaiting close.   Search for S...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 10
Palm City Farms Estate Home for Sale at Auction PriceOpen House – Sunday, November 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Fall in love with this gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath paradise, privately located in the Palm City Farm area. 5 fenced acres of beautifully manicured land surround your spacious castle in excess o...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Market Report: Hobe Sound, Florida Real Estate Sales Zip Code 33455, Residential Sales for the October 2010 For October, 2010: 16 Residential properties sold in Hobe Sound, Florida Zip Code 33455 There are currently 431 active listings. 51 Residential sales are pending and awaiting close.   Searc...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Market Report: Palm City, Florida Real Estate Sales Zip Code 34990, Residential Sales for the October 2010 For October, 2010: 31 Residential properties sold in Palm City, Florida Zip Code 34990 There are currently 583 active listings. 110 Residential sales are pending and awaiting close.     Sea...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 4
Market Report: Stuart, Florida Real Estate Sales Zip Code 34996, Residential Sales for the October 2010 For October, 2010: 12 Residential properties sold in Stuart, Florida Zip Code 34996 There are currently 401 active listings. 47 Residential sales are pending and awaiting close.   Search for St...