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By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 28
 The short answer is no.  Cost doesn’t always equal an increase in value.  This home had cedar siding in good condition.  The home owner wanted to have a maintenance free exterior.  It cost them $10,000 to have their small home vinyl sided.They were so surprised to hear my answer.  They both said...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 8
Under Contract in Kingstowne, Alexandria VA 223156332 Alderman Drive Alexandria, Va 22315This beautiful single family home in Kingstowne is now under contract and I couldn’t be happier for my clients. All contingencies are fulfilled and we are looking forward to closing in a couple weeks. It’s al...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 9
Beautiful Victorian in Cockeysvilleand old pictures. While touring my  Victorian home at 37 Sherwood Road 21030 over the weekend, the owner shared these photos showing some of his renovations. When you realize the home was built in 1887, it's interesting to see how the property has changed. Warni...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
Comments 4
 If you are looking for prime commercial land that is in a fantastic location  in the Greenbrier Valley here it is....  1323 MAPLEWOOD AVENUEFAIRLEA, WV 24902  Located in Fairlea, WV, in the Fort Springs District of Greenbrier County,  this commercial property is in a prime location consisting of...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 23
Another Sold Home in Bristol TN 2.5.16 ...Check Out 105 Brookshire Dr REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH! Check out the latest news .....Another Sold Home in Bristol TN 2.5.16 ...Check Out 105 Brookshire Dr CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE MORE!This one took 198 days from start to finish and I had the great pleasure of...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 3
I think you could pretty much substitute the name "Chicagoland" with the name of your home town. William lays out a stragey for your target market for 2016.  How about a postcard campaign to apartment complexes that  have skyrocketing rental fees? You could take a photo of the  complex on half of...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 0
1472 Collins View Way, Stones Manor Clarksville TN is Pending Another Stoens Manor new home is pending. This is a great looking home that is packed with details and upgrades that wowed the buyer.  Stones Manor is getting lots of activity and homes are selling fast. This is a newly constructed hom...
By Kyle Hiscock, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Realtor®, e-PRO®
(Nothnagle Realtors)
Comments 19
In real estate there are always numbers and statistics being thrown around.  A few of the most popular include: Average days on the market Average list price to sale price ratio Average sale price Median sale price Total number of homes sold While the above five statistics and numbers are importa...
By Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
Comments 0
It's fun to review last years SmartCharts data for the Mid Atlantic Region and compare it to our personal experience with home buyers. Last year, we got off to a slow start and that's reflected in the chart below.According to Real Estate Business Intelligence, Annual sales reached the highest lev...
By Mark Organek, Las Sendas Homes for Sale REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
Comments 0
Wholesale Real Estate Property Companies Tucson AZ - February 8, 2016 - Almanac UpdateAlmanac's have been known as resources that provide insight necessary for a particular group.  Heritage Capital, LLC is on a mission to provide homeowners with information that may help them avoid having to use ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 8
This beautiful ranch style townhome in the Sunburst community in Aurora CO is now SOLD AND CLOSED!  Yesterday was the first day of showings at this home and by the end of the day, we had three great offers.  The seller ending up going under contract for more than list price.   16071 E Radcliff Pl...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(LAKEVIEW REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. 909-273-4542)
Comments 0
Good Monday Morning from the San Bernardino Mountains!Weather: Santa Ana Winds. Nothing more to say on that topic.  Sigh!Below are this weeks real estate market reports for LAKE ARROWHEAD, CRESTLINE, RUNNING SPRINGS & GREEN VALLEY LAKE.  Have a great week!    Frames not supportedFrames not suppor...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 100
REED ET AL. v. TOWN OF GILBERT, ARIZONA, ET AL  is a June 2015 Supreme Court case which considered when municipalities may impose content based restrictions on signage.  The case also clarified the level of constitutional scruitiny which should be applied to content-based restrictions on speech. ...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 10
Below is my most current newsletter and this is the first time I have posted this as a blog/article.  Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for folks with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the...
By Mark Organek, Las Sendas Homes for Sale REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
Comments 0
Arizona Real Estate Investment Properties - Almanac February 9th entry From the 1972 Popular Science Illustrated Home Owners Almanac"Today in History:  An act of Congress on Feb. 9, 1870, authorized the establishment of the U.S. Weather Bureau.  Responsibility for gathering weather information wa...
By Kimberly Davis, Plano, Frisco & The Colony, TX Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Existing Home Sales Report, homes were on market for an average of 58 days in December. This was slightly longer than the 54 days in November, but still better than the 66 days experienced in December 2014.32% of homes across the country we...
By Wesley Howard, Full Time Realtor
(Remax)
Comments 0
WASHINGTON, DC 20010, Homes for Sale, Community and School Information, Virtual ToursColumbia Heights, Mount PleasantBuy a home in WASHINGTON, DC Virtual TourHomes for Sale in WASHINGTON, DCIf you are interested in the current homes in WASHINGTON, DC neighborhoods, subdivisions and communities, u...
By Wesley Howard, Full Time Realtor
(Remax)
Comments 0
WASHINGTON, DC 20015, Homes for Sale, Community and School Information, Virtual ToursChevy Chase, HawthorneBuy a home in WASHINGTON, DC Virtual TourHomes for Sale in WASHINGTON, DCIf you are interested in the current homes in WASHINGTON, DC neighborhoods, subdivisions and communities, use the lin...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
Comments 6
Why the Shingles are Flying Today, Minot Real Estate 101 Why WERE the shingles flying off the roof today?Obviously the 30 mile an hour wind with gusts up to 60 miles per hour had something to do with it BUT why did some roofs loose shingles and others didn't?Most of the roofs that lost shingles w...
By Wesley Howard, Full Time Realtor
(Remax)
Comments 0
WASHINGTON, DC 20011, Homes for Sale, Community and School Information, Virtual ToursPetworth, Riggs Park, Brightwood, Chillum, Crestwood, 16th Street HeightsBuy a home in WASHINGTON, DC Virtual TourHomes for Sale in WASHINGTON, DCIf you are interested in the current homes in WASHINGTON, DC neigh...