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By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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If you enjoyed reading the post please give it a LIKE, every little bit helps. Thank You. According to the Attorney General’s Office, Homebuilder KB Home and its Florida subsidiaries allegedly failed to make certain disclosures to homebuyers regarding the construction of some of its homes and imp...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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Bob and Terri,just a note of caution as you are contemplating the purchase of a "yet to be constructed home" from a builder. The new construction contracts in our area are very long often 50+ pages, and they are written  in the favor of the builder. Also...The new home rep ...no matter how nice.....
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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A house fire is a nightmare most homeowners won't ever have to experience. But for the unlucky few, living through the frightening occurrence and subsequent repercussions of a house fire can be upsetting and disheartening.  Whether a home was completely ravaged or mostly salvageable knowing how t...
By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in Coastal SD & OC Properties
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
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Pacific Ranch is a very special neighborhood in Encinitas that offers a great bang for your buck on Encinitas Homes For Sale.  Read my blog about PACIFIC RANCH HOMES IN ENCINITAS and see what living in this Encinitas Neighborhood is all about. I love the Pacific Ranch neighboord, and I'm sure you...
By Kyle Hiscock, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Realtor®, e-PRO®
(Nothnagle Realtors)
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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 Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Woke up at about 4:00 am to the smell of very nasty smoke, actually my wife woke up and had to nudge me a few times before the neuron's started to fire.Smelled like burning plastic. The smoke detectors were not going off. They only seem to go off when there is no smoke. W...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Does How you Dress Affect Your Business?   When I got into the business years ago, there was a saying - Dress for Success every day.    It did not matter who your client was, or what you were showing --- you dressed up!   There was also a rule to dress one or two steps up from your clients.   I k...
By Debbie Nieman, Let Me Dive into Your Real Estate Needs
(Keller Williams Sonoran Living)
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Located in the Heart of Ahwatukee which is in Phoenix, Arizona,  this charming community boasts Three Community Pools (one heated), 3 spa's, Tennis Courts and Various Play Grounds for Children of All Ages.Mountain Park Ranch was developed in the late 1980's and early 1990's with quality of life a...
By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    Smoke detectors. Something we all take for granted as these silent sentinels are on the job 24/7/365. The only time most of us think about them is either when they begin to chirp indicating it is time to change the battery or when we take heed and replace the battery at the beginning of dayli...
By Jerry Murphy, Anthem AZ Real Estate
(Long Real Estate)
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 The Lexington floor plan offers 1,343 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and 2 car garage.  This home offers a great room setting with a Dining Area/Living Area arrangement and split floor plan allowing for a nice guest suite.  The Lexington also comes with optional extended master bedroom ...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI PROFESSIONAL Real Estate Expert
(Kellstrom Ray Agency)
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Yacht Harbor Shores Luxury Condominiums in Sister Bay, WI 54234Where dreams set sail in Door County.  Welcome to Yacht Harbor Shores Condominiums in Sister Bay...elegant Bay-side living near the heart of Sister Bay.  10971 Harbor Shores Court, Sister Bay, WI 54234 Yacht Harbor Shores Condominiums...
By Chris Dunham
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Multi Million Dollar Home of the Week - Real Talk USAOne of the most spectacular homes in Scottsdale! Found in guard-gated Silverleaf, this more than a 20,000 square foot estate. This luxury Scottsdale home is set on 2 large lots, while also sitting on the 6th hole of the Tom Weiskopf golf course...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Throwback Thursdays: Pages at Manhattan Beach, CA.... as most of you who read my blog know Diane and I love Bookstores and being near the Pacific Ocean. Needless to say it is hard to belive that this picture was taken on June 16th 2012, seems like yesterday we were there. What's not to love here,...
By Kimberly Davis, Plano, Frisco & The Colony, TX Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Fresh Listings! Just listed Homes in Frisco TX! Call us for more information 214-284-8779Like us on Facebook: The Kimberly Davis GroupFresh Listings! Just listed Mckinney Area! Don't miss out!Want to know the value of your home?  Click here: Find Your Homes Value Now For FREE.Want to learn more i...
By Manish Chanda, Albuquerque and Santa Fe Area Real Estate
(Everest Peak Realty @ Keller Williams)
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FIND ALBUQUERQUE AREA FORECLOSURE PROPERTIES HEREDid you know that almost a third of all investors are buying distressed properties? This may be an unsurprising statistic when you consider that short sales and foreclosures can present a fabulous opportunity to the savvy buyer.These types of sales...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
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 The Celtic Connection Realty Team - We Take the High RoadSolutions Real Estate - Multi-Million Dollar Producers 2004-2015 Direct: 480-987-9322 Cell: 480-612-7968 Fax: 800-410-9607  To search for homes go to our web sites:http://www.QueenCreekRealEstateSolution.com   (includes San Tan Valley)http...
By Chris Dunham
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Latitude 33 Contracting joins Real Talk USAJohn Gittus, Owner of Latitude 33 Contracting joins Real Talk USA with The Real Estate Guy® to discuss Kitchen and Bath Remodel and Renovation as well as complete General Contracting Services. Latitude 33 is a home grown renovation company. John is an Ar...
By Chris Dunham
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Audrey Hogue of Solutions Real Estate joins Real Talk USA Top producing Solutions Realtor, Audrey Hogue joins Real Talk USA as a call in guest to compare the Valley of the Sun and our Northern Neighbors market. Down in the valley we are loaded with neighborhoods, master planned comm-unites and su...
By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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In 2015, the average price of a home in Winnetka was $1,420,195.  There were a total of 211 homes that sold last year and the highest and lowest sales of the year were:   The most expensive home to sell in Winnetka in 2015 was 191 Sheridan Road which closed for $6,100,000. It only had four bedroo...
By Georgie Hunter R(S), Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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Are there monkeys on Maui? Yes, at a sanctuary in Haiku!You wouldn't expect to see monkeys on Maui, and you won't see them in the wild, but it's nice to know there is a safe haven for monkeys in Haiku.  The Pacific Primate Sanctuary is home to a number of monkeys that have been rescued from labs,...