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By Nina Rogoff, Selling Norfolk County Homes
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 66
My Top 5 Pet Peeves About Listings & What You Can Do About Them!As a Listing Agent, I am constantly looking at new listings to stay informed about the local markets, compare prices and features as I discuss pricing with my Seller Clients or evaluate them for prospective Buyers.Sometimes, real est...
 If you have ever bought or sold property and dealt with the real estate market, you probably understand just how complicated and stressful the process can be. There are legal requirements that have to be met by both parties involved, paperwork that has to be filled out and fees that must be paid...

By Carlos Cardo, Providing Professional Service on a Personal Level
(RE/MAX Allegiance)
Comments 4
New Road Construction is it a curse or a blessing? Roads are a necessity for transportation. How will you get to work or shops without roads? For many people, new roads are fantastic unless it is in your backyard!I was with a client once, and he asked: “Why are the backyards so far from each othe...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker.
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
Comments 5
Great post, worth reading again. Experience does matter.  Recently, I received three offers on Destin Florida area real estate listings that were quite low. In each case, the buyer’s agent attached a comparative market analysis, called a CMA. The only problem was that these so-called analyses onl...

By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Highlands Ranch, CO is a very popular family friendly master planned community in Douglas County.  It was first planned out in 1978 when The Mission Viejo Company purchased a large parcel of land in this area which was then called Littleton.  The first homes were constructed in 1981.Now Highlands...

By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
Comments 1
Last week’s economic releases included readings on housing starts, building permits issued and the National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before the House Finance Committee and consumer spending and core consumer spending reports ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Yes, that is a trap door located on the inside of the front door. The pit is about 9 feet deep. This Windham NH area home was part of Searles Castle. Built around 1905, this home was originally the guest house. It had it all. Complete with a stone wall surrounding it. Secret stairways and this p...

By The Harris Group, Your Kansas City North Real Estate Experts
(The Harris Group)
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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you put your home on the market and in one (1) day, you received a full-price offer?Can a house really be listed and sold the same day? Absolutely! This happens more often than you might think, especially when a professional Realtor is involved. Many of these techniques ...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
Comments 1
St Helena Weekly Real Estate UpdateTo see all St Helena real estate currently for saleMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale                39,  med price $1,59500, avg days on market 130current sale pendings      5,  med price $1,975,000, avg days on market 131sold in last 6 month...

By Mark Murad
(United Real Estate)
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I wanted to provide a mid week update for Stone Ridge. there are currently 5 homes for sale. 2 homes new to the market; 1 traditional town homes and 1 traditional sale detached homes.  4 homes received a contract; 3 traditional town homes and 2 traditional sale detached homes.  1 homes were repor...

By Jackie A. Graves, President
(Number1AgentsUSA.com™ Real Estate)
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By Mark Murad
(United Real Estate)
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I wanted to provide a mid week update for South Riding. there are currently 9 homes for sale. 3 homes new to the market; 2 traditional town homes and 2 traditional sale detached homes.  7 homes received a contract; 2 traditional condos, 3 traditional town homes and 2 traditional sale detached hom...

By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Melanie Cameron presents this week's Tuesday Tally from Pecan Grove Plantation in Hampstead, NC. Learn more about this beautiful waterfront community and see how the Wilmington real estate market is performing for the week of 2/21/17.Save

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 5
For those thinking of getting into home flipping, you might want to read and study this post from Will Nesbitt.  Home flipping is not as easy as it looks on the TV:  1. Money is made at the buy, not the sell of your flip. When flipping a house your money is made at the purchase not at the sell of...

By Jay Cash, THE Auctioneer & Real Estate Broker
(James R. Cash II Auctions & Real Estate #5802)
Comments 0
SELLER BENEFITS AT AUCTION •Assurance that property will be sold at true market value•Bidding creates competition among buyers-- auction price can exceed the price of a negotiated sale•Property is sold in “As-Is” condition, Seller sets Terms & Conditions of Sale•The seller knows exactly when the ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
Summerfield Market Report for January 2017Home of the Champions Golf ClubAs of January 2017, there are 8 homes on the market in Summerfield ranging in listing price from $308,500 up to $499,000 for an average list price of $387,965 which equals $183.24 per square foot of living area.There are 4 h...

By Drew Heasley, Realtor, Chester County Pennsylvania
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
Comments 1
Stargazers Village in West Bradford Township, Downingtown PA 19335.  Stargazers Village is a new construction community by Ryan Homes that will be built off Strasburg Road in West Bradford.  The community will consist of 95 single family homes and 39 townhomes.  No information is currently availa...
Nominated for National Blue Ribbon School AwardsBrewster and Hamlin Elementary schools, and Rochester Adams High School have been nominated for the  National Blue Ribbon Schools award.  Rochester Adams is the first high school in Michigan nominated by the Michigan Department of Education for the ...

By Carrie Hughes, REI
(TEAM Hughes Real Estate School)
Comments 3
As a new agent in 1983, I began my real estate career with Century 21.  Some of the training offered was ahead of its time and I still use it.  One word, however, was foreign to me, and I didn’t understand the concept until I began understanding healthy competition.  That word was “synergistic.” ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 5
You are seeing it here first, A BANK OWNED Home coming soon in Derry NH 03038. Exclusively listed by the Godzyk Real Estate Services. This home features 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.  It will be sold AS IS and is a "cash only" sale. The price is coming soon. Previews and Showings are by appoin...