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By Dimitri Zubrich, Friendly real estate agent in Westerville
(RE/MAX Impact)
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Westerville Ohio Real Estate has great variety. You can find older homes near Otterbein University and very expensive state homes in Twelve Trees. Those properties are not cheap and a person can sell at a very nice profit. A number of reasons govern Westerville Ohio real estate. The city has an a...

By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Moving to Alpharetta GA - Best Middle School Homes for Sale Moving to Alpharetta GA, looking for the best middle schools and homes for sale? Well you are smart to do so. Many persons that are relocating and moving to Alpharetta GA start their home search by viewing the best middle schools first. ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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Can I Make Payments on the Security Deposit? I don’t like having vacancies at this time of year but sometimes it happens that way so we have been getting a few homes ready this past month and interviewing potential tenants. Unfortunately this time of year we have a lot less candidates than we ha...

By Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940
(Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska)
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Selling farmland in central Nebraska is my passion...it is what I love to do and it is how I make a living.  What it isn't, is work. That old saying, “when you love what you are doing, it isn’t work” rings true for me.A long time ago I thought I would never hear myself saying that. "Right", I sai...

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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 Waikiki Wiki   Scandia Towers was completed in 1968 and offers 42 Fee Simple residential condominium units on 12 floors. The Pet Friendly building has 4 units per floor with higher floors enjoying Koolau Mountain, Diamond Head and Makai or ocean views. Scandia Towers is an East-end residential c...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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How ACTIVE are you on ActiveRain?In this 2009 re-post, Barbara Todaro shares the benefits ActiveRain brought to her business.When You Thought You Had The Best Presentation.....Along Comes ActiveRain.   What does it take to close a builder/developer on marketing his subdivision?  My team and I hav...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Tax deadline for our 2016 taxes is coming sooner than later and home owners can get some nice deductions from being owners.  Though, this subject is best to discuss with your accountant or tax attorney:   We are sometimes referred to second and third generation buyers from our generous sphere who...

By Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Article in RIS Media by  Jodi O'Connell(TNS)—Have you done your taxes yet? Your W-2s or 1099s probably have started to trickle in with the mail over the past few weeks. You might also be in the process of gathering the right receipts and pertinent statements.Before you sign an IRS tax return and ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Edgewater Villas Condominiums January 2017 Market ReportFor January 2017 there is only 1 condo available for sale in the Edgewater Villas of Stuart FL.  This condo is listed for $347,900 or $222.87.There are no units under contract at this time.In the past 12 months, 3 Edgewater Villas have sold....

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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by Patricia Feager, 2/20/2017 This is Part 3 for families moving to North Texas to discover what local cities offer Teens. For this segment, the focus is on the City of Denton. Seeking opportunities for teens can be a challenge. It helps to know in advance what parents and teens can expect when m...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
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Forms of Property OwnershipThere are five basic forms of property ownership. It's important to understand the different types and how they can benefit your situation.1. Sole Ownership. A single person owns complete interest in the property. 2. Joint Tenancy. Two or more persons share equal, undiv...

By Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker
(Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info)
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According to Google, there are already 13,400,000 results for this question, so why am I still adding #13,400,001?  Because things have changed and some Realtor's have not! When I Google'd "How to choose a Realtor", I read each one that showed up on the first page, excluding the paid for advertis...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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The biggest question when getting a new Bank Owned Listing is "What will you find?" The other question should be, "what you will not find". With this home, the kitchen is missing, yes, gone, as in... not there. This Manchester NH area homes kitchen has been taken, but do not worry, they left the...

By Dennis Swartz, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, MBA...experience counts!
(Rickert Property Management)
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Recently a condo owner returned from a week away to find that his condo was flooded, and their ceilings fell in, and lots of personal belongings were ruined. Why you wonder? Well his neighbor, who was no longer living in his unit, had an upstairs supply line to his toilet break and flood both uni...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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For those who recently bought a home in Florida and/or want to declare Florida their primary residence, there is a nice little inducement that will help save you some money on your property taxes.  The deadline for filing is rapidly approaching:    Don't miss the opportunity to save money on you ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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You are seeing it here first, A BANK OWNED Condominum style Home in TWIN RIDGE CONDOS coming soon in Plaistow NH 03865. Exclusively listed by the Godzyk Real Estate Services. This home features 4 rooms, 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bath.  It will be sold AS IS and is a "cash only" sale. The price is coming...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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There are some exciting moments in the life of a real estate professional. You said you wanted some excitement? I Show up at a new listing. Home is vacant. I walk around this Manchester NH area home taking picture of the outside. I trudge through the near 2 feet of snow to the door, unlock the lo...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Protecting your back and your heart while shoveling snow Many people who normally spend their day behind a desk or in their vehicle will be shoveling snow this weekend. If you are in that category, you may wish to click on the following link for some good advice from Health.com.Shoveling snow? Ho...

By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
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Bonners Ferry Idaho Soon To Be But a MemoryWith temperatures turning warmer in North Idaho the snow filled days will soon be but a memory.  Looking almost as if a Norman Rockwell cover for Post Magazine I captured late night Old Main Street Bonners Ferry, with people having long deserted the stor...

By Carrie Hughes, REI
(TEAM Hughes Real Estate School)
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I am on my 5th straight week of teaching.  You may not see the enormity of that statement, but for someone my age who uses a high-energy level when teaching, it’s huge.  I know my limits and believe me, this week is going to push me beyond them.  I am ready for burn out and I know burn out is our...