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By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 115
Top 10 Things That Can Go Wrong During a Real Estate TransactionEvery day in real estate is a fresh, new day!  I think that's what most of us love about this business - there's never a day that is just 'mundane' - in fact, no two transactions are ever the same!  Some go so smoothly, you arrive at...
By Deb Kirschbaum
(MB/Priority Properties, Inc.)
Comments 10
I was showing a client some homes near my home and I come to one that I didn't realize until I drove up, that is was MY FRIEND'S house!    She didn't list with me, so I called her up.  Come to find out she knew I was in Real Estate, but didn't want to "bother" me.  WHAT?!  Didn't want to help me ...
By Ben Townsend
(Acquire Homes)
Comments 0
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 12
ADU’s and other Backyard Cottages for Aging Parents in Clark County, WAThere is a growing trend in Clark County, and around the country. Many of us are choosing to care for mom and dad instead of opting for impersonal and expensive nursing homes. However, many of us, including our parents, still ...
By Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate
(Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824)
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Karen Minnie, Peer Assistance Leadership adviser at Columbus Tustin Middle School, is the 2015 Orange County PAL, Adviser of the Year.  Minnie's class service projects include creating the anti-bullying program - Peers Against Harassment and collecting goods for Second Harvest food Bank. If you a...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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 Do Short Sale Lenders Make Exceptions? Depends!!After working with mainly on the listing side of short sales, I have seen pretty much everything under the sun and experience something new with each transaction.When it comes to short sales, first rule everyone must adhere to is truly play nice wi...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 5
Oak Valley Subdivision in Minneola FL Homes for Sale and Market Update July 2015Oak Valley is one of the subdivisions that attracts not only owner occupants but investors as well looking for long term rental homes. Located right off of HWY 27, North of HWY 50, South of FL Turnpike, Oak Valley Sub...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 12
Top Five Homeowners Water Pollution SourcesThere are several areas where homeowners are creating a significant amount of water pollution. If we all pay attention to these specific sources and do what we can to minimize or eliminate these sources of water pollution this will go a long way towards ...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
Comments 2
 1.93 acre building lot located in Thornton, New Hampshire, with 200’ on Mad River. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a waterfront lot; buildable sites along the Mad River are very rare. Click link for more photos of MLS#4440427 = $69,500.00 For more information contact the listing agent; D...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 27
Active Rain is an amazing community.  I wrote some facts about flood insurance.  Rainers commented on real world happenings.  Why and how they and others are dealing with flood insurance issues.Some are being proactive.  They are not in high hazard flood zones.  They have decided to have flood in...
By Angela Ashby, RE/MAX Partners, Steamboat Broker Associate
(RE/MAX Partners)
Comments 0
Every once in a while, I forget where I live and how close I am to the great outdoors. I know it sounds lame and ridiculous, but it is all about finding the balance in life. Sometimes, I also take for granted the "vacation land" I live in all the time and the serenity that can be found just a sho...
By Gordon Sloan, Salt Lake Homes For Sale, Salt Lake Real Estate
(Group1 Real Estate, selling houses in Salt Lake City Utah )
Comments 0
   Here are a few Real Estate tidbits from Tooele UT last week, via Berna Sloan, the super agent and one of the owners @ Group1. Real Estate.  Tooele is so close to Salt Lake, and good  value so pronounced, that I thought I would post interesting stuff from the website every once in awhile in cas...
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 15
Another Just Sold Home in Bristol VA 7.27.15 ...Check Out 724 Lawrence Ave! REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH ... Check out the latest news .....Another Just Sold Home in Bristol VA 7.27.15 ...Check Out 724 Lawrence Ave!  This was a great "Bungalow Style" home that just closed in Bristol VA 7.27.15 at the g...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
Comments 4
Tucker GA Homes for Sale Listed by Home Prices Tucker GA homes for sale by price ranges.  Search listing of homes for sale in Tucker GA by prices. What better way to search for homes in the price range you can afford to buy in?  For more information about buying or selling a home or real estate ...
By Denise Dimares, Realtor, Investor Serving DC and MD
(Exit Bennett Realty)
Comments 1
Walking away from your home has consequences for the family, the community, the market and the economy.  However, there are options that homeowners should consider before leaving: Short Sale:    Homeowner has a financial hardship and qualifies for a sales transaction where the lender is willing t...
 Reverse mortgages were developed to help seniors aged 62 and above as a way for them to stay in their homes and use the funds to supplement their income.  But some seniors want to downsize or trade a two-story home for a single-level dwelling. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 4
When Buying or Selling a Home Don't Let things Go Wrong.  Call Home Point Real Estate 925-260-4321.Let Home Point Real Estate Point you in the right direction. Located in Brentwood Ca Home Point Real Estate provides service to the East Contra Costa County Top 10 Things That Can Go Wrong During a ...
By John DL Arendsen, Gen Cont, Factory Built Const & Dev, RE Brk, INVS.
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments, ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer)
Comments 2
Manufactured Home Solutions. Putting The Pieces of The Puzzle Together There are several moving and potentially very complicated parts of the Manufactured Home Puzzle with respect to the entire Permitting, Foundation Retrofitting and/or Installation and Inspection, Recordation and finally Surrend...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 34
Crane Creek in Martin Downs July 2015 Housing Market UpdateIn July of 2015 there are 11 homes actively listed in Crane Creek.  List prices range from $375,000 to $675,000 for an average list price of $549,355 or $148.37 per sq. ft. of living area.There are currently 2 Crane Creek homes are under ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 23
Being ready is the key to surviving a home fire There are three things YOU can do to protect your family. They are simple, but they are very important. Do them now, before fire strikes.1.   Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.2.   Test smoke alarms monthly to be sure they are working...