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By Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
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Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster.The Gulf commercial hub has announced plans to work with a Chinese company to add the world's first office building made using 3D printer technology to its coll...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   People think...if you had a lien on your property of course you would know it...of course you would do something to take care of it before you put your house on the market            Anyone who has been in real estate for any length of time...knows that there is no such thing as "of course." ...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, 602-620-2699)
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Time Doesn't Always Tell - For those of you that read one of my blogs about a week ago, I'm renting my current home and buying another one.  A strategic move meant to capture low interest rates, low prices, and gain a tenant during a tight rental market.  My home leased in 4 days for full price, ...
By Diane Rogers
(Total Concept Realty & Property Managemt Inc.)
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Ocean front lots for sale Eagles Cove Estates Campbell River Vancouver Island BC Choose from several ocean front lots for sale atEagles Cove Estates, Vancouver Island and 20+ ocean view lots. Picture building your retreat over looking the beautiful Discovery Passage and coastal mountains. Deligh...
By The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Realty Pro Oregon, LLC)
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Are you an investor that buys property, fixes it up and then sells it again as quickly as possible? Let me show you why you are throwing thousands of good dollars down your brand new drain.First of all you bought the property for somewhere from 50-70% of the ARV. (After Rehab Value) This is a won...
By The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Realty Pro Oregon, LLC)
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As an investor you will get the unwanted guests eventually. It is just a matter of time, but there are ways to curb your chances of getting them.Have you had an unwanted guest in your rental property? If you are a landlord and you haven't experienced one of these guests, count your lucky stars. B...
By The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Realty Pro Oregon, LLC)
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As a Realtor we have clients come to us usually after ordering a 2am special investment CD collection saying "I want you to find me a home at 50% of the retail value" Do those programs work? In some cases they do, but it takes a lot more work than they make it seem on the CD's and DVD's you get i...
By The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Realty Pro Oregon, LLC)
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Foreclosure can is an unfortunate fact of life in the United States. However, as an investor it can be a way to make massive amounts of profit. First thing you need to do is find a Realtor that has negotiated a home that was in pre-foreclosure with a bank. This is the key to finding properties an...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Florida 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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As we enter hurricane season, please take a few minutes to read Captain Wayne Rowlett's post on hurricane preparedness.   Let's pray we never need to use or implement his suggestions, but we need to know just in case.  This is important, folks! Weather forecasters are predicting another busy Atla...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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The 2008 real estate crash was devastating to so many people. As part of the real estate community, we were on the front lines watching the sadness as homes were lost to short sales and foreclosures. Sometimes these losses were due to rising interest rates on bad loans, but sometimes it was due t...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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The pool behind one stunning Houlton Maine home, can you see yourself, other loved ones surrounding you?We can. The home at 9 Park Street Houlton Maine is one attractive property, just like the listing price.Holidays inside around the Maine home fireplaces. Or taking a dip in the in ground pool i...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI PROFESSIONAL Real Estate Expert
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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TOP FIVE Reason to use me as your LOCAL Door County Real Estate Broker.  What is a "local" Door County real estate agent?I get amused by some of my competitors touting the fact that they are "local" Door County real estate agents, or "true" Door County real estate agents.  Even though I work as a...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Aerial Photos Of Two Home Estate For Sale in Bristol TN Area 7.5.15! REAL ESTATE NEWS UPDATE! Check out the latest news ....Aerial Photos Of Two Home Estate For Sale in Bristol TN Area 7.5.15! If you are looking for an amazing place to live in the Bristol TN~VA Area then you just stopped by the p...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Homes for Sale in Georgian Walk Subdivision in Byron GAGeorgian Walk Subdivision InformationThe Georgian Walk Subdivision in Byron GA is an established community, found off White Road. With mature trees and landscaping as well as decent sized yards, this neighborhood could be the ideal location f...
By Stephanie Wardwell, Woodbridge, VA in Prince William County
(Keller Williams Realty)
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12713 NETTLECREEK PLACE, WOODBRIDGE, VA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 4 (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2024 SQUARE FEET End unit townhouse with 3 bedrooms on upper level with 2 full bathrooms. Main level has open family ro...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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Menifee Lakes Country Club Golf Course Homes - Market Report July 2015 Located off Newport Road and Interstate 215, and between Antelope and Menifee Roads, nearby schools, shopping, gas stations, restaurants, and Menifee Countryside Marketplace, Loma Linda Medical Center, and Mt. San Jacinto Coll...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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In Life and In Real Estate, Many Times The Answer Is It Depends   I have noticed that in the Q & A site of ActiveRain when I answer a question, my response includes it depends….. And you know, most answers in life and in real estate -- it really does depend on the situation.   The who, the what, ...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Resort Home Near South Holston Lake in Bristol TN Hits The Market 7.1.15! REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH! Check out the latest news ....Resort Home Near South Holston Lake in Bristol TN Hits The Market 7.1.15!  If you are looking for a Resort Type Home For Sale near South Holston Lake in Bristol Tn then ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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You may have heard the phrase SUNDAY FUNDAY, but what will you do today? It isnt just any Sunday as it is July 4th weekend after all. For me it a is a morning of work and then some sunshine. When others are off, it is my time to shine. A couple is thinking of selling, today is their day off, can ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Do You Need Specialized Moving Services for Your Relocation? Some people who are relocating a distance, whether you are selling or not before you move, need specialized moving services. It's important to think about these things in advance, and to know the questions you need to ask the movers you...