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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1807
(, covering California & most other states)
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These two loan programs each have their place in your business. When do you know which one is the best for your client? FHA 203k typically is for lower credit scores or clients with smaller down payments or both. Loan limits in many Bay Area Counties is up to $625,500 for a SFR and over $1.2MM fo...

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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Delightful Colonial for Sale in Stuart, Florida 327 SW Salerno Cir., Stuart, FL 34997 View Map Delightful young-at-heart 2 story home on tree lined street. Freshly painted outside. Many upgrades inside include beautiful Brazilian cherry wood floors.Updated eat-in kitchen with new cherry cabinets...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Kentlands Notices Kentlands Clubhouse Holiday HoursPlease be aware that the Clubhouse will close at Noon on Thursday, December 31. The Clubhouse will be closed on Friday, January 1.No Trash Collection on New Year's DayThere will be no trash collection on New Year's Day.  Regularly scheduled trash...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Gaithersburg Committee Vacancy Updates Contact Marie Best Phone 301-258-6310 Fax 301-948-6149 Email The Mayor and City Council are seeking members to serve on a number of City committees. Joining a City committee is a way to get involved and help the Mayor and City Counc...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
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The weather has been a dictator last few months in New England. Earlier it was snow and now, rain that may lead to floods in some area. Here's a re-blog from Roy's post on safeguard while using well water in flood prone areas. Private well water management in flood prone areas   Many areas in Mar...

By Steve Lester, The Negotiator for North Texas Buyers and Sellers
(Keller Wiliams)
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The Strand is designed and being labeled as Allen's premiere mix-used development by the developer Hines. Hines itself is a privately owned company with a global presence in 201 cities in 21 countries. They participate in real estate development and management with currently $100 billion in asset...

By Dean Cacioppo, Real Estate Guru
(DEAN Knows)
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 Choosing an AgentYou are in the market for a new home, and one of the things that you have to do is find a real estate agent. This is a step that can leave you stumped as there are so many Realtors. In fact, many people end up going with the first one they come across because it is easier than t...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Charlotte/ Lake Norman Real Estate
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 Whether you are paying Rent or are Buying a home you are still paying a mortgage!  You can either pay towards your own equity in the home you are living in or you can contribute to others having equity ... the choice is yours! Whether you are looking for a primary residence for the first time or...

By Lee Gallaher
(Gallaher Group KW)
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Homes Near Walmart in Marysville in Marysville WA Find homes for sale near Walmart in Marysville in Marysville WA. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Northwest MLS and is updated multiple times per day.The homes near Walmart in Marysville in Marysville WA have easy acces...

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
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 Metro Hale:    Parkside Tower   Parkside Tower 2222 Cirtron St. Honolulu, HI $459,000 - $479,000   This PET FRIENDLY  25-story fee-simple building offers primarily 2 bedroom, 1 batrhoom condominiums.    Building amenities: heated pool, spa tub, BBQ area, sauna, guest parking, secured lobby      ...

By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
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How to Avoid Common Moving Day MishapsMoving can be fraught with difficulty, filling the days before and after the big move with stress and exhaustion. Sometimes, given the enormity of what we're facing, we can overlook a few things. Here are some things to consider so you can avoid common moving...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Lynbrook Homes Update Feb 21: 7 SFH and 1 Condo for Sale! by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweListed with Diamond-Certified Lynbrook Homes Specialist Michelle Carr Crowe and the Get Results Team is 7150 Rainbow Dr #34. This Bright & Open Cupertino Schools Condo Features Million Dollar Vi...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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Here are 5 reasons to hire a real estate professional when buying or selling a home in Barnegat. Whether you are buying or selling a home in Barnegat, it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate g...

By Ben DeHaven, Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida
(Haven Realty & Investments)
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Are you curious about what kind of homes are available in Polk County, Florida for over $1,500,000? Check out our blog post about the Most Expensive Homes in Polk County to find out more. These homes offer a range of features, from ultra luxury lakefront homes, to smaller homes on large parcels o...

By Corinne Fitzgerald, Realtor/Broker/Owner, FITZGERALD Real Estate
(FITZGERALD Real Estate)
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Staging 102 - How do you Stage your Home? What are your choices?FIRST...  It depends...  Is your house is vacant or furnished? If the house is furnished you have a 3 choices. DIY - Do-It-Yourself Entertain the advise of your Real Estate Professional or  Hire a Professional Stager  DIY - Do It You...

By Lee Gallaher
(Gallaher Group KW)
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Homes Prices in Stanwood WA for February 2018 Real estate market data for Stanwood, Washington provided by Lee Gallaher of Keller Williams Realty Everett. Call 425-438-1144 if you would like more detailed market information specific to your neighborhood. Find out what your home in Stanwood Washi...

By Ron McCord, Multi Family Specialist South Florida
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  Enviable Weather – A tropical paradise with an average yearly temperature of 76F 25C & an average winter temperature of 66F/19C. Don't forget the over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year.   Beautiful Beaches – Broward County has 23 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 300 miles of navigable wate...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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3-Bedroom Homes for Sale in CarlsbadFebruary 2018 Update Carlsbad home buyers look for 3-bedroom homes for sale for a number of reasons. For some it’s a first home, while others are downsizing from a more expansive property. And then there are those buyers looking for a Carlsbad beach home near o...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
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  When you want legal advice, I assume that more often than not you find yourself picking up the phone and calling an attorney. If you have some frayed wires sticking out of your wall and you're not that handy, just a guess here, but you probably contact an electrician. And if you happy to be sic...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate
(Alliance Real Estate - Minot)
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Spring is coming (really) so if you are looking for a base in the lakes area near Turtle Lake you may want to consider this home in Butte ND. Or if you just want to move your family to a smaller community Butte is a great place to raise your kids with small town values. Butte is also a great plac...