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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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Highlands Reserve February 2017 Market UpdateThere are currently 13 homes actively listed in Highlands Reserve for February of 2017 in Palm City, Florida.  Prices range from $364,900 up to $949,900.  The average list price is $540,583 which equals $164.81 per square foot of living area.There is o...

By Shawn McNeal, Shawn McNeal
(Remax Acorn Properties)
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 Homes for Sale near Naval Hospital Oak Harbor WA  Naval Hospital Oak Harbor located on Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island.  It is one of three rural community hospitals within a 40-mile radius.  The hospital is a TRICARE Prime facility that serves active duty, their family members, eligible retir...

By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Homeownership and Paying Property Taxes in CharlotteBefore buying your dream Waxhaw home for sale, it is important to calculate the property taxes that go along with it. Some homeowners may not realize that owning a home comes with more financial requirements than simply paying the mortgage each ...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
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St Helena Weekly Real Estate UpdateTo see all St Helena real estate currently for saleMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale                42,  med price $1,660,000, avg days on market 98current sale pendings      9,  med price $1,698000, avg days on market 165sold in last 6 month...

By Maggie Dokic, GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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The real estate market in The Redland is very active.  Here's the activity for this past week: These are new homes for sale in The Redland15433 SW 276th St15255 SW 268th St18955 SW 264 St21400 SW 26414755 SW 264th St26500 SW 167 Ave19985 SW 264 St20145 SW 264 St26005 SW 212th Ave There are no pro...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Lenders may soon reject some Fla. property insurersFannie and Freddie decide which insurance companies are OK, but they may soon delete a few from Fla. lists, which could force 250K owners to find a new insurer. Read more. Are you paying too much ...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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 Our 1st Home was "Imperfectly" Perfect  This post is written in response to Paul Henderson's challenge to write about our "unique and special" homes ... When Paul says it's a "challenge", he's right.  I feel every home I've had the pleasure of living in holds a special place in my heart.  Each r...

By Carrie Hughes, REI
(TEAM Hughes Real Estate School)
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We’ve all heard the old saying, “home is where the heart is.”  Most of us would agree with that sentiment, and if we truly believe that home is where the heart is, then that makes us pretty important people!  If you are a real estate agent or a REALTORÒ, your job is to help people achieve their g...

By John Krol, Naples,Luxury Homes,International Buyers / Sellers
(Top Producers Realty, Inc. Krol Group International)
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The NABOR® February 2017 Market Report provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges, and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. The NABOR® February 2017 sales statistics are presented in chart format, inclu...

By Ron Trzcinski
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre)
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Is zillow a good place to find the value of a real estate property? Zillow provides an estimate of a home’s value, which they call a zestimate.They state that this is a starting point for determining a home’s value (not an end point).It is based on a proprietary formula which uses, as its input, ...

By Jim Cheney, Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055
(Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA)
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Villa Los Alamos is a popular and affordable condominium complex in Rincon Valley.  It is a beautiful complex built in the early 1970s.  Villa Los Alamos is located on the banks of Santa Rosa Creek, in the eastern part of Santa Rosa just off Hwy 12, almost at the city limit.   The development was...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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The La Costa area of Carlsbad (link is to a virtual tour of Carlsbad OR view the virtual tour at the bottom of the page), in zip code 92009, is one of the better known residential areas along the North San Diego County coast, and a popular Carlsbad neighborhood. La Costa began growing in 1965 whe...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Solana Beach Real Estate - A Seaside Community Extraordinaire Solana Beach is a coastal community about 17 miles north of San Diego, just south of  Cardiff by the Sea, and bordered on the south by Del Mar and to the east by Rancho Santa Fe.  Are you interested in living in this beautiful seaside ...

By Carolina Crew Realty Keller Williams Winston Salem, Residential | Commercial | Prop Mangement
(The Carolina Crew, Inc.)
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50 things to do in NC Triad I have compiled this list based on my own experiences living in the Triad. I know there are more venues and iconic events that I am missing so please feel free to add them in the comments section. Meanwhile, I think this is a pretty cool list of some really fun and uni...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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San Elijo Hills, in the south west corner of San Marcos, is a highly-rated master planned community on the hills of North County San Diego (actually the highest point in the county at over 3,000 feet above sea level). Located about 34 miles from San Diego, and a short distance from Rancho Santa F...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Encinitas is a North San Diego County coastal town about 25 miles north of San Diego, sandwiched between Carlsbad to the north, Cardiff then Solana Beach to the south, the ocean (west, of course), and Rancho Santa Fe to the east.   Incorporated in 1986, Encinitas has an international reputation ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Rancho Santa Fe (downtown, shown left), in San Diego's North County, is a bucolic and affluent residential community on rolling hills filled with Eucalyptus trees and orchards.  Years ago thousands of Eucalyptus trees were planted to be used for the railroad, but the wood turned out to not be app...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
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   A Free Home Evaluation  of  Your  Home in Brownville or East New York  Brooklyn Home   Curious about what your  Brownsville or East New York  Brooklyn home may be worth.  There’s an easy way to find out what similar homes in your neighborhood  are selling for in today’s market:   Call: Michele...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Oceanfront Homes for Sale in Encinitas The Neptune Avenue Area in Leucadia The Neptune Avenue area of Encinitas (in Leucadia) is the place to be for an oceanfront home.  Neptune Avenue, about 2 miles long, extends from about 2 blocks north of Encinitas’ Moonlight Beach to Grandview Beach, adjacen...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive)
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"Why Do I Need a Charlotte Realtor®?" I’m sure most busy agents get this question often.  When connecting with online buyers who request a showing of one of ‘my’ listings (which are rarely ever actually MY listings), I find that many buyers feel the need to go through this process alone.  Many bu...