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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
5409 Defoors Ferry Road, Tallahassee, Fl Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $4500003bed - 2bath - 0.33 acres lotQuiet cul-de-sac home in desirable Lenox Mill! Find yourself charmed by this spacious and peaceful home, set back from the bustle but convenient to everything, including the highly rated school district. Featuring two generous secondary bedrooms, a full hall bath, and a spacious master suite with walk-in closet and double vanities, shower and a soaking tub. The breakfast nook in the kitchen provides plenty of meal space, and the large family room with abundant natural light thanks to numerous windows and vaulted ceilings will no doubt become a favorite gathering spot. The separate family room is perfect for an office or playroom, enhancing the funct...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
 Warrington Hall is located in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake.  This neighborhood has approximately 200 single family homes, 60 townhomes, and 60 condos that also includes a 55 and up section.  Construction began in this neighborhood in 2002 and completed in 2018. This neighborhood is located between Butts Station Road and Kempsville Road.  It has walking trails, clubhouse, tennis courts, playgrounds and a pool. Kemp Crossing and Kemp Woods are nearby neighborhoods.  The children in this neigborhood attend Greenbrier Primary and Intermediate Elementary, Greenbrier Middle and Indian River High Schools.  Above are the homes for sale in Warrington Hall. In the past 6 months the below 8 homes have sold in Warrington Hall.  The average market time was 15 days.  The average home sold 1% ov...
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By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(John Roberts Realty)
WAYS TO INSPIRE HOPE DURING THE HOLIDAYSThe holidays are a great time to spend with family, friends, and giving. Here are some tips to make the holidays special:Help out a neighbor. If you have a neighbor who needs help shoveling, decorating, holiday shopping, or writing holiday cards, offer to lend a hand. This is also a great opportunity to get the whole family involved. Even young kids can pitch in to decorate—and help take the decorations down once the holidays are over.Give gifts to teachers. Teachers work tirelessly all year long, and the holidays are the perfect time to show your thanks. Give a Starbucks gift card in a coffee mug, custom stationery, or even a classroom sign. Don’t forget to include a handwritten note from your child expressing why they appreciate their teacher.In...
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
There are many people thinking about buying a home, but with everything affecting the economy, some are wondering if it’s a smart decision to buy now or if it makes more sense to wait it out. As Bob Broeksmit, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), explains: “The desire for homeownership is strong. Many prospective buyers are waiting for the volatility in mortgage rates to subside, as well as for a clearer picture of the economic outlook.” If you’re in that position, remember that it’s important to consider not just what’s happening today but also what benefits you may gain in the long run. There’s a lot of information out there about how homeownership helps build a homeowner’s net worth over time. But even today, many people think first about things like 401(k)s ...
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By Deborah Bly, Realtor
(eXp Realty, LLC)
2158 Little Cedar Drive, Houston, Texas 77339🛌3   🛀2   🏠2,042sqft   💲285,000Welcome to 2158 Little Cedar, a quaint 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1-story home.You are greeted the minute you approach the long walkway to the front door, surrounded by luscious landscaping and gorgeous trees at the front entrance. As you enter the home, you are welcomed in by the spacious living room with an accent fireplace, with views of the backyard and distant walking trails.The kitchen is tastefully done with UPGRADES to include GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, SUBWAY TILE, white cabinets, a NEW FAUCET, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, and TILE-LIKE WOOD FLOORING throughout.Your large primary bedroom and private bath are also updated with GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, a walk-in shower, NEW COMMODES, and a LARGE CLOSET!A long driveway and s...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
There are many people thinking about buying a home, but with everything affecting the economy, some are wondering if it’s a smart decision to buy now or if it makes more sense to wait it out. As Bob Broeksmit, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), explains:“The desire for homeownership is strong. Many prospective buyers are waiting for the volatility in mortgage rates to subside, as well as for a clearer picture of the economic outlook.”If you’re in that position, remember that it’s important to consider not just what’s happening today but also what benefits you may gain in the long run.There’s a lot of information out there about how homeownership helps build a homeowner’s net worth over time. But even today, many people think first about things like 401(k)s befo...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details:909 Santa Rosa Boulevard 126 Fort Walton Beach FL 32548MLS number: 908684Price: $449,900Beds: 2Baths: 1Sq feet: 1,035 Call Gil Erikson 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available. This lovely condo is your escape to the fabulous beach lifestyle. Remodeled with beautiful granite kitchen counters and new cabinets. Tile throughout. New double sink vanity in the bathroom. Heavy duty trek high top table and chairs on the balcony where you can take in the water view. Well maintained and stylish decor. Great amenities including pools, fitness room, beach access, and tennis. Many fun restaurants and attractions in the area. Cash $$$$ in on rentals and make family vacation memories. Buyer to verify all information.  Click here to see additional photos and details of ...
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By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
(HOMESGOFAST)
There are dozens of reasons why someone might choose to buy a home in another state. Maybe they are investing in a rental property to gain passive income, or they are considering moving. The explanations may be complicated, but the process of buying out-of-state has become easier than ever. If you have managed to score an out-of-state client, we recommend utilizing these tips to secure a successful transaction. Tips for Realtors Working with Out-of-State Home BuyersSchedule an In-Depth ConsultationThe first step in securing any client is an in-depth consultation. Since your home buyers are out-of-state, you will want to work out a time for a phone or video chat that considers both your schedules and time zones. During your consultation, we recommend asking the following: Why are they ch...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report December 2022 Marquette County; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties    Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $154,800 36 $4,300 1946969 Active-W/Offer Newton Marquette $344,400 57.4 $6,000 1942022 Active Packwaukee Marquette $380,000 47.56 $7,990 1811433 Active Montello Marquette $499,900 146.7 $3,408 50265714 Active-W/Offer Crystal Lake Marquette $679,000 162 $4,191 1946841 Active Newton Marquette $895,000 88 $10,170 1942009 Active Buffalo Marquette $1,342,500 179 $7,500 1941608 Active Packwaukee Marquette      $    6,000 Median Price / Acre       $4,295,600            717  $    5,994 Average Price / Acre        For more information on any of these properties call u...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 14825 FRONT BEACH RD 2201 Panama City Beach, FL 32413MLS number: 727728Price: $799,900Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq feet: 1,557 Call John B Skinner Jr. (850) 543-5763 to see if this property is still available.Absolutely fantastic, premier condo in the coveted Sunrise Beach development. Eastern facing corner unit! This exceptional, 1,577s.ft. condo lives like a house but comes with all the benefits of owning a condo. Conveys with luxurious beach inspired furnishings and artwork that welcome you to lie back and relax with views of the beach and ocean. The renovated kitchen features upgrades such as raised panel cabinets, solid granite countertops, custom backsplash, and custom tile work around the kitchen island. Upgraded with ceramic tile throughout and custom cabinets and counter...
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By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
How (NOT) to Destroy Your Mortgage Approval!!!  Ever wondered about the most common ways mortgage borrowers sabotage their own loan process?  Do they dispute credit items and try to fix their FICO scores? Do they change jobs without telling their lender or broker? Do they mistakenly wire their down payment to a cyber criminal in Russia?  All of the above can be mortgage destroyers --- and not like the KISS kind of Destroyer --- the one that captivated me as a child. So, let's take the mask off the Top 10 ways unsuspecting homebuyers and those looking to refinance encounter the God of Mortgage Thunder.  Don't be next!  Get up, everybody's gonna move their feet!  Rob SpinosaSVP of Mortgage LendingGuaranteed RateNMLS: 22343 Cell/Text: 415-367-5959 rob.spinosa@rate.com Marin Office:  324 Si...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
December 8th - National Brownie Day:Enjoy your day!Directions: Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window.To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word. Release your hold when all of the letters of the word have been selected. If your response is correct, the word will change color on the word list.Please check back for future daily puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day!Click Here To PlayIf you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal.
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Here are ALWAYS UP TO DATE and always desirable  Phoenix Arizona Metro Single Level Detached Homes for sale on the MLS for the day that you are reading this but written this day in December 2022.  As your Buyer's Realtor, I love to track the single story single family detached homes for sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro area for my clients because I think they are great for those that do not like to go up and down the stairs. If you like to wander around he house and think or talk on the phone and not going up and down each time you need to get something out of the refrigerator, check on the kids or do the laundry, single level homes are for you!ALWAYS UP TO DATE Single Level Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Arizona Metro on the MLSClick "Sort" and view in price order lowest to highest and...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Thursday Thought' is true in all that we do in any facet of our life, IMO.This quote puts me in mind of something said by Oprah Winfrey, to the affect that your true character is shown best by what you do when no one is there to witness it.   'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.   Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
-LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE-OPEN HOUSE TOUR 1888 Peeler Road Dunwoody, Georgia 30338 4 Beds 3 Baths @ 615K Sunday, December 11, 2022 From 2-4pm Visit our property website 1888Peeler.IsNowForSale.com for you to see what this home could offerSee you there! Keller Williams Realty Cityside 770-874-6200 x 6233
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
It's fun to look back over the years and see the significance of certain dates. Here's a few to check out! u 1993: On Dec. 9, astronauts complete repairs to the Hubble Telescope. u 1993: On Dec. 8, the North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law. u 1975: Diane Feinstein becomes San Francisco’s first woman mayor on Dec. 4. u 1944: On Dec. 7, Japanese warplanes attack U.S. Navy vessels at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.u 1884: After 30 years, Army engineers complete the Washington Monument on Dec. 6. u 1865: The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, outlawing slavery, is ratified Dec. 6. u 1877: Thomas Edison demonstrates the first gramophone Dec. 6. u 1876: D.C. Stillson patents the first practical pipe wrench, the Stillson wrench, on Dec. 5.u 1735: On Dec. 6, French surgeon Claudi...
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21 American Properties
(Century 21)
Today Matters is a daily message put out by Greater Boston Realtor Michael Mahoney for the agents in his office @ Century 21 American Properties. Check me out @ www.RealtorMikeMahoney.comYou can see all my videos @https://www.youtube.com/@MichaelMahoneyRealtor/videosI wanted to share with the office just some thoughts I had this morning regarding how easy it is to get off track in today's high-tech over-stimulating, constant barrage of news and information with alerts and dingsThere is a war being waged against you in an attempt to take over your attention. I fell prey to it this morning myself. I clicked on something in LinkedIn then I ended up down the rabbit hole and ended up on websites reading about an organization that I really have no interest in then I caught myself 20 minutes i...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Click here for price and locationWooded Lot in Pocono Springs. Perc test available. Community is ATV friendly. Lake, beach, pool, community Center. Call Patricia Quinn at 201-779-3513 for more information!Click here for price and location
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Vernon WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for November 2022Enjoy country living in Vernon!Vernon is a town in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is bordered by Big Bend to the east, Waukesha to the north, and Mukwonago to the west.The town has a total area of 32.7 square miles, of which 32.2 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles is water. Commuting from Vernon is easy via I-43, Highway 164, National Avenue and Forest Home Avenue.The Town of Vernon was formerly a part of Muskego. It was established on March 8, 1839 by an act of the state legislature.There are speculations as to how the town got its names. Some historians believe that it was named after Mt. Vernon.It is the perfect community for those who are looking for a tranquil and rural setting.Residents and visitors can view the peac...
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