Recent Blog Posts

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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Palm Realty's own Lee Kinsey has SSSOLD!!!  602 Mango Dr in the River Colony West subdivision of Melbourne Beach. Lee both listed the home and found the buyer as well! This home CLOSED at $680,000 and featured:                                                                               4 bedrooms2 bathrooms1931 square feet2 car garage Built in 1968Private screened in poolNo HOASolid surface countertopsMaster bedroom with en suite bathWalking distance to the beachClose to diningClose to the Melbourne Beach city centerIf you would like to find a home such as this, call Lee Kinsey at 321-544-1052, Lee would love to help you with your home needs.#PALMREALTY #PALMRENTALS #PALMLEASING #PALMPROPERTYMANAGEMENT #SPACECOASTHOMES
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
Beyer High School 2022 Football  Schedule It must be getting close to fall.  The roar of the crowds will be heard at high school gridirons throughout Stanislaus County starting Friday, August 19, 2021.    The Beyer High School Patriots from Modesto Ca., will open their 2022 season on the road this year against the Enochs Eagles on August 19th.  The Beyer High School Patriots play their home games at various football fields in Modesto Ca.   8/19/22 7:00 PM Enochs Away (@ Downey H. S.) 8/26/22 7:00 PM Modesto Home   (@ Johansen H. S.) 9/9/22 7:00 PM Downey Away  9/16/22 7:00 PM Los Banos Away 9/23/22 7:30 PM Ceres Home   (@ Johansen H.S.) 9/30/22 7:00 PM Lathrop Away 10/7/22 7:00 PM Mountain House (Homecoming) Home                  (@ Johansen H.S.) 10/14/22 7:00 PM Davis    Home         ...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, with over 500,000 species of plants and animals. It's also home to some of the best beaches in Central America, as well as volcanoes, rainforests, and surfing.Tips for Purchasing Property in Costa RicaWhen it comes to purchasing property in Costa Rica, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. First and foremost, you need to be aware of the fact that the real estate market here is quite different from what you may be used to back home.  In Costa Rica, the vast majority of properties are sold through agents or brokers. It’s very rare that you’ll find a “for sale by owner” sign. Because of this, it’s important that you work with a reputable agent or broker who knows the ins and outs of the Costa Rica Real Estate ...
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By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
Pembroke Pines 3 Bed/2 Bath Pool Home SELLS for $575,000!This home, that is absolutely stunning with upgrades galore has SOLD!  The home is located in the quaint, gated community of Normandy with a community pool and clubhouse!  It is also close to I-75, a variety of shopping and dining including The Shoppes at Pembroke Gardens and Pembroke Lakes Mall.Children living in the community of Normandy will attend these Broward County schools: Pasadena Lakes Elementary School, Pines School and Charles W. Flanagan High School.Are you looking for a home for sale in Pembroke Pines or in the surrounding area?  Contact one of our agents to help you with your home search.  They can also help you find homes similar to this stunning 3 bed/2 bath home that SOLD in Pembroke Pines!If you are you thinking...
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By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
Green Meadow Farms is a must-see neighborhood located just a short drive from downtown Conway, SC. With a great central location off Poplar Church Road, Highway 701, and Highway 319, Green Meadow Farms is close to shopping, restaurants, and the Conway Hospital. This community features large home sites from 1.5 acres all the way up to 6-acre lots with no HOA fees or associations to tell you what to do. Residents enjoy ample storage room at their homes for RVs and boats, without restrictions. Most homes in Green Meadow Farms feature large 4 and 5-bedroom floor plans with plenty of privacy between neighbors. If you're looking for a spacious and private home in Conway, SC, be sure to check out Green Meadow Farms.Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts604 N. 27th Ave Myrtle Beach, SC 29577843-839-9870
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the marketChandler Arizona, homes for sale for 10 August YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox.net Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property ManagementSelling Arizona for more than 19 yearsFounder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties, Veterans Agent, Chandler Realtor, Gilb...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 The neighborhood of Copperleaf is located in Southeast Aurora South off Quincy between Picadilly Street and Copperleaf Blvd in Aurora CO  80015.    Richmond Homes began building homes back in 2005 and Lennar, DR Horton, and KB Homes all have homes built in this neighborhood.   There are now not only single-family homes but townhomes also.    The neighborhood of Copperleaf offers a relaxing lifestyle with unique parks, trails, and open spaces.   The Arboretum is located on four full acres and offers, a lap pool, a splash garden for the younger kids, Overlook Terrace for a shaded area, Pool House equipped with changing rooms, showers, and a first aid station.    The clubhouse features an indoor/outdoor fireplace and a lavish entertaining area for birthdays, anniversaries, or special even...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Okay, so I have to admit it - after posting all those photos from "Airplane!", I thought to myself that I really should go into a little more depth.  Because after all, nothing says sophisticated highbrow comedy quite like this movie. And so, here are some clips from the movie. Open the champagne and caviar - it's highbrow time. 
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By Tanya Spotts, Realtor, The Spotts Team, Northern Virginia
(Long & Foster Realtors)
If you’re following the news, chances are you’ve seen or heard some headlines about the housing market that don’t give the full picture. The real estate market is shifting, and when that happens, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. That’s where a trusted real estate professional comes in. They can help debunk the headlines so you can really understand today’s market and what it means for you.In the recent Realtor Magazine, July 14, 2022, Melissa Dittmann Tracey writes,"Most leading housing economists agree that the market isn’t in bubble territory. While home prices have never been higher, the market today is considerably different than in 2008 during the last housing crash.For one, instead of a housing surplus, like there was in 2008, the nation is facing a severe inventory s...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Thank you Rono Williams for your original Blog.  Costing is one of the hardest things to do when planning for a kitchen renovation. Many people don’t understand the dynamics of budgeting, and end up with a messed-up project, or are simply disappointed. If you are reading this and planning a kitchen renovation, we can take you through a guide that will help you understand the process of budgeting and how to do it right. Tips to apply when budgeting for a kitchen renovation Set realistic goals Even before you settle on the kind of cabinets that you want to install, you should have realistic goals. Some basic goals like installing beautiful grey kitchen cabinets are pretty easy to achieve yet they provide great aesthetics in your home. However, some homeowners are overly ambitious with wha...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
  This is for the Oconomowoc Wisconsin market activity and is for the period of 7/10/2022 to 8/10/2022 and is for the entire MLS content for this period.  In the Oconomowoc Wisconsin Real Estate market 59 homes sold; 3 were list and sold by the same company, and 56 were sold by co-brokes.In the Oconomowoc Real Estate market there were 54 new listings.In the Oconomowoc Real Estate market there were 20 pending listings.In the Oconomowoc  Real Estate market there were 3 withdrawn listings.In the Oconomowoc Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 0 canceled listings.In the Oconomowoc Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 6 expired listings.In the Oconomowoc Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 4 back on market listings.In the Oconomowoc Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 6 extende...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Can never go wrong with a blog from Grant Schneider and this is a good one. Real Estate teams are no different than other teams.  Are you retaining? Gallup has two questions that are vital to retention. Every day I get to do what I do best. Someone has spoken to me about my progress this week. My Westchester employers are asking me how they can get their productive employees who will stay. You can’t just hire them. You then need to develop your employees so that they can produce better results. Your employees really want opportunities to grow and develop. There is so much out there written about performance reviews. Many of these writings focus on procedure. Here is a more practical bottom line approach but one that uses solid human relations skills. Performance management includes perf...
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Lots For Sale:Cumberland Co3 Lots on Early St Farmville, VA 23901 Tired of not finding just the right home that suits you? Well these conveniently located lots are waiting for your dream home to be built. Owner/agent.$21,900 EACHView More InfoCall State Wide Realty Co at 434-392-6163 or visit www.VaStateWideRealty.com today!311 East Third StFarmville, VA 23901434-392-6163www.VaStateWideRealty.com 
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By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
Gray Oaks in Conway SC is a beautiful custom home community located on the Waccamaw River with homesites over half an acre. The amazing views will leave you speechless. The laid-back and relaxed atmosphere of country living yet still close to everything the Grand Stand has to offer. This neighborhood is a short distance to the boat landing where you can enjoy boating, fishing, waterskiing, and swimming. Only a 15-minute drive to the beach and 10 minutes to International Drive and Hwy 22. Don't miss out on the opportunity to live in one of the more desirable river communities in the area. Gray Oaks offers the best of both worlds - peaceful country living with all the amenities of the city nearby. If you're looking for something special in a community, Gray Oaks should be at the top of yo...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Palm Realty's own Patti Maniscalco SSSOLD!!!  192 River Walk Dr in Melbourne  Beach. This impeccable home with located in the prestigious community of River Walk by the Sea in Melbourne Beach and CLOSED at $1,175,000 and featured:  4 bedrooms        3 baths 2 Story 3,128 square feet3 car garage.34 acre fenced lotBuilt in 1997Private pool10 foot ceilingsOpen concept kitchen overlooking the pool areaSlab granite counter tops in the kitchenMaster suite with 5 piece en suite bathMother in law suiteDeeded ocean and river access If you need help with your Space Coast real estate needs, call Patti Maniscalco at 541-480-4569. She would be more than happy to help you too!#PALMREALTY #PALMRENTALS #PALMLEASING #PALMPROPERTYMANAGEMENT #SPACECOASTHOMES
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By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
An estate sale might happen at a difficult time, perhaps shortly after the death of a loved one. But what is an estate sale, and how does it work?There are many things for an estate seller to know. Maximum Real Estate Exposure has an in-depth resource worth checking out but we'll also cover some of the essential aspects here as well. Let's have a look at what to keep in mind.Potential estate sellers should be educated in the process before moving forward.What is an Estate Sale?Estate sales are usually ordered by the probate court and are a way of selling everything inside a home.There are a few reasons why an estate sale might happen: The owner passed away without naming an heir. A judge decides everything should be sold and the profits divided. The deceased stated they wanted an estate...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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At OnPoint Resolution, we represent taxpayers in Mount Laurel and the rest of  New Jersey. Taxpayers look forward to tax filing season. Unless you are an accountant who loves tax season, you probably dread this time of year, and you are happy when your return is in and your refund is on the way or your tax debt is all paid off.At your tax preparer's office, when you sign your tax return and send it in to IRS, you may think that tax year filing season is finally over, and that the IRS will not be bugging you for another year. That is unfortunately not the case. Millions of Americans get notice letters from the IRS stating they owe more money or asking for more information, hint: an audit letter. So there are times when you may need to revisit your old return and file an amended one.If yo...
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By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
4849 Sunshine Drive, Montgomery, AL  36116MLS# 5232713 Bedrooms | 2 baths | 1,350 square feet | Sunshine Acres Move-in ready in Sunshine Acres! Excellent condition with fresh interior and exterior paint, beautifully refinished hardwood floors, new laminate flooring and a NEW roof! Perfect starter home or to start your investment portfolio. Come check it out today!Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor, Lauren Keen, Sandra Nickel Hat Team!
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By Bruce Reichstein, VA / FHA Construction Lending / Nationwide
(www.OneTimeClose.com)
The FHA and VA One-Time Close loans are construction-to-permanent mortgages, both of which are important options to consider if starting with a brand-new home is the direction you are heading. The One-Time Close program allows qualified borrowers in Texas to use a single closing to finance both the construction of the house and the permanent financing. The cost of the land can also be financed if you do not already own it. But if you do, lot equity can be rolled in. Even if you have a lien against the lot, it will be paid off and added to the new note.  Zillow® periodically tracks housing trends and has shown residential growth in many areas in the state that should continue into the near future. The fastest growing Texas cities include Austin, Cedar Park, Conroe, Denton, Frisco, Ft. Wo...
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