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By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Spacious Woodland Creek home in AndoverWelcome to 3367 139th Ave NW Andover MN 55304 click here for more photos and detailsReal estate market data in Andover MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic RealtyThis sensational Woodland Creek Andover home offers some awesome amenities from the recently added 4 season porch with vaulted ceilings to the paver patio with pergola and hot tub. It's got great curb appeal with a cute front porch and freshly painted siding. The backyard is fully fenced in and the shed offers additional storage. Enjoy the layout of 3 bedrooms on one level, including a master suite, with 2 additional bedrooms on the lower level. Should you be interested in a 6th bedroom, the unfinished basement is your place to build some more equity. The egress window has already ...
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By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
The annual Media Breakfast event brings Southwest Florida’s premiere media members front and center for a candid conversation of the state of our media, and how PR professionals can build relationships and get their organizations’ messages out. For the first time, this year’s Media Breakfast will be co-hosted by the Southwest Florida chapter of FPRA and the Gulf Coast chapter of PRSA. Date: Friday, June 18, 2021Time: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. registration and networking; program 8:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.Location: Artichoke and Company, 11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs 34135. The event will follow social distancing guidelines and masks can be worn by anyone who wishes.  Who should attend: PR professionals looking to grow their relationships with some of our region’s biggest media players Anyone l...
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By Suzanne Cutler, 617-549-5829, Braintree MA, Realtor, Real Estate
(Success! Real Estate)
Don't miss this spacious two-bedroom, two baths first-floor - corner unit at Turtle Crossing. One level living at its best. The kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. A great open floor plan where the kitchen opens to the dining area/living room is great for entertaining, plus a large patio. Freshly painted, new carpet in both bedrooms, refinished hardwood floor, Laundry in unit, AC, tankless water heater, gas stove, gas heat.  Move in and start enjoying all the amenities the complex has to offer: swimming pool, exercise room, clubhouse, putting green, and playground.
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
CALL THE OFFICIAL LISTING AGENT ELLIE MCINTIRE AT 443-418-7668 EPIK HOME GROUP OF KELLER WILLIAMS INTEGRITY 443-574-1600 WOW! This well maintained 4 bedroom home features 3 FULL baths and over 2,500 sq feet of living space including TONS of storage. You will literally NEVER run out of room for your family, friends, and all your stuff in this light filled home with the biggest deck you have ever seen.  The main level includes gorgeous hardwood floors, large living room, updated kitchen with a breakfast nook, and dining room with sliders out to the deck and fenced yard. Not to mention the convenience of bringing your groceries in to the kitchen right from the garage.  Tired of sharing a bathroom with your messy family or roommates? The spacious primary bedroom with a walk in closet and sp...
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By Jean Richer, Straight Talk on Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
A great triplex located on a large corner lot (104 x 54). There are two 1 bedroom apartments & one 2 bedroom apartment. All units are currently rented. It is in an amazing location with many possibilities, as it is close to the downtown core and all amenities are close by, including grocery stores, transit & schools. Plenty of parking spaces as well as an attached garage. There is a large side yard. The size of the lot could have many different possibilities for the future.   Call now! You dont want to miss this opportunity.
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By Jared Chamberlain
(Chamberlain Real Estate Group)
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an Assessed Value and a Market Value?  Read More...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
This article is shared with you, compliments of Victoria Carter, Broker, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Brighton, OntarioVictoria Carter, GUARANTEES the you will LOVE your home, or she will buy it back!  Call 647-697-7413, or visit her website at www.TwoMoveYou.comWritten by Debbie Mayne Courtesy and good manners never go out of style, but there are still some old rules that need to be revisited. Many of these guidelines were created for a reason that no longer exists, while others simply need to be tweaked. Remember that, even if you no longer hold onto certain old-fashioned etiquette rules, some people do. Show respect for their sensibilities and understand that you may be in their position someday when what you consider polite may no longer be in vogue. Also consider the ...
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
When you sell your home, you want it to sell quickly and profitably. And if selling quickly and profitably is the goal, now is definitely a great time to sell.According to data from the National Association of REALTORS®, in April 2021, a whopping 88 percent of homes in the United States were on the market for less than a month. On average, homes stayed on the market for just 17 days—down from 27 days in April 2020. And not only are homes selling incredibly fast—they’re also selling for incredibly high prices. In April 2021, the median existing-home price in the US hit $341,600. That’s a 19.1 percent increase from April 2020—and the highest median home price on record. The Takeaway: So, what does this mean for you? Homes are selling faster and at a higher premium than ever before—so if y...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 UNDER CONTRACT IN UNDER 2 DAYS: Perfect Home For Multi-Generational Living With TWO Huge Owner's Suites  Were you looking for a home with an in-law suite or a main floor owner's suite?  Were you looking for a home with a heated/cooled workshop with electric power? Were you looking for a home in a neighborhood with NO Homeowner Association and NO HOA fees? If you were looking for all or any of these features in a home, you're too late! 834 Winter Wood in the Wood Hollow neighborhood in Matthews, North Carolina, asking $340,000, is now under contract after two days of showings and multiple offers submitted. And it's no surprise that this home generated some three dozen showings and multiple offers over asking price, as 834 Winter Wood is located on a quiet .36 acre lot surrounded by matu...
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By David Welch, #OrlandoRealEstate Optimist
(Remax 200 Realty)
Take the sales increase with a grain of salt. Remember last year, May sales were way off due to COVID-19. That being said, sales did climb 82% compared with a year ago, and the median price soared 15% compared with May 2020. Over that same time, the inventory of homes of all types available for sale has plummeted 61%. Sales last month outpaced the inventory, meaning we have less than a one month supply of homes available for sale in Orlando. That may be starting to turn around though, because the 2,822 homes for sale represented a 6% increase in supply compare with the month before. Also, the median price has remained steady for the last few months at $300,000. #OrlandoRealEstate #Remax #Realtor 
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Psalm 29:11“The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” As you look back on your life and that times were there was not peace I imagine that you can truly say that it is a blessing from the Lord when you get to a place of peace.  I have mentioned before that one of my favorite prayers is ALL OF YOU LORD AND ALL OF ME.  This prayer is one that gives me strength and confidence, and at the same time gives me peace. Typically we don’t feel peace when we feel overwhelmed and feel like we are doing everything on our own.  Or if things are not going our way or seem out of control.  As I have learned over the years to put my faith and trust in the Lord; I feel the strength to move forward knowing things will work out and get better!  What a blessing to have t...
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By Lisa Gray, Making Marketing Work
(ProspectsPLUS!)
If you’re a “typical” REALTOR®, you are female and 54 years old.And, you’re just a youngster considering the oldest of the baby boomer generation will turn 75 this year. The youngest will celebrate their 57th birthday.Most significantly, boomers make up the largest share of home sellers (43% of all sellers) and the second-largest group of homebuyers, at 32% (behind Millennials, at 37%).So, you youngsters in your early-to-mid 50s, or Gen Xers as your cohort is known, and even you younger Millennial agents, read on to learn more about how to market to your most likely client.1.Watch your wordsIt should go without saying, but just in case: “Ok Boomer,” Senior citizen,” and even “senior” may be offensive to many baby boomers. Wipe those terms from your vocabulary and delete them from your w...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details-10811 Front Beach Road 506, Panama City Beach, FL 32407            Price: $539,900MLS number: 712906Bedrooms: 3Baths: 2Square Footage: 1,273 Call John Skinner (850) 543-5763 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. One of a Kind Property!This one of a kind property conjures up images of sun-splashed days of swimming, biking, and relaxing. It lives like a beach house but comes with all the benefits of owning a condo. Property will convey with luxurious furnishings, window treatments, and artwork that welcome you to lie back, relax, and enjoy panoramic views of the pool, beach and ocean. Open floorplan and 9' ceilings allow for fabulous Gulf and sunset views from balcony, living room, dining room, kitchen, & master suite providing the ultimate alf...
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By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
If you love the idea of bringing nature indoors in the form of houseplants, but you also have some precious fur babies living in your home, then there are some things you need to know. Not all houseplants are safe for our furry friends.  It’s important to do your homework and find out which houseplants will add the beauty of nature to your décor while also being safe for your pets!Luckily, there are plenty of options available that are not toxic for pets. Here’s a list of a few houseplants that are known to be safe for cats and dogs to get you started: African Violets – These low maintenance plants come in a range of purple and pink hues. Keep their soil moderately wet and water them by letting them soak up the water from the pot’s drainage hole to keep from damaging leaves and petals. ...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
June 16th -  National Fudge Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy.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 Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Many homebuyers have questions when it comes to the topic of jumbo loans and buying a home. If you’re wondering whether you will need a jumbo loan to buy your next home, read this recent article designed to help you answer questions you may have and contact me your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network Forever Agent for referrals to lenders who are experienced in this area.For 2021, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac raised the maximum conforming loan limit for a single-family property from $510,400 in 2020 to $548,250. In high-cost areas, including parts of California, New York, Washington D.C. and others, the limit for conforming mortgage loan limits is 150% of that limit, or $822,375. You can also get a jumbo FHA loan, which follows ...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
"People often overestimate what will happen in the next two years and underestimate what will happen in ten."~ Bill Gates Your action for today is to look at two of your goals and see if you need to make any adjustments. Design An Extraordinary Day!  💡 OOPS! If you missed a previous “Take Action” 👇👉 Take Action Archives👈     We work 100% By Referral!Our experienced team is coached by the #1 businesscoaching company in North America:Buffini & Company for over 20 years!All our properties come with3D Virtual Toursand Professional Photography,Marketing and Negotiating Skills...most agents do not possess!Contact us for a pressure-FREE consultation. 💡 More joyful stories, photos, antidotes,quotes and inspiration found here: 👇Postcards From Success Facebook Page     1. Image by Stuart Miles at...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
381 Santa Rosa Boulevard UNIT W512, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Breakers of FWB Unit W512Ft. Walton Beach, FL 325481 Bedroom | 1.5 Bathroom |775 Sq. Ft. For more details surrounding the sale of this condo please contact the following: Gil Erikson, Realtor/Listing Specialist  Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast36008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 201Destin, FL 32541Miramar Beach - Destin - Fort Walton BeachE-Mail: GilErikson@AtTheBeachTeam.com Website: www.AtTheBeachTeam.comGilmore EriksonOffice: 850-654-3325Mobile: 850-714-2122Fax: 850-654-2959
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Current Market Is By-passing An Entire Group of Home Buyers The Pandemic that hit our country and the world early in 2020 has changed the way people live their lives, and quite possibly for years to come.  Space has become the desired prize as people look to stay safe. The perfect scenario for home sales took over with record low mortgage rates and sellers being able to get much more equity out of their homes as the supply of homes on the market dwindled. What has happened in the market is an entire segment of home buyers find themselves shut out of the  opportunity to get their starter homes.  In the larger cities here in Connecticut and most likely across the country affordable homes for most people no longer exist. For example, the houses that were once available in Central Conne...
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By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in San Rafael for $3,650. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about San Rafael property management or buying or selling investment properties in San Rafael, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
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