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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Walk-In Closet vs. Extra Storage Space: Do you value a large walk-in closet more or extra storage space elsewhere in the house?Walk-In Closet: Pros: Organization, easy access, adds luxury feel. Cons: Takes up space, higher cost, can encourage hoarding. Extra Storage Space: Pros: Versatility, can be used for various needs, declutter other areas. Cons: Less specific use, can become a catch-all, less luxurious feel. #homebuying #storage #bhhs #realtorlife #home #dreamhome #house
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This blog brilliantly explains how effective staging can create emotional connections with potential buyers! Crafting these bonds can significantly enhance a home's appeal and increase the likelihood of a successful sale. Thanks for sharing these powerful staging strategies!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Welcome to the transformative world of home staging, where every detail counts and every space tells a story. As a home stager, I’ve seen firsthand the power of a well-presented home to captivate hearts and minds. But what is it about staging that creates such a strong emotional connection with buyers? Let’s explore. The Art of Presentation Home staging is more than just arranging furniture; it’s about creating an environment that resonates with potential buyers. ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This blog perfectly highlights the benefits of downsizing after retirement! Moving to a smaller home can simplify life, reduce maintenance, and lower living costs, allowing retirees to enjoy a more relaxed and fulfilling lifestyle. Thanks for sharing these insightful reasons for making such a transition!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Retirement is a time for relaxation, adventure, and enjoying the things you love. As you imagine this exciting new chapter in your life, it's important to think about whether your current home still fits your needs. If it's too big, too costly, or just not convenient anymore, downsizing might help you make the most of your retirement years. To find out if a smaller, more manageable home might be the perfect fit for your new lifestyle,...
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By Keith Dean, Fast Cash Offers
(Digital Bullet)
Are you looking to sell your house quickly in Austin, TX?Austin All Cash Home Buyers offers a hassle-free solution to selling your house fast.From avoiding foreclosure to receiving a fair cash offer and choosing your closing date, our experienced and professional team is here to help.With no hidden fees or commissions, our flexible closing options make the process simple and stress-free.Contact us for a free consultation and start the process of selling your house fast today.Key Takeaways:Avoid foreclosure and other financial difficulties by selling your house fast with Austin All Cash Home Buyers.You will benefit from a quick and easy selling process that does not require repairs or renovations and will receive a fair cash offer.Choose a trusted and experienced team with no hidden fees...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Retirement is a time for relaxation, adventure, and enjoying the things you love. As you imagine this exciting new chapter in your life, it's important to think about whether your current home still fits your needs.If it's too big, too costly, or just not convenient anymore, downsizing might help you make the most of your retirement years. To find out if a smaller, more manageable home might be the perfect fit for your new lifestyle, ask yourself these questions: Do the original reasons I bought my current house still stand, or have my needs changed since then? Do I really need and want the space I have right now, or could somewhere smaller be a better fit? What are my housing expenses right now, and how much do I want to try to save by downsizing? If you answered yes to any of these, c...
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Florida Homes with Passion!
(One Sothebys International Realty)
Navigating the housing market can be tricky, especially these days. That's why having an experienced guide when buying or selling a home is so important. The market isn't exactly straightforward right now, and working with a real estate expert can offer insights and advice that make all the difference.While today’s market conditions might seem confusing or overwhelming, you don't have to handle them alone. With a trusted expert leading you through every step, you can navigate the process with the clarity and confidence you deserve.Here are just a few of the ways a real estate expert is invaluable:Contracts – Agents help with the disclosures and contracts necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment.Experience – In today’s market, experience is crucial. Real estate professionals kn...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Experience proven excellence in real estate with The Maven—your trusted partner for seamless transactions and expert guidance.Get listed today!#TopRealtor#MabletonSpecialty#AtlantaRealEstate#JackyeMumphreyTheMaven#TheRealEstateMaven
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Home staging is an art form that goes beyond aesthetics; it’s about creating an emotional narrative that resonates with buyers. By crafting spaces that tell a story and evoke feelings, we can turn houses into homes and sales into success stories.   Welcome to the transformative world of home staging, where every detail counts and every space tells a story. As a home stager, I’ve seen firsthand the power of a well-presented home to captivate hearts and minds. But what is it about staging that creates such a strong emotional connection with buyers? Let’s explore. The Art of Presentation Home staging is more than just arranging furniture; it’s about creating an environment that resonates with potential buyers. It’s the art of highlighting a home’s best features while downplaying its flaws....
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
           Welcome to 10817 Bellehaven Blvd, Damascus, Md. 20872  This well maintained brick rancher has many recent updates, a one-year-old roof & gutters, new carpet, and fresh paint, located in popular Spring Garden Estates. The private fenced yard includes a large storage shed and patio that backs to John Haines Neighborhood Park.  The large eat-in kitchen has a breakfast area with a bay window, a living room/dining area with crown molding & chair rail, and the primary bedroom includes a full bath with a large shower. The finished walk-out basement includes a family room, rec room 4th bedroom, and full bath.   The garage off the kitchen, with lots of windows & natural light,  could serve as an enclosed sitting porch or playroom. This quality-built home is move-in ready, on a quiet s...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
New Port Richey, FL 34652Wholesale Price: $220,999After Repair Value: $310,0002 Beds / 2 Baths / Garage1,176sf Living Area (per tax records)8,100sf Lot Size1978 Year BuildCall/Text Mike at754-204-0069
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
        Great Neck News Manhasset Times NHP Herald Courier Port Washington Times Roslyn Times Williston Times Promoted       Business All Things Real Estate: How has the Nassau County real estate market... Business All Things Real Estate: How has the Nassau County real estate market been doing? By theisland360.com- July 12, 2024 Phil Raices   Year over year the real estate market has done fairly well considering the average selling price, which as of June 2024 was $1,042,353. The average median selling price was $801,000, which means half of the homes sold above and half sold below the median sale price. The average original listing price was $1,053,617. The median original listing price was $799,000. We had 2.6 months of residential inventory as of June 2024 (the number of months it wo...
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By The Chris Fritch Team ~ eXp Realty, chrisfritchteam.com 763-746-3997
(Chris Fritch Team eXp Realty)
Enjoy the blend of modern design with country serenity. This home is a natural haven where wildlife flourishes. The expansive 20-acre landscape offers a sanctuary for deer, birds, and other native fauna, complemented by panoramic windows and an inviting covered porch that allow for quiet wildlife observation 🌿.A spacious 3+ car garage awaits all your storage and hobby needs, while the unfinished basement is a blank canvas for your imagination.Property Details:📍 Address: 35902 Verdin St NW, Cambridge, MN🏞️ County: Isanti County🛌 Bedrooms: 3🛁 Bathrooms: 3📐 Square Feet: 2902🌳 Acres: 20🚘 Garage: Space for 3+ cars🧱 Basement: Unfinished - Create Your Dream Space 🔥 Fireplaces: 1 surrounded in stone🏠 Stories: 2Natural hardwood flooring and real granite counters meander through the home, the Own...
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By The Chris Fritch Team ~ eXp Realty, chrisfritchteam.com 763-746-3997
(Chris Fritch Team eXp Realty)
Introducing this stunning 3 bed, 2 bath detached villa in the heart of Wyoming built expertly by Caliber Homes a Reggie Award winning custom MN home builder!This beautiful home offers 1,713 square feet of luxurious, one-level living with an open concept design. The spacious living room features a large electric fireplace accented by a shiplap wall, creating a cozy yet modern ambiance. The sun-drenched porch leads out to a concrete patio, perfect for summer gatherings. The villa features 9-foot ceilings, a gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops, ample cabinet space, and a beautiful center island. It includes 3 bedrooms, with the primary bedroom featuring an en suite ¾ bathroom with a ceramic walk-in shower and dual vanity. Additional features include a crawl space for extra storage an...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
MOTIVATED SELLERS! Here's a beautiful 5-bedroom home in the award-winning subdivision of Power Ranch, It features a living room, family room, and dining room.     Upstairs has four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, while downstairs includes a 5th bedroom with a built-in desk and Murphy bed, a bathroom, and a large laundry room. Enjoy the landscaped yards,   covered patio, firepit,  built-in BBQ, brick pavers, 3-car garage, RV gate, and private backyard. The home also has Solar Panels! Check out the photos to see the home's beauty!   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 T...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
This week the median list price for Chandler, AZ is $629,900 with the market action index hovering around 52. This is less than last month's market action index of 55. Inventory has increased to 373   The market has been cooling over time and prices plateaued for a while. Despite the consistent decrease in MAI, we’re in the Seller’s zone. Watch for changes in MAI. If the MAI resumes its climb, prices will likely follow suit. If the MAI drops consistently or falls into the Buyer’s zone, watch for downward pressure on prices.    The market is hovering around this plateau. Look for a persistent change in the Market Action Index before we see prices deviate from these levels.        YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUN For ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate Needs PHONE   Bill   at  ...
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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 market.Chandler Arizona homes for sale today     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 20 yearsFounder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor   Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties, Veterans Agent, Chandler Realtor, Gilber...
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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 market.Gilbert Arizona homes for sale today     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 20 yearsFounder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor   Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties, Veterans Agent, Chandler Realtor, Gilbert...
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
OPEN HOUSE 07/13/2024 1:30PM-3:30PM Royse City, TX641 FLETCHER DRIVE FATE, TX 75189Price Improvement! $385,000NEWER MERITAGE HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS & 3 FULL BATHROOMS.Woodcreek of Fate jogging trails, parks, doggy parks, pools, a club house, events & lake!4 bedrooms, 3 FULL bathrooms, open living room, dining room & 2 car front entry garage!The elevation is pleasing with a beautiful front door with glass & wrought iron, stone & brick exterior & a covered back patio! It is an energy efficient home with a tankless hot water heater, low E windows, guttering & a heat pump!Great modern open floorplan with elegant features such as as quartz countertops, hexagonal tile backsplash, 2 in faux blinds, accent walls, light gray carpet & ivory oak luxury vinyl plank flooring.Large separate utility roo...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Are Open Houses Worth It? The Pros and Cons for Home SellersOpen houses have long been a staple in the real estate market, but are they truly effective in selling your home? Understanding who typically attends and weighing the pros and cons can help you decide if an open house is the right strategy for you.Who Attends Open Houses? Curious Neighbors: Often, neighbors drop by to see the home out of curiosity rather than genuine interest in buying. Unvetted Buyers: Open houses can attract potential buyers who haven’t yet been pre-approved for a mortgage, which can result in fewer serious offers. Looky-Loos: These are individuals who are just browsing without any real intention of purchasing a home. The Pros of Hosting an Open House Increased Exposure: Open houses can generate buzz and brin...
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By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Selling a condo by owner can be rewarding but challenging. Proper preparation, strategic marketing, and understanding of legalities are critical to a successful sale. I have put together a detailed analysis of the following information so you can increase your odds of success: How to prepare your condo for sale with detailed steps Effective marketing strategies tailored for condos Essential legal and disclosure requirements As an experienced Realtor, I know several things owners must know when selling a condo without a real estate agent. Without guidance from a professional, you'll need to research by reading advice like what I have provided here.Read on to discover how to navigate the process and avoid common pitfalls.Preparing Your Condo for Sale: Detailed Steps Declutter and Deperson...
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