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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Thinking about selling your house? As you make your decision, consider what's pushing you to think about moving. A recent survey from Realtor.com looked into why people want to sell their homes this year. Here are the top two reasons (see graphic below): Let's take a closer look and see if they’re motivating you to make a change too. 1. To Make a Profit If you’re thinking about selling your house, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind. Well, here's some good news – the latest data shows most sellers get a great return on their investment when they sell. ATTOM, a property data provider, explains: “. . . home sellers made a $121,000 profit on the typical sale in 2023, generating a 56.5 percent return on investment.” That’s significant. And here’s one contributing factor. Durin...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Interviewing a realtor is an essential step in the home buying or selling process. Here are some tips to help you effectively interview a realtor: Research Potential Realtors: Before scheduling interviews, research potential realtors in your area. Look for agents with experience in your desired neighborhood and a track record of success. Ask for Referrals: Seek recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues who have recently bought or sold a home. Personal referrals can help you find trustworthy and reliable realtors. Prepare Questions: Prepare a list of questions to ask during the interview. Consider asking about the realtor's experience, knowledge of the local market, marketing strategies, communication style, and availability. Experience and Expertise: Inquire about the realtor'...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
(FLAT MLS LISTING SERVICES )
Discover Luxury Living: A Paradise Found at 1116 Victoria AveAs a seasoned real estate professional with years of experience navigating the dynamic Florida housing market, I've had the privilege of showcasing some truly remarkable properties. Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to a residence that embodies the essence of luxury living: 1116 Victoria Ave in Pt Charlotte, FL.Nestled in the heart of Pt Charlotte, this meticulously upgraded 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home with a bonus office is a testament to superior craftsmanship and timeless elegance. From the moment you step onto the property, you're greeted by an aura of sophistication and tranquility that sets the stage for an unparalleled living experience.Let's start with the outdoor oasis—a freshly refinished pool surrounded by new bri...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Despite the all-encompassing label of “senior,” it is a mistake to assume that all seniors make the same decisions at the same time.  Instead, some seniors choose to age in place in the community they know well while others choose to move closer to family.  Some seniors decide to move to an active 55+ community with golf and tennis while others want to move to a college town with lots of mental stimulation.  Some of the seniors who delay moving from the family home finally choose to move to a transitional community which can take them from independent living through to assisted living or memory care while others refuse to move until the last moment, leaving it to their children to move them to an assisted living facility.   This is a summary of the three primary types of moves made by t...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
Make sure you're poised for success in capturing the modern buyer's attention with these recommendations. How many of these does your home have? If you're a buyer ready to start your journey to homeownership, send me a message and let's get started!#realestate #realestateagent #listreports #buying #selling #realestateexpert #homeowner #financehub #dreamhome #homeownership #homebuying #homesearch #buyingahome
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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, Gilbert...
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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 Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
 This lovely well cared for home is located in the desirable Spectrum Neighborhood. Primary bedroom with en suite and walk in closet is downstairs. Loft and two additional bedrooms are upstairs. This bright open floorplan features an eat in kitchen and breakfast bar that opens to the family room. Great outdoor space with paved covered patio. Community Features: meandering lighted walking paths, expansive greenbelts, tennis courts, multiple playgrounds and an elementary school. This location cannot be beat-close to Trader Joe's, Sprouts, San Tan Mall, Top Golf, Main Event, North Italia, Flower Child, Epicenter.The Heritage District-Downtown Gilbert, Mercy Gilbert and Phoenix Childrens Hospital, close to 202 freeway access and more!  YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL ...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
There's so much love here! BRAND NEW ROOF!! Newer windows and A/C! There's a BIG fenced back yard with large covered patio, storage shed, plenty of space for entertaining, gardens, pets or play, and YES the hot tub works! Tastefully updated kitchen has useful details, plus stylish updates in the master bath, lots of easy-care tile flooring. The Laundry room is lined with storage cabinets. LOW electric bills, plus property taxes are very reasonable. With an OPTIONAL yearly fee, the association offers fantastic amenities; pools, hobby rooms, sport courts, walking trail and entertainment. Easy access to Rts 60 and 202, close to shopping, restaurants, golf and hiking. Solar panels will be FULLY PAID OFF by the seller. The ideal choice for your 2nd home, investment or full-time residence.  Y...
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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, Gilbert...
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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 Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Welcome to the enchanting world of elegant living at 3038 Stoners Ford Way in Frederick, Maryland. This remarkable chateau-style townhome offers a unique blend of architectural beauty and luxurious features that sets it apart from the rest. From the moment you step inside, you will be captivated by the exquisite details and refined aesthetics that make this home truly exceptional.The main level showcases stunning engineered wood flooring that adds warmth and sophistication to the space. As you move through gracefully curved archways, you'll find a formal dining room and a cozy den/office, elegantly separated to create distinct areas for different purposes. The breakfast nook, nestled next to the gourmet kitchen, is a culinary delight. It features upgraded 42" cabinets, sleek quartz coun...
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By Wendy & Greg Kime, Plymouth MI Real Estate Experts
(Kime Realty)
Welcome to your charming Cape Cod-style haven nestled within the highly sought-after Colony Farms Subdivision of Plymouth Township. This timeless abode boasts classic architecture, exuding wonderful curb appeal at first glance. Situated on a spacious lot adorned with meticulously manicured landscaping, this residence beckons with its enchanting allure. Discover Luxury Living Plymouth Home For Sale Step through the impressive leaded glass front door into a realm of understated elegance. Neutral paint hues grace the walls, creating a canvas for personalization and ease of styling. Upon entry, the eye is drawn to the bamboo hardwood flooring, lending both charm and durability to the main level.Explore the Features of 9025 Colony Farm Dr in Colony Farms Sub 4 Bedrooms 3.5 Bathrooms Plymouth...
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Home Services)
Si esta pensando vender su casa de Lake Elsinore para comprar otra pero no esta seguro de cuando hacerlo, tal vez no tendra mejor mometo que Ahora. Aunque la decisión de vender su casa dependera de su situacion personal, Considere estos hechos.Las Ganancias Esta De Su Lado; Si su casa de Lake Elsinore recupero el suficiente valor para el 20% del pago inicial, no tendrá que pagar seguros privados or PMISi El Nido Esta Vacio; Puede vender su casa de Lake Elsinore mudarse cercas de la familia, del trabajo or una más pequeña que se ‌‌adapte a su estilo de vida.Si Usted Es Mayor De 55 Años De Edad; Esta pensando comprar una casa para estar cercas de la familia, mas grande or un condominio en la playa or tal vez una que se adapte a sus necesidades y tiene 55 años or mas las Proposiciones 19 L...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Warwick RI Colonial for Sale 132 Morse Ave. OverviewMapsPhotos $400,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,632 sqftLot: 0.11 acre(s)Year Built: 1955MLS #: 1355132 Location 132 Morse AvenueWarwick, RI 02886USA Ginny Gorman RI Real Estate Services .(401) 529-7849ribythebay@gmail.comhttps://www.RIHouseHunt.com    Listed by: RI Real Estate Servces Recent listings at 139 Ipswich Blvd North Kingstown RI 02852  Subscribe to our listing feed
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Home Services)
Una de las preguntas que ha menudo se hacen los potenciales vendedores de casa, es el por que en una comunidad donde los hogares en Perris son parecidas por qué unas tienen más valor que otras?El valor de su casa de Perris lo determina el mercado de Real Estate en su area y lo que un comprador este dispuesto a pagar y un vendedor este dispuesto aceptar. Pero también hay otros factores entran en el juego y que nunca cambian que son:El precio adecuado desde un principio atraen a los compradores en busca de casas en Perris CA. Un precio muy alto no lo hara. El valor de su casa de Perris puede ser afectado por varias razones, pero las mas importantes son la ubicacion y condicion. Es importante conocer estos hechos. Esto le ayudará a tomar una decisión a la hora de saber por cuanto puede ven...
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By Nancy Moore, Assoc.Broker/Realtor In my hometown of Needham,MA
(Gibson Sotheby's International Realty)
 Determining the optimal asking price is a critical step in ensuring a successful and timely sale. Here's how a professional Realtor like Nancy Moore Needham Realtor approaches this:  Conducting a thorough analysis of recent sales of comparable homes in your neighborhood should be the first step. This will provide a clear understanding of the market trends and help establish a competitive and realistic price for your property. The current conditions of the local market need to be factored in, the supply and demand, interest rates, and economic trends which can all influence the pricing strategy.  Your home's unique features and overall condition play a crucial role in determining its value. Any upgrades, renovations, or special characteristics that set your property apart from others sh...
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Home Services)
Si esta pensando vender su casa de Moreno Valley debe tener en cuenta algunos puntos importantes. En lo que prepara su casa de Moreno Valley para la venta empieze a mirarla como una una inversión y como lo potenciales compradores y el Mercado de Real Estate lo haran. Aunque para algunos vendedores el valor sentimental de sus hogares no tiene precio, sin embargo los recuerdos son solo suyos y no afectara al precio del mercado.Elegir el Agente de Real Estate es Importante; Al menos que usted este vendiendo su casa por su cuenta, la mayoría de los primeros vendedores buscan la ayuda de un professional con experiencia. Una vez que elija un agente de bienes raíces firmarara un contrato de venta  con su compania de Real Estate. El acuerdo requiere por lo general para dar a su agente entre 3-6...
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By Jason E. King
(J. King Real Estate, Inc.)
207 MOSSBACK TRAIL, LEXINGTON, SC 29072Welcome to your dream home in the prestigious Barr Lake-Retreat neighborhood! This stunning 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom residence with BRAND NEW FLOORING offers an open floor plan that unites modern design with functionality. As you step inside, you will be greeted by high ceilings that create an airy ambiance throughout the home. The kitchen has elegant granite countertops, abundant cabinet space, stainless steel appliances, and a convenient layout.The home features four generously sized bedrooms, and the large master bedroom is a true retreat. Entertain guests or utilize this creative space for your family's needs in the bonus room, perfect for a home office, gym, or playroom. Convenience is at your doorstep with this residence's prime location, offe...
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