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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Inheriting a property can be a great way to get a head start on the American dream of homeownership. However, it's important to be aware of the hidden costs that come with inheriting a property, especially in a city like Charleston.Here are a few of the hidden costs to consider when inheriting a property in Charleston: Mortgage: If the property is still under a mortgage, you will be responsible for making the monthly payments. This can be a significant financial burden, especially if you are not prepared for it. Property taxes: Property taxes in Charleston are high, so you will need to factor this into your budget. Homeowners insurance: Homeowners insurance is also required in Charleston. The cost of homeowners insurance can vary depending on the value of the property and the type of co...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Just Closed 10234 Matoca Way in Canyon Creek today.  Listed by Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker.In your home search are you looking for:♦ A two story with an open floorplan?♦ A quiet tree lined street?♦ Hardwood flooring?♦ The primary bedroom down?You’re Too Late for this one but I’m sure I could find you a similar one!   This home didn’t disappoint buyers out looking for homes in Canyon Creek! They loved the sensible layout, wood flooring and soothing neutral pallet.   Many remarked how the family room, kitchen and dining spaces easily blended, creating an inviting space for gatherings with family and friends.   Buyers were looking for a downstairs spacious primary bedroom. They especially liked how this one is tucked away for privacy and opens to a luxurious bath with double vanities, s...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Let's Talk Myers Park (Charlotte, NC) - The Queen City's Crown JewelCharlotte, NC:  Myers Park, the shining gem of the Queen City (Charlotte, NC), is eagerly approaching her remarkable 112th birthday! Can you believe it? This neighborhood has stood the test of time and continues to captivate us all. Let's delve into the captivating story of how it all began. In the early 1900s, two forward-thinking visionaries, George Stephens and John Springs Myers, embarked on a transformative journey, forging a fruitful partnership with the talented developer, John Nolen, all the way from Massachusetts. A Harvard University graduate, Nolen had already made a name for himself with his outstanding urban planning skills, having left his mark on 21 cities, 22 new towns, and countless neighborhood projec...
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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   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 Realtor...
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By Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri)
Open House 379 Madewood Lane Chesterfield, MOWelcome to this beautifully renovated 5-bedroom, 3-full bath, 2-half bath home located in the heart of Chesterfield, MO. As you enter the home, you're greeted with an elegant entry foyer setting the tone for the rest of the house.     This stunning home features wood flooring or tile throughout, providing a warm & inviting atmosphere from the moment you enter the door.     The kitchen boasts gorgeous granite countertops & is perfect for entertaining guests or preparing meals. The neutral paint creates a blank canvas, allowing you to make it your own.     The master bedroom has a walk-in closet & beautiful bathroom.     The finished lower-level w/ a mini kitchen & 1/2 bath offers additional space for a home office or entertainment. Hunter Doug...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
 Thinking of Selling your Home in Westport, Mass ? We just SOLD ! 12 Maple St Westport, MA for full price Sellers are Thrilled and We wish them the Best of Luck on their next Journey!  Thinking of Selling your Home in Westport or the Surrounding Community? Give us ai call at  774-930-8181 We are always happy to help our Family, Friends and Neighborhood with their Real Estate needs. Many Thanks,  Karen Ann Martin​ Realtor Nicole Martin Wood​ RealtorSafe Harbor Realty 1037 Main Rd. Westport, Mass 02790  Safe Harbor Realty -is a family owned and operated small real estate office in Westport Mass.                                     Family members include Realtors Karen Martin, Dean Martin and Nicole Martin Wood.  Plus, dedicated real estate team members who share our core value of providin...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Hartland WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for April 2023 Experience an exceptional quality of life here in Hartland WI!Hartland is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is located along the Bark River and is a suburb of Milwaukee. The village a has a total area of 5.17 square miles, of which, 5.12 square miles of it is land and 0.05 square miles is water.Hartland was founded by Stephen Sylvanus-Warren who traveled to the area from Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1838. He purchased the first 245-acres and became the first settler, REALTOR® and builder. Soon, settlers  followed and helped develop the area through farming. The village was incorporated in 1892.Situated  in the heart of Southern Wisconsin’s beautiful Lake County, the village of Hartland exudes a small town charm, and a welcomi...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
You are getting ready to sell your house. You called your agent and received a list of things to do to get the house ready for sale. If you are like many people you probably looked and said where do I start?    The closets are a great place to begin. You are going to be moving so let's pack up the closets and clean them up. If it is warm weather and you live in a four-season climate, take your cold-weather clothes and shoes. Pack them away. Let's make room in these closets and make them look big and spacious.  Clean them out. All the closets in the house even the linen closets. If you have not worn clothes in the last year you most likely will not wear them. Bag them up and donate them. There are many books and even videos online to show you how.  Keep only what items are necessary.  No...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
The Maven Strikes Again! This Mableton property was JUST SOLD Thinking of selling your home? List with The Maven now. Get started today at www.TheRealEstateMaven.net   #MabletonHomes #MabletonGeorgiaRealEstate #TheRealEstateMaven #JackyeMumphreyTheMaven
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
The inspection is a major part of the home selling process. Many buyers used to waive inspections to be more competitive with their offer, but recently, inspections and repairs are becoming popular again. Connect with a trusted real estate agent so you have an expert on your side who can help you determine the repairs and updates your house needs before you sell. What Is My Homes Value   Thinking of selling, YOU PAY US $2995. Flat Fee and 2.5% to the agent or agents selling your home,  and that is it.Not the average 6 or 7% charged by others, saving the average homeowner $12077.00. We use a 106 Step Selling System with 28 that are specific to the marketing of your home. If you’re ready to sell your home, you need a marketing expert you need Charles Stallions with over 28 years of exper...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SELL YOUR GREATER CHARLOTTE HOME FAST AND FOR THE HIGHEST PRICE?NINA HOLLANDER, COLDWELL BANKER REALTY, CAN HELP YOU DO THAT! The best time to list and sell your home is when others are not listing. This makes it a great time to sell your Charlotte area home.  New listings are now at their lowest level since August 2013. With just two months of housing inventory in the Charlotte Region as of April 2023, our market continues to be seller's market. Tight housing inventory should make the rest of May, June and July opportune months for homeowners to list and sell their homes. NEW LISTINGS IN CHARLOTTE REGION AT THEIR LOWEST LEVELS SINCE AUGUST 2013 THE BEST TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME IS WHEN OTHERS ARE NOT SELLING The Charlotte Region Spring housing market has been competitiv...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
This three-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is located in the desirable Village of Winifred. You are close to Southern Trace, where you have plenty of shopping and dining options. All three squares are convenient, Sumter Landing Market Square is only 6 minutes away, Spanish Springs is 15 minutes, and Brownwood Paddock Square is 17 minutes, all by golf cart! All squares offer shopping, dining, nightly entertainment, and so much more. This home is waiting for you to put your personal touches to make it your own. Some of the many features include a laundry room inside the home, a walk-in closet off the master bath, a screened lanai with metal awnings, and mature landscaping. Facts About the Home A new roof was completed in April 2020.
The HVAC is only 6 years old, replaced in July 2016. No Bond!  ...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Is Your Home Outdated? RealvitalizeAs we get closer to summer our home project list starts to grow.  If you are going to sell your home this summer you will want your home to look its best.Making sure the outside of your home should be updated to move to near the top of your "to-do" list.  Curb appeal is key to getting potential buyers inside your home.Here are a few ideas to give your home a facelift:Update Your Concrete: If you have uneven concrete that has cracks or cracks in the concrete parging on your foundation - this could be a sign your home is dated.Paint Your Front Door - Your front door is often the first impression a buyer may have. So, updating the paint on your door to tie in with the rest of your home can make a great first impression.Add Exterior Path Lighting - exterio...
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By Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience
( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty)
It is my experience that people are often ready to sell their home when they are sick and tired of taking care of it. The endless maintenance and upkeep is usually what pushes them to contact me and begin the process of getting their home on the market.Given how often I see this scenario, I though it might be helpful to provide some tips for you to consider BEFORE you get to this point. Clean out. Clean out. Clean out. The more space you have, the more stuff you will accumulate. Start the process of getting rid of the things that you no longer use or, in the words of Marie Kondo, which no longer bring you joy. Clean out often. Pick a space weekly (or monthly) and spend a little time cleaning it out. Schedule regular donation pickups so that you know it will leave the house shortly. Join...
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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)
Within a few hours, the first showing a Buyer sent a GREAT offer, and that lucky buyer got a key to his very first property!   Congratulations to my Seller, and this lucky buyer, and wish him lots of new memories! This property went live early Thursday morning, and there was a flurry of showings set very quickly.   The first showing agent called after he showed, and had a very interested buyer.  Not too long later, we had a great offer.    Zero days on market, and this property is now pending!   18004 E. Ohio Ave. #202Aurora, CO  80017Priced at $270,000 You will find these features in this condo - ~ 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms~ 1,177 finished square feet~ Located on the top floor~ Brand new kitchen - new cabinetry, counters, sink/faucet, flooring, and has a pantry, all stainless steel appli...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Wendy & Greg Kime, Plymouth MI Real Estate Experts
(Kime Realty)
50965 Sunday Drive NoviJust Listed! 50965 Sunday Drive Novi - This impressive luxury home is perfectly situated in the prestigious Park Place Subdivision. This pristine home offers: 4119 square feet, 5 bedrooms with a loft, and 3.2 baths Entry-level owner's suite showcases a gas-log fireplace, Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring, and a luxurious bathroom with granite counters, double sinks, and a large soaking tub Northville Schools with Novi taxes Stunning 2-story executive home with an entry-level owner's suite and a 1.12-acre lot Breathtaking foyer with soaring ceiling and turning double staircase with oak handrails and iron spindles Formal living and dining rooms Incredible great room features a 2-story ceiling and cozy gas log fireplace The gourmet kitchen includes granite counters,...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
This .63 Acre Lot in Mableton is still open for offers!Check out the website at www.5384Church.IsNowForSale.com to know more of this property. Now is your chance to catch the investment wave as Mableton will be the newest and largest city in Cobb County. A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY AWAITS!Call Jackye Mumphrey at 770.874.6200 x 6233 or contact her through TheRealEstateMaven.net
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
 Coming Soon:  2152 Groveland Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90046 another vacant lot with fantastic city views as well as panoramic hillside views as well.The best priced view lot in the Hollywood Hills West. If you have clients that are looking for a view lot for bargain prices, please reach out to me directly.  Off historic Laurel Canyon Blvd. Build your dream home or build it for spec. Land has a flat pad on top to maximize the views. Homes left and right and across from this lot sold for in the Multi-Million Dollar price range.  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are l...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
New Listing and Open House1409 Arredondo DrThursday 5/18, 11:00 until 2:00The Villages, FL$399,000MLS # G5068807AVAILABLE TURN-KEY Fully Furnished as an investment home or to live in. Location, Location, Location! This sought-after 3 bedroom, 2 bath Bougainvillea (Amarillo upgraded) model is close to all the things you want! Located where you will find shopping, restaurants, banks, and medical facilities. A short golf cart ride brings you to the Spanish Springs Square for entertainment, the Polo fields, Savanah Center,  two country Clubs-Glenview and Lopez and some of the best golf. More entertainment, shopping, and restaurants are simply a short ride to Lake Sumter Landing or Spanish Springs. Dance the night away! The neighborhood pool is close by. This immaculate home has Granite Coun...
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