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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Join Isabella Correa with Coldwell Banker for an exclusive Open House from 1-3 pm Sunday April 7th, showcasing my condo listing at 8200 Nelly Dr. in Neely's Canyon, in the heart of NW Hills.  This two-story condominium complex features unparalleled views of the picturesque hill country, canyons, panoramic landscapes, majestic trees, greenbelts, all in a tranquil wooded surrounding.   Isabella is ready to take you on a tour of this charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. If you can't make it reach out to Isabella at 619-664-3790 to schedule a private preview. There is a generous price improvement on this condo so you don't want to miss out!Featuring two bedrooms and two baths, this comfy condo exudes a sense of spaciousness and openness, accentuated by its high living room ceiling opening to ...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Are you thinking about making a move? If so, now may be the perfect time to start the process. That’s because experts say the best week to list your house is just around the corner.A recent Realtor.com study looked at housing market trends over the past several years (with the exception of 2020, since it was an unusual year), and found the best week to put your house on the market this year is April 14-20:“Every year, one week stands out from the rest as that perfect stretch of time when it’s great to be a home seller. This year, the week of April 14–20 is the best time to sell—that is, if sellers want to see lots of interest in their homes, sell quickly, and pocket some extra cash, according to Realtor.com® data.”Here’s why this matters for you. While the spring market is a great time ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Informative read! Avoiding home staging mistakes is crucial for attracting buyers. This blog likely highlights common pitfalls, such as overpersonalizing or neglecting curb appeal, and offers tips for a successful staging. Thanks for sharing these valuable insights on home staging!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Home staging is the art of preparing your home for sale, making it look attractive and inviting to potential buyers. It can help you sell your home faster and for a higher price, but it can also backfire if you make some common mistakes. Here are the top five home staging mistakes to avoid and how to fix them.   Mistake #1: Not thinking about how your home will photograph   Most buyers start their home search online, so you need to make sure your home looks...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
Are you a homeowner mulling over the decision to sell your beloved abode? It's a significant choice, one that involves careful consideration of various factors to ensure you make the right decision for your future. To help guide you through this pivotal moment, we've compiled a list of five crucial considerations every homeowner should ponder before putting their home on the market. Market Conditions: Before diving into the selling process headfirst, it's essential to take a step back and assess the current market conditions in your area. Factors such as inventory levels, demand, and home prices can greatly influence the success of your sale. Consulting with a local real estate agent can provide invaluable insights into market trends and help you determine if it's a favorable time to se...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Lannon WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for March 2024 Lannon is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The village has a total area of 2.46 square miles, 2.44 square miles of which island, and 0.02 square miles is water. It is bordered by Sussex to the west and Menomonee Falls to the north, east, and south.The village was originally mainly settled by immigrants. However, the first true sellers were Isaac Howard and William Lannon. The village got its final name from the latter, an Irishman who settled in the area with his bride in 1834.Eventually, the settlement expanded in both population and size. At present, there are just over 1,100 residents.Located just outside of Milwaukee, residents enjoy the advantages of a major metropolitan area without having to deal with the hustle and ...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Nashotah WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for March 2024Live in the heart of Wisconsin’s stunning Lake Country landscape!Nashotah is a quaint village in Waukesha County, in the Lake Country area of Wisconsin. It is bordered by Delafield to the south, east, and west.The village got its name from the nearby Nashotah Lakes, a pair of lakes consisting of Upper Nashotah Lake and Lower Nashotah Lake. Nashotah is a name derived from the Native American language meaning “twins”.The village has a total area of 1.70 square miles, of which 1.67 square miles is land and 0.03 is water. Residents enjoy a rural and peaceful atmosphere. It is no surprise then that many buyers prefer homes for sale in Nashotah.Railroads have been instrumental in the development of the village. Before, Nashotah was an u...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
North College Street Historic DistrictStep into the enchanting ambiance of the North College Historic District in Auburn, AL, where history whispers through the  streets and architectural treasures. Each home in this district boasts its own unique story, with picturesque facades exuding character and charm at every turn. As one of the best Auburn realtors deeply acquainted with the city’s rich tapestry, I invite you to explore these timeless residences. From quaint cottages to elegant estates, there’s a dwelling here to match every dream. Whether you’re seeking a cozy nest or a grand abode, let me guide you through the wonders of Auburn’s real estate landscape. Contact me for all your real estate needs, and together, we’ll make your dreams a reality. #berkshirehathawayhomeservicesprefer...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
At least not immediately, anyway. If you understand that we are in the best seller's market in the history of seller's markets, you will expose your house to the open market, via the MLS (Multiple Listing Service)  which then uploads the listing to nearly every website ON THE PLANET.    You may have heard that some homes are getting dozens of offers, quickly. (Some sell for ) Tens of thousands over asking. The only time you should sell to a limited or restricted audience is if your child or a very dear family member wants to buy. Price is not the only important factor, and the best terms will be revealed to you with the guidance of your trusted agent. One last note---  this applies to all homes, but the nicer yours is, the more important this advice becomes. Michael Elliott michaelelli...
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey real estate sales
(Fathom Realty)
At least not immediately, anyway.If you understand that we are in the best seller's market in the history of seller's markets, you will expose your house to the open market, via the MLS (Multiple Listing Service)  which then uploads the listing to nearly every website ON THE PLANET.    You may have heard that some homes are getting dozens of offers, quickly.(Some sell for ) Tens of thousands over asking.The only time you should sell to a limited or restricted audience is if your child or a very dear family member wants to buy.Price is not the only important factor, and the best terms will be revealed to you with the guidance of your trusted agent.One last note---  this applies to all homes, but the nicer yours is, the more important this advice becomes.
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
Keep your home's value blooming! 🌼 Investing in regular maintenance nurtures your sanctuary and plants seeds for increased value over time. Ready to grow your home's worth? Contact me for tips and strategies on where to focus your efforts for the best return! #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #happyhome #happyhomeowners #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #hometips #investment
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Nestled along the pristine shores of the Gulf Coast, Gulf Breeze, Florida, stands as a testament to the allure of coastal living. With its breathtaking views, vibrant community, and abundant recreational opportunities, Gulf Breeze offers an unparalleled quality of life that attracts residents and visitors alike. In this post, we'll delve into the charm and appeal of Gulf Breeze, exploring its unique characteristics, real estate market, and why it's a dream destination for those seeking a slice of paradise.The Allure of Gulf BreezeGulf Breeze is more than just a location; it's a lifestyle. The town boasts a perfect blend of natural beauty, small-town charm, and modern amenities, making it an ideal place to call home for individuals and families alike. Situated on a peninsula between Pens...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of the Gulf Coast, Pensacola stands as a beacon of Southern charm, rich history, and unparalleled natural beauty. From its pristine beaches to its vibrant cultural scene, Pensacola offers a lifestyle that blends relaxation with excitement. At the heart of this coastal paradise lies its real estate market, where every property tells a story of leisure, luxury, and a life well-lived.Discovering Pensacola: Where History Meets ModernityPensacola's allure is evident when you set foot in its historic downtown area. Cobblestone streets wind through a tapestry of centuries-old buildings, each bearing witness to the city's storied past. From the iconic Pensacola Lighthouse to the grandeur of Plaza Ferdinand VII, history buffs will find themselves enchanted by ...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
Sexy high rise condo for Sale - Condo in Downtown PhxStep into the epitome of urban elegance with this sleek 1 bedroom condo, strategically positioned at the heart of Downtown Phoenix in Portland on the Park. This residence is more than just a place to live; it's a lifestyle statement, offering you the best of city living with breathtaking views and top-tier amenities that elevate the standard of luxury. The rooftop deck is an urban oasis, featuring gas fire pits, BBQs, TVs, and sweeping views of the Japanese Friendship Garden, Hance Park, and the stunning Phoenix skyline, setting the scene for unforgettable moments.Within the community, entertainment and leisure spaces abound, including a well-equipped gym for fitness enthusiasts and a sparkling pool for those leisurely dips on warm da...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
Nestled within the esteemed Phoenix Country Club, this residence stands as a beacon of exceptional craftsmanship and timeless design. Unique to its surroundings, it offers uninterrupted, sweeping views of the golf course that adorn its borders. Constructed in 1950 and revitalized in 2020, the home melds classic elegance with modern comforts, striking a perfect balance between the two. Upon entry, the foyer unfolds into a stunning library, where the eye is drawn to floor-to-ceiling windows set against custom-built bookshelves and a cozy fireplace. The formal dining room basks in sunlight, its French doors providing both privacy and a refreshing breeze, with convenient kitchen access. Above, a captivating chandelier sets the stage for memorable gatherings. The kitchen itself is a tribute...
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(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Lifestyle Enhancements for Seniors: Navigating Real Estate Transactions with EaseAs seniors approach pivotal moments, such as downsizing or relocating to a retirement community, buying or selling real estate becomes significant. This transition not only involves financial considerations but also profoundly impacts their lifestyle. Therefore, seniors must approach these transactions with careful planning and consideration. By embracing lifestyle enhancements tailored to their needs, seniors can easily navigate the real estate market, ensuring a seamless transition to a new chapter of life. Prioritize Accessibility and Convenience: Accessibility is paramount for seniors. When purchasing a new property, opt for homes with single-level layouts, wider doorways, and step-free entries to accom...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
 Welcome to Layton Lakes!Offering 5 beds, 3 baths, well-manicured landscape, and a split 3-car garage w/attached cabinetry. Discover a desirable open layout that establishes a smooth connection between spaces!Neutral paint creates an inviting ambiance, enhanced by wood-look tile flooring & abundant natural light. The impressive kitchen boasts SS appliances, granite counters, a pantry, recessed lighting, cabinetry w/crown molding, and a prep island w/breakfast bar.Main bedroom has backyard access and an ensuite with dual granite sinks & a walk-in closet. Discover the fantastic backyard, offering a paver-covered patio,Gazebo, and a sparkling pool/spa combo for year-round enjoyment! NO neighbors behind as it backs to a common area. Leased solar panels.      YOUR   Latest activity in the VA...
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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 Gilbert, AZ is $699,450 with the market action index hovering around 50. This is an increase over last month's market action index of 49. Inventory has held steady at or around 354.   Home sales continue to outstrip supply and the Market Action Index has been moving higher for several weeks. This is a Seller’s market so watch for upward pricing pressure in the near future if the trend continues.    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   602-999-0952 Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952 Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox....
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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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