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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable moments of your life. It’s a day filled with love, joy, and celebration, and choosing the right venue sets the tone for your entire experience. If you’re a couple considering your options or a garden wedding enthusiast, an estate manor wedding could be the perfect backdrop. Let's explore the unique benefits of hosting your wedding at an estate manor.Exclusive Use and PrivacyThe wedding venue experts at https://penrynestate.com/ say that one of the standout benefits of an estate manor wedding is the exclusivity it offers. When you book a manor estate, you typically have exclusive use of the entire property for the duration of your wedding. This means you and your guests can enjoy the venue without any interruptions, providing a secluded and i...
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
Filing taxes can be a daunting task, especially with the unique regulations and considerations for residents of Orange County, CA. From understanding specific deductions to navigating local tax rates, this guide will provide you with the essential information needed to file your taxes correctly and efficiently.Understanding Orange County Tax RegulationsLocal Tax RatesOrange County residents need to be aware of the local tax rates that affect them. Sales tax in Orange County is currently set at 7.75%, which includes the state base rate plus additional local district taxes. For those who own property, property tax rates typically hover around 1% of the property's assessed value, plus any voter-approved bonds or assessments.Homeowners' Tax BenefitsAccording to the CPA team at  https://potr...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
The real estate landscape is on the brink of transformation with significant commission changes imminent. In our latest video below, "Understanding Real Estate Commission Changes: What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know," experts delve into the impact of these shifts starting August 2024.Join Robin Gauthier from NextHome Tidewater Realty as she uncovers what these changes mean alongside experts Melinda Swager and Alicia Rivas. Discover how these alterations will alter the buying and selling processes. Impact on BuyersMelinda Swager highlights the shift where buyers may shoulder agent commissions directly, enhancing transparency but posing new challenges. Learn how this change empowers buyers to negotiate while potentially affecting accessibility for certain buyer demographics.Impact on Sel...
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
Good Morning All,  It is June 20th and time for blog #20 in the 30 for 30 June series! This one is an advertising blog!! Despite looking like we are spending a lot of time writing blogs...we are quite busy here in central Nebraska.Following are some of our most recent listings.  Maybe it is time to move to Nebraska!First Up:  Fantastic rural property near the great community of Harvard, NE.1369 Road 319, Harvard, NE is a 6 bedroom, 2 Bath, 5 Car 2 Story Farmstead!Priced at only $385,000,A homesteading dream awaits the new buyers of this 4.62 acre property. Located 20 minutes East of Hastings, NE and 10 minutes west of Sutton, NE atop a hill along a winding road, you will find this 6+ Bedroom home with barns, sheds, and pasture all set up and ready for your animals.  Go here for more inf...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Golden, COThu Jun 20 2024This week the median list price for Golden, CO is $1,350,000.  Median List Price $1,350,000 Median Price of New Listings $985,000 Per Square Foot $374 Average Days on Market 76 Median Days on Market 28 Price Decreased 37% Price Increased 0% Relisted 5% Inventory 112 Median Rent $3,295 112 homes available now.
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Englewood, COThu Jun 20 2024This week the median list price for Englewood, CO is $692,000. Median List Price $692,000 Median Price of New Listings $625,000 Per Square Foot $361 Average Days on Market 44 Median Days on Market 28 Price Decreased 46% Price Increased 0% Relisted 4% Inventory 84 Median Rent $2,548 Looking for a Realtor to go to work for you.  Give me a call and lets talk.
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales
(Fathom Realty)
Most transactions, from time of pre-listing until time of settlement, have some challenges, or potential hiccups. A new agent may not know how to circumvent to fix these issues.  In fairness, how would they?A good agent will have solutions, having heard or dealt with these issues in the past.A great agent, from years of experience, will either anticipate, or better yet, instinctively know when something is wrong.  Sometimes I can just hear or see something that I know "ain't right". That service, to all involved, is invaluable.  This is an added bonus for clients who hire someone who "has their head in the game".Call me for my experience, accessibility, and instincts.   (609) 864-8164https://michaelelliott.fathomrealty.com/ 
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By Dennis Ovchinnikov, CPA, Your U.S. International Tax compliance specialist
(U.S. International Business Tax Solutions)
If a nonresident considering gifting real estate property in the United States, it's crucial to understand the unique tax implications involved. Based in Carlsbad, California, I specialize in international taxation and provide consultation, tax planning, and compliance services specifically for nonresidents who own or are planning to buy property in the U.S.Understanding Residency for Gift Tax PurposesResidency for gift and estate tax purposes differs from the substantial presence test used for income tax, which is based on the number of days spent in the U.S. Instead, it hinges on domicile, which means having a permanent home in the U.S. The IRS considers several factors to assess  intent to stay permanently, including: Your citizenship status How long you've resided in the U.S. Where ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
LOOK! What's UP in the latest news in the US real estate market for June 2024? Check here for the always updated topics and full stories that real estate experts are talking about. See the latest information on real estate issues. What is the latest on Mortgage Rates, Home Prices, Home Makeovers, Finding Money For Down Payment and more? (Photo Looking by Robin Higgins, Pixabay)What's UP in Real Estate?What is UP and rising to the TOP with future of housing in the US and other real estate industry news?Top Headlines and Stories for this month from Real Estate News from Realtor.com and other sources (See Links to the FULL Stories)1.  Boomers VS Millenials- Challenges in Purchasing First Home 2. Sellers: How To Spark Bidding War For Your Home 3.  How To Boost Your Credit Score For First Ti...
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Here are some golf courses near New Orleans Golf course homes often offer views of the golf course's fairways.   Audubon Park Golf Course - Located in Uptown, New Orleans, this is a beautiful and well-maintained course. English Turn Golf & Country Club - A challenging course designed by Jack Nicklaus, located in the English Turn neighborhood. Bayou Oaks at City Park - This offers two courses, the South Course and the North Course, located in City Park. Lakewood Golf Club - A historic course in New Orleans offering a traditional golf experience. TPC Louisiana - Located in Avondale, this is a PGA Tour course and one of the top public golf courses in the area. These options should offer various experiences, from scenic city courses to professional-level challenges. Want to Sell or Buy a G...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
I wanted to congratulate my Seller Client on the successful sale and closing of this great townhome in the Compton Heights neighborhood.  Closing took place on May 23, 2024.Thank you for allowing me to assist you in the sale of your home. If you know of anyone looking to buy or sell a home, please tell them about me.  I sincerely appreciate your referrals, and I promise to take great care of them.I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997 - 27 years!  I am an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute), and Certified Listing Professional (CLP).Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), ...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Contratulations to my Seller Clients on the successful sale and closing of this great ranch home in Ballwin, Missouri.  Closing took place on June 13, 2024. I wanted to thank the Sellers for trusting me to market and sell their Grandmother's home.  It was a pleasure working with them. If you know of any one looking to buy or sell a home, please tell them about me.  I sincerely appreciate your referrals, and I promise to take great care of them.I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997 - 27 years!  I am an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute), and Certified Listing Professional (CLP).Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR),...
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By Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Photo Journaling by Patricia FeagerLandscaping gardening is something I do myself. I began to reevaluate the worth and beauty of my home the day I made a commitment to purchase and pay off my mortgage on time not only for an investment in home ownership, but also from nature's point of view.  When I begin to dig dirt on my hands and knees I'm already thinking about distance, height, and whether or not I have good soil. I prefer perennials but I don't turn a blind eye to annuals, especially if they grab my attention. All plants have value to butterflies and bees. I imagine what it's like to see through a bee or butterfly eyes. Native plants are a win-win for my Flower Mound Garden. The colors I choose have value too. I find that plants establish themselves faster when I buy them at a rep...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Pheasant Run – Aurora, Colorado Pheasant Run is a great neighborhood in Southeast Aurora bordered by Smoky Hill Road, Quincy, Buckley Road and Chambers Road.  The homes in Pheasant Run were built in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.  There are four parks throughout Pheasant Run and it is just a few miles away from Quincy Reservoir.  Pheasant Run is located in the highly desirable Cherry Creek School system.  The young ones will attend Independence Elementary, Laredo Middle School and Smoky Hill High School.  Pheasant Run has easy access to the Denver Tech Center or Downtown Denver.  Walk to any of the bordering Roads and there are many RTD stops that you can catch. For more information about real estate in Pheasant Run, contact Will Hamm at 303-358-1147 or email HammHomes@ymail.com.   
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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)
Do you understand Homeowners Insurance Requirements? Yes, I can explain the requirements and key aspects of homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance is a type of property insurance that covers a private residence. It is typically required by mortgage lenders as a condition of the loan, but even without a mortgage, it is highly recommended for property owners. Here are the main components and requirements of homeowners insurance: 1. Coverage Types Homeowners insurance typically includes several types of coverage: Dwelling Coverage: Covers the physical structure of the home against risks such as fire, wind, hail, and other perils. Other Structures Coverage: Covers other structures on the property like garages, sheds, or fences. Personal Property Coverage: Covers personal belongings insi...
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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)
I am thinking of buying vacant land, who should I buy it from?  When considering buying vacant land, there are several sources from which you can purchase, each with its own set of advantages and considerations. Here are the main options: 1. Individual Sellers Advantages: Negotiation can be more flexible, and you might find unique properties not listed elsewhere. Considerations: Ensure thorough due diligence, as there may be less formal documentation and information compared to more regulated sales. 2. Real Estate Agents/Brokers Advantages: Access to a broad range of listings and professional advice. Agents can help navigate the buying process, including negotiations and paperwork. Considerations: Agents charge a commission, which can add to your costs. 3. Developers Advantages: Land fr...
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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)
If I wanted to buy vacant land should I buy it in a TAX SALE?  Buying vacant land at a tax sale can be an attractive option due to the potential for acquiring property at a lower price. However, it comes with its own set of risks and considerations. Here's what you should know: Pros of Buying Land at a Tax Sale: Lower Purchase Price: Properties at tax sales are often sold at a fraction of their market value, providing an opportunity to purchase land inexpensively. Potential for High Returns: If you buy at a low price and the property appreciates or you develop it, there can be significant financial gains. Clear Title After Redemption Period: In many jurisdictions, if the property owner does not redeem the property within a specified period, you can obtain a clear title. Cons and Risks: ...
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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)
Why would you buy a land locked plot of land? Buying a landlocked plot of land, which is a property without direct access to a public road or thoroughfare, might seem unappealing at first. However, there are several reasons why someone might choose to purchase such a plot: Lower Cost: Landlocked parcels are often cheaper than comparable plots with road access due to their limited accessibility. This can be attractive to buyers on a tight budget. Investment Potential: Over time, the value of the land may increase, especially if nearby development makes access easier or more feasible in the future. Some investors buy landlocked parcels anticipating future appreciation. Recreational Use: If the land is intended for recreational purposes, such as hunting, camping, or hiking, direct road ac...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Tired of STRESS? Are you looking for to live more carefree in Carefree Arizona in June 2024? It may be time to get there first and take the real "Carefree Highway" mentioned in Gordon Lightfoot's namesake song. (Carefree Sundial, town website)Gordon Lightfoot saw the exit sign for "Carefree Highway" and his Song FollowedDo you need to be more carefree and take the stress level down a notch? Well maybe you need to live more CAREFREE in CAREFREE, Arizona? (Carefree Sundial, town website)Carefree living sound good to you? You came to the RIGHT PLACE. Carefree Highway and Ho Hum Road are two of many relaxed street names that reflect a relaxed lifestyle in Sunny Carefree Arizona next door to Scottsdale. Carefree Highway stretches west from Carefree across North Phoenix and was the inspiratio...
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By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty and Management)
Unlock the Future: Pay Your Rent Online with American West Realty and Management!Are you ready to bid farewell to the days of writing checks, digging for stamps, and rushing to the post office before it closes? Tired of losing payments in the mail? It's time to embrace the future and unlock the convenience of paying your rent online! Here are a few reasons why this is a game-changer.1. Ultimate Convenience Imagine this: it’s the first of the month, and instead of scrambling to find your checkbook, you’re sipping coffee in your PJs. With a few clicks, your rent is paid! Our online payment system lets you settle your rent from anywhere, anytime – be it from your couch, your favorite coffee shop, or even from a white sand beach in Mexico.2. Time-Saver Extraordinaire Time is precious, and w...
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