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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams - Pickett Property Group

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2010 

Interest rates are starting to climb and now we're hearing talk of that ugly word...inflation! And believe me, once inflation starts increasing, the rates are going to go up right along with it. With the holidays literally right around the corner, NOW really is the time to buy. Interest rates are...
Posted over 3 years ago
Grey Oaks in Shawnee, KS has been busy in terms of real estate activity this Fall. If you're looking to be a part of this great neighborhood, there's still quite a few to choose from. Grey Oaks currently has 17 active homes listed for sale ranging in price from $262,900 to $399,950, four to five...
Posted over 3 years ago
If you're looking to be a part of this great neighborhood , now is the time. Woodsonia currently has 9 active homes listed for sale ranging in price from $135,000 to $245,000, three to five bedrooms available. In the past 30 days, only one home has sold at $225,000.     Woodsonia is located in We...
Posted over 3 years ago
Monticello Farms, a Rodrock Community, is cooling off in terms of real estate.  Monticello Farms currently has 3 active homes listed for sale ranging in price from $194,000 to $210,000, four bedrooms available. In the past 30 days, only 1 home has sold with an average days on market of 21 days. ...
Posted over 3 years ago
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...The Multiple Listing Service dates back to the 19th century. On designated days, local real estate board members gathered at "real estate exchanges" to exchange and compile information about their listings. By the early twentieth century, the term "multiple listing" was in use. By the 1920s, h...
Posted over 3 years ago
I did a post on this a few months ago, but thought it was worth revisiting.  Pricing is critical.  Especially in today's market, pricing can either bring you many showings but no offers (bleh!), send you multiple offers from multiple buyers (which is ideal!), or it can put your home out of consid...
Posted over 3 years ago
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...  The U-Haul company recently celebrated 60 years of serving do-it-yourself movers. With a 1937 Ford and $5,000 in savings, Sam and Anna Mary Shoen launched U-Haul in the summer of 1945. By the end of 1949, it was possible to rent a moving trailer one-way from city to city throughout most of t...
Posted over 3 years ago
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...The most common street name in the U.S. is Second Street. This is followed by Third, First, Fourth, and Park. Main Street is the seventh most popular street name. In the United Kingdom, High Street is the most common street name. c
Posted over 3 years ago
We've all heard it and several of us have even said it, "Location, location, location". Yes, it is a top item to consider when purchasing a home. However, new reports are showing it's not the only thing buyers are looking for...especially in today's economy. Watch this short :33 second video to s...
Posted over 3 years ago
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Ok, I hate to post these back to back, but I couldn't resist.  This one is pretty interesting... According to a National Association of Home Builders study, the construction of 1,000 single-family homes generates 2,448 full-time construction and construction-related jobs, $79.4 million in wages, ...
Posted over 3 years ago
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