Home Selling

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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Foreclosure Homes in Hobe Sound FL If you're searching for a potential bargain in the Hobe Sound FL home market a foreclosure may be just the right property for you.  Please keep in mind that these bank owned properties often require some work to get the property into move-in condition and the ba...
By Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
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I'll be taking a listing in a couple of weeks on a home that's been on the Hudson Valley, NY real estate market for three years. I'm pretty confident it will sell. Why this hubris on my part? Because I saw why it wasn't selling. The home has been lived in by the same family for thirty years. It s...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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10 Reasons Your Home May Not Have Sold (Yet) It SEEMS like everyone else for sale is posting SOLD.  Yet your house sits on the market and the clock ticks.  Frustrating isn't it?  You just want to get on to the next chapter in your life, but you can't! So what's holding you back?   It can be any o...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Home Staging Tips-Want to Find Your Room’s Focal Point? Home staging is about allowing the possibilities of your property to be seen by potential buyers. This often involves editing items in your home and improving the condition of your property. However, there’s something else we try to do and t...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Fire A Client?  Why Would An Agent Fire A Home Buyer?? It's rare, thank Goodness!!  However, if an agent finds themselves experiencing discomfort with a prospective home buyer, a few questions have to be asked.  I've divorced a few home buyers over the years.  1.  Fair Housing Awareness.  The pro...
By Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage
(Benchmark Mortgage)
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The work of a real estate agent can make or break how a prospective buyer feels about the property. Now that it's time to sell your home, you want to find the right agent to market it. How do you find someone you can trust who will make you feel confident they can sell your home quickly for the b...
By Jeff Fritzson: Frisco Real Estate Pro, Your Success is My Focus!
(Jeff Fritzson Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors)
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Believe it or not some Texas HOAs are hurting their own residents' property values. It is not intentional or at least I don't think it is. In certain areas of Frisco and McKinney there are HOAs that have decided that real estate open house signs should not be used. They go around and will pull th...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
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Here is your opportunity to build your dream home without having to go through all of the time consuming details of drawing up a floor plan, finding the right builder, and finding the right lot to build on.   4315 E. 900 S-92 in Roanoke, Indiana is a custom built home by Star Homes is half way do...
By Michelle Finnamore, Preparing your property for sale
(in Vaughan and Toronto GTA)
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Home staging in Vaughan and Toronto one of the first things we look at when we arrive at  property for a staging consultation is to decide whether the house needs a change in paint colour. With over 90 % of people finding their next home online it makes sense to paint the property a staging safe ...
By Marie Graham, Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
(Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY)
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Prosepctive buyers always talk about looking for a house, but could they be talking about your listing, literally? Problems with actually finding a listed property happens a lot more often than you might think, in both rural and urban settings. Many communities and HOAs do not allow broker signs,...
By Ellie McIntire, CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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Has your Howard County home been sitting on the market with either no showings or lots of showings and no offers? You are probably over priced! That being said there are other reasons why your home is not getting to the top of the buyers list. Here are 10 great reasons why you are not enjoying a ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS of 5820 NW Dana Cir, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Search All Vacant Land in Port St Lucie Search All Port Saint Lucie, FL Homes For Sale Search All Tradition FL Homes for Sale Search All PGA Village Homes for Sale Tesoro Homes For Sale Wha...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info CLICK HERE for FULL DETAILS of 150 SE Rio Casarano, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Tesoro Homes For Sale Search All Port Saint Lucie, FL Homes For Sale Search All Tradition FL Homes for Sale Search All PGA Village Homes for Sale Search All Vacant Land in Port St Lucie ...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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  Some of Those Deck Boards Are Looking Pretty Bad     You may have some deck boards that need to be replaced, but the rest of the deck may be okay right now. It's hard to tell how bad your deck is without a thorough inspection. Each deck is unique and vary in the amount of water and dry rot dama...
By Keith Ritter, 602-908-5020 AZ Realtor, Glenndale AZ Real Estate
(Keller Williams Profesional Partners Glendale AZ Real Estate Peoria/Realtor)
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Corner Lot home 4 sale Tolleson AZ 85353 this 4 Bedroom Home for sale Tolleson High school AZ  85353 features 4 Bedrooms and 2.5 Bathrooms with 1711 Square Feet The front of this 4 Bedroom Home for sale Tolleson High school is in Tolleson  AZ 85353 features desert Landscaping and features a 2 car...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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374 Northwest Biltmore Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 full Living Area Approx: 1896 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search All Port Saint Lucie, FL Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work FREE List of HUD Homes for Sale What is Your Home Worth? See P...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
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Homebuyer Turnoffs   Truila Tips, in an article by Katie Daire, provides an interesting summary of some of the major homebuyer turnoffs. This is good reading for home sellers and their listing agents. All of these turnoffs can be found in any local real estate market. Homebuyers are wary of dirty...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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  This Siding Was Just Too Difficult to Fix By The Last Contractor     Some pieces of siding are clearly more difficult to replace then other pieces. It is the contractor's responsibility to replace all the pieces, even if it is more of a challenge. There are plenty of examples of this out there....
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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  Home Sellers Should Know Mortgage Payoff Amount Prior to ListingListing a house for sale is more than putting a price tag, sticking a yard sign and entering the listing information into MLS(Multiple Listing System).When homeowners thinking about selling their Clermont FL home, they should be i...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459)
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$239,900, 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House, 1380 sqft.     Tom Braatz | Re/Max | 262-377-1459 3320 N Silver Cedar Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066 Outstanding Summit Ranch on Large Park like yard 3Bd/2.5Ba Single Family House   $239,900 Year Built 1963 Sq Footage 1380 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 2.5 Ba...