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The business of real estate is a cut throat business filled with complicated twists and turns, and veterans of the field will attest to that. For ordinary people like you and me, trying to understand the business is as greek as the salad you had for lunch.  ;)Simple Fact 1: There are only 2 facto...
By John Handschuh, Realtor ABR SRES, Horsham Real Estate
(RE/MAX Action Realty)
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Country View Townhome Overview Maps Photos $290,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,270 sqftYear Built: 2013MLS #: 6520913 Location 4 Libby CtTelford, PA 18969USA John Handschuh RE/MAX Action Realty(215) 358-1100 X 1108john@johnhandschuh.comhttp:/...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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This little gem was only on the market for 14 days before we got an offer! I occasionally take listings in Vernonia and was happy to help the seller, whom I'd referred to an agent in LaPine Oregon last year for a small property she wanted to sell there. I found Thesa Chambers through ActiveRain. ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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What Does  A Seller Reveal When They  Want A Negotiation Cushion on the Listing? I have been busy this past week with listing presentations.  That's a good thing.  The sellers have been attentive, have understood the comparables and the analysis, and have been reasonably receptive to the value of...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Don’t Be Scared Away By What You See on Reality TV.  I love the home and garden shows that can be seen on television. It is a good way to bring the topics of home improvement and updating as well as home staging to the public. However, as with most reality shows, there has to be a certain amount ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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A couple of years ago I wrote a post, Selling Your New Hampshire Home - Don't Sabotage Your Own Sale.  Although they tend to blame the market and/or their agent, the failure to sell a home is often at the hands of the sellers....something I like to call Seller Sabotage.Sellers sabotage their sale...
By Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 For Professional Real Estate Services in Edmonds contact Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker at Century 21 Real Estate Center.Call, text or email for more information.    425-890-4649 | brad@Century21.comTime to Sell your Condominium near Edmonds Community College?When thinking of buying a condominium...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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   Address: 615 Elk Ln Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-4671 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1405945           357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston ABR,e-PRO  RE/MA...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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4150 S Lafayette Pl, Chandler AZ 85249. MLS #5267119.  3 bedrooms, den, 2.5 bathrooms, 2839 square feet, 3 car split garage, single level.  Built in 2003 by Keystone Homes in Arizona Country subdivision near Cooper and Ocotillo.  This home is a beauty and sits on an over-sized lot across from the...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Price Grows Like Pinocchio's NoseI spoke with a seller that was interested in selling his home. It seems that the time is right with the tenant moving out. It has been leased for a couple of years. The prices in the neighborhood are stable and interest rates are beckoning buyers to make a move no...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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 Stately Austin white stone JUST LISTED in Canyon Creek NW Austin www.11125comisopala.com Buyers, act decisively and  you’ll have the best opportunity to buy this home as quality deals sell fast in Canyon Creek! 11125 Comiso Pala Path Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned community of...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Just Sold in Gainesville:  Virginia Oaks Townhouse for $322,000When you have a buyer that knows exactly what they want, it can be a blessing and a curse.  The blessing is that they are ready to pull the trigger and write an offer when they see IT.  The curse comes when you have no inventory in th...
By Cook Real Estate Services
(Cook Real Estate Services)
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Thinking about selling your home? Experts agree that the time to think about selling your home is the day you buy it. When you consider a home’s resale value right from the start, it will be easier to sell it when the time comes. There are many factors that can affect the market value of your pro...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Did the Buyer really want that done? If it is in the contract, I would say yes. This was not asked by a seller but by the listing agent. In a recent offer on a home both accepted and signed by the seller. The buyer asked the yard be free and clear of all dog poop. The seller had several dogs that...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Real Estate Broker, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 How to Understand the Market Value of your Phoenix Area Home  If you were going to sell your car, what would you do? Well, you'd probably check to find out how similar vehicles to yours are priced. Then you would start advertising within that price range.What you would be doing, perhaps without ...
By Amy Bly, Styling Homes for Selling and Staying
(Great Impressions Home Staging/Interiors)
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When buyers encounter strangely-shaped or unusually-sized rooms, they often can't figure out how to use or furnish those spaces. Staging overcomes those objections. Here are some examples of problem rooms that staging provided solutions to:  Long "bowling alley" spaces:   Sloped bedroom ceilings:...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, 504-229-7423
(Real Estate Broker - FrankRubiRealEstate.com, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La. Great Louisiana Homes)
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Homes for Sale in Tall Timbers Subdivision Mandeville, La. 70471Tall Timbers is a desirable neighborhood that is located in Mandeville, La. It offers all city ammenties. Locate near to shopping and entertainment. Looking for a Home in Tall Timbers?Interested in a Home in Tall Timbers Click here t...
By Rob Kinnon
(BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors)
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This beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bathroom ocean front condominium for sale in Playa del Carmen is a rare opportunity! With one of the BEST locations on the beach of the world famous tourist destination: Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico; this incredible ocean front condominium for sale in Playa de...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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  Are you trying to sell your home near the St Croix River in Stillwater and need some help now? Then check out sell my home in Stillwater at MNHomeShop.  Stillwater is a city in Washington County Minnesota directly across the from the state of Wisconsin over the St Croix River. The population w...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
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I was recently called by my favorite Realtor to help her with a listing.  The house, located high on a hill, has incredible views of the Hudson River.  But walk through the door and this midcentury modern and what you saw was tired and dated.  The homeowner spent many an evening gazing at the sta...