Home Selling

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By Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS FIABCI, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
Comments 31
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 Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 5
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 Jeff Fritzson: Frisco Real Estate Pro, Your Success is My Focus!
(Jeff Fritzson Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors)
Comments 39
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 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)
Comments 3
  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 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)
Comments 3
  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 Mark Boyland, Your Source For Westchester County Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Bedford, NY Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Free List of Short Sale Homes For Sale Need to Short Sale your Home? Find out how here   Mark Boyland Keller Williams NY Realty 914-234-4444 Questions?Sche...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 4
Attention Warminster Home Owners !  If you are curious about the market value of your home and would like a free market analysis of you home call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre Realtors. 215-343-8200x124 or 2152758491 I will be glad to show you data of of recent home sales in the area and also giv...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 6
The property listing just going live on the multiple listing service for your town, city, county, state. Many real estate offerings have flexible use, are highly versatile. But do you pick the most probable use and call it good? Hit the largest piece of the target audience for the property listin...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 2
Attention Jamison Home Owners ! If you are curious about the market value of your home and would like a free market analysis of you home call Gita Bantwal at Re/Max Centre Realtors. 215-343-8200x124 or 2152758491 I will be glad to show you data of of recent home sales in the area and also give yo...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 9
    Tradition says  if you really want to sell your home quickly you should bury a statue of St. Joseph upside down in the yard of the home.   A special prayer is said for 10 days and at the end of that time, you are to dig up the statue and place it in a place of prominence in the house and cont...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Comments 11
  2 Master Suite Floor Plan Lake Home for Sale in Venice FL – Just Sold   This lake home for sale in Venice Florida has a 2 master suite floor plan and was just sold by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty.     The seller was well informed and educated before the property went up for sale. On the firs...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 5
River Pines Town Home Stuart FL Coming Soon   River Pines Town Home Stuart FL   View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & School information here at the updated Single Property Website!   Spacious town home with private quiet location in River Pines. Only a short walk or bike ride to the Intr...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 9
Jamestown RI State Parks | Beavertail   There is no doubt that Rhode Island has the state parks to thrill visitors and Beavertail State Park in Jamestown is at the top of the list.  It has a great working lighthouse where they give educational seminars, grassy areas to sit in the park and enjoy w...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 5
                                                                   JUST  SOLD  !!!                                                  W127S9672 Scott Krause Drive,  Muskego,  WI     Potential Sellers  in Champions Village in Muskego, WI ...call the Hansons...this 5 bedroom home got an offer in 10 d...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
What is the Secret to Selling a home quickly? This was always a popular question with Home Owners looking for a quick sale, however now they seem to be asking how we can guarantee that home sells. There is no wonder with ads stating they guarantee to sell your home or else.   Or else what? After ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 21
 SOLD Home in NW Austin TX on Jenaro Ct in Canyon Creek August 2014   NW Austin residents…homes are selling quickly! Another home has sold in Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin, TX, courtesy of Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United Realtors.   Four years ago I sold my clients this home. They c...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(First Coast Realty Associates)
Comments 8
How to write a Short Sale Hardship Letter Our government estimates by the end of 2012, over 50% of Americans who have a mortgage on their home will likely owe more than the value of their property.  If you are in a difficult financial situation like much of the country,  a short sale may be the o...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 21
Another Spring Hill Florida Pool Home Sold! by Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty, Spring Hill, Florida   This newer Spring Hill pool home just sold and the moving trucks will arrive shortly to deliver the belongings of the happy new owner!   Property Details for 4417 Ohara Street, Spr...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR,SRES, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
Comments 4
In Georgia, when you close on a home, part of your closing costs are for lender title insurance and title insurance for the buyer. Its a one time cost and is good for as long as you own your home. I have had a few clients question whether or not to get the optional buyers title insurance and I al...
By Yvette Belisle, Your Local Real Estate Expert
(Real Estate Brokers of Alaska)
Comments 0
Selling a house is a rich experience that leaves you wiser and highly efficient. You cannot just hire a Realtor® to do the job for you and several things need your personal attention. Closing costs are a part of every real estate transaction and without proper knowledge; you might end up paying t...