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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 Joanne Gillet & Danah Prophet The Edge Of The Beach Team, Top Producers
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
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NOT too long ago...    Don't miss this Beautiful home on a large corner lot!Tucked away on the southern part of Pawleys, is the sought after community of Allston Plantation. Dramatically grand double door entry w/ a foyer leads tolarge great room, dining area & kitchen. An open floor plan burstin...
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 Brad Thomsen, Managing Broker
(CENTURY 21 Real Estate Center)
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 Is your property worth the number you want to hear?When you are thinking of selling your multi family property will you like the number the real estate broker tells you? Or will you list with the broker who tells you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear?When it comes to listing your ...
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 Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
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Please join me for an open house to the public at 3489 E Via Guadalupe, Tucson  AZ  85716 Sunday 4/19/15 from 1pm - 4pm.   Recently lowered the price to $499K, which is $112K below the Zillow.com "Zestimate".Registered Historic property in prestigious Historic Colonia Solana (est.1928), ambience ...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16, Morgan Hill, CA (95037)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.  More Real Estate and Less Hype;       0 Single family home currently listed as bank owned.8 Single family homes currently listed as short...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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One of the most difficult situations for a home seller to be in is to try and sell their home while it is occupied by a tenant. Tenants don't have an incentive to see the home sell. And quite frankly, most of them couldn't care less if it does. Sadly, this entire attitude problem can be dealt wit...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16, Gilroy, CA (95020).... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading. More Real Estate and Less Hype; 4 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned.17 Single family homes currently listed as short sales.23...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16, Alum Rock area, San Jose, CA (95127, 95148)… once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading. More Real Estate and Less Hype; 2 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned.24 Single family homes currently li...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16, Willow Glen area, San Jose, CA (95124, 95125)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.             More Real Estate and Less Hype;   2 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned.7 Single family h...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16 in the Hollister, CA area... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.             More Real Estate and Less Hype;            4 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned.9 Single family homes current...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16, Almaden area, San Jose, CA (95120)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading. More Real Estate and Less Hype; 0 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned.4 Single family homes currently listed as ...
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 P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16, South San Jose, San Jose, CA (95121,95122), once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.            More Real Estate and Less Hype; 1 Single family home currently listed as bank owned.10 Single family homes cur...
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...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16, Berryessa area, San Jose, CA (95116, 95131, 95132, 95133)... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.                        More Real Estate and Less Hype; 2 Single family homes currently listed as bank ow...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 16, Santa Teresa area, San Jose, CA (95111, 95119, 95138, 95139) ... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.            More Real Estate and Less Hype; 3 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned.11 S...
By Mike Kelly, "One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"
(The Kelly Norman Team-Keller Williams Realty)
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                 In my 38 years as a Realtor exclusively here in "The Wine Country" ,Sonoma County, Califirona,  I have viewed homes which can only be characterized as being “overly personal” to the owner. These “personalized” homes can present certain traits which can be a white elephant in any ...