Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

 
By Yuri Ramirez-Villanueva, Sacramento Realtor, (Hablo Español)
(Keller Williams Realty Elk Grove)
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     The economy is improving but unfortunately not everyone is doing better. I just finished a short sale for my clients who were going through one heck of a time. Both unemployed for over a year, they were depleting their savings in an effort to stay current on their mortgage…they wanted to kee...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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    Address: 32601 Yahnke RD Burlington, Wisconsin 53105-8738 Taxed by: Burlington MLS #: 1412137           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 A...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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 I am sure you are familiar with the phrase "Do you want fries with that?" Well, there's a new phrase in real estate marketing that I'm guessing you aren't familiar with....   "Do you want a bride with that?"   Sellers often throw a little something extra in with the house to entice buyers, but t...
By Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC
(Pine Knoll Shores Realty)
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Poop Scoopin' Boogie   When you are selling your home, don't forget that buyers may be offended by the smell of a litter box.  You live in the home, you love your kitties, and somehow... you have become "immune" to the smell.    As a cat owner myself, I can teach you a little move called the "Poo...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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    SOLD in the Canyon Creek Subdivision in NW Austin TX 11601 Sweet Basil CT 78726   Homes located in the Enclave gated section in the Canyon Creek Subdivision are sought after because there are very few that come on market. I was the listing agent when my sellers purchased the home and they cam...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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How do you keep people from commenting on your blog posts? Easy, write a Market Report. A shocking thing happened when i started my latest series of Market Reports. My comments went form 20 to 5. A couple of posts are at a lonely ZERO.  As i buried my head in sorrow the phone rang, not an hour af...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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The most expensive home that sold in Arizona last week was a unique property in the sense that it's not your traditional luxury home. This house was built in 1967 and by all accounts needs some pretty major updates to bring it in to the modern age. Selling this home for $3.3 million dollars might...
By Scott Webster
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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New Listing: 32 Wolfpit Ave in Norwalk, CT!   Move right in to this beautiful, meticulously cared-for home close to everything in Norwalk. Great natural light, and lots of new features and freshly painted throughout - even the basement floors!  Huge, level, fenced-in yard with patio and gardens, ...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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                                                            in real estate as a HOBBY When you click and watch this now,, you will learn a horrible fact and truth about the real estate business. Don’t get me wrong, it is not all bad. Just somewhere around 10% and that number will be higher or low...
By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado and Down Valley Realtor
(Keller Williams Performance)
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Cabin with Acreage Bordering National Forest PRICED BELOW APPRAISAL!! DON'T WAIT. Alpine Colorado. Quiet. Beautiful. Cross Country Ski, Soak in Mt Princeton Hot Springs, hike in the aspens and more. Own the largest lot in Alpine or St Elmo at the end of the road. Bordering National Forest, your p...
By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado and Down Valley Realtor
(Keller Williams Performance)
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Premier 3.8 Acres for Sale in Salida Enjoy living 5 minutes from downtown Salida. This is the best priced lot on Methodist Mountain. Build your dream home and dive into the Valley lifestyle. Spend the morning skiing (20 minutes away). Come off the mountain and mountain bike all afternoon (we are ...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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  White Sulphur Springs House is Under Contract!        This charming 2bedroom/2bath house located on Mamick Street in White Sulphur Springs, WV, is now under contract and closing is to be May 1.  This move-in ready house was built in 2004 and boasts of 1,030 sq ft of living space. The main level...
By Kerry Lucasse, Your Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant
(eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team)
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Cabbagetown Atlanta :: Milltown Lofts for Sale   Located in between Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown in the heart of Atlanta, you will find a fabulous loft community, called Milltown Lofts.  Prices range from the mid $100s to the high $200s for one or two bedroom units and the HOA dues are quite low ...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
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Are you Enthusiastic? No really, have you ever thought about it? How do you show enthusiasm when you are on a listing presentation? Obviously you don't do back flips when you go into a particularly nice listing but how do you show the seller your enthusiasm? I recently did not get a listing becau...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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  If you have plans to sell your house, chances are high on your list of projects is to make sure your house is clean.   Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Selling Your Home? 14 Areas You Don’t Want to Forget to Clean! If you have plans to sell your house, chances are h...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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HomeSellers-Cannot Sell?Let Us Rent to Own Out Your House for You!   SEE: http://www.SCHomeBuyers.net/   Sell Your House This Week! We Buy Houses We Sell Houses Special Note: We are licensed real estate agents!   We Buy and Sell Houses Charleston SC Area Sell Your South Carolina House in 7 Days ...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Obligations of a Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate Agent Obligation is a heavy word, wouldn't you say?  I sure think it is.  When I think of the obligations I have in work and life on a daily basis, I want to crawl under my covers and hide.  That's what I'd like to do, but obligations being what th...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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The Lise Howe Group just sold 9401 Tall Window Way in Kings Contrivance, Columbia MD 21046 for $450,000.  This four bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial had been renovated by the current owners with new bathrooms, a new kitchen, new flooring, fresh paint and landscaping.  The two car garage and family room...
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 13, 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. 22 Single family homes currently listed as short sal...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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What is My Oakbrook Springs Home Worth? 2014 4th Quarter Homes Sold Properties currently active on the market: 0 Single-family properties closed: 1 Average sales price:  $103,000 Average list price:  $100,000 Sales price to list price ratio:  103% Average days on the market: 69 Sales currently pe...