Home Selling

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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Narragansett Multi Million Dollar House Built on the Wrong Land to be Moved This has been a 5 year battle to have this Narragansett Multi Million Dollar House Built on the Wrong Parcel of Land to be moved from its location to its right location.  The Superior Court just decided that the deadline ...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 3
  Blue Jacket Run in Fallen timbers Subdivision (Northeast Allen County).   This 34 year old home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,728 square feet above ground, and a has a partial finished basement.  It sold for $239,900, was originally listed for $239,900, and was on the market for 18 days...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 110
When reviewing Listings in the MLS there are certain phrases or words that may make you want to run, far away. When reviewing homes that have not sold, many home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often ask why their home did not sell. Some times the answer as easy as looking up their listing...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 46
Whether you are Buying or Selling a home, there are certain words or phrases that can stop a conversation, bring silence to a stadium and strikes fear to the agents involved. Many Buyers and home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often learn this hard way. Some are light heart-ed and some ar...
By Lisa Wiseman
(Intero Real Estate Services, San Jose, Silicon Valley)
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  Moving from a large home full of stuff to a smaller space can be very challenging, but many homeowners find it a liberating experience. Here are a few tips to make the transition smoother:     IDENTIFY-What you would replace if it were gone, such a a smaller TV, artwork or a smaller couch. SEL...
By Ashley Hauf
(Keller Williams Classic Realty NW)
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With many holidays around the corner, sometimes selling your home may seem like a headache! Actually, this is a great time to list your home...and here's why: 1. Serious Buyers- People who are looking to buy a home now usually have a real need to. Perhaps they are relocating, enrolled the kids in...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 21
Do You Want To Sit At My Open House?       That was the subject of a mass email I received last week.   Sitting an open house.   Have you heard the term?   I don’t know about you but it’s one of my pet peeves.   Sitting an open house.  I cringe just writing the term.   I know open houses may not ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 21
4 BR Lakefront Pool Home Jensen Beach Reduced 2631 NW Windemere Drive in the Pines of Jensen Beach has now been reduced to $383,900.  Please come and see this exceptionally well located and maintained home. A newer lake front 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom pool home in the highly sough after Pines subdivi...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 24, 2014 Last week’s scheduled economic news included the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, Housing Starts and Existing Home Sales. FOMC meeting minutes were released along with weekly Freddie Mac mortgage rates and weekly jobless claims. ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 71
Do You Damage The Value of a Home When You Reduce The Number of Bedrooms?    One would think that to take a home and change three bedrooms into two would be a dangerous thing to do to a home.   You are losing the ability of having the family unit be able to move right into a home with 2 children,...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 64
Through the Front Door the Senses Take Over Photos grab the attention of the buyer. But Sellers, simply having good photos doesn't get the house sold. You have to have good curb appeal and that includes not having any major distractions from your neighbors. A junky neighbor, the neglected house n...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 16
The on stage participants crank their head to the side and upward to see, hear the "survey says......" and the wait for it, wait for it answer to the real estate question. The one where the crowded in, sardine like audience wonders too. What scores high or at all on the  overhead powerpoint poll....
By Kimberley Rosenstein, Superior Service
(HomeSmart)
Comments 3
Fountain Hills 3 Bed 2 Bath Home Fountain Hills 3 bed 2 bath home  Fountain Hills 3 bed 2 bath home is not to be missed. This Fountain Hills 3 bed 2 bath home is located directly off the famous and coveted Fountain Hills Blvd. Location, mint condition, and a stunning Fountain Hills 3 bed 2 bath h...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 12
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                  Milwaukee WI Real Estate, Condos, 10/23/14-11/23/14 by Kristin Johnston   Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Milwaukee County, WI Condos For the Last 30 Days: Real ...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 5
    For the most part home sellers generally think they should list their homes in the spring.  They feel that more buyers are available at that time so why waste market time by listing their homes now?   On the other hand I have two sellers who will be listing in the next few weeks.  Right befo...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
Comments 0
Richmond Virginia Short Sale Experts - Virginia Short Sale Specialist- Realtor/Principal Broker - Certified Distrssed Property Expert - CDPE Are you or someone you know having trouble making mortgage payments? Is Your Home Worth Less Than You Owe On It? Have you tried to refinance and can't? Is Y...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 14
When we have been given the honor of listing someone's house...we always ask why we were chosen.  The answer helps us to be better agents...to bolster the things that appeal to Sellers and polish our presentation for future listings.    The reasons are varied.     - You were recommended by our n...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 23
SOLD in the Charlestown Subdivision in Bonaire GA 31005 SOLD in Bonaire GA Working with military sellers who have PCS orders and are excited about moving abroad is so much fun. When they get ready to move they know the drill and get their home ready quickly so buyers can preview it. Such is the c...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
Comments 3
The Importance of Understanding the Short Sale Approval Letter - Virginia Short Sale Specialist / Realtor - Certified Distrssed Property Expert (CDPE) After all yours and your short sale Realtor's hard work, receiving the short sale approval letter is like being handed the winning ticket to the l...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 17
    You have made the decision to list your home, and the BIG question is - WHEN.     If you list in March through July, you will no doubt sell your home and see multiple offers.   The past few years, this is the time you will no doubt have your home shown by 20+ showings in a day or two, and hav...