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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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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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
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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 Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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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 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 Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 15
My New Purpose For Open Houses   I read a post this morning by Mike Cooper asking if "The Open House" is dead. I don't know. I know some agents whose entire clientele comes from working open houses. I don't think I'm aggressive enough to "capture" buyers at open houses...but as we all know, every...
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...
By Beth McIntyre
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  SOLD! $22,000 OVER For Sale by Owner Offer!     Home Photos Local Schools     SOLD         Beth McIntyre Keller Williams Realty 860-508-7855 Licensed In:CT License #:0388065       101 Kevin Lane #1 Windsor, CT 06095 Bedrooms: 3/4 Bathrooms : 3 ( 3 full ) List Price: $285,000 Living Area Approx...
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Prudential Preferred Real Estate; www.Auburn-Realtor.com)
Comments 4
Please join me for an open house at 1806 Seagrave Court, Auburn, AL in Camden Ridge Subdivision on Saturday, November 22nd from 12:30 - 2:30 pm to view this lovely home for sale! The Cleremont Floor Plan. 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom new construction home by Homestead Residential. Situated in approximat...
By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 TheHomeFunnel.com)
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    West Bellevue’s real estate prices up inventory levels trending lower  This Week: The median list price this week in West Bellevue is $2,180,000 is up slightly from  last week’s $1,998,000.  Inventory has been lightening lately and the Market Action Index  (MAI see chart below) has been trend...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Considering selling your home: Seller’s Advice in the greater Los Angeles Area by Endre Barath, Jr. I know most sellers do not want to hear this message never the less, I will say it anyway: THE HOUSING MARKET IN LOS ANGELES is in transition. We went from a hot smoking sellers’ market, when home...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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      See. Feel. Taste. Smell. Hear.                                   When a buyer makes a purchase, the person must first make an "emotional" decision. Besides the price, this purchase must first appeal to our five senses.   Sense of Sight: In order to prepare your house for sale, it will be ad...
By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 TheHomeFunnel.com)
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   Real estate price up slightly in Bothell’s Brentwood -Queenborough neighborhoods The median list price in  Bothell’s Queenborough-Brentwood neighborhood this week is $574,000 is up from last week’s $565,000.  Inventory has been decreasing lately but the Market Action Index (see MAI chart above...
By Adam Levy, We are a 5 person, trilingual group with over 60+
(Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate)
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When you set out sell your single family home, you need to understand how valuable the Internet can be to your efforts. When buyers start their search for a new home, one of the first places they go is the Internet. When a seller wants to reach his target audience, he can utilize the many marketi...
By ChuckTown Homes Real Estate
(Chucktown Homes)
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24 hour recorded info on this property...1-888-210-3348 X.2648   Immaculate former model home with all the builder upgrades: featuring 10 ft smooth ceilings, all hardwood floors on 1st level, custom crown molding, built in sound system, alarm system and in-ground sprinklers. This home is located ...