Home Selling

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By Wandanna Melliphant, A Name Homeowners Trust and Recommend
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Should I Sell My Pickering Home In The Winter Or Spring?                                 Winter                                                             Spring       Are You Confused Whether You Should Sell Your Pickering House In The Winter Or Spring? This New Program Enables *Any Pickering H...
By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware, Cecil County, and S. Chester County, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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The New Castle County, Delaware end of year real estate activity report for 2014 is now available. As usual, we have good news and bad news. The good news: median sales prices were up 3.5% and average days on the market were down 6.8%   The bad news: the number of closed sales was down 4.5% I am ...
By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 TheHomeFunnel.com)
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        Laurelhurst-Windermere real estate demand outstripping supply     This week: The median list price this week for the Laurelhurst-Windermere  area is $829,900 is up from last week’s $769,900.  Inventory is tightening and days-on-market is falling.  But demand measured by the Market Action...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 88
My Realtor Wants Me to Lower My Price - Should I?       Has your Realtor told you that you need to lower your listing price?  Do you wonder if you really need to lower it, or does your Realtor just want to sell your house quickly, get their commission and move on to the next sale?   What should y...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
Comments 69
Just Because You Get Quick or Multiple Offers... Every day in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market brings something different.  As usual, I am working with a combination of buyer and seller clients.   One of my sellers is ready to wave a white flag.  He's in a multiple offer situation becau...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Pensacola Florida 32514: U.S. new-home sales close to flat  Commerce Dept.: New-home sales edged up 0.2% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000; Aug. sales revised downward to a pace of 466,000. Read more.    Click Here to Sign up for our Newsletter, request aa Appraisal on yo...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Last night while I was out at dinner I got a voice mail.  It was from a past customer.  She was a buyer and at the time of her purchase buyers were not yet represented in Georgia as clients.  All agents were either an agent or a sub-agent for the seller.  We were however required to treat them fa...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
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Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
By The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity, Specializing in Chandler Arizona Real Estate
(RE/MAX Infinity)
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2650 S LOS ALTOS DRIVE CHANDLER AZ 85286. MLS #5226620. Clemente Ranch Palomar model with 1509 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2 car attached garage.   Great home at a great value!  Enter the front door and find a bright and inviting great room with soaring ceilings.  The kitchen ha...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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JUST LISTED 5888 NW Carovel Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, FL Oversized beautifully maintained lot located in Torino area in St Lucie West Florida.   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing CLICK HERE for COMPLETE DETAILS of this Property Search All Vacant Land in Port St Lucie Search All P...
By Mary Ellen Vanaken, North Atlanta Luxury Home Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Learn how to increase the value of your Roswell Georgia Home the most for the least! A fresh coat of paint will make a room look new and clean and new carpets will make it shine that much more. Be sure to pick a paint color that is neutral as that will appeal to the most people. I have seen many ...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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What is the best thing to do in order to sell a home? What would you do?Make it "SMILE"! A baby's smile is inviting, your home should be also You heard right! Same as a cute baby, or in an interview. Smile, sparkle, make the interviewer like you. Same thing with your home, to attract a buyer....m...
By Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &
(Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC)
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  A number of economists are predicting that there will be an increase in millennials buying homes in the next five years. This is great news for sellers of homes for sale in St Cloud Florida, especially first-time sellers who are very likely to have the type of starter homes these new buyers wi...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 18
  Pending Sale 5887 NW Carovel Av, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PENDING! Beautiful canalfront 1/4 ac building lot in Torino. No HOA. Buy today as prices rose over 67% last year.  We have many more lots on the market in this area and all over Port St Lucie so call us today to find...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 In the not so long ago....and in some cases,  continuing saga of divorce decrees, the Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) read that within x period of time, usually 2 years or less, it was agreed that the house which was marital property, would be sold or re-financed by one member of the about t...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Ready to get confused? Look up the value of your home online? Each site may have a different value with no date to back up how or why they chose that number. These online evaluations cause mayhem and confusion for home owners, when it comes time to set a list price. So what is a person to do who ...
By Andrew Manzano, SEO Consultant
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A short sale is real estate jargon meaning a home sale closed at a price that is lower than the sum owed on its mortgage. This means the lender will be taking a substantial loss from the transaction. While short sale transactions take place everyday, the big question is whether you can short sale...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 26, 2015 Last week’s economic reports included the National Association of Home Builders Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, Housing Starts for December and the FHFA Home Price Index report for November. The National Association of Realtors® also ...
By Beth Paisley Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster Webber, Winchester Virginia 540-327-2813
(Long and Foster Webber and Associates)
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It is time now to look objectively and unemotionally at your home in #WinchesterVA. Look at it no longer as your home, but as a product to be marketed, a product for sale. Be aware of what you can and cannot change about your home. This knowledge will allow you to concentrate on those items that...
By The Albert Team Keller Williams Port St. Lucie 34986, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
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     Negotiating the Highest Price for Your Home Buyers are far more discriminating, and a large percentage of the homes listed for sale don't sell the first time. It's more critical than ever to learn what you need to know to avoid costly seller mistakes in order to sell your home fast and for ...