Home Selling

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By Kathleen McCoy, Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Partners Realty)
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YES, it can be done! You can stop foreclosure in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Fort Lauderdale,  Florida.   If you are a homeowner who is is struggling to pay your mortgage because of a long term job loss, divorce, decreased income or any other type of hardship then you can stop foreclosure.  ...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 40
The Local News Says The Average Price of Homes in San Jose Is $615,000 I received a call from a client who asked me "Are you following the news? Do you know the average price of a home in San Jose is $615,000.00?"  He went on to say that he only wants $ [price intentionally omitted] whi...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 26
Be Alert for Thieves at Open Houses   Northern Virginia agents have received a notice that a couple is making it a practice to steal personal property at open houses. This couple enters an open house and tells the agent that they are in a hurry. They split and then steal items. Listing agents and...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
Comments 2
Million Dollar Waterfront Pool homes of Weston-FL. Million Dollar Waterfront Pool homes of Weston-FL.   Million Dollar homes for sale in Weston FL... $500K to 1000K homes for sale in Weston FL...   Right now Weston-FL, is all of a sudden turning into a haven for the rich and the famous. Many of t...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 7
    Oversized Hernando Beach Waterfront Lot with Gulf Access for Sale! listed by Hernando Beach Realtor Silvia Dukes, Tropic Shores Realty   Here is another great opportunity to own a piece of the Sunshine State and enjoy waterfront living in a great community! This Hernando Beach waterfront lot ...
By Shanna Day Mega Team Leader (AZ & UT), BUY or SELL Your Home FAST w/The Shanna Day Team!
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
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Amazing 4 bed Chandler, AZ home w/ Great Location and Lots of Space!520 N ASH DR Chandler, AZ 85224         Searching for a home with a great location and plenty of space? Well this 4 bed, 2.5 bath Southern Meadows home in Chandler, AZ got you covered and more!View Larger Map                     ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 7
What Did The Agent Really Say??? A post on ActiveRain (no reblog possible) this morning reminded me of an experience when I was a new agent, licensed for about 6 months . The home was listed for sale in Bowie, in Prince George's County MD.  I met the seller through phone duty.  I was selling ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 10
Conquistador Condo Stuart Under Contract Conquistador Condo Building 12 Unit 305 is now pending.  Thank you to the many agents that have shown this unit. Exceptionally well maintained condo in a vibrant 55+ community with multiple pools, active clubhouse and a 2 acre waterfront plaza on the banks...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 6
Why are pre-inspections important??? Because they will, in a large part, determine how close the written offers will come in when compared with the list price. I believe that a huge percentage of home buyers are looking for a home that is "move in ready".  Every single defect in conditi...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 15
Camas Home Sellers -  It’s a good time to list your home!    It’s a good time to sell a home in Camas, Washington. There’s just under four months of inventory, which indicates a sellers market. That means if your home is priced well, and in good condition, chances are it will sell at or near the ...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 8
 Sometimes, after a home inspection, the buyer will advance a list of items that they would like fixed according to what the inspection revealed.  It can be BIG things that could be considered defects...things like health and safety concerns ...the furnace that unknowingly spews cardon monoxide, ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
Does the time of year affect how busy the Real Estate market is? There may be no simple answer as the area you are in may be affected differently by what season it is.  In NH, Summer usually does experience a slow down in the market. This year is no ordinary year as we are not in an ordinary Real...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 6
The Ardsley house that I renovated for the market has just been listed for $649,850. You can take a look at my before pictures from my earlier posts: http://activerain.trulia.com/blogsview/4442553/work-completed-and-ready-for-market--ardsley--ny-10502 http://activerain.trulia.com/blogsview/432489...
By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 ... I THINK YOU'RE #
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
Comments 2
Showing homes yesterday, I ran across a listing my clients wanted to see. The owner has had a homemade sign on the highway since the Korean War, so he obviously needs some help here. I called about showing. The agent, who is excellent, told me it would probably be fine but she would check. She fu...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Once people experience life on the Palos Verdes Peninsula most never want to leave.  As a result, a large portion of the residents have lived here for many years.  Thoughout my real estate career I have helped many transition from their large family home to smaller quarters either in the local ar...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
Comments 10
During a really instructive caravan/brokers open tour this morning, it was apparant again that sellers should not stay at their house when it is being shown. Yes, we real estate professionals write about this all the time but it can't be said enough: LEAVE DURING HOUSE SHOWINGS During a carav...
By Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas
(RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland)
Comments 4
New Listing! OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $129,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsLot: 16,348 sqft Location 8234 Tavenor LaneHouston, TX 77075USA Maggie McFarland RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland(281) 412-2022PearlandHomeTeam@aol.comhttp://www.thehomesourceonline.com  ...
By Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes
(BCR Realtors)
Comments 1
I have been interested in how this "Coming Soon Status" will play out. I really like Paula's take on this! She is very perceptive and gets you to really thinking about the effects. It seems the practice of posting a "Coming Soon" rider on a For Sale sign is increasing in p...
By Scott Fenner
(AmeriFirst Financial)
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    3424 E SEQUOIA Trail Phoenix, AZ 85044 Single Family - Detached, Santa Barbara/Tuscan - P Price : $1,195,000.00 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 4.50 Square Foot : 6,100 Lot Size : 18,574 sq.ft. County : Maricopa Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 1988 MLS Number : 5151291 click for more inf...
By Edward Peterson, eDrake; CT
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$289,000, 3Bd/1.5Ba Single Family House, 2042 sqft.     Edward Peterson | eDrakeHome | 203-435-5010 98 Crestwood Rd, Bethany, CT 06524 The Best Value in Bethany 3Bd/1.5Ba Single Family House   $289,000 Year Built 1965 Sq Footage 2042 sqft. Bedrooms 3 Beds Bathrooms 1.5 Baths Parking 2 Garage Lau...