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The business of real estate is a cut throat business filled with complicated twists and turns, and veterans of the field will attest to that. For ordinary people like you and me, trying to understand the business is as greek as the salad you had for lunch.  ;)Simple Fact 1: There are only 2 facto...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Price Grows Like Pinocchio's NoseI spoke with a seller that was interested in selling his home. It seems that the time is right with the tenant moving out. It has been leased for a couple of years. The prices in the neighborhood are stable and interest rates are beckoning buyers to make a move no...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 10
 Stately Austin white stone JUST LISTED in Canyon Creek NW Austin www.11125comisopala.com Buyers, act decisively and  you’ll have the best opportunity to buy this home as quality deals sell fast in Canyon Creek! 11125 Comiso Pala Path Austin, TX 78726 is located in the master planned community of...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Just Sold in Gainesville:  Virginia Oaks Townhouse for $322,000When you have a buyer that knows exactly what they want, it can be a blessing and a curse.  The blessing is that they are ready to pull the trigger and write an offer when they see IT.  The curse comes when you have no inventory in th...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
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I was recently called by my favorite Realtor to help her with a listing.  The house, located high on a hill, has incredible views of the Hudson River.  But walk through the door and this midcentury modern and what you saw was tired and dated.  The homeowner spent many an evening gazing at the sta...
By Mike Kelly, "One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"
(The Kelly Norman Team-Keller Williams Realty)
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                 In my 38 years as a Realtor exclusively here in "The Wine Country" ,Sonoma County, Califirona,  I have viewed homes which can only be characterized as being “overly personal” to the owner. These “personalized” homes can present certain traits which can be a white elephant in any ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Love It or List It and Move OnI have been dealing with several sellers contemplating whether they really want to move or not. I am glad to share about the market and how their home will likely perform. I can tell them that now it is a great time to sell and an even better time to buy. The selecti...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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   Address: 10935 W Jeffrey Ln Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53225-3828 Taxed by: Milwaukee MLS #: 1398801           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 ABR,e-...
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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One Of A Kind! 7 Bed Builder's Home Of Custom Craftsmanship & More! 3763 E JUNIPER CIR Mesa, AZ 85205  Ever heard of a Christmas Idea House? Well, this 7 bed, 7.5 Builder's home in Cobblestone At The Groves was featured as one but let me tell you, it's absolutely perfect all year round!  You'll k...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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 Many people have a pre-conceived notion of what  a profile/portrait of  a  Short Sale Seller would look like...a mirror in their mind's eye of a person in "that situation." They may be agents...Buyers...the general public....they know what he/she/they look like...they know their "type."    We a...
By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-212-1221)
(Watters International Realty, LLC.)
Comments 1
 Open House in Cherry Creek Austin, TX7511 West Gate Blvd Austin, TX 78745offered at $278,000 We'd love to see you at our OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, 18th of April from 1:00PM to 3:00PM. See you there!!!  Move quickly because this remodeled Cherry Creek gem is not going to last long! Previous owner t...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 7
3 Bedroom raised ranch at 75 Silo Rd in Bristol CTMLS# N10037288     Listed at $272,500  A well maintained raised ranch withj 3 bedrooms and a bonus lower level room that can be a 4th bedroom.  Located at the end of a cul-de-sac with many updates.  Move in ready  Single Family Home for sale in Br...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 8
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~11125 Comiso Pala Path ~Canyon Creek~Sunday April 19th 1-3pm www.11125comisopala.comBuyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view this 5 bedroom home in the RRISD at 11125 Comiso Pala Path, Austin, TX 78726 in Canyon Creek during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, April 19th ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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PROPERTY DETAILS $235,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 214047481Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 1Partial Baths: 1Sq ft: 1283Lot Size: 33x155Style: 2 StoryGarage: 0Heat Source: GasTaxes: $3483.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Must See! Beautifully renovated home near Glen Echo Ravine has 3BR, 1.5BA, and an open lot in...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I am feeling motivated today to write an article for About.com on how to turn a short sale bank rejection into a short sale approval, if I haven't already composed such a piece. It's not like I can instantly remember everything I've done. I've got about 150 short sale articles as the Home Buying ...
By Steve Stinnett, The Steve Stinnett Team
(NoCo Home Store @ Resident Realty)
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If you're thinking about buying or selling a home this spring in Northern Colorado be ready!  It is more than likely different than anything you've experienced in your past home buying experience.  In this market  it is quite common to have multiple offers, escalation clauses, appraisal clauses,...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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RealtorMag Advice to Sellers - Overpricing a Home Will Cost You Money In an April 13 online issue of Realtor Magazine, there's an article entitled "3 Mistakes Sellers Often Make". And in that article, mistake number one is identified as "Being Unrealistic About the Home's Value". The article goes...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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How to Sell a HomeVideo Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Sellers~ the Marketing Consultation Conversation ~ Selling a Carlsbad home takes time and commitment. It’s serious business with lots of important decisions, and a challenge whether you have done it before or are a first time seller.  My “How ...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Florida 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Testimonial - Woodbury in Boca Raton FL - Toledo Park                     Loved our home sale   Elyse was fantastic from start to finish.  She did a great job of putting together the MLS listing with effective photos, descriptions and positive features of the house and community.  Once listed, sh...
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...