Home Selling

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Trending blogs on Home Selling

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 Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 5
    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 Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 14
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 Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 7
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 Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 5
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 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 Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 18
  Is AVID required in your state? California Civil Code section 2079 requires both a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent "to conduct a reasonably competent and diligent visual inspection of the property offered for sale and to disclose to [the] prospective purchaser all facts materially affec...
By Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY
(Maverick Realty)
Comments 38
Sellers, are you tired of the status quo?  You don't have to be scared of this real estate market!  Just look for the following qualities when looking for a Realtor to sell your home!  Choose a Realtor that's in the know!  It is your job to find and hire the best Realtor out there!  Make ...
By Kathleen McCoy, Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Partners Realty)
Comments 2
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 McCoy, Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Partners Realty)
Comments 3
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 Mark Taylor Mortgages, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897
(and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
Comments 5
Top Five Reasons You May Not Get Top Dollar For Your Home     For most people, their home is their largest asset, so they want to maximize that asset by getting top dollar when they sell. Here are a few reasons you might not get top dollar when you sell – and how to avoid them! Selling At The Wro...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 24
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 Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 20
The Naked Truth about Selling Your Own Home – Don't Expose Yourself! A man in Texas decided he did not need a REALTOR to help him sell is home. He went around to take pictures of the home, of course being in the privacy of his own home he did this naked. What he did not realize is that he was...
By Teral McDowell, I am a Texas Realtor, Dallas and Collin County
(Keller Williams Central)
Comments 30
Ever wonder who makes the choice of title company on a purchase contract for the sale of a house? It's a choice that both the buyer and the seller make at two different points of interest. The listing agent and the seller will select a title company and escrow agent at the time of the listing...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
Pewaukee Condo Report 6/30/14-7/31/14, Kristin Johnston REMAX     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                                                  Re-blogged by 0 agents Kristin Johnston,Waukesha Cty WI Realtor,Buyer's Agent, Rema...
By Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
(RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels))
Comments 1
$165,000, 4Bd/3Ba Single Family House, 3288 sqft.     Sisters That Sell | RE/MAX Access | 210-313-7397 7338 Daulton Ridge, Converse, TX 78109 7338 Daulton Ridge 4Bd/3Ba Single Family House   $165,000 Year Built 2001 Sq Footage 3288 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 3 Baths Parking 2 Garage Laundry...
By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max All Properties New Lenox Illinois)
Comments 1
10 Tips to Prepare for A Home Sale   We are in the middle of summer -- one of the busiest times for any real estate market -- with thousands of homes and properties going up for sale in every town and city throughout the United States. Getting the most for a home is always a seller's top prio...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 30
Days Are Filled with Flood Plains    This is a broad statement but remember I live, work and market in the ocean state, Rhode Island.  So yes, my days are filled with flood zones and their impact upon the RI coastal real estate properties I list, sell and that my home buyers want to buy.   It is ...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
Comments 1
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 Teri Pacitto, Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty
(RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 0
The real estate market in The Conejo Valley, which includes Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Oak Park and Agoura Hills has homes available in all price ranges.  All our local cities have seen an increase in home prices over the last 30 days and consistenly over the last 12 months.  ...