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By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Moving is never an easy thing to do.  Children's fears about moving can sometimes be overlook with all of  the chaos of closing, packing and planning.  Talk to your children and take a minute to evaluate how your children are doing.  Below are some tips that might help them with the moving proces...
Do not buy or rent a condo at the Broadway Park Lofts in Salt Lake City until you read this. There are some important things that you should know before you sign on the dotted line. There are a lot of condo complexes to choose from in the downtown Salt Lake City area. Hopefully, I can help you de...
By Michael Abernethy
(Abernethy Properties)
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You’ve sold your house: Escrow has closed, and you’ve handed your keys to the new owners. But while the deal is done, you have a few more things to do. Here are the 10 things to do after you sell: 1. Keep copies of all paperwork related to the closing and settlement. Although it might be tempting...
By Christopher Barrow, Top Marin County Rental Broker
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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When your house is about to go on the market, or you are preparing to find the perfect Tiburon home, choosing the right Marin real estate agent shouldn’t be a blind Trick-or-Treat grab bag. You deserve to come up with a full-size candy bar—not a walnut!  The right choice can make all the differen...
By Bob Ratliff, RE/MAX-CC, Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park Real Estate Consultant, REALTOR®
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR®)
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Granny Flats also known as Granny suites are becoming popular with Austin homeowners Austin area homeowners are creating second dwelling units--often called in-law suites, mother-in-law apartments, or granny flats. Micro units, granny flats, or granny suites are playing a more important housing r...
By Dawn Loding
(Keller Williams Realty, New Braunfels TX)
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What are “closing costs” when selling your home?     What is the price of selling your New Braunfels home?  It isn’t as simple as selling a sweater.  Selling a home includes fees, taxes, commissions, and many other miscellaneous costs that can really add up as closing costs.  When you sign with ...
By Rebecca Gaujot, Your Resource for, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
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  Land for Sale in Private-Gated Community on the Greenbrier River east of Lewisburg WV       Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca Village on the Greenbrier River is located on US Rt. 60 east of Lewisburg, determined the Coolest Small Town in America. A gated community with paved streets, underground utilities and pr...
By Bob Ratliff, RE/MAX-CC, Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park Real Estate Consultant, REALTOR®
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR®)
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Crystal Fall Home for sale in Leander TX 78641 New Price!! Beautiful 2012 home built in a "Hill Country" setting with awesome views and space. This home features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 5 living areas. The mother-in-law/quest quarters is a plus. The large kitchen offers space, work surface and ...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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Anaha at Ward Village- Ultra Luxury Condominium Complex Kaka'ako, Honolulu Find similar condos for sale here- New Condos & Penthouse Guide for Honolulu The Waiea currently under construction in Kaka'ako, Honolulu, is an Ultra Luxury offering from the Howard Hughes Corporation working in conjuncti...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Paladar in Vienna, VA – Client Appreciation Event This is a follow up post to Thankful Thursday – Client Appreciation Event. We held our event to thank our clients for their business at Paladar in Vienna. Paladar is a restaurant I’ve frequented since it opened and have always enjoyed their food a...
By Jacki Semerau Tait, Flagstaff Real Estate Agent
(Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty)
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Today is the 6th Annual National Day of Writing. This year's theme is to write about your community (use #WriteMyCommunity).  So where else would I turn to write about my community on the National Day of Writing? ActiveRain of course! Although, I have to let you in on a little secret - I'm going ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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 Tiny House Is A Marvel!    Yesterday after my radio show, I went to the Maryland Home Show held at The Timonium Fairgrounds. One of the most impressive things was this Tiny House by Sustainafest. The entire structure is 210 square feet and houses an area for a kitchen, office, bedroom and bathro...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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While Training for a New MLSToday was a day of learning for a transition into a new MLS system. Our statewide MLS system is making a transition into a new operating system that will be much more friendly to Mobile Apps. While the system may be new to many of the agents that were there, for those ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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Regency Meadows at Regency Circle, Trumbull, Connecticut 06611 Regency Meadows is a 37 unit condominium complex located in Trumbull, CT. The three or four bedroom, 2.5 bathroom units are between 2,100 to 2,500 square feet. Built in 2003, these units are nice and new. The floor plan at Regency Me...
By Bradley Potter, PLLC, National Association of Expert Advisors
(Homesmart Realty)
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    Single Family Homes For Sale in Scottsdale AZ 85250 Are you ready to purchase a home?  Is Scottsdale Arizona the location you are looking for? Find full property details with pictures of available Single Family Homes for sale in Scottsdale Arizona in the 85250 zip code.  We offer home buyer’s...
By Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
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Just Sold! This Lovely home in Emerald Lakes in Long Pond PA     With this home being located within a short distance to the Lake and the Beach it was sure to find a new owner quickly and it did.   Dawn Kephart relisted this home from our Expired Farming and got the Seller to where she wanted to...
By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Good to Know
(BHHS Verani Realty)
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By Ryan Reynolds
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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New home for sale right here in Dublin, Ohio! 4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 1,622 Square Feet 24/7 Toll Free Info: (866) 476-1067 code: 6123. Text 30 to (614) 763-6690 for Instant Mobile Info! Call me today at 614-726-6971 to schedule your private tour!  
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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Tips on what to do after selling your home by Abernethy is a pertinent Active Rain article to the Real Estate industry. Scroll down for the reblog. You’ve sold your house: Escrow has closed, and you’ve handed your keys to the new owners. But while the deal is done, you have a few more things to d...
By Lee Morof, Associate Broker, Attorney, CDPE
(RE/MAX Showcase Homes)
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An open house is an opportunity for sellers to showcase their property to a potentially large number of interested buyers, and a great way to generate buzz. While you want to be as open and honest about the property as possible, you also want to make a good impression - and that means there are ...