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By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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While I often advise clients to drive through a neighborhood and even knock on the neighbors' (not the sellers') doors, even after nearly 30 years in real estate, I am surprised by the people who assume it's okay to park in the driveway, peek into the windows and sometimes even try to open the do...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Mistakes Forest Land Sellers Make That Could Cost Them a Sale A story about why a potentially valuable chunk of Forestland did not Sell, or nearly did not sell. One thing that we have learned over the years is that some agents know how to sell forestland and others just don’t get it. Those who d...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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    The Retreat - Lots for Sale, Build Your Log Home in the Mountains       In the Greenbrier Valley Multiple Listing Service, there are five building lots available at The Retreat.  The prices range from $29,900 to $210,000 for one acre to 1.79 acres.   The Retreat is a gated community on White ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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RI Blizzard 2015 | Are You Prepared? The storm of the century they are calling the RI blizzard of 2015 that is hitting us on January 26, 2015 and preparation has been underway since yesterday by Rhode Islanders.  It is  not a pretty sight in grocery stores with long lines, empty bread & milk shel...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Should I get a 100amp service or a 200amp service Electric Panel? Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Endre Barath in Home Improvements | The question is, should I get 100 amps or 200 amps for my Electric Panel? This question often arises when a Home Owner is considering upgrading the Electrical System. M...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Sunset Ridge Park is a fairly new park which had their grand opening on December, 6, 2014. Sunset Ridge Park is located on the north west corner of Superior and West Coast Highway. The park itself consists of 13.67 acres. Some of the amenities include the following at Sunset Ridge Park in Newport...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
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Answers to Questions About the Foreclosure Process in Minnesota    Foreclosure Time  - Represents an average timeline and may vary by lender.  1st Payment Missed - Lender calls and sends letter to homeowner 2nd Payment Missed - Collection Department continues calls and letters.  Loan is now in "...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
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A Real Estate Broker With A Notary License One of the biggest lead generators for me has been my Notary Public license. I originally applied for a Notary Public license so that I could close mobile home sales in my office and eliminate the need to take said sales to the title company. That was 7...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Just SOLD in the Regency Hills Subdivision in Clermont FLIf you are a buyer looking for a pool home in Clermont FL, you missed out on this 3203 square feet home with a pool in the Regency Hills Subdivision in Clermont FL. Home was on the market for only 22 days when my buyers first saw and decide...
By Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC
(McAlpine Properties)
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Recently I met a friend for an afternoon pedicure and she took me to Lee Nails in Huntersville.  I was quite pleasantly surprised when I saw wine and cocktails being offered.  While I relaxed during my spa pedicure which was amazing, by the way, I sipped on a glass of pinot grigio, which was also...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
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The Basic Allowance for Housing(BAH) for our Military Members varies from one location to another, and our military members can determine how much they can afford to pay for rental housing. The BAH helps our members find suitable housing off base. Alicia Utz has prepared an excellent post featuri...
By Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC
(McAlpine Properties)
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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking of great restaurants for a special date night out. Here are two of my of my favorite Lake Norman area restaurant's for just such an occasion. Mickey and Mooch in Huntersville offers a wide array of tasty classic choices, so ...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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Losing your home is a terrible event. It's not always easy to decide what to do in this situation, but your best option might just be a short sale.Many people are not quite sure how to go about having a short sale, but if you are in Central PA, the Joy Daniels Group can help.  We have a short sa...
By Alicia Utz, REALTOR & Military Relocation Professional in NOVA
(EXIT Realty Associates)
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New Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) Rates Became Effective 1 JAN 2015   BAH is a benefit provided to Service Members by Department of Defense.  This additional income; which is paid to Service Members residing in the United States, allows them to obtain housing in line with civilians in the sam...
By Sandy McAlpine, Search Lake Norman Homes For Sale - Lake Norman NC
(McAlpine Properties)
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Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm an exercise fanatic. Well, maybe 'fanatic' is a little much but I really enjoy all types of exercise - weightlifting, running and yoga are probably my favorites. That being said, I'm also picky when it comes to my exercise attire. My absolute favorite go-to spo...
By Sam Marji
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Here is an interesting article that was written by Susan Smith of the National Post. It outlines the pitfalls when it comes to mortgage financing for cottages. A very interesting read for those interested in the acquisition of cottage properties. No furnace? No foundation? When it comes to buying...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
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This seams like a growing trend.  I have had several agents tell me that they have had listings complain about this lately.  One couple was actually eating supper when they saw faces in the windows.  (You could get shot doing that). There is even a guy that stops, knocks on the door (without and ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Under Contract In The Olympus In Alexandria VA Sale Pending - 6301 Stevenson Avenue #607 and #609 Alexandria, Va 22304 #607 and #609 at The Olympus are under contract courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. My seller was thrilled to go back under contract so quickly after the...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD)
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Sold By Barbara Michaluk15101 Interlachen Dr #915 Silver Spring, MD 20906Leisure World of MD  Sold Price $163,000 Includes Garage Space, Golf Cart Space    Beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo with indoor garage space, +golf cart space. 1,120 square feet, F Modelin Leisure World of Maryland Gree...
By Christine Bohn, Realtor, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
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Don’t Forget to File for Homestead Exemption! If you became a new homeowner in 2014 you must file for HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION in Alachua County.   Any Florida residents who has legal or equitable title to property, occupy the home, and have the intention of making the property their permanent residen...