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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 Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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You Have to Spend Money to Make Money in Real Estate..Maybe Not!We’ve all heard this before, especially in sales, “you have to spend money to make money”. I agree with this 100% but what if you don’t have thousands of dollars to spend..what if you just got your real estate license and don’t know ...
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 Bobbie Smith, Real Estate in the Poconos of PA 570-242-1891,
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Yes, you should expect a thorough Examination . . .   When you invite us into your home to discuss putting your home on the market for sale you should expect a thorough Examination. A thorough examination of your home and the property it sits on. We’ll review your home from top to bottom.  It’s p...
By Ellie McIntire, CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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Life is good in Howard County!  Our amazing area in central Maryland includes diverse housing, lots of outdoor parks and trails, cultural events and close proximity to jobs in Columbia, DC and Baltimore.Driving around the county these days, you will start seeing these signs as we celebrate our co...
By John DL Arendsen, Contractor, RE Brk, Factory Built Home Dealer/Devl
(ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer & TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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What's The Difference? RV, Park Model,  HUD Manufactured Home?   Part 1       Just to set the record straight I thought I clarify some often spouted MISNOMERS. There's a lot of confusion in the Real Estate Industry about the various definitions of the RV, Factory Built Housing Industry i.e. Trail...
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 Richard Lerma, "The Experience To MOVE YOU!"
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Homes for Sale in Temecula, California Discover Temecula's spectacular natural beauty, rich history, unlimited shopping, year-round entertainment and recreation for the entire family! Temecula is well known for its championship golf courses, a climate perfect for serene and beautiful hot-air ball...
By Christopher Barrow, Top Marin County Rental Broker
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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The financial press has been on it for a while: in September, Bloomberg News was pointing out that FHA mortgages to borrowers with weaker credit scores had plummeted 19% in the previous nine months. Something, you could sense, was about to give—but, per Bloomberg, “Washington regulators and major...
By Karl Krentzel
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Are you living in fear of losing your home to foreclosure?  Well you needn’t worry.  The good news is, you aren’t alone.  If you are having trouble making your bills, due to a higher mortgage payment, loss of job, divorce, or any other reason, you are simply one of many good hard working American...
By Mark Baker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
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  Today we will review a market report for housing development of Olympia in Wellington, Florida brought to you by Mark Baker of  In this article we will cover the current market and the type of  homes for sale Olympia Wellington FL, including the current market pric...
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 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 Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES - Amelia Island
(Century 21 John T. Ferreira and Son Inc. 500 Centre St. Amelia Island, Fl 32034)
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Magnificent Monday God's art work at dusk:   This afternoon on the way home from a Yoga class, I saw this magnificent piece of art that God had painted in the western sky at dusk.          Believe it or not I took this with my cell phone perched on the dash while I was approaching the east side o...
By Sue Ellett, Marble Falls, & Austin, TX, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ
(Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS (Paragon Property Group))
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JUST REDUCED! This beautiful home backs to the greenbelt and is one of the few homes for sale listed under $300K in the Belterra community! It boasts a well-designed floor plan, including four bedrooms and two baths. Also includes a formal dining room and a breakfast area. The patio is perfect fo...
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 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 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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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  If It Is Noon And Sunday...   It's Live Radio With Margaret Rome   Live Radio Sunday- All About Real Estate With Margaret Rome     Call In Number 410-922-6680 12 -1 every Sunday     Miss the show?  No problem . You will be able to hear previous recordings by going to PODCASTS     ...