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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Jim Soda
(Premier Sotheby's Realty/ The Soda Group )
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Set amid 1,200 acres of century-old live oaks, pines, a stream and protected wetlands, The Concession real estate is part of a private gated community being developed by a partnership between Core Development of Wichita, Kansas, and Property Markets Group of New York City. Only 236 custom estate ...
By Ranee Bray, Realtor, North West Austin, Cedar Park and Round Rock
(TCP Realty)
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Better known in Central Texas as LISD, the Leander Independent School District serves over 34,000 students.  Those new to Central Texas sometimes mistaken Leander ISD as only serving Leander. The boundary lines actually include areas in North West Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgeto...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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Forest Mews Condos on Forest Street in Stamford, CT 06901 Forest Mews is a group of three story high sophisticated downtown condominiums. Built in 1981, Forest Mews offers 1,940 +/- square feet of living space in two bedrooms and two and one half bathrooms. Homes are heated with clean electric h...
By Russ Ravary, Metro Detroit homes - Michigan Real estate & Mortg
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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        It's about that time again. Your weekly positive quotes are here to save the day! Are you feeling down and nothing is going your way? Stop being negative and think positive. By THINKING positively you will get positive results.       “Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerf...
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 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     ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Colorado Real Estate Resource!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorado)
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Southshore Aurora CO 80016 – New Floorplan Available   Century Communities is now offering the 4520 model at their Southshore community.  This two story home features 3,236 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a 3 car garage.  The base price for this home starts at $449,000.  The Landing ...
By Michael Mahoney, Boston Proper & Norfolk County Realtor
(Remax Executive | Boston Mass Realtor & Sendoutcards Distributor)
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The market is still hot and the interest rates just dropped to under 4%. In the last three months, there have been 69 closed sales in Dedham. These 69 fetched 98% of their adjusted asking prices.  There are currently 45 pending sales here in Dedham.  The most expensive home sold was at $4.5 milli...
By John Watts
(Keller Williams Realty)
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After putting your home on the market, you finally receive an offer from a buyer.  If you receive multiple offers, you are going to want your realtor to notify all potential buyers that you are in multi-offer environment and give the potential buyer’s approximately 24 hours to submit their final ...
By Jenifer Lower, Team Service Above Expectation
(Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net)
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  Priority #1—Selecting a Real Estate Agent ...... Of course I am bias but consider this, agents only have your best interests in mind because the success of your move is imperative for their success. If they are not performing to the level that satisfies your wants list, you can find another ag...