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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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   There is a lot of old World tradition that blends hand in hand with modern technology and science. Waukesha County is famous for many reasons, but it's real assets are in its people that reside here and call it home. About the next best thing to living among all this beautiful architecture, ou...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Camas Neighborhood of the Week - The Hills at Round Lake   Each week, we feature one of the many great neighborhoods nestled in the hills and meadows around Camas, Washington. We think Camas offers a great lifestyle with the charm of small-town living, and access to the big city amenities of near...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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  Homes that have been through foreclosure are always a topic of conversation among home buyers and investors. When folks want information about buying foreclosures, bank owned homes (REO's) are generally what they are talking about.     The number of Bank Owned homes  (property that has already ...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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   Amidst all the new construction of the past 10 years, it can be hard to find an affordable classic neighborhood with tree-lined streets in Western Fairfax County. Yet a great one still remains. Make sure that you visit Hiddenbrook when you are looking for a home to purchase.         Inventory ...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Another Bristol TN Home Goes Under Contract …1.26.15 …Check Out 224 Kelly Ridge Road!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!   Check out the latest news .....Another Bristol TN Home Goes Under Contract …1.26.15 …Check Out 224 Kelly Ridge Road!   This is one of the great homes on the market in Bristol TN ....a...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
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With another winter storm about to hit the East coast, and snow predictions ranging from 3" to 3', I would hope most people would already be prepared. But unfortunately, many never prepare, or wait until the last minute, then after the power goes out, they are running around looking for candles, ...
By Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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  Thinking about building a home on Maui?     Here's a short list of Maui Architecture Firms: These are the biggest ones... Riecke Sunnland Kono Architects Ltd. 33 Lono Ave. Suite 200 Kahului,  HI  96732 808 877-7688 www.rskarchitects.com GYA Architects Inc. 220 Imi Kala St.  Suite 201 Wailuku, ...
By Michael Abernethy
(Abernethy Properties)
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Marvin has been one of the fastest growing communities in North Carolina. It is centrally located and easily accessible to major employment centers in Center City Charlotte, Ballantyne and South Park. It has strict zoning standards with a maximum of 86 housing units per 100 acres, except in the ...
By Holly Weatherwax, Moving Your Dreams Forward...
(Momentum Realty)
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  This week I got an email from a customer who said that over the weekend they had purchased a new construction home. We had plans to meet and review my services, but before we got a chance, they bought a new home and gave up their right to Buyer Representation.   This brought up a point that I t...
By Wayne Liddy, Waterfront homes in Chatham-Kent
(ROYAL LEPAGE PEIFER REALTY INC. BROKERAGE)
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Retiring in Southwestern Ontario: Affordable Lifestyle in Chatham-Kent Have you ever wondered what life would be like in a slower paced community. Are you facing retirement or perhaps just ready for a change? Many people are in just that place in their lives but unsure of where to go and what wil...
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 Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
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The Top 7 Things to Do when You Inherit a Home FOX Business Network host Jamie Colby weighs in on the top 7 things you should do when you inherit a home. Colby is the host of Strange Inheritance, the ...Read More > Source: RIS Media Edward & Celia Maddox Expertise Specialties Buyers Residential S...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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        We have a very generous and thoughtful sphere who are the recipients of our monthly snail mail newsletter and remember us when they hear the words..."home purchase, relocate, down size, snow bird...." we are honored to be referred to friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers.     We pr...
By Helene Kelbaugh, REALTOR, Internet Marketing Specialist, Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan
(Keller Williams Realty Baltimore)
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Fire house Tavern | Best Tavern in Parkville | Parkville Real Estate 21234 Where:  2800 East Joppa Road, Parkville, MD  21234 Hours:  11:00 am to 2:30 am, 7 days a week What:  Food, Spirits and Funn Cost:  See Menu Contact:  410-661-3555   Specializing in Delicious Food and Fun Firehouse Tavern ...
By The Hill Country Dream Team
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One type of buyer we have the pleasure of working with here in the Texas hill country is what we like to refer to as the “town and country” client. Generally speaking, these clients tend to live and work in one of the nearby metro areas (San Antonio, Austin, some even come from as far away as Hou...
By Kristin Graves
(RE/MAX Properties)
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Our area is about to get hammered with a blizzard dumping about 2 feet of the fluffy white stuff. So what does everyone do? Panic and head to the grocery store and licqour store. But while we all can probably survive a day or two with what is leftover in our fridges and pantries, its exciting to ...
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 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...