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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 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 Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,
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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 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...
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 Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
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Downtown Sandpoint Idaho to be Enjoyed No Matter the Season ! Sandpoint Idaho is unique in many different ways.  From Schweitzer Mountain Resort to Downtown Sandpoint at Lake Pend Oreille in about 30 minutes.  Abundant wildlife, sometimes even seeing a moose in Sandpoint City. Rivers and Lakes fo...
By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, Connecting Good People with San Diego Lifestyle!
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Buyers & Home owners need to know when to pay and in the buyers’ case, what to estimate for closing costs. This is meant to serve both for SOCAL only.   Southern California Property Tax Calendar   January 1:          Assessment Date February 1:        2nd Installment Due April 10:             2nd...
By Martin (Marty) Snyder, SFR, Ohio Homes for Sale
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty)
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Forbes recently published an article about Dayton area homes being undervalued 17%, and spells happy news for some depending on the specific market of question like homes for sale in Beavercreek Ohio.   Beavercreek Ohio real estate’s house values are down 1.50% for appreciation the last 12 months...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
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Cleveland Heights real estate market update for the week of 01/18/2015-01/25/2015 - Diverse,very interesting Cleveland Heights Real Estate market starts heating up. This was a week of single family homes: many new arrivals on the market, some homes came back in active status after temporary withd...
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 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 Nancy Alexander, Realtor- Stone Harbor & Avalon NJ
(RE/MAX At The Shore, Avalon, N.J.08202)
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      Avalon New Jersey Real Estate Sales Update As of January 21, 2015 Avalon NJ Homes For Sale as of  January 21, 2015 Below is an overall look at sales statistics to sum up activity in Avalon N.J. since October 7, 2014 Sales in the luxury market in Avalon and Stone Harbor NJ are thriving . If ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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The New Omni Resort La Costa in Carlsbad CA   The La Costa Resort and Spa has been an icon of the South Carlsbad area, if not Southern California, for decades.   The La Costa Resort operated one of the earliest full service spas in the US, with an international reputation, built as part of the o...
By John DL Arendsen, Gen Cont, Factory Built Const & Dev, RE Brk, INVS.
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments, ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer)
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TERRORISM?   Not In My Backyard? We Need Neighborhood Watch On steroids.   TERRORISM     Yes, it's a very ugly word and no one likes to even hear the word let alone discuss it or even think about it. In fact many folks living in the USA in the comforts and confines of their humble abode think tha...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Great post Bill, we have had this problem a lot with a rural home of ours. Great way to meet the wrong end of a shotgun or get a ride in a sheriffs car. I am surprised to hear that some agents encourage this behavior, it could be very hard on their liability insurance should their client get shot...
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 Captain Wayne Rowlett, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
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Rowlett Real Estate School also has the 45hr. Post Sales Associate Class online.  Visit our website at              Don't Miss This Class   For more informationcall Captain Wayne Rowlettat 850-547-1333