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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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Too Late! 1474 Sharon Manor Ct., San Jose Lynbrook High is Now Leased!by Michelle Carr CroweThank you to all family, friends, neighbors and colleagues who came to see this beautiful luxury home for lease, located in West San Jose with desirable Cupertino Schools, including Lynbrook High School.To...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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There are Buyers that look first at the figure of square feet and decide whether or not to pursue that listing based upon that number.   Where did that number come from ?     Some people may count real estate as one of the world's oldest professions...that may be..BUT there is no uniform way to ...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
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What A Drag It Is Getting OldIf you were born in the 50's or 60's there may be a Rolling Stones song running threw your head after reading my blog title. Every other Saturday I put together my two week supply of pills. Now on the positive side of things everything you see is a vitamin or a supple...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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The Late Night Tunes of a Great Horned OwlA great horned owl was hooting a familiar territorial tune last night. It was peaceful to listen to the repetitive deep stuttering series of four to five hoots. Since the owls are nocturnal, it’s during the hours of dusk to midnight, and just before dawn ...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Sunday Dinners - Time For Family GatheringsBernie, my husband, takes over the blog today to share one of his recipes.If you live in a multi-generational household, or regularly cook for a group of people, you know that it can be a challenge to come up with recipes that satisfy all palates. But on...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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 My Wood Deck Has Holes In It  It may make sense to have a licensed general contractor come take a look at those holes in the wood deck. Those areas that you may think are holes are actually large sections of rotted wood that is just falling out in large chucks.These area are very dangerous, some...
By Come Home Inc, Property Marketing Specialists
(Come Home Inc)
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3120 County Road 252 Bertram TX 78605     Follow This Home! Schedule a Showing/Request Info See Similar Homes For Sale in Bertram TX      PRESENTED BY         Come Home Inc KWLS 907-301-0189 MLS#: 6369589 Licensed In: AK License #: 16564     Questions? Schedule a Showing!                         ...
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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Talking About the RI Tree Service | Silver Leaf Forestry  There is something about a Rhode Island tree take down that is like an orchestrated ballet move.  All the right steps must be taken for care and safety of people and property.  Silver Leaf Forestry was at a neighbor's home taking down an 8...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Just SOLD in Winter Garden FL in Wintermere Harbor SubdivisionWintermere Harbor in Winter Garden FL has minimal turnover and once a home comes on the market for sale, it is snatched up fairly quickly. Such was the case with this beautiful pool home in a small, gated community located in the heart...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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How Can You List a House With Black Mold? Yesterday, I was out showing homes to a young family.  We had five properties that fit their criteria.  We entered the last showing of the day in Aurora, CO and everyone seemed to like the layout of the home.  The 8 year old boy was excited and went flyin...
By Amanda Thomas, Broker, Realtor®, SRES®, BPOR
(Providence Group Realty)
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We frequently get calls from landlords who are desperate to get out from under their "rental homes gone wrong." The names change, but the stories tend to follow a common thread... They have problem tenants, deteriorating property conditions, and a "property manager" who isn't doing much more than...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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"It's Just Like Hawaii Wait Ten Minutes"!I'm not one to talk about the weather much unless prompted. It does come up often with my buyers, though. "What's the weather like at Fishhawk Lake? Do you get much rain? How about snow, does it snow there??"The weather can change on a dime, and seems to o...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
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Ready or Not, It's Yard Sale Season The signs are everywhere, directing would-be shoppers. Signs with addresses, arrows and sometimes items available for sale. Good signage is important to a successful sale. In many areas, neighborhoods, communities and some times towns gather together to schedul...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
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Mahogany Ridge at Bonita Bay is a small enclave of homes in Bonita Bay located near the bay and Spring Creek. Homes in Mahogany Ridge  were built between the years of 1998-2001.  The neighborhood is completely built out and there is only resale real estate available in Mahogany Ridge.  Every home...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Pocket Listings Can Be Legal but Are They EthicalFirst of all, let me explain what a pocket listing is for anyone who doesn't know. It is a listing agreement taken by an agent but with the understanding of the seller and agent that this listing (Residential 1-4 units) will not be put into the MLS...
By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
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Mexico Beach If you have never been to Mexico Beach, you may want to plan on a visit. Mexico Beach is one of our beautiful areas that you can take your family and enjoy the white sandy beaches. Less than an hour's drive from Panama City Beach, Mexico Beach is on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico bu...
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team at Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com)
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By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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How Much Stuff Cost In 1960 In 1960 a new house cost $12,700.00 and by 1969 was $15,500.00 In 1960 the average income per year was $5,315.00 and by 1969 was $8,540.00 In 1960 a gallon of gas was 25 cents and by 1969 was 35 cents In 1960 the average cost of new car was $2,600.00 and by 1969 was $3...
By Michael Dagner, Your Denver Homes Realty Expert
(Brokers Guild Classic)
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 Leyden Rock Opens New Colorado Collection Homes - West Arvada CoLeyden Rock Leyden Rock Opens New Colorado Collection Homes - West Arvada CoNew Homes In Arvada CoPrices from $420k Homes & Community Features: 5 New Floorplans Community landscape is 'natural beauty' 1,775 - 2,685 SF Bedrooms: 2 - ...
By Michael Dagner, Your Denver Homes Realty Expert
(Brokers Guild Classic)
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 Now Selling The Alpine Collection at Sierra Ridge - Parker, CoSierra Ridge Now Selling The Alpine Collection at Sierra Ridge - Parker, CoNew Homes In Parker CoPrices from $428k Homes & Community Features: 9 new floor plans 2,289 - 3,769 SF Bedrooms: 2 - 4 Baths: 2 - 4 3 Car Garages Model Homes O...