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By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 54
Home Sellers Say Take Your Shoes OffSelling an occupied home is not an easy task. Homeowners may have a list of Do’s and Dont’s.   DO; -Call prior to showing-Do lock all doors prior to leaving-Do leave your business card on the counter-Do take your shoes off prior to enteringDon’t;-Let the cat/d...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 2
Black sand beaches in Pacifica CA FHA 203k project in Pacifica brought me to this beautiful black sand beach   I was working on a home in Pacifica that is a rebuild from the foundation up when we finished the draw inspection... just demo was completed, we went to lunch at the beach and though I h...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 27
Closing an Escrow – Stress Test! Closing an Escrow in my opinion can sometime be more stressful than getting married. At least when you are getting married you know what date it is going to happen (generally). Although there are smooth escrows and a good agent and good lender can ease many of the...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 5
Today is National Hot Dog Day!   So, fire up the grill and indulge a little! Don't feel like breaking out the BBQ? Click on the map or the link below to find out where you can go and get a hot dog here in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area.   Where to Get a Hot Dog in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area  ...
By Steve Shaw, e-PRO, Gulf Region Properties Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Below you will find a table that contains the Daily Market Activity report for July 24, 2014 activity in the Mobile AL Real Estate market according to the Mobile Association of Realtors MLS system. This information is derived daily directly from the local MLS System. Please click on the number n...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 15
  RE/MAX of New England announced the top 25 teams for the month of June, and The Kuney Todaro Team placed #5 in New England and #4 in Massachusetts for that month.  The team members are from left to right Lorraine Kuney, Tammy Todaro and Eric Buliung.  Congratulations to all three of these agen...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 1
  2014 Eastern PA Grazing Conference - "Healthy Pastures"     The 2014 Eastern Pennsylvania Grazing Conference "Healthy Pastures: It's All About Grass", presented by Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council (PFGC), will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 9:oo AM u...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 24
Rainy Night Flowers   We have a rainy evening of thunderstorms after a very hot day in Maryland. I thought these flowers would be appropriate to share for my last blog of the day. This photograph was taken a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, one of our favorite travel destinati...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 1
The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie is so proud to finally announce after months of negotiation that we have a NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION custom builder coming back to Port St Lucie that has been one of the America's premier builders for over 30 years. The Kevin ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
Comments 0
  For some of the newer offerings in a gated golf course community, the homes for sale in Heritage Bay Naples, Florida exemplify a number of available options.  The development is situated east of Olde Cypress and The Quarry, north of Vanderbilt Country Club and west of Twin Eagles, yet is still ...
By Chris Remmes
(Keller Williams Boston)
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The Mandarin Oriental transformed the Boylston Street landscape when it went up in late 2008 and brought with it a modernized sense of design and luxury to an area historically known for serving Boston’s most affluent residents.   This five-star, award-winning hotel opened to much fanfare and con...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
Comments 0
Barcelona is located in The Paseos, a beautiful Summerlin Village. The Paseos have a lovely park, called the Paseos Park, which includes a full sized basketball court that often has a decent number of community residents ready to play but is not overcrowded. This park also includes a water featu...
By Michael Abernethy
(Abernethy Properties)
Comments 0
    The REALTORS® usually believe home prices to go up in all states. This is according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. The middle or median expected price increase is 4.0 percent and this is same as in Feb-April of 2014.   Expected price actions vary on local situation connecting to...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 12
Enjoying the Rhode Island Coast | Summer Days in Point Judith   There is so much to enjoy along the Rhode Island coast...we have our ocean, pearly white beaches, fishing ports and great getaway ferry to Block Island.   I could not help but capture the moment of the BI ferry coming into Point Judi...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 10
Crane Creek in Martin Downs July 2014 Housing Market Update In July of 2014 there are 14 homes actively listed in Crane Creek.  List prices range from $189,500 to $699,999 for an average of $141.46 per sq. ft. of living area.  In this group, there is one short sale and one bank owned foreclosure....
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 4
FAQ  How do you Measure and Appraise these Extensive Forests so Quickly? Occasionally when we talk about doing inventories and Appraisals on several hundred thousand acre forest ownerships people are overwhelmed with the immensity of such a project. Their first question is how do you do it in les...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 4
Blessing of the Fleet 2014 | Narragansett RI   This weekend is the annual Blessing of the Fleet 2014 in Narragansett RI both at the Pier and in Galilee, July 25 & 26th. On Friday evening it is the Blessing of the Fleet Road Race with about 4000 runners, walkers and wheelchair entrants compete...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 14
Condo Rented in Kingstowne – Tiers At Manchester Lakes 7012 Irwell Ln #14E Alexandria, Va 22315Irwell Lane is now rented courtesy of listing agent Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. This 2 bedroom 2 bath condo located in the popular Tiers At Manchester Lakes neighborhood in Kingstow...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 13
July 2014 Pinecrest Lakes Housing Market Report   There are 10 actively listed homes for sale in the Pinecrest Lakes community as of July 2014.  Listing prices range from $679,000 to $334,990 which equate to an average of $154 per sq. ft. of living area.  (No bank owned or distressed sales)   The...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
Comments 10
  Pasco School Start Info and Stuff The Bus   It’s that time again although it seems like the school year just ended and we were celebrating the start of summer.  Secondary Registration is August 12, Elementary Registration is August 13. School starts August 18 in Pasco County. Click here for the...