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By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 149
Over the last ten years I've heard the same complaints repeatedly. Over and over again I try and explain to my friends, family, customers and clients why we agents do the things we do. I can't say my opinions are the voice of all 1 million agents across the industry, but I suspect many of them ha...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 50
HR 5771 - Good News for Home Owners          HR 5771 just passed through the Senate and was already approved by the House.  With a penstroke by the President it will be official.  At this point that's a formality.  While there are quite a few things included in HR 5771, there are 2 areas of inter...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 5
  Here is some great news for the home owner!  Hope this transfers into 2015.   Thank you John Meussner for keeping us updated.   HR 5771 - Good News for Home Owners          HR 5771 just passed through the Senate and was already approved by the House.  With a penstroke by the President it will b...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 10
Evanston IL Houses For Sale and Condo Report Nearing the end of 2014 it's time to look back and go over how 2014 has been and what we expect in 2015. This last year has been a very busy year for Evanston IL Real Estate. At this time inventory is low and it would be a perfect time to consider putt...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
  November was another busy month in Mansfield, Texas real estate.  The Marla Yost Team helped several families move into their new homes,  just before the holiday season!   There were a total of 81 sales in Mansfield in November and that was up 7% over last year. Monthly inventory is still very...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 37
Another Just Sold Home in Bristol VA 12-18-2014 …Check Out 33 Crescent Drive!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!   CHECK OUT THE LATEST NEWS ....Another Just Sold Home in Bristol VA 12-18-2014 …Check Out 33 Crescent Drive!   This was a great home located just minutes from everything downtown Bristol VA~TN...
By Victoria Lorusso, Florida and CT Real Estate
(Illustrated Properties)
Comments 0
Your Realty News December 2014     (561) 531-4977 | victoria@JeffRealty.com | www.YourPalmBeachCountyHome.com Happy Holidays! It is that time of year again. Cold in the north and sunny and warm in the south. But no matter where you are, here is hoping you are surrounded with love and blessed wit...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 25
According the Huffington Post not all states are created equal when it comes to public health.  Four of the top ten healthiest states are in the Northeast.   #7 - New Hampshire.  Smoking done, graduations up and drug deaths done. #4 - Connecticut.  Exercise up and cancer deaths down. #3 - Massach...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 5
Beacon Point in Aurora CO – Homes For Sale December 2014   Beacon Point is such a great place to live in Aurora, Colorado.  Adjacent to the Aurora Reservoir, Beacon Point offers exciting amenities and activities all year long such as sailing, fishing, hiking, playing tennis, working out in the st...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
There are few things more devastating than losing your home in a foreclosure. If you talk to someone that has been through this process you will discover just how depressing and stressful the experience can be. For many of us this seems like something that just couldn’t happen but the truth is a...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 8
  SOLD in Historic Downtown Clermont FLClermont FL buyers looking for a home under $100,000 missed out on this home located in the heart of Downtown Clermont FL as it is officially SOLD and closed courtesy of Beth Atalay with Cam Realty and Property Management.After many offers, there was one tha...
By Russ Ravary, Metro Detroit homes - Michigan Real estate & Mortg
(Keller Williams Commerce)
Comments 1
Here are some quotes ot help uplift your unwanted grouchyness, rudeness and irritableness.   "If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardl...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 31
  Should You Cancel The Open House Once There’s A ContractOpen Houses are part of the marketing plan for listing agents and it’s a commitment to not only the sellers but to general public as well.There’s a lot of effort and preparation that goes into advertising and Open House. Date of the Open H...
By Robin Scott, Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, REALTOR® - Austin Texas
(Robin Scott, REALTOR®)
Comments 5
Time goes by so fast. It's hard to believe that nearly 16 years ago I changed careers and became a REALTOR and 5 years ago I set up my own business under the name Robin Scott, REALTOR® It's been a great 5 years and 2014 has been the best year ever in business.   Thank you all for your support and...
By Katina Hargrove, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
Comments 4
"JUST SOLD" Buyer and Sellers are very Happy 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 3 car garage home on corner acre in Royal Trails. The property is fenced, the home has a Florida room and game room, open floor plan. Two horses per acre are allowed, the current HOA is $35 per year. You may park your RV and boat on...
By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
Comments 1
We buy houses in Longwood 407-739-5773 www.IbuyHousesOrlando.com .  If you have a house to sell anywhere in the Longwood FL area, I can help you sell it fast.  My  name is Robert Arnold and I have been buying and selling property in the Longwood area for over 20 years. With all the market turmoil...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 18
The Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach began last night and will run through December 21, 2014. Newport Harbor looked so festive driving by, and there is a TON of traffic. I have been in this traffic for the past two nights, and it is really stop and go. And I am thinking it is going to be wo...
By Amanda Thomas, Broker, Realtor®, SRES®, BPOR
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 1
Nobody is perfect. Life happens and circumstances change. Jobs are won and lost. Injuries and illness affect our ability to earn income. Decisions made may not always be right or best. People experience ups and downs, and still need a place to live. Here are tips for finding a landlord who will w...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Comments 3
Safety Harbor Florida single family home for rent! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage with 1388 sq ft of living space! This great home is located in a quiet neighborhood, convenient to restaurants and shops! The Gulf Beaches are a short drive away!  Living room has a fireplace and the house is fresh...
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)
Comments 9
  I Like The Rain, It Allows For More Burn Days!     Many of those who live in the foothills, rely on the burn days to clear their property of trees, shrubs, and foliage. These burnings can help clear and protect the home in the event of a wildfire as well as make the home curb appeal better. Be ...