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By Capt. Bob & Kelly Davies, Waterfront Experts
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
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Looking to buy a waterfront home in Southwest Florida?  There are some things that you should take into consideration that are not common knowledge and many people do not think about.     Want to be on the best water with the best view?  Keep in  mind that in many Florida coastal destinations, th...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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These two loan programs each have their place in your business. When do you know which one is the best for your client?  FHA 203k typically is for lower credit scores or clients with smaller down payments or both. Loan limits in many Bay Area Counties is up to $625,500 for a SFR and over $1.2MM f...
By Susan Haughton, Your Client-centric Alexandria VA REALTOR
(Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
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Virginia is a Wet Settlement State and NO, that does not mean there are adult beverages at settlement, although sometimes I think that might be a fine idea... A wet settlement means the money is there and that there is a law in place that limits how much time can elapse between the signing of the...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
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Homes in Bridgewood in Houston TX Interested in finding Homes in Bridgewood in Houston TX? Is it time to sell your home in Bridgewood?   Country Estate Homes Bridgewood is one of the 100 subdivisions located in Hunters Creek Village that is rated as the 5th wealthiest location in Texas by per Cap...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
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    On this Thanksgiving Day, forget the sales and Black Friday tomorrow.  Rather take the time to relax and enjoy your friends and family.   I am sure all the food will be delicious.  Enjoy it.... but remember that enjoying a meal with people you care about anytime is good reason to give thanks...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Homes for Sale Fargo | Downtown   Downtown Fargo is a neighborhood in Fargo, North Dakota. Downtown Fargo is 0.810 square miles in total land area. The population is 4,881 with a population density of 6,028 people per square mile. The zip code for the area is 58102 and 58103.   The median househo...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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      Unity on the Bay, the large all inclusive church in Edgewater with a fantastic waterfront piece of real estate wants to sell most of its parking lot. At one point the church was in talks with two developers to purchase about two-thirds of the congregation's large surface parking lot along 2...
By Joseph O'Saben
(Carolina One Real Estate)
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High 51  Low 31  Clear   "Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies." - Charles E. Jefferson...   Al says - Did you know? -                Line dancing was -                started by women -                waiting to use the bathroom...   Toy Hall of Fame - This year's ...
By Manny Rosa, New Construction - Union & Essex Counties, NJ
(Rosa Agency)
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We're proud to report another successful Bank of America Short Sale, a newer 2-family home in the historic Forest Hill section of Newark, NJ.   This 2-family home was built just over a decade ago.  It featured central air/heat, separate utilities, built in garage, paver driveway, fenced yard 5 b...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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It’s Opening Day in Carlsbad…Almost   Opening Day is here again.   No, not baseball, but for Christmas Tree Farms in Carlsbad.   Thanksgiving Day, or sometimes Black Friday, seems to be the traditional Opening Day for those shopping for a Christmas tree, although some open on December 1.    I ra...
By Christine Bohn, Realtor, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
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Gainesville Florida Real Estate Market Report for Single Family Homes Sold in October 2014.  Here you will find the three-month statistics for Gainesville Florida single family homes real estate market for August, September and October 2014. The chart below shows the number of NEW LISTINGS that c...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
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Veterans Day 2014 Veterans Day 2014   This day- and indeed, every day, I pause to remember my fellow veterans.   I remember those who have gone before me- ones who defeated Marxism, Communism and Fascism.  I remember those buried under Arlington's white headstones- most identified, some not.   I ...
By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
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Desperate times call for desperate measures?   For any Realtor® who handles rental properties part of the process is verifying employment.  Why is that potential tenants think they can make up an employer and it's not going to get noticed?On a recent rental application we called the contact liste...
By Brian England, Realtor, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Showing gratitude is extremely important in my daily walk through life.  I am definitely grateful for everything that I have in life, whether it be physical, mental or material.  When it comes to real estate, I genuinely show gratitude to all of the clients that I deal with, as well as the associ...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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FHA 203k for investors Lets clear up the confusion about this program once and for all There seems to be some confusion on the 203k and investors.. 1) yes the Investor Program for the 203k is gone... but not forgotten 2) Yes, an investor can purchase and rehab a property under the 203k loan progr...
By Kenneth Rossman, FL Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #RZ3504
(Appraiser, Ken Rossman)
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Are real estate appraisals really necessary?The Importance Of A Professional Real Estate Appraisal Because much private, corporate, and public wealth lies in real estate, the determination of its value is essential to the economic well-being of society. It is the job of the professional appraiser...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Chicago IL West Ridge or West Rogers Park Real Estate The area of Chicago IL called West Rogers Park or By Realtors "West Ridge" is a having great success continuing it's Real Estate Sales even though the Holiday season gets closer. This beautiful community has so many of the houses that fit unde...
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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  So Its That Time Of Year Again, Get The Ladder.   We try to get to many of the properties to clear the gutters before the major rain season. That has been interesting in the drought years! :) The idea is the get the months of debris out so that the water can flow freely during the heavy rains. ...
By The Isaacs Team, Savvy agents/Superior service/Successful outcomes
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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New Condos Logan Circle DC - The Holm 1550 11th Street NW DC 20005 Under construction with an eye towards spring 2015 delivery is a new mixed-use development of 38 one bedroom, one +Den, two bedroom and two bedroom+Den condominiums and ground floor retail dubbed The Holm on the former Diamond Ca...
By Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate, 25 years experience -Residential Real Estate Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner)
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Greenville SC  Why live in Greenville SC Tall trees, wide sidewalks and unique sculptures line Greenville South Carolina's Main Street.Downtown Greenville still has a hometown feel but is the thriving cultural and entertainment center of Upstate SC. In 2003 Greenville won the prestigious  Great A...