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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Realty)
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TERRIFIC NEWS! BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices $50,000 Sweepstakes The Fixer Upper program and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices are teaming up to offer viewers a chance to win a $50,000 "Godd to Know" prize package including a consultation from Chip & Joanna Gaines, hosts of the HGTV Fixer Upper ...
By Rick Obst, Regional Marketing Mgr in Eugene, OR
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April's ActiveRain Contest You Might Be From _____ If ... Jeff Foxworthy made a good living and reputation with his comedy routines "You Might Be a Redneck If ...".  Although his examples were extreme, they always contained a kernel of truth that people could relate to. Every city, county, state ...
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
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Spotlight on Todt Hill Staten Island   Exclusive, secluded, picturesque – just a few of the words you can use to describe Staten Island’s tony neighborhood of Todt Hill. Strict zoning laws means you won’t find a business district in this community, but the killer views, sprawling homes and serene...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners are pleased to share this 5-Star Review  from one of our recent clients, who relocated to Charlotte for a job transfer. Building long-term relationships with our clients is the cornerstone of our business. And we are always delighted when they take the...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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A Pending short Sale Listing in Central CT This 3 bedroom expanded cape has gone under contract and the second part of the transaction is now in the hands of the servicing agency.  The sellers had gotten divorced, which is recognized as an approved hardship for a qualifying short sale. The home i...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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        Belize      The International Texas Association of REALTORS® Cruise set sail from March 21 - 28, 2015. We explored reasons and opportunities to retire and invest in Belize. If considering retiring or investing in Belize, the best resources are a Certified International Property Specialist...
By Haris Dedic, Glenview Real Estate - Chicago North Shore
(RE/MAX Villager 847-878-2588)
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Looking to buy or sell a home in Des Plaines, IL?   Currently there are 282 homes on the market with an average listing  price of $253,414. 211 homes are under contract in Des Plaines. 1084 were sold in the past 12 months with an average sale price of $2180,173.  URL's to available homes on Homes...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
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Sometimes we agents find a way to detach ourselves from the daily grind. Whenever I do that, I feel like I am playing hooky. I took the past 2 days off to attend to my wife who had surgery on Monday. I tried to respond to emails and texts, but for those two days I was pretty focused on the hospit...
By Sara Kareer, Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers
(Kingsway Real Estate Brokerage)
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Now Offering Boutique Style Real Estate Services    Having worked with Re/Max and Century 21 since 2006, I can tell you that the real estate industry is changing.  Clients are no longer interested in brands or being part of a crowd and are now looking for customized service/solutions that are tai...
By Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR , Wisconsin Short Sale Specialist Realto
(*ROCK REALTY|Broker|Realtor|Real Estate|WI Short Sale Agent*)
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Just Sold! 314 S Franklin St, Janesville WI 53545 We are happy to announce another Rock Realty home closing! This was a home in need of  a lot of TLC sold to an investor. Congratulations to the new home owner and to Michael Collins, home buyer agent and broker for Rock Realty! We specialize in he...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
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Homes Near Thompson Elementary School in Houston TX  Find homes for sale near Thompson Elementary School in Houston TX. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multiple times per day.       Great Houston School Thompson Elementary School is located ...
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
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Spotlight on Tottenville, Staten Island     The southern most point of Staten Island is the location of the Tottenville neighborhood, a richly historic community highlighted by stunning architecture, killer views and plenty of amenities for residents. Tottenville real estate is home to a wide var...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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The puzzle pieces of a real estate sale, the behind the scenes work before touring property listings. It takes some time spent in the "tell me about your area" mode. Questions about what is important to the real estate buyer at whatever season in their life. Fear and love, health too fuel much of...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Winnetka is a very quiet village about 16 miles north of down town Chicago. You can get to the down town of Chicago in 25 minutes via the Metra train. Winnetka IL is the perfect place to raise a family and very desired for a number of reasons. You get the New Trier school district and children wi...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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The Gardens in Gilbert, Arizona is a wonderful master planned community that is all about being outdoors. The Gardens is split up in to five phases each with it's own lush green park, recreation area including basketball and volleyball courts, and three large community pools throughout the commu...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
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If You Need Your Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Today... I'll be out shooting pictures for another Raleigh, Cary, Apex area listing! But, as always, I'll have my phone with me and I'll be checking my emails on a clinically obsessive basis. So, if you need me, and really now, wh...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Lacamas Shores - Neighborhood of the Week in Camas, Washington Each week, we are featuring on of the many great neighborhoods nestled in the hills and meadows around Camas, Washington. We think Camas offers a great lifestyle with the charm of small town living, and access to the big city amenitie...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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 Carlsbad Rattlesnakes are Out of Hibernation   The rattlesnakes are now out and about in Carlsbad, earlier in the year than normal. Sorry, no live photos (thank goodness!).     Our March weather has been particularly warm, summer-like on a number of occasions, and the rattlesnakes have decided t...
By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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Ah the age old question of open houses.  I myself believe it is a personal preference whether they work or not.  I think if you really advertise it, or if it is near a main road you will get traffic and potentially a buyer.     One of the services that real estate professionals are obligated to p...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Another Just Sold Home in Bristol TN 3.31.15 ...Check Out 621 Southview Drive!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!     Check out the latest news ....Another Just Sold Home in Bristol TN 3.31.15 ...Check Out 621 Southview Drive!     I had the great pleasure of representing the buyers on this great home loca...