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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 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 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 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...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Happy Thanksgiving from Timber Pines!   Timber Pines residents are ready to gobble it all up this Thanksgiving holiday!  Once again they have demonstrated their community spirit and have decorated their community for the upcoming holiday! It sure looks nice!   Timber Pines is a 55+ community in S...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES - Amelia Island
(Century 21 John T. Ferreira and Son Inc. 500 Centre St. Amelia Island, Fl 32034)
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I once had a broker tell my buyers,  "The laws in Virginia go back to the boat in favor of the sellers."   I was in the office on a Sunday afternoon with buyers and my broker happened to stop by to do some work.  While he was there he met the buyers, after hearing that they had lived in several d...
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 Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
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Risky Wednesday If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. Thomas Aquinas. This little fella was leading his humans to Keewadin Island near Naples, Florida.  Clearly the dog is willing to take a little risk. He was there the whole way, even throu...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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  An infographic by the team at Rebates zone .  It's always nice to receive an email informing of yet another award for my Palos Verdes Lifestyle Real Estate Blog.  Actually, I noticed it is an international list of real estate sites--going global is not a bad thing either. Although they did not ...
By Captain Wayne Rowlett / Florida Real Estate School, Instructor / Owner of Rowlett Real Estate School
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
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BECOME INACTIVE -SALES ASSOCIATE OR BROKER SALES ASSOCIATE (FORM RE 11) This transaction is used to deactivate a license status under a particular qualifying broker or owner/developer. Application Requirements:   APPLICATION: You can complete this application by clicking on the "Printable Applica...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
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Many of the investors and real estate professional have expressed negativity about investing or owning a condo in Northern Virginia area. On the surface biggest concerns many of them have is high condo fee. However, in order to understand if a condo is a right investment or not there is more know...
By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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I took this photo on the edge of  Mount Vernon, Ohio near the Mount Vernon Nazarene University and the high school ball fields.  The sky color was so spectacular and looked like it ws filled with rainbow colors across the horizon.  I shot nearly a dozen  super colorful photos over the 20 minutes ...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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From the Real Estate Files of My Mind: To paraphrase Bill Clinton, I feel your pain, only this time the pain, or at least disappointment was mine. Years ago, I sent past clients (two transactions and a referral with them) to an open house in their neighborhood on a street they highly coveted.  T...
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 Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
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Because we will be spending time with our family, all calls and emails on Thanksgiving will be returned on Friday by the HomesWithHorseSense.com team. Enjoy the food, the camaraderie and time with family this Thanksgiving.   We will be happy to take care of all your equine real estate needs after...
    As the amount of home foreclosures grows across America over these last 5-6 years, they reached record levels and have since ebbed. Yet throught this period of time, an interesting statistic has brought researchers at UNC to conclude foreclosures often might have been permanently prevented th...
By Lainie Ramsey, Lake Texoma Expert
(The Homes By Lainie Team)
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238 Cottonwood Lane in Pottsboro is $85,000!     This is a meticulously-kept and decorated 3 bedroom 2 bath home on a beautiful, .94 AC lot with mature trees and nice landscaping. The home has a very open layout between kitchen, dining, and living areas. The oversized metal carport and porch was ...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson 541-659-1620, The Naked Blogger - Straight Talk ~ Real Joy
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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Today, I looked up into the heavens and said... Yes, there is a God!  With little time to spare, but plenty of fret to waste, we held our breath as I presented our 5th written offer for my clients.  For a moment, I felt like Moses pleading with God... Please don't let my people be homeless! With ...
By Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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When your Maui car or truck needs some upgrading on the inside, these are the guys to call...  Joe's Upholstery & Auto Detailing 808 877-4466. They're in Kahului at 261 Dairy Road, right across from the Maui Marketplace. They know what they're doing and they can probably get your car in and out p...