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By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 60
In January my husband to called to say our storage building was on fire and he'd called the fire department.  When I arrived home there was nothing left but a bit of the frame and years of history were lost.  You would think that "if it's in storage" it's not something you use, but that wasn't tr...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 38
Take a seat, and let's talk real estate!  When I was in Nice a few years ago I was fascinated by the blue chairs that lined the beach.  If you sat on one side you faced the ocean with its calming color, sound and motion.  On the other side you faced the busy street with constant traffic, pedestr...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
Comments 2
Saturday is the Maple HeightsReal Estate market watch day.    Here is today's hotsheet for Maple Heights Real Estate sales and rentals.   Homes and condos for sale 18807 Fairway Ave, Maple Heights, OH 44137, house, $21,900 5720 Garfield Ave, Maple Heights, OH 44137, house, $26,000 14602 Lisa Dr, ...
By John McCormack,, Albuquerque Homes Realty
(Albuquerque Homes Realty *
Comments 54
    Merry Christmas from our home to yours.   We at Albuquerque Homes Realty would love to assist you with all your Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Surrounding NM real estate needs.   Simply contact REALTOR® John McCormack and put his years of real estate knowledge and experience to work for you.   ...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Comments 13
December in Crystal Beach Florida means sunshine and blue skies and that is exactly what we have today! I started my day with a quiet walk through our little seaside community in a short sleeve shirt and am now blogging on the balcony in barefeet since it is 80 degrees out right now! While some m...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 10
 New Homes for Sale at Arterro in Carlsbad CA   Carlsbad buyers interested in new home construction have another housing community to consider.   Located adjacent to the band new La Costa Town Square that just opened (more on that in another post), Arterro will offer 63 homes with 4 major floor p...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Comments 4
How to Become a World-Class Decision Maker in 2105   To make good decisions, one must be grounded in reality. Unfortunately, most people aren't grounded in reality. The problem centers on the past. People anchor to past costs. We've seen this with home prices and mortgage rates. People will auto...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 4
Irvine Condos for Lease This two bedroom condo located in the Terra Bella gated community in Northpark in Irvine has just leased. There is a community pool, and the Northpark community pool area is also available for the resident. This condo features two bedrooms and a two and a half bathrooms. T...
By Dennis Swartz, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI...experience counts!
(Rickert Property Management)
Comments 2
You never wanted to be a landlord, it just happened. The market turned and the price you could sell your home for was way lower than you could stomach, so you decided to rent it. After all, how hard could it be-right? Put up a sign, show the property to a few people, have them write you a check e...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
Comments 0
Cleveland Heights, OH Real Estate update. I can't believe that today is the last Sunday of 2014. This year was running fast!   Anyway, Sunday is the Cleveland HeightsReal Estate market watch day in our blog. Cleveland Heights is a large market, so it's always happening a lot, regardless the seaso...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 0
Pensacola Florida 32514:  U.S. home price gains slow for 10th straight month S&P's/Case-Shiller index rose 4.9% year-over-year in Sept., but that's the slowest pace in more than 2 years. Miami posted the strongest 12-month gain at 10.3%. Read more.     Click Here to Sign up for our Newsletter, re...
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 75
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 Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor - Murrieta Homes For Sale, Califor
(3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA)
Comments 6
How To Pick A Master Lock in 90 Seconds?  It's easy. Shockingly easy. I own a couple of Master Lock lock boxes. I have occasionally used them to hold keys to my home. Not anymore. The other day, I realized that I could not remember the combination to one of my lock boxes. It had been awhile since...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
Comments 2
Chagrin Falls Schools Real Estate Update - as it was promised a week ago,  Friday is the Moreland Hills Real Estate market day. In our last week market review, we discussed the Orange OH Real Estate Market, as one part of Moreland Hills belongs to the Orange School District. The other part of Mor...
By The Isaacs Team, Savvy agents/Superior service/Successful outcomes
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
Homes For Sale DC Janney Elementary School District Looking for homes for sale in DC Janney Elementary School District in Ward 3? Here are the freshest listings for the 20016 zip code with school district data! This data may also include homes for Mann and Hearst Elementary schools. Use the map ...
By The Isaacs Team, Savvy agents/Superior service/Successful outcomes
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 1
Homes For Sale DC Key Elementary School District Looking for homes for sale in DC Key Elementary School District in Ward 3? Here are the freshest listings for the 20016 zip code with school district data! Data includes homes for Mann and Stoddert Elementary schools. Use the map tool to select th...
By John Ferrin, Realtor
Comments 0
What is the home search process? How do most buyers end up buying thier particular house? In July 2014, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) sent out a 127 question survey to 72,206 recent home buyers. From the answers recieved, NAR was able to determine many characteristics about the buyer...
By Kasey & John Boles - Jon Gosche Real Estate, Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, Boise ID)
Comments 4
5 Shopping days left..... Holiday Tip:  Create family holiday traditions!  It is what everyone will remember 20 years from now.  Ideas include:  Watch Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve, everyone opens a new pair of pajamas on Christmas Eve, play games after Christmas dinner,  go to Winter Garde...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 18
  Just SOLD in the Prairie Lake Reserve in Ocoee FLMy buyers have been anxiously waiting for their new townhome in the Prairie Lake Reserve in Ocoee FL to be completed, though we did not think it would be possible for them to close on their new home before the new year, Park Square Homes made sur...
By Curtis Van Carter, Napa Valley's Broker Extraordinaire in Yountville
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley, Yountville Napa Valley)
Comments 5
Yountville Weekly Real Estate Update Median prices, average days on market current for sale             11,   med price $765,000, avg days on market 92 current sale pendings   4,   med price $1,250,000, avg days on market 179 sold in last 6 months    17,  med price $765,000, avg days on market 8...