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By Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
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While many blog writers, including myself, often focus on homeowners in financial distress, Tenants are often victims of either their own financial distress or the financial distress of their landlord.  This article will examine the eviction process from a lawyer’s viewpoint for both the landlord...
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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The Most Unique Home For Sale in Bristol VA Just Reduced Price To $795,000!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH FOR BRISTOL VA 8.26.14!   Check out the latest news ....The Most Unique Home For Sale in Bristol VA Just Reduced Price To $795,000!   ATTENTION ...someone is getting ready to get the deal of a CEN...
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 Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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    We Just Moved In, This Spot Wasn't Here on Thursday!   In all the years of working in apartment communities throughout Sacramento, this is something a bit out of the ordinary. It's not that water damage in the ceiling of an apartment is unusual, it happens quite often. I get calls for water d...
By Richard and Pamela Graham, Richard and Pamela Graham, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Group)
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Water is our most precious resource. As our planet becomes more crowded and the demand for clean drinking water grows, it’s increasingly important that we look for creative ways to reduce needless waste. You might underestimate how small changes can really add up. Did you know simply by turning ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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    Naples Florida homes in Estuary at Grey Oaks is truly one of the more exclusive neighborhoods in all of the southeast portion of the state.  While being part of the greater Grey Oaks development, it is also a totally separate 350 acre community, consisting of only detached villas and single f...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Golf Course Communities Search Golf Homes for Sale Atlanta Golf Course communities search Atlanta golf homes for sale.  Atlanta golf course homes always seem to be in high demand, and part of the reason is that the Atlanta area has a lot of good weather.  In fact snow is a rarity here in ...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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I'm Not Making This Stuff Up It's All There In Black And White It really is - it is in the contract. I'm not going to say it is okay for a real estate agent or broker not to know how to do their jobs. It is their duty to know. Given that so many real estate agents do not understand the mechanics ...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Do You Know Who Your Neighbors Are?   Home selling and buying can be emotional for some while others may look at it as a business transaction. Whether the buyer is an owner occupant or an investor, they do want to know about the neighborhood. Specifically about the friendliness or lack thereof.K...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR - Fairfield County CT Real Estate
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Homes for Sale and Real Estate)
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    The picturesque town of Trumbull Connecticut is located in southeastern Fairfield County offering small town charm, award winning schools, a wide range of real estate selections, over 1,300 acres of parks and local preserves,  and an effortless connection to local highways.    Trumbull was i...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
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Bonita Springs Flood Zone Map If you’re a buyer looking for information about how to identify a flood zone or figure out whether or not you will need flood insurance use this map:  Flood Zone Map. Here you can search in general or even input the address of the home you are interested in learning...
By Captain Wayne Rowlett, Florida Real Estate School
(Rowlett Real Estate School LLC)
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 I must have found my calling because I truly enjoy teaching.  I think what I enjoy most is meeting and getting to know so many different people.  Every month I teach a pre licensed real estate class and although each class is different in so many ways, it always amazes me how the class bonds bef...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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 Eastgate Luxury Condominiums in New Canaan, CT 06840  These beautiful condominium units are so close to town, and quite luxurious.    New Canaan is a beautiful New England town with so much charm around each corner, no matter where you are  - out in the rural area in the rolling hills of New Ca...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
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The story of Greenwich Presbyterian in Nokesville began with the birth of Aminta Elizabeth Douglass who was born April 1, 1777 in Maryland.In April, 1802 she married Gilbert Irland Moxley and moved to Greenwich, VA. Shortly after her arrival she began holding religious services in her home. They ...
By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
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Alright, STOP! Collaborate & Listen in Richmond VA Real Estate Market Did you ever attempt to ride a seesaw by yourself? Go ahead, try it! I think you will find you will go nowhere FAST! A Richmond VA real estate transaction is much like a seesaw. You have an agent on each side of the lever tryin...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“24 Acres of Magnificent Land”   Located Route 66, Columbia, Ct. There is a thousand feet of road frontage, a small pond in the rear of the property. Almost all of the acreage is open and produces thousands of bales of hay each season. Ideal suited as a horse farm. There is no better land in the ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Curb Appeal – A Detail That Could Cost You An Offer    I was out with buyers yesterday and two of the homes we saw were perfect for them. They happened to be in the same neighborhood and have the same floor plan. Both were equally updated and showed well from an interior standpoint. What set one ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Can We Talk Winter on the Last Week of Summer?   This conversation I did not think would happen on the last week of summer by any means...talking about winter and the harshness of the snow ahead.  That is why we live here in RI coastal real estate to experience the 4 seasons, right?!   By all acc...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
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The Greens of Bonita Springs Homes The Greens of Bonita Springs is tucked away off of Paradise Road in the area of Bonita Springs Golf and Country Club.  While many of the neighborhood names and streets reference golf, the Bonita Springs Golf and Country Club is currently closed and for sale [su...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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Maine land is pretty special. But Maine land on the waterfront, in this case 107 acres worth. On Molunkus Stream in Southern Aroostook County. Thought of owning Maine land, something bigger than a postage stamp like you currently live on out of state? Join forces with your sporting buddies, throw...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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35 Reasons to Live in Redlands        The city of Redlands is a beautiful city, 2 major shopping areas, 18 coffee shops, numerous restaurants and cafes, and several breweries. There is a large dog park, a water park, Several Dog Rescue Organizations, a large country club with a 18 hole golf cours...