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By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 138
Over the last ten years I've heard the same complaints repeatedly. Over and over again I try and explain to my friends, family, customers and clients why we agents do the things we do. I can't say my opinions are the voice of all 1 million agents across the industry, but I suspect many of them ha...
By Judy C. Jennings, Broker Associate in Plymouth County MA
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Comments 31
The holiday season is upon us and so are the winter months. Last winter was a bit brutal here in the Northeast with many areas experiencing numerous power outages. While we hope this winter will be a bit more mild, we still need to take precautions to keep safe and warm while avoiding deadly carb...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 69
How To Stay Married While Building a Home Having sold many new, semi-custom and custom homes, I have seen the stress mount up in buyers and between buyers and tempers start to flare during the building process. I have even heard the "D" word used along the way. Building has been said to create te...
By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware, Cecil County, and S. Chester County, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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It can be very educational reading township newsletters posted online. Here is a prime example relating to fire safety in the fall newsletter from Kennett Twp. (PA) in a piece by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors after a resident’s comment about the futility of calling the fire company. “Two...
By Hill Country Dream Team
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“Well, my wife is really leaning on me to look into buying a condo or townhouse in Summit County for ski season, but I really would like a place to escape to out in the hill country…” That’s how the conversation started anyway. Tough. On one hand, I like Summit County. Awesome bike riding in the ...
By Louis Williams, The Williams Team (985) 727-7168
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Meadowbrook Subdivision in Mandeville, LA Find similar homes for sale in Meadowbrook Subdivision in Mandeville, LA.     Meadowbrook Subdivision is private community located near the heart of Mandeville; featuring about 500 lots on almost 400 wooded acres. The subdivision features lakes, trails, l...
By Amy Boehm, Your Realtor For Life
(Keller Williams Realty - Boerne Hill Country)
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Recently in Boerne, we have had several break ins which were not noticed by the neighbors, because people just aren't home during the day and during the holiday season your home can be even more exposed to being broke in with Christmas lights beckoning. Getting to know your neighbors especially t...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge   Washington D.C.'s Premier Buyer Brokerage   What is a Buyers Agent? It is a principal agent relationship where the Broker is the agent for the Buyer with fiduciary responsibilities to the Buyer.  What is an Exclusive Buyer Agent?  A Real Estate professio...
By Jesse Coffey, Trust in Experience and Proven Results
(Jesse Coffey | Realtor)
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Roseville Diamond Woods home just sold. Roseville real estate agent Jesse Coffey - 1616 Woodleaf Cir, Roseville, CA 95747. I just sold this wonderful West Roseville home for $485,000.   In addition to Roseville real estate I am a very knowledgeable Lincoln real estate agent, Rocklin real estate a...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 23
Another Just Sold Home in Bristol VA 12-16-2014 …Check Out 50 Moneta Circle!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!   Check out the latest news ...Another Just Sold Home in Bristol VA 12-16-2014 …Check Out 50 Moneta Circle!   CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE MORE INFO!   This was ....Another Just Sold Home in Bristo...
By Louis Williams, The Williams Team (985) 727-7168
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Quail Creek Subdivision in Mandeville, LA Find similar homes for sale in Quail Creek Subdivision in Mandeville, LA.     Quail Creek community is a private sanctuary nestled on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain and St. Tammany Parish. The community has over 450 homes with many amenities for fam...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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November Market Reports If you are having trouble viewing this e-mail, click here. Milwaukee With 2015 near, some are pontificating about a potential change in interest rates. With virtually no inflation, rates will likely remain low for most of 2015 but could flirt with 5.0 percent toward the en...
By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
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HUD Webinar Click HERE to Watch the HUD Webinar NOW. Access to this HUD Webinar ends Wednesday, December 17th at 11PM How to Successfully Sell HUD Homes Part 1 Navigating the HUDHomestore.com website Discover the secrets to closing more HUD transactions. Don't miss this step by step Webinar expla...
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 VA 12-16-2014 …Check Out 133 Forest Lane!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!   Check out the latest news ....Another Just Sold Home in Bristol VA 12-16-2014 …Check Out 133 Forest Lane!   CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE MORE!   This was a great one-level home that closed today f...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Every home should have an Emergency Kit.  Whether it's an actual emergency, inclement weather, a power outage or other unforeseen occurrence, it's important to expect the unexpected.  Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Family Three-Day Home Emergency Kit   Every home sh...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Just Listed! 15 Tanglewood, Aliso Viejo | For Lease This stunning four bedroom, two and one-half bathroom home includes many upgrades throughout and a flowing open floor plan. The living room features walnut hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, a gracefully curved open staircase and lots of natural...
By Curtis Van Carter, Napa Valley's Broker Extraordinaire in Yountville
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley, Yountville Napa Valley)
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Calistoga Weekly Real Estate Update Median prices, average days on market current for sale              30,   med price $1,647,000, avg days on market 230 current sale pendings    5,  med price $498,000, avg days on market 399 sold in last 6 months    40,  med price $622,125, avg days on market ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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 New Blend Pool and Spa Care A Vendor Shout Out in Carlsbad CA   I always like to recommend vendors I and/or clients of mine have used for various needs – roofing, pools, electrical, plumbing, remodeling,  general handyman, etc. I keep a list of recommended vendors that I have used personally, as...
By Louis Williams, The Williams Team (985) 727-7168
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Monterey Subdivision in Mandeville, LA Find similar homes for sale in Monterey Subdivision in Mandeville, LA.   Monterey Subdivision is a quaint residential community located in Mandeville, Louisiana. Our neighborhood offers a friendly atmosphere combined with city conveniences and tranquil surro...
By Denise Dimares, Realtor, Investor Serving DC and MD
(Exit Bennett Realty)
Comments 0
First-time Homebuyers looking to buy a home and need downpayment and closing assistance may have heard about the My Home Program.  The My Home Program is a great home-purchasing assistance program that’s available to eligible first time homebuyers to purchase a house anywhere in Prince Georges Co...