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By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team)
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Real Estate Horror Picture Show: Would You Like Asbestos with Your Popcorn? You have decided to sell your property and the process starts out innocently enough. You research and select a Richmond VA Realtor, sign the listing agreement, and declutter to the point that your house looks like a model...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  The dictionary gives two definitions of the word myth. The one that applies in this content is as follows: "A widely held but false belief or idea."   The word REALTOR® means "used for a real estate agent who is a member of the National Association of Realtors." The letters "T-O-R," rhymes with...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Need 3+ Br Rental, Fenced Yard, Dogs OK in Gustine, Los Banos, Newmanby Michelle Carr CroweI hope you can help me help my clients. They need a 3+ Br Rental Home with a Large Living or Family Room with a Fenced Yard Accepting Dogs, Available Soon (ideally Nov. 1 or first week in Nov.) in Gustine, ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Energy Cost Savings for Homeowners Heating and cooling costs can eat through your savings unless you take steps to ensure your home is energy efficient. If you do decide to make an investment in becoming more energy efficient, in the long run, the savings you reap will potentially pay for the cos...
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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Could This Be Your Dream Home in The Heart of Bristol VA …Check Out 1500 Lee Highway!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH in BRISTOL VA!   Check out the latest REAL ESTATE QUESTION .... Could This Be Your Dream Home in The Heart of Bristol VA …Check Out 1500 Lee Highway!   If you are looking for a GEM that ...
By Wanda Fears, ABR CRS GRI SFR WCR
(Long and Foster Real Estate, Richmond Virginia)
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Is the stock market keeping you up at night?  Are you consuming more antacids than ever before?  Are the ups and downs causing more stress than you want or need?  There is a simple alternative in rental real estate.   Single family homes for rental purposes offer an excellent rate of return in a...
By Scott Larson, Park City, Utah Real Estate News
(Glenwild Realty)
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Snyder's Mill  is part of the larger  Silver Springs community in Park City and remains one of the most popular subdivisions in town for  primary homeowners.  Most homes here range from  around  $550,000 to the upper six figures with an occasionl  home over $1  million. Snyder's Mill has a differ...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
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Search current inventory of 5306 11th St. Katy, TX 77493 Listing Details Price: $1,200/mo Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1.5 Square Footage: 1,112   Call Dahl Team Properties at 832-799-7272 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing.  Lovely Katy home with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Home for Sale in Clermont FL Skyridge Valley SubdivisionIf you are looking for a pool home that is ready to move in, this newly listed home located at 877 Woodvale Street Clermont FL 34711 in Skyridge Valley should be on your list of must-sees. This two story home is on a corner lot with 3503 squ...
By Norm Padula, JD, GRI, CDPE, GRI, CDPE ~ Presence,Persistence & Perseverance
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
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4926 Monongahela Street, San Diego, California MLS# 140044937 is now under contract! Representing the buyers, we secured this fully remodeled home in less than 12 hours for our qualified buyers. We saved them over $50,000 from what they would have paid without our assistance and advice!   Are you...
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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My website was on the first page of Google at the very top last night.  Now that may not seem like a big deal, because naturally if you poke in Rowlett Real Estate School in Google , I am going to show up at the top on the first page.  That's  simply Google bringing up the website I requested. No...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Fishhawk Lake--An October Sunset 2014 This is my view just outside my lakefront deck. It is a total wonder that I have the joy to see this type of venue every single day.  To be able to share this with people who invite themselves to view what I can offer in this vacation community is totally my ...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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   Fauquier County sunset on the foothills of the Blue Ridge   Northern Virginia extends from Arlington across the Potomac River from the Nation's Capital to the City of Fredericksburg 40 miles north of the gateway to the real South at Richmond. If a person served more than 15 years in the milita...
By Susan Haughton, Your Client-centric Alexandria VA REALTOR
(Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
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Once upon a time, there was an adorable little house that had been all spiffed up to go on the real estate market. Kitchen and bathrooms beautifully updated, gorgeous hardwood floors, and a terrific, private backyard patio backing to greenspace.  The staging was straight out of Pottery Barn and t...
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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There are two no three things I love about inventory homes.     In November of 2007 I sold two discounted inventory homes on a Saturday in early November.  I was showing a model home that our company was marketing to a couple who wanted to use it as an investment home.  I introduced them to the s...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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  Home introduction of a dog  to a household with cats has its challenges. Keeping in mind that our Dog is a Senior Citizen who thinks he is still a puppie and can chase cats:). We have three cats each with different personalities and they are all of different age groups. Hence we have been movi...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
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Winter can be both beautiful and enjoyable as long as you take a few simple steps to minimize the possibility of costly repairs due to frozen water pipes. Once a frozen water pipe breaks the damage to your home from water can be both extensive and expensive. Turn off the water supply to external...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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Rethink Housing - Pod Living   On Saturday mornings when I have time, I love to slow down a bit with my coffee. This morning I was doing just that, reading some magazines and enjoying the sunshine on my deck.  My new Cowboys and Indians Magazine had an advertisement by Lifepods. I've been playing...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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San Francisco is a fabulous city in which to walk. The compact size, mild year-round weather, and unique neighborhoods means there's always something to see and enjoy. On my walk yesterday from the Pan Handle area near Golden Gate Park to Van Ness Avenue I found myself focusing on some of the clo...
By Linda Gustafson, Linda "G" Gustafson PA
(ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty Miami Beach)
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PRESS RELEASE [September, 2014 Miami Beach] Linda "G" Gustafson and ONE Sotheby's International Realty Miami Beach announces the sale of a Bellini at Williams Island condominium residence. Linda “G” of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty proudly announces the sale of a waterfront luxury condominiu...