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By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 39
The news is full of CFPB and consumers are starting to ask questions. Just the other day I had a call from someone thinking of buying in the fall and heard closing dates could be taking longer. She wanted to know how much longer. New rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are going i...
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 12
Gated Golf Community Home in Bristol VA Just Reduced to $573,900 ...5.27.15 ...Check out 15114 Stonewall Ridge! REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH! Check out the latest news ....Gated Golf Community Home in Bristol VA Just Reduced to $573,900 ...5.27.15 ...Check out 15114 Stonewall Ridge!  AMAZING HOME NOW P...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 19
Working with Millennials In 2015 working with a millennial can be quite exciting.   They know what they want, where they want to live, and what they want in their next home. Communication is definitely different with this generation.   Most do not sit in front of a computer, they have one in thei...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 14
Bakers Bay Condo Pool Opened Memorial Day Weekend   Bakers Bay Condos a gated waterfront community located in the Torresdale section of NE Philadelphia in the 19114 zip code opened its beautiful outdoor pool on Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday was rather chilly but Sunday and Monday the sun was war...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 11
April 2015 Real Estate Market Update Cedaredge and Surrounding AreaAll around the local real estate market is showing improvement when compared to this time last year. This information comes from CREN (Colorado Real Estate Network). This the local MLS for most of the Western Slope and the Four Co...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 11
The following are some considerations for protecting your home whether or not you lease a property, or you are the owner. There are some who watch for signs that a property has been left, or when people go on vacation.1. If you are posting you vacation on social media sites, you might want to wai...
By John F Muscarella, Broker/Owner, Plymouth County / Cape Cod, MA
Comments 7
Recently, a client tried to be a good neighbor when finding that his property line actually encompassed about a quarter of his abutting neighbors back yard and a portion of their driveway.  Seems the builder had missed the property line stakes when grading for the driveway and this poor guy could...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender -, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
Comments 7
                                                                                                                                                                              5/27/2015Friend:Now that warm weather has returned to the area, it's not uncommon to see friends and neighbors working outs...
By Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes
(Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty)
Comments 4
As a Realtor who represents senior clients, I am frequently asked about senior living resources.  The first tool I share with clients and their families is the the "New Lifestyles Guide."  It is the most comprehensive resource I have found, for those seeking information about senior housing and ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 2
The Millennials and Stuart FLThere’s been much written about the millennial generation as of late.  I’m not sure all of it is true.  Though here are some very interesting facts:Millennials are those born between 1980 and 2000. The Millennial generation is the biggest in our history so far. Even b...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 7
FAQ  Is leaving my woodland untouched the best option for Wildlife and Forest Health?  Leaving your forest alone is seldom the best option for either wildlife habitat or a healthy forest.  An unmanaged forest will become stagnant reducing the amount of food for wildlife and crowding out the youn...
By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC
(The Corcoran Group)
Comments 24
I grew up in North East Yonkers in a section called Crestwood. On Friday via Facebook, I found out that one the the neighborhood's most iconic landmarks will close its doors on Nov. 25 after more than 47 years in business. Nathans Famous. My family actually moved to Yonkers before there was Natha...
By Come Home Inc, Property Marketing Specialists
(Come Home Inc)
Comments 3
2701 W 66th Avenue Anchorage AK 99502 Search current inventory of Homes for Sale in Anchorage AKListing DetailsHome For Sale in Anchorage AK2701 W 66th Avenue Anchorage AK, 99502Price: $389,900MLS number: 15-5311 Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2.75Square Feet: 2448Lot Size: 0.16 AcresYear Built: 1979View:...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,
Comments 40
It always astonishes me whenever I see a buyer searching for properties on my website, and they have clearly admitted that they already have a relationship with another agent/broker. That’s the first question that comes across my mind. Shouldn’t you be searching for homes on your own agent’s webs...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 28
    We are sometimes asked to list houses that may be a part of an estate...or for someone who is going to downsize, move to another part of the country to be with family members..assisted living or senior living condos or apartments.     Often the homes are exceptionally well maintained.  The fu...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 17
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Best wishes from Los Angeles! Posted on May 25, 2015 by Endre Barath in Military Friendly Realtors, Observations about various subjects,  Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Best wishes from Los Angeles!As I reflect on seeing neighbors and friends have their families and frie...
By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
Comments 0
 Affectionately known as “Charleston’s Garden City”, Summerville, a much admired community of more than 43,000, was established as an island sanctuary for Charleston’s well-to-do after the Revolutionary War. The name, Summerville, is homage to the seasonal influx of Charleston’s affluent to their...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Buying Your First home can be exciting and also a disaster if you Don`t think the process through and be educated so you can make a very well thought out decision.Buy a house that fits your situation.LOCATION: How far will you be from work is there easy access to major highways, Do you have child...
By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
Comments 32
We recently updated our online website and made it mobile freindy.  The Millennials are the main ones using their smart phones and tablets to access the web.  Rowlett Real Estate School's online mobile website is up and running and ready. Who are the Millennials?Millennials are persons that are 1...
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 19
Building Lot For Sale With Owner Financing in Bristol VA ...Check Out Musick Drive! If you are looking for a great place to build your dream home in Bristol VA then you just stopped by the perfect place! Owner financing Available! At TBD Musick Road you will find 9.59 acres that feature beautiful...