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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Should I get a 100amp service or a 200amp service Electric Panel? Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Endre Barath in Home Improvements | The question is, should I get 100 amps or 200 amps for my Electric Panel? This question often arises when a Home Owner is considering upgrading the Electrical System. M...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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I read an interesting article this morning in the January/February 2015 Realtor magazine.  The article was focused on landlords, and whether they have the right to tell their tenants not to use marijuana, which could be a concern in states where medicinal or recreational use is allowed.   The fir...
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 Bristol VA Home Goes Under Contract …1.26.15 …Check Out 104 Dewdrop Place!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!   Check out the latest news ....Another Bristol VA Home Goes Under Contract …1.26.15 …Check Out 104 Dewdrop Place!   I have the pleasure of representing an amazing first time home buyer on...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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    Debbie Reynolds  has an ActiveRain Challenge this month to "phone a friend" whom we have never had a conversation with.     Now this is a bit difficult since most of my subscribers I usually pick up the phone and make a call, or they do.     -   Cheyenne is a short 1 hour 35 minute drive from...
By Heidi Kelley, Selling One Yard at a Time
(Keller Williams Realty Newport, East Bay Rhode Island)
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Rhode Island Single Family Home Sales Activity and Median Price Increase in Fourth Quarter   A strong fourth quarter housing market bodes well for the New Year Warwick, RI, January 28, 2015…Home sales statistics released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors showed a strong uptick in...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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Losing your home is a terrible event. It's not always easy to decide what to do in this situation, but your best option might just be a short sale.Many people are not quite sure how to go about having a short sale, but if you are in Central PA, the Joy Daniels Group can help.  We have a short sa...
By Harrison K. Long, business, REALTOR , GRI, Broker
(Coldwell Banker Previews, Irvine, South OC)
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In First California Bank v. McDonald, a California court of appeal recently held that a lender waived its right to a deficiency judgment where it permitted the sale of real property outside of the judicial foreclosure without the borrower’s consent. In this case – First California Bank v. McDonal...
By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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   There is a lot of old World tradition that blends hand in hand with modern technology and science. Waukesha County is famous for many reasons, but it's real assets are in its people that reside here and call it home. About the next best thing to living among all this beautiful architecture, ou...
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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RI Blizzard 2015 | Are You Prepared? The storm of the century they are calling the RI blizzard of 2015 that is hitting us on January 26, 2015 and preparation has been underway since yesterday by Rhode Islanders.  It is  not a pretty sight in grocery stores with long lines, empty bread & milk shel...
By Jesse Coffey, Trust in Experience and Proven Results
(Jesse Coffey | Realtor)
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Sun City Lincoln Hills homes for sale in Lincoln California, January, 2015.   How much is my Sun City Lincoln Hills home worth?   All Lincoln California Homes For Sale.   Lincoln CA real estate agent Jesse Coffey. There are currently twenty one homes for sale located in Sun City Lincoln Hills in ...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
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Twinsburg real estate market update - here is what had been happening  on the Twinsburg area real estate market during the week of 01/20/2015-01/27/2015. Some nice new listings hit the market during the week since out last report on Twinsburg Real Estate. However, we still need MORE INVENTORY! We...
By Mark and Catherine Borah, The Key To Your Next Home!
(Georgia Realty Source)
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Homes ForSale in Buford City Schools GA 30518   Full details and all photos of all available Homes For Sale in Buford City Schools GA 30518. Our for sale property information is a direct feed from Georgia MLS and is updated several times daily. These homes have a super convenient location in the...
By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California)
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Open House at Alameda Point presented by Developers   Open House at Alameda Point presented by Developers on Thursday, January 29, at 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Callahan Piano at Alameda Point Studios at 1800 Ferry Point in Alameda.  The developers will be there to discuss new ideas and drawings of the e...
By Stephanie Wardwell, Woodbridge, VA in Prince William County
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Homes in The Glen Neighborhood Woodbridge VA See all homes for sale in The Glen Woodbridge VA.  Looking to sell a house in The Glen?  Find out what your home is worth.   Why Choose The Glen in Woodbridge, VA The community of The Glen is a neighborhood of close to 300 townhouses.  Most of the town...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Camas Neighborhood of the Week - The Hills at Round Lake   Each week, we feature one of the many great neighborhoods nestled in the hills and meadows around Camas, Washington. We think Camas offers a great lifestyle with the charm of small-town living, and access to the big city amenities of near...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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  Homes that have been through foreclosure are always a topic of conversation among home buyers and investors. When folks want information about buying foreclosures, bank owned homes (REO's) are generally what they are talking about.     The number of Bank Owned homes  (property that has already ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Mistakes Forest Land Sellers Make That Could Cost Them a Sale A story about why a potentially valuable chunk of Forestland did not Sell, or nearly did not sell. One thing that we have learned over the years is that some agents know how to sell forestland and others just don’t get it. Those who d...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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The REALTOR®  "R"   In Colorado, real estate agents can decide whether they want to be a REALTOR®.   Some think the dues are too high, some think they do not get anything for these dues and some only do a few deals a year, and do not see the benefit.   What is the difference between a REALTOR®. a...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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    The Retreat - Lots for Sale, Build Your Log Home in the Mountains       In the Greenbrier Valley Multiple Listing Service, there are five building lots available at The Retreat.  The prices range from $29,900 to $210,000 for one acre to 1.79 acres.   The Retreat is a gated community on White ...