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By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 100
Home Sellers Say Take Your Shoes OffSelling an occupied home is not an easy task. Homeowners may have a list of Do’s and Dont’s.   DO; -Call prior to showing-Do lock all doors prior to leaving-Do leave your business card on the counter-Do take your shoes off prior to enteringDon’t;-Let the cat/d...
By Enrico & Monica Roselli
(Realty World South Florida)
Comments 31
I am curious as to the feelings of Realtors and the public about Zillow buying Trulia. The perception of the public when it comes to the real estate industry is already so vague and misguided, let`s face it, most consumers haven`t got a clue as to how we get compensated and all that we do in any ...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
Comments 45
Closing an Escrow – Stress Test! Closing an Escrow in my opinion can sometime be more stressful than getting married. At least when you are getting married you know what date it is going to happen (generally). Although there are smooth escrows and a good agent and good lender can ease many of the...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 11
In A Changing Real Estate Market “Days On Market” Are Not Your Friends   It’s all about where you’re coming from…   Isn’t that typically the case?   Days on Market(known as DOM in REALTOR-speak) is an important factor for both buyers and sellers to understand.   Sellers should be mindful that one...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 17
There's no "right answer" for this question, but it is black and white.  As in it's in the contract, typed in black on white paper.  Time of possession is written into the contract in Georgia and that's when your keys will be delivered.  If the contract says "at closing...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
Comments 0
This is a 1.6 acre building lot located in the Woodwinds Development in Thornton, New Hampshire.   This parcel features; 110’ of water frontage on Orris Brook, underground utilities, and is located on a cul-de-sac off a paved town road.   Not only can you enjoy the Woodwinds Development pond and ...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR - Fairfield County CT Real Estate
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Homes for Sale and Real Estate)
Comments 1
  Free Admission and Parking at ALL Connecticut State Parks July 26 & 27!   What better time to enjoy FREE admission and FREE parking to any of the Connecticut 107 state parks than the middle of summer? As many people celebrate their anniversaries, birthdays, and other festivities during this...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 8
New Construction Homes for Sale in the Hudson Valley  Let's Build Your Next Home Together in the Hudson Valley New Homes are Awesome!  The thought of building a new home can be an overwhelming process. Many of my buyers don't want to deal with the challenge, but for others that take the t...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 1
When is the right time to lower the price of your home?The key to selling your home is to price is right at the time of listing. Your Realtor® would be able to search Active/Pending as well as Sold homes within your area to determine what your home should be listed for. There are other factors t...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 3
Come Celebrate National Dance Day Here in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area! Yes folks, tomorrow, July 26th, is National Dance Day. And you can celebrate it right here in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area. Now in it's 4th year, National Dance Day reminds people of the benefits of dance and keeping fit....
By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Island Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 4
 Welcome to Wailea Resort     Ho’olei means to give a lei, an act of welcoming.  Hoolei  is a unique Wailea development that offers spacious luxury living in three bedroom villa units.  You will love the pool area with sand entry pool and spa, kicking back with the gentle trades winds and enjoyin...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 30
Rainy Night Flowers   We have a rainy evening of thunderstorms after a very hot day in Maryland. I thought these flowers would be appropriate to share for my last blog of the day. This photograph was taken a Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, one of our favorite travel destinati...
By Michael Abernethy
(Abernethy Properties)
Comments 0
  Home is a place where you and your family enjoy spending time together, where you feel safe, where you know you will have people that care about you around. When times are tough, that feeling of home is what a family needs to make it through.  Nothing is better than making your home in the Car...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 17
  RE/MAX of New England announced the top 25 teams for the month of June, and The Kuney Todaro Team placed #5 in New England and #4 in Massachusetts for that month.  The team members are from left to right Lorraine Kuney, Tammy Todaro and Eric Buliung.  Congratulations to all three of these agen...
By Rich Arnold, Realtor - Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix
(Keller Williams Realty East Valley)
Comments 0
 2 Levels + 6 Beds + 4.5 Baths + Pool = !!! Dobbins Ranch, Laveen, AZ 85339       Built 2006, 4651 sf, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, ~ $304,900  • F2-Level Master Bedroom • Play Pool & Grass  • New Kitchen Appliances      A 2-story house swimming with possibilities. Six (6) bedrooms and five (5)bath...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal & Surrounding Areas
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
Comments 6
HARBOUR VILLAGE GOLF & YACHT CLUB PONCE INLET FLORIDA Luxurious residences and yacht slips in the fabulous Gated Communities of Harbour Village Golf & Yacht Club River’s Edge, Courtyard Homes of Riverwalk, and The Links in Ponce Inlet Florida Volusia County Florida     River's Edge- B...
By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
Comments 4
  The Blue Angels Flying in St. George UT Today Today, in St. George UT, you will hear the sounds of the roaring engines of the US Navy Blue Angels as they soar across St. George this afternoon. It’s the 2014 Thunder Over Utah Air Show and it’s the second year the Blue Angel pilots have jetted ac...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
  2014 Eastern PA Grazing Conference - "Healthy Pastures"     The 2014 Eastern Pennsylvania Grazing Conference "Healthy Pastures: It's All About Grass", presented by Pennsylvania Forage and Grassland Council (PFGC), will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 9:oo AM u...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 11
Murano Homes July 2014 Housing Market Update Palm City Florida Real Estate   There are currently 3 homes on the MLS in Murano with prices ranging from $204,900 to $319,900. This is an average of $97.30 per sq. ft. of living area.  Of these three homes one is a bank owned foreclosure and one is a ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 11
Blessing of the Fleet 2014 | Narragansett RI   This weekend is the annual Blessing of the Fleet 2014 in Narragansett RI both at the Pier and in Galilee, July 25 & 26th. On Friday evening it is the Blessing of the Fleet Road Race with about 4000 runners, walkers and wheelchair entrants compete...