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By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 20
What is the job of a listing agent?  Most will say it’s to market, and I agree with that mindset.  The main focus is marketing, but to whom?  I’d like to think that most buyers have the common sense to attach themselves to a buyer’s agent before they begin their home search. Assuming most buyers...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 2
You sleep. You wake. You eat. You go to the gym. You spend time with family. You show property. You write contracts. And at the same time you must generate more leads so that you can do it all over again—day in and day out. That’s where the Internet can help you. When you leverage the tools avail...
By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
Comments 10
    The Retreat’s Grand Re-Opening, Lots for Sale in Gated Community - Caldwell, WV 24925     Grand Re-opening The Retreat will be on August 9, 2014.  Home sites are for sale at The Retreat, a gated-community.  The Retreat has underground utilities, paved road access, city water, private communit...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 10
Are you looking for a 24 Hour Guard Gated Community With Single Family Homes?   Would you also like:   •A Gated Golf Community? •Two or 3 Car Garage? • Full Basement? •Amenities Including Clubhouse, Gym, Pool, Tennis, Play Area? •Landscaping Maintained For You? •Suffolk County Location?   That’s...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 16
    When Paula and I started our house search we had champagne taste with a beer pocket book.  We didn’t know what we couldn’t afford.  When we did find out it was kind of a downer.  No single family for us.  Not enough down payment and not enough income. So we had to postpone single family owner...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 2
  Using Panoramic Shots in Tight Spaces     When I think of a panoramic shot I think of mountain ranges or ocean front views, not tight spaces. I learned something new that now makes a lot of sense. I will be using this function on my iPhone more often now.   I wanted to get the entire visible co...
By Esperanza Butler Realtor ®-, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Exit Platinum Realty )
Comments 1
  365 Things to do in West Hills, Ca / Woodland Hills/SF Valley Real Estate   Please allow me to introduce myself.       I'm a full service Realtor ®   Listing Agent / buyers agent, serving the West Hills, Woodland Hills, and in general the San Fernando Valley Every now and then clients ask m...
By Katie McBride
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 2
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
Comments 4
    White County 4 bedroom farm home for sale 4.6 acres with pole barn and sheds in Tri-County schools located at 12575 South 1200 West, Otterbein IN 47970.   This 4 bedroom home for sale is on the paved County Line Road (1200 West) between Tippecanoe and Benton Counties just north into White Cou...
By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
Comments 8
    Lafayette IN 2 bedroom home for sale with basement and garage hardwood flooring located at 2230 North 18th Street, Lafayette IN 47904.   Lafayette IN 2 bedroom home for sale with basement, 1 car detached garage is move in ready with ultra clean bathroom and kitchen! Original hardwood flooring...
By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
Comments 4
  3 bedroom home for sale Thorntown IN 46071 under $55,000 located at 317 South Powell Street, Thorntown IN 46071.   Thorntown, Indiana 46071 3 bedroom home for sale is on a 0.28 acre lot with a covered front porch. The kitchen and bathroom have been updated and are clean and move in ready. Powel...
By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
Comments 6
    Thorntown IN 46071 3 bedroom manufactured home for sale 3 car detached garage, deck, oversized lot located at 720 West Grant Street, Thorntown IN 46071.   Thorntown IN 3 bedroom home for sale has oversized 3 car detached garage.   This 3 bedroom home for sale in Thorntown has a large 25 x 13 ...
By Pete X-Investment to Luxury, Huntington Beach, CA -GRI-MCNE 714.459.2017 OCLister.com, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(X Group Real Estate Advocates )
Comments 1
Fountain Valley, California   "A great place to live" is the city motto and rightfully so! Fountain Valley is well located and has something for everybody, making it highly desirable. As a 92708 Fountain Valley Relocation Specialist we cover ALL the bases for a smooth transition!      A...
By Pete X-Investment to Luxury, Huntington Beach, CA -GRI-MCNE 714.459.2017 OCLister.com, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(X Group Real Estate Advocates )
Comments 4
Signal Hill Condominium   Now Under Contract-Buyer Got A Great Deal!   This 2 bedroom 3 bath condo is in a desirable well maintained gated community. Appraises for $20,000 more, buyer Found new home & MUST sell!   2 Car Garage, Air, Built in 1980, 1330 sq. ft., Extra Storage   2254 Gaviota Av...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
Maricopa Cute 4Beds Home for Sale in Senita 42988 W JEREMY ST listed at $115,0004Beds/2Baths  1533 SqFt of living space MLS# 5100172 Click here for Photos and Details     Maricopa Cute 4Beds Home for Sale in Senita   To Get a FREE and complete list of beautiful Homes for Sale in Maricopa AZ,   vi...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 17
203k consultant approval in under four days Wow, HUD is getting very good at the approval process. There has been a distinct change of late in the approval process likely due to the larger number of FHA 203k renovation loans being processed but we are seeing several new consultants being approved...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 3
Can I use the 203k to fix up my manufactured home? Upgrading a manufactured or factory built home is possible not just stick built homes. Keep it in mind. We are doing two right now and they are coming together rather nicely. Keep the foundation in tact and you should be fine. This opens up a gre...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 1
I'm still amazed at the number of asset managers that still insist that they won't take FHA offers. I was just listening to the Mitchell Churnock's weekly radio show featuring the 203k and he hits them right between the eyes...  Asset managers, wake up please. If you are excluding the...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 47
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! With the various social media sites that we "should" be using, and all the talk about SEO and how to and not to post and interact, the intent of our online efforts can get blurry. That is why it is sometimes good to take a quick pause, re-inventory our ...
By Stacy Ann Stephens, Realtor, New Haven & Hartford CT Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty CT - 860-704-9070)
Comments 3
Renee Zellweger CT Home For Sale   While many celebrities head to Greenwich CT  and away from the bright lights of Hollywood, others flee to more rural areas for relaxation. Renee Zellweger chose Windham County, Connecticut. The Bridge Jones’s Diary star’s Pomfret CT vacation home is presently o...