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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
San Clemente Weekly Market Update July 15th - 21st, 2024 Carmel RECENTLY SOLD Avenida Cristal | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 2380 sq. ft. | $1,350,000 Reef Gate West BACK ON THE MARKET Avenida Granada | 3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1340 sq. ft. | $2,099,999 Vista Pacifica BACK ON THE MARKET Calle Del Cerro | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 877 sq. ft. | $745,900
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Your home is your sanctuary, but without proper security measures in place, it can be vulnerable to intruders and threats. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to enhance the safety and security of your home.   Protect Your Home: 10 Essential Security Improvements for Peace of Mind Your home is your sanctuary, but without proper security measures in place, it can be vulnerable to intruders and threats. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to enhance the safety and security of your home. Whether you’re looking to deter burglars, safeguard your family, or simply enjoy greater peace of mind, consider implementing these ten essential security improvements:   1. Install a Smart Security System A smart security system allows you to monitor your home remotely and receive in...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Yorba Linda Weekly Market Update July 15th - 21st, 2024 Charter Hill RECENTLY SOLD Vista Loma | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1733 sq. ft. | $675,000 Fairgreen Homes RECENTLY SOLD Palamino Circle | 4 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1531 sq. ft. | $775,000 Fairmont Hill RECENTLY SOLD Cranberry Lane | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1017 sq. ft. | $625,000 San Lorenzo RECENTLY SOLD Spectacular Bid Lane | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1702 sq. ft. | $1,118,000 The Hills NEWLY LISTED Box Canyon Court | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1252 sq. ft. | $630,000 Twilight Canyon Road | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1252 sq. ft. | $599,800
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Laguna Beach Weekly Market Update July 15th - 21st, 2024 Ocean Vista RECENTLY SOLD Ocean Vista Drive | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 775 sq. ft. | $1,199,000 Terraces at Canyon Hills NEWLY LISTED San Nicholas Court | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1353 sq. ft. | $865,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Costa Mesa Weekly Market Update July 15th - 21st, 2024 Brookview RECENTLY SOLD Whitney Way | 3 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1496 sq. ft. | $920,000 Fairview Village RECENTLY SOLD Fairbrook Way | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1523 sq. ft. | $839,000 Monticello RECENTLY SOLD Morristown Lane | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1244 sq. ft. | $889,000
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Pet's do the darnedest things: a post inspired by our friend Wayne Martin . As most of you who read my posts regularly know, that Diane received a new gift. Our two cats have been circling around it and Jill the Leader took possession of the house.Today I was about to start cooking and  I noticed Holly being very focused, well see for yourself. I wanted to know why is she so focused.Well, I saw that instead of Jill it was Wiley inside the new house. Go figure the pest in our house do the darnedest things:)))Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Fountain Valley Weekly Market Update July 15th - 21st, 2024 Green Valley Townhomes NEWLY LISTED La Rosa Lane | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1191 sq. ft. | $975,000
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
In this article:  Preparing for Life as a Landlord Start-Up Considerations HOA Matters Pet Issues Navigating Legalities Self-Manage or Hire a Property Manager Planning for Maintenance and Inspections Some military families intentionally plan to become landlords, while others may face an “accidental landlord” dilemma due to an unexpected or short-notice PCS. Real estate can be one of the best ways for your family to build wealth. However, transitioning your primary residence into a rental property will require a paradigm shift to evaluate and understand the new responsibilities and requirements of becoming a landlord. 1) Preparing for Life as a LandlordAlthough you might not initially realize it, once you convert your home into an income-producing rental, you become a small business owne...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
  2801 Chancellorsville Dr #335, Tallahassee, FL Click here to Get Directions$239900 2 Beds - 2 Baths - 10890 sqft Lot Photos Maps & Local Schools Print This sleek updated 3rd floor condo is conveniently located in the desirable NE gated community of Barrington Park between WalMart and Chili's so both are only a few steps away. Condo features 2 BR's and 2 full baths with an upstairs loft perfect for a guest suite or office. The kitchen and baths feature brand new granite, sinks and plumbing fixtures and imported Italian tile flooring. Stainless steel appliances and upgraded light fixtures complement this contemporary home. Publix, Target, many restaurants and shopping are all within one mile of the community and I-10 is within 5 minutes. The neighborhood offers amenities such as a clubh...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
2709 Victor Hugo Drive, TALLAHASSEE, FL Click here to Get Directions$494900 4 Beds - 3 Baths - 1.35 sqft Lot Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Spectacular home with ton of potential! Relocation addendums, disclosures, & available for review - signatures required w/ offer. Allow time for review by relocation company. This well designed 4 bed & 2.5 bath pool home offers a large living room w/ a fireplace; an elegant dining room; & a lovely eat-in kitchen w/ custom cabinets & granite counter tops. The kitchen opens to the family room w/ a beautiful fireplace & overlooks a spectacular 42x18 sunroom w/ brick paver floors & tons of windows letting in lots of natural light. The sunroom has 2 stylish French-door entries into the family room & kitchen dining area & it overlooks the inviting poo...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Cypress Weekly Market Update July 15th - 21st, 2024 Grand Lincoln Village NEWLY LISTED Grand Circle | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 903 sq. ft. | $529,888
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
Looking a bit sweaty after our 2 mile walk in 85 degree weather...trail is rated as moderately difficult.  ..................................................................We Survived Day 2 of our Black Hills vacation. First...Let me say the Black Hills area is worth the time and money and effort and is as beautiful as any other mountain or forest I have walked or driven.  We survived with a lot of walking and a change in plans due to the smokey haze in the air.Because of the hazy skies when we left this morning...we ended up not going back down to the Badlands and instead headed Northwest and ended up in a place I hadn't been to since my motorcycle days back in the late 1980"s!We ended up in Sturgis, SD about a week ahead of the bikers and the town was in full "Get Ready" mode. Probab...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
So, you’ve decided to rent your house when you PCS and that you'll hire a professional property manager. That’s awesome—you’ve figured out two of the most significant decisions in being a landlord! But how do you know what property manager to hire? Your property manager can make your landlord experience smooth and painless, or they can be your biggest problem. You want to do your research. Photo from iStock.com/Polina Lebed Finding a Property Manager Plan to interview at least three property managers. Where do you find them? Ideally, you get referrals. Social media can be great for this! If you can’t find actual referrals, consider using review websites like Yelp, but remember that people are far more likely to post reviews when unhappy. You may have to pick at random if you still can’t...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Eleven Slade Coop, Unit 614, Pikesville, MD 21208, is under contract.But it hasn't been sold yet. We still have a home inspection, document review, and board approvals. Rules are different with coops.This well-lit studio apartment is situated on the sixth floor of Eleven Slade Ave in Pikesville. This high-rise co-op is centrally located, offering convenient access to shopping and dining options. It's an ideal residence for those looking to right-size and enjoy a stress-free, convenient location. The apartment features a compact kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances and St. Charles kitchen cabinets. Enjoy the fresh air and views from the corner balcony adjacent to the bedroom. The wall of windows lets in an abundance of natural light.  Living opposite one of the elevators adds m...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Well now that we are half way through the year in July 2024 in the Phoenix Arizona home market, where are prices presently and where are prices going? Median prices are up 3.4% from this time last year. Home prices continue to rise.We have reached the half way point for 2024. Where are home prices? (Photo: blueye, Pixabay)Phoenix Median Sold Price June 2024$455,000Homes sold prices are up while number of homes sold decreased in June 2024.In June 2024, Phoenix home prices were up 3.4% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $455K. On average, homes in Phoenix sell after 45 days on the market compared to 37 days last year. There were 1,398 homes sold in June this year, down from 1,642 last year. (reported by Redfin).At this time, we are still in a Seller's Market for median p...
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By Kona Home Team (LUVA LLC) Lance Owens (RB-24133), 2024 Real Estate Expert - Hawaii Island
(Kona Home Team (luva llc))
Aloha, Lance Owens (RB) with LUVA Real Estate.Over the past two years, significant demographic and economic shifts have occurred, influencing various aspects of the real estate market. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the combination of 7 million new-born babies, 3 million marriages, 1.5 million divorces, and 7 million people turning 65 has created dynamic changes in housing needs and availability. These life events often necessitate changes in living situations, such as upgrading to a larger home, downsizing, or relocating. Additionally, with 4 million deaths, the turnover of properties through inheritance or sale by estates further adds to the housing market dynamics.Moreover, the economic landscape has seen substantial movement with 6 million net new jobs and an as...
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By Anna "Banana" Kruchten, 602-380-4886
(HomeSmart Real Estate )
Yesterday Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP wrote a post about Being Honest with your Closets.  Her post quickly brought to mind a recent showing of a penthouse but in a whole different way of being honest!My clients have been interested in a particular upscale condo building for quite some time.  They wanted a specific floor plan and it had to be top floor. And then Les Voila about a month ago a listing popped up that had exactly what they wanted. So of course I carefully checked out the photos and description very carefully because there was no sense in wasting their time  or mine looking at it. All appeared to look fine. It was the first day on the market and the agents were holding an open house. When we walked into the unit there was a very yucky smell. And we all know what that mea...
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By Marti Steele Kilby, CRS, Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA
(Steele Group Realty)
I’ve been here nearly 13 years, but alas, it’s time to say goodbye. I’m semi-retired and ready to turn my energies to this next phase of life.But first, a big thank you to all. What a glorious group of people gather here! You’re smart, witty, kind and full of goodwill for our industry. It has been an enriching experience to say the least. I remember being in shock when I first realized that someone was actually reading what I wrote! I leave you ranked #1 in my city of La Mesa, CA and very proud of my 360 posts, 21 of which were featured, and the fact that those posts have had nearly 600,000 views. Small potatoes by the standards of some leaders here, but nonetheless numbers that warm my heart.You made me think, solve problems, and work on my skills as a writer. Because of you, I turned ...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
When selling your home, the appraisal plays a significant role in determining the market value of your property. The outcome directly affects the sale price and financing options for potential buyers. Understanding what appraisers look for and how their assessments affect your sale is essential for setting realistic expectations as you prepare your home to sell. Here’s what you need to know. What Is a Home Appraisal? "A home appraisal is an assessment of a property's value conducted by a licensed appraiser. It’s used to determine the fair market value of a property based on various factors including its condition, location, size, features, and recent comparable sales in the area. Lenders typically require home appraisals to ensure that the property's value is sufficient to support the l...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT July 2024 Shawano County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $70,000 32 $2,188 50267449 Sold Bonduel Shawano $120,000 36 $3,333 50290592 Sold Richmond Shawano $126,000 30 $4,200 22231969 Sold Hutchins Shawano $130,000 32 $4,063 50284100 Sold Grant Shawano $130,000 40.5 $3,210 50278001 Sold Pella Shawano $137,500 20 $6,875 50281796 Sold Morris Shawano $140,000 40 $3,500 50276459 Sold Aniwa Shawano $170,000 40 $4,250 22234413 Sold Hutchins Shawano $185,000 40 $4,625 50270211 Sold Morris Shawano $187,000 40 $4,675 50270215 Sold Morris Shawano $189,000 40.06 $4,718 22233520 Sold Wescott Shawano $197,000 40 $4,925 50274923 Sold Senec...
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