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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. But, how do you know when to make your move? You want to time it just right so you can get the most out of the sale of your current house. You also want to know you’re making a good investment when you buy your new home. What you may not realize is, that opportunity to get the best of both worlds is already here. You don’t want to wait until spring to spring into action. The current market conditions make this winter an ideal time to move. Here’s why. 1. The Number of Homes on the Market Is Still Low Today’s limited supply of houses for sale is putting sellers in the driver’s seat. There are far more buyers in the market than there are homes availabl...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Tuesday's Treasures - Loving the Mimi Life Two weeks ago today, we were so very blessed to become first-time grandparents! We still have perma-grins and cannot wait to watch this precious baby grow up! Welcome Liam Dominic!  7 lbs, 11 oz, born January 4, 2022. Ray and I will be Deda & Mimi and can't wait to teach this precious boy to swim, fish and ski...and SO much more! Have a great week everyone! © Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Tuesday's Treasures - Loving the Mimi Life
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Dilworth Market Report - JAN 2022 (Charlotte NC)Charlotte NC - Dilworth envelopes residents and visitors with tree-lined streets, fronting homes of architectural delight, many with wrap-around front porches and most of them, craftsman-style homes. Part of the enthusiastic enjoyment of living in the Dilworth community is the walkability to the boutique shops and fabulous local restaurants. Local merchants offer personal attention as well as an ambiance that is simply Dilworth’s trademark. Who would believe that Dilworth was ever considered a 'suburb' as it was in the late 1800's.    Take a tour and see why Dilworth is the choice among many Uptown young professionals, retirees and families who simply adore the 'neighborhood' feel of Dilworth.      *Dilworth residents enjoy Dilworth being ...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
11 Black Berry Lane, Crawfordville, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2900003bed - 2bath - 0.46 sqft lotMove-In Ready three bedroom, two bath home in a cul-de-sac and on the largest lot in the popular neighborhood of the The Hammocks! There is plenty of space in this home with its light and bright floorplan, soaring ceilings in the living room and wood burning fireplace, updates to the kitchen, a spacious master bedroom with a luxurious bath suite (soaking tub & shower) and walk in closet, and a screened in back porch overlooking the spacious and fenced backyard. This perfect home is ready for its next owners and won't last long!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Home S...
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
Do you have a commercial property you want to list? Or a vacation home that needs some extra marketing? AgencyLogic single property Websites are commonly associated with marketing single-family or residential homes but they can also be used to market many other types of property.Our templates are easy to customize which allows you to highlight specific property attributes for people looking to buy, rent or lease. Home buyers often want to know about the quality of local school districts but a person looking to rent a home for their vacation is more interested in local attractions. A commercial property buyer or renter will have business related needs like access to key local services; the good news is AgencyLogic PowerSites can easily be customized to market all of these property types....
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
To add or edit a link to your Facebook account or page on any AgencyLogic PowerSite Pro single property Website, follow these steps. Step 1: Visit PowerSitePro.com and login:  Step 2: Click the "Agents" link:  Step 3: Click the "Edit" icon:  Step 4:Add or edit your Facebook account or page in the "Facebook" field and click the "Update" button. This is not a free form, text field. Please make sure you add "http://" or "https://" in front of your Website address. Not doing so will prevent you from editing or adding the information. :  If you have additional questions, email: support@agencylogic.com Or give us a call on: (888) 201-5160
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
Source: Statista For most people nowadays, their smartphone is within arm's reach 24 hours a day. It's in their pocket while they're at work, it's in their hand on the train ride home and it's on their bedside table as they go to sleep. With this level of proximity and usage, many can't quite shake the niggling feeling that they might be risking damage to themselves in the long run. While conclusive longitudinal research on the effects of cell phone radiation is still hard to come by, for those looking to hedge their bets, this infographic shows the phones that emit the most radiation when held to the ear while calling. The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) has a comprehensive database of smartphones - new and old - and the level of radiation ...
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
The Empire Manufacturing Index, which highlights manufacturing activity in the New York region, came in at -0.70, down sharply from 31.9 in December and well beneath expectations of 25.5. Within the report, demand for goods waned. The New Orders index was -5, down big from 27.1 in December. Most firms were generally optimistic about the six-month outlook.Ongoing inflation pressures along with supply-side disruptions weighed on home builder sentiment this month despite consumer demand remaining high. The NAHB Housing Market Index slipped to 83 in January from 84 in December hovering near current levels for the past few months. Any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor. Current sales conditions were unchanged, sales expectations in the next six mont...
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Mortgage backed securities closed down 72 up basis points today at 96.66 having closed 384 points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 3.25% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 3.125%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwest or anywhere else in the U.S., history tells us it is time to refinance!! Please call me at 203-981-8282.
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
December 2021 Real Estate Sales Report for Wolcott CTWhat’s My Wolcott CT Home’s Value December 2021Wolcott CT is a town bordered by Bristol and Southington in Hartford county, and Waterbury in New Haven county. It is primarily a suburban town located 80 miles from New York City with a commute of 20 miles to Hartford and 30 miles to New Haven. Only slightly greater than 50% of the towns land is developed as residential housing and commercial, light industrial businesses.Currently in Wolcott CT there are 28 active residential listings for sale, with 3 new listings being added in December. The homes for sale in Wolcott CT range from a 816 square ft, 1-bedroom ranch listed at $189,900 to a 3,221 square ft, 5-bedroom colonial listed at $1,000,000.Search for Homes in Wolcott CT The average l...
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV )
The 'Local Lender' Myth Real estate is local!  Out of area lenders are terrible!  Online lenders are the worst! "______(insert lender/bank name here) stinks!".  These statements are thrown around pretty often in the real estate arena, and sadly, the perception is in some cases translated to reality.  Before I address these specific statements, a quick story: Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away (specifically, the year 2007, in a small town called Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania) there was a lender who helped a home buyer purchase a new home.  Just prior to closing, the final documents were generated, and to the home buyers surprise, costs were over $7,000 higher than anticipated.  The home buyer was not happy.  Their real estate agent, whose happiness more or less coincides with the bu...
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By Christopher Barrow, Is this the year your rental makes PASSIVE income?
(Foundation Homes Property Management & Sales)
The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Kentfield for $6,500. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about Kentfield property management or buying or selling investment properties in Kentfield, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Naples Texas FHA 203k Mortgage Loans. Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD). Existing home owners or potential home buyers can remodel and update their homes without having a higher cost second lien because of this FHA loan program.  "Luxury items" like a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by this FHA loan program. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even a add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage).  One of the biggest advantages to this government loan program is you have all of your acquisition or...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Troy Texas FHA 203k Mortgage Loans. Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD). Existing home owners or potential home buyers can remodel and update their homes without having a higher cost second lien because of this FHA loan program.  "Luxury items" like a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by this FHA loan program. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even a add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage).  One of the biggest advantages to this government loan program is you have all of your acquisition or r...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Mortgage Loans in Comanche Texas. Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD). Existing home owners or potential home buyers can remodel and update their homes without having a higher cost second lien because of this FHA loan program.  "Luxury items" like a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by this FHA loan program. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even a add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage).  One of the biggest advantages to this government loan program is you have all of your acquisiti...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Liberty Texas FHA 203k Mortgage Loans. Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD). Existing home owners or potential home buyers can remodel and update their homes without having a higher cost second lien because of this FHA loan program.  "Luxury items" like a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by this FHA loan program. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even a add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage).  One of the biggest advantages to this government loan program is you have all of your acquisition o...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Stockdale Texas FHA 203k Mortgage Loans. Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD). Existing home owners or potential home buyers can remodel and update their homes without having a higher cost second lien because of this FHA loan program.  "Luxury items" like a hot tub and a swimming pool are not allowed by this FHA loan program. Repaint, remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms, add wallpaper, replace appliances and flooring and even a add a room to an existing structure (which will increase the value of the homes square footage).  One of the biggest advantages to this government loan program is you have all of your acquisition...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Amarillo Texas VA Loans with 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country!  VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel.  Here are some of the main features of this great program:  - 100% financing, no down payment required.  - No monthly mortgage insurance added to your payment.  - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans- Low rates compared to other loan programs.  Here's how to qualify for Amarillo Texas VA Loans:  You must first verify your eligibility. This is done by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. An approved Texas VA loan lender can order your COE for you, or you can contact the VA to obta...
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