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By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Maxus Realty Group Agents are local specialists with knowledge to help you buy and sell the right home, at the right price.We are passionate about you as a client, we will always protect your best interests just because it's the only way we do business day in and day out.Today, we'll talk about Getting Your House Ready To Sell Getting your house ready to sell is better accomplished with the use of a real estate agent. In today's market, being prepared before buying a home is a good strategy, if you wish to sell it for the most money it can possibly bring. Getting Your House Ready To Sell   READ MORE: ???Thinking of selling your home? Let Fernando take over the marketing of your property with our unique 99 STEPS ...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Just a few hours before we finally hit the weekend once again! October weekends mean hanging out, beer, and wine, too. This month, you probably have noticed a number of breweries and wineries hosting events here and there, and a long-time tradition in Germany is to thank for this.A little bit of history -- back in October 1810, the crown prince of the Kingdom of Bavaria in Germany married a princess and invited all the citizens of Munich to a festival and horse races. Then people find it fun, and so they decided to hold the event annually. By 1818, booths serving food and drink are introduced in the annual celebration, which includes the appearance of beer. And with that, Oktoberfest was born.It was later adopted by other countries, making it a tradition to the parts of the globe to hol...
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By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(ERA Town & Campus Realty)
🏡 106 Lafayette St, Starkville, MS 39759 🏡 📞ERA Town & Campus Realty: 662.615.6077 💲 Price: $ 450,000 Total Bedrooms: 0Total Bathrooms: 1Total SqFt.: 3347Garage Type: None MLS # 18-2380 🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡Historic Downtown Renovation | High Traffic Wood Laminate & Tile Throughout | Open Gallery w/Two Private Meeting Rooms | Gallery Features Large Bar/Serving Area, Hop-Up Seating w/Solid Surface Counters, Two Entrance Locations & Storefront Windows | Two Large Bathrooms | Private Office Space | Alley Exit | Sprinkler System | Restrictions, Covenants & Association Dues Apply Stephanie Arnett w/Mississippi Magnolia @ ERA Town & Campus Realty📞ERA Town & Campus Realty | 662.165.6077📲 Stephanie Arnett | 662.769.0721💻
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Fall Has arrived in Connecticut, which means it is time for me to begin my Progression Of Fall Colors series I started Nine years ago.  This is a series I hoped to continue for many more years to come, and have been able to do so far. The first two years the pictures were of a farm which is only about a minute walk from my house.  Eight years ago I decided to change the location for the 2014 Progression Of Fall Color Series to a lake about 5 minutes from my house on RT17.  I tried that location for two years, but the colors were not as good as I expected them to be.  six years ago I decided to change locations again to a site on Lyman's Orchards in Middlefield, CT.  But once again that site did not produce the colors I had hoped for, so three year ago I decided to keep it simple and do ...
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
JUST LISTED: 55 S Terrace Road, Wormleysburg This beautiful, 5 bedroom French Country Style home, designed by Scholz Designs boasts the combination of real stone, white brick and wood that give it an elegant and warm appearance. The floor plan is timeless and welcomes all who enter...Listing Details:55 S Terrace Road, Wormleysburg MLS Number: PACB2003900Bedrooms: 5Baths: 4 Full / 1 HalfSquare Feet:  4,341 above grade / 700 below grade
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On October 11, 2021, reported that in La Crescenta, California median list price was $1,067,000 in September of 2021 gained from $1,050,000 in August of 2021, and rose 15.0% from $907,500 in September of 2020. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $1,000,000 in September of 2021, increased 11.0% from September of 2020 in La Crescenta, California.Houses stayed 50.00 days in the market in September of 2021 unchanged from 50.00 days in August of 2021, but lower from 51.00 days in September of 2020 in La Crescenta, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $651.00 in September of 2021 down from $656.00 in August of 2021, but jumped 17.0% from $553.00 in September of 2010 in La Crescenta, California.For complete more detailed inf...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
4277 Louvinia Dr, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3000003bed - 2bath - 2.38 sqft lotMove in ready with plenty of elbow Room! This extremely well maintained home is situated on 2.38 acres. The home features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in a very comfortable layout. The spacious living room features a vaulted ceiling and flows nicely into the dining room and kitchen area. The open Sunroom is the perfect space for a playroom or office space. Wont Last Long!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance Homes Close to Where You Work FREE HUD Report:...
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By Steve Roake, Make Moving Easy!
(The Freedom Group - Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
2226 Gallant Fox Circle, Montgomery, IL Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE Sat, 12:00PM to 2:00PM Description Photos Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 2 full, 1 half baths BATHROOMS | 1608 SqFt Fantastic opportunity in Blackberry Crossings West! 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath END UNIT townhouse. This spacious home features a 2 story living room, open kitchen with island and a first floor office/den with built in desk & bookshelves. Upstairs is a large loft overlooking the living room, 2 bedrooms and 2nd floor laundry. Master bedroom features vaulted ceiling with fan, master bath with soaker tub and stand up shower and a walk in closet. Great location near Route 30 and Orchard providing easy access to...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
JUST LISTED this completely renovated North Manchester 2 family home. Showings start Monday 10/18/21 on this home. Currently Owner Occupied and well maintained. Detached garage. Newly paved driveway. Newer kitchen. Newer roof, newer bath, newer floors and just painted. Large deck in the rear.   Exclusively listed by Scott Godzyk of the Godzyk Real Estate Services.  Let us show you there is a difference. Experience matters....   Please email or call 603.661.2121 with questions if you would like to buy or sell a home.   WE CAN SELL YOUR PROPERTY TOO!!!  CALL TODAY FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSISTO SEE WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH Search the MLS Multiple Listing Service by Clicking Here   Price: $349,900 9 Rooms, 3 BR and 2 bath Built in 1910   Size 1762 SF LOT SIZE: 0.13 acre Subjec...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Huge opportunity to purchase this ideally located 3.01 acres on a pie shaped lot backing onto the Lower Trent Trail! Imagine Peace, Quiet, and Space! Close enough to The Trent River to smell the freshness in the air! With all of the bidding wars and escalating prices, consider building your own property on this cleared acreage. Great location! Minutes to Frankford and Trenton. Start designing your home and live the dream!BOOK YOUR SHOWING NOW!We look forward to helping you find the real estate property/ies of your dreams.  Kirk Rickman and Victoria CarterTwoMoveYou Real Estate Century 21 Brighton6 Ironwood Cres, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0647-697-7709 
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By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Are Time and Money Wasters Dragging Your Business Down? Have you ever had a leaky faucet? One that drip-drip-drips all day and night? Maybe one that you know should be fixed, needs to be fixed, but it isn't your biggest priority? Then the water bill comes and you are shocked to learn that the little drip drip drip has resulted in an extra $200 bill and thousands of gallons of water. Then it becomes a big priority! The individual drips don't seem like a big deal, but the accumulation factor is huge. Every business has leaks. Most real estate agent businesses are especially prone to leaks because we are independent contractors! Most agents have to be the lead generator, administrative assistant, the bookkeeper, the appointment-setter, the graphic designer, and more. Usually the biggest p...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1021 Mohican Trail, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $4250004bed - 2bath - 0.24 sqft lotMOVE IN READY POOL HOME! This charming and well maintained four bedroom, two bath home in a grade A school district is not one you want to miss. Enjoy the rocking chair front porch, open and bright floor layout and a great location close to shopping, parks and schools. The flowing floorplan features updated flooring in the living & dining areas, as well as the kitchen, crown moulding throughout most of the home, a well-appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, updated cabinets and tile backsplash, an over-sized master suite with space for an office and a fully renovated master bath!! Enjoy easy entertaining on the spacious and screened in back po...
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By John H. Mason, Associate Broker - Realtor; Atlanta Georgia
(Harry Norman, Realtors)
Do   From haunted houses to parades and trunk-or-treating, our guide includes the best spooky, silly, candy-filled Halloween events in Atlanta for every boo and ghoul!     Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours at Oakland Cemetery. Listen to the stories of the cemetery’s notable and notorious residents come to life as you walk through the cemetery’s beautifully lit Victorian Gardens. Oct. 14-31. Mother/Son Halloween Dance at Roswell Area Park. Wear costumes to this party with music, dancing, prizes, refreshments and more. Oct. 15. Murder On The Orient Express by Ken Ludwig at Ed Cabell Theatre. This classic whodunit features a mystery where an American tycoon has been murdered on a train, and the killer is still on the train. Oct. 15-23. Truck-or-Treat at Swift-Cantrell Park. G...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
As often is the case in our area, we have morphed back into summer temperature for the next two days.  Today's high is going to be 76 F and tomorrow at 78F.  That is one reason that shorts are aways close by to change into.  By Sunday,  we will return to fall weather once again.Wishing Everyone a Delightful Weekend  
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By Raymond Henson, eXp Realty, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
     I remember years ago, my wife read an article about the lifetime of a water heater in our local newspaper, then she wondered how old our water heater was at our rental.  I scoffed at the article and told her not to worry about it in not uncertain terms.  I do believe God has a real sense of humor because the very next day, we received a call from our renters.  Yes, the water heater went out and flooded the garage.  I was humbled for sure.  Jan Green has some great ideas in this post, including how to protect yourself from a flooded garage.  The variety of water heaters on the market today gives homeowners more choices as to which type of water heater best suits their needs.   Saving water and energy are keys to lowering energy bills.   So how do you know how best to heat water for ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Affordable Row House in Baltimore City  Home includes 3 upper level bedrooms.  Dining room or living room could be sectioned off for an additional bedroom.  Basement could be finished for another bedroom or just for more living space. Home has 1 full bathroom. Wood floors on main and upper level. Warm and soothing forced air gas heat. Large eat in kitchen. Potential for parking pad in rear yard. Price is 50,000. Home needs updates, but it is livable. 1831 Riggs Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217. Call Ron at 410-935-5844 for more information.  
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By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
I love trying out new places to eat and shop!  I finally got a chance to stop at Atrevete Confections in downtown Montgomery, IL yesterday.  My friends had been mentioning all the great sweets and coffees that they had a chance to enjoy and I had been feeling a  little  left out!Had their carmel latte with coconut milk....highly recommend it.  Of course, then I tried two different macaroons, a croissant and a  slice of lemon merengue pie!!!  All this in the name of research so don't  judge me!!Stop by and try it out - Open Wednesday's through Sunday! Located at 216 N. River St., Montgomery, IL- just a few steps from Montgomery Village Hall!  
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 A Luxury Home can be identified differently in cities across the country, but in Denver, my Luxury blog posts will report on detached single-family homes listed in the Denver metro area for over $1 million.   Some have mountain and/or city views, some properties back to a golf course, or have water views all to compliment one's lifestyle.  (however, we don't have much water)  Some are updated with products from around the world, and some have expansive square footage or on acreage.     Whatever a Buyer is looking for, most likely if you have over $1 million, you can find it in Denver or in the surrounding suburbs.     Here is how the luxury market fared for the month of September 2021Total sales - 391 homes ranging from $1,000,000 to $7,428,000 (last month was 417 homes, 2020 was 298)A...
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By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
This right here is probably the most important part of any successful marketing strategy; content. I had an incredibly valuable discussion about marketing in this video interview, with Mike Cuevas. Mike is the CEO and founder of Real Estate Marketing Dude; a company he started in 2015 after moving to San Diego from Chicago. He and his team specialize in, you guessed it, marketing.But specifically, they excel at video content marketing.They conceptualize, script, edit and distribute video content catered to the audience of their clients. They’ve had a lot of fun making some clever videos with the intention of going viral, and teaching companies along the way how to maintain marketing success. We have a very in-depth discussion on the topic of marketing, and how to do it the right way, al...
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
Backs to Open Space and Dry Creek! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesOpen House $925,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,452 sqftLot: 0.22 acre(s)Year Built: 2021MLS #: 98822512 Location 3320 W Miners Farm DrBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732ehoopes@groupone.com   Listed by: Eva Hoopes Real Estate Our recent listings Backs to Open Space and Dry Creek! | $925,000 | Boise, ID5 Bedrooms + Office + Bonus Room in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,050,000 | Boise, IDThe Riviera in Cartwright Ranch! | $750,000 | Boise, IDUnder Construction in Cartwright Ranch! | $850,000 | Boise, ID5 Bedrooms + Bonus + Office in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,075,000 | Boise, ID Subscribe to o...
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