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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Century 21 Total Real Estate Solutions)
Check out these fun ideas for things to do in Greensboro NC for Father's Day. We've plotted them on a Google Map for your convenience at Cooper Sells Homes. 
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By Kelly McGovern, Working with Kelly is a good move
(Realty Concierge International)
 For year-to-date 2024, foreclosures have risen nationwide due to inflation. The COVID Moratoriums have all but expired (except VA which is due to expire 12/31/24) which means for those homeowners who are in trouble, they will soon fall victim to a legal foreclosure.  For those that are hoping to save their home from foreclosure you may be able to suspend the process further by applying for the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) but only if the mortgage servicers work with state housing finance agencies and HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.  "The HAF is a federal program that provides money to states, tribes, and territories to assist homeowners with housing-related costs."Investors ---- keep your eyes open for opportunities.  Some of the homes that are on the foreclosure list have...
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
WEST ROSEVILLE MEDITTERANEAN CHARM!CHECK OUT OUR VIRTUAL TOUR! AND HAVE A SUPER SATURDAY!! https://www.tourfactory.com/3149230       Woodcreek West Village is appealing for so many reasons...The Community is within close proximity to public transit-To Downtown Roseville, Sacramento, and to Several Entertainment/Sports venues...as well as, to the Sierras...The most desirable Suburban Lifestyle is happening right here! Then the bright-Contemporary design offers an open layout-connecting living spaces ever so seamlessly. Convenient kitchen island-Dining Bar, Eat-In Kitchen space, and formal Dining areas-are also why this is one of the most popular floorplans in the development. Right around the corner from Shopping-Both the Fountains and Galleria, to Parks, Top-Rated Schools, SO MANY dinin...
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By Wendi-Mae Davis, CREN, CRS, GRI, SRES, Broker Associate, Counselor
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
NEW LISTING IN POPULAR CAMEO WOODS, CAMPBELL!OPEN HOUSE SAT.  15TH & SUN. 16TH FROM  1 TO 4Inviting front porch & Entry~You will be greeted by the abundance of natural light & Gleaming hardwood flooring. Nicely upgraded, & well-maintained throughout. Cozy Dual-sided fireplace serves both Dining & Living areas. Eat-in Kitchen w/ access to rear patio & yard. Gorgeous Maple cabinetry, newer appliances, countertops, & Dual-Paned-Low-E windows. Master suite, also w/access to rear yard & patio areas. Both yards, beautifully landscaped...to include Lemon, Meyer Lemon too, Orange, Apple, Apricot & Kumquat WOW! Cool covered patio-perfect for those hot summer days. Campbell is located in the Southern part of the County approx. 50 miles to San Francisco. The city has a diverse population & a stron...
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By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
Discover Your Dream Home in the Charming Innsbruck NeighborhoodVirtual tour of Dream Home in the Charming Innsbruck NeighborhoodWelcome to 1420 Glacier Lane NE Fridley MN 55421 click for more detailsWelcome to a home that truly has it all – nestled in the picturesque Innsbruck neighborhood, this property offers a perfect blend of indoor elegance and outdoor beauty. Whether you’re looking for a serene retreat or a space to entertain family and friends, this house is designed to meet all your needs.A Backyard OasisAs you approach the property, the first thing you’ll notice is the wonderfully landscaped yard, shaded by a majestic oak canopy. This tranquil outdoor space invites you to relax and enjoy nature right in your backyard. The secluded patio is perfect for morning coffee or evening ...
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On June 13, 2024, Realtor.com reported the fallowing nationwide median weekly housing trends for the week ending June 8,2023.Total available listings jumped 36.0% for the week ending June 8, 2024, from the same period of time in June of 2023.Time on the market increased 2 day for the week ending June 8, 2024,  from the same period of time in June of 2023.Median listing prices unchanged 0.0% for the week ending June 8, 2024, from the same period of time in June of 2023.New listing in the market higher 8.0% for the week ending June 8, 2024, from the same period of time in June of 2023.For complete more detailed information about Realtor.com’s real estate trends for the week ending in June 8, 2024, please click HERE
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Gaithersburg Juneteenth Holiday ClosuresIn observance of Juneteenth, most City offices and facilities will be closed on June 19, 2024 with the exception of the following:The Gaithersburg Police Department Administative Offices will open 8 a.m.-9 p.m.The Mini Golf will open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.The Water Park will open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.For more info visit: https://gburg.md/4ekYtyKThis is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.  Dandelion, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6058Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
  Paraiso Del Mar ~ Luxury Tropical Oasis w/ Private Pool & 35' Dock!   OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood Contact us for pricing Residential Rental Main Features 5 Bedrooms5 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,392 sqftLot: 8,165 sqftYear Built: 2023 Location 251 Pescayo Ave"Paraíso Del Mar"Marathon, FL 33050USA     Coco Plum Real Estate & Vacation Rentals (305) 390-2315cocoplumvacation@gmail.comhttp://www.MyMiddleKeys.com    Listed by: Coco Plum Vacation Rentals   Our recent listings Waterfront Bungalow ~ Charming canal-front home, 24' of dockage | $ | Marathon, FLTipsy Turtle ~ Beautiful private pool home with direct Atlantic access | $ | Marathon, FLIndigo Reef #23 ~ Lionfish Lodge ~ Spacious waterfront unit in gated resort, 31' boat slip | $ | Marathon, FLCasa B...
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By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
  Waterfront Bungalow ~ Charming canal-front home, 24' of dockage OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood Contact us for pricing Residential Rental Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Full BathroomInterior: 960 sqftLot: 2,362 sqftYear Built: 1972 Location 563 49th St Ocean"Waterfront Bungalow"Marathon, FL 33050USA     Coco Plum Real Estate & Vacation Rentals (305) 390-2315cocoplumvacation@gmail.comhttp://www.MyMiddleKeys.com    Listed by: Coco Plum Vacation Rentals   Our recent listings Waterfront Bungalow ~ Charming canal-front home, 24' of dockage | $ | Marathon, FLTipsy Turtle ~ Beautiful private pool home with direct Atlantic access | $ | Marathon, FLIndigo Reef #23 ~ Lionfish Lodge ~ Spacious waterfront unit in gated resort, 31' boat slip | $ | Marathon, FLCasa Blanca at Key Colony...
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By Dustin Pitts, Realtor serving Dallas, Texas
(Dustin Pitts, REALTOR® | Dallas Real Estate Agent)
Explore the diverse housing options available in Dallas, TX, with a range of opportunities for buyers to find their ideal home in a vibrant and competitive real estate market, catered to various preferences and budgets.Overview of the Real Estate Market in Dallas, TXThe real estate market in Dallas, TX is not only diverse but also vibrant, offering an array of housing options to prospective buyers. Apart from the conventional single-family homes, townhomes, and condos, Dallas boasts a significant inventory of luxury properties that cater to the affluent demographic looking for high-end living experiences. These luxury homes are often equipped with top-of-the-line amenities and offer exquisite architectural designs, making them highly desirable in the market. For instance, neighborhoods ...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Selling a home can be an overwhelming process, especially for those juggling multiple responsibilities. Fortunately, there are several tools available to help streamline the experience, making it easier and more efficient. Here are three indispensable tools that can assist busy home sellers in preparing their property for sale, managing documentation, and clearing out unwanted items. 1. Cloud Document StorageOne of the first steps in the home-selling process is ensuring all necessary documents are organized and easily accessible. Cloud document storage services such as Google Drive and iCloud are invaluable for this purpose. These platforms allow you to store digital copies of essential documents like tax returns, property titles, inspection reports, and more. By having everything stor...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Looking for the least expensive newer and new homes located close to downtown Phoeinx with Laveen Arizona Homes For Sale UPDATED DAILY on the MLS? Well that would be the once isolated (pre South Mountain Freeway) Laveen located only 8 miles from downtown Phoenix. Most builders have completed and have new subdivisions going in on former farming land. (Photos: Laveen from Phoenix.gov)Laveen is a community in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, situated eight miles southwest of Downtown Phoenix, between South Mountain and the confluence of the Gila and Salt rivers. Parts of Laveen constitute an unincorporated community in Maricopa County, while the remainder falls within the city limits of Phoenix, constituting the city's "Laveen Village" an urban village within the city of Phoenix. (...
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By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
The title of this post was intriguing, so I had to see what Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets had to say. The public is mostly unaware of what goes on behind the scenes, and I for one appreciate what he has to say. Thanks also to the input from the gang in the ActiveRain Q&A Section. What Very Few Know About What Real Estate Agents Do for You Recently, William Piotrowski posed an insightful question in our Q&A forum:"What's the one thing you wish the public—clients and new agents—knew about being a real estate agent?" The responses from seasoned professionals shed light on some of the lesser-known aspects of the real estate profession.(The unedited answers can be found in the Q&A link above).Here are some key insights they shared: It's Not Just a Job, It's a Business: Get...
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By Gary & Melynda Wolter, Since 2001, 480-269-1164, Reliable, Premier Personal Service since 2001
(ProSmart Realty)
One of the interesting aspects of receiving service or being the customer, is failing to see that professionalism and experience count.Some call it the pass/fail syndrome. "Just fix my car and stop it from making that noise.""Just fill in my cavity.""Just get me divorced.""Just put on a new roof.""Just get me divorced.""Just sell my house. ""Just write up an offer for me on that house. "It's either you get it done or you don't.  It's a really sad way of thinking about service if you want an exceptional experience and an above average result. What do you believe is valuable when choosing a Realtor?Experience? How many transactions have they done? Do they have market knowledge?How have they gone the extra mile for their clients?You've heard the expression..."the worst employees only do wh...
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By Joanne Gillet EdgeOfTheBeach.com, Experience is not expensive. It is Priceless!
(Edge Of The Beach Realty)
🏡✨ **Price Drop Alert!** ✨🏡Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a beautifully maintained home in Hagley Estates! This unique two-story floor plan is perfect for a special family, offering the flexibility for an in-law suite or separate space for a relative.195 Hill Drive, Hagley EstatesFeatures:⭐️4 Bedrooms⭐️3.5 Bathrooms⭐️Large Screened Porch⭐️Three Car Garage⭐️Circular Driveway⭐️RV/Boat Parking⭐️Lots of Storage⭐️Fenced YardThis clean, well-kept home is perfect for those looking for a peaceful retreat in the great neighborhood of Hagley Estates.  Enjoy living near a golf course and the intercoastal waterway, just a stone's throw from the boat landing!📞 Call us today for more details or to schedule a viewing at 843 655 6343📧 Email us to request a floor plan and see for y...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
I dwell in possibility. - Emily Dickinson Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. - F. Scott Fitzgerald It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. - Anatole France Mankind is made great or little by its own will. - Friedrich Schiller The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. - Richard L. EvansFrom what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. - Arthur Ashe  
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Have you ever wondered about the peculiar name of the small triangular bone at the base of your spine? That little bony structure, often referred to as the “tailbone,” has a fascinating history. Let’s delve into the etymology of the term “coccyx” and discover its unexpected connection to the world of birds.The Greek ConnectionThe word “coccyx” finds its roots in ancient Greece. Specifically, it comes from the Greek word “kokkux,” which means “cuckoo.” Now, you might be wondering how a bird known for its distinctive call relates to our tailbone. Let’s unravel this avian mystery.The Shape and ResemblanceThe coccyx, composed of three to five fused vertebrae, resembles a tiny, curved beak. When you examine it closely, you’ll notice its resemblance to the beak of a cuckoo bird. The Greeks, w...
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By Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
Even backyards have to prep for summer.  The winter and spring have had their effect on your home and your back yard.  Hopefully, by now you have accomplished the summer prep of the home and outdoor living space.  Once everything is clean, you'll get to relax and enjoy your space.What's a feature you love or wish you had in your outdoor space?#thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #backyard #hometips #homerefresh #homereno #realestate #happyhomeowners #realestateagent #realtor #investment #summertime
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
CLARK COUNTY FOREST HUNTING & TIMBER LAND WANTED! June 2024   Buyers are ready to invest in Your Wisconsin Forest Land.   Who do you know that may be ready to sell for the right price?   Timberland, both mature and growing stock.     Red, Jack, and White Pine     Quality Central and Northern Hardwoods   Hunting Land, both turnkey premium hunting parcels and camps and those properties that have potential with the right management.     Old farms     QDM enhanced properties     Heavily managed habitat.     Non-managed habitat.     Nearly any partially wooded property may fit one of our buyers' needs.     Give us a Call and let us know who You know that may be interested in Selling their land for the right price.     We are the Forest Land, Timber Land, and Hunting Land Experts with severa...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
By partnering with a knowledgeable and experienced agent, you can avoid these common selling mistakes that often lead to a longer and less lucrative sale. Call me or send me a message if you have any questions - I'm happy to help!#realestate #realestateagent #listreports #buying #selling #realestateexpert #homeowner #financehub #dreamhome #homeownership #homebuying #homesearch #buyingahome
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