Recent Blog Posts

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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
Real Estate Fact: Mail In Iceland 📩 Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece RealtyCall me at 772-485-4188 with any Real Estate Questions. Web-site:www.annasellsrealestate.comSelling Real Estate On Treasure Coast Since 2000.
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
While many choices abound for condos and townhomes under $1,000,000 in San Jose and Silicon Valley, few are single family homes. Fewer still are move-in ready houses, rather than fixer-uppers. This weekend, come see a Unicorn! This lovely, updated, move-in ready single family home at 529 Candlestick Way in San Jose, Calif. is for sale at just $928,000! Hurry to see it this weekend from 1:30-4:30 on Sat. & Sun., March 25 & 26, 2023. With gorgeous views of hills from all rooms, this happy home was enjoyed by the same family for 47 years. The stunning light and bright kitchen features modern luxury vinyl plank flooring, gas range and hood, stainless steel fridge and E-Z Care Corian counters. A charming garden window for cultivating culinary herbs for cooking completes it. With hardwood fl...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Parker, CO Tue Mar 28 2023This week the median list price for Parker, CO is $840,000 with the market action index hovering around 57. This is less than last month's market action index of 58. Inventory has increased to 127 Market Action Index   The market continues to get hotter. More sales demand and fewer homes listed have contributed to a relatively long run of increasing prices. Current supply and demand levels show no sign of prices changing from their current trend. Real-Time Market Profile Never miss important changes in the Parker market. Median List Price $840,000 Median Price of New Listings $824,999 Per Square Foot $228 Average Days on Market 51 Median Days on Market 21 Price Decreased 35% Price Increased 3% Relisted 6% Inventory 127 Median Rent $3,200  
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By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
Which is more important when leading and growing a business: intuition or logic? It can be tricky for anyone to discern between the two when you're juggling an entire company and its employees.Sometimes a cog in the machine will start smoking, and the cause of the problem isn't immediately obvious. So you have to start trying things and course correct as quickly as possible, before things really go off the rails.But do you follow your gut or your brain? I talk about this dilemma here, with my own personal example and how I handled it. Watch and learn!
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Isn't this thing as pretty as a new toy!!  It is new....but not a toy.  In July 2021 we wrote a blog about a new subdivision starting in Searcy AR on Country Club Road. Here is what the blog said.  Go here if you want to see the sign. to a new subdivision coming to Searcy AR.  This sign has just gone up at the Corner of Sawmill Road and Country Club Road on the West side of Searcy AR.  The land has been in the Phillips family for many years and is now to be turned into a subdivision by Clay Hite, a popular builder in this area.  Hite has already completed several subdivisions in our town but this one may be the grandest yet.The sign says it is to be Belmont Estates, a grand sounding name.  We'll have to find out more from him about the name, t...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Want to know more about staging in your own home Kathy has some great suggestions. Staging is Something You Should Be Doing While You're Still Living In Your Home! A comment I hear from almost every seller on my Staging Consultations is that they are hesitant to spend money on a home they’re going to be leaving.   I get it! However, if you want to protect the investment you have in your house, it’s important that the condition of your property reflects your asking price.   That said, this thing called Staging is something that all homeowners could and should be doing while living in and enjoying your home.   For example… Paint If it’s been 10 years or more since you painted, it’s time to take a look at the exterior and interior. Maybe the hot pink bedroom your daughter begged for can be...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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By Karen Schimpf, When Your Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSE
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
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By Nancy Sharp, Resort Lifestyle Specialists
(Sharp Homes Realty, Inc.)
Custom Upgraded 2 Bedroom in Tanglewood Hills, Prescott AZThis custom upgraded 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Tanglewood Hills is a MUST See.This community is tucked away just off Smoke Tree and Willow Creek Rd. in a large wooded area with lovely views of mountains from many vantage points within the community and the highly desirable Prescott Lakes Residential Community and golf course is adjacent to Tanglewood Wood Community, which makes for a beautiful drive or walk through the neighborhood. Call Nancy for Property Information at 602-770-4714 428 Jasmine Lane Prescott, AZ 86301 Custom Upgraded 2 Bedroom inTanglewood Hills Price : $447,000 Bedrooms : 2 Bathrooms : 2.00 Square Foot : 1,278 Lot Size : 2,779 sq.ft. Community : Tanglewood Hills County : Yavapai County Property Type : Condo, To...
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By Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
Here is the most recent Tempe AZ Real Estate Housing Market Report for February 2023:  After slightly decreasing last month the average sales price of Tempe homes increased in February, going from $521,542 in January to $527,767 this month. This is the third February out of the last four that Tempe average home prices have increased.The average sold price per square foot of Tempe homes has increased for the second straight month, after decreasing the last two months, going from $270/sf in December to $292/sf in February. After Tempe days on market reached an all-time low of 20 in May and June, it has increased 8 months in a row. Tempe DOM increased to 79 in February. Even with this increase, homes in Tempe are still selling reasonably fast. However, sales may pick up as we head into spr...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
James Bay Victoria's Seaside Neighbourhood A vibrant and diverse neighbourhood with both apartment towers and many historic homes, James Bay is the bedroom community to the downtown core. James Bay is surrounded by water on three sides; Victoria Harbour to the north and west, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the south. Link to Map of James Bay Homes For SaleBeacon Hill Park provides a green border to the east. James Bay's extensive waterfront is alive with activity including an array of industry, government and transportation facilities. Tourism plays a significant role in the economy of James Bay, both because it hosts many tourist destinations and because it is home to the Ogden Point cruise ship terminal. Many of Victoria's key attractions are located in the neighbourhood including ...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Congratulations Ray Henson - your completion of the three entries for the March to a Solution|ActiveRain March 2023 Challenge is appreciated. The time you took for reflection on your own life in real estate has been good not only for your soul, but mine too. The Virtual Handful of Gold is well deserved. For me, self-respect, unforgettable life events that changed the lives of others because you remained committed for all the right reasons, times when you turned the other cheek, without punching someone in the nose or getting pugilistic, and carried out and carried on, is truly inspirational. Your original stories vividly brought to life, a day in the life of a REALTOR®. Your truth and resilience attests to the reasons why I would choose you for representation in the purchase or sale of ...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
How many times have you heard the story about people who move into their dream home only to find out that there’s a huge plumbing issue or noisy neighbors next door? Remember the old movie The Money Pit with a young Tom Hanks?  Learn from their mistakes, and reconsider certain factors before signing on the dotted line. Here’s are some suggestions for homebuyers to keep in mind when it comes to deal breakers: Plumbing: If the plumbing isn’t working, guess who has to spend money fixing it if you don't spot it before closing? You got it: the buyer. Plumbing issues can be even harder to address in older homes that have an outdated set-up. Be sure your inspector conducts a thorough evaluation before closing.  In addition, water is very sneaky.  The leak can be on an upper floor and make itse...
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You Don't Expect a Top Floor Condo to FloodPatricia Feager and Kathleen Daniels are hosting the March challenge. Your challenge is to use critical thinking. Only original content qualifies. Think about a scenario that can march you into trouble. Please write about a scenario that has the potential to come up during a real estate transaction.I've sold hundreds of HUD owned properties and have seen some pretty bad conditions. However, we found a top floor condo in a modern building in Germantown, Maryland for my first time home buyer, a young single man. The unit was is very good condition and a fresh coat of paint would make it look like new. My buyer was the high bidder and the settlement had been scheduled.I received a notification that the building has been flooded from the top floor ...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Premier Property Sales & Rentals)
If you are thinking of putting your house on the market this year, now is the time to get in gear!The winter was mild here in Delaware County and Buyers are already out in force because of the mild weather.The Spring Market will be picking up real soon as the weather forecasts are now predicting warmer weather in the very near future.Now is the time to contact a Realtor® to have them visit your house to give you guidance on preparing your home for market, and to explain the selling process.Find an agent (or 2 with us) who will be with you every step of the way!
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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
The Role of Access in Selling Your House In ConnecticutOnce you’ve made the decision to sell your house and have hired a real estate agent to help, they’ll ask how much access to your home you want to give potential buyers. Your answer matters more now than it did in recent years. Here’s why.At the height of the buying frenzy seen during the pandemic, there was a rise in the number of homebuyers who put offers on houses sight unseen. That happened for three reasons: Extremely low housing inventory A lot of competition from other buyers wanting to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates And general wariness of in-person home tours during a pandemic Today, the market’s changing, and buyers can usually be more selective and take more time to explore their options.So, in order to ...
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When it comes to taxes, nobody likes the idea of dishing out more than they need to. Unfortunately, misreporting business expenses or understating income is a common practice amongst taxpayers in Mount Laurel, NJ. To be clear, this is a practice that should be avoided at all costs. Not only can it lead to serious legal and financial consequences, but those consequences can stay with you for months—even years—down the line. The Risk of Audit When you attempt to understate your income or misreport your business expenses, there’s always the risk of an audit from the IRS. An audit is an investigation into your tax returns by the IRS and/or state government that can take months—sometimes even years—to complete. During this time, you’ll have to provide additional documentation and answer ques...
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