Recent Blog Posts

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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 RANCH in Whitehall is being sold to settle the estate. Neat and tidy, 3 bedroom home with an oversized 3 car detached garage! Many updates completed. More photos coming soon.  Homes sells AS IS.      Listed by Joe Jackson and Michelle DemopolisThe Jackson Team-Keller Williams Capital Partners100 E Wilson Bridge RdWorthington, OH 43085
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By Adam Mitchell, We buy houses to remodel and sell
(Home Buying Guys)
There are all kinds of things you will want to consider when buying the real estate that your family will call home. The problem is that far too many get caught up in the small or cosmetic details of the purchase and search that they forget the primary needs of the family in the process. Keep the following things in mind when considering real estate purchases and you are much more likely to be happy with your decision a few years down the road. 1) Size. When it comes to real estate size really does matter. The problem is that it matters differently for different people. Those that are aging and whose families have left home would do well in smaller properties that required lower maintenance. Those with growing families need room to grow not only inside the house but also outside the hom...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP SHOULD YOU SELL YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS?  Happy December 1st... I guess you could say the holiday season is officially on! One question I always get at this time of year is "should we sell our home during the holidays or should we wait for the spring season?" My answer is always an unequivocal YES. The holiday season can be a great time to sell your home.   TOP REASONS TO SELL YOUR CHARLOTTE AREA HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS   Should you wait for spring to list your home for sale? Should you take your home off the market during the holidays if you're already listed for sale? The "conventional wisdom" that says the holidays are not a good time to sell a home i...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
So after years of living in the house you raised your family in, watched all the good times and the bad times pass, and add to that a mass of memories that you cherish you start to go through a phone book and look for one of the Waukesha County real estate companies to sell your home so you can move on and find  new place to call home.   Waukesha County Real Estate  and Milwaukee County Real Estate has some great agents. We have the skills and talent that comes with 37 years of team work and I'd like to think we don't strive to be good; we strive to be extraordinary. Real Estate Companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin and Real estate Companies in Milwaukee County Wisconsin have many different approaches. The approach I think that works is to sell your home for top dollar, with the least ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP So, you have just moved into your new house and are now losing your mind over where to start and what to do to settle in fast? It can be stressful even though it is an exciting prospect to move to a better house in a better locality. After all, it is not every other day that one plans to shift, and this is why it is essential to organize a successful move based on good planning.  There is a score of immediate tasks that need to be looked into at priority, such as the security of your new home or enhancing it with add-ons to your property.   Here is a checklist to plan and organize a successful shift to settle down faster and comfortably in your new house.  Alwa...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP In real estate, first impressions are everything, so don't make a bad first impression. Before you decide to call a real estate agent in Idaho, you must first complete the following steps.   1. Get a Mortgage Pre-Approval The first step before hiring a real estate agent is to learn about the many mortgage alternatives accessible to you. The duration, price, and interest rate of your mortgage are all affected by a variety of factors, and any one of them will determine the home you can afford. It's also worth noting that being pre-qualified for a mortgage is different from being pre-approved. While both processes examine your obligations, income, and assets, only...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
In real estate, first impressions are everything, so don't make a bad first impression. Before you decide to call a real estate agent in Idaho, you must first complete the following steps. 1. Get a Mortgage Pre-ApprovalThe first step before hiring a real estate agent is to learn about the many mortgage alternatives accessible to you. The duration, price, and interest rate of your mortgage are all affected by a variety of factors, and any one of them will determine the home you can afford. It's also worth noting that being pre-qualified for a mortgage is different from being pre-approved. While both processes examine your obligations, income, and assets, only a pre-approval requires you to fill out a formal mortgage application. 2. Research the MarketThe pricing range of residences you s...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
So, you have just moved into your new house and are now losing your mind over where to start and what to do to settle in fast? It can be stressful even though it is an exciting prospect to move to a better house in a better locality. After all, it is not every other day that one plans to shift, and this is why it is essential to organize a successful move based on good planning. There is a score of immediate tasks that need to be looked into at priority, such as the security of your new home or enhancing it with add-ons to your property.  Here is a checklist to plan and organize a successful shift to settle down faster and comfortably in your new house.  Always make an inventory when moving and once you reach your new house, ensure that all the boxes have been delivered and without any ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On November 16, 2021, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for newly built single family homes up three points to 83 points in November of 2021 from 80 points in October of 2021.The HMI component charting present sales conditions gained three points to 89 points, the HMI buyer traffic rose three points to 68 points, and the HMI sales expectations index unchanged zero points to 84 points in November of 2021.The three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, South increased four points at 84 points, the West up one point at 84 points, Northeast declined two points at 70 points, Midwest grew four points to 72 points in November of 2021.NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, stated “Lot availability is at multi-decade lows and the construction indus...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
December 1st - National Pie Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy. Directions:  Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window. To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word.  Release your hold when all of the letters of the word have been selected.  If your response is correct, the word will change color on the word list. Please check back for future daily puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day!Click Here To PlayIf you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal. 
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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Westcliffe, CO Weather for December 01, 2021Good Morning Westcliffe, CO28°Our Wednesday morning starts with cold temperatures and a beautiful sunrise.Notice the traffic on Main Street!Today promises abundant sunshine with a high temperature in the lower 60's.We begin with a calm wind becoming west around 5mph in the morning.Sunrise:  6:59Sunset:  4:42Enjoy your day!
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Have you recently purchased a home or property? If so, there’s no question it’s an exciting time. However, there are some potential issues you should know about as a property owner.For example, what happens if someone slips and falls on your property? If they are injured, they may hire an attorney from the Tiemann Law Firm to try and recover compensation. This is money you (the property owner) or your insurance company must pay.The question is, are you liable, and should you have to pay? Keep reading to learn more about the laws and when you may be held liable for slip and fall accidents on your property.If someone is injured on your property, there are a few factors that must be considered. For example, if the person slips and trips that an ordinary person would find there or see and a...
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(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
SHOULD YOU SELL YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS? Happy December 1st... I guess you could say the holiday season is officially on! One question I always get at this time of year is "should we sell our home during the holidays or should we wait for the spring season?" My answer is always an unequivocal YES. The holiday season can be a great time to sell your home. TOP REASONS TO SELL YOUR CHARLOTTE AREA HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS Should you wait for spring to list your home for sale? Should you take your home off the market during the holidays if you're already listed for sale? The "conventional wisdom" that says the holidays are not a good time to sell a home isn't all that wise and should be put to rest once and for all!  There are lots of good reasons to list your home during the holiday s...
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By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Wordless Wednesday - Pity Party Previous Wordless Wednesday Posts
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By Gary Thomas, Realtor to the Dreamers
(Preferred Properties Key West)
I have been waiting for a long time to see 522 Elizabeth Street, Key West listed for sale. The day has arrived. I got a chance to take a look earlier today. This is a project house - a major renovation. It will require a buyer with great imagination and deep pockets. The reward will be substantial. This will once again be a beautiful home in a great Old Town location. I searched around in my old shoebox and found a photo of the same property that was taken nearly sixty-two years ago. The black and white photo shows the second floor front porch was partially enclosed even back then. If you look carefully you will see that the house was wider than deep. Later owners would extend the main floor toward the rear. Also note the sprig of a tree that would later engulf the house.Today the trees...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Thank you Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services for your original blog.  This article is shared with you, compliments of Victoria Carter, Broker, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Brighton, Ontario  Victoria Carter, GUARANTEES the you will LOVE your home, or she will buy it back! Call 647-697-7709, or visit her website at www.TwoMoveYou.com Written By Erin Huffstetler During the colder parts of the year, it can be tricky to stay warm without cranking up the heat. Fortunately, there are methods to help you stay warm that don't involve increasing your utility bill. Some are things you can do for yourself while others are tips for improving the warmth of your space. Here are 13 simple and cost-effective ways to stay warm.  1. Dress in Layers Everyone knows you should add a sweater, ...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
This article is shared with you, compliments of Victoria Carter, Broker, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Brighton, Ontario Victoria Carter, GUARANTEES the you will LOVE your home, or she will buy it back! Call 647-697-7709, or visit her website at www.TwoMoveYou.comWritten By Erin HuffstetlerDuring the colder parts of the year, it can be tricky to stay warm without cranking up the heat. Fortunately, there are methods to help you stay warm that don't involve increasing your utility bill. Some are things you can do for yourself while others are tips for improving the warmth of your space.Here are 13 simple and cost-effective ways to stay warm. 1. Dress in LayersEveryone knows you should add a sweater, jacket, and other layers when you go outside in cold weather. You can apply t...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Happy December 1st Y'all!  Now comes the serious question ... when you you start listening to Christmas Music?  My daughter-in-love listens to it the first of November, she LOVES her Christmas Music for sure.  I listen to it when they occasionally play it on K-Love. The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of ha...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Tuesday November 30, 20211. What was Scrabble originally called? Lexico2. What is the molten rock magma called once it flows from a volcano? Lava3. What did Rumpelstiltskin spin into gold? Straw4. Which gemstone has a popular cut named after it? EmeraldTrivia questions for Wednesday December 1, 20211. In which US state was Clark Kent brought up?2. What is the body of the DMC DeLorean car. made out of?3. Who was pictured on the first US adhesive stamp?4. What is the Latin word. for "seasickness", now commonly used to describe any feeling of sickness?Enjoy your day.
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