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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)
It is tough thinking of camping right now, with temperatures in the 20's, but camping season is around the corner.   Many Colorado residents (and outside Colorado) are thinking of camping in the Rocky Mountains this coming spring and summer.In January 2020, Colorado required camping reservations at all state parks.   It is quite easy to reserve a campsite, but need to be done in advance.  This site is available 24/7 by phone - 800-244-5613 or make your reservation online.   These reservations can be done six months in advance, so now is the time to start making plans!  Book online Book by phone:  800-244-5613 If you have questions - please call 800-678-2267 or 303-297-1192There are over 4,000 campsites and 58 cabins and yurts located throughout the state, which offers something for ever...
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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Westcliffe, CO Weather for January 22, 2022Good Morning Westcliffe, CO14°Our Saturday morning starts with very cold temperatures and cloudy skies.Today promises to be sunny with a high temperature in the middle to upper 30's.We begin with a south wind around 5mph becoming west in the afternoon.Sunrise:  7:13Sunset:  5:13Enjoy your day!
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report January 2022 Oneida County; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties     Available Properties Report   Price Acres $/Acre MLS # Status Municipality County $225,000 233.13 $965 50243993 Active Schoepke Oneida $1,050,000 26 $40,385 1916534 Active Crescent Oneida $3,780,000 63 $60,000 22006294 Active Three Lakes Oneida      $  40,385 Median Price / Acre       $5,055,000            322  $  15,692 Average Price / Acre        For more information on any of these properties call us, or send an email with the mls number and your contact info to WoodlandTeamWI@gmail.com or Bob@ForestlandWMS.com   🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🦌🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲     🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲   Natures Beauty, Big Bucks and Top Quality Forests, Oneida County Wisconsin     Oneida Coun...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On January 10, 2022, Realtor.com reported that in North Hollywood, California median list price was $899,000 in December of 2021 unchanged from $899,000 in November of 2021, but increased 7.0% from $839,500 in December of 2020. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $840,000 in December of 2021, rose 9.0% from December of 2020 in North Hollywood, California.Houses stayed 68.00 days in the market in December of 2021 higher from 51.00 days in November of 2021, but down from 69.00 days in December of 2020 in North Hollywood, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $544.00 in December of 2021 same as from $544.00 in November of 2021, but jumped 10.0% from $491.00 in December of 2020 in North Hollywood, California.For complete more detailed...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Experts predict the property management industry could be worth in excess of USD 23 billion by 2026. With such vast sums of money in the market, it's no surprise there are plenty of businesses willing to offer their services. But, how can you find property management companies near me that can meet your requirements? Your property is an investment, and you'll only want to work with the best professionals that can help you generate a significant profit. The good news is high-quality property management businesses share several key qualities that set them apart from their competitors. Read on to learn more about hiring a property management company.Industry ExperienceIt's good practice to check if a property management firm has experience managing your type of property. For example, if yo...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
"When the wind rises, some people build walls, others build windmills."~ Chinese Proverb  Your action for today is to take a current situation that is challenging and look for the opportunity it presents for you.I can share from experience, most of the time,windmills are a better use of your time.👇Design An Extraordinary Day!   💡 OOPS! If you missed a previous “Get After It" post  (formerly the Take Action Series) click here 👇 👉 Get After It / Take Action Archives 👈     We work 100% By Referral!Our experienced team is coached by the #1 businesscoaching company in North America:Buffini & Company for over 20 years!All our properties come with3D Virtual Toursand Professional Photography,Marketing and Negotiating Skills...most agents do not possess!Contact us for a pressure-FREE consultatio...
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By Jennifer Hunter, Realtor servicing NW Arkansas
(Southern Tradition Real Estate )
Beaver Lake is located in the Northwest part of Arkansas, just south of Misouri. This lake community actually sits in several counties and cities. Parts of the South end fall in Washington County, The North end in Benton County and the East in Carrol County. The cities of Rogers, Springdale, Eureka Springs, Lowell, Holiday Island and Garfield are among the more common lake towns.This lake boasts an impressive 487 miles of natural shoreline and 31,700 surface acres at top of flood-control pool, Beaver Lake offers the best in recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Beaver Lake is a nature lover’s delight during all seasons. Towering limestone bluffs, natural crevices, a wide variety of trees and flowering shrubs, and a diversity of wildlife and birds afford shutter...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. Thats the highest point its been in almost two years. If you're thinking about buying a home, this news may have come as a bit of a shock. But the truth is, it wasn't entirely unexpected. Experts have been calling for rates to rise in their 2022 projections, and the forecast is now becoming a reality. Here's a look at the projections from Freddie Mac for this year: Q1 2022: 3.4% Q2 2022: 3.5% Q3 2022: 3.6% Q4 2022: 3.7% As the numbers show, this jump in rates is in line with the expectations from Freddie Mac. And what they also indicate is that mortgage rates are projected to continue climbing throughout the year. But should you be worried about rising mortgage rates? What does that really me...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Cheshire CT Home Worth, Market Statistics for December 2021 Cheshire is a town in New Haven County offering a high quality of life. It has a population of app 29,000. It offers an easy commute to New Haven CT of 14 miles; it borders Waterbury CT and is just 25 miles south of Hartford, the state capital. Currently in Cheshire CT there are 22 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,484 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch listed at $269,000 to a 5,025 square ft, 4-bedroom colonial listed at $1,350,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Cheshire CT is $743,205. The average days on market for these homes is 122 days. For the month of December, there were 4 new homes listed for sale in Cheshire CT. Search for Homes in Cheshire CTThere are c...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
SOLD & CLOSED IN CHARLOTTE: 16438 COZY COVE ROAD IN THE PALISADES 16438 Cozy Cove Road in Charlotte's Palisades neighborhood is now a sold property. Final sale price was $520,00.  In a housing market where there was less than one month of inventory in the Charlotte Region, my clients who were relocating from Denver, had barely three days just two weeks before Christmas to search for, find, and purchase a home to close by January 20th. Mission accomplished... we found the home, we negotiated a contract, my clients arrived in Charlotte on the evening of July 19th after a 5-day drive in all kinds of weather conditions across the USA with a truck, car, dog, and cat. On the morning of January 20th we did our final walk-through and closed in the early afternoon. Sold and closed! 16438 Cozy Co...
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
Law would limit rents, discourage upgrades, bring back vacancy decontrol As the push for “good cause eviction” comes to a head in New York’s state legislature, the bill starts with one big advantage: a great name. Everyone agrees that people should not be evicted without good cause.Try to define a good cause and things get a lot more complicated.Like many laws, good cause would fix some problems and cause others. Will every politician carefully examine all of its ramifications before taking a position? It’s more likely that tenant activist Cea Weaver and landlord defender Joe Strasburg exchanged holiday gifts.But, we’re here to help — examine the ramifications, that is, not get Weaver and Strasburg on the same page. That’s hopeless.Let’s begin with a scenario:An entrepreneur scrapes tog...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Are You Looking To Work With REALTORS® Who List and Sell in Bayshore Long Island?   CALL: Lawrence “Larry” and Sheila Agranoff, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker & Licensed RE Salesperson.   CELL: 631-805-4400   We Can Help You Find Your Bayshore Long Island Home/Condo, or Can Help You Sell Your Present L.I. Home or Condo.   As a Husband and Wife Long Island Team, we have represented so many Home Buyer’s and Home Seller’s in helping them reach their goals.   Call our Cell: 631-805-4400, and start your Long Island Home Buying or Selling Journey in Bayshore New York, or any other Town or Hamlet on The South Shore or North Shore of L.I.   Are you ready to work with this professional Top Team who are committed to you the Client?   If you are buying on Long Island, as your trusted Real ...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Thinking of borrowing some extra cash? If so, you’re in good company: studies show that loans are a fact of life for many Americans, with the average consumer carrying over $90,000 in debt.Of course, just because personal loans are a common financial tool doesn’t mean all types of personal loans are created equal. From simple fixed-rate loans to options that consolidate debt, there are plenty of choices available to fund what you need. How can you tell the difference to decide which one is right for you?No matter what’s on the horizon, it’s worth knowing the fine details and requirements of the loans available to you. Here’s what to keep in mind before you borrow.Unsecured Personal LoansWith unsecured loans, you’re borrowing money without putting anything down as collateral, which would...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
What are the RIDGEWOOD ESTATES Condominiums worth in 2022? The RIDGEWOOD ESTATES  CONDOMINIUMS is a desired complex in BEDFORD NH. It has townhouse style condos situated in a well landscaped area. 2 Bedroom units featuring basements and garages. There are many features to love. Located in a convenient setting with very nice landscaped grounds. Easy access to the highways, schools, shopping and recreation.  Scott Godzyk, Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services is proud to List and Sell homes in this area. The Godzyk Real Estate Services is a Leading Real Estate Agency servicing our community. Currently Available: as of 1/21/20221. 4 Suffolk ct. 2BR townhouse, 1680 sf, finished basement - listed at $350,0002. With so few condos for sale (now is the time to sell)-------------------...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
This Week…Don’t Lay Those Eggs Yet! We’ve been preparing for some much colder weather this week. This morning we should have below-freezing temperatures.  I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. Khalil Gibran For those up north who might be laughing…I get it. But those of us in Texas are still reeling from last Valentine’s Day snow, freeze, pipe-bursting, and power outage event.   When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Khalil GibranOur bluebirds that are so often featured here have built their nest and are looking a little too frisky!  We want them to hold off laying any eggs unti...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Friday January 21, 20221. Mayberry RFD was a spin-off from what other TV series? The Andy Griffith show2. A luffa is a type of what? Plant3. A ganache is a combination of cream and what? Chocolate 4. What is the name of a small object orbiting the sun made of ice, dust and frozen grass? CometTrivia questions for Saturday January 22, 20221. Which philosopher said “Hell is other people”?2. What name is given to the fraction part of a logarithm number?3. What is the main source of food for the Bald Eagle?4. Who introduced potatoes into Ireland?Enjoy your day
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
👣Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 1-22-22 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com 💲REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline Area💲 The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is very well located.  Shopping, Schools, and Fine Dining are within Walking Distance and there is quick access to the US 60 Freeway.  Arizona is known for having an abundance of golf courses since the weather allows for year-round play. There are definitely a lot of great courses to play near the Val Vista Baseline Area so residents have plenty to choose from!  There is always something fun going on in the area and if you have any questions about the area, please pick up your phone and call or text message me ...
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By Gary Thomas, Realtor to the Dreamers
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Recently a prospective  customer asked me about a Key West neighborhood. We drove through the area where I pointed out houses I had sold or knew something interesting or maybe salacious. I pointed out where some famous people live (or used to live before they died or were ushered out of town). I discussed how many police we have in Key West and how little crime. And that I feel safe living here. I told them about the time I was walking on Whitehead Street moments after a local bank had been robbed.There were cop cars with lights blinking and uniformed offices everywhere. I surprised to see so many undercover police (some dress like Hells Angels) with badges displayed and carrying guns. It was a massive display of force you just would not expect in such a small island town. The police im...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Student Volunteers Sought for Arts Barn Summer Break The Gaithersburg Arts Barn, in Kentlands, is accepting applications for summer break student volunteers to assist with visual and performing arts education programs for children ages 5 to 15. Student volunteers, who must be at least 14 years of age, will work with highly qualified teaching artists in a variety of disciplines while earning Student Service Learning (SSL) hours and valuable experience. Summer programs begin June 27 and run through August 12. A mandatory orientation will be held on June 18.Apply online here by May 14.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Dahlia + Imagination, Color Edited for our Imagination Series,Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6079ACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotogra...
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