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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
ADU Q/A:Questions About Accessory Dwelling Units? We Have Answers. Not a day goes by whence we are not receiving myriad inquiries about BACKYARD HOMES. So we've decided to roll out with the very first ever ADU Q/A  Whether it's trying to decide on a site built vs a factory built option, the proper size, architectural style, floor plan, location, site development and preparation, utilities, permit process and most importantly how to pay for it, the ADU Q/A will be here for you every Monday from 12-1 starting November 3rd. So bring your brown bag, a bev and any/all questions you have about your BACKYARD HOME project. You can also submit your questions, topics, ideas and suggestions in advance on the comment window when you sign up to attend.Our roll out ADU Q/A  will focus on the basic di...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 I have been receiving quite a few calls from people who want to rent. And some are ready to settle for a room, an apartment, a condo, a townhouse,  a small single-family house, or a large mansion.  Also had a caller who needed a six-month rental due to storm damage on his present place. The immediate need is necessary for these people.There are limited choices for those who cannot purchase, or maybe they have been priced out of the market. I also have many calls from investors wanting properties in any condition to "flip." Think about rental opportunities. There is a housing shortage. There is a real need. So-Have you thought about purchasing homes, living in part, renting out part, or just renting the house for income? I have a large old home used as an Airbnb, and it is easy to keep ...
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By J Perrin Cornell, Broker, ABR, VAMRES
(Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate)
Listed three homes and had three offers accepted. And that was in a 6 day week! The market is good! Not crazy good but good. My opinion is the market has slowed a little but that is mostly in response to being overheated and it needed to calm a little. Further more sellers are coming into the market giving more selection to buyers and now not every deal is multiple offers and there is choice. Finally the last few weeks have seen interest rates rise marginally but a rise in rates. This makes sellers more willing to take a plunge before they go higher. There is one other factor. The government is signaling an adjustment to 1031 Exchanges and an increase in Capital Gains so investors are selling a few more properties than last year. Three sales a condo, a beautiful building lot and a house...
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By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man, The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
I was surprised to learn this just last night!Last night we watched a DVD from the library that I found quite enjoyable. A documentary of General Dwight David Eisenhower. This was a time that there were troubles in the United States, you know where typical Americans like to spit and spat toward each other, but this was an altogether different time compared to now.  Democrats and Republicans each had the SAME EXACT IDEA IN MIND! This showed Eisenhower’s leadership skills with the war!And then it showed something I did not know that happened. The Democrats and Republicans each were wanting General Dwight Eisenhower to run for president of the United States on their side. You may want to read that line again! Yes, Both Republicans and Democrats wanted him to run for office. Well, at least ...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Join Jackye as she goes deep into the numbers for Mableton GA real estate market. What should you expect, where she thinks the market is heading and how you can best prepared if you want to sell in the New Year. www.TheRealEstateMaven.net | 678-929-8330 Jackye Mumphrey, a Realtor® in Atlanta Georgia Metro with Keller Williams Realty Cityside. I am a proud Mableton Georgia resident who has a very in depth knowledge of Mableton Real Estate, an established real estate agent since 1999, and I love what I do. I am a second generation real estate agent both my mom and step dad are real estate agents, my father was a real estate investor as well as one of my grandparents and my sister and brother are also licensed. Basically, it's all in the family. L E T ' S B E F R I E N D S ! WEBSITE www.T...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Navarro Running for Maryland Lieutenant GovernorMontgomery County Council Member Nancy Navarro is running for lieutenant governor in 2022 on a gubernatorial ticket with former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III.Navarro’s spot on the ticket answers the question about her future political plans. She holds the District 4 seat on the County Council, but can’t run for re-election because of term limits.Read more at the following link: Democratic Pairing, Bethesda Magazine   Tropical Night Flowering Water Lily, Nymphaea, 'Catherine Marie',Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0405Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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By Glen Bigness, P.A.
(Premier Plus Realty)
8 Grand Bay Cir Juno Beach FL 33408 $1,599,900.00 with boat slip and 29" boat included!https://www.floridanapleswaterfront.com/8-grand-bay-cir-juno-beach-fl-33408/Call Glen Bigness, Realtor 239-272-4663 24 hr notice to show, proof of funds or lender approval letter, NO agents please!SEE this property BEFORE it hits the MLS and avoid bidding wars-multiple offers!!!Welcome to one of the best boating communities in Juno Beach! Located on the intracoastal community of Oak Harbour, this private, pool home features tiles floors throughout the main level, brand new carpet on the second and an open concept kitchen and family room. This is a great home for entertaining. All the bedrooms are on the second level.  There is plenty of room to spread out! Oak Harbour features 2 community pools and a ...
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By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
The real estate industry can’t function without sensitive information. The amount of personally identifiable information floating through real estate networks makes it a primary target for cybercriminals. Cyberattacks can result in disruption of business, financial loss and damage to reputation.Today we are going to speak about the real estate cybersecurity practices that should become your second nature.Real estate agents are responsible for keeping their clients’ information safe. Unfortunately, the real estate industry doesn’t have regulations in place for real estate professionals and companies to adopt cybersecurity practices. So, the responsibility falls to individual agents.Remember, cyberattacks often are human behavior oriented. And by being aware and proactively monitoring our...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
If you are interesting to see what your home current value is in the Aurora, Colorado area,  feel free to call me at 303-358-1147.  With a little bit of information I can give you a estimate of the value.Yes we are still in a red hot market and sellers are cashing in on their Equity!With low interest rates alone with low inventory and high demand are bring sellers multiple offers and homes are selling fast.  If you've been considering selling, I can provide a FREE market Analysis!
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
October 16th - National Dictionary 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 Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
835 Julia Street CondosNew Orleans Warehouse District835 Julia StreetCorner of Barone and Julia Street      The 3 story building on the corner of Barone and Julia Streetwas turned into condos in 2008. Everything was new at that time. There are 18 units and 5 penthouses in the association plus a commercial spot on Barone Street.      All the units have designated parking either in the lot or iin the covered area below the building. Many of the units have concrete floors and open floor plans.        The penthouses are much larger than most of the units in the building. They have some fantastic views of the New Orleans skyline.       There has been very little turnover in the condos in the last several years.  The Rouses Supermarket opened after these were complete and the area is much mor...
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
Sold and Closed!1109 Kilbourne Hole Dr., 88012 This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with 1248 Sq.Ft. of living space, and it is now Sold and Closed! Enter this home and find the 3rd bedroom or office/hobby room. Continue on into the great room and kitchen. Then you will find a guest bathroom and 2nd bedroom. The Owner's Suite features a walk-in closet, dual-sink vanity, and a tub/shower combo. You will also find a laundry room that leads to the 2-car garage. (Photo Credit: Donny Madrid)     
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
🎵 You should be dancing, yeah! 🎶 Unification when foraging, means a concerted effort of bees to collect pollen for the hive to ensure their survival. Anything less than that and the hive suffers and may eventually die out. "Dancing" in bee-speak, is the form of close interaction when a forager bee finds pollen-rich blooms. He flies back to the hive, performs a series of movements to explain exact location. They, in turn, show up in force at the location to accomplish the goal. It is extremely important they all participate in their future by utilizing effective communication. Failing is not an option. If more business people "danced", there would be more:• Successful transactions• Professionalism among peers • Satisfied clients and customers• Referrals based on performance• Streamlined ...
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By Peter Testa, PETER TESTA
(Nationwide Homes)
JUST LISTED! by Connecticut Realtors Laura & Peter Testa with Nationwide Homes16 Grove Pl, Danbury, CTAsking $ 399,000 JUST LISTED! 16 Grove Pl, Danbury, CT $ 399,000 – Well maintained 4 Bedroom Colonial in quiet residential neighborhood. This home features an open floor plan with bright and spacious rooms. The Kitchen opens to a Formal Dining Room with Gas Fireplace where you can dine fireside! There are maple cabinets and newer countertops plus a bonus Mini Fridge, great for beverages. Across the hall is a large Living Room with the space to meet all of your entertainment needs. Updated Baths have new fixtures, hardware, paint & trim. Tucked at the back of the house is a sizable Family Room with a Gas Stove, an additional heat source. Head upstairs and you’ll find 4 spacious Bedrooms....
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Address: 9420 W Rogers St West Allis, Wisconsin 53227-1472 Taxed by: West Allis SUPER HAPPY FOR MY SWEET SELLER VERONICA ON THE SALE OF HER FIRST HOME TODAY!  WISH YOU WERE NOT GOINGTO DENVER, BUT THANKS FOR LETTING ME ASSIST YOU AGAIN!   MLS #: 1762490         357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston  RE/MAX Realty Center    Directions: 92nd St To Rogers, West on Rogers to home    Property Type: Single-Family  Status: SOLD  County: Milwaukee  List Price: $170,000    Bedrooms: 3  Est. Acreage: 0.13 Rooms:  Est. Total Sq. Ft.: 924  Est Fin AboveGr SqFt: 924      Total F/H Baths: 1 / 0  F/H Baths Main: 1/ 0  F/H Baths Upper:  F/H Baths Lower: Garag...
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By Scott May, CRS., REALTOR Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan GA
(Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan, Peachtree City, Atlanta Metro)
Open House  Sunday October 17, 2021.  1pm to 4pm.247 Barrington Farms Parkway, Sharpsburg GeorgiaOpen House Held by:  Scott May, Coldwell Banker Bullard, 16 Market Sq Rd., Newnan, GA. 30265.  770-254-0079Located in close proximity to Interstate 85, half hour from Atlanta's Airport, and situated in a desirable location between Newnan and Peachtree City.Current market data for the Sharpsburg area shows a medium sales price of $365,000.00  about 4 days on the market (time that house goes on until house get's a signed around offer in on it).  Inventory rates are tight.  This particular home features gleaming hard wood floors, a fireplace,  4 bedrooms and 3 bath with more than 3,000 square feet and a basement.  $120 annual association fee.  Taxes are about 3k a year. 
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Estimating the cost of remodeling is one of the hardest tasks for homeowners. If you are planning a kitchen remodeling, you need to understand the basics of cabinetry to know how much your project will cost.If you find out the cost of kitchen cabinets, you will be able to estimate the cost of the entire project. This cost varies depending on a wide range of factors, which we will discuss to give you an idea of how to cost your cabinets.Factors that determine the cost of kitchen cabinetsWhen costing, you should prioritize the following factors:Type of woodThe material that you choose will largely determine the cost of the project. There is a wide range of wood options that you have, which can give you a good look for the kitchen cabinets. The kind of budget that you have for your project...
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Hiring an interior designer to help you reface your home can be expensive. But with some basic interior design tips, you can transform your home into a beautiful dwelling place that will be the center of admiration.You need to start your journey in the kitchen with cabinetry. Installing modern kitchen cabinets is the way to go when changing the look of your kitchen. But there are also tons of ideas that you can use to modernize your kitchen.Tips to modernize your kitchenHere are some valuable tips that you can use to modernize the kitchen:Use sleek cabinetry The kind of cabinets that you install in your kitchen should be sleek, clean, and neat. These are the basic requirements of modern kitchen cabinets. There are various designs with shaker cabinetry among the top modern options that y...
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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)
"For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe."~ Physician, Dr. Larry Eisenberg  Your action for today is to see if you are trying to control someone's behavior and let go instead.The #1 lesson I learned in salesand parenting: "Don't want it for them more than they want it for themselves."  Design An Extraordinary Day!   💡 OOPS! If you missed a previous “Take Action” 👇 👉 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 consultation. 💡 More joyful stories, photos, antidotes,quotes and ins...
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By Scott May, CRS., REALTOR Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan GA
(Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan, Peachtree City, Atlanta Metro)
Carl Miller Park is situated on 14 acres in Newnan is located at 74 Sewell Rd.  The park has recently been renovated and is maintained by Newnan Utilities.  Amenities include a toddlers play ground, another play ground with a kid's castle for the older kids.  There are splash pads open in the Summer, lots of green space and paved trails.   The facilities are in tip top condition, grounds impressively maintained, and the bathrooms kept super clean.  There's picnic areas also, including grill facilities where one only needs to bring their food and charcoal for cooking.  ]  Plans for the future include a connection to the Linc trail system and extended trail around the nearby lakes.  Within the park itself the trails are all paved.  The sign when you enter says no pets and so when the trai...
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