Recent Blog Posts

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By Ray Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
Welcome to 3427 Marsh Creek Way located in one of my favorite neighborhoods in Elk Grove, Lakeside. It is a beautiful, open, tri-level, five bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2,748 square foot home, perfect for entertaining. There is a deck just off the kitchen overlooking the nicely landscaped backyard. The formal living room, dining room and master bedroom are all upstairs. The family room, laundry room, a full bathroom and four bedrooms are located downstairs. New carpet has just been installed in the living room, dining room and one downstairs bedroom and much of the interior has just been painted.TO VIEW MORE PICTURES, CLICK HEREEnjoy the above ground lap pool in the backyard or visit the Lakeside clubhouse and community pool located right on the lake!  This home is located on a corner lot and is...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
It seems that people need a laugh – especially on Friday. So, we dig back in to classic comedy scenes from a much better age of television. Some clips I found from past TV comedy when TV comedy meant something far different from today. A more innocent time and a time of real quality. Hope you enjoy the clips. Due to the length, there is just 1 clip per week. Enjoy!
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
More Americans Choose Real Estate as the Best Investment Than Ever BeforeAmericans opinion on the value of real estate as an investment is climbing. Thats according to an annual survey from Gallup. Not only is real estate viewed as the best investment for the ninth year in a row, but more Americans selected it than ever before.The graph below shows the results of the survey since Gallup began asking the question in 2011. As the trend lines indicate, real estate has been gaining ground as the clear favorite for almost a decade now:If you're thinking about purchasing a home, let this poll reassure you. Even when inflation is high like today, Americans recognize owning a home is a powerful financial decision.How an Investment in Real Estate Can Benefit You During High Inflation Because inf...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags:  Flag Day in Prospect CTFlag Day was June 14, and many flags were flying to celebrate the flag as well as the day. The day is observed as a celebration of the day on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes for the flag of the United States.The first national observance of Flag Day took place 100 years after the original resolution on June 14, 1877.Here in Prospect CT, the town had a special flag flying in front of the town Hall to honor both the day and also the students that were also leaving school to start their summer vacation.On any day, we should all be proud to not only see the flag, but to also have it in front of our own homes.Friday Flags:  Flag Day in Prospect CT
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The kitchen is the hub of every household, unlike the earlier times. And the best way to entertain your loved ones is to turn your kitchen into a jaw-dropping organized, and clutter-free one.You can make the best use of the available space and reflect your personality and style in the kitchen. Playing a significant role in your family's social life, your kitchen depicts your lifestyle and taste. If you are one of those homeowners thinking about kitchen remodeling, you can drop the idea and simply install a modern kitchen cabinet to transform the space.Defining a decor style can be complicated. The kitchen redesigning and installing cabinets is singularly your choice. However, if you wish to bring in that appealing, elegant look you have always desired, you should understand the differen...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle
(Downing Frye Realty)
Luxury Quarry Condo Under Contract!Another Quarry Condo under contract in Naples Florida! Congratulations to a wonderful couple from New Jersey who we helped find the ideal golf condo to begin their Florida lifestyle! This condo is located in The Quarry Golf Club, which is a top private country club in Southwest Florida.9525 Ironstone Terrace Unit 202 – List Price – $829,900A beautiful second floor condo overlooking the golf course and expansive lake offering spectacular views of our Naples sunsets. Professionally decorated, this turnkey furnished home features soaring ceilings, open floor plan and upgrades throughout! Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Square ft.: 1,125 Year Built: 1988 Are you considering buying or selling a home in a Southwest Florida golf community? Call or text us today – 23...
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Kitchen renovation is a fun activity, especially when you know how to do it right! But how many people can renovate their kitchens without the help of a professional kitchen designer? Well, a majority of homeowners will often visit YouTube and watch a few videos of renovation and believe that they could ace it. It can be possible; however, no guarantee is given that you can do well enough.What is the best alternative?Of course, hiring a kitchen designer to help you during the process is the best approach. It could be a bit costlier than doing it yourself but you get value for money. When a kitchen designer chooses white kitchen cabinets for you, they’ll always match your kitchen style and theme.Homeowners have endless reasons for choosing kitchen designers to guide them through their re...
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By Laura Sellers,
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.;
June is National Homeownership MonthIn celebration of National Home Ownership Month.I would like to say thank every single person who has trusted me as your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network Forever Agent℠ to help them find home time and time again.Buying a home can be tricky – especially for first timers. I am here for to help you with your Real Estate needs. Happy National Homeownership Month.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On June 16, 2022, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values declined 2.3% to an average price of $1,295,000 in May of 2022 from an average price of $1,325,000 in April of 2022, but rose 17.7% from $1,100,000 in May of 2021. While, homes sales decreased 3.9% in May of 2022 from April of 2022, and fell 22.6% from May of 2021 in Orange County, California.There were 2.0 months supplies of available inventory of homes in May of 2022 higher from 1.7 months in April of 2022, and increased from 1.7 months in May of 2021. An average it took 8.0 days to sell a home in May 2022, up from 7.0 days in April of 2022, and grew from 7.0 days in May of 2021 in Orange County, California.For complete more detailed information about the California Association of Realtors’ May of ...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Waukesha County Home Sales Market Report May 2022Waukesha County Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County, WI for May 2022.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County Homes For Sale My name is Kristin Johnston.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Waukesha County, WI for the last 30 days. Are you looking to buy a house in Waukesha County?  Wondering what your Waukesha County Home is worth? Call/text me at 414 254 6647 or email me at I specialize in Waukesha County Real Estate, and have a lot of experience with Waukesha Real Estate and Pewaukee Real Estate.  In fact, I have lived in Waukesha, WI since 1997. Review my many happy client testimonials too! Average List Price ...
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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)
I was listening to my radio station the other day on the way to a listing appointment, and they were talking about this.    One of the DJs said he and his wife took MONTHS trying to come up with a name that wouldn't cause issues down the road.      His name is Jeremy, and they called him "germy" growing up. What about all the "Karens"?   And, how did this come up?    I know some lovely Karens.     Did you get bullied by your name?      They also brought up some songs that have caused issues with some names. I know I was called "Joan of Arc" for many years, but wasn't a big deal.   I named my daughter after a nurse that saved my mom's life, and don't recall her being bullied with "Kristin". What about YOUR name?
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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)
Greenfield is located in Centennial, with some of this neighborhood in the City of Aurora.    It is located off Arapahoe Road & Picadilly in the South part of the Metro Denver area.   It is located in Cherry Creek School District, which is just one reason this neighborhood is popular! I like to stay on top of the statistics for the community, and nice to review the numbers every month, or at least every quarter.   Most months there are just one or two sales.  For May 2022, there were five sales.     For this size of the neighborhood, we don't usually see many homes go up for sale in Greenfield or Greenfield Estates.    Here is how May 2022 fared: 5 properties sold priced at $730,000 to $800,000 Average Days in MLS were 13 days  (last month was 4 days)Sellers saw 100.28% to list price   ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Camp OTX was a total success for Handsome Hudson and Beautiful Beckett! The mantra of Camp OTX was felt by each camper. They all sensed recognition as being unique and encouraged to try whatever they wanted, as well as new things. All the individual attention produced an amazing camp experience for these two! They loved their cabins, the food, the counselors, activities and the new friends they made. Coming home is always a sweet reunion.   "Where strangers become friends and friendships last forever."   Pinterest“It's a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what's changed is you.”   Eric Roth
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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office)
For Sale in 55+ Leisure World Senior Community Maryland week 6/24/2022Click Here for all Homes for Sale in Leisure World this weekLeisure World of Maryland is a Private, Gated, Age-Restricted CommunityThe best 55+ housing opportunity in Montgomery County, Maryland! Living at Leisure World is a great lifestyle choice - it's also a smart financial decision.  This community is for anyone aged 55 or older. The 650-acre campus located in Montgomery County, Maryland offers a variety of housing options and offers lots of amenities. The community can be entered through 3 secure entry gates, staffed with Leisure World security personnel. Leisure World is convenient to shopping, entertainment and offers its own shuttle bus transportation.Click Here to Search for Homes for sale in Leisure World of...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Being a huge Beattle fan, choosing Kathy's Blog to re-blog was a no brainer today.  Enjoy / Bill  Friday Fun…Do You Have a Favorite?   This week I read that tomorrow, June 25 is recognized as Global Beatles Day. I can remember in the summer of 1965, a group of us sat with all eyes on our friend Sandy…our ears tuned to every word she said.      You see Sandy and her friend had gone to the Houston Coliseum to see The Beatles. She was one of the thousands of other teenage girls screaming and crying as the Fab Four made an appearance.  We all lived vicariously through her.   I love their music, especially the early songs such as “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Do You Want to Know a Secret.” But I also love the songs that show them transforming and maturing in their writing skills. In trying...
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By Sarah Layton | Copywriter & Inman Star Contributor, I provide real estate content marketing services
(Best Real Estate Writer, a Layton Media brand)
If there’s one thing I see a lot of bloggers do wrong, it’s not giving their readers anything to do at the end of the blog post.Put yourself in the shoes of your readers. You read a great article, get to the end and there’s no call to action.What do you do?You go back to Facebook or go watch some cat videos on YouTube. Why not give your readers something more. What if they wouldn’t mind learning more from you or connecting with you via email or social media or even take you up on a product recommendation? That’s what a call to action at the end of your blog posts is all about. Encourage Them To Comment And Interact With You One of the easiest ways to craft a call to action is to ask your readers to leave you a comment. Invite them to share their own experiences on the topic, a tip, a re...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
National REIA Investor Tips for Wholesaling Real Estate / How get Leads & What to SayTodd Wednesday Tips in Wholesaling He will discuss his business, how it works and his secrets to success.You will have the opportunity to engage in direct discussion with Todd, so bring your questions.For a new tip, weekly join  TODD CHUNN• 248-497-9195• MARK MAUPIN• 248-939-6232• Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel  Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: The best funding source for all your investor's deals:  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholes...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
National Real Estate Wholesaling REIA / How to Get Started / Top 10 Success Tips for WholesalingTodd Wednesday Tips in Wholesaling He will discuss his business, how it works and his secrets to success.You will have the opportunity to engage in direct discussion with John, so bring your questions.For a new tip, weekly join  TODD CHUNN• 248-497-9195• MARK MAUPIN• 248-939-6232•  Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel  Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: The best funding source for all your investor's deals:  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Inves...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH 1-3PM.  Adorable RANCH home in a fantastic location, close to all Beechwold & Clintonville have to offer. Don't miss this opportunity for a move in 3 bedroom home w/full basement & fenced yard. Hardwood floors, loads of storage, large shed in backyard and carport over the drive. Seller has lovingly cared for this home and completed many updates and upgrades.   Listed by Joe Jackson and Michelle DemopolisThe Jackson Team-Keller Williams Capital Partners100 E Wilson Bridge RdWorthington, OH 43085 
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