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Annual Sweeping of 4,100 Lane Miles of County Roadways The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) annual Street Sweeping Program began this week. The effort will run through June and will sweep more than 4,100 lane miles of residential roadways.Last year, more than 800 tons of debris were collected and removed by crews. Sweeping routes are prioritized based on their proximity to sensitive watershed areas that are identified by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection.MCDOT will post “No Parking” signs a few days in advance of sweeping operations. Residents can find the sweeping schedule online by calling MC311 or visiting MCDOT’s Residential Street Sweeping website at montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Highway/streetsweep.These efforts help to promote the h...
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By Joyce Marsh, Joyce Marsh Homes
(Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC)
The Front Door Steals the Show...One of the fastest ways to sell your home, is to make sure your"Front Door Steals The Show". Joyce Marsh Interior Designer and Luxury Real Estate Specialist recommends that before you put up a For Sale Sign, there are steps you should take to make sure that your home has that special ingredient known as  "curb appeal".  Most home buyers will do a "drive-by" before they actualy schedule a showing.  This means that they are taking a looksy at your home and if it doesn't look good, the interest stops right there.You only have one chance to make a great impression, and when you have your home on the market, this is even more true. Take a walk around your neighborhood to see how your home looks from "the street view".  Take a look at your home from all differ...
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Rancho Bernardo Weekly Market Update April 8th - 14th, 2024 Bernardo Pines RECENTLY SOLD Caminito Pinero | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1080 sq. ft. | $599,950 Bernardo Villas NEWLY LISTED Rancho Bernardo Road | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1106 sq. ft. | $618,800 Garretson in Del Sur RECENTLY SOLD Parkview Loop | 3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1867 sq. ft. | $1,150,000 Gianni RECENTLY SOLD Camino Bello Mar | 3 bedrooms | 3.5 baths | 1460 sq. ft. | $950,000 Mandolin RECENTLY SOLD Christopher Ridge | 4 bedrooms | 2 baths | 2302 sq. ft. | $1,359,000 Mandolin II NEWLY LISTED Old Stonefield Chase | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2302 sq. ft. | $1,395,000 Oaks North Village NEWLY LISTED Pomerado Road | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 980 sq. ft. | $509,900 Palazzo Bernardo NEWLY LISTED Avenida Venusto | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 bath...
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Land For Sale:Lunenburg Co.23.88 AC Overton Rd Victoria, VA 23974Here's a really nice piece of property that has just the right mix of timber, open land and waterfrontage. This 23.88 acre tract fronts on a paved state road, there is electric service nearby and includes 850' of frontage on a large pond/lake. There is plenty of good hunting in this area as well so you will be able to live off your land as it was meant to be. Come make your move to this property that has it ALL! MLS#52628$129,900View More Information!Call State Wide Realty Co at434-392-6163 or visitwww.VaStateWideRealty.com today!311 East Third StFarmville, VA 23901434-392-6163www.VaStateWideRealty.com 
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Informative topic! Affordability is key when considering buying a house. This blog likely offers insights and tools to help determine if you can truly afford a home, considering factors like income, expenses, and savings. Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Owning a home offers advantages alongside a slew of responsibilities. Prior to committing to years of mortgage payments, it’s crucial to grasp the full scope of what homeownership entails. Initially, consider the financial implications. Homeownership comes with various expenses, including a downpayment, home insurance, and closing costs. Additionally, moving into a new home involves purchasing furniture, appliances, fixtures, and landscaping, with the possibility of property depreciation. Transitioning from renting ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Invaluable advice! Boosting your home's value is a smart investment. This blog likely offers proven strategies for increasing property value, from renovations to curb appeal enhancements. Looking forward to learning more about maximizing your home's worth!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Are you looking to maximize the value of your home? Whether you're planning to sell your home soon or simply want to invest in your property's long-term worth, enhancing its value is a smart move. From simple DIY projects to more extensive renovations, there are numerous ways to elevate your home's appeal and marketability. Are you wondering what your property is currently worth? Get a free home estimate now! Here are seven proven strategies to help you increase the value of your ho...
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By Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
(Action Realty)
Here is the current inventory of condos for sale in the city of Pomona California.As of today, there are fourteen condominiums for sale in Pomona priced from $388,000 for a two-bedroom to $799,000 for a three-bedroom. The average price per square foot for these is $439.95.Condos, townhomes, and attached homes usually provide a more affordable alternative to individual detached homes.To see these properties, click the link below.  Condos for sale in Pomona The above link is a live search link which takes you directly to the current inventory of condos in the city of Pomona. This is the most up to date list of properties for sale. The inventory can change on a daily basis, but the above link is always up to date. Check my other posts for more Condominium properties in many other cities.If...
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By Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
(Action Realty)
Here is the current inventory of condos for sale in the city of Montclair California.As of today, there is one condominium for sale in Montclair priced at $639,900. The average price per square foot for this one is $299.86.Condos, townhomes, and attached homes usually provide a more affordable alternative to individual detached homes.To see the properties, click the link below.  Condos for sale in Montclair CA The above link is a live search link which takes you directly to the current inventory of condos in the city of Montclair. This is the most up to date list of properties for sale. The inventory can change on a daily basis, but the above link is always up to date. Check my other posts for more Condominium properties in many other cities.If you would like information on these or any...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
I Rose to the Occasion The office manager in our brokerage is having twins! When asked to bring a dish for her baby shower, I happily agreed. It's easy to order, pick something up from the store or a local bakery but instead, chose to make it more memorable. After shopping for ingredients, I went home to create some delicious edible goodies. The results of the salami roses with mozzarella balls and basil were a hit and the ham & cream cheese rollups were divine, fresh and tasty and eye pleasing! Do you know one of the top things that makes consumer's happy when buying or selling real estate? Industry smarts or community knowledge are important but it's actually an enjoyable experience! That is something everyone can provide. Many agents fall short during the process because the main foc...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Informative read! Painting is a powerful tool for enhancing your home's appeal. This blog likely offers tips and insights for choosing the right colors and techniques to achieve a successful outcome.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Contemplating a new look with paint? It's important to know the gloss level for optimum results! Interior paint finishes, also known as sheens or paint gloss levels, vary in their level of shine and durability. Here are the most common interior paint finishes and their ideal uses: Flat/Matte Finish:Characteristics: Flat finishes have a low or no shine, providing a non-reflective appearance.Best for: Walls and ceilings in low-traffic areas such as bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. Flat finishes help to conceal surface imperfections...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Inspirational read! Crafting a dream yard can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful retreat. This blog likely offers practical tips and ideas for creating a yard that reflects your vision and enhances your home.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP A dream yard doesn't happen by accident! While the natural beauty of green spaces helps to make any yard feel magical, it takes careful planning to create a spectacular yard where you can spend time relaxing and entertaining. This guide to crafting your dream yard covers all the core points.   Consider the Size of Your Yard Start with a blueprint of your yard to establish what's possible. The number of square feet in a yard can help to determine how much space you have for gardens, open areas for play, a new patio, or ...
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By Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
(Action Realty)
Here is the current inventory of condos for sale in the city of Ontario California.As of today, there are fifty (50) condominiums for sale in Ontario priced from $315,000 for a one bedroom condo to 815,000 for a three bedroom. The average price per square foot for these is $437.99.With 50 condos for sale, Ontario has more choices than many other cities where there are fewer than ten condos available.  Condos, townhomes, and attached homes usually provide a more affordable alternative to individual detached homes.To see these properties, click the link below.  Condos for sale in Ontario CA The above link is a live search link which takes you directly to the current inventory of condos in the city of Ontario. This is the most up to date list of properties for sale. The inventory can chang...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Do your part on Earth Day and every day This Earth Day, let’s come together to enhance the beauty of our community, protect the environment and promote sustainable practices for a greener future! There are several opportunities coming up to do your part.   Earth Day Clean-up event   Keep Colorado colorful by cleaning up natural open space areas at the upcoming Earth Day Clean-up event at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Centre Hills Park, 16300 E. Centretech Parkway. All supplies provided. To register, visit AuroraGov.org/OSNRvolunteers. For questions and to register volunteers ages 15 and younger, email Fendi Despres at fdespres@auroragov.org.   Free mulch   The city is offering free mulch on select Saturdays (April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17). Bring your pick-up truck or o...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
I've never know of a person or pet exploding but there are times when Carol or I have sneezed and scared the heck out of each other. On the other hand 2023 Was the Deadliest Year for Home Gas Explosions in Two Decades. If there is ever a time you think you smell natural gas in your home GET OUT and call the gas company. They will send someone out immediately. If it's a night or weekend call 911, that is what they are there for. Not long ago I posted about a deadly incident with my daughter (thankfully the two deaths were her pet birds).  
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🐈Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy 4-18-24☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI know that there are many cat lovers in the Rain, so now you can follow the adventures of Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy if you love pictures of cats!  I welcome all to share photos of your cats along with your comments.☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
OPEN HOUSE TOUR5932 High Hampton Lane SE Mableton, GA 30126April 20 & 21,2024Saturday - Sunday1-3 PM4 Beds & 3.5 Bath$515,000Don't miss this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath 2 story home in Volunteer Ridge. Inviting entrance foyer, hardwood floors, spacious family room w/fireplace & kitchen w/breakfast area, island & walk-in pantry. Large master suite w/double vanity, sep shower & whirlpool tub. Generous sized secondary bedrooms. Great outdoor living on the patio overlooking fenced, level backyard w/sprinkler system. See you there!Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven⁠®Keller Williams Realty Cityside⁠770-874-6200 x 6233
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By Karina Gafford, Military PCS/ VA Home Buying & Selling Specialist
(Homefront United Realty Group)
Attention all real estate agents! Do you have a client looking for a low maintenance (yard work is included with HOA - seriously) custom garden home with an oversized side entry garage, 4 beds, an office, HUGE windows, a fireplace, MASSIVE (and recently renovated with custom pavers) patio that backs onto a trail for hiking? Great! We’ve got the property for you!  Situated adjacent to the serene Cibolo Creek Nature Trail in Fair Oaks Ranch, this stunning 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom residence is a true gem waiting to be discovered. Crafted by Atkinson, a name synonymous with quality and craftsmanship, this 3,026 square foot home is a testament to luxurious living.From the moment your clients step inside, they'll be captivated by the elegance and charm that permeates every inch of this home. Wit...
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By Dave Westall, Lake Tahoe Luxury Market Leader
(Sierra Sotheby's International Realty)
16 Point Spring Checklist for Maintaining Your Lake Tahoe HomeAs the days get longer and the snow begins to receded, it's time to shift our focus to essential home maintenance tasks. Spring is the perfect season to assess the impact of winter on your Tahoe home and prepare it for the warm summer months ahead. Being proactive and getting on top of your home maintenance can prevent costly repairs and ensure your home remains safe, efficient, and comfortable. If you are not comfortable assessing your home for maintenance related issues, we are here to help. We regularly work with some of the best professionals in the Tahoe region and can help connect you with the tradespeople needed to maintain you home.Here's a comprehensive guide to spring home maintenance.Exterior Home Maintenance Items...
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By Matt Helganz
(Meridian Capital Real Estate)
Owning a home offers advantages alongside a slew of responsibilities. Prior to committing to years of mortgage payments, it’s crucial to grasp the full scope of what homeownership entails.Initially, consider the financial implications. Homeownership comes with various expenses, including a downpayment, home insurance, and closing costs. Additionally, moving into a new home involves purchasing furniture, appliances, fixtures, and landscaping, with the possibility of property depreciation.Transitioning from renting means assuming responsibility for maintenance and repairs. As a homeowner, you’ll be accountable for issues like plumbing, appliances, painting, roofing, and more, all of which require financial investment. Older homes, in particular, may entail higher upkeep costs.To determine...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH@properties)
Back in the day, a wise old broker told me, "Pat, if this was easy, they wouldn't pay you so much for doing it!" And through the decades, there have been so many situations were this wisdom snuck back into my brain.Here are a few transaction-destroying examples of unexpected surprises that can derail the trip to  the settlement table: For the buyer, it was love at first sight - a huge 1-bedroom coop unit  with a sunken living room with more than enough room for his grand  piano. Within an hour of the place hitting the MLS, we had a ratified contract, all cash, totally non-contingent, with a huge earnest money check and a price that was more stunning than the apartment (more came in by the end of the day). The evening before our 9:30 am appointment with the title attorney, my buyer calle...
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