Recent Blog Posts

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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal In CT Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a whole new stage of your life. And you’re not alone. Research from the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) shows 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the typical retirement age (65) every day, and only 47% of the people in that generation have already retired. If this sounds like you, one thing worth considering is whether or not your current home will suit your new lifestyle. If your home doesn’t have the features or benefits you’re looking for, the good news is, you may be in a better position to move than you realize. That’s because, if you already own a home, you’ve likely built-up significant equ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
💥First-Time Homebuyers ☀️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 First-time homebuyers found it increasingly challenging to fulfill their hopes of achieving the American dream of homeownership as home prices continued to soar, inventory continued to decline, and the market remained competitive. According to the National Association of Realtors, first-time buyers made up 34% of all home buyers, with Millennials representing the majority of them. Many homebuyers, particularly first-time buyers, are delaying their purchases due to the fierce competition, along with the reality that the majority of publications claim that this is the hottest housing market in decades and that sellers are certainly at an a...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
There's always something good coming, remember that. - Will HammStart where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can. - Arther AsheA happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. - Hugh DownsThere's a way to do it better, find it. - Thomas A. EdisonPositive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome. - Zig Ziglar
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By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
Last week’s economic reporting included readings on housing markets, building permits issued, housing starts, and sales of previously-owned homes. The Federal Reserve released its scheduled monetary policy statement and gave a  press conference with Fed Chair Jerome Powell. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also published. NAHB: Home Builder Confidence In Housing Markets Lags for 9th Consecutive MonthThe National Association of Home Builders reported lower builder confidence in housing markets in September; this was the ninth straight month that builder confidence fell. Readings of 50 and above indicate that most home builders surveyed reported positive views of the U.S. housing market.  Excluding readings during the pandemic, September’s reading was the lowest m...
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By Brock Zevan,The Offices at LLC. eXp Realty, Visionary, Real Estate Broker and Coach, Dad
(The Offices at LLC)
MONEY MONDAYS💰   The buzz of last week was all about the rise of interest rates. 📈 ———————————————  What does this mean for buyers? Well exactly what you’re thinking. The buying process just got a tad more expensive. Should that stop you from buying? Nope! If you’re needing to purchase a new home, you still can!Finding the right mortgage lender is super beneficial for the process. I can help with all of that and more throughout the process.   And what does this mean for sellers? When working with an experienced real estate agent like myself, we can sit down and set a game plan up for ways to make your listing stand out above the rest and optimize your proceeds.   Want to talk more about the interest rate rise and what it could mean for you? Let’s talk! Brock Zevan📲 704-728-1008
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR®)
Would you like to know what living in the Kalispell Montana area is like? Have you been wondering whether there is fishing, hunting, or hiking? Do you want to know what types of subdivisions are available or perhaps what is currently on the market? Are you wondering where to grocery shop, recycle, or catch up on your news? What about the weather?If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, you may wish to check out my Kalispell MT community information. The page was updated in September 2022 to reflect most the most recent information and links.If there's anything you would like to know that is not specifically discussed in the Kalispell community page, please contact me at 406-270-3667 or kat@thehousekat.com.  I would be happy to update as needed!
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By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(John Roberts Realty)
16 Essential Homeowner Tools for Your First ToolboxMy daughter is excited about having her own place. I want her to be prepared if a repair should arise.  Here is a list of must have tools for any new home owner to consider: Toolbox (you need a place for everything!) Claw hammer (the claw is essential for pulling nails) Crescent wrench (small and adjustable) Electrical extension cord (for outdoor use; minimum 25 feet) Flashlight and extra batteries (heavy duty for those accidental drops) Flat-head screwdriver Level (handheld size) Phillips-head screwdriver Pliers (locking and adjustable) Power drill (with drill bits) Putty knife Safety goggles Scissors (heavy-duty type) Tape measure (minimum 12 feet) Work gloves Utility knife  I love real estate there is no greater feeling than seeing m...
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
Organizing your home can make your space feel less cluttered, more aesthetically pleasing, and make it easier for you to manage your possessions and find things when you need them.But not all organizing tactics are created equal, and if you’re about to embark on a home organization journey, there are some tactics you might want to skip altogether.So what, exactly, are those tactics?A recent article from realtor.com outlined organizational tactics that are, at best, a waste of time—and, at worse, could actually make your home feel less organized—including: Labeling everything. Labels can be helpful for keeping track of your items, but there’s no need to go overboard. If you know exactly what is in a container or drawer (for example, a bin of toiletries under your sink or your sock drawer...
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Charlotte Co: The 21st Annual Truckers Parade For CancerSaturday October 8, 2022Parade Begins at 3:30 PMRandolph Henry High School/Central Middle SchoolThis annual event is a special tradition for raising money for the American Cancer Society. Numerous big rigs and other commercial trucks deck themselves out in support of family, friends and everyone that has been affected by cancer. They have an auction full of items and also fun things for the kids such as a kids train and face painting. The trucks complete a 15-mile parade route through Charlotte Co and the event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each year that goes to the American Cancer Society. For more information on this year’s event, sponsors and more visit their website:http://www.truckersparade.com/or FaceBook Page:...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Have The Maven on your side when planning to place your beloved home in the market for you to have that ease and confidence that you're on the right path.Begin your journey now! Sign up for free at www.TheRealEstateMaven.net or call 678.929.8330⁠#TheRealEstateMaven#JackyeMumphreyTheMaven#HomeSelling#1MabletonSoloAgent#ListingAgent#AtlantaRealEstateAgents
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By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
If you're like most people, you will call a real estate agent for guidance and expertise in selling your home. If you're wise, you will interview more than one real estate agent.Getting multiple marketing plans proposed by various agents makes sense. Not every agent does the same things or offers the same services when selling a home.When you ultimately decide on which agent to choose, you will be presented with likely be presented an exclusive right to sell listing agreement. The meaning of the exclusive right to sell in real estate is different than what it used to be years ago.When I first broke into the business in 1986, an exclusive right to sell meant you would be the only person who would have the chance to sell the property. Other real estate agencies did not have the opportunit...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
September 26th Puzzle: National Pancake Day:Enjoy your day!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 Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
The True Strength of Homeowners Today The real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. That’s because the unsustainable market of the past two years is behind us, and the difference is being felt. The question now is, just how financially strong are homeowners throughout the country? Mortgage debt grew beyond 10 trillion dollars over the past year, and many called that a troubling sign when it happened for the first time in history. Recently Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, answered that question when she said: “U.S. households own $41 trillion in owner-occupied real estate, just over $12 trillion in debt, and the remaining ~$29 trillion in equity. The national "LTV" in Q2 2022 was 29.5%, the lowest since 1983.” She continued on to say: “Homeowne...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
The real estate market is on just about everyone’s mind these days. That’s because the unsustainable market of the past two years is behind us, and the difference is being felt. The question now is, just how financially strong are homeowners throughout the country? Mortgage debt grew beyond 10 trillion dollars over the past year, and many called that a troubling sign when it happened for the first time in history.Recently Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, answered that question when she said:“U.S. households own $41 trillion in owner-occupied real estate, just over $12 trillion in debt, and the remaining ~$29 trillion in equity. The national “LTV” in Q2 2022 was 29.5%, the lowest since 1983.”She continued on to say:“Homeowners had an average of $320,000 in inflation...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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 hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 different Real Estate web sites including realtor.com, yahoo.com, trulia.com and many others. Each office independently owned and operated.Elite Realty Group is a full service real estate company serving Morristown TN Real Estate ...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Great tip for new homeowners Anna Chroscicki   That goes also for your investment property after the last tenant moves out. In this case, it is not only safety but LIALABITY too.       Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty 🏡For answers to your Real Estate questions:  visit www.annasellsrealestate.com or call/text  772-485-4188  #annachroscicki #realtor #realestate #REMAX #Portsaintlucie #homebuying #WATERFRONT #locks
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By Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction
(E-Rae Realty)
  The Austin real estate market looks a lot different than it did just a few months ago.  Where buyer’s once had to offer over asking price, free seller leasebacks, and stipulations to name their first born child after the seller just to purchase a home we are now seeing something very drastic.  Sellers are, more times than not, getting one offer rather than twenty-six, offering monetary concessions to the buyer, and even accepting offers lower than their asking price.  This does not imply the greater Austin real estate market is imploding; rather, the market is simply shifting.This shift is predominantly due to two main factors - rising interest rates and increased supply. Earlier this year, mortgage rates were around 3.5%.  Now, they are around 6%, and I wouldn’t expect them to go do...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
244 Lake Mc Kissack Ln, Carrabelle, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3150003bed - 2bath - 0.22 acres lotAffordable new construction on a fresh water lake with coastal access minutes away. Boating opportunities in Carrabelle and the Marina are less that 2 miles away. The beaches of St. George and the State Park are nearby as well. This home features LVP floors, stainless steal appliances, trey ceilings and large windows create abundant natural light and great views over looking the the large fresh water lake to the rear of this home. This quaint community also features a community pool, and a security gate for privacy. Be close to and enjoy all the amentias that the Forgotten Coast has to offer.Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888...
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
  SEPT 2022 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT St Croix County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties       Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $83,000 33.2 $2,500 5710010 Sold Glenwood St. Croix $100,000 29 $3,448 5323101 Sold Springfield St. Croix $100,000 29 $3,448 1536916 Sold Springfield St. Croix $110,000 20.78 $5,294 6168133 Sold Deer Park St. Croix $130,000 20.13 $6,458 1554019 Sold Wilson St. Croix $130,000 20.13 $6,458 5764593 Sold Wilson St. Croix $130,000 29 $4,483 6181635 Sold Springfield St. Croix $140,000 20.45 $6,846 1562059 Sold Cady St. Croix $160,000 51.98 $3,078 1553439 Sold Forest St. Croix $180,000 27.87 $6,459 6072274 Sold Emerald St. Croix $180,000 37.78 $4,764 6016119 Sold Baldw...
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