Recent Blog Posts

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By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 0.33 of 1% of 79,000 AZ Realtors
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Taylor Morrison Debuts New Master-planned Community La Mira In Mesa, AZ! Last October 16, leading national homebuilder and developer Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC) debuted its newest master-planned community La Mira. As more people move in to the Phoenix metro area, Taylor Morrison upholds it commitment to help meet the growing housing demand with its new exclusive community in Mesa offering two new housing collections, Discovery and Expedition. Modestly priced from the mid-$400,000s, both collections offer six floorplans of one and two-story home designs ranging from 1,715 to 3,962 square feet with three to seven bedrooms, two to five baths and finished two to four-and-a-half-car garages. In addition to high-quality kitchen appliances, dramatic interior and exterior desi...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Hi all...Paul is asking for suggestions for his cute new puppy!!!!  I know how many dog and cat lovers there are here, so head over to Paul's post and chime in!!! Please leave comments on his post!!! Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker We need suggestions for a name for our new puppy! He was born just 2 weeks ago and we got to hold him this weekend. We do have a couple of strong contenders but can always use the right one you might suggest. What do you think???       Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2021, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Escondido Home?Escondido Real Estate Market in September 2020 Escondido is an inland community in North San Diego County, approximately 20 miles from the beaches, and just east of San Marcos. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Escondido housing market to understand recent trends and current local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about buying and selling Escondido homes for sale. READ MORE:A Tour of Escondido – A Diverse Inland San Diego Community The following data are taken from the MLS (private sales are not included in these statistics, nor are multifamily properties, or mobile and manufactured homes). The data are believed to be reliable at the time this report was written but are not guaranteed. A total of 199 homes sold in Sept...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Village Park - Condo/TownhouseFor Sale Update:This Condo/Townhouse had many offers.  All were over the asking price.  Two were cash and two had loan contingencies.  We decided to do a Multiple Offer addendum to give every party a chance to give us their best and final offer.  Once this townhouse closes, I will reveal more of the negotiation process that we settled on.  My goal was to protect my seller through the process.  View the Tour  See Where This Townhome is Positioned  .03 Acres   |  3 BD  |  2 BATH  | |  Area 45   |   Village of Oak Creek   |  $1,524 Taxes/2020  |   BRAND NEW  Appliances  - Flooring - Paint - Fixtures Arizona Room - Covered Front Porch/PatioOff the primary bedroom is your own Arizona Room for those mild evenings or enjoying your morning coffee.  The Arizona Room...
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Gulf Breeze Florida: Sellers are in the Sweet SpotThinking of selling your Gulf Breeze home … Read More My Home own search! What Is My Homes Value?   How to get a Mortgage and FREE Credit Report   House Facts and News Pensacola Real Estate Q&A? What are Title Insurance, Escrows, and closings explained in simple terms? GET REAL ANSWERS Adopt-a-Pet.com, We raise awareness through the local and now the national Human Societies bring a pet home! Gulf Breeze, Pace and Pensacola Happenings Lettuce Eat?The funniest Thing Repair This Mr. Handy Man?Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter about what’s happening here on the gulf and homes for sale. Thinking of SELLING,  If I sell your home YOU PAY $2995. Flat Fee. If you want your home sold through MLS add 2.5%. Our average selling time is 10 days, I s...
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By Kelly Broaddus, 100+ Northern AZ Homes Sold in 2020!
(eXp Realty)
See the original blog  Adorable & Remodeled Single Level Home in Kachina Village   3 Beds | 2 Baths | $319,980 Adorable home with everything you need! No expense or care was held back when this home was lovingly remodeled. Enjoy a fenced back yard with real grass, a garden spot and a chicken hutch. There is also a shed that is equipped with electricity. This home also has AC. A real treasure of a home!All photos and more information here: https://www.northernarizonafinehomes.com/property/187705/Take a Virtual Tour: COMING SOONSee all homes for sale in Kachina Village LOCATIONKachina Village Neighborhood InformationKachina Village is a forested neighborhood, adjacent to Coconino Nation Forest, Pumphouse Wash Nature Preserve, and the Kachina Village pumphouse water well facility.Come and ...
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Strong demand for housing pushed home builder optimism higher this month despite continued supply chain disruptions. The NAHB Housing Market Index rose four points this month to 80 for the newly-built single-family home sector. Within the report, it showed that current sales conditions, sales expectations and the measure to chart traffic of prospective buyers all increased. “Although demand and home sales remain strong, builders continue to grapple with ongoing supply chain disruptions and labor shortages that are delaying completion times and putting upward pressure on building material and home prices,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke.Fannie Mae released its October 2021 commentary saying economic growth is to be again be revised lower due to supply chain and inflation concerns. Also, ...
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Mortgage backed securities closed down 12 basis points today at 99.62 having closed 153 points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 2.75% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 3.00%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwest or anywhere else in the U.S., history tells us it is time to refinance!! Please call me at 203-981-8282.
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Bellasera luxury home community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85266. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Bellasera in North Scottsdale, ArizonaOctober 18, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings remained at 1 home. Average sale price per square foot increased to $336.76/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 101.79%. Average sale price increased to $985,332. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $1,390,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 11. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85266 September 2021 vs September 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 58.06%. Months supply decreased 25.00...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Another one for today! Welcome to another episode of Real Estate Alphabet Soup. This time, we'll be talking about my profession, something that I really take pride of. I've met a lot of wonderful people in my line of work and I can never be more proud of saying that I am a...R for Realtor®This is my favorite letter so far, and I am so proud of being a realtor. Realtors like me belong in the National Association of Realtors, which is a huge umbrella with a lot of local-level realtor associations under it. At the local level, I belong to GCAAR or Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, which covers Maryland and DC. I also belong in NVAR, or the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, which, you guessed it, are home for the Northern Virginia realtors like me.We do have a Code of E...
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By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
A Beautiful 3 Bed/2 Bath Single Family Pool Home SOLD in Sunrise!A Beautiful 3 Bed/2 Bath Single Family Pool Home SOLD in Sunrise! This home offers an upgraded kitchen, tile flooring throughout, new flat roof, and impact windows and doors. The large pool and patio area offers plenty of space to entertain and soak up the Florida sun.This home is located in the community of Sunrise Golf Village which is centrally located near a variety of great restaurants and shopping centers, including Sawgrass Mills Mall, as well as the BB&T Center, which is home to the Florida Panthers hockey team and a top venue for concerts and other entertainment.  The home is conveniently located with easy access to major roads and highways that will get you to any of South Florida's beautiful beaches or other att...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Grayhawk luxury community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Grayhawk in North Scottsdale, ArizonaOctober 18, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings increased to 14 homes. Average sale price per square foot decreased to $372.17/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 101.40%. Average sale price increased to $1,057,557. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $2,900,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 57. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85255 September 2021 vs September 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 57.62%. Months supply decreased 47.37%....
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Hey there! Here goes another episode of the Real Estate Alphabet Soup for today, where we learn more about real estate one letter at a time. Now we're at the letter Q. We'll be talking about one of the important things in filing for a mortgage as a home buyer.Q for Qualifying RatiosQualifying ratios are the ones that the mortgage lender will use to qualify you for the home mortgage. This includes your debt-to-income ratio, for scores back in ratios, you name it.Also, in an event that you are making an application for rent in the DMV area, your lender or the property manager will utilize the ratio before they will lease you the property in the area. So know your DTI or your qualifying ratios if you are planning to buy a home.Wondering how you can get a loan and you need more information ...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
North Scottsdale Real Estate Market Update for all listed homes in zip codes 85254, 85255, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85262 and 85266. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     North Scottsdale, ArizonaOctober 18, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings decreased to 658 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $375.69/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price decreased to 99.13%. Average sale price increased to $1,262,029. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $21,500,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 2,546. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week September 2021 vs September 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 42.88%. Months suppl...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
It is a beautiful Monday we're having today, everyone! We're back at it again with the Real Estate Alphabet Soup, and we are now at the letter P. We''ll be discussing about one of the insurances that you need to know about real estate so hang in there for some knowledge today.P for Private Mortgage InsuranceWhen applying for a mortgage, the lender will most likely need you to go for a down payment (typically 20%) of the home value. In the event that the home buyer or borrower can't pay for the said amount, the lender may charge you a PMI, or a Private Mortgage Insurance, as a part of getting a mortgage. This is to mainly protect the lender in the event of the buyer defaulting into payment. There are a lot of options within the PMI program. You have upfront PMI, monthly PMI, or lender pa...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
 Did you know that every third Monday in October is National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day? With more people than ever working from home during the plague years of 2020 and 2021, it's important to organize one's virtual (as well as "in real life") desktop. Who else fondly remembers when one's computer, laptop or tablet was new and the desktop was clean and organized? The trash file was empty. The only files on the computer were the ones the manufacturer created. No viruses. No documents. And it seemed so fast, too.A clean, organized space of any kind offers a fresh canvas and fewer frustrations. It can be done! Backup the hard drive. Archive old files. Create short cuts. It will help the computer run faster and help you find what you need more quickly.Next...Organize those photos. Put ...
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By NextDay Inspect, Residential Home Inspections & Radon Testing
(NextDay Inspect)
Don't Omit A Home InspectionWhether you're a first-time home buyer, real estate agent, or selling a home, it's insanely beneficial to schedule an inspection with a certified, licensed home inspector in Maryland. It's a known concept that people who avoid asking the right questions and getting familiar with potential issues in any major financial decision can leave themselves open to backfire that could make the situation unbearable. This applies to home inspections especially. With an inspection from a certified professional home inspector, you wont have to leave future costs and fees to chance, they'll make sure you're made aware of problems you didn't think existed. Let's Get To the Dollar Signs... Average Cost?Your average home inspection in Maryland with us will cost about $450. How...
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By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
Save the date, Thursday October 21st at 5:30pm-7PM via zoom regarding the Home Buying process. Bill Hoopes and I will be talking about the current interest rates and Real Estate Market! RSVP HERE
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By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(ERA Town & Campus Realty)
🏡823 3rd Ave N, Columbus, MS 39701🏡 📞ERA Town & Campus Realty: 662.615.6077 💲 Price: $765,000Total Bedrooms: 5Total Bathrooms: 4Total SqFt.: 7000 Garage Type: Garage W/DR MLS # 21-1036 🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡 Breathtaking 1900's Eclectic Estate | This Home is the Perfect Escape for Someone Looking to Buy an Experience | Private Courtyard Featuring Tiled Pool, Sundeck, Raised Entertainment Patio, Cabana with Shaded Seating & Private Restroom | The Main Home Welcomes You With an Expansive Front Porch, Grand Foyer, Sitting Room, Lounge, Study, Formal Dining Room, Kitchen, Butler's Pantry, Keeping Room, Office, Five Bedrooms & Four Bathrooms | The Carriage House Offers a Stunning Pool View, Covered Porch, Guest Suite w/Open Floor Plan Featuring Living Area, Sitting Room, Kitchen & Ensuite Bedroom | ****Fu...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Are you looking for a property in Frankford, Ontario? Are you a buyer looking in Hastings? Look no further! TwoMoveYou Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Hastings have lists of properties available under $280K.Build your own custom home with a walkout on this 5.25 acre parcel of land backing onto the Lower Trent Trail.  Minutes to Frankford and Trenton.  Low TaxesQuiet Area With No Thru-Traffic. BOOK YOUR SHOWING NOW!We look forward to helping you find the real estate property/ies of your dreams.  Kirk Rickman and Victoria CarterTwoMoveYou Real Estate Century 21 Brighton6 Ironwood Cres, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0647-697-7709
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