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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Thursday October 14, 20211. In ancient times, what were professional writers called? Scribes2. What is the most populous bird in the world? Chicken3. What is the common name for "alopecia"? Baldness4. What did the Seven Dwarfs do for a living? They were minersTrivia questions for Friday October 15, 20211. Which black widow spider sex is venomous to humans?2. How many years did prohibition last in the US?3. What was the original name of Diet Pepsi?4. How many bends does a standard paperclip have?Enjoy your day
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Systems will SHATTER your Real Estate Expectations!Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman have expanded their Real Estate business from Durham Region, out to Northumberland, including Brighton and Belleville areas.  Did you know, that TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real estate GUARANTEES their services in writing?  Whether your are purchasing Real estate in Durham Region, or Northumberland, or selling Real Estate in Whitby to move out to Brighton, TwoMoveYou has you covered.  Allow the twomoveyou team to show you how they are different! Call www.TwoMoveYou.com at 647-697-7709 to set up your confidential real estate appointment.  ALL services are FREE and don't obligate you to buy or sell any real estate!
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Some Roadside Mechanics Take Too LongAs I was driving back from an appointment this week, I noticed an unusual site just off the roadway.The car was pulled far enough off the road, but evidently the repair was a little beyond his abilities as it appears he had been there for a while.His passengers were equally as frustrated.The car is a 1928 Ford Model A Woody Wagon.  Don't know the age of the mechanic or his passengers.Some Roadside Mechanics Take Too Long
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🎯Scenic Fall Drives Near Phoenix  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com One of the reasons I love most about where I live is that within an hour or two I can be in a completely different climate with completely different scenery all around me. I can take a winding journey through red rocks, White Mountains or somewhere in between on one of these scenic fall drives just a short distance from Phoenix. The picture above that is courtesy of Nate Kersch highlights a beautiful Autumn Roadway. Begin this scenic venture by driving northeast from Phoenix to the mountain town of Payson, climbing 4,000 feet into Rim Country. The scenery is dominated by the nearby Mogollon Rim—a dramatic escarpment o...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
What Do Past Years Tell Us About Today’s Real Estate Market? As you follow the news, you’re likely seeing headlines discussing what’s going on in today’s housing market. Chances are high that some of the more recent storylines you’ve come across mention terms like cooling or slowing when talking about where the market is headed. But what do these terms mean? The housing market today is anything but normal, and it’s still an incredibly strong sellers’ market, especially when compared to the few years leading up to the pandemic. With that in mind, what can previous years tell us about today’s real estate market and if it’s truly slowing? We’re Still Seeing an Above Average Number of Sales You may see headlines about a drop in home sales. But are those headlines telling the full story? The...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  October 15, 2021.New properties for sale 621Back on the market listing 112Price decrease listings 237Price increase 43Active kick out 10Active option contract 36Active contingent 63Pending listings 424Sold listings 412Expired listings 12Cancelled listings 37Withdrawn listings 4Temporary off market listings 35Coming soon listings 118
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Houston Texas area real estate market update as of October 15, 2021.New properties for sale 540Back on market listings 100Price decrease listings 224Price increase listings 84Option pending listings 242Pending continue to show 46Listings that are now pending 278Listings that have sold 329Listings that will be coming Soon 56Listings That Have Been Withdrawn 39Listing That Have Expired 11Listings That Have Terminated 78
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Image sourceInterior designers are a vital part of owning a rental property or home. They are there when you need to make your home look presentable and when it’s time to make necessary upgrades to your interior. When it comes to preparing a rental property for showings or getting it ready for the next tenants, it’s essential that things are looking good within the home. Interior designers are needed and highly valued in the rental property community because of the hard work that must complete, typically under a lot of pressure, with stiff deadlines to adhere to. As a result, designers have the ability to turn a house into a cozy, comfy home. However, there can be challenges to this work, especially if things need to be upgraded, replaced, or renovated. Let’s take a look at some of the ...
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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)
What Will You Savor on National Dessert Day on October 14th?  Although this holiday's history remains unknown, I suspect it could be traced to a parent caught in the act of pigging out on pre-Halloween candy! Their only possible defense was, “It’s National Dessert Day!” National Dessert Day can naturally be one's own personal excuse to “eat any dessert one likes," so today, it's time to stop, savor and enjoy dessert. Images courtesy of www.pixabay.com.  Thanks for reading "Yum! October 14 is National Dessert Day!"
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
It seems like it's been weeks since we had a sunny day, and I didn't want to waste it by not taking a long walk at Winterthur Museum and Gardens.  Not yet looking like fall as far as the leaves were concerned, everything was green. The viburnums, however, did sport bright red berries. And the forested areas still were showing all green leaves.  But there was all kinds of live action going on, with the chipmunks appearing all over the place, and the koi in the ponds carrying on a swirly circle of activity.  And lets not forget all those hawks circling in the sky.  
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On October 11, 2021, Realtor.com reported that in Montrose, California median list price was $1,050,000 in September of 2021 gained from $780,000 in August of 2021, and rose 14.0% from $898,925 in September of 2020. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $769,000 in September of 2021, increased 4.0% from September of 2020 in Montrose, California.Houses stayed 56.00 days in the market in September of 2021 up from 48.00 days in August of 2021, and higher from 47.00 days in September of 2020 in Montrose, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $601.00 in September of 2021 grew from $515.00 in August of 2021, and jumped 20.0% from $482.00 in September of 2010 in Montrose, California.For complete more detailed information about Realtor.com’...
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By Alan May, A moving experience!
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
 Try as you might, I'm sure you weren't able to avoid seeing the fact that Jeff Bezos sent Captain James Tiberias Kirk (William Shattner, in a different life) up into space.It was highlighted on just about every news format (broadcast news, online news, text, email, voicemail, Faceplant, pony express and roaming donkey) from here to kingdom come every few minutes.Those of you who are not Trekkies, as I am, will not understand the reference in the photo, but many of you will. And I've gotta tell you... that's funny right thar!
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 I was recently "interviewed," aka "grilled" by a seller's relative, a former agent, retired seven years ago and worked in another state.  (This was after they selected me to represent them as their listing agent.)Got the picture?One of the things said by this former Realtor®:"Nothing has changed in the past 30 years in Real Estate except for technology.  In this market, anyone can sell a house by just putting it in the MLS and waiting for competing offers! They will be interviewing other agents."  Thinking about the situations that have come up since we met, I made a list of a few items that I've seen with recent transactions-Home inspection request after the deadline-Ground Rent owner absent-Change in title from buyer to a trustee-Shared driveway without a recorded easement or a locat...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
I am pleased to announce that I have SSSOLD!!! this great home in the Michigan Beach neighborhood of Satellite Beach. This home CLOSED at $600,000 and offered a wonderful open floor plan featuring the following...3 bedrooms             2 baths 1 Story 2,392 square feet2 car garage.23 acre lotIn ground private poolOpen concept kitchen with:   slab granite counter tops   Kitchen islandSpacious open "great room" layoutMain floor master bedroom with en suite bathCall me at 321-626-5868, I would be more than happy to discuss your real estate needs anywhere in the Central Florida area. When you are looking to purchase your new home or sell the one that you have, let my 30 years of experience as a full time real estate broker work for you! Call me at 321-626-5868, I would be honored to help y...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
 What Do Past Years Tell Us About Today’s Real Estate Market? As you follow the news, you’re likely seeing headlines discussing what’s going on in today’s housing market. Chances are high that some of the more recent storylines you’ve come across mention terms like cooling or slowing when talking about where the market is headed. But what do these terms mean? The housing market today is anything but normal, and it’s still an incredibly strong sellers’ market, especially when compared to the few years leading up to the pandemic. With that in mind, what can previous years tell us about today’s real estate market and if it’s truly slowing? We’re Still Seeing an Above Average Number of Sales You may see headlines about a drop in home sales. But are those headlines telling the full story? Th...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
I am pleased to announce that I have SSSOLD!!!  this great home in the Manchester Lakes neighborhood of West Melbourne. This home CLOSED at $370,000 and offered a wonderful open floor plan and featured the following...3 bedrooms             2 baths 1 Story 1,733 square feet3 car garageConcrete Block constructionBuilt in 2015Open concept kitchen with:   slab granite counter tops   Kitchen island   Stainless Steel appliance packageSpacious open "great room" layoutMain floor master bedroom with en suite bathCall me at 321-626-5868, I would be more than happy to discuss your real estate needs anywhere in the Central Florida area. When you are looking to purchase your new home or sell the one that you have, let my 30+ years of experience as a full time real estate broker work for you! Call ...
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By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
5612 BARLETTA DRIVE, SAINT CLOUD, FL Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE Sun, 11:00AM to 3:00PM Property Video Description Photos Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools Print $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 4 full baths BATHROOMS | 3674 SqFt This amazing home features over $120,000 in upgrades including ceramic plank tile in Kitchen, Foyer, and wet area. What I Love About This Home? 1. Owner suite & en-suite on the first floor with HUGE walk in closet. 2. All bedrooms on first floor has its own bathroom. 3. All bedrooms have large WALK IN closets. 4. HUGE laundry room with wood cabinets, utility sink with sprayer. 5. Upstairs - one full bath, bedroom, entertaining area, separate area for kitchen or can place another wall to add a 5th bedroom...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate and German * M.A. ABR ASP
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
3820 Thoroughbred Lane is as charming of a home as it gets! The original farmhouse was built in 1810 with parts dating back to 1736... notice the half-timbered wall in the kitchen? It's reminiscent of old German architecture and not a detail you'll find in any modern clononial. Two 3-story additions expanded the living space in this unique home to more than 4,000 square feet to include 2 owner's suites and 3 secondary bedrooms, an art studio and media room, adding more features (a spiral staircase) and modern amenities (walk-in closets) without taking away from its original old world character exemplified by the multiple fireplaces, hardwood floors, pocket doors, and that gorgeous kitchen wall.   This home sits back off the road, on a private 1 acre lot with mature trees that are just a...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Free E-Scooter Training: Learn to Ride SafelyResidents 18-and-older interested in lessons and safety clinics regarding e-scooters will have the opportunity to attend free clinics on Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16, sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.Participants can take a test ride, learn safety tips and get details on basic scooter laws. Participants must have a valid driver’s license. No registration is required to attend a clinic. The clinics generally will last about two hours and e-scooters will be available at each site. Those interested in e-scooters can stop in at any time during the two-hour clinics.The upcoming scooter clinic schedule: Friday, Oct. 15. 4-6 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veteran's Place, Silver Spring. Saturday, Oct....
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