Recent Blog Posts

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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
I saw a article in AARP about a lawsuit against the largest reverse mortgage lender, now settled, and I am wondering if you were aware of the lawsuit?I am in the age group that a reverse mortgage appeals to most. I have thought about it myself... but I stop when I think about how the reverse mortgage may affect my children. There is a good chance my son Timmothy may want to stay in this house many years after Carol and I pass on.Frankly I don't think the lawsuit is a big a deal and the court must not have either or the fine would have been a lot more than $1.3 million dollars.My take on this is I would not rule out doing business with this company due to the suit. As always it's "buyer beware". I know what my home is worth and if I thought someone was exaggerating the value I'd do my du...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 25, 2022.New properties for sale 271Back on the market listing 93Price decrease listings 84Price increase 108Active kick out 5Active option contract 403Active contingent 71Pending listings 517Sold listings 360Expired listings 13Cancelled listings 37Withdrawn listings 1Temporary off market listings 45Coming soon listings 73
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Houston Texas area real estate market update as of January 25, 2022.New properties for sale 278Back on market listings 104Price decrease listings 142Price increase listings 130Option pending listings 335Pending continue to show 72Listings that are now pending 394Listings that have sold 340Listings that will be coming Soon 62Listings That Have Been Withdrawn 36Listing That Have Expired 12Listings That Have Terminated 84
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
The sound of laughter is contagious.  "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a press conference to announce that if you post one more picture of your cat sleeping, they're going to delete your account." –Jimmy Kimmel Why do we laugh at the movies like "9 To 5" or shows like "The Office?" Humor in the workplace is not new, humor is serious, and numerous studies have demonstrated its importance in sustaining productivity and morale.   Is it even necessary to promote humor in your work life? And if that's your goal, how do you do it without sounding like you're implementing a new IT security measure?  According to the Penn Behavior Health Paper, humor promotes a healthy environment. The appropriate use of humor can enhance relationships, rapport, cooperation, influence, and team development. S...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerStop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes!Attributed to  Mary Martin   Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Michigan Real Estate Investors Wholesaling  Group / Tips / Training / Q & A / Local Experts Pt 2 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: https://www.youtube.com/user/RalphMaupin  The best funding source for all your investor's deals:nationalfundingagency.com  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/    Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Estate Investors Association Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/3098303606934618  Michigan Real Estate Investorshttp...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Michigan Real Estate Investors Wholesaling  Group / Tips / Training / Q & A / Local Experts Pt 1 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: https://www.youtube.com/user/RalphMaupin  The best funding source for all your investor's deals:nationalfundingagency.com  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/    Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Estate Investors Association Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/3098303606934618  Michigan Real Estate Investorshttp...
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By Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside)
January Challenge: Internet Opened New SOI Horizons For Our BusinessWhen I think of changes from the Internet, I think of how the magic of connection on the ​Internet Opened New SOI Horizons For Our Business. For an independent, boutique real estate company, the "big guys" loomed large in the 1980's and early 1990's. They had dozens of agents and mega-offices and even had lawyers on retainer! Very intimidating for sure.My vision of what the future of our industry looked like changed as I watched the future Buyers TEXTING to communicate. They didn't answer calls to their work phones or cell phones. They only interacted with emails and texts.I will never forget a very successful agent at a "big guy" firm telling me that if those potential Clients texting her wanted to work with her, they ...
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Still hoping for a drop in Central Florida real estate prices? They'll never do it!Instead, in the last 12 months, national and Orlando-area home prices smashed all previous records for price appreciation.Since the series began 45 years ago, this is the largest 12-month rise... We did not even keep records that long ago!Home prices grew by 1.8 percent month over month in July from June....EVERY MONTH!According to a report released by CoreLogic Inc., home prices in the United States jumped 18 percent in July compared to a year ago.The increase marks the index's highest 12-month gain since the series began 45 years ago. Home prices grew by 1.8 percent month over month in July compared to June."As millennials enter their prime home-buying years, renters seeking to escape increasing rents, ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  When working with a real estate agent, you want to see only the homes that meet your needs. Time is one thing we cannot get back. Research with your Realtor® to rule out the properties that will not work, whether it is style, location, or proximity to work. Questions about finding that right homeCall Margaret Rome410-530-2400
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Sugar Mill Pataskala Market Update January 2022 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $294,900 | Average SQFT: 3,408 | Average Price Per SQFT: $98 | Average Taxes: $3,783 | Average DOM: 46 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 1 homes for sale in Sugar Mill Pataskala Ohio. The Average list price for the Sugar Mill Pataskala homes is $294,900 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Sugar Mill Pataskala is 3,408 SQFT which comes to an Average of $98 per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Sugar Mill Pataskala. The...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Hill Crest Columbus Market Update January 2022 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $64,900 | Average SQFT: 984 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $369 | Average DOM: 2 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $35,000 | Average SQFT: 1,056 | Average Price Per SQFT: $35 | Average Taxes: $493 | Average DOM: 103 Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 1 homes for sale in Hill Crest Columbus Ohio. The Average list price for the Hill Crest Columbus homes is $64,900 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Hill Crest Columbus is 984 SQFT which comes to an Average of $0 per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Hill Crest Columb...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Verona Powell Market Update January 2022 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in Verona Powell Ohio. The Average list price for the Verona Powell homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in Verona Powell is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Verona Powell. The Average DOM for homes for sale in Verona Powell is and the Average property ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Village at Kinsale Powell Market Update January 2022 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in Village at Kinsale Powell Ohio. The Average list price for the Village at Kinsale Powell homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in Village at Kinsale Powell is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Village at Kinsale Powell. The Average DOM for ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Founders Ridge Gahanna Market Update January 2022 Active Listings: Total Listings: 2 | Average List Price: $424,450 | Average SQFT: 2,411 | Average Price Per SQFT: $212 | Average Taxes: $5,179 | Average DOM: 28 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 2 homes for sale in Founders Ridge Gahanna Ohio. The Average list price for the Founders Ridge Gahanna homes is $424,450 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Founders Ridge Gahanna is 2,411 SQFT which comes to an Average of $212 per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Founders Ridge ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Olentangy Hills Worthington Market Update January 2022 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $378,500 | Average SQFT: 2,308 | Average Price Per SQFT: $189 | Average Taxes: $7,240 | Average DOM: 20 Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in Olentangy Hills Worthington Ohio. The Average list price for the Olentangy Hills Worthington homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in Olentangy Hills Worthington is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Olentangy Hil...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Hampton Reserve Hilliard Market Update January 2022 Active Listings: Total Listings: 2 | Average List Price: $443,285 | Average SQFT: 3,334 | Average Price Per SQFT: $148 | Average Taxes: $6,429 | Average DOM: 64 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 2 homes for sale in Hampton Reserve Hilliard Ohio. The Average list price for the Hampton Reserve Hilliard homes is $443,285 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Hampton Reserve Hilliard is 3,334 SQFT which comes to an Average of $148 per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Hampton...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Manor at Craughwell Village Dublin Market Update January 2022 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $117,000 | Average SQFT: 1,104 | Average Price Per SQFT: $117 | Average Taxes: $2,218 | Average DOM: 3 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $115,000 | Average SQFT: 1,104 | Average Price Per SQFT: $115 | Average Taxes: $2,867 | Average DOM: 6 Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 1 homes for sale in Manor at Craughwell Village Dublin Ohio. The Average list price for the Manor at Craughwell Village Dublin homes is $117,000 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Manor at Craughwell Village Dublin is 1,104 SQFT which comes to ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Glenwood Heights Columbus Market Update January 2022 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in Glenwood Heights Columbus Ohio. The Average list price for the Glenwood Heights Columbus homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in Glenwood Heights Columbus is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Glenwood Heights Columbus. The Average DOM for ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Deep Run Powell Market Update January 2022 Active Listings: Total Listings: 4 | Average List Price: $1,064,925 | Average SQFT: 3,860 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $20,794 | Average DOM: 114 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 4 homes for sale in Deep Run Powell Ohio. The Average list price for the Deep Run Powell homes is $1,064,925 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Deep Run Powell is 3,860 SQFT which comes to an Average of $0 per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Deep Run Powell. The Average DOM for home...
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