Recent Blog Posts

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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Halloween is less than two weeks away. Ventura Harbor Village hosts their Seaside Skeleton Hunt over Halloween weekend. That sounds like a ton of fun. But have you picked up your pumpkin yet? No better time than the present! Any one of these Ventura County pumpkin patches can help you find the perfect pumpkin to make your jack-o-lantern dreams come true this year.Ventura County Pumpkin PatchesCamarillo Pumpkin PatchPeace Lutheran (71 Loma Dr) - Open 1 pm to 7 pm October 24th to 31st. Includes tractor-pulled hayrides and a haunted house. Join them on the 24th for their special Peace Pumpkin Fest.Fillmore Pumpkin PatchesEMIS Pumpkin Patch (2600 Old Telegraph Rd) - Open 8 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 7 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Freshly picked pumpkins for sale at their sh...
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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 & BrokerWe 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 reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Alyse "Aly" Sands, It's Good To Be Home
(AGORA Realty)
Some of us are so good at customer service that we may, unintentionally, neglect ourselves, our families or our social lives.  This could happen in any business, really, There have been movies and TV shows about a father who spent so much time at work that he was never there for his wife who ended up having an affair or dying of loneliness. Looking back, I would have played it, differently. I know we all think that but sometimes we can’t predict the time some things will take.  This is what happened on Saturday and I'm still beating myself up.  I was hosting a new show on camera last night. It was my first one I've ever done and a one shot opportunity. I had to be 45 minutes away at 4:00 PM.  I got some upsetting news in the morning and I was crying throughout the day.  As I was about t...
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By Tony Busanich, 1-4 FAMILY HOME LOAN SPECIALIST
(TD Bank)
Shopping for low-down payment mortgages in Sayreville NJ, what you need to know. You now want to buy a home and need a low-down payment program or lender.  You would think it would be easy to call around to mortgage companies and ask, “What is today’s interest rate for a low-down program”. There are a few misconceptions that many have when shopping for low-down payment programs: That all lenders have one basic in the same rate that they offer. That big lenders or big banks have better rates than smaller lenders and can give discounts. Because my bank is servicing my checking and saving accounts this means that’s how they can offer lower rates. Since this is my first home I automatically qualify for a low-down program. I owned a home 4-5 years ago I’m disqualified from any kind of progra...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
Welcome to 2873 Einstein Drive.  This is a 55 and up active community.  This single family home has been meticulously maintained on a corner lot.  Spacious family room with gas fireplace with cathedral ceiling.  Nice loft with built-in bookshelves overlooks the family room.  Eat in the kitchen with granite counters.  Custom plantation shutters for the patio door in the breakfast area that leads to the front porch, perfect for rocking chairs.  Three bedrooms.  Primary bedroom has 2 closets and patio doors leading to the backyard patio.  Also there is another patio in the backyard off a guest bedroom.   Hurry before this one is SOLD.Einstein Drive is located in West Neck is located in the Kellam area of Virginia Beach.  This neighborhood was built in the 2000s and has approximately 546 si...
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By Matt Brady, One of San Diego's Best Lenders
(Finance Of America)
In the NewsLast week, we saw inflation come in at a record breaking 5.4%. This did not include energy or food, which are some of the most inflationary items. It is safe to assume that real inflation numbers are a lot higher than reported.August also saw a record 4.3million employees leave their jobs. This was 3% of the workforce.Here is what is in the lineup for this week.Tuesday: Building Permits Housing Starts Thursday: Jobless claims Existing home sales These reports should give us a lens into how the housing market is doing. We may be getting into a period where the market cheers for bad news. This is because they know the FED will need to step in and manipulate markets….again.Chart CheckSupport/Resistance I mentioned last week how I felt like we would be testing the lower support l...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg office of Long & Foster Real Estatecongratulates its top producing agents and teams for August 2021.As an office our sales volume was 7% higher than in August,2020.#eldersburgtopproducersDixon/Kluge Group Group Top Producers & Top Sales $6.3 million + total production on 14 unitsLuster, Ripley & Team Group Top Listings$6.3 million + total production on 14 units Mackenzie Team Team Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings $3.1 million + total production on 7 unitsJudy Tyree Individual Top Producer & Top Sales $2.8 million + total production on 7 units Doc Palmer Individual Top ListingsAgent of the monthKaren LusterDiamond ClubKim Fitzgerald Team $1.5 million + total production on 6 unitsKaren Smith $1.1 million + total productionEmerald Club Doug Gardiner & Carol & Dave Bl...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
PRICE IMPROVEMENT! NATIONAL VILLAGE! 3415 Double Eagle Lane, Opelika, AL - National Village - MLS 153725Gorgeous move in ready 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage in desired National Village neighborhood for sale. One level home boasts of hardwood floors, plantation shutters & fans throughout. Warm & inviting covered front & back porches. The back porch would be perfect for entertaining or a quiet place to rest as it offers peaceful natural views. Granite counter tops in kitchen and bathrooms. Tankless water heater. Crown moulding. Master bedroom has a lovely sitting area. Laundry room has upper cabinets for extra storage. Attached double carport and long driveway for extra cars if needed. Residents enjoy the use of award winning amenities to include the Marriott's world class spa, resort, adult &...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🎯The World’s Most Magical Celebration  ☀️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 Celebrate Disney World’s 50th anniversary at these magical vacation rentals.   To read the full article, click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon ☀️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
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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Is Your New Neighborhood Safe In Connecticut? How to Research Your New CommunityFinding the right home for you and your family involves more than the right number of bedrooms and a lovely front yard; the neighborhood in which it's located can make a huge difference in the quality of your experience in the home. The most important consideration must be the safety of the community. Not only is it critical componet of a healthy lifestyle, but it can also have a drastic effect on resale values.Fortunately, there are some strategies and tools available to help you learn about the safety of your potential new home. • Talk to the Neighbors – The first step in researching your new location is totalk with the locals. Start with the neighbors next door if possible, but alsospend time in the local...
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By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Having a high-quality real estate website is an essential part of being a professional real estate agent. A lot of real estate agents struggle to get traffic on their websites. In this article, we will discuss ways to increase your website traffic and what you can do to get your clients to stay on your website longer.Make Your Website Mobile FriendlyA great way to increase your website traffic is to make your website more mobile-friendly so that your customers will have no trouble accessing your website through mobile devices. Research done by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that approximately 89 percent of home buyers use mobile devices for their home searching process. With the help of Realtyna’s IOS/Android app, which can be branded and paired with your website, you ...
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By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Experience the Truckee-Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada when the forest is an explosion of color! Red, gold, and orange leaves turn our uncrowded trails into a beautiful sight, so don’t leave your camera at home! The weather - cool, crisp mornings and warm, sunny afternoons - is ideal for outdoor adventures like hiking, trail running, rock climbing, and biking.Read on: https://www.visittruckeetahoe.com/things-to-do/activities-seasons/fall  
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
 100 Lake Shore Drive # 305 Michigan City, Indiana 46360 For SaleGreat Location, Price & Condition. Million Dollar Views of Sheridan Beach, Chicago Skyline, Michigan City LighthouseRenovated with Extensive Use of Tile.Sleek Modern Kitchen with Scandinavian Style Influences.Marble Tile Master Bath with Custom Double Vanity.Indoor In-ground Pool House with Jacuzzi, Gym, and Party Room.Gated Entry to Neighborhood and Secure Entry to Building.Underground Indoor Parking and Storage.An Hour to Downtown Chicago by Car or take the South Shore Train!Washington Park Borders this Property and a Marina is nearby to Dock your Boat!Enjoy the DRONE Video and then give us a call to arrange a private showing @ 219-309-9930 
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Southern Utah Special Land Use Meeting in Progress... Golfing year round is one of the perks of living in southern Utah. Of course, I make best use of the land around us, like setting up brainstorming meetings to discuss real estate with fellow agents and clients. We are blessed to live in a part of the state where many people want to call home. Thirteen golf courses keep us making the rounds! SunRiver Golf Course St. George - 18 holes - Public Bloomington Country Club Golf Course - St. George - 18 holes - Private Green Spring Golf Course  - Washington City - 18 holes - Public Coral Canyon Golf Course  - Washington City - 18 holes - Public Dixie Red Hills Golf Course - St. George - 9 holes - Public Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club - St. George - 18 holes - Private Sand Hollow Golf Co...
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By Chuck Roberts Selling Systems, How can we serve you?
(Chuck Roberts Selling Systems)
14306 BAYOU TERRACE DR, St Amant, LA For Sale Description Photos Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools Print Sample Follow This Home Baton Rouge Homes Breckenridge Homes Free Home Values Presented By: Meg Fisher Chuck Roberts Selling Systems337-465-7270   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price Beautiful homesite located on the Diversion Canal in a bend in the river! Excellent location on a dead-end street, which means very little traffic! Enjoy gorgeous sunrise views that will be perfect for relaxing! Beautiful unobstructed views down both sides of the diversion canal! This lot is ready for your dream home! Call to see this homesite now! It will not last!!!  
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By Chuck Roberts Selling Systems, How can we serve you?
(Chuck Roberts Selling Systems)
4852 ALVIN DARK AVE, Baton Rouge, LA For Sale Description Photos Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools Print Sample Follow This Home Baton Rouge Homes Breckenridge Homes Free Home Values Presented By: Meg Fisher Chuck Roberts Selling Systems337-465-7270   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price2 BEDROOMS | 2 full baths BATHROOMS | 1346 SqFt Come and check out this beautiful 2 Bedroom and 2 Bath Acadian Style home that is well maintained. Freshly painted walls and newly done wood floors. The kitchen has good storage and the the rooms are perfect for College Students or for a a lovely couple planning to buy their first home. It also boasts of a loft that is perfect for a study, a workstation or even for a craft room. Another bonus f...
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By Chuck Roberts Selling Systems, How can we serve you?
(Chuck Roberts Selling Systems)
17011 DYKES RD, French Settlement, LA Get Directions Click Here   Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour Walk Score   $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS (2 full) 945 Square Feet   Beautiful property located in French Settlement! You will love this 3 bedroom 2 bath home surrounded by nature. Enjoy the view from the front porch. There is access to 5 boat, launches are half a mile. A must see!   Baton Rouge Homes Breckenridge Homes Free Home Values Meg Fisher Chuck Roberts Selling Systems 337-465-7270 megfisher@kw.com   L2L    
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
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By Chuck Roberts Selling Systems, How can we serve you?
(Chuck Roberts Selling Systems)
TBD NONE, Zachary, LA For Sale Description Photos Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools Print Sample Follow This Home Baton Rouge Homes Breckenridge Homes Free Home Values Presented By: Meg Fisher Chuck Roberts Selling Systems337-465-7270   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price Beautiful 7.69 acres land located in Zachary. This beautiful lot offers so much potential for any dreams you may have. It offers a pond that is in great shape and you will love the green scenery around you! Minutes from all the amenities of Zachary. A must see!  
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By Linda Peltz, It's The Sold That Counts
(eXp Realty)
While homeowner repair insurance provides coverage for significant hazards like fire and hail, it does not cover specific objects if the damage is caused by regular use. Unlike other conventional insurance, homeowner repair insurance is a stand-alone policy that can fill in some of the coverage gaps left by a typical policy. It should be noted that home repair insurance is not necessary for every homeowner; in fact, some California real estate may already have coverage without even recognizing it.Homeowner Repair Insurance Definition and FunctionHomeowner repair insurance, often known as home warranty or home maintenance insurance, is an optional policy that covers homeowners against the wear and tear that occur to realty Fresno home systems and appliances due to normal usage. A convent...
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