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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)
Dear Readers,I love learning from Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD . His sense of humor allows him to bring up even the most difficult topics successfully. Mike's had a variety of careers and yet each is the same in that he brings his integrity to everything he does. Some other posts of his you will enjoy are:  Skip Mortgage Pre-Qual and go to Pre- Approval.        Challenge to Brokers.   Passion is Contagious - Infect Someone               What Was I Thinking...                All the best - Lynn       The one thing I love about New Years is that it is a time to start over. OK, you failed at your diet. Instead of weight-loss it was weight-found, no problem. Start over. You didn't make the top ten agents in the US, your State, your office or your solo brokerage, no problem.  You get anothe...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
As a real estate agent, you know that it's important to be active on social media. Whether you're trying to find potential clients or keep up with the latest industry news, there are many reasons why social media is essential for your business. But what if you don't have time? How do you decide which networks are worth your time and effort? And how can you use these tools in the most effective way possible so that they contribute to your success instead of becoming yet another distraction? In this article, you’ll learn a social media advertising strategy to help you succeed.Establish a Social Media Plan and Stick to ItEstablishing your social media plan is the first step to success. It can be tempting to join all the networks that your customers are on, but it's more important to have a...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
314 Folsom, TALLAHASSEE, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $1700003bed - 1bath - 0.41 sqft lotCharming bungalow in the heart of Tallahassee! This three bedroom, one bath home lives large with an open floorplan and features plenty of windows for much desired natural light throughout along with hardwood floors throughout most of the home, updates to the kitchen and an indoor utility room! Through the French doors lead out to the back deck and the fenced back yard. And with the new metal roof in 2019, newer HVAC and encapsulated crawlspace, this home will be maintenance free for years to come. Do not miss out on this Lakeshore gem before it is gone!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Fr...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the utmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and repair some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top four recommended repairs to make before selling your Ventura home.What to Repair Before You List Your Ventura HomeRepaint WallsGiving your Ventura home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce it up, and generally, it can be a do-it-yourself project. Make sure to cover any walls with scratches and chips and consider updating any accent walls with a more neutral coat.Repair FloorsHardwood floors are a very desirable feature in a Ventura home, so you want to ensure they look their best by fixin...
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By Heather Stevenson (360) 441-7120, I put the "stat" in Real Estate!
For homes listed at $750k and above, Whatcom County has a shortage of inventory as pending sales outpaced new listings. The Whatcom County market remains competitive as 71% of new listings sold in the first 30 days. For more: http://whatcom.johnlscotthousingupdate.com/p/1For more stats per city: https://heatherstevenson.johnlscott.com/real-estate-statistics-for-whatcom-countyFor Bellingham stats and neighborhood videos: https://heatherstevenson.johnlscott.com/bellingham-real-estate-statisticsHeather Stevenson BROKERCELL 360.441.7120
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
In today's Real Estate Podcast, from the aptly named Real Estate Podcast, we hear about the federal reserve, interest rates, and how this all affects real estate investing, specifically with value. 
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
To add or edit an agent email address for your AgencyLogic single property Website PowerSite Pro, follow these steps. Step 1: Visit PowerSitePro.com and login:  Step 2: Click the "Agents" link:  Step 3: Click the "Edit" icon:  Step 4:Add to, or edit the value in the 'Email' field:  and click the "Update" button:  If you have additional questions, email: support@agencylogic.com Or give us a call on: (888) 201-5160
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By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 Month Realty)
6726-32nd Ave - Kenosha, WI 53142-3465Look No Further! Pristine 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Storybook House - vinyl sided - maintenance free ''Cape Cod'' with 2 Fireplaces, fenced backyard with Activity Center plus 1.5 car detached garage. You will know this is Your HOUSE when you experience the sights and sounds of this well established neighborhood. Close to school and park. Dining Room with newer laminate floor, corner Curio and French Doors to Wood Deck overlooking fenced and nicely landscaped yard. Living Room with New Carpeting, built-in bookshelves and gas fireplace. Finished Recreation Room (could also be 4th bedroom) with electric fireplace and an additional full bathroom. 3 Bedrooms are on the upper level with full bathroom. New Windows and Door in 2021. All brand new carpeting. Fresh P...
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By Christopher Barrow, Is this the year your rental makes PASSIVE income?
(Foundation Homes Property Management & Sales)
The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in San Rafael for $4,200. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about San Rafael property management or buying or selling investment properties in San Rafael, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
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By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(ERA Town & Campus Realty)
💲#Price 🏡#Location 📷#Pictures bit.ly/26477EMainSt⠀⠀🏡🏡 🏡This Income-producing building is located at one of the busiest intersections in town of Commerce and Main. This high-visibility, easy-to-access building has a long-term tenant in place, fronts Main, is neighbored by Main Street anchor businesses, abundant storage for inventory, and so much more. Great location for retail, cafe, entertainment, studio, music venue and much more. Leased until 2023. Dale Conner w/ Mississippi Magnolia 📞Mississippi Magnolia | 662.268.7928 📲 Dale Conner | 662-546-1769 💻 MississippiMagnolia.com #MississippiMagnolia #MissMagHomes #ColumbusMS #StarkvilleMS #WestPointMS #Realtor #RealEstate #Starkville #Mississippi
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  Tollgate Crossing is a beautiful neighborhood of homes that was started by DR Horton that is conveniently located 30 minutes outside of Downtown Denver and is an easy commute to DIA.   You will also now find Oakwood Homes & Antero Homes building in Tollgate Crossing.   There are now some townhomes in the neighborhood also.  With many pocket parks throughout the neighborhood, it's not uncommon to see neighborhood families with kids playing and enjoying the Colorado weather.  Living in Tollgate Crossing you have retail outlets at Southlands Mall, retail and hospitals close but don't have the traffic you would expect in Denver.   Homes in this neighborhood were built from 2004-2019.   This neighborhood is located in the Cherry Creek School District.    You will find this neighborhood in ...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
Mission Hills Country Club - Rancho Mirage CA Real Estate -  The prestigious private club and golf course community of Mission Hills Country Club is located off Dinah Shore Drive near Bob Hope Drive in beautiful Rancho Mirage, CA. Encompassing nearly 1,760 acres, Mission Hills Country Club has over 2,500 residences, including golf course homes, tennis condos, and luxury custom fairway estates all within a picturesque setting. The resort community is home to three 18-hole golf courses: the Pete Dye Challenge Course, the Palmer Course, and the Dinah Shore Tournament Course (annual site of the ANA Inspiration). World-class amenities include outstanding golf practice facilities, casual and fine dining, 33 tennis courts (19 hard courts, 10 grass, and 4 clay courts; recognized by the USTA and...
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By Joe Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Cambria Mortgage)
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), who oversee both Fannie Mae ™ and Freddie Mac ™ has officially announced the new conforming mortgage loan limits for 2022. Homebuyers will now be able to get a conventional mortgage to purchase a one-unit home for up to $647,200 in the states we lend of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota! Some higher cost states, like California, will have higher limits, as will duplex, tri-plex, and 4-unit properties. This is an increase of $98,950 from $548,250 in 2021, making this the largest-ever annual increase for loans eligible to be purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.What Does This Mean?Typically, a mortgage loan OVER this size would require a jumbo mortgage product. Jumbo loans involve more strict credit requirements as wel...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr.Join me in commemorating the work of Dr. King and in honoring his legacy through service for others. The MLK Day of Service, which is celebrated the third Monday of January, honors and reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacyThe day of service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a beloved community.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Monarch Summit Laguna Niguel Weekly Market Update January 9th - 16th, 2022 BACK ON THE MARKET Latigo Drive | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1642.00 sq. ft. | $1,200,000 Montalvo Road | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1593.00 sq. ft. | $1,000,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Cortile Irvine Weekly Market Update January 9th - 16th, 2022 NEWLY LISTED Great Lawn | 3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 2004.00 sq. ft. | $1,250,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Great Lawn | 3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 2004.00 sq. ft. | $1,250,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Irvine Cove Laguna Beach Weekly Market Update January 9th - 16th, 2022 NEWLY LISTED Monaco Drive | 5 bedrooms | 5 baths | 4200.00 sq. ft. | $26,000,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Monaco Drive | 5 bedrooms | 5 baths | 4200.00 sq. ft. | $26,000,000
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Ocean Ranch Laguna Niguel Weekly Market Update January 9th - 16th, 2022 BACK ON THE MARKET Alta Hills Way | 6 bedrooms | 8.5 baths | 10015.00 sq. ft. | $10,995,000 RECENTLY SOLD Saint Paul Lane | 5 bedrooms | 4 baths | 3454.00 sq. ft. | $2,350,000
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Free Groceries Distribution, Gaithersburg, Tues., Jan. 18, 2022A distribution of free groceries is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Please share this information with families that might be food insecure.  Daylily, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6074Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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