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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
BUY - SELL - RENT to OWN - INVEST We Are the Licensed Mt Pleasant SC Real Estate Investment Company Serving the Charleston South Carolina Community Since 2002We Buy and Sell LOCAL Houses - Mobile Homes - LandFSBO-NO MLS FEE-NO BROKER FEE-RENT to OWN 🈚▐►NO BANK FSBO RENT to OWN 3 HOMES 3bd-2ba Summerville-Charleston🈚▐►NO BANK FSBO  3  HOMES  3bd-2ba Summerville-Charleston 🈚▐►No Bank (3) THREE Rent to Own Homes ★ 3bd 2ba Charleston-Summerville 🈚▐►Rent to Own  House Buying 3bd - 2ba Lovely Subdivisions  Summerville Berkeley County 29486★ SEE WALK- THROUGH VIDEO TOUR S ★ CALL STEVE to VISIT ★ Lease Option SUMMERVILLE GOLD!! ★MORE NEW Homes ★ ARE NOW AVAILABLE Summerville Upscale Communities ★ ►THESE  HOMES:🈚▐► SUMMERVILLE NEW POSTS UpScale Communities   NOTE:  ★ SEE VIDEOS ★ CALL STEVE to V...
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
In Sylmar Ca 325 homes closed escrow in 2022#sylmar, #sylmarca, #sylmarcalifornia,#sylmarhomesforsale,#sylmarrealestateCheck all homes for sale in Sylmar 91341 here: www.sfvalleyhotproperties.com 
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By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 Month Realty)
As a Realtor in SE Wisconsin (Kenosha and Racine counties) of almost 30 years, I have had a number of situations come before me – from buyers and sellers.  Today I am going to address a subject commonly heard and my response to my seller. My hope is it will help you as a Seller or as a Realtor when having this "discussion" as many of us have -- and that it will help you in making the right decision for your situation.I had a Seller who was in a position of not wanting to reduce their sales price because their “neighbor” sold for so much more "just 6 months ago" and they felt their home was equivalent or even a little better than theirs. "I Don’t Want to Reduce the Sales Price of My Home"There are several reasons a seller may not want to lower their price: 1) they want the highest price ...
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
During 2022 in Pacoima, 134 homes closed escrow.#pacoima, #pacoimaca, #pacoimacalifornia, #whereispacoima, #pacoimahomesforsale,#pacoimarealestateVIEW ALL PACOIMA HOMES FOR SALE AT:  www.sfvalleyhotproperties.com 
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By Abby Stiller, SW Florida (239) 284-8637
(TOP SELLING REALTY)
If you’re looking for size, a beautifully renovated modern kitchen and a perfect location then you found the perfect home! Boasting almost 2300 Sq.Ft this gorgeous house has plenty of room for a large family to live comfortably with 4 bedrooms plus a den/office. Other great features include a newer roof, new luxury laminate flooring throughout, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, granite in the baths, fenced in with room for a pool and it has city water & sewer. Located in the desired SW section of Cape Coral, FL and it’s NOT in a flood zone. This house is close to everything and only 15 minutes to Fort Myers. You'll be pressed to find a better deal than this. Make your appointment to see it today: 239-284-8637 - Abby Stiller - Top Selling RealtyTo see more pictures click on...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
🈚▐►Rent to Own  House Buying 3bd - 2ba Lovely Subdivisions  Summerville Berkeley County 29486★ SEE WALK- THROUGH VIDEO TOUR S ★ CALL STEVE to VISIT ★ Lease Option SUMMERVILLE GOLD!! ★MORE NEW Homes ★ ARE NOW AVAILABLE Summerville Upscale Communities ★ ►THESE  HOMES:🈚▐► SUMMERVILLE NEW POSTS UpScale Communities   NOTE:  ★ SEE VIDEOS ★ CALL STEVE to VISIT ★ SUMMERVILLE GOLD!!   ★  THREE NEW HOMES  ★ Available TODAY - January 2023 Summerville Upscale Subdivisions  ★    $2,575 Monthly  3 beds - 2 baths PLUS LAND - Yard!  ► SEE YOUR PREFERRED VIP BUYER INFO HERE - THEN CALL Steve to Visit ★ ★SEE On Our WEBSITEWholeSale Buyer Values @ 🈚 ▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com   ★ ★★ BUYERS   ★   HOUSES ★   MOBILE HOMES  ★   Are Now Available   - ★ January 2023  ★2022 Mt Pleasant - No Charleston - Summe...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
What is old is new once again!The maven was able to help the seller create something. Cute and special in downtown Mableton, revitalizing this 1939 bungalow-style home with tons of charm. This 2 bedroom and a 1 bath home in the middle of Mableton is sure to be the new homeowner's delight for decades to come. Be a part of the fabric of the new Mableton. Start your journey with Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven®️
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By Stephanie Arnett, Best REALTOR in Starkville | Crypto + Seller Rep
(Mississippi Magnolia)
🏡🏡801 University Drive, Unit #16 , MS 39759🏡🏡 📞Mississippi Magnolia | 662.546.1769💲 Price: $ 549,900 Total Bedrooms: 4Total Bathrooms: 3Total SqFt.: 1,647 MLS #23-135 🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡One Owner Cotton District Condo in Gated Community | Furnished Four Bedroom | Reserved Parking for Four | Top-Floor w/Elevator Access | Two Private Balconies | Foyer | Kitchen | Dining Area | Open Living Room w/Balcony | Two Guest Bedrooms w/Hallway Bath Access | Two Primary enSuites | Interior Common Area for Condo Access | Restrictive Covenants and Association Dues Apply  Mississippi Magnolia | 662.546.1769 Kay Regimbal MississippiMagnolia.com#MississippiMagnolia #MissMagHomes #ColumbusMS #WestPoint #StarkvilleMS #NatchezMS
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
In San Fernando 95 Homes Closed Escrow in 2022#sanfernando, #sanfernandoca, #sanfernandorealestate, #sanfernandohomesforsalehttps://www.sfvalleyhotproperties.com 
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
Attention Home Sellers: Follow the five tips described on this video to have a successful sale#homesellers,#sellerstips,#houseselling,#hyperlocal,#negotiationswww.sfvalleyhotproperties.com 
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
The Maven Strikes Again another fine home sold! Living your best life also means living the most carefree life as possible. This low maintenance townhome in Mableton fit the bill for the buyer.  Close to the marina soccer park, Nickajack park, Chattahoochee river in a 285. The location cannot be beat.The buyer saved over $10,000 when purchasing this home with Jackye!  Get started on your home journey visit www.therealestatemaven.net
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
As most of you heard, there has been a great deal of discussions about Measure ULA & Measure GS, in the greater Los Angeles area. Hence, I thought I would simply try to clarify the important points.Measure ULA is a new tax law that effects the City of Los Angeles and will take effect on April 1st, 2023. This tax is also known as the “Homelessness and Housing Solution Tax”. This was a ballot measure in Los Angeles recently approved by the voters in 2022 during the Los Angeles County Midterm Elections. Often this tax is called as a “mansion tax” and often misleadingly advertised as such. In reality it will be imposed on both residential and commercial real estate sales.Simply stated properties that are sold at $5 million or more will incur a total transfer tax of 4.56%. This is in additio...
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By Wendy & Greg Kime, Plymouth MI Real Estate Experts
(Kime Realty)
VIDEO-Are We In a Housing Bubble? Spring is usually the busiest season in the housing market. Many buyers wait until then to make their move, believing it’s the best time to find a home. However, that isn’t always the case when you factor in the competition you could face with other buyers at that time of year. If you’re ready to buy a home, here’s why it makes sense to move before the spring market picks up. VIDEO-Are We In a Housing Bubble - Spring Should Bring a Wave of Buyers to the Market VIDEO-Are we in a housing bubble? In most years, the housing market goes through predictable seasonal trends in activity. Winter is typically a quiet point in the year, while spring sees a surge of buyers begin their search. And experts project that this year will be no exception. Right now, buyer...
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By Hank Miller, SRA, Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
(Ansley Real Estate/Christie's International)
Here we go, the spring housing market around Greater Atlanta is starting to perk. Successful home sellers will find it a completely different market than a year ago. However, the Greater Atlanta area remains a seller's market. While the months of inventory is in the balanced range, sellers with highly desirable, accurately priced homes will see plenty of action. But DO NOT think it's spring of 2022.Balance is good, both home buyers and sellers benefit. Home sellers diving into the spring 2023 housing market can easily enjoy success. While the data shows balance, quality homes that are accurately priced and well presented will shine. Buyers will pass on the trash - last year they were infected with FOMO and everything sold. Last and most obvious key to success - only work with a full tim...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Have Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® in your Real Estate journey and benefit the utmost help you can have.Text or call 678.929.8330⁠. You may also visit www.TheRealEsateMaven.net
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
A Majority of Consumers Say It's a Good Time To Sell Your HouseIf you're a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you're probably looking for the best time to make your move. That means you're likely balancing a number of factors, like your changing needs, where you'll go when you sell, and todays mortgage rates in order to time it just right.According to recent data, that sweet spot could already be here. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae finds that 76% of consumers believe now is a good time to sell. The graph below shows the percentage of survey respondents who say its a good time to sell a house. The big dip in March and April of 2020 reflects how consumer sentiment dropped at the beginning of the pandemic as uncertainty about the health crisis grew...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle
(Downing Frye Realty)
Greyhawk Property Under Contract!This spacious Greyhawk property under contract in Golf Club of the Everglades is one of the few properties with an IMMEDIATE GOLF MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE! The very popular Pinnacle floorplan has a wide open living and kitchen area with volume ceilings, perfect for the entire family or entertaining friends.9431 Greyhawk Trl. Naples, FL 34120 – List Price - $1,499,999Move right into this Turnkey beautifully furnished home which has barely been lived in. Enjoy the outdoor lanai with a fabulous pool heated by both solar and electric. The home is filled with numerous upgrades including custom closets, bult-in murphy bed with twin beds, camera system inside and out, and much more! The 3-car garage offers plenty of space for 2 cars plus a golf cart. 3 Bedrooms plu...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
This week I was contacted by a couple who want to list their home, we talked a few times, exchanged text messages and finally went to the home to discuss listing with me.  Competition is fierce here in The Villages, Florida not only between REALTORS® but the developer who has their own group of “Licensed Sales Associates” that are not Realtors as they don’t belong to NAR, state or local associations.Back to my listing appointment, love them as I show up with my “18 Point Listing Presentation” which I have printed on card stock in a notebook which I use as a presentation.  Yes, I have a digital copy of it can use if given the opportunity I can show but the good old fashion book works great.  My goal is to show them I am not another “me too” agent as I have a complete listing plan to prom...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right. Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains: “. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends have changed, so sellers might wish to adjust accordingly to get the best deal possible.” In a more moderate market, how you price your house will make a big difference to not only your bottom line, but to how quickly your house could sell. And the reality is, homes priced right are still selling in today’s market. Why Pricing Your House Appropriately Matters Especially today, your asking price sends a message to potential buyers. If it’s priced t...
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