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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Pending - 7828 Statesman St, Severn, MDI didn't even get a chance to get the Just Listed post written and it's already pending!! This great home located in The Provinces neighborhood in Severn had over 20 showings and we got multiple offers in under 4 days.  So, if you live in The Provinces and you are thinking about making a move, there are still 19 buyers looking for a home in your neighborhood!!  Let me help you move on to your next home!!This home has a lot of features that you don't always find in The Provinces, like 5 bedrooms all on the second floor, a full basement, and a 2 car garage, and the icing on the cake here is this home backs to an open green space.  In addition, it is located close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment and this is a great commutable location.
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Florida Homes with Passion!
(One Sothebys International Realty)
Thinking about buying a home or selling your current one to find a better fit? If so, you might be wondering what's going on with home prices these days. Here's the scoop.The latest national data from Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) shows they’re going up (see graphs below): As you can see, home prices were rising for most of 2023. But over the course of December and January, they were virtually flat – which is pretty normal for that time of year.But here's what you need to know now. As of February, when the spring market kicked off, prices were on the rise again.Home Prices Are Going Up in Most of America's Top CitiesAfter seeing a jump in home prices nationally in February, you might be wondering if they’re going up in your area, too. While it depends on whe...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Beautifully updated single-level townhome with only one common wall! Fresh interior paint and brand-new carpet! Spacious great room with a dedicated dining room! Enjoy the eat-in kitchen, brightened with natural light from the skylight! Washer, dryer and fridge all convey! Plantation shutters in the bedroom, with a huge master closet! Plus, all the amenities Sun City has to offer--several golf courses, pools, recreation centers, gyms! Close to major hospitals and superb medical practitioners! Hurry to this one!   YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox.net Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eM...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
Imagine the Biltmore lifestyle in this stunning condominium! This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom gem is situated in one of the most coveted parts of the Biltmore area, offering spectacular views of the historic and prestigious Arizona Biltmore Golf Course. Enjoy glorious sunsets, and lake and mountain views from your patio.This lovely private end unit has been fully updated with engineered wood-look plank and tile flooring, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, white cabinetry, updated lighting, custom interior paint, and elegant tiled bathroom surrounds. The great room features full-length picture windows that welcome the morning sun, and plantation shutters in every room provide privacy. The primary bedroom offers full-length windows and a large closet with custom organizers.Indulge in ...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
Now with a brand-new roof! Welcome to your beautifully remodeled oasis in West Phoenix! This charming 3 bedroom patio home boasts modern upgrades and thoughtful touches throughout, making it the perfect blend of comfort and style. As you enter, you're greeted by a spacious open-concept living area featuring new laminate floors and large windows that flood the space with natural light and offer views of the patio. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream, showcasing granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and tile flooring. Step outside to your private patio retreat, ideal for enjoying Arizona's sunny weather and entertaining guests. It features all-new pavers, custom block work, and a shade cover to keep things cool. The primary bedroom is a serene haven with an en-suite bathroom...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Great blog! A pre-sale home inspection can be a game-changer for sellers. It helps identify issues early, making the selling process smoother and more transparent. Buyers gain confidence, and sellers can address problems upfront, often leading to faster sales and potentially higher offers.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP A pre-sale home inspection, conducted before listing your home on the market, can offer several benefits for both sellers and buyers: Identifying Issues: A pre-sale home inspection can help sellers identify any potential issues or problems with their property before putting it on the market. This allows sellers to address issues proactively, rather than being caught off guard by them during the negotiation process or after a buyer's inspection. Avoi...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the market.Chandler Arizona homes for sale today    YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox.net Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property ManagementSelling Arizona for more than 20 yearsFounder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor   Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties, Veterans Agent, Chandler Realtor, Gilbert...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the market.Gilbert Arizona homes for sale today    YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox.net Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property ManagementSelling Arizona for more than 20 yearsFounder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor   Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties, Veterans Agent, Chandler Realtor, Gilbert ...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
This immaculate 4 bedroom home occupies .6 of an acre and just under 3,000 sq ft, featuring 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, additional storage space, and an extra bonus roomideal for both family living and entertaining. Decorated with a tasteful eye, the home includes custom paint, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, and built-in cabinets and shelving. The kitchen was updated in 2005, and stands the test of time to todays wants and needs. The added rooms such as a large pantry off the kitchen and a bonus/game room complete with built-in cabinets, a sink, and its own exit to the expansive backyard, can be yours to call your very own.The west side also features RV parking with a RV gate, along with RV dump and electric hook-up facilities. On the east side, you'll find one-car cov...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Nashotah WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for April 2024Live in the heart of Wisconsin’s stunning Lake Country landscape!Nashotah is a quaint village in Waukesha County, in the Lake Country area of Wisconsin. It is bordered by Delafield to the south, east, and west.The village got its name from the nearby Nashotah Lakes, a pair of lakes consisting of Upper Nashotah Lake and Lower Nashotah Lake. Nashotah is a name derived from the Native American language meaning “twins”.The village has a total area of 1.70 square miles, of which 1.67 square miles is land and 0.03 is water. Residents enjoy a rural and peaceful atmosphere. It is no surprise then that many buyers prefer homes for sale in Nashotah.Railroads have been instrumental in the development of the village. Before, Nashotah was an u...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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Determining a list price for a home involves careful evaluation of a property’s location, size, and condition as well as current market trends and comparable sales in the area. Getting it wrong can result in a longer DOM (days on market), sometimes forcing price reductions. With the guidance of a seasoned real estate professional, sellers can navigate the complexities of pricing their property accurately, resulting in a successful and lucrative sale.#realestate #realestateagent #listreports #buying #selling #realestateexpert #homeowner #financehub #dreamhome #homeownership #homebuying #homesearch #buyingahome
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By John Handschuh ABR SRES, Bucks County Real Estate
(RE/MAX Legacy)
Forest Ridge OverviewMapsPhotos $360,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,519 sqftYear Built: 2004MLS #: PABU2068014 Location 200 Evodia CIr203Warrington, PA 18976USA JOHN HANDSCHUH RE/MAX Legacy(215) 822-8200johnhandschuhsr@gmail.comhttp://www.johnhandschuh.com     Listed by: RE/MAX LEGACY Our recent listings Quakertown Victorian | $499,900 | Quakertown, PAHorsham Colonial | $4,000,000 | Chalfont, PA Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By John Handschuh ABR SRES, Bucks County Real Estate
(RE/MAX Legacy)
Quakertown Victorian OverviewMapsPhotos $499,900 Single Family Home Main Features 6 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,578 sqftLot: 0.24 acre(s)Year Built: 1890MLS #: PABU2070500 Location 416 E Broad StQuakertown, PA 18957USA JOHN HANDSCHUH RE/MAX Legacy(215) 822-8200johnhandschuhsr@gmail.comhttp://www.johnhandschuh.com     Listed by: RE/MAX LEGACY Our recent listings Quakertown Victorian | $499,900 | Quakertown, PAHorsham Colonial | $4,000,000 | Chalfont, PA Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Matt Helganz
(Meridian Capital Real Estate)
If you're planning to sell your house, it's essential to go beyond just cleaning and scrubbing; you also need to declutter. This means not only removing obvious trash, like empty paint cans or unused items that have been sitting in the garage for ages, but also taking out personal items. While these things may feel integral to the home for you, to potential buyers, they are simply clutter.Buyers need to visualize themselves living in your house, which is difficult if there are too many personal items like souvenirs from vacations, personalized wall decor, or family photos. Instead of helping them see the house as their potential home, such items can make them feel like intruders.No matter how clean your house is, if it’s cluttered, it will seem crowded and unappealing. I understand that...
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By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200)
Imagine looking around your home and wondering how you can make it shine during those crucial showings. The answer is simple: staging! It's a powerful tool that can transform your property and raise its appeal. Your online listing photos serve as the initial showcase for potential buyers. Staging plays a crucial role in enhancing these images, making them more captivating and inviting. It sets the stage, quite literally, for a positive first impression. When buyers scroll through your listing, professionally staged rooms catch their eye, drawing them into the story your home tells. Staging isn't just about creating a visually pleasing environment; it's about sparking an emotional connection. A well-staged home exudes warmth and welcome, making it easier for buyers to picture themselves...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Imagine stepping out of your beautiful home in the peaceful Cabin Branch neighborhood and being just minutes away from the ultimate shopping destination at Clarksburg Premium Outlets. This unique blend of tranquility and convenience offers an unparalleled lifestyle that combines the best of both worlds. Whether you're an avid shopper or simply enjoy having top-notch amenities at your doorstep, living in Cabin Branch next to the Premium Outlets provides numerous advantages. Key Takeaways​ Enjoy the convenience of the Clarksburg Premium Outlets just steps away from your Cabin Branch home. Experience a vibrant community with a wide range of top-notch amenities and services. Discover the perfect balance between urban conveniences and peaceful surroundings. Explore the rich history and charm...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Recent years were a boon for home sellers, with intense bidding wars and high offers from wealthy baby boomers. Sellers had the upper hand, reaping substantial profits. However, the market is shifting. While home prices continue to rise modestly, the frenzied demand is cooling. With more options available, buyers are becoming more cautious, insisting on inspections and other contingencies. Mortgage rates have surged to 7% from record lows below 3% in 2021, deterring buyers and complicating matters for sellers. Those who need to buy another property are finding it difficult to upgrade due to increased borrowing costs. This summer, sellers may face a harsh reality as they might need to lower asking prices or wait longer for offers. Despite these challenges, home prices are not collapsing...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Insightful read! Renovating before selling can significantly boost your home's market appeal and value. It not only attracts more buyers but also allows you to command a higher selling price, ultimately maximizing your return on investment. Great read, Thank you for sharing!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Renovating your home before selling can offer several benefits, helping you to attract more buyers and potentially sell your home at a higher price. Here are some of the key benefits: Increased Market Value: Renovations can increase the market value of your home, allowing you to list it at a higher price. Upgrades such as kitchen remodels, bathroom renovations, and adding additional living space can significantly boost your home's value. Faster Sale: A renovated h...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Unlocking Dreams, Building Legacies: 20 Years of Mastery in Real Estate Craftsmanship. Trust the Top Realtor with a Legacy of Knowledge, Skill, and Personalized Service, Tailored to Make Your Dream Home a Reality.#TheRealEstateMaven #JackyeMumphreyTheMaven #1BlackRealtorInAtlanta #AtlantaTopAgents #TopBlackAgents #MabletonSpecialist #1RealtorInAtlanta
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