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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
CALL STEVE 🈚▐►SHOWINGS 1:00PM Sat ★ NO BANK QUALIFYING RENT to OWN Summerville-Charleston NO BANK RENT to OWN House  Summerville ★ FREE RENT Month 3 - Boost Your Credit ScoreCreate your Own Payment Terms 🈚▐►NO BANK QUALIFYING RENT to OWN Brick House 3bd Summerville-Charleston ★ ★BUY HEREAVAILABLE TODAY!! 3 bd BRICK HOUSE RENOVATED  PLUS LAND – NEW APPLIANCES, Large Yard Front and Back, Trees, PLUS Shed! MORE! See Video Tour on Our Website Below  ★ NOW YOU CAN Create Your Own Payment  Terms!★ SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS ★ Terms = Savings!★ PLUS FREE RENT Month 3 - Boost Your Credit Score★ Two Rent to Own Options to ChooseOR★ Buy Outright for HUGE Cash Discount ★ JUST RENOVATED & UPDATED - SEE WEBSITE BELOW★ ★ ★ ★ BUY HERE WholeSale Buyer Values see:✴️▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com ★ ★★ We...
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By John Handschuh ABR SRES, Bucks County Real Estate
(RE/MAX Legacy)
LEGACY OAKS WARRINGTON OverviewMapsPhotos $575,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,825 sqftYear Built: 2002MLS #: PABU2070548 Location 716 S. Settlers CirWarrington, PA 18976USA JOHN HANDSCHUH RE/MAX Legacy(215) 822-8200johnhandschuhsr@gmail.comhttp://www.johnhandschuh.com     Listed by: RE/MAX LEGACY Our recent listings Single Family Residential | $ | Warrington, PAHorsham Colonial | $4,000,000 | Chalfont, PA Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
3971 Hopevale Dr Sherman Oaks CA 91403: Accepting Backup Offers... Directions:  North of Mulholland Dr. Take Valley Vista to Stone Canyon to Rayneta to Hopevale Dr. lot is across from 3964 Hopevale Dr. (South of Ventura Blvd)Remarks: Build your dream home in the Sherman Oaks hills, with panoramic canyon and city lights views. This is the best priced vacant lot in the Sherman Oaks Hills south of the Boulevard in a very desirable cul-de-sac street in a multi-million-dollar neighborhood. Similar priced lots are selling on dirt roads and this one is on a paved road. Seller has topography survey and slope density calculation. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.Agent Remarks : email listing agent for a plat map and the Topography Map before showing. Homes@endrebarath.comShowing Rem...
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By John Handschuh ABR SRES, Bucks County Real Estate
(RE/MAX Legacy)
Hatboro Twin OverviewMapsPhotos $329,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Full Bathroom1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,554 sqftLot: 0.19 acre(s)Year Built: 1943MLS #: PAMC2103200 Location 126 Earl LaneHatboro, PA 19040USA JOHN HANDSCHUH RE/MAX Legacy(215) 822-8200johnhandschuhsr@gmail.comhttp://www.johnhandschuh.com     Listed by: RE/MAX LEGACY Our recent listingsHorsham Colonial | $4,000,000 | Chalfont, PA Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
 🏡 Attention Andover, MN Sellers! 🏡 Did you know that there is currently a low 2.09 Months Supply of Inventory in our area? With a +27.44% increase in the last 12 months, now is the perfect time to list your home! The List to Sold Price percentage is at 100.5% - making it a great market for sellers. The median days on market is just 28 days, with a median sold price of $470,000. Contact me, Joel Friday, REALTOR®, to learn how you can take advantage of these market trends and sell your home quickly and for top dollar. #AndoverRealEstate #MarketTrends #SellYourHome 📈 Thinking of selling your home in Andover, MN? Now is the time! With only 2.09 Months Supply of Inventory, the market is hot for sellers. The List to Sold Price percentage is at 100.5% - meaning you could potentially sell your...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE1161 Bingham Road Douglasville, Georgia 301344 Beds & 2 Bath$275,000Welcome home to Douglasville, where comfort meets charm! This delightful property features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and the added bonus of a double lot for future expansion. Nestled in Douglas County, this home provides a serene small-town atmosphere with easy access to major shopping at Arbor Place Mall, just 10 minutes away. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the rural feel of Douglasville and proximity to Hiram, offering additional shopping and dining options. Downtown Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, and the upscale delights of Buckhead are all within a 30-45 minute drive. Sports enthusiasts will love the quick 25-minute drive to The Braves Stadium for world-class entertainment. Purchase this ...
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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)
You don't want to miss this large home with such a good location!Homes Features - 5 bedrooms (3 up and 2 down), 3 bathrooms (F, 3/4 up, 3/4 down) 2318 total square feetLot size - 8250 square feetComplete 2nd kitchen in the basement, and can be in-law suite Oversized 2-car garage (616 square feet)Backs to the park!Listed at $485,000! Many updates have already been done - new windows and roof, wood flooring on the main floor and laminate in the basement.    All appliances are included even the washer/dryer!    There is a pool table and upright piano in the garage that can stay if the buyer wants them!Great layout and space to spread out, and a small greenhouse for those into gardening!    There is solar and the system is leased.   $154/month, and buyer needs to qualify to assume loan.You ...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
This 3-acre lot on New Hampshire Ave in the Ashton/Silver Spring, MD area is the site of a future dream home. Perc-approved for a 6-bedroom home, with a pre-approved septic and forest conservation plan, this lot is as ready-to-built as possible. We received lots of calls on this property and had to disappoint quite a few buyers. Some were hoping to subdivide (it's zoned large lot residential and not possible), others wanted to build a church (while conditional uses are permitted, a church is not), and quite a few didn't understand that a ready-to-built lot is much more valuable than raw land. But, we found just the right buyers who are planning on building their dream home on this lot and enjoying all 3 acres of it! After navigating some contract hurdles - rarely are transactions just a...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
NO BANK RENT to OWN House  Summerville ★ FREE RENT Month 3 - Boost Your Credit ScoreCreate your Own Payment Terms 🈚▐►NO BANK QUALIFYING RENT to OWN Brick House 3bd Summerville-Charleston ★ ★BUY HEREAVAILABLE TODAY!! 3 bd BRICK HOUSE RENOVATED  PLUS LAND – NEW APPLIANCES, Large Yard Front and Back, Trees, PLUS Shed! MORE! See Video Tour on Our Website Below  ★ NOW YOU CAN Create Your Own Payment  Terms!★ SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS ★ Terms = Savings!★ PLUS FREE RENT Month 3 - Boost Your Credit Score★ Two Rent to Own Options to ChooseOR★ Buy Outright for HUGE Cash Discount ★ JUST RENOVATED & UPDATED - SEE WEBSITE BELOW★ ★ ★ ★ BUY HERE WholeSale Buyer Values see:✴️▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com ★ ★★ We contact ALL who Visit Our FREE Preferred Buyer VIPCall Steve for Appointment ★ ★ See Our ...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Ready to find your dream home? Let's get moving! Start your real estate journey today and turn those dreams into reality. Whether you're buying, selling, or investing, take the first step towards your property goals now. Your dream home awaits – let's make it happen!Let's begin to chat! Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven⁠®www.TheRealEstateMaven.net678-929-8330
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
Numerous factors can cause property values to fluctuate, so it's critical for homeowners to be aware of those that could lower their home's value. While some of these factors—like interest rates, the state of the economy, and market conditions—are beyond your control, others are largely under your control. A home's property value can be adversely affected by certain projects, or lack thereof, ranging from ugly renovations to careless home maintenance. Knowing what depresses property value will help you safeguard your house and maximize your return on investment when the time comes to sell.   1) Home improvement projects done poorlyIn addition to making their space more comfortable and enjoyable, many homeowners undertake home improvement projects in an effort to increase the value of th...
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By Rhonda Gustitus, Real Estate's A Dream With Rhonda Gustitus Team!
(The Rhonda Gustitus Team)
This magnificent Custom-built Mini Estate 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 2 car garage home, nestled on an oversized half-acre lot with 153 feet of serene waterfront along the Cosmic waterway canal is a slice of paradise you won't want to miss.As you approach, the elegant multi-pillared design and meticulously landscaped yard create an inviting curb appeal that sets the tone for what awaits inside. Step through the double etched leaded glass doors into the grand foyer, where 13-foot double tray lighted ceilings and rich cherry wood flooring greet you with a sense of opulence. Entertain guests in the formal dining room complete with an 8-foot pool table, pool stick rack holder, and custom overhead pool light fixture. The adjacent great room boasts a built-in entertainment center and crown moldin...
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Home Services)
Una de las preguntas que ha menudo se hacen los potenciales vendedores de casa es el por que en una comunidad donde los hogares en Menifee son parecidas por qué unas tienen más valor que otras?El valor de su casa de Menifee lo determina el mercado de Real Estate en su area y lo que un comprador este dispuesto a pagar y un vendedor este dispuesto aceptar. Pero también hay otros factores entran en el juego y que nunca cambian que son:El precio adecuado desde un principio atraen a los compradores en busca de casas en Menifee CA. Un precio muy alto no lo hara. El valor de su casa de Menifee puede ser afectado por varias razones, pero las mas importantes son la ubicacion y condicion. Es importante conocer estos factores. Esto le ayudará a tomar una decisión a la hora de listar el precio de v...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Your comparison of home staging and interior design is enlightening. You've effectively highlighted the key differences between the two, emphasizing that while interior design focuses on personalization and long-term living comfort, home staging aims to enhance a property's appeal to potential buyers. This distinction is crucial for homeowners looking to sell their property, as it underscores the importance of creating a neutral, inviting space that resonates with a broad audience. Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP If you are planning to sell your home or just want to give it a fresh look, you might be wondering whether you need home staging or interior design services. Both of them can help you create a beautiful and functional space, but they have different goals a...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Your tips for interviewing a REALTOR are incredibly helpful. They provide a valuable insight into what to look for when selecting a real estate agent. I especially appreciate the emphasis on communication skills and market knowledge. These tips will undoubtedly assist individuals in finding the right REALTOR for their needs.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Interviewing a realtor is an essential step in the home buying or selling process. Here are some tips to help you effectively interview a realtor: Research Potential Realtors: Before scheduling interviews, research potential realtors in your area. Look for agents with experience in your desired neighborhood and a track record of success. Ask for Referrals: Seek recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues w...
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Florida Homes with Passion!
(One Sothebys International Realty)
 Thinking about selling your house? As you make your decision, consider what's pushing you to think about moving. A recent survey from Realtor.com looked into why people want to sell their homes this year. Here are the top two reasons (see graphic below): Let's take a closer look and see if they’re motivating you to make a change too.1. To Make a ProfitIf you’re thinking about selling your house, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind. Well, here's some good news – the latest data shows most sellers get a great return on their investment when they sell. ATTOM, a property data provider, explains:“. . . home sellers made a $121,000 profit on the typical sale in 2023, generating a 56.5 percent return on investment.”That’s significant. And here’s one contributing factor. During t...
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By John Handschuh ABR SRES, Bucks County Real Estate
(RE/MAX Legacy)
Country Crossing OverviewMapsPhotos $403,000 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,500 sqftYear Built: 1999MLS #: PABU2070298 Location 104 Alexander CtWarwick, PA 18974USA JOHN HANDSCHUH RE/MAX Legacy(215) 822-8200johnhandschuhsr@gmail.comhttp://www.johnhandschuh.com     Listed by: RE/MAX LEGACY Our recent listings Hatboro Twin | $329,900 | Hatboro, PAHorsham Colonial | $4,000,000 | Chalfont, PA Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Thinking about selling your house? As you make your decision, consider what's pushing you to think about moving. A recent survey from Realtor.com looked into why people want to sell their homes this year. Here are the top two reasons (see graphic below): Let's take a closer look and see if they’re motivating you to make a change too. 1. To Make a Profit If you’re thinking about selling your house, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind. Well, here's some good news – the latest data shows most sellers get a great return on their investment when they sell. ATTOM, a property data provider, explains: “. . . home sellers made a $121,000 profit on the typical sale in 2023, generating a 56.5 percent return on investment.” That’s significant. And here’s one contributing factor. Durin...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Interviewing a realtor is an essential step in the home buying or selling process. Here are some tips to help you effectively interview a realtor: Research Potential Realtors: Before scheduling interviews, research potential realtors in your area. Look for agents with experience in your desired neighborhood and a track record of success. Ask for Referrals: Seek recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues who have recently bought or sold a home. Personal referrals can help you find trustworthy and reliable realtors. Prepare Questions: Prepare a list of questions to ask during the interview. Consider asking about the realtor's experience, knowledge of the local market, marketing strategies, communication style, and availability. Experience and Expertise: Inquire about the realtor'...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
NO BANK RENT to OWN House  Summerville ★ FREE RENT Month 3 - Boost Your Credit ScoreCreate your Own Payment Terms 🈚▐►NO BANK QUALIFYING RENT to OWN Brick House 3bd Summerville-Charleston ★ ★BUY HEREAVAILABLE TODAY!! 3 bd BRICK HOUSE RENOVATED  PLUS LAND – NEW APPLIANCES, Large Yard Front and Back, Trees, PLUS Shed! MORE! See Video Tour on Our Website Below  ★ NOW YOU CAN Create Your Own Payment  Terms!★ SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS ★ Terms = Savings!★ PLUS FREE RENT Month 3 - Boost Your Credit Score★ Two Rent to Own Options to ChooseOR★ Buy Outright for HUGE Cash Discount ★ JUST RENOVATED & UPDATED - SEE WEBSITE BELOW★ ★ ★ ★ BUY HERE WholeSale Buyer Values see:✴️▐► SCInvestmentProperties.com ★ ★★ We contact ALL who Visit Our FREE Preferred Buyer VIPCall Steve for Appointment ★ ★ See Our ...
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