Real Estate Industry

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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle
(Downing Frye Realty)
Lee County November Housing Market ReportThe November housing market report for Lee County showed 1,276 properties sold for just over $617 Million during the month. The luxury market picked up again with 73 properties sold at or above $1 Million, up from 62 luxury sales during October. Lee County covers Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Captiva, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Miromar Lakes, Sanibel and surrounding areas.The highest price sale was on Sanibel for $11,700,000. Once again, golf community properties dominated the highest priced homes sold in Lee County with 7 of the top 10 golf homes sold between $2,900,000 to $5,995,000. On average, homebuyers paid 97% of list price for the top 10 most expensive homes sold in Lee County. Lee County November Housing Market Report – Single F...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle
(Downing Frye Realty)
Sarasota Florida Housing Market UpdateThe latest Sarasota Florida housing market statistics showed 638 properties sold for just over $395 Million during November for the North Port, Sarasota, and Bradenton areas. The highest priced sale was for a single family home on Longboat Key for $10,000,000.Once again, inventory rose significantly compared to the same time last year. However, it is important to keep in mind inventory was extremely low last year. Like previous months, even though supply has increased, the greater Sarasota area ended the month with just over a 2 months’ supply of properties for sale. Most notable was the minimal increase in inventory from October to November which was only 7 percent.Overall, inventory ended the month at 2,410 properties for sale which is just over h...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle
(Downing Frye Realty)
2022 Naples November Real Estate RecapThe Naples November real estate recap showed 552 properties sold for just over $1 Billion. The largest sale was for $27,900,000 in Port Royal. Additionally, the luxury market remained strong, with 160 properties sold at or above $1 Million compared to 142 sales during October.The Naples market remains strong despite the recent hurricane, the economy and interest rate increases. If you have been watching national headlines you are likely concerned about a recession in 2023 and you have been told home building and home prices are dropping. What you may not be seeing in the national headlines is there are exceptions.Yes, the market has changed over the past several months. As Ali Wolf, chief economist for Zonda, the largest home building prop tech comp...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
Are you considering selling your rental property to a house buyers company? If so, you're probably trying to decide if the timing is right. While there's no one-size-fits-all answer, there are certain signs that can help you determine when it might be time to sell.From economic changes in your area to increasing maintenance costs and tenant turnover, here are 3 signs it’s time for you to consider selling your rental property.  Economic Changes in Your Area: Rising taxes, increasing insurance premiums, and other economic shifts can significantly impact your bottom line as a rental property owner. If the cost of owning and maintaining your rental property is no longer financially viable, then selling might be the best option.   Maintenance Costs: Owning a rental property comes with its fa...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
Are you struggling to keep up with your mortgage payments? Are you facing the threat of foreclosure? If so, the House Cash Buyers can help. They specialize in helping homeowners sell their homes quickly and avoid foreclosure. With their fast and reliable service, they can get you cash for your house in as little as seven days. They are experienced real estate professionals who will work hard to ensure that you get the best possible price for your home and can move on with life free from worry. Whether you’re looking for a quick sale or just want some extra time before having to move out, House Cash Buyers Company has the solutions that fit your needs. They will understand the stress of trying to keep up with mortgage payments and work hard to get you out of debt fast. They have helped c...
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By RPDFW @ Salas Home Team, #1 Team in Real Estate Specialty Services
(Realty Preferred DFW)
As we near the end of 2022, we would like to thank all of our clients, business partners, family, and friends who have supported us this year.   It is a great privilege and honor to serve in an industry that truly makes a difference and improves the lives of people in our community.   As we move forward in 2023, our intention is to continue to give the same level of service and grow our family of Realtors who seek to serve our community with mindfulness and professionalism.   Cheers to the new year, and may our good deeds be the light that governs our leadership compass. 
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By Jean Richer, Straight Talk on Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
Closing issues come in two sizes, large and small. Unfortunately, it is common for them to show up on a home you are having inspected to purchase. These issues will be solved during your negotiations between yourself the buyer, and the seller. You will determine together who will take care of these issues and an arrangement will be in place through changes made to your terms of purchase. We ensure all of our clients that these matters will be fixed simply and efficiently in everyone's favour and that it is part of the process in each real estate transaction. 
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By Rhonda Gustitus, Real Estate's A Dream With Rhonda Gustitus Team!
(The Rhonda Gustitus Team)
OVER 2200 SQ. FT. OF LUXURY LIVING in this 3/4 bedroom split plan home with large screened lanai, spacious screened front porch, fenced yard and a 10x20 air-conditioned storage shed! Currently used as an office and would make a perfect workshop or hobby room! Home has been completely re-pipped! This wonderful home is situated on a large corner lot with city water utility! Home is powered by Solar! Low monthly electric bills! Seller currently pays $140. per month and $10. service fee! Once panels are paid, you only have $10. service fee! Affordable and economical! This lovely home has been beautifully updated! Enjoy farm style white wood cabinets, glass tile backsplash, new kitchen sink, stainless appliances and plank tile flooring! The kitchen also includes a separate service station in...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Last week we talked about eliminating old habits. Today we will talk about the process of change. One organizational consultant likens this to unfreezing, then moving, then refreezing. Not everyone is happy to come along but some embrace change. Those who are scared need to be supported and reassured. This takes a confident and supportive leader. If you are alone, you need to think of these yourself.But first we must realize that change is never easy. One of the key reasons change might come hard has a lot to do with one of the tools your brain uses regularly. This tool helps you get through your days with the speed and accuracy you need without getting bogged down with minutia.This tool is called habit. Think about this for a minute. How many daily activities do you do without thinking...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
 Selling a house is an exciting and often intimidating process that requires careful consideration to ensure it goes smoothly. Unfortunately, there are real estate scams out there waiting to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners who do not know any better. To protect yourself from becoming a victim of these scams, you should be aware of the most common ones so you can avoid them altogether. One way to protect yourself is by considering cash house buyers as they offer more security than other types of buyers since payment will be made in full at closing. In this article, we will discuss seven real estate scams to watch out for when selling your home and how selecting the right buyer can help keep your best interests in mind throughout the entire process.  Contract Complications: It i...
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By Karen Schimpf, When Your Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSE
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
                                                                                                                                                https://flic.kr/p/arvBuC We want to take time out of this joyous season to say....."Thank you" You have allowed us to serve you, work alongside you, laugh, cry and pray with you. We are grateful! We wish you, your friends, and your family a safe and Happy New Years!     Give me a CALL TODAY at 512-358-1511 or get started by filling out this form! Karen Schimpf Commercial Capital, Ltd. O: 512-358-1511 E: karen@ApplyCommercialLoans.com L: www.linkedin.com/in/karenschimpf/ blog: http://bizloansconnections.com/ website: http://applycommercialloans.com   SBA Express Bolt! – Up to $150K Working Capital Loans in 2 weeks; ask for details P.S. REFINANCE ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Getting LOADED in 2023! Please be sure to remember past buyers and sellers when searching out clientele for the New Year. They trust, though need nurturing and will provide more business if you remain in touch.  Ignore past success stories and the people who played an integral part in them or seem to fall off the earth like so many agents reportedly do, then you get what you deserve...A BIG NOTHING! Appreciate people who continue to send clients in your direction. If you fail to do that, someone else will step as your replacement. Your loss, their gain! Make a quick call, meet for morning coffee, send a personalized card or send dog or kitty treats for those animal lovers. Whatever the method, it's up to you. Even a small gesture or effort may be appreciated and keep you Top of Mind. So...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
4747 Planters Ridge Dr, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3400003bed - 2bath - 0.17 sqft lotBeautiful brick home on a spacious lot home located in the desirable neighborhood of Piney Z! With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this well maintained home lives large with its open and inviting floor plan. Featuring fresh paint in 2020, a well appointed kitchen with all white cabinets and all new stainless steel appliances in 2020, a spacious master bedroom with a luxurious bath suite (soaking tub & shower) and walk in closet, as well as an 2016 HVAC! An abundance of windows allow for much desired natural light throughout the home and lead out to the screened in back porch and pavered patio overlooking the fenced back yard. All within walking dist...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On December 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau reported nationwide new single family home sales gained 5.8% to an annual rate of 640,000 homes in November of 2022 from 605,000 homes in October of 2022, but fell 15.3% from in November of 2021 an annual rate of 756,000 homes.The median new home sold value was $471,200, while the average sales price was $543,000 in November of 2022.There were estimated 461,000 new houses for sale, and 8.6 months supplies of available inventory at the end of November of 2022.For complete more detailed information about HUD and U.S. Census Bureau report of new home sales November of 2022, please click HERE
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On December 21, 2022, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that regional existing home sales in the Northeast declined 7.0% in November of 2022 to an annual rate 530,000 homes from October of 2022, and fell 28.4% from November of 2021. The median price in the Northeast was $394,700 in November 2022, gained 3.5% from November of 2021.Home sales in the Midwest lower 5.6% in November of 2022 to an annual rate 1,020 million homes from October of 2022, and dropped 30.6% from November of 2021. The median price in the Midwest was $268,600 in October of 2022, higher 3.9% from October of 2021.Home sales in the South decreased 7.1% in November of 2022 to an annual rate 1,840 million homes from October of 2022, and declined 35.0% fr...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an essential part of any successful digital marketing strategy, as it helps websites rank higher in search engine results and gain more visibility. But with so many SEO tactics to consider, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fortunately, several quick and easy tips can help you outrank your competitors on Google and give your website the boost it needs. In this article, we will discuss how optimizing content, researching keywords, improving page speed, building quality backlinks, and implementing technical SEO tactics can all help you get ahead of the competition. By following these simple steps, readers will learn what they need to do to optimize their websites for better performance and visibility online. Optimizing content is the foundati...
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By Rhonda Gustitus, Real Estate's A Dream With Rhonda Gustitus Team!
(The Rhonda Gustitus Team)
Elegant 2020 built 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage split plan home with heated in-ground pool & spa! This home features an expanded brick paver patio, impact windows & doors, whole house reverse osmosis purification system, & crown molding in all the main living areas. The ADT security system & cameras are included! Impressive waterproof vinyl plank flooring throughout the entire home! This lovely home has an open concept with a large granite center island countertop, pendant lighting & decorative backsplash! Impressive tray ceiling in the great room with crown molding design. French design sliding impact doors lead out to the pool patio! The master bedroom also has tray ceilings with crown molding, a large walk-in closet and private bathroom offering a walk-in shower with decorative wa...
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
There’s no denying the long-term financial benefits of owning a home, but today’s housing market may have you wondering if now’s still the time to buy. While the financial aspects of buying a home are important, the non-financial and emotional reasons are too. Home means something different to all of us. Whether it’s sharing memories with loved ones at the kitchen table or settling in to read a book in a favorite chair, the emotional connections to our homes can be just as important as the financial ones. Here are some of the things that make a house a home. 1. You Can Be Proud of Your Accomplishment Buying a home is a major life milestone. Whether you’re setting out to buy your first home or your fifth, congratulations will be in order when you’ve achieved your goal. The sense of acco...
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By Rhonda Gustitus, Real Estate's A Dream With Rhonda Gustitus Team!
(The Rhonda Gustitus Team)
Wait until you see this cozy, well-maintained, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage home! This home features a screen cage patio, hot tub, and a 2nd added side driveway that will fit the cars, RV, or boat! This home has been well taken care of, with the roof being replaced in 2015, new A/C in 2017, new tankless hot water heater in 2020, and new oversized dual compartment 1050 gallon septic in 2015. The garage is versatile and can store your car or be a 3rd bedroom having A/C & heat! Enjoy PGT hurricane impact windows throughout and an updated garage door per seller. This wonderful layout offers plenty of room with tall cathedral ceilings in the formal living room, the dining room is center and convenient to the kitchen, living & family room, and a fabulous family room with lots of lovely win...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Are you a landlord struggling to keep up with the costs of owning and maintaining the rental property? If so, it might be time to consider selling your rental property. Selling your rental property can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Cash home buyers are an increasingly popular option for landlords who want a fast and easy way to sell their investment properties without all of the hassle and expense of traditional real estate transactions. In this article, we'll look at some signs that indicate it's time to sell your rental property to cash home buyers.   You're Struggling to Keep Up with Maintenance Costs: One of the main responsibilities of being a ...
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