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By KAREN SANCHEZ, ...Marketing your home like no one else will.
( Reputable Realty)
Here is where all the scoop is   You can sign up for updates if you don't want to wait on me.Here is what the City has to say, there are maps attached that help clarify where.... are some of the features coming to the community.Here are the builders that are coming soon.Highland Homes have broken ground.I'll let you know when I've walked all 35 miles of the trails.#bucketlist #dontholdyourbreathMayfair is about 1900 acres. Which is about 3 sq miles.  They are planning a party, mark your calendar.MAY 11, 2024MayfestJoin us for the 1st annual Mayfest. Live music, bier and wein garten, food trucks, and family fun at Mayfair’s inaugural event. Stand by for more info and pics as things progress.PS AIME took the day off. Karen L...
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By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
Just Sold-1.27 acre overlooking a beautiful pond area in equestrian Royal Trails Subdivision. There is no time limit to build, the new owners can bring your own builder. Once they build, they may park their RV and boat. The new owners will have access to Lake Norris. The zoning allows 2 horses per acre, the minimum square footage is 1,200. The community has miles of paved roads to bike, walk or jog. The community park has a playground, screened pavilion with picnic tables with many activities throughout the year. A Deed restrictive community, no modular, mobile or manufacture homes allowed. The HOA is $65.00 per YEAR. If you are interested in purchasing now, please do not hesitate to call me for available parcels in the Subdivision or surrounding counties.Sincerely,Katina Hargrove, Brok...
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By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA)
 20 February 2024 single-family homes year/year report for the Town of Georgetown, MA. Georgetown is a community located 32 miles northeast of Boston in historic Essex County.          Listing Inventory on February 20 2023 2024 Var. Var. % Trend Listing Units 1 2 1 100% Increase Median Days on Market 118 19 -99 -83.90% Decrease Median List Price $1,195,000.00 $699,500.00 -$495,500.00 -41.46% Decrease Median List $ / SqFt $377.45 $345.60 -$31.85 -8.44% Decrease Approximate Absorption Rate 675.00% 237.50% -437.50% -64.81% Decrease Approximate Months Supply of Inventory 0.15 0.42 0.27 180% Increase       Listed (Year to Date) 2023 2024 Var. Var. % Trend Listing Units (Taken) 5 7 2 40% Increase Median Original List Price $699,000.00 $749,000.00 $50,000.00 7.15% Increase Median Original List...
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By John Watts
(Keller Williams Realty)
If you are thinking about selling your home in 2024 selling your home early in the year may work to your advantage. Timing makes a difference because home prices rise and fall like stocks.  Following are a few thoughts to consider when making your decision:Mortgage rates – In the past year sellers have been reluctant to sell because they would be paying a higher interest to replace their existing home.  Recently mortgage rates have begun to fall, and predictions are expecting interest rates to settle in the mid-6% range during 2024.  This means sellers will not lose as much when they trade their current home for a new home. This will help sellers to walk away from a transaction in a better position.Housing inventory – In many locations housing inventory is low and that allows sellers th...
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By Brian Schrader
(Coastline Real Estate Team)
Search here to see all homes for sale in RiverLights or call us with any questions.Thanks!Brian Schrader(910) 297-2475Coastline Real Estate TeamBlueCoast Realty Corp  
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By Bruce Parker, You Deserve The Best
(Best Realty)
There are many ways to get a real estate license. Costs should be in the range of $129 to $399. There are live zoom classes as well as 100% online classes work at your own pace. Call 732-266-3366 for more info or visit us at Best School of Real Estate
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Renew Baltimore - Breathing Life Back into Our CityFor as long as I can remember Baltimore City and its residents have been paying higher property taxes than surrounding counties.Renew Baltimore is encouraging registered voters in the City of Baltimore to sign their petition to limit and lower Baltimore City's Property tax rate.  Their goal is to help every neighborhood in the city by lowering the cost of living and increasing property values.  Lowering the property tax rate will encourage job growth in the city by helping businesses.  More people would be encouraged to stay in the city and to move to Baltimore if the property tax rates were lower.  And, with a lower tax rate investors would be more interested in converting the high number of vacant and boarded-up homes to livable resid...
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By Mike Tolj, Commercial Real Estate Without the Stress!
(Tolj Commercial Real Estate )
What is the future of Los Angeles real estate development?  With over $100 billion earmarked for investment through 2030, the city is poised for a significant transformation. From the construction of towering skyscrapers in downtown LA to the rejuvenation of older neighborhoods, the landscape is undergoing a massive makeover. What are the key takeaways from this impending revolution in commercial real estate?Anticipated to unfold over the next five years, this building boom is already reshaping the city's skyline. Construction cranes are a common sight from Hollywood to Koreatown, symbolizing the unprecedented level of investment. The demand for living and working spaces across the entire metro is driving developers to envision a modernized, vertically expanded Los Angeles. However, cha...
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By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA
(Barcode Properties)
Many first-time home buyers save up a lot for a down payment, but when it comes to closing the deal, surprise! Closing costs can catch them off guard. While some lucky buyers get these costs covered by sellers, most end up paying themselves.To understand the closing costs for your state, consider common expenses like appraisal fees, inspection fees, attorney fees( if any), mortgage taxes and fees, homeowners insurance, property tax, title insurance, etc.California closing fees: * The closing cost percentage for buyers in California accounts for 2% to 5% of the total purchase price. The exact closing costs depend on the type of loan, home value, sale contingencies, local laws, escrow and real estate service fees, and some other miscellaneous fees( recording fees, notary fee, etc.) You ca...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
In the dynamic world of real estate, staying informed about regulations and policies is crucial, especially if you're considering expanding your career into new territories like Florida. Mutual recognition is a concept that can significantly impact real estate professionals seeking licensure across state lines. If you're eyeing opportunities in Florida, understanding mutual recognition and the application process is essential. Let's break it down and simplify it for you.Understanding Mutual Recognition:Mutual recognition is like a golden ticket for real estate professionals that allows you to get a real estate license in Florida if you already hold one in certain other states. In Florida, they've struck mutual agreements with 10 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois,...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Greenwood Village, COMon Feb 19 2024This week the median list price for Greenwood Village, CO is $549,000 with 14 homes that are active. Median List Price $3,400,000 Median Price of New Listings $549,000 Per Square Foot $392 Average Days on Market 163 Median Days on Market 158 Price Decreased 50% Price Increased 7% Relisted 14% Inventory 14 Median Rent $2,850 Call me today if you are interested in a home in Greenwood village.
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Did you know that today is National Arabian Horse Day?  In honor of these beautiful animals, I wanted to highlight Al Marah, a neighborhood in Bethesda MD which was an Arabian Horse farm from the 1950s to the 1970s.    Before there were homes there, Al Marah was a large horse farm raising beautiful and elegant Arabians - hence the Arabic name which means Oasis.  Now the community is a mixture of traditionally styled homes on quarter acre and larger lots.  Many of them were built by Mitchell and Best, a local builder of quality homes. The Al Marah farm was started by Ruth "Bazy" Tankersley, a niece of Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune.  She had moved to Washington DC at the request of her uncle in 1949 to run Washington's Times- Herald.  She left the Times-Herald in 1951...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Are you looking for your next home to buy in the Sunny Phoenix area including Scottsdale? Tired of snow, high taxes, congestion? Well, to make your searching easier, here are MLS Homes For Sale in Phoenix metro in Arizona and always up to date. (Photo: Looking by Robin Higgins, Pixabay) Homes For Sale in Phoenix Metro on MLS UPDATED DAILYHere are homes for sale with a Homes For Sale in Phoenix metro Arizona UPDATED DAILY with a FULL PAGE view and also create your own filtered FREE MLS SEARCH PORTAL in Arizona.I can offer you a FREE MLS search with my  “Best Buy List” of the homes that are up for sale in your desired area.Scottsdale Arizona home by Jeff MasichIf you decide it's time to take the next step, I’d like to put my state-of-the –art buying services to work for you. And guess wha...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Tucson is known as America's first city of gastronomy.Tucson's food scene is like a delicious journey through time and culture. We've got an incredible mix of flavors thanks to our rich cultural history, a melting pot of heritage food ingredients, and a dedication to keeping it real with traditional cooking techniques. It's not just food; it's a tasty tale of Tucson's awesome gastronomic evolution! In Tucson, you'll find Mexican restaurants scattered throughout the city, but there's a particular hotspot boasting over 50 eateries. Recognizing this tasty treasure, the Tucson City Council officially declared an area in South Tucson as the premier 23-mile stretch of Mexican food in the entire country. So without delay, let's spill the beans about Tucson's fantastic 23-mile stretch of Mexica...
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By Mark Lomas, Experience You Can Count On!
(Santa Barbara Real Estate)
Proposition 19 went into effect on April 1, 2021, protecting millions of older homeowners, homeowners with severe disabilities, and victims of wildfires or natural disasters. As older homeowners move to senior housing, retirement communities, condos, and smaller homes, more homeownership opportunities will open up in communities throughout California each year for renters, young families, and first-time homebuyers. Proposition 19 allows victims of wildfire or natural disasters to transfer the property tax base of their damaged house to a replacement home anywhere in California. Proposition 19 also frees up inventory by offering these considerations.TAX SAVINGS FOR OLDER HOMEOWNERS Thanks to Prop 19, seniors, retirees, and all homeowners aged 55+ can move closer to family, medical care, ...
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By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
RETAIL PAD in Aaron's Plaza, Bullhead City AZ - All Infrastructure In! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $199,900 Lots and Land Main Features Lot: 5,010 sqftMLS #: 009930 Location 2747 Miracle MileBullhead City, AZ 86442USA Candice A Donofrio NEXT WAVE Real Estate Investments LLC(928) 704-5181Candice@RealEstateBHC.com       Our recent listings RETAIL PAD in Aaron's Plaza | $199,900 | Bullhead City, AZHIGH VISIBILITY FORT MOHAVE COMMERCIAL 1.26 AC LOT | $299,900 | Fort Mohave, AZDeveloper Parcel Kingman AZ | $315,000 | Kingman, AZ8.50 Acres At Foot Of Black Mountains Off Oatman Highway | $59,900 | Golden Valley, AZ 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)
Observations by a Beverly Hills Realtor, Endre Barath: Is there a real estate foreclosure wave coming? I have seen headlines that try to promote this idea, that a New Wave of Foreclosures is coming our way. Personally, my take is, those who push this idea are attention seekers who do not know what they are talking about. Their headlines and posts remind me of the Bait & Click concept or maybe they have an ulterior motive??Just to be clear I follow Altos Research & the Multiple Listings Data very closely and have not seen any indication of this “wave”. In addition, I listen to Steven Thomas who is a Quantitative Economics & Decision Scientists. If you do not follow him, you should, check out some of his pod cast, his focus is on California, and he is starting to expand his knowledge and ...
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By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
In our series "Real Estate Terms You Should Know," today we are going to talk about what is a walk-through in real estate. This step in the home buying and selling process is crucial, yet it is often underestimated by both first-time buyers and seasoned investors alike.A walk-through is the final inspection of a property before the closing of the sale. It allows the buyer to verify that the condition of the home is as agreed upon in the contract. During the walk-through, which usually takes place 24 to 48 hours before the closing, the buyer checks that any agreed-upon repairs have been made, that the home is in the expected condition, and that no new issues have emerged since the home inspection.The walk-through is not a formal inspection but rather a final check to ensure that everythi...
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By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
In our series "Real Estate Terms You Should Know," today we are going to talk about what is Veterans Affairs and how it relates to real estate. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) plays a significant role in assisting veterans, active-duty service members, and select surviving spouses in achieving the American dream of homeownership.The VA helps eligible individuals by offering the VA Loan program, a standout benefit of military service. The program provides an opportunity for those who have served our country to purchase a home with favorable terms not available to the general public.How the VA Relates to Real Estate: VA Loans: These loans are guaranteed by the VA and provided by private lenders. VA Loans offer several advantages, including no down payment, no private...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
CT Leads by Example with Disclosure on CompensationWith all the anxiety generated across the country in real estate starting with the realignment and change in NAR over the lawsuits for compensation, our State Real estate commission has reconfigured our listing forms with clarity over compensation and how it will be paid.The issue with compensation nationally is not impacting with our state as harsh as our forms have been very detailed as to what was being paid and how.The new forms take it further and require sellers to acknowledge with their initials and signatures the amount of the fees they are giving to the listing agent and how much of that is being given to a buyer's agent.Compensation to Cooperating Brokers:  Broker has explained Cooperative Compensation and Seller(s) understand...
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