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By Julia Fedak, Raising the Bar on your Largest Investment
(Re/Max Escarpment Realty)
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Buying a Home for the First time can be daunting..but doesn't have to be! Who should you contact first? What are the next steps? What down payment is required? These are just some of the questions I hear from First time Home Buyers.  Let me help light the way for you and hold your hand through th...

By Bruno DiRenzo, Real Estate -
(RE/MAX Centre City John DiRenzo Team Brokerage)
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It's exciting to move into a new house or apartment, but it can also be an exhausting process. When you are faced with a new space cluttered with boxes and furniture that needs to be unpacked, sometimes the simplest little things can make your day better. Here are a few quick tips to make moving ...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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When someone purchases a car or a house, it is critical to protect these investments from loss. This is the purpose of insurance. While most people assume they are going to be safe at home, this isn’t always the case for the car that is sitting in the driveway. It is possible that someone might h...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Yes, you heard that right. Single women own 1.5 million more homes to be exact than single men. Per Realtor Magazine and Lending Tree on January 23, 2020,  "Single women are outpacing single men when it comes homeownership, a new study by LendingTree shows. In some metros, single women are achiev...

By Mark Murad, Virginia Realtor-Loudoun/Fairfax/PW (703)623-7626
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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SUMMARY   The current inventory level for South Riding,  (to see the most recent MARKET SNAPSHOT you can click here) remained at 5 active listings. With 1 new listings and 1 homes which went active under contract and /or pending last week last week. 1 homes closed with average days on the market ...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
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Beautiful newer 3 bed home in Painted Sky at Waterview, Widefield! Open and sunny floor plan boasts lovely hardwood floors throughout most of main level. Sunny living room w/2-story vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. Cooking is fun in this gorgeous kitchen w/ample cabinets, granite counters, sta...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
Comments 1
Yountville Weekly Real Estate Updatefor all Yountville listings current available, go to Yountville Real Estate for saleMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale                 4, med price $1,634,500, avg days on market 180current sale pendings      1,  med price $745,000, avg days ...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
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Five bedroom home in Fountain. The main level has living room, kitchen with attached dining area, laundry room, and access to the spacious rear deck and fenced rear yard. Upper level has four bedrooms and a full hall bathroom. Basement has been finished to include a family room, bathroom and fift...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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  Real Estate #QuickTip - Expect Multiple OffersWatch our Live shows on Facebook airing Wednesday’s at 12 pm.Elite Realty Group(423) 307-8566Licensed in TNEqual Housing Opportunity  The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and ...

By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
(Vision Quest Realty)
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NEW ON THE MARKET!  Lot 62, North Slope at The Retreat, a gated mountain resort, Caldwell, WV.  Enjoy the amenities at The Retreat, relax in the mountains listening to nature on this one-acre lot.   You will have amazing vistas when building your dream home or vacation home in this gated mountain...

(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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If you have a mortgage on your home, your total house payment may include 1/12 the cost of the annual taxes and insurance.  Those amounts are held in an escrow account so the lender can pay them when they become due.The most common reason an escrow account shortage occurs is that taxes and insura...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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The housing market in Ireland has slumped as a result of a lack of house construction. There has been a lot of red tape over the years that have hampered the mass building of homes that happened between 1999 - 2008. Today I am going to give you a quick overview of the process involved in buying a...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
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I didn't like him when he called 5 years ago on one of my listings.IDK . . . he just struck me as a know-it-all hoohah.  As a Mohave County AZ commercial broker who focuses on seller and landlord representation, I have over the years on many occasions said, "Sorry, can't help you." to 'buyers' or...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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There is no doubt that the success of an organization, or of a group within an organization, depends largely on the quality of its leader. Successful leaders anticipate change, exploit opportunities vigorously, motivate their followers to reach higher levels of productivity, correct poor performa...

By Keith Kyle, Top Producing Agent
(Vista Sotheby's International)
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The Hollywood Riviera is an ideal place to call home for many reasons but certainly high on the list is the location.View the current homes for sale in the Hollywood RivieraSitting between the beach and the hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Riviera gets the best of both worlds.  It's just ...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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I Shih Tzu Not! Animal lovers adore their pets, often dressing them up in designer duds, bathing and blowing them dry, tying ribbons in their hair, dining with them, polishing toe nails, walking them in baby carriages, buying purses to stow them, transporting them in trains, planes, boats and aut...

By Doug Reynolds, Realtor - Sacramento, CA
(Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate)
Comments 47
Guest Blog from Matt Gouge - Matt the Mortgage Guy.  Thanks for this fun little write up Matt.  I hope our audience enjoys.     Why you shouldn’t hire your brother-in-law to be your Realtor…               I love family as much as the next guy, so I’m not knocking family. The reason I am writing t...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Comments 3
Stunning 5 Bedroom home in immaculate condition! Sunny and bright open floor plan boasts vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. Formal dining and spacious living room w/FP. You will love the kitchen w/subway tiled backsplash, granite counters, eat at bar, pantry, newer stainless appliances and bfa...

By Alex Hales, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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Demand for managers with an MBA degree depends on the processes taking place in the global economy. After a difficult 2019, labor market forecasts for MBA graduates for 2020 looked pessimistic. Contrary to this, the 2020 labor market has generally shown stability. And the future prospects are enc...

By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, TOP LISTING AGENT ALONG THE BEACH
(PrimeSouth Properties)
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I have always liked data, numbers and such.  I find pleasure with discovering the Whys of Things, so I do alot of research in my market so I can help my clients better. It should not come as a surprise that some neighbor hood, "turn over"  on a quicker basis than others.  It makes sense to work w...