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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
At this time, we are in more of a normal real estate market mode in the Phoenix Arizona metro area. with a 3.3 month supply of homes after seeing a shortage of home over the past year. Home prices are continuing to increase ($470K median up from $460K in March and $430K at the end of 2023) with inflation still on the upswing. Mortgaga rates are up in the low 7s, but still closer to record lows (3s) than highs (17s)...plus you can always refinance if rates drop. These Phoenix metro home prices are still much less than California as we still see Californians leaving their state and moving to Arizona.Month End April 2024What you waiting for? If you wait to buy a home during inflation and rising homes prices you will be "priced out of the market".Interest rates high? Rates can be refinanced...
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
Yep....Just like I drew it up!  I love it when a plan comes together!Ohh...I know what you may be thinking....Mike stole that from the A-Team guy!!!And the internet...the all mighty great Swambezi Internet...master of all quotes...and never wrong...ever... even when it works with lightening speed: About 1,010,000,000 results (0.42 seconds)  says "a billion results might change it...but we think Hannibal Smith was the first".  Personally I think that is most likely Bull Smit....but this is a story about the Rains on the Plains...so let's get on with it!On April 25th I Did the Rain Dance Blog because we were very, very dry.  It appears that I have still got my dancing skills and I Love it when a Plan comes together...because Now...8 days later it appears that we are very wet!Yes the Rains...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
 To check out more of Homeowner and Seller’s Tips, visit my website: Homeowner And Real Estate: Tipshttps://www.annasellsrealestate.com/fine/real/estate/homeownertip/custom/Homeowner-and-Real-Estate-Tips Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece RealtyCall me at 772-485-4188 with any Real Estate Questions. Web-site:www.annasellsrealestate.com1775 SW Gatlin Blvd Ste 101, PSL, FL, 34953 
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Experience unparalleled luxury in this expansive 5,752sf home, perfectly designed to accommodate Colorado living with ease and elegance. This prestigious home boasts 5 beds and 5 baths, w/full guest multi-gen suite on the ground-level access w/kitchenette, living/dining area, 2 beds, and bath, all finished w/polished concrete and cozy carpeted floors—ensuring privacy and comfort w/o the need for stairs. The main residence radiates modern luxury, illuminated by abundant natural light. One of the 2 furnaces and AC units are new, and the home also features a hail-resistant tile roof. Fresh paint/new carpeting throughout the home underscore its pristine, ready-to-move-in condition. Primary bedroom is a retreat- offering an enormous space w/vaulted ceilings and sitting area that promises tra...
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
State Wide Answers: What's A Fixer Upper?There's an old saying that one man's trash is another man's treasure, the same could be said about the condition and "fixing" a home needs. The term "fixer upper" has a broad definition these days to mean anything from structural repair to changing of paint color. Who would have thought that there would be a time when a home on the market for a million dollars would be considered a "fixer upper"? In general, a fixer upper is a home that needs work to update key components such as electrical, plumbing, foundation, walls etc. to meet the new codes and regulations or to restore to good repair. In other cases the term fixer upper is used to mean updating of "cosmetic" issues like paint, light fixtures, countertops to match your desired taste and styl...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
The real estate sector is going through a major shift towards sustainability in an era characterized by environmental awareness and climate change. The design and build of new construction homes increasingly prioritizes resource conservation, a reduction in environmental impact, and the creation of healthier living environments. With their eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient features, these houses are leading the way toward a cleaner future. 1. Energy Efficiency: One of the cornerstones of sustainable home construction is energy efficiency. Builders are incorporating advanced insulation, high-performance windows, and efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to minimize energy consumption. Additionally, many new homes feature renewable energy sources su...
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Funny how young experiences gently but indelibly imprint our subconscious and shape our way of being . . .I've had a few.   Funny how young experiences gently but indelibly imprint our subconscious and shape our way of being . . . I've had a few. As a young teen, I'd stay at my cousin's in Conejo Valley, CA for weeks in Summer.  Her older sister had a restaurant in La Crescenta. (Italian, of course.)  So I learned how to wait tables. (I also learned that I'm not good at waiting tables! LOL) One day, a man came into the restaurant and by appearances, anyone would think 'that's a homeless guy'. Unkempt and shabbily dressed. I went to the back kitchen and said, what shall I do with him? My cousin laughed! "Give him anything he wants! That's Kirk Kerkorian, he owns half of Vegas!" She was n...
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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)
Funny how young experiences gently but indelibly imprint our subconscious and shape our way of being . . .I've had a few.As a young teen, I'd stay at my cousin's in Conejo Valley, CA for weeks in Summer. Her older sister had a restaurant in La Crescenta. (Italian, of course.) So I learned how to wait tables. (I also learned that I'm not good at waiting tables! LOL)One day, a man came into the restaurant and by appearances, anyone would think 'that's a homeless guy'. Unkempt and shabbily dressed.I went to the back kitchen and said, what shall I do with him?My cousin laughed! "Give him anything he wants! That's Kirk Kerkorian, he owns half of Vegas!" She was not exaggerating - her husband was his nephew. *****Fast forward to my late teens. I'm in Hollywood in radio school, taught by indus...
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By Susan Isaacs | DC Real Estate Consultant, Partnering with: DOMOofCompass
(Compass | 1313 14th St NW DC 20005)
Zillow Introduces Non-Exclusive Touring Agreement Hoping Agents Will Work Free To Support ThemThis week, Zillow published a 'non-exclusive touring agreement' for home buyers and agents, with the suggestion that the real estate industry adopt it as a model for such agreements nationwide. It guarantees that agents will not be paid for consultation with buyers regarding specific properties, and assisting buyers in locating and touring properties. The agreement also states: "In connection with providing the Touring Services, Broker shall adhere to any and all non-waivable duties required under applicable state law for real estate brokers working with a consumer in a non-agency capacity."The term of the agreement is 7 days. Buyers are free to sign as many of these agreements as they like, co...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🏛85234 Housing Headlines 5-10-24 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE ️Not only is Gilbert a thriving business community, but its access to a nationally ranked public school system, an abundance of family-friendly activities, and over 300 days of sunshine per year make Gilbert a sought-after place to call home in Arizona and the Southwest United States. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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Pickleball, a delightful fusion of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, has taken Long Beach Island, NJ, by storm. With its low entry costs and easy learning curve, it's no wonder why people of all ages are flocking to the courts. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned player, Long Beach Island (LBI) offers a vibrant Pickleball scene that caters to everyone's needs.Learn how to enjoy playing pickleball on Long Beach Island, NJ!Where to Play Pickleball on Long Beach IslandBay View ParkSituated at 6805 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, NJ 08008, Bay View Park is a haven for Pickleball enthusiasts. Boasting three outdoor courts with permanent nets and lines, it provides a perfect setting for friendly matches or intense competitions. The hard surface ensures consistent ball bounces, enhancing the pl...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
This property not only offers a luxurious lifestyle but also stands as a testament to the seamless integration of historical elegance and modern convenience, making it a unique haven for those seeking a serene escape or a creative retreat.Is This The First Medieval Castle In Florida? Please remember to "like" the post and the video on YouTube too! Thank you. 🏡  Link to all homes for sale in Tallahassee 📺 Subscribe To The Joe Manausa Real Estate Channel and Get More Housing Market Reports, Listings, Real Estate Marketing Tips, and answers to your frequently asked questions. 📘 Get the DIGITAL MARKETING BOOK Written by a Realtor for Realtors!
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
You may have heard mortgage rates are going to stay a bit higher for longer than originally expected. And if you’re wondering why, the answer lies in the latest economic data. Here’s a quick overview of what’s happening with mortgage rates and what experts say is ahead.Economic Factors That Impact Mortgage RatesWhen it comes to mortgage rates, things like the job market, the pace of inflation, consumer spending, geopolitical uncertainty, and more all have an impact. Another factor at play is the Federal Reserve (the Fed) and its decisions on monetary policy. And that’s what you may be hearing a lot about right now. Here’s why.The Fed decided to start raising the Federal Funds Rate to try to slow down the economy (and inflation) in early 2022. That rate impacts how much it costs banks to...
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By Bob Elliot, 30+ Yrs Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
 Buying a home is one of the most significant investments you'll ever make. It's not just about finding the right location or the perfect layout; it's also about understanding the property's history. Knowing the ins and outs of a home's past can save you from potential headaches down the road. So, how can you research a property's history before making the big decision? Let’s look at the steps you can take: Public Records SearchOne of the first steps in researching a property's history is to dig into public records. These records contain valuable information about the property's ownership, sales history, liens, tax assessments, and any recorded easements or restrictions. You can usually find these records at your county clerk's office or online through government websites. Title SearchP...
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By Tina D Saporito, Your Dedicated Palm Desert, CA Realtor Since 2005, Call (760)799-8460. www.JustListedinPalmDesert.com
(Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Rancho Mirage, & Palm Springs.)
Utilizing GPS Trackers for Real Estate Asset ProtectionExploring the use of GPS for property safeguarding presents numerous advantages, such as heightened asset security and minimized risks. Incorporating GPS technology into property management strategies has been a longstanding practice, renowned for offering peace of mind and potential reductions in insurance costs for specific assets. So, what's the mechanics behind employing GPS units for property supervision? It commences with selecting the appropriate GPS device and its strategic placement. Here's an overview, including the integration of solar-powered surveillance cameras.Leveraging GPS Devices for Vehicle Protection:A prevalent application of GPS devices revolves around safeguarding vehicles. This functionality extends beyond me...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
There are mornings like this one, where the mist or fog is so heavy you can hardly see in front of your nose as we say in England. It has felt that way with the multiple lawsuits brought against brokers, NAR and the MLS's in the real estate industry. Then as the sun rises, it slowly clears and before you know it, it is a bright and sunny day.After decades of homes being sold in a certain way, someone seems to have suddenly had the bright idea to bring a lawsuit and make some money. The people making the most will be the attorneys, who made a case and won. The firms and brokerages are settling faster than a set of ten pins falling. Without admitting any wrong doing they want to move on and put this behind them. BUT, there are other lawsuits, now being brought by the buyer side of the tra...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Why are Americans are moving in large numbers to the SOUTH and the  WARMEST states of Arizona, Florida and Texas? If really so concerned about Global Warming shouldnt Americans be moving NORTH? Why is that?The government tells us we should be so concerned over global warming. If people were really serious and concerned about global warming and truly believed the earth only  had a few years left, one would expect those people to be leaving the warmer states and to be moving away from the equator. Instead Americans are actually moving  towards the equator and Arizona, Flordia and Texas. What gives?Carefree Arizona (photo town website)We are seeing that here in Arizona as Americans and those from foreign countries are flocking to the Grand Canyon state that historically has the highest tem...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
Are you ready for an adventure into this new construction home for sale in Greater Greenville, SC? Step right up and prepare to be amazed by the Lansford Floorplan by Toll Brothers, located in Fountain Inn, SC. Picture this: a home where comfort meets extravagance, where every corner whispers of comfort and every detail is crafted with precision. Being zoned in sought-after schools, educational excellence is at your doorstep. Plus, with up to $7500 builder incentives, the only thing better than this dream home is the dream deal. At the time of recording this video, this new construction home for sale in Fountain Inn, SC is offered at $597,900. Main LevelStep through the front door and be greeted by the open floor plan with endless possibilities. With a sprawling approximately 3280 squar...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Discover your sanctuary in northwest Colorado Springs with this delightful raised ranch townhome in the esteemed School District 20. Enjoy the ease of one-level living complemented by sunny vaulted ceilings that create an open, airy atmosphere. This home features an attached garage and backs onto serene open space, providing a private retreat right in your backyard. The front main level deck leads to the welcoming entrance, while the upper level deck, accessible from the living room, offers stunning views of Pikes Peak. Inside, the light and bright kitchen boasts luxury vinyl plank flooring, modern white cabinets, updated stainless appliances, and elegant granite countertops. Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining room features a charming bay window, adding character and natural light. Rel...
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
Prairie View Business Park Kearney, NE East Highway 30 2.3 acre LotsDear Central Nebraska businesses... I warned you last week!! You didn't listen!!And Now all the Lots are Under Contract.Sale Pending on the final 3 lots !  Zero Lots Available!!  Sorry...you are too late...tried telling everyone last week they were going for a great price! And they did!!6815 E 45th Street, Kearney!Zoned Light Industrial Land (No Longer) For Sale  10 lots have Sold - Final 3 are Under ContractCheck out the link below. SO many options...near Storage Complexes and major roofing company and Claas Tractor Dealership!3 Phase Electric to edge of each Lot. Well and septic allowed!Click Full Listing Button for 15+ Photos to see what you missed out on!! https://www.mystatemls.com/property/11013885/?listshare=5MEA...
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