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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff are Smithtown Long Island REALTORS® and know all the condo communities in Smithtown. Today, let us introduce you to Hidden Ponds, a private townhouse community. Hidden Ponds is a code-gated community in Smithtown Long Island. It can be reached by Route 347, between Mt. Pleasant Road and Terry Road. Hidden Ponds in Smithtown Long Island is in Suffolk County New York within The Smithtown School District #1.  The neighborhood is surrounded by Hidden Ponds Circle, Pond View Lane, North Lane, W Pond Ct and S Pond Lane. This pet friendly Smithtown New York subdivision offers amenities including the clubhouse, pool, tennis, gym, play area and ponds with spraying fountains during the warmer months. Hidden Ponds are all attached units. There are some ranch fl...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 26, 2023 New properties for sale 357Back on the market listings 85Price decrease listings 421Price increase 63Active kick out 10Active option contract 313Active contingent 51Pending listings 346Sold listings 221Expired listings 30Cancelled listings 61Withdrawn listings 6Temporary off market listings 27Coming soon listings 75
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
 Selling a home can be intimidating, especially if you need to figure out who to trust. It would be best to find someone reliable and trustworthy who will help you get the best deal on your home. So how do you know which house buyer's company is right for you? Here are the ten signs that should help guide your decision-making regarding finding a reliable and trustworthy house buyers company. Knowing these signs can make all the difference in how quickly and easily your sale goes through, so read on!  Professionalism: Look for house buyers that demonstrate professionalism at all times, from the initial house viewing to handling any paperwork that needs to be completed along the way. Professional house buyers should also have excellent communication skills, be organized, and provide high ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
2035 Whippet Way, Sedona, AZ 86336Includes A Self-contained Guest Suite With A Separate EntranceMLS # 532148Month to Month Rental Capability 3 Bedrooms   |   1,704 Sq Ft   |   3 Baths  Red Rock Views   |   Front Courtyard Patio      Stunning Backyard Oasis  |  10 Ft Ceilings 0.10 Acres   |   2 Car Garage   |   Shared Driveway   |   Single Level  Covered Rear Patio   |  Rear Gas Fire Feature  |  $4,211 Taxes/2022 Where is this Home Positioned? Property FlyerDistinctive Home In the Center of West SedonaOne-Minute Snapshot Video - 2035 Whippet WayImagine...Delight in owning your piece of the Sedona dream in the heart of West Sedona, where all the action is located.  You can find restaurants, four grocery stores, plenty of shopping, two movie theaters, professional and medical services, plu...
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By Karen Briscoe, Your Agent For Life!
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group - Keller Williams)
 Opportunity Knocks!2022 Compared to 2021 and 2012By Lizzy ConroyHappy New Year! It’s January 2023 and the number one question we are asked these days is, “How’s the real estate market doing?” While mortgage interest rates impacted the market in the last two quarters of2022, we believe that opportunity will emerge in 2023. Inventory remains persistently low, benefiting sellers who are planning a move in 2023, while buyers can take advantage of increased days on market and a return to more normal market conditions. When looking back to 2012, sales are up 10%, despite the fact that the number of sales in McLean and Great Falls decreased nearly 27% from from 2021 to 2022.The most active price point has shifted from under $1,000,000 to over $1,000,000 and the strongest price category in 202...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 14701 Front Beach Road 1435, Panama City Beach, FL 32413     MLS number: 736515Price: $429,900Beds: 1Baths: 1Sq feet: 7 Call John Skinner 850-543-5763 to see if this property is still available. Welcome to Paradise! Direct Gulf Living at its finest! Exceptional opportunity to own a premier, luxury condo at Emerald Beach Resort. This beautifully furnished 792sq.ft, 1-bedroom/1-bath and extra hallway bunk area packs a lot into an ultra-efficient floorplan. Sweeping Gulf views from the Living Room, Kitchen, and generous Balcony. The mid-stack location is the perfect elevation – not too high and not too low! Enjoy Premium interior finishes including a completely remodeled bathroom, brand new LVP flooring throughout (inc bedroom), crown molding, granite counter tops and sta...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Quail Run Condos in Deer Park, Long Island is a popular code-gated community that offers a wide range of condo options for residents.   Whether you're in the market for an attached ranch condo or an attached two-story townhouse, Quail Run has something to suit your needs. The community is designed with convenience in mind, and it's no wonder that it's one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the area.   One of the standout features of Quail Run is the extensive amenities package. The community boasts 3 pools, tennis courts, and a cozy clubhouse. Some of the units have a garage and a fireplace, adding an extra layer of convenience and comfort to the residents. Pet-friendly, this community is also a great option for pet owners.   The community also offers ample parking throughout an...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 2076 Scenic Gulf Drive UNIT 3008, Miramar Beach, FL 32550MLS number: 915105Price: $625,000Bed: 3Bath: 2Square Footage: 1,106 Call Gil Erikson 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available.This lovely condo has been recently remodeled and is your ticket to the fabulous beach lifestyle. Great view of the Gulf from your balcony. New bathrooms and new flooring. TV and furniture was replaced in 2021. HVAC replaced in 2018. Painted and new light fixtures in 2020. Plenty of room for the whole family and you can also cash in $$$$ on vacation rentals. Located on the always popular Scenic 98 bike and pedestrian path. Many fun restaurants and attractions in the area. Buyer to verify all information.  Click here to see additional photos and details of this property
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
Did you know…Buying a starter home can help you build equity now that you can use towards a bigger home later.  I am sure that almost everyone has dreamt of the fantastic home on the beach or in the mountains.  Don't wait for that dream to come alive.  The time could be now.BUT If the time is not right, don't wait for the clock to tick past today.  A starter home can get you one step closer to that dream home.  If you’ve got questions about how to get started, send me a message — I’m here to help!#realestate #realestateagent #listreports #buying #selling #realestateexpert #homeowner #dreamhome #homeownership #homebuying #homesearch #buyingahome #financehub
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 900 Gulf Shore Dr Unit 1095, Destin, FL 32541Price: $699,000MLS number: 892761Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Sq Ft: 1,430 Call Gil Erikson 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available.This lovely condo has a great view of the Gulf of Mexico and has plenty of room for the whole family to make vacation memories. The primary bedroom has access to the balcony and has a nice beach view. You can also cash in on lucrative vacation rentals. Many great amenities include beach access, tennis, pool, basketball, exercise room, sauna, and more. Many fun restaurants and attractions in the area. HVAC was just replaced in December of 2022.  Click here to see additional photos and details of this property
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 550 Topsl Beach Blvd 1411 Miramar Beach FL 32550MLS number: 910958Price: $950,000Beds: 2Baths: 2Sq feet: 1,230 Call Gil Erikson 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available.Great view of the Gulf of Mexico from the oversized balcony of this lovely Penthouse level condo. You can enjoy this fantastic vista from the living room and kitchen as well. High ceilings give the condo a very open feel. Ready for you to make vacation memories and/or $$$ cash in on rentals.Sleeper sofa in living room so their is plenty of room for the whole family. This is an end unit so there is lots of natural light coming in. All the best amenities you want like beach access, pools, tennis, fitness center, pickle ball , and more.Plenty of fun restaurants and attractions in the area. H...
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By Clayton Bonjean, Broker | Owner | MBA
(Mainsail Realty Company)
WaterSound Real Estate | Search Homes, Lots and Condos For SalePlease visit our new website at www.30ARealEstatePros.com.  This is the most thorough and easy to use 30A Real Estate Search Available.  You will find every WaterSound listing by clicking the links below.WaterSound Beach SearchWaterSound West Beach SearchWaterSound Origins Search30A Real Estate Pros Website Info. No personal info required ever! Most thorough 30A search. Search active and sold Listings Save properties and searches We will never call unless you ask.   
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By Clayton Bonjean, Broker | Owner | MBA
(Mainsail Realty Company)
WaterColor Real Estate | Search Homes, Condos and Lots For SalePlease visit our new website and you will find every WaterColor Real Estate listing from every 30A Realtor.  You will also be able to search sold comps like a pro.  Your personal info is never required to search on 30a Real Estate on www.30ARealEstatePros.com.Click the link below to search WaterColor Real EstateWaterColor Real Estate Search 
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Real Estate Tip of The Day:Raise Your Hand If You Know The Difference Between A Home Valuation And A Home Appraisal ~→ APPRAISALIf you are financing your home with a mortgage,  you will want to be sure to negotiate a home appraisal contingency into the sales contract. This is a process through which a real estate appraiser determines the fair market value of a home. It can assure you and your lender that the price you have agreed to pay for a home is fair.The appraisal contingency protects you the buyer because if the appraisal comes in too low to justify the agreed-upon purchase price, then you can cancel the deal without penalty or renegotiate the terms of the deal with the seller. → HOME VALUATIONA home valuation is the market value of a property determined by the buyer of a property...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 25, 2023 New properties for sale 306Back on the market listings 90Price decrease listings 404Price increase 60Active kick out 8Active option contract 363Active contingent 52Pending listings 403Sold listings 229Expired listings 18Cancelled listings 92Withdrawn listings 7Temporary off market listings 38Coming soon listings 73
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 866 Santa Rosa Boulevard UNIT 403, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548MLS number: 914955 Price: $500,000 Bed: 1Bath: 2Square Footage: 820 Call John Moran 850-217-7618 to see if this property is still available.CALLING ALL INVESTORS! This prime 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo with hallway bunks + sleeper sofa is an investors dream with rental income potential up to $80,000! Folks are flocking to Okaloosa Island because it is lower density and the beaches aren't as crowded with 6 rows of beach chairs! This condo sits on the fourth floor and boasts incredible unobstructed views. It feels spacious with a 820 sq. ft. floor plan. The focal point of the property is the floor-to-ceiling glass doors looking out at the Gulf of Mexico.It's rental ready, everything you want in a kitchen and dinin...
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By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
You've probably read articles advising you to pay attention to what the top agents in your marketplace are doing, then copy them. In some ways, that's good advice - although no one should aspire to merely be a clone!This morning's email from eleanor@kreativcopywriting.com offered a twist on that advice that I thought was worth sharing. "Stop studying what your competitors do right.Study what they do wrong.And then fill that gap.""Alternatively, look at something they do (and you do too) but they don't highlight."I agree, at least partially. I think it's wise to highlight things you do that every agent should be doing. However, my years in real estate showed me that many agents don't do the things that you see as routine. That's why I always encourage real estate pros to mention them in ...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 3 Bedrooms  2.5 Bathrooms Sq ft: 1,496 For more details surrounding the sale of this condo please contact the following:     John Skinner, Realtor/Listing Specialist  Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast36008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 201Destin, FL 32541Panama City Beach - Bay County - 30AE-Mail: JohnSkinner@AtTheBeachTeam.com       Website: www.AtTheBeachTeam.comJohn SkinnerOffice: 850-654-3325Mobile: 850-543-5763Fax: 800-654-2959
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 24, 2023 New properties for sale 315Back on the market listings 111Price decrease listings 374Price increase 56Active kick out 11Active option contract 345Active contingent 62Pending listings 509Sold listings 309Expired listings 31Cancelled listings 111Withdrawn listings 11Temporary off market listings 52Coming soon listings 54
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 1096 Scenic Gulf Drive UNIT 412, Miramar Beach, FL 32550MLS number: 914595 Price: $750,000 Bed: 2Bath: 2Square Footage: 1,313 Call Gil Erikson 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available.This lovely updated condo is your ticket to the fabulous beach lifestyle. Great view of the Gulf of Mexico and lots of natural light make this condo stand out. This condo has the biggest 2 bedroom floor plan in the building so there is plenty of room for the whole family. The kitchen was opened up when it was updated so the floor plan has great flow. Stylish bathrooms with tile and glass shower stalls, bathtub in the master bathroom. Fully furnished and ready for you to make vacation memories and you can also cash in on rentals. HVAC replaced in 2018 and appliances in 2016....
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