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By Marty Snyder, PSA, SFR, SRS; Ohio Homes for Sale
(OwnerLand Realty)
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One of my favorite venues for marketing for buyers and sellers is none other than Facebook.When I first signed up for FB, I was thinking, "what am I doing"? This is for young people. I soon realized there are hundreds of thousands of users that are much older than I am and it is also an excellent...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
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  Things To Include In Your Home or Apartment Insurance Inventory ListRenting An Apartment  in Brooklyn Should I have Renters Insuance ?  YES  1 - Photograph the contents of every room  in your home - incl the  basement and garage   2 - Create a spread sheet - note the make , model, serial number...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Santa Monica, CA  90401 has a new Independent Bookstore: The Book MonsterThe other day, Diane and I had some business to take care of in Santa Monica, CA, we were done by about 9 am and as we were heading towards the beach to grab breakfast, look what we discovered. Indeed, you guessed it, anothe...

By The Isaacs Team llc, BUY SMART. SELL SMART. HIRE SMART AGENTS.
(Slate Properties 1121 5th St NW DC 20001)
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Now Selling in Logan Circle DC - 11 Park Condominium 11 Park is a 4-story condominium in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington DC. 11 Park offers eight 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, townhouse-style units on the first two floors ranging in size from approximately 1,650 square feet to nearly 1800 squa...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
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 Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with RE/MAX Executive in Charlotte, North Carolina are pleased to share this 5-Star Review from very special clients who were moving to the Charlotte metro area to live closer to children and grandchildren.  At the end of the day, there really is noth...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Homes for All PeopleSelling real estate has been an honor and a joy of mine for many years. Though I have been around a very long time and can certainly retire, I have more to give and want to see more families, individuals realize the American Dream.Everyone has the right to own a home and exper...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
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 Have you heard that Charlotte, North Carolina's "hottest" ZIP code for two years in a row is the 28273 ZIP code in Steele Creek? Realtor.com has just come out with its 2017 hottest ZIP codes for buyers and sellers in the country and Steele Creek's 28273 ZIP code was ranked #30 (up from #41 last ...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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  Here is the HOOP SCOOP gathered from public sources on the latest real estate news involving our local NBA players and associates. $5.25 million: Asking price for Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson’s 10,138-square-foot Pinecrest mansion, purchased for $4.83 million in August 2016.$40,000: Proposed ...

By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Beachfront Realty)
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 No big surprise here. When a hurricane comes to town real estate activity basically comes to a halt. Hurricane Irma came to Florida on September 11th. For 3 days before a storm no home owner policies are written, during the storm and its aftermath all is pretty much on lock down until the power ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Coral Point Real Estate Market Report October 2017There are no homes currently on the market in the Coral Point community of Rocky Point in Stuart FL.There also are no homes currently under contract.In the past 12 months, 3 homes have sold in Coral Point.  The sales prices ranged from a low of $4...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Long and Foster)
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Bethesda is a perfect community to call home. We have lots of four bedroom homes for sale in Bethesda Maryland in a variety of styles, amenities, and price ranges.  Much of Bethesda was built in the 1940s through the late 1950s to the early 1960s. Bethesda Home StylesAs a result, we have a lot of...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Halloween is right around the corner, things are starting to get scary. No that is the View, just keep changing the channel. What a week it has been. So on this Sunday, I still will not watch the NFL? It seems like summer here in New England.  I can say that I have nothing to say, but have some p...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola Homes and Real Estate, Study: Fewer homeowners 'seriously underwater' ATTOM: In South Florida, 13% of homeowners with a mortgage owed at least 25% more than their home's value - a decline from 17.3% only one year earlier. Read more.                Upcoming Events in Pensacola, FL | Pnj...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Are you ready? Put your food down. If you are queezy, sit down. I have found perhaps the scariest bathroom.... ever!!! This is not for the faint of heart. Last chance to skip ahead to the comment section if you do not want to see it. A real life home left in this condition. A home taken back by ...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Long and Foster)
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The Elizabeth4601 North Park, Chevy Chase MD 20815Are you looking for a high rise elegant building in the heart of Friendship Heights in Chevy Chase, Maryland? Do you expect a full service building with a great 24 hour front desk? Do you like to swim in an indoor pool in your own condo building? ...

By Francine Viola, Realtor, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs
(Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA)
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They all go fast!  And in this scary-fast real estate market, buyers and sellers now more than ever need a really good REALTOR® on their side. But the fear of the unknown stops many buyers and sellers dead in their tracks.  They wander from open house to open house like the walking dead, not know...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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There may be nothing scarier to a home buyer than the mortgage process. You do not want to get "tricked" by doing something wrong. You certainly deserve a "treat" in the sense of a mortgage approval on your Manchester NH area dream home.     THE TOP 5 ARE:   1. DO NOT GET TRICKED INTO BUYING A H...

By Rebecca Gaujot, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
(Perry Wellington Realty)
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This post is for Dick Greenberg's 2017 Active Rain Photography Contest. The below photo is for the Real Life Category, Sub-Category Miscellaneous Photo.  This photo was taken in a log cabin I have listed.  I remember my mother cooking on a stove just like the white one in the photo.  Both of thes...

By Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming
(Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming)
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Yikes!  You've signed an agreement to have a  REALTOR  help you market your home.  You cleaned up and  made everything, neat,clean and sparkly.  Finally, your home is out there . . . or so you thought.  When you looked for your house online, you found no pictures, or just one picture, or worse ye...

By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, ... a small office, delivering big service!
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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"What will it take to put you behind the wheel of this car?"   That is my worst nightmare.  It means I am at a car dealership.  Why do I hate going to a car dealership?  Take a look at the movie Car Dogs and you will understand.  What does this have to do with a house for sale in Florida?   Noth...