Recent Blog Posts

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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Recently a friend and past client posted a wonderful piece she found in her mother’s hand writing: "In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years. Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.Life must be understood backwards; but it must be understood forward.Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." This text, written in her mother's handwriting, conveys several inspirational messages to me:u Value of Life: "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." This suggests that the quality of one's life experiences is more important than the quantity of years lived.u Ambition and Effor...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On September 21, 2023, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that regional existing home sales in the Northeast unchanged 0.0% to an annual rate 480,000 homes in August of 2023 from of July 2023, but lower 22.6% from August of 2022. The median price in the Northeast was $465,700 in August 2023, higher 5.8% from August of 2022.Home sales in the Midwest up 1.0% to an annual rate 970,000 homes in August of 2023 from of July 2023, but dropped 16.4% from August of 2022. The median price in the Midwest was $305,300 in August of 2023, rose 6.8% from August of 2022.Home sales in the South down 1.1% to an annual rate 1.840,000 homes in August of 2023 from July of 2023,  and fell 12.4% from August of 2022. The median price in the South was $366,100 in August of 2023, increased 3.2% fro...
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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
Make sure your home is giving off spooky vibes from decorations and not from being unkept.  I am not saying we need to back away the swim suite yet.  butIt might be time to build that list of stuff that the summer temps dissuaded you from accomplishing. Follow these fall maintenance tips to keep your home looking and running great.   This is just a short list of stuff but it is always a good thing to build a list.  In other words, remove those spider webs and then hang fake ones!😂#thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #realestate #realtor #realestate #hometips #themoreyouknow
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
University City Weekly Market Update September 17th - 23rd, 2023 Capri BACK ON THE MARKET Shoreline Drive | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1097 sq. ft. | $825,000 Genesee Highlands RECENTLY SOLD Camino Jonata | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 945 sq. ft. | $655,000 Camino Ticino | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 882 sq. ft. | $650,000 Camino Kiosco | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 882 sq. ft. | $660,000 Camino Huerta | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 945 sq. ft. | $585,000 The Park RECENTLY SOLD Agee Street | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 956 sq. ft. | $649,900 The Venetian RECENTLY SOLD Nobel Drive | 0 bedrooms | 1 baths | 420 sq. ft. | $439,900 Villa Vicenza RECENTLY SOLD Lebon | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 629 sq. ft. | $600,000
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1833 Wales Dr, Tallahassee, fl Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click here to Get Directions$250000 3 Beds - 2.5 Baths - 0.22 acres Lot This fantastic and move-in ready home with three bedrooms and two full & one half bath home lives large with an open living room, dining room and kitchen and features updated flooring, a well appointed kitchen with granite countertops, updated cabinets and stainless steel appliances, a spacious master bedroom with a luxurious master shower and two closets, as well as interior laundry room, and a fenced back yard! Updates have been completed (2013 HVAC, 2018 Roof & 2021 Water Heater), but also allowing the next owner to put their personal touch on the home. This ideal location is convenient to shopping, schools, parks and entertainment for home buyers ...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 UNDER CONTRACT IN WEDDINGTON'S STEEPLE CHASE NEIGHBORHOOD:152 Steeplechase Court WERE YOU LOOKING FOR A QUIET, PRIVATE LIFESTYLE CLOSE TO THE CITY?WERE YOU LOOKING FOR A LARGE LOT?WERE YOU LOOKING FOR TOP RATED SCHOOLS?WERE YOU LOOKING FOR A HOME WITH NO HOA OR HOA FEES?WERE YOU LOOKING FOR A HOME WITH LOW PROPERTY TAXES? SORRY,  BUT YOU'RE TOO LATE! 152 Steeplechase Court listed for sale by Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker at an asking price of $565,000 is now under contract after 50+ showings in three days and multiple offers.   This updated, Colonial-style home in one of Greater Charlotte's most desired areas is situated on 1.15 acres with towering trees encircling the property. Buyers loved the home's great curb appeal and the tranquil and private lifestyle the home offered, whi...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Come on, it may be Monday, but you could use an extra smile today, right? So, how about a look at the humor of the hilarious Tim Hawkins?  Sit back, make it look like you are working hard on some research, and enjoy! And now this is the latest installment of Mayhem Merriment Monday.
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
When the sun sets in Flower Mound, there's an afterglow effect that paints the Town softly. This photo was taken Sunday evening around 8:00 p.m. I was facing Timber Creek Elementary School and just pulled over to enjoy the peaceful view.  Tiger Field in Flower Mound where the children play baseball was quite peaceful in the afterglow. I'm sure the children were beginning to settle in for the night. The street's nightlight left a nice glow while the white puffy cloud passed by slowly.  I liked how this light post cast a golden arch across Timber Creek Road while in the distance the moon on September 24th was in the Waxing Gibbous phase just above more clouds. Notice the plane above the clouds and the moon? Not a bad shot, if I say so myself as the mind wonders up in the sky to enjoy and ...
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Motivational Monday…Stop Waiting for Your Competition to Trip The other day, the analysts were discussing my team which was on the brink of being #1 in their division. Fans that we are, Larry and I have been keeping tabs on the teams that were #1 and #3. We’ve gone as far as to catch some of their games, rooting for their opponent to lose. However, as the baseball analysts so aptly noted…while our team is aware of the scores of the competing teams, their focus is on what they need to do to win.  They cannot wait and hope that their competitors lose. Moving right along to how the heck this compares to real estate or anything else… Whether competing or trying to get through life, the key is to turn your focus on the things over which you have control.For example, at our recent Zoom call, ...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
When I first moved to Florida I learned screened in porches up north were called Lanais here in Florida.  Then I had to learn a new term here in The Villages, Florida, kissing lanais which means two lanais back to back only a few feet off the property line.  Recently I visited with a couple who moved to The Villages from a home in Colorado that had a few acres of land and quickly they learned about kissing lanais and planted bushes to give some privacy.  They also realized even having a conversation with inside voice your neighbors can hear everything you say.  Oh, and if they play music you better hope they have the same taste in music, and when they grill you going to get hungry.There is a reason cul-de-sac homes sell for more, the lot which is bigger and no kissing lanais in most cas...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Chandler, AZMonday Sep 25, 2023This week the median list price for Chandler, AZ is $624,900 with the market action index hovering around 63. This is less than last month's market action index of 67. Inventory has increased to 233.  The market has been cooling over time and prices plateaued for a while. Despite the consistent decrease in MAI, we’re in the Seller’s zone. Watch for changes in MAI. If the MAI resumes its climb, prices will likely follow suit. If the MAI drops consistently or falls into the Buyer’s zone, watch for downward pressure on prices.    The market is hovering around this plateau. Look for a persistent change in the Market Action Index before we see prices deviate from these levels.        YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUN For ALL your Valley AZ Real Es...
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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)
Long Island  Homebuyer TestimonialLarry and I always appreciate kind words from our Long Island homebuyers and home sellers after their successful sale!  Their kind words inspire and motivate us to continue delivering exceptional service. Thank you wholeheartedly for your support and trust in us!We are truly filled with gratitude.Thank you!Lawrence and Sheila AgranoffCell: 631-805-4400
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🌵Events in the East Valley ~ 9-25-23 ☀️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 Oktoberfest 2023Lace up your dirndl, throw on your lederhosen and grab a stein because Oktoberfest 2023 is coming back to Downtown Chandler! Join us on Saturday, September 30th 1pm-10pm and Sunday, October 1st 1pm-8pm at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park in the heart of the original town square with Pedal Haus Brewery and SanTan Brewing Company! Featuring local beer by SanTan Brewing Co. and Pedal Haus Brewery, canned cocktails by SanTan Spirits, German fare, games and a family fun zone!  To learn more about this event, click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Welcome to day 25 of the 30-day real estate social media challenge! I’m so glad you decided to join me in this fun and easy way to boost your online presence and showcase your personality, expertise, and value as a real estate agent or a professional in the real estate industry.The 30-day real estate social media challenge is a simple and effective way to create diverse and interesting content that will appeal to your followers and potential clients. All you have to do is follow the daily prompts and post something related to them here on ActiveRain.The prompts are designed to help you cover topics such as real estate tips, market updates, personal stories, testimonials, fun facts, and more. You can use photos, videos, artwork, text, or graphics to express yourself and your brand.The 30...
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By Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Wolcott CT Home’s Value August 2023Wolcott CT is a town bordered by Bristol and Southington in Hartford county, and Waterbury in New Haven County. It is primarily a suburban town located 80 miles from New York City with a commute of 20 miles to Hartford and 30 miles to New Haven. Only slightly greater than 50% of the towns land is developed as residential housing and commercial, light industrial businesses.Currently in Wolcott CT there are 25 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Wolcott CT range from a 960 square ft, 3-bedroom ranch listed at $160,000 to a 8,947 square ft, 5-bedroom colonial listed at $1,200,000.  Search for Homes in Wolcott CT The average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Wolcott CT is $391,161. The average days on...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
Make sure your home is giving off spooky vibes from decorations and not from being unkept. Follow these fall maintenance tips to keep your home looking and running great. In other words, remove those spider webs and then hang fake ones! 😂  #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #realestate #realtor #realestate #hometips #themoreyouknow
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia questions for Sunday September 24, 20231. What famous horse belonged to the Lone Ranger? Silver2. The world's first successful vaccine was developed to treat which disease? Smallpox3. Who said "well done is better than well said"? Benjamin Franklin4. How many of the seven dwarf's have beards? 6Trivia questions for Monday September 25, 20231. What type of alcoholic drink is calvados?2. What was. the first American film show a toilet flushing?3. What Marvel superhero was created to sell orange juice?4. What seaport's name is Spanish for 'white house"?Enjoy your day
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