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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Manchester NH Real Estate Market REPORT May 29, 2023.  The market is seeing some ups and some downs. Lets look at some trends then we can go over what they mean.LETS TAKE A LOOK AT SOME TRENDS:The Amount of  Single Family homes on the market has fallen.The average Listed price on Single Family homes has fallen.The amount of  Condos Listed has risen sharply. The average Listed price on Condos has fallen.-------Home Prices are fluctuating sharply. Location and condition matter greatly.Some Homes are being Sold too low when not priced right.Lots of home sales under contract are falling through.Yes, there are deals out there for buyers.-------------WHAT DO THESE TRENDS MEAN:  In general it is when things do not go right that a buyer or seller "learn a lesson" in dealing in this market. Both...
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report May 2023 Douglas County Land; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties         Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $37,500 20 $1,875 6107098 Active Superior Douglas $37,500 20 $1,875 6340117 Active Superior Douglas $59,000 40 $1,475 6332359 Active Hawthorne Douglas $59,000 40 $1,475 1571095 Active Hawthorne Douglas $69,900 24 $2,913 6107313 W/Offer Amnicon Douglas $95,000 40 $2,375 6106870 Active Oliver Douglas $100,000 40 $2,500 1571835 Active Summit Douglas $136,500 90 $1,517 6337415 W/Offer Hawthorne Douglas $137,500 34 $4,044 6094792 Active Lake Nebagamon Douglas $138,000 80 $1,725 1571217 Active Summit Douglas $138,000 80 $1,725 1571218 Active Summit Douglas $138,...
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By Jason E. King
(J. King Real Estate, Inc.)
Congratulations to Jason King and his newest clients on the purchase of their new home!
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
In the words of President John F. Kennedy: "A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it remembers, the men it honors."  Today, let's honor and say a thank you for the brave men and women who gave all and families and loved ones left behind. And as we do so, let's remember our own commitments to live and serve with passion, joy and enthusiasm.                 "Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."Unknown
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Indianapolis 500 107th running - The cars that make the raceYesterday was the 107th running of the Indy 500. I consider myself a car guy and I do not enjoy watching the race but I enjoy the Pace Cars. I did own one of the 1000 or so produced dealer Pace Cars that were manufactured. When my kids were young I took pictures of the Pace Car and with my kids. My kids refer to these pictures with fond memories. So far I must have owned between 75 and 125 cars in my life. The special cars document a timeline for me and my family.Below I have a list of the Indy Pace Cars through the years and it does make me smile as I review the list.1911    Stoddard-Dayton    1912    Stutz    1913    Stoddard-Dayton    1914    Stoddard-Dayton    1915    Packard 6 (Model 5-48)    1916    Premier 6 (Model 6-56)...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
For many Douglasville residents, the choice of their next Douglasville home is between existing homes and new ones. For those whose initial house-hunting forays produce little more than sticker shock, there’s a third, less popular option: building your own Douglasville home!While there are plenty of examples of success for those choosing the third path, by the time that option is move-in ready, the end result may not have significantly reduced the bottom line. Especially now, with supply snags and inflation weighing heavily on construction costs, building your own Douglasville home isn’t a sure way to greatly ease the financial burden. As dozens of online checklists reveal, building your own home involves many more details than just buying a lot and hiring a contractor. Here’s a shorten...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
The web has long since upended the public library as the principal dispensary of the latest research on publicly accessible information—so much so that the libraries themselves rate their offering of free computer access as one of the prime reasons why “Going to the library” is “the most common cultural activity in America” (if you find that hard to believe, check out this Chicago Tribune explanation).When Dallas real estate data, like the latest local trends and activity, become a central point of inquiry, the internet’s easy 24/7 accessibility would seem to offer a giant step forward. In some respects, that can be true—but always with the proviso that the trustworthiness of online data should always be confirmed by multiple sources and they should be checked to confirm that those sour...
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By Bion Grady, Douglas County Real Estate Specialist
(Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors)
Powder Springs’s Memorial Day capped a weekend that had all the expected Mem Day activities—including the feeling that summer is close at hand. Actual summer may not arrive in Powder Springs until the summer solstice on Wednesday—but especially in years like this one, when Memorial Day is just a few days removed from the start of hurricane season (officially on Thursday), it clearly marks high time to check whether enough charcoal briquettes overwintered from last fall.You don’t have to have a primary or vacation home that might be affected by hurricanes to mark June 1 as the point in the year when summer weather makes news. The official start of hurricane season is said to be when mid-Atlantic storms usually begin to get going in earnest. Ninety-seven percent of Atlantic tropical cyclo...
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By Peter Mohylsky 850-517-7098, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
Amidst the barbecues and festivities, let us pause and remember the true meaning of Memorial Day – to honor the fallen, respect their families, and uphold the values they fought for. The values are the thing that should stay with us for more that one day.  We all share different ideas on what those values should be , America has changed over time.  Today might be a good day to review where we have been as a nation and change course away from the issues that the media is spouting and return to tose values that made this nation great.  Today, we salute their valor and express our deepest gratitude.Their sacrifice will never be forgotten. #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #memorialday #respectadhonor #honor #respect #thankyou
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
10 Facts of Memorial DayMemorial Day Events in Pensacola As the unofficial start to summer, exciting Memorial Day weekend activities abound in Pensacola! Here are a few fun things to do to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, plus be sure to check out the full list of Pensacola Memorial Day weekend events Check it out  God Bless The USA
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Every year, on last Monday in May, and this year on Monday, May 29, 2023, we celebrate Memorial Day holiday by gathering with family and friends, attend parades, and honor and praise those who lost their lives for our freedom.Memorial Day originally was known "Decoration Day" and observed on May 30 1868, flowers were placed on soldiers graves at Arlington National Cemetery. New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday in 1873. The United States Congress passed “The National Remembrance Act,” and requests that all American citizens to pause their activities wherever they are at 3:00PM local time and give a moment of silence to those who have fallen to protect our freedoms as American people.I want to share some of the best Memorial Day quotes:"The price of freedom is ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 Originally known as Decoration Day, it was a day that organized women’s groups left flowers on the graves of our soldiers who valiantly served Our Country. In 1971 this day was changed to Memorial Day and a day we honor and remember our fallen American soldiers. Take a few minutes to reach out to our servicemen and women to thank them for their sacrifices that are real and permanent.    God Bless America! This also is the unofficial start of the summer! 
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By Vickie Teel, Sharing Florida sunshine one homeowner at a time!
                  JUST LISTED in gorgeous Maple Leaf Golf & Country Club in Port Charlotte, FL. Maple Leaf is a 55+, resident owned manufactured home, golfing community where the living is easy and the fun never stops.  With an abundance of amenities and clubs and activities you will never have to sit at home watching tv in the prime of your life (unless you are so tired from playing pickleball, tennis, golf or swimming in one of the four heated pools that you need the rest).  With over 75 different clubs and activities to choose from plus a fitness center, woodworker shop, 2 restaurants, tiki bar and more, if you are bored it is your own fault.  The people in Maple Leaf also contribute to making it special.  There are so many friendly, caring individuals in this community that make it ...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Farmers Fishers Bakers: Located on the Georgetown waterfront at 3000 K St NW, this restaurant serves a diverse menu featuring farm-to-table American cuisine with a focus on sustainability.Clyde's of Georgetown: A local institution, Clyde's has been the place for Sunday brunch, bloody Marys and omelettes for over 50 years in the same location on M St. The hamburgers are pretty good too!  If you want a classic Georgetown dining experience, go to Clyde's as a must-visit! Fiola Mare: This upscale seafood restaurant offers an elegant dining experience with a focus on Italian-inspired coastal cuisine. The restaurant overlooks the Potomac River and is a lovely place for lunch on a summer afternoon!  This is the perfect place for outdoor seating overlooking the Potomac!  It may not qualify as a...
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By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
Memorial Day, which is celebrated on the last Monday in May, is dedicated to honoring the brave souls who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the country's armed forces. This solemn day is a testament to the valor, fortitude, and dedication of these men and women, and it serves as a poignant reminder of the price of freedom. The nationwide observance of Memorial Day was officially recognized in 1868 by General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans. General Logan chose May 30th as the date because it wasn't the anniversary of a specific battle, making it a fitting time to remember all fallen soldiers. Over time, and particularly after World War I, the day was expanded to honor all U.S. military personnel who had died in all wars, not just ...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 ON MEMORIAL DAY HONOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR ALL...We who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it.  "For love of country, they accepted death." ... James A. Garfield Freedom is not free. Freedom comes at a cost... in the sacrifice of life and acceptance of death. We are uniquely free in the United States of America because there have been many throughout our history who were willing to sacrifice their lives and accept death to protect our freedom.  "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."... Joseph Campbell Below, I've posted one of my favorite Memorial Day Tributes by Ronald Reagan. As President Reagan said "words cannot repay the debt we owe."  This Memorial Day speech never fails to move me. The message is simp...
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Rancho Bernardo Weekly Market Update May 22nd - 28th, 2023 Bernardo Pines NEWLY LISTED Caminito Ronaldo | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1080 sq. ft. | $579,000 Gianni NEWLY LISTED Calle Trevino | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1389 sq. ft. | $911,000 Morada BACK ON THE MARKET Caminito Cantilena | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1056 sq. ft. | $599,999 Vista Del Lago BACK ON THE MARKET Caminito Cantilena | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1056 sq. ft. | $599,999 Oaks North RECENTLY SOLD Plaza Otonal | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1431 sq. ft. | $615,000
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
I love Florida and even in the dog days of summer but your attic might not!  When I sell a home to somebody from the “North” I tell them to not store their Christmas candles in the attic because if you do you will have a melted candle.  Temperatures in a Florida attic can be 130 to 150 degrees which means your ceiling can be hot so there goes your cooling cost up.  Most homes here have roof vents but that might not be enough you might want to consider a solar powered roof fan.  You will need to check but on one website they were talking tax credit if you installed them.What happens when hot moist air hits cool air besides thunderstorms?  The moisture in the hot air turns to liquid and that is happening right above your ceiling in your installation, not good in the long run.  Some homes ...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Sunday May 28, 20231. What is the Larynx often referred to. as? Voice Box2. From what language did English borrow the word "stroll"? German3. What is the point at which two lines meet to form an angle? Vertex4. What two countries share the world's longest land border? Canada and the U.S.Trivia questions for Monday May 29, 20231. What is the pure spirit distilled from wine?2. What is the chemical symbol for Sodium?3. In what sport are banderillas used?4. What vegetable's name in French translates to "earth apple"?Enjoy your day.
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