Recent Blog Posts

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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
 Expert Quotes on the Fall Housing Market Experts agree that the housing market is still strong this fall and gives both buyers and sellers unique opportunities. Let's connect if you are ready to make a move this season. Watch Now
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By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
Nowadays, real estate agents are trying their best to use every platform for the success of their business. Social media, WordPress and different real estate based platforms are something that real estate agents are actively engaging with. Apart from that, most of the agents are working or running real estate websites. But what can be the best platform for them while building their real estate website?Today, we are going to speak about WordPress for real estate agents and why this platform is important for them. We will also outline some reasons why real estate agents should use WordPress.Let’s dive in!Why WordPress MattersWordPress is not just for small businesses. It can be easily used by any kind of business out there, especially the real estate business. WordPress is the best soluti...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a home. To determine if you should buy now or wait, you need to ask yourself two simple questions: What will home prices be like in 2022? Where will mortgage rates be by the end of 2022? Let’s shed some light on the answers to both of these questions. What will home prices be like in 2022? Three major housing industry entities project continued home price appreciation for 2022. Here are their forecasts: Freddie Mac: 5.3% Fannie Mae: 5.1% Mortgage Bankers Association: 8.4% Using the average of the three projections (6.27%)...
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By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
Yountville Weekly Real Estate Updatefor all Yountville listings current available, go to Yountville Real Estate for saleMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale                  6, medium price $11,875,000, average days on market 85current sale pendings      1, medium price $10,500,000, average days on market 123sold in last 6 months       20 medium price $1,141,000, average days on market   95Facts, numbers, square footage from BAREIS and/or Napa CountyRealist tax records, accuracy is not guaranteed nor has been verifiedStats for last 7 daysnew listings 0, price reductions 0, sale pendings 0, solds 1New Listings nonePrice Reductions noneSale Pendings noneSolds6766 Washington St, $1,550,000,1 br 1 ba, 1,058 sf, .08 acre lotacre = 43,560 sfSince no changes this week, here is...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Wales WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for August 2021 Be a part of this community that cherishes its past while building toward its future! Wales is a quaint village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is located minutes from the bustling Lake Country area and major highways.Waukesha borders Wales to the east, while Delafield is its neighbor to the north. The village has a total area of 3.29 square miles, of which 3.28 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water.Nestled in the Kettle Moraine, Wales is surrounded by rolling hills, wooded areas, and numerous lakes including Upper and Lower Nahmabin Lakes as well as Lapham Peak Park.Its rural charm is one of the many reasons why many people are looking to buy homes for sale in Wales WI.History of WalesIn the 1840’s, the village was...
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By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate agent
Interior design and fashion have long been inextricably linked, influencing and informing one another's a sense of style. Fashion, on the other hand, possesses the ultimate prenup: change is unavoidable. Every season offers fresh additions—a new coat, a new pair of shoes, anything that makes you feel unstoppably fashionable. Interiors are unique. They demand complete dedication. They want you to be the person of your dreams and the person of your future, which makes the entire procedure extremely personal.Certain sensory, visual influences have made their imprint at home after a decade of seeking experiences in stores, hotels, and restaurants. Even if we can't explain it, we know what we enjoy and desire. It's easy to fall for something trendy, even if it's completely unsuitable at home...
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(Miramar Beach, Florida )
222 Water Oaks Loop, Santa Rosa Beach, FLClick Here to Get Directions $425,000.003bed - 3.5bath - Photos | Maps & Local | Schools Welcome to this family friendly community, just minutes from the world famous beaches of 30A & the Choctawhatchee Bay! This low maintenance 3BR/2.5BA two story home, has a desirable open floor plan; granite, stainless steel & wood floors on the 1st floor and carpet on the 2nd. Your privacy is elevated as this home is positioned along a serene, wooded horse farm. Featuring a completely fenced yard with two side yards. Perfect for your pets! Low HOA's make this home truly affordable while still allowing owners to be part of a great community environment. Lined with street lights, Water Oaks is located along a low traffic, private drive.Listing Courtesy of Chris...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
It's fall ya'll and you autumn be buying or selling a home in southern Utah! Inventory has reached approximately 1,000 properties again in Washington County, when 6 months ago, it was around 200. Interest rates are still at an all time low and the weather is perfect for home shopping. Call me for all your residential real estate needs because Wanda Can!
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 WHAT HAPPY HOME SELLERS ARE SAYING ABOUT NINA HOLLANDER'S SERVICE:"Nina is exactly the type of person you want working on your behalf. I would never work with anyone else." Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty in Charlotte, North Carolina is pleased to share this 5-Star Review from special clients whose home was recently sold by Nina. These clients built the home with Nina some 14 years ago and when it was time to sell, they turned to Nina to help them sell the home. We were all delighted to have the home sell the first weekend it was on the market with multiple offers and at over asking price. There really is nothing better than a note from a client telling you how happy they are with your services, that they appreciate your hard work on their behalf, and that they appreciate yo...
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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Westcliffe, CO Weather for September 25, 2021Good Morning Westcliffe, CO36°Our Saturday morning starts with chilly temperatures and beautiful clear blue skies.Today promises to be sunny with a high temperature in the middle 70's.We begin with a south wind 5-10mph becoming west in the morning.Sunrise:  6:51Sunset:  6:54Enjoy your day!
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On September 16, 2021, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values gained 0.9% to the price of $1,100,000 in August of 2021 from price of $1,090,000 in July of 2021, and rose 18.3% from price of $615,000 in August of 2020 in  County, California. While, homes sales declined 3.4% in August of 2021 from July of 2021, and down 5.6% from August of 2010 in  County, California.There were 1.6 months supplies of available inventory of homes in July of 2021, lower from 1.7 months in July of 2021, and decreased from 2.4 months in August of 2020 in  County, California.An average it took 8.0 days to sell a home in August 2021, up from 7.0 days in July of 2021, but dropped from 12.0 days in August of 2020 in  County, California.For complete more detailed information about th...
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The color of the cabinets that you have tells a lot about your kitchen. It also helps to enhance the beauty of your kitchen. If you are interested in beauty, you should find the right color that suits your aesthetic needs.Is white a good color choice? Well, white is popular. It can be a good color if you are using it for the right purpose.Who should use white kitchen cabinets?You should install white kitchen cabinets if:You have a small kitchen spaceWhen your kitchen space is small, your color options are limited. You just have to choose bright colors that will make your kitchen look larger. White is the best color for this. It reflects light into the kitchen, creating an illusion of space that makes your kitchen appear bigger. You’ll really enjoy this benefit if you are too squeezed in...
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With the outbreak of coronavirus and the year of quarantine, we found ways to new shopping experiences. Right from grocery shopping to buying vehicles, online shopping and delivery skyrocketed.Ever since the widespread COVID-19, it has become safer to purchase items online than to visit the market. Numerous people turned this time into a lifetime opportunity and did what was pending for a long time, and out of them, several decided to restyle their kitchen area.If you have been pushing aside the thought of remodeling your cooking area, now is the perfect time to go ahead and make it happen. Remodeling could be a little brawling, but once done, it is the best feeling! But before you begin the project, there are a few essential things that you need to consider.Look for cabinet inspiration...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
          What would you say if someone asked you to define healing? The degree to which wholeness permeates your mind, body, and spirit will absolutely affect how you heal. When one part is part is sick or makes sense that we would encounter a slower healing process. In I Corinthians 12:26 God's word says, "If one part suffers, every part suffers with it." Our relationship to Almighty God will experience the journey toward healing that each of us will face at some point in life. Come along with Dr. Paula in discovering what our Father God has to say about what we are to do when we are in need of healing. Having experienced multiple health battles, brutal surgeries, and long periods of recovery, Dr. Paula shares how her dependence on God carried her throug...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Thank you Roy Kelley for your original blog.  Dogs Need Seatbelts Too Don't forget about your fur babies during #ChildPassengerSafetyWeek. Restraining your pet keeps them safe and prevents you from driving distracted. Learn about certified pet restraints from the Center for Pet Safety at     This is a Mont Co Vision Zero announcement.   Gerbera Daisies, 'Klondike', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0328 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs Roy Kelley and Associates   Roy Kelley, Associate Broker Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group) 6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me a...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Even with a full day of work ahead in beginning fall / winter preparations I could not help but appreciate the beauty of the North Idaho Fall Colors that are beginning to show.  The sun shining just right on the leaves behind one of our watchers seemed to create a back drop of gold.  The contrast of the deep blue, dark green against the vibrant yellows begged of one to take an extra moment to appreciate the simple beauty.  And I did. Interested in being able to enjoy this kind of beauty year round with 4 seasons?  Contact me. 'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time professional REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.   Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Hig...
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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)
Even though this property went on the market in the middle of the week, there was very good activity and the Seller saw multiple offers over list price.   This property is now pending. You won't want to miss this ranch-style townhome in a small enclave in Prides Crossing in Aurora CO 80015.  There is a spacious kitchen, with all appliances included, granite tile countertops, laminate flooring, and a very open floor plan. 18622 E. Layton PlaceAurora CO  80015Priced at $315,000 ~ 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom~ 993 square feet~ Attached over-sized one-car garage~ One story living with a very open floor plan~ All kitchen appliances and washer/dryer included~ Located in a cul-de-sacCherry Creek School DistrictAqua Vista Park within a few minutes walk for a playground, tennis court, and a pool with ...
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Pace Florida: Millennials Want Home Upgrades More Than Any Other GenerationIn today’s real estate market, one generation stands apart in their desire to… Read More My Home own search! What Is My Homes Value?   How to get a Mortgage and FREE Credit Report   House Facts and News Pensacola Real Estate Q&A? What are Title Insurance, Escrows, and closings explained in simple terms? GET REAL ANSWERS, We raise awareness through the local and now the national Human Societies bring a pet home! Gulf Breeze, Pace and Pensacola Happenings Lettuce Eat?The funniest Thing Repair This Mr. Handy Man?Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter about what’s happening here on the gulf and homes for sale. Thinking of SELLING,  If I sell your home YOU PAY $2995. Flat Fee. If you want your home sold th...
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By Jim Flauaus, Your Tax Problem Solver
(Anchor Tax Relief LLC)
Got your kids on payroll yet? When you hire your under-age-18 child, you shift taxable income from you to your child. Why does hiring family members matter? Because if you're single with taxable income of $40,526 or higher - or married with $81,050 or higher - you're in the 22% (or higher!) federal tax bracket. At the same time, your child is in the 0% tax bracket on the first $12,550 they earn. Think of it this way: $12,550 deduction for you, and no taxable income for your child. Tax strategists call this a "shifting strategy": you shift income downstream from your higher bracket to another family member's zero bracket. If you're in the 22% tax bracket, you're saving $220 in tax for every $1,000 your income you shift into your child's 'paycheck'. Wait, it gets better. If your child ear...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Latest news on the Indian Trail real estate market in August 2021 and what it means for you... Indian Trail area (28079 zip code), which includes the towns of Indian Trail, Stallings, Hemby Bridge remains a home seller's market. In fact, it's been six years since Indian Trail could be considered a balanced market. Home prices increased by double digits over August 2020, as did pending sales. Meantime, days on market and inventory dropped significantly year-over-year, despite an increase in new listings in August. Average home prices increased 21.2% to $363,856 in August 2021 compared with the same month one year ago. Average home prices have increased almost $100,000 since August 2019. Median home prices increased 18.6% to $362,000 year-over-year, with median home prices about $108,000 ...
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