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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Beautifully remodeled home in Mesquite, TX. Spacious open floor plan with a stunning brick fireplace in the living room, and glass sliding doors leading to the sunroom.The bright kitchen features white shaker cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel oven and dishwasher.   The cozy bedrooms have plush carpet.   While the bathrooms offer a spa-like feel.   The backyard has a privacy fence and shed.   New roof installed in 2022. This Dallas County home is located near to I-30 and I-635, shopping, dining, and entertainment.  Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson License Disclosures Myers Jac...
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By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 Month Realty)
Buying a House in All Seasons: Year-Round ConsiderationsWhatever time of year you find yourself shopping for a new home, it’s important to give some thought to what that home will be like throughout the rest of the year. Be on the lookout for things that could affect the access and comfort of your home through all the months of the year.Winter ConsiderationsIf you live in an area with heavy snow, it’s important to give serious thought to how accessible your home will be in those months. Homes on hills might find the roads impassable due to ice, while homes with long driveways will require a lot of snow clearing to get out.If you are expecting cold winters, the function of your furnace is a vital piece of the puzzle, so be sure the home has a heating system that works well. You might als...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Are you prepping to buy your first home? If so, one of the steps you should take early on is making sure you’re financially ready for your purchase. Here are just a few of the financial fundamentals you’ll need to focus on as you set out to buy a home. Click Here to Continue Reading Bottom Line "There Is A Realtor For That" If you’re ready to buy or sell a home Charles Stallions with over 27 years of experience will give you expert advice on your situation. Buying or Selling while living on the Gulf Coast Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter We are Ambassadors for all things Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, Florida whether a first-time guest or a frequent visitor when you need to know something, an excellent place to eat, who's hiring, or just a real estate question do as the locals do ca...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Yad Drawkcab! While this phrase is my own creation, the inspiration for it is  Backward Day. Backward Day always falls on the last day of this month, January 31st.Wondering how to celebrate Backward Day? Just remember it's a day to do everything backwards, so the only limit is one's own imagination. Suggested Backward Day ideas include:·         writing backwards·         reading backwards.·         wearing one's clothes backwards (such as putting the back of your shirt on facing front).·         eating a meal in reverse order, starting with dessert.·         walking backwards·         talking backwards.·         playing a board game backwards, beginning at the finish line and racing to the start. Although many are interested to know the answer, research has yet to locate the creator, o...
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By Bradford Simmons, CPA providing tax debt resolution services
(Ocean Consulting Services LLC)
OK I know I should have filed a tax return - but life got in the way…. Now the IRS has told me they prepared a “substitute for return” - what does this mean!The US tax system is referred to as a “voluntary” tax system - I know, hold the jokes. This means each person is tasked with determining if they have a tax return filing obligation, and - if so - they “voluntarily” prepare and file an annual tax return.But the IRS does not maintain a list of all people in the country and monitor whether or not a tax return is required and filed. That’s not to say the IRS solely relies on individuals to ensure compliance with the rules.The responsibility of the IRS is to ensure compliance with the tax law - the filing of tax returns and the payment of tax obligations. The IRS uses a number of tools t...
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21 American Properties
(Century 21)
In this Today Matters Coaching video with Realtor Michael Mahoney, Mike explains how hope is not a great strategy, although hope when made into an acronym and applied correctly can work.See 👀the video here 👉 stands for Habits, Opportunities, Potential and Execution. At the end of the chat by Mike, you will be presented a great video by Kara Lawson of the Duke Women's Basketball Team.If you are looking to kickstart you real estate career, need help or just want to mastermind with me, reach out.#realtor #career #team #realestate #coaching #strategy #opportunities #work #help
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By Derrik Carlson, Real Estate In Park City
(KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate)
Velvære Real Estate OverviewKEY POINTS: Information about the new wellness community of Velvaere.  This neighborhood offers ski-in-ski-out access to Mayflower Mountain Resort.  On this page, you'll be able to read about homes for sale in Velvaere and the wellness amenities offered when owning here.  Velvaere Park City Development InformationThe Velvaere offers 115 custom residences - cabins (12), single-family homes (68), and custom estates (35).  Residences range from 2,000 to 8,500 square feet.  This new real estate community is centered around mind, body, and soul wellness.  Overlooking the Jordanelle Reservoir, the location is 60 acres on the back side of the Deer Valley Resort. Floorplans emphasize multi-functional total health and wellness spaces, providing spaces for yoga, riding...
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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA
Waterfront Homes for Sale Laguna Beach CASearching for Waterfront Homes for Sale Laguna Beach CA? Laguna Beach, California has some of the most beautiful waterfront homes for sale in the entire country. Located in Southern California, Laguna Beach is known as a beach community offering home buyers stunning views of the ocean and beyond. Home seekers looking to purchase a home with a view will find awe-inspiring properties available along Laguna Beach's picturesque coastline.The beachfront homes come with unsurpassed luxury and modern amenities, while also providing residents with access to incredible restaurants, shopping centers, galleries and more. Whether you're looking for an intimate escape or an active lifestyle right on the sandy beaches of Laguna Beach CA, these waterfront homes...
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By Laura Sellers,
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.;
The town of Notasulga, AL is a small family-oriented town, just northwest of Auburn. They offer family owned shops, restaurants and businesses. Notasulga is located in Lee and Macon counties and has a population of about 900. It's known as the birthplace of famed author Zora Neale Hurston. If you are looking for small town living this is a great town to consider. Attached are a few pictures I took on my recent visit to the town. More pictures are on my website of the town.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Tim L. Ramey
(RG Realty Group)
Good afternoon and hello there again.  Hope you are doing well, having a wonderful Monday and had a fantastic weekend.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs: GIVE YOURSELF A MINUTE; Before you respond to what life throws at you, give yourself a minute.  Give yourself a minute, and your response will be much more powerful and effective. Sometimes, in situations of immediate danger, it pays to react immediately and automatically.  Most of the time, though, a thoughtful, measure response is by far the most advantageous response.  Feel the powerful, adrenaline-laced emotions of the moment, and take them into consideration...However don't let those emotions control you.  Take a deep, calming breath, and put the situation in perspective.  Remind yourself of who you are, and remember not to do some...
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By Stephanie Arnett, Best REALTOR in Starkville | Crypto + Seller Rep
(Mississippi Magnolia)
🏡🏡110 Rose Perkins Evans Street, Starkville, MS 39759🏡🏡 📞Mississippi Magnolia | 662.546.1769💲 Price: $ 300,000 Total Bedrooms: 4Total Bathrooms: 2Total SqFt.: 1,528 MLS #23-144 🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡Charming Bay Meadows home, close to MSU campus! Four Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | Open Concept Floor Plan | Primary Suite Featuring Wainscoting Accent, Double Vanity, Spacious Closet | Beautifully Painted Cabinetry Throughout | Rear Deck For Entertaining | Privacy Fenced Yard | Double Garage   Mississippi Magnolia | 662.546.1769Stephanie Arnett |
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
    It’s been 40 months (3 years and 4 months) today, since my Geno slipped away. This past week there have been several reminders how fleeting life can be. Grant Schneider left this earth, his family and friends as well as some local, Austin family members. Those left behind are dealing with grief from some unexpected deaths of their loved ones. I feel their pain. This photo is from one of many trips we took to Italy. Our favorite restaurant is Restorante Sibilla since 1720, outside of Rome in Tivoli. “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.”—Leo Buscaglia  
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
 JAN 2023 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Marathon County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $50,000 27.82 $1,797 22105482 Sold Johnson Marathon $100,000 29.77 $3,359 22204594 Sold Easton Marathon $110,000 33.45 $3,288 22104153 Sold Berlin Marathon $115,000 35.95 $3,199 22104493 Sold Maine Marathon $122,000 51.63 $2,363 22005855 Sold Harrison Marathon $150,000 40 $3,750 22201392 Sold Mosinee Marathon $155,000 41 $3,780 22205399 Sold Easton Marathon $185,000 35.9 $5,153 22203325 Sold Mosinee Marathon $213,000 77.5 $2,748 22002943 Sold Green Valley Marathon $249,900 76.37 $3,272 22202655 Sold Hamburg Marathon $255,000 61.33 $4,158 50257840 Sold Elderon Marathon...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
Initially known as Mayberry Park, this green space was created to serve the residents of the Southernside neighborhood. Since its groundbreaking in the early 20's, this park evolved into many things over the years that ultimately did not serve the community properly. As time marched on, the promise of a true park for the Greenville city residents seemed unattainable.When the park was originally planned, it was the third park behind Cleveland and Falls Parks to be built in the Downtown Greenville area to preserve the city's namesake, and allot "green" spaces for residents to enjoy. From 1907 until 2007, both Cleveland and Falls parks were planned and built. The last, park, Hudson Athletic Fields became Mayberry Park in 1925. Photo Credit:  ...
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By Christopher Barrow, Is this the year your rental makes PASSIVE income?
(Foundation Homes Property Management & Sales)
The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Nicasio for $5,800. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about  Nicasio property management or buying or selling investment properties in Nicasio, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On January 18, 2023, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported the homes values declined 0.9% to the price of $575,000 in December of 2022 from price of $580,000 in November of 2022, and lower 1.9% from price of $586,000 in December of 2021 in  County, California. While, homes sales declined 1.7% in December of 2022 from November of 2022, and fell 53.8% from in in December of 2021 in Riverside County, CaliforniaThere were 3.7 months supplies of available inventory of homes in December of 2022, down from 4.2 months in November of 2022, but jumped from 1.3 months in December of 2021 in Riverside County, California.An average it took 36.0 days to sell home in December 2022, higher from 29.0 days in November of 2022, and rose from 14.0 days in December of 2021 in Riverside County,...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 660 Nautilus Court UNIT 1102, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548MLS number: 915500 Price: $725,000 Bed: 3Bath: 2.5Square Footage: 1,528 Call Amelia Roberts (850) 420- 9825 to see if this property is still available.Welcome to Nautilus 1102 Gulf front, a beautiful beach front condo located on Okaloosa Island. This first floor unit boasts 3 bedrooms and creates easy access to all amenities, including a community pool and grilling area. Enjoy stunning Gulf views from the comfort of your own condo, as it sits directly on the beach. Recently upgraded with all new windows and doors in 2020, this condo also features on-site rental and management for added convenience. Experience the best of beach living at Nautilus 1102 Gulf front.  Click here to see additional photos and details of...
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By Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties)
Old School-New SchoolLast year was a crazy year in real estate and I'm pretty sure everyone that reads this might agree. While some months were normal to average business wise, there were several months that were not close to 2021. As the year went on, we determined that 2021 was an anomaly and we were more likely tracking with 2020. Our fees increased slightly, so while our number of inspections were down, we were still above in total revenue. The biggest change happened in April when our longtime marketing partner sold their business to a new company for a huge chunk of money. Many questions were now front and center. How would this affect our relationships with our clients and our agents? How would this affect our marketing? How would it affect our cost per inspection? Many, many mor...
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