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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
You see them advertised everywhere in the Destin Florida real estate market– “Coming Soon! New Listing!” But, what does that mean, exactly? The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors is guided by rules regarding entering listings into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). “Coming Soon” is a special category for listings that are not quite ready to be fully activated on the market, or so they say.Key points about the “Coming Soon Status” for the Destin, Florida market are: It’s only a short-term status when preparing a property for active status It’s used to notify other Realtors that the listing will be made fully available to the public once preparations are completed. The listing may be in “Coming Soon” status for 30 days before being fully “active” in the MLS But, what difference does i...
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By Dave Benneton, Fast Cash Offers
(Digital Bullet)
 About Selling To Cash BuyersWe Buy Houses Omaha so with all that experience in the cash house buyer sector we thought we would share some. If you're thinking of selling to cash home buyers Omaha you need some advice. That way, when you want to get your home sold, you know how to proceed while getting the best deal overall. Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to sell a home for cash quickly.You need to figure out how much cash you're going to get for a home if you're going to sell it in its current condition. This means that you're going to want to have a cash for homes company come out and let you know what kind of money they're going to be able to put towards the home. Know that if the home is a lot nicer than a lot of others in the area, you'll get more out of it. But...
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Stress is stress. And it has nothing to do with whether it is in 2020 or 2021 or any year it is. When it comes to stress, a cause is a cause. And it needs to be handled the way that particular reason needs to be solved. Studies show that almost 40% of people experience extreme stress at home and work. And this number only seems to be going up by the day. Anxiety at home and work-related stress can have adverse effects on one’s physical and mental health, from migraines and fever to fatigue and irritability. Because pressure is frequent and often unavoidable, it is crucial to find healthy and effective coping strategies to reduce and manage it better.Let’s Go GreenPlants not only improve air quality but also boost moods and help reduce stress. Indoor plants add freshness, liveliness, and...
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By Dave Benneton, Fast Cash Offers
(Digital Bullet)
Houston Cash Home Buyers: The Ultimate Approach To Selling A House With Tennants.Selling a house is one of the most daunting tasks in the real estate industry. Whether it's a residential or commercial property, there is a likelihood of facing some setbacks. The traditional approach of selling a house worked previously, but it's not so efficient at the moment. It's because of such reasons why homeowners go up a year without accomplishing their mission. If you have been struggling to get a buyer for your rental property, then you are on the right track. Selling a house with tenants still living on can be pretty challenging. Most buyers want an empty, well cleansed, and staged property. Tenants also come with their shortcomings, like endless repairs that may drain you financially.The only ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In July of 2021, reported that in Sunland, California median list price was $871,250 in June of 2021 gained from $834,000 in May of 2021, and rose 20.0% from $699,950 in June of 2020. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $992,000 in June of 2021, jumped 32.0% from June of 2020 in Sunland, California.Houses stayed 51.00 days in the market in June of 2021 declined from 58.00 days in May of 2021, but up from 49.00 days in June of 2020 in Sunland, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $504.00 in June of 2021 higher from $523.00 in May of 2021, and increased 14.0% from $434.00 in June of 2010 in Sunland, California according to Realtor.For complete more detailed information about’s latest homes and a condos real ...
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By Dave Benneton, Fast Cash Offers
(Digital Bullet)
Selling an Inherited HouseWhen it comes to selling an inherited house, responsibilities such as working out the financial and legal matters can be daunting. There are numerous repairs and modernization required to bring the property up to standards and compete in the housing market. This is just the start, as other developments like taxes may arise, making it even harder to get that inherited property off your shoulders. In this brief read, we are going to give you a few tips that should guide you through the process of selling an inherited house: The Will ProcessWhen an individual dies, their last will confirms whether or not there are beneficiaries attributed to the property and usually details how they want it divided among the heirs. However, if there is no will, you'll need to reac...
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By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, REBS, GMA, LAS, LUTCF
(Robert J Russell Companies)
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By Tina Parker, CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax
(Keller Williams Select Realty)
Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house, as problems with your roof can end up causing damage to a variety of other parts of your home. While most people are familiar with shingle roofs when it comes to home roofing options, there are actually a few different roof types available. One that is gaining a significant amount of popularity in recent years is metal roofing, due in part to its extreme durability and resistance to environmental factors that can damage traditional shingles. Once upon a time, metal roofing was largely made up of flat panels which seemed more at home on businesses or other non-residential structures. The material has come a long way since then, however. Modern metal roofing often mimics the look of shingles or tile roofs, adding a unique beauty ...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
You got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is. - Will RogersObstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. - Henry FordJust think what would your life be like if you decided to keep your commitments. - Will HammYou can't do it unless you can image it. - George LucasYo invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas A. EdisonAll men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. - Orison Swett MardenBeware of little expenses.  A small leak will sink a great ship. - Ben Franklin. 
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By Joseph Zingales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Summer may be synonymous with fun, but every homeowner should know how to protect and prep their home for all that the season entails. Each season has its own set of important maintenance tasks to ensure that your home is safe and that your investment is protected for years to come. Prep Your PoolFrom cleaning chemicals to safety locks, there is a lot more to maintaining a pool than just filling it with water every summer. Ensure that you have all of the tools required to keep your pool safe and well-maintained. In addition to your usual pool prep, consider adding vital safety features like child gates, fences, and signs that can serve to deter curious neighborhood children.Annual HVAC InspectionNo one wants to find out the hard way that their HVAC is in need of repairs. Don’t wait for ...
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By Geordie Romer, Serving Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, and Plain
(Windermere Real Estate / NCW)
Looking for a 55 and older community in Wenatchee? Curious about how 55 and older communities work and who is allowed to live there? I've got all the details covered in my recent article over on our Wenatchee condo blog. What is a 55 and older community? For those who are wondering, there are two 55 and older condo communities in East Wenatchee and two in Wenatchee. Ambercrest - East WenatcheeStoneridge - East WenatcheeCherry Lane Condos - WenatcheeContinental Condos - Wenatchee
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By Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
I learned the term "Complicated Grief" in listening to Brene Brown's Rising Strong. And she mentioned the Columbia University School of Social Work Center for Complicated Grief. I'm quoting from its home page for the public: "CG is a form of grief that takes hold of a person’s mind and won’t let goIt is natural to experience intense grief after someone close dies, but complicated grief is different. Troubling thoughts, dysfunctional behaviors or problems regulating emotions get a foothold and stall adaptation. Complicated grief is the condition that occurs when this happens. People with complicated grief don't know what’s wrong. They assume that their lives have been irreparably damaged by their loss and cannot imagine how they can ever feel better. Grief dominates their thoughts and fe...
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By Matt Brady, One of San Diego's Best Lenders
(Finance Of America)
It is very frustrating on the lending side to continually hear from the media that the housing boom is over. There is a saying "Figures Lie and liars figure".  Two people can take the same information and spin it to reflect the opposite opinion. In my industry, this is some of what we think of the market. "The latest Mortgage Bankers Association data shows that home purchase applications are down 18% year over year.  The media is interpreting this as bad news for the housing market, saying the housing boom is over.  But what’s really going on? When you take a closer look, cash buyers aren’t captured in the mortgage application data because they’re not applying for a mortgage.  When we figure in the big increase year over year in cash buyers, there's still a decline in the number of purc...
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
Aqui encontrara todas las casas de venta en San Diego Solo haga click en Casas de venta en San Diego CA. Tambien las casas de venta recien listadas de venta en San Diego solo haga click en:  Casas recien listadas para la venta, con el aproximado de los pagos de las casas Para que encuentre el hogar perfecto.  LLame Hoy:951-858-5797 Cecilia Rodriguez.Registrese Alerta por E-mail de Propiedades Para la Venta. Sea el primero en saber lo que hay disponible para la venta en San Diego CA. Estas notificaciones le haran saber de nuevas propiedades para la venta en cuanto lleguen al Mercado de Real Estate! La mejor parte es que es GRATIS! Solo haga click en: Registrese Ahora. Empieze a buscar la casa de sus sueños. Si esta pensando de la Vender & Comprar su Primer, Segundo Hogar en San Diego, ha...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Baked Scallops for Dinner at Home Chef Dolores used the Allrecipes Baked Scallops recipe for our dinner at home. They were delicious. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.To accompany the scallops, Dolores used the Smitten Kitchen recipe for Asparagus, goat cheese and lemon pasta. Another outstanding selection that is easy to recommend. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.And, you may wish to have a nice glass or two of white wine with this dinner. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Jackie A. Graves, President
(® A Mortgage Corporation)
KEY POINTS The typical interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages decreased to 3.01% from 3.11% last week. Applications to refinance a home loan jumped 9% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Applications for a mortgage to purchase a home fell 2% for the week and were 18% lower than a year ago. The popular 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell back to the lowest level since February last week, and the 15-year fixed set a record low. That sent borrowers to their lenders, looking to save money on their monthly payments.Applications to refinance a home loan jumped 9% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. They were still 10% lower than a year ago. The refinance share of mortgage...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)  Initial Jobless Claims continue to disappoint again, as they remain in the 400k range; which happens to be this week's report (400k exactly).  Another trend popped up, is the Continuing Claims, which is starting to rise again.  Something we'll need to watch closely!  We get our first look at Q2 GDP, which forecasts are calling for 8.5%; however, the report is very disappointing, as it is being reported at 6.5%.  We will get 2 more looks, which could be revised.  Pending Home Sales dropped 1.9% in June, which some are saying that it could be a cooling off period for housing.  We'll see!  Stocks are shrugging off the data today, as Investors are giving more weight to Corporate Earnings.  Meanwhile, MBS is showing signs of a possible trend reversal; and ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Every Buyer seemingly asks if there are any AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR SALE in the Manchester NH Real Estate area? What is "affordable" may differ from one buyer to another. The Simple answer is YES, there is affordable homes for sale. Just today i was contacted by a person relocating to our area for work. He said "he spoke with 2 other agents who both told him there was no affordable homes for sale. That he would have to pay top dollar if he wanted to move here." He then asked online who could help him and multiple people referred ME.  I shook my head and know there are homes under 250k. However before i say anything, what is this buyer looking for? He likes both single family homes and condos. If it is move in ready, it would be best, but he doesn't mind painting or replacing flooring. Well...
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
El precio promedio de las casas en Casas en San Diego para Junio, 2021, fue de $953,239. Hay 521 Casas de Venta en San Diego CA. Se vendieron 1,330 Casas en Junio, 2021. Casas pendientes or en Escrow fueron 1,647. Las casas tomaron 18 dias en el Mercado de San Diego CA. Pensando Comprar & Vender Su Casa De San Diego?Si está considerando vender su casa de San Diego, ahora es el momento más inteligente para hacerlo, de modo que pueda vender por el mejor precio y obtener un interes bajisimo en la  hipoteca de la casa de sus sueños. Aunque el mercado de compradores esta fuerte, conseguir un intereses bajisimo en la hipoteca su nuevo hogar hara que valga la pena. No se olvide que los intereses empezaron aumentar asi que entre mas rapido liste su casa del Condado de San Diego para la venta me...
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
El precio promedio de las casas en Casas en el Condado de San Diego, para Junio, 2021, fue de $760,000. Hay 3,127 Casas de Venta en San Diego County CA. Se vendieron 3,527 Casas en Junio, 2021. Casas pendientes or en Escrow fueron 4,632. Las casas tomaron 23 dias en el Mercado de Real Estate San Diego County CA. Pensado Comprar & Vender Su Casa De San Diego County?Pero Primero, tiene que saber como el corona virus ha cambiado el Valor de su Casa, solo haciendo click en el link, Segundo encuentre la lista de casas disponibles de Venta en el Condado de San Diego, haciendo solo click en el link, Tercero, averigue como el mercado de Real Estate en su ciudad or su comunidad se ha estado recuperando del corona virus.Si esta pensando de la Vender & Comprar su Primer, Segundo Hogar en el Condad...
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