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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Westcliffe, CO Weather for July 29, 2021Good Morning Westcliffe, CO50°Our Thursday morning starts with pleasant temperatures and a few scattered clouds to grace our morning sky.Today promises to be mostly sunny with a high temperature in the lower 80's.We have a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.We begin with a south wind 5-15mph becoming north northwest in the morning.Sunset:  8:14Enjoy your day!
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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434)
Leisure World Home Sold 10 Finsbury Park Ct., Silver Spring, MD 209063 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom / Semi-detached HomeBright and sunny 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rambler style semi-detached patio home with 1,193 sf in Leisure World. Includes a 2 car attached garage. Spacious living room and dining room with laminate wood flooring. Dining room has slider to enclosed patio with small garden area. All new paint and new carpet in all bedrooms. Primary bedroom with large window and updated bathroom with step-in shower. Updated hall bathroom. Full size washer and dryer. Enjoy the treed view from front of home. Enjoy all the 55+ Leisure World community amenities including restaurants, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, 2 clubhouses, post office, medical center, 24-hour security...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Are you looking to purchase a property in Brighton Ontario?Are you looking to sell a property in Brighton Ontario?Give local Realtors, Victoria Carter, Broker with Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage and Kirk Rickman, Sales Representative with Century 21 Brighton, Ontario a call at 647-697-7709Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman GUARANTEE their real estate services in writing.Victoria and Kirk of Century 21 Brighton expertly guide clients through the purchase and sale of Real Estate.  You are in excellent hands!Love the home you buy with Kirk and Victoria or they will buy it back!  GUARANTEED.Visit to learn more about Kirk and Victoria's guaranteed services with TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate in Brighton, Ontario!
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Pace Florida: 5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving MoneyThe savings rate in America is pretty abysmal. Fifty-seven percent… 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 is 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 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 through MLS add 2.5%. Our average sel...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
36784 313th Lane, Aitkin MN 56431 -- $499,900Take a virtual tour of this one-of-a-kind lakeshore property for sale in Aitkin is truly a must see with a three bedroom two bathroom manufactured home, 36x36 heated/insulated garage with living space or a possible man cave, 32x54 pole barn, storage shed and a guest house--awaiting your finishing touches! Located on 1.9 acres with 300 ft of prime lakeshore on Elm Island Lake; 518 acres in size! An angler’s dream with a variety of fish including: Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch and more! Relax on the front porch! t1,501 finished square foot home! Spacious/open layout with fresh paint throughout most of the home! Living room is filled with natural light from a large picture window and flows into the ad...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Wednesday July 28, 20211. Who originally sang "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer"? Gene Autry2. Who founded Laugh-O-Gram Studio? Walt Disney3. What year was McDonald's Big Mac sandwich first introduced? 19674. What small gland, attached to the brain, exerts a control over growth? Pitituary glandTrivia questions for Thursday July 29, 20211. For what crime was Al Capone finally sent to prison for in 1931?2. Which country formerly ruled Iceland?3. What color is diamond dust?4. When duct tape was first created in 1942, what was it known as?Enjoy your day. 
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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)
  Are You Ready For A More Leisure Lifestyle? The Glen in Ridge Long Island is a 24 hour Guard-Gated Active 55 and Over Community in Suffolk County New York.  Lawrence “Larry” and Sheila Agranoff, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and Licensed RE Salesperson, List and Sell at The Glen in Ridge Long Island in Zip Code 11961. Here Is Our Community Profile For The Glen:Opened in the late 1980’s with semi-attached units, and again in 2000 with free-standing (detached) homes, TheGlen is a 24 hour Guard-Gated Active 55+ community. This neighborhood can be reached by The Long Island Expressway Exit #68N William Floyd Parkway to Whiskey Road and a right on Randall.There are many amenities at Leisure Glen in Ridge NY. There’s the beautiful 15,000 sq ft clubhouse, the Olympic size outdoor poo...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Thankful Thursdays...For the Health of My Family and Friends As they say, when you have your health, you are blessed. That was never more evident than these past few days.  First of all, everyone is fine. Knock wood. It began last weekend when my great-nephew, Jake, was kicked in the side of his face during Taekwando practice. He was in such pain that both of his siblings (who are usually picking on each other) took turns sitting with him. While our first thought was the pain was from his teeth, it turns out he may have a hairline fracture in his jaw and have a slight concussion.  And then my very good friend had shooting pain just under her scalp (temporal arteritis) and spent the weekend in the hospital. She is doing well and we’ll know more in the next day or two.  Two final points… ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
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By inboundREM Market Updates
Spring Valley Village, Houston, TX Spring Valley Village is located in the Memorial Villages neighborhood of Houston, Texas.Spring Valley Village is located north of Interstate-10, surrounded by Spring Branch Central, on the west by Spring Branch West, and the east by Spring Branch East. The suburb is conveniently located near various amenities, making it an excellent choice for purchasers seeking a new home for their families. Several commercial zones are densely packed with shopping malls, restaurants, and other businesses, offering diverse retail and eating opportunities. If you're interested in learning more about the region, please don't hesitate to contact our staff or browse our highlighted community page. FAMILY-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY: Spring Valley Village offers a family-friendly ...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
This past Sunday, we stopped at Handlebar Coffee Roasters for a capuccino.  For the first time in 16 months, we did not have to stand in a long line and get our cappucinos in paper cups.   Instead we walked in, I sat at a table, while Ron ordered our cappuccinos.  These taste so much better in a porcelain cup and the owner agreed with us.   She even comped one the cups, in appreciation of our continued patronage.  It was so nice to sit and chat and watch the great Santa Barbara coffee scene.  Isn't amazing how little things make a huge difference? "The little things? The little moments? They aren't little." ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn "It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important." ~ Arthur Conan Doyle "Little things are indeed little, but to be faithf...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Homeowners Are Advised to Have Their Older Decks Inspected With the recent deck collapses in various parts of the Washington region, Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services (DPS) is advising owners of properties with decks older than 20 years to have a licensed third-party inspection of those decks. DPS advises that having older decks inspected every five years is a good safety measure that could help avoid disaster.DPS Program Manager Jeremy Shupp has been assessing damages and causes of deck collapses. He offers the following tip for homeowners with aging decks,“The No. 1 cause of most catastrophic collapses we see is a faulty ledger connection to the house,” he said. “If the property owner cannot verify the type of attachment, DPS recommends making the deck self-support...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
Hilshire Village, Houston, TX Hilshire Village is a tiny suburban neighborhood in Houston's western suburbs.Hilshire Village is the tiniest part of the city's Memorial Villages area. The neighborhood, which is located in the community's northeastern quarter, is a great place to seek for gorgeous luxury homes in Houston. If you need assistance selecting appropriate property alternatives for your Hilshire Village home purchase, our staff is here to assist you. We have extensive knowledge of the city's top houses for sale and would be happy to assist you in finding one that meets your needs and budget. CLOSE TO EVERYTHING: Near Hilshire Village, there are several retail malls and other business establishments. I-10 provides a handy route to the city's main economic districts. Within and ar...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
Hedwig Village, Houston, TX In the western portion of Houston, Texas, Hedwig Village is one of six neighborhoods that make up the Memorial Villages area.Hedwig Village is a mixed-use neighborhood with commercial parts along I-10 and beautiful luxury residential suburbs to the south. Around 2,500 people live in the region, in the many charming suburban homes scattered around the town. If you're searching for a house in the western area of Houston, that's accessible to all of the facilities your family needs. This suburb might be the ideal spot to start your search. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally if you would like to deal with a local realtor familiar with the many communities in the region. BEAUTIFUL HOMES: Ranch-style Craftsman homes with single-story layouts were first...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  7/29/2021.New properties for sale 532Back on the market listings 119Price decrease listings 234Price increase 86Active kick out 13Active option contract 379Active contingent 73Pending listings 501Sold listings 517Expired listings 10Cancelled listings 37Withdrawn listings 5Temporary off market listings 37Coming soon listings 188
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the Houston Association of REALTORS® real estate market update as of July 29, 2021.New properties for sale 563Back on market listings 103Price decrease listings 236Price increase listings 48Option pending listing 327Pending continue to show 46Pending listings 390Listings that have sold 414Coming Soon Listings 68Withdrawn Listings 49Expired Listings 14Terminated Listings 72
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By inboundREM Market Updates
Hunters Creek Village, Houston, TX Hunters Creek Village is located in the Memorial Villages neighborhood of Houston, Texas, on the western part of the Outer Loop.Hunters Creek Village is located in the district's southeast corner, with its northern boundaries running along Interstate-10. The neighborhood is primarily residential, with a tiny piece of commercial real estate on the southernmost point. Like its sibling communities in The Memorial Villages, Hunters Creek Village is a wonderful spot to seek luxury real estate in Houston, Texas. If you'd like some advice from a local realtor on good bargains in the region, please contact our team now, and we'll be happy to assist you. BEDROOM COMMUNITY: Hunters Creek Village is conveniently located between Downtown Houston and the city's oth...
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By Gary Thomas, Realtor to the Dreamers
(Preferred Properties Key West)
from August 17, 2017My Life as a Clown That's not me in the pic.  I looked as cute, but nobody took a photo of me back in summer of 1962 when I spent many-a-day as a clown.I was fifteen years old and had a job at a furniture store in Denver where I made $1.00 an hour. Minimum wage was $1.15 back in 1962. I guess my employer thought that since I was young I didn't have the right to be paid as much as an adult. I didn't care. It was money and the work wasn't hard. I worked at a furniture store on West Alameda Avenue in Denver. This was an area of town where nearby Morrison Road led to the home a couple of miles west where Jack Kerouac once lived. During the 1950s and 1960s this part of town was populated by lower middle to middle class families who would shop for furniture that fit their ...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr.,
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By inboundREM Market Updates
Bunker Hill Village, Houston, TX Bunker Hill Village is a primarily premium real estate market in Houston, Texas, located among the extremely desirable The Memorial Villages communities.The suburb is located west of Houston's Outer Loop region and is only a 20- to 30-minute commute from the city. Bunker Hill Village, like its sibling neighborhoods, offers a friendly and calm cul de sac living atmosphere. The wonderful choices inside this community will definitely appeal to buyers searching for a move-in-ready luxury house with plenty of conveniences and facilities. Please contact our team for your real estate requirements if you want assistance in locating appropriate homes in the region or would like to book a site visit. LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET: Bunker Hill Village is ideally situat...
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