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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
New Berlin Condo Sales Market Report April 2023   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Platinum.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Condos in New Berlin WI. Are you looking to buy a Condo in New Berlin?  Wondering what your New Berlin Condo is worth?  Call/text me at 414 254 6647 or email me at I specialize in Waukesha County Real Estate, and have a lot of experience with New Berlin Real Estate. Check out my website Review my many happy client testimonials too! Condos in New Berlin WI Average List Price: $299,325 Average Sale Price: $316,134 Sale Price to List Price Ratio:  105.62% DOM: 3 In the New Berlin, Wisconsin Real Estate market 8 Condos sold; 0 were listed and sold by the same company, and 8 were sold b...
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By David Frederick, Real Estate agent serving all of Florida
(Sellstate on 5th Ave)
Owning a Home Helps Protect Against InflationYou’re probably feeling the impact of high inflation every day as prices have gone up on groceries, gas, and more. If you’re a renter, you’re likely experiencing it a lot as your rent continues to rise. Between all of those elevated costs and uncertainty about a potential recession, you may be wondering if it still makes sense to buy a home today. The short answer is – it does. Here’s why. Homeownership actually shields you from the rising costs inflation brings.Freddie Mac explains how:  “Not only will buying today help you begin to build equity, a fixed-rate mortgage can stabilize your monthly housing costs for the long-term even while other life expenses continue to rise – as has been the case the past few years.” Unlike rents, which tend ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On May 18, 2023, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that nationwide median home value price was $388,800 in April of 2023 down 1.7% from the price of $395,500 in April of 2022.Single family home sales were at annual rate of 3.85 million units in April of 2023 declined 3.5% from the annual rate of 3.99 million home sales in Mach of 2023, and fell 22.4% from home sales in April of 2022. The median single family home price was $393,300 in April of 2023, decreased 2.1% from April of 2022.Condominium and co-op sales lost 2.3% to an annual rate of 430,000 units in April of 2023 from March of 2023, and fell 29.5% from April of 2022. Median existing condo price was $348,000 in April of 2023, higher 0.7% from April of 2022.Distressed homes sales were 1.0% in April of 2023 same as f...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
QUIET & SECLUDED HOME IN MINT HILL'S FARMWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSE TO CITY CONVENIENCES WAS A HIT WITH HOME BUYERS! LISTED BY NINA HOLLANDER, COLDWELL BANKER REALTY AT $475,000 SOLD FOR $500,000    Were you looking for a quiet lifestyle tucked away from city noise and hassle but still wanted all the conveniences of city life nearby?  Sorry! But too late! 5325 Quail Ridge Drive in Mint Hill's well-established and popular Farmwood neighborhood is now SOLD & CLOSED. After dozens of viewings (24 just in the first day on market) in less than two days and multiple offers the home went under contract in two days and just sold at $25,000 over asking price.  It seemed everyone fell in love with this home on a cul-de-sac street with no through traffic on .97 lush acres with a backdrop of towering ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Expect downtown Austin to be busy this Memorial Week-end as the Annual Ascension Seaton CapTex Triathlon returns this year! We are expecting over 2300 triathletes from across 26 states and 4 countries to converge in our capital city to participate on Memorial Day in the Triathlon!            This one of a kind event blends the scenic splendor of Lady Bird Lake with the exhilarating thrill of a triathlon! The Tri features a swim course in Lady Bird Lake, a bike ride through downtown Austin, and a run course around the picturesque Auditorium Shores. What a great way to start the summer off in Austin!On Sunday, May 28th there will be a Health and Fitness Expo at the Palmer Events Center. It’s free and open to the public.There will be multiple divisions and distances depending on abilities....
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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)
Within a few hours, the first showing a Buyer sent a GREAT offer, and that lucky buyer got a key to his very first property!   Congratulations to my Seller, and this lucky buyer, and wish him lots of new memories! This property went live early Thursday morning, and there was a flurry of showings set very quickly.   The first showing agent called after he showed, and had a very interested buyer.  Not too long later, we had a great offer.    Zero days on market, and this property is now pending!   18004 E. Ohio Ave. #202Aurora, CO  80017Priced at $270,000 You will find these features in this condo - ~ 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms~ 1,177 finished square feet~ Located on the top floor~ Brand new kitchen - new cabinetry, counters, sink/faucet, flooring, and has a pantry, all stainless steel appli...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
You won't catch me playing hard to get; I'm not here to play games. Whether you're just starting to think about buying or selling a home, or you've already got a whole interest board full of homes you like, I'm ready to help! #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #icanhelp #realestate #realestateagent #realtor #househunting #happyhomeowners 
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
You head to the square to catch the first set of live music and Happy Hour at 5:00, maybe you ate before you left home or maybe you just walked off the Pickleball court or golf course and jumped in the shower and took off in your golf cart to get to the square.  Whether you ate early or now need a meal or a snack Lazy Mac’s might be your place.  I will let their website give you more details:“Located at Old Mill Playhouse Theater in Lake Sumter Landing Market Square®, Lazy Mac’s Taco Shack and Tequila Bar offers a casual dining experience with nightly entertainment. Pick up a bite at our outdoor window, or grab food, cocktails or a tequila flight while enjoying a comedy show or live music.”When the band takes a break, you can walk across the street and pick something up and there is not...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Friday May 26, 20231. What describes a person with no skin pigment? An albino2. Which planet in our solar system is known as the Earth's twin? Venus3. What is a "Blenheim Orange"? Apple3. What shapes are used in a Venn diagram? Circles4. What is poliosis? Graying of hairTrivia questions for Saturday May 27, 20231. What country released the first Christmas postage stamp?2. In what country can you find the world's tallest twin buildings?3. What hill in Athens does the Parthenon stand on?4. How many moons does the planet Neptune have?Enjoy your day.
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
We cannot say enough about this kid.  Yes, he will always be a kid to us, his Grandparents.We fly back East this week to attend in person Andrew's Eagle Scout Ceremony.  I'm sure we will be passing around a box of tissues.  What he has accomplished by the age of 15 is truly amazing.Signed, two PROUD GRANDPARENTS! Eagle Courts of Honor Eagle courts of honor are fully developed celebrations recognizing Scouts who have attained Scouting’s highest rank. They often feature a variety of very special ceremonies commensurate with the high honor being bestowed upon outstanding young men. Video: Video: Sample Eagle Court of Honor Opening Ceremony In addition to the troop’s Scouts and their families, often in attendance are a variety of special guests, including members of the local district and c...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
This Week…School’s Out and Time to Honor the Fallen School is out for children in our area.  That means summer is here…even if not officially.  What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness? John SteinbeckIt was fun seeing them screaming and running for joy as they got off the school bus and ran towards home.    Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops. Kellie ElmoreAt the grocery store this week, there was a big display of all the goodies necessary for S’Mores so guess who bought them?  The family will be over Sunday…the grill will be fired up…so it’s the perfect time for these treats. When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how to grill. Tayl...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr.,
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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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)
If you knew you could get maximum value for your Long Island home or condo, would you want to sell?Before the holidays, list your home in this competitive sellers market. You could be a SOLD in no time.Lawrence and Sheila Agranoff are ready to help you find the best buyers for your home!Please call our Cell: 631-805-4400
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
👣Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 5-27-23☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE💲REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline Area💲The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is very well located.  Shopping, Schools, and Fine Dining are within Walking Distance and there is quick access to the US 60 Freeway.  Arizona is known for having an abundance of golf courses since the weather allows for year-round play. There are definitely a lot of great courses to play near the Val Vista Baseline Area so residents have plenty to choose from!  There is always something fun going on in the area and if you have any questions about the area, please pick up your phone and call or text message me at 480-773-2...
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Here is the north Texas real estate market update for the week ending May 27 2023New properties for sale 3160Back on the market listings 687Price decrease listings 2142Price increase 4343Active kick out 78Active option contract 2128Active contingent 434Pending listings 2572Sold listings 2724Expired listings 113Cancelled listings 395Withdrawn listings 42Temporary off market listings 277Coming soon listings 712
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for May 27 2023New properties for sale 855Back on the market listings 123Price decrease listings 380Price increase 70Active kick out 9Active option contract 286Active contingent 58Pending listings 383Sold listings 618Expired listings 20Cancelled listings 63Withdrawn listings 6Temporary off market listings 52Coming soon listings 118
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Mattresses and Box Springs Now Being Accepted for Recycling  The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting mattresses and box springs at the Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center in Derwood. The new recycling program provides an opportunity for community members to responsibly dispose of old mattresses and box springs and will greatly reduce waste.Community members can drop off mattresses and box springs in the upper lot across from the household hazardous waste program area of the Transfer Station and Recycling Center, which is located at 16101 Frederick Rd. in Derwood."This recycling initiative represents a significant step forward in the County's commitment to creating a greener and more eco-conscious future,” said County Executive Ma...
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By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
 Memorial Day May 29, 2023 Bay Realty Offers You the Knowledge You Need to Sell, Rent or Buy Property on the Kenai Peninsula.  Information is Power and we give You the Power to make the Right Decision for YOU! Our area offers Beautiful Homes, Recreational Cabins, View properties, Private Remote Property, Beach And Waterfront Properties, Islands, Waterfalls, Bluff Homes and Bluff Land, River Property, Small Acreage, Large Acreage, Commercial Land and Business Opportunity. We Also Have a Bona Fide Property Management with a Longstanding Reputation for Good Service to Both Landowners and TenantsSince 1974, Bay Realty has been serving the communities of the entire Southern Kenai Peninsula. This includes Homer, Anchor Point, Diamond Ridge, Skyline Drive, Olsen Mountain, Kachemak City, Fritz ...
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."   -Carol Williams   Giving deserving posts more exposure is what Second Chance Saturday is all about.  If you see a deserving post, be sure to tag me in the comment section of any post and watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday.    Your Dreams Precede Your Goals  By: Lou Ludwig "As I see it..." Monday's Motivational Moments By: Marte Cliff “When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return."    Are You a 5% or 95% Real Estate Agent? By: Leanne Smith "However, to imply those who aren’t in the 5% of agents creating 95% of the transactions and wealth are not worthy of being real estat...
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The Cottages At Coffeepot in West Sedona is a community for those who want a lock-and-go lifestyle.  Show Me A Sedona Luxury Townhouse Community May 2023 Cottages At Coffeepot Soldiers Pass  West Sedona Arizona 86336 ~ ~ ~   A Unique and Uncommon Gated Community    +++ Cottages At Coffeepot Market Update ~ April 2023 No Active Cottages Available: Closed in 2023     Cottages at Coffeepot - Closed in 2021 thru 2022     Cottages at Coffeepot - Stats for Closed Cottages From 2021 thru 2022   Summary In the last couple of years, since 2020, most of the homes have sold in the low seven figures in the Cottages At Coffeepot gated community. Each of these luxury townhomes is very unique. They have custom floor plans, different lot sizes, and different views.  Many luxury townhomes have been upda...
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