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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
TBD Highway 77, Trego, WI 54888 -- $31,900Check out this amazing land that is for sale in Chicog Township, Wisconsin, which is located near Pear Lake and about 30 minutes north of Spooner. 6.55 acres with beautiful views of nature.An excellent location for your dream home or cabin, as well as for recreational activities like camping, hunting, riding ATVs and using snowmobiles. Heartwood Journey’s is nearby and offers both short and long trips for tube, canoe and kayak rentals on the Namekagon River.Click here for additional photos or contact Chuck Carstensen with Re/Max Results at 612-290-3809 to set up your showing today!
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
New Berlin Condo Sales Market Report October 2022   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 kjohnston@remax.net. I specialize in Waukesha County Real Estate, and have a lot of experience with New Berlin Real Estate. Check out my website www.waukeshahousesforsale.com. Review my many happy client testimonials too! Condos in New Berlin WI Average List Price: $288,357 Average Sale Price: $293,557 Sale Price to List Price Ratio:  101.80% DOM: 8 In the New Berlin, Wisconsin Real Estate market 7 Condos sold; 1 listed and sold by the same company, and 6 were sold by c...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Be thankful for what you have; you end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah WinfreyDon't be afraid to start all over again.  You may like your new story better.Life is better when you don't care what other people think. - Will HammThe tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy lies in not having any goals to reach. - Benjamin Mays  
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 different Real Estate web sites including realtor.com, yahoo.com, trulia.com and many others. Each office independently owned and operated.Elite Realty Group is a full service real estate company serving Morristown TN Real Estate...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
What Buyers Need To Know About the Inventory of Homes Available for SaleIf you're thinking about buying a home, you're likely trying to juggle your needs, current mortgage rates, home prices, your schedule, and more to try to decide if you want to jump into the market.If this sounds like you, here's one key factor that could help you with your decision: there are more homes for sale today than there were at this time last year. According to Calculated Risk, for the week ending in November 18th, there were 47.7% more homes available for sale than there were at the same time in 2021. And having more options for your home search may be exactly what you need to feel confident about making a move.Here's a look at where the increased housing supply is coming from so you can get a better sense...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
TBD Highway 133, Meadowlands, MN 55765-- $23,900Acreage for sale in a peaceful country setting in Meadowlands! Enjoy ten wooded acres of land just under an hour from Duluth near the Woessner Bog Boardwalk, White Face River Park, and the Little White Face River! A great location to build your dream home, cabin, hunting shack and more! Great area for recreational ATV riding with access via an easement from a nearby gravel road. Click here for additional photos or contact Chuck Carstensen with Re/Max Results at 612-290-3809 to set up a showing today!
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
December 3 & 4, 2022Oro Valley Marketplace12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pmFree AdmissionComing Soon!  The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts and Holiday Tree Lighting!  This is a two-day Festival connecting art and community held annually.  The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts is the second largest fine art and craft festivals in the area, second only to the 4th Avenue Street Fair.   Besides arts and crafts, there are student performances, jazz music, cultural foods, a Tuba Christmas, free children's art activities and so much more. In Marana, don't miss the Marana Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree LightingSaturday, December 3, 20223:00 PM  9:00 PM11555 W Civic Center Dr. Marana, AZ, 85653  The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. with an ...
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By Kim N. Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in South Florida
(Optima Properties)
If you’ve been house-hunting in recent years, you’ve really been through it. Maybe you were waiting out the market, hoping the rocketing prices would start to flatten. Now, of course, they have — but between 2021 and 2022, mortgage rates have more than doubled, from less than 3 percent to more than 7 percent. If you are renting and trying to save for a down-payment, the cost of your rental has likely increased as well. Sellers who are sitting on low mortgage rates are not listing their homes for sale and supply shortages, cost of land, and cost of lending, along with higher labor and building costs have slowed down new construction. All these factors contribute to a continued shortage of desirable inventory and home prices are staying propped up and not decreasing as one would expect. B...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Click here for price and locationWell maintained ranch home backing state game land in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake. Wood burning fireplace in the living room perfect for winter fun at the lake. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Home comes furnished and ready to start making memories. Oversized back deck to enjoy outdoor living. Arrowhead is a 5 star community featuring 3 pools, 2 lakes, 4 beaches, lodge, fitness center, playgrounds, tennis. Arrowhead is close to many Pocono Area attractions, hiking, skiing, outlet shopping, water parks, casino. Make your appointment today and be in the house in time for ski season.Call Patricia Quinn today at 201-779-3513 for more information!Click here for price and location 
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Expired Can Get You Fired! Agent lists a property early on Friday and then leaves town and cannot be reached by phone call, text message or email. Upon his return, there are 9 offers on the table and unfortunately, each of them have expired.  Not only did the listing agent fail to best represent the sellers to the highest ability, he quickly found out that he was fired. The nine other buyer agents also did not do their best to seek a viable solution for their clients.  None of them contacted the LA's brokerage or attempted to reach the sellers after that agent left town for 3 days. What would you have done to ensure that the client's offer had eyes on it before expiring?  First, I'd call the LA's brokerage, ask for the broker or the agent chosen to help in his absence. If no results, I'...
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By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
How Are Tax Values and Appraisal Values DifferentIf you are buying or selling a home, you're likely to encounter words that sound like they have the same meaning. Some of them do and some of them don't. The perfect example is a tax assessment and real estate appraisal.Both a tax assessment and a home appraisal try to find the value of a home. They use different means to reach their findings, and they exist for different reasons.When you are buying a home, an appraisal is required by the mortgage lender. Lenders want to know the current value of the home to ensure they aren’t lending more to the buyer than the property is really worth.The property tax assessment finds the value of the home to calculate taxes. This valuation can be used for years until another assessment is conducted to c...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
It’s safe to say we’ve never encountered a housing market nearly as unpredictable as the one we’re in right now. After months of navigating wild fluctuations, homebuyers, sellers, owners, and renters are now desperately trying to read the tea leaves to figure out where real estate prices, inventories, sales, and mortgage rates are going in the coming year.   We can't effectively predict what the market will be in December 2022 or into the new year, 2023, but we can tell you what the market was in October 2022. 
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Gilbert made the top 10 on a list of safest places in the nation, according to a personal finance website.  WalletHub used a wide variety of metrics, such as COVID-19 vaccination percentage among residents, assaults per capita and road quality. Threats to safety in the U.S. come in many forms, from the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters to mass shootings and traffic accidents.People can feel unsafe in other ways, too. Aside from the types of hazards that can cause bodily injury or other physical harm, taking out an unaffordable second mortgage, forgoing health insurance or even visiting unsecured websites are also ways people run into danger. One of the biggest worries for many people right now is the cost of inflation, which reached a four-decade high thi...
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
  NOV 2022 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Brown County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties       Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $149,900 20 $7,495 50250943 Sold Morrison Brown $260,000 20 $13,000 50251498 Sold Pittsfield Brown $350,000 30 $11,667 50254553 Sold Pittsfield Brown $350,000 22.64 $15,459 50254831 Sold Scott Brown $590,000 53.5 $11,028 50242087 Sold Pittsfield Brown $645,000 38.16 $16,903 50235506 Sold Glenmore Brown $645,000 38.14 $16,911 50235507 Sold Glenmore Brown $780,000 22.08 $35,326 50221928 Sold Green Bay Brown $925,000 20.92 $44,216 50250104 Sold Wrightstown Brown $1,020,000 58.47 $17,445 50235038 Sold Ledgeview Brown      $  16,181 Median Price / Acre       $5,714,900  ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On November 16, 2022, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for newly built single family homes declined five points to 33 points in November of 2022 from 38 points in October of 2022.The HMI component charting present sales conditions down six points to 39 points, the HMI buyer traffic lower five points to 20 points, and the HMI sales expectations index decreased four points to 31 points in November of 2022.The three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, South dropped seven points at 42 points, the West fell five points to 29 points, Northeast declined six points at 41 points, Midwest lost two points to 38 points in November of 2022.NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, stated “To ease the worsening housing affordability crisis, policymakers...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
The Hawthorne Condos4239 St. Charles Avenue CondosNew Orleans,70115 Secure entrance and parking on first floor        The Hawthorne Condos were once apartments dating back to the 1920's and 1930's.  They were converted into condos in the 90's as it is a great location on St. Charles Avenue. The entire first floor is parking and storage. Every unit has garage parking. The parking and entrance is secure.        The 18 condos are all about 650 sq. ft. of living with a small kitchen, wood floors, lots of windows and plenty of natural light. There is a large courtyard that all the units open to. You go up a stairway to the 3rd floor units.       One of the nicest features is all the windows that each unit has. The hardwood floors are original and still look very good. The living areas are ni...
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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)
There is an E-Cycling Event set by the City of Aurora from December 27-30 and from Jan 2 to January 7th, 2023 at Techno Rescue - 3251 Lewiston St, Suite 10. The hours of operation for this event will be 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday during these dates.Most electronic items - desktop computers, laptops, cell phones, tablets, gaming equipment, consumer electronics and similar, are accepted.  A fee of $5 will be charged per vehicle/individual for one standard grocery bag and $10 per vehicle/individual for any load greater than one standard grocery bag.To address the rising costs associated with processing select electronics, the following additional fees will be applied to recycle these items: Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitors - $5 each Cathod...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Click here for price and locationSloped wooded lot in Pocono Springs. Community offers lake, outdoor pool, clubhouse. Gated community, ATV's allowed. Call Patricia Quinn at 201-779-3513 for more information!Click here for price and location
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
This Weekly Market Report for the mid-Atlantic area provides up-to-date listing and showing information to track market activity in real time. Here are the highlights for the week ending November 27, 2022: Buyer activity stalled during the Thanksgiving week. Homebuying activity always slows during the holiday week, but the number of weekly new purchase contracts across the Bright footprint during the week ending November 27 was at the lowest level since the end of 2019. The market freeze over Thanksgiving could be a predictor of the pace of housing market activity through the rest of the winter holidays. New listings fell sharply last week. Sellers were largely sitting out last week, as the number of new listings coming onto the market fell 40.9% compared to a week ago. The ratio of new...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP If you’re a young adult, you may be thinking about your goals and priorities for the months and years ahead. And if homeownership ranks high on your goal sheet, you’re in good company. Many of your peers are also pursuing their dream of owning a home. The 2022 Millennial & Gen Z Borrower Sentiment Report from Maxwell says: “Many young adults have demonstrated their resolve to embark on the journey toward homeownership soon. More than half of millennials and Gen Zs plan to apply for a mortgage sometime within the next year.” Let’s take a look at why homeownership makes the top of so many young buyers’ to-do list and what you need to consider to achieve your goals ...
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