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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationBonefish Tower, located in Coco Plum, is a well-known landmark in the Middle Keys and, at 143 feet, the highest building in the entire Florida Keys. Coco Plum was mostly undeveloped until the last couple of decades, with many empty lots and only a few rundown marinas and commercial fishing operations. Coco Plum Florida Keys real estate has only recently become popular among buyers. While some of the old buildings remain, a drive down Coco Plum Drive today will reveal a bustling community that is now home to some of the most expensive luxury real estates in the Coco Plum, Florida, Marathon area. Coco Plum is quickly becoming one of the premier communities in the Middle Keys, boasting some of the region's deepest and widest canals and most exquisite oceanfront esta...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationSome of the most desirable waterfront properties in the Florida Keys can be found in the Middle Keys. Waterfront properties in the middle of Florida keys are a must-see if you've always wanted to launch a boat from your backyard. Numerous boaters, anglers, and ocean lovers have made their homes in Duck Key, Key Colony Beach, and Marathon because these areas feature some of the best waterfront properties for sale in the entire Florida Keys. The Middle Keys offer high-end oceanfront homes and miles of canal-front properties that make the lifestyle of a waterman seem more within reach. If you're curious about homes for sale in the Florida Keys, specifically those with water access, keep reading! Contact me to discuss what would work best for your schedule. Different...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationCondo living could be the solution if you want a low-maintenance lifestyle that gives you more time and energy to do the things you love. Condos in the Florida Keys range in size and price from small, non-waterfront units with one bedroom to large, waterfront units with multiple bedrooms and various high-end features. You can spend more time doing what you love, like exploring the island and making memories, because the tropical landscaping, private pools, and exterior building maintenance are all taken care of for you. Some of the condo developments in the Keys even have private sandy beaches and docks on the water. Embark on a journey to the tropics by calling me right now. I can assist you in locating a condo that suits your needs. The Florida Keys National Ma...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationGrassy Key is the northernmost island in the chain that makes up Marathon and can be reached in fifteen minutes from the actual city. Grassy Key is located in the Middle Keys and is considered by some to be a "suburb" of Marathon due to its proximity to the city. Some of the largest residential lots in the Middle Keys can be found on Grassy Key, giving the area a more rural feel and contributing to its tranquil atmosphere. Homes for sale on Morton Street in Grassy Key are a great starting point for homebuyers looking for waterfront property with the privacy an oversized lot provides and, as a bonus, spectacular sunsets. Grassy Key is a beautiful getaway for those needing some time away. If you call me, I'll help you start looking for that private island immediate...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationOne of the Middle Key's best-kept secrets is the community of Stirrup Key, which is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Because of its remote location, most people only happen to find their way to Stirrup Key Marathon, Florida. Those who do end up wandering down the mangrove-lined causeway leading to this hidden treasure will be left to ponder what lies behind the gatehouse. Stirrup Key Marathon, Florida, is one of only a handful of gated neighborhoods in the Middle Keys, and it sits on about 60 acres with 105 mainly developed residential lots. Residents are drawn to Stirrup Key because of the community's gated security and the larger-than-average home sites and stunning water views that many of the homes provide. If Stirrup Key is what you've been looking for, let's ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationThe shape of the islands is strikingly similar to the shape of a duck's head, leading some to believe that the name Duck Key comes from the small number of duck species found in the Florida Keys. Duck Key, an isolated island between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, was first used to produce salt in the 1820s and 1830s. Duck Key has been a popular spot for high-end vacationers since the 1950s when it first opened as a resort. Since then, it has become a prime location for high-end residences, and its addresses are among the most prestigious in the Middle Keys. Duck Key Florida real estate offers the most discerning homebuyer a place to enjoy a high-class island lifestyle surrounded by crystal-clear free-flowing canals, lovely bridges connecting Duck Key's five...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationKey Colony Beach, Florida, is a small, close-knit community where many residents only visit during "Snowbird Season," despite its reputation as "The Gem of the Florida Keys." One can easily miss Key Colony Beach, a small island community accessible only by a single causeway off of Overseas Highway. You can find a wide range of homes in Key Colony Beach, Florida, at various price points if you're interested in living in a neighborhood ideal for strolling and riding bikes. Key Colony Beach, Florida real estate is in high demand because it is known for having some of the best-maintained properties in the Keys and because it is one of the few islands in the Keys to have a white sandy beach. There is no need to waste time commuting to and from a marina because most ho...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationMarathon, the "Heart of the Florida Keys," is a welcoming island community. Halfway between Key Largo and Key West, Marathon has a long and storied fishing history that has been passed down through the generations. As the home of numerous "conchs," the area takes great pride in its proximity to and water use. Many of the homes on the market in Marathon, Florida, are situated on the water and come with dock space, making it easy to enjoy the many water activities available. The Middle Keys are famous among wealthy home buyers because of the nearby Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, which caters primarily to private jets. Please feel free to call me anytime to discuss the homes currently available in Marathon, Florida Keys. Scheduled showings, tours, and ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationThe Middle Keys of Monroe County, Florida, are a particularly lovely portion of the Florida Keys. The Middle Keys, from Duck Key to Marathon, are known for their charming, old-fashioned way of life. The Middle Keys are a string of islands between Long Key (mile marker 65) and the start of the Seven Mile Bridge (mile marker 47), between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The Middle Keys are popular with tourists and potential homeowners because of their convenient location. Listen to some live tunes in Key West or visit the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in nearby Key Largo, both easily accessible by car. I am an expert on the Middle Keys real estate market. Just call me, and we can start looking for your tropical paradise home immediately.Middle Key...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Homeownership Builds Your Wealth over Time Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership. On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 years. That means homeowners grow their net worth significantly in the long term. Homeownership wins over time. Let’s connect so you can start your homebuying journey today.
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines If you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There’s no doubt, the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could crash. The reality is, the data shows a foreclosure crisis is not where the market is headed, and understanding what that really means is mission critical if you want to know the truth about what’s happening today. Here’s a deeper look. According to the Year-End 2022 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report from ATTOM, foreclosure filings are up 115% from 2021, but down 34% from 2019. As media headlines grab onto this 115% increase, it’s more important than ever to put that perce...
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By VERONICA URQUILLA
(VIRTUAL PROPERTIES REALTY)
Uno De Mis Parques Favoritos en Gwinnett County Atlanta Georgia esMulberry Park en Dacula, GeorgiaLittle Mulberry Park tiene mas de 800 acres de Naturaleza y actividades para toda la familia. Una de las atracciones es el area de recreacion para los ninos, area para fiestas y reuniones, area para montar en bicycleta , area para pescar y area para montar a caballo. Si te gusta la naturaleza, no dejes de visitar Little Mulberry Park en Dacula, Georgia 
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By Jessica Hood, REALTOR®, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(The Roskelly Team)
This blog is the first in our series of cities near Fort Meade, MD and the National Security Agency where we will explore some of the best places to live within a 30 minute commute to Fort Meade.  We've chosen this commuting range as it is the most frequently requested by our clients.We're starting out with Odenton Maryland population 43,000 which is located in Anne Arundel county and borders Fort Meade to the Southeast.Odenton, MD is a top destination request for Fort Meade homebuyers and renters due to the convenient 5 - 20 minute commute time to the base, the wide variety of housing options (including condominiums, townhomes and single family homes priced from around $250,000 - over $1,000,000), nearby shopping, top rated schools, quick access to the Odenton MARC station & BWI, fanta...
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By Hank Miller, SRA, Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
(Ansley Real Estate/Christie's International)
As homebuyers enter the spring 2023, many are empowered and some are hell bent on regaining control. That's not going to happen around the Greater Atlanta area, there is no impending onslaught of listings. Contingencies are back and agents better refresh themselves about solving home inspection issues. This is going to be one of the biggest challenges as markets return to balance.Home Inspection IssuesStart at the beginning, are there legitimate home inspection issues? Every home, especially older existing ones, suffer from deferred maintenance. Buyers and agents can see obvious issues, account for that in price. Consider what's normal and to be expected. Best advice might be:Code issues should be corrected. The caveat here should be obvious, consider codes appropriate for when the home...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
All Things Real Estate By Philip A Raices - January 22, 2023    Part 2 We reached our debt spending limit last week and hopefully have enough money to pay our current debts (not new ones). Congress has approximately until June to be able to raise our debt limit; otherwise, the U.S. will be in default on our obligations to pay our bills — an event that has never occurred. In 2011, when similar issues arose, the credit-rating agency, Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit rating of the U.S. government for the first time in its history, although Moody’s and Fitch kept the higher AAA ratings because they felt we were headed in the right direction but were very concerned about our future debt. Unfortunately, at this point in time, the Republicans are refusing to increase our debt limit unle...
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By Carmine & Debbie Rauso, Professional REALTORs and Real Estate Investors
(COMPASS RE)
Carmine Rauso has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ [NAR’s] Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR. Carmine achieved this prestigious designation after completing topic-specific course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The designation courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of high performance properties and issues of resource-efficiency in relation to real estate and home owners.More specifically, Carmine was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of resource-efficient features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and ...
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By Lisa Brown-McDonald CT Real Estate Agent, Fairfield & Litchfield County Homes
(The Brokerage of New England)
Celebrating 19 years in Real Estate!If you know me, you know I love what I do and so incredibly thankful to help so many wonderful families with their real estate needs. From buying first homes, upsizing, downsizing to retirement homes, parents, their children, grandparents, friends and co-workers. To my clients, referring professionals and friends, thank you for your trust, continued support and referrals. Here's to many more years creating memorable moments and new beginnings.As always, I'm never to busy to answer questions, provide recommendations or share my real estate knowledge. Buying or selling a home takes strategy, experience and local market knowledge, with 19 years experience you can rely on me to get you the best possible result. Specializing in residential, luxury, investm...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
You have found the home of your dreams, made an offer and it has been accepted.Now what?Well it all depends on how your agreement of sale was written and what contingencies were included. Today, I want to focus on the home inspection, as I have come to realize, that every state is different in how a real estate transaction progresses.This post approaches from the perspective of a Pennsylvania, and principally a transaction on or around the Main Line and Chester County as even within a state there may be local idiosyncrasies. Generally in Pennsylvania, an earnest money deposit is made with the agreement of sale or within 5 days as so many agreements are signed remotely today. The inspections are generally done within 5-10 days from the signing of the agreement by all parties, and then a ...
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By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
If you need to rent some storage space, there are some things you need to know before you begin.Do you need to pay for insurance coverage? What forms of ID will you need to bring when signing the contract? What affects the cost of the storage unit?We will look at these questions and more so that you know what is essential when renting storage.How to Find a Local Storage Facility?One of the first steps you take when you're ready is finding a storage unit nearby. The most straightforward way of starting the process is by doing a Google search.You can try storage facilities near me to find out about the nearby companies. You'll likely see some excellent companies to research further. Doing due diligence is essential when renting from a storage facility.If you are working with a real estate...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
4 bed 2 bath rancher on cul-de-sac! 2 bedrooms and bath on the main level and another 2 beds and bath in the finished basement. There is a tile and stone-faced wood stove/FP in the living room and sunny rec room in the basement. Eat-in kitchen includes all appliances and walks out to the 1-car attached garage. Out back is a large covered brick patio, storage shed, and fenced rear yard. NO HOA! Conveniently located close to S Academy shopping and minutes from I-25, Fort Carson Army and Peterson Space Force Bases.https://www.virtuance.com/listing/4310-wendy-court-colorado-springs-colorado  
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