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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Go WEST young man! That old adage was popular 2 centuries ago and it is still true today. Are you READY FOR a NEW ADVENTURE in your life, look west to Arizona? (Image AI: Cowboy Arizona by Vicki Hamilton, Pixabay)New Adventure Head WEST, Image: PixabayIt may be time to move the GREAT DESERT SOUTHWEST and the Phoenix Arizona metro in the VALLEY of the SUN and the SUNBELT. Have you been thinking of a home to buy in the Sunny Phoenix area including Scottsdale? Here are Homes For Sale in Phoenix metro in Arizona and I would be pleased to help you find the right home at the right price.Homes For Sale in Phoenix Metro on MLS UPDATED DAILYHere are homes for sale with a Homes For Sale in Phoenix metro Arizona for you to filter on your own on the actual MLS,  UPDATED DAILY with a FULL PAGE view ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
You have been watching your friends and family do it. Now it is time for YOU. Stop Renting and BUILD WEALTH by taking that JUMP into real estate and home ownership which is the American Dream. (Jump in Arizona by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay)Have you feen on the fence (renting) and ready to take that JUMP off and into your very own Sunny Phoenix Arizona metro home? Remember when you jump you will start building wealth through appreciation and accumulation of equity. The mortgage rates? Hey when they go down you can always refinance. Real Estate prices go up, up, up so don't get blinded by naysayers and buy your home and investment now. 'Sitting on Fence' Too Long? Time to Take that JUMP off the fence. (Photo: Mabe Amber , Pixabay)Sure you have been thinking about the JUMP but now is the t...
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
  Buyers who are considering buying investment property. Is it a really good deal    Whether buying investment property is a good deal depends on several factors: Location: Prime locations with high rental demand can offer better returns. Market Conditions: Analyze if the market is favorable, including property prices and rental rates. Property Condition: Consider the cost of repairs and maintenance. Financing: Look at interest rates and loan terms to ensure they fit your financial situation. Return on Investment (ROI): Calculate potential rental income versus expenses (mortgage, taxes, insurance, maintenance). Long-term Potential: Consider the property's potential to appreciate over time. In my local market, we have always used 5%.  Rent Analysis: Research Comparable Rents. If these fa...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
You may have heard that there are more brand-new homes available right now than the norm. Today, about one in three homes on the market are newly built. And if you’re wondering what that means for the housing market and for your own move, here’s what you need to know.Why This Isn’t Like 2008People remember what happened to the housing market back in 2008. And one of the factors that contributed to that crash was that there were too many homes for sale. While only part of the oversupply back then came from builders, the lasting impact is that some people still feel uneasy when they hear new home construction has ramped up.Even though the supply of new homes has grown this year, the data shows there’s no need to worry. Builders aren’t overbuilding, they’re just catching up. The graph belo...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
The 2024 Presidential election is just months away. As someone who’s thinking about potentially buying or selling a home, you’re probably curious about what effect, if any, elections have on the housing market.It’s a great question because buying or selling a home is a major decision, and it’s natural to wonder how such a major event might impact your plans.Historically, Presidential elections have only had a small, temporary impact on the housing market. Here’s the latest on exactly what’s happened to home sales, prices, and mortgage rates throughout those time periods.Home SalesDuring the month of November, in years when the Presidential election takes place, there’s typically a slight slowdown in home sales. As Ali Wolf, Chief Economist at Zonda, explains:“Usually, home sales are unc...
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By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
The Luxury Real Estate Market in the Florida Keys: A Tale of Resilience and EvolutionIn recent years, the luxury real estate market in the Florida Keys has been a dominant force, shaping the overall property landscape. Defined as improved residential properties listed above $1.5 million, this sector has shown remarkable strength and adaptability.During and after the pandemic, luxury properties led the market in both volume and value of sales. However, we're now observing a gradual stabilization. In early 2023, luxury sales represented 26% of all transactions and 57% of the total dollar volume. By 2024, these figures slightly decreased to 25% and 53%, respectively. While the broader market experienced a 3.3% decline in sales, the luxury segment saw a more pronounced 7.7% drop.Despite thi...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
Imagine waking up in a house that feels like a cozy hug every morning. Situated in an established, friendly neighborhood free from HOA fees, this stunning brick ranch home for sale in Easley, SC on a spacious .62-acre lot could be your perfect sanctuary. With charming details and modern conveniences, it's a place where memories are made, laughter is shared, and life is lived to the fullest.As you drive up to this home, you'll immediately notice its inviting curb appeal. The well-maintained brick exterior exudes a timeless charm, and the large two-car garage beckons you inside. But the real magic begins as you step through the front door. View Additional Details & Pictures Here The moment you walk in, beautiful hand-scraped wood floors stretch across the entire house, creating a warm, we...
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
When it comes to waterfowl hunting, few experiences compare to the excitement and challenge of hunting Canada Geese. These magnificent birds, known for their distinctive honk and impressive migration patterns, offer hunters a unique and rewarding pursuit. Let's explore the allure of Canada Goose hunting and discover why it's considered one of the best waterfowl hunting experiences in North America.The Allure of Canada Goose HuntingCanada Goose hunting is not for the faint-hearted. It requires patience, skill, and a deep understanding of these birds' behaviors. The guided goose hunting experts at https://www.thunderbirdoutfitters.com/ say that the challenge lies in their keen senses and wariness, making every successful hunt a testament to a hunter's prowess. The thrill of seeing a flock...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This blog does a great job explaining homeowners insurance requirements! Understanding what’s needed can help ensure you’re adequately covered and avoid potential issues. Thanks for breaking down the complexities of homeowners insurance so clearly!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Do you understand Homeowners Insurance Requirements? Yes, I can explain the requirements and key aspects of homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance is a type of property insurance that covers a private residence. It is typically required by mortgage lenders as a condition of the loan, but even without a mortgage, it is highly recommended for property owners. Here are the main components and requirements of homeowners insurance: 1. Coverage Types Homeowners insurance typically includes se...
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable moments of your life. It’s a day filled with love, joy, and celebration, and choosing the right venue sets the tone for your entire experience. If you’re a couple considering your options or a garden wedding enthusiast, an estate manor wedding could be the perfect backdrop. Let's explore the unique benefits of hosting your wedding at an estate manor.Exclusive Use and PrivacyThe wedding venue experts at https://penrynestate.com/ say that one of the standout benefits of an estate manor wedding is the exclusivity it offers. When you book a manor estate, you typically have exclusive use of the entire property for the duration of your wedding. This means you and your guests can enjoy the venue without any interruptions, providing a secluded and i...
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
Filing taxes can be a daunting task, especially with the unique regulations and considerations for residents of Orange County, CA. From understanding specific deductions to navigating local tax rates, this guide will provide you with the essential information needed to file your taxes correctly and efficiently.Understanding Orange County Tax RegulationsLocal Tax RatesOrange County residents need to be aware of the local tax rates that affect them. Sales tax in Orange County is currently set at 7.75%, which includes the state base rate plus additional local district taxes. For those who own property, property tax rates typically hover around 1% of the property's assessed value, plus any voter-approved bonds or assessments.Homeowners' Tax BenefitsAccording to the CPA team at  https://potr...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
The real estate landscape is on the brink of transformation with significant commission changes imminent. In our latest video below, "Understanding Real Estate Commission Changes: What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know," experts delve into the impact of these shifts starting August 2024.Join Robin Gauthier from NextHome Tidewater Realty as she uncovers what these changes mean alongside experts Melinda Swager and Alicia Rivas. Discover how these alterations will alter the buying and selling processes. Impact on BuyersMelinda Swager highlights the shift where buyers may shoulder agent commissions directly, enhancing transparency but posing new challenges. Learn how this change empowers buyers to negotiate while potentially affecting accessibility for certain buyer demographics.Impact on Sel...
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
Good Morning All,  It is June 20th and time for blog #20 in the 30 for 30 June series! This one is an advertising blog!! Despite looking like we are spending a lot of time writing blogs...we are quite busy here in central Nebraska.Following are some of our most recent listings.  Maybe it is time to move to Nebraska!First Up:  Fantastic rural property near the great community of Harvard, NE.1369 Road 319, Harvard, NE is a 6 bedroom, 2 Bath, 5 Car 2 Story Farmstead!Priced at only $385,000,A homesteading dream awaits the new buyers of this 4.62 acre property. Located 20 minutes East of Hastings, NE and 10 minutes west of Sutton, NE atop a hill along a winding road, you will find this 6+ Bedroom home with barns, sheds, and pasture all set up and ready for your animals.  Go here for more inf...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Golden, COThu Jun 20 2024This week the median list price for Golden, CO is $1,350,000.  Median List Price $1,350,000 Median Price of New Listings $985,000 Per Square Foot $374 Average Days on Market 76 Median Days on Market 28 Price Decreased 37% Price Increased 0% Relisted 5% Inventory 112 Median Rent $3,295 112 homes available now.
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Englewood, COThu Jun 20 2024This week the median list price for Englewood, CO is $692,000. Median List Price $692,000 Median Price of New Listings $625,000 Per Square Foot $361 Average Days on Market 44 Median Days on Market 28 Price Decreased 46% Price Increased 0% Relisted 4% Inventory 84 Median Rent $2,548 Looking for a Realtor to go to work for you.  Give me a call and lets talk.
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales
(Fathom Realty)
Most transactions, from time of pre-listing until time of settlement, have some challenges, or potential hiccups. A new agent may not know how to circumvent to fix these issues.  In fairness, how would they?A good agent will have solutions, having heard or dealt with these issues in the past.A great agent, from years of experience, will either anticipate, or better yet, instinctively know when something is wrong.  Sometimes I can just hear or see something that I know "ain't right". That service, to all involved, is invaluable.  This is an added bonus for clients who hire someone who "has their head in the game".Call me for my experience, accessibility, and instincts.   (609) 864-8164https://michaelelliott.fathomrealty.com/ 
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By Dennis Ovchinnikov, CPA, Your U.S. International Tax compliance specialist
(U.S. International Business Tax Solutions)
If a nonresident considering gifting real estate property in the United States, it's crucial to understand the unique tax implications involved. Based in Carlsbad, California, I specialize in international taxation and provide consultation, tax planning, and compliance services specifically for nonresidents who own or are planning to buy property in the U.S.Understanding Residency for Gift Tax PurposesResidency for gift and estate tax purposes differs from the substantial presence test used for income tax, which is based on the number of days spent in the U.S. Instead, it hinges on domicile, which means having a permanent home in the U.S. The IRS considers several factors to assess  intent to stay permanently, including: Your citizenship status How long you've resided in the U.S. Where ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
LOOK! What's UP in the latest news in the US real estate market for June 2024? Check here for the always updated topics and full stories that real estate experts are talking about. See the latest information on real estate issues. What is the latest on Mortgage Rates, Home Prices, Home Makeovers, Finding Money For Down Payment and more? (Photo Looking by Robin Higgins, Pixabay)What's UP in Real Estate?What is UP and rising to the TOP with future of housing in the US and other real estate industry news?Top Headlines and Stories for this month from Real Estate News from Realtor.com and other sources (See Links to the FULL Stories)1.  Boomers VS Millenials- Challenges in Purchasing First Home 2. Sellers: How To Spark Bidding War For Your Home 3.  How To Boost Your Credit Score For First Ti...
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By Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Here are some golf courses near New Orleans Golf course homes often offer views of the golf course's fairways.   Audubon Park Golf Course - Located in Uptown, New Orleans, this is a beautiful and well-maintained course. English Turn Golf & Country Club - A challenging course designed by Jack Nicklaus, located in the English Turn neighborhood. Bayou Oaks at City Park - This offers two courses, the South Course and the North Course, located in City Park. Lakewood Golf Club - A historic course in New Orleans offering a traditional golf experience. TPC Louisiana - Located in Avondale, this is a PGA Tour course and one of the top public golf courses in the area. These options should offer various experiences, from scenic city courses to professional-level challenges. Want to Sell or Buy a G...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
I wanted to congratulate my Seller Client on the successful sale and closing of this great townhome in the Compton Heights neighborhood.  Closing took place on May 23, 2024.Thank you for allowing me to assist you in the sale of your home. If you know of anyone looking to buy or sell a home, please tell them about me.  I sincerely appreciate your referrals, and I promise to take great care of them.I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997 - 27 years!  I am an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute), and Certified Listing Professional (CLP).Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), ...
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