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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
I recently read an article about DarkSky International, an organization that strives to protect our night skies by fighting light pollution wherever possible, Light pollution should be minimized because it can destroy natural habitats and endangered species who rely on darkness. But, more selfishly, a lack of truly dark skies can make it incredibly hard to stargaze.   The fact that there is an international organzation dedicated to fighting light pollution started me to wondering. how it does that - and what it does. One thing that Dark Sky recently did was to  bestow its very first DarkSky resort certification, to Under The Canvas Lake Powell - Grand Staircase. The property is located  near Arizona's Lake Powell, and features safari-inspired, luxury tent accommodations. I am not sure I...
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By Bruce Parker, You Deserve The Best
(Best Realty)
We have classes starting soon. Click on our link for more info.Info on Real Estate ClassBruce Parker DirectorBest School Of Real Estate
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties )
Real Estate Deal Killers 2023 Edition Considering a home purchase in 2023? Like with any purchase, current market knowledge is key. Let's take a look at some of the challenges (and solutions) to the 2023 real estate market. Higher Interest Rates--Over the past few years interest rates (the cost of borrowing) has been kept artificially low. Sellers who were able to lock in 3% are hard pressed to purchase a new home at 8%. Likewise for buyers the higher rate means a lower purchase price.  Increased Insurance Cost-- Thanks to a string of natural disasters, insurance companies are feeling the pinch. Combine this with overall inflation  means MUCH higher insurance rates.  Lack of inventory-- Depending on the market, overall listing count is down 30-50% below Pre-Covid norms. Lower inventory ...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
On Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, in front of the old Post Office, there is a large statue of a pioneer woman holding her baby in one arm and a gun in the other.  People pass the statue every day, and most people do not notice it or know what it represents.  So... here is the story of the statue.The Bethesda statue, titled "Madonna of the Trail," is one of twelve identical statues dedicated to the spirit of the pioneer women who extended the frontiers of America ever westward.  The woman in the statue is wearing a bonnet and long skirts; she is that hardy pioneer stock which would make you feel safer on that long wagon trail ride west.   Commissioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution, the twelve identical statues were installed in 1928 and 1929 in each of the twelve states thro...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Texted, Called, Emailed; No ReplyIf I were talking about a lame lead from weeping willow, then this would be no surprise to any agents in the business; however, when I am talking about another agent, then this is a sign of an agent who should not be in the business.I made an appointment to see a house.  When I got to the house, I found that the lock box code would not open the box.I call the agent and I get no answer, but I leave a message.  His recorded message was something along the lines of: "I am too busy to answer my phone, try texting me.".I text the agent, I email the agent, and I respond to the automated request for feedback all along with my voice phone message.24 hours have passed and I have yet to receive a reply from the agent.In the meantime, I ask my client if they want t...
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(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Foxcroft (SouthPark) Market Report SEPT 2023 Foxcroft is a truly remarkable gem nestled in the heart of SouthPark in Charlotte, NC. This is a neighborhood that doesn't merely echo desirability, it sings it from the rooftops! Each home for sale in Foxcroft is cradled within an enchanted community with mature trees and dazzling landscapes. Imagine driving through a natural archway of towering trees in this older, highly desirable neighborhood. These age-old oaks stretch out their arms, almost as though giving residents & visitors alike, a welcoming embrace. And as we are now in the full swing of summer, prepare yourself for a visual feast! The community transforms into an artist's dream as the flowers bloom vibrant hues of color throughout. In Foxcroft, even the seasons dress up in their ...
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By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Buying or selling a property is a significant financial transaction that involves complex legal procedures and potential risks. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned real estate investor, or someone in between, having a real estate attorney by your side can make a difference in ensuring a smooth and secure transaction.We will explore the essential reasons you should consider hiring a real estate attorney, also known as a lawyer, for real estate transactions. When you don't know one, understanding how to find a real estate attorney nearby is crucial.One of the easiest ways to find one is to do an online search for a real estate attorney near me on Google. The search results will populate the closest lawyers near your location. It will be essential for you to take the time to ...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties )
Open House- 307 Holiday Circle Pineville La Sunday 2pm-4pm 9/17/2023Searching for a 3 bedroom Home in Pineville, La? Need space AND a great location? If so, join us this Sunday from 2pm-4pm. 307 Holiday Circle features a large backyard, Roof replaced 2023, and makes great use of its space. Will have a local lender on hand to answer any financing questions you may have. Neighbors Welcome!  3 Bedroom Home For Sale in Pineville La OverviewMapsPhotos $212,500 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,648 sqftLot: 1.00 acre(s)MLS #: 2407108 Location 307 Holiday CirclePineville, LA 71360USA Doug Rogers RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals(318) 613-1994dougsoldit@gmail.com   Listed by: Bayou Properties  Realty Our recent listing...
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
  Pride of Ownership Shows in This Valpo Beauty! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhoodMarket Stats $385,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,798 sqftLot: 0.27 acre(s)Year Built: 2003MLS #: 538555 Location 768 Ravinia Dr. EValparaiso, IN 46385USA     Jeff & Grace Safrin F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate(219) 309-9930FCTucker1stTeam@gmail.com    Listed by: F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana!   Our recent listings 16.66 Acres of Wooded Land in Porter County Indiana | $299,000 | Valparaiso, IN7 Acres of Wooded Land in Pulaski County, Indiana | $77,777 | Medaryville, IN10,960 SF of Pole Barns for Business on 9.77 Acres Plus 4000+ SF Custom Home Priced Below Appraisal | $869,500 | Wheatfi...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Lakewood, COThu Sep 14 2023This week the median list price for Lakewood, CO is $717,500.  Inventory has held steady at or around 132.  Median List Price $717,500 Median Price of New Listings $759,500 Per Square Foot $287 Average Days on Market 41 Median Days on Market 25 Price Decreased 48% Price Increased 2% Relisted 3% Inventory 132 Median Rent $2,425 Looking to buy or sell call me at 303-358-1147
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
One question that’s top of mind if you’re thinking about making a move today is: Why is it so hard to find a house to buy? And while it may be tempting to wait it out until you have more options, that’s probably not the best strategy. Here’s why.There aren’t enough homes available for sale, but that shortage isn’t just a today problem. It’s been a challenge for years. Let’s take a look at some of the long-term and short-term factors that have contributed to this limited supply.Underbuilding Is a Long-Standing ProblemOne of the big reasons inventory is low is because builders haven’t been building enough homes in recent years. The graph below shows new construction for single-family homes over the past five decades, including the long-term average for housing units completed:For 14 strai...
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By Michael Sikorski MBA CRB GRI CRS, Experience And Professionalism You Can Count On
(RealtyOne Southwest Florida)
Understanding Florida's property taxes is crucial for homeowners and real estate investors alike. As one of the primary sources of revenue for local governments, property taxes play a significant role in funding essential services such as schools, public safety, and infrastructure development. Whether you are a long-time homeowner or considering purchasing property in the Sunshine State, gaining insights into the property tax system can help you make informed financial decisions and potentially reduce your tax burden. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of Florida's property tax system, shedding light on various aspects that impact how taxes are calculated and assessed. From exploring the different exemptions available to homeowners to understanding the count...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Nothing is truer than the cliched catchphrase "Real Estate is all about location, location, location”. And in no case is this more valid than when you’re investing in rental properties. Some states, regions and even specific neighborhoods are more ‘rentable’ than others and before you drop even a dime on a downpayment you need to know where they are.READ FULL BLOG HERE  YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property ManagementSel...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Real Estate and Baseball have something very important in common don't you think? As the comedian George Carlin use to say. The object of baseball is to GO HOME! (Photo: Baseball, Pixabay)'Object of Baseball is to GO HOME! (Photo: Peterjj, Pixabay) What is better than a Home Run or a Homer?Just like the theme of this movie "There is NO PLACE Like HOME"....Dorothy clicking Ruby Slippers together....There is NO PLACE Like HOME! (There is No Place Like Home scene from "The  Wizard of Oz"Well that is a TRUE statement, There is NO PLACE Like HOME! I can help you with finding that home in Arizona. Give me a call or text at 480-242-6500 or email JeffMasich@ArizonaHomesLand.comTo Go Home Meet Jeff Masich REALTOR® Phoenix Metro AreaMeet Jeff Masich, REALTOR® and call/text 480-242-6500 or at http...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Pricing your home correctly is absolutely crucial in the real estate market, and this blog makes that point crystal clear. Overpricing can lead to extended listing times and missed opportunities, while underpricing can cost you significant equity. The insights and advice here underline the importance of research and working with a knowledgeable realtor to strike that perfect balance. Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Currently homes are not selling fast as we have experienced in the past, but homes that are priced right are selling.  Many of these homes are selling quickly and some are receiving multiple offers with a few selling above-listing price.  Your listing agent is the person who can give advice on where to price your property.  If priced too high this causes...
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By John Watts
(Keller Williams Realty)
Currently homes are not selling fast as we have experienced in the past, but homes that are priced right are selling.  Many of these homes are selling quickly and some are receiving multiple offers with a few selling above-listing price.  Your listing agent is the person who can give advice on where to price your property.  If priced too high this causes buyers not to tour your home and eventually forces sellers to reduce their listing price.  The first 2 weeks after listing your house attract the greatest number of buyers.  This is why it is important to get the price right.  If not priced right, you run the risk of buyers not seeing and/or touring the property.  If the price is low, you run the risk of leaving money on the table or buyers feel there is something wrong with the propert...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Another day at WORK. Ahhhh...head to the backyard and listen to the recently passed Jimmy Buffett and Margaritaville. Do you need your own back yard to relax and enjoy the sunset, put your feet up and sip on a margarita? (Photo: Margarita Bar, Paul Brennan,Pixabay) Scottsdale Arizona has great backyard HOMES and SUNSETS...I sell both of them but not the margaritas.  Buying your own home in Sunny Scottsdale Arizona or the entire Valley of the Sun in the Phoenix metro is the way to go! In the center of Arizona adventures await in all directions. Here are ALL Scottsdale Single Family Homes For Sale on the Arizona MLS UPDATED DAILY.As your Buyer's Realtor I can show you any of the these homes listed on the MLS listed by all brokers. I will also look out for YOUR best interests at no cost to...
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In the real estate and property management world, including utilities in the rent for multi-family dwellings or apartments is a practice that has both advantages and disadvantages. However, there are specific reasons why this approach is more common for these types of properties than for single-family homes. Here's why:Economies of ScaleShared Resources: In a multi-family building, resources like water and heating may be shared, making it easier to include them in the rent.Bulk Rates: Some utility companies offer bulk rates for larger properties, making it cost-effective for the landlord.Simplified BillingOne Bill: It's easier for the landlord to manage a single utility bill instead of multiple tenant accounts.Easier for Tenants: Tenants appreciate the convenience of a single, predictab...
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By Toby Lorenc, Make your next move your BEST move
(Rocky Mountain Realtors®)
Our latest newsletter takes a look at some unusual properties for sale in Colorado! Plus, you can learn about the real estate market in El Paso County with the latest market stats and information. me know if you'd like to be included in our monthly newsletter email and I'll be sure to send this straight to your inbox next month. See some of our feature properties for sale. We sell in Colorado Springs, Canon City, Florence, and more across Fremont and El Paso County. 
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By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(Century 21 The Harrelson Group Firm | 7 Offices)
Overview of Condominium DevelopmentWhen you purchase a home in a condominium development, you are buying a unit in a larger building or complex that is owned and managed by a homeowner’s association (HOA). The HOA is responsible for the upkeep of common areas, such as landscaping, pools, and gyms, as well as the maintenance of the building itself.Condominiums can be found in many different types of buildings, from high-rise apartments to townhouses to single-family homes. There are also different ownership structures within condominium developments. In some cases, all of the units in the development are owned by one entity, such as an investment company or developer. In other cases, each unit is individually owned.The process of purchasing a home in a condominium development is similar ...
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