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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
SOLD & CLOSED IN CRESSWIND: NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME9916 JUBILEE COURT | CHARLOTTE, NC 9916 Jubilee Court My client showed an impressive amount of patience when she contracted to build a home in Charlotte's Cresswind 55+ community in early April 2022. It felt some days as if closing day on her new "forever" home would never arrive. But arrive it did this week after 13+ months! And just in time for my client's imminent retirement. 9918 Jubilee Circle is a 3 bedroom/3 bath 1.5 story home  in the popular 55+ community of Cresswind located just outside of Mint Hill, NC. The split-bedroom plan home features a bright and welcoming great room with windows throughout, which provide lots of natural light. There's also a spacious dining area, a large granite kitchen with island, generous counter and...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationThe New York neighborhood of South East Meadow is a visual embodiment of the classic American suburb. Homes in the area have a similar design and spacious lawns. A few convenience stores and other businesses are scattered around the broad streets, home to teenagers working part-time. It's a perfect place for parents who want to raise polite kids to settle down and call home. Because of the numerous building projects in the neighborhood, it's also a great place to look for work. Everything about this place screams the American Dream. It's easy to see why South East Meadow would appeal to anyone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. If you have any questions, feel free to call our professionals.One of New York's most varied neighborhoods is South Eas...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationNestled in the heart of Long Island, Garden City NY realestate effortlessly blends old-world charm and modernity. The city has diverse real estate options catering to various preferences and lifestyles, inviting interested buyers. Furthermore, as you step into Garden City, the tree-lined streets that meander through most of its neighborhoods will welcome you, offering a break from the urban hustle and bustle. Beyond the natural beauty that backdrops Garden City's homes, it also has a strong community spirit, and the community's dedication to preserving its heritage is evident in the meticulous upkeep of historic landmarks and the commitment to maintaining the town's charm. Garden City also offers many amenities and opportunities for residents and families with ki...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationIn eastern Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Barths is a mixed-use residential development. The Barths neighborhood is a long-established community in northwest Denver, Colorado. Homebuyers searching for a residence in the area should visit the district because it offers many housing possibilities. Contact our office now if you need assistance learning more about the suburb, its surrounding locations, and its respective real estate offerings. We are happy to help you with your real estate needs as we have in-depth knowledge of the many communities in Northwest Denver. Barth is an excellent choice for homeowners searching for a new home for their family near Downtown Denver, just like most other communities in the area. It's an ideal spot for families relocating here with ch...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationLuxury homes in the 2015 style can be seen in the master-planned community of Avian Meadows in Chandler, Arizona. Houses in Avian Meadows, a developing neighborhood in Chandler, Arizona, are typically built within the last ten years to meet the area's high demand for housing. Avian Meadows is a desirable neighborhood due to their ability to accommodate purchasers' aspirations for a brand-new, designed residence with an alluring combination of convenience, luxury, and comfort. You can message us at your most convenient time if you have any questions regarding the properties for sale in Avian Meadows or the surrounding area. We're here to assist you in finding the perfect house in Avian Meadows and answer any questions.The beautiful Veterans Oasis Park, with its ma...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationHomebuyers looking for their dream home in Arizona should look no further than 85298 homes for sale. Nestled in the heart of Arizona, 85298 is the area code given to the vibrant town of Gilbert. It offers a quality life, a family-friendly atmosphere, and an array of amenities, making it one of the sought-after places to live in the state. It is often called the "largest small town" you will ever encounter and the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World" since it was once a bustling farming community. Furthermore, one thing that draws buyers to Gilbert is its economy, with a thriving technology sector and a rapidly growing entrepreneurial spirit leading to numerous employment opportunities and economic prosperity for its residents. With all it has to offer, Gilbert is ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationSouthern Gilbert is home to the Waterston community, located between the southeast corner of Layton Lake and the southwest corner of Lyon's Gate and Vincenz in Greater Phoenix, AZ. For seniors and families with children, Waterston is a desirable neighborhood. Tri Pointe constructed the luxurious residences in a guard-gated master-planned community. A sense of limitless exploration is built into our homes and amenities. Waterston houses in Gilbert, Arizona, include useful amenities that improve the quality of life for their residents. Opportunities abound for people of all ages who enjoy being outside in Waterston's three villages, South, North, and Central. Waterston South, completed first in 2020, is the most affluent of the towns here, and its shape is a diagon...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information Woodside Ranch, located in Bend, Oregon, is a thriving neighborhood known for its exceptional variety of single-family homes. Woodside Ranch is a lovely neighborhood in Bend, Oregon, with houses for sale in various beautiful styles, sizes, and price points. Woodside Ranch, on the far eastern edge of the city, is a quiet haven for families that value serenity and the outdoors. If you want to learn more about specific houses in Woodside Ranch, contact a local realtor. While you search for the ideal place in one of the lovely communities in Bend, Oregon, our staff will answer your questions and gladly give you any information you need. Located in Bend, Oregon, Woodside Ranch is a beautiful neighborhood just minutes from several parks, trails, and other attractions...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information NorthWest Crossing is a lovely community in the heart of Bend, Oregon. According to Cottage Living Magazine, it was one of the top ten cottage neighborhoods in 2008. Beautiful NorthWest Crossing may be found in Bend, Oregon. There are several craftsman-style homes here, but the neighborhood also features many mid-century modern architectures. Beautiful properties in Northwest Crossing have been offered to buyers thanks to the area's distinctive and cozy character. Several beautiful parks, a Saturday Market, a wine bar and coffee shops, boutiques, and more can be found in this family-friendly area. NorthWest Crossing is one of the most desirable places to live in all of Bend, and a simple stroll around the neighborhood will show you why. You'll be pleasantly ple...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece RealtyCall me at 772-485-4188 with any Real Estate Questions. Web-site:www.annasellsrealestate.comSelling Real Estate On Treasure Coast Since 2000.
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By Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate, 240+ Reviews-Most Recommended Realtor
(Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate)
Property tax valuations in Douglas County Colorado went in the mail 5/1/2023. Many local residents were shocked that their property valuations went up between 50-60% in the past 2 years. Residents have until June 3, 2023 to file an appeal. The County has until August 15th to respond. A resident can file a second appeal after the 8/15 response. As a local real estate agent in Douglas County, which includes Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Parker, Lone Tree, and Highlands Ranch, I talked to several people who gave me some great ideas on how to best dispute your valuations, and I have been disputing the valuations on my properties for many years. I recommend to my clients that they dispute the valuation every two years when the county re-assesses. When the county re-assesses the values every 2 y...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
With the median home sales price having skyrocketed from $313,000 in Q1 2019 to $436,800 in Q1 2023, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Most Affordable Cities for Home Buyers, as well as expert commentary.In order to determine the most affordable cities for home buyers, WalletHub compared 300 U.S. cities across ten key metrics. The data set ranges from the costs of homes and their maintenance to tax rates and vacancy rates.  Most Affordable Cities Least Affordable Cities 1. Montgomery, AL 291. San Francisco, CA 2. Flint, MI 292. New York, NY 3. Toledo, OH 293. Pasadena, CA 4. Detroit, MI 294. Boulder, CO 5. Akron, OH 295. Los Angeles, CA 6. Warren, MI 296. Burbank, CA 7. Pittsburgh, PA 297. Glendale, CA 8. Yuma, AZ 298. Santa Monica, CA 9. Springf...
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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 As a real estate investor, you want to buy properties with the potential for high returns and a minimal amount of risk. Of course, this can be tricky since the higher the potential return, the more risk is generally involved. However, there is one way to significantly reduce your risk on a property investment, and that’s by doing your due diligence. In this article, we’ll go over what due diligence is and the three types of due diligence you should perform: physical, financial, and legal due diligence. Let’s get started! What is due diligence? Due diligence refers to a thorough investigation of risks and benefits conducted before entering into a business transact...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Charleston is a beautiful city with a strong economy and a growing population. This makes it an excellent place to invest in real estate.There are many different ways to invest in Charleston real estate. You can buy a single-family home, a condo, or an apartment building. You can also invest in rental properties or flip houses.No matter what type of investment you choose, you're sure to be rewarded with a steady stream of income. And, with the continued growth of Charleston, your investment is likely to appreciate in value over time.7 Reasons to Invest in Charleston Real Estate Strong economy: Charleston has a strong economy with a low unemployment rate. This means that there is a high demand for housing, which is good for investors. Growing population: Charleston's population is growin...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
More Buyers believe they can find an affordable home. A new trends survey found that while most buyers still have trouble finding houses that fit their budget, more are optimistic about their chances. Click Here To Read And Share  Yun: Latest Fed Hike ‘Unnecessary and Harmful’ The Federal Reserve voted Wednesday to raise its benchmark interest rate for the tenth time a year, putting too much pressure on small regional banks, says NAR’s chief economist. The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy may now be hurting banks and, in turn, the housing market. The Fed voted Wednesday to raise its benchmark interest rate another quarter point—the tenth hike in a year—adding financial pressure to banks and, eventually, borrowers. The Fed’s rate often influences mortgage rates but is not tied directly...
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By Melissa Thompson, I'm a real estate agent helping buyers and sellers
(Thompson Real Estate)
As a real estate investor, you want to buy properties with the potential for high returns and a minimal amount of risk. Of course, this can be tricky since the higher the potential return, the more risk is generally involved.However, there is one way to significantly reduce your risk on a property investment, and that’s by doing your due diligence.In this article, we’ll go over what due diligence is and the three types of due diligence you should perform: physical, financial, and legal due diligence.Let’s get started!What is due diligence?Due diligence refers to a thorough investigation of risks and benefits conducted before entering into a business transaction or investment. In real estate, it’s an opportunity to learn everything you can about a property before signing on the dotted li...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Buying a Luxury Home in Harper’s Preserve, Conroe, TX   Neighborhood Information Newly built homes in a gated community surround a 160-acre forest preserve in Harper's Preserve, a unique master-planned development on the outskirts of southern Conroe, Texas. New developments in Conroe, Texas, such as Harper's Preserve, include attractive homes at reasonable prices. Residents of the area may rest easy knowing that every feature of their homes and the neighborhood has been carefully considered to provide them with a unique way of life. Harpers Preserve homes for sale are more reasonably priced and financially sound investments than the new residential complexes in Conroe, Texas, especially for young couples wanting to buy their first home. At Harper's Preserve, you may choose from a wide ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
20 Things to Know Before Moving to Southern California   California's rich and active surf culture, stunning national parks, and vast wine country make it one of the most visited states in the United States. California is one of the largest states in land area and population, thanks to its position on the west coast and its shoreline along the Pacific Ocean. Here are some considerations and suggestions for a new life in sunny Southern California.   The Job Market in Southern California The state of California's labor market is, on the whole, quite optimistic. The state's unemployment rate is low, and hiring prospects are bright. However, you should be aware that there are troublesome regions throughout the state and that projected trends may make life difficult for anyone searching for...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information In Newport Coast, California, a wealthy community called Santa Lucia may be found on the edge of Buck Gully Canyon. Elegant and luxurious houses with a Mediterranean style may be found in this secure, 24-hour gated community. Living quarters are roomy and outfitted with high-end fixtures and furnishings to set them apart. Experience the stunning Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, mountain ranges, canyons, and beautiful sunsets. Properties are designated condominiums, yet homes are freestanding, like those in single-family neighborhoods. There is a private clubhouse, a resort-style swimming pool, beautifully manicured green spaces, and illuminated tennis courts accessible to homeowners. Those interested in getting fresh air and exercise can do so in the nearby stat...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information Tesoro is a guard-gated coastal enclave in Newport Coast, California, with stunning Pacific and Catalina Island views. Its 96 distinctive residences were originally introduced to the market in 1998. They have large rooms, high ceilings, high-end fixtures and fittings, and outside areas that are great for entertaining guests and watching the sunset every day of the year. The entrance may be found just across from the Newport Coast Community Center, which features a swimming pool, a gym, and various sports grounds. One of the best places to go shopping in Orange County is Fashion Island, and it's pretty close. Residents can go to the adjacent Pelican Hill Resort & Golf Course, shop at upscale stores, enjoy fine dining, and take in breathtaking views of the Newpor...
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