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Recent blogs on Real Estate Sales and Marketing
By Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944, Love To Help People
(eXp Realty LLC Salina Group)
With higher mortgage rates and moderating buyer demand, conditions in the housing market are different today. And if you're considering selling your house, it's essential to understand how the market has changed and what that means. The best way to ensure you're in the know is to work with a trusted housing market expert. Here are five reasons working with a professional can ensure you'll get the most out of your sale. 1. A Real Estate Advisor Is an Expert on Market Trends Leslie Rouda Smith, 2022 President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), explains: "During challenging and changing market conditions, one thing that's calming and constant is the assurance that comes from a Realtor® being in your corner through every step of the home transaction. Consumers can rely on Realto...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Open House! 2035 Whippet Way, Sedona, AZ 86336I am pleased and excited to invite the neighbors, the general public, and all potential buyers to visit this home and look at all the amenities offered.  This home is in the heart of West Sedona and is close by for all to see. Learn More About 2035 Whippet Way  Easy AccessTrails and the Forest are Highlighted in tan.  Shopping Centers are highlighted in yellow.  You are just 2 minutes by car to the Safeway Shopping Center.  It is less than ½ mile to the north. Go straight up, Shelby! Besides many small businesses in this shopping center, you will find a McDonald's, Staples, UPS Store, and a Mexican Restaurant. Directions:From SR 89A, go south on Shelby Dr.   Take the first right onto Whippet Way, and head west.  2035 Whippet Way is the third...
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By Karen Schimpf, When Your Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSE
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
Commercial Property Exchange   NETWORKING EVENT Making Transactions Happen       Come to the Williamson County and Northeast Travis County  Commercial Property Exchange Networking Event!   Meeting every 1st Thursday of the Month    Williamson County Association of Realtors  123 E.Old Settlers Blvd. Round Rock TX 78664    Meeting begins at 8:30 am and ends @ 10:00 am   Text Link COMMERCIAL PROPERTY EXCHANGE NETWORK for Commercial Realtors Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023   Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am    Address: 123 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock, TX   Zoom:   Register in advance to attend meeting via Zoom:    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdOCqqjkoHN3cucayv7HeW7hSDkIWMn8_ ****Please check your email to receive the meeting id number and the passcode for the event.     For P...
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
I’m Fearless when it comes to advocating for my clients, and I’ve got a Reputation for spending all my Midnights thinking up new ways to improve their experience.I do follow the local and national news and have always been upset on how hard it is to get face value tickets for my favorite events. Unfortunately, Taylor is not one of the music stars I follow.  I would not minding going to one of her shows but not at the advertised price.   Send me a message and let me help find a home that is Taylor-made for you. #realestate #realestateagent #taylorswift #listreports #buying #selling #realestateexpert #homeowner #dreamhome #homeownership #homebuying #homesearch #buyingahome #financehub
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 27, 2023 New properties for sale 567Back on the market listings 90Price decrease listings 504Price increase 58Active kick out 8Active option contract 245Active contingent 63Pending listings 425Sold listings 211Expired listings 15Cancelled listings 96Withdrawn listings 4Temporary off market listings 45Coming soon listings 70
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By Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944, Love To Help People
(eXp Realty LLC Salina Group)
If buying or selling a home is part of your dreams for 2023, you need to understand today’s housing market, define your goals, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. In the last year, high inflation greatly impacted the economy, the housing market, and your wallet. That’s why it’s critical to have a clear understanding of the market today and what you want out of it when you buy or sell a home. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at realtor.com, explains: “The key to making a good decision in this challenging housing market is to be laser focused on what you need now and in the years ahead, so that you can stay in your home long enough that buying is a sound financial decision.” Here are a few questions you can start thinking through as...
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By Karen Schimpf, When Your Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSE
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
https://flic.kr/p/MexLRS We are Beating the Bank’s Rates….And it is NOT EVEN CLOSE….. A Dentist client got referred to me, he was being given a 6.7% rate on a 5 year fixed with a 25 year amortization to buy a building for his practice. He banked with this bank for years. I got him 5.8% for the same deal and the final rate I got him, after negotiating, was a 5 year fixed, with a 25 year amortization at 5.5%. That was with only 15% down conventional! Let me repeat that, 5.5%, on a 5 year fixed with a 25 year amortization and only 15% down-conventional, not SBA. THAT WAS JUST LAST WEEK.  MOST BANKS ARE QUOTING AROUND 7% and SBA 7A borrowers are around 10% and I am getting my clients 6% or lower. Often, I can get the bank to pay my fee so that the COSTS ARE THE SAME. We are beating all your...
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
It's incredibly satisfying to work with your hands to make from scratch or fix something, but can also feel intimidating.Here are a few tips to help you get started, so you can make 2023 your year of DIY.  My dad was incredibly handy and I learned alot from him.  I was fortunate.  If you were not that fortunate, YOU Tube and the internet can be your friend.  What will you DIY first?#thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #realestate #investment #happyhome #happyhomeowner #realestateagent #realtor #themoreyouknow #hometips #diy
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 1114 Santa Rosa Boulevard UNIT 212, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548MLS number: 915167 Price: $675,000 Bed: 3Bath: 2Square Footage: 1,386 Call Martin Luus 850-296-7011 to see if this property is still available.Beautifully updated 3 bed, 2 bath condo boasting almost 1400 sq ft. This unit not only makes an amazing vacation rental or 2nd home, but could easily be your full time residence. Kitchen offers granite countertops and spacious bar. Comfortably sleeping 7 people this tastefully decorated condo is being sold fully furnished. Everything at Sea Oats is like new! Recent complex renovations include exterior paint, elevators, walkways, balconies, windows & doors. Amenities at Sea Oats include seasonally heated community pool & hot tub for those cooler nights, spacious pools...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 26, 2023 New properties for sale 357Back on the market listings 85Price decrease listings 421Price increase 63Active kick out 10Active option contract 313Active contingent 51Pending listings 346Sold listings 221Expired listings 30Cancelled listings 61Withdrawn listings 6Temporary off market listings 27Coming soon listings 75
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
 Selling a home can be intimidating, especially if you need to figure out who to trust. It would be best to find someone reliable and trustworthy who will help you get the best deal on your home. So how do you know which house buyer's company is right for you? Here are the ten signs that should help guide your decision-making regarding finding a reliable and trustworthy house buyers company. Knowing these signs can make all the difference in how quickly and easily your sale goes through, so read on!  Professionalism: Look for house buyers that demonstrate professionalism at all times, from the initial house viewing to handling any paperwork that needs to be completed along the way. Professional house buyers should also have excellent communication skills, be organized, and provide high ...
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
2035 Whippet Way, Sedona, AZ 86336Includes A Self-contained Guest Suite With A Separate EntranceMLS # 532148Month to Month Rental Capability 3 Bedrooms   |   1,704 Sq Ft   |   3 Baths  Red Rock Views   |   Front Courtyard Patio      Stunning Backyard Oasis  |  10 Ft Ceilings 0.10 Acres   |   2 Car Garage   |   Shared Driveway   |   Single Level  Covered Rear Patio   |  Rear Gas Fire Feature  |  $4,211 Taxes/2022 Where is this Home Positioned? Property FlyerDistinctive Home In the Center of West SedonaOne-Minute Snapshot Video - 2035 Whippet WayImagine...Delight in owning your piece of the Sedona dream in the heart of West Sedona, where all the action is located.  You can find restaurants, four grocery stores, plenty of shopping, two movie theaters, professional and medical services, plu...
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By Karen Briscoe, Your Agent For Life!
(Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group - Keller Williams)
 Opportunity Knocks!2022 Compared to 2021 and 2012By Lizzy ConroyHappy New Year! It’s January 2023 and the number one question we are asked these days is, “How’s the real estate market doing?” While mortgage interest rates impacted the market in the last two quarters of2022, we believe that opportunity will emerge in 2023. Inventory remains persistently low, benefiting sellers who are planning a move in 2023, while buyers can take advantage of increased days on market and a return to more normal market conditions. When looking back to 2012, sales are up 10%, despite the fact that the number of sales in McLean and Great Falls decreased nearly 27% from from 2021 to 2022.The most active price point has shifted from under $1,000,000 to over $1,000,000 and the strongest price category in 202...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 14701 Front Beach Road 1435, Panama City Beach, FL 32413     MLS number: 736515Price: $429,900Beds: 1Baths: 1Sq feet: 7 Call John Skinner 850-543-5763 to see if this property is still available. Welcome to Paradise! Direct Gulf Living at its finest! Exceptional opportunity to own a premier, luxury condo at Emerald Beach Resort. This beautifully furnished 792sq.ft, 1-bedroom/1-bath and extra hallway bunk area packs a lot into an ultra-efficient floorplan. Sweeping Gulf views from the Living Room, Kitchen, and generous Balcony. The mid-stack location is the perfect elevation – not too high and not too low! Enjoy Premium interior finishes including a completely remodeled bathroom, brand new LVP flooring throughout (inc bedroom), crown molding, granite counter tops and sta...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Quail Run Condos in Deer Park, Long Island is a popular code-gated community that offers a wide range of condo options for residents.   Whether you're in the market for an attached ranch condo or an attached two-story townhouse, Quail Run has something to suit your needs. The community is designed with convenience in mind, and it's no wonder that it's one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the area.   One of the standout features of Quail Run is the extensive amenities package. The community boasts 3 pools, tennis courts, and a cozy clubhouse. Some of the units have a garage and a fireplace, adding an extra layer of convenience and comfort to the residents. Pet-friendly, this community is also a great option for pet owners.   The community also offers ample parking throughout an...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 2076 Scenic Gulf Drive UNIT 3008, Miramar Beach, FL 32550MLS number: 915105Price: $625,000Bed: 3Bath: 2Square Footage: 1,106 Call Gil Erikson 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available.This lovely condo has been recently remodeled and is your ticket to the fabulous beach lifestyle. Great view of the Gulf from your balcony. New bathrooms and new flooring. TV and furniture was replaced in 2021. HVAC replaced in 2018. Painted and new light fixtures in 2020. Plenty of room for the whole family and you can also cash in $$$$ on vacation rentals. Located on the always popular Scenic 98 bike and pedestrian path. Many fun restaurants and attractions in the area. Buyer to verify all information.  Click here to see additional photos and details of this property
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
Did you know…Buying a starter home can help you build equity now that you can use towards a bigger home later.  I am sure that almost everyone has dreamt of the fantastic home on the beach or in the mountains.  Don't wait for that dream to come alive.  The time could be now.BUT If the time is not right, don't wait for the clock to tick past today.  A starter home can get you one step closer to that dream home.  If you’ve got questions about how to get started, send me a message — I’m here to help!#realestate #realestateagent #listreports #buying #selling #realestateexpert #homeowner #dreamhome #homeownership #homebuying #homesearch #buyingahome #financehub
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 900 Gulf Shore Dr Unit 1095, Destin, FL 32541Price: $699,000MLS number: 892761Bedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Sq Ft: 1,430 Call Gil Erikson 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available.This lovely condo has a great view of the Gulf of Mexico and has plenty of room for the whole family to make vacation memories. The primary bedroom has access to the balcony and has a nice beach view. You can also cash in on lucrative vacation rentals. Many great amenities include beach access, tennis, pool, basketball, exercise room, sauna, and more. Many fun restaurants and attractions in the area. HVAC was just replaced in December of 2022.  Click here to see additional photos and details of this property
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 550 Topsl Beach Blvd 1411 Miramar Beach FL 32550MLS number: 910958Price: $950,000Beds: 2Baths: 2Sq feet: 1,230 Call Gil Erikson 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available.Great view of the Gulf of Mexico from the oversized balcony of this lovely Penthouse level condo. You can enjoy this fantastic vista from the living room and kitchen as well. High ceilings give the condo a very open feel. Ready for you to make vacation memories and/or $$$ cash in on rentals.Sleeper sofa in living room so their is plenty of room for the whole family. This is an end unit so there is lots of natural light coming in. All the best amenities you want like beach access, pools, tennis, fitness center, pickle ball , and more.Plenty of fun restaurants and attractions in the area. H...
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