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By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 Month Realty)
Is Cash "Always KING" When Buying Real Estate?A few weeks ago I listed a house for sale in Kenosha, Wisconsin.On Day 1 we had a huge onslaught of showings.  My cell phone was dinging throughout the day alerting me of the fact that another agent had been confirmed through our FlexMLS ShowingTime system. Agents were texting, calling and emailing me throughout the day asking questions about best terms, etc. and advised their buyer was considering putting in an offer but wanted a quick answer/response from the seller today, if that was even possible.My seller was on the road and unable to have offers presented until later that evening and so we set a time to review all offers for 8 pm that night. Lucky for me I was able to walk 3 different buyers through the house.     * One was an investor...
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By Columbus Realtors Association®, Top Real Estate Agent in Columbus Ohio
(Columbus Realtors Association®)
To help you understand the topic of homes for sale Dublin Ohio, let's dive into an overview of Dublin itself and why finding the right home there is important. Exploring the beauty and charm of Dublin, Ohio, alongside the significance of available homes for sale in this area, will provide you with valuable insights for your home search.Overview of Dublin, OhioDublin, Ohio is a vibrant and diverse city. It sits in Franklin County, offering many chances for residents and visitors. From its lovely neighborhoods to the lively downtown district, Dublin has it all!You'll be amazed by its natural beauty and gorgeous landscapes. It's by the Scioto River, presenting stunning sights and many outdoor activities. There are lots of parks and green spaces too, so you can connect with nature and take ...
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By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
JUST SOLD: beautiful Home situated on 2-ACRES in the Royal Trails subdivision, offering a tranquil setting. The beautiful kitchen provides ample space for culinary creations and featuring modern appliances, abundant cabinetry. Adjacent to the kitchen is a formal dining area, and a breakfast nook. The master suite features a spacious walk-in closet with custom shelving and a linen closet, ensuring ample storage space. The master bath is a luxurious retreat, complete with double vanities, a rejuvenating jetted tub, and a walk-in shower. The home also has a bonus room that can be used as an office, perfect for those who work from home or desire a quiet retreat for study and productivity. The split bedroom layout ensures tranquility. The living room has French doors that open to the enclose...
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By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
Government Shutdown Alert & Impact on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Given the current status and developments surrounding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), we wanted to bring to your attention some potential effects due to the growing concerns about a possible government shutdown.Here's what you need to know: No New NFIP Policies:During the lapse of authority, no new NFIP flood insurance policies will be issued. This includes those for loan closings on federally backed mortgages. Eligibility for issuance will depend on the policy's application date and payment receipt in relation to the lapse in authority date. No Increase in NFIP Coverages: Modifications to your current policies, such as coverage increases, will not be processed during this period.Renewal Notices: ...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
Today is National Good Neighbor Day and a great day to meet your neighbors or check in on them. You can take a walk, spend time outdoors, and say hi to the people you live by. What's the weirdest thing you've borrowed from your neighbor? #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #realestate #realestateagent #realtor #neighbors #goodneighbor #happyhome #happyhomeowners
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
SNOOZE YOU LOSE! Have you been dreaming of a new home and missing opportunities? Would you know it if there was a MOTIVATED SELLER and miss out on the home of your dreams when another buyer beats you to the table with a great offer that is accepted? Well, WHAT are you waiting for when there are MOTIVATED Sellers? It may be a long wait similar to a RIP VAN WINKLE snooze/nap. SNOOZE YOU LOSE in Real Estate! Rip was the man author Washington Irving wrote about that had napped for 20 years in the Catskill Mountains and the world had changed so much after his long snooze. (Photo: Nap in Hammock, by Jeff Masich)Rip Van Winkle snoozing in yard, by Justinthewind, Pixabay. WAKE UP RIP...Make an OFFER to the MOTIVATED SELLER!You may be snoozing also, just dreaming of that special home and the MOT...
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
If you're stepping into the real estate market, you're likely bombarded with a slew of financial terms and questions. One burning question on everyone's mind is: "Who really bears the brunt of the closing costs? The buyer or the seller?" Let's dive into this topic, shall we? Defining Closing Costs First things first, let's define what closing costs are. These are the various fees and charges that come into play when you're sealing the deal on a real estate transaction. If you're scratching your head wondering, "how much are closing costs," don't worry, you're not alone. These costs can cover a whole host of things, from lender fees to home inspection charges, and can fluctuate based on where you're buying, how much you're spending, and the nature of your loan. Common Types of Closing C...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
You might remember the housing crash in 2008, even if you didn't own a home at the time. If you’re worried there’s going to be a repeat of what happened back then, there's good news – the housing market now is different from 2008.One important reason is there aren't enough homes for sale. That means there’s an undersupply, not an oversupply like the last time. For the market to crash, there would have to be too many houses for sale, but the data doesn't show that happening.Housing supply comes from three main sources: Homeowners deciding to sell their houses Newly built homes Distressed properties (foreclosures or short sales) Here’s a closer look at today's housing inventory to understand why this isn’t like 2008.Homeowners Deciding To Sell Their HousesAlthough housing supply did grow ...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
While I wish the leaves would stay upon the trees a bit longer I still enjoy raking them for several reasons.1) It's a family affair.2) it reminds me of when the kids were youngand would love to jump into the pile.3) It is usually a beautiful day when I rake.Here is a tip or two about raking. When raking leaves use a leaf rake. Okay that sounds dumb but it you use a thatching rake you will hate the job. If you use a garden rake you will hate the job. As far as leaf rakes any of these work great.My favorite is the 24" rake from Walmart for $12.94. The wider and with more teeth the better as you cover more ground faster.Another little tip is if you buy a wood handle rake paint the handle every other year or you will be getting splinters. Of course if you wear gloves that is not necessary ...
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By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
Nobody likes a pushy salesperson, especially when it’s a big ticket item like a house. And unfortunately, many home buyers come prepared to brace themselves against the slick sales tactics of real estate agents who they think will be pulling out all the tricks in their sales book to get them to buy as expensive a house as possible, as quickly as possible.To be fair, there are some pushy, money-hungry agents in the business. But most aren’t like that at all. The majority of agents just want to make sure you find a house you love, within your price range, and help you get it for the lowest price possible, in whatever amount of time it takes to help you do so.But even the most laid-back, least “salesy” agent in the world may still come across as pushy to a buyer at times, when in reality t...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Castle Rock, COWed Sep 27 2023This week the median list price for Castle Rock, CO is $799,900.   Inventory has held steady at or around 243. Median List Price $799,900 Median Price of New Listings $710,000 Per Square Foot $220 Average Days on Market 68 Median Days on Market 42 Price Decreased 51% Price Increased 4% Relisted 7% Inventory 243 Median Rent $3,235  
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By Jennifer Carstensen -The Real Estate Agency, We specialize in selling houses (License: 317824)
(The Real Estate Agency (Office License: 265417))
You might remember the housing crash in 2008, even if you didn’t own a home at the time. If you’re worried there’s going to be a repeat of what happened back then, there’s good news – the housing market now is different from 2008. One important reason is there aren’t enough homes for sale. That means there’s an undersupply, not an oversupply like the last time. For the market to crash, there would have to be too many houses for sale, but the data doesn’t show that happening. Housing supply comes from three main sources: Homeowners deciding to sell their houses Newly built homes Distressed properties (foreclosures or short sales) Here’s a closer look at today’s housing inventory to understand why this isn’t like 2008. Homeowners Deciding To Sell Their Houses Although housing supply did ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Is it your time in life to MELLOW OUT? Carefree Highway and Ho Hum Road are two of many relaxed street names that reflect a relaxed lifestyle in Carefree Arizona next door to Scottsdale. Carefree Highway stretches west from Carefree across North Phoenix.Carefree lifestyle in Carefree Arizona (Photo: Lisa Runnels, Pixabay)Live CAREFREE! Here are homes for sale in Carefree Arizona UPDATED DAILY on the actual MLS whenever you read this. As your buyer's Realtor, I can show you any of these homes listed by all brokers. Call or text me at 480-242-6500. Live the "Carefree Lifestyle" on.Latest homes for sale in Carefree Arizona on MLS which is next to Scottsdale & Cave Creek- Updated DailyHomes for sale in Carefree see ALWAYS UP TO DATE link for a FULL PAGE view and sign up for your Ariz...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Reasons to Love Living in Carlsbad CA~ Beaches ~ There are plenty of reasons to love living in, or visiting, Carlsbad CA. That includes our beaches, the arts, dining, shopping, recreational opportunities, tourist stuff, housing, sports and our weather.  In this article the focus is on the Carlsbad beaches. Carlsbad has about 7 miles of beach, from the Oceanside border at Point Malo and the mouth of the Buena Vista Lagoon to the north, and south along the Coast Road/Historic Route 101 to the Leucadia area of Encinitas.  There are lots of different beaches by name (e.g., Terramar, Warm Waters, Hole in the Fence, South Ponto, Frazee, Tamarack, Jetties, Carlsbad State Beach). However, it’s hard to tell where each one starts and ends, and perhaps it really doesn’t matter. It's one uninterrup...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
Are you on the hunt for new construction homes for sale in Greenville, SC? Look no further! Allow us to introduce you to the Brentwood Floorplan, thoughtfully crafted by Meritage Homes. Step into a realm of comfort and elegance featuring four bedrooms, including a luxurious owner's suite, an open kitchen layout embellished with exquisite granite countertops, and a versatile loft area. This impeccably designed residence, boasting an expansive 2345 square feet, provides a haven for every member of your family.Whether you're in the market for new homes for sale in Greenville, SC, or seeking a specifically tailored residence like the Brentwood Floorplan, Meritage Homes offers a diverse selection of new construction homes that contribute to the rich real estate in Greenville, SC.Meritage Hom...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Aurora, COTue Sep 26 2023This week the median list price for Aurora, CO is $560,000.  Inventory has increased to 535. Median List Price $560,000 Median Price of New Listings $520,000 Per Square Foot $229 Average Days on Market 75 Median Days on Market 42 Price Decreased 47% Price Increased 2% Relisted 3% Inventory 535 Median Rent $2,700
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Selecting the right size for your next home is a crucial decision, and this blog offers valuable insights to guide you. It's not just about square footage; it's about finding the perfect fit for your lifestyle and future needs. As a realtor, I often stress the importance of aligning your home size with your long-term goals. Whether it's downsizing for simplicity or upsizing for a growing family, thoughtful sizing ensures your home remains a comfortable sanctuary. Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Choose the Right Size For Your Next Home It’s not just inflation that’s driving up house prices—we are also seeking larger homes, which of course affects what you pay for a property. Homebuyers are feeling the sticker shock of higher prices, but it’s not just inflation. They...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
If you’re thinking of making a move, one of the biggest questions you have right now is probably: what’s happening with home prices? Despite what you may be hearing in the news, nationally, home prices aren’t falling. It’s just that price growth is beginning to normalize. Here’s the context you need to really understand that trend.In the housing market, there are predictable ebbs and flows that happen each year. It’s called seasonality. Spring is the peak homebuying season when the market is most active. That activity is typically still strong in the summer but begins to wane as the cooler months approach. Home prices follow along with seasonality because prices appreciate most when something is in high demand.That’s why there’s a reliable long-term home price trend. The graph below use...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
 CLICK BELOW TO SEE THE ANSWER  (and answers to other Trivia Questions). Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece RealtyCall me at 772-485-4188 with any Real Estate Questions. Web-site:www.annasellsrealestate.com1775 SW Gatlin Blvd Ste 101, PSL, FL, 34953Selling Real Estate On Treasure Coast Since 2000.
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By Catherine Emert, Residential, land, commercial, businesses
(Strategic Realty, LLC)
(see link at bottom of page) Navigating the labyrinthine world of real estate investment is no small feat. The challenges are amplified when you delve into the specialized field of distressed properties. Recognizing the need for accurate, comprehensive, and actionable information, we, at Strategic Realty, are thrilled to present our latest offering: The Distressed Property Investment Guide. Elevate Your Investment Game with Our Expert Insights Our mission has always been to improve the real estate industry by seamlessly integrating innovation with exceptional customer service. This guide is an extension of that commitment, aimed at providing you with invaluable insights into the challenging yet rewarding world of distressed property investment. What Can You Expect from Our Guide? Here’s...
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