Recent Blog Posts

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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 WHAT HAPPY HOME SELLERS ARE SAYING ABOUT NINA HOLLANDER'S SERVICE:"Nina is exactly the type of person you want working on your behalf. I would never work with anyone else." Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty in Charlotte, North Carolina is pleased to share this 5-Star Review from special clients whose home was recently sold by Nina. These clients built the home with Nina some 14 years ago and when it was time to sell, they turned to Nina to help them sell the home. We were all delighted to have the home sell the first weekend it was on the market with multiple offers and at over asking price. There really is nothing better than a note from a client telling you how happy they are with your services, that they appreciate your hard work on their behalf, and that they appreciate yo...
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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Westcliffe, CO Weather for September 25, 2021Good Morning Westcliffe, CO36°Our Saturday morning starts with chilly temperatures and beautiful clear blue skies.Today promises to be sunny with a high temperature in the middle 70's.We begin with a south wind 5-10mph becoming west in the morning.Sunrise:  6:51Sunset:  6:54Enjoy your day!
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On September 16, 2021, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values gained 0.9% to the price of $1,100,000 in August of 2021 from price of $1,090,000 in July of 2021, and rose 18.3% from price of $615,000 in August of 2020 in  County, California. While, homes sales declined 3.4% in August of 2021 from July of 2021, and down 5.6% from August of 2010 in  County, California.There were 1.6 months supplies of available inventory of homes in July of 2021, lower from 1.7 months in July of 2021, and decreased from 2.4 months in August of 2020 in  County, California.An average it took 8.0 days to sell a home in August 2021, up from 7.0 days in July of 2021, but dropped from 12.0 days in August of 2020 in  County, California.For complete more detailed information about th...
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The color of the cabinets that you have tells a lot about your kitchen. It also helps to enhance the beauty of your kitchen. If you are interested in beauty, you should find the right color that suits your aesthetic needs.Is white a good color choice? Well, white is popular. It can be a good color if you are using it for the right purpose.Who should use white kitchen cabinets?You should install white kitchen cabinets if:You have a small kitchen spaceWhen your kitchen space is small, your color options are limited. You just have to choose bright colors that will make your kitchen look larger. White is the best color for this. It reflects light into the kitchen, creating an illusion of space that makes your kitchen appear bigger. You’ll really enjoy this benefit if you are too squeezed in...
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With the outbreak of coronavirus and the year of quarantine, we found ways to new shopping experiences. Right from grocery shopping to buying vehicles, online shopping and delivery skyrocketed.Ever since the widespread COVID-19, it has become safer to purchase items online than to visit the market. Numerous people turned this time into a lifetime opportunity and did what was pending for a long time, and out of them, several decided to restyle their kitchen area.If you have been pushing aside the thought of remodeling your cooking area, now is the perfect time to go ahead and make it happen. Remodeling could be a little brawling, but once done, it is the best feeling! But before you begin the project, there are a few essential things that you need to consider.Look for cabinet inspiration...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
          What would you say if someone asked you to define healing? The degree to which wholeness permeates your mind, body, and spirit will absolutely affect how you heal. When one part is part is sick or makes sense that we would encounter a slower healing process. In I Corinthians 12:26 God's word says, "If one part suffers, every part suffers with it." Our relationship to Almighty God will experience the journey toward healing that each of us will face at some point in life. Come along with Dr. Paula in discovering what our Father God has to say about what we are to do when we are in need of healing. Having experienced multiple health battles, brutal surgeries, and long periods of recovery, Dr. Paula shares how her dependence on God carried her throug...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Thank you Roy Kelley for your original blog.  Dogs Need Seatbelts Too Don't forget about your fur babies during #ChildPassengerSafetyWeek. Restraining your pet keeps them safe and prevents you from driving distracted. Learn about certified pet restraints from the Center for Pet Safety at     This is a Mont Co Vision Zero announcement.   Gerbera Daisies, 'Klondike', Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0328 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs Roy Kelley and Associates   Roy Kelley, Associate Broker Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group) 6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me a...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Even with a full day of work ahead in beginning fall / winter preparations I could not help but appreciate the beauty of the North Idaho Fall Colors that are beginning to show.  The sun shining just right on the leaves behind one of our watchers seemed to create a back drop of gold.  The contrast of the deep blue, dark green against the vibrant yellows begged of one to take an extra moment to appreciate the simple beauty.  And I did. Interested in being able to enjoy this kind of beauty year round with 4 seasons?  Contact me. 'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time professional REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.   Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Hig...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Even though this property went on the market in the middle of the week, there was very good activity and the Seller saw multiple offers over list price.   This property is now pending. You won't want to miss this ranch-style townhome in a small enclave in Prides Crossing in Aurora CO 80015.  There is a spacious kitchen, with all appliances included, granite tile countertops, laminate flooring, and a very open floor plan. 18622 E. Layton PlaceAurora CO  80015Priced at $315,000 ~ 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom~ 993 square feet~ Attached over-sized one-car garage~ One story living with a very open floor plan~ All kitchen appliances and washer/dryer included~ Located in a cul-de-sacCherry Creek School DistrictAqua Vista Park within a few minutes walk for a playground, tennis court, and a pool with ...
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Pace Florida: Millennials Want Home Upgrades More Than Any Other GenerationIn today’s real estate market, one generation stands apart in their desire to… Read More My Home own search! What Is My Homes Value?   How to get a Mortgage and FREE Credit Report   House Facts and News Pensacola Real Estate Q&A? What are Title Insurance, Escrows, and closings explained in simple terms? GET REAL ANSWERS, We raise awareness through the local and now the national Human Societies bring a pet home! Gulf Breeze, Pace and Pensacola Happenings Lettuce Eat?The funniest Thing Repair This Mr. Handy Man?Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter about what’s happening here on the gulf and homes for sale. Thinking of SELLING,  If I sell your home YOU PAY $2995. Flat Fee. If you want your home sold th...
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By Jim Flauaus, Your Tax Problem Solver
(Anchor Tax Relief LLC)
Got your kids on payroll yet? When you hire your under-age-18 child, you shift taxable income from you to your child. Why does hiring family members matter? Because if you're single with taxable income of $40,526 or higher - or married with $81,050 or higher - you're in the 22% (or higher!) federal tax bracket. At the same time, your child is in the 0% tax bracket on the first $12,550 they earn. Think of it this way: $12,550 deduction for you, and no taxable income for your child. Tax strategists call this a "shifting strategy": you shift income downstream from your higher bracket to another family member's zero bracket. If you're in the 22% tax bracket, you're saving $220 in tax for every $1,000 your income you shift into your child's 'paycheck'. Wait, it gets better. If your child ear...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Latest news on the Indian Trail real estate market in August 2021 and what it means for you... Indian Trail area (28079 zip code), which includes the towns of Indian Trail, Stallings, Hemby Bridge remains a home seller's market. In fact, it's been six years since Indian Trail could be considered a balanced market. Home prices increased by double digits over August 2020, as did pending sales. Meantime, days on market and inventory dropped significantly year-over-year, despite an increase in new listings in August. Average home prices increased 21.2% to $363,856 in August 2021 compared with the same month one year ago. Average home prices have increased almost $100,000 since August 2019. Median home prices increased 18.6% to $362,000 year-over-year, with median home prices about $108,000 ...
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By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond
(RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
90 Barbers Pond Road South Kingstown RI Colonial for Sale Waterfront  Waterfront Colonial 90 Barbers Pond Rd. S. Kingtown RI for Sale OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $645,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,556 sqftLot: 0.67 acre(s)Year Built: 2002MLS #: 1289397 Location 90 Barbers Pond RoadSouth Kingstown, RI 02892USA Ginny Gorman RI Real Estate Services .(401) 529-7849ribythebay@gmail.com         Listed by: RI Real Estate Services Our recent listingsWaterfront Colonial 90 Barbers Pond Rd. S. Kingtown RI for Sale | $645,000 | South Kingstown, RI Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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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)
  As Long Island Real Estate Agents, our goal is to provide you with first-class service, market knowledge, integrity and the personal attention that you deserve.  We have earned our reputation through commitment to our clients and our proven track record of repeat clients and referrals. We look forward to working with you and helping you find the L.I. lifestyle of your choice.  Lawrence & Sheila AgranoffCell: 631-805-4400 Search Here For Long Island Homes and Condos 
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Friday September 24, 20211. The poet Ogden Nash wrote "Candy is dandy, but liquor is..." what? Quicker2. What was the title of the TV series "M*A*S*H" theme song? Suicide is Painless3. What is the largest gland in the human body? The liver4. What is the only US state whose two-letter postal code is two vowels? IowaTrivia questions for Saturday September 25, 20211. A kindle is a group of what animals?2. What was Scrabble originally called?3. Why do stars twinkle?4. Which US best-selling wine is often referred to as "over-oaked" and "not food-friendly"?Enjoy your day.
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
This Week...Falling for FallThere’s something about this time of year that energizes us in a way that an approaching Spring doesn’t.  Fall signals not just cooler weather but it says “On your mark, get ready....the holiday season is almost here!” Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. Stanley HorowitzThe leaves don’t morph into the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows as they do up north. But once in a while, Mother Nature sneaks in a tree that shares those magnificent colors with us. I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.  L. M. MontgomeryPumpkins are everywhere I look and there are huge bags of Reese’s, M&M’s, Snickers, and every other candy known to mankind laying in wait as soon as you enter a store. The tree...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
👣Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 9-25-21 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at 💲REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline Area💲 The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is very well located.  Shopping, Schools, and Fine Dining are within Walking Distance and there is quick access to the US 60 Freeway.  Arizona is known for having an abundance of golf courses since the weather allows for year-round play. There are definitely a lot of great courses to play near the Val Vista Baseline Area so residents have plenty to choose from!  There is always something fun going on in the area and if you have any questions about the area, please pick up your phone and call or text message me ...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Pictured above is the small and beautiful Pence winery.  We stopped there on our way home this past Wednesday, to purchase a couple of bottles of Pinot Noir that friends had recommended.   Note the grapes are on the hill above the roof line.  These are Syrah grapes.  Behind the hills are more grapes...Next to the winery was this field of corn and pumpkins.  We were told  that they grow them to decorate the entry way to the vineyard...Nothing like being self sustaining!Wishing Everyone an Abundance of Saturday Smiles and a great weekend!Cheers, Ron & Alexandra
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Dogs Need Seatbelts TooDon't forget about your fur babies during #ChildPassengerSafetyWeek. Restraining your pet keeps them safe and prevents you from driving distracted. Learn about certified pet restraints from the Center for Pet Safety at   This is a Mont Co Vision Zero announcement. Gerbera Daisies, 'Klondike', Longwood Gardens,Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 0328Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
 Sept 2021  WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Dane County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report YTD 2021 Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $36,000 20 $1,800 1572246 Sold Sun Prairie Dane $105,000 72 $1,458 1891603 Sold Pleasant Springs Dane $165,000 25 $6,600 1859362 Sold Blue Mounds Dane $200,000 40.02 $4,998 1875314 Sold Primrose Dane $219,495 53.55 $4,099 1851437 Sold Deerfield Dane $300,000 27.5 $10,909 1908541 Sold Mount Horeb Dane $304,245 20.28 $15,002 1869660 Sold Oregon Dane $325,000 20.3 $16,010 1895525 Sold Dunn Dane $340,000 38.75 $8,774 1874919 Sold Blue Mounds Dane $349,000 26.8 $13,022 1890546 Sold Dunn Dane $350,000 30.76 $11,378 1871396 Sold Berry Dane $360,000 80 $4,500 1893179 S...
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