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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Berryville TexasIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you mo...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Scroggins TexasIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you mon...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Our real estate market is clearly tilted to sellers.  Decently priced and presented, a home is under contract within 1 to 2 days and with multiple offers.While blogging can bring both buyers and sellers, for the most part our experience has been blogging brings us far more buyers than sellers.In a balanced market or a buyer's market that mix doesn't cause any issues, but when the pendulum shifts the net result is a lot more scrambling and a lot less return on time invested.  There's very little one offer, one contract in this type of market if you're repping a buyer.And when you get to our niche, patio homes tend to be a "final home" type purchase.  Even in a balanced market, the number of patio homes available for sale are limited.  Barring the grandkids moving out of state and the gra...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Ander TexasIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you money e...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Nash TexasIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you money ev...
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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)
  Wondering how the market is doing in The Conservatory?   Each month I do the statistics for this neighborhood to see how long homes are on the market, the number of homes sold, and how the home values are doing.  This is how you stay on top of a market shift or understand how quickly homes are going pending!  Below you will find the update for this month and what is currently available.  Homes in The Conservatory have basements, some are finished, some have mountain views, and were built from 2002 to 2016.  There are ranch models along with two-story and multi-level homes ranging in square footage from 1,387 to almost 3,000 above ground.  DR Horton/Continental was the original builder, but now Richmond, Standard Pacific, and Carpace have homes in this neighborhood also.  There are app...
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
olor choice is the hardest decision in making your room look bigger. The coordination of all the things in the room takes excellent pleasure in the blend of colors. Color is what brings life to everything. It is like a soul in a body; without colors and hues, it is thoroughly lifeless. The importance of color choice is beneficial. Now that you choose to paint your room, the next move you must do is to identify what colors suit your room best. You will benefit from the color choice, and at the same it will complement the room space, making it appear bigger and pleasant. Choose Soft and Light HuesEveryone wants comfort. Light and cool colors make the space feel freshly open and airy. But you may be surprised that some soft dark color of the floor, wall, or ceiling can make your small room...
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By Amy Shair, Award-Winning Agent 25+ Years
(Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - eXp Realty)
Mark your calendars for the 2021 July 4th Fireworks displays in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Apex and more!Fireworks on the Fourth of July are some of the best memories we have with family and friends.Several celebrations include “old-fashioned” festivities for families such as face painting, food vendors, potato sack races, and plenty of live music. The Triangle area is well-known for its great music and wonderful summer atmosphere.July 4th Fireworks Events – Pick your day, time, and activity, and click on all of the links for additional details. Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day holiday!RALEIGHAt 9:30pm on July 4th, the City of Raleigh will hold a 4th of July fireworks show near the Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena Complex. Parking is free in the PNC Arena lots, North Carolina S...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Stylish 2 Br, 2 Ba for Rent-First Showings Only By Apt.First Look Appointments on Sat. 6/26 between 10a-NoonPotential Applicants MUST Call First for Appointment Timehttp://listings.realbird.com/E2F3C3C5/474640.aspx Desirable End Unit Townhome for Lease in TOP Cupertino Schools!Spacious Room Sizes… Low Maintenance Yard… Great Neighborhood…On-Site Security Guard!GLEAMING Hardwood * SOARING Ceilings * DREAMY WALK-IN CLOSET & VANITY!Formal Entry * Spiral Staircase * Stainless Steel Appliances * 2 SPACIOUS BR-Each with Own Bath!SUNNY & PRIVATE Back Yard! * Attached Garage, Covered Parking Space + Uncovered Driveway Parking * LOTS of Guest Parking, Too! All 3 TOP Cupertino Schools!Eisenhower Elementary!Hyde Middle!Cupertino High School! Available This Summer, Lease Can Be Signed Immediately U...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Home improvements are so important in selling your homes and here are some tips to help you1.  Clean and repair:   Deep Clean your carpet, Re-caulk bath, Re-grout Tile, leaky faucets and aerator build up on sinks, patch up holes and cracks.2.  Replace:  Doorknobs and doorbells, smoke detectors and light bulbs, broken outlet and light switch, and vent cover with screw less covers, bent covers,toilet seats with soft close.3.Add:  Battery powered motion light sensors to closets and in your garage. House plants. These items could help! 
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By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
There are thousands of people who turn 65 every day, which is the typical retirement age. Before the development of the pandemic, most people had to wait to retire before they could move to their retirement homes. Due to the pandemic, a lot of people are working remotely, giving them a chance to move to their retirement homes before they actually retire. Is it a smart idea to move before retiring? If the next phase of life is calling, now might be a time to make the move to a retirement home, whether this is a home on the beach or a sprawling property located in the countryside.Workers Can Be Just As Productive Working From HomeWhile the pandemic was unexpected, workers have been gradually becoming more remote during the past few years. The pandemic simply accelerated this trend, showin...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Drive bys. Some folks here on Active Rain may not have heard the term yet. I have heard it a number of times and so have always done my best to avoid it. What is a drive by? It is when someone looks to score a lot of points for commenting on other people’s blog posts but they don’t want to actually engage. They comment with as little thought as is possible. One member came back to AR this year and posted the exact same comment on at least 20 blogs a day for over a week. That is generic at it’s worst. Of course, people caught on quick and I haven’t seen him for months now. So don’t use the same sentence in every single comment you make. Granted, it can be appropriate to say “Happy Father’s Day”, Happy Thanksgiving”, “Merry Christmas” and the like on those days, but those are special once...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Retirement is a time of freedom; it’s something people look forward to most of their lives. As you prepare for retirement, it’s natural to consider ways to reduce your housing costs. Fortunately, there are some great ways to enhance your lifestyle while reducing costs. 6 Ways to Save Housing Costs in Retirement       Downsize–Themostcommonwaytoreducecostsistodownsize.Many older Americans find they can greatly reduce or eliminate monthly payments while reducing upkeep. HomeSharing–Ifyouaresingle,considerfindingahousemate. RetirementCommunities–55+communitiesofferalower-cost,low- maintenance lifestyle. RetireinPhases–Planforthestagesofretirement,includingpossible assisted living. Buying into these multi-stage communities can save thousands throughout your retirement. LookatYourMortgage-M...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
40 Full Moon Lane, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459  40 Full Moon LaneSanta Rosa Beach, FL 32459 3 Bedroom | 4.5 Bathrooms | 2,705 Sq. Ft.  For more details surrounding the sale of this condo please contact the following:  Rachel Kolosky, Realtor/Listing Specialist  Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast36008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 201Destin, FL 32541 E-Mail: RachelKolosky@AtTheBeachTeam.com       Website: www.AtTheBeachTeam.comRachel KoloskyOffice: 850-654-3325Mobile: 850-225-6980Fax: 800-654-2959
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
 Part 3 of Becca Hintergardt talking at the Commercial Real Estate Investing Mastermind / Nation REIA Part 3 of Becca Hintergardt talking at the Commercial Real Estate Investing Mastermind. This is part 3 of the webinar where Becca talks about the recent hotel conversation.   Becca Hintergardt started out like most investors, investing in the single-family house game. Until one day this idea of wanting more popped into her head and the quest began.  Becca Hintergardt network and learn from others who had gone down the multifamily apartment investing road before. She put herself out there and got in with the right network of people and it happened.  Becca Hintergardt will explain all the details of how she and her team closed on their first multifamily apartment syndication in 2021, duri...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Tour This Pocono Home 1442 Arrowhead Dr, Pocono Lake, PA 18347MLS # PM-88788Welcome to Lakeview Lodge! Enter this stunning 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom contemporary with views of Lake Arrowhead. Located in the gated, amenity-filled community of Arrowhead Lake. Home has central A/C, 2 covered decks, and tile floors. The main living area has a stone propane fireplace and sliders to the outside covered deck. Kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, an eating bar and a pantry. There are 2 bedrooms on main level, 2 bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom on the lower level. Lower level family room has a propane fireplace & a wet bar area. The main level features a sun room with sliders to the deck. Outside features a fire pit area, stone driveway, and a 1 car garage. Walking distance...
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By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Rose Tree Park is beginning their Summer Festival of Free Concerts June 26th!After a year without such activites this will be a very nice change! Please bring your masks, as there may be some restrictions in place as per this notice Delaware County PA Website.  Please open link to read notice.   Concerts/Shows start at 7:30 PM.Bring your own chairs and blankets.  No vendors this season as per website. Upcoming Line Up:Saturday 7:30 PM June 26 - Delaware County SymphonySunday 7:30 PM June 27 - Chico's VibeWednesday 7:30 PM June 30 - Air National Guard Band of The Northeast: High AltitudeThursday 7:30 PM July 1 - Boy in BlackFriday 10 AM July 2 - Steve Pullara & His Cool Beans Band (Children's Show) As in the past, all concerts are scheduled for one time slot only with no rain date.Cancel...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
6064 MILLER LANDING CV, TALLAHASSEE, FL For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Manausa.com Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance Homes Close to Where You Work FREE HUD Report: How to Buy Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate850-888-0888Licensed In: Florida   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 3 full, 1 half baths BATHROOMS | 5343 SqFt Just REDUCED ! Beautiful Lake Front! Custom home, Stone & Conv stucco, 1990built 3.59 Acres! Soaring ceilings, w/3 levels (Master BR on main floor), 3 BRs & Lounge area upstairs. Lower Level Rec Rm w/lots of windows. Two decks overlook the Lake. See Lovely Curved front wall & sweeping st...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
6281 Longwood, TALLAHASSEE, FL For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Manausa.com Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance Homes Close to Where You Work FREE HUD Report: How to Buy Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate850-888-0888Licensed In: Florida   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 2 full, 1 half baths BATHROOMS | 1944 SqFt Wonderful home on a quiet cul de sac in the east side neighborhood of Waterford Plantation. Great floorplan that flows well with an open family room to the kitchen, lovely dining room and views of the large, private backyard. The bedrooms are very generous and there's an additional flex space off...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Red, White and BOOM 4th of July Fireworks & More ~ Carlsbad and Nearby ~ The July 4th holiday is around the corner, summer is here, and we can expect celebrations and fireworks in and around Carlsbad, along with private festivities, cookouts, and picnics.  There will be plenty of people at the beach and lots of gatherings now that things have opened up, and it should be a very different holiday than we experienced in 2020 with so many cancelations. Schools are out, the summer crowds are picking up, restaurants are open and no doubt getting more crowded, and public parking at the beaches, and in the Village, will be harder to find, especially on the holiday weekend. But what a great time of year!  Red, White and BOOM at Legoland This popular annual celebration with fireworks takes place ...
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