Recent Blog Posts

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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)
Deciding to sell your present home but want to make a few adjustments before listing? Here are some tips for what is important and what is not important to update when selling a  house: Important updates: Repainting walls and ceilings to a neutral color Refinishing or replacing worn or outdated flooring Repairing or replacing any broken fixtures, appliances, or hardware Replacing or updating old or worn-out windows and doors Updating the kitchen and bathrooms to modern styles and fixtures Not important updates: Adding high-end luxury finishes or features that won't add value to the home Making changes that are too personalized or unique to your taste Adding expensive landscaping or outdoor features that may not appeal to all buyers Over-improving for the neighborhood, such as adding hig...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
💥Research when Buying a Home ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE ️Ready to purchase a home? Make sure you do your research in advance so you'll feel more confident in your choice and enjoy receiving the house keys on closing day!  To read the full article...  Click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr.,
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
How to find exactly what you want in Gulf Breeze, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it.The key to getting there? Knowing the home-buying journey. Knowing what tools are at your disposal. And most importantly? Creating relationships with experts who can help you get the job done. Read More And Share Gulf Breeze is a city in Santa Rosa County, Florida. It is a suburb of Pensacola and is in the Pensacola Metropolitan Area. The population estimate was 6,900 in 2020. Gulf Breeze is located just north of Pensacola Beach, and south of Pensacola. Wikipedia. Located across the bay from Pensacola, Gulf Breeze is great for snorkeling, hiking, or birding at the Gulf Islands National Seashore, a nationally protected park. Gulf Breeze also offers terrific seafood and inviting beac...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for May 26 2023New properties for sale 796Back on the market listings 120Price decrease listings 463Price increase 50Active kick out 9Active option contract 308Active contingent 66Pending listings 358Sold listings 459Expired listings 23Cancelled listings 84Withdrawn listings 3Temporary off market listings 42Coming soon listings 143
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
I can help you take that first step toward making your dream home a reality. Send me a message to start your search for your dream home today! #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #dreamhome #listreports #house #househunting #realestate #realestateagent #icanhelp #realtor #happyhome #goals #achieveyourgoals #happyhomeowners 
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1699 Saint Georges Ct, East Point, FL FOR SALE Description Photos Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate850-888-0888Licensed In: Florida   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 Full Baths BATHROOMS | 1651 SqFt Enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets overlooking St George Sound. This new construction community features, a gated private entrance, a community pool, terrific views and also even has ONSITE Boat and RV Parking. Additionally, this community sports it own private boat dock for loading or unloading for a day on the water. This home features a spacious open floor plan, Granite Cou...
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Commission on Veterans Affairs Honors County’s Fallen Heroes The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs is honoring many “Fallen Hometown Heroes” with County connections dating back to World War I with detailed tributes displayed on a special website created by the commission. The tribute is especially notable as the County prepares to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.The Commission on Veterans Affairs Fallen Hometown Heroes website honors veterans who were killed in action in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism (including Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Inherent Resolve / Operation Freedom's Sentinel / Operation New Dawn). The website includes photos and military hi...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
CARES Act, It Is a Refundable Tax Credit – a Grant, Not a Loan –  You can Claim for Your BusinessVisit  Or Call Lindsay at  877-506-3999About The ERC ProgramWhat is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?ERC is a stimulus program designed to help those businesses that were able to retain their employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.Established by the CARES Act, it is a refundable tax credit – a grant, not a loan – that you can claim for your business. The ERC is available to both small and mid-sized businesses. It is based on qualified wages and healthcare paid to employees.Up to $26,000 per employeeAvailable for 2020 and the first 3 quarters of 2021Qualify with decreased revenue or COVID eventNo limit on fundingERC is a refundable tax creditHow much money can you g...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1690 Brush Hill, TALLAHASSEE, FL Get Directions Click Here              Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour Walk Score   $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS (2 full, 1 half) 2290 Square Feet   Super in town location in the lovely neighborhood of Evening Rose, close to restaurants, shopping, downtown, universities and hospitals! Great design with a back entry 2 car garage. This home lives large with a generous living room, dining area, kitchen, 1/2 bath, and owner's suite on the main floor. Upstairs features a HUGE family/bonus room which can be used for office space, entertainment/tv, exercise area or play room plus 2 spacious bedrooms and a full bathroom. Step out the back door into the large screened porch with the recent addition of a pavered p...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
  Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC Kitsap, Pierce and Mason county, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerWe make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give! Attributed to Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
1232 Roosevelt, Flint, MIPriced to Sell $39,900.00 3 – Bedroom with 2 Full Bathrooms Full Basement Currently Tenant Occupied Excellent for a Long-Term Rental or First Time Homeowner Investors Welcome!!! Tenant occupied family sized home.  Tenant has been in the property for approximately 6 years, they are current on their rent payment and timely payers.  The house is in a nice quiet neighborhood.  It is in excellent condition, very low maintenance. Contact:  Roy Frank at:  (248)762-0806 rrfrank11@gmail.comPresented by: Metro Plus Realty, LLC, PO Box 1388, Highland, MI 48357
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By Roy Kelley
I was invited to a dinner party, and they served these "cookies" as an appetizer, and paired well with the wine they served.   Ingredients: 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese - room temperature 2 sticks butter - room temperature 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp dry mustard 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper (if you like spicy, add 1 full teaspoon) 1/2 tsp salt Instructions: 1.  In a bowl, whisk together salt, dry mustard, and cayenne pepper and set aside. 2.  Mix cheese and butter with a stand or hand mixer until smooth. 3.  Whisk the spice mix into the flour. 4.  Add flour/spice mixture 1/2 cup at a time. 5.  Knead the dough for a few minutes until all the little pieces that were at the bottom of the mixing bowl come together. 6.  Roll dough into small balls, and place them on a baking sheet covered with pa...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Just for fun: This post was inspirited by Debe Maxwell, CRS she wrote a post about receiving stemless glasses to drink wine by the lake. Needless to say, Diane I do not have stemless glasses.Diane did not want to be left behind and with that said she wanted to have her wine in a stemless glass. So, with that said I had to improvise.Debe, just so that you know she loved drinking her Pinot Gris from the glass. Wishing you lots of fun drinking out of your stemless glass:)))Let me know what you think Debe Maxwell, CRS Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking fo...
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
Reseda City Guide: A Complete Guide to Living in Reseda, CaliforniaReseda is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. The area is known for its diverse community, affordable real estate, and easy access to major highways. In this guide, we'll explore the best schools, parks, malls, hospitals, restaurants, public transportation options, yearly events, and real estate updates in Reseda.City DescriptionReseda is a diverse and vibrant community located in the San Fernando Valley. The neighborhood is bordered by Northridge to the north, Tarzana to the south, Canoga Park to the west, and Lake Balboa to the east. The area has a population of approximately 75,000 people and is known for its affordable real estate and easy access to major highways.SchoolsResed...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
People are remodeling and expanding homes on McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale Arizona. Why? McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale Arizona is where YOU WANT TO LIVE! Buy a home with views of Camelback Mountain with the ALWAYS UP TO DATE  Active, Pending and Recently Sold Homes on McCormick Ranch Scottsdale on the day you are reading this. As your Buyer's REALTOR® in McCormick Ranch I can show you all homes listed by All Brokers and look out for YOUR best interests. Give give me a call/text at 480-242-6500 for more information. Updated Daily on the MLS! McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale Arizona Detached Homes (Active, Pending, Sold Comps)For my Buyer Clients, I provide all Active, Pending and Recently Sold Homes on McCormick Ranch Scottsdale on MLS UPDATED DAILY for FULL PAGE view. Also, create your own...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Oceanfront 454 Ho'olawa Rd is getting lots of exposureMy new north shore Maui listing has hit the market, and getting plenty of eyeballs on it.  We had a couple of broker open events with a good turnout of Maui agents.  The feedback was all positive for this lovely and unique cottage with detached garage on 2 green acres.  It really stands out and creates a lot of interest, with it's unusual look for the area. The concept is not what you'd expect for Hawai'i, but it appeals to those who want something different.  A local team of architects and builders made this dream become a reality, and it immediately won an award for Best Architecture on Maui when it was completed.  It's been featured in print magazines as well as online.Currently it's creating a stir in the luxury market online, an...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
The Two Big Issues the Housing Market’s Facing Right NowThe biggest challenge the housing market’s facing is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: “Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of not finding something to buy.” Let’s break down these two big issues in today’s housing market. Rate-Locked Homeowners According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the average interest rate for current homeowners with mortgages is less than 4% (see graph below):  But today, the typical mortgage rate offered to buyers is over 6%. As a result, many homeowners are opting to stay put instead of moving to another home with a highe...
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Stunning Denton County Home for Sale in Aubrey, TX. Make Your Offer Now! This 4 bedroom 3 bath home located in the desirable Sutton Fields neighborhood boasts a separate flex room, perfect for a home office, gym or playroom. You will love the open concept living space with plenty of natural light. The kitchen features gas stove and appliances, granite countertops, and a large island that overlooks the dining area and living room. The master suite is a true retreat with a spacious walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom featuring a double vanity, garden tub, and separate shower. Three additional bedrooms provide ample space for family and guests. Enjoy the Texas weather on your new covered patio. Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brok...
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
McHenry Roofing, a GAF certified roofing contractor based in Baltimore, Maryland, has been receiving a lot of praise from satisfied customers for their top-notch roofing services. Jack Wehr, a customer of McHenry Roofing, recently gave the company a five-star rating for their roof repair and skylight repair services. Wehr's positive review highlighted McHenry Roofing's professionalism, quality, responsiveness, and value for the roof repair and skylight repair services he received., making them a top choice for roofing repairs in Baltimore.According to Wehr, McHenry Roofing provided him with quality service for a reasonable price. He appreciated the company's effective communication in working around the weather and their prompt completion of the job.Joseph Conley, the owner of McHenry R...
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