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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
  Kentlands Halloween House Decorating Contest   Halloween is fast approaching and so is the House Decorating Contest!   Nominate a house for Best Overall, Scariest or Most Creative to win an award sign for your yard and receive a gift card from the KCA. Winners will be announced by Friday, October 29.   Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, October 27 by 5:00 p.m.   CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE This is a Kentlands Citizens Assembly announcement.For out of the area readers, Kentlands is located within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Coneflower Seed Pod, Colors of the Season, Kentlands Photowalk,Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5604Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Phoenix)
How long to sell a home in Laveen Meadows? October 2021 The answer to the question is that the length of time to sell a Laveen Meadows home in Laveen Az varies.  Yet, we can look at some information which can give you a general idea, based on other homes in the Laveen area.  Information is gathered from the MLS (multiple listing service) on ALL properties that are currently on market, under contract or recently sold.   What is the average time on market for Laveen Meadows homes at this time?17       days is the current average72       plus days is the longest time on market What is the average time on market for Laveen Meadows homes currently under contract?7          days is current average for time to get home under contract16       is current longest time for home What is the average...
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By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
From a search engine perspective, there are two main ways to drive traffic to your website.  First is paid traffic via search engine marketing (e.g., Google Ads). When setup properly, you can easily track the effectiveness of Google Ads campaigns.A second way to drive website traffic is through search engine optimization (SEO)  which will generate organic (non-paid) traffic. MEASURING SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATIONWhen companies allocate marketing budget to SEO, one of the concerns I often hear is how long does it take to see results and how do you measure the campaign effectiveness?Although the answer to those questions is going to vary based on a variety of factors such as industry, geography, level of competition, current website health and authority score and more, there is still a good...
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By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Redmond Oregon's First Three Quarters 2021 Reflect Strong Home SalesWe haven't looked exclusively at Redmond Oregon single family home sales for six months.  We know that home sales have been strong throughout Central Oregon with prices up and inventory levels down. But as a community without a lot of single family luxury homes, Redmond attracts a great number of people for whom Bend has become unaffordable.  Although a smaller community to Bend, Redmond has also had prodigious growth over the past decade.  The Covid lockdowns and work from home orders have also impacted Redmond with more people moving there than available inventory creating bidding wars and pushing home prices up. When we compare the first 3 quarters of 2021 with 2020 for Redmond single family home sales on less than a...
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By Frank Procopio, Procopio Real Estate Buy or Sell in CNY
(Procopio Real Estate )
A Quick Guide on All You Need To Know About Mortgage Lenders So you want to buy a home and you’re considering getting a mortgage. However, a quick google search on the different types of mortgages in New York and mortgage lenders has your head spinning. What exactly is a mortgage lender and how do you know you’ve chosen the right lender? To help you understand the process and quicken your loan application, here’s a quick guide on the in’s and out’s of mortgage lenders and everything you should know about choosing the one that’s right for you. What Is A Mortgage Lender?A mortgage lender is a financial institution or organization that loans out money for real estate purchases. Lenders have their own specific borrowing guidelines to verify your credit score and ability to pay the loan. The...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
"Only through communication can human life hold meaning." -- Paulo Freire Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM #DelegateMyTasks
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NEW, NEW, NEW! Another gorgeous remodel in the historic Cloverdale area. This 4 bedroom and 2 bath is completely new! There is much more here than meets the eye to this corner lot home including new electrical, plumbing, A/C and roof just to name a few. The interior has been completely redone. A spacious master bedroom and bathroom have been added and the kitchen has been expanded to provide an open atmosphere with views to the formal living & great room. The kitchen boasts all new stainless steel appliances including a gas stove, custom range hood, refrigerator, granite countertops, cedar beams and hard tile floor. New LED ceiling fans and can lights throughout. Refinished original wood flooring throughout and new carpet in one of the two entertainment areas. New insulated vinyl window...
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By David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Phoenix)
How long to sell a South Phoenix House?  October 2021The answer to the question is that the length of time to sell a house in South Phoenix will vary.  Yet, we can look at some information which can give you a general idea, based on other homes in the South Phoenix area. Information is gathered from the MLS (multiple listing service) on ALL properties that are currently on market, under contract or recently sold in South Phoenix Az. This will include all property types and price ranges. What is the average time on market for South Phoenix homes at this time?36      days is the current average379    plus days is the longest time on market What is the average time on market for South Phoenix currently under contract?16      days is current average for time to get home under contract306   ...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Cureton Neighborhood in Waxhaw, NC: Real Estate Report & Community SpotlightQuarter 3 - 2021 14 homes sold in Cureton during the Third Quarter of 2021, nine fewer homes than in the same quarter one year ago. New listings were down compared with the same quarter one year ago -- down six homes to nine. It should be pointed out that nine new listings in a community with over 500 homes, is no "real" inventory to speak of. Cureton home sellers received 102.4% of asking price on average. Average days on market were eight days in Quarter 3, 2021, down 43 days from one year ago. Median days on market were just five. Home prices in Cureton can range from the $400,000's to over $1 million. Average sale price in Cureton in the Third Quarter 2021 was $711,536, up 39.06% year-over-year. Quarter-over...
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By David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Phoenix)
How long to sell a Phoenix House? October 2021The answer to the question is that the length of time to sell a house in Phoenix will vary.  Yet, we can look at some information which can give you a general idea, based on other homes in the Phoenix area. Information is gathered from the MLS (multiple listing service) on ALL properties that are currently on market, under contract or recently sold in Phoenix Az. This will include all property types and price ranges. What is the average time on market for Phoenix homes at this time?42      days is the current average677    plus days is the longest time on market What is the average time on market for Phoenix homes currently under contract?22      days is current average for time to get home under contract1029  days is current longest time fo...
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By David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Phoenix)
How long will it take to sell a Laveen House? October 2021The answer to the question is that the length of time to sell a house in Laveen will vary.  Yet, we can look at some information which can give you a general idea, based on other homes in the Laveen area. Information is gathered from the MLS (multiple listing service) on ALL properties that are currently on market, under contract or recently sold in Laveen Az. This will include all property types and price ranges. What is the average time on market for ACTIVE Laveen homes at this time?28      days is the current average104    is the longest time on market What is the average time on market for Laveen homes currently under contract?20      days is current average for time to get home under contract306    is current longest time fo...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
When I saw this banana affixed on this van,  I wondered what the significance of it was.  It really looked like the real deal!  However, it was a very good facsimile. I wish we could have stayed longer and waited for the owner of this vehicle, so that we could ask him/her the significance of this. "My mother always used to say: 'The older you get, the better you get, unless you're a banana.'" ~ Betty White
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By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
The real estate market experiences many ups and downs and depends on various factors for its continued growth. Regardless of the present market, beginners and expert agents can employ several tactics to grow their business. As a real estate agent, having a business growth strategy is essential because you are the expert people come to. If you want to build your real estate business or already do so, the ideas below will help you.1. Make Website ImprovementsIf you are attempting to begin or grow a profitable business, you must present yourself professionally. As a real estate agent, you are the face of the brand. Create or recreate your company’s image, and use your website to promote your products or services. Update your website frequently, and use appropriate tools to provide a great ...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
👩‍Photo from Trish - Beautiful Bee  ☀️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 brian@bke12.comI miss Trish's photos of the Arizona landscape, but she is still photographing wonderful things from her home in Ohio.  I hope that you will enjoy them too!  For those of you that haven't followed my blog over the years, Trish used to be my photographer for listings but has been retired for quite a while.  Her prowess with photography will never be retired though!!! ☀️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 brian@bke12.com 
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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year In Connecticut The financial benefits of buying a home versus renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. According to the latest research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Homeownership is a key pathway to building wealth and narrowing the racial income and wealth inequality gap. Housing wealth (equity) accumulation takes time and is built up by price appreciation and paying off the mortgage.” An increase in equity builds the wealth of the individual that owns it. This wealth can be passed down to future generations. The Federal Reserve in an addendum to their Survey of Consumer Finances explains: “There are numerous ways families...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
The French Quarter district is a neighborhood of Downtown Charleston, South Carolina, located along the eastern shore.The area was once a fortified city that served as a key market in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This bustling market section was a lively commercial center with a variety of shops and artisanal establishments. The French Quarter area of New Orleans is well-known for its colonial architecture and other historical sites UNIQUE CHARM: The French Quarter has a distinct Colonial charm, thanks to the preservation of numerous historic structures constructed throughout the 19th century and the careful preservation of contemporary construction following the same style. The architectural styles represented in the district include a combination of Federal, Greek Revival, and Vict...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Residential Real Estate: A Pragmatic View   There are many moving parts in preparing a property to sell, including hiring a seasoned agent that gives solid, up-to-date advice, successfully markets and lists a home to get it sold.   An evaluation sets the list price, consisting of a search on the local Multiple Listing Service of similar sold properties. A Comparable Market Analysis gives up-to-date, local market value.   Buyer agents must possess a strong work ethic while putting clients interests above their own plus remain focused when researching properties by staying within the allotted budget.   Negotiation is key in determining accepted terms and requeste...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP The housing market is hot in a number of areas of the country. Home prices seem to be skyrocketing with interest rates staying relatively low when compared to other years. Now is looking like a great time to get the most out of your home investment. You do not want to wait for another lull in the housing market to sell as this can reduce the price of your home significantly. Not all homeowners want to put a large sum of money into their home if they are considering selling. The beauty of this is that there are a number of improvements that can be made on a budget. The following are tips to get your home ready to sell on a budget.  Refinish The Bathrooms Looking...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Given the fact that your kitchen is your home’s heart, you need to give it the best look possible. It is always a desire of many homeowners to have a perfect kitchen look. However, they are unable to fulfill this desire because they lack the skill of identifying the best pattern for their kitchen. Assuming you have navy blue kitchen cabinets installed in your home, how would you make the best out of them? When you learn the basics of kitchen improvement, you can always work around with any color to make the best out of the kitchen space that you have. Quick tips to improve the appearance of your kitchen Here are some basic tips that you can use in your kitchen ...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
🏡For answers to your Real Estate questions call 772-485-4188 Anna ChroscickiREMAX MasterpieceVisit www.annasellsrealestate.com
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