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By Asad Malik, I'm an real estate agent and a house builder.
(Hellgeeks)
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A perfect leather sofa is all you need to give your home a classic and timeless look. In addition to making a great style statement, a leather sofa also offers unmatchable comfort. So, if you want to take your home interior to another level, you should follow the right tips and tricks to ensure that you find the perfect leather sofa. Here are six tips mentioned to help you find the perfect leather sofa for your home. Size: First of all, you should consider the size of the leather sofa while purchasing it. If you don’t work on the dimensions of the sofa that you need, you might end up wasting both your money and time. So, you must acknowledge the importance of the right size leather sofa before making a final buying decision. However, if you want to determine the right size, you should c...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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2891 Morris RD Naples ID 83847 Incredible views of the Selkirk Mountains from this 30 acre parcel. Privacy & seclusion adjoining 1000's of acres of Idaho State Lands, National Forest & Timber Company Lands. This off grid parcel is remote yet accessible and boasts a varied topography, mature trees, and dramatic mountain views. Various area recreation opportunities include, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, ATV'ing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, In a snowmobiling, etc. Centrally located between Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry. Fantastic setting fror the avid outdoorsman. No CCR's & no HOA. Looking to get away from it all. In a Recreational Paradise? We have just the place for you, Call Today! $269,000Rain Silverhawk Sandpoint Realty LLC 208-610-0011https://www.northidahosandpoint.com/lis...
By Nat Wallen, Founder of the BellaRuby Free Real Estate CRM
(BellaRuby LLC)
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It took me almost 20 years to learn how to convert real estate web leads. Up until recently I thought the only way to become a top producer was through IDX forced registration.I allowed buyers to use my real estate website to view 10 homes, and then on the 11th - they would need to give me their contact information. After mamy years of chasing bad phone numbers, I finally realized, this forced registration just annoyed people.And last time I checked, annoying people is bad for the brand.And there are many people online telling you how to attract customers in the real estate business, and while yes, there are many ways to find buyers online, there is only one real way to win online as a real estate agent.You have to give value.And by giving value, you build trust.And in addition to build...
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
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Idaho Dream. 40 acres with year round Fall Creek and adjoining state lands. No CCR's ! Multiple building locations with easy access to adjoining state land and rolling to level pathway giving access to Fall Creek. Abundant wildlife. Stunning views. Privately located between Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry with just over a mile to paved county maintained road. Make this 40 acres your getaway or year round living. Off grid...electric is presently 1/2 mile away on Morris Road.$399,000 Rain Silverhawk 208-610-0011  
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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Partnership The ideal client is someone who needs guidance, expertise who is also kind and honest. When buying and selling, it has to be a partnership with open communication.Whatever is a priority has to be communicated. Knowing what questions to ask and then getting the right answers.It should not be someone looking for another listing but someone looking to help you get into your dream home or help you sell, no matter your personal or financial situation.     Putting houses on the market to get multiple offers should not be the goal. It is to get your home sold in a way that meets your needs—the right terms, the right time frame, and of course, the right price. Look for a partner in this process.Have a concern; please share it. There are many steps and phases to a Real Estate transac...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What's the Value of My Oceanside Home? Oceanside Real Estate Market Report for April 2021 The Oceanside real estate market has continued to shift. This market report does not include private sales or manufactured, mobile, or multifamily housing (the numbers are taken from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed). Having data from a knowledgeable REALTOR about local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller and will help you make informed decisions about buying or selling Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE: Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community In April 2021 there were 223 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (92054, 92056, 92057, 92058), 7% fewer sales than in March. Here’s the br...
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)
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It's said it takes a village to raise a child. That means it takes an entire tribe of caring parents-most often women-to do the work.Most people grew up with a motherly figure, whether a mom, stepmom, grandmother, aunt, or sister, to support them with that special "Mom" touch. Don't forget the birth mothers who made a sacrificial gift to bring children into the world for others to love.Today, be sure to say thank all of the women who've been loving and motherly to you. It can be a phone call, a handwritten note, a lovely card, a gift, a Zoom or Facebook Live call, or just a heartfelt hug. Let those ladies know you love and appreciate them.Photo above is of author with her late mother Judy Carr.Thanks for reading "Happy Mother's Day to All on May 9th".
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)
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What do Joan of Arc, Ludwig van Beethoven and Herod the Great have in common? All three share an important anniversary on May 7th.1429 – Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning wounded to the battle to successfully lead the final charge. Her victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years' War.1824 – The world premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony occurs in Vienna, Austria.1846 – The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts1847 – The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1895 – In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his i...
By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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"Sweet, A Walking Tour of West Chester PA" was the billing for this Chester County History Center tour today.  The History Center, founded in 1893, sponsored this talk led by guides in period costumes.We started out with an explanation of the types of cacao pods, then a demonstration of the beans being ground on a stone metate with a heat source underneath. Looked like a lot of work! We then visited one of the country's top chocolatiers, Eclat, on South High Street. Christopher Curtin, the owner, gave us samples of a truffle (delish!) and a piece of dark chocolate (wow!).  A steady stream of clients pulling up and picking up orders showed just how popular this chocolate is. Another stop was Gemelli Artisinal Gelato, on West Market Street. The owner, Vincenzo (genuine Italian craftsman) ...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on this photo, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope that you will contact me by email or by visiting my website www.myrljeffcoat.com - Thank You! 
By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
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French Quarter Condos and Balconies       French Quarter Balconies are one of the most sought out features of condos in the New Orleans French Quarter Condo Market.  The numbers do not show up in the square footage prices but they are worth thousands of dollars.  Its the feel and views to have a street balcony that tops the list. There are 2 types of balconies...The Gallery and a standard balcony. Many times they are just grouped togeather.       A Gallery is connected to the ground which allows them to be larger and have roofs. They are supported by columns and can be as high as three stories. Just open your window and hop out. Most condo units that face the street do not have doors to get out. Just crawl out the window.  Many of the interior balconies do have french doors to exit tha...
By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Don't have the Jumbo Loan to purchase a home in Arizona's most expensive zip code, Paradise Valley? Here are the latest and always up to date list of Paradise Valley homes for sale with Seller May Carry or Owner Financing in Arizona on the MLS. Have you thought of purchasing a Paradise Valley Arizona estate? You may not have the cash or financing for a jumbo loan right now. Have you considered buying a Paradise Valley homes for sale with Seller Financing or owner financing assistance? This list is always up to date with most current owner financing homes available. There are usually some estates for sale with 20 to 40% down payment where the Seller may carry the financing for 3 to 5 years at a 30 year amortization with a balloon. Each transaction is different as each Seller is different...
By Michael Sorensen | Chicagoland Brokers Inc., Top Producer. 400 Deals Closed. Tel 773.987.8224
(Chicagoland Brokers Inc. Chicago - Norwood Park)
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Michael Sorensen ► 400 all-time deals closedTel (773) 987-8224 | ChicagoBroker101@gmail.com  Special offers for my Morton Grove Real Estate Sellers & Buyers3-3.5% seller total commission & 50% buyer commission rebate on any house in Morton Grove when you sell or buy with Michael Sorensen - Full Service Realtor with a Big Discount & Rebate Just Listed! 5916 Madison St, Morton Grove IL 60053 3+1 Beds Beds | 2 Baths | 2285 sq.ft. | Offered at $399,000View Large Photos • 5916 Madison St on REDFIN • 5916 Madison St on ZILLOWBeautiful expanded brick ranch home with a family room addition and a 3-season room (a rare find in this area). A southern facing, spacious home on a quiet tree lined street in one of the best and sought after neighborhoods in Morton Grove. Features 3 bedrooms on the main...
By Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Laviano & Associates Real Estate Professionals)
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$149,999 -  2/2, Own Your Land!! Pay No Lot Rent!!Own Your Land!! Pay No Lot Rent!! No HOA!! Low Taxes!! This Home Has Been Remodeled and Move in Ready!! Featuring 2 Beds, 2 Baths New Stainless Appliances!! Large Lot Bring your Toys, RV & Boats. A Must See!! Easy to Show and See!! Call Today!! Laviano & Associates Real EstatePhillip A. Parisi, REALTOR®, GRI, CRS, PSA, e-PROwww.JensenBeachHomeSearch.com | 772-215-8661 | Contact Us
By Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Laviano & Associates Real Estate Professionals)
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$324,900 -  3/2/2 CBS Home in Hobe Sound!Handyman Special! Motivated Seller! Check Out This 3/2/2 CBS Home in Hobe Sound, Martin County, FL Laviano & Associates Real EstatePhillip A. Parisi, REALTOR®, GRI, CRS, PSA, e-PROwww.JensenBeachHomeSearch.com | 772-215-8661 | Contact Us
By Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Laviano & Associates Real Estate Professionals)
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$29,900 -  Vacant Building Lot in Lakewood Park!Vacant Building Lot in Lakewood Park. Build your Dream Home! (Lots are being split)e. Wont Last! Laviano & Associates Real EstatePhillip A. Parisi, REALTOR®, GRI, CRS, PSA, e-PROwww.JensenBeachHomeSearch.com | 772-215-8661 | Contact Us
By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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It is a well-known fact that the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic and budget cuts increased the already backlogged Santa Clara County Probate Court.  Some say not enough is being done.  Yet, the court is doing all that it can to process more cases and catch up on the backlog.During a recent Zoom meeting the Probate Judges discussed: - The impact on the court since the Shelter in Place Order.- A second full-time probate judge added in 2021.- The pilot court process for Ex Parte Submission.- Other changes in the probate court.- Use of Microsoft Teams for hearings.- A "Drop Box" at the court to expedite the processing of files.  Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist Kathleen Daniels  May 3 -May 7, 2021, was an exceptionally busy week.  We provided attorney recommendations to four individuals who ...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Beer Selection: Sierra Nevada Fantastic Haze Imperial IPA I was reading In Her Tracks by Robert Dugoni and decided to have a beer. My selection was the Sierra Nevada Fantastic Haze Imperial IPA. If you enjoy, IPAs, this is one to include on your shopping list. Drink responsibly. 9% Alc. by Vol. You will also want to read the book, #8 in the series featuring Detective Tracy Crosswhite. The DetailsWe were in search of something fantastic. Something juicy, something hazy, something ripe with notes of mango, melon and citrus. So we said, "Reason be damned," and filled our kettles with five hop varieties and loads of malt, oats and wheat. Some may call that absurd. We call it absurdly fantastic. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 4374Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Gulf Breeze Florida: 4 Architectural Details for a Distinguished Living Space When searching for a new home, there are certain features that we all covet and are easy to spot, such as … 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 is Title Insurance, Escrows and closings explained in simple terms? GET REAL ANSWERS  Adopt-a-Pet.com, 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 what’s happening here on the gulf and homes for sale.  Thinking of SELLING,  If I sell your home YOU PAY $2995. F...
By Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA
(American Financial Network)
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An agent, Susan, with whom I have frequently worked over the years, was helping a military couple buy a house. The clint's names are Brad and Dawn.  They had bid on three different houses and lost all three times because Brad insisted on bidding the list price, and not a nickel more. They were going up against 10-16 other bidders who went $20,000 to $45,000 above list price. After three rejected offers Braid said to Susan, "We talked it over, and we will just rent until the market settle down." Susan opened her laptop, logged into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), programmed Brad and Dawn's wish list into a search with no limitation on price, and found zero houses for rent in Prince William County, Fairfax County, and Loudoun County. Susan explained that when a rental hous comes on th...