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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays: Our Orange thief in action... as most of you know I pick our oranges and mage orange juice two or three times a week. Hence I often see our little orange thieves in action.Personally, I do not mind and enjoy that we are able to share the oranges. We have large ones and small ones as well.  Hope you enjoy the little guy as much as I do.On a side note, two days ago I saw six of them on the other side of the street. Never seen so many together. As I was walking Holly, I noticed two of them came over to our side and headed to the orange trees.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 r...
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By David Buck, Realtor-Broker
(Harcourts Island Real Estate)
The median home price in Kapahulu - Diamond Head saw the largest increase here on Oahu year over year. That was up 31% from a year ago. A year ago, the median home price in Kapahulu to Diamond Head was $1,200,000 and this past month it was at... Read More
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By Kelly Broaddus, 100+ Northern AZ Homes Sold in 2021!
(eXp Realty)
See original blog Discover Your Off-Grid Paradise: Build Your Dream Retreat in Flagstaff’s Hidden Forest Oasis5 Acres $550,000Nestled in one of Flagstaff's best-kept secrets, this off-grid mountain oasis offers a unique blend of natural beauty and seclusion. Just 4 miles down a forest service road, you’ll find yourself surrounded by breathtaking 360-degree views, meadows, and towering trees. This parcel of land is a true hidden gem, perfect for those looking to build their dream mountain retreat. Imagine waking up to the serene sounds of nature, with panoramic views of the mountains from every angle. The property is encircled by national forest and trails, making it an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you love hiking, biking, or simply soaking in the tranquility of the fo...
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On June 17, 2024, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that there were 32 homes sold in May of 2024, gained 3.4% from May of 2023, and medium existing home price was $1,35 Million in May of 2024, up 1.0% from May of 2022 in Burbank, California.There were 42 active listing homes in May of 2024, jumped 82.6% from May of 2023; while home stayed 12 median days on the market in May 2024 in Burbank, California.For complete more information about the California Association of Realtors’ May of 2024 Burbank, California homes sales and value report, please click HERE
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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)
Did you know Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States? Yet while it is now an official federal holiday, few people outside of Texas are familiar with the history and importance of Juneteenth. President Joe Biden made it an official federal holiday on June 17, 2021, (as seen in the above post-signing photo with Opal Lee and Vice President Kamala Harris). Opal Lee is considered the "Grandmother of Juneteenth" for her tireless efforts to bring it to national awareness and recognition. It is known as the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. The event is now currently recognized in all 50 of the United States (South Dakota was the last one to join in).  Officially, Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galve...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the market. Gilbert Arizona homes for sale today         YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUN For ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate Needs PHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952 Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952 Email      Bill    at  Read other YVP Blogs here For more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property Management Selling Arizona for more than 20 years Founder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor      Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties, Veterans Agent, Chandler...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
103 4th St Cir N, Princeton, MN, 55371 -- $29,900A lovely 0.343 acre forested lot with Rum River frontage is situated on the east side of Princeton. MN-95 is easily accessible, and Reibe Park, the Princeton Golf Course and Silver Lake are all nearby. Situated with an asphalt driveway at the intersection of Alpha Road and 4th Street Cir. Possibilities to construct your ideal house, cabin, she or area for camping; inquire with the city for details. Lot that has recently been manicured for enhanced viewing. The land descends down to the river, which is renowned for its dense maple, oak and ash tree coastline. Anglers looking for bass, pike or walleye won't be let down. White-tail deer, beavers, songbirds, and bald eagles are among the abundant wildlife. The lot also has electricity. Set up...
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By Dennis Ovchinnikov, CPA, Your U.S. International Tax compliance specialist
(U.S. International Business Tax Solutions)
If a nonresident considering gifting real estate property in the United States, it's crucial to understand the unique tax implications involved. Based in Carlsbad, California, I specialize in international taxation and provide consultation, tax planning, and compliance services specifically for nonresidents who own or are planning to buy property in the U.S.Understanding Residency for Gift Tax PurposesResidency for gift and estate tax purposes differs from the substantial presence test used for income tax, which is based on the number of days spent in the U.S. Instead, it hinges on domicile, which means having a permanent home in the U.S. The IRS considers several factors to assess  intent to stay permanently, including: Your citizenship status How long you've resided in the U.S. Where ...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Things to Do Around Westport, MA From New Bedford to Tiverton, RIJune 20 - Sept 1, 2024 -- If you have anything you would like me to add, A Yard Sale, Event, Helpful tip etc. This Email newsletter goes out to over 1,000 Local Residents & is posted to many Local Social Media sites-Call/ text me @ 774-930-8181 or Email to Add your Event.    Happy Summer!  Thursday June 20, Is the Official start of SummerI hope this email finds you well and you get to enjoy a Summer Treat - Ice CreamWell almost - These BLUEBERRY YOGART ICE POPS are healthy and  taste pretty good. Easy to makeJust add  2 cups of Blueberries to 2 cups of yogurt Swirl in 2 T of Honey and Freeze.You could also freeze them in cups and then eat with a spoon. Yummy Summer Treat to help you stay Cool!GET...
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By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty and Management)
Boost Your Credit Score with Piñata: A Guide for TenantsAre you looking to improve your credit score while renting? At American West Realty and Management, we understand how crucial a good credit score is for your financial health. That's why we are excited to introduce the Piñata app, a powerful tool to help you effortlessly achieve your credit goals.What is Piñata?Pinata Credit Engine Piñata is a mobile app designed specifically for renters. It offers a unique way to improve your credit score by reporting your rent payments to credit bureaus. Since rent is often the largest monthly expense, this can significantly boost your credit score over time.How Does It Work? Sign Up: Download the Piñata app and create an account. Make sure to link it with American West Realty and Management to s...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
    If you’re considering selling your house on your own as a “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO), you may want to consider whether it’s worth the extra stress. We charge a 1% Commission with no hidden fees or gimmicks—not the average 5, 6, or even 7% charged by others. This saves the average homeowner $12077.00. We offer a 206-step selling system with 28 specifics tailored to your home's marketing. It may be a better choice. Going the route of For Sale By Owner means shouldering many responsibilities yourself—and, if you’re not an expert, that opens the door for mistakes to happen and can quickly become overwhelming. A report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that people who sold their own houses struggled the most with two key areas: pricing and paperwork. Here are a few wa...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT June 2024 Pierce County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $155,000 102.4 $1,514 1847279 Sold Maiden Rock Pierce $160,000 40 $4,000 6422471 Sold Martell Pierce $213,693 30 $7,123 6491702 Sold Gilman Pierce $213,693 30 $7,123 1579686 Sold Gilman Pierce $235,000 36 $6,528 6488075 Sold Maiden Rock Pierce $275,000 35 $7,857 6377952 Sold Salem Pierce $280,000 30.05 $9,318 6400198 Sold Martell Pierce $287,000 41 $7,000 6344864 Sold Oak Grove Pierce $300,000 38 $7,895 6466752 Sold Ellsworth Pierce $300,000 45 $6,667 1581274 Sold Gilman Pierce $300,000 45 $6,667 6522499 Sold Gilman Pierce $325,000 50 $6,500 6422495 Sold Martell Pierce ...
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By Brenda J. Andrew RENE, PSA, MRP, SRS, Professional Realtor in N Houston & Corpus Christi
Texas Waterfront Home for Sale in Corpus Christi on Beautiful N Padre Island13907 Sea Horse Ave Corpus Christi, TX 78418Have you ever dreamed of Island Life, but didn't want to leave the States?  This home was fully renovated about 5 years ago.  The owners spared no expense replacing windows, a/c, roof, appliances, flooring, updating bathrooms, etc.Then, the home was sold and the new owners added a heated and chilled pool.  This is such a nice feature that can be used year round!  After all, when you live on an island and don't feel like getting in your boat or going to the beach, you can just take a dip in your own private pool.  In Texas our summers can get a little heated, so this pool comes with a chiller. We don't really have harsh winters in the south, but if it does get a little ...
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By Bryan K. McCoy
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
Honey, stop the car! The spacious layout of this single-story home with three bedrooms and a library offers plenty of room for both relaxation and productivity. There is a large, comfortable front porch for sitting and enjoying Arizona evenings. The chef-friendly kitchen has custom tile work, an island, a gas stove, a large walk-in pantry and plenty of room for entertaining. The resort-style backyard features half a dozen large palm trees, an oversized pool, built-in gas barbecue, and covered patio which is perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying some relaxation outdoors. The oversized pool has a Baja step, water feature and in-pool table and bench which is setup for an umbrella. Plus, the extra touches like ceiling fans, shutters, and cabinets throughout the home add both comfort a...
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By Darryl Davis, CSP, Designing Careers and Lives Worth Smiling About
(Darryl Davis Seminars)
By Real Estate Coach and Speaker Darryl Davis, CSP and Real Estate Expert As the sun shines brightly, so do the opportunities in the real estate market during the summer season. As the days get longer and the weather improves, potential homebuyers and sellers become more active in their pursuit of new properties. For real estate professionals, summer presents an ideal time to ramp up their efforts and make the most of the peak selling season. In this article, we will explore some essential summer real estate prospecting tips to help agents capitalize on the sunniest time of the year. Leverage the Power of Outdoor Marketing Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the great weather by shifting some of your marketing efforts outdoors. Consider hosting open houses in the afternoons,...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
There's no denying it's gotten more challenging to buy a home, especially with today's mortgage rates and home price appreciation. And that may be one of the big reasons you’re eager to look into grants and assistance programs to see if there’s anything you qualify for that can help. But unfortunately, many homebuyers feel like they don’t know where to start.  A recent Bank of America Institute study asked prospective buyers where they lack confidence in the process and need more information. And this is what topped the list: 53% said they need help understanding homebuying grant programs. So, here’s some information that can help you close that gap. What Is Down Payment Assistance? As the Mortgage Reports explains: “Down payment assistance (DPA) programs offer loans and grants that ca...
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By Wendy & Greg Kime, Plymouth MI Real Estate Experts
(Kime Realty)
Are you searching for the perfect home in Redford, MI? Look no further! Wendy and Greg Kime at Kime Realty are excited to present this enchanting ranch-style home, nestled on a picturesque tree-lined street with public sidewalks. This property offers the perfect blend of classic charm and modern convenience, making it an ideal choice for families and individuals alike.Explore the  Features of 14157 Crosley in Redford MI 48239 3 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths Redford MI 48239 Location South  Redford Schools 1555 Square Feet Above Grade Finished Basement VIEW ALL PHOTOS AND FEATURES HERE New Roof New High-Efficiency Carrier Furnace and Central A/C New Jeld Wen 8' Patio Door New Garage Overhead and Entrance Doors Remodeled Gourmet Kitchen Brand New Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances Rebuilt Cabana ...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
If you are interested in finding out the value of YOUR home,  call 772-485-4188 or visit my site at SEE WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH:  Anna Chroscicki with REMAX Masterpiece1775 SW Gatlin Blvd Ste 101, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953Visit www.annasellsrealestate.comCall or Text- 772.485.4188
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Today, June 19th, we commemorate Juneteenth, a day in 1865 when the news of freedom finally reached the enslaved Americans in Galveston, TX – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.Juneteenth is a celebration of liberty and a tribute to Black Americans’ enduring heritage and accomplishments. It’s a reminder of the relentless pursuit of freedom that unites us all."We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Activist and Minister"Nobody’s free until everybody’s free." Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights, Voting, and Women's Rights Activist 
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By Bryan K. McCoy
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
This split-level home in Gilbert offers both convenience and charm. Its proximity to freeways makes commuting a breeze, while its four bedrooms provide ample space for a growing family or hosting guests. The vaulted ceilings in the family room add an airy feel to the space, creating an inviting atmosphere for relaxation and gatherings. Recent updates such as new interior paint, flooring, and refreshed kitchen cabinets enhance the home's appeal and ensure a modern aesthetic. The full-width balcony off the kitchen/dining area provides a lovely outdoor space to enjoy meals or simply soak in the Arizona sunshine, with shades available to shield from the intense afternoon sun.The mature landscaping not only adds beauty to the property but also helps to naturally cool the home during the hot ...
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