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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
4130 Chelmsford, TALLAHASSEE, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2800003bed - 2bath - 0.41 sqft lotKillearn Estates charmer! This three bedroom, two bathroom home has plenty of space in this light and bright floorplan. Featuring a spacious living room living room with a gas fireplace, updated kitchen appliances, a screened in porch over looking the fenced backyard, this great home is ready for its next owner!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On October 19, 2021, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported the single family homes values lower 2.3% to the price of $808,890 in September of 2021 from price of $827,940 in August of 2021, but jumped 13.5% from price of $712,430 in September of 2020 in California.There were 438,190 single family homes sold in California in September of 2021 higher 5.6% from 414,860 in August of 2021, but decreased 10.5% from 489,590 homes sold in September of 2020. The average price for a square foot was $393.00 in September of 2021 rose from $321.00 in September of 2020 in California.There were 1.9 months supplies of available inventory of single family homes in September of 2021, unchanged from 1.9 months in August of 2021, but down from 2.0 months in September of 2020. An average it too...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305
Some members leave the "more" out of ActiveRain.They use ActiveRain as a blogging site and nothing further.And while that may be enough for them, it's a missed opportunity.If you've been here more than a little bit, you'll start to notice there's something special about this community.Unlike some real estate Facebook groups I've seen, the brawling here is at a minimum, typically no worse than a mild corrective shock if someone tries to break the community rules :)People here are willing to help.Over the years I've reached out to various members when I needed specific expertise.  Probate, VA loans, short sales, Wordpress themes and customization, how to use Facebook for business, the list could go on and on.There are people here willing to write tutorials about how to do things that will...
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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)
I love learning new facts. Here are seven odd but true facts from October 20.            1720 – Caribbean pirate  John “Calico Jack” Rackham is captured by the Royal Navy.  Calico Jack is most remembered for two things: the design of his Jolly Roger flag-the now-famous skull with crossed swords which helped popularize the design; and for having two female crew members, Mary Read and Rackham's lover Anne Bonny.           1803 – The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase. What a fabulous real estate deal that was for America!          1818 – The Convention of 1818 between the United States and the United Kingdom, settles the Canada–United States border, which lies primarily on the 49th parallel.          1873 – Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities together dr...
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By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
How is the Million plus price category in detached home sales doing so far in Naperville, IL compared to 2020?As of 10/19/2021 - there have been 123 Million dollar and above homes sold.  In 2020 there were only 53 homes sold at this point.   This is a 43.09% increase in million plus home sales!Year to date in single family homes total at this point in 2020 there were 1,587 homes sold.  Currently there are a total of 1,851 homes sold.  In 2019 - pre-pandemic home sales in Naperville were 1,404 in the single family detached category.   There are currently 54 homes available for sale in the Million and above price range with 2 in the $10M and  more category with 15 under contract and 1 in pending status (10/19/21).  There are an additional 11 homes in the Private Listing category with the ...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
4146 Riverwood, TALLAHASSEE, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3250003bed - 3bath - 1 sqft lotCountry Oasis just outside of Capital Circle NW on an acre with an inground pool. This home features an open floor plan, with a family/dining/kitchen combo that is incredibly spacious for a home this size. Family room also features natural wood accents. Other features include split floor plan, Four season room, Carpet free flooring, Full pool bathroom, shed, fenced in backyard, rocking chair front porch, screened back porch, stone fireplace, ADA accessible throughout and of course the sparkling pool. Roof 2010, HVAC 2020.Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallaha...
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By Jackie A. Graves, President
(® A Mortgage Corporation)
A mortgage the Federal Housing Administration backs is known as an FHA loan. FHA loans are unique from other mortgages and home loans. They’re often helpful for first-time homeowners because they offer a combination of a lower down payment requirement and lower credit score standards.The following are some of the critical factors when it comes to qualifying for an FHA loan.Credit Score RequirementsThe minimum credit score for an FHA loan approval is 500. That’s lower and often significantly lower than lender requirements for traditional mortgages. The lower credit score requirements are a big reason this is an appealing program for first-time buyers.While the FHA has guidelines for credit score minimums, that doesn’t automatically mean a lender won’t have higher requirements. FHA loans ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
We are happy to report that this North Manchester two family home has SOLD and is now CLOSED - We can sell yours too -  We know how to sell homes all while offering some of the best customer service available. Let us show you there is a difference. Experience matters....   Please email or call 603.661.2121 with questions if you would like to buy or sell a home.   WE CAN SELL YOUR PROPERTY TOO!!!  CALL TODAY FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSISTO SEE WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH Search the MLS Multiple Listing Service by Clicking Here   Price: $400,000 11 Rooms, 6 BR and 2 bath Built in 1910 with many recent updates and upgrades Size 3304 SF LOT SIZE: 0.14 ac Subject to error, omission, or prior sale. Subject to change without notice.     If you are thinking of buying a Home please cont...
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By Jill Watts, A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
These weekly reports keep my clients informed about local market conditions when they're buying or selling their home. The reports use real-time data so you can make decisions based on what's happening in the market right now and how the market is changing week by week. Here are a few tips for using the reports: - Pick your favorite location, Click the report, Check the "Market Action Index" to see if the market is heating up or cooling down.- Click into the "Market Segments" charts to see how the market is behaving in different price ranges.- Use the "Median List Price" charts to see what you can buy in your price range, and search by zip code to compare different neighborhoods. As always, if you have any questions about real estate or these reports please call, text or email me. You ...
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By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
Foxfire is located in the Kellam area of Virginia Beach.  It is comprised of approximately 633 single family homes and townhouses built in the 1990s.  The townhouses in this neighborhood are known as Foxfire Downs.  It is located off of Seaboard and Princess Anne.  Red Mill Farm and Courthouse Forest are nearby neighborhoods.  The children in this neighborhood attend Princess Anne Elementary, Princess Anne Middle, and Kellam High.The below home is the only townhouse currently for sale in Foxfire Downs.  Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or would like to schedule a showing. $315,000 2401 Dillingham Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456 Space: 1849Beds: 3Baths: 2  There is currently 1 townhouse pending closing in Foxfire Downs. $305,000 2581 Hartley Street Virginia Beach, VA 2...
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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)
  The Town of Castle Rock is located about 30 minutes (29 miles) south of Denver and enjoys a population of 70,687.  The elevation of Castle Rock is 6,202 feet above sea level.   Castle Rock includes Castle Pines and many rural farm areas outside the City limits.  The Castle Rock real estate market for the month of September 2021 saw a slight increase in sales over the previous month.  These stats include Castle Pines and Castle Pines Village, single-family detached homes, and multi-family homes, courtesy of Joan Cox, House to Home, Inc. Sales for September 2021Sales - 254 properties sold ranging from $245,000 to $2,700,000 (last month -  251 sales)Average Days on Market - 20 days (last month - 17 days)Average Price $585,000List Price/Sold Price - 100.02%   (last month - 100.86%)These h...
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By Karen Schimpf, When the Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSED!
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
  Commercial Real Estate Professionals  Please join us for our monthly Cedar Park, TX Commercial Property Exchange. We meet every third Wednesday of the month to exchange property and buyer information. Bring your flyers to upload into Zoom.  Closed to Vendors. Meeting Date: Third Wednesday of Every Month October 20th, 2020  Zoom Meeting: Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information with the password to join the meeting. Agenda: 8:30 Networking 8:45 Sponsor 8:55 Speaker 9:10 Realtors Present their needs and properties Realtor Property Listings Please email karenschimpf at, your pdf, of the properties you want to show, by no lat...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
You know sometimes, we can forget that to really capture our customer’s attention a little humor doesn’t exactly hurt. See if you recall any of these Golden Oldies from the marketing past. Just don’t start humming the jingles all day afterward.  Might be nice to have this mentality today, huh?  It's a miracle!  I know a few agents that still talk faster than this  I still wonder that  These costumes were a huge hit for years at Halloween parties I remember that Super Bowl well 
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By Heather Stevenson (360) 441-7120, I put the "stat" in Real Estate!
Here's a recap of the Whatcom County residential and condominium markets for last week:Residential - 74 new listings (compared to 83 last week)17 contingent listings (compared to 17 last week)87 pended (compared to 56 last week)56 sold (compared to 68 last week)274 active as of 10/19/21 at 12:45 pm (compared to 290 last week)$650,000 is the median active list price (compared to $650,000 last week)6 Median Days on Market for Sold Listings (compared to 6 last week)$303 Median Price Per Square Foot (compared to $302 last week)Condominium - 11 new listings (compared to 13 last week) 2 contingent listings (compared to 2 last week)11 pended (compared to 9 last week)9 sold (compared to 9 last week)47 active as of 10/19/21 at 12:45 pm (compared to 45 last week)$315,000 is the median active list...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
Harleston Village is located in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina's southernmost section, near the city's western edge.Harleston Village, like many other parts of the city, is made up of both commercial and residential sectors. Harleston Village, which is mostly made up of old pre-Civil War structures, is a great place for purchasers searching for a charming property with the city's distinctive French Colonial style. Our team enjoys coming to this area and would be delighted to show you around some of the properties that are currently on the market. Please do not hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions concerning the neighborhood's real estate market. HISTORIC HOMES: Harleston Village is a recreation of the distinctive architecture for which Charleston is renowned throu...
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
Gardening has become a trendy pastime in recent years. Every day, individuals struggle through a fast-paced routine, and some of them look forward to returning home to their gardens. That comes as no surprise, as this pastime helps you to unwind just like any other. What if, though, you wanted to convert your gardening passion into a company one day? I claim it's feasible, and we'll show you how right now. So please sit back and enjoy the five suggestions I compiled for you to turn your gardening passion into a viable company.5 Ways To Turn Your Gardening Passion Into A Profitable Business1. Consider your choicesBefore you establish a firm, you must first devise a plan for it. Decide what you wish to sell or what sort of services you'll offer. Of course, selling your products and seeds ...
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By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
Most people are not good at social media management. That may sound harsh, but it’s the truth! While managing your social media presence may not be as dramatic as conducting brain surgery, both are not for the faint of heart. The profession of a social media manager is one that requires a diverse but specific skill set to truly excel.We at MyOutDesk understand that and apply appropriate expectations when hiring virtual assistants with a social media focus. Because there is more to it than just posting cute pictures and giving a thumbs up to someone’s comment. Don’t worry though; we’re gonna go over the essential skills any social media manager needs right here. So if you’re an aspiring social media manager yourself, or someone in need of one and you’re considering a virtual professional...
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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)
I love learning new facts. Here are three odd but true facts from October 19th. 1781 – At Yorktown, Virginia, British commander Lord Cornwallis's representatives handed over Cornwallis' sword and formally surrendered to American General George Washington and the comte de Rochambeau. 1789 – Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States. 1900 – Max Planck, at his house at Grunewald, near Berlin, discovers the law of black-body radiation, which will come to be known as Planck's law. Thanks for reading "3 Odd But True Facts From October 19." 
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
  Hit the Slopes! Your Guide to Colorado Ski Resort’s Opening Days  By Get your gear ready because ski season is almost here! For some this is the best time of the year when you can spend time sliding, carving, and gliding down some of the most beautiful alpine terrain in the state. No matter which mountain you prefer, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty has you covered.  Take a look at this list of the projected opening dates for Colorado’s world-famous ski resorts. Summit County Breckenridge Ski Resort Arapahoe Basin: October Breckenridge: Nov. 12 Cooper: Dec. 8 Copper Mountain: Nov. 22 Keystone: October Loveland: Late October Vail Valley Beaver Creek: Nov. 24 Vail: Nov. 12 Grand County Granby Ranch: Dec. 11 Winter Park: Nov. 17 Pitkin County Telluride Ski Resort Aspen Highlands: Dec. ...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Hey there! Here's another entry for our Real Estate Alphabet Soup, where we learn more about the real estate industry one letter at a time. This word appears a lot not just in real estate, but also in a lot of fields and places like malls, boutiques, restaurants, fastfood chains, e-commerce stores, and many more. Without further ado, let's welcome today's letter...S for SaleIn real estate, we have a lot of property types that we can put into sale. With that comes the different types of sales as well, such as (1) the standard sale, which is a traditional buyer and seller; (2) foreclosure, where the bank owns a property which is usually called the REO or bank-owned property; and (3) short sales. When we have the financial crisis, the homeowner owned more than waht the market value of the ...
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