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By John Handschuh ABR SRES, Bucks County Real Estate
(RE/MAX Legacy)
Forest Ridge OverviewMapsPhotos $360,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,519 sqftYear Built: 2004MLS #: PABU2068014 Location 200 Evodia CIr203Warrington, PA 18976USA JOHN HANDSCHUH RE/MAX Legacy(215) 822-8200johnhandschuhsr@gmail.comhttp://www.johnhandschuh.com     Listed by: RE/MAX LEGACY Our recent listingsHorsham Colonial | $4,000,000 | Chalfont, PA Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
JUST SOLD 41220 APPLE ST, EUSTIS, FL 32736 HOME NEW ROOF 02/2024. Beautiful four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, on a one-acre lot, 150x290. The property features a screened-in POOL and SPA, a 24x36 detached RED IRON STEEL BUILDING is equipped with compressor lines 220 V electric water, and a full home HVAC unit. The detached garage has a 30-amp power RV hook-up; The whole-home Generac Generator ensures uninterrupted power. The meticulously landscaped lawn is maintained by an irrigation system, and two buried 500-gallon propane tanks power the tankless water heater, BBQ grill, and pool heater. The pool and jacuzzi are a resort-like oasis with LED lights and a wireless controller. Childproof fencing surrounds the pool area. The home boasts recent upgrades, including new microwave, stove top ...
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales
(Fathom Realty)
Your biggest asset.A market where you really have a golden opportunity  as a seller.Get it right.   Get it looking the absolute best that you can.   Clean the hell out of it.  Declutter it.  Stage it. Then get the pictures done.Then put the sign out.Then schedule the open house.Then, and only then, does it go into the MLS.Unless getting the absolute most is not important to you.  Call me for professional results at (609) 864-8164 https://michaelelliott.fathomrealty.com/ 
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Selling a home with a bad roof can be challenging, but it's not impossible. Here are steps to navigate the process: Assess the Damage: Get a professional inspection to determine the extent of the roof damage. Understand the type of repairs needed and their potential cost. Disclose the Issue: Be transparent about the roof's condition to potential buyers. Disclose all known issues upfront to build trust and avoid legal complications later. Get Repair Estimates: Obtain estimates from reputable roofing contractors for repairing or replacing the roof. Having these estimates ready can reassure buyers that the issue is manageable. Price Accordingly: Adjust your selling price to reflect the cost of repairing or replacing the roof. Consider pricing the home below market value to attract buyers w...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
110 Fairfield Drive, Catonsville, Maryland Click here to Get Directions$$395,000 2 Beds - 1 Baths - 12262 sqft Lot Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Contact the Official Listing Agent, Ellie McIntire with Keller Williams with any questions you may have. Call - 240-389-3745 or 276-696-6930  There are very few homes that can boast the ability to easily walk to 21 different eateries offering an amazing range of delicious food AND (almost) 3 ice cream locations too. Nestled in the incredibly desirable and friendly Summit Park community, lifestyle is living large, but this sweet home offers perfectly petite one level living. On the middle of a delightful tree lined street, sitting on a lush, flat .28 acre lot there are so many gems that this home offers. 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, 1 car gar...
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
If you're thinking about moving, you might be considering if it would be wise to hold off on selling until mortgage rates drop. Here are some details that might assist you in finding the answer to that difficult question.There is a well-established correlation between mortgage rates and buyer demand in the housing market. Higher prices are usually accompanied by decreased buyer demand. This is due to the fact that some prospective homeowners may be reluctant to take on a higher mortgage rate on a new property. They therefore make the decision to postpone their plans and wait it out.CLICK FOR YOUR FREE GUIDECLICK FOR YOUR FREE GUIDE However, things shift when interest rates begin to decline. Demand shifts from low or weak to high or robust. This is due to the fact that many of the purcha...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Graydon Buckhead Premier Residence, an exquisite oasis in the heart of Buckhead, offering a timeless blend of modern luxury and classic charm. Constructed in 2002, this 22-story tower seamlessly integrates into its historic surroundings, providing 45 exclusive residences in a boutique and private setting. Buckhead’s lifestyle takes on a unique flavor at Graydon, where tranquility meets sophistication. Discover a secluded retreat among the trees, far removed from the city’s hustle. The Graydon embodies 21st-century living with a nod to the elegance of a bygone era. The tower, harmonizing with its historic context, stands just a short distance from Buckhead’s renowned restaurants and boutiques, offering a distinctive residential experience. The Graydon continues the traditions of its icon...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Join Oliva Osborne with Coldwell Banker for an exclusive Open House from 1 ~ 3 pm Sunday, April 28th, showcasing my condo listing at 8200 Nelly Dr. #130 in Neely's Canyon, in the heart of NW Hills.  This two-story condominium complex features unparalleled views of the picturesque hill country, canyons, panoramic landscapes, majestic trees, greenbelts, all in a tranquil wooded surrounding. Oliva is ready to take you on a tour of this charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath, condo. If you can't make it reach out to Oliva at 512-809-7735 to schedule a private preview.This comfy condo exudes a sense of spaciousness and openness, accentuated by its high living room ceiling opening to a covered patio, affording breathtaking views of the lush canopy of trees and canyon below, all without the hassle of int...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
The Benefits of Open Houses for Sellers   Open houses can offer sellers several advantages: Increased Exposure: Open houses provide an opportunity to showcase your property to a wide range of potential buyers all at once, maximizing exposure and generating interest. Attracts Serious Buyers: Open houses often attract serious buyers who are actively looking for a home. These buyers may be more motivated and ready to make an offer. Creates a Sense of Urgency: The limited time frame of an open house can create a sense of urgency among buyers, encouraging them to act quickly if they're interested in the property. Feedback from Buyers: Open houses allow sellers to receive immediate feedback from potential buyers, which can be valuable in making adjustments or improvements to the property or p...
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By Matt Helganz
(Meridian Capital Real Estate)
In the realm of real estate investment, the avenues are abundant, presenting investors with a plethora of opportunities to grow their wealth. Whether it's through rental properties, commercial ventures, or fix-and-flip projects, the potential for lucrative returns is enticing. As purveyors of real estate wisdom, we endeavor to equip you with the insights and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions and maximize your investment endeavors.Consider, for instance, the case of a homeowner in Virginia who found himself ensnared in a costly misstep while attempting to enhance the marketability of his property. Determined to expedite the sale process, he embarked on a renovation endeavor, relocating a half bath from the front to the rear of the main level. Believing this alteration would ...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Just sealed the deal on Queen Anne Court in Mableton! This stunning home flew off the market at full price, a whopping $445k!Don't hesitate—let Jackye Mumphrey work her magic for you today! Ready to make your move?"Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven⁠®www.TheRealEstateMaven.net678-929-8330#MabletonGA#MabletonSpecialty#MabletonHomes#JackyeMumphreyTheMaven#TheRealEstateMaven
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By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
Buying a home is a beautiful thing! It shelters you, gives you a space to start a family, and is an asset you can appreciate in value over time. But besides all this, knowing what the resale value of this huge investment will be in the near future is very important.In fact, it should be the first thing you evaluate before closing any deal you have going on right now (if you're planning to buy a house). According to a recent report by the National Association of Realtors, the median tenure for homeowners in the United States is 13 years, which means that many homeowners will eventually face the need to sell their property.This is why considering the potential resale value from the start will help you make a more informed decision and potentially yield a higher return on your investment i...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
2401 San Marco Dr. Los Angeles CA 90068: Accepting Backup Offers...Directions : Head East on Franklin Ave to Cahuenga BLVD (N) first right (E)on to Dix St and first left (n) on Holly Dr. to the end turn (L) to San Marco, land is just past 2407 San Marco Dr.Remarks: Best priced vacant land in the Beach Wood Canyon area. Truly a fantastic opportunity to build your dream home in the highly desirable Hollywood Dell section of the Hollywood Hills East. This lot is equally desirable for a developer to build for spec. The house next to this lot on a more difficult upslope with smaller frontage was built recently. This up sloped lot has about 58 ft of frontage with panoramic canyon views. Just imagine being surrounded by nature and multimillion dollar homes and still be minutes from the city an...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Join Rebecca Kemp with Coldwell Banker for an exclusive Open House from 11 am - 1pm Saturday, April 27th, showcasing my condo listing at 8200 Nelly Dr. #130 in Neely's Canyon, in the heart of NW Hills.  This two-story condominium complex features unparalleled views of the picturesque hill country, canyons, panoramic landscapes, majestic trees, greenbelts, all in a tranquil wooded surrounding. Rebecca is ready to take you on a tour of this charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. If you can't make it reach out to Rebecca at 443-994-3524 to schedule a private preview.This comfy condo exudes a sense of spaciousness and openness, accentuated by its high living room ceiling opening to a covered patio, affording breathtaking views of the lush canopy of trees and canyon below, all without the hassle...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
 Discover the enchanting allure of Reverie on Cumberland Atlanta, an exquisite housing development nestled in the heart of Vinings, GA. With an impressive collection of 246 residences, including townhomes and lofts, this vibrant community promises a harmonious blend of urban convenience and suburban serenity. Situated just two miles from SunTrust Park, residents enjoy seamless access to entertainment options, while an abundance of shops and dining establishments lie within easy walking distance. Embrace the opportunity to call Reverie on Cumberland home, where unparalleled amenities and a prime location converge to offer an unparalleled living experience. Don’t miss out on the chance to secure your ideal townhome – sign up for a complimentary account today to receive personalized email ...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
 Nestled in the coveted heart of Vinings, Cobb County, Highlands at Vinings emerges as a premier townhome enclave, epitomizing luxury living in Atlanta, GA. With a limited collection of just 31 units, this gated community offers an exclusive retreat for discerning homeowners. Each residence boasts expansive four-story layouts, complete with private elevators for seamless access between floors, while private rooftop terraces afford breathtaking views of the Atlanta skyline and Buckhead. Impeccably designed with upscale finishes, including Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, quartz counters, and spa-like primary baths, these homes redefine modern sophistication. Highlands at Vinings caters to both convenience and indulgence, with its strategic location near The Battery Atlanta, Vinings Jubilee,...
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By The Chris Fritch Team ~ eXp Realty, chrisfritchteam.com 763-746-3997
(Chris Fritch Team eXp Realty)
Charming 3 bed, 2 bath home with finished lower level! As you enter, you are greeted by a welcoming front entry with a coat closet and views of the vaulted upper level, creating an open and airy ambiance, enhanced by plenty of natural light. Enjoy a functional kitchen with center island, stainless appliances, and plenty of cabinet space. The nice and bright dining area leads to the 10x10 deck overlooking the fully fenced backyard. The layout of the living room being just a few steps down from the kitchen/dining area creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for relaxing or entertaining guests. 2 beds on the upper level plus a walk-thru full bath! The lower level has a nice sized family room with built-in wall storage -  perfect showcase for displaying cherished memorabilia and mem...
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(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Informative read! Home staging is crucial for making a property appealing to potential buyers. This blog likely offers room-by-room tips and strategies for effective staging.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP The Best Home Staging Tips for Every Room in Your House Home staging is the art of preparing your home for sale so that it appeals to the most potential buyers who will pay the highest possible price. Home staging can make your home look more spacious, inviting, and attractive, and help buyers imagine themselves living in it. But how do you stage your home effectively? What are the best home staging tips for every room in your house? In this blog post, we will share with you some of the secrets of home staging experts, and show you how to transform your home into...
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Florida Homes with Passion!
(One Sothebys International Realty)
According to recent data from Fannie Mae, almost 1 in 4 people still think home prices are going to come down. If you’re one of the people worried about that, here’s what you need to know.A lot of that fear is probably coming from what you’re hearing in the media or reading online. But here’s the thing to remember. Negative news sells. That means, you may not be getting the full picture. You may only be getting the clickbait version. As Jay Thompson, a Real Estate Industry Consultant, explains: “Housing market headlines are everywhere. Many are quite sensational, ending with exclamation points or predicting impending doom for the industry. Clickbait, the sensationalizing of headlines and content, has been an issue since the dawn of the internet, and housing news is not immune to it.” He...
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