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By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 5
What Fees Do Sellers Pay to Sell a Home?When selling a home, you shouldn't overlook the closing costs involved. Buyers and sellers both have to pay closing costs, but the amounts will vary between buyers and sellers.The closing costs you will have to pay are going to vary based on your local situ...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 4
Some Highlights Expert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back – and it will. We may be facing challenging economic times today, but the housing market is poised to help the economy recover, not drag it down. Let’s connect to make sure you’re informed and ...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 10
This sale had some challenges, multiple offers, a bad appraisal, change of lender, new appraisal, delays and Coronavirus pandemic.But this lovely renovated town home in the heart of Heritage Manor in King of Prussia, with three beds, 2 1/2 baths is now closed.Settlement felt very odd, all week we...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 12
Amidst all of the craziness in our world with COVID-19 what a special day April 2020 was! Before my listing ever made it to market a couple in the community asked their agent to reach out to me. They got wind my sellers were going to be making updates, coming on the market and I would be their li...

By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 14
The inquiries are starting to increase from those who may need to sell their vacation homes. This week I have had 2 different people. One who has an investment property in the Lakes region of NH. The second has a second home in our Seacoast region of Hampton Beach NH. Two different areas but bot...

By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 3
Desperate times call for desperate measures. So, when a banker calls and has a Home Owner that needs to complete a short sale.  Could i assist them? Before looking at the home I said yes, of course. Looking up the address, the home was listed for sale but expired. The seller has moved out. The o...

By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 23
If you want to stop a crowd of people in their tracks, try sneezing. No not from the virus. Not from a cold, but allergies. Yes the seasonal allergies that affect so many of us each spring. Despite taking the max dose of Claritan, the pollen got me.... and i sneezed.   The questions came fast an...

By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 15
I stopped by to see a seller who has been thinking of selling. He wanted to know what else he could do to make his condo show better. He also wanted to make sure his condo was free of germs.   Staying 6 feet away, he yelled "open" when i rang the bell. He had a RING doorbell so he knew it was me...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
by Mark SchnieppApril 3, 2020 In February while we were assessing the early economic indicators for the U.S. and California it became clear that the momentum from 2019 was pushing into 2020. Moreover, momentum was actually accelerating. We thought the forecast for 2020 would be another year simi...

By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
Comments 4
We are Here to Help  Clients and friends,We just want you to know we're here to help...Our phone numbers are:Lela: 305-395-0814Natalie: 305-481-3317Our hearts go out to our families with children with schools shut down, our seniors in assisted living, our neighbors at the hospitals, our local bus...

By Steve Higgins
(RE/MAX Kelowna)
Comments 6
Stunning Property! Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Rancher on Quiet Cul-de-sac! Hardwood & Tile Floors throughout! Large Spacious Rooms, Stainless Steel Appliances, Wood Fireplace, Newer Furnace, Heat Pump and Roof! Attached Garage PLUS HUGE Detached HEATED WORKSHOP with Storage! 200 Amp Electrical S...

By Beth Good Realtor, Temecula Horse Property Specialist
(Prime Horse Property)
Comments 76
I recently did a listing video for a ranch that was once teaming with life.  Now that the horses are gone, it would have been a sin to market the property without showing what the property is.  Selling horse ranches isn't always easy, especially the sort which leans towards commercial such as thi...

By The Ryan-Whyte Real Estate Team at Infinity & Associates, Bringing Valley Families Home
(Infinity & Associates)
Comments 0
One of a kind, remodeled 2 bed/ 2 bath/ 2 car garage townhouse in the heart of Chandler. This open floor plan has been updated top to bottom and you will love all the designer touches throughout. The kitchen features white shaker cabinets with matte black hardware, black granite counter tops, gra...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
Chenequa WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for March 2020Looking for a place with beautiful natural landscapes and many outdoor recreational opportunities?Chenequa is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Located in “lake country”, it is about 30 miles west of downtown Milwaukee.  It completel...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 8
Los Angeles, CA 90027 Single Family Residences: Market SnapshotOften, I get asked:  Endre how is the Market? This I find interesting, because then in turn I come back with many questions, such as:  are you interested in the National Figures? Are you Interested in the certain part of the Greater L...

By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
Comments 1
Don't just stop making your mortgage payments!    Call your lender right away!  Help is out there, but you must ask for it! Be diligent!  Get it in writing! Be patient & polite!  Click Here for an informative article about what's out there. Click Here for information about debt relief options dur...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
Comments 3
A Large 4 Bed/2.5 Bath Silver Lakes Home FOR SALE in Pembroke Pines!A Large 4 Bed/2.5 Bath Silver Lakes Home FOR SALE in Pembroke Pines!  This home features a flowing floor plan with BIG rooms.  The home has over $32,000 in brand new upgrades including a gorgeous master bath, a new air conditione...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
Merton WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for February 2020 Come and enjoy life in a quiet, small-town setting with amazing outdoor opportunities!The Village of Merton is a peaceful community located in the Lake Country area. It is twenty miles west of Milwaukee or a quick half hour drive.The Vill...

By Peter Mohylsky, The Beach is closed but I am open., I AM STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS ALONG THE BEACH
(PrimeSouth Properties)
Comments 2
87 6th Street, Shalimar, Fl Make an Offer Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home OkaloosaIsland Search All Homes For Sale 30A condo deals Destin Homes For Sale Shalimar Waterfront homes Presented By: Showing Agent: Peter Mohylsky Broker Associate Prime South Prope...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
(Watters International Realty)
Comments 0
 Home for Sale at La Ventana in Driftwood, TX 295 Chalk Bluff CT Driftwood, TX 78619 is offered at $985,000!!!  Set on 2.31 acres with 200 year old oaks, this home exudes privacy, Old World charm and rich finishes. Hand carved stone fireplace, Romanesque arches separating dining/kitchen/great roo...