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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
City Lights vs. Starry Nights: Would you rather have a view of the city lights at night or a clear view of the starry sky?City Lights: Pros: Exciting view, vibrant lifestyle, convenience. Cons: Light pollution, noise, higher cost. Starry Nights: Pros: Peaceful, connection to nature, lower cost.Cons: Isolation, fewer amenities, longer commutes#bhhs #dreamhome #realestate #homeview #starrynight #citylights #auburnal
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
  Great Neck News Manhasset Times NHP Herald Courier Port Washington Times Roslyn Times Williston Times   Home Opinions All Things Real Estate: Give yourself time when considering moving Opinions All Things Real Estate: Give yourself time when considering moving By Philip A Raices- July 19, 2024   Phil Raices You are now considering selling your home. Going through the organizing and packing process can be extremely challenging if you are not organized. However, first off, have you thought seriously about where you are moving? What towns and schools, if you still have young children? Is your home larger than your current needs, and are taxes and overall expenses too high? Downsizing is the answer. Do you want to stay locally within the same town, or move out of state to where your child...
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By Jason E. King
(J. King Real Estate, Inc.)
New Listing Alert! Discover your dream home at 101 Middle Creek Rd., Irmo, SC 29063! Nestled in the desirable Shadowood neighborhood, this charming residence features: 1-acre lot with pool & Lake Murray access Renovated kitchen with custom cabinets & stainless steel appliances Spacious Owner's suite with walk-in closet & updated bath Bonus room perfect for a 4th bedroom or rec room Screened-in porch with dual fans & high ceilings Top-rated Chapin schools, convenient Ballentine location, and easy commuting Book your tour by calling 803.318.4712 or visit our website at https://www.jkingrealestate.com/search/details/h3o/0/.
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Discover the home of your dreams during our exclusive open house tours this coming weekend! Whether you're searching for a cozy starter house or a spacious family residence, we have something to match every lifestyle and preference.140 Nina Celeste Lane Fayetteville, GA 302153 Beds & 3 Bath$359,900______________July 20, 2024Saturday1-3 PM1161 Bingham Road Douglasville, GA 301344 Beds & 2 Bath$255,000______________July 21, 2024Sunday1-3 PMDon't miss out on this opportunity to explore these homes in person. Mark your calendar, invite your friends and family, and come see what could be your next dream home! See you there!Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven⁠®www.TheRealEstateMaven.net770.874.6200 x 6233
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By Tariq Thomas, Real Estate Agent, Developer & Problem Solver
(THG of MD LLC)
Going through a divorce is never easy, and one of the most contentious issues often revolves around the family home. Who gets to keep the house? It's a question that can spark heated debates and emotional turmoil. In this article, we'll dive deep into the factors that influence this crucial decision, demystify the concept of marital community property, and provide you with valuable insights to navigate this challenging terrain.Understanding Marital Community PropertyBefore we delve into who gets the house, it's essential to grasp the concept of marital community property. This legal principle, applicable in some states, considers assets acquired during the marriage as jointly owned by both spouses, regardless of who purchased them.What is marital community property? Marital community pr...
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
The San Fernando Valley's real estate landscape continues to evolve, with Van Nuys, CA, showcasing intriguing market trends in June 2024. This comprehensive analysis provides valuable insights for potential homebuyers, sellers, and investors in the area.Market Overview: In June 2024, the Van Nuys housing market experienced a relatively modest turnover, with 22 properties changing ownership. This figure offers a snapshot of the market dynamics in this sought-after Los Angeles neighborhood.Price Range and Property Characteristics: Entry-Level Market:     Minimum Sold Price: $700,000     Property Details: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,279 sq ft living space     Lot Size: 7,022 sq ft     Days on Market: 2 Mid-Range Market:     Average Sold Price: $987,159     Property Details: 3 bedrooms, 2 ba...
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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)
This beautiful ranch home is located in Tallyn's Reach - Aurora CO  80016, and within the acclaimed Cherry Creek School District.   With rates being still on the high side, the thought came to mind to offer Buyers a $25k incentive to go towards a rate buy down and/or closing costs.   If paying cash, take it off the sales price!   Buyer Chooses! I have had showings, where the agent has said - they weren't really sure what a Casita is, or what it was for.   Well - here's some details - It has a separate entrance, so your inlaws, adult children, or even house guests could stay with you, and come and go as they please.    There is a separate bedroom, living area/kitchenette, and a 3/4 bathroom with hook-ups for a stackable washer/dryer.Details for this home - 5 bedrooms (includes Casita), 4...
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By Jason E. King
(J. King Real Estate, Inc.)
🏠NEW LISTING ALERT!🏠Discover 119 Glynway Ave in the heart of downtown Lexington, SC!This charming all-brick, one-level home features real hardwood floors, custom paneling, and a cozy gas fireplace. Perfect for nature lovers, the almost half-acre lot is adorned with mature plants and trees. Freshly painted and with a new roof in 2023, this home is ready for your personal touch. Zoned for top Lexington schools and just a stroll away from Icehouse Amphitheater, dining, and parks. Your Lexington oasis awaits! 🌳✨If you're interested in this home, schedule a tour today by contacting our office at 803.318.4712 or view our website at https://www.jkingrealestate.com/search/details/h3k/0/. 📅🔑#NewListing #LexingtonSC #DreamHome #RealEstate
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This blog is filled with excellent and easy-to-implement landscaping ideas to boost your home's curb appeal! Simple changes like adding colorful plants, trimming hedges, and maintaining a neat lawn can make a big difference. Thanks for sharing these practical tips to enhance your home's exterior!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP As a real estate agent, I've seen firsthand how a home's curb appeal can make or break its chances of selling. A well-manicured lawn and inviting exterior spaces can make a property stand out in a crowded market, while a neglected exterior can be a major turn-off. In this blog post, I'll share some simple and effective landscaping ideas to help you boost your home's curb appeal and attract potential buyers. Tip 1: Keep it Clean and Tidy The f...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This blog highlights the benefits of fixing up your house before selling. Making necessary repairs and improvements can increase your home's appeal, attract more buyers, and potentially lead to a faster sale. Thanks for sharing these valuable insights on enhancing your home's marketability!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP  If you’re thinking about selling your house, you should know there are buyers who are ready and able to pay today’s high prices. But they want a home that’s move-in ready. A recent press release from Redfin explains: “Buyers are still out there and they’re willing to pay today’s high prices, but only if the house is in really good shape. They don’t want to spend extra money on paint or new appliances.” It makes sense when you think about it. They’...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
 If you’re thinking about selling your house, you should know there are buyers who are ready and able to pay today’s high prices. But they want a home that’s move-in ready. A recent press release from Redfin explains:“Buyers are still out there and they’re willing to pay today’s high prices, but only if the house is in really good shape. They don’t want to spend extra money on paint or new appliances.”It makes sense when you think about it. They’re having to pay a lot of money for a house in today’s market. That means they may not be able to easily afford upgrades after they move in. So, if your home is outdated or needs some work, buyers might pass it by or offer a lower price than you were hoping for.And there are a lot of homes that need upgrades right now. Millions are entering thei...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Opportunities to learn or gain perspective is never-ending in life.     I Wonder About Legacy My July 2024 AR Challenge Entry   I have some ambivalence with the word legacy.  Putting that aside for this post, I think sending/receiving a letter can be impactful.    Admittedly, I no longer participate in letter-writing.  Indecipherable penmanship has become apparent. Perhaps, a handwriting-on-the-wall kind of analysis might reveal more. I digress in a hieroglyphic maze sort of way.   With a twist to this month’s ActiveRain challenge, I choose to address members of this community. And anyone who may someday read it. Young as well as those who may not be as youthful. Each of us come to this site at different stages. Opportunities to learn or gain perspective is never-ending in life.   It do...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
When the Seller or Tenant Stays After Closing: What You Need to KnowBuying a home is a monumental milestone, but what happens when the seller or tenant is allowed to stay in the home after closing? This situation, known as a rent-back agreement or post-closing occupancy, can offer both benefits and challenges. Understanding the pros and cons, potential pitfalls, and protective measures is crucial for home buyers navigating this scenario.The Pros of Post-Closing Occupancy Flexibility: Allows the seller more time to move, potentially making your offer more attractive in a competitive market. Convenience: Can be mutually beneficial if the buyer isn’t ready to move in immediately, providing a seamless transition for both parties. Income Opportunity: The buyer can charge rent for the period ...
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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Broker, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
619 Calhoun Avenue Unit B, Destin, Fl Sold   Description Photos Marketing Your Home Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools More $ CLICK FOR CURRENT PRICE 3 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS 0.57 acres Lot This is a large lot within .5 miles of the Bay. It does have an older home situated on the lot but the lot has great potential for that forever home. No restriction on build out time or any hoa. The lot is not in a flood plane so there are no restrictions on flood insurance or financing.
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This blog offers fantastic advice on writing compelling descriptions for real estate photos! Capturing the essence of a property through well-crafted narratives can significantly enhance its appeal to potential buyers. Thanks for sharing these insightful tips for creating engaging and effective listings!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP As a real estate photographer, I've seen firsthand the impact that a well-crafted caption or description can have on a potential buyer's decision-making process. A great caption can make a beautiful photo truly stand out, while a poorly written one can leave a buyer wondering what they're looking at. In this blog post, I'll share some tips on how to write captivating captions and descriptions that will help your real estate photos shi...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
Miami Gardens, FL 33056Wholesale Price: $239,990After Repair Value: $400,0003 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms1,240sf Living Area (per tax records)3,079sf Lot Size1979 Year BuildCall/Text MIKE PERON @754-204-0069
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Lannon WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for June 2024 Lannon is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The village has a total area of 2.46 square miles, 2.44 square miles of which island, and 0.02 square miles is water. It is bordered by Sussex to the west and Menomonee Falls to the north, east, and south.The village was originally mainly settled by immigrants. However, the first true sellers were Isaac Howard and William Lannon. The village got its final name from the latter, an Irishman who settled in the area with his bride in 1834.Eventually, the settlement expanded in both population and size. At present, there are just over 1,100 residents.Located just outside of Milwaukee, residents enjoy the advantages of a major metropolitan area without having to deal with the hustle and b...
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Writing captivating captions and descriptions is an essential part of showcasing your real estate photos in the best possible light.   As a real estate photographer, I've seen firsthand the impact that a well-crafted caption or description can have on a potential buyer's decision-making process. A great caption can make a beautiful photo truly stand out, while a poorly written one can leave a buyer wondering what they're looking at. In this blog post, I'll share some tips on how to write captivating captions and descriptions that will help your real estate photos shine. Tip 1: Keep it Simple and Concise When it comes to writing captions and descriptions, less is often more. Avoid using overly complex language or lengthy paragraphs that can confuse or overwhelm potential buyers. Instead,...
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By Jason E. King
(J. King Real Estate, Inc.)
BRAND NEW! Check out this 3-bed, 2-bath ranch at 191 Highland Creek Ln in the sought-after Chestnut Hill-Highland Creek neighborhood! 🏡✨Award-winning schools and amazing community amenities. 🌳Schedule your tour today by calling 803.318.4712 or visit our website at https://www.jkingrealestate.com/search/details/h36/0/. 📅🔑#DreamHome #RealEstate #HouseHunting
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