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Recent blogs on Home Selling
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 For lease $1150 a month plus utilitiesIncludes Range, Refrigerator, & Washer/Dryer (W/D left on sight, no repairs or replacement) in the laundry room that can be used as an office.One Bedroom with off street parkingFreshly painted interior with an Renovated Bathroom, flooring & New Kitchen SS appliances   Listed by Joe JacksonThe Jackson Team-Keller Williams Capital Partners100 E Wilson Bridge RdWorthington, OH 43085
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 Are you looking for a Tiny House? Minimalist Alert!!! Leap into homeownership in this renovated one-floor home! Move-in ready, enjoy as this home has a NEW KITCHEN, UPDATED bath, and ALL APPLIANCES, including a WASHER and DRYER! Freshly painted interior! This all sits on an oversized lot of approx. .28 acres.Many special financing programs are available for a homeowner to make this cozy home an affordable option! Less than $5,000 down with payments under $950 a month for a qualified buyer!You will be glad you waited to see this one. Close to shopping and bus lines!   Listed by Joe JacksonThe Jackson Team-Keller Williams Capital Partners100 E Wilson Bridge RdWorthington, OH 43085
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
There are a few different scenarios for homeowners that are struggling to make their mortgage payments or are “underwater” on their homes (and owe more than what it’s worth)—including short sales and foreclosures.But what, exactly, are short sales and foreclosures, and what’s the difference between them?A recent article from realtor.com answered key questions people have about short sales and foreclosures, including:   What is a short sale? A short sale happens when a homeowner’s mortgage is higher than the market value or sale price of the home when they want to sell; in other words, they’re “short” on what they owe. In a short sale, the lender agrees to settle the debt for a lower amount than what’s due on the mortgage—and the home is then listed for sale through a real estate agent. ...
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By Catherine Borah, The Key To Your Next Home!
(Borah Realty Source)
Complete Remodeled Home! 4 BR/2.5 BA on 1.7 acres located in a small quiet subdivision with no HOA. The main floor has family room with wood burning fireplace, open to kitchen and breakfast area with lots of natural light. Step out and enjoy your morning coffee on this beautiful Sun porch. The upstairs has all 3 bedrooms w/ 2 full bathrooms which includes Spacious master BR, large walk in closet, large master Bath with soaking tub! Peaceful and Private Screen porch off the Master Suite. Lower level has 1/2 bath with large living area that can be used for additional bedroom 4/ game room entertaining. The back yard is private and wooded with plenty of room for your boat or camper/RV. Garage/Workshop has 2 doors to accesses to side and back yard. New Low Maintenance Plank Flooring through...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Satellite Beach, FLSeawind TownhomesOffered at $350,000This may be the best deal on the beach! Wait until you see what you get... 2 large bedrooms 2 full bathrooms screened in back patio new gourmet kitchen (2022) with soft close Shaker cabinets and stainless Steel Appliances granite counters (2022) butler's pantry with matching cabinet and granite master bedroom suite includes large walk-in closet and private shower room new waterproof plank flooring throughout (2022)! new water heater (2022) A/C unit (2015) roof (2014) fresh paint throughout! fresh paint outside as well! rare 2 car beachside garage The neighborhood offers: one block to the beach! near restaurants, shopping, Publix and places of worship. near award winning Brevard County Schools short drive to Pineda and Eau Gallie Cau...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP   SHOULD YOU SELL YOUR GREATER CHARLOTTE HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS?  Should you wait for spring to list your home for sale? Should you take your home off the market during the holidays if you're already listed for sale? Tomorrow is December 1st... I guess you could say the holiday season is officially on! One question I always get at this time of year is "should we sell our home during the holidays or should we wait for the spring season?" My answer is always an unequivocal YES, you should sell your home during the holidays. The holiday season can be a great time to sell your home.   TOP REASONS TO SELL YOUR CHARLOTTE AREA HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS The "conventiona...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
My sellers are original owners. They bought this home in 2000 after falling in love with the quiet, interior street in Forest Creek. They are moving to Fort Collins, CO where they purchased a home to be close to family.I listed and sold some good friend’s home this summer and it turned out the wives worked together at IBM. My good friends recommended my services, I interviewed to list the house and have so enjoyed working with these sellers.      The buyers are a perfect fit! They loved the 2 story Austin white stone, with wrap around front porch elevation, 3 car garage, and nestling in a lush setting with mature, carefully chosen landscaping.  They have two children, both sports oriented so the huge back yard will be perfect for soccer practice and a trampoline to hone the skills of a ...
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By Nigel Griffiths, Motivated Seller Leads - Lead Generation - USA
(Oyoy Inc.)
Everybody knows that it takes a lot to offer your home. It is a long process that you should have perseverance for. Nevertheless, the process can go a lot smoother if you are educated about the information of house selling. That is what the following article is going to do, offer you information, so you are educated before selling your home.If one wants to increase the value of their house for the genuine estate market, they can increase its security. When moving into a new house is will it be safe is frequently a huge concern of a potential purchaser. Having a security door set up and other security functions will help a house sell.Because first impressions mean a lot when offering a home, ensure that the outside of your home is tidy. Having a dirty house will lead the purchaser to thi...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
During winter, most of our thoughts turn to the holidays, festive meals, and sitting by the fireplace. But if you have a home for sale, how do you get potential buyers to come out in the cold? The great news is there are fewer homes on the market during the winter, making it an ideal time to let your home shine. Try these tips to make your house the one that buyers want to call home!  Winter Curb Appeal  We've discussed the importance of first impressions in our articles and blog posts on curb appeal, such as: While most people think curb appeal revolves around green grass and blooming trees, this is only one piece of the puzzle. While the winter landscape is rather barren in the colder areas, it's still important to take a critical eye on how your home makes its first impression. Some...
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Holiday Decorating When You’re Selling Your Home   Thanksgiving was last week, so the holidays are right around the corner. Many have already decorated their Christmas tree and hung their outdoor lights.  This is one of my favorite times of the year; nothing makes it more festive than holiday decorations.  Many sellers ask if they can still decorate their house for the holidays…and the simple answer is YES.     Just remember the basic principles of styling your home for sale… Let the buyers SEE your space Allow the buyers to feel and see themselves living in the house.  Tips for Decorating Your Home for the Holidays When Selling Your House   -Keep It Simple  You don’t want to distract your buyers with so many festive decorations that they can’t see the features of your home.  If your t...
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By Deborah Bly, Realtor
(eXp Realty, LLC)
  2213 Lisa Lane, Deer Park, Texas 77536 🛌4   🛀3   🏠3,504sqft   💲420,000BEAUTIFUL HOME IN QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD - TALL SOARING CEILINGS - LARGE OPEN KITCHEN WITH ISLAND AND BREAKFAST BAR - STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES TILE THROUGHOUT 1ST FLOOR AND SOLID SURFACE FLOORS ON STAIRWAY AND 2ND FLOOR - NO CARPET!! FRESHLY PAINTED IN 2022 - EXTENDED GARAGE SPACE WITH EPOXY-FINISHED FLOORING - THIS HOME IS READY FOR A NEW FAMILY!            If you have any questions regarding any of the League City Neighborhoods, or would like to schedule a private tour of any real estate, residential or commercial in the Bay Area, please do not hesitate to call The Bly Team : 832-932-5435Check out more listings at www.TheBlyTeam.com 
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Do people sell their Door County properties during the holidays?  Absolutely they do!  But if you're on market during December/January, how do you decorate for the holiday so people can still see the main focal features of your fabulous Door County property?  Kathy is a professional stager and provides some great tips on what to do (and not do) if you're selling your home this holiday season.  If you need advice on buying or selling this holiday season, please contact me today.    Holiday Decorating When You’re Selling Your Home   Thanksgiving was last week, so the holidays are right around the corner. Many have already decorated their Christmas tree and hung their outdoor lights.  This is one of my favorite times of the year; nothing makes it more festive than holiday decorations.  Man...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Divorce and Homeownership in MarylandI had a conversation with my manager yesterday and she was saying this topic has come up a lot recently amongst agents in our office so, I thought it was a good time for a blog!!The question:  My wife and kids are living in the home and I have moved out.  I am the only one on the title to the home can I list and sell my house?Maryland is not a community property state so you would think that the answer would be yes the husband can sell his house.  However, the answer is no.  Once the husband moves out of the home and the wife and kids (if there are any still at home) are still residents of the property and have all the same rights as a tenant would.  They must be given the Right of First Refusal and if the wife can not qualify to purchase the marital...
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By Deborah Bly, Realtor
(eXp Realty, LLC)
 Wondering if you should sell your home during the holidays? While putting your home on the market between holiday celebrations, school vacations, forced family fun, baking, shopping, gift giving might seem like miserable timing, since many buyers may not want to move their furniture and belongs during the holidays, but sellers could actually benefit by using this time strategically to show and possibly even sell their house.Many home sellers take a hiatus until the New Year—and that could mean that your house may suddenly become a hot commodity. Plus, if buyers are truly squeezing in home showings between shopping trips and holiday activities, you know they must be serious.So, if you’re ready to put up a “For Sale” sign under the cheery glow of your holiday lights, go right ahead! Here...
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By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
Housing Forecast for 2023Get More information from the Experts   Here is a Lovely Property in Duck Key Florida Keys Duck Key paradise awaits! Looks can be deceiving from the front on this stunning canal-front home has many amenities which include 90 ft of dockage, deep water access, a 12,000-pound boat lift, a 220V dedicated line that can be electric car charged, a pool (heated), and a hot tub. Quick access to both the ocean and gulf. This energy-efficient home harnesses the power of the sun with the newly installed Enphase Solar system. Imagine not having an electric bill! A nicely marble-paved driveway leads you to an enclosed, temperature-controlled garage. Continue inside and walk into an open floor plan that includes tile throughout, a gorgeous coral accent wall, and a wet bar. The...
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By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
There are some repairs that are worth tackling before you decide to sell your home. For example, if your home hasn’t been painted in years—and the paint is worn and peeling—a fresh coat of paint can make the space feel more updated and modern and can help it appeal to more buyers and help you sell the property faster and for a higher price tag.But you don’t have to tackle every repair your home may need before you put your home on the market.So, the question is, if you’re planning to sell your home, what repairs can you skip?Your Home Repairs That Shouldn’t Worry YouA recent article from realtor.com outlined repairs homeowners shouldn’t worry about doing before they list their home, including: Updating the kitchen or bathrooms. If your kitchen and/or bathrooms are outdated, you might th...
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
Here are the latest housing market statistics for 32459!  It is very close to the ned of the month of November and I am looking forward to a bump in sales as the majority of people are doing their planning for the new year.   If you'd like more detail on the market, what's available or how much your home might be worth, let's set up a meeting to discuss! #houseexpert #housingmarketexpert #house #home #listreports #localhousingdata #areaexpert #realestate #realestateagent #househunting #homeowner #hometrends #housingtrends
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by The Whalen Team.**SOLD!** Gorgeous cul-de-sac home in Covil Estates, Wilmington NC! Listed, marketed, and SOLD IN JUST 10 DAYS! Need help selling your Wilmington area home? Call The Whalen Team today - WE GET RESULTS! https://www.desireewhalen.com/covil-estates-homes-for-sale/
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Holiday Decorating When You’re Selling Your Home   Thanksgiving was last week, so the holidays are right around the corner. Many have already decorated their Christmas tree and hung their outdoor lights.  This is one of my favorite times of the year; nothing makes it more festive than holiday decorations.  Many sellers ask if they can still decorate their house for the holidays…and the simple answer is YES.     Just remember the basic principles of styling your home for sale… Let the buyers SEE your space Allow the buyers to feel and see themselves living in the house.  Tips for Decorating Your Home for the Holidays When Selling Your House   -Keep It Simple  You ...
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