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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Last Will and TestamentTomorrow is not guaranteed, so we need to live for today.  But, we also need to protect those we leave behind today, tomorrow may be too late, especially if you live in a non-community property state like Maryland.  In Maryland there are three ways people can hold title to a home.  We learn about these in our real estate pre-licensing class but many agents don't fully understand the impact of how you hold title to your home.Tenants in Common - two or more people own equal or unequal shares in a home and upon death, those shares pass to the heirs of that individual or their estate.Tenants by the Entirety - a married couple owns a home together with the right of survivorship of the other spouse.Joint Tenancy - is when two or more co-owners simultaneously have an...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Rights of Persons in Homeowner Associations Rights of persons in homeowner associations – In Arizona, homeowners who live in communities with homeowner associations (HOAs) have both individual rights and responsibilities as well as collective rights and responsibilities.Individual RightsIndividual Rights Individual rights of homeowners in Arizona include the right to use and enjoy their property, the right to sell or lease their property, and the right to make changes to their property as long as they comply with the HOA’s covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs).Collectively, homeowners in an HOA have the right to participate in HOA meetings and vote on matters affecting the community, the right to access and inspect HOA records, and the right to have a voice in the HOA’s decisi...
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By Lisa Delzompo 951-704-4559, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(Sand to Sea Properties, Inc.)
Home for Rent Murrieta CA 24267 Golden Mist DriveMurrieta, CA 92562$4,495, 6 bed, 4.50 bath, 3,842 SF, MLS# SW23019555Lovely home on a quiet, tree-lined street in the Murrieta neighborhood of Bremerton at The Vineyard! Spread out and bring all your furnishings to this largest model in the community with almost 4,000 square feet of living space!! Downstairs, bask in the space with high ceilings in the entry opening to a dramatic staircase, formal living room and dining room. Stir up or cater meals in the custom chef's kitchen with center island and stainless steel appliances! Kitchen opens to the Family Room. Downstairs also has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Upstairs contains a huge primary Master Suite with custom fireplace, walk in closet, jetted spa tub, and balcony with panoramic vie...
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By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA)
One of the services our local Fire Department offers is a FREE lockbox service for our senior citizens.A couple of years ago the Georgetown MA Fire Department implemented a residential Lock Box Program to expedite access to senior and handicapped adults’ homes during emergencies.In many emergency situations, individuals who call 911 may not be able to open their door when firefighters arrive, especially if a person falls, has a stroke, or is experiencing a heart attack. Currently, firefighters must break through a door or a window, causing damage and costing money and valuable time.Through the Lock Box Program, participants install a small box outside their home, with a keycode that they and the Fire Department have access to in the event that immediate access into their home is needed....
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By Mike Grumbles, The Relocation Engineer in Franklin TN
(Gray Fox Realty)
Gray Fox Realty is privileged to get to call downtown Franklin, TN home in a quaint 1912 cottage they is referred to as the World Headquarters.   Gray Fox Realty was the brain-child of Mike Grumbles and Joey McCloskey at the end of 2016 with operations beginning in early 2017.   The company is different in that it has a give back attitude and that is exemplified in the flat fee full service model without any upselling.  The typical GFR client  saves $16,000 in real estate commission when compared to a 6% listing agreement.   Commissions are negotiable, but why force your friends, family, and neighbors to negotiate for a great service at a great price.  The other thing that sets the company apart from most brokerages (and we mean almost all of them) is the centralized control of marketin...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
Gorgeous Questa area home.Across from the park and school4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms1 bedroom/bathroom downstairsSeparate quiet space with fireplaceContact: for a private tour.Watch the video walking tour here
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
Automotive repair garage for sale in Maine.Looking for a job, to make what you are worth running a Maine business? Here's a Maine business listing to consider. What do you get? A 4 bay garage repair business in Maine built in 1937.The upstairs overhead your Maine business listing has a 3 bedroom apartment home built from scratch in 2012.Mix business with pleasure and get lots of tax benefits living where you work and combining all those deductions in this Patten Maine property listing.Walk to everything from the grocery store across the road or a restaurant, bank, library, pharmacy... everything just up the street! Watch a Maine business home listing for sale in Northern Penobscot County real estate video.Be part of friendly small town Patten Maine.You are entering a four season recreat...
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By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
Moving to a new city can be an exciting experience, especially if it’s your first time living in a place all on your own. However, establishing relationships and feeling connected to your new community can often prove to be more of a challenge than you initially thought.  Building connections with the people around you is key for finding a sense of belonging after making such a big change. In this blog post, we'll provide some helpful tips for navigating that process and making sure you have plenty of support during this transition. Socialize With Your NeighborsMoving to a new state is a big change, but you don't have to do it alone. One of the best ways to settle into a new community is to reach out to your neighbors.  Introduce yourself, get to know them, and exchange stories over cas...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
The U.S. Secret Service of Cybercrime Investigation has observed a sharp increase in reports of real estate fraud associated with vacant property free of liens and loans. I hope this scenario never pops up in your career but want to make sure you're aware of it as I've had real estate agents in my sphere experience it this year. The criminal searches public records to identity property that is free of a mortgage, liens and the physical identity of the owner (many times this is someone foreign or elderly or someone who has a career that motivated them to intentionally scrub their info from the internet.) The criminal then poses as the property owner, likely requests it being listed below current market value to generate immediate interest, expresses preferences for a cash buyer and negot...
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By Jared Chamberlain
(Chamberlain Real Estate Group)
With years of experience helping families move to new homes, we have listed the worst ways you can sell your property. The truth is most tactics and strategies some agents recommend will not work in many cases. Read More...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Experts Forecast a Turnaround in the Housing Market in 2023 The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year. Now, as we move through 2023, there are signs things are finally going to turn around. Home price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming down, inflation is easing, and overall market activity is starting to pick up. All of that’s great news for the housing market this year. Here’s what experts are saying. Cristian deRitis, Deputy Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics: “The current state of the housing market is that it is certainly in transition.” Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School: “Housing is going...
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By Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944, Love To Help People
(eXp Realty LLC Salina Group)
While the Federal Reserve is working hard to bring down inflation, the latest data shows the inflation rate is still high, remaining around 8%. This news impacted the stock market and fueled the fire for conversations about a recession. You’re likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as you watch the cost of goods and services climb. The pinch it’s creating on your wallet, and the looming economic uncertainty may leave you wondering: “should I still buy a home right now?” If that question is top of mind, here’s what you need to know. Homeownership Is Historically a Great Hedge Against Inflation In an inflationary economy, prices rise across the board. Historically, homeownership is an excellent hedge against those rising costs because you can lock in what’s likely your most sig...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
The housing market has gone through a lot of change recently, and much of that was a result of how quickly mortgage rates rose last year.Now, as we move through 2023, there are signs things are finally going to turn around. Home price appreciation is slowing from the recent frenzy, mortgage rates are coming down, inflation is easing, and overall market activity is starting to pick up. All of that’s great news for the housing market this year. Here’s what experts are saying.Cristian deRitis, Deputy Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics:“The current state of the housing market is that it is certainly in transition.”Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School:“Housing is going to ease up. I think 2023 will be a turnaround year.”Lawrence Yun...
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By Solomon Greene, Assoc. Broker of Real Estate, Mobile Notary Public
(Drake Realty, Inc.)
Duluth, GA is home to a unique blend of history, modern architecture, amenities, and things to do that enhance the well-being of its residents and visitors alike.  But this northeastern suburb of Atlanta which is known for its charm, cleanliness, and entertainment is often missed when guests visit the metro area.  As a result, they are deprived of all of the rich diversity in culture, dining, and conveniences typically expected of a large city that converges with the small-town feel of Duluth, GA.  If you are planning a visit to Metro Atlanta, perhaps for a sightseeing trip associated with a job relocation, read these five things that you’ll soon love about living in Duluth, GA should you choose to make it your home. Enjoyable Experiences in Duluth, GA that are Sure to PleaseResidents a...
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By Hank Miller, SRA, Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
(Ansley Real Estate/Christie's International)
Well well well...When Joe Blow Citizen complains, they're excoriated and vilified. When Stephen Curry complains he's "concerned". I guess when it comes to his and affairs of the other elites, this is fine, Hypocrite. I thought zoning was evil and was to be abolished? Remember - Do as I say, not as I do.
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
A new month, another month closer to "the Season" arriving in Door County.  It's a bright but chilly afternoon in Ellison Bay. Thinking ahead to summer 2023:  This acreage is zoned Mixed Commercial and is between Ellison Bay and Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  This zoning district allows for business uses, but also for single family homes.  As such, this may be an ideal area for a new build for your future Door County AirBnB or VRBO business.  Located near the highway, it's also across the street from a Door County cherry orchard, which will be beautiful in the spring!  Learn more at  It's cold here, but a great weekend awaits in Door County.  Enjoy the February sunshine!   
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By Jennifer Carstensen -The Real Estate Agency, We specialize in selling houses (License: 317824)
(The Real Estate Agency (Office License: 265417))
If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According to a Harris Poll survey, 28% of homeowners have considered using a rental service to temporarily rent out their home for additional income. Owning a short-term rental can be a tempting idea, but you may find the reality of being responsible for one difficult to take on. Here are some of the challenges you could face if you rent out your house instead of selling it. A Short-Term Rental Comes with Responsibilities Successfully owning and renting a house takes work. Think through your abil...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
 Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX MasterpieceFor answers to your Real Estate questions: Visit or call/text  772-485-4188
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By RPDFW @ Salas Home Team, #1 Team in Real Estate Specialty Services
(Realty Preferred DFW)
Q: "Do I get earnest money back if my mortgage falls through on closing day?"A: It depends! First of all, get it in writing. Your contract will decide whether or not you get your money back.In most cases, you can expect your earnest money back if there are issues with the home inspection, appraisal, title, or mortgage. But if you don't meet the datelines (or change your mind),  you might not!Stay tuned for more Q&A on all your real estate questions.    
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
Since 2020, the Pandemic, causing the shutting down of the majority of businesses and coming to a standstill; causing people and families to exit major cities away from the crowds and Covid 19 to work remotely from the supposedly safer less dangerous environment in suburbia.  This was one of the stimuli along with the lowest rates on record that propelled the local and domestic U.S. real estate market to excel to heights never experienced in history.  This led to a white-hot sizzling period of time in our real estate market to a much quicker transition in the past year to a more frigid and chilled climate with the doubling of rates. This has occurred more so in the locations where builders and fix and flippers out west have completed and pending construction sitting idle for the last 6+...
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