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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
Welcome to 2604 Floorplan by Adams Homes in Greenville, SC—a full brick home on a corner lot, offering four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a spacious bonus room, all integrated into an open floorplan designed for modern living. But what truly sets this new construction home for sale in Greenville, SC apart are the unbeatable financing options, including a 2-1 Buydown for USDA/VA and FHA loans, along with builder incentives of up to $7,000 for USDA/VA loans and FHA loans, or up to $20,000 for non-USDA/VA loans and FHA loans. Located conveniently close to highways and shopping, this new home offers the perfect blend of suburban and urban accessibility. Don't miss your chance to experience Southern living combined with modern convenience—all within reach at the 2604 Floorplan by Adams Home...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
…Some of that goes also for refinancing, so if you are a Homeowner- do not skip this article. The process of getting a mortgage can make some people nervous. But no matter how nervous you might feel, there are certain things that you just shouldn’t say when you’re getting a mortgage — at least if you don’t want to jeopardize your application.So what, exactly, are those things, and why shouldn’t you say them? A recent article from realtor.com  https://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/never-say-getting-mortgage/outlined things not to say when you’re getting a mortgage, including: “I can’t believe how much work the house needs before we move in.” Your home inspection report might reveal major work that needs to be done to your home, but don’t share that information with your lender. Seeing y...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Signage is important especially in rural lands where one vacant parcel looks like the next. Unless the parcel is landlocked and is noted in the multiple service listing (MLS), to promote the seller, a sign on the property makes absolute sense.In many rural areas, potential buyers drive around looking for signs. More often than not these potential buyers do not call listing agents or other real estate agents or REALTORS® until they find a vacant land parcel they have interest in learning more about. Sometimes the sign may be a directional sign off a major street with an arrow pointing toward the actual property that has been listed.Now sometimes listing agents will farm for vacant land listings. These real estate agents may be successful in securing the listing. Unfortunately, often only...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Lakewood, COThu May 09 2024This week the median list price for Lakewood, CO is $685,000. Median List Price $685,000 Median Price of New Listings $650,000 Per Square Foot $302 Average Days on Market 52 Median Days on Market 21 Price Decreased 38% Price Increased 2% Relisted 6% Inventory 105 Median Rent $2,875
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
People buying and selling homes on the Main Line and in Chester County have a choice of agents to use. There are many different reasons why people work with one specific agent. It may be via a recommendation, or a referral from family and friends. They may have found reviews online. Ultimately, you need to like the person you are going to be working with and trust them. So why choose Nick Vandekar? Below I offer up some reasons and follow this up with some past client testimonials.Concierge Real Estate Services I make buying and selling Real Estate An Amazing Experience Full Time Realtor; Communicator; Skilled Negotiator  Security of your personal information has never been more important. As a CSI Protection Certified Agent I am dedicated to providing my clients the safest and most sec...
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By Jim Lee, REALTOR, CRS, ABR, Buying or Selling? Ann & Jim are the local experts
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
You need a REALTOR® on your side for your next real estate transaction, whether you’re selling, buying, or both. Here are 5 of the top reasonsREALTORS have local market knowledgeRealtors have access to a wealth of information about the local real estate market, including recent sales data, pricing trends, and neighborhood insights. This knowledge can help you make informed decisions about buying or selling a property. We live in Portsmouth and work in the New Hampshire Seacoast and Southern Maine markets daily. Our website has the most up-to-date listing data available. Sign up for updates on the areas you’re interested in.Negotiation SkillsWe are experienced negotiators who can help you get the best price for a property whether you’re buying or selling Having a skilled negotiator on yo...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Highlands Ranch, COWed May 08 2024This week the median list price for Highlands Ranch, CO is $925,000. Median List Price $925,000 Median Price of New Listings $809,949 Per Square Foot $258 Average Days on Market 47 Median Days on Market 7 Price Decreased 40% Price Increased 1% Relisted 1% Inventory 87 Median Rent $3,125   Call me today if you want to list your house in Highlands Ranch, Co.
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Move-In ready Pueblo West Rancher with Mountain Views. Welcome to your dream home in Pueblo West, where every detail has been carefully thought out to offer a move-in ready oasis w/spanning mountain views. Situated in a serene cul-de-sac, this rancher boasts a modern aesthetic with flooring that flows seamlessly throughout the home, creating an inviting atmosphere from the moment you step inside. The open floor plan is accentuated by vaulted ceilings and large windows that fill the space with natural light and frame the views of Pikes Peak. The living area is perfect for relaxation and social gatherings, transitioning effortlessly into the dining area and kitchen, making it an ideal setup for entertaining. The kitchen features modern appliances and ample tiled counter space, catering to...
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By Theresa Hus, The Official Real Estate Agent Directory
(RealEstateAgent.com)
When hunting for a new home, the last thing many of us want to hear is the constant hum of highway traffic. But for a wise few, properties near these bustling main roads could offer surprising benefits (of course, together with apparent drawbacks).  Why don't you join us as we explore the unique market of highway-adjacent properties? We'll examine who calls the shots on their value and their pricing compared to their more remote counterparts. We will also answer those inquiries that prospective buyers should watch out for! What’s the proper way to do a real estate transaction close to a main road?Buying or selling a property next to a roadway or thoroughfare entails meticulous consideration. There's more than meets the eye when living next to a highway. Buyers and sellers can't ignore t...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(@Properties)
What Sold in Your North Shore Village in March and April 2024?Inventory is lower now than earlier in the year and the median price is up in most villages. This is nirvana for sellers and continues to be an ordeal for buyers. Buyers are not, however, deterred by rising interest rates (at least around here.) Their only obstacle is to beat out the other buyers. WINNETKAClick here to see all Winnetka homes sold in March/April 2024All homes for sale:  20Current month's supply of inventory:  1.7Past 12 months median price: $1,675,000See Winnetka homes for saleSee Winnetka condos for saleSee Winnetka townhouses for sale WILMETTEClick here to see all Wilmette homes sold in March/April 2024All homes for sale:  27Current months supply of inventory:  1.1Past 12 months median price: $995,000See Wil...
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By Phil Jones, Broker, CDPE
(Your Choice Realty of NC)
Here's your latest update for Heritage Park by D.R. Horton in Fletcher, NC. As of 5/8/24 42 of 63 lots have construction underway and the model home on lot 1 is complete and ready to view, it's the Bellhaven model.Lot 5 is a Cali model and is nearly ready to move into. (shown above) Your Choice Realty of NC shares our commission with our buyer clients!! We offer a 1% buyer rebate for D.R. Horton purchases! That's an additional $5,000 on a $500,000 purchase!!   In addition, D.R. Horton offers several other buyer incentives including mortgage rates as low as 5.50% and up to $10,000 in closing cost assistance that can be stacked with Your Choice Realty's rebate!!   Contact Phil Jones for additional details about how to claim your 1% buyer rebate.   Phil Jones, Broker (Licensed in NC & FL) ...
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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 1 Acre, 150 x 290 in Royal Trails Equestrian Subdivision. Once the new owners build, they can park their RV and bring their boat and enjoy deeded access to Lake Norris and Lake Marion within the community. If you are looking to buy or sell in Lake County, Florida, do not hesitate to call me at 352-551-0308. You can also email me at katina@stakeyourland.com and visit my website @ https://www.stakeyourland.com/Sincerely,Katina Hargrove, Broker/OwnerSFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®, ABR®
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
"It's a GUSHER!" No, I am not talking about "Old Faithful" in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. (Fountain Hills by philcomanforterie and Wikepedia)This is another gusher, one of the world's tallest fountains in Arizona next door to Scottsdale. We are referring to awesome Fountain Hills bordering to the East of Scottsdale Arizona with slightly higher elevation with great views and golf courses and semi custom homes built on ravines. A nice central downtown area and the gateway (60 miles) along the Beeline Highway to Arizona's northern pine tree country and lakes to the White Mountains, and Mogollon Rim near Payson, Pine, Show Low and Pinetop Arizona. (Photo: Fountain Hills Arizona by Jeremy Alford, Unsplash)Map Fountain Hills (East of Scottsdale)Continue north on Route 87 (Beeline Hi...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Hey there, Massachusetts homeowners! Have you ever come across an unexpected guest lounging on your property without a welcome mat in sight? Well, you’re not alone. Squatters – those uninvited occupants of homes owned by someone else – can be a real thorn in the side for property owners. But fear not! Today, we’re going to chat about how you can deal with these pesky squatters and reclaim your space. Understanding Squatters in the Bay State First off, let’s get our terms straight. A squatter is someone who occupies an abandoned, unoccupied, or foreclosed property without lawful permission. Unlike trespassers, who can be quickly shooed away, squatters may claim rights to the property through adverse possession if they play their cards right. Here in Massachusetts, the law requires squatt...
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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)
Real estate commissions can vary based on several factors, including location, market conditions, property value, and the specific agreement between the seller and the real estate agent. Here's an overview of how real estate commissions work: Standard Commission Structure: In many regions, real estate agents typically charge a commission based on a percentage of the final sale price of the property. This percentage can vary but is often around 5% to 6% of the sale price. Split Commissions: In a traditional real estate transaction, the total commission is typically split between the listing agent (the agent who represents the seller) and the buyer's agent (the agent who represents the buyer). The split is negotiated between the agents and their respective brokerages. Listing Agreement: W...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
The Brumbaugh House, ca. 1870, is in historic Elkridge, MD - Howard County's first settlement. Thanks to the efforts of the Elkridge Heritage Society, this Victorian with its characteristic turret and front porch has been well preserved. It was the home and workplace of Dr. Benjamin Bruce Brumbaugh who took up residence in 1919 and operated a medical practice on the main floor for six decades. Dr. B., as he was known, was quite the local legend. I have a neighbor who remembers him making house calls in the Elkridge community, even after he retired. Dr. B. only charged his patients $2 per visit which he didn't increase until 1969 and only by $1. "I'd rather treat them for free of charge than have them think I'm overcharging. I work just to keep alive, not for what I can get out of it."Wh...
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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)
Here are some important phone numbers and service providers for Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York: Emergency Services: Police, Fire, Medical Emergencies: 911 Local Government: Westchester County Government: (914) 995-2000 Putnam County Government: (845) 808-1000 Utilities: Con Edison (Electricity and Gas): 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) New York American Water (Water and Sewer): 1-877-426-6999 Optimum (Cable and Internet): 1-866-200-7273 Verizon (Landline, Internet, and TV): 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) Public Transportation: MTA Metro-North Railroad (Commuter Rail): 511 (in NY) or 1-877-690-5114 Bee-Line Bus (Westchester County): (914) 813-7777 Putnam Transit (Putnam County): (845) 878-RIDE (7433) Health Services: Westchester Medical Center (Valhalla): (914) 493-7000 Putn...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
As the summer sun beats down and temperatures rise in Catonsville, Maryland, homeowners face the challenge of keeping their homes cool and comfortable without breaking the bank on energy bills. Fortunately, with a few simple strategies and smart choices, you can beat the heat while also saving energy and reducing your carbon footprint. In this blog post, we'll share energy-efficient tips to help homeowners in Catonsville keep their homes cool and comfortable all summer long.Your air conditioning system is your best ally in the battle against summer heat, but it can also be a major energy drain if not used efficiently. Here's how to optimize your AC system for maximum comfort and energy savings:1. Set the Thermostat Wisely: Set your thermostat to the highest comfortable temperature, typi...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
As the sun shines brightly and the temperatures rise in Catonsville, Maryland, homeowners embark on a season filled with outdoor adventures, backyard barbecues, and family gatherings. However, amidst the summer fun, it's crucial to prioritize safety to protect your property and loved ones. From fire prevention to home security and heat-related precautions, this blog post provides essential tips to help homeowners in Catonsville stay safe and secure throughout the summer months.Summer brings an increased risk of fires due to outdoor activities, grilling, and fireworks. Here's how to prevent fire hazards and keep your home and family safe: Grill Safety: Position your grill at least ten feet away from your home and any combustible materials. Keep it clean and inspect it regularly for gas l...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
As the summer sun casts its golden glow over the picturesque landscapes of Catonsville, Maryland, it's the perfect time for homeowners to ensure their abodes are in top-notch condition to withstand the heat and humidity ahead. From keeping your HVAC system humming efficiently to maintaining lush green lawns and sparkling pools, this blog post serves as your go-to guide for tackling essential summer home maintenance tasks. Let's dive in and ensure your home remains a haven of comfort and relaxation throughout the sunny season.1. HVAC Maintenance:With temperatures soaring, your HVAC system becomes a lifeline for indoor comfort. Here's how to keep it running smoothly:- Change Air Filters: Replace air filters every 1-3 months to maintain optimal airflow and indoor air quality.- Schedule Pro...
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