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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Home Equity: A Source of Strength for Homeowners Today In Connecticut Experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like we saw back in 2008, and that’s good news for the housing market. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, says: “. . . don’t expect a housing bust like the mid-2000s, as lending standards in this housing cycle have been much tighter and homeowners have historically high levels of home equity, so there likely won’t be a surge in foreclosures.” Data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) helps tell this story. It shows the overall percentage of homeowners at risk is decreasing significantly with time (see graph below): But even though the volume of homeowners at risk is very low, there is still a small percentage of homeowners who ...
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By Karyn Smith Woody
(Harry Norman Realtors)
               FALL IN LOVE with Round Top Mountain View estate.. 9.5 acres of natural landscape and sweeping mountain views. Located between Blue Ridge and Blairsville, approx one mile from hwy 515. A private drive leads to the custom built home with approx. 3200 sq ft of spacious living with a mix of natural tongue & groove pine and sheetrock throughout. The great room is breath taking with 17 ft cathedral ceilings and an amazing floor to ceiling stone wood burning fireplace. The kitchen offers custom oak cabinets with deep drawers and beautiful slabs of leathered granite with chiseled edging. The island top bar has a deep slab of smooth natural edge maple. The primary ensuite offers a 13.5x15 bedroom with vaulted ceilings, magical mountain views from the 8ft sliding glass doors, slee...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
How much do monthly expenses in Foley, Alabama, typically run? Individuals in Foley, Alabama, can expect to spend an average of $1,938 a month on housing. Costs such as rental, groceries, transportation, and electricity are all accounted for in this total.Although Foley, Alabama, has a lower cost of living than many of its coastal counterparts, prospective renters and homeowners should still budget for several important factors.This article looks at the housing, food, transportation, and healthcare costs that make up a significant portion of Foley's overall cost of living. We will also consider how income and the economy might affect how expensive a place like this city is to live in. Cost of Living Index in Foley, ALFoley has an 86.5 cost of living index. This indicates that, with a co...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Experts agree there’s no chance of a large-scale foreclosure crisis like we saw back in 2008, and that’s good news for the housing market. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, says:“. . . don’t expect a housing bust like the mid-2000s, as lending standards in this housing cycle have been much tighter and homeowners have historically high levels of home equity, so there likely won’t be a surge in foreclosures.”Data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) helps tell this story. It shows the overall percentage of homeowners at risk is decreasing significantly with time (see graph below):But even though the volume of homeowners at risk is very low, there is still a small percentage of homeowners who may be coming face to face with foreclosure as a possibility today. If yo...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
        "In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning... Food is better in November than any other time of the year." - Cynthia Rylant   Interesting Facts November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. November 3rd, 1906, International Radio Telecommunications Com adopted "SOS" - international Morse code distress signal (. . . _ _ _ . . .) - as the new call for help. November 15th, 1894, the first newspaper Sunday color comics section was published in NY World. Birthstone: Topaz. Flower of the Month: Chrysanthemum. Zodiac Signs: Scorpio, Sagittarius.   Also in November Nov 6 Daylight Savings Ends Nov 11 Veteran's Day Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day   May you celebrate your blessings with th...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
San Leandro is a charming suburb that can be found tucked away on the Eastern Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. California is home to many exceptional cities and offers some of the most desired spots to live in, including the charming town of San Leandro.This article will help you narrow your search for a permanent residence in San Leandro, California, by providing an overview of several promising areas. The Best Neighborhoods in San Leandro, CA Old San LeandroA tranquil area that provides properties for sale at prices comparable to the market average and distinguished by their homey and welcoming appeal. Washington ManorWashington Manor is one of the San Leandro area's safest communities, and its warm and accepting residents make it a great place to raise a family. Washington Manor is...
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By Corey Chambers, Entar® Real Estate and Investment Technologies
He’s preparing to launch the real estate company of the future, ENTAR® U.S. Air Force Veteran Corey Chambers supervised Space Test Center satellite telemetry data systemsKnown for selling million-dollar condos in the Los Angeles Area, Corey Chambers has been involved in some dramatic accomplishments over the past 40 years: Executive Producer of Village TV news, documentaries and hundreds of productions, from racy art films to church services, Chambers is also known for holding a world record for selling thousands of consignment items, including art, antiques, collectibles and classic cars. Before that, Corey produced the only commercially successful LGBT radio program, on KWIZ 96.7 FM, under the moniker of Chris Creem for several seasons, then built one of the first online stores in the...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
625 St. Charles Avenue Condos625 St. Charles AvenueNew Orleans, La. 70130New Orleans Warehouse District      The condos at 625 St. Charles Avenue was one of the first condo complexes built from scratch in the New Orleans Warehouse District. There are 37 upscale units ranging in size from 1300 sq. ft. to over 2000 sq.ft. for the larger penthouse units. Completed in 2002.        The location across the Street from Lafayette Square and on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line is hard to beat.  The Federal Court House is across the park. Gallier Hall is down the street.        A lot of the units have balconies and large windows. The 11 story building has some spacious penthouse units with patios with some great views.       You have a secure parking garage, lap pool, exercise gym, several p...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
With interest rates reaching new heights every few months, is this still the time to buy a new Door County home?The answer is absolutely.  Historically, rates are still lower than they were 40 years ago (even 25 years ago) and this re-blog of an excellent post shows how home ownership is still the true path to wealth.  Remember, renting is making some ELSE wealthy.  If you're searching for a Door County dream home, I can help.  View the entire Door County MLS at moredoorcounty.com today.  It's the Great American Dream that most people strive for. Some buy big homes and others buy smaller homes and some will always rent. But, in the end, owning a home has many benefits and is the best way to accumulate wealth.  Homeownership Wins Over Time   Some Highlights If you’re questioning whether ...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
There are a lot of negative articles out there about there about interest rates, the fall of housing, a bubble, and so-forth.  As a buyer or seller, it's hard to weed-out the reality.However, there are some real truths.Yes, interest rates have all but doubled this year, but looking at the big picture that is real estate, they were also at 7% back in 1970.  Your median house back then was $24,000.  Now, according to the HUD Census, our National median house value is $429,000.Throughout these 50 years, if you look at the attached graph, pricing for housing continues to rise, whether it be quickly, or slowly.  Most of the analysts I've read state that housing will continue to rise at slower rates.  It's rising.Waiting out the market is not the thing to do if you need to buy or sell a home....
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
Some Highlights VA Loans can help make homeownership possible for those who have served our country. These loans offer great benefits for eligible individuals and can help them buy a VA-approved house or condo, build a new home, or make improvements to their house. Homeownership is the American Dream. One way we can honor and thank our veterans is to ensure they have the best information about the benefits of VA home loans.  Contact us:PHP Houses142 W Lakeview AveUnit 1030Lake Mary, FL 32746Ph: (407) 641-1531Fax: (407) 205-1951email: info@phphouses.comLet’s Connect:FacebookLinkedinTwitterInstagramThe information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. The author does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy or completene...
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By Susan Isaacs "The Momagent", Compass
(1313 14th St NW DC 20005)
It was exciting news, and  this afternoon’s inflation report should have an almost immediate effect on mortgage interest rates, improving the outlook for buyers--and sellers. Stronger seller confidence, though, could re-energize the market and harden home prices. We’ll see. Here’s what happened: The consumer price index, a key inflation barometer, jumped by 7.7% in October relative to a year earlier — the smallest 12-month increase since January. Economists expected a 7.9% annual increase, according to Dow Jones. Read the full post on our website and have a wonderful holiday weekend, all!                 
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Yesterday when I was walking Jackie we saw this very large drone. It has six motors/propellers. It was moving slowly over the land that has been being prepared for the next phase of building at Big Elk. This area will have a number of single family ranch homes.I talked with one of the workmen and he said this drone was sowing grass seed, but I also heard from a neighbor that they were doing a laser survey. Well as you can see in the photo above they were filling it with something, which I thought looked like seed. It moved very slowly, not far above the ground and it supposedly helps them when sowing seed in hard to reach places around culverts etc.The workman we spoke with said the drone cost about $50,000 and there is a larger one too which costs $100,000. So, I am thinking this may b...
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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
VA Loans Can Help Veterans Achieve Their Dream of Homeownership In Connecticut For over 78 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have provided millions of veterans with the opportunity to purchase homes of their own. If you or a loved one have served, it’s important to understand this program and its benefits. Here are some things you should know about VA loans before you start the homebuying process. What Are VA Loans? VA home loans provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have served our nation. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs describes the program like this: “VA helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you b...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Backyard Relaxation. Especially in Sunny Arizona with warm winters. Ah yes, GIVE THANKS for BACKYARDS and Doing Nothing! Yes, especially at this time of year we run around with lists of things to do be it meals, gifts, decorations, party preparations etc. Sometimes Doing Nothing wins the day and puts peace in your heart. After all, gathering in the backyard with a smile, a story, a meal together are what binds friendships. (Photo: Backyard in Surprise Arizona by Jeff Masich)Just moved in? What do to first? The landscaping needs something. But what? Shall I head to Home Depot and start buying shrubs and drip irrigation? Maybe I should map out a new retaining wall or put in a pond or a fountain?What is the very first thing that I should do? What will make it special?Thanks For Serene Back...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SEARCH FOR REAL ESTATE IN HIDDEN OAKS. ALSO TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD:http://www.welcometohiddenoaks.com/ Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty🏡For answers to your Real Estate questions: visit www.annasellsrealestate.com or call/text  772-485-4188
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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))
  Now that the end of 2022 is within sight, you may be wondering what’s going to happen in the housing market next year and what that may mean if you’re thinking about buying a home. Here’s a look at the latest expert insights on both mortgage rates and home prices so you can make your best move possible. Mortgage Rates Will Continue To Respond to Inflation There’s no doubt mortgage rates have skyrocketed this year as the market responded to high inflation. The increases we’ve seen were fast and dramatic, and the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate even surpassed 7% at the end of last month. In fact, it’s the first time they’ve risen this high in over 20 years (see graph below): In their latest quarterly report, Freddie Mac explains just how fast the climb in rates has been: “Just one y...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Listening is hard, very hard, because there are so many distractions. I was in a class the other day and was looking around and noticed how many people were looking at their cell phones as the class was being taught. Our attention is very short, and we reach for stimulation rather than working at listening.How often do you get introduced to someone and thirty seconds later cannot remember their name? I know I do, because at that initial meeting we are sizing them up, looking at their clothes, making assumptions about them and getting a read. But, we are not listening fully.Listening is not only hard, it is an art. I learned several years ago something about myself that I did not like. I realized when I was listening, I wasn't, what I was really doing was waiting to speak. And often I wa...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationNorthern Alameda County, California, is home to a quiet neighborhood known as Northwest Berkeley. Views of the Bay Area are breathtaking from Berkeley, and the city offers many exciting communities to explore. Pet owners in the neighborhood take their dogs for walks frequently and always look out for others. More importantly, many dogs are not too boisterous or hyperactive when left outside for extended periods. It is always in pristine condition thanks to the hard effort of many people who live and work in the vicinity. Despite a large number of people there, there is no disruption to the tranquility of this location. The beach is also not far from it. If you're looking for a quiet place to settle down in one of the condos for sale in Northwest Berkeley, Califor...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationIn Berkeley, California, you'll find an area called Northside with a high population density. Northside is the oldest neighborhood in all of Berkeley Hills. In 1889, the region was initially partitioned by George Phelps. For a while, the park was known as Daley's Scenic Park, after the original landowner, Thomas Daley. Two years later, wealthy banker Frank M. Wilson paid $4,000 for the entire plot. For housing, he started selling off small sections of land. North Berkeley, California, real estate is popular among college students and recent graduates who want to buy a property in the suburbs. The area also has easy access to shops and restaurants catering to various preferences. Talk to one of our experts today if you're interested in discussing your options for ...
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