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Recent blogs on Real Estate Sales and Marketing
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
The Villages West in Melville Long Island is a 24 hour guard-gated community, within the Top Rated Half Hollow Hills School District #5. This Suffolk County North Shore residence was opened in 2006 by McGovern Drive near The Long Island Expressway Exit 49N. Villages West in Melville Long Island is a homeowner’s association community and a condo community. The common monthly charges in the Condo Section includes maintenance of the exterior of the units, and the Homeowner's Association only includes maintenance of the common areas.   Lawrence And Sheila Agranoff, Real Estate Associate Broker and RE Salesperson, sell at The Villages West and are familiar with the variety of Floor Plans. They include attached Condo apartments where you will find ground level and upper level Condos without g...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for  September 11 2023.New properties for sale 117Back On Market 41Price Decrease 179Price increase 13Active kick out 16Active option contract 146Active contingent 34Pending listings 161Sold listings 46Expired listings 25Cancelled listings 8Withdrawn listings 3Temporary off market listings 37Coming soon listings 47
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for  September 10 2023.New properties for sale 210Back On Market 72Price Decrease 222Price increase 29Active kick out 5Active option contract 155Active contingent 32Pending listings 139Sold listings 103Expired listings 27Cancelled listings 30Withdrawn listings 2Temporary off market listings 29Coming soon listings 47
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Here is the north Texas real estate market update for the week ending September 9 2023.New properties for sale 2997Back on the market listings 674Price decrease listings 3363Price increase 279Active kick out 70Active option contract 1750Active contingent 311Pending listings 2232Sold listings 2266Expired listings 153Cancelled listings 568Withdrawn listings 61Temporary off market listings 338Coming soon listings 516
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for  September 9 2023.New properties for sale 714Back On Market 123Price Decrease 608Price increase 45Active kick out 10Active option contract 272Active contingent 49Pending listings 329Sold listings 457Expired listings 39Cancelled listings 98Withdrawn listings 9Temporary off market listings 53Coming soon listings 79
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 381 Santa Rosa Boulevard UNIT C208, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548MLS #: 931502Price: $760,000Beds: 3Baths: 2Sq feet: 1,462 Call Gil Erikson 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available. The lovely condo is your ticket to the fabulous beach lifestyle. Plenty of room for the whole family to make vacation memories and you can also cash in $$$$ on short term rentals. This spacious floor plan doesn't come on the market often so don't be shy. Updated and stylish decor. Many fun restaurants and attractions in the area. Many great amenities Two Large Community Pools, Elevators, Private Beach Access, Fitness Center, and Tennis Court. Internet , pest control and HBO are also included in the HOA dues.    Click here to see additional photos and details of this property
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By Karen Schimpf, When Your Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSE
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
There is a great song by Lynyrd Skynyrd called, “Simple Man”. If you haven’t listened to it in a while or never heard it, it is worth a listen. I am finding that being a simple woman is anything but simple in America. With wealth comes options and with options comes the potential for pride, lust, guilt, greed and many other evils. Want an eye opener? Look at your actions, really look at them and ask the question, “Why”. Why did you do that thing? It is a crucial question. Did you buy that new house because the old one longer worked or was there some other reason that may not have been so noble-like you wanted to impress someone?WE MUST LOOK AT ACTIONS, NOT WORDS. AND ASK WHY? Why are we sending weapons to Ukraine when the risk of war is growing? Shouldn’t we be conserving our weapons? W...
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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
Let's go beyond dreaming and start scheming!Every scheme starts with a dream. If you dream it you can do it.  As your helpful real estate agent, I'm here to turn your new home hopes into a successful blueprint.Together, we'll bring your vision to life.#thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #happyhome #dreamhome #dreamit #homegoals #icanhelp #investment #realestate #realtor #realestateagent
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for  September 8 2023.New properties for sale 728Back On Market 124Price Decrease 790Price increase 49Active kick out 12Active option contract 221Active contingent 69Pending listings 307Sold listings 325Expired listings 30Cancelled listings 139Withdrawn listings 6Temporary off market listings 51Coming soon listings 86
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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
Homeownership isn't just a goal; it's a dream shared by so many. It is a dream or a goal that is realistic.  It is worth working towards.  It may not be in the immediate future but it is something we should not dismiss immediately.  Let's work together to make that dream a reality, finding the perfect home that reflects your unique aspirations.Your journey to homeownership begins with a single step – reaching out to me!#thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #househunting #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #happyhome #goals #dreamhome #homegoals #icanhelp
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for  September 7 2023.New properties for sale 514Back On Market 119Price Decrease 659Price increase 53Active kick out 13Active option contract 274Active contingent 36Pending listings 34Sold listings 349Expired listings 38Cancelled listings 124Withdrawn listings 12Temporary off market listings 67Coming soon listings 91
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
UPDATEThe buyer currently lives in Quail Springs Ranch and saw my sign on the property many months ago.  We have been in contact for quite some time.  I have answered many of his questions, including this lot's history from one owner to the next.  The buyer had been doing his own due diligence.  With all the improvements to the lot, he realized much of the cost and risk had been minimized. He has been looking to build his own home, and now he can.  He asked me to represent him in the sale.  I told him that I would have to get permission from my seller.  We negotiated the sale price to the satisfaction of both parties.  Every time I have represented both parties, the sale has gone much smoother than if I were negotiating with another agent.  It is all about trust and communication. The l...
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By Karen Schimpf, When Your Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSE
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
Commercial Property Exchange   COMMERCIAL PROPERTY EXCHANGE NETWORK for Commercial Realtors   Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023   Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am    Address: 123 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock, TX   Zoom:   Register in advance to attend meeting via Zoom:    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdOCqqjkoHN3cucayv7HeW7hSDkIWMn8_ ****Please check your email to receive the meeting id number and the passcode for the event.     To facilitate the sharing or properties, remember to bring your computer or phone.     Closed to Vendors    Commercial Realtors Please RSVP to Karen Schimpf with Commercial Capital, Ltd. at Karen@applycommercialloans.com  https://www.applycommercialloans Breakfast Sponsor   Frank Ivy, Jr. Senior Vice President - Commercial Lending - Horizon Bank 512-...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Opened in the early 1990's, Cobbleridge Townhouses is a Suffolk County community in Manorville Long Island.You can reach this neighborhood from The Long Island Expressway Exit 70. Go South and take a right on Chapman. There are no amenities here, but the community is well-maintained. Easy access to Long Island Expressway and Sunrise Highway.The units, which are 2 story townhouse and some ranch style, were constructed with 2 and 3 bedroom units with 1.5 or 2 baths. Not all units have air-conditioners, some have a garage, and there is gas heat, and backyard patios. Monthly common charge fee includes lawn maintenance and snow removal. Pets are permitted. The neighborhood is served by the Eastport-South Manor School District.Owners: Are you prepared to sell your property? Rest assured, REAL...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for  September 6 2023.New properties for sale 389Back On Market 116Price Decrease 595Price increase 60Active kick out 16Active option contract 317Active contingent 64Pending listings 453Sold listings 394Expired listings 21Cancelled listings 142Withdrawn listings 10Temporary off market listings 79Coming soon listings 86
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 970 Highway 98 UNIT 606, Destin, FL 32541MLS #: 931302Price: $535,000Beds: 2Baths: 2Sq Feet: 1,072 Call John Moran 850-217-7618 to see if this property is still available. The Terrace at Pelican Beach Resort located right in the heart of Destin, across from Destin's most popular waterpark. This unit, perfectly located in building overlooking beautiful views along the Emerald Coast beachside. Spectacular view of Gulf of Mexico, lake and pool. The Terrace has its own pool, hot tub and workout, deeded access to beach, 3 pools on Pelican Resort property, one heated for cool months, Sauna/steam room, bbq grills, fitness rooms, tennis, and community room. Master bedroom overlooks lake and Gulf of Mexico with floor to ceiling windows. Must see unit!    Click here to see addit...
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By Scott Garrison, Top ORLANDO AREA Realtor…this Realtor WORKS!
(Re/Max Town & Country Realty)
One in four purchasers who used the real estate brokerage Redfin website to look for a house also explored properties in other metropolitan areas. The state of Florida is still a popular option, and Miami has reclaimed the position of number one.A growing number of consumers in the United States are thinking about relocating to a town or suburb. This year, there are fewer buyers in the market overall, and the total number of purchasers is also down; however, among those still shopping, a bigger percentage are looking outside their home city.Redfin reports that 24.9% of its website users throughout the country searched outside of their metropolitan region to locate a new house in January. Homebuyers are driven to explore alternative options due to rising housing costs and remote employme...
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
In today's digital era, where marketing strategies are evolving at lightning speed, the real estate industry has found a powerful ally in podcasts. This audio medium has surged in popularity, captivating audiences and offering marketers a platform to share expertise, stories, and insights. Companies like PodAllies have recognized the potential and are guiding real estate professionals in leveraging podcasts for optimal impact. But what makes podcasts so influential in modern real estate marketing? 1. Building Personal Connections:Podcasts offer real estate professionals a unique platform to connect with their audience on a personal level. Through stories, experiences, and market insights, they can position themselves as trustworthy industry experts. 2. Wide Audience Reach:With the incre...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 320 Scenic Gulf Drive UNIT 222, Miramar Beach, FL 32550MLS #: 931549Price: $429,000Beds: 2Baths: 2Sq feet: 1,028 Call Courtney Ledezma (850) 608-0677 to see if this property is still available. Step inside this quaint condo with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths located just steps to the white sands and the Gulf of Mexico. Unit 222 is located in a prime spot- very close to the beach and right above the pool. No waiting for elevators, just go up one flight of stairs to enter your front door. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Destin from this condo featuring a well maintained interior that is rental ready. Poinciana Place is perfectly located near the best shopping, restaurants, and entertainment the Emerald Coast is famous for.  Click here to see additional photos and details of this...
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
Ever heard of the idea of demolishing your home before putting it up for sale? It might sound crazy at first, but there's a method to this madness. Below, we're going to dive into the intriguing world of house demolition before selling your property. Don't worry, we'll break it down into bite-sized pieces so you can make sense of it all.Understanding House Demolition as a Pre-Sale OptionLet's kick things off by getting on the same page about what we mean by house demolition before selling. Picture this: you're eyeing the "For Sale" sign, but before that, you bulldoze your house down to its foundation. Sounds drastic, right? Well, the idea is to create a blank canvas for potential buyers. It's all about starting fresh and letting buyers envision their dream home without the limitations o...
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