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By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
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The below table represents aggregated values based on MLS data as of April 30, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email. Otherwise, the 30-day trend for the average list price for single family homes, condominiums/townhomes and luxury condominiums/townhomes remained relatively steady while luxury single family homes had a slight uptick. The 30-day trend for average sold price was slight a mix of upticks and downticks was up for all categories. Inventory wise, the...
By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale Arizona Beckons! (Photo: Scott Amonson). Why are prices rising so fast? Well, it is a great place to live! Here are the always current Marvelous McCormick Ranch homes for sale with prices in Scottsdale Arizona on the MLS. What is there not to like about living in Scottsdale Arizona and McCormick Ranch?McCormick Ranch was the first multi builder planned community built in the United States with amenities such as parks, golf courses, bike trails, underground power lines, lakes, resort hotels, excellent schools and more. McCormick Ranch was one of the first multi builder Property Owner Association (POA) communities built in the US with lakes, bike paths, parks, retail and all types of residential homes. Built on the former McCormick Ranch cattle ranch it is fl...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On May 3, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau reported nationwide construction spending up 0.2% to $1,513.1 billion in March of 2020 from $1,509.9 billion February of 2021, but rose 5.3% from $1,436.7 billion in March of 2020.Nationwide private construction higher 0.7% to $1,169.2 billion in March of 2021 from $1,160.9 billion in February of 2021.Residential construction increased 1.7% of $725.2 billion in March of 2021 from $713.1 billion February of 2021.Non residential construction declined 0.9% to $444.0 billion in March of 2021 from $447.8 billion in February of 2021.The public construction dropped 1.5% to $343.9 billion in March of 2021 from $349.0 billion in February of 2021.The educational construction fell 2.0% to $85.3 billion in March of 2021 from $87.1 billion in February of 2021.T...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr.,
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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🈚▐►Summerville Discounted SWMH 3bd-2ba Windgate Community Upscale Residential 29486 FSBO - NO FEE - NO COMMISSION SEE WEBSITE VIDEO WALKTHROUGH This Home May Remain Here OR Move to Your Location ★★  🈚▐►See Our WebSite Here to BUY This Mobile Home:               WholeSale Buyer Values:               ▐►  ★ ★★ CALL Steve for YOUR APPOINTMENT to BUY TODAY for SUBSTANTIAL CASH DISCOUNT -  See Your Buy VIP for Your Appointment. ★ Full 1216 sf (16X76) ★ Gated Community ★ Rural Setting ★ Garden Tub ★ Laundry Room   ★ Grassed Front - Back Yard   ★ 10 X 12 Storage Shed ★ Club House ★ Pool ★ Jogging and Biking Trails.Monthly Lot Rent Includes Yard Maintenance, Sewer, Trash ★ HUGE CASH DISCOUNT $24,775 TAKE OFF $15K to for Same Day Cash ★      As Is EVERYDAY ...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
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 'Friday Flag'.  This weeks Red, White and Blue is special in that it is found at a new listing for Sandpoint Realty LLC.  In Hayden, North Idaho near Hayden Lake 'Ole Glory' is proudly flown, and was done so long before we listed the home.  Thank you Hayden resident for proudly flying Ole Glory and for trusting Sandpoint Realty LLC with the selling of your home. Click here to view listing information. 'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time professional Realtor®.  Your wants and needs are my priorities.  Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2  Suite 203 BSandpoint, Idaho 83864208 255-6227
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Gulf Breeze Florida: Quick-Clean Hacks Professionals Use When Time is Limited Whether it is a visit from a family member or you had to call a repairman into your home after an emergent issue, everyone … Read More My Home own search! What Is My Homes Value ?   How to get a Mortgage and FREE Credit Report    House Facts and News   Pensacola Real Estate Q&A? What is Title Insurance, Escrows and closings explained in simple terms? GET REAL ANSWERS, We raise awareness through the local and now the national Human Societies bring a pet home!  Gulf Breeze, Pace and Pensacola Happenings Lettuce Eat?  The funniest Thing?  Repair This Mr. Handy Man?  .Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter what’s happening here on the gulf and homes for sale.  Thinking of SELLING,  If I sell your home...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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813 Mount Washington, Los Angeles, CA 90065 $145,000.00 MLS#:20664464 Endre Barath JrMobile:310-486-1002 Office Phone:310-777-7800 Email Address: Lic#: 01238708 Office Name:     Property Information One of the best view lots in Mt Washington area. Truly one of the largest down sloped lots in the area. Build your dream panoramic vie home on Mount Washington Dr. This lot is ideal for an owner user or a developer who want to build for spec. A rare find in this price point. Please reach out to the listing agent for a plat map. Seller is willing to finance with 30% down-payment. Ask listing agent for details.       General Information County Los Angeles Zip Code 90065 MLS# 20664464 Property Type Land Zoning LARE11 Status Active Under Contract     Additional Features   ...
New York US lumber futures extended their steep rally to new record highs, shooting above US$1,500 as sawmills attempt to stay aware of flooding interest. The extended rally comes as voracious home development request sends manufacturers scrambling to get the wood they need, while lumber makers battle to build up their inventories and work deficiencies from drivers to development laborers compound the circumstance. Costs have quadrupled in the previous year, vaulting higher on a sudden flood in-home structure and redesigns that found sawmills napping in the midst of the pandemic. Read More: GIC & ESR CaymanWeyerhaeuser revealed a record quarterly benefit a week ago, having sold out of certain items for the following five to about a month and a half, while Resolute Forest Products said i...
By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
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The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval Some Highlights  Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and a competitive edge in a bidding war. In today’s market, connecting with a lender to get pre-approved may be the game-changer that helps you secure your dream home.
By Christopher Barrow, Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc.
(Foundation Rentals and Relocation, Inc. )
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The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Edward Ave for $4,300. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about San Rafaelproperty management or buying or selling investment properties in San Rafael, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
By Pete Xavier, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
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 Honesty is a very expensive gift, do not expect it from cheap people! -Warren Buffett-   Simple quote of the day to meditate on. I HONESTLY have nothing further to discuss. 
By Bruce Hicks, Your Best Hawaii Realtor!
(Best Homes Hawaii)
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3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS|2 Car Garage $3350. per month, plus Deposit $3350.Beautiful Moanalua overlooking Pearl Harbor. Single story, 3Bed 2bath 2 car garage, large yard space over 6,000 Sqft. Landscape will be cared for by the management but you will need to do regular watering. We will do an inside and out inspection monthly. Prefer long term occupants, 2,3 years or longer. Also on Craigslist, see "Home Near Tripler". Located a block from Tripler Hospital entry gate and down the road from Fort Shafter. Built in 1959 and has been upgraded over the years. The back is fenced with a large covered concrete patio. Fantastic location! ROOF: Shingle and pitch n gravel.NO PETS, NO SMOKERS anywhere inside nor outside of the property.
By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Eviction Moratorium Wars There is mass confusion right now over the Federal and State eviction moratoriums brought on by the COVID pandemic. It is critical that agents fully understand how these moratoriums affect their clients. I will try to lay the facts out in a simple manner as to simplify what is going on right now, but know that things may change quickly in the coming days and weeks. Stay informed as things unfold. Here is the current state of affairs: Wednesday May 5th A federal judge struck down the nationwide eviction moratorium that was imposed by the Trump administration last year and then extended by the Biden administration until June 30th 2021. Judge Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was the judge who made the ruling. Later That Same Day Th...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Montgomery AL Home For Sale:1211 S Perry St, Montgomery AL 36104MLS#494901 | 3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Baths | 2,327 Square Feet | Garden DistrictCharacter and Charm PersonifiedVirtual TourThis home has all you would expect from a historic Garden District home in Midtown Montgomery. Well-proportioned rooms boast high ceilings, great moldings, and lots of natural light from large windows. Enjoy entertaining in the oversized living and dining rooms, and more casual living in either of the two cheery sunrooms. The large kitchen will accommodate several "chefs" at one time, and the ample bedrooms are large enough for lots of heirloom furniture. A fixed staircase leads to a floored attic with tons and tons of storage, and there is even an unfinished basement with endless possibilities! The private ba...
By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Santa Cruz Museum Month! For the month of May many museums across Santa Cruz county are getting together to provide a great experience for all ages! Santa Cruz County offers so many oppurtunites to explore everything from art to marine life to the agriculture that is grown right here. Take this chance to explore all the amazing museums for free or a reduced price this month!  Here are just a few of the museums that are going to be participating this month!  Seymour Marine Discovery CenterThe Seymour Marine Discovery Center at UC Santa Cruz is dedicated to educating people about the role scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation of the world’s oceans.Home of the famous blue whale skeleton, the Seymour Center offers an array of science-based learning opportunities an...
By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty)
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This report covers the residential land market (active listings and sales) in Kalispell Montana as of the end of April 2021. Similar to the housing market, land sales remain strong.    Available InventoryAs of early May, there were 78 residential land parcels for sale in the Kalispell area which is a 34% increase since the last month's report. That's great news for buyers since higher inventory levels equates to more choices. Five or more acresOf the land currently for sale, 54% of listings include five or more acres. While most of the land in Montana could be considered rural, I define rural as those properties in the 5+ acre category. Those are most likely to be parcels located on a gravel mountain road, agricultural farming land, or acreage adjacent to National Forest or lumber parce...
By Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Good Company Real Estate)
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Here is the most recent Tempe Real Estate Housing Market Report for March 2021:  After decreasing over $13k in February, the average sales price of homes in Tempe increased over $35k in March, to an all-time high of $473,421. At the same time, the average sold price per square foot increased for the second straight month from $239/sf to $245/sf. Days on market has decreased for the third straight month, down to an all-time low of 25 DOM for March.  Tempe home sales jumped in March from 113 to 126 for the third straight monthly increase, and are actually 8.6% higher than last March. It is typical for home sales to start off slow in the beginning of a new year, but if this trend continues, it may be a good year for home sales in Tempe. The number of new listings increased to 149, but is ...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Montgomery AL Home For Sale2414 Belcher Dr, Montgomery AL 36111MLS# 493993 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2,459 Square Feet | MeGehee EstatesLots of Room Inside and OutVirtual TourThis spacious family home is situated on a large lot in McGehee Estates! The kitchen has been updated with granite counter tops and tiled floor throughout living room, dining room, family room and hallway. There are 4 large bedrooms with ample closet space and a huge deck overlooking the private back yard. In addition, there is a double carport and laundry room with additional storage room.Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor Lauren Keen, Sandra Nickel Hat Team.