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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Awakening a Resilient Mindset Azure skies abound. Clouds amass. Sun rays defend sudden, unforeseen turbulence. An all-encompassing storm swiftly takes a hard hold without invite, grasping, slashing, leaving in its wake, confusion, mayhem. Disappointment often presents an opportunity to grow through adversarial situations, awakening a resilient mindset. Sincere intentions still reside in the outcome, fully aware that the future may hold promise. The nature of the real estate industry can be chaotic at best, emotions getting in the way of buyers and sellers when the desired result becomes unattainable. Time is necessary in creating a new path, for a new plan. Gaze upon the horizon. Here comes another 'un!
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 The Town of Larkspur is located 40 miles south of Denver and West of I-25.   The town was incorporated in 1979 and today is known for the Renaissance Festival held every year in Larkspur and the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Campground.   Most homes in Larkspur are on lots of one acre or more and surrounded by trees.   You will see lots of wildlife - deer, mountain lions, bears (brown & black), foxes, coyotes, and lots of birds.  Going to the grocery store will require a trip to Castle Rock, and depending on where in the town you live, it could be 15 minutes.   There isn't much in the "town", but a gas station, post office, three restaurants, and of course two golf courses with restaurants.   Bear Dance Golf Course is closer to I-25, and Perry Park Golf Course is on the West side of town. The...
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By Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What's My Watertown CT Home Worth, August 2023 Watertown CT is a town in Southeastern Litchfield county, Connecticut.  The Zip codes for Watertown are 06795 (for most of the town) and 06779 (for the Oakville section). It is a suburb of Waterbury, CT.  It's population is app 23,000 and has a town manager form of government.   It occupies an area of 29.5 sq miles.  It is also a gateway to Litchfield County along the eastern end.Currently in Watertown CT there are 25 active residential listings for sale. The homes for sale in Watertown CT range from an 1,120 square ft, 2-bedroom REO ranch listed at $99,900 to a 3,400 square ft, 4-bedroom, colonial listed at $775,000.  Search for Homes in Watertown CTThe average list price of the homes currently available for sale in Watertown CT is $452,56...
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By Brian Schrader
(Coastline Real Estate Team)
Call me for more information.Brian Schrader(910) 297-2475coastlinenc@gmail.comCoastline Real Estate TeamBlueCoast Realty Corp
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By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
Looking for more ways to take in the beauty of fall in the Poconos? Visit Blue Mountain Resort. Blue Mountain is known as a destination for winter weather adventurists; skiers and snowboarders alike enjoy fresh snow on the trails all winter long. These activities are staples for those visiting the Poconos in the winter. However, these trails also offer a great opportunity to take in the autumn views! Recurring weekly on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Blue Mountain offers scenic chairlift rides. These rides are offered through the summer and fall, but the views are at their best come peak leaf changing weather in October. Soak in the vibrant colors of fall with family and friends and enjoy the brisk autumn air for just $10 per person to ride. Rides will run through October 2...
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By David John Medendorp, CCIM, GRI, Investments, Waterfront Homes, Muskegon
(Medendorp Real Estate Group Muskegon )
Dear prospective home buyers and real estate investors,As a local real estate agent with 36 years of experience in the Muskegon real estate market, I'd like to share some insights and opportunities that exist in this flourishing area.First and foremost, I want to highlight the potential for value appreciation in homes priced under $150k. Over the next 12 months, it is likely that these properties will experience an increase in value ranging from 10% to 25%. This presents a fantastic investment opportunity for those looking to capitalize on the growing market in Muskegon.There are several contributing factors to this positive trend. One of them is the exceptional quality of life that Muskegon offers. With access to beautiful lakes such as Mona Lake, Lake Michigan, and Muskegon Lake, as w...
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By Laura Sellers,
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.;
Declutter Your HomeSelling a house is the perfect time to take a good look at your belongings to see if anything could be sold, donated, recycled or thrown out. Not only does a decluttered home look more inviting to potential buyers, but come moving day, you'll only be transporting the items you really want to keep.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn, New Construction Auburn, New Construction Opelikawww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Wilshire Corridor Weekly Market Update September 10th - 16th, 2023 La Tour RECENTLY SOLD Wilshire Boulevard | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 3143 sq. ft. | $3,575,000 Park Wilshire BACK ON THE MARKET Wilshire Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 3 baths | 2445 sq. ft. | $2,699,900 Wilshire Holmby NEWLY LISTED Wilshire Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1322 sq. ft. | $1,099,000
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By Broker Patty Da Silva Da Silva, Top Listing Broker
( Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Opportunity is knocking in the one of a kind Rock Creek community of Cooper City! One story 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features high ceilings with an open and split floor plan. Charming country chic kitchen has stylish butcher block counters and french doors to the private backyard. Primary suite has walk-in and built-in closets and beautifully remodeled spa-like bath with double vanities. Second bath also updated with double vanities & tub/shower combo. Pergo flooring throughout, no carpet anywhere! enjoy the spacious, fenced in backyard that opens to common area near playground and jogging path. Rock Creek has a 2.75 mile jog/walk path, parks, lakes, sports courts, tot playgrounds. Zoned for Cooper City schools and walking distance to Embassy Creek Elementary. View more photos: ​https://t...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Makiki & Moili'ili Honolulu, August 2023   Single Family Homes August Year to Date 2023 / 2022 Change% 2023 / 2022 Change% Closed Sales 3 / 14  -79%  59 / 91  -35%  Median Sales Price $1.65M / $1.46075M   13%   $1.5M / $1.62M  -7%   Percent of Original List Price Received 101.1% / 101.9%  -1% 97.6% / 100.5%  -3% Median Days on Market Until Sale 21 / 14   50% 15 / 13  15% New Listings 11 / 16  29% 104 / 118  -12% Pending Sales 4 / 12  36% 74 / 100  -26% Active Inventory 33 / 25  32% ---    Condos August Year to Date 2023 / 2022 Change% 2023 / 2022 Change% Closed Sales 56 / 55  2% 335 / 541  -38%  Median Sales Price $384,500 / $410,000  -6%   $405,000 / $410,000  -1%  Percent of Original List Price Received 99.6% / 99.1%  1% 98.8% / 100.0%  -1% Median Days on Market...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
Are we headed for another crash?  That may be what you are feeling right now, but let me tell you why we are not!  If you remember the housing crash of 2008, you may be worried we are headed for that again, but let's take a look at inventory now and then and see what we can learn!#findahomeinelkgrove #allelkgrovehomes #eghomevalue #moderegroup #moderealestategroup #lorimode #realestatemadesimple #realestate #elkgroverealestate #investor #elkgrove #marketupdate #investing 
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
This was one of 1500 buffalo up in Custer State park.  Next week on September 29 and 30 this have the annual roundup.  The purpose is to give them their shots can cut some of the herd to keep the herd at 1500.  They sell the buffalo to people that want to buy them.  If I had the room in the car, I buy one, wait I do not have a backyard big enough.  
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Sept 2023 Dodge County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $87,500 31.28 $2,797 1810479 Sold Lebanon Dodge $140,000 42.3 $3,310 1945188 Sold Chester Dodge $140,000 42.3 $3,310 50266944 Sold Chester Dodge $195,000 20 $9,750 1945680 Sold Lowell Dodge $197,500 32.24 $6,126 1805423 Sold Hubbard Dodge $202,000 39.62 $5,098 1812098 Sold Ashippun Dodge $279,999 34.54 $8,107 1954298 Sold Burnett Dodge $310,000 84 $3,690 1946028 Sold Hustisford Dodge $315,000 38.94 $8,089 1817764 Sold Hubbard Dodge $315,000 38.95 $8,087 1821922 Sold Hubbard Dodge $575,000 54.64 $10,523 1946477 Sold Chester Dodge $749,000 75 $9,987 1787757 Sold Ashippun ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Yes, you read that right. Octopuses are amazing creatures that have not one, not two, but three hearts. Two of their hearts are called branchial hearts, which pump blood through each of their two gills. The third heart is called the systemic heart, which pumps blood through the rest of their body.The reason why octopuses need three hearts is because their blood is not very efficient at carrying oxygen. Their blood contains a copper-based protein called hemocyanin, which gives their blood a blue color. Hemocyanin is less effective than the iron-based hemoglobin that we have in our red blood cells.Therefore, octopuses need more blood pressure to ensure adequate oxygen supply to their vital organs, especially when they are swimming fast or escaping from predators. Having three hearts helps...
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By Broker Patty Da Silva Da Silva, Top Listing Broker
( Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
Pembroke Pines Home Recently Underwent A Modern High-End RemodelBoasting 1,612 of spacious living area, this gorgeous 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Pembroke Pines home recently underwent a modern high-end remodel. Light and bright home was freshly painted and has impact windows, recessed lighting, new fixtures & gorgeous plank flooring throughout. Stunning kitchen has white shaker cabinets, sparkling quartz counters & stainless steel appliances. Perfect for entertaining, there is access to the large fenced backyard from the kitchen & living areas. Spacious living room has a stylish accent wall. Both baths remodeled complete with new vanity, quartz counters, new fixtures, and modern porcelain tile. Home also offers, convenient carport parking and an indoor utility/laundry room. No home owners ass...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
We've been nominated, "Feng Shui Long Island, Inc" (a.k.a Feng Shui Manhattan) for Best of L.I. 2024 by the Bethpage Federal Credit Union! This is a great honor and very much appreciated! Official voting for Best of L.I. begins October 1st, 2023! More information on how to vote is
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
There is still a scarcity of supply in the Mid-Atlantic region. but the gap from 2022 levels has narrowed with new listings down just 7.8% from this time last year. In typical years, there is a significant decrease in listings throughout August, but this year, listings have stayed far steadier. Labor Day weekend did not slow down listing activity with the number of new listings up 2.6% from a week earlier. The median list price reported by Bright MLS made a jump for the week ending September 3rd, it was $395,000, a 2.6% increase. The list price is also up 5.3% from last year.  Contracts were down only slightly. While new contracts were down 16.5% from last year, the week-over-week decrease into the holiday weekend, down 3.2%, is far less than in recent years at this time. With mortgage ...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Waukesha County Home Sales Market Report August 2023Waukesha County Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston, RE/MAX Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County, WI for August 2023.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County Homes For Sale My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Platinum.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Waukesha County, WI for the last 30 days. Are you looking to buy a house in Waukesha County?  Wondering what your Waukesha County Home is worth? Call/text me at 414 254 6647 or email me at I specialize in Waukesha County Real Estate, and have a lot of experience with Waukesha Real Estate and Pewaukee Real Estate.  In fact, I have lived in Waukesha, WI since 1997. Review my many happy client testimoni...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
September 23rd Puzzle - National Great American Pot Pie Day:Enjoy your day!Directions: Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window.To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word. Release your hold when all of the letters of the word have been selected. If your response is correct, the word will change color on the word list.Please check back for future daily puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day!Click Here To PlayIf you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal.
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
Oh captain! Oh captain! In a real estate transaction, how do you navigate to get to your goal? The same or similar as a captain on a ship.Agents need to be like the captain of their ship. Stay calm. Be prepared for any storm. Know how to navigate safely and avoid rough waters that pose liability, hazards, and risk. Stress leads to mess - Avoid both.Come rain or high water, read the contract. Know your deadlines. Understand people. When under contract, encourage backups. Clearly, timely, and effectively communicate, communicate, communicate. One of the most widely misunderstood words appears in the contract. In Texas, Real estate forms were written and approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission Broker and Lawyer Committee. Follow the process. Read the contract.  The Listing Agreement i...
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