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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Success is not final;  Failures in not fatal;  It is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston ChurchillI'm not here to be average, I'm here to be AWESOME. - Will HammSpectacular Achieyement...is always preceded by spectacular preparation. - Dr Robert SchullerNever be a prisoner of your past.  It was just a lesson, not a life sentence. - Helen Barry   
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
LAKE FOREST HOME SEARCH🏡For answers to your Real Estate questions call 772-485-4188 Anna ChroscickiREMAX MasterpieceVisit www.annasellsrealestate.com
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By Leo Namiot - SimplerHomeLoan, Before you chose a lender check my rates and fees
(Canopy Mortgage - Leo Namiot)
LAKEWOOD RANCH FLORIDA HOMES FOR SALELAKEWOOD RANCH FL HOME SEARCHwww.MyNextYard.comView Current homes for sale in Lakewood Ranch FloridaGet market reports, price per sq ft that homes sold for and so much moreSearch Lakewood Ranch Homes For Sale Now
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
(Downing-Frye)
Colliers Reserve Golf Home Coming Soon!The Naples Golf Guy Team is pleased to announce this Colliers Reserve Golf Home will be hitting the market soon! A RARELY AVAILABLE single family home in one of the most prestigious gated golf communities in Naples.Collier’s Reserve – 987 Barcarmil Way, Naples, FL 34110More About This Collier’s Reserve Golf Home:This single-family ranch-style home overlooks the 9th hole of the picturesque Audubon Sanctuary designated golf course. Enjoy the private setting from your own pool and spa on a large lanai with a new pool cage. A custom-designed home with 3 bedrooms plus den and 3 bathrooms, providing plenty of room for the entire family. Interior features include soaring 14-foot ceilings wide open floor plan with split bedrooms.This is your chance to buy ...
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By Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
Palm Realty's own Patti Maniscalco has SSSOLD!!!  3450 Savannahs Trail in The Savannahs subdivision of Merritt Island. Patti CLOSED  this at $459,000 and this home featured:2,333 square feet of living space3 bedrooms 2 bathsAdditional office/flex room 2 car oversized garage with rear golf cart door.34 acre lotConcrete block construction1 StoryVaulted ceilingsGolf course and lake frontagePrivate in ground pool1800 sq/ft screened in pool areaMaster suite with an en suite 5 piece bath New roof in July 2021Close to the Kennedy Space CenterIf you need help with your Space Coast real estate needs, call Patti Maniscalco at 541-480-4569. She would be more than happy to help you too!#palmrealty #sales #leasing #propertymanagement #spacecoast #spacecoasthomes
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
 A few simple tricks can make it a more productive and appealing space . . .This article is shared with you, compliments of Victoria Carter, Broker, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Brighton, OntarioVictoria Carter, GUARANTEES the you will LOVE your home, or she will buy it back! Call 647-697-7709, or visit her website at www.TwoMoveYou.comWritten By Marisa Donnelly Whether learning in-person or online, one thing will always be true: homework is a part of life. And no matter how much pushback our children give us, getting it done is a necessity. But it doesn’t have to be complete chore—especially when spaces are designed to be personal, useful, and fun. Regardless of your child’s age, grade, or excitement (or lack thereof) around learning, here are some foolproof tips for desi...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Market Report SEPT 2021 - How's the Real Estate Market in Providence Springs?    Providence Springs, being a community of only 128 homes, typically does not have a large selection of homes on the market - we've had low turnover in Providence Springs, year-after-year.  Some years, there are more relocation sellers than others and due to the pandemic, we are seeing a bit of a slow down in the relocation business this year than in normal years. The economy continues at a steady pace, as our Providence Springs market improvements continue to demonstrate.  If you're a buyer, interested in a fabulous, neighborly community on the NORTH side of Highway 51 in a great school zone, visit www.ProvidenceSpringsInfo.com for more information on this popular Charlotte luxury community.  We are confiden...
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By Carolina Buyers Agent, We Specialize in Buyer Representation Only!
(Carolina Buyers Agent)
 The Challenge of Construction Labor ShortagesConstruction firms have long struggled to maintain an adequate work force, but COVID and underlying demographic trends have combined to intensify the problem. The workforce continues to age, so there’s a diminishing percentage of people willing and able to handle the demands of the job. Other complicating considerations are the federal unemployment benefits that have incentivized not returning to work, as well as the industry’s spotty record of providing health benefits. In July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported some 300,000 unfilled positions in the construction industry.These factors tell us the lack of housing inventory is not going away any time soon. Buyer demand continues to expand, and home builders increasingly find themselves...
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
With low inventory, high competition, and high prices, the summer has been a tough time to buy a home. But, the good news for buyers is that it looks like that’s about to change, and early October is poised to be a much better time to find and buy a property.According to a recent article from realtor.com, the best week to buy a home in 2021 is right around the corner—the first full week of October, October 3rd through the 9th.So, what makes this week such a prime time to purchase your dream home? According to Realtor.com’s analysis (which analyzed data going back to 2018), experts are predicting that about 100,000 new homes could hit the market that week—a much-needed inventory increase that can give buyers more options to choose from. And with the school year back in full swing (and ma...
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By Surprise Arizona Realtor Brandon Coulston, Surprise AZ Real Estate & The Phoenix West Valley
(Paramount Valley Realty - HomeSmart)
If you think back to the last housing crash our current fast-rising housing prices and market feel very reminiscent of those days. But many of the reasons behind that last crash are not present this time around. In 2021 there are way more home buyers than homes for sale. That’s a major reversal from the late 2000s, when home builders way overbuilt flooding the market with more properties than there were buyers. Fast forward to today and there isn’t enough new construction to meet demand. One of the major differences from then and now is bad mortgages which was the key factor in the 2008 financial crisis.  Since then sub prime mortgages have largely disappeared from the market. New government regulations in the wake of the last economic downturn has mainly ensured that most qualified bor...
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By Leo Namiot - SimplerHomeLoan, Before you chose a lender check my rates and fees
(Canopy Mortgage - Leo Namiot)
St John's County Florida Homes For Sale | New Listings St Augustine Get the competitive edge when shopping for a House in St Johns County, Florida Know what others have paid for similar homes and the price they are paying per sq ft on avg. See which areas are hot and which area's are cooling off, plus much much more information to give you the competitive edge!ST JOHNS COUNTY HOMES FOR SALE 
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By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
Buyers often don’t realize that the final walk-through before closing is a vitally important part of the homebuying process. They should be reminded that this final walk-through can determine if and when they will close on their new home.   The ideal time to do the final walk-through is within 48 hours of closing. If there is a large measure of time before that, the status of the house could change. Unexpected events may occur: a tree may fall, or movers could cause damage. The purpose of the walk-through is to make sure the home is in the same condition it was when last viewed by the buyers, to confirm the post-inspection agreed-upon work has been completed, and that items included in the offer remain in the home.     The house should be broom-clean, with the following things verified...
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By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man, The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
 4 Building a habit of a walk or gentle bicycle ride daily, five days a week, or at least three days a week until you can work your way into it. Surely no matter what part of the country you live in you can work this in many cases. I know I used to live where snow and freezing temperatures kept you inside for a week. If you don’t live where you live, CALL ME I will help you get moved to where you want to be. No matter which state you currently live in, I CAN DO THIS!5 Do not turn that television on between 4:30 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. the entire week. As you know this would give, you’re the opportunity to watch the news… we do not want that! Instead, take a walk, play a game, read, call a friend, clean the garage. Keep away from the news! It is not news. It is old. There are the teases: TONI...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
I hope this post will encourage some readers to call a friend today. Rose, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs The Sound of a Voice It had been several months, at least. My long-time friend had moved to another state years ago. She used to live across the street.  We would see each other frequently, have girls-night, kicking out the husbands, and splurging on sushi. When she moved away, we still kept in touch. At first it was real birthday cards, and talks, and going over life issues. Then it became electronic. The cards were selected from a batch online, still chosen carefully. The talks became less. After a while, it was an occasional email. And, of course, the Facebook “like”. I hadn’t actually t...
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By Leo Namiot - SimplerHomeLoan, Before you chose a lender check my rates and fees
(Canopy Mortgage - Leo Namiot)
WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORTH IN THIS HOT MARKET? FLORIDA HOME VALUES HAVE BEEN SKY ROCKETING WITH NO END IN SIGHTGET YOUR ESTIMATED HOME VALUE INSTANTLYJUST ENTER THE PROPERTY ADDRESS No personal information required to see the estimated  home valuewww.ValueReportNow.comCurrent Estimated Home Value Instantly ATTN: Real Estate Agents In FL, GA, CTContact me to show you how you can gain listings and buyers  #floridamortgagelender #staugustinemortgages #simplerhomeloan
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By Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
This is why the public should engage the services of a real estate professional who knows their market.  My business colleague Kat Palmiotti has lived east coast and west coast and has much experience with the subject of wells and well water.  This is an educational process and part of your due diligence once under contract to purchase land. This is not a simple task yet necessary. If you are planning to purchase land for a future home or hunting cabin, you may want water! If your land is in the city of Kalispell, you will likely have access to city water. If, however, you are out of town on more rural land, you may need to dig a well. Often the question that is asked is, "How deep will my well be?" And here's the answer.   The answer is, "There's no way to know for sure until it's dril...
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By Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!"
(Rulnick Realty, Inc.)
The Sound of a VoiceIt had been several months, at least. My long-time friend had moved to another state years ago. She used to live across the street.  We would see each other frequently, have girls-night, kicking out the husbands, and splurging on sushi. When she moved away, we still kept in touch. At first it was real birthday cards, and talks, and going over life issues. Then it became electronic. The cards were selected from a batch online, still chosen carefully. The talks became less. After a while, it was an occasional email. And, of course, the Facebook “like”.I hadn’t actually talked to my dear friend for a very long time.  We had to text about some business, and she asked if we could talk some time. Imagine that! Asking to “talk” to a dear friend, instead of texting or emaili...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Sussex WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for August 2021Experience a great location for countryside living!The Village of Sussex is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is located approximately 19 miles northwest of Milwaukee and 9 miles north of Waukesha.With State Highway 164 crossing through Sussex and Interstate 94 just a few miles south, downtown Milwaukee is just a 30-minute drive southeast.The village is 7.24 square miles at an elevation of 930 feet. Nestled between the towns of Menomonee Falls, Hartland, and Waukesha, the village, which is generally small town in nature, is committed to the safety and quality of life of its residents.Sussex was founded in 1843 by George Elliot, a bricklayer from Beckley, East Sussex, and Richard Cooling, a blacksmith from Dorset. Other se...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Are you looking for a home in Oshawa, Ontario? Are you a home buyer looking in Durham? Look no further! LOVE THE HOME YOU BUY IN OSHAWA, OR WE'LL BUY IT BACK GUARANTEED.    TwoMoveYou Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Durham have lists of homes available under $700K.  They also protect their buyers by offering a guarantee that if you don't love your home within 24 months of owning it, they will buy it back from you!  Don't Miss This One! This Stunning 3 Level Backsplit with Separate Entrance On Quiet Court Minutes To 401. 3 Bedroom, Open Concept Main Floor Layout with Pot Lights, New Granite Kit Complete  with Cabinets, Has Beautiful Bamboo Flooring Throughout This Level, Few Steps Up Has 3 Bedrooms All with Ample Closet Space Updated...
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By Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY, BRIX REALTY -DESTIN
(Miramar Beach, Florida )
Buying a home can be overwhelming and confusing.  I know, I have been in that area before.  I know what you are experiencing.  I can help navigate the mine fields that abound in real estate transactions.  Experience does matter and I have extensive experience in Investment Real Estate, personal real estate sales and first time and VA buyers and sellers.    But don't worry, you don't have to do it alone. I'll lighten your stress load and help make the experience as delightful as possible.  #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #homeowners #realtor #realestate #realestateagent #icanhelp
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