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By Paul F. Stillwaggon Warren NJ, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Cushetunk Manor 422 State Rt 22 Whitehouse Station, NJ Hunterdon County, 8,675 SF of Space Available. Call Bill Gazi at 908-507-1954 or Paul at 908-310-1358.https://bit.ly/3auMpLZ (1) 4100sf Unit is a Former Gym in a well-maintained building on busy Rt 22 in Whitehouse Station.  This unit has a large reception/entrance area, 5 studios, 3 restrooms, a locker room, and an office.  Perfect for Gym, Dance School, Martial Arts School, or Physical Therapy.  (2) 1500sf Unit This unit has 3 private offices, conference room, reception area, open workspace, and kitchenette.  (3) 1500sf Former Hair Salon in well-maintained building on busy Rt 22 in Whitehouse Station.  This unit has an open floor plan with existing plumbing for 3 wash stations, a storage room, an office, and a breaks room.  (4) 1...
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By Beth and Ryan Waller, Beth and Ryan Waller are Guelph Realtors
(Beth and Ryan Waller, Realtor)
The original article written by Beth and Ryan Waller can be found hereWhat is a bully offer?In real estate, especially in a sellers market you’ll hear the term bully offer. In recent years, due to the surge in the anti- bully movement in schools, it’s often been referred to as a “pre-emptive” offer. Regardless of what you call it, a bully offer is an offer made in advance of an offer date, where a seller is holding offers.Here’s the scenario:You see a house that you really love. It has all the colours, the layout is perfect, it’s within your budget and your ideal location. But they’re holding offers. Crap. You and everyone else you know will be looking at this house for the next week and twenty people will put offers and it will likely sell way above your budget.Unless you submit a bull...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
"The rose is without 'why'; it blooms simply because it blooms. It pays no attention to itself, nor does it ask whether anyone sees it." ~ Angelus SilesiusAngelus Silesius, born Johann Scheffler and also known as Johann Angelus Silesius, was a German Catholic priest and physician, known as a mystic and religious poet. Born and raised a Lutheran, he adopted the name Angelus and the epithet Silesius on converting to Catholicism in 1653. WikipediaThis quote describes perfectly what makes a brand stand out.  I happen to find it as I was looking for rose quotes as this rose photo pictured above caught my attention.  A good brand is obvious, and needs no hoopla, explanation or justification for its existence... It is daunting task for many to reach this goal, as one our recent commenters stat...
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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 stats are out for the month of September, and it was another strong month!   As of almost mid-October, we are still experiencing  low inventory, down 43.8% over one year ago. I have had potential Sellers want to list and buy, but fearful of not finding a replacement home, so they stay put and remodel.   But they do list, they sure are seeing a great bottom line!   Multiple offers are still happening, just not at the same pace it did earlier this year.  The following data is courtesy of Joan Cox - House to Home, Inc. We are seeing some homeowners pricing their homes higher than "fair market value", and also seeing offers WAY over list price and then reducing the price.   We are still seeing buyers offering an appraisal gap to guarantee the sales price to the Seller. See what homes a...
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  The CPI rose 0.4% in September, while it's YoY rose to 5.4% (from 5.3% in August).  However, if you exclude food and energy, then you will see the Core CPI rose only 0.2% in September, while it's YoY remained unchanged at 4.0%.  Obviously, we see it at the gas pumps and grocery stores that these prices are continuing to rise substantially.  Stocks are trading in Positive Territory today as the Core CPI came in a bit tame and investors look to the FOMC Minutes being released.  MBS had a rollover, so the Chart may look misaligned, but it's essentially a reset in pricing and Mortgage Rates are unaffected.  Currently, MBS is Up 13bps, which is also being propped up a bit after a good 30 year Auction.  Yesterday, the Market finished Up 11bps; so, we're see...
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By The Hoeke Team, Local Realtors® at EXP
(The Hoeke Team, Local Realtors® at EXP – Real Estate Agents | Listing Agents)
Credit Repair League City TX Do you want to improve your credit score and feel more financially secure?Are you looking to improve your credit score? If so, consider working with an experienced League City based company that specializes in credit repair League City TX. Optimum Credit Solutions is here for that. Our League City, Texas based company can help fix  inaccuracies in the three major bureaus of data –TransUnion®, Experian™ , Equifax® . Whether it be inaccurate negative items or just an outdated report with incorrect information from ten years ago we will work hard (and quick) until everything has been updated accurately! With our assistance there are many ways homeowners like yourself make sure they don’t get denied when getting approved on loans.Credit Solutions that get you re...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
LUXURY RESORT LIFESTYLE IN WAIKIKI Hawaii is a tropical paradise of unparalleled character and those of us who live and recreate in this amazing environment often extoll just how lucky we are to be able to live here.  If you have ever wondered what living the LUX life in Hawaii might engender, here's a taste of the high-life in this high floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium at The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach.To view the full compliment of listing photos, pleas visit our website below.Contact HI Pro Realty LLC - Lic# RB21531  listing agents Kimo or Lawrence for a showing. CALL or TEXT +1 (808) 926-7667  - 24 hour notice, pre-qualified only. Masks required.WEBSITE:     https://www.ritz-carlton-residences-waikiki-3106.com The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki offers the amenities an...
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By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
The Prestwick in Cartwright Ranch! OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $1,050,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 3,810 sqftLot: 0.20 acre(s)Year Built: 2021MLS #: 98822163 Location 3122 W Hidden Springs DrBoise, ID 83714USA Eva Hoopes Group One Sotheby’s International Realty(208) 284-7732ehoopes@groupone.comhttp://www.realestateboiseid.com/   Listed by: Eva Hoopes Real Estate Our recent listings The Prestwick in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,050,000 | Boise, IDThe Riviera in Cartwright Ranch! | $750,000 | Boise, IDUnder Construction in Cartwright Ranch! | $850,000 | Boise, ID5 Bedrooms + Bonus + Office in Cartwright Ranch! | $1,075,000 | Boise, ID Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
Once someone hits a peak age, a necessity to retire will pop on the hop, therefore they will need a qualified retirement plan for investment opportunity. Most plan will lead you into a cozy retirement living, including real estate and home investment which may even make you fancier than ever. Jose Rodrigues is one of the best financial professionals at World Financial Group (WFG) in Fresno, California. He states that more people are aware about how fascinating an investment works nowadays. As a representative of about 200 financial institution local brokers in Fresno CA, he strongly presents that everyone needs a qualified retirement plan. Linda Peltz as Fresno realtor had the opportunity to speak with Jose about long term retirement plan. Find out more of the discussion in video below...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
I Speak Fluent Residential Real Estatese. Do you?  The decision to change professions consistently propelled me forward with classes, signing with a brokerage, learning as much as possible about the real estate industry, through seminars and classes. Being the best agent possible in my selling area became the intended goal. Along the way, several people tried to distract me from achieving the dream, none were successful though. A past employer stated that I would not make it in the industry. Another person told me I was too nice, that people would take advantage. One even said I cared too much and that was not meant as a compliment.  By the time license renewal came due, there were 69 continuing education credits accrued under my name, listed with the Utah Division of Real Estate web si...
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By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
Duplex with an approved ADU is Coming soon!   Asking $1,850,000 Prime location and walking distance to downtown San Rafael,Sun Valley neighborhood.Two fully remodeled units with brand new everything. Upstairs unit has heated floors and marble in the primary bathroom, and custom closet systems. Large backyard and 2 car garage, newly expanded / remodeled front deck and back deck. Comes with a brand new mini split HVAC in upstairs Downstairs unit is remodeled with 2 beds, 1 bath with a large sundeck and backyard and front yard, dedicated parking space. Brand new solar panels paid off for the new owner, and Tesla battery pack for the upstairs unit, free electricity, and charge your Tesla in the garage. Approved ADU up to 550 living square feet. Brand new roof. LED lights throughout both un...
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
 It is fall, a time for transition. In Scottsdale, AZ fall is a time to put those hot summer days behind us and get back outdoors to enjoy the clear skies and cooler sunny days. As the weather mellows, we begin to welcome back visitors and many of our annual fall festivities. One fall festivity that has become a yearly event is The Pumpkin Patch at MacDonald's Ranch in North Scottsdale. Owned by the Richardson Family, MacDonald's Ranch has been a western-themed fun park that offers horseback riding, hayrides, and paintball outings since 1956. Each year the owners convert the ranch to The Pumpkin Patch for the month of October. They offer anxious pumpkin pickers a chance to find their favorite gourd at discount prices. While you are at The Pumpkin Patch you can visit the petting zoo. Bri...
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By Linda Peltz, It's The Sold That Counts
(eXp Realty)
Once someone hits a peak age, a necessity to retire will pop on the hop, therefore they will need a qualified retirement plan for investment opportunity. Most plan will lead you into a cozy retirement living, including real estate and home investment which may even make you fancier than ever.Jose Rodrigues is one of the best financial professionals at World Financial Group (WFG) in Fresno, California. He states that more people are aware about how fascinating an investment works nowadays.As a representative of about 200 financial institution local brokers in Fresno CA, he strongly presents that everyone needs a qualified retirement plan.Linda Peltz as Fresno realtor had the opportunity to speak with Jose about long term retirement plan. Find out more of the discussion in video below! In...
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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty just sold this oversized bilevel home in Danbury's west side. Located at 38 Rolf Drive in Danbury  the home was being sold by my client whose parents built the property back in the 1970s and he bought it directly from them in the early 2000s so they could retire. Since his clients purchase, he completely revamped all the cosmetics to todays features.  . A well thought out addition in the middle 1980s allowed from an expanded separate dining room, an extra room in the basement and unlike several raised ranches, this home had windows along almost 4 walls in the basement, making it very bright & cheerful, almost like the main floor of the home.  The home featured a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel applican...
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By Randy Mitchelson,APR, First Impressions are made at First Click
(Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage)
I am excited for our client, Darcy Eikenberg who just released a new book called “Red Cape Rescue: Save Your Career Without Leaving Your Job,” and wanted to share it with you! It just came out and I think you’ll find it worth checking out, especially right now as so many things keep changing in our workplaces.The book offers fresh ways to take back control of your life at work without overwhelming yourself and without changing everything in your life. It’s written by leadership & career coach Darcy Eikenberg, who’s my client (we host and help manage her website), and I wanted to support her by spreading the word about the new book.You can find out more and pick up a copy here or at any of the online booksellers listed at RedCapeRescue.com. If you do, I’d love to hear what you think! Dar...
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By Debbie Harr, Realtor Homes That Click, Worthington Ohio Homes
(Homes that Click Realtors)
(Bidders Advantage) Cramers Crossing Condo for Sale in Dublin Oh OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesOpen House $279,000 Condominium Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,521 sqftYear Built: 2002MLS #: 221040325 Location 6201 Payton StDublin, OH 43016USA Debbie Harr Homes That Click Realtors(614) 268-7653info@homesthatclick.comhttp://www.HomesThatClick.com        Listed by: Homes That Click Realtors Our recent listings (Bidders Advantage) Cramers Crossing Condo for Sale in Dublin Oh | $279,000 | Dublin, OHWoods at Polaris Condo for Sale in Columbus OH - Olentangy Schools and Orange Township | $289,900 | Columbus, OHHendereed Village Condo for Sale in Columbus OH | $165,000 | Columbus, OHParkshire Commons Condo for Sale in Columbus OH | $129,900 | Columbus, OHNorthview Estates Home ...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
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 Erin HuffstetlerWhen you're carving this year's Halloween Jack-o'-lantern, you can save the seeds to grow for next year. Pumpkin seeds are easy to save in part because they are large and easy to harvest.First, determine whether your pumpkin is a hybrid or not. If it is, it won't breed true from seeds. That big, orange pumpkin bought at a store this year may produce seeds that give smaller, less colorful progeny.Featured VideoIf you planted heirloom or open-pollinated seeds, they are more likely to give yo...
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By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Real estate was long slow to adopt new technology. Initial movements to digitize listings in the early to mid 2000s were followed by a decade of upgrading and retrofitting existing systems.Finally, in the past three years, this has begun to change. New companies have introduced solutions for real estate data, financing, workflow and marketing, and the pace of development has accelerated.Over the same period, barriers to investment have come down, resulting in more opportunities for individuals to engage in the market. Below, we will break down this new environment and take a closer look at how to invest in real estate tech in 2021.What is Real Estate TechReal estate tech or proptech is the real estate industry sector focused on technological solutions in the market. Real estate tech fir...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
🦸‍♂️Woody is Quite Talented, or Sew it Seams... ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comWoody has a lot of fun wherever he is and luckily Trish is there to capture his adventures!  He has made the transition from living in Arizona to living in Ohio, so let's see what he finds for us! ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com
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