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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Here are today's Homes for sale in Cave Creek, AZ for August 9, 2022 and always UP TO DATE. Take a look here with pictures, prices, details and map locations.Cave Creek Arizona Homes For Sale on MLS (Always UP TO DATE)Homes for sale in Cave Creek, AZ view on FULL SCREEN and create your own FREE MLS SEARCH PORTAL in Arizona                                   Homes for sale in Cave Creek Arizona are surrounded by beautiful desert viewsCave Creek is the Phoenix metro area, north and north west of Scottsdale, characterized by Mountains and the old town of Cave Creek with a western town, restaurants and art festivals. A good weekend destination or a great place to live.Also see in Cave Creek and nearby:Homes for sale in Cave Creek, AZHomes for sale in Scottsdale, AZHomes for sale in Cave Cree...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Last week I attended and joint the HR Association of Saint Lucie County.This week I made more connections in the county business community.  I joined the Saint Lucie Chamber of Commerce.  Their networking breakfast was this morning.  It was held at the Gator Trace Golf and Country Club in Fort Pierce, Florida.During the hour I made many great connections and put money and my business card in for a raffle.  The raffle consists of gifts donated by member companies.  I received the gift from the Better Business Bureau. If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive please contact me.  914-953-4458ORIf you are looking to make your South Florida business thrive please contact me.  772-342-1066 Grant SchneiderPerformance Development StrategiesArmonk NY and Port...
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Kierra Smith has joined Andrew Smith Kelowna Real Estate as the team's new associate broker in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Kierra Smith joins Andrew Smith in Kelowna real estate after working with Coldwell Banker in Kelowna and Williams Lake, where she gained valuable experience and insight into the needs of residential and commercial buyers and sellers in these markets. Perhaps you have found the perfect home in Kelowna, and you can hardly wait to put in an offer to purchase it for you and your family. If you have this great opportunity, you won’t want to miss it. So, it is important that hire a realtor in Kelowna to represent you in the deal, and this is where Kierra Smith can help you. Or perhaps you are still looking for your new dream. Andrew Smith real estate in Kelowna als...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Every state is different in how property taxes are levied and due. In Texas the year your taxes are due (the current year) you will receive a notice of Appraised Value from the Appraisal District around the middle of March - April 1st and have until May 16th to protest your taxes.  If you file a protest you will receive a scheduled time from the Appraisal District. You can gather comparable sales yourself or hire a company who will handle it for you. Your notice contains 3 important values:Market value: This is the value based on what your property would sell for as of January 1.Assessed value: This is the reduced value of your property based on limitations provided having a homestead exemption.Taxable value: This is the assessed value minus the exemptions amounts. It is the value used ...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
5641 Maple Forest Drive, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2150003bed - 2bath - 0.21 acres lotUSDA Eligible with 100% financing for those who qualify! Fantastic and affordable first time home or investment property located in Autumn Woods with convenient access off I-10 and Capital Circle NW. Enjoy the beautiful flat privately fenced yard from the screened in porch. HUGE laundry room and family room. Exterior of home was painted and all wood rot repaired in 2021. Newer water heater (2021), roof 2009, and HVAC maintained regularly by Bensons Heating & Air. With minor cosmetic updates, this home is move-in ready!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sa...
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
With the increased amount of fraud, malware, data breaches, and wire fraud, it's imperative to protect our data and email from malicious attacks.   Daily I'm seeing spam and fraudulent emails that are blocked thanks to a system I've added to my computer. Protecting my clients' emails and utilizing strong internet security is a top priority for my business.  Adding Advanced Security from GoDaddy has really helped me to track how much spam, fraud and malware attacks have occurred.  Since all of these are blocked, it's easy to see which email has malware when checking the blocked emails.   My desktop computer is monitored for malware and spam, but I've noticed that my emails end up in recipients' spam folders.  This is something I'm still working on, but at least they are receiving my emai...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
3220 Beaumont Drive, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $5500003bed - 3bath - 0.38 sqft lotLocated in the highly desirable neighborhood of Killearn Estates, this picture-perfect and well maintained three bedroom PLUS an office/study or potential 4th bedroom, three bath home is not one you want to miss. The flowing floorplan features the living room, dining & kitchen on the main floor, as well as the master suite and oversized second bedroom with a full bath. An abundance of windows allow for much desired natural light throughout the main level, and the French doors off the living room lead out to a private deck overlooking the back yard. Downstairs leads to the massive family room WITH a wet bar and also features the third bedroom and full bat...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report August 2022 Iron County; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties    Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $69,900 34.59 $2,021 6103884 Active Sherman Iron $72,000 20 $3,600 6097771 Active-W/Offer Saxon Iron $648,000 25 $25,920 6103402 Active Saxon Iron      $    3,600 Median Price / Acre       $789,900               80  $    9,925 Average Price / Acre        For more information on any of these properties call us, or send an email with the mls number and your contact info to WoodlandTeamWI@gmail.com or Bob@ForestlandWMS.com 🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🦌🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲  🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲 Iron County, Wisconsin; Deep Wilderness, Beautiful Lakeshores!   Iron county is one of those rare wild ...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
 Pickleball Clinics are coming to Eagle Ridge! Please join us Friday, August 26  We will welcome guest instructor Steve Sutton, USA Pickleball Regional Director Beginner and Intermediate sessions available: Intermediate 8:30AM – 10:30AMBeginner 11:00AM – 1:00PM Clinic cost is $30 per session  Please email recreation@eagleridgehoa.us to register! Registration is required by Friday, August 19  Residents Only Sign up early as this may certainly sell out.  It is a popular event.  
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By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
The hardest tickets to get in Bend are not to the great acts at the Hayden Homes Amphitheater,  but rather the trail pass required to hike the Green Lakes trail. These tickets literally sell out in 60 seconds once posted on the Forest Service website. The trail largely runs alongside Fall Creek, which you will cross three times. And there is simply no shortage of beautiful waterfalls, wildlife, wildflowers, and amazing views along the way. This trail is considered moderate due to it’s length of 9.1 miles round trip and 1200 feet elevation gain, but it is pretty gradual almost the entire way and a very enjoyable adventure.  For the adventurous, taking the path past the last lake deeper into the Three Sisters Wilderness will result in views few experience, including the Northeastern flank...
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By Cary Nemeroff, Austin Lakeway Realtor Fluent in ASL Sign Language
(Keller Williams Realty Lake Travis)
Searching for that affordable quaint, charming town in Texas to call your home?!It's right here in Smithville, Texas... a rural town in the Eastern part of Bastrop County located less than an hour from downtown, Austin!According to the official website of the City of Smithville that can be found at https://www.ci.smithville.tx.us/for-residents/history-of-smithville/ the foundations for the historic town began in 1827, prior to Texas becoming the 28th state in the U.S.The town is hopping with a Big Texas Sized Antique Shop, General Store, Boutiques, Restaurants, Cafes and Library.The average price for a single family home on 4 acres in Smithville, Texas is currently $432,000 or $244/sq. ft. One of my out-of-state buyer-clients just went to contract on the charming home pictured below con...
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By Christopher Barrow, Is this the year your rental makes PASSIVE income?
(Foundation Homes Property Management & Sales)
The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in San Anselmo for $6,500. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about San Anselmo property management or buying or selling investment properties in San Anselmo, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
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By Jeffrey Gaertner, "Founder Of The 241Agents Team"
(Tierra Bella Realty)
 10 Pro Tips for a Smooth Home MoveThe process of buying a new home can be both exhilarating and exhausting. But the journey doesn’t stop when you close on your property. On the contrary, you still have quite a bit to do before you can begin the process of settling into your new place.Fortunately, you don’t have to do everything in a day. You don’t have to do it all alone, either. When you work with us to sell or purchase a home, you’ll have an ally by your side long after your transaction has closed. We’ll continue to be a resource, offering advice and referrals whenever you need them on packing, hiring movers and contractors, and acclimating to your new home and neighborhood.When it comes to a life event as stressful as moving, it pays to have a professional by your side. Here are som...
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By Christopher Barrow, Is this the year your rental makes PASSIVE income?
(Foundation Homes Property Management & Sales)
The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Corte Madera for $2,700. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about Corte Madera property management or buying or selling investment properties in Corte Madera, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
It was a seller's market, and we found the oh-so-perfect home for my special FTHB (first-time home buyers). There was intense competition, and the listing agent "more than suggested "that IF we used their lender, "they could make  the offer work." So we contacted her lender and got a pre-approval, and they made an application. No problem at this time; it was a reputable lender. These young buyers did some research and shopping on their own. This 'suggested' lender had a higher rate and added TWO points! My buyers were afraid they would lose their dream property. They questioned the lender and got a response to take it or leave it. We had a ratified contract, and our home inspection was scheduled and complete. The buyers decided, after careful research, to switch lenders. When the new le...
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By Lee Potts, The smarter we work, the luckier you get.
(Aloha Group Maui)
This condo is a steal, and it is hiding in plain sight. It's one of the most affordable condos in Kihei. It's in one of the best locations just one block from the beach, an easy hop to Times Market and Azeka Center. And it's just like living at a resort with all of the amenities you'd expect including a pool, tennis courts, Pickle ball and more - but it does not allow short term rentals.Best of all the condo itself is beautiful and at nearly 925 square feet, it is the largest ground floor, 2 bedroom unit on the property. The space is amazing. You enter into a great room that has an open living area, dining area and a gorgeous kitchen. The dining area is a bright sunny space with a view of the grassy courtyard.The kitchen is roomy and will delight the cook in you. There is a center islan...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
  🏡For answers to your Real Estate questions, call 772-485-4188 Anna ChroscickiREMAX MasterpieceVisit www.annasellsrealestate.com#annachroscicki #realtor #realestate #REMAX #Portsaintlucie #homebuying #homeselling #REALESTATEFACTS
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By Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) Seattle Area Chapter has an extensive lending library. It lives under my bed. Inconvenient, you might say. Unless you're me, a data geek who can't get enough to read. First dibs on donations from colleagues! And thus I just finished Newbie Pitfalls: 50 Obstacles on the Road to Success as a Professional Organizer and How to Avoid Them! by Debbie Stanley, one of the most highly-regarded, Elder members of the professional organizing community. The link is to the 2020 second edition; I'm holding an original from 2004, enjoying the feel of a ground-breaking book in my hands.Ground-breaking because Debbie only lightly touches on the "how to be a business" basics most such titles examine, the cues that you'll need to mark...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(@Properties)
Still Time for the Farmer's Markets around Winnetka ILI consider August to be the best month for buying fresh corn at the farmer's markets. It's also the least expensive now. I have a special way of cooking corn that keeps it crisp and sweet.What I didn't realize is that corn is that, according to the Wall Street Journal, ". . . more than 90% of the corn sold in the U.S. now consists of modern hybrids that are far sweeter than corn ever used to be. In 1950, Dr. J. R. Laughnan of the University of Illinois discovered a distinct and very sweet strain of corn with a gene known as "shrunken two" because the kernels shriveled up when they dried. Laughman's discovery transformed the sweet corn industry, making way for new varieties of corn that were "supersweet," "ultrasweet," and "extrasweet...
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
Central Valley High School (Ceres) Football Schedule 2022It's that time of year again!  The 2022 high school football season will be starting soon.  The Central Valley Hawks, from Ceres Ca., will have their first game at home this year against the Pitman Pride on August 19th.  The Central Valley Hawks play their home games at the Ceres High football field located at 2320 Central Ave, Ceres Ca 95307.   8/19/22 7:00 PM Pitman Home 8/26/22 7:00 PM Pacheco Home 9/2/22 7:00 PM Ceres Away 9/9/22 7:00 PM Enochs Away (At Johansen High) 9/23/22 7:00 PM Buhach Colony Home 9/30/22 7:00 PM Golden Valley Home 10/7/22 7:00 PM Patterson Away 10/14/22 7:00 PM Atwater Home 10/21/22 7:00 PM Merced Away 10/27/21 7:00 PM El Capitan Away (At Golden Valley High)  Come on out to the Ceres High School football...
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