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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people!Attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, © 2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
When we lived in Boston, MA Diane and I both saw this painting and loved it. I will not tell you that we got it for a song.... but it was all about both liking it. Friends and visitors always made favorable comments about it.Now with that said, you can imagine how thrilled I was to see one of our cats Jill admiring it too. Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a h...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Wholesale Real Estate Tips and Info on Most Cost Effective Mentoring Program for Wholesalers / REIATips in THE CHANGING MARKET from Leading Wholesaler Todd ChunnPlus the Most Cost Effective Mentoring Program• Agent Outreach Strategy • 3 Options Letter of Intent Offer• Negotiating with Sellers by asking the right questionsBring your questions like:• What do have to do differently to Wholesale Deal to Close?• What are the best properties to be going after today?• How are interest rates affecting the market? Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/c/RalphMaupin/ The best funding source for all your investor's deals:http://nationalfundingagency.com/  Six Thousan...
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By Rhonda Gustitus, Real Estate's A Dream With Rhonda Gustitus Team!
(The Rhonda Gustitus Team)
Grab your tooth brush and move right in to this fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with covered carport located in the wonderful 55+ community of Tala Lakes! This friendly gated community is located just minutes to shopping, restaurants & churches! Minutes away to downtown shops, restaurants, iconic Fisherman's village & the new Sunseeker resort! This lakefront condo has a cozy kitchen, spacious living & dining rooms, a master bedroom with walk-in closet and a fully equipped guest bedroom. Also included is a stacked washer & dryer! Relax and unwind on your own private screened lanai while soaking in the serenity of the peaceful lake view! A new outer glass storm door on the front door is being added. This home is immaculate and ready for immediate occupancy. Tala Lakes is a great c...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
I am all about repurposing food, learned it from my mother.... having been rich and poor, the roller coaster ride of leaving Hungary and stopping in Austria and heading to the United States, I learned to be frugal and make food go a long way. The other day I bought some crab Leggs and Diane, and I had a great appetizer for the main course. Needless to say, we had a little left over. Not enough to share as an appetizer hence I decided to make a salad. Repurposing the remaining crab Leggs.If you asked me or Diane, you would hear it was great. Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me dire...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Real Estate 101  1/25/2023  (Quotes to help & motivate you!)Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great!Attributed to John D. RockefellerThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author…
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
When we took on our first renovation project in our historic town, little did we know that within a few years, we would take on another building project. We now own two, beautiful historic buildings and life is never boring. Investing in our town has been truly rewarding.Today, however, things have really gotten interesting. Taylor Sheridan, the famous producer of Yellowstone, 1883, and 1923, Tulsa Kings, and many more, owns land in our area. Because of this, his production team has been scouting out buildings on our Square to be used in upcoming episodes. We received a call that they have chosen one of our buildings for filming. How F U N is that??? It will be an experience to go through this process. We will be discussing contracts, filming specifics, timeframes, etc. I shall keep you...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
The 3 Factors That Affect Home Affordability If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares: “. . . with slowly improving affordability and a more optimistic economic outlook than previously believed, the housing market could show resilience in 2023.” The three measures used to establish home affordability are home prices, mortgage rates, and wages. Here’s a closer look at each one. 1. Mortgage Rates Mortgage rates shot up to over 7% last year, causing many buyers to put their plans on hold. But things are looking differe...
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By Cary Nemeroff, Austin Lakeway Realtor Fluent in ASL Sign Language
(Keller Williams Realty Lake Travis)
"Mortgage Interest Rates Fall To Lowest Levels Since September," according to an article published last week in Reuters.Rising Interest Rates have lowered home prices and slowed down home sales over the course of last year in 2022.We might currently have an opportunity for homebuyers and investors to "pull the trigger," thinking that it's time to buy because we are at a temporary low with mortgage rates.Home sellers, you might be able to use this window of opportunity to sell your home expeditiously!Check out my video describing this great opportunity in American Sign Language, ASL for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing:Looking for an ASL Fluent, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing friendly Realtor for advice about home buying and investment properties?  I service Austin, The Hill Country, Lake Travis, ...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
Each year, we take a break from work and engage in a one-day retreat. I choose a different book each year that we use as a guide for the entire year. It's an opportunity to put the focus on ourselves and to grow as a team.We close our office, escape to an off-site location and put our heads together in order to renew our souls, refocus, and rewire our thinking. The book we are using this year is, Winning the War in Your Mind, by Craig Groeschel. The message of the book is basically, to rid ourselves of "stinkin thinkin"!Taking the time to forget about business for a minute is a great way to begin the year with a much-needed reset. I look forward to this event each year. We ended the retreat by taking everyone to a local spa to enjoy pedicures.Even if you cannot do an entire office team ...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Want To Sell Your House? Price It Right. Last year, the housing market slowed down in response to higher mortgage rates, and that had an impact on home prices. If you’re thinking of selling your house soon, that means you’ll want to adjust your expectations accordingly. As realtor.com explains: “. . . some of the more prominent pandemic trends have changed, so sellers might wish to adjust accordingly to get the best deal possible.” In a more moderate market, how you price your house will make a big difference to not only your bottom line, but to how quickly your house could sell. And the reality is, homes priced right are still selling in today’s market. Why Pricing Your House Appropriately Matters Especially today, your asking price sends a message to potential buyers. If it’s priced t...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
To have or not to have a Home Warranty for your Tracy CA Rental PropertyPros: 1. Home warranties provide peace of mind, knowing that repairs and replacements will be taken care of when needed.2. Home warranties can save money compared to paying out-of-pocket for major repairs or replacements.3. Home warranties can help maintain the value of a home by ensuring any necessary repair or replacement work is done in a timely manner.4. Home warranties are flexible, with options available to tailor coverage to specific needs and budgets.5. Home warranties can give homeowners access to technicians and services that may not otherwise be available. Cons: 1. Home warranties can be expensive, depending on coverage type and the provider chosen. Home warranty companies are designed to pay as little as...
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By Susan Thompson-Solomons, Southern MD Real Estate-Solomons Specialist
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Penfed Realty)
Top 2022 Southern Maryland Waterfront Sales$1,850,612 3209 Holland Cliffs Road, Huntingtown, MD$1,825,000  3235 Holland Cliffs Road, Huntingtown, MD$1,500,000  2031 Indian Circle, Saint Leonard, MD$1,400,000  23396 Esperanza Circle, Lexington Park, MD$1,400,000  1985 Potts Point Road, Huntingtown, MD$1,395,000 2105 Breton Beach Court, Leonardtown, MD$1,350,000 47796 Cross Manor Road, St. Inigoes, MD  (Sold by Susan Thompson)$1,350,000  3915 Dogwood Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD$1,350,000 3655 Horn Road, Huntingtown, MDWaterfront sellers and buyers will want to have a waterfront expert in their corner when selling and buying Southern Maryland waterfront. There are many nuances with waterfront properties that are important for consumers to consider with regard to their waterfront transaction...
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By John Krol, Naples,Luxury Homes,International Buyers / Sellers
(Top Producers Realty, Inc. Krol Group International)
Naples Florida Real Estate Market Data For December 2022 For more information or any questions about Naples properties call Broker John 800-214-4945 or text 239-289-2336 or email john@krolgrp.com  See our website www.johnkrol.net or www.buyorsellnaplesproperties.com 
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Love WALLS? Many people love living in guarded and gated entrances in Scottsdale Arizona. Here are Scottsdale Homes For Sale in Gated or Guarded Communities on the MLS and ALWAYS UP TO DATE on the day you are reading this. These gated or guarded homes are in all price ranges. If you need a Buyer's Realtor that can show you a home listed by any Broker, I can represent you at no cost to find a home and/or obtain financing if you don't have it, for these homes on the MLS. (Photo: Guarded Entrance by E. Muhammad, Pixabay)Scottsdale Arizona Homes with Gated Entrance or Guarded Communities ALWAYS UP TO DATE on the MLSFor FULL PAGE view UPDATED DAILY Scottsdale Homes For Sale in Gated or Guarded Communities and feel free to "filter" or create your own personalized free Arizona MLS Search Porta...
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By Michael Layton, Experience and Trust
(RE/MAX Desert Properties)
PALM SPRINGS CA AREA: Are you Ready for your Season in the SUN? Look at this nicely updated 2 Bed 2 bath home at Desert Princess CC. Open floorplan offers super comfortable living with the desirable western view. Plantation shutters, luxury vinyl plank flooring, stone and wood accents, and a cozy fireplace welcome you. A brand new AC system was just installed for you! The large kitchen has loads of cabinets, stainless appliances, and a breakfast bar. The large primary bedroom has a slider to access the covered patio which runs the width of the condo. Great dual closets and an ensuite bath with a walk-in shower complete the suite. The second bedroom has a large closet and access to the second bath. Architectural History: These units were designed by noted architect Gin Wong who built som...
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By Wendy & Greg Kime, Plymouth MI Real Estate Experts
(Kime Realty)
If you’ve seen Today's Foreclosure Headlines about distressed sales surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. The stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could crash. The reality is, the data shows a foreclosure crisis is not where the market is headed. You need to understand what that really means if you want to know the truth about what’s happening today. Here’s a deeper look.Proper ContextAccording to the Year-End 2022 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report from ATTOM, foreclosure filings are up 115% from 2021, but down 34% from 2019. As Today's Foreclosure Headlines grab onto this 115% increase, it’s more important than ever to put that percentage into context.The number of Today's F...
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
When a clogged kitchen sink refuses to drain, you may feel helpless. With water backing up and a counter full of dirty dishes waiting to be cleaned, it may be tempting to reach for the phone and call the plumber to fix the problem for you. While you can do that, another option is to learn how to unclog a kitchen sink on your own. You can tackle this DIY project any day with a little elbow grease and some expert advice. Check the garbage disposal. If your kitchen sink is clogged, one of the first things you should do is unclog the garbage disposal. Run the garbage disposal for a minute or two while the hot water is on to see if that clears the clogged drain. If that doesn't work, turn off the disposal and carefully inspect it to ensure it's running properly. If the disposal overheated an...
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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA
(MortgageBrokerSantaMonica.com)
Hancock Park Los Angeles Homes for SaleDiscover Hancock Park Los Angeles Homes for Sale! Hancock Park Los Angeles is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in all of Southern California. Located just minutes from downtown, residents enjoy easy access to everything the city has to offer while enjoying a luxurious lifestyle within their own community. From award-winning schools to world-class shopping and dining, Hancock Park Los Angeles homes for sale offer an unbeatable combination of convenience and quality.No matter what kind of property you’re looking for, there’s something that’ll suit your tastes in Hancock Park Los Angeles. Whether it’s a cozy ranch home with plenty of character or a sprawling estate with sweeping views, there are options for everyone who dreams of owning thei...
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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA
(MortgageBrokerSantaMonica.com)
Hancock Park Homes for SaleLooking for Hancock Park Homes for Sale? Hancock Park is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Located on the city’s Westside, the upscale residential area provides convenient access to many of L.A.’s world-class attractions and amenities, making it an ideal place to call home. Hancock Park homes for sale offer a unique combination of luxury, history, and modern convenience that is perfect for today’s discerning homebuyer. Residents enjoy high-end shopping and dining experiences, easy access to public transportation, parks and green spaces nearby, as well as numerous cultural attractions. With so many desirable features available in this neighborhood, it is no wonder why Hancock Park homes for sale are highly sought after by both local res...
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