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By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
 When remodelling your house, the bathroom is one area that often is a priority, up there with the kitchen. As a result, homeowners can find it challenging to choose between having a bath, installing showers or both. This guide outlines five factors you should consider before deciding on having a bath or showers in your bathroom. CostsYou may have the space for a bathtub in your bathroom, but can you cover the cost? When comparing the monetary prices of both options without using your budget as a reference point, it may be hard to tell if one option is more expensive than the other. For example, small shower enclosures cost between $50-$300, while bathtubs cost between $200-$1000. Therefore, the option you pick is dependent on how much money you are willing to put into remodelling your ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Ready to move to Prescott, as many are, and one of the most livable cities in Arizona? Well about this awesome view lot in the Diamond Valley area overlooking the Valley above Route 69 and near everything in Prescott and Prescott Valley.$135,9001066 N TURQUOISE DR 604Prescott, AZ 86303ARMLS# 6234465This lot at 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604, Prescott, AZ 86303 listed for $135,900 will have awesome views sitting on the deck or in living room of your new custom home on a paved road with electricity and utilitiesHillside buildable home site lot at 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604, Prescott, AZ 86303 has Sweeping VIEWS in heart of Prescott. For more Prescott Homes and Land For Sale. Owner May Carry with substantial down payment. 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604, Prescott, AZ 86303See on MLS 1066 N TURQUOISE DR 604,...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On September 16, 2021, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values gained 3.4% to the price of $853,000 in August of 2021 from price of $825,000 in July of 2021, and rose 15.0% from price of $841,500 in August of 2020 in  County, California. While, homes sales declined 0.7% in August of 2021 from July of 2021, and down 2.5% from August of 2010 in  County, California.There were 1.9 months supplies of available inventory of homes in July of 2021, unchanged from 1.9 months in July of 2021, but decreased from 2.2 months in August of 2020 in  County, California.An average it took 20.0 days to sell a home in August 2021, up from 19.0 days in July of 2021, but dropped from 35.0 days in August of 2020 in  County, California.For complete more detailed information about ...
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By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
We consult all over the USA. If you have ever had an issue finding an active consultant, we can do that for you so you aren't wasting your time and energy.  Just place an order by clicking on this link... PLACE ORDER. and we got your 6. Regardless of where the project is we will find a consultant for you.  I had a call from San Jose a few years ago and the client said can you do the 203k consulting for a project in Felton, CA? I looked and we had 29 projects going from Santa Cruz to San Jose, Morgan Hill, with two in Felton on going at that time, I said "sure we can go there." And we did. We go where you need us. I had one in Alturas, CA about 40 miles from the Oregon border, and my lender was in Minnisota. I took the job because it wasn't any closer to anyone else and no one would hav...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Welcome to the Willoughby CondominiumsChevy Chase MD 20815To see all the condos for sale in the 20815 zip code that are near the Willoughby, just click here.Are you looking for a spacious full service condominium building in Chevy Chase that offers lots of choices in layouts and sizes - while still being affordable? Just click here!Welcome to the Willoughby, a well known condo building in  Friendship Heights that is loved for its amenities, location close to shops and restaurants, and its well priced condo units.The Willoughby of Chevy Chase Condominium, standing 24 stories tall, is the largest residential building in the Friendship Heights neighborhood.  In fact, the Willoughby is so big that it has two addresses - 4515 Willard Avenue and 5500 Friendship Boulevard - with entrances at e...
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By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
Peaceful ,nature view from the living room and deck. Almost like you are on a hike. Gas fireplace, newer water heater, refridgerator, microwave, and dryer. Primary bedroom has a walk in closet.Three total decks one from the Primary bedroom,one from the dining room and another bedroom. Recessed lighting throughout, updated kitchen, with a formal dining room. Comes with an bonus/workout room, and an attached one car garage. Surrounded by hiking trails of the Pacheco Valley Open Preserve. Community pool, jacuzzi, kids playground, creek and swing. Within blocks of public transportation and minutes away from the Smart Train. Plenty of storage shelves in the garage and deck storage. Some furniture is included specifically the dining room table and bookshelves. This is a VA approved complex.
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By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Today, I'm with the multi-talented renowned chef and bartender in the DMV area, founder of the Sincerely Yours Personal Chef Services, and a dear friend, Angela Smigel. We talked about her story in the culinary world and her latest venture.  Being  a Bartender and a Culinary ChefAs for Angela being a person that loves to stay busy, she saw bartending as a good hobby and a way to support events, and so she did it when schooling was coming to an end. I've attended numerous events of her in her bartending career, and I've got to day that she's all about involvement -- and she actually makes delicious drinks!Knowing that a huge part of her is all about cooking, she then entered the culinary world being a private chef after being an executive assistant for 20 years.  Secret to CookingWhen as...
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By Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties
( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816)
Most of the time when you buy a property, especially one in a subdivision there are restrictions on how you can use that property. When you buy your new home you will receive a document known as the Covenants Conditions and Restrictions.  Most people call them the CC&R's.This is not the same as a Homeowners Association (HOA).  The CC&R is set up by the local jurisdiction, either city or county usually when land is subdivided.  They will spell out just what you can and can't do with the property.The CC&R's will spell out what type of businesses can be operated from your home. (Hint: no night clubs or places where intoxicating beverages are sold.) That was actually in the CC&R's in my last sale.  You may not be able to park your work vehicle in front of your new home either. Motor homes a...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
5283 Quail Valley, TALLAHASSEE, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $5450005bed - 3.5bath - 2 sqft lotThis grand house sits high over a lovely pond, providing great views of nature in a very peaceful setting. Eat in kitchen looks out over the pond and opens to the family room. Kitchen includes an island, perfectly designed for the cook to participate in the activities in the family room. Roomy master bedroom is on the first floor with French doors that open onto a large screened porch. Four additional bedrooms upstairs with two full baths. Three car garage with plenty of room for storage and deck off the garage is perfect for grilling. This house has something for any age to love. Conveniently located in a popular school district and just 5-10 minutes from ...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
It’s Still a Sellers’ Market  Some Highlights Due to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen. Sellers can benefit from more offers to pick from, higher home values, and a faster sales process. That might be why 73% of people believe it’s a good time to sell. Sellers, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Let’s connect so you can take advantage of this hot sellers’ market.
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By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 0.33 of 1% of 79,000 AZ Realtors
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Gilbert, AZ Home For Sale: 4 Bed 2.5 Bath Cul-de-sac Home In Esquire Village! 338 N COBBLESTONE ST, Gilbert, AZ 85234 $510,000 6296763 Residential Single Family - Detached Active Beds/Baths: 4 / 2.5 Bedrooms Plus: 4 Approx SqFt: 2,198 / County Assessor Price/SqFt: $232.03 Year Built: 1989 Pool: Private Only Encoded Features: 42.5FRP2G2S Exterior Stories: 2 # of Interior Levels: 2 Dwelling Type: Single Family - Detached Dwelling Styles: Detached Approx Lot SqFt: 5,807 / County AssessorApprox Lot Acres: 0.133 Subdivision: ESQUIRE VILLAGE AMD Tax Municipality: Gilbert Marketing Name: Planned Cmty Name: ESQUIRE VILLAGE AMD Model: Builder Name: unkHun Block: Map Code/Grid: S40 Building Number:   Ele Sch Dist: 041 - Gilbert Unified District Elementary School: Sonoma Ranch Elementary School Jr...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
We consult all over the USA. If you have ever had an issue finding an active consultant, we can do that for you so you aren't wasting your time and energy.  Just place an order by clicking on this link... PLACE ORDER. and we got your 6. Regardless of where the project is we will find a consultant for you. I had a call from San Jose a few years ago and the client said can you do the 203k consulting for a project in Felton, CA? I looked and we had 29 projects going from Santa Cruz to San Jose, Morgan Hill, with two in Felton on going at that time, I said "sure we can go there." And we did.We go where you need us. I had one in Alturas, CA about 40 miles from the Oregon border, and my lender was in Minnisota. I took the job because it wasn't any closer to anyone else and no one would have t...
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By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 0.33 of 1% of 79,000 AZ Realtors
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Latest on Lending: Lot Loans, Construction and Renovations w/ Jason Lawyer Jason talks the latest on some loan opportunities when doing Lot loans, new builds or renovation financing. He shares that he can do one time close for new builds and more! Get Your Home Sold With The Shanna Day Team Beautify/Ready To Sell Program!        Click here to view all of the Shanna Day Team Featured Listings FUTURE QUESTIONS If you have any topics or questions you would like answered, contact The Shanna Day Dream Home Team - we’ll find the answers for you! Shanna Day Dream Home Team Keller Williams Realty East Valley 480-415-7616 info@shannaday.com ShannaDayTeam.com EastValleyPropertyValues.com View ShannaDay Dream Team Profile      Latest on Lending: Lot Loans, Construction and Renovations w/ Jason Lawyer
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Pensacola Florida: With Rents on the Rise – Is Now the Time To Buy?According to recent data from realtor.com, median rental prices have reached … Read More My Home own search! What Is My Homes Value?   How to get a Mortgage and FREE Credit Report   House Facts and News Pensacola Real Estate Q&A? What are Title Insurance, Escrows, and closings explained in simple terms? GET REAL ANSWERS Adopt-a-Pet.com, We raise awareness through the local and now the national Human Societies bring a pet home! Gulf Breeze, Pace and Pensacola Happenings Lettuce Eat?The funniest Thing Repair This Mr. Handy Man?Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter about what’s happening here on the gulf and homes for sale. Thinking of SELLING,  If I sell your home YOU PAY $2995. Flat Fee. If you want your home sold through ML...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1813 Easton Forest Dr, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3250003bed - 2bath - 0.47 sqft lotLocated in desirable Buck Lake, this three bedroom, two bedroom split floor plan home features a spacious living room with vaulted ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace, formal dining room, well appointed kitchen with a bar and an eat-in nook, inside laundry room, large backyard, an over-sized large master suite with double vanities, jetted tub, and walk in closet! Also featuring a 2013 Roof and 2014 HVAC, this home will be maintenance free for years to come. This great home offers privacy but with close proximity to everything and a fabulous school district - do not miss the opportunity to make this dream home yours!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Ma...
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By Erin Harper, REALTOR®
(Erin Harper Homes)
CLYDE HILL/MEDINA DOG PARK  NORTH CLYDE HILL VIEWS  CLYDE BEACH PARK/LAKE WASHINGTON/MEYDENBAUER BAY  CLYDE HILL EVERGREEN & STREET VIEWS
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By Kelly Broaddus, 100+ Northern AZ Homes Sold in 2020!
(eXp Realty)
See the origin al blogBeautiful Flagstaff Townhome with Mountain Views4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | $519,980Great opportunity to own this beautiful townhome with a great tenant in place! Tenancy until June 2022. This home is spacious and features two master bedrooms: (1) main master on lower level; and (2) one up with an ensuite / dressing room area. Enjoy the views of the mountain and the great backyard with views of trees and forest. Nestled at the base of Mt Elden, hiking and biking trailheads are right out your front door. Close to I40, the Flagstaff Mall, grocery stores and shopping, Flagstaff Medical Center and Continental Country Club. Don't miss this one!!Photos and more information here: https://www.northernarizonafinehomes.com/property/187492/See all homes for sale in Mt Elden Foothill...
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By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Building Rapport - It Can Make or Break Your Listing Presentation Making a strong first impression can be tough - unless you have a fail-safe system for it that works in almost every listing presentation. My Rapport-Building Formula helps you connect with the seller, allows you to get to know the property and, most importantly, helps you stand out right away utilizing a process that almost no other agent is using. How does the Rapport-Building Formula work? It's easy! What You Need A clipboard and pen Your phone/camera Home Conditions Checklist Seller Improvements Checklist Listing Dollars Checklist To put the Rapport-Building Formula into action, put the three checklists onto your clipboard, have your phone handy, and you are ready to go once you get to the seller's house. Most agents...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
It’s Still a Sellers’ Market  Some Highlights Due to low supply and high demand, today is one of the strongest sellers’ markets we’ve seen. Sellers can benefit from more offers to pick from, higher home values, and a faster sales process. That might be why 73% of people believe it’s a good time to sell. Sellers, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Let’s connect so you can take advantage of this hot sellers’ market.
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