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By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
Home prices continued to rise at record rates in May according to S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. National home prices rose by 16.60 percent year-over-year in May as compared to 14.80 percent year-over-year price growth in April. The 10-City Home Price Index reported home prices rose 16.40 percent year-over-year and 1.90 percent month-to-month. 20-City Home Price Index Reports 17 Percent Home Price Growth Year-Over-YearS&P Case-Shiller’s 20-City Home Price Index reported month-to-month home price growth of two percent in May as year-over-year home price gains rose from April’s reading of 15 percent to 17 percent year-over-year home price growth.All cities participating in the 20-City Home Price Index reported home price gains in May. Three cities held their positions with top rates...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Latest news on the Fort Mill real estate market in June and what it means for you...   Fort Mill's housing market (29715 and 29708 zip codes) remained a seller's market in June with significantly lower inventory, lower months supply of housing, fewer days on market, and higher average and median home sale prices. Pending sales decreased 11.2%, however closed sales skyrocketed 40.7% year-over-year in June. Lack of inventory limited the number of pending sales in June. New listings increased just 2.2% in Fort Mill year-over-year.  Housing inventory dropped 60.5% year-over-year. The months supply of homes decreased 63.2% to just 0.7 months from 1.9 months in the same month one year ago and from 2.8 months in the same month two years ago. This shows that Fort Mill has been a seller's 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))
This 5 Bed 4 Bath Triana Home w/ Pool Is Now PENDING!So many things can happen within one week but for a homeseller, sometimes seven days is all the time they need for their home to go up on market, hold an Open House and find an offer. And that's exactly what happened with this 5 Bed 4 Bath Triana Home w/ Pool! Why spend more time sitting on the fence on selling your home when the market is this good for homesellers? Make the call before the market starts shifting- reach out to the Shanna Day Team at 480-415-7616! 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 t...
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By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
There are a few parts of American culture that people believe define this country. One element is the dream of homeownership. There is a strong belief that people need a place to call home. Therefore, since the dawn of this country, the government has tried to incentivize people to purchase a home. At the same time, there are some people who are looking at the younger generation, wondering if this American Dream is starting to change. Is homeownership still a part of the American Dream?Americans Still Believe In The Idea Of HomeownershipHard work and owning a home appear to be inseparable. There is still a belief that as long as people work hard and save money, they can fulfill the American Dream by buying a home. Real estate professionals regularly take surveys that show that people st...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four reasons why that won’t happen. 1. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the last housing crash, about 9.3 million households lost their home to a foreclosure, short sale, or because they simply gave it back to the bank. As stay-at-home orders were issued early last year, the overwhelming fear was the pandemic would decimate the housing industry in a similar way. Many experts projected 30% of all mortgage holders would enter the forbearance program. Only 8.5% actually did, and that number is now down to...
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
Mesa Aurora remains a popular area with buyers are our team is thrilled to announce our newest listing in the neighborhood:3848 S Kirk Court Aurora, CO 80013$449,800  Beds: 3Baths: 2Fin SqFt: 1310 Location Location Location! This Home sits on a Huge Corner Lot that Backs to Open Space and Walking trails! You will Love Entertaining Here with Lush Landscaping and Enjoy Sunsets from Your Western Exposure Trek Deck! Also Located in Award Winning Cherry Creek School District! Step Inside and you are Welcomed by Soaring Ceilings, and Wood Floors Throughout! Large Living Room with Gas Fireplace! Huge Kitchen, with Dinning Area features Tile Flooring and Granite Countertops! All Stainless Steel Appliances Included! True Main Flooring Living with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths! Large Master Bedroom has ...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
11904 Mustang Chase, Austin, TX 78727 This beautifully maintained and updated home is located in a highly sought after Northwest Austin neighborhood! With 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and approximately 3200 square feet there is more than enough livable space. On .63 acres with a pool and an abundance of mature trees it is perfect for families and entertaining. Updates include: bamboo flooring throughout with hard tile in bathrooms and the utility room, HVAC system replaced within the last five years, new double paned Pella windows, granite countertops in the kitchen, new energy efficient appliances and much more! With easy access to the Domain, the new soccer stadium, Arboretum area and just about anywhere in Austin, this home is a must see! Michelle Raico512-484-0182The Ben Kinney Team / Ke...
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By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington)
Closed Unit-Sales hit the Highest ever One-Month Mark; With the Now-Very-High Sales Prices not Increasing this month for Camas WA Real Estate in June 2021 This community has been the strongest performer in the County this past year;  with Unit Sales this month hitting 79 sold - the highest seen for a one-month result. Active Inventory is stuck at very low levels, keeping prices high. Mortgage Interest rates are also near historic lows. To be sure -  prices much higher this year than they were last year! Here are the highlights for this month: The Short-Term Average Price Trend eased approx. $6k to although it is 28.87% higher than last year ($160,767); with the 12-Month Moving Average also very strongly positive at 19.63%   The Inventory level is super-low at 0.7 month's of supply for ...
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
Different people want different things in their homes—and that includes people of different ages. The perfect home style for a first-time Gen Z home buyer might not speak to a Baby Boomer looking to buy a home to retire in (and vice versa).So what, exactly, are the most popular home style choices for each generation?A recent survey from Buildhome asked potential buyers across four generations—Gen Z, Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers—what type of home style they prefer between five different interior and exterior styles. For exterior options, respondents were able to choose from Modern Farmhouse, Cottage, Craftsman, Victorian, and Contemporary or Industrial Modern. For interior options, the options were Rustic Modern, Traditional, Modern, Zen, and Japandi (a style that combines...
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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 647-697-7413, or visit her website at www.TwoMoveYou.comWritten by Mary Ashley Knierim You've probably heard "rustic" a million or more times when describing home decor, but it's one of those styles that can be hard to pin down. Whether you're looking at a lovely shabby chic farmhouse or a remote cabin in the woods, how do you know what actually makes something rustic? There are a few key elements you need to make your home fit the bill, but once you have it down it's pretty easy to spot. To have a rustic home, you don't need to live in a log cabin—you just need to put ...
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By Peter Mohylsky. Broker, BRIX REALTY
(Miramar Beach, Florida )
The best protections from the outside world is a home you love and trust. Your home or actually where you live should be your favorite place.  The place you go in times of troubles  I do think that most Americans do get rather attached to their homes.  I have been there. It is still four walls and a roof and your entire world should not be wrapped up in this structure.  If the house does not suit your needs you need to make that decision and improve that piece of your life.    Message me if you need help finding your place.    #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowners #homeowner #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #ashelterfromthestorm #happyhome
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
 Laughter is like a windshield wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.The main function of the little toe on your foot is to make sure that all the furniture in the house is in place.Just because you're not dead doesn't mean you're alive. In an ideal world, weight would be like virginity -- once you lose it, it's gone forever.I started out with nothing and I still have most of it.This 'killing them with kindness' is taking longer than I expected.If women are always right, why do they always pick the wrong men???They say marriages are made in Heaven, but so are thunder and lightning. - Clint EastwoodThe worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.   Stay Happy And Safe My Friends 
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 21 Beachcomber Lane, Inlet Beach, FL 32461Price: $1,800,000MLS number: 878001Beds: 5Baths: 5.5Sq feet: 2,510 Call Courtney Ledezma (850) 608-0677 to see if this property is still available. Turnkey Beach House!Nestled in one of the most lush and coveted locations along 30-A, this turnkey beach house is what you've been waiting for! Thoughtfully configured as a primary residence, second home, or vacation rental. 5 bedrooms plus 5.5 bathrooms and 4 porches are spread across two levels! Inviting, light-filled rooms welcome you, while the home's coastal chic ambiance suggests casually elegant living and entertaining in all seasons. This custom designed home has high end finishes throughout, two master suites ( one on each level), a gourmet kitchen with state of the art app...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Pandemic Has Created a Squatter's HavenWhen the pandemic was officially announced in Mar 2020, the CDC also placed a moratorium on evictions. Some renters recognized this as an opportunity to live for free.  There are always times when a tenant may be a bit late with their monthly payment but will be apologetic about being short.Then there are the tenants that look for opportunities to hold back citing issues within the rental property that need repair and withhold until it is resolved. In the mean time there are other things on which they send the money.Many people have suffered loss of income through these times as businesses that deal with the public were forced to close and other businesses where people were working close together likewise had to close.Opportunists will always t...
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By Robert Harrell - Realtor®
(Real Estate One)
Before moving to condo living, baby boomers need to know if their new neighborhood will provide them with accessibility and convenience. Access to health care, recreation, social activities, should be at the top of your mind. It's crucial to consider how easy it is to "move around", but also the convenience of amenities that are significant to increase one's quality of life. For baby boomers who want to access services, condo living is a great alternative. They provide a sociable and connected lifestyle, as well as superior security and minimum maintenance, at a lower cost than many other housing options. While their previous homes may have had walls between the living, dining, and kitchen rooms, many baby boomers like the hipper open layouts that don't simply encourage everyone to go t...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
the best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.  It's zero adjust on his bathroom scale. - Arthur C. ClarkeThe one thing that matters is the effort. - Antoine De Saint- ExuperyThe journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao TzuIt's not what happens to you, but how you react to it the matters. - EpictetusIf I am to be insulted; I must first value your opinion. - Will HammWork like you don't need the money.  Love like you've never been hurt.  Dance like nobody's watching. - Satchel Page 
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On July 16, 2021, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values higher 9.7% to an average price of $796,120 in June of 2021 from an average price of $725,680 in May of 2021, and rose 28.5% from $619,320 in June of 2020. While, homes sales gained 8.5% in June of 2021 from May of 2021, and jumped 42.4% from June of 2020 in Los Angeles County, California.There were 1.8 months supplies of available inventory of homes in June of 2021 down from 2.0 months in May of 2021, and dropped from 3.0 months in June of 2020. An average it took 8.0 days to sell a home in June 2021, unchanged from 8.0 days in May of 2021, but fell  from 17.0 days in June of 2020 in Los Angeles County, California.For complete more detailed information about the California Association of Realtors’ J...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
July 29th Puzzle - National Lasagna DayEnjoy your day!Directions: Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window.To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word. Release your hold when all of the letters of the word have been selected. If your response is correct, the word will change color on the word list..Please check back for future daily puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day!Click Here To PlayIf you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal.
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Brookfield WI Homes for Sale | Market Report June 2021Get to know more about the “Edge City” of Brookfield WI!The City of Brookfield, Wisconsin, is in the heart of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area. It is 10 miles west of Downtown Milwaukee along Interstate 94, within the third largest county in Wisconsin.The city has a total area of 27.59 square miles, of which 27.09 square miles is land and 0.50 square miles is water.With a population of 39,800, the City of Brookfield boasts the fourth highest equalized property valuation. Brookfield also boasts a bond rating of AAA – the highest rating from Moody’s Investors Service.The area around Brookfield WI was home to the Sac and Potawatomi tribes, but was first ruled by the French. The area came under English control in 1763, after the the Frenc...
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