Recent Blog Posts

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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
June 25th -  National Strawberry Parfait Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy.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 Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Some Highlights Worried you won’t be able to find your next home after you sell? You should know data from shows more listings are coming onto the market each month this year. Having additional options can make the search for your next home easier. But inventory is still low overall, which means your house should still stand out when you sell. If your biggest question is where you’ll go if you sell, take this as encouraging news. Connect with a local real estate professional to start the process today. More Listings Are Coming onto the Market [INFOGRAPHIC] 1.2KSHARES 1.0K 71 23 146
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By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
"Light My Fire" is a song by the American rock band The Doors. It was recorded in August 1966 and released in January 1967 on their debut album.It was later released as a single in April, where it spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and one week on the Cash Box Top 100, nearly a year after its recording.A cover version of the song was recorded by José Feliciano which peaked at number three on the Billboard chart. After Feliciano’s success, The Doors recording re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 a second time where it again peaked at number 87.The song was written by the band's guitarist, Robby Krieger, but was credited to the entire band.The Doors appeared on popular TV shows, like American Bandstand, where the band mimed the words to a playback of the single. Ho...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Friday June 24, 20221. Who was Fred Flintstone's best friend? Barney Rubble2. Tulip petals can replace what popular cooking ingredient? Onion3. What ships did Vikings sail in? Longboats4. In science, what does a skull and bones represent? Toxic materialTrivia questions for Saturday June 25, 20221. Which is the only independent state smaller than Monaco?2. What ended the era of steamboats on the Mississippi River during the 1970's?3. What country saw the origin of lawn tennis?4. The first female US senator was from what state?Enjoy your day.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Real estate is cyclical. The sky is not falling! There is a cyclical change/shift going on that is necessary. The time of free money was bound to come to an end and interest rates eventually would go up!Market Report - City of Austin | May 2022New Listingsu 1,067              UP          73%      Sold Listings     u 1,121            DOWN 10%         Days on Market u 12                  Down      5 Days           Median Sales Priceu $667,000      UP         18%        Inventory was bound to increase as sellers decide to cash in on their appreciation. 20% year over year appreciation could not last forever.If you look back at 2008, procedures of securing a mortgage were very lax....if you were breathing you could qualify for a loan. In 2022 the guidelines are more stringent and we are seei...
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By Kathy Streib, Retired Home Stager/Redesign
This Week…So DryWhat a week this has been.  We’ve had very high temperatures (bordering around 100 degrees) and little to no rain.   My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. John LennonEven with a sprinkler system, many have taken to hand watering those little areas that are beginning to turn brown.     I'd like to end up sort of unforgettable. Ringo StarrThis morning while I was “spot watering” I decided to listen to some of my favorite songs by the Beatles since it is Global Beatles Day.  If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there George HarrisonThis also brought back fond memories of spending time with my grandmoth...
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By Lisa Brown-McDonald CT Real Estate Agent, Fairfield & Litchfield County
(The Brokerage of New England)
Just Listed in Lake Waubeeka21 Carol St Danbury CT 06810Lisa Brown-McDonald, REALTOR® 203-733-1613Welcome to 21 Carol Street, this beautifully updated Ranch style home is located in a private Lake community surrounded by 550 acres of woodlands with Gated Entry. Light and bright with open concept (51” skylights and 9’+ ceilings). Updated two-toned kitchen with shaker cabinetry and under-mount lighting, mother-of-pearl backsplash, granite counter-tops, breakfast-bar/island and stunning porcelain flooring. Adjoining dining room with sliders accessing blue stone patio and backyard. Living room features vaulted ceiling, high windows and mahogany flooring. Open entry with red cedar front deck. Primary and second bedroom down the hall with mahogany flooring, marble bath with white vanity and t...
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By Lisa Brown-McDonald CT Real Estate Agent, Fairfield & Litchfield County
(The Brokerage of New England)
Open House Sunday 6/26 from 12-2pm91 Alberts Hill Rd Sandy Hook CT 06482Lisa Brown-McDonald, REALTOR® 203-733-1613Stop by this Sunday to tour this awe-inspiring property, distinguished by unique and compelling architectural design. Property features an adjacent two-story barn, complemented by rolling lawn, gardens and mature trees. Making your way up the private driveway were you are greeted by a 40x30 barn, heated with loft, charming cupola, workshop, two 10x10 bays and equipped with car lift. A home designed for entertaining, extended family and ideal for any car enthusiast. Boating plenty of space for 4+ vehicles, boat, RV, ATVs or equipment. 91 Alberts Hill Rd is situated on 2.63 acres where beauty, privacy and nature meet. Walking distance to Lake Lillinonah. Boating, golf, playing...
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By Aura Alex, Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide
(CloseMyDeal, LLC)
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." -- Ronald Reagan When you ask people what they like about America, you get different answers, different views, their interpretation of the American culture, and why specific attributes like multiculturalism and magnificent landscape are unique to America. A foreigner may define American culture by its fast-paced lifestyle, fast food, freedom, Hollywood, and "to-go" caffè latte! I was nine years old when I began dreaming of coming to America. I dreamed of learning how to snow-ski, experiencing Disneyland and the Sea World, tasting my first Big Mac, and meeting my childhood Hollywood hero, Mr. John...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
CONGRATULATIONS GRADS!Smithtown High School East Graduates - You Did It!So happy we were able to share in the excitement of your Graduation Day. This calls for celebrating. Good luck on your new beginnings and new adventures.We are proud to be REALTORS® in this wonderful community.Congratulations on your Graduation and caps off to you all!Larry & Sheila
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
👣Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 6-25-22☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE💲REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline Area💲The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is very well located.  Shopping, Schools, and Fine Dining are within Walking Distance and there is quick access to the US 60 Freeway.  Arizona is known for having an abundance of golf courses since the weather allows for year-round play. There are definitely a lot of great courses to play near the Val Vista Baseline Area so residents have plenty to choose from!  There is always something fun going on in the area and if you have any questions about the area, please pick up your phone and call or text message me at 480-773-2...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
There’s never been a truer statement regarding forecasting mortgage rates than the one offered last year by Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American: “You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is: Don’t ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more specifically, if you’re a real estate economist mortgage rates, because you will always invariably be wrong.” Coming into this year, most experts projected mortgage rates would gradually increase and end 2022 in the high three-percent range. It’s only April, and rates have already blown past those numbers. Freddie Mac announced last week that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is already at 4.72%. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at, tweeted on March 31: “Continuing on the recent trajectory, would have mortgage rates hi...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Winnetka Weekly Market Update June 13th - 19th, 2022 Sherman Court RECENTLY SOLD Sherman Way | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1843 sq. ft. | $599,900
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County Common Ownership Communities ProgramThe Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council voted to opt into Montgomery County’s Office of Common Ownership Communities Program at its May 17, 2021 meeting. The adopted ordinance has a requirement for all common ownership communities in the City to participate in the program by July 1, 2022.The purpose of Montgomery County's Commission on Common Ownership Communities (CCOC) Program is to ensure proper creation and operation of homeowners’ associations, condominium associations, and cooperative housing corporations. The CCOC program requires registration of associations and requires training for members of the governing bodies. Learn more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Squar...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Nobody likes to think about when they’ll die, but there’s at least one reason you should: your estate. Whether your estate is large or small, you want the right people to inherit it.This starts with writing a will, which (among other things) defines how to distribute your property and names an “executor.” Once you die, the executor will be responsible for filing the will with a probate court that then authenticates the will.If you die without leaving a will (aka intestate), the probate court gets to determine who should inherit your assets. Generally, it goes to your spouse first, then any surviving children, and then close relatives.That said, there are ways to transfer your assets once you die without going through probate. In this post, we’ll over why you should avoid probate and the...
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams   I'm on another road trip, so not sure about the fate of Second Chance Saturday for the next few weeks. Let me just say, my intentions are honorable at this point, so we'll see if I can keep up. I am currently in Henderson, Nevada, a Las Vegas suburb. I'm excited to meet Rocky Dickerson and Ray and Debe Maxwell, CRS for dinner Saturday night. If you've been following my travels, you know I've already been to Boise, Salt Lake City, and the infamous Nerdin Gardens.Sunday I headed to Phoenix and made a stop in Kingman, Arizona to meet up with Leanne Smith.  That was fun! A Gathering of Eagles By: Lou ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Ingredients for 12 muffins 3 ripe bananas ½ cup milk 1 cup quick oat 1 cup wheat flour 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup greek yogurt 2 tablespoons honey ½ cup dark chocolate chips View Info Preparation Preheat oven to 350°F (180˚C). In a blender, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips. Blend thoroughly, mixing up with a spoon if needed. Divide mixture among 12 lined muffin tins. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the muffins. Bake 20 minutes. Enjoy!     Will Hamm, Hamm Homes LLC.Aurora, Colorado Call me at: 303-358-1147 Find me at: Facebook and
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Tarzana Weekly Market Update June 13th - 19th, 2022 Collins Court RECENTLY SOLD Collins Street | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 648 sq. ft. | $309,000 Lindley Gardens RECENTLY SOLD Killion Street | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1463 sq. ft. | $599,900
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(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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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 I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it!Attributed to Pablo Picasso Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, 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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