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Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 287, 2023New properties for sale 2420Back on the market listings 582Price decrease listings 2363Price increase 336Active kick out 59Active option contract 1836Active contingent 323Pending listings 2353Sold listings 1441Expired listings 178Cancelled listings 451Withdrawn listings 38Temporary off market listings 241Coming soon listings 398
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 28, 2023 New properties for sale 591Back on the market listings 129Price decrease listings 424Price increase 75Active kick out 6Active option contract 247Active contingent 37Pending listings 345Sold listings 368Expired listings 27Cancelled listings 64Withdrawn listings 8Temporary off market listings 35Coming soon listings 66
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Friday January 27, 20231. What sports figure was known as "The Wizard of Westwood"? John Wooden2. What is the number of thieves that Alibaba had? 403. What grapefruit sized object has been reckoned to be the largest single cell on earth? An Ostrich egg yolk4. How many openings were there in the Berlin Wall? TwoTrivia questions for Saturday January 28, 20231. A Sone is a unit of what?2. What is the smallest biological unit of a living organism?3. What was the original brand of cereal pitched by Tony the Tiger?4. What is the ball, or flat plate, that sits on top of a flag pole called? Enjoy your day
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
2263 Parrot Ln, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $1300002bed - 2bath - 0.04 acres lotInvestor opportunity! Leased until July 31, 2023 for $1000/month. Great rental history here with a split bedroom open floorplan home in convenient location! If owner occupy to occur, would be up for an extended closing. One bedroom with suite upstairs featuring massive walk in closet and other bedroom down. Kitchen opens to combo living/dining area. Indoor laundry. Private fenced backyard. Gorgeous floors! Soaring ceilings and plenty of light!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Are you prepping to buy your first home? If so, one of the steps you should take early on is to make sure you’re financially ready for your purchase. Here are just a few of the financial fundamentals you’ll need to focus on as you set out to buy a home. Click Here to Continue Reading Bottom Line Serious buyers should approach rising rates as a motivating factor to buy sooner, not a reason to wait. Waiting will cost you more in the long run. Work with a real estate professional to understand your budget and how you can be prepared to buy your home before rates climb higher. My Home own search!  How to get a Mortgage and FREE Credit Report    Thinking of Buying, We can help you relocate, find a job, a daycare, and great places to eat, shop, and play along the gulf coast. It all starts by ...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
With the rapid shift that’s happened in the housing market this year, some people are raising concerns that we’re destined for a repeat of the crash we saw in 2008. But in truth, there are many key differences between what’s happening today and the bubble in the early 2000s.One of the reasons this isn’t like the last time is the number of foreclosures in the market is much lower now. Here’s a look at why there won’t be a wave of foreclosures flooding the market.Not as Many Homeowners Are in Trouble This TimeAfter the last housing crash, over nine million households lost their homes due to a foreclosure, short sale, or because they gave it back to the bank. This was, in large part, because of more relaxed lending standards where people could take out mortgages they ultimately couldn’t af...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Learning about ED&C ProceduresThe Physician's Assistant for Dr. Stephen J. Krivda at Montgomery Dermatology Associates called to tell me about the results of a recent biopsy. He advised that I had a squamous cell carcinoma that needed to be removed from the front part of the top of my head. He then asked if I was familiar with electrodesiccation and curettage procedures. I was not familiar with the procedure but agreed to a Friday morning appointment for the removal.  After the ED&C procedure, Dr. Krivda advised that all went well and I was fine until the next appointment scheduled in April. I had to visit Google for details on the procedure.Scraping or burning-off skin growths (also known as electrodesiccation and curettage) can be used for less serious skin cancers, pre-cancers and be...
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By Khash Saghafi NMLS, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland OH NMLS 1114762
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Click on the link below to find out the answer.Also, do not forget to subscribe to my YouTube page to see my other videos on similar topics.I am a loan officer who lends in 45 states and I handle the loan from start-to-finish. My cell phone is 1-216-780-1103 and I can be reached at anytime for questions, Pre-Approvals or anything else needed.
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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   Create a New Comfort Zone By: Grant Schneider Little did we know this would be the last post by our dear friend, Grant Schneider. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. RIP, Sir! What To Pay Attention To and What To Ignore By: @Lou Ludwig"As I see it..." Thankful Thursdays... For the People I Don't Know By: Kathy Streib  "Life is beautiful because of the people we meet."  Why Are Stock Experts Giving Real Estate Advice On TV?By: Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty "What we need to do is stop comparing 2023 to 2021-22 and look at it with a historical view. Average days on market,...
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 What are my marketing strategies for this year's challenging market in Real Estate Industry?  Stay Positive  Smile it is easier than frowning  Be enthusiastic and passionate  Be honest  Consistansisy and self-disciplined  Take seminars never too smart to learn  Make a presence on Social Media  These are steps that I have always taken. It is important not to fall into a negative mindset. Even in a changing Real Estate Market the basics still work in my humble opinion. There are no secrets to success just communication and perseverance  Keep the public informed about the market.  Keep in touch with your clients by email, phone, and or social media  Write personal notes to past clients to let them know you are thinking of them  Send out just-sold and just-listed cards. People want to kno...
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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 inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationOne of the Middle Key's best-kept secrets is the community of Stirrup Key, which is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Because of its remote location, most people only happen to find their way to Stirrup Key Marathon, Florida. Those who do end up wandering down the mangrove-lined causeway leading to this hidden treasure will be left to ponder what lies behind the gatehouse. Stirrup Key Marathon, Florida, is one of only a handful of gated neighborhoods in the Middle Keys, and it sits on about 60 acres with 105 mainly developed residential lots. Residents are drawn to Stirrup Key because of the community's gated security and the larger-than-average home sites and stunning water views that many of the homes provide. If Stirrup Key is what you've been looking for, let's ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationBonefish Tower, located in Coco Plum, is a well-known landmark in the Middle Keys and, at 143 feet, the highest building in the entire Florida Keys. Coco Plum was mostly undeveloped until the last couple of decades, with many empty lots and only a few rundown marinas and commercial fishing operations. Coco Plum Florida Keys real estate has only recently become popular among buyers. While some of the old buildings remain, a drive down Coco Plum Drive today will reveal a bustling community that is now home to some of the most expensive luxury real estates in the Coco Plum, Florida, Marathon area. Coco Plum is quickly becoming one of the premier communities in the Middle Keys, boasting some of the region's deepest and widest canals and most exquisite oceanfront esta...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationGrassy Key is the northernmost island in the chain that makes up Marathon and can be reached in fifteen minutes from the actual city. Grassy Key is located in the Middle Keys and is considered by some to be a "suburb" of Marathon due to its proximity to the city. Some of the largest residential lots in the Middle Keys can be found on Grassy Key, giving the area a more rural feel and contributing to its tranquil atmosphere. Homes for sale on Morton Street in Grassy Key are a great starting point for homebuyers looking for waterfront property with the privacy an oversized lot provides and, as a bonus, spectacular sunsets. Grassy Key is a beautiful getaway for those needing some time away. If you call me, I'll help you start looking for that private island immediate...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationCondo living could be the solution if you want a low-maintenance lifestyle that gives you more time and energy to do the things you love. Condos in the Florida Keys range in size and price from small, non-waterfront units with one bedroom to large, waterfront units with multiple bedrooms and various high-end features. You can spend more time doing what you love, like exploring the island and making memories, because the tropical landscaping, private pools, and exterior building maintenance are all taken care of for you. Some of the condo developments in the Keys even have private sandy beaches and docks on the water. Embark on a journey to the tropics by calling me right now. I can assist you in locating a condo that suits your needs. The Florida Keys National Ma...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationSome of the most desirable waterfront properties in the Florida Keys can be found in the Middle Keys. Waterfront properties in the middle of Florida keys are a must-see if you've always wanted to launch a boat from your backyard. Numerous boaters, anglers, and ocean lovers have made their homes in Duck Key, Key Colony Beach, and Marathon because these areas feature some of the best waterfront properties for sale in the entire Florida Keys. The Middle Keys offer high-end oceanfront homes and miles of canal-front properties that make the lifestyle of a waterman seem more within reach. If you're curious about homes for sale in the Florida Keys, specifically those with water access, keep reading! Contact me to discuss what would work best for your schedule. Different...
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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 We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving!Attributed to Friedrich NietzscheThank 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 inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationThe shape of the islands is strikingly similar to the shape of a duck's head, leading some to believe that the name Duck Key comes from the small number of duck species found in the Florida Keys. Duck Key, an isolated island between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, was first used to produce salt in the 1820s and 1830s. Duck Key has been a popular spot for high-end vacationers since the 1950s when it first opened as a resort. Since then, it has become a prime location for high-end residences, and its addresses are among the most prestigious in the Middle Keys. Duck Key Florida real estate offers the most discerning homebuyer a place to enjoy a high-class island lifestyle surrounded by crystal-clear free-flowing canals, lovely bridges connecting Duck Key's five...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationKey Colony Beach, Florida, is a small, close-knit community where many residents only visit during "Snowbird Season," despite its reputation as "The Gem of the Florida Keys." One can easily miss Key Colony Beach, a small island community accessible only by a single causeway off of Overseas Highway. You can find a wide range of homes in Key Colony Beach, Florida, at various price points if you're interested in living in a neighborhood ideal for strolling and riding bikes. Key Colony Beach, Florida real estate is in high demand because it is known for having some of the best-maintained properties in the Keys and because it is one of the few islands in the Keys to have a white sandy beach. There is no need to waste time commuting to and from a marina because most ho...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationMarathon, the "Heart of the Florida Keys," is a welcoming island community. Halfway between Key Largo and Key West, Marathon has a long and storied fishing history that has been passed down through the generations. As the home of numerous "conchs," the area takes great pride in its proximity to and water use. Many of the homes on the market in Marathon, Florida, are situated on the water and come with dock space, making it easy to enjoy the many water activities available. The Middle Keys are famous among wealthy home buyers because of the nearby Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, which caters primarily to private jets. Please feel free to call me anytime to discuss the homes currently available in Marathon, Florida Keys. Scheduled showings, tours, and ...
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