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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report August 2022 Winnebago County; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties    Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $69,900 84.64 $826 50235780 Active Winneconne Winnebago $220,000 39.03 $5,637 1937919 Active Nepeuskun Winnebago $255,000 32.69 $7,801 50259894 Active Nekimi Winnebago $274,900 48.65 $5,651 50259479 Active Winneconne Winnebago $489,900 33.85 $14,473 50255525 Active-W/Offer Winneconne Winnebago $550,000 34.61 $15,891 50250340 Active Omro Winnebago $575,000 84.45 $6,809 50236329 Active Rushford Winnebago $800,000 61.26 $13,059 50242161 Active Fox Crossing Winnebago $833,000 83.3 $10,000 50246064 Active Winchester Winnebago $895,000 56 $15,982 50247196 Active Omro ...
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By Laura Sellers,
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.;
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Summer 2022 Main Line Real Estate Market UpdateGiving you the confidence to make the right decision Take a look at The Chester County Monthly Statistics. Median home values have risen by almost 15%, inventory available has increased slightly. This is a great example of what we see happening across our neighboring local counties, Montgomery and Delaware Counties too. Let me know if you want to see your local information.  The market is cooling off after being incredibly hot for almost two years When you look at the same week last year: - Closed cases were down 22%, Pending sales were down 23%, Days on market is up by three days, New listings are down 22%, Showing activity is down 27%, Inventory is up 28%. 45% of the houses on the market in July in our footprint reduced their price If you...
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By DALIA KIBBY, Selling Broward County Homes with Passion!
(One Sothebys International Realty)
Some Highlights The housing market is shifting away from the intensity of the past two years. Here’s what experts project for the remainder of 2022. Home prices are forecast to rise more moderately than last year. Mortgage rates will respond to inflation, and home sales will be more in line with pre-pandemic years. Let’s connect so you can make your best move this year.
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 Bright and Updated 1 story ranch 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with private backyard in the Amvet Homestead subdivision! This cute vinyl-sided home was fully renovated in 2016 with everything updated on the interior including kitchen cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, lighting, full bathroom updates, floors and lighting throughout plus new windows, a new furnace, water heater and electrical panel. You will love the deck that overlooks your secluded backyard! Convenient to Easton, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio State University and the airport! Come see!   Listed by Erik HissThe Jackson Team-Keller Williams Capital Partners100 E Wilson Bridge RdWorthington, OH 43085
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
July 2022 Statistics Available on the WebsiteAs you can see our weeks of inventory has client up to 7 weeks and we are finally getting more homes (5932( on the market.  Does not compare to 2021 July figures of 6763 but better then expected.Of the of course the interesting thing is Median prices this year $595,000 vs. last year of $535,000
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(Brix Realty - Destin)
Selling a home is no easy task.Experience does matter.  As a home owner, you need to consider all the options that might be on the table.  The worst extreme is that the home might not sell at all.  This would definitely change any plans you have for a move.  The best outcome would be that the home does sell.  But are you getting top dollar in terms of the total amount that you put in your pocket at the end of the transaction.  I can help.  It takes expertise, skills, and so much time. I'm not saying it's impossible to do on your own, and while upfront it may save you from paying an agents commission, it's important to factor in what your time is worth. Not to mention there is a high likelihood you'll leave money on the table because selling a home isn't something you do regularly. Don't...
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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
What's Ahead for Winnetka & North Shore Real Estate?There are so many differing opinions about where the real estate market is headed. This is what I know and what I've gleaned from the real estate sources I follow. After having a super hot market for almost two years, change is definitely in the air. We see it locally with three markers: price reductions contracts falling apart longer days on market Inventory is still historically low but slowly, very slowly, creeping up. Conversely, mortgage rates have risen since June, and fallen again. It's a concern for some buyers who have decided to wait it out on the sidelines.This slowdown does not mean that we're in a depreciation phase - but rather a deceleration phase. Some real estate insiders think the market will pick up later this year a...
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By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
High-rise buildings are a high-risk game, but it continues to grow and change every year. If you're in high-rise construction, many of these trends will have already caught your eye this year. Not only do they offer solutions to problems we've been dealing with for decades, but they also solve issues many didn't recognize were problems to start with. These are five trends in high-rise building construction that are making a lot of waves.1. Precast StructuresPrecast structures have become an awesome shortcut to help make buildings go up faster, cheaper, and on a more predictable base. The large precast structures are usually customizable and modular, allowing companies to lay them out however they want to get the shape of the building they want. Created by pouring concrete into large mol...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
"The significant problems we havecannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them."~ Albert Einstein  The same thinking that got you here, won't get you out.Your action for today is to look at a problem you've been having and see if you can apply a new level of thinking. At the very least, look at the problem from a different perspective.Maybe even through a trusted advisor's lens.Design An Extraordinary Day! 👉 Get After It / Take Action Archives 👈 We work 100% By Referral!Our experienced team is coached by the #1 businesscoaching company in North America:Buffini & Company for over 20 years!All our properties come with 3D Virtual Toursand Professional Photography,Marketing and Negotiating Skills...most agents do not possess!Contact us for a pressure-FREE consult...
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By Matt Lee, Real Estate Marketing
(Rise Up Local & Lead Generation Experts)
Barndominiums are one of the best structures that property owners are adding in 2022. They are a great option for tempting tenants and renters to sign a lease for you and make great vacation and temporary stay properties. Unfortunately, many barndominiums have housing stuck in the 1900s. These are five ways to update these structures and why it matters.What a Barndominium Floor NeedsBarndominiums are more commonly rental and income properties before anything else, and because of that, it's vital that you keep their use in mind. Although we would all love to have lush and comfortable carpet beneath our feet every day, this isn't always feasible.  Barndominium floors need to be durable, low maintenance, able to hold up against moisture or scratches, affordable to replace, repair, or updat...
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report August 2022 Door County; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties         Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $500,000 80 $6,250 50258763 Active Baileys Harbor Door $600,000 101.04 $5,938 50255766 Active-W/Offer Brussels Door $898,500 50.74 $17,708 50225931 Active-W/Offer Sevastopol Door      $    6,250 Median Price / Acre       $1,998,500            232  $    8,622 Average Price / Acre        For more information on any of these properties call us, or send an email with the mls number and your contact info to or   🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🦌🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌳🌳🌲🌲     Wisconsin Recreation Hotspot; 166,000 Acres Forest Beauty, Door County People come...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Lisbon WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for July 2022Experience rural living at its best!  Lisbon is a town located in north-central Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The town has a total area of 29.6 square miles, of which 29.5 square miles is land, and 0.04 square miles is water.This rural community was established in 1836. Home to over 10,000 residents, Lisbon has a small town atmosphere but is within a 20-minute drive of Milwaukee.The town of Lisbon is mainly a residential community and enjoys over 170 acres of parkland and has 3 golf courses. It is part of two highly regarded school systems, Hamilton School District and the western portion of the Town is a part of the Arrowhead School District.Home buyers looking for Lisbon WI homes for sale can expect a quaint small-town ambiance with ...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 different Real Estate web sites including,, and many others. Each office independently owned and operated.Elite Realty Group is a full service real estate company serving Morristown TN Real Estate...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
AUBURN NH remains one of the most desired towns for Buyers. The Real Estate market continues to change this summer with a slow down in sales over all, but Auburn remains strong. Interest rates fell slightly with the sharp drop in new mortgage applications. The amount of new listings coming on the market remained the same as last week. Prices have leveled off in most areas. We are not seeing a reduction in actual market values though, BUT are seeing a great reduction of prices on those homes that were listed over to way over what their value actually was. Over pricing a home is one of the leading causes of a home not selling. Auburn prices remain strong.   You as a consumer have a choice. Not all agents are created the same. Experience matters more than ever as the market changes. Knowi...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
There’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But what does that mean for you if you’re thinking of selling your house? While home prices are still appreciating in most markets and experts say that will continue, they’re climbing at a slower pace because rising mortgage rates are creating less buyer demand. Because of this, there are more homes on the market. And in a shift like this one, the way you price your home matters more than ever. Why Today’s Housing Market Is Different During the pandemic, sellers could price their homes higher because demand was so high, and supply was so low. This year, things are shifting, and that means your approach to pricing your house needs to shift too. Because we’re seeing less buy...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
Yesterday, I was celebrating with the teachers of our school district at our local Walmart. As a board trustee, we awarded every teacher in our district with a $100 spending spree. While this may seem to be a small amount to some, these extra funds can make a big difference in a classroom.I was a high school Biology teacher for many years and know from experience that teachers spend a lot of their own money in their classrooms. I also know that many teachers spend money on supplies to help out with the students who show up without the needed items. Sadly, many children come from situations where they just don't have the means to provide them with the supplies.As we were cheering the teachers on as they filled their baskets, a woman in our community asked me what we were doing. I explain...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Lower Garden District CondosSt. Mary, St. Andrews, St. CharlesNew Orleans     There are a number of condo associations in the Lower Garden District. I picked a couple of streets where conversions were made into condos from townhouse doubles. Most are histroic in nature once you move from St. Charles Avenue.     I have sold at least one in each of the condos on St. Mary and St. Andrews. Many on St. Charles as well. Saint Mary Street 1440 St. Mary Street Condos1444 St. Mary Street, Near Prytania1520 St. Mary Street, Nine Condos Saint Andrews Street 1326 St. Andrews StreetHistoric Townhouse Double turned into condos. St. Charles Avenue Condos 1224 St. Charles Ave, Near Lee Circle, Couple of blocksOn the Streetcar line, 1224 St. Charles Ave.
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
84360 Denham Road, Willow River MN 55795 -- $299,900Welcome home to this turnkey two bedroom, one bathroom shouse on forty acres of land in Willow River just two hours from the Twin Cities. This acreage property makes a fantastic cabin/hunting camp and is just two miles from the Soo Line ATV trail and snowmobile trails.The home features tongue and groove pine interior with steel wainscoting and stainless steel appliances. Relax outdoors on the patio or by a cozy campfire in the fire pit. Tons of storage space with a 12x20 shed and a 34x20 garage with two large overhead doors plus service door--great for large equipment and it has running water in the large wash sink.Well maintained trails throughout the property that are arranged to attract all different species of wildlife including de...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Cottage Listed on 27+ Acres in Door CountyLooking for your own unique getaway where you can enjoy dark skies, nature, hike, hunt and be close to swimming, fishing, the beach and much more?We have it here!  Our listing at 12249 Highway 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 provides a 3 season cottage, perfect for spring, summer and autumn colors (and hunting), on over 27 pristine acres of woods, stone fences and more.Learn more about our Door County home for sale on 27 wooded acres here.  Live the simple life in northern Door County, close to kayaking at Garrett Bay, boating and more at Europe Lake, swimming Europe Bay, hiking both your own acreage and the trails at Newport State Park, close to Ellison Bay, Gills Rock and Northport, 10 miles from downtown Sister Bay.  Contact me today at moredoorcou...
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