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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Encino Weekly Market Update June 13th - 19th, 2022 Encino Marquis RECENTLY SOLD White Oak Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1426 sq. ft. | $559,000 Encino Oaks NEWLY LISTED White Oak Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 990 sq. ft. | $350,000 RECENTLY SOLD White Oak Avenue | 0 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 712 sq. ft. | $329,900 La Villa Grande RECENTLY SOLD Yarmouth Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1199 sq. ft. | $489,000 The Lindley RECENTLY SOLD Lindley Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1149 sq. ft. | $459,000
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By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
It’s Friday! Time to leave your weekly worries behind and go where your heart takes you! Where’s your favorite place to go? #Friday #endoftheweek #vacation #selftime
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
 Bottom LineWhile the number of homes available for sale is growing and giving you more options for your move, inventory is still low overall. That could mean it’s a great time for you to sell. If you’re ready to address your changing needs and take advantage of today’s favorable conditions, contact a local real estate advisor.A Majority of Consumers Say It’s a Good Time To Sell Your House 1.6KSHARES 1.4K 98 23 151 If you’re a homeowner thinking about selling your house, you’re probably looking for the best time to make your move. That means you’re likely balancing a number of factors, like your changing needs, where you’ll go when you sell, and today’s mortgage rates in order to time it just right. According to recent data, that sweet spot could already be here. The latest Home Purchas...
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
Northridge Homes Sold in April 2022#northridge, #northridgeca, #northridgecalifornia,#northridgehomesforsale,
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By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
Just Listed! Remarkable Opportunity in Graham. 2 separate parcels that total 10 acres with a residential structure in a Beautiful Country Setting! Must be sold together. Contact us today for more information. Each parcel is listed for $225,000. 14215 Kapowsin Hwy E in Grahamhttps://harberhomegroup.com/homes-for-sale/WA/graham/98338/14215-kapowsin-hwy-e/bid-21-1957959https://harberhomegroup.com/homes-for-sale/WA/graham/98338/14215-kapowsin-hwy-e/bid-21-1957950
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Malibu Weekly Market Update June 13th - 19th, 2022 Vista Pacifica RECENTLY SOLD Vista Pacifica | 3 bedrooms | 4 baths | 1810 sq. ft. | $1,500,000
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By Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886
(HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000)
I salute Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho and Endre Barath, Jr. for the awesome June Challenge  Ole Glory Coast to Coast. If you haven't had an opportunity to enter this contest be sure to do so this next week!Every where I drive now I am always noticing flags flying high and it's a beautiful sight every single time.  I would have loved to photograph one particular neighborhood but when I drove in to the neighborhood their flag display wasn't up.  There must be at least 50 flags on each side of the entry way (when the display is up).  It's such a good feeling taking in all that patriotism.  I can't help but feel proud of our country and the U. S. A.We fly a USA flag on the the other side of the home quite frequently as do many of our neighbors.  And this year, in honor of Memorial Day ...
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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 County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker Real Estate 101 6/24/2022 (Quotes to help & motivate you!)A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him! Attributed to David Brinkley  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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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sherman Oaks Weekly Market Update June 13th - 19th, 2022 Colbath Townhomes NEWLY LISTED Colbath Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 925 sq. ft. | $629,000 Costa Azure NEWLY LISTED Fulton Avenue | 3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1506 sq. ft. | $829,950 Dickens Oaks RECENTLY SOLD Dickens Street | 1 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1194 sq. ft. | $599,000 Dickens Street | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1310 sq. ft. | $649,000 Oak Pointe NEWLY LISTED Magnolia Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1056 sq. ft. | $589,000 Oakdale NEWLY LISTED Dickens Street | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1493 sq. ft. | $720,000 Villa at Vista Del Monte NEWLY LISTED Vista Del Monte Avenue | 3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1736 sq. ft. | $799,000
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By Monica Hill, the REALTOR to help you discover Delaware
(RE/Max Associates)
We’ve all seen properties with grass that’s too tall, vehicles that can’t run that are sitting in front of the property, vacant homes left as eyesores, and yet what can you do? Check with the entity that’s in control. That might be the Homeowner’s Association, or the Civic Association, or the local municipality.In response to complaints about a local property, I called the County Code Enforcement office. The conversation was interesting, as the woman at the County questioned what knowledge buyers are given in the process of buying a house about their responsibility as soon-to-be homeowners. Do they have a list of their responsibilities? Do they know they have to arrange for and pay for trash removal, lawn maintenance, etc.? And yes, I do realize that some properties include those servic...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
3304 Whirlaway Trail, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2500003bed - 2bath - 0.42 sqft lotClassic Killearn Acres 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on popular Whirlaway Trail with curb appeal galore! Starting with the rocking chair front porch, this home is an absolute charmer! The spacious living room/dining room features vaulted ceilings with New LVP flooring throughout, tons of natural light and a wood burning fireplace (Currently has a propane insert which can be easily removed). All 3 bedrooms have brand new carpet, and the interior and exterior have fresh paint as of May 2022. Other features include a large covered and screened in back porch overlooking the fully fenced backyard, with a like new storage shed and water feature, and plenty of tr...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
4072 Old Plantation Loop, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3600003bed - 2bath - 0.17 acres lotMight as well be new construction!! This home is absolutely manicured and has been placed in a time capsule since construction in 2016 and only made better. Enjoy Craftsman styling open floorplan with SOARING ceilings and crown molding throughout. Granite counters, gas SS appliances, tile backsplash..this kitchen has it all! Expansive bar opens to living and dining room. Master suite features dual vanities and walk in tiled shower. Split floor plan with all of the bells and whistles. Fenced private backyard and extensive drainage system put in place ensuring the lush lawn to be maintained with ease!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Esta...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
2024 Longview Drive, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2250003bed - 2bath - 0.33 sqft lotStylish 3 bed 2 bath home in Lake Jackson Heights! This House has been well maintained and upgraded to have a like-new modern feel. The home features LVP flooring throughout the common areas and Carpet in the bedrooms. Other features include a a screened in back porch which over looks a spacious backyard and a detached 2 car garage, perfect for parking, a workshop, or a man cave/she shed. Jam packed with curb appeal, this updated ranch style home is Move-In Ready!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 Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
New Home Sales rose 10.7% in May from April to an annual rate of 696,000 units versus the 588,000 expected. April was revised higher to 629,000 from 591,000. Sales were down 5.9% from May 2021. Sales fell in the Northeast and Midwest and rose in the South and West. The median price rose nearly 16% annually to $449,000 while the average sales price rose to $511,000. Supply was seen at 7 months.Redfin reports demand for vacation homes is now below pre-pandemic levels. Redfin says surging prices and borrowing costs coupled with a slowdown in economic growth including added second-home loan fees, have dampened demand for the pandemic-driven vacation-home boom. A Redfin spokesperson said, "Many would-be second-home buyers are deterred by turmoil in the stock markets, high inflation and reces...
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Mortgage backed securities were down 9 basis points today at 99.91 having closed 403 points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 6.0% today.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was around 6.00%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwest or anywhere else in the U.S., history tells us it is time to refinance!! Please call me at 203-981-8282
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By Lisa Brown-McDonald CT Real Estate Agent, Fairfield & Litchfield County
(The Brokerage of New England)
Home for sale near Lake Lillinonah91 Alberts Hill Road Sandy Hook, CT 06482Lisa Brown-McDonald, REALTOR® 203-733-161391 Alberts Hill Road is an awe-inspiring 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3800+ sqft home, distinguished by unique and compelling architectural design. Home also features an adjacent 2 story 40x30 barn, heated with loft, charming cupola, workshop and equipped with car lift. A home designed for entertaining, extended family, working remotely and ideal for any car enthusiast. Offing plenty of space for 4+ vehicles, boat, RV, ATVs or equipment. Sited on 2.63 acres and walking distance to Lake Lillinonah. Boating, Golf, Playing Fields, Hiking and Horse Trails nearby. Easy access to I84, Sandy Hook Village, Shops and more. Must see to appreciate all this home has to offer. Stop by our ope...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
A second post for the June challenge sponsored by Mark Don McInnes and Endre Barath (tagging feature on the fritz) about Old Glory.On July 2nd, 2018, Sterling Bay raised a landmark 200’ flagpole at 1100 W Grand. Flying both American and Chicago flags, the site recognizes first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The flags are visible from the I-90 interstate and also serve as a welcome to the city.A ceremony with elected officials, policemen and women, firefighters, paramedics and members of The 100 Club, an organization that provides for the families of fallen first responders in Cook and Lake Counties, will take place at a later date. “I am a proud Chicagoan, and this is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the hard-working men and women, and their families, who risk...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Maxus Realty Group Agents are local specialists with knowledge to help you buy and sell the right home, at the right price.We are passionate about you as a client, we will always protect your best interests just because it's the only way we do business day in and day out.Today, we'll talk about How you can use the appraisal gap to help you buy a house with competing offers?  What's an Appraisal? An appraisal is a valuation of a property by a licensed real estate appraiser. A mortgage lender hires an appraiser for their mortgage application to determine the value of the propertyThe bank will lend money to the buyer for the purchase of the house, assuming the property is valued at a certain price. The bank will take the house as collateral for the loan.Mortgage lenders use appraisers to a...
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Financial assessment is a number going between 300-850 and as per FICO score on the off chance that your FICO assessment lies between 300-579 it is poor. The FICO rating between 580-669 is fair and what is ideal for banks is 740-799 or more then this is an extraordinary one i.e 800-850. Most banks consider your FICO score and assuming it falls between 300-579 which is terrible one can prompt numerous barricades in your monetary life. Your own advance or Visa application can be dismissed Getting a condo for rent is hard. You need to bear exorbitant financing costs Negative advance circumstances Security store is important to pay  Thus, to have a suggested FICO rating that can bait moneylenders which is additionally helpful for your monetary circumstances you want to make the vital stride...
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