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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Paradise Valley is the most expensive place to live in Arizona. When buying a home one will need a jumbo loan if not buying with cash. However there are usually some Owner May Finance homes available. Here are Paradise Valley homes for sale with Seller May Carry or Owner Financing next to Scottsdale Arizona and UPDATED DAILY on the MLS for the day that you are reading this. (Photo from Town of Paradise Valley website)Paradise Valley Arizona Estates with Owner Financing or Seller Carry Financing Assistance AvailableSee Paradise Valley homes for sale with Seller May Carry or Owner Financing on the MLS on FULL PAGE view and obtain your own FREE MLS SEARCH PORTAL in Arizona, creating your own filters, the most powerful home search tool availableHave you thought of purchasing a Paradise Vall...
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By Joe Metzler, Sr Loan Officer
(Cambria Mortgage)
See your credit risk based on your credit scoreMinneapolis, MN: We all have credit scores, but do you know what your credit score tells creditors? It tells us your credit risk, and likelihood of the money not being paid back. Of course a high credit score is no guarantee of being paid back, just like a bad credit low scores are not a guarantee of default, but creditors have plenty of historical data to give us an idea.Most lending is based off  what is know as 'risk based pricing', which simply means the lower your credit score, the higher risk of default, and the higher interest rate you pay for that risk.Lenders Odds For Mortgage Late Payment Risk Press Control-D to Bookmark This Page   More Than Just A Credit Score Other factors can come into play to help a lender mitigate risk. Amor...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
102 Loblolly Circle, Midway, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3300004bed - 2bath - 0.25 sqft lotNew construction only minutes from Tallahassee and under $350,000! This 4BR 2BA beautiful new home screams luxury. Granite in kitchen and baths, luxury vinyl plank flooring, modern and upscale lighting and fixtures, stainless appliances, touch screen bathroom mirrors, modern and beautiful color palette throughout, open floor plan with trey ceilings and can lighting. Get settled in your new home by Christmas!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Click here for price and locationHave you always wanted to build a new home in Arrowhead Lake but didn't have the patience to deal with the building process?  Seller is so excited with the outcome, they don't want to wait any longer.   Beautiful stone work outside, welcoming porches front & back. A short walk to the beach. Arrowhead is a gated, 24 hour security, 2 lakes, 4 beaches, gym, playgrounds. Close to Pocono Area attractions, casino, skiing, hiking, waterparks, outlet shopping. Hurry and make your appointment. Call Patricia Quinn today at (201) 779-3513 for more information!Click here for price and location
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Greenfield is located in Centennial, with some of this neighborhood in the City of Aurora.    It is located off Arapahoe Road & Picadilly in the South part of the Metro Denver area.   It is located in Cherry Creek School District, which is just one reason this neighborhood is popular! I like to stay on top of the statistics for the community, and nice to review the numbers every month, or at least every quarter.   Most months there are just one or two sales.   For  November, there was only one sale and in December, there was none.   For this size of the neighborhood, we don't usually see many homes go up for sale in Greenfield or Greenfield Estates.     Here are the sales for all of 2022 - 25 homes sold ranging from $509,900 to $1,000,000 (2021 had 33 sales)The average Days on Market we...
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By Sean Gilliam, Real Estate on the Front Range
(LoKation Real Estate)
The city of Longmont is located just Northeast of Boulder and sits adjacent to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  Founded in 1871, it is named after Long’s Peak, the towering mountain on the west horizon that rises 14,255 feet above sea level.  It is ideally located along the Front Range mountains as it is about 44 miles to Denver International Airport (~45 minutes), 36 miles to Denver (~30 minutes), 15 miles to Boulder (~15-20 minutes), 31 miles to Fort Collins (~30-35 minutes) and 35 miles to Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park (~35-40 minutes). Start your home search here: Homes for Sale in LongmontLongmont is a growing community of just under 100,000 residents.  It draws many for work and lifestyle.  According to the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, some of the maj...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
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By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Your Voice is NeededAdvocating for Housing in Your Community I don't know about you, but I walked away from the 2023 Real Estate Success Summit charged up and ready to really ramp up my voice when it comes to creating more housing and especially affordable housing in my community and throughout Washington State! Since housing starts began to decline after the Great Recession, and then plummeted, I have been warning everyone who would listen about the challenges our housing market would be facing if more homes could not be built. In fact, I predicted that the spring of 2021 would be the beginning of one of the most challenged housing markets anyone had ever seen. But little did I know that at the time of my prediction that COVID was around the corner about to make the situation worse. A...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Proud Dad moments are what we all love. Bill  As a proud Dad I have been watching the Newspaper like a hawk to see if Timmothy made the Dean's List for his performance during the Fall semester. Finally, in today's paper, and also a certificate in the mail, there it was. Even better than the Dean's List, Timmothy made the President's Honor Roll. As many of you have seen his cartooning skills have really been improving BUT he also took Economics and English classes as well. His non-cartooning art has also greatly improved, which I will share soon. For those of you who may be asking "How is Tina doing?" I am pretty sure she is either back in the USA or in the air as I write this. I'm sure she will have many deployment stories to share. It's been a long 6 months for Dad but at least with mo...
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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Buying a New Construction Home? A Few Tips To Avoid Panic In ConnecticutA brand-new home! Who hasn't dreamed of creating the perfect home from scratch and moving into a space that no one has ever lived in before. There's something special about a fresh home, but remember, new doesn't mean perfect. And it certainly does not mean that there won't be imperfections small or large to contend with. One of the most important things to understand up front is what does your warranty cover? A builders warranty covers typical defects and other problems but the fine print outlines timelines, procedures and limitations. A thorough reading prior to closing will clarify how to handle any issues that arise when you move in.When you are ready to move in your checklist will differ from a typical resale h...
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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Avoid the Rental Trap in 2023 If you’re a renter, you likely face an important decision every year: renew your current lease, start a new one, or buy a home. This year is no different. But before you dive too deeply into your options, it helps to understand the true costs of renting moving forward. In the past year, both current renters and new renters have seen their rent go up based on information from realtor.com: “Three out of four renters (74.2%) who have moved in the past 12 months reported seeing their rent increase. The strain from recent rent hikes isn’t exclusive to renters who have recently moved. Nearly two-thirds of renters (63.2%) who have lived in their current rental between 12 and 24 months, and likely renewed their lease, have also reported increases in their rent.” An...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
2614 Molton Way 21244, Kingswood Commonis SOLD & SettledMLSBC2054802We found the right buyer for this adorable and affordable two-bedroom townhouse with two assigned parking spaces right in front.One and a half baths, an eat-in kitchen, dining and living room, and a full-sized washer and dryer. The sliding glass doors lead to the patio—no grass to cut or snow to shovel.  This is an energy-efficient interior Townhouse with low Condo fees of $165 per month.2614 Molton Way is conveniently located to the beltway, shopping, and metro station.This brick two-level  Kingswood Common Condo is in Baltimore County but is SOLD & Settled.Click To See PhotosFor information on any homeCall Margaret Rome
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By Karen Schimpf, When Your Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSE
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
Commercial Property Exchange   NETWORKING EVENT Making Transactions Happen       Come to the Williamson County and Northeast Travis County  Commercial Property Exchange Networking Event!   Meeting every 1st Thursday of the Month    Williamson County Association of Realtors  123 E.Old Settlers Blvd. Round Rock TX 78664    Meeting begins at 8:30 am and ends @ 10:00 am   Text Link COMMERCIAL PROPERTY EXCHANGE NETWORK for Commercial Realtors Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023   Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am    Address: 123 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock, TX   Zoom:   Register in advance to attend meeting via Zoom:    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdOCqqjkoHN3cucayv7HeW7hSDkIWMn8_ ****Please check your email to receive the meeting id number and the passcode for the event.     For P...
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By Pierre Raymond, Quant investing and risk management
How To Choose Where To Invest In Real EstateInvesting is trending among millennials, and one of their favorite types of investment is real estate. In fact, a recent survey from Bankrate shows that 33% of millennials prefer to invest money in real estate, rather than in stocks or bonds.If you are one of those investors, here are a few things that could help you make wise decisions when picking your investment locations.Pay attention to property prices. Rising property prices are a good indicator of a hot real estate market. If an investor can catch the movement early enough, and make smart decisions about which properties to purchase, it presents opportunities for great returns on the investment. The state of Arkansas is a great place to witness this firsthand, according to an article fr...
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
Think Twice Before Waiting for 3% Mortgage Rates Last year, the Federal Reserve took action to try to bring down inflation. In response to those efforts, mortgage rates jumped up rapidly from the record lows we saw in 2021, peaking at just over 7% last October. Hopeful buyers experienced a hit to their purchasing power as a result, and some decided to press pause on their plans. Today, the rate of inflation is starting to drop. And as a result, mortgage rates have dipped below last year’s peak. Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares: “While mortgage market activity has significantly shrunk over the last year, inflationary pressures are easing and should lead to lower mortgage rates in 2023.” That’s potentially great news if you’re a buyer aiming to jump back into the housing...
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By Jean Richer, Straight Talk on Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
Considering buying a newly built home? In today's episode of the Jean Richer Show, we are diving into the pros and cons you should be informed about before making your final decision. Let's get into it! 
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By Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs
(Kelly Right Real Estate)
What Past Recessions Tell Us About the Housing Market It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who closely follows the economy or not, chances are you’ve heard whispers of an upcoming recession. Economic conditions are determined by a broad range of factors, so rather than explaining them each in depth, let’s lean on the experts and what history tells us to see what could lie ahead. As Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at Bankrate, says: “Two-in-three economists are forecasting a recession in 2023 . . .” As talk about a potential recession grows, you may be wondering what a recession could mean for the housing market. Here’s a look at the historical data to show what happened in real estate during previous recessions to help prove why you shouldn’t be afraid of what a recession could mea...
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By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Artificial Intelligence(AI) is rapidly growing in popularity and use due to advancements in its accessibility. Many businesses are now starting to realize the potential benefits of using AI to create content. The technology is becoming more sophisticated and advanced every year, making it an increasingly viable option for businesses looking to streamline their content creation process. But should you jump on the bandwagon and start using AI content generation for your business? Like any technology, there are pros and cons, and it's important to consider both before deciding what's right for your business. The complexity of what today's AI is capable of equates to equally complex problems. From lack of consistency in the quality output to moral dilemmas regarding the replacement of human...
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