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By Jonathan Hall, Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
(William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty)
Spacious Colonial Home900 Lexington Boulevard,Bethel CT 06801 'Lexington Meadows'Listed Price: $300,000MLS number: 170026166Bedrooms:2-3 BedroomsBathrooms:2.5Square Footage:2078Call or Text Agent Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-417-0523 if you are interested in this property or to confirm current availablity other similar townhomes in the area.Property Information:Pristine condition! This end unit trilevel offers quality improvements in a lovely setting within the desired Lexington Meadows community of Bethel,CT. This 2-3 bedroom property has been updated and well maintained by the original owner. Improvements and upgrades includes hardwood flooring in all bedrooms, living room & dining room. The kitchen features a lovely breakfast nook, stainless s...
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By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
Just Listed!!! 5 Bed Waterfront Pool Home in The Ridges Weston FL. Just Listed!!! 5 Bed Waterfront Pool Home in The Ridges Weston FL.  Click here to see What's Listed for Sale in The Ridges, Weston FL.... Today   If you are in the market looking for a 5 bedroom waterfront pool home for sale in the Ridges Weston,FL. Look no further, you just found the best deal right here. This Upgraded home is ready to move in, with Upgraded Kitchen ,wood floors in Bedrooms  build for entertaining with Serene Lake and Pool views. This home is located in the most desirable Heron Ridge subdivision of The Ridges. Click below to view this Just Listed 5 Bed Waterfront Pool Home.  Consisting of more than 1200 stunning and beautiful, single-family , The Ridges Weston-FL truly defines what a comfortable, gated ...
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By Rick Lorenz, REALTOR Emeritus, CRS, ABR, CyberStar, CNE, E-Pro
(Team Lorenz)
25% Increase in Average Sales Price since 2015Durango real estate prices have certainly seen some changes in the last couple of years. I recently did a study of Durango real estate sales statistics for Durango in-town homes sold during 2015 and 2016 and 2017 (not counting Three Springs Subdivision is that is all newer construction). Using the data from the Durango Association of Realtors MLS system, I learned that the average sales price in 2015 was $337,770 while in 2017 that average sales price was $423,301 which represents a 24.9% increase in average price over that timeframe. One of the interesting things to note is the fact that the number of homes sold has stayed pretty constant: 319 homes sold in 2015; 329 homes sold in 2016; and 316 homes sold in 2017. Remember these are just in...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
 UNDER CONTRACT1713 MEYERWOOD LANE SOUTHFLOWER MOUND, TX 75028(This Property sold - it is off the market) The countdown to closing begins effective 4/19/2017. An offer brings joy to sellers. Acceptance is even better. There are many parts of a home sale and everyone has to cooperate to make things work. It's a team effort, no matter how you look at it. Putting a home on the market really gets owners outside of their comfort zone. The search for the perfect house takes a lot of effort. Marketing, open houses, advertising, rearranging schedules, keeping a house clean and organized, making sure every detail is taken care of requires a lot of planning and hard work.  In a Seller's market, there's a feeling of fight or flight! Buyers who need to move are fighting hard to get there first. Age...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
 NEW LISTING1713 Meyerwood LN SFlower Mound, TX 75028(THIS PROPERTY SOLD AND CLOSED. IT IS OFF THE MARKET) NEXT? It's Always Your Next Move! --- Napolean HillPeople know when it's time to move on. This beautiful three bedroom, 2.1 bath, Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Island and Breakfast Bar with Granite too, 42 inch cabinets, Breakfast Area, Study, Master Suite Down with Hollywood Tub, very large closet, separate shower, large vanity with dual sinks, Game Room upstairs with two bedrooms is perfect for someone wanting to stay in the Lewisville Independent School District (Timbercreek, Lamar, and Marcus High School). Two car Garage and no HOA dues. 2,033 Square Feet, per Tax Records but other similar floorplans shows larger square footage in tax records. Buyers need to verify Square F...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
by Patricia Feager, 9/3/2017 Thinking about selling your home in Denton, Dallas, Tarrant, or Collin Counties in Texas? While many agents offer "full services," my goal is to provide Premium Services customized for the benefit of the seller's motivation, needs, and wants.  EDUCATIONReviewing listing and contract forms before going live in MLS sets the stage for what comes next. Setting up expectations, staying committed, knowing with confidence what needs to be signed and why prepares the sellers to sell and produce positive results. FINANCINGPricing strategies, including a comprehensive Comparative Marketing Analysis, and an estimated Seller's Net puts the seller in the driver's seat before negotiations begin. By running through various scenarios and continuous communication prior to li...
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By Tony and Karen Cloninger, Cloninger Properties~The Name Friends Recommend
(Keller Williams Realty~Cloninger Properties)
New Listing1550 Valhalla Drive, Denver, NC 28037 WELCOME home. Explore the many outstanding features, including a main floor master ensuite, high trey ceilings, tons of crown molding, a second floor guest ensuite, a tankless water heater w/instant hot water, and a walk-in attic for easy access extra storage. However, the main reason you will choose this house is the back yard view. From the screened-in porch or the two level deck overlooking the 7th fairway & green you can watch your friends and neighbors on the golf course, or just relax and watch the squirrels and birds chase each other around. There are many colorful songbirds, such as finches, cardinals, & bluebirds. Discover how the azalea, rhododendron, and dogwoods blooming in the backyard in the spring & summer, add to the beaut...
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By Tony and Karen Cloninger, Cloninger Properties~The Name Friends Recommend
(Keller Williams Realty~Cloninger Properties)
Now Available in Denver, NC6945 Jefferson DriveThis custom built home was designed for true enjoyment in mind! Tucked away on a private 1.7 acre lot this hidden gem is sure to please in every way. Enjoy refreshing afternoon swims in the pool, family BBQs from the lovely decking, & campfires by the fire pit. You'll feel far away from it all yet close enough to Hwy 16 for easy access to Charlotte for all your fine dining, shopping & airport travels. Come inside this gorgeous home through the double door entry, breathtaking views invite you into the cozy great room overlooking the beautiful backyard. A gorgeous kitchen boasts an oversized island that gives excellent space for entertaining. Master suite & guest suite both are conveniently located on the main floor. A walkout basement with p...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
by Patricia Feager, 9/4/2017 PRICING ADVICEWhen it comes to other people's money, people take it personally. But that's not the problem, the challenge is having discussions with sellers about rising property costs, economic decline, and the reality check on the appraised value by an Appraiser. A seller who has an unrealistic expectation of what their property is worth needs to understand Appraisers are bound by Federal Government Guidelines. What the sellers don't know can hurt them later, e.g., when agreed upon sales price doesn't match appraised value. Buyers can then opt to walk, pay the difference or negotiate with the seller to adjust his price or split the difference. Sellers need to be educated on seller paid closing costs. PERCEPTIONThe perception is, if I make more, I get more....
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By Beth Good Realtor, Temecula Horse Property Specialist
(Prime Horse Property)
I recently did a listing video for a ranch that was once teaming with life.  Now that the horses are gone, it would have been a sin to market the property without showing what the property is.  Selling horse ranches isn't always easy, especially the sort which leans towards commercial such as this one.   This ranch had such a great history that the first thing I wanted to do was to tell a story.  Glad to have experience on set from my prior days in Georgia, I set about taking on the role as writer, animal wrangler and producer.  With the help of some good friends and an outstanding videographer, we set about making it happen.   I went all out on this one and I hope you like it.   As a follow-up, I also wrote a little blog at my site to go along with it.  I reckon after you see the video...
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By Eric Slifkin, PA
(Keller Williams Realty of the Treasure Coast)
What is Your Treasure Coast Home's Real Worth NOW? Click here or below to find any Treasure Coast home's current worth or call 888-264-1910 ext. ID 20520 to receive a custom property valuation. This is not a generic guesstimate! Get a home valuation report that is specific to your neighborhood and includes up-to-the-minute live data from our LOCAL Multiple Listing Service. Click here to find your home's worth now or call 888-264-1910 ext. ID 20520 to receive your custom property valuation and market analysis 24/7. Your Professional Evaluation Will Include... Prices and Details of Properties that appraisers, lenders and banks use in their valuations... A Professional Estimate of your Home’s Current Value… The MOST current information in the market... Get the same information that lending...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
  Open House Saturday, July 25  In Polo Club at Mountain Island Lake4949 Polo Gate Boulevard | Charlotte, NC 28216 From 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm  View the Tour  Price: $300,000 Main Features:Patio Town Home2 Bedrooms | 2 BathroomsLiving Room | Dining AreaCook's KitchenSun RoomZero-grade EntranceHeated Living Area: 1,775 Square FeetGarage: 2-car | 423 Square FeetLot: .10 AcresYear Built: 2014Community Amenities: Clubhouse, Pool, Exercise Room, Gated Entry More Details Location:4949 Polo Gate Boulevard | Charlotte, NC 28216          SEARCH ALL POLO CLUB AT MOUNTAIN ISLAND LAKE HOMES FOR SALE    SEARCH ALL 55+ & ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITIES IN THE CHARLOTTE REGION       WONDERING WHAT YOUR POLO CLUB AT MOUNTAIN ISLAND LAKE HOME IS WORTH?   FREE Home Seller Guide: “Things To Consider When Selling Y...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Lac La Belle WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for June 2020Discover what it’s like living in the lovely village of Lac La Belle!Lac La Belle is a village located mostly in Waukesha County in the State of Wisconsin. The village is situated mostly within the town of Oconomowoc.In 2002, the village annexed a portion of land in the town of Ixonia in Jefferson County. The village has a total area of 0.98 square miles, which is all land.Lac La Belle is a French term for “The Beautiful Lake.” The name aptly describes this quaint community known for its outdoor lifestyle and community feel.Sitting on the scenic lakefront, the village of Lac La Belle exudes the silent beauty of rural Wisconsin and yet it is still close enough to commute to other cities. No wonder it attracts many buyers looking...
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By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
A Spacious 4 Bedroom 2/Bathroom Pool Home SOLD in Davie!A Spacious 4 Bedroom 2/Bathroom Pool Home SOLD in Davie! This one story, 4 bed, 2 bath, pool home offers plenty of interior living space and outdoor area to relax and entertain.This Davie home is conveniently located in the Parkwood Isle neighborhood of homes, which is near great shopping, restaurants, and several of Davie's beautiful parks including Bergeron Park, Tree Tops Park and Robbin's Lodge Park all within close proximity. The family friendly neighborhood is ideally situated close to I-595 to make commuting a breeze.  The Westfield Broward Mall, Sawgrass Mills Mall, Ikea, and the BB&T Center are also close by for your shopping and entertainment needs.The top-rated Broward County schools that children living in Parkwood Isle...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
I am hearing some horror stories from people trying to sell their homes. Yesterday a local home owner gave me a call. He wanted to know how he could make is home selling process go smooth? He also told me a story of how his neighbor put his home under contract in only 1 day, but everything after that was hell. He did not want to end up like that.     Yes, there are things he can do to make his home sale go better. It starts by getting prepared. Most people think finding a buyer is the only thing you need to do to sell a home. Many do not know and even fewer realize what it takes to get the sale to close.    It all starts with hiring a local and trusted listing agent. There is a huge difference in agents. The service they offer is what sets them apart. Add in their experience,  communic...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Lannon WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for June 2020Lannon is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The village has a total area of 2.46 square miles, 2.44 square miles of which island, and 0.02 square miles is water. It is bordered by Sussex to the west and Menomonee Falls to the north, east, and south.The village was originally mainly settled by immigrants. However, the first true sellers were Isaac Howard and William Lannon. The village got its final name from the latter, an Irishman who settled in the area with his bride in 1834.Eventually, the settlement expanded in both population and size. At present, there are just over 1,100 residents.Located just outside of Milwaukee, residents enjoy the advantages of a major metropolitan area without having to deal with the hustle and bu...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Are you looking for a beautiful and affordable waterfront property east of Durham Region? The TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Systems Team expertly navigate the sale of your home in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, or Clarington, and guide you through your purchase of your dream waterfront property in Port Hope, Cobourg, Colborne, Cramhe, Brighton, Trenton, Belleville and Prince Edward County!Where else could you get professional advise from realtors representing so many areas along Lake Ontario? Contact Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman of TwoMoveYou today! 647-697-7413
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
Stunning and massive remodel in Jan. 2018 on this single level, Dual master suite floor plan with 2 luxurious baths. Spectacular mountain and golf course views. Completely taken down to the studs! New decor electrical switches, light fixtures & LED pot lights. Low flush toilets, new faucets, showers, and Tub. Beautiful porcelain wide plank floors throughout, and solid interior doors, baseboards, and casings. Marble counter-tops in Kitchen and Baths. All new plumbing fixtures and new sliding closet doors. There are 4'' sliding, wood shutters in the living room and 4'' bifold shutters in bedrooms and kitchen. There are Two custom Barn doors in the condo. One is 300 pounds, 10 feet tall and solid mahogany located in the entry hall to hide the mini-office. There's a Double back patio overlo...
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By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Some Highlights A recent study shared by NAR notes that both buyers and sellers think an agent is more helpful than ever during the current health crisis. Expertise and professionalism are highly valued and can save buyers and sellers time and effort along the way. If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home this year, let’s connect to be sure you have a trusted professional on your side.  « Home Sales Hit a Record-Setting Rebound  Ask Your Agent: 10 Questions for the Closing Process What Are Experts Saying about Home Prices?Does Your Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?              Blog Archive        #SellYourHomeForMoreandPayLess, #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor, #SellersPayZEROCommission,  #ListYourHomeAndPayNoCommission, #BetterThanFSBO, #5StarREALTOR®, #FixandFlip, #RealE...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
 Are you thinking about moving to Brighton, Ontario?Ready to sell that house in Durham Region and move to a quieter pace of life with Presqu'ile park, bird watching and the Barn Theatre? Go for a walk and then a drive down by Elton John's house! See the beautiful Lake Ontario shimmer in the glistening sun! Take it all in... likely MORTGAGE FREE.TwoMoveYou are expert Realtors who specialize in helping people get the MOST money when selling their Whitby, Ajax, and Oshawa homes, to move out east to Port Hope, Cobourg and Brighton! We take care of it all! Now is the time to cash in on that house and start living the great live out here in Brighton. All you need to do now is call 647-697-7413 and ask for Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter, of TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Services to help ...
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