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By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Studio for rent Sunny Isles Beach. In Sunny Isles Beach 1227 properties are for Rent. Furnished, unfurnished. SIB Realty will help you to find a place for a long term lease over 6 months up to 1 year. Let's talk about unfurnished places for rent for 1 year or more. Sunny Isles Beach RentalsStudio - 3. Unfurnished. From $1,075 to $1,450. You can find studio condos in Aventura Beach Club, Costal Towers, Salem House, Winston TowersReantal inventory in Sunny Isles Beach is updating every day. Moving to Florida? Need to rent a place? Check rental inventory in Sunny Isles Beach. Sunny Isles Beach Rentals - from studio to six plus bedroom. Sunny Isles Beach Realtals Long Term (over 6 months rent to 1 year)      Unfirnished  Sunny Isles Beach studio for rent from $1,075 to $1,450 Sunny Isles Be...
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By Vicky Chrisner
(Fieldstone Real Estate)
Today is “St. Joseph’s Day”… St. Joseph is widely considered the patron saint of home and family.   As such, some people incorporate the use of a statue of St. Joseph in their efforts when they sell a home.   There are varying instructions as to how to incoporate the statue (bury it, bury it upside down, bury it near the for sale sign, etc).  Sometimes it’s done by the homeowners, sometimes the agent.  And, as this article explains, we definitely saw more use of this technique in 2007-2009 when the market was, generally speaking, in the tank…. And while you may hear stories of St. Joseph from lots of agents… I am pretty sure you’re not going to hear this story anywhere else.Once upon a time, I had a client, Jamie, who was planning to relocate from Nebraska to the Dulles area for her hus...
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By Laurel Jonas, Move With Confidence
(Northwest Realty Group)
The closet might just be the hardest place to reduce clutter in the home. So often, we find ourselves using closets as the one space in the home that we allow a little chaos. Whether we use it as the space to keep unfolded laundry or to tuck away things that we forgot to clean up before having guests over, closets don’t always get the de-cluttering treatment they deserve. Here are a few ways to reduce closet clutter and in turn, reduce the stress it might be causing.Grouping ThingsThe easiest way to keep your closet organized is to have a grouping system. You may not be someone who color coordinates your closet, but you can group work shirts together, and casual pants, etc. in a way that will make it easier to find and easier to put away.Shelving that makes senseYour current shelving se...
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By Kevin Grolig
(Llewellyn Realtors)
Do you have a Recreational or Rec room in your MoCo home? If you do and you are ready to sell, don’t neglect what can be a gem for setting the stage for your home. Potential buyers will look for the functionality of a room when viewing homes.  With a Rec room, you can showcase several possibilities within one room, if you plan ahead and set the stage. No matter where your Rec room is in your home, it can often be a storage room.  If this is the case for you, before you can stage it, you need to remove the stored items and open the room’s floor plan. By opening the space, potential buyers will be better able to visualize their own use for the room. This is what you want to attain when staging your home to sell.  Be sure to give your Rec room a good detail cleaning as well.  Rent a carpe...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Sussex WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for June 2020Experience a great location for countryside living!The Village of Sussex is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is located approximately 19 miles northwest of Milwaukee and 9 miles north of Waukesha.With State Highway 164 crossing through Sussex and Interstate 94 just a few miles south, downtown Milwaukee is just a 30-minute drive southeast.The village is 7.24 square miles at an elevation of 930 feet. Nestled between the towns of Menomonee Falls, Hartland, and Waukesha, the village, which is generally small town in nature, is committed to the safety and quality of life of its residents.Sussex was founded in 1843 by George Elliot, a bricklayer from Beckley, East Sussex, and Richard Cooling, a blacksmith from Dorset. Other sett...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Nashotah WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for June 2020Live in the heart of Wisconsin’s stunning Lake Country landscape!Nashotah is a quaint village in Waukesha County, in the Lake Country area of Wisconsin. It is bordered by Delafield to the south, east, and west.The village got its name from the nearby Nashotah Lakes, a pair of lakes consisting of Upper Nashotah Lake and Lower Nashotah Lake. Nashotah is a name derived from the Native American language meaning “twins”.The village has a total area of 1.70 square miles, of which 1.67 square miles is land and 0.03 is water. Residents enjoy a rural and peaceful atmosphere. It is no surprise then that many buyers prefer homes for sale in Nashotah.Railroads have been instrumental in the development of the village. Before, Nashotah was an un...
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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 Beautifully Updated 3 Bed/2 Bath Townhome FOR SALE in Plantation!                      A Beautifully Updated 3 Bed/2 Bath Townhome FOR SALE in Plantation! Don't get caught walking to this beautifully updated town home in the heart Plantation, you might miss out! This gem is tucked away just minutes away from Central Park and all that Plantation has to offer. The kitchen has been remodeled to create the open feel, along with granite counter tops, wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The living spaces and bedrooms have laminate flooring, no carpet! Both bathrooms have been tastefully updated and the master shower features an "atrium" style glass window for optimal natural light. Best of all... the view! You have the benefit of having both a lake and greenery view to enjoy from...
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By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 0.33 of 1% of 79,000 AZ Realtors
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Home Of The Day: 10745 E Evergreen St Mesa, AZ 85207 Nick Giles visits another fantastic Mesa neighborhood to tour you in an amazing turn key home that catches your eye right away with its exquisite curb appeal, desert landscaping, 3-car garage w/ paver extended driveway and makes you want to stay a long time within its immaculate interior with a spacious layout shared by natural and recessed lighting. Come get acquainted with this 4 Bed 3.5 Bath Adobe Meadows Home w/ Den! (Listing Courtesy Of Brian Cunningham w/ List 3K, LLC)Get Your Home Sold With The Shanna Day Team Beautify/Ready To Sell Program!  CallOFFICIAL LISTING AGENT, SHANNA DAYfor any questions or more information:480-415-7616   Did you know that Shanna Day is in the Top 0.33 percent of 39,000 realtors of her local MLS and ...
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By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
If you are like a lot of homeowners who have just sold their homes, packing up to move is the least enjoyable aspect of the whole thing. Packing is always time consuming, but it is worse when you have weird shaped items to pack. Sometimes the most commonly used items end up being difficult to pack.Here are some tips for how to handle it.Think Outside The BoxMany weird shaped items either do not fit inside a standard sized box or they will rattle around and get damaged. Try to think of unusual packaging materials that might fit the bill, such as egg cartons, cardboard paper towel tubes, insulated coolers and even file cabinet drawers. Often, you will be able to fit a odd or strangely shaped item into one of these.  For instance, sharp knives can be tucked into paper towel tubes. Fold the...
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By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
(Watters International Realty)
 Condo Home for Sale at The Grove in Austin, TX 3108 E 51st St #901 Austin, TX 78723 is offered at $379,900!!!  Located in a tree lined gated community just a mile from Mueller, this end unit condo has an open and sunny floor-plan with a study nook, huge closets, and an individual fenced yard and garage. Features include high ceilings, quartz countertops, 8 foot doors, hardwood floors and tons of storage. The master bedroom windows overlook the back yard. Just a few short steps from the greenbelt and the walking trail.  This beautiful Condo Home for Sale at The Grove in Austin, TX is in Austin ISD (Independent School District) and is served by Pecan Springs Elementary School, Martin Middle School, and Reagan High School.  Scan the QR Code with your smart phone to view the mobile tour.  ...
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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055)
SOLD in the Houston Springs Subdivision in Perry GA 31069SOLD in Perry GAMy seller reached out to me after listing and selling one of her neighbor's homes. I am happy to report now that we have just closed!  I wish my seller well as she moves forward with the next phase in her life.The result is another home just SOLD in the Houston Springs in Perry GA 31069, courtesy of Anita Clark with Coldwell Banker Access Realty.As always, I am thrilled for my sellers and very happy the result is another home SOLD in the Houston Springs Subdivision in Perry Georgia 31069. Thank you entrusting me to get your home listed, seen, and SOLD!Your Perry Real Estate ProfessionalWhether you are buying or selling in the Perry real estate market or elsewhere in middle GA, I would love the opportunity to earn y...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
https://issuu.com/twomoveyou/docs/sellingyourhousesummer2020-edit.pptx In a survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes today indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions.  They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns our country is facing this year.  The question is, if you need to sell your house now, what virtual practices should you use to make sure you, your family, and potential buyers stay safe throughout the process? Call TwoMoveYou team  directly at 647-697-7413 for all your real estate needs. We are at your service. 
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
Have you been dreaming up where you want to live on Maui? Does your dream include an oceanfront or beachfront property in West Maui? Are you looking for a home for sale where you can have unique views of the West Maui mountains and the ocean? If this sounds like you then be sure to add Kapalua real estate to your Maui MLS search. Learn more about why you will want to buy your home in Kapalua and why it’s such a great real estate investment opportunity.Full Article Here: Why You Should Invest in Kapalua Real Estate in Maui, Hawaii
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Wouldn't you want to live here? More information at 437.oldforgecrossing.com    Located in a preferred location in Old Forge Crossing , this single bedroom Main Line second floor, end unit condo overlooks the community reflecting pond, with views of trees and water. One of the largest condos in the Old Forge Crossing development it has recently been updated with newer heater, a/c and newer energy efficient windows all saving you money on utilities. It also has hardwood parquet floors, new carpet in the bedroom, newer kitchen cabinets, recently updated bathroom and a large bedroom with two walk in closets. Condo has a washer and dryer in your condo, so no having to carry laundry to get it clean. There is plenty of storage throughout this condo, with a nice open floor plan. Gas cooking, g...
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By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Moving to Florida? Check this one.Porsche Design Tower Sunny Isles Beach luxury newest condominium Porsche Design Tower18555 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160Two, Three, Four and Five bedroom condos are for sale and rent in Porsche Design Tower Sunny Isles Beach luxury newest condominiumRent from $16,500 to $25,000 in Porsche Design Tower Sunny Isles Beach luxury oceanfront condominiumSale from $3,589,000 to $17,500,000 in Porsche Design Tower Sunny Isles Beach luxury oceanfront condominium Oceanfront. Luxury amenities. https://bit.ly/2VbeHncPlanning to move? Call us 305-931-6931. English, Russian. Licensed Realtors Miami. SIB Realty Планируете переехать? Звоните нам 305-931-6931. Русскоязычные лицензированные риэлторы в Майами. SIB Realty www.SIBRealty.org  Valeria Mola. Realtor...
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
TODAY'S TOP STORIESAmerica’s Founding Was Greatest Anti-Slavery Movement in History Pensacola's Need To Know?Builder Confidence Surges in June – Housing Rebound UnderwayNAHB’s builder confidence index plummeted for two months but surged 21 points in June. Any score above 50 is considered positive territory; this month it rose to 58. Read more What is Title Insurance, Escrows and closings explained in simple terms? Get REAL ANSWERS  .Latest Home Offerings  Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter what happening here on the gulf and homes for sale.  Want to know the TRUE VAULE of your Home in Today's Market  Thinking of SELLING We Charge a flat fee (Fair Fee) of $2995 to sell your home. We use our 27 step Home Marketing System designed to sell your home faster, for more money while saving you a...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Exceptional Snoqualmie Ridge Craftsman Home Overview Maps Market Stats *SOLD* Price $575,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2.75 BathroomsInterior: 1,820 sqftYear Built: 2014MLS #: 1569853 Location 34722 SE Jacobia StreetSnoqualmie, WA 98065 Description *Just Sold*  Exceptional Snoqualmie Ridge Craftsman Home with Mountain Views. 3 bedroom, 2.75 bath in 1,820 square feet of quality living space. High ceilings invite you into a great open floor plan. Main level features; living room with warm gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, bright dining room, third bedroom/den and 3/4 bath. Upstairs offers a spacious master suite with spa-like 5-piece bath and walk-in closet. Large second suite has its own full bath. HOA takes care of lan...
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The Internet is full of "advice", and in the latest version, has buyers calling and wanting to receive the buyer agents share of the commission when they do not have a buyer agent.        The Internet is full of "advice", and in the latest version, has buyers calling and wanting to receive the buyer agents share of the commission when they do not have a buyer agent. Lets set the stage. I am the listing agent. My contract is with the seller. I agree to list said home for said fee. My job is to sell the home and take good care of my seller.   I wake up and there is an email from a buyer who saw my new listing. They love the home and want to buy it. They include the fact that they have no agent and do not want one. They include a price they want to pay and that they will represent themselv...
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By Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team, - SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD -
(Ken's Home Team LLC.)
Don't be fooled, this delightful ranch home is bigger than it looks! 1758 sqft, 5 bedrooms, 2 bath, with hardwood floors throughout house & brand new carpet in bedrooms. Other updates made to the house: newer windows, SS appliances and newer heat-pump/AC. Large trex deck in the fenced-in backyard with a 10x15 tool shed. RV and Boat parking in side area. Access to Main St for a way into town without the noise/congestion. Click Here For Full Details and more pictures Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams /Eugene-Spfld
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By PeterMark SEO, SEO, SEM, DEV
(PeterMarkSEO)
Are you considering selling your home, looking to see how much equity you have, or just want to know how much is my house worth in today's market? It's good to know your home value and to keep tabs on it every once in a while. After all, it's your most valued asset. Who knows, you might be surprised. But what is the most reliable way to arrive at the correct value? One thing is for sure, in today's tech-savvy, instant estimates, social state of mind, quick answers from popular websites and computerized methods can steer you way off course and are the wrong way to go in establishing proper home value. Having sold properties in both Illinois, South Carolina, and Florida markets, I know the inside scoop for getting any home value in any housing market. Because real estate is local, as in a...
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