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By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
To reach Camp Lake, part of the Chambers Lakes in the Three Sisters Wilderness, hikers starting at the Pole Creek Trailhead have to trek trough 4 miles of dead trees, the result of 2012's Pole Creek Fire. We did this hike July 24, 2021 and it was a warm day. Despite the heat and the dry conditions, we saw some interesting things along the way, among them what we believe was a young Red Tailed Hawk sitting in one of the burned trees as it scouted the area for rodents. We also had fun crossing the North Fork of Whychus Creek as it flows out of Diller Glacier on Middle Sister. The remaining 3 mile trek to Camp Lake is in alpine wooded areas with fabulous views of Middle and North Sister. Just before reaching Camp Lake, the views open and South Sister becomes the main mountain visible, towe...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
Join us for a LIVE VIRTUAL TOUR of our sample homes, design center & factory on August 11th 2021 @ 6:30 PM EST... go to www.vt-sign-up.com today to reserve your spot... explore how we can help you design and build your dream home... we feature quality Andersen products in all of our homes... learn more at www.andersenwindows.com...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
 'Friday Flag' this week comes while making a quick trip to Kalispell Montana, last weekend via Highway 2, from Bonners Ferry Idaho.  I found this USA Flag to be quite impressive, no matter where it was flown, much less a 1 horse stop of 4 business's representing this town. With a mini car show going on it was too crowded for me to even find a town name and did not have the time to stop.  None the less thank you Montana "small town" for proudly flying such an impressive 'Ole Glory'. Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Inflation woes were allayed a bit this morning when a key gauge was better than feared. The June Core PCE grew 0.4%, slower than the 0.5% rise in May and below the gain of 0.6% expected. The annual Core PCE increased 3.5% from 3.4%. The Core PCE measures prices paid by consumers for goods and services, excluding food and energy. The index is the fed's favorite inflation gauge.Consumer spending rose in June with Americans shelling out for services at the start of the summer. Personal Spending rose 1% from May and above the 0.7% increase expected. Incomes were up scantily by 0.1% with a decline of 0.6% estimated. Since the country fully reopened, the restaurant and travel sectors have benefitted. Consumer spending makes up two-thirds of U.S. economic activity and is vital for economic gro...
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Mortgage backed securities closed up 6 basis points today at 102.00 having closed 12 points above the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 2.75% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 3.125%. 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 Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(ERA Town & Campus Realty)
🏡1595 W Lakeshore Dr. Starkville, MS 39759🏡 📞ERA Town & Campus Realty: 662.615.6077 💲 Price: $990,000 Total Bedrooms: 3Total Bathrooms: 4Total SqFt.: 5,391 Garage Type: Garage W/DR MLS  #21-1590 🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡 Secluded Estate at Browning Creek | This Home is the Perfect Escape For Someone Looking to Buy an Experience | With a Backyard View of Dense Woods, Whitetail Deer, Rabbits, Waterfall & Hillside Stream | Brick Pathway to Expansive Front Porch | Foyer | Open Living Room w/Grand Columns & Fireplace | Formal Dining Room | Chef's Kitchen w/Granite Countertops, Workspace Island w/Storage, Viking Appliances Throughout, Double Oven, Baking Drawer, Beverage Refrigerator, Concealed Refrigerator, Dishwasher & Compactor, Hop-Up Bar, Stainless Sink w/Prep Area | Breakfast Area w/Florida Room Access ...
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Both tenants and property owners have duties and responsibilities to fulfill. Tenants have to comply with rules and procedures states in their contract, and landlords also have a duty to keep their property in good condition. If a property owner fails to make a property repair and this causes an injury, they could be held liable for it. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a renter and a landlord.What Are Your Rights as a Tenant?Some of the rights you have as a tenant include: Right to a habitable home. This means that the dwelling’s condition must be safe to live in, with usable utilities, heat, and water. The landlord has the duty to make any necessary repairs to make the dwelling habitable. Right to privacy. If the property owner or manager needs to enter your home, t...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
This was a delightful sight of a just opened gardenia greeted us today at lunch.  It grows by the high top table where we like to sit under an arbor at Lucky's. We had not been there for several weeks, and Bruno, our favorite waiter, greeted us like long lost friends.  The food was great as usual, and it was good time to be appreciative of all the good things in our lives.  We always count our Lucky Stars at Lucky's. Wishing Everyone a Fabulous Friday and a great Weekend!
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By Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329, Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans
(FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv.)
 Redecorating can be a great way to breathe new life into your home. After walking into the same space day after day, you may look for new ways to transform a space and make it new again. When you decide to redecorate your home, you want to put your personal stamp on your space to make it as unique as you are. Here are a few ways you can spruce up your home’s interior to make it unique and beautiful. Floating BookshelvesIf you want to display your books in a more creative method than just putting them on a bookshelf, a floating bookshelf is a fun way to display them. To do this, you screw two metal L-shaped brackets into your wall, then take a hardcover book and cut small slits in the book jacket and slide the book in, giving it the illusion that the book is floating. From there, you ca...
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By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
Deatsville AL Home For Sale:406 Myrick Rd, Deatsville AL 36022MLS# 499277 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | 1,890 Square Feet | Cobblestone RunMove-in Ready Beauty!Virtual TourWelcome home to Cobblestone Run! This beautiful home is move-in ready with a brand new roof, freshly painted exterior and interior, new laminate flooring and new fixtures! Your first step into the foyer gives the feeling of openness with the vaulted ceiling and huge window in the dining room, and a spacious great room with tons of windows that flows into the light filled kitchen. The master suite has a huge walk-in closet, garden tub and separate shower on one side of the house, two bedrooms and hall bath are on the other. The large flat fully fenced back yard has plenty of room for play and pets. Check it out today!Market...
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By Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI 623-582-4444
(Level 4 Funding )
The true cost of flipping cannot be calculated using a simple equation but is instead the result of countless variables that change from deal to deal. How much does it cost to flipping a house in Phoenix Arizona? The answer ultimately depends on the investor’s intentions and how he or she will address any unforeseen circumstances. The cost of flipping a house loans in Phoenix Arizona is almost certainly worth it if the profit margins suggest as much. The cost of flipping is more closely related to a moving variable than a fixed expense. If for nothing else, it is impossible to formulate a universal equation to pinpoint the exact cost a flip will incur. It is worth noting, however, that while the individual costs may be difficult to account for, there are broader expenses that can make t...
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By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
Ashkarian/Ardis Team305-395-0814/305-481-3317www.SearchFloridaKeysHomes.com/sell Friends and clients,I have a quick update to share regarding mortgage interest rates. Whether you're looking to buy, sell, or refinance, these numbers affect you.Mortgage interest rates have dipped just below 3% once again. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage now sits at 2.98%. The week prior, rates jumped back up above 3%. This was the first time in 10 weeks that rates had risen above 3%. The news of rates rising above 3% triggered a pretty significant drop in mortgage applications. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that they dropped by 6.9% last week. That's their lowest level in almost a year and a half. There were declines in both refinance and purchase applications.The drop in purchas...
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By Dave Benneton, Fast Cash Offers
(Digital Bullet)
Sell Due To Divorce - Benefits Of Selling For CashAre you currently going through a divorce? Has it been stalled because you are unable to sell your shared marital property you can’t sell? Well, if you plan thinking I need to sell My Kansas City House Fast due to divorce, you need to consider selling your house for cash. Here are some reasons why you should sell your house/shared marital property for cash.1.    Quick CashIf you are forced to sell due to divorce, you will need quick cash that you can divide equally with your spouse. A lot of divorce proceedings are often held up because of the division of property. If you sell your marital property for cash, you can move on without anything holding you back. There will be no further disagreements when it comes to division of property dur...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
1326 Saint Andrews Condos Lower Garden District Neighborhood Condos in New Orleans         The Condos at 1326 St. Andrews are a good example of a four plex turned into condos.  These were transformed inot condos in 2008.  At first there were four units and a fifth was an attic space converted into a condo in 2013.          Each unit is larger than most condos in larger complexes.  The parking is on the side along with a garden area.  All the units have storage in the basement or what is really the first floor.  The condos were nicely done with lots of natural light, wood floors, large windows, and big kitchens in some of the units.         Its an easy walk to St. Charles Ave., Magazine Street and Coliseum Square. A real historic neighborhood.   1326 St. Andrews Condos on the corner, A ...
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By Dave Benneton, Fast Cash Offers
(Digital Bullet)
Selling With Fire Damage For A Good PriceWe Buy Houses Vancouver WA and we have been buying Fire Damaged Properties for years. You need to work with a cash for homes type of company if you are selling with fire damage. It can be hard to sell a home with any kind of problem going on with it to a private buyer. But, a company that buys homes for cash will work with you no matter what kind of shape the home is in.Find out what a company that buys homes is going to pay for what you have even with the damage. You're going to find that it's possible to get a fair price for what you have even if there are problems going on with your property. If the fire damage is bad enough, then you may not get full price for a home but cash for homes company is likely to still invest in it. They have the ab...
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By Emma Swier, Real Estate Marketing Executive
For a competitive industry such as real estate, even agents with the best sales techniques often have to deal with coming up with smart strategies to generate genuine leads. The ever transitioning market means that real estate professionals need to find smart and effective ways to generate leads and close deals to grow their business. Generating real estate leads is an unending challenge, and although real estate agents can decide to farm a small geographical area in the quest to become a household name and generate leads quite easily, agents with bigger and competitive areas to farm often find themselves struggling with generating buyers or sellers leads.  Nobody said it's gonna be easy... but you can be certain, it will be worth it... As much as this is a challenge, it's not enough to...
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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)
  The Town of Castle Rock is located about 30 minutes (29 miles) south of Denver and enjoys a population of 70,687.  The elevation of Castle Rock is 6,202 feet above sea level.   Castle Rock includes Castle Pines and many rural farm areas outside the City limits.  The Castle Rock real estate market for the month of June 2021 saw an increase in sales over the previous month.  These stats include Castle Pines and Castle Pines Village, single-family detached homes, and multi-family homes, courtesy of Joan Cox, House to Home, Inc. Sales for June 2021Sales - 284 properties sold ranging from $205,000 to $4,075,000 (last month -  255 sales)Average Days on Market - 14 days (last month - 17 days)Average Price $591,000List Price/Sold Price - 103.65%These homes were built from 1913 to new builds (...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Well we all know about Comparable Prices in a subdivision or similar construction of homes nearby that do affect a homes appraisal value and I as your Realtor® can help a Seller with that, but what are some other factors that an appraiser will use to determine value of a Seller's home? (Photo-Home Value by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay)   The HomeSmart International Marketing Team wrote on May 6, 20221, "The process of selling a home includes a dedication to time, expense and energy. You need to take care of everything from inspections to legal procedures to listing your home. Before you perform any of these steps, however, you need to get a good idea of what your home’s real value is and take the necessary steps to help you attract potential buyers. (    Meet Jeff Masich, REALTOR®...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7929 Stevenson RoadPikesville, Md21208is SOLD! Here was a chance to purchase a sprawling brick Mid-Century-Modern rancher inside the Baltimore Beltway. It is so ready for custom renovations. Measuring more than 2800 square feet, this rancher includes a living room, dining room, den with fireplace, library, recreation room plus four bedrooms, double carport, and two and a half baths.  Click to see photos Open eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar has a door to a lush half-acre level, fenced yard with BBQ and patio area.  There is also a utility room, laundry, and double carport with storage. All on one level = No Steps  We have found a buyer for Stevenson rancher, which is being sold "AS IS."Such a wonderful opportunity for these buyers to own a luxury one-level home in such a desirable loca...
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By Peter Testa, PETER TESTA
(Nationwide Homes)
JUST LISTED! by Connecticut Realtors Peter & Laura Testa195 Magnolia Rd, Milford, CT $629,000195 Magnolia Rd, Milford, CT- at just over 4,500 square feet this 4 Bedroom, 5 Bath Home is among the largest in the premier community of Milford Hunt. This impressive property is set on a large corner lot and features a Brick exterior with a stately Double Door Entry and Foyer Staircase. A fenced backyard features a Trex Deck and a luxurious Inground, Heated Pool with Spa and underwater lights. Inside a feeling of spaciousness is conveyed, with an open floor plan and large rooms with 9 ft ceilings. Gourmet Kitchen has a Center Island and Dining Area as well as a Pantry. It features gleaming Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances including a 6 Burner Gas Stove with Range Hood. Kitchen o...
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