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On February 22, 2024, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that that median home value price was $379,100 in January of 2024 gained 5.1% from the price of $360,800 in January of 2023.Single family home sales were at annual rate of 3.6 million units in January of 2024 up 3.4% from the annual rate of 3.48 million home sales in December of 2023, but lower 1.4% from January of 2023. The median single family home price was $383,500 in January of 2024, increased 5.0% from January of 2023.Condominium and co-op sales unchanged 0.0% to an annual rate of 400,000 units in January of 2024 from 400,000 in December of 2024, but dropped 4.8% from 420,000 units in January of 2023. Median existing condo price was $339,400 in January of 2024, rose 5.7% from $321,100 in January of 2023.Distres...
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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
The average American moves 11 times and owns three different homes in their lifetime. Will one of your homes be in a 55+ community? Here are some things to help you think through your future options. One of the hardest concepts to come to grips with is that a home, like a pair of shoes can be grown out of over time.  When the kids leave, When you finally decide to cut back and possibly retire, it might be time to consider downsizing your primary residence.  #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowners #goldenyears #happyhomeowners #realestate #realestateagent #realtor #retirement
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Tuesday’s Treasures…Time Well Spent Larry and I got to spend time with Mini-Me on Sunday!!!  We had the perfect weather for it…sunny with temperatures in the 80s.  First stop was Kickerillo Mischer Preserve so she could take a peek at the 5 eggs that were just laid last week.  I wish I had her energy. She raced across the bridge over the creek so we could check out the 2nd box.  Mini-Me was indoors on Saturday while she and her mom helped out with care for her Great Grandmother so there was an abundance of pent up energy ready to be unleashed!!! Next stop was the Fallen Warrior Memorial. She saw the Service Dog Memorial and learned why they were honored here. I’d forgotten how many questions a wee one can ask!!! We also took a short walk through the adjoining park and told her of the la...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Our area can get a bit drab during the Winter months when there isn't snowy decorations, so I enjoy seeing the early shoots of daffodils appearing and then our first flowers to bloom, our snowdrops.Snowdrops aren't big flowers, just a handful of inches tall, but they can handle the cold, so snow can come and go and they'll still be there with delicate blooms opening as the temps warm.Snapping a picture of them to share offers options, and perspective matters.  If I stand nearby, the distance is such that I'll mostly have little flower dots and not much detail.  Shoot from straight above and a different look, or you can do what I did to get the shot, lay flat and point my camera upwards to capture details.A change in perspective is all that was needed to gain an aspect of the flowers tha...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What’s My Cheshire CT Home Worth, Market Statistics for January 2024 Cheshire is a town in New Haven County offering a high quality of life. It has a population of app 29,000. It offers an easy commute to New Haven CT of 14 miles; it borders Waterbury CT and is just 25 miles south of Hartford, the state capital. Currently in Cheshire CT there are 29 active residential listings for sale. They range from a 1,250 square ft, 2-bedroom ranch listed at $259,900 to a 4,143 square ft, 4-bedroom contemporary farm house, horse farm on 35 acres listed at $3,500,000. The average list price of the homes currently available for sale under $1,000,000 in Cheshire CT is $702,800. The average days on market for these homes is 131 days. With the large properties included, the average list price jumps to $...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
The average American moves 11 times and owns three different homes in their lifetime. Will one of your homes be in a 55+ community? Here are some things to help you think through your future options. #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowners #goldenyears #happyhomeowners #realestate #realestateagent #realtor #retirement
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Santee Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Highland Trails RECENTLY SOLD Fortuna Vista Court | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 990 sq. ft. | $565,000 Northstar NEWLY LISTED Calabria Street | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1357 sq. ft. | $689,000 Riderwood Gardens NEWLY LISTED Caspi Gardens Drive | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 912 sq. ft. | $499,999
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Back on January 22nd I shared an article about driveway envy here in The Villages, Florida and I discussed painted and paver driveways.  Many of you commented or reached out to me about more information as I started our new driveway journey.  The project has started and we are on day five, if you missed the past articles scroll back to find them.Day five things slowed down as the custom cuts and piecing the last pavers in place.  The walkway from the driveway to the paver patio on the side of the house is complete and wanted to share a few things I have learned.  The pavers we used compared to the pavers I see used a few years ago are more like bricks as you can see by the pictures.  Also, I have included a diagram of how my pavers have been installed, some companies cut corners in that...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
SOLDMultiple Offers Over Asking Price!Lawrence & Sheila Agranoff SOLD another Condo At Sagamore Hills in Pt. Jefferson Station Long Island. As soon as this Redone Ranch Condo was Listed, we received multiple offers immediately. Are you ready to sell your Long Island Condo and have it Listed by us? Call our Cell: 631-805-4400 and by another SOLD! WE LIST AND SELL LONG ISLAND CONDOS  LAWRENCE "LARRY" AND SHEILA AGRANOFF CELL: 631-805-4400   
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🚣‍Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZ ~ 2-27-24☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE🏠Activity within Val Vista Lakes🏠Val Vista Lakes is more than just a great master-planned community.  Our nine hundred acres "water-wonderland" consists of four spacious sports parks, meandering bicycle paths, and a luxurious clubhouse.  The clubhouse features an eight-court championship tennis complex, indoor racquetball courts, cardio, and weight training facilities, a junior Olympic swimming pool and spa, banquet and meeting rooms, waterfalls, and a tropical lagoon swimming pool with a sandy beach.VVL offers twenty-four Residential Subdivisions, several of which are custom-gated communities, offering both lakefront and...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for  February 27 2024.New properties for sale 384Back On Market 99Price Decrease 465Price increase 71Active kick out 6Active option contract 364Active contingent 90Pending listings 508Sold listings 425Expired listings 31Cancelled listings 106Withdrawn listings 13Temporary off market listings 56Coming soon listings 95
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Coronado Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Coronado Point RECENTLY SOLD 1St Street | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1816 sq. ft. | $2,445,000 The Landing RECENTLY SOLD 1St Street | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2234 sq. ft. | $2,475,000
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By Joseph Lorenzo, Your Law And Order Realtor
(Frank Rubi Real Estate LLC)
 Hey there, savvy homeowner! So, you've decided to put your beloved abode on the market and want to make sure it fetches a pretty penny, right? Well, you've come to the right place! Selling a home can be as thrilling as it is nerve-wracking, but fear not, because I've got the ultimate playbook for you. Curb Appeal is King (or Queen): Picture this – a potential buyer pulls up to your house, and their first impression is... well, not great. Yikes! So, let's spruce up that curb appeal! Trim the hedges, slap on a fresh coat of paint, and throw down a welcome mat that says, "Hello Gorgeous!" Trust me, it sets the tone.  Declutter Like You're Marie Kondo's Protégé: Your clutter might be someone else's treasure, but let's not put that theory to the test, shall we? Clear out the excess stuff, d...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Rancho Bernardo Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Bernardo Pines RECENTLY SOLD Caminito Pinero | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1080 sq. ft. | $580,000 Carmel Trails RECENTLY SOLD Avenida Venusto | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1036 sq. ft. | $617,000 Il Palio RECENTLY SOLD Alta Carmel Court | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1036 sq. ft. | $575,000 Las Brisas RECENTLY SOLD Avenida Villaha | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1397 sq. ft. | $848,300 Avenida Villaha | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1622 sq. ft. | $968,000 Las Flores RECENTLY SOLD Caldas De Reyes | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1185 sq. ft. | $675,000 Masters Hill RECENTLY SOLD Royal Birkdale Row | 4 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1939 sq. ft. | $950,000 Morada BACK ON THE MARKET Caminito Cantilena | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 716 sq. ft. | $459,880 The Summit NEWLY LISTE...
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Easy Shopping at ABS Alcohol Beverage ServicesOur local Montgomery County Liquor & Wine store is located nearby at 12155 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878. I am on the email list for the ABS Alcohol Beverage Services website and noticed that they were having a sale on Black Box wines. We needed a new bottle of Cafe Lolita Coffee Liqueur and I made my list for the wine selections to pick up. This is a great store for wine and liquor shopping. The staff is very helpful and parking is convenient.  We are going to sample some of the Black Box wines that we have not previously tried and will make notes on our preferences for future shopping.If you have not tried the Black Box wines, you may wish to give them a try.  Dahlia, Duet, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,Brookside Gar...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1140 Renae Way, Tallahassee, FL Click here to Get Directions$475000 4 Beds - 2.5 Baths - 0.3 acres Lot Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Location Location Location!!!! In the heart of Tallahassee right across the street from the Tallahassee Nurseries!! This 1 story sits on a quiet street with only 6 home sites! This home is completely turn key once the seller puts on a NEW Roof with an acceptable contract. The main ticket items have been done with all New $10,000 windows, New AC 2022, New Hot Tub hard wired in, New Giant Concrete deck, perfect for entertaining out back along with over 10K of landscaping over the past few years. Irrigation system along with recurring services for the yard, mosquitos, termites, yard mites, etc. Will not find similar listing!!!! Follow This Home
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
University City Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Avanti RECENTLY SOLD Calabria Court | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1655 sq. ft. | $1,150,000 Casabella NEWLY LISTED Renaissance Avenue | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2706 sq. ft. | $1,749,000 Regency Villas RECENTLY SOLD Genesee Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 578 sq. ft. | $299,999 The Park NEWLY LISTED Agee Street | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 692 sq. ft. | $479,000 Verano RECENTLY SOLD Charmant Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 704 sq. ft. | $565,000
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