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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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Listing Details:2333 Abbey Lane, HarrisburgMLS Number: PADA112086Bedrooms: 4Baths: 3 Full / 1 HalfSquare Feet: 3,461 above grade/ 1904 below gradeClick here to view listing

By Terry Edwards
(Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Corp.)
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The USDA rural home loan program is back!   A USDA Guaranteed Loan is a Government insured 100% purchase loan.  These loans are offered in the rural areas of Richland County and include portions of Hopkins and Irmo. Under the terms of the program, an individual or family may borrow up to 100% of ...

By Sharon Bolton, Sharon Bolton
(Realty ONE Group Southwest)
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APR 28 Posted by SharonBolton Oh dear!  A Homeowner Association story...need I say more?  If you’ve ever lived in a community with a Homeowner’s Association, you already know it is the biggest political challenge ever undertaken.  It’s worse than the city, county, state or even federal bureaucra...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Wisconsin Deer Season Opening Weekend Checklist Wisconsin Deer Hunting Season is coming soon, time to start packing your vehicle. Check your list and then check it again, it is never good to interrupt your time in the woods with a long trip into town to get some essential that you forgot. Below w...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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The Media got Excited Yesterday at the Twitter going public announcement, but did the public say… "Yawn"? Five years ago I went to a Realtors Convention where one of the keynote speakers convinced me that I needed to get involved in social media; he even started reading tweets on his laptop on a ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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  High Jumping Elk in Colorado Playing with Toys in the back yard. This is my second blog post with a Colorado connection this week. I saw this one on the outdoor life blog today shot by a fellow named Greg Chase who apparently has plentiful wildlife in his backyard. Not only did he have a young...

By Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®-
(Myrtle Beach Homes Blog)
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What's happening Rainers!  It's been a long time since my last post here, actually it has been well over a year!  Goodness time flies when you are having fun I guess.  I wanted to take some time today to write a post to hopefully help people both here in the Rain as well as those who are creating...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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If there is one question real estate agents are asked over and over, it would be, "What do you think my house is worth?" For some sellers, they are actually asking for a legitimate estimate of a property's value. For others, they are testing the agent to see if that agent is in tune with their se...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Most of you know our beloved Carol Williams. Did you know how absolutely amazing, funny and smart, very smart she is?  I bet you do!  Carol reached out to me many years ago while I was going through a funky situation. We've been good friends since then and I am very appreciative of her friendshi...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Something breaks . . .You know it’s going to be an expensive fix, and you just paid all of your bills, and you know you don’t have the cash on hand to fix it now . . . What d’ya do? FIGHT? – BLOW UP and Blame it on someone else and make a scene. FLIGHT? – Practice denial and ignore it in hopes it...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West - 285 Golf Club Drive. This 1600 Square Foot home is located in The Sanctuary at the Key West Golf Club Community. I find it necessary to tell prospective owners it is not a requirement that you need to play golf or even like golf to live on a golf clu...

By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
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August 2019     Thinking of Buying an Older Home? Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind When searching for the next house to call home, there's a lot to consider. Opening your home search to older constructions can increase your options, however older homes may be harboring issues beneath the sur...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  So The Answer Is In The I...   So The Answer Is In The I...  You likely know of the phrase that the eye of the beholder.  Typically it is attached to appearance as "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".  And you certainly don't have to think about it too long.  Much like any o...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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If you are planning to welcome your child home by adoption, you need to know that Transitions takes time and require some important and practical things. There are many ways to smooth the transition of the child to the home. We have created a list of ideas that can help you in this transition per...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Today was the first time I took my dogs to be groomed since my Billy died. It was and is really hard. I knew the others were more anxious than usual and when the groomer saw me I cried. I came home and watered the flowers particularly those around Billy's grave. I spoke to him but frankly it didn...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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  “To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Douglas Adams #happyweekend #weekendvibe #openhouse #realestate #realtorlife  

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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Communication and all related dynamics are not limited to speech but to intent, motive, common sense and obvious necessity. The five senses are automatically attuned to each other and report to the bearer input and relevance to all that is observed or called to our attention. The senses speak (wi...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I wrote about the house below located at 1026 Von Phister Street in Key West on August 2nd. I know that property very well - I live across the street. I was totally surprised when it went under contract the next day. The moving truck was there this past weekend. Listed for $3,295,000. It closed y...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Throwback Thursday: Miming in the Village  Our State Street Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in Carlsbad Village from 3 to 7 pm (until 6 in the darker winter months). We go fairly regularly for fresh produce but sometimes for prepared foods for dinner when we are feeling lazy. They always h...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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This workshop explores the principles of Feng Shui, complemented with Sound Healing demonstrations. Each healing method provides practical guidance on how to shift the energy of your home and self to align with the energy of positive change you are calling into your life. To conclude the workshop...