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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Just Listed! Another Vacant Lot in Beverly Hills Post Office   Reference ID: 20-609324 $550,000 2811 Benedict Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills, California 90210 Available July 26, 2020   Lot size: 65,541 Overview Details Convert Mortgage Calculator Looking for a large parcel of view lot you found it! Just Listed! Another vacant lot on 2811 Benedict Canyon Dr, Beverly Hill,  CA. 90210 . Few lots of this size come on the market right above Tennis Court Row! Developers this is the best priced view lot in Beverly Hills Post Office. Almost an acre and a half of land, the possibilities are limitless. Panoramic views overlooking Tennis Court Row. Another View Lot in Beverly Hills Post Office Truly a a fantastic opportunity to build a view home for spec or to build your own dream home in the coveted 90...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
 This beautiful one bed, one bath condo with a rare water view is in a prized location in Old Forge Crossing in Devon PA 19333.After a flurry of activity on Tuesday, we had several offers to review and my sellers selected one they thought was the best. So 437 Old Forge Crossing, Devon PA 19333 is now under contract and a pending sale. The buyer had lost out on several other offers and had learnt their lesson well crafting a strong offer with great terms for my sellers.  Seen by many buyers at 437.OldForgeCrossing.com, this home had lots to offer, with many recent upgrades. Located in Tredyffrin Easttown School district it is a well loved, but little known development. If you are looking to buy or sell in Old Forge Crossing or on or around The Main Line contact Nick Vandekar, Selling The...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Address: 53 Columbia Ave Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186-6335 Taxed by: Waukesha MLS #: 1695006       357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066  Phone: 414-254-6647  Fax:  Email: kjohnston5@wi.rr.com  http://www.kristinjohnston.com      Provided as a courtesy of: Kristin K Johnston  RE/MAX Realty Center    Directions: Racine to Columbia to home    Property Type: Single-Family  Status: SOLD!  County: Waukesha  List Price: $229,900    Bedrooms: 4  Est. Acreage: 0.26 Rooms:  Est. Total Sq. Ft.: 1,392        Total F/H Baths: 1 / 1  F/H Baths Main: 1/ 0  F/H Baths Upper: / 1  F/H Baths Lower: Garage Spaces: 1.5  Garage Type: Detached  Est. Year Built: 1940  Lot Description:  Taxes: $3,730  Tax Year: 2019  Zoning: RES  Tax Key: 2911337227           Flood Plain: No      Days On Market: 36 School ...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
  Some Highlights The health crisis slowed the market this spring, so buyers are jumping back into the market to make their moves this summer. Check these 10 items off your to-do list so your house is ready to sell while buying is hot! Reach out to a local real estate agent today to prepare your house for the sizzling summer market.   compliments of KCM https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2020/06/12/summer-is-the-new-spring-for-real-estate-infographic/
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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 3 Bed/3 Bath Fully Upgraded Vizcaya Townhome SOLD in Miramar!A 3 Bed/3 Bath Fully Upgraded Vizcaya Townhome SOLD in Miramar! This townhome is fully upgraded and has a perfect open concept layout with a gorgeous newly remodeled modern white kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space.  There is one bedroom and bath on the first floor.  The master retreat is spacious and the bath has been redone.  Step outside to the huge patio with green view and plenty of room to entertain and relax.  The home also brings hurricane shutters and a rated garage door.This home is located inside the lovely gated community of Vizcaya which offers amenities such as a community pool and spa and a clubhouse.  Vizcaya is conveniently located near Hard Rock Stadium and Calder Casino, as well as a variety of...
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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: 9770 N 56th St, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 John Murdock brings us all the way to Paradise Valley to revel in the expansive, luxurious space and amenities as well as the gorgeous pond, golf course and mountain views enjoyed by this beautiful estate. Relish this memorable walkthrough of this 5 Bed 6 Bath Paradise Valley Luxury Home! (Listing Courtesy Of Johnathon De Young w/ Russ Lyon Sotheby's Intl. Realty)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 Top 0.38% in Gross Commission Income (GCI) of the 159,000 active Keller Williams agents?  Click here to view...
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By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
The residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate reports recently revealed how the housing market is still showing growth. Here’s a look at each one. 1. Ivy Zelman’s Real Estate Broker Survey The survey explains that purchaser demand remains strong: “This month’s overall homebuyer demand rating…was easily the strongest sequential gain in our survey history…Strength continues to be led by the entry-level…While high-end demand is less robust in an absolute sense, there has also been relative improvement, with contacts attributing incremental improvement to the stock market’s rebound, record low mortgage rates and luxury customers trading out of high-priced cities.” 2. The National Association of Home Bu...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
The seller's received an offer they couldn't refuse from a couple who fell in love with the private, park backyard with lovely gardens professionally designed and implemented. They were the first couple to see the house with 7 other showings following. They were attracted to the updated kitchen opening to the breakfast area and family room with the vaulted ceiling. They especially liked the downstairs owner’s suite, overlooking the back-yard paradise which opens to a luxurious updated bath. All of this prompted them to submit an offer my sellers simply couldn't refuse! We are under contract with inspections tomorrow. Congratulations to both parties!It's uncertain times right now but families need a home especially in Austin. I and Coldwell Banker Realty are committed to helping our clie...
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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 Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455)
Delafield WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for June 2020Be a part of the delightful community of Delafield WI!Delafield is a city in Waukesha County, along the Bark River, and is a suburb of Milwaukee. The city has a total area of 11.06 square miles, of which, 9.41 square miles is land and 1.65 square miles is water.Delafield is conveniently located just 30 minutes west of Milwaukee and offers a great location for those who need to commute to the metropolitan area. This picturesque community is nestled in the hills of the Kettle Moraine and adjacent to the shores of Lake Nagawicka.The beautiful city of Delafield has an interesting beginning.The city was established in 1837 and used to be the hometown of Cushing brothers, who participated and served the Union during the American Civil W...
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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: 10230 E SUPERNOVA DR, Mesa, AZ 85212Let's take another look at this masterplanned community and this time, Chandler Thompson walks us through everything delightful offered by this new construction home! Stunning eat-in kitchen, den, 3-car garage, beautiful backyard and great curb appeal with the paver driveway- you'd want to move in to this spectacular 4 Bed 3.5 Bath Eastmark Home! (Listing Courtesy of Paul Bruccoleri w/ Zion Realty, 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 Top 0.38% in Gross Commission Income (GCI) of the 159,000 active Keller Wi...
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By Don Orason, "Helping You Make Good Real Estate Decisions"
(Silicon Valley Real Estate Team -Intero Real Estate Services)
Locals know that Silver Creek Valley is a great place to raise a family.  The scenic Silver Creek Valley resides on a mountain ridge and is bordered by numerous oaks and environmentally protected areas thru the heart of the community while the hillsides, parks and golf courses have estates that can see all the way to San Francisco on a clear day.  There's is an abundance of open space, hiking trails and great schools.  Silver Creek value comes from its welcoming warm atmosphere, where neighbors participate enjoying various spectacular amenities enjoying a great convenient location. There are many upscale home styles and communities to choose from. All the great neighborhoods; Silver Creek Country Club (Gated community), Bel Aire Luxury Estates, The Ranch, Hillstone, The Meadowlands, Tus...
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By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
RePosted By ChrisBJohnsonRealtor     by Mark Schniepp  The weekly unemployment rate for California continues to push higher after initial claims for unemployment benefits by wage and salary workers rose by 8,000 in the week ending July 18, 2020.There are now 5.4 million workers drawing unemployment insurance benefits in California, an increase of nearly 500,000 from the previous week. Most of this increase was observed in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims filed by non W-2 workers (self employed and contractors).The unemployment rate is now at the highest level since the economy reopened in mid-May. The recent shutdown of indoor restaurants, gyms, museums, and personal services has contributed to rising claims.The national unemployment rate for the week ending July 18 remained ...
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By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC 720-231-5200)
  Whether you like to or not, buying and selling a home involves negotiation at all stages of the process.  It is not like the retail world where once you decide to purchase, you pay the price.  It is easily the most expensive purchase or sale that most people experience and emotions get involved that could affect the negotiations adversely. The word "home" by itself conjures up emotions and selling a home you've lived in for a while could even complicate things more.  A real estate professional can separate their emotions from the process to be able to help the one they are representing. The price of the home, the type of financing and concessions, closing costs, personal property, closing dates and possession are just a few of the many things that can be negotiated in a contract.  Sin...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
(Downing-Frye)
Single Family Home in Saturnia Lakes Coming Soon!Fabulous Saturnia Lakes Single Family Pool Home is about to hit the market! This spacious “Sapphire” home was recently renovated and is a Must See! The luxurious modern kitchen with Quartz counter tops and new stainless-steel appliances is perfect for any chef or culinary enthusiast. Connected to a wide-open living area, the home is perfectly laid out for entertaining family and friends.1479 Palma Blanca Ct. Naples FL 34119More About this Saturnia Lakes Single Family Home for SaleVenture out onto the generous lanai with pool and spa and relax under a brand-new two-story pool cage. Upon entering the home, you are greeted with 20’ ceilings, bright natural light in a wide-open living space with new flooring all under a newly installed roof (...
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By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
#ChrisBJohnsonREALTOR With a worldwide health crisis that drove a pause in the economy this year, the housing market was greatly impacted. Many have been eagerly awaiting some bright signs of a recovery. Based on the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), June hit a much-anticipated record-setting rebound to ignite that spark. According to NAR, home sales jumped 20.7% from May to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 4.72 million in June:  “Existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June, showing strong signs of a market turnaround after three straight months of sales declines caused by the ongoing pandemic…Each of the four major regions achieved month-over-month growth.” This significant rebound is a major boost for the housing market a...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Specialist
(Downing-Frye)
Saturnia Lakes Home Just Listed!Fabulous Saturnia Lakes Single Family Pool Home is now available for sale! This spacious “Sapphire” home was recently renovated and is a Must See! The luxurious modern kitchen with Quartz counter tops and new stainless-steel appliances is perfect for any chef or culinary enthusiast. Connected to a wide-open living area, the home is perfectly laid out for entertaining family and friends.1479 Palma Blanca Ct. Naples FL 34119 - List Price $725,000  More About this Saturnia Lakes Single Family Home for SaleVenture out onto the generous lanai with pool and spa and relax under a brand-new two-story pool cage. Upon entering the home, you are greeted with 20’ ceilings, bright natural light in a wide-open living space with new flooring all under a newly installed ...
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By Katelyn Langthorn, God First, Others Second, Self Third
(TM5 Properties)
This delightful home in Austin's Colony features 3 spacious bedrooms and a study with gorgeous French doors. The wooden floors throughout the home are sure to be enjoyed, especially since they balance out the unique wooden accents in the home. The kitchen will be loved by all, including the island, expansive granite countertops, hidden spice racks, double ovens, walk-in pantry, and so much more. Let's not forget the awe-inspiring enclosed patio that has sliding doors so you can enjoy the breezy days with a glass of tea, plus with the additional yard space, there's something for everyone to enjoy! Study can be 4th bedroom. 3096 Archer Circle Bryan, TX 77808$324,900 | 3 beds | 3 baths | 2,179 sq ft FOR PHOTOS OR MORE INFO, CLICK HEREhttps://katielangthorn.com/homes-for-sale/TX/bryan/77808...
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By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Six Bedroom Condos and Homes For Sale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update via SIB Realty LLC  When you visit Sunny Isles Beach you will enjoy beautiful, white sand beaches, and exciting South Florida attractions and shopping. Sunny Isles Beach lies between the flowing Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. In the center of it all, yet a world apart, this tropical barrier island surrounds you with the best of everything South Florida.Six Bedroom For Sale Sunny Isles Beach 11 Six Bedroom Condos and Homes For Sale Sunny Isles Beach  From $1,850,000 to $31,000,000 Six Bedroom Condos and Homes Sunny Isles Beach1 Six Bedroom Condos  Sunny Isles Beach were sold in 2020 We live and work in Sunny Isles Beach and know our city and each building. 
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By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
07/10/2020. Sunny Isles Beach Rentals. From Studio to Six + BedroomIn 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.  Furnished and Unfurnished Rentals Sunny Isles Beach price range.  41 Studios are offered for rent in Sunny Isles Beach from $1,075 to $2,100 272 One Bedroom are offered for rent in Sunny Isles Beach from $1,250 to $10,500 508 Two Bedroom are offered for rent in Sunny Isles Beach from $1,400 to $14,000 340 Three Bedroom are offered for rent in Sunny Isles Beach from $2,425 to $36,000 50 Four Bedroom are offered for rent in Sunny Isles Beach from $4,000 to $59,000 14 Five Bedroom are offered for rent in Sunny Isles Beach from $5,350 t0 $69,000 2 Six or more B...
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