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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Why are Americans are moving in large numbers to the SOUTH and the  WARMEST states of Arizona, Florida and Texas? If really so concerned about Global Warming shouldnt Americans be moving NORTH? Why is that?The government tells us we should be so concerned over global warming. If people were really serious and concerned about global warming and truly believed the earth only  had a few years left, one would expect those people to be leaving the warmer states and to be moving away from the equator. Instead Americans are actually moving  towards the equator and Arizona, Flordia and Texas. What gives?Carefree Arizona (photo town website)We are seeing that here in Arizona as Americans and those from foreign countries are flocking to the Grand Canyon state that historically has the highest tem...
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By Victor Amadi, Greenville SC Realtor
(PRODUCER Realty, LLC)
Are you ready for an adventure into this new construction home for sale in Greater Greenville, SC? Step right up and prepare to be amazed by the Lansford Floorplan by Toll Brothers, located in Fountain Inn, SC. Picture this: a home where comfort meets extravagance, where every corner whispers of comfort and every detail is crafted with precision. Being zoned in sought-after schools, educational excellence is at your doorstep. Plus, with up to $7500 builder incentives, the only thing better than this dream home is the dream deal. At the time of recording this video, this new construction home for sale in Fountain Inn, SC is offered at $597,900. Main LevelStep through the front door and be greeted by the open floor plan with endless possibilities. With a sprawling approximately 3280 squar...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Discover your sanctuary in northwest Colorado Springs with this delightful raised ranch townhome in the esteemed School District 20. Enjoy the ease of one-level living complemented by sunny vaulted ceilings that create an open, airy atmosphere. This home features an attached garage and backs onto serene open space, providing a private retreat right in your backyard. The front main level deck leads to the welcoming entrance, while the upper level deck, accessible from the living room, offers stunning views of Pikes Peak. Inside, the light and bright kitchen boasts luxury vinyl plank flooring, modern white cabinets, updated stainless appliances, and elegant granite countertops. Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining room features a charming bay window, adding character and natural light. Rel...
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
Prairie View Business Park Kearney, NE East Highway 30 2.3 acre LotsDear Central Nebraska businesses... I warned you last week!! You didn't listen!!And Now all the Lots are Under Contract.Sale Pending on the final 3 lots !  Zero Lots Available!!  Sorry...you are too late...tried telling everyone last week they were going for a great price! And they did!!6815 E 45th Street, Kearney!Zoned Light Industrial Land (No Longer) For Sale  10 lots have Sold - Final 3 are Under ContractCheck out the link below. SO many options...near Storage Complexes and major roofing company and Claas Tractor Dealership!3 Phase Electric to edge of each Lot. Well and septic allowed!Click Full Listing Button for 15+ Photos to see what you missed out on!! https://www.mystatemls.com/property/11013885/?listshare=5MEA...
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ActiveRain Challenge: Selecting a Real Estate AgentKathy Streib and Debe Maxwell, CRS are hosting the May ActiveRain Challenge.Kathy suggested the following for retired agents: "If you are retired, we want to hear from you too. For example, if you are a retired agent, you can write a post sharing what you think is important when hiring an agent. Use your imagination!!!"So, I will write about the thought process of selecting a real estate agent. The selection process can be challenging for home buyers, home sellers and investors and my advice is to take the needed time to select the agent that will best meet your current needs.For the final 20+ years of my long real estate career, my personal activity was focused on the foreclosure sector in our Maryland market area. Many purchasers soug...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Why You Should Consider Becoming a Real Estate Agent Are you someone who enjoys interacting with people, possesses a knack for negotiation, and seeks a career with flexibility and potential for high earnings? If so, then becoming a real estate agent might just be the perfect fit for you. In this blog, we'll explore some compelling reasons why pursuing a career in real estate could be a rewarding and fulfilling choice. Flexibility and Independence: One of the most enticing aspects of being a real estate agent is the flexibility it offers. Unlike traditional 9-to-5 jobs, real estate agents have the freedom to set their own schedules, allowing for a better work-life balance. Whether you're a parent looking to spend more time with your children or someone who values autonomy in their caree...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Last year our dog Jackie, named after Jackie Robinson, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, when my wife got Jackie she knew she wanted a name related to baseball, and as her mother grew up in Brooklyn, there was no way it was going to be Babe, so that is how Jackie got her name.Anyway, last year Jackie was diagnosed with a shrinking cerebellum, the cerebellum is the back part of the brain and is the center of your balance. We had thought she might have issues with her back as she had made some noise when we were stroking her back. This turned out after we had an MRI, and is ultimately much worse. There is nothing that can be done, some breeds develop this as they age. Jackie is now 6 1/2. We had her DNA done and it turns out she is 35% Pitbull, 25% Beagle, and the balance is a mix of H...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055)
Sunday was such a beautiful day here that we had decided to visit Longwood Gardens and catch the end of the tulips. However, when we arrived it was a sold out day, so we changed our plans and visited Winterthur. Winterthur is another Dupont Estate and museum full of lovely things, but many people do not realize what fabulous gardens they have as well. The gardens were laid out to create wonderful vistas from the main house, the estate even had its own private nine hole gold course. Whilst we were disappointed to miss the tulips as we walked up into Azalea Woods, yes it is really called that, we were greeted by a cacophony of colors. Reds, pinks, whites, creams, it was dazzling. There seemed to be no break in the colors, they ran into and beyond each other. Being among them was as wonder...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
Are you ready to embark on a journey toward a rewarding career with unparalleled flexibility and limitless earning potential? Look no further than the world of real estate in Florida, where the possibilities are endless, and the opportunities abound. Join us at Rowlett Real Estate School as we delve into the exciting realm of Florida real estate licensure, offering you the chance to carve out your path to success on your own terms.Flexibility: Empowering Your LifestyleThe allure of a career in real estate lies not only in the promise of financial rewards but also in the freedom it affords. Picture a profession where you can tailor your working hours to fit your lifestyle, whether you're a parent balancing childcare duties or an individual with diverse interests and commitments. With the...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
CONGRATULATIONS! Escrow is closed! You are jumping for you!Either you have funds in your account from the sale of your home or you have physical possession of your new home as the deed has been recorded. Yet, close of escrow still requires more work to be doneWhen an accepted contract is closed and all funds are distributed, the activities or actions again return to the licensed Real Estate Agent’s (REA). One or two actions may involve that of the Liaison Advocate (LA). However, the contract specialist (CS)  is retired. NOTE:  As a licensed real estate agent and/or REALTOR® all agency disclosure obligations are no longer in force except for confidentiality.After Funds Have Been Distributed and the Deed Has Been Recorded Arranging key exchange with the Buyer’s Agent – REA and LA Visiting...
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By Bo Zivak, Nashville Real Estate Broker
(Zivak Realty Group)
If you're planning a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, navigating the bustling streets and downtown congestion can be daunting. Fortunately, Nashville offers a range of public transportation options to ease your travel woes and help you explore the vibrant city hassle-free. From city buses to light rail systems, bike rentals, and more, there are plenty of alternatives to battling traffic and struggling to find parking downtown.However, you must familiarize yourself with the variations in Nashville transportation information before your arrival. While city buses are a primary mode of transport, there are other popular options like light rail, bike rentals, and scooters. Although downtown Nashville is easily walkable, venturing further out requires a bit more planning.In this guide, we'll inv...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
NO KIDS?! Are you 55+ and looking for an age restricted neighborhood as well as golf and maybe Pickleball?  Homes in the Phoenix Arizona metro 55+ age restricted subdivisions are often typically less expensive than in surrounding neighborhoods and often kept up better and with more amenities. This is an extra added benefit for seniors that are downsizing. (Photo: Child- Petra, Pixabay)Are you in your Golden Years? Ready to play some pickleball, golf, or activities in community centers plus downsize or lead a relaxing enjoyable life with sunshine and many local things to do? Arizona has many such communities with Age restricted neighborhoods detached homes for sale in Phoenix metro . See here on this link and following with listings on the MLS with pictures, prices, details map locations...
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By Lisa Brown-McDonald CT Real Estate Agent, Fairfield & Litchfield County REALTOR®
(The Brokerage of New England)
Southwoods Community14 South St Unit 37 Danbury CT 06810Appointments Call Lisa at 203-733-1613Welcome to 14 South St Unit 37 at Southwoods, a stunning 2 bedroom townhome situated in a prime and convenient location offering the best of Danbury and Bethel, Connecticut. Tucked away in cul-de-sac with long fence-lined entry and beautiful flowering trees throughout. Nothing to do here, but move in. Functional and versatile layout with tons of natural light. Welcoming entry with front porch, garage access, laundry room, walk-in storage closet and multi-use room. Main level opens to an expansive and bright living room with cozy wood burning fireplace, adjoining formal dining room, beautiful white kitchen well equipped with stainless steel appliances and sliders to rear deck with access to yard...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
FOLLOW LINK BELOW TO SEE THE ANSWER :https://www.annasellsrealestate.com/fine/real/estate/triviaanswers/custom/Trivia-Answers Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece RealtyCall me at 772-485-4188 with any Real Estate Questions. Web-site:www.annasellsrealestate.com1775 SW Gatlin Blvd Ste 101, PSL, FL, 34953Selling Real Estate On Treasure Coast Since 2000.
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Fort Mohave, Arizona, stands out as a gem nestled along the scenic Colorado River. It embodies a perfect blend of tranquil small-town charm and strategic accessibility to major city amenities. This guide delves deep into the essence of Fort Mohave real estate, offering valuable insights for potential homebuyers and sellers. Whether you're a family looking to settle down or a retiree seeking a peaceful haven, Fort Mohave offers a variety of appealing features that make it a top choice for many.The Appeal of Fort Mohave Real EstateWhy Choose Fort Mohave for Your Next Home?Fort Mohave is more than just a geographical location; it's a community that promises a slower, more enriching lifestyle amidst a picturesque backdrop. Families and retirees are particularly drawn to this area for severa...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
When the time comes to part ways with your home, the process can often feel daunting. This is especially true in a bustling market like Cincinnati, Ohio, where the dynamics of real estate can change rapidly. Whether you're relocating, upgrading, or simply seeking a change, selling your home quickly and efficiently is likely a priority. Cincinnati's strong seller's market offers a unique advantage, but success requires more than just listing your home and hoping for the best. This guide is designed to navigate you through the nuances of Cincinnati's real estate market, providing you with strategic insights on preparing, pricing, marketing, and ultimately selling your home swiftly.You're in the right place if you've been typing "how to sell my house in Cincinnati" into your search bars. T...
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Nestled within the coastal embrace of Irvine, California, lies the enchanting gated community of Laguna Altura. Here, amidst a meticulously crafted enclave, residents discover an unparalleled fusion of natural splendor and architectural elegance. Built between 2011 and 2014 by Irvine Pacific, this 74-acre sanctuary encompasses 156 homes, each a testament to luxury living. With resort-style amenities, including pools, parks, a spa, and more, Laguna Altura beckons with promises of serenity and sophistication.The Essence of Laguna AlturaIn the heart of Laguna, Altura beats the rhythm of a tranquil suburban lifestyle, harmonizing with the pulse of nearby urban vibrancy. Homeowners find solace amidst exquisitely landscaped residences while relishing access to deluxe amenities within this mas...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Selling a home in Coral Springs can be both exciting and daunting. From setting the right price to navigating the real estate market, there are numerous factors to consider to ensure a successful sale. How to sell a home in Coral Springs? In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of selling your home in this location. By following these tips and strategies, you can increase your chances of closing a deal quickly and maximizing your profits.'Understanding the Coral Springs Real Estate MarketCoral Springs is more than just a location; it's a lifestyle. Understanding the nuances of its real estate market is crucial for sellers looking to make the most out of their property sale. The city's market is dynamic, influenced by various factors such as economic trends, demo...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Tracy, California, is rapidly emerging as a beacon for homebuyers who are looking for the perfect blend of suburban charm and modern amenities. As this vibrant community continues to grow, the allure of new construction homes in Tracy, CA, becomes increasingly apparent. These homes, built with the latest technologies and designs, offer a unique opportunity for buyers to invest in their future with a property tailored precisely to their needs. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why new construction homes in Tracy, CA, are a fantastic choice and explore the variety of options available to prospective homeowners.When considering a move or investment in real estate, the benefits of purchasing a new construction home cannot be overstressed. From customization options to energy ef...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Nestled within the picturesque landscape of the San Francisco Peninsula, Redwood City stands as a beacon of opportunity within the California real estate landscape. Boasting 17 distinct neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm, the city offers a diverse array of housing options to suit every lifestyle.At the heart of understanding the Redwood City real estate market lies an appreciation for its affordability and variety. From quaint single-family homes to modern multi-family dwellings, there's something for everyone in this vibrant community.As of February 2024, Redwood City finds itself in the midst of a seller’s market frenzy. Demand for homes outstrips supply, leading to competitive bidding wars and swift sales. Despite the high demand, the city maintains its reputation for offe...
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