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Americans Still Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment

According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment. Bankrate asked Americans to answer the following questio...

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18872 Maplewood, Livonia, MI | A Half Acre of Living

 Baths: 2Year Built: 1969Flooring: Carpet, Wood 18872 Maplewood, Livonia, MI | A Half Acre of Living Search Livonia Homes » MLS: 3250962 Price: $150,000 Open House: Sunday, July 30th, 2 – 4p Bedrooms: 3 Total Square Feet: 1,026 sf Garage: Two Car...

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What’s Available Wednesday? Baltimore!

What are you looking for in a market when you’re buying a turnkey property? Let’s head over to the city of Baltimore, Maryland to find out! Home prices are still well below pre-recession peak. Housing demand is increasing and properties are selli...

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Redfin IPO One of This Year’s Most Anticipated

Online residential real estate brokerage Redfin has filed with the Security and Exchange Commission plans for an IPO expected to go live on Friday. Shares of Redfin are expected to snare in between $12 to $14 for the company’s effort to raise $120 ...

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Growing sales and rental prices: Liverpool’s increasingly healthy property market

Redevelopment, regeneration and reimagining are all words that could be associated with Liverpool’s changing property market in the last few years. Whether it’s the new plans surrounding the waterfront docklands, the changing face of the city cen...

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How to Market Yourself as a Private Money Lender in New York

Are you interested in learning how to market yourself as a private money lender in New York? If you are in real estate investing or want to be, there are many ways to make money. It is a difficult industry to achieve success in,  but determination a...

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Top 5 Smart Home Devices You Need To Check Out

Even though smart home devices are still in their infancy, more and more homeowners decide to introduce them into their houses. And if you wish to do the same, you’ll have plenty of gadgets to choose from. But what are the hottest smart devices you...

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Moving Elderly Parents: Senior Moving Assistance

A home is where the heart is. A home is not just a roof over the head – it is a place that offers comfort and peace, a sanctuary where you can be yourself and find refuge from the hostile outside world, a safe haven that reflects your personality, ...

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Rising Home Prices Mean Great News for Homeowners

Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers who are out looking for h...

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9 Pools That Will Make You Wish Every Week Were Shark Week

We’re all bummed that Michael Phelps didn’t race a real shark. Instead of heading to the beach, we’ll console ourselves during the non-viewing hours of Shark Week by splashing around somewhere we know it’s safe to go in the water: a cool and ...

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The Airdog ADII is a follow-drone that kicks butts and takes names

(TECHNOLOGY NEWS) As drones become more and more popular in corporate settings, the Airdog ADII is sure to make waves. Source: The Real Daily....

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Should You Charge An Application Fee For Your Rental?

If you own rental property in Maryland, you may be wondering whether to charge an application fee for prospective tenants looking to lease your property. After all, plenty of landlords do it, so there must be a good reason why. But what are those rea...

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Realtyzam might be the best accountant you’ve ever hired

For most real estate agents, keeping track of your numbers is the most tedious part of the business. If I were licensed again, I would hire an assistant to manage all of this for me before I closed one sale. Actually, I’d call someone on the wa...

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How real estate agents keep their cars looking sharp

Real estate agents spend a lot of time moving from one place to another — and in many locations, that means hours behind the wheel every week. The line between a couple snacks on-the-go and disaster area of a vehicle is very fine. So is the dif...

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The art of written communication: E-Male vs. Fe-Mail

Men and women have very distinct differences in how they communicate, especially via email. Understanding these differences and being intentional about how you choose to communicate minimizes misunderstandings while also increasing your effectiveness...

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Tech giants spend record amounts on lobbying under Trump

The tech industry is spending big in President Trump’s Washington. Source: money.cnn...

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4 Myths About Fix and Flip That Most People Believe

There are plenty of myths about fix and flip property investing that leave plenty of people scratching their heads. Whether you’ve been in the real estate investing business for years or you’ve just embarked on the journey with your first inves...

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House of the Week: Tiny Home With 100-Mile Desert Views

Giddy up. You don’t need to be a certifiable cowboy to appreciate this gentleman’s ranch about an hour outside of Santa Fe. Photos courtesy Marshall Elias Photography. The homeowners rounded up more than 1,000 acres of land in Villanueva,...

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Should You Choose a Shorter Amortization Period?

There’s more to worry about than interest rates when you take out a mortgage. You must also consider the term or amortization period. In fact, the 2 go hand-in-hand. The shorter your loan’s term, the lower the interest rate. Of course, this depen...

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Door Knocking Earned Him $63.8 Million in Closed Volume

  Knock-knock. Who’s there? If you’re one of the 30,000 homeowners in Newmarket or Aurora, Canada, there’s a good chance it’s Tom Mitchell. Four times a week, Mitchell and the nine members of the Mitchell Team hit the streets. Their goal...

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Small Updates, Big Return: 5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Whether your home improvements are for you or potential buyers, consider their impact on your home’s potential resale price before picking up your toolbox (or the phone to call a contractor). A brand-new kitchen or bathroom will undoubtedly wow...

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Our Top 10 Villas in the Costa del Sol

The ever-popular Costa del Sol is the perfect place to buy a luxury villa, whether you’re planning on renting it out, or staying there with family and friends. With spectacular coastlines, beautiful beaches and quaint villages, it offers a great mi...

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Designer Lookbook: Jackson Thomas Interiors’ Classically Coastal Haven

A dated home on the James River in Williamsburg, VA was in need of a face-lift and a coastal touch to echo its waterside setting. The home, located in Williamsburg’s beautiful Governor’s Land neighborhood, was gutted and updated with timeless...

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6 Millennial Pink Homes Proving This Color Is Here to Stay

If you’ve never heard of millennial pink, don’t worry – you aren’t that out of the loop. Though the term was coined last year, it’s been popping up for years, and Pantone’s selection of Rose Quartz as one of its 20...

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DIY Backyard Fire Pit: Build It in Just 7 Easy Steps

Turn your backyard into a cozy camp spot by making your own fire pit. This outdoor DIY project is easy to complete, and you’ll be making s’mores and cuddling up by the fire in no time. Get ready Before you start building your backyard fir...

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Featured Listing: 18 Gina Drive, detached living in Vaughan

18 Gina Drive, is a detached four bedroom, four bathroom home, in the heart of Vaughan. Featuring ample outdoor space, open concept layout and finished basement, this really is the perfect family home. Conveniently located near Jane Street and Major ...

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Great Tips for Creating the Perfect Basement Bedroom

There is a time in every family’s life when you need an extra room. Children grow up and they need separate spaces. You need a quiet part of the home to sleep. Seniors can’t climb up the stairs. Grandparents move in. Or there is simply a need for...

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Don’t Be a Dummy: This Texas Mannequin Mansion is Waiting for Y’all

Calling all aspiring Andy Warhol types: A Houston-area artist is offloading a Texas residence and the listing is a must-see (especially for mannequin lovers). Our tour starts at the gates to this private place, where a camouflaged figure waits to say...

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Rare opportunity in the heart of Richmond

Industrial simplicity meets modern design in this stunning two-bedroom apartment, situated in the tightly held 28 Tanner Street building. This rare listing presents a unique opportunity for buyers hoping to snap up their own slice of incredible archi...

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870 BFS Foreclosed Properties for sale as of July 2017

We now have a total of 870 BFS foreclosed properties for sale, inside our foreclosed properties database. This list is updated as of July 12, 2017. More details below. BFS listing updates for July 12, 2017: Here’s a summary of updates for the July ...

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House of the Week: This Magical Treehouse Happened By Accident

The most unique home in the land of peaches may just be a hideaway up in the treetops. Peter Bahouth never intended it to be that way. The environment, he says, had different plans. “You know if you’ve ever been on a project where things ...

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9 Fire Pit Designs to Fuel Summer Fun (Plus One You Can Build Yourself!)

Summer evenings are made for spending time outdoors, and what better place to gather with friends and family than around your own personal fire pit? Whether your taste runs to s’mores and ghost stories or fine wine and romance, a fire pit provides ...

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The Fastest Growing Companies Use These Technologies

There are thousands of services and apps out there that can help to power business success, but which ones ares used by the best of the best? Today’s infographic from GetVoIP looks at the tech behind the 1,250 fastest growing companies in the U.S.,...

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A Lake Named Louise

In Alexandria north of Arrowwood Resort and big Lake Darling is Lake Louise which was named after the daughter of Charlie Cook who had settled in Alexandria in 1858. He had been a fur merchant in London and a member of the Hudson Bay Company. Mr. Coo...

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Top Field Guides for June 2017

Field Guides are one-stop resource packages on dozens of subjects of interest to REALTORS®. On each page you’ll find links to articles, books, web sites, statistics, and other material on each subject. The list of the most-used field guides from ...

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House of the Week: 12-Foot-Wide Slice of the Big Easy

The home at 3049 N Rampart Street in New Orleans might only be 12.8 feet wide, but its history is rich and long. Shotgun houses – so-named because a bullet fired through the front door would go right out the back door without hitting a wall ...

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How to Choose Outdoor Fabric for Your Garden

Designing a stylish garden entails, among other things, choosing a type of fabric for your outdoor furniture. Although you might think that all you need to do is pick the one that works well with the general design, there are several important aspect...

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Beat the Heat with Our 10 Most Amazing Pools

One of the most enjoyable activities when staying in a luxury villa is relaxing by the pool. Few things are more enjoyable than soaking up the sun on your private veranda, then diving into fresh, clear waters – preferably with an amazing view to en...

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Market Analysis, July 2017, Salt Spring Island

July 2017 July begins our main season…both for tourism/visitor experiences and for real estate discoveries and sales. In a way, Salt Spring Island is seasonless. People turn up at any time, and real estate sales occur in December and January as wel...

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A Simple Guide to Shabby Chic Decorating

If you are one of those people who love spaces that have been carefully curated to look casually crammed with retro details, this guide is for you. Shabby chic décor is extremely popular, most of all for its cozy feel. It’s a great style because i...

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Designer Lookbook: Kerrie Kelly’s Subtle, Sophisticated Drama

At Kerrie Kelly Design Labs, our clients are anything but traditional. Though transitional style prevails in our Northern California neighborhood, we’re seeing more and more people gravitate toward a simple color palette, lots of great texture,...

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1252 Clarita St, Ypsilanti, MI | Nancy Park Ranch

 Baths: 2Year Built: 1956Flooring: Carpet, Wood 1252 Clarita, Ypsilanti, MI Search Ypsi Township Homes » MLS: ###### Price: $140,000 Bedrooms: 3 Total Square Feet: 1,008 sf Garage: Two Car, Detached The Home 1252 Clarita, Ypsilanti, MI, is located ...

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Haylofts to Hardwoods: How One Family Salvaged a Historic Barn By Hand

There’s a century of history woven into the floors of a contemporary home east of Seattle: golden planks, shiny blondes and the occasional knotted gray. It’s just how Amanda Gatlin wanted it – even if she didn’t expect, at first,...

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Oceanna Condo Just listed 1 br 1 ba in Panama City Beach FL 32408 | Jennifer Mackay

Here is one of the latest Oceanna Condos just listed for sale in Panama City Beach Florida 32408 by Jennifer Mackay and the Panama City Realty Group. This Oceanna condo has been renovated throughout: A/C, tiled Floors windows, kitchen and bath cabin...

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Good Clean Fun: How to Build an Outdoor Shower

Outdoor showers may seem like a luxury – something that only those with beach houses would need or be lucky enough to have. But if you have kids and pets that love to play in the yard, or if you’re an avid gardener, runner, or someone that en...

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Local Lenders, Filter Bubble, Realtor Value Proposition |

Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Learn more here.   For these posts, I don’t do much formatting/changing as I’m more concerned about simply having...

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Ballard Craftsman Under $600K

7043 8th Ave NW | Seattle | WA MLS# 1147060 | $589,000 | 1,640 sq ft. Classic Seattle charm abounds in this 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath craftsman. Recently updated main systems – just move in and enjoy! Host bbq’s and enjoy Seattle’s summer evenings i...

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Monthly Note: Market, Storytime, & a Few Thousand Dollars

I write this monthly note for real estate consumers, those with a real estate interest, and specifically *not* for real estate professionals (there’s enough of that stuff out there). Interested? Two clicks (one to subscribe, one to confirm, and the...

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Buying Your First House with a Pool

When you’re buying a home with a pool do you keep it or fill it in? Source: Mortgages...

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Rare Find Acreage Home with No HOA and Public Utilities in Manassas VA

      8915 Thomas Dr, Manassas, Virginia 20110 For Sale.     Motivated Seller is offering $10,000 towards closing costs for accepted offer by 6/30/2017                       Listed by the Twins Selling Real Estate |EXIT Realt...

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Interesting Ways to Spice up Your Hallway

Every home buyer dreams of big, modern kitchens, with top appliances, and fully renovated bathrooms, but hardly anybody mentions the hallway leading to all that beauty. It’s a neglected space, often without a drop of design, which should get the sa...

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Quitclaim Deeds for Seniors: the good, the bad, and the ugly

When seniors buy a new home, they have a lot of things to consider, from downsizing to moving closer to other family members. Financial challenges may also pose a problem: fixed budget, Medicare coverage, and possibly getting a loan. One aspect of ho...

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Northwest MLS Real Estate Statistics | May 2017

King County reported 3,383 closed sales – up from last month’s 2,635 closings and up 25.3% from two months ago. The median price of single family homes in King County increased 1.16% since last month while the median price of condos rose 1.1%. Th...

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Stress-free move to a new house: what you need to know

Even if you’re excited about moving into a new place, the whole process is stressful and has a big impact on the whole family, pets included. From selling your home and packing to buying a new home and unpacking, each step is a disruption of the ro...

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Selling a House That’s Not Up to Code

Photo credit How to Sell a House That Isn’t Up to Code If your home has seen its fair share of handyman work or DIY home improvement projects over the years, chances are you have some hidden residential building code violations. Even if those probl...

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Retiring on $1 Million is Not Enough

When it comes to getting rich, so-called experts are full of advice on how to save your way there.  There’s no shortage of articles about couples who saved their way to $1 million or “expert” tips on how to save more money. And these articles ...

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Northwest MLS Real Estate Statistics | April 2017

King County reported 2,635 closed sales – down slightly from last months 2,700 closings and up 46.9% from two months ago. The median price of single family homes in King County increased 4.17% since last month while the median price of condos rose ...

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4318 Old Mill, Pinckney, MI

 Baths: 2Year Built: 1993Flooring: Hardwood, Tile, Carpet 4318 Old Mill, Pinckney, MI Open House: Sunday, 5/7 2 – 4p Search Pinckney Homes » MLS: 3248424 Price: $200,000 Bedrooms: 4 Total Square Feet: 1,432 sf Garage: Two Car, Attached The Home 4...

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6 Myths Debunked About Millennials’ Real Estate Expectations

This is a guest post by Caylin White, personal finance blogger. People are getting more and more tech savvy, and millennials are at the forefront of this trend. For example, their workplace demands and expectations are currently overhauling the way w...

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Market Analysis, April 2017, Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island April 2017 We experienced the yin and yang of a La Niña weather pattern on the Pacific Northwest Coast…from early December to mid-March. Salt Spring fell into “real winter” on December 3, 2016 and experienced yet another ser...

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Market Analysis, March 2017, Salt Spring Island

March 2017 So…the season begins….traditionally, March Break to Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend (mid-March to mid-October) offers the traditional grid of real estate sales action in the coastal secondary home (recreational) markets…which includes ...

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210 N Wallace, Ypsilanti, MI | Normal Park

 Baths: 1.1Year Built: 1920Flooring: Hardwood, Tile, Carpet, Vinyl 210 N Wallace, Ypsilanti, MI Search Normal Park Homes » MLS: 3246706 Price: $200,000 Bedrooms: 3 Total Square Feet: 1,674 sf Garage: Two Car, Detached The Home 210 N Wallace, Ypsila...

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Market Analysis, February 2017, Salt Spring Island

February 2017 The real estate market shows its tone by mid-February, in our secondary home marketplace. It seems that the first six to seven weeks of a New Year continue the tenor of November and December of the previous year. February 2017 A resurge...

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Sharon Sower | Testimonial

I highly recommend Todd Waller! I had the pleasure of working with Todd recently and I smile everytime I think about what a great choice I made to have him represent my home! The qualities I like best in Todd are : Very tech savvy, marketing genius, ...

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Top Designer for new Miami Underline

This past February at a real estate conference at the University of Miami, Philip Aarons an advocate for The High Line, a New York park that was built upon an abandoned railway, spoke of the success of The High Line. Recently, Miami-Dade County hired...

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