Real Estate Industry

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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
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Description:The Concorde Buckhead Atlanta Condos: The Concorde is a 31-story luxury Atlanta highrise building with approximately 284 units. Built in 1988, the Concorde is located on Pharr Court South just blocks off Peachtree Road.The Concorde offers studio, one, and two bedroom floor plans. With...

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Predicting Real Estate Inventory: It's All About the Permits Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have been talking about inventory challenges for years. Many markets across the country have experienced severe shortages of inventory caused by reduced new construction building. This has resul...

By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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Maine has 4601 REALTOR members that list, market, sell real estate all over Vacationland.This year's Maine Association Of REALTORS annual meeting and state convention is again at the Samoset in Rockport Maine. Every third year this centrally located venue for a state REALTOR convention gets tappe...

By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
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 Why Do People Live in Belvedere?Situated in the neighborhood of Charlottesville, in the heart of Albemarle County, in Central Virginia, Belvedere offers the perfect blend of urban and country living. It has a scenic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling terrain and a lush green setting with ...

By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
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 Why Do People Live in Dunlora Park?Located minutes away from the hustle bustle of Downtown, UVA, and plenty of amenities like Fresh Market and Stonefield shopping Plaza, Dunlora Park is a quiet neighborhood filled with tall trees. Offering magnificent homes, a stunning view and modern architectu...

By Mark Harbison, R, CIPS - GRI
(Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
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The state of Hawaii has recently earned the remarkable distinction of being the best state in the nation in terms of women's equality, based on a survey by WalletHub. If you're in search of Maui real estate and gender equality is important to you, then you might just appreciate the findings of th...

By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Zephyr Real Estate)
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Zephyr Market Update     Marin » September 2017 The Real Estate Update         Marin Single-Family HomeFrom late 2016 to mid 2017, the median sales price (MSP) of single-family homes has steadily increased in the Marin market. While the market seemed to be leveling out in June, August could be th...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
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Photo Courtesy National Association of RealtorsI've been a Realtor for a long time, and I'll admit that I have never gone to a national or state Realtor convention. I'm not going this year either. If you are, you'll mark your calendar for a trip to Chicago for November 3rd through 6th.  But just ...

By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
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Amazing how time flies. Here it is, my 10 year anniversary of when I started in real estate. Oh what I’ve learned in real estate this decade.I’ll share.While I was no stranger to running a business, marketing for leads, and running large teams, real estate was an entirely new nut to crack.I grabb...

By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
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 Why Do People Live in Foothill Crossing?Located in Western Albemarle at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Foothill Crossing is a beautiful location, famous for its breathtaking natural scenery and stunning mountain views. This quiet neighborhood in Crozet, Charlottesville, VA is popular...

By Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn, Bennion Deville Homes - Broker Associate
(Bennion Deville Homes)
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By Luke Acree, Making Agents Memorable
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When agents reach a certain level of success, they’re going to have to start focusing on building a team. Often times one of the first hires to make is an inside-sales rep. In this episode of Above the Noise, Luke breaks down how to make sure hiring an ISA makes sense, and how to go about finding...

By Mary Jo Quay
(Remax Advisors )
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If you’re thinking about new construction, but don’t want to go through a long wait and the gazillion choices that you have to make, now is the time to strike. The Fall Parade of Homes just ended, and most builders have some extra homes to sell. What most people don’t know is that there are pre f...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a survery in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was released two weeks ago. The study revealed that the 2016 median net worth of CT homeowners was $231,400 - a 15% increase sinc...

By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
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I think I have officially become a grizzled old veteran in this industry.  I was working on a sale for one of my listings recently, and I had multiple offers, thankfully. One of the agents had written something that was extraneous into the contract, and he really put it in the wrong place. We hav...

By Karen Rice, Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales
(Davis R. Chant, REALTORS)
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Spend any time in real estate circles on social media, and the question arises: "Which brokerage is the best one? Where should I hang my license?"A flood of answers will come in:  Coldwell Banker!  Century 21! Keller Williams, hands down! eXp! Exit! RE/Max!  Often you will see many plugs for comp...

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
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- What is your ideal condo?I ask this question condo seekers, that call me.They tell me about bedrooms, view, pets, potential rentals… And then we get frustrated that we show one condo after another. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get all the details from the prospective buyers before taking them ou...

By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(The Sound Realty Team)
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 As we analyze the reasons that agents & brokers give for determining which real estate company to align with, statistics clearly support the importance of company culture as one of the primary factors.While we understand the value & importance of culture, we sometimes struggle in adequately defi...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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You spend many months searching for your dream home to just throw it all away? Lets get to the point. Mrs. Buyer told her loan officer "I QUIT MY JOB", and yes, before closing on her dream home on a Manchester NH area home.  On a house I have listed and Mrs. Buyer does have her own Buyer Agent, ...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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The Closer Never Came       "PUT....THAT COFFEE DOWN!"  If the notary that was supposed to do my recent closing works in an office environment, I hope someone yelled that at them the day after our document signing was scheduled.  Everyone knows coffee is for closers.      On a refinance transacti...