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190 Isaac Dr Bunker Hill WV – Elizabeth Station Look No Further! This large,2013 sqft., split foyer home has been well taken care of. Features a large open floor plan with wood floors in a kitchen, dining and living room combo. Three bedrooms downstairs with another large 4th bedroom downstairs that can also easily be […]
Hammonds Mill – Thinking of Selling Your Home? With the holidays out of the way now is a great time to get your home listed and ready to sell. As a local resident of Hammonds Mill, I’m offering a Special reduced listing rate of just 4.5% and if you use me to buy your […]
The Most Expensive Home in Berkeley County WV 47 Sweetbriar RD Martinsburg WV 25405 10000 SF log sided Fantasyland + farm critter home on the Opequon Creek. Huge finished basement huge indoor heated pool, 15 heated garage spaces, many outbuildings, roofed amphitheater, giant porch, massive decks, balcony, gazebo, hot tub, sauna. Main fl master BR […]
Lease Options or Rent to Own? Finding a rent to own house is one of the many ways someone with bad or no credit can buy a house. You will often find them called names like lease/options, lease with option to buy, lease purchase, lease 2 purchase, rent with option to buy, rent to own, […]
Look No Further! How soon can you move in? Gorgeous 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home with full partially finished basement with unfinished workshop. Large 14×31 outbuilding, great for storing a boat, antique cars, etc. Kitchen with morning room addition opens up to the family room with pellet stove. Master bedroom has an upgraded master bath […]
427 FALLING WATERS DR, FALLING WATERS, WV 25419 427 Falling Waters Dr Have your own PIECE OF PARADISE with this ONE OF A KIND property! This property boasts an in ground pool with tiki hut, hot tub, outside shower, play set, horse shoe pit, 2 car detached garage and BONUS MAN CAVE with full bath […]
Shut the front door! The home featured in TLC’s “Gypsy Sisters” is up for sale. This 1456 sqft home features 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths, a full unfinished walkout basement and a 1.6 acre lot. Master bath has large garden tub and separate shower. All appliances convey and home warranty is included. Sellers are motivated. […]
Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 6 Things Professional Burglars Don’t Want You to Know Looking to Leverage Your Social Media Presence? Shift Your Viewpoint 4 Fictional Towns That Would Be Bad for Real Estate One of the first focuses for most people […]
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Buying a home for the first time can be complex and daunting, especially in a competitive housing market. A new book, “My First Home: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving the Ultimate American Dream,” aims to help first-time buyers navigate the process. Below are five tips from author Shashank Shekhar, a blogger, media source and radio […]
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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Those With Bachelor’s Degrees More Likely to Own Home, Study Says Trends in Housing: The County That Broke Texas’ 8-Year Streak Buying a New House? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In Thanks to reality TV, you […]
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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: A-List Apartment on the Upper East Side Tips to Assess and Evaluate the Real Estate Market in Your Area What Are the Best States for Millennials? The Answer May Surprise You Buying a new house is an […]
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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: What Are the Best States for Millennials? The Answer May Surprise You A Comprehensive List of Fictional Real Estate Agents Exploring America’s Neighborhoods: Northeast, Minneapolis, Minn. The real estate industry constantly stays in a dynamic state and […]
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(TNS)—There was a time when most homebuyers obtained their mortgage loans through their banks or credit unions. Today, however, there are a number of additional home-financing providers. Which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at the options. Direct Lenders Banks, mortgage banks and nonbank lenders all are direct lenders; that is, employees […]
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(TNS)—The complexities of home construction loans can hit you like a falling two-by-four. Be sure you understand the intricacies before you apply. Two Types of Construction Loans There are two main types of home construction loans: Construction-to-Permanent: With these loans, the lender advances the money to pay for construction. After the home is built, the […]
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There are many benefits to trading up to a home with more square footage, especially for growing families—but with more house comes more cost, and, as a recent analysis by Zillow reveals, it can vary by location. Trade-up homeowners can expect to spend an average $447 more each month if they move from a home […]
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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Now You Can Own Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Santa Barbara Villa How to Prepare Yourself for Becoming a Landlord 10 Easy Home Improvements to Make on Your Fixer Upper It’s an amazing neighborhood, the price […]
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Spring is here, and so is spring home-buying and -selling. Buyers and sellers preparing to take action this season should put those plans into play now—according to Zillow Group’s Report on Consumer Housing Trends, the No. 1 regret for both buyers and sellers is “not starting their home search or prepping their home to sell […]
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Homeowners are springing more for upgrades to their homes, despite unknowns that have the potential to impact their spending—a full 60 percent more than what they spent in 2016, according to a new report by HomeAdvisor. “Home improvement activity is showing resilience in the face of political shifts,” says Brad Hunter, chief economist at HomeAdvisor. […]
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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Angelina Jolie Enters Escrow in Los Feliz Square Footage: It’s Not the Size That Counts, but How You Use It 6 Things Professional Burglars Don’t Want You to Know In modern office settings, the 9-to-5, Monday-through-Friday work […]
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Buying real estate in your student’s college town can be a short-term vehicle for savings and a long-term vehicle for investment. Realtor.com® recently ranked the cities best for both, factoring in monthly mortgage payments (based on a 20 percent down payment) and other housing costs such as insurance and property taxes, and monthly rental costs. […]
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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Looking to Leverage Your Social Media Presence? Shift Your Viewpoint 4 Fictional Towns That Would Be Bad for Real Estate How to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient Even though a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S., you […]
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Earth Day calls to mind the importance of protecting the environment—but some states, according to a new analysis by WalletHub, are doing a better job at it than others. The analysis took into account three factors: environmental quality, which encompasses aspects such as energy efficiency; eco-friendly behaviors, such as water consumption and solar panels; and […]
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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Survey: Homebuyers Value Reliable Wireless Service Over Home Prices If You’re Ready Come and Get It: Selena Gomez’s Texan Mansion Is for Sale Change Your Mindset, Change Your Business Dog owners are infamous for providing their furry […]
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(TNS)—Workout trends come and go. These days, CrossFit and SoulCycle are all the rage, but, unfortunately for your wallet, with an average monthly membership of $125 for CrossFit and about $34 per class at SoulCycle, hopping on them can really cost you. That doesn’t mean you have to dust off your Tae Bo video cassette […]
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Outdoor kitchens became a must-have amenity for homeowners ostensibly overnight—and fell out of favor almost as quickly. A recent survey by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), however, proves outdoor kitchens are still in. In fact, the architects cited in the AIA’s Home Design Trends Survey report an uptick in demand for outdoor kitchens in […]
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For all the hurdles to homeownership, one obstacle is stubbornly more insurmountable than the rest: the down payment. Renters are having trouble stacking up the savings to place a down payment on a home, according to the recently released Zillow® Housing Aspirations Report (ZHAR). Seventy percent of renters surveyed in the report say the down […]
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More homebuyers and sellers are in the market for greener, sustainable homes—and REALTORS® are answering the call. Over half of REALTORS® recently surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTORS® and Sustainability report say consumers have an interest in sustainability as it pertains to real estate—homes that have features intended to conserve natural resources, […]
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It’s a fiercely competitive housing market out there right now. We’ll talk about why and more importantly, how you can gain an advantage.
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With very few economic reports, it was a week of geopolitical risk. We’ve got it all ahead in Market Update.
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We got some inflation and some housing data, but the week was really about politics. We’ll have it all covered in Market Update! Read on.
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Homeowners and appraisers continue to further disagree on home values. The good news is that appraisal values went up in March. Read on for details.
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The jobs number missed expectations, but some of the underlying data was good. All that and more is on the way in Market Update!
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There are many reasons for downsizing your home. Here are just a few that might help you make the decision to downsize to the right size.
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Consumer confidence was really high last week. All that and more is on the way in Market Update!
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Politics basically drove the discussion this week as there was a lack of heavy-hitting economic data. However, we did get some housing numbers.
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The Federal Reserve made a predictable decision on short-term interest rates. What may not have been as obvious was the aftermath. This and other headlines are on the way in Market Update.
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The Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates today. Yet, longer-term rates like mortgages have actually moved down after the announcement. Why? Find out!
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Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ...
While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy deals that didn't make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week's ...
Who got hired or promoted this week? Here's our weekly rundown, in chronological order ...
If the economy is really slowing, we’ll see it in next week’s blast of new reports on March activity. So long as the Fed intends to increase the cost of money, it will be very hard for long-term rates to break lower ...
Her name is Pam Patenaude, and she was floated as a candidate for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before the administration nominated Ben Carson ...
Homebuyers who view listings on property search sites never see the fees offered to buyer's brokers by those listings. A proposed Colorado bill might have changed that in The Centennial State, but a committee in the Colorado House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected the legislation Thursday ...
Real estate auction company Concierge Auctions is expanding its reach to China, a response to the increasing participation from Chinese buyers during auctions based elsewhere ...
In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains to agents when they should let dead real estate leads lie. Use your intuition. ...
In real estate agent's brokerage selection, commission splits, marketing tools, technology offerings, brand power and more are all on the line. But what about the intangibles? How does an agent know that it's a good fit, and that an environment will challenge, energize and support them? ...
A seller received an offer on her listed home and, curious, she Googled the prospective buyers, a couple. What she found gave her more leverage than the buyers probably would have preferred. The seller pulled up the wife's Facebook page, where she'd posted photos of the house and told her network that it was her new home ...