100 or More Days on the Market - Why is this House on the Market for so Long?

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A common question that Buyers ask is how long a house is on the market. If it is too long, interest is lost quickly. It is a natural reaction to not be interested in something that no one else is interested in. The natural assumption is that there must be something majorly wrong with the home. But there are many reasons why a house has been on the market for a while. A very common reason is that the home was originally listed to high. When a home is first on the market, it will get a lar...

2009 Sausage Fest | Christ The King Catholic Parish and School in Richland Washington

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2009 SausageFest | Christ The King School is holding it's annual Sausage Fest on the weekend of September 18th and 19th. Hours are 5pm to 1am on Friday, and 11am to 1am on Saturday. For 31 years the Richland Washington community has enjoyed fun and games, great food, family entertainment, live music, and of course, the beer gardens. The admission is free, so come and enjoy one of the community's premiere events. Related: Tri Cities Washington Events Calendar | City of Richland Events Cale...

The Alabama Gulf Coast

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The Gulf Coast Region of the United States consists of the coastal States that border the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf States are Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida and are in the Southern Region of the United States. The majority of the Gulf Coast shoreline is in Florida and Texas with Mississippi and Alabama having the least amount of coastline. The waters along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Mississippi are influenced by the Mississippi Sound where massive amounts of...

Evaluating the Different Options Available for Downtown Austin Condos

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Downtown Austin real estate is growing faster than ever.  Well, maybe not ever, but more than in the last 14 years I have lived here.  The city council and the community in general is pushing for growing the downtown into a live-work area with high density, shops downstairs, and living upstairs.  The term is "multi-use" and it is pretty much pretty much the montra for Austin real estate.  There are 10+ condo projects going up in the next couple years that cate...

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective REALTORS® | Real Estate Agent Mistakes Not To Make

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There are probably scores of mistakes real estate agents can make, however, there are 7 mistakes, or bad habits, that bother me the most. Probably because I see them more that I would prefer to. Here is my list of 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective REALTORS®: 1. Tardiness, or being late for appointments. When a real estate agent shows up late for an appointment, it communicates the message that "my time is more important than your time," or "I'm too irresponsible or carele...

Atlanta Luxury Real Estate - Top 10 - Most Expensive Homes in Atlanta

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Below are the top ten highest priced homes in Atlanta that are currently listed in the First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS). The homes range in price from the lowest, $6,850,000 to the highest, $19,000,000.   10. $6,850,000 (click price for more information) - This beautiful custom-built English manor estate in located in Buckhead, off of West Paces Ferry Road.   9.  $6,900,000 (click price for more information) - This secluded Mediterranean Villa has a gated...

Fishers vs. Geist - Annexation Battle Round 1

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The Town of Fishers sweetened the pot in its attempt to annex 22 Geist area neighborhoods.  The letter was sent out Tuesday and was really just putting on paper what they had already talked about with the area’s homeowners.  The town is currently pursuing a voluntary “unification” with Fishers and the Geist area, but they need 51% of the homeowners to want to be annexed.  The town is currently offering tax abatements and interest free loans fo...

Alpharetta Real Estate Information

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The city of Alpharetta, a northern suburb of Atlanta, offers a unique balance between big city living and small town charm. Alpharetta offers residents the amenities, cultural activities, dining, shopping, convenience and job opportunities found in big cities while maintaining much of the small town charm that big cities usually lose with continued growth in size and population. Because of this, Alpharetta is one of the premier cities that make up Metro Atlanta. The city of Alpharetta also m...

A Guide to Buying your First Rental Property and Becoming a Landlord

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When you are buying your first rental property and becoming a landlord, there is lots to learn. How do I find tenants? What should I charge for rent? Should I update the places to get more rent? How do I tell the tenants they are late on rent? I have read a lot about how you have rule with an iron fist to keep your tenants in line. Our philosophy is much more laid back, and it has worked out well for us. Every property is different, but this was our experience. Our first real estate in...

Finding your Maximum House Price

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When someone decides to buy a house, one of the first tasks is to talk to a lender and determine the maximum loan they can get. The max loan will determine the cap on real estate prices for that the buyer. There’s lots of calculators out there that will help determine this. But what if you want to have a certain payment per month and you want to know what the max house price would be for that payment? For example, you are renting at $800 per month right now, and you could deal with ...