Archive for July, 2017


Technology changing the way real estate agents serve buyers, sellers

Jordan Wagner, top, and Evan Grooms photographers with Amy Wienands Real Estate take photos and video at a home for sale on South Fork Friday, June 30, 2017, in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Eagle County real estate sales top $1 billion for the first half of 2017

EAGLE COUNTY — One very large transaction — and a lot of more normal activity — has pushed the local real estate market to a place it hasn’t been in nearly a decade. Thanks to the April sale of the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek — a $145 million deal — real estate sales for the […]

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Obit: Ellen Louise Heim Davis

Ellen Louise Heim Davis, 87, of Williamsport, passed away, Saturday, July 22, 2017, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward E. “Ted” Davis. Born May 21, 1930, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William E. Heim and Kathryn Elizabeth Mincemoyer.  Ellen was a 1948 graduate of Williamsport High School. […]

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Personnel

Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto(Photo: Manczurov, Getty Images/iStockphoto) FL Star Development Mercedes Sifontes has been named the leasing agent for Milano Lakes, a new apartment community off Collier Boulevard at The Lords Way in South Naples. Sifontes most recently worked as a leasing consultant for Pinnacle Property Management and before that as a sales associate with Trustar Salon […]

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US home prices reach record high for 6th straight month

New town homes under construction in May in Woodstock, Ga. The Standard Poor’s CoreLogic national home price index, released Tuesday, increased 5.6 percent in May, the latest data available. John Bazemore/The Associated Press

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Real Estate Happenings

Real Estate Ethics What: This course explores the ethical issues surrounding real estate transactions. Although the focus will be the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics, discussion leaders will bring in real-live experiences through actual case studies. Tom Daniel is the instructor. When: 1-5 p.m. Monday Where: 5006 Wetland Crossing, North Charleston Price: $55 […]

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The Green MLS: How it helps agents and their clients

A key part of any real estate transaction is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). For sellers it’s the foundational start for marketing their home, as its data feeds popular consumer sites like Zillow and Realtor.com. For buyers it’s where to find accurate information on a home and its features. We expect to see certain features […]

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Aurora listed as top affordable housing market, top elementary schools

The city of Aurora was recently listed as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country, with three of the top elementary schools. Realtor.com, the official consumer website of the National Association of Realtors, released its study of the Top 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets and Top-Ranked Elementary Schools in the Nation. Aurora […]

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Home sales fell and prices rose in June, Realtors group reports

Albany Homes sales fell by 7.4 percent in June from year-earlier levels, but the average price rose 2.4 percent to $240,144, while the median price climbed 7.2 percent to $214,450, the Greater Capital Association of Realtors reported Friday. The median price is the point at which half the homes sold for more and half for […]

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Summer Rush: Where Are Existing Home Sales—and Prices—Rising the Most?

The housing crunch has inspired hordes of eager buyers to squeeze into open houses across the country, submit offers on properties they’ve never seen, and engage in knock-down, drag-out bidding wars. And yet monthly sales of existing homes actually dropped in most of the country, due to the sheer lack of such homes on the market (they […]

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