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Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and ) Sense


  INTRODUCTION Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for […]

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Oct
22

Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent


The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent   When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate agent?   There are […]

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Sep
24

How To Stage Curb Appeal


Hello, Last week in my video blog on my You Tube channel, Melissa’s Real Estate Minute, I talked about the importance of not only staging the interior of your house but also the exterior when preparing to sell.  Here is an article that also touches on this subject.  Hope you find it helpful. http://blog.rismedia.com/2015/staging-curb-appeal-web-appeal/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email ~Melissa

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Mar
8

New Things For The New Year


Hello, I am officially back from maternity leave, working full-time again to help you with everything real estate!  Along with returning to work, I am trying some new things in this new year to provide more services to help buyers and sellers. Although I have no experience behind the camera, I have started a You […]

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Feb
17

I Am Back To Work!


Hello, I have returned from maternity leave to work part-time this month and will be back full-time next month.  If you are thinking of buying or selling, please contact me and we can discuss your timeline as well as a plan of action.  Houses are still selling even though it is winter, no need to […]

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Jan
15

Happy New Year!


Hello, I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has contributed to my success in 2015, I truly appreciate your confidence, loyalty, trust and business.  Cheers to you and here’s to a prosperous 2016 for us all! Have a fun, safe, and Happy New Year! Sincerely, Melissa

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Dec
31

Happy Thanksgiving!


Hello, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for helping make my year a success, I am grateful for having a job I love and for all of the clients who put their trust in me.  I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy today and the holiday […]

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Nov
26

Maternity Leave-Coverage


Hello, I am excited to announce that I had a healthy baby boy on November 13, 2015!  I am now on maternity leave.  The managing broker/owner of Newcastle Realty is covering for me while I’m off so you are still in good hands.  Should you have a real estate need during this time, please contact […]

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Nov
25

Happy Veteran’s Day!


Happy Veteran’s Day!  Thank you to all of those who have served our country over the years.  A special tribute to my grandfathers, my dad, my father-in-law, and other family members and friends. ~Melissa

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Nov
11

Preparing Your Home For Winter


Hello, Although most of us probably do not want to think about the upcoming winter season, it is always a good idea to prep your home for the season.  Here are 21 Signs Your Home Is Ready.  I hope you find it helpful.  As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions. ~Melissa […]

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Nov
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