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November 22, 2017

Welcome Home

by Melissa Stevenson

10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood  Into a Hometown Haven  “Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis…is a surprisingly effective first step.” – Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of Bowling…

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October 22, 2017

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and ) Sense

by Melissa Stevenson

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 the…

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September 24, 2017

Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

by Melissa Stevenson

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 currently…

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March 8, 2016

How To Stage Curb Appeal

by Melissa Stevenson

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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February 17, 2016

New Things For The New Year

by Melissa Stevenson

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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January 15, 2016

I Am Back To Work!

by Melissa Stevenson

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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December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

by Melissa Stevenson

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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November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Melissa Stevenson

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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November 25, 2015

Maternity Leave-Coverage

by Melissa Stevenson

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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November 11, 2015

Happy Veteran’s Day!

by Melissa Stevenson

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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6 Things Your Mortgage Lender Wants You To Know About Getting a Home Loan During COVID-19 By Lauren Sieben | May 28, 2020 Getting a mortgage, paying your mortgage, refinancing your mortgage: These are all major undertakings, but during a pandemic, all of it becomes more complicated. Sometimes a lot more complicated. But make no mistake, home buyers are still…

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