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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Brian Burke answered:
Austrian Pines, Aspens, and most trees do well here after the root system is established.
Apple and cherry Trees like it here as well. You can not forget about the "Blue Spruce"
Pine trees take more care to get rooted but thrive. For the first year or 2 you can not "forget" about the trees till they take. You will need to make sure the root ball is moist.
You can Google your question for more info.
Hope this helps,
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Sharon Asay answered:
Hi Jan ~

The cost for a lawn to be covered by light gravel/stones or any stones would best be asked to a Landscaper. It would most likely depend on the size of the yard and the type of stone. If you would be interested in a summer home, then I could definitely help you with that as 3 out of our 12 offices at Crossroads Realty are located in Toms River. ... more
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Tue Oct 25, 2016
Carlene Blair answered:
Homeowners associations are created to protect and enforce the rules and regulations of the community. I advise you to talk with the association either by calling the president or attend a community meeting to voice your opinion. If the rules specifically state that you can't park in the driveway, then don't. If the rule is general and not specific, contest it at the meeting. (Please read your rules and regulations to know for sure, even if it sounds ridiculous.) ... more
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Sat Sep 15, 2012
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Sun May 20, 2012
michael beninato answered:
I used Stanley Steamer in my home when I bought it had white carpets they came out fine.
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Wed May 9, 2012
Patrick Halpine answered:
There are 29 homes in the area with 2 master suites. Copy/ paste the link below to check them out, then give me a call to discuss. ... more
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Wed May 20, 2015
Rich Homer answered:
That depends on many factors. Metal roofs are considered some of the best out there, but appearance is also a factor. Find a local Realtor to advise you by clicking Find a Pro in the header of this website. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Corey Grushin answered:
The link below will give you some guidance on how to PROPERLY go about the rent increase/ Keep in mind if your tenants have leases you won't be able to increase those rents until the lease is about to expire and you present them with a new lease. ... more
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Chad Erickson answered:
This property is under contract. What are you looking for maybe I can help. Look forward to hearing from you.
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Wed May 6, 2015
Thomas Hess answered:
I am a real estate broker but have a history in landscape design. I just completed a 3 home complex in Clarksville. I used to lecture on xeriscaping and native plants and was a frequent guest on KLRU's Central Texas Gardener. I also have a degree in Environmental Design. There is no charge to meet up and I can give you a quote at that time once I understand the size and scope of the project. Normally the fees for a total master plan drawing might be between $400 and $500. I can also assist in locating plant material and giving instructions for do it yourselfers or refer quality contractors.

Let me know if I can assist.

Tom Hess
Real Estate Broker
Certified ECO Broker
Cell: (512) 567-8522
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
Michael Emery answered:
Call a Realtor in your area that specializes in commercial real estate. They can tell if you there are any retail stores either for sale or rent in your area.
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Tue May 19, 2015
Lisa Timko, Cleveland REALTOR ® answered:
I completely agree! Curb appeal is very important. A lot of buyers drive by before making an appointment to see the home. If they don't like how the home looks from the outside, they will never step inside. Since there are tenants there who might not take care of any landscaping, I would highly recommend the seller hire someone temporarily to maintain it while it is active. These are the little things that really matter when it comes to selling a home. It will pay off in the long run for the seller. ... more
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Tue May 22, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
I assure you here no one can tell you for sure. You need to call a contractor or 2 or 3 to get opinions. Sounds like settling in a major bad way. How old is the house? Any bad rains or storms lately? How long has it been getting worse? ... more
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Sat Jan 28, 2012
Roland Vinyard answered:
I believe a home is more likely to be taken care of with owners residing there. An investor buying a foreclosure may fix it up only to have tenants there. Or not. Either way, there is not much you can do other than hassle them with code violations and so forth. The owner and, to a lesser degree, those holding the mortgage have all the say.

Do you want to buy the home? If that's the case, talk to them directly about that, saying that if they ever decide to sell, you'd like a chance to buy it before it goes on the open market.
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Doc & Ellen Stephens answered:
Check out The Monticello Park Historic District in San Antonio.

Doc Stephens, REALTOR
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Thu Dec 29, 2011
Ann Ryan answered:
To me, a 2-unit dwelling would be a property that had one dwelling upstairs and a second downstairs. I've seen those in New York, where they're common in Staten Island, etc. The property may have originally been constructed as a single family home.

A duplex is sort of the ancestor of the townhouse. Two houses that share 1 common wall. I've seen those in many places.
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Wed Aug 20, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
Beige! Definitely Beige.
You do not want the most noticible house on the block. You want one that blends in.
Most important of all, you want a color that is easy to remember and easy to spot and patch: You want to be able to return in three years and touch it up without having all the touches show up.

Think; easy to keep clean.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Much will depend on the size of the property, shrubbery, the landscaper, etc.; therefore contact a few local landscaping services and ask for free quotes, then choose the company you like best.... ... more
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