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Dale Mattison is an Associate Broker with The Mattison Group at Long and Foster REALTORS® in Washington, D.C. He’s a Certified Residential Specialist and a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute and served as the 2005 chair of the Professional Standards Committee of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Russ Paulsen is the Executive Director of Community Preparedness Programs for the American Red Cross. Today approximately 400,000 people volunteer with the Red Cross nationwide.
Matt Lerner is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Walk Score, a website that promotes walkable neighborhoods and helps you find out just where the most walkable communities are.
Gabrielle Frey is a board member of the National Association for Community Mediation. She’s also the Executive Director of Resolution Works, a conflict resolution organization in Denver and has practiced mediation since 1990. Gabrielle is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver where she teaches graduate level courses in mediation, negotiation and arbitration.
You ever hear the that wonderful old phrase, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?”
There’s a reason that phrase is part of the American dialogue. And that is, the neighbors may be great – but so are boundaries.
Boundaries, as in, the property lines, that separate your land, from someone else’s.
And also, boundaries in terms of – hey, I need some private time here.
And fences, of course, satisfy our basic human need for both types of boundaries.
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Greg Adamson is a REALTOR® with Greg Adamson Prudential Utah Real Estate in American Fork, Utah. Greg’s the founder of the HEART 2 HOME Foundation, a volunteer organization that makes home renovations at no cost for disabled people, and others who are in need. Greg’s hard work was recognized by REALTOR® Magazine, who honored him as one of their 2009 Good Neighbor Award recipients. The Good Neighbor awards, which are sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance, and also REALTOR®.com, recognize REALTORS® who go above and beyond, to help their fellow neighbors in countless ways.
Ilyce Glink is an award-winning, journalist, blogger and author, whose real estate column appears in more than 100 newspapers, including the Washington Post and L-A Times. Her best-selling book, 100 Questions Every First-Time Homeowner Should Know has sold nearly 1,000,000 copies, and Ilyce has appeared on many TV shows such as Oprah, Today, CNN and more.
HouseLogic.com is a free source of information and tools—from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.
Bill Maynard is the President of the American Community Gardening Association, or ACGA. This non-profit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities works throughout the U.S. and Canada. The ACGA recognizes gardening improves people’s lives, beautifies neighborhoods and produces nutritious food. In addition to being President of the ACGA, Bill is the Community Garden Program Coordinator for the City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation, a Master Gardener with the Sacramento County Cooperative Extension and a member of the Sacramento Hunger Coalition.
Let’s talk about some boundaries here. No, I’m not talking about whether your neighbors are getting too personal…rather, I’m talking about the exact, precise boundaries of the piece of property your house sits on.
You’ve probably seen those boundaries on a map. The survey. The same one you got at closing, and the same one that’s filed at the county clerk’s office.
But here’s something you might not know – and I’m talking about how they draw that map in the first place.
In most parts of America, the boundaries are actually marked – on your property itself – by metal rods, driven into the land, about a foot underground. They’re called ‘boundary pins’ and they surround your property. They’re about a half-inch in diameter, about a foot long, and they’re driven into the ground, to mark the exact property line – when the land is divided into lots.
That how they draw the survey maps – they just follow the pins.
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It’s time to continue our look at the latest facts and figures from across the country as we dig down into at the most recent existing home sales report from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
This week we’re going to dig further into those existing home sales numbers, concentrating on the condo and co-op market to see how that important sector has influenced the housing numbers we saw in June.
But just so we have a frame of reference, let’s recap what we saw in overall existing home sales. Existing-home sales increased in June and reached an annual pace of 5,000,000 sales for the first time since October 2013. They were down from the same time last year but things are definitely looking up. On top of all this good news, rising inventory continues to push overall supply towards a more balanced market, which is great news for buyers and sellers.
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