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Did you know? offers estimates of values of all properties a REALTOR lists?

To obtain a true home value (and one that a lender will require if you get a mortgage to buy a home), you need to pay a state licensed and certified appraiser that is selected by your lender to write a certified appraisal of the valuation. However, a good tool to use to determine value when you are shopping for a home is provided by For that reason and because I think the most valuable information about homes is listed on that site, I link properties I list on my website at directly to the listing as it is posted on Click here to find a description of the estimates provided by

If you are interested in how I value a home when I list one for sale, please ask. That is another topic.

Mary Kelly, Licensed Real Estate Broker
Owner & REALTOR, Kelly Property Expert, Inc.

Article: ‘Housing Demand Likely to Stay High for Years to Come’

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“MECKLENBURG, Tenn. – Low rates of household formation since the Great Recession have caused 5.7 million “missing” households, a new Zillow analysis finds. These missing households represent people who historically would have moved into their own home but have been unable or unwilling to do so, and should keep housing demand high for many years to come as the market catches up.”

Article in The Guardian – Florida faces ‘imminent’ pollution catastrophe from phosphate mine pond

by Richard Luscombe in Miami Sun, April 4, 2021, 5:16 PM·5

What happens when the can is kicked down the road…..eventually problems become catastrophes. So will be the infrastructure throughout the U.S. if Biden is not able to get an infrastructure bill passed…. Our presidents and lawmakers have been all talk….time to do something…..before another catastrophe happens.

“As long ago as 2003, the Sarasota Herald Tribune reported, reservoir walls were crumbling. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) previously authorized the dumping of hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic water into the Gulf of Mexico. At a meeting of the Manatee commission on Thursday, called after the seriousness of the new leak became apparent, engineers pointed to the deterioration of the pond’s decades-old plastic liner.”

Environment protection group Mana-Sota 88 said “The current crisis can be traced back to the absurd 2006 decision to allow dredged material from Port Manatee to be placed into one of the gyp stacks at Piney Point, something the stack was never designed for and should have never been allowed.”