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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Scott Startsman with LIST Sotheby’s International Realty from Honolulu, HI!

August 3, 2017

Scott Startsman

Scott Startsman
LIST Sotheby’s International Realty

Experience: 16 years
Specializations:  Luxury Home Sales, Investments, Development
Areas Served: Honolulu, Waikiki, Diamond Head, Manoa, Hawaii Kai, Kailua

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: My family has been doing investing for 40 years. I grew up around it and had purchased 2 investments for myself before getting my license. I enjoy helping people and teaching them about the financial benefits of real estate.  

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Can You Buy Real Estate Using Bitcoin?

July 31, 2017

Originally published here.

As the first decentralized digital currency with no government backing, bitcoin has become increasingly popular with various merchants and vendors, yet its extreme fluctuation in value and use in the black market has earned it both controversy and notoriety.  But as a currency that’s been increasing dramatically in value in recent years, its potential is undeniable.  I recently read an article that discussed the use of bitcoin in real estate.  While the article was focused on New York real estate, a lot of the points it discussed are relevant across various fields of real estate.

While bitcoin was trading at just a few dollars a few years ago, its value has been climbing steadily, and is now valued at nearly $3,000.  This has left many early adopters of the currency with gigantic fortunes.  Many people possess hundreds upon thousands of bitcoins, which could be used to purchase a property with all cash.

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Listing of the Day: A Beautifully Renovated Townhouse From Jared Russell of Keller Williams

July 28, 2017

The Listing of the Day for July 28 is over at 3206 15th Place Southeast, Washington DC 20020 Provided by Keller Williams.

Beautifully completely renovated condo-townhouse on a tree-lined street in Washington, DC! We are extremely confident that this is a typical case of selling a house as is. Walk into this sun-filled open floorplan with gleaming hardwood floors throughout the main level and new carpeting in bedrooms. Brand new stainless steel appliances complement the granite countertops in the bright, airy kitchen. Freshly painted walls in entire home along with new windows throughout.

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2160 square feet. Listed for $349,999.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Jared Russell with Keller Williams Capital Properties from Bethesda, MD!

July 26, 2017

Jared Russell
Keller Williams Capital Properties

Experience: 9 years

Specializations: Seniors, First Time Home Buyers, Sellers, Relocation, Veterans

Areas Served: Washington DC Metro Region to Include DC, MD, VA

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: I wanted to help people, like my best friend who came to me one day and told me: “Jare, help me sell my home fast as I need cash!”.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A: Someone decided to throw up next to the take your shoes off for new floors sign!

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