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How to Win a Bidding War Without Coughing Up More Money

We're once again in a seller's market. Buyers may find themselves scrambling for properties and looking for ways to one-up the competition.


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RELOCATING TO PHILADELPHIA? Representing Buyers, Sellers and Renters in Center City, Main Line and Chestnut Hill. Lora Hemphill, Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors. 215-732-2073 (direct), 267-324-8051 (cell), lora.hemphill@foxroach.com, www.lorahemphill.com.

Sales and rentals in Manhattan & Brooklyn. Jason Cunningham. Over 15 years real estate experience specializing as a broker and investor in the New York City market. Douglas Elliman Real Estate. 508-965-1000. jcunningham@elliman.com. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Charleston, South Carolina Real Estate. Homes, land, investments. LeGrand Elebash, H.B.S. ’01. Handsome Properties, 843-810-6450, legrand@handsomeproperties.com. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Need help buying or renting in Manhattan? Contact premier Manhattan broker and Harvard alum, Sonia Rehani. Expertise in sales, rentals, relocations and investment properties. Charles Rutenberg Realty, 917-686-9656, srehani@rutenbergnyc.com. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Your San Francisco/Bay Area Resource. Jetta Martin B.A. ’05. Serving Berkeley, Oakland and the surrounding areas. Pacific Union International. jetta.martin@pacunion.com, 510-859-6022. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Canada Real Estate

Historic Hotel Kenney, Since 1877. UN World Heritage site on 26 acres lakeside of Rideau Waterway at Jones Falls, Elgin, Ontario. A romantic country inn where President Taft once was an insider, and at a spot which Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Louise, proclaimed was "by far the lovliest place in all of Canada." Truly Canada at its quiet, beautiful best. $3.125M Canadian. Contact Franklin P. Folts, MBA ’60. Email: sundogfoltsmvy@gmail.com. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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PEI Canada farmland for sale by Harvard Alum: four pristine acres with splendid waterfront views. Contact: murielcfarley@gmail.com.

Central America Real Estate

Costa Rica: Tranquil mountain estate, 25 miles southwest of San Jose. 4 buildings: 6 bedrooms, 4 baths. 5.7 acres with buildable lots, spectacular mountain views from every room. $450,000. Photos/info: http://bit.ly/villacumbre, contact Gabriela Mora, gabrielamora61@gmail.com or call +50688137782.
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Colorado Real Estate

Durango. Arguably the most stunning and breathtaking view in Colorado. Gorgeous land hewn log home at 7,700'. Vallecito Lake at your feet. 2,594 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths. $1.2M. HLS ’72 owner. Visit: durangologcabin.com. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Europe Real Estate

Palazzetto—200 year old restored stone farmhouse 10km from San Gimignano, Italy. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, outdoor pizza oven. Fully furnished. €950,000. dempseynb@gmail.com.
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Exceptional Tuscan Villa for sale south of Siena on 30 hillside acres. 8 bedrooms, 7 ensuite baths with breathtaking views, formal rose gardens, patio, large pool and guest house. As featured in Architectural Digest. jab245@gmail.com.
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Florida Real Estate

Matthew H. Maschler, Esq. Real Estate Broker—Signature Paradise Florida Properties, LLC. Boca Raton/Delray Beach/South Florida. 516-208-3334. Matt@RealEstateFinder.com. 2985 NW 53rd St., Boca Raton. 6BR/7.1BA. Exquisite custom built estate home on oversized lot. $3,100,000; 17953 Villa Club Way, Boca Raton. 3BR/4BA. Magnificent Water View. Spacious Floor Plan, Custom Bar. $824,999. Search more exquisite properties at www.RealEstateFinder.com.
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Maine Real Estate

Downeast Maine overlooking Chandler Bay. 6 year-old, 8.5 room, 3 bedroom and 2.5 bath home with a 2-story, 3-car garage on 1.7 acres of land. $475,000. Please contact Marty at: lynmar50520@gmail.com.
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Midcoast Maine—Jefferson, on Damariscotta Lake. Privacy galore on 12 acre penninsula with over 3500' shore frontage on Damariscotta Lake. Two private coves. Five bedrooms, three baths, 2000+ sq ft, Northern white cedar Ward log home with 270° water views. Large garage/barn for cars and boats. Private end of road location. $1,100,000. View property at Maine Multiple Listing. Mr Lakefront Inc. Call or email Tom Ferent at 207-632-0019, Tom@mrlakefront.net. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Massachusetts Real Estate

Waterfront home, located in Marion's private beach community, Piney Point, minutes away from The Kittansett Club. The home overlooks Wing's Cove and Buzzard's Bay and consists of a private dock and beach. Marion is located 1 hour from Boston and Providence. Suitable for year-round or seasonal living. $3,699,000. Converse Company Realtors. conversecompanyrealtors.com, 508-748-0200. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Own a piece of American history. Castle Hill Farm, 260 North Street, Medfield, MA. MaryCraneProperties.com, 617-413-2879. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Martha's Vineyard. Beautifully renovated historic home in Downtown Vineyard Haven. Central air, private yard and patio make this the perfect summer getaway. This 5 bed/3 bath home, may be sold turn key. For more information on this and other Vineyard properties for sale or rent, call 508-693-0222. viewpointsmv.com.
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New Hampshire Real Estate

North Conway. Vacation, retirement and rental properties in New England’s premier four-season resort area, the Mt. Washington Valley. Let Badger Realty, the region’s leader in residential and luxury real estate, help you find your dream property. www.BadgerRealty.com or 603-356-5757.

New York Real Estate

New York Berkshires. Hilltop home, 8 miles from Tanglewood. Architect-designed, light-filled, mountain views over Queechy Lake to Hudson River and beyond. Open-plan kitchen with Aga range, DR, and LR; 3 BR & den; 2.5 baths; domestic elevator; 2 WBFs, 3100 sq.ft. Screened porch and open deck; 2-car, basement-level garage. Exceptional value for quality of build. $549,000. 413-329-1162, Lisa@tkgre.com.

Adirondack cottage on Upper Saranac Lake, $550,000. Renovated, beautifully furnished, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Bartlett Carry Club includes 40 lakefront acres, full-time caretaker, many amenities. Neal Nathanson, nathansn@upenn.edu; 610-420-2178.

For Sale by owner. Spectacular, fully renovated, Architectural Digest quality, Federalist National Historic Register stone house in the Northern NY Hamlet of Essex on Lake Champlain. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, high ceilings, drawing rooms, three fireplaces, chef's kitchen, additional summer kitchen in finished basement. Large attic studio, hardwood, crown moldings, architect pro windows, high end heating system, state of the art lighting. 45 mins. to Lake Placid and Burlington via Essex ferry. $1.1M. 617-877-4881 or smastrovich@verizon.net.

Ohio Real Estate

CLEVELAND: Nature Lover's Paradise. 20 ac in prime location in quaint Gates Mills. Close to many Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital facilities—easy commute for those in the medical field or others wishing to work or play in downtown Cleveland. Easy drive to world-class Art Museum, Orchestra and airport. Walking distance to Gates Mills Village amenities—library, restaurant, and historic bridge. Mid-century fixer with spectacular views & wonderful sunsets. Huge flat area, ideal for children to play. 2 gorgeous ponds & scenic stone bridge. An acre of newly established native habitat is the perfect place to learn first-hand the joys of nature; it attracts rare pollinators & provides a source of food & shelter for birds. A conservation easement ensures protection of natural beauty in perpetuity. Priced below appraised value. See website for 7650 Deerfield Road or phone Jann Holzman at: 440-785-9125. MLS #3936008, Howard Hanna. 

South Carolina Real Estate

Charleston: Beautiful, sunny, quiet, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, turnkey condo on downtown historic Legare Street, South of Broad, front and back porches, patio, 2 fireplaces. No condo fees. Contact andrearoseparis@aol.com or call 917-208-4484.

Vermont Real Estate

RIVERSIDE RETREAT, 13 bucolic acres, 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath in Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, $469K. http://bit.ly/barnetvt.

California For Rent

Beverly Hills, 2 bedroom viewing triangular buildings in Century City. $4,250 per month. Call 310-551-9044. Email to: beverlyhillsbestbest@gmail.com.

Massachusetts For Rent

Winter Hill, Somerville. Room for rent, $980 (all included & furnished). Near the corner of Broadway and Main. Looking for mature, responsible, non-smoking, roommate to share a two bedroom apartment—perfect for graduate student or visiting professor. Ideal candidate would be friendly, respectful, and tidy with slight creative side. The room is furnished, includes: bed, dresser, chair, lamp and nightstand. Located on the edge of Winter Hill—very close the Magoun Square with a laundromat and bus stop close by. The location is about a 25 minute walk to Davis Square and 15 minute walk to the bike path. Sorry, no pets. Nearby hotspots include: Daddy Jones, Winter Hill Brewery, Tipping Cow Ice cream, Magoun Saloon. If interested please contact Heather at: hbalchunas@gmail.com. Please include "Roommate inquiry for Winter Hill Apt" in the header.
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New York For Rent

New York, Manhattan: East 49th Street. Furnished studio, three night minimum, $209 per. 212-421-0256, atchity@storymerchant.com.

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