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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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Real Estate for Sale

Brokers/Services

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, [email protected]. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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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. [email protected]. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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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), [email protected], www.lorahemphill.com.

Charleston, South Carolina Real Estate. Homes, land, investments. LeGrand Elebash, H.B.S. ’01. Handsome Properties, 843-810-6450, [email protected]. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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LandVest. Christie's International Real Estate. Terrence Maitland, Luxury Real Estate Agent. Featured listing: 70 Suffolk Rd., Chestnut Hill, MA. $7,300,000. 617-357-8949, [email protected]. www.landvest.com.
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Canada Real Estate

PEI Canada farmland for sale by Harvard Alum: four pristine acres with splendid waterfront views. Contact: [email protected].

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, [email protected] or call +50688137782.
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Europe Real Estate

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. [email protected].
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House for Sale or Rent Italian Alps on French border spectacular views and hiking. [email protected], www.stroppo.com.

Florida Real Estate

Matthew H. Maschler, Esq. Real Estate Broker—Signature Paradise Florida Properties, LLC. Boca Raton/Delray Beach/South Florida. 516-208-3334. [email protected]. 4131 NE 24th Ave., Lighthouse Point. 5BR/4BA. Deep Water Estate. Dream backyard infinity edge pool. $1,500,000; 17713 Middlebrook Way, Boca Raton. 5BR/6.5BA Architectural delight. Airy floor plan. Tropical backyard oasis. $975,000. Search more exquisite properties at www.RealEstateFinder.com.
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Massachusetts Real Estate

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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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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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

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 [email protected].

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, [email protected].

North Carolina Real Estate

LAND FOR SALE. 15 mins. from downtown Oxford; 45 mins north of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill. 8.4 acres. Capacity to build a house, pond, one hole golf course, horse stable or usage as farmland. $69,000. [email protected]. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Ohio Real Estate

Cleveland/Gates Mills: Palladian Villia, Historic District. 4 BR, 3.5 Baths. In Architectural Digest, Period Homes Magazine. 3 acres. $799K. Contact realtor Karen Eagle, 440-773-6187 or architect [email protected]. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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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.

Rhode Island Real Estate

Mintwater Cottage, "One of the most magical homes in Rhode Island"—RI Monthly. Storybook country estate on daffodil-lined brook with original stone carriage bridge. 2.3 acres. Just minutes from Newport. Historic charm, beautifully restored and expanded. 4 beds; 3.5 baths; ground floor suite; large deck/porch; inviting library; 4 fireplaces; granite kitchen; gorgeous landscaping. Barn converted to studio. Walk to polo, Land Trust trails, stables. Beaches, golf nearby. Lila Delman Real Estate. Contact Alyce Wright. [email protected], 401-662-7993. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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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 andrearosepa[email protected] or call 917-208-4484.

Utah Real Estate

TEN ACRES PLUS: Your own private and secure hilltop over Bluff, Utah. Redrock cliffs are around. To the south are vistas of the valley of the San Juan River and the Navajo Reservation. This is Rainbow Bridge — Monument Valley country. Build a Tiny House (or larger!) or roll in your Airstream. Paved airstrip nearby. [email protected] or 415-515-3233. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Vermont Real Estate

Essex. 60 Colonel Page Rd. 35 acres of field and woods, zoned for personal and development. 10 minutes from Burlington and Lake Champlain. 50 min. to Burlington National Airport, 25 min. to Stowe. Robert P. Wilson call or text: 617-513-9739. Helanie: 512-564-2642, [email protected].

Misc Real Estate for Rent

SABBATICALHOMES.com is the academic’s premier resource for finding or offering a home to rent, exchange, sit or share worldwide . Discover trustworthy tenants and comfortable housing while on research, sabbatical or vacation. We’ve been proudly helping minds on the move since 2000—come see for yourself what a countless number of your peers have already been enjoying: SabbaticalHomes.com.
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California For Rent

Beverly Hills, 2 bedroom viewing triangular buildings in Century City. $4,250 per month. Call 310-551-9044. Email to: [email protected].

New York For Rent

New York, Manhattan: East 49th Street. Furnished studio, three night minimum, $209 per. 212-421-0256, [email protected].

South Carolina For Rent

Charleston. Available September 1. 2 BRs, 1/12 baths, furnished apartment. Ansonborough, choicest location for everything on the peninsula. Parking. 6 month lease required, option for longer. $2500/month. Owner Harvard '51  207-348-7718, [email protected].

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