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1. Oktoberfest Street Festival - If you can't make it to Germany's festival in Munich. Go to Sailfish Brewing Company on Oct. 7 for beer, music, food and more.

2. Brewtal Fest - This event features 13 bands on two stages, an outdoor halfpipe, a costume contest and more. This event will be held Oct. 13 at Brew.etarian.

3. Marine and Wildlife Art and Craft Festival - This festival will be held in Vero Beach, with a variety of work by local artists including photography, acrylic, and oil painting. There will also be jewelry, clothing, woodcarving and more. Oct 14 to Oct. 15.

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A recent article in the Indianapolis Star entitled "Homeowners no longer have a taste for McMansions" attests to the changing demands of today's buyers. Their studies showed homes in the 5,000 square foot and higher range exceeding 100 days average on the market.

There's no doubt that a majority of "boomers" with kids grown and gone on down to the "millennials" who when they do decide to buy, choose functionality over size. These monster houses may just be less important to buyers of the future.

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Whether you are planning to put down a full 20 percent or pulling together the cash for a 3.5 percent down payment for an FHA loan, your down payment might be the biggest single cash expenditure you ever make. Some scrimp and save for years, while others can ready the cash with less difficulty, but no buyer in the history of home buying has ever said they have too much down payment money.Here's an insider secret: many buyers have a treasure trove of down payment resources at their disposal, hidden in plain sight. Here's a map to this hidden treasure – a handful of frequently-overlooked sources of down payment funds.1. Your budget's biggest line items. Home buying is one of those push-meet-shove-type situations. If you're serious ab...

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Home sales (and values) have been on a strong uptick nationwide thanks to low interest rates, freer lending standards and a drop in the foreclosure rate. Sellers everywhere are breathing a giant, collective sigh of relief! But for all of the buyer activity, it seems like most houses sit on one end of two extremes: they either get snatched up the moment they hit the market (with multiple offers and an above-asking sale price) or seem to languish on the market without an offer in sight.
All sellers aspire to be on the multiple-offer end of the spectrum. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make that happen. Here are five tips to move your listing in to the multiple offers zone.

1. Price it aggressively. Homes that get multiple offer...

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