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open house

In residential real estate sales,an opportunity for prospective home buyers to tour a home offered for sale, or a model home, during a time period when it will be open for all visitors. Shoppers trying to refine their ideas regarding housing needs should not hesitate to attend open houses—they are not wasting the agent's time.Real estate agents and brokers welcome opportunities to tell prospective buyers about other properties if the present one is not appropriate and are also eager to assist prospective sellers who are just checking out the market and possible prices to ask for their own homes.

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Swedish prefabricated houses maker Open House Production AB announced on Wednesday (13 February) that it has decided to close down its production plant in Arlov, Sweden.
A study of factors that predict whom among recruited university applicants are most likely to attend, found that participation in open house activities was one of four positively correlated variables (Thomas & Dawes, 1999).
Conference attendees were given a tour of the new AFS/ CMI facilities during the open house. AFS also invited neighbors, past employees, and AFS members to tour the new facilities at 1695 N.
In New England, the Green Buildings Open House takes place Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m.
My secretary and I chose a Saturday in August to hold the open house. This gave us a month to meet teachers who attended the open house and follow up with them before our first chapter meeting.
Several weeks after our initial bid fell through (it seemed like years) our excellent realtor Vince--who, incidentally, could eat the realtors on "House Hunters" for breakfast--found us the perfect home and shrewdly snuck us in before the open house, preempting a bidding war by submitting a take-it-or-leave-it offer that cut out the competition.
For the past two years, Open House has provided meals at the Ocean Drop In Centre, in Augusta Place, Leamington, not only on Christmas Day, but during Christmas week.
For instance, Timmins United Supply wanted to show customers and their 80 employees the new expansion of their Bucket Shop, so Brian Blahey, marketing manager of Timmins United Supply, launched two open houses. The first open house was for the employees and their spouses held in November of last year.
Why not reach out to this group of important people with an open house designed to show off your coffee and tea products from French presses to frothers?
A capacity crowd of more than 50 processors saw that proposition demonstrated in late April at a technology open house at the Conair Technical Center in Pittsburgh.
The Open House centre for Jewish-Arab reconciliation in Ramie, Israel, was established 10 years ago to help heal the deep emotional wounds and distrust among Jews and Arabs.