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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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10 Hardwood flooring and Stain Trends for 2015 This article summarizes the 10 major hardwood flooring trends for 2015. Hardwood floors are the preferred flooring surface for Westchester County NY and the East Coast.   Hardwood will never go out of style as it's authentic, renewable, stylish and h...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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This is the third and final blog in this series on the waiting periods for Mortgage Programs after a Foreclosure and Short Sale.  The first blog was on the "Fannie Mae Waiting Periods For Foreclosures And Short Sales",  the second I covered FHA Waiting Periods For Foreclosures And Short Sales, an...
By Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES HOMESALE REALTY)
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One of the most important overlooked and difficult tasks in a typical US household is purging of household items. In my opinion, it's easier to get rid of things if you can donate them - you feel like you are giving to others rather than taking from yourself.   In many situations though, maybe we...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Some Thoughts on Texting, Voice Mail and Cell Phones  We all know that to be at maximum capacity to help serve our clients in the real estate industry, we need to be connected.  I am one of those rare birds, however, that is not comfortable having my cell phone on me 24/7.  I don't sleep with it ...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Wearable Technology for 2015   Remember typing on a typewriter, making multiple copies with carbon paper and calling a friend from a phone booth?  All of that was common everyday stuff....until it wasn't. Over the past several decades, technology has altered our daily lives in ways we could not h...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 12
One type of mistake that you should never have to learn from involves home security. Don’t wait till something bad happens to you to learn a lesson. Here are the top mistakes that people make; learn about them here rather than from personal experience: Leaving doors unlocked. Yes, leave your door...
By The Hill Country Dream Team
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Well, here I am, (Traci Frasier) trying to write a blog post.....the problem is, I'm not much of a writer, actually, not a writer at all. Reading, that's the ticket for me. Give me a good book with a mystery, murder, and some romance, and I'm enthralled. It seems to be such an incredible thing to...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Every problem has a solution.  That seems like a simple enough statement, but how often do agents not think that far ahead to find the solution?  Many see that they have a problem, and they continue to expend energy in the same manner that previously produced nothing.  How many agents fail to ad...
By Amanda Thomas, Broker, Realtor®, SRES®, BPOR
(Providence Group Realty)
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New home construction is a markedly different process than buying pre-owned housing. Whether buying a spec home (built to the Builder's specificiations, also known as an 'inventory home'), or whether starting from scratch -- new home construction has its own timeline, vocabulary, and rules. Two i...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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    Think Green   If the thought of winter makes you shiver, THINK GREEN. Plant your future with fresh thoughts, like seeds that burst out of the ground in the spring and summer. The seasons of your life are very important. Stay fresh with Green ideas that helps you to grow physically, financial...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(Keller Williams, Digital Marketing Strategist specializing in Search and Social with The Ballen Method and Vision Masters)
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Domain Authority in Domain Names by Lori Ballen - Speaker, Trainer, Author, Search and Social Expert, Real Estate Business Owner, Creator of The Ballen Method Domain Authority in Domain Names Тhе Internet іs thе source оf 90 percent оf thе іnfоrmаtіоn usеd іn hоmе searches, ассоrdіng tо thе Natio...
Top 10 Ways to Guarantee Your Busines$ Success This Year And Every Year In The Future!    1)  Haul out your dusty Business Plan.  It's NOT TOO LATE to get out your business plan from last year and see how you did.  You will be surprised.   2)  Determine your best Sources of Business.  Remember th...
By Kyle Reyes
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I remember being excited senior year of high school when thinking about our future class reunion.  My excitement stemmed from a movie I had watched.  In the movie, the star was the ugly duckling growing up.  When he arrived at his class reunion, he was a rich hunk with a gorgeous bride.  I couldn...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-December 20 to December 27, 2014   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it c...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 29
It's Christmas week, leading into New Year's week.  But Rainers all over the country still found time to write some great blogs.  Here are a few of them: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and my Dad's "White Christmas" Michael O'Donnell:  OK, Michael, this one made this crusty real estate broker cry.  Doe...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Saturday Subscriber Finds 84 New Years Edition   This next week we will leave 2014 and bgin 2015. One of the things I have on my list for 2015 is to take more photos and maybe even take some more photography classes. With that in mind I want to highlight some members that take great photographs. ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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In January my husband to called to say our storage building was on fire and he'd called the fire department.  When I arrived home there was nothing left but a bit of the frame and years of history were lost.  You would think that "if it's in storage" it's not something you use, but that wasn't tr...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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Seller/Homeowner keep in mind your home will not sell if buyers can't see it.   Sellers make major mistakes when selling their homes especially during the holiday season.    Educating a homeowner the importance of making their homes accessible for showing is essential to selling it in a timely ma...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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    Mold Everywhere~ Cash only! I was sitting at a red light the other day and saw this sign on a corner! My first reaction was “You’ve got to be kidding me! Who would advertise their home with that caption?” I thought of Joe Petrowsky who buys homes, remodels and sells them.  I even remember him...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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You Really Seem to Know a Lot About the Area!!   I do a lot of work with relocations and often have buyers here who are not from the area and don’t know much about it; some have never been here before but are moving here, or want to, for one reason or another.   I recently had another buyer comm...
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