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By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Century 21 Liberty Homes)
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    November …. In the Fall Season, leaves change colors, Halloween just passed, a bit of cooler weather after a long heat wave so we put on that sweater in chilly evenings. One may also think of the Thanksgiving Feast and a Day of Gratitude.   Regardless if we celebrate the upcoming holidays or ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 23
Having plenty of hot water is not just a convenience, it is considered a necessity in modern homes. However, there are competing concerns related to having plenty of hot water.  On the one hand we want to prevent scalding.  On the other hand it is a good idea to keep water hot enough to prevent w...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 39
  A "Post" Parade and Online "Costume" contest for Everyone! Join in the FUN with Virtual Entertainments, music & Refreshments for the Soul.   Press Play above now for the proper effect    Please join us HERE! and bookmark the event. Please read instructions carefully...   The CONTEST: Don your o...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 15
I once had a client jokingly tell me that she was not interested in living in a house in the middle of an interstate highway. What?  Then last week I asked another client what she thought of the listing on a certain street. She responded that she did not like that ‘area’.  She said it was too cl...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 33
Sometimes during the week an idea pops in my mind early and I think I'm good... some weeks Liz and Bill Spear writes about that idea in my head and I grumble swear words and go back to the white board and think some more.  Sometimes I pop over on the Ask an Ambassador group and look for questions...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
This is the story of a finished basement in an older house and the not so bright light. Oh, the light was bright enough.  Very bright.  It puts out about 396 candelas, or the equivalent of 11 candles in this small hallway.  That's plenty of light. But the installer of the light needed to rethink ...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Thank You Dr. Vivek Shanbhag for Your Business and Introductions by San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe Dr. Vivek Shanbhag and his wife Gayathri and two of my absolute favorite clients. They were first introduced to me several years ago by their uncle and trusted advisor who lives in the area th...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
  Happy Halloween From Your Horse Property REALTOR in PA   Today is Halloween.  To celebrate, I am posting several photos of unique costumes for horses.  I must say, some are quite imaginative.   Here is a cow with a farm girl.     Next we have a knight with a dragon.  This one is cute.          ...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Thank You Biren & Rina Shah for Your Business and Introductions by San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe This year two of my favorite clients, Biren & Rina Shah, must win the award for best sale, then purchase of San Jose Lynbrook High homes. Biren gave me six weeks to sell his townhome and buy a ...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Thank You Vrushal Dongre & Adrita Bhor for Your Business and Trust by San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe Two of my favorite clients, Vrushal Dongre and Adrita Bhor should win the award for most savvy Silicon Valley purchase and sale of 2014. Vrushal and Adrita were searching for either Cupertin...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Thank You Anil Nair & Anu Shah for Your Business and Introductions by San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe For nearly ten years now, Anil Nair and Anupuma Shah have been two of my favorite clients. In a span of one year we actually did three transactions together! Since then, Anil and Anu have ki...
By Ann Marie Clements
(Remax Realty Group)
Comments 4
 Happy Halloween! Today is the day that you could be anything you want to be - and I choose to be a Polka Dot! There is something about dressing up and wearing a costume that brings out the FUN in us! I am so thankful that my chosen career allows me to be creative and laugh! There are so many won...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Have a Happy Halloween in 2014!   Here's wishing everyone a very Safe and Happy Halloween 2014!   CLICK ON THE PHOTO ...to see the weather forecast in The Bristol TN~VA Area for tonight!   Thanks for stopping by and while you are here please click on the Property Trackers below to view some amazi...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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This is a selective place to stay in and only the chosen get the privilege. Lenn Harley has it set-up so that if one of her clients has to have a place to stay during a transaction scheduled to close, she lets them stay in her home. Yes, you heard me right. Its not in the Realtor code of ethics, ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 20
Create Landing Pages in a Snap   About a year ago I discovered leadpages to make really fast landing pages with no coding or technical know-how needed. I was looking for a really fast way to make landing pages, squeeze pages and longer sales pages and video pages that were just fill in the blank ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 17
     There are those days that after dealing with people, traffic and extremely challenged properties all I want to do is turn out the lights because it is time for the party to be over. Sitting in my home office, I wake up the laptop and login to see what's going on here in the rain. I start to ...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 19
Happy Halloween 2014! You don't need a crystal ball to foresee your real estate future. Truths and events are perfectly clear with the right guide by your side.  Right now, I'm off to attend  The Haunted Masquerade and Costume Ball hosted by Kimo Stowell.    Have a Spooktacular Day!   
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 7
Fall Back 1 Hour on Non Smart Clocks | Daylight Savings Time    If you go to bed early on Saturday and do not 'fall back one  hour' on your clocks Sunday morning, just go make that time adjustment.  Your 'smart' devices need no adjustment.  Then go back to bed and enjoy your sleep for 1 extra hou...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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I came across this contest which starts today, November 1st. Perfect timing as it is Saturday and a glorious sunny 76 degree day is ahead. What better a day than to take a bike ride to the beach and just disappear for a few hours. This is Miami Beach after all isn't this what its all about?
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 13
Evanston Blues I am not complaining, only writing my thoughts. If all you get out of me is market updates it gets pretty boring. How many times can you say how great someone's report is and how they are the best in their area. Yes we want to support our fellow Active Rain members and I support yo...