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By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Century 21 Liberty Homes)
Comments 34
    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.)
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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)
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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)
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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 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!)
Comments 1
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 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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
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 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 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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 16
     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 Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 10
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...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 16
Happy Halloween.  I know parents are going to make sure their kids will follow all the safety tips and parent of young kids will be going out with them. The following tips are for those who will be home handing out candy or those who will be in their cars driving home from work. 1. Watch out for ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 17
Yes, I guess it's my lucky day.  They did an article about me in Entrepreneur.com.  I wish I could take credit for this, but it was my franchisee's PR agency that did all the leg work on this. Apparently they liked my story - a woman owned business succeeding in a male dominated industry.  They a...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 20
As Realtors, ​we know that driving around can be a stressful experience. No matter how many times you may travel to the same destination, there are often unexpected obstacles.   We use WazeApp now. With community-generated real-time traffic, we find that by using this app we get the best route to...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 15
Above and Beyond, Save This Condo  Good Intentions at the Start The seller bought the condo with his retirement money as an investment property and exhausting most of his resources as the downpayment. His sister needed a place to live and she had agreed to rent it from him, so the bottom line was...
By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Comments 0
We’ve gathered some safety tips for you, your kids, and your pets: HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and wa...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
This blog contains some important advice on the creation of landing pages. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. 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 lo...
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?