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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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So, what do you think?  Martian writing or carpenter ant damage? That was my question!  Here I was deep in the woods.  It was a careful investigation of a 40 year old log home.  It was quiet out there.  It was lonely out there.  It was far out there.  It was the perfect place for space aliens to ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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We had to get out very early 1 hour drive to make sure we were there to see Grandson Raphael open his Christmas Presents.  At 5 years old, it's all about the gifts and what Santa Claus had delivered. After all when you have been a good little boy or girl, it should be bountiful. We were there on ...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
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Snow Removal in North Idaho - Snow holds on valley floors First snow storm to finally hit the lower elevations in North Idaho.  Sandpoint Idaho easily saw 4 to 6 inches this afternoon it and is sticking.  Traveling home north to Naples Idaho it was falling even harder.  I followed Deep Creek Loop...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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The 3rd day of Christmas with Jeff Foxworthy  12 days of a Redneck Christmas   From Christmas to the Epiphany we have the 12 days of Christmas.  This year we will be sending you a gift of a different musician performing this timeless classic, some are good, some are funny, and others are somethin...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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                         Wishing You a Merry Christmas!   I wish each and every one of you the most Joyous of Holidays, and a prosperous New Year!  I count among my most treasured blessings, the discovery of the ActiveRain Community.  The friendships and valuable collective knowledge gained, has ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
( | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Christmas Past / Christmas Present So I'm up today but not very active.  Yesterday I was in bed all day.  The flu got the better of me.  With the achy, sneezing, brain fog that flu wrecks havoc on your body, this is the best I can come up with on this Christmas Eve in the Year of Our Lord 2014. C...
By Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
(ProStead Realty)
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  This evening I am going to work on my dream board.   I have found that if I take my written goals and move them from the written word to a dream board of pictures it helps me to stay focused.  It helps me to believe in my goals as well as to achieve my goals.   "Setting goals is something we'r...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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History of a Painting - Mr. Peanut at the Peanut Shop, South Bend, IN. Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston© I remember in the 1950's and 60's, in the middle of South Bend, at Michigan St. and Monroe, there was always an aroma of Peanuts in the air. Planters Peanuts had company stores and we were f...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
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Planning, organizing, goal setting for 2015 I well appreciate the importance of goal setting and being organized for the year ahead. Whether I have everything in order, or not for a coming year, one of the first items of business for me is getting the Christmas decorations down immediately after ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Great post by Grant, as all of his posts are! There are plenty of things that I should cut out of my life that are unproductive or destructive, and I trust that most of us would agree. Time to add this to our goals and plans for the new year!   Most of us are working on our new goals for 2015.  W...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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       Donna Forester with Rocky Mountain Real Estate Advisors has created an Active Rain Challenge for the members to write  a blog about who in Active Rain community they would like to meet in person. Each of members can write up to three blogs. So, here we go:          The first person I want ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! You did not think I would let a little thing like a major holiday, family in town, or new buyers get in the way of getting this weeks Facebook Fridays post out did you? I do my best to bring you Facebook information you can use and new Rainers to go befriend each...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This blog concerns a previous post and could be called A Front Staircase Disaster - A Follow Up. Getting an email from the agent it simply asked my opinion asking, "Do you think the items in this invoice will result in a good deck?" The last thing I said to my clients before leaving after the ins...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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The holiday season is upon us and with it comes feelings of joy, nostalgia, and often stress.  Entertaining, shopping, finances and other obligations often add up to people dealing with stress and not enjoying the holiday season.  Here are a few tips to avoid stress so you can enjoy all the wonde...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Busting out of ICU and heading for a Private Room   **********   Last night we got news from Mickey's cardiologist and her primary physician that as soon as a private room became available, they were moving her from ICU.   Her heart rate, oxygen level, blood pressure and temperature are all stab...
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...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,
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  Wishing All My Active Rain Friends a Very Merry Christmas, and a Joyous New Year! May 2015 be your BEST Year Ever! May you be Blessed with Family and Friends Through Out the Coming Year! May the "Real Reason for the Season" Be Alive and Well in your Hearts Always! Praise God!
By Jason Rose,
(123 ConEd LLC -- Michigan real estate continuing education)
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SAVE 10% on all real estate con ed courses! Michigan Con Ed Deadline is December 31! Only a Few Days Left! The Smartest, Most Convenient and Efficient Way To Complete Your Courses!   1 Stop ConEd is all you need! Do you still need your real estate continuing education?  You'...