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By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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The Adventures of Whaa Cow at The Cody Hotel in Cody Wyoming- Customer Service Above and Beyond!!!   After spending the night in Custer South Dakota we made our way on our road trip to Cody Wyoming which is about 45 minutes outside of the east entrance of Yellowstone Park.    The Cody hotel is ou...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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I know the cost of living is different around the country, and the thought of losing commission on a $500K sale is no big deal in some areas, but in my area that is an upscale property and the loss would sting quite a bit. A recent client who was moving to another state asked for my assistance in...
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- October 12 to October 18, 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 co...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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  I'm Sorry Margaret Rome, I Just Can't Do It!   I remember the first time that I had the opportunity to talk to Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  over the phone. She was wonderful to talk to back when I was just getting started here, I was a sponge soaking up all that she had to offer. There is...
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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Whoever thought this trio up should be in the hall of eating fame. Each one brings a function and pleasure to the sandwich of your choice. Most amazing little pleasure to have standing by to enhance your munching experience. Honorable mention to salt & pepper to while I am at it THE LINE-UP KETCH...
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)
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Been searching for an easier way to find Wi-Fi service with my iPad, and Wi-Fi Finder App is the one that keeps popping up.   Using the WI-Fi Finder with the GPS function on your iPhone or iPad, Wi-Fi Finder is supposed to tell you exactly where the closest Wi-Fi hotspot is, and how to get there...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Monday evening musings: when time & technology interfer with blogging. Just to give you an idea I intended on doing this post on Sunday. It was going to be a Speechless Sunday post. This clearly did not happen and it became a Monday Evening Musings and almost a Tuesday morning musings.... Now wi...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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To quote Jerry Garcia... "What a long strange trip it's been!" I made my trek accross country to relocate my home and business to be here in Albuquerque, New Mexico to be closer to my oldest son, daughter-in-law, and three grand kids. Started out thinking that Austin Texas would be my destination...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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I just returned from four days of a national home inspector conference.  One of the classes I took was about the legal ramifications of report writing.  One thing talked about regarded home inspection standards of practice vs. standards of care. The instructor said was that if we inspectors are n...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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          Every now and then I like to revisit the book, “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Earlier today, I was revisiting the chapter on Faith and ran across a section I had marked on the term “auto suggestion.” According to the author, all impulses of thought have a tendency to clothe the...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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This is my entry to the Contest Going Above and Beyond   $1687.50. This was the maximum potential commission for a listing which was 1 and 1/2 hour drive from home plus guaranteed inevitable multiple visits ----and headaches and stress written all over it... but I still took it.   It was a tumult...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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Architectural Giant, Meier Lands in Kaka'ako Honolulu A Taste of what's in store for Kaka'ako, Honolulu Hawai'i   Modernity and a redefined landscape is the medium of Internationally renowned Architect Richard Meier
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have had a tough couple of days. I couldn't get a bill from my exterminator until I fired them, my landscaper didn't come and sent a poor replacement who did more harm than good, my printer died and had to be replaced, and I got an email from the person I pay to drive me to the airport saying s...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Free Enterprise Is The Natural Course And Cannot Be Resisted   “We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.”   Jules Verne (1828-1905)   If we humans are about nothing less we are about defining our behavior.   We love to create rules and laws.  We love to create standards and pra...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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   For those of you out there in the Greater Sacramento Region, who have a primal need to have the bejeebers scared out of you, to adequately celebrate Halloween, there is a place for you. Heartstoppers Haunted House is located inside the Old Mine Shaft Building in Rancho Cordova.  The address @...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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  OK I know that we are all supposed to shrink a little bit as we mature in years, but this is a just a little to much.  This Is Ridiculous!!!       *****************************************************************************************************  Info about the author: George Souto NMLS# 65...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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OK for those of you who know the MNF (Monday Night Football) theme my post will not be construed as utter nonsensical ramblings but something that tugs at the heart lol. I am and always will be a fan of football, college more so than pro just because I love the purity in which they play and, whil...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I was reading about some stand-up comedian this weekend who made the statement that he is not a foodie, he is an eatie, which made me laugh. Not as hard as I laughed when I went to Walgreens and tried to pay for my flu shot by writing on the screen with a pen instead of depressing the keypad, but...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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Built It and They Will Come...but who are THEY? Controversy in Kaka'ako - Ward Village - and the Transformation of Kaka'ako, Honolulu The Howard Hughes Corporation in conjunction with Victoria Ward Ltd. is one of many developers with their hand in reshaping a huge swath of Honolulu into what some...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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  This Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 The Cinco Ranch Ladies Club will hold their monthly wine social.   This month’s Wine Social of the season will be hosted by our President Elizabeth Walker home. Looks like we get lucky and have fall weather. Elizabeth has a great backyard for entertaining.   T...