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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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March in SoCal, Temps in the 80s, The Pool is Calling...But I Say Not Today     I look at the calendar -- okay, I look at my computer and I know it’s March 29 and we’re anticipating the temperatures to reach the mid 80s again today in Southern California.  I’m not complaining.  The pool should be...
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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Today in Bristol TN~VA 3.29.15 ...Go Hiking Today ...You Just Never Know What You'll Find!   Here's a great find while hiking in Canton, NC this weekend ....     Canton, NC is a great weekend getaway location that's just a couple of hours away from Bristol TN~VA ...Check it out sometime ....You'l...
By David Saks
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A buyer paid $460,000 for the house. The lot was valued at $65,000. The mortgage was for $200,000. After all is said and done, how much equity does the homeowner have in the place ? A. $260,000 First of all, the value of the lot has nothing to do with the calculation, so let's hope you don't figu...
By David Saks
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In a real estate transactionn, when one speaks of a fiduciary relationship their typically referring to a relationship that will allow another person to act on behalf of another with the additional privilege and grant of legal power  for the other persons affairs. Is this true or false ? Take you...
By David Saks
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The owner decides to abandon the property he has listed with a brokerage. This will terminate the relationship that the broker has with the owner. True or false ? Take your time. The solution is posted below the wildlife photo. A. False  Abandoning the property will not terminate a broker-seller ...
By David Saks
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A mortgage broker told a homeowner that he could deduct the appraisal fee from his annual gross income for income tax purposes. Is this true or false ? A. False It could be considered a fraudulent misrepresentation of facts regarding the loan from the beginning of the loan process. Loan discount ...
By David Saks
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A buyer inquired as to whether or not a city landfill was going to be constructed on an adjacent lot in a new subdivision. The seller's agent replied that she didn't know even though the agent was fully aware of the fact and failed to disclose this to the prospective buyer. If the seller's agent ...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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In the early hours of the morning, the good grace of a nation comes together to celebrate it's faith and give thanks for the sacrifice that represents eternal life. Whatever your faith, we are all joined by the understanding that forgiveness of those that trespass against us provides for forgiven...
By David Saks
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A house was built on top a pile of manure. The ceilings of the home we're also poorly constructed and poorly attached to any supporting members or beams. This would be considerd an example of a stigmatized property ? True or false ? A. False If the house was constructed on top of a pile of manure...
By David Saks
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A homeowner's house was constructed in such a way so that the floor of the house was built nearly two feet above a one hundred year old flood mark. The homeowner wants to apply for a federally related home loan. The lender must require flood insurance. True or false ? A. False The lender could ex...
By David Saks
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When a real estate broker acts as the agent for the seller the broker has an obligation to disclose confidential information about the seller to the buyer if it helps the chances of closing the deal. True or false ? Take your time. The solution is posted below the wildlife photo. A. False When a ...
By David Saks
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Homeowner's purchase homkeowner's insurance because they know that homeowner's insurance will replace old furniture and roofs when these things need replacing. True or false ? A. False Homeowner's insurance doesn't cover replacement because of age, although it does cover financial losses created ...
By David Saks
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A homeowner insurance policy contained a provision for coinsurance along with coverage that insured the home for total replacement cost. The home burned down and the homeowner had to settle for the present cash value of property damaged in the fire. True or false ? A. False Because the homeowner ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am a Tanglewood Volunteer. I have attended concerts and enjoyed the area for years but now I spend a great deal of time there. Volunteering includes a mandatory donation but comes with perks. Today for example the Boston Symphony Chamber group will be performing locally and I have tickets. This...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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          I would be totally remiss not to my beautiful hometown of San Antonio, in this series. I love my San Antonio to me it is the best place on earth because it is home. I am so proud of my city! I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them and looking at them! I hope yo...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Quote of the Day. March 30, 2015Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. - Og Mandino
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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Falling In Love Is Why Some People Move     There are so many reasons people move depending on their circumstances. Some of the reasons may be: Needing a larger or smaller space Financial changes School systems Easier lifestyle Age-Health-Marriage-Divorce-Retirement- Job loss- Job transfer-Death-...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Good Bye Mike! Mike was one of my first friends in the Brey family, other than the girl who would later become my bride. When I first met Mike, he was taking a break from college so when I would go to Sally’s parents on weekends he was generally there. Though Mike was 3 years older than I, he wa...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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    Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realise they were big things. ~ Kurt Vonnegut. Here is my interpretation. Life isn't a movie. Those big dramatic moments in our lives are few and far between. Life is made up of small moments: a picnic at the park, a loving hug...