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Top 10 Ways to Guarantee Your Busines$ Success This Year And Every Year In The Future!    1)  Haul out your dusty Business Plan.  It's NOT TOO LATE to get out your business plan from last year and see how you did.  You will be surprised.   2)  Determine your best Sources of Business.  Remember th...
By Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES HOMESALE REALTY)
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One of the most important overlooked and difficult tasks in a typical US household is purging of household items. In my opinion, it's easier to get rid of things if you can donate them - you feel like you are giving to others rather than taking from yourself.   In many situations though, maybe we...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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      If you missed our first prosperity blog,  go back and read it right here, and have your green poster board and markers ready...add to that a pair of scissors, your online device of choice and printer. Now you have tools to begin your prosperous plan for the new year. Color is important in ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Good morning friends, this will be the last of this series for 2014. We have a new year coming with new challenges and goals. Let is hope that the are all positive and that 2014 has been a year where you have met up to your own personal expectations and are happy. All the best to everyone reading...
  What this shameful Realtor has done oversteps the bounds of decency and leaps into a pit of insanity and depravity. My friend, Jim Gibbs, of the Career Institute, sent this upsetting story to me tonight. Needless to say, the insidious, pernicious creep is yet another reason in my growing list o...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Sometimes things just go right. I just returned from New Jersey. I spent the weekend with good friends and had my car serviced at the place I like and depend upon. I left really early yesterday was in and out of the the dealership in 90 minutes, did a few errands and was at my friends home before...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
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Let's Schedule a Free Flea Hour!  A few times a year I place calls to peeps in my path. The calls are to pals, children of pals, young family members starting their own households etc.  One person's  trash is another person's treasure. My Peeps bring boxes and bags. I open closets and drawers. Th...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
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  Poor start in Naples Idaho this morning, or was it? I did snow removal last night when I got home to Naples Idaho.  Woke this morning to maybe another 3 to 4 inches.  Not too much, yet enough to be very troublesome if it warms up at all and cars drive on the damp snow.  Got out the snow blower ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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This is the time of year to think about our business plans and making changes to 2015.  Tim Ramey covers so many great points in this blog.  If you do them all you will have a blowout year.  But if you even do some you will see improved results. Top 10 Ways to Guarantee Your Busines$ Success This...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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It may have been a rough week on ar, but fortunately it was a good week everywhere else. As we conclude our week I would like to leave on a high note, and what better way than to share a little of the wisdom and optimism of the lovely Witt Duet, my friends Beth and Rich. Enjoy this post and if yo...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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In a game that the Broncos need to win to secure a first round bye for the playoffs Denver is hosting the Oakland Raiders. It a little over 1/2 way through the 2nd quarter right now and Denver is leading 17-7. Of course the New England Patriots lost today, since it meant nothing as they secured t...
By David Saks
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  The lot is 70 feet wide by 150 feet long. What percentage of a full acre is this lot ? Answers below the wildlife photo. Take your time. A. .241047 or roughly 24% or almost a quarter of an acre. Let's find out how many square feet are on the loat by multiplying 70 feet wide times 150 feet long ...
By David Saks
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What would be the annual interest rate on a $42,000 loan if the quarterly interest payments are $575.50 ? Answers posted below the wildlife photo. Please take your time. A. .05481 or rounded .055 or 5.5% Let's take the quarterly interest payments of 575.50 and multiply them time four to get the ...
By David Saks
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A lot measuring 90 feet wide by 120 feet deep sold for $80,000. A. What was the price per front foot ? B. What was the price per square foot ? Answers posted below the wildlife photos. Please take your time. A. $888.89 B. $7.41 Let's first find the front foot price by dividing 90 feet (the front...
By David Saks
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A broker sold a 50' by 100' lot for $7.50 a square foot. If the broker's sales commission is 5% how much will the seller receive after the sale ?  Answers are below the wildlife photo. Please take your time. A. $35,625 There are two ways we can solve this problem. 1st, let's multiply 50' times 1...
By David Saks
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A Missouri farm with 60 acres was listed in the MLS for $1500 an acre. The farm was sold for $76,500 with the condition that the buyer pay the commission of 10% of the sale price. How much did the buyer save under the list price with this condition ?  Please take your time. The answer is below t...
By David Saks
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A promissory note for $17000 is dated April the 15th 2008 and has an annual interest rate of 5%. The interest is paybable quarterly. None of the interest has been paid yet so a notice is sent to the borrower requesting interest due on January 15th, 2009. How much interest is now due as of Januar...
By David Saks
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The Marbelz's decided to build a house 33' 6" x 45' 6" which also includes an offset for the family room which is an additional 5'x15'. If the cost to construct the house is $128.50 per square foot, how much would it cost to build the house ? The answer is posted below the wildlife photo. Please...
By David Saks
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Mr. Schmalz is going to exchange his home for a farm in Missouri owned by Mr. Lubinsky. Mr. Schmalz agrees to allow Mr. Lubinsky, the owner of the 240 acre farm, $600 an acre against the cost of Mr. Schmalz's home, which is listed for $235,000. How much cash difference will Mr. Lubinsky owe Mr. ...
By David Saks
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We know that there are 1600 square feet in a house, and that the garage is 20 feet by 30 feet. The cost of building the house is $110 per square foot. The cost of building the garage is $40 per square foot. The 50 foot lot on which the house is going to be constructed costs 150 dollars per front...