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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
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2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging -----> Click here for the UPDATE !   HERE IS A LINK TO A CHART FOR KEEPING UP WITH YOUR POSTS!    Welcome to the 4th Annual BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge   Think of the 2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge as a 28-day Mini-Mester. We ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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We walked into the kitchen and saw quartz counter tops, which usually invites the question as to which is better - and so what's the difference - granite versus quartz counter tops. Walking into the kitchen on a home inspection my client asked what a quartz counter top was. So, when you walk into...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA
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Today we’ll take a look at how the kings of industry wine, dine and otherwise cajole prospects. Most of successful professionals use a series of information based ads that build emotion and a call to action. These are much more effective than a standard company branding advertisements. The same ...
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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Rocky Todaro Under Investigation For Possible Involvement in New England Patriots Deflate-Gate!   ActiveRain News Flash!   Check out the latest news ....Rocky Todaro Under Investigation For Possible Involvement in New England Patriots Deflate-Gate!   It has come to my attention through unnamed so...
By Kimo Stowell, HI Pro Realty Sales Agent
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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  Kaka'ako's POW WOW Festival Kicks off Thursday, January 29th!     POW,  It’s the impact that art has on a person.  WOW, It’s the reaction that art has on a viewer.    POW WOW is the amalgam of art, music, and culture in a creative "in the moment" celebration of creativity and expression.   The ...
By David Saks
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  Ever wonder about the burglaries in your town, city or neighborhood ?   Here are a few things that should wake you up :     Most burglaries occur between 10 AM and 3PM (after most people leave for work and before kids get home from school) The typical house burglar is a male teen-ager who lives...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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THE MOST OBSCENE THING TO HAPPEN.... There! I knew I would get your attention by the title! Now, I can tell you what it is: Activerain has been taken over by the likes of Trulia; and my blog posts and all the time I spent over the years since 2007, now belongs to this BEAST of a website! All my h...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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So Many Things To Blog About... But Not Tonight. I have so many things to blog about, things from my busy day, things that I would like to promote around town, causes that could use a boost, forestry info that needs to be shared, and even a few contests to write up. But it has been a very long da...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Getting High on San Diego One never needs any stimulants to get high on San Diego - Just take the Elevator. This elevator is a part of the San Diego Pedestrian Bridge Downtown linking Petco Ball Park with the Convention Center. I really liked the design of this as well as the walking bridge itsel...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Are your blogs up to date?          One of the most beautiful things in the world when it comes to creating web pages, blogs, and things to toss out into the interweb is that they, theoretically, go on forever.  This can also be one of the scariest things about internet marketing, depending on ho...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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Tonight's Ringing and Singing in the Rain call was to Kathleen Daniels, and it was just pure fun.  We talked about everything from business models to politics, to guys and politics, and if we'd talked any longer, this may have included a list of which of the ActiveRain guys we thought were flirtw...
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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If your goal to purchase a home or refinance your mortgage using your Weld County Colorado VA Loan entitlement, the interest rate you can get is a huge factor in determining the lender you choose to work with as well as what your payment will be. The market can be volatile, and VA home loan rates...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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In December I introduced you to Claey's Candy's Holiday Special, Chocolate Charlie.  Now I will tell you a little bit more about Claey's... The Family Business was started in 1919 in South Bend, Indiana and their day to day candy  is old fashioned creamy fudge candy made from natural ingredients ...
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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Hi my name is RJ Baxter and I'm a VA Mortgage Loan expert here in Colorado. A friend of mine told me years ago that if I wasn't focusing on Weld County Colorado VA Mortgages that I was missing a big opportunity to help those who have served our Country.   I took his advice to heart and now my foc...
By Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
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  2632 Birchwood Ave, Bellingham 98225   Don't miss out on this cozy Cape Cod 4 bedroom on a huge .69 acre lot. Set back off the street for lots of privacy. New carpet, fresh paint, vinyl windows, vinyl siding, and newer roof. Plenty of room for a shop, accessory dwelling, or RV parking.     Tim...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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Be kind. Be fair. Be accurate. Follow the rules.   This doesn't just apply to Activerain but to life in general.      Do You Follow the Community Rules on Activerain? Here is a definition of the word "Community'.  a. A unified body of individuals. b. The people with common interests living in a p...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Do You Follow the Community Rules on Activerain? Here is a definition of the word "Community'.  a. A unified body of individuals. b. The people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly  :  the area itself  c. An interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species)...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Do you ever find yourself simply at a crossroads in your life?  I know that many of you have been there, are currently there or about to be there!  We all face those times when we must stop, take a breath and assess where we have been, where we are now and where we are going.   When life, family...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 108
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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  Copper, limestone, glass and a myriad of angles make a dramatic space for City Hall in Austin, Texas. These photos celebrate the Antoine Predock award winning building – designed to be a welcoming and open space for the conduct of the city’s business. And it is LEED Gold Certified – in keeping...