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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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We are in a “ZERO Inventory Market” in many areas of Middle Tennessee. Many folks might think that we REALTORS are LOVING this FAST moving market . . . While we DO love what we do, we’d prefer @ 3-5 months of inventory because that would present a more “Balanced” experience. As things are now, Bu...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope all is well for you on this beautiful Monday morning!  Hope you had a fantastic weekend!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:   LIVE JOY: Don't wait for success to bring you to your life.  Live in joy, and by so doing you'll bring truly meaningful success to your pursuits.  ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I read a headline this morning that reminded me of how important it is to always check out the contractors who do work for you. The headline read,  "Maine Exam Board Issues Warning About Former Master Electrician, Offers Free Inspections."  It just reminded me once again that everyone who profess...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Soaking Up The Good Times In The Rain  It was quite a week in the rain...actually ActiveRain...and to be honest...it was eight days but I digress…  It started last Saturday when I met clients who contacted me because of a post they read...not just I saw you online or on the Internet but I saw you...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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This post will be an attempt to clarify the title of the post. While this simple fact may seem obvious, we constantly hear stories about what the inspector should have been able to see, superman style, when the remodeling starts.In the best of scenarios the inspector will note the warning signs t...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Pop Quiz Answer: Why Is The Number 3 So Important? Feng Shui (environmental psychology) taps into various realms of teachings and combines them to create a cohesive blend of various insights. Part of those teachings pull from numerology and in particular the number 3 carries great signi...
By The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, North Atlanta, Georgia Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta)
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Lakeside at Ansley Spring Caravan, Roswell GeorgiaTuesday, April 21st 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 10 Agent Minimum - Must Visit All Properties Lakeside at Ansley is a beautiful gated community located in Roswell. This neighborhood boasts a beautiful rolling landscape and fairly hilly terrain; the deve...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
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Excuse this direct marketing plug, but I promise not to do this often. I figure it is along the same lines as when a listing is advertised.  It's about my real estate tutorial courses I'm offering.   They were month to month, but I have changed that to a one time fee AND I lowered the fee to $19 ...
By Jaime Westman
(HouseHunt.com)
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Crowdfunding is a new way for anyone to gain money online from friends as well as anonymous people who want to help fund their ideas or necessities in life. GoFundMe has taken Americans’ interest in free money and helping those in need to another level. The site allows individuals to sign up, sha...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Tips For Improving Your Agent To Agent Marketing EmailsWe get it, it makes your sellers feel good when you tell them that you're going to email EVERY agent in the MLS about their home being for sale.  Personally, I'm not a big fan of getting those unsolicited emails and prefer using the MLS to fi...
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-April 12  to April 18, 2015 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 could be...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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The results are in, it was a close one but the majority has chosen May 11-16th for our 2015 Spring MeetUp week.  Now comes the fun part, hosting!Hosting a MeetUp doesn't take much, anyone is welcome and able to host.  Each attendee is on their own for food and drink so you're basically picking a ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Motivational Monday: Never Assume When I was studying to become a Feng Shui Consultant back in the early 2000's, one of the earliest lessons I learned from my mother (Carole Provenzale) and my mentors, was to never assume a consultation was going to be easy or challenging. You simply stepped into...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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This is a good pain. It will sting, perhaps come unexpected and not compromise at times for it is on a mission. So powerful is one beliefs and thoughts and the delivery system which is a person's "choice" that launches it that something equally as powerful must be in place to counter it if it is ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Patches... even our old friend Clarence Carter would have to agree that there is a right way and a wrong way to patch a roof. My Inspection in Rio Rancho the other day led me to an Investors finding and purchase of a distressed home. The usual things were apparent when I arrived, like overgrown l...
By Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
(Melson Realty)
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 The Springville Rodeo is fast approaching.  It's a wonderful weekend of family fun and entertainment.  If you've never been to a rodeo, you're in for a treat.  There are lots of events including barrel racing, bull riding, muttin bustin, and many others.   The weekend fun begins on Friday night ...
By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley spoke in New York today saying that he feels that economic growth will rebound, which would warrant raising short term interest rates in 2015. The first quarter of 2015 saw growth slow in the first three months of the year, with the harsh wea...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Where did you grow up? I grew up in Cradock, a planned community near the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which is located in Portsmouth, Virginia. I attended public schools in Cradock and they went to the University of Virginia for my degrees in finance and law. I opened my first real estate office just...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesWoohoo...we made it to Friday! Hopefully all ya'll have experienced a blessed real estate week! Mine has been good and just got even better because I am excited about sharing these Rainer FB Business Pages with you. Go check them out. It only takes a minute and really doe...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Berryville, VA is a small real estate market at the top of the Shenandoah Valley. Small changes make huge percentage jumps. Enjoy the video, and when you're ready to buy or sell in the Berryville/Clarke County area, give your Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., agent a call. We'll be happy to help....