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By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 MONTH REALTY)
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Tips For The Perfect Turkey   Whether it is Thanksgiving or Christmas, a small family gathering or a huge party, cooking the perfect turkey for the holidays is every chef's goal.  Here are a few foolproof tips to cooking the perfect turkey!   Get The Right Equipment   The first step to the perfec...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I just had a neighbor drop by to talk. He's in his mid-20s. A few years ago, my son and I helped him land a great bank job. He's a smart guy with great people skills and he excelled quickly. In two years he was in management and it looked like he was on the glide-path to a great career. I asked h...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Help Us…Help Them…Help Others Every year, Sheraton Furniture does our part to help those who are less fortunate.   This year, The McKinley Community Outreach Center and The Willoughby Evening Lions Club will receive a portion of our sales between NOW until December 21, 2014. Help Us…Help Them…Hel...
By Loreena Yeo, Realtor® | Frisco TX Community Ambassador
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.)
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I throw alot of temper tantrums wondering why life never changed once we paid off our debt. We still lived the same lifestyle so I claimed. But on days when my head is screwed on right, I feel very blessed that I married a contented man. Someone who continues to teach me and grow me daily. We've ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Every Listing is Won Before You Ever Step Foot in The Seller's Front Door   Sun Tzu said over 2,500 years ago in the 'The Art of War',  "every battle is won before it is ever fought."   Before you ever step foot on the battlefield the battle has already been won.   If you want to be a listing age...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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I often see painting errors on new construction, and I often think -- you do know that not all paint sticks on everything, right? This is a brand-new home.  Nobody has moved in.  This is the final walk through. This is the FAMOUS REVEAL!  It's when the builder can finally SHOW OFF THE HOUSE. Pain...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our twentyfirst  week! Each week, some ActiveRain bloggers are spotlighted to take us somewhere we may not have been on some kind of virtual travel (and it doesn't cost a dime!). Here is the purpose:   " to enjoy the ride" ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     A couple of days ago I had written a post about the broken Q & A feature here in ActiveRain. It really highly upset my urinary tract to see how people were taking advantage of a glitch in the programming in order to game the system and gain points. I got into quite a lengthy discussion about...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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Gratitude - What is it?    Why is it?  I feel gratitude every day of my existence.    When I got married years ago, I realized that  there are many ways to go through life.  One is to be happy with what you are dealt and make the best of it, and to help others deal with what they have, OR  To be ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Gratitude is the ingredient in life that makes the difference between existing and living - at least that is how it is for me. It starts when I step out of bed, smell the freshly brewed coffee and see the twinkling lights of the city -- grateful for the new morning and the cozy home I share with ...
  ActiveRain Meetup in Memphis     Have some coffee, Ya'll  !   Starbucks 1850 Union Ave Memphis, Tennessee   Saturday January 24, 2015 11:30AM till 1:00 PM   Many Thanks To Kerrie LaGuardia ActiveRain Community Manager
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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Ever since we switched to the Breeze litter box system, dealing with our cat's boxes has been, well, pretty much a breeze. All of the cat litter tracking we had to clean up every single day has stopped. There is no lingering odor and obsessive scooping going on. The cats adjusted to the new syste...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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      If you are Buying, Selling or Relocating to San Diego and need help from a dedicated Real Estate professional with 25 Years of San Diego Real Estate Listing and Sales experience,    Sign up below for Listing alerts for your favorite San Diego Home and Condominium Property Searches.   I spec...
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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Scarf. It could be a fashion statement or just an accessory to keep us warm.There was a time when someone told me that only Flight Stewardess wear scarves.   Ladies, we know that is not true.   I love scarves and I wear them in different colors and shapes. There are scarves for varying seasons an...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Solitude is very different from a 'time-out' from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community grows. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper...
By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 68
...I made a decision that saved my life. After trying to talk myself out of it (or maybe into it) all day, I had gone to the emergency room the night before for the fifth time in five years. This time I calmly said, "I think it's my heart."  Before my husband had the car parked, I was hooked up t...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Winter in New England is rough. This year is predicted to be even worse! So, how do you avoid frozed pipes this winter? Here's the answer in this re-blog from Alexa. As we brace for our first "major" snowstorm here in the Pocono's I can't help but think of the empty homes that have not been "wint...
By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
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EVERYONE IS OR SHOULD BE BRACING FOR A BAD SNOW STORM IN TOWNS LIKE SCARSDALE, NY 10583   Winter Storm Warning in NYC and Southern NY State Print the Alert Send via Email Share on Twitter Share on Facebook   Posted 2 hours, 32 minutes ago – National Weather Service  How likely:   How soon:   How ...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
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My feeling of gratitude is towards my Parents whom gave birth to me in 1950. Being the oldest of nine siblings (five brothers and three sisters) now ranging in age from 50 to 64. Not being rich with money we grew up in a small farm house in Pultneyville, N.Y. and learned to share everything and w...
By Doug Wolfe
(Town Real Estate Group)
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Interested in seeing updates on how the real estate market in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake has changed in the last twelve months? See the infographic below for a quick report on new listing numbers, houses sold, and sales price changes or go check out Doug's YouTube page to see him bre...