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By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 111
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions arise as to the value of the current home and what ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 61
IT'S A HOT MARKET ~ I THINK I WILL GET IN TO REAL ESTATE!   Our south Texas market is HOT, HOT, HOT right now!  With this real estate boom, I hear from more and more people that they are getting into real estate because they believe that they will make some quick and easy money?  WHAAAATTTT??...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 33
Here is how you can know how good your windows are even if the builder says they are Energy Star windows. First of all - we need some definitions.  Lots of buzz words and catch phrases get thrown around. Energy Star - this has been around since 1992, a program introduced by the EPA as a voluntary...
By Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner
(KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate)
Comments 29
This is a bit of a twist on those situations where family members use someone other than a family member or friend who is a real estate agent to represent them in the sale or purchase of a house - and it is discovered on accident. For the past four months, at his request, a realtor friend of mine...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 24
OK so attack is a bit dramatic but, my husband ahem, I mean business partner, spent several hours this morning rebuilding a gate at one of the properties we own and manage. The gate that was on the property had recently been kicked in and was in need of some serious repair.  Rumor has it that it ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 27
  I was a design build general contractor for more than 30 years and I have been a home inspector for more than 10 years.  I have seen a lot of interesting things in houses over all those years. At a recent inspection, I found a type of window installation from the 1930’s that I had never seen be...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 11
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers!   Guilty as charged fellow Rainers! I received an interesting email this week that said I was playing favorites in the Facebook Fridays Group and it was not fair. That person was absolutely correct! I have, do, and will continue to play favorites. Here is how and...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 3
*SOLD* 1122 Washington Blvd, Unit# 2A in Oak Park, Illinois 60302 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home   MICHAEL SORENSEN | REMAX CITY CHICAGO | TEL: (773) 987-8224 | 160 Listings Sold Since 2009             1122 Washington Blvd, Oak Park. IL 60302 VIRTUAL TOUR: www.tourfactory.co...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 5
Guess what? I am not a boy and I am not an attendee of Morris School for Boys in Searcy AR but I have been invited to their reunion!  The invitation is because of this blog.  I featured several old pictures of the school that were found on ebay from time to time. Several comments came in from bo...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 31
Ask An Ambassador: How Do I Add a Hyperlink?  After hosting a recent contest I realized that many people are not really familiar with how to post a link. It is not difficult but a little mystifying the first time or two. So while I am explaining the process, I am also going to explain why the hyp...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 8
Is Zillow Buying Trulia?    According to Bloomberg Zillow is in talks to buy Trulia and it may happen as soon as next week.    This would combine the two largest real estate websites in the United States. Zillow and Trulia together get more traffic to their sites than any other website in the Uni...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 18
Some work by one of my favorite artists I wanted to share with you. She does amazing work.....every piece of art is different. Her use of color is unsurpassed. A masterpiece every time......she never disappoints.....I always look forward to seeing her work The best part is, I never have to leave ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 16
 Will Zillow Buy Trulia?   “Zillow Inc. is seeking to acquire rival Trulia Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move to combine the two most-visited U.S. real estate websites. Shares of both companies jumped.” – Mortgage Technology If this acquisition is completed, I wonder if it ...
By James Dray, AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
(Wise Custom Realty)
Comments 8
  276   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.    President Thomas Jefferson the third POTUS said calling ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 22
What is the difference between high performing teams and dysfunctional teams?  In many cases it comes down to leadership.  If you lead any type of sales team in Westchester County, NY you know the importance of having a dependable team.  The fact that you are the owner or the boss will earn you l...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 38
When doing all you can do still isn't enough.   ********************   Providing excellent customer service is right up there on the top of the list of things I do best.   Yesterday I took care of a gentleman and his wife that came in to see an adjustable bed.....it is for him since he is dis...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 5
Are you ready to marvel at Fabulous and Mint Vintage Cars?  Head towards the Historic Downtown of Manchester Connecticut.   Sunday, August 3 from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.     The vehicles to be showcased on Main Street's one-mile stretch should be from 1989 and prior. This event will mark the 14th y...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 28
Even Stagers Benefit from Local/Neighborhood Posts! One of Bob Stewart’s earlier challenges the summer of 2009 was to write local posts.  It was a great way to show the members how to write posts to generate targeted traffic.  And, points hoarder that I was, I asked Bob if it was open to Home Sta...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 16
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I am wearing my big boy pants.   But wearing my big boy pants, doing the right thing and always taking the high road doesn’t necessarily make me the happiest.     At times I long for the days of “F _ _ k it!”, “I don’t give a s _ _ t!” “Who gives a rats a_ _!"   Just sayin...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
One of my huge weaknesses I have always had with being a hyper and a control person has been with PATIENCE. That being said I have in real estate and in LIFE had to practice PATIENCE to an incredible extent. Here is your little Patience 101 class to get better. I start by saying I have been curse...