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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking to attend an open house in Clarksville, Maryland 21029, Howard County this weekend?There are three open houses in Clarksville, Maryland 21029 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representin...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking to attend an open house in Ellicott City 21042, Maryland this weekend?There are twelve open houses in Ellicott City 21042 Maryland this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the ...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend?There are twelve open houses in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome? BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor...
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-May 17 to May 23, 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 a po...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Unless I bitch once in a while, I just don't feel like "me". Some have suggested using the social blog.  Others have suggested when you see someone you follow on another post, click on their photo to get to their profile and then to their blog.  Are you frickin' kidding me!It shouldn't have to be...
By Temple Schneider Callahan, Search Ventura County Homes For Sale CA
(Connect Real Estate - REALTOR / BROKER)
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I love this gospel singer - Miss Tasha Cobbs.  All I can say is, Wow.  I really feel the Lord when she sings.  Thank you Jesus for this woman, using her voice to do the work of the Lord. Check out this short video of her song, "Break Every Chain." 
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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If you know me at all, you know how much I enjoy photo editing.  For quite awhile, Kathy Streib has been wanting me to show her how I do what I do.I've made some tutorial videos on photo editing, but it's not the same as actually working with someone in person.It's been our hope that someday we c...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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We are so good and quick to assign a value to things. Putting a price on something helps one to enter into a value system where one can relate and do personal math and learn to appreciate something subjectively. Well how do you put a price on those that have given literally their all namely their...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
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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My buyer is the mother of my close friend who lives in New York. It is my friend and his wife who do the previewing of the houses for her because they know exactly what she wants. After looking at only three houses, one of which was the mother's own pick, my friend and his wife excitedly called t...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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As we enter close to the second half of the year, ONE New Year's resolution thing I think we all maybe could re-visit is "to be a better problem solver." It really requires two things, 1) prioritizing and 2) focus. It is said that the better a problem solver you are in life, THE FURTHER you will ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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A little over a decade ago, the movie, Saving Private Ryan was released over a Memorial Day weekend as a tribute to those who fought in World War II.  The movie is intense, and if you haven't seen it - it's well worth an evening. At the end of the movie there is a scene where a much older Private...
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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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Where Did My Favorite Bloggers Go? This week you get a special bonus Friday night edition of our weekly AAA posts!Have you had a problem with missing your favorite Rain bloggers?  For some reason they're not showing up when you look at your Following link under Blogs?  Or some...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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ACTS 2:17 In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.GILL'S EXPOSITION By the Spirit is meant the gifts of the Spirit, the spirit of wisdom and knowledge, of understand...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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 We have many misconceptions about what Heaven is like. You won’t be an angel. You won’t have wings. You’re not going to be a little chubby cherub, wear a white robe, or float on clouds.To me, that would be Hell. I can’t think of anything more boring than being in a colorless place and having to ...
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-May 10 to May 16, 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 a po...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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I find it interesting how our society wants to place a label and tag on all of us. From ethnicity to age all of us fall into "some" category!Why is that?Can we not just be individuals do we all have to carry a label?I don't market to millenials and never will. I don't market to elderly and never ...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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 AEʻO at Ward Village Starting in the Low $400k's  Aeʻo is the anticipated high-rise topper to the proposed 30,000 sf Whole Foods Market scheduled for construction at the former Office Depot in Kaka'ako. With residences designed by internationally recognized architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jack...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Hey Readers!  Don't Fret!  I'm not gonna de-brief.  But I am gonna tell you about a novel one day approach to sell two very different houses located here in Key West. Both properties are listings of Preferred Properties Key West. That's where I work, but these are not my listings.  I have, howeve...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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This week I was swamped, totally 100% swamped.  I had three showing appointments that lasted until 7 p.m. and three closings.  It's 6 p.m. on Friday night  and I just logged on to ActiveRain. I didn't even get one of my commission checks to the bank before it closed today and now it won't be open...