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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Speechless Sunday: for our East Coast Friends a bit of color!       If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Soul Sunday: Do We Only Live Once?      “You only live once," is a common saying among many in the world. Yet, as the years progress on, people are becoming more awaken to the understanding that their is greater potential of knowing, we in fact live more then once. Hinduism calls this r...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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This Sunday night thing is becoming a habit!  It's been a very long day that has been funky to say the least.  But that's a story for another blog.  And better late than never!  So here are the blogs that I especially liked during the past week: Aaaaaah, a "Winding Path" leading to your front doo...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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What Does It Take to be “Followed” on ActiveRain (No I’m not talking stalking here)   I follow (subscribe to) quite a few people on ActiveRain.  Some of them are in the Millionaire’s Club and some are newbies.  I love to mix it up because the newbies can bring a whole new fresh approach to bloggi...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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All Who Thought They Had Been Through a Worst February Were Wrong   It seemed as if we had gotten snow almost every day. Well it was close, as there were only 9 days in this February of 2015 when we did not get snow.     As for the temperatures, we had only 1 day in the entire month when the temp...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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In some homes anomalies are obvious, like with this passive kitchen vent. You can see that something use to be here - some sort of vent mechanism, or microwave. But it's been removed, to leave this attractive spot on the wall! Holding my hand up there cold air could be felt coming through the hol...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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It hasn’t been so many years ago that the specter of Chinese Drywall began to materialize and create some major issues for homeowners.  It was the toxicity of the drywall products that posed major health concerns. Tonight while watching a segment on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” a new concern has arrived. ...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
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Well, I Did IT – I Made My Self-Imposed Goal of 1,000 Points a Day in February!   I decided to try to get 1,000 points a day in February, and I made it!  I actually have averaged about 1,200 give or take a few.    As of tonight at 6:17 pm, I still have some comments to return which might bring m...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
( | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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In Memoriam:  Laraine Shape "Home Not Selling Try SELLABREX . . ." This post is about the passing of the Cincinnati Real Estate Lady, Laraine Shape whom I met right here on ActiveRain.  Fellow AR colleague, Bill Spears, let me know. For the old timers, you may recall Laraine's alter-ego 'Ralph" -...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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ActiveRain-Welcome to Our International  Writing Group! This is like a giant mastermind class, that gathers every single day, 24-7 (usually) and offers each of us a chance to learn, teach, experiment, empathize, and it even allows for some free group therapy or a bit of anger management classes t...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The Caller Says My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis Can You Help Me?   Blogging, as many of us know, can bring phone calls and inquiries.   And lots of interesting questions.   So when I received the phone call and I heard:   My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis, Can You Help Me?   I stopped f...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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  Unique Homes     May Take Longer To Sell   My unique homes do NOT sell quickly but they do sell.   Sometimes my special homes do sell in a week and even on Thanksgiving day or in the middle of  winter storms.     My goal is to find the right person and match your special home with the perfect  ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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We have quite a diverse group of writers here in ActiveRain. There are all different styles of writing and all types of topics. There are some fantastic photographers. Never let it be said that you can't learn something new because each day provides new information and techniques that can help yo...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Scripps Birch Aquarium  | Seahorses Currently at the Birth Aquarium, they are featuring a special display of the unique and wonderful seahorses from around the world.  The title I gave this one is "Leading by a Nose", as proportionately he gives the elephants at the zoo a real run from the money ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I had a very special bloom yesterday. It was like a unique smile and it made my day. Sometimes the littlest things bring the most joy. A yellow hibiscus is gift to behold and an inside bloom on a cold winter day is something I have never had before. Here it is.....hope it brightens your day too.
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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Below are my top articles for the month.   This month contains a bunch of advice on blogging and social media.   A helpful article on how to promote your blog further Some great advice on the doing more w/ less.   Are you ready to become a social media 2 percenter?  This is odd that this one show...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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It's time for  a new phone..  I've been using a windows phone because of the unlimited data plan that came with it, but I've changed data plans.  Now I can change operating systems SO which one to choose???     I love my iPad and my husband has an iPhone and likes it...BUT I'm looking at the Sams...
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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By Will Hamm
(Hamm Homes)
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It's not the load that breaks you down, its the way you carry it. - Lou Holtz Do you want to know who your are?  Don't ask. ACT!  Action will delineate and define you.  - Thomas Jefferson The way to get started is to quit talking about it and begin doing.  Walt Disney Company Failing is not falli...