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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 14
Gosh, it's been too long since I've written and I usually write about SEO and such but this week has brought a new topic to light... the school shooting at Marysville Pilchuck Highschool. You see, I'm in Marysville; just about 5 minutes away. My Facebook blew up with the news since so many people...
By Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
(Century 21 Liberty Homes)
Comments 28
    November …. In the Fall Season, leaves change colors, Halloween just passed, a bit of cooler weather after a long heat wave so we put on that sweater in chilly evenings. One may also think of the Thanksgiving Feast and a Day of Gratitude.   Regardless if we celebrate the upcoming holidays or ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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Having plenty of hot water is not just a convenience, it is considered a necessity in modern homes. However, there are competing concerns related to having plenty of hot water.  On the one hand we want to prevent scalding.  On the other hand it is a good idea to keep water hot enough to prevent w...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 65
Do you feel like you are a hamster on the running wheel? You just keep running and running and running, but you never seem to reach your destination? The pace of today's society can be overwhelming.  We live in a world of instant communication. As one example, our clients expect instant answers f...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 60
Can You Ask "That Question" Here In ActiveRain? Last night I received an email from a friend here in Active Rain.     It was a confidential sort of email, with a request for me to call sometime today when it was convenient.   I, of course, called right away, because I wanted to help, but I was al...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 35
There is a key word in this phrase:  Furnace Safety Switch. AND THAT WORD IS "SAFETY" ! It is not a good practice, or a best practice, to fool with the furnace safety switch! So, when I took the cover off this furnace and saw what the homeowners had done with the safety switch, I was concerned. D...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 27
Sometimes during the week an idea pops in my mind early and I think I'm good... some weeks Liz and Bill Spear writes about that idea in my head and I grumble swear words and go back to the white board and think some more.  Sometimes I pop over on the Ask an Ambassador group and look for questions...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 8
I once had a client jokingly tell me that she was not interested in living in a house in the middle of an interstate highway. What?  Then last week I asked another client what she thought of the listing on a certain street. She responded that she did not like that ‘area’.  She said it was too cl...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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What conceivable relevance could the Ides of March have to the Real Estate Industry and the US Economy? Let’s begin with a brief History lesson from WIKI “The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martii or Idus Martiae) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several r...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 65
I went to Traders Jo's and bought some cornbread mix. Its good stuff and very easy to use. You go home, get the one egg, 1/2 cup of oil and cup of milk beat it all up and then put it in a greased pan and 40 minutes later, coming out of your oven is a golden brown, sweet smelling hot delicious cor...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 1
  Happy Halloween From Your Horse Property REALTOR in PA   Today is Halloween.  To celebrate, I am posting several photos of unique costumes for horses.  I must say, some are quite imaginative.   Here is a cow with a farm girl.     Next we have a knight with a dragon.  This one is cute.          ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
You might not think it possible to do, but this is a lesson on how to improve duct tape. When I pulled up to the house and saw rolled asphalt roofing OVER an entire roof and could see that this rolled asphalt roofing was laid over a previous layer of shingled asphalt roofing I thought to myself t...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 30
  A "Post" Parade and Online "Costume" contest for Everyone! Join in the FUN with Virtual Entertainments, music & Refreshments for the Soul.   Press Play above now for the proper effect    Please join us HERE! and bookmark the event. Please read instructions carefully...   The CONTEST: Don your o...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 62
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Be An Invisible Blogger, Expose Yourself! A polar bear in a blizzard. Wonder Woman's airplane. A black cat on a moonless night. YOU.   Which one of these doesn't belong?  We'll give you ONE guess!   But if you're choosing to blog on ActiveRain without a Rainmaker account...
By Ann Marie Clements
(Remax Realty Group)
Comments 1
 Happy Halloween! Today is the day that you could be anything you want to be - and I choose to be a Polka Dot! There is something about dressing up and wearing a costume that brings out the FUN in us! I am so thankful that my chosen career allows me to be creative and laugh! There are so many won...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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The Little Things A featured blog by Richie Alan Naggar. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. I went to Traders Jo's and bought some cornbread mix. Its good stuff and very easy to use. You go home, get the one egg, 1/2 cup of oil and cup of milk beat it all up and then pu...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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The Raven Edgar Allan Poe (1845)   Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.“ ’Tis some visiter,” ...
By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Comments 27
Are you headed to the annual NAR Convention in New Orleans next week?  As a NOLA native, I love when we get visitors to the city, especially those that haven't been here before.  What you might not know about New Orleans We are home to one of the largest ports in the U.S. We have recently been na...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 7
Spooktacular = Delete without reading I spent most of the day getting a report ready for the DNR, got it finished and emailed out just before 4:30 today, then proceeded to celebrate by going through my email. One irritating trend seemed to be prevalent in my emails, there seemed to be at least a ...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 5
 FIVE WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY IN THE COLDER MONTHS   November is a great month-the holidays are fast approaching, we get to visit more often with family and friends, and colder weather makes us feel like getting cozy in our homes.  Since you'll want to keep warm in the coming months, we’re  including...