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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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Well this was a nice article to wake up to:  Home Guru - The most frequently asked questions about refinishng hardwood floors.   This is an article in a local online paper by a local real estate agent known as "The Home Guru." (Bill Primavera).   Now, let me tell how this transpired.   ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 36
Imagine, my own me the finger.   Mickey told me my brother figured out that she wins every Rummy game because she wears one of these rubber fingers when she plays.  She said he wore one the other day and he won.   So Mickey gave me the finger and told me maybe I'd win.....  ...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
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July ActiveRain Contest: What have you done to make a difference in your community?   Rich and I volunteer regularly at our town’s Senior Center. It fits in with our niche, working with older adults. Once a month, the center celebrates all birthdays and anniversaries that occur in that month. It&...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Relocation Companies, some advice would be appreciated.   A friend of ours, a lady who works for the church is finally calling it quits, retiring and moving to Arizona/Nevada to live near her daughter and has asked me for a little help. She made arrangements to have allstates vanlines relocation ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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  It's going to be a warm week-end in Austin. Are you feeling adventuresome for this week-ends dining experience? Why not try something new and different....Here is an upscale, New American restaurant on Cesar Chavez St. in the heart of the 2nd Street District also known as the Warehouse Dist...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Austin Making News Ranked #2 ~ Forbes List of Best US Cities for Future Job Growth   It’s not surprising to see Austin making news by finishing a hair behind Naples, FL when talking about metros with the best job growth prospects over the next three years. The graduates of the University of Texas...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Things To Do In Waukesha County, WI 7/25/14-8/31/14     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center July 24, 2014 07:41 AM       Taste of Lake Country & Fine Arts Festival Celebrating the food, music and art in Lake Country; sample the best o...
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 is for him since he is dis...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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When we had our commercial real estate firm in Los Angeles we saw an ad in the LA Times asking businesses to be a Principal for a Day and share their wisdom with the school principals! We received a call from the then principal of Manhattan Beach Middle School in Manhattan Beach, California, con...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Today in Bristol TN~VA 7.26.14 …Chill Out in Gaithersburg MD on Swan Lake!   Here's a "Friday Photo Post" from a recent trip to Gaithersburg, MD to visit one of ACTIVERAIN'S legends .... Roy and Dolores Kelley!   We stayed at a hotel on a lake that you could take swan rides on ....
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
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Making a difference in the community   One of the July challenges for ActiveRain bloggers is to share a story about something we have done that made a difference in our community, neighborhood or town. During my very long business community, I’ve enjoyed the opportunities to be involved in many c...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 6
Making a Difference in My Community – An ActiveRain Contest!   My spouse and I make a difference in our community.    We assist at the Senior Center….I was once the receptionist there about four days a month.  That unpaid position was accountable for taking receipts for lunches, answering questio...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am a flea market junkie and tomorrow there is a great one in Great Barrington, Massachusetts at the historical center on Main Street. It is a benefit for the historical society and there will be twenty two vendors there. I am ready to go. I have small bills, a check book and a car that is ready...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900
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  Are you looking for, what I like to call "The Happiness Secret" ...  the answer is clearly found in the Bible.."For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."  Proverbs 23:7    Or ...  "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoeve...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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I think it was Hans Christian Anderson that once said that it doesn't matter if you are born in a duck yard, if you are hatched from a swans egg. Here is some food for thought as you begin the new week ahead. I think we have all seen the manifestation of the quote above throughout our lives ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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     Years ago before deregulation in the airline industry, planes from Northeast and other lines catered to and service little towns like Houlton Maine.   The government helped support the airline to these smaller off the beaten path areas but from a practical standpoint, you do not have 757 or ...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
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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 Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
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The Role of the Real Estate Agent is Changing There has been discussion among brokers and agents that real estate agents are going the way of the travel agent.  Some of my experiences assisting home buyers, in particular, with the purchase of their new home, whether for personal residence or inve...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer Hall of Fame (773) 987-8224
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SOLD: 586 S Edson Ave 586 S Edson Ave, Lombard, IL 60148  Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home     Search Lombard Real Estate Listings: Lombard Real Estate New Listings (44) Lombard Real Estate Foreclosure Listings (24) Lombard Real Estate Short Sale Listings (14) Lombard Real Est...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer Hall of Fame (773) 987-8224
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*SOLD* 740 River Walk Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home Search Wheeling Real Estate Listings: Wheeling Foreclosure Listings (8) Wheeling Short Sale Listings (15) Wheeling Single Family Homes for Sale (38) Wheelin...