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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Do you have three minutes and twenty two seconds today to remember? Remember someone who may have lost their life serving their country and fighting for our freedom?Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday day in the United States on which the men and women who died in active military service are...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Don't Make Your Clients Feel Stupid I recently read a terrific post by Elizabeth Weintraub, “Never Say I Told You So About Choosing the Wrong Lender.” It’s well worth a read and raises a significant issue – how saying “I told you so” could certainly set the wrong tone with your client. That could...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
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I Hope There Is a Special Place In HeavenYesterday I wrote a post entitled, “I Hope There Is a Special Place in Hell”. It was about a family who set up numerous charities to supposedly help cancer victims. They collected $180,000,000…and then spent the majority of the money on themselves. The Fed...
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 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 Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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 A Loooooooooooooooooooong haul.  What is this????
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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There are a lot of online marketing options.  Some of them take more time than money and it’s important to know which ones are best for you and your business.Here’s a list with descriptions and explanations of some online marketing options available today.  See which ones will work best for you. ...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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Wired internet or wireless WiFi, the warnings are out there: Don’t visit any websites that you have important accounts with when using a public computer (hotel, airport, café, etc.).Visiting even a more trivial account, such as an online community for cheese lovers, could sink you—in that a cyber...
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 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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Normally when the rate to borrow money is lowered, it produces a run to do so. The premise is to take that money and invest it to make money and the wheels of finance and the worlds of capitalism keep plugging along. However, when someone who dives under water holding their breath stays down and ...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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CELEBRATE-HONOR-REMEMBER #MemorialDayROMANS 13:7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.PULPIT COMMENTARY Whatever, either by law or by the constituted order of society, may be due to any, in the wa...
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 George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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 Today is 2015 Memorial Day In Middletown, CT.  Memorial Day is always recognized on the last Monday in May, and is a day our Country has set aside to honor the fallen men and women who have served in our Armed Forces, and put their lives on the line to ensure the freedoms we have.Memorial Day ha...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Paying Tribute To The Women and Men Who Put Their Life's on The LineWe have a big holiday weekend approaching (Memorial Day Weekend), with great events and festivals in honor of the women and men who put their life's on the line. I have faith that one day, generations to come, they will not have ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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On this Memorial Day weekend, I would like to thank all the men and women who have defended this country from its start to the present day.  It is not without great sacrifice and dedication that you have put your lives in harm's way for the promise of a peaceful return to a more simple life.  Tho...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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I was so completely excited the day Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 sent me an email asking "how can I begin to write those Ask an Ambassador posts?" The "ask an ambassador" was founded by Charita Cadenhead and she had folks covering every day of the week.  Some contacted he...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     Freedom comes at a cost and the freedom we enjoy has cost the lives of many of our fellow citizens. Memorial Day is meant to be a solemn day set aside to remember everyone who has lived and gave their life defending the freedom we often take for granted. Take a moment this weekend and thank ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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LET GO, but don't forget. In real estate law and practice, supervision is critical. How many of us have had a transaction that was not moving toward closing because of the action or inaction of an agent??  I suspect many.Yet, when the agent will not communicate or ignores the contract of sale, wh...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Local folk artist Ronny Bailey dropped by my office a few days ago to show me his latest piece of art which was located in the back of his pickup truck. How fitting. The piece is his recreation of an ESSO gas station located in Ablemarle, North Caroline. Ronny said this is the first piece he has ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope this email finds you well on this Monday and enjoying your Memorial Day!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you: :   A TRULY GREAT DAY!   What makes the day great is NOT what it brings to you.  What makes the day great is what you CHOOSE to do with it! What makes the m...