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By Jaime Westman
(HouseHunt.com)
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Crowdfunding is a new way for anyone to gain money online from friends as well as anonymous people who want to help fund their ideas or necessities in life. GoFundMe has taken Americans’ interest in free money and helping those in need to another level. The site allows individuals to sign up, sha...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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This post will be an attempt to clarify the title of the post. While this simple fact may seem obvious, we constantly hear stories about what the inspector should have been able to see, superman style, when the remodeling starts.In the best of scenarios the inspector will note the warning signs t...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I read a headline this morning that reminded me of how important it is to always check out the contractors who do work for you. The headline read,  "Maine Exam Board Issues Warning About Former Master Electrician, Offers Free Inspections."  It just reminded me once again that everyone who profess...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 7
Feng Shui Pop Quiz Answer: Why Is The Number 3 So Important? Feng Shui (environmental psychology) taps into various realms of teachings and combines them to create a cohesive blend of various insights. Part of those teachings pull from numerology and in particular the number 3 carries great signi...
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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Tips For Improving Your Agent To Agent Marketing EmailsWe get it, it makes your sellers feel good when you tell them that you're going to email EVERY agent in the MLS about their home being for sale.  Personally, I'm not a big fan of getting those unsolicited emails and prefer using the MLS to fi...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Patches... even our old friend Clarence Carter would have to agree that there is a right way and a wrong way to patch a roof. My Inspection in Rio Rancho the other day led me to an Investors finding and purchase of a distressed home. The usual things were apparent when I arrived, like overgrown l...
By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
Comments 7
New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley spoke in New York today saying that he feels that economic growth will rebound, which would warrant raising short term interest rates in 2015. The first quarter of 2015 saw growth slow in the first three months of the year, with the harsh wea...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Foto Friday:  Just FishingOne of the pleasures of living near water is the opportunity to go fishing whenever you feel like it. And in Florida, fishing opportunities are everywhere with 1197 miles of coastline, 663 miles of beaches, and more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams, and waterways plu...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
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I used to work for the Patrick Lilly Team as their social media manager.  This is a real estate team in New York City led by none other than Patrick Lilly. Patrick is one of the kindest, most giving people I've ever met.   Patrick Lilly  A couple of years ago he created a group called REV (Real E...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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 It finally have happened!  After writing 367 blog posts and reading thousands, leaving 10,000+ comments, answers, likes and reviews, taking part of many contests, hours and hours in front of my Mac, 231 followers,etc. etc. a reached one of my goals for 2015: 500,000 AR blogging points.  This mil...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Some Online CE Courses Stink My tight schedule dictated I take on online course this afternoon so I could renew my license and get back to work.  For Pete's sake I've never seen such a mess of a class - ever!  I typically attend CE classes in person and I teach a lot of  CE classes as well. I kn...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 20
It hadn't occurred to me until a friend pointed it out. I was working in the yard and was anxious and tired. I have been collecting and placing rocks to secure the bottom of my fence for dog safety. It is hard work and it is tiring. So I said it: I'll be so glad when this is done. My friend smile...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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WHO'S BEHIND THE CURTAIN??Mike Cooper has written an important post.  It made me think far beyond the matter of hiring a contractor.Training.  In my opinion, this begins in the American High School system, where the focus is getting graduating students ready for college.   College is wonderful an...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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2 TIMOTHY 4:22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY It is the best prayer we can offer for our friends, that the Lord Jesus Christ may be with their spirits, to sanctify and save them, and at last to receive them to himself.GILL'S EXPOSITION The Lord Jesu...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
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VA Mortgage Loans in Bard CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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You were born an original. Don't die a copy.John MasonThis is one of my favorite quotes. It makes me think of potential and innovation Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information i...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Very good post Winston, it is important to keep evaluating and improving ourselves every day.  How To Rate Yourself From 1-10???   What can I improve on in the next week or month? Superstar salespeople are always looking for ways to improve their business along with customer service. When you do ...
By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
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Last year at this time, I was just over a month into recovering from open heart surgery, and we had just buried my mother in law, Ernestine Lockhart. That was a bittersweet Thanksgiving. This year, I am so blessed to have come through yet another surgery, surrounded by loved ones and covered by p...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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We are in a “ZERO Inventory Market” in many areas of Middle Tennessee. Many folks might think that we REALTORS are LOVING this FAST moving market . . . While we DO love what we do, we’d prefer @ 3-5 months of inventory because that would present a more “Balanced” experience. As things are now, Bu...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope all is well for you on this beautiful Monday morning!  Hope you had a fantastic weekend!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:   LIVE JOY: Don't wait for success to bring you to your life.  Live in joy, and by so doing you'll bring truly meaningful success to your pursuits.  ...