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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This blog concerns a previous post and could be called A Front Staircase Disaster - A Follow Up. Getting an email from the agent it simply asked my opinion asking, "Do you think the items in this invoice will result in a good deck?" The last thing I said to my clients before leaving after the ins...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 69
Busting out of ICU and heading for a Private Room   **********   Last night we got news from Mickey's cardiologist and her primary physician that as soon as a private room became available, they were moving her from ICU.   Her heart rate, oxygen level, blood pressure and temperature are all stab...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 29
Saturday Subscriber Finds 84 New Years Edition   This next week we will leave 2014 and bgin 2015. One of the things I have on my list for 2015 is to take more photos and maybe even take some more photography classes. With that in mind I want to highlight some members that take great photographs. ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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You Really Seem to Know a Lot About the Area!!   I do a lot of work with relocations and often have buyers here who are not from the area and don’t know much about it; some have never been here before but are moving here, or want to, for one reason or another.   I recently had another buyer comm...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 256
  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
So, what do you think?  Martian writing or carpenter ant damage? That was my question!  Here I was deep in the woods.  It was a careful investigation of a 40 year old log home.  It was quiet out there.  It was lonely out there.  It was far out there.  It was the perfect place for space aliens to ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 22
A few thoughts on "Life".....     How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver          A l...
Top 10 Ways to Guarantee Your Busines$ Success This Year And Every Year In The Future!    1)  Haul out your dusty Business Plan.  It's NOT TOO LATE to get out your business plan from last year and see how you did.  You will be surprised.   2)  Determine your best Sources of Business.  Remember th...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 56
Holiday Traditions from Around the World! Presents, carolling, holiday decorations, special cookies and foods... some  holiday traditions are almost universal.  But then there are some that are specific to a country, regions, or even just your family!  I was reading about holiday traditions from ...
By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
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Nothing like spending a beautiful Sunrise at the beach with my dog Frisco. He has his own way of surfing the waves and enjoying the beach. This photo is from one of the beautiful beaches here in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Hope everyone on AR enjoy's the video.  Ps. Frisco loves long walks on the ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 17
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-December 20 to December 27, 2014   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 c...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
What you say?  Your new house is always what it's cracked up to be? Don't you mean ISN'T what it's cracked up to be? No, I mean IS.  When cracks abound that is... And you ask, "How can there be any cracks?  It's new construction?"  People are told that with the thousands of codes, and dozens of d...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 14
Not Able to Physically Connect with Loved Ones on The Holidays?   It happens and when that does there are many ways to remain connected. Before the holidays, not matter what you celebrate, you can send out Holiday cards to honor those connection with loved ones you can not see on the actual day o...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 13
Two themes of Christmas you hear a lot about are Peace on Earth, and Joy to the World. A lot of that beyond Christmas if you hold peace and joy in your heart, you can carry it forward to all people you meet and just from your little one person perspective make the world a MUCH better place. Do no...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
Seeing the world completely backwards from most people nearly all the time, I thought you will be hearing about goals to set, personal and business for an upcoming new year. All important, and I am not taking anything away from that. But with addition by subtraction think too your anti goals list...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 17
We had to get out very early 1 hour drive to make sure we were there to see Grandson Raphael open his Christmas Presents.  At 5 years old, it's all about the gifts and what Santa Claus had delivered. After all when you have been a good little boy or girl, it should be bountiful. We were there on ...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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Belinda Spillman Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December There are many things you can do to make a difference.  Let’s hear about them! Only 6 Days Left   Simply post a blog of at least 300 words with at least one picture.  Tell us how your efforts helped to brighten someone else’s life....
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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The 3rd day of Christmas with Jeff Foxworthy  12 days of a Redneck Christmas   From Christmas to the Epiphany we have the 12 days of Christmas.  This year we will be sending you a gift of a different musician performing this timeless classic, some are good, some are funny, and others are somethin...
By Brian England, Realtor, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 19
This is a day that I have been anticipating and it finally has come.  I wish I was celebrating a million points, as a lot of people have recently, but at least I am halfway there!!!  Getting to 500K is nice because I no longer have to pay for my ActiveRain subscription. I am grateful for all of t...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 33
When Having Alzheimer's Disease Can Be a Blessing I read a post from Kat Palmotti about taking a long trip with a person with Alzheimer's. One of the key factors is the person has limited short term memory and will ask the same questions over and over. The long term memory can be amazing at times...