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By Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
(Melson Realty)
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 The Springville Rodeo is fast approaching.  It's a wonderful weekend of family fun and entertainment.  If you've never been to a rodeo, you're in for a treat.  There are lots of events including barrel racing, bull riding, muttin bustin, and many others.   The weekend fun begins on Friday night ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 28
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 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 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 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 Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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Many people don't know this, but when the last guest has left Disneyland for the evening and the place is emptied out of visitors, all the night lights come on and the night crews come to work. The place becomes a beehive of activities all over the park. Everything gets a look-over, touch-up and ...
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 Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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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 Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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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 Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
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Excuse this direct marketing plug, but I promise not to do this often. I figure it is along the same lines as when a listing is advertised.  It's about my real estate tutorial courses I'm offering.   They were month to month, but I have changed that to a one time fee AND I lowered the fee to $19 ...
By The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, North Atlanta, Georgia Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta)
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Lakeside at Ansley Spring Caravan, Roswell GeorgiaTuesday, April 21st 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 10 Agent Minimum - Must Visit All Properties Lakeside at Ansley is a beautiful gated community located in Roswell. This neighborhood boasts a beautiful rolling landscape and fairly hilly terrain; the deve...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Motivational Monday: Never Assume When I was studying to become a Feng Shui Consultant back in the early 2000's, one of the earliest lessons I learned from my mother (Carole Provenzale) and my mentors, was to never assume a consultation was going to be easy or challenging. You simply stepped into...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Please view this video of Britt McHenry.....an ESPN reporter.She was suspended after this rant with a parking lot attendant.....but she apologized on Twitter. Not a very sincere apology, I might add. This shows her true character.  I find her to be a totally egotistical, ignorant, self righteous,...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Where did you grow up? I grew up in Cradock, a planned community near the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which is located in Portsmouth, Virginia. I attended public schools in Cradock and they went to the University of Virginia for my degrees in finance and law. I opened my first real estate office just...
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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Berryville, VA is a small real estate market at the top of the Shenandoah Valley. Small changes make huge percentage jumps. Enjoy the video, and when you're ready to buy or sell in the Berryville/Clarke County area, give your Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., agent a call. We'll be happy to help....
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 45
What can you expect after 12 days in the hospital and 4 days in rehab? You can pretty much expect a very tired Mickey that could probably teach the physical therapists and occupational therapists a thing or two. We spent quite a bit of time together yesterday and she truly appreciates all of the ...
By Chris Weilacker
(The Homefinding Center)
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Hello Activerain,       I am just starting this account and figured I can introduce a bit about me for my first post. I am Chris a Tech Geek and SEO Guy just turned real estate agent(license is in the mail).  Before I go into what I will be doing here I wanted to go into a little of my backstory ...
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...