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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Kroger Pharmacy Green Hills  showed me their corporate side last night. @ 8:45 PM, we realized that we needed an important prescription refill before 8AM this morning (Leaving on a trip). We did what most people would do . . . Called the Pharmacy to ask them to prepare the prescription so we cou...
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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Looking to Invest in Real Estate? Here is a great post from a great blogger on some very basic Real Estate Investing tips. Combine this advise with the Power of the 1031 Exchange and you can really watch the value grow.  Call us and learn more.  (925-260-4321) Incorporating real estate as part of...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
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Incorporating real estate as part of your retirement plan is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Most people think of more traditional investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. For those of us that are self employed or small business owners the stock market can be an optio...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
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This month marked both a milestone in my career as well as a new season of my life. First off, I celebrated 10 years in real estate in May! I got my license in May of 2005, just prior to the housing bubble pop and recession. It has certainly been a wild ride, and I'm grateful for all of those who...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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Imagine a lifeguard at the beach sitting on his perch. His job is to patrol and monitor for signs of trouble. He sees a surfer being attacked by a shark. Wow, a lot of good it does that he’s in a completely helpless position; by the time he scrambles off his perch and runs towards the water, the ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 I'd be confused if I was a Millennial  Did you know that Millennials have been pegged with so many different names. No wonder I was confused about just what a millennial was and what they were all about.  And think about it - if you were a millennial you'd probably be just as confused as I was.....
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Web Page   http://www.njestates.net/agents   Web Site     http://www.newjerseyestates.info/      Paul Stillwaggon Paul has been a resident of Warren Twp. New Jersey for the past 36 years. He has been a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 1982 and at Weichert since 1992. He created the NJ Esta...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I wonder if most people realize just how long it’s been since America first made the seemingly impossible journey to another celestial body. Indeed many people today were not yet born when we first landed on the moon and to them this incredible achievement is nothing more than some old black & wh...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Stay Calm and Do Not Feed the Internet Trolls! An Internet Troll is a person whose sole purpose is to search out people to argue with online over mundane or trivial issues in an attempt to provoke. Such disputes happen on blogs, facebook and a number of other sites. The best thing you can do is t...
By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
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Paramus home for sale ~  New Paramus Colonial home for sale!!Paramus real estate update presented byyour Paramus real estate specialist, Jeana Cowie of RE/MAX REAL ESTATE LTD.Paramus home for sale listing is proudly presented by Jeana Cowie cell 201-982-2200 Completely renovated Paramus Colonial ...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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Property Profit Examples In 1992, using my Diamond Farming Probate System, an investor I flipped a lot of property with and I earned $121,350 on 6 probate buy/sells within 18 months. These profits where not including my commissions, but I wanted to show what can be done as a Probate Agent.You wor...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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On June 2nd there will be a hearing for another proposed plan for the empty lot on 31st St. and Cheryl. The proposal will bring a new townhome project to the parcel.  It is another step in the proposed revitalization of the North 32nd St. Corridor.  Sarah Sakalauski of Coldwell Banker is a North ...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
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I loved this particular blog so much I decided to take action.  I am sure this will evolve with time, but here's what I came up with.  Michael Thornton - I appreciate you sharing this!! SARAH COLE VA ON DEMAND MVVBP  MISSION –SARAH COLE VA ON DEMAND PROVIDES QUALITY WORK ON AN INDIVIDUAL CLIENT B...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    As my group coaching session with my Keller Williams coach winds down, we studied and discussed MVVBP and why it is important to our individual businesses. MVVBP is short for Mission, Vision, Values, Beliefs and Perspective.   Our home work this week is to write our MVVBP and send it into our...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Tammy Adams had a different take on the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge offered this month by the one and only Dick Greenberg.  She does it "with a twist", which you know is always a winner in my book.This post should not only be Featured in BananaTude, but also "in the Rain".....there are so many t...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend?There are twelve open houses in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome? BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor...
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Bungee me. The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry.  As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.If you go to a site that describe...
By Nishika Jones Green ~ 33062 Luxury Oceanfront Condo Specialist
(Properties USA, Inc.)
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