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By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Comments 29
Imagine for a moment, a perfect world - one in which you had access to absolutely everything you need to know about the purchase of a potential new home.  And by everything, I mean exactly that.  Access to listing information, county data, mortgage history, neighborhood and demographic data, how ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 28
First, happy Easter Sunday!   It looks like we're going to have a beautiful day here in Washington! But before I can go out and enjoy it, here are my picks from many great blogs I read last week: Winston Heverly: The 041514 Daily Hot Sheet of Palm Beach Real Estate & FL Realtor News  There were l...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 69
Document, document, document! Yesterday, I mentioned in my post that a customer went into the store on my day off and lied to the owner about the price I had quoted them. Since I had documented what I quoted them, my boss was able to check my notebook and verify that I had quoted them correctly a...
By Robert Fowler -, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities
(President of Retirement Media Inc.)
Comments 2
On My Planet - Tenants Would Pay the Rent on Time On my planet, tenants would pay the rent on time.  They would know the obligations of the lease and know that rent is due on the first of the month, not the 5th or the 10th but the 1st.  They would also pay with checks that were good and not be re...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 20
For the last eight months I've been beyond frustrated with my htc Evo 4g LTE and Sprint's inability to provide adequate cell phone service. When I purchased my phone from Sprint last August I could have saved money buying a refurbished one, but I wanted a new one so I paid for a NEW phone.  Withi...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 8
No sense having a big one if it doesn't fit where you need it to fit..... So indeed, size matters. The long and the short of it, pun intended, a customer who was moving into his first apartment after putting himself through nursing school wanted the biggest and the best leather sectional he could...
By Inspiration With April
(Thought for the Day Blog)
Comments 0
Prayer is too important to neglect. 1 THESSALONIANS 5:17 pray continually;
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Land News in Your Part of the Country? At Woodland Management Service we specialize in Inventory, Appraisal, and Management of Forestland properties and spend much of our time working with corporate landowners and investment groups who want to continually improve the many attributes of their land...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 13
Oh, Lola, Lola, Lola. My goodness.  PRIVACY left the building, probably along with Elvis, many years ago.  In the past 5 years, removing privacy from the governed appears to be the primary goal of those who govern.  It's an element of deep sadness for me today that there is no privacy. Today we  ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
This is brand new construction - is pre-drilling screw holes on doors really that important? Most of the doors in the house were like this.  They are cracked at the strike plate. On the door of a double door, and on the side wall of the door framing, the wood was cracked at the strike plates. Why...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 19
Happy Easter Active Rain Friends. Before you go on your Easter Egg hunt I am providing some useless but probably true information for you to view. Maybe it can even become conversation at your special dinner this afternoon? Either way I am puling your leg and hope you have a great day.       Kifu...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Asociates)
Comments 17
In 325 AD the Council of Nicea determined that Easter would follow on the Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon.  The astronomers were able to figure out the dates of future full moons for the Western Christian churches.  These dates would then be used to determine the Holy Days on the Ecclesiastica...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 11
Today In Bristol TN~VA April 20, 2014 …Easter Morning Sunrise!   Check out this Easter Morning Sunrise!     A sunrise like this makes you understand how truly blessed we all are! After the sunrise, we had a walk with the girls around the neighborhood, Church, Great meal with family and then a nap...
By Lisa Friedman, 25 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Lisa Consulting VT)
Comments 12
This morning was Stowe's annual Easter tradition of a sunrise service atop Mt. Mansfield. Approximately 1,200 people took the 5:00 a.m. gondola ride to the top of the mountain for the service. A great day for being thankful for all that we have and all the beauty there is in this world - especia...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Asociates)
Comments 6
One year ago 3 people were killed and hundreds injured by two cowardly brothers.  The Marathon will be changed forever because of this act.  There will be no back packs allowed.  No un-numbered runners.  No innocence allowed.  We will all be a bit paranoid about strangers and packages. Over a mil...
By Ed Silva, CDPE, GRI, ABR, Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 7
Easter Sunday 4/20/2014 A Day of Celebration In the Christian religion, today celebrates the day of Unconditional Love for the Resurrection of the Lord. As we attended services at the Vigil Mass, our priest talked of the sacrifice our Lord gave to the people by accepting death for us. He told a s...
By Kathy Clulow, CNE - ASP - SRES .... Uxbridge Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage)
Comments 2
The Early Spring Marathon This year started off with a bang and has not stopped. Our spring market started early and it has definitely keep me running. In search of some much needed rest and rejuvenation, I found an opportunity that really appealed to me, a writers retreat. Italy ..... not to far...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 24
OK, I admit it, I have a few quirky habits. How about you? Most of the people I know do something that is unique. Let me give you a for instance. A little over two years ago a client got me to do something that has paid great dividends, but it grosses my family out. For decades, I have caught a w...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Sacramento, CA - 916-765-5366
(Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 4
  Had a Great Easter Day With The Family Today in Dublin, CA     I hope you all enjoyed your day in whatever way you choose. For many, it was an opportunity to get together with family. We were fortunate to have my brothers and sisters, and most of the kids, meet with my mother for an Easter cele...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 3
It’s been a wonderful Easter. Time was spent with family, while swimming and eating.  It's been a much needed day, after an exceptionally busy week.  So busy in fact, I hadn’t noticed what my flowers were doing in front of my home.  The several azalea plants beneath the front windows, had outdone...