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By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Hi every one!I know you are all very busy, but if you have a moment, can you please help me out?    I recently revived an old Facebook Business Page of mine, Waukesha County, WI Real Estate - Kristin Johnston.  Can you stop by and Like the page?  I would really appreciate it!  And, I would be hap...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Today in Bristol TN~VA 3.29.15 ...Go Hiking Today ...You Just Never Know What You'll Find!   Here's a great find while hiking in Canton, NC this weekend ....     Canton, NC is a great weekend getaway location that's just a couple of hours away from Bristol TN~VA ...Check it out sometime ....You'l...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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If it's Friday, there must be an update on Thoroughly Modern Mickey         Most of you know that Mickey was released from rehab and has been home since last Sunday.   She's a fighter, very strong willed and determined.   Suffice it to say that each set-back is a little more difficult for her to ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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      Gawd how I hate Windows especially 8.whatever. It would seem as long as Microsoft has been in business that they would eventually come up with a user friendly, stable and usable operating system.  I am proud of them though they shaft their customers a little more each day and they are still...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Champions Don't Expect Things to Come Easy          Each and every year, I enjoy the heck out of spring time sports.  I enjoy the Super Bowl, but my favorite sporting events each year are the NCAA tournament and the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.          Usually, I'm cheering for UConn to win the NCA...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have been enjoying my inside flowers because outside is still snowy and there are no flowers. I have learned to appreciate what I have, and I have color inside on the walls, on the floors, and in my flowers. One day it will be time to let these flowers out, but until then.....here they are now.
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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    I just learned that Shirley Temple Black passed away. I felt sad because the world lost a beautiful woman and glad because everything I needed to learn in life about making a great first impression, I learned from Shirley.     First impressions begin with outward appearance.   My parents were...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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  Hello and welcome to the Final days of March, 2015 …and wow, what a beautiful day it is!   Thank you for taking a moment to read this email... I am always trying to come up with new ways to help and support my clients here at Franklin Title Agency through networking, business events, social med...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope this email finds you doing great for this Monday Morning!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you:     "Positively Purposeful"   Don't waste your energy on being annoyed and resentful.  Put your energy into doing something positive about your situation.   To the degree ...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
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By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Scientific fact to Be Happier: 3 - 1 Positive Emotional Ratio (Try It)   Even though each client is unique with various goals, there is always one common question. How do I create a happier life?  Is it by eating better? Getting more sleep? Having positive thoughts about myself, others,....the wo...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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So often, our most destructive opponent is ourself. Yep! Self-sabotage reigns supreme when we let it roam unrestrained. Don’t you hate when you do something “STUPID” after which you say to self: “I know better!”? We can all imagine 1,000 reasons NOT to do something . . . We can find plenty to wor...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the screwdriver isn't just for screws. Not that I haven't seen this before.  It's just fun when you can use tools in different ways! The inspection on this house saw repairs on every single column in front of this house.  There are eight such columns. Very recent "repairs" on each one were m...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-March 22 to March 29, 2015   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 could b...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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When a wild animal gets caught in a trap . . . he’ll panic and struggle so vigorously that the cause of death is exhaustion . . . or he’ll leave a body part in the trap and subsequently bleed to death. Morbid but true. In a soccer match, the easiest way to get the ball from an opponent is to appl...
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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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Reading The Tea Leaves, Why Local News & Market Reports Matter! Housing markets are volatile.  Up, down, left, right, sprinkle in a new construction development or some local economic news and the direction can shift quickly.  The home that had no competition is now up against...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
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Easter is next month and the upcoming egg hunts have children donning their best attire!  Kris Neese has been around AR for quite some time now and has proposed a challenge to all Rainers: Can you get more clicks on your Easter Egg Hunt post than he can? Kris's post:  http://activerain.trulia.com...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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My son is a health and fitness buff. Despite the normal conundrum that a young kid his age would bring into the household, I enjoy having him around as he is a funny and loving son. One afternoon, in a spur of the moment decision, we found ourselves beating the humdrum by hopping into his Honda S...
By Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney & Serving Rural Nebraska)
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I saw an AR contest blog by Grant Schneider on what we have given up in 2015 that was not working. I thought about this a little...and looked back in the mirror on the road my career has traveled and realized that I, indeed, had given up on a few things this year!! In fact two major changes in my...