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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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So What Was In The Box Tom? A Whole Lot Of Love Mostly!   Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman had sent me a text yesterday saying that my package was “near”, she was concerned about it getting to me and it did arrive. Though it arrived yesterday, I was not home until late because of a busy day. Sally sent...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Saturday Subscriber Finds 83 Christmas Edition   This week I want to highlight some members that I want to send some special Christmas cheer their way. These Members have had some real challenges with health issues or taking care of family members that were sick. In spite of that they popped in a...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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A front staircase disaster.  Lean to the left.  Lean to the right. Just looking at it from the car pulling up I knew I was in for some interesting work. And looking around the neighborhood I could see this house wasn't alone.  Some houses had similar schlock work (apparently builder done) and oth...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Your Free Will Can Override the Feng Shui In Your Home and Business It is possible that you can do all the "right" Feng Shui cures and suggested remedies; yet if you chose to ignore the inner work that needs to be addressed emotionally, mentally and spiritually, your Free Will can override those ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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  YES Brian, your post can be reblogged. This is a reblog of your post.   Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988, keeping calm in MD and Va.   Lenn Harley _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ I read a post earlier today about an...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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The other night my son said he would make dinner and he was making chicken. I did not have any white wine in the cave, so I ran to the store and found this wine on sale for $9.99. It is not my favorite, but not bad for the price and if you want something easy on the budget and are having many pe...
By Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector
(King of the House Home Inspection, Inc)
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  The next Washington state approved home inspection training course, to be offered on campus at Bellingham Technical College, will begin on February 2, 2015. This was the first course to receive approval from the Washington State Department of Licensing back when home inspector licensing began i...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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       What is there not to like about sunrises and sunsets? Sunrises are special to me because it is God's way of letting me know that I have the opportunity to enjoy His abundant graces for another day. It gives me yet another chance to be able to help another traveler plod along on this earthl...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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I attended a wonderful holiday party last night and that along with other holiday festivities has gotten me a little behind with blogging. I am going to share holiday photos of the Christmas Boat parade over the next few days and hopefully will add to your Christmas spirit and celebration. It was...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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My son sent me these pics from his house in Tijeras, New Mexico. It had snowed that night and he caught the sunrise as it was shining on the freshly fallen snow. Good camera and operator and good timing! Freshly fallen snow is beautiful, and for me, a converted Florida boy... it's cold and better...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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"Keeping our focus on the positive rather than the negative, on what we do have rather than what we do not have is essential." - Bob Crane Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. A Goal Setting Fatal Mistake, and how to Prevent it. Practitioners of “The Secret”, along with p...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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"When you cant think of anything to write, just start by writing ANYTHING, and then something worthwhile will start to flow once the pump is primed." - Bob Crane Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. 3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too. 2.7 years ago I ...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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  Look what I found in my old things this time. It's a  clipping from some magazine back in the early 80's that has come back into my life. This list of the Dirty Thirty inspired me to start a reading project. Being a teacher at the time with easy access to the library, I vowed that I'd read the...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker - Let's Talk Atlanta Real Estate
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
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I have already admitted that I was a little concerned about how this Thanksgiving was going to go. Now it's nearly over and I have to say that it was a great day. Yes, there was a very important piece missing. My family rallied and we make a very beautiful day for ourselves full of food and laugh...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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Winter MeetUps are just around the corner.  The community voted for the week of January 19-24th and the gracious Rainers below have volunteered to host a MeetUp in their area.   The MeetUp locations and hosts are listed below.  If you have questions regarding a specific one, please contact the ho...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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As with all things in life, expectations often exceed reality. That said, hoping for something is different than making it happen. Particularly at this time of year expectations run high: the perfect family, the perfect holiday, the perfect get together. I have found both personally and professio...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
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New Price: Cute Cottage in Midtown Mobile, AL 60 South LAFAYETTE Street Mobile, AL 36604 Entertainers Cottage centrally located in Midtown with a large deck and patio in back. Updates in Kitchen with lots of cabinets and all appliances to remain including Refrigerator. The bathroom is very spacio...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I grew up in a family where you were encouraged to get a job and stay there until you retire. I was told from an early age that you should count yourself lucky if you found that job, and you would be crazy to give it up. When I left my first good job after 5 years, my family thought I had lost my...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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  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...