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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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   There is a lot of old World tradition that blends hand in hand with modern technology and science. Waukesha County is famous for many reasons, but it's real assets are in its people that reside here and call it home. About the next best thing to living among all this beautiful architecture, ou...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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RI Blizzard 2015 | Are You Prepared? The storm of the century they are calling the RI blizzard of 2015 that is hitting us on January 26, 2015 and preparation has been underway since yesterday by Rhode Islanders.  It is  not a pretty sight in grocery stores with long lines, empty bread & milk shel...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Camas Neighborhood of the Week - The Hills at Round Lake   Each week, we feature one of the many great neighborhoods nestled in the hills and meadows around Camas, Washington. We think Camas offers a great lifestyle with the charm of small-town living, and access to the big city amenities of near...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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The Fair Housing Act of 1968 Newly protected classes have proven significant sources of new complaints, protect your ActiveRain blog post from becoming one of those complaints. ActiveRain Community Guidelinesstrongly follow the Fair Housing Act and ask its members to  be extremely aware of the la...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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  Homes that have been through foreclosure are always a topic of conversation among home buyers and investors. When folks want information about buying foreclosures, bank owned homes (REO's) are generally what they are talking about.     The number of Bank Owned homes  (property that has already ...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
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   Amidst all the new construction of the past 10 years, it can be hard to find an affordable classic neighborhood with tree-lined streets in Western Fairfax County. Yet a great one still remains. Make sure that you visit Hiddenbrook when you are looking for a home to purchase.         Inventory ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Under Contract In The Olympus In Alexandria VA Sale Pending - 6301 Stevenson Avenue #607 and #609 Alexandria, Va 22304 #607 and #609 at The Olympus are under contract courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. My seller was thrilled to go back under contract so quickly after the...
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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Another Bristol TN Home Goes Under Contract …1.26.15 …Check Out 224 Kelly Ridge Road!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!   Check out the latest news .....Another Bristol TN Home Goes Under Contract …1.26.15 …Check Out 224 Kelly Ridge Road!   This is one of the great homes on the market in Bristol TN ....a...
By Captain Wayne Rowlett, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
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Rowlett Real Estate School also has the 45hr. Post Sales Associate Class online.  Visit our website at              Don't Miss This Class   For more informationcall Captain Wayne Rowlettat 850-547-1333  
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Just SOLD in the Regency Hills Subdivision in Clermont FLIf you are a buyer looking for a pool home in Clermont FL, you missed out on this 3203 square feet home with a pool in the Regency Hills Subdivision in Clermont FL. Home was on the market for only 22 days when my buyers first saw and decide...
By Captain Wayne Rowlett, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
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  ActiveRain Community Guidlines / Do not violate any laws of your local jurisdiction. This includes all Fair Housing laws. The Fair Housing Act  is an act created to protect classes of people and prohibits discrimination when selling or renting residential property. Under the Fair Housing Act, t...
By Shanna Hall, I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311
(Real Estate Solutions)
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Earthquake Mitigation Summit for Businesses February 6,2015 Several state and national emergency preparedness agencies are partnering to host the QuakeSmart Business Summit on Friday, February 6 at St. Louis University. This summit is free and will provide important continuity and mitigation info...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
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With another winter storm about to hit the East coast, and snow predictions ranging from 3" to 3', I would hope most people would already be prepared. But unfortunately, many never prepare, or wait until the last minute, then after the power goes out, they are running around looking for candles, ...
By Sam Marji
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Have you ever wondered why you need title insurance? Your home may be new to you, but every property has a history. A thorough title search can help uncover any title defects tied to your property. And, subject to the terms of the policy, your title insurance provides protection for you from titl...
By Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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  Thinking about building a home on Maui?     Here's a short list of Maui Architecture Firms: These are the biggest ones... Riecke Sunnland Kono Architects Ltd. 33 Lono Ave. Suite 200 Kahului,  HI  96732 808 877-7688 GYA Architects Inc. 220 Imi Kala St.  Suite 201 Wailuku, ...
By Michael Abernethy
(Abernethy Properties)
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Marvin has been one of the fastest growing communities in North Carolina. It is centrally located and easily accessible to major employment centers in Center City Charlotte, Ballantyne and South Park. It has strict zoning standards with a maximum of 86 housing units per 100 acres, except in the ...
By Holly Weatherwax, Moving Your Dreams Forward...
(Momentum Realty)
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  This week I got an email from a customer who said that over the weekend they had purchased a new construction home. We had plans to meet and review my services, but before we got a chance, they bought a new home and gave up their right to Buyer Representation.   This brought up a point that I t...
By Wayne Liddy, Waterfront homes in Chatham-Kent
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Retiring in Southwestern Ontario: Affordable Lifestyle in Chatham-Kent Have you ever wondered what life would be like in a slower paced community. Are you facing retirement or perhaps just ready for a change? Many people are in just that place in their lives but unsure of where to go and what wil...
(Solutions Real Estate)
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The Top 7 Things to Do when You Inherit a Home FOX Business Network host Jamie Colby weighs in on the top 7 things you should do when you inherit a home. Colby is the host of Strange Inheritance, the ...Read More > Source: RIS Media Edward & Celia Maddox Expertise Specialties Buyers Residential S...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Should I get a 100amp service or a 200amp service Electric Panel? Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Endre Barath in Home Improvements | The question is, should I get 100 amps or 200 amps for my Electric Panel? This question often arises when a Home Owner is considering upgrading the Electrical System. M...