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By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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  Staten Island Feng Shui Consultations with Laura Cerrano Welcome, my name is Laura Cerrano CEO and founder of Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island a family owned and operated consulting firm founded in 1997.  I take a multi-dimensional approach which cohesively blends several methods of Feng Shui wi...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
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How good a school is depends on who you ask.  If you ask the seller of a home for sale in Brevard County, Florida how the neighborhood schools are your response will probably be great, outstanding or some of the best around!    Ask teachers and the answers may be a little different. Ask some pare...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
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“We’re Not Trying to Spank People” “We’re trying to ring a bell and get people’s attention,” says Felicia Marcus, board chair for California’s State Water Resources Control Board, as reported by the LA Times. Governor Brown declared a drought water emergency earlier this year (2014), and asked Ca...
By Steve Shaw, e-PRO, Gulf Region Properties Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Below you will find a table that contains the Daily Market Activity report for July 12, 2014 activity in the Mobile AL Real Estate market according to the Mobile Association of Realtors MLS system. This information is derived daily directly from the local MLS System. Please click on the number n...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR - Fairfield County CT Real Estate
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Homes for Sale and Real Estate)
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    Long Hill Village in Trumbull CT is a nicely situated, well maintained 55+ age restricted adult condo community located off Main Street near Church Hill Road in Trumbull CT. 71 attractively designed ranch units wind through the tree lined streets in this quiet complex located in the heart of ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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FAQ  Do I need a Timber Appraisal when Buying and Selling Forestland?   It depends...   Do you want to take advantage of tax programs such as the Timber Depletion Allowance? When buying forestland is essential to know your basis, especially the basis of your timber, this allows for a significant ...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
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Doll Houses - Did They Lead To My Real Estate Career   I have always loved doll houses. My mom did too, and used to build them and decorate them. She always had several going at one time. I have built a couple. There is something so fascinating about the world of miniatures. I have books on doll ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
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FAWN RIDGE CONDOS, WILTON, CT 06897   FAWN RIDGE CONDOS, WILTON, CT 06897 Built in the mid 1980s, Fawn Ridge Condos, provide a park-like setting with well-manicured lawns and gardens. Your two bedroom, 2 ½ bath luxury home in Wilton, CT is well spaced with plenty of open area around each unit and...
By JC Melvin - Commercial & Business Broker, Residential/Commercial Las Vegas Real Estate Team
(Melvin-Peters Team - KW Southwest)
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(702) 900- 1238 JC Melvin, long time business broker, answers the question, "why us a business broker"?  Melvin explains that it can be a mind field out there and it's super important for a professional to prepare a "recast" to evaluate the true net profit. Believe it or n...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Fishhawk Lake-Boating Activities  Fishhawk Lake is a private lake community and the water that feeds it from Fishhawk Creek is our water source. We have our own water and sewage treatment plants, which makes us self-sustaining. That being said, we decided not to allow gas motors on Fishhawk Lake....
By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Today was my mammogram appointment.  An appointment I had been putting off (which you should never do!) because my last mammogram was such a horrible experience; for several reasons but mostly for the person who gave the mammogram but also because they found something on my mammogram. The person ...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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When our out of state friends come to visit, we try to show them the great things about New Jersey. We’re hoping to dispel the stereotypes about NJ and spray on tans and the Jersey attitude. We have already proven that the Joisey accent is just fine by us, but there’s more to NJ Pride than that. ...
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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Homes For Sale in Bristol TN with Great Outdoor Entertaining Areas!   If you are looking for ....Homes For Sale in Bristol TN with Great Outdoor Entertaining Areas!   Then you stopped by the perfect place!!!     354 HWY 44 in Bristol Tn is That ...Homes For Sale in Bristol TN with Great Outdoor E...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Market News - Parker CO  - June 2014    The Town of Parker is Southeast of Denver approximately 30 miles with a population just over 47,000 (2012).    The City of  Parker is a quaint town that is commonly called a bedroom community.    It has the small town feel, yet has lots to offer.   You wil...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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Denver Market Update - June 2014       The Denver real estate market revealed another month of strong sales, but maybe it is slowing down.    Inventory increased, more homes went under contract, yet less show sold than May 2014.    The days on market increased by two day, but being under 30 days ...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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If you are looking to buy a luxury home in New Hope/Solebury school district there are 56 homes for sale priced over a million dollars listed in the mls. You can look up information about New Hope solebury school district on It serves students in New Hope, Solebury,Lahaska,Carversvi...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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The 2014 Del Mar Races Opening Day is July 17 in Del Mar California   It’s that time of year again – opening day at the Del Mar Races is July 17, for thoroughbred racing at the famed Del Mar Race Track at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar California.   I’ll probably be there to watch the ponies...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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HOAP - First Time Home Buyers Program - Aurora, CO     The City of Aurora has a program that was founded in 1984 to assist buyers with their down payment and closing costs when purchasing a home within the city limits.    This program is dedicated to making affordable housing a realization for lo...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
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Turtlecreek Summer Music Festival July 12 2014 Hello, it's your Warren County Ohio RE/MAX team Liz and Bill Spear bringing you the information about another great local event!   This one is brand new, the inaugural Turtlecreek Summer Music Festival!  Rain or shine, this rock & roll based ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Peter has hit a hot button with this post. When I see an agent's advertising that touts "good or great netotiator", my red flag goes up. My experience with these "master negotiators" is that their description of "negotiation" is limited to:: 1.  Offering a lower ...