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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,
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How could I ever forget my very first real estate transaction? It took money out of my pocket. Yes, that was a learning experience which I will always remember. Back in the spring of 2002, I had left my laboratory technology profession at Lab Corporation of America, and began my new career in rea...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
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Okay...  we've gotten through negotiating a purchase price, the home inspection, the appraisal, the loan approval, and the final walk through.   Time to close the deal! What should you expect at closing?   No two closings are the same.   We've had cash deals that took 8 minutes to close, and anot...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
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The Golden Rule Should Apply To Real Estate By the Golden Rule, we don't mean the version that says "He who has the gold makes the rules"!  We're more about the do unto others version, but sometimes we feel like this is forgotten in the day to day of real estate. Now that's not to say we don't ex...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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San Diego County in Level 1 Drought It’s no secret California is in a serious drought, perhaps one of the worst in years. Governor Brown officially declared a statewide drought on January 17 of this year. San Diego County has now been declared a Level 1 Drought by the San Diego Water Authority, ...
By Kent Temple, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
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ENJOY SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS AND WATERFRONT LIVING!! 3919 Mill Run Road - Terrell, NC Dual Master Suites! One Up and one on Main Level ... BOTH OVERLOOK LAKE NORMAN! MLS # 2116542
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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Are You Able To Retire? by Bill Roberts The Baby Boomer Retirement PlannerIf you are like most of us, the answer is NO. Fidelity (you know who they are - The Green Line on the ground (their TV commercial)) reports that most (around 90%) of the Baby Boomers have $100,000.00 or less in their retire...
By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
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  HURRY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!   The 2014 tide charts were delivered to me a few weeks ago. Anyone who has been to Carova, NC knows that driving conditions very with the tide. These tide charts are specific to the 4-Wheel Drive beaches of Carova and not the Oregon Inlet like many others. Anyone int...
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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Working with Buyers Relocating to Denver     Relocating from one State to another or from another Country is a bit different than working with clients moving within the City.    When buyers move to Denver, some have never been to this City, and they have to feel the lay of the land.     It is imp...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Wilmette IL Named 2 on DePaul University Transit Friendly Towns. This is information I read in a great article in Chicago Magazine which I have been a long time subscriber. We are very proud of this, I have been a life time Chicagonian and a North Shore resident for over 35 years. The study in Ch...
By Debra Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
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The Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce presents: "OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP 2014" Help beautify our town roads and parks... Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27, 2014 (Rain or Shine)   Grab a bag and help clean up your favorite roadside or park! You can come anytime to pick up free garbage bags and p...
By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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You can hear the sound of birds and the smell of flowers in the air this time of year at the Brown Family Environmental Center at Kenyon College.  Located just off Gambier Road adjoining the Kokosing Gap Trail bike and walking path about 7 minutes from Mount Vernon, Ohio and within walking dista...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, Palm Harbor Florida Residential Real Estate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Introducing: Just Sunny Living (in the Clearwater Florida area) I wanted to introduce everyone to my partner/daughter's new blog site Just Sunny Living. Just Sunny Living is on Google+ and it is all about life here in the Greater Clearwater Florida Area. I think she has done an excellent job with...
By John McCormack,
(Albuquerque Homes Realty *
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Mountain View Estate Home Home Pending Full Price Offer 1528 Fox Hill PL SW Albuquerque NM 87121     Albuquerque Homes Realty is happy to announce REALTOR® John McCormack’s listing located at 1528 Fox Hill Pl SW Albuquerque NM 87121 is now in pending contract with a full price offer!  This well m...
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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Home Sells in 98 Days …3 Allison Court in Gray TN Sold April 22, 2014   ATTENTION!   Check out this .... Home Sells in 98 Days …3 Allison Court in Gray TN Sold April 22, 2014     3 Allison Court was a great home in a great location!   The sellers were some of the best I've ever worked with! The b...
By John Kirch, Northern Colorado Real Estate Agent
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Homes for Sale in the Enchantment Ridge Subdivision of Loveland, CO Why Do People Live here? Enchantment Ridge is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes that is located on the northeast edge of Loveland on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Just far enough from the hustle and bustle ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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  A Call From The Anonymous BuyerI had a call last weekend from someone that wanted to see two condos in a certain building and found me online. I was driving at the time and let her know I’d give her a call back in a couple hours. I could tell then that she wasn’t happy I couldn’t setup a time ...
By Lisa Friedman, 25 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Lisa Consulting VT)
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Cycle the City is an annual bicycling event which will take place on Sunday April 27, 2014. This fun and leisurely ten mile ride will take you through many points of interest and historical places around Burlington. Ride on your own or join the narrated tour where hosts will stop and give a brief...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 1
What is title insurance?   One of our favorite title companies we use here in Fort Wayne, Indiana is Fidelity National Title.  Our closer and good friend Amy Schiltz provided some answers for us in the form of a video.   Here's a quick and easy explanation of what title insurance is, and why it i...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Asociates)
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Earth Day started in 1970.  Today on it's 44th anniversary more than a billion people will celebrate it today.  It's origin came during the end of the Viet Nam war protests.  The anti war movement used those energies to protest environmental concerns. Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin w...
By Katrina Benton, Internet Marketing Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group)
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