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By James Crocker
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek, Ltd.)
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Homes In Green Valley Ranch Subdivision Denver CO Find Homes In Green Valley Ranch Subdivison Denver CO! Friendly east Denver neighborhood!  Single family homes with beautiful mountain views in a super convenient location.    Is it time to sell?  Request a custom evaluation for your Green Valley...
By John McCormack,, Albuquerque Homes Realty
(Albuquerque Homes Realty *
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    Merry Christmas from our home to yours.   We at Albuquerque Homes Realty would love to assist you with all your Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Surrounding NM real estate needs.   Simply contact REALTOR® John McCormack and put his years of real estate knowledge and experience to work for you.   ...
By Kasey & John Boles - Jon Gosche Real Estate, Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, Boise ID)
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Twas the night before Christmas....... What a better way to end our countdown then by introducing you to our office Broker/Owner!   Meet Jon Gosche 208-870-2115 Website Jon Gosche is the owner of Jon Gosche Real Estate and has been involved with real estate in one way or another for more than 30 ...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
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According the Huffington Post not all states are created equal when it comes to public health.  Four of the top ten healthiest states are in the Northeast.   #7 - New Hampshire.  Smoking done, graduations up and drug deaths done. #4 - Connecticut.  Exercise up and cancer deaths down. #3 - Massach...
By Suzanne Strickler, Real Estate Information Blog
(Weichert, Realtors - Wayne)
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                                                    Tuesday, the Senate passed the mortgage forgiveness tax relief as one of the 55 provisions in the Tax Increase Prevention Act in a 76 - 16 vote.            . The House of Representatives passed it 387 - 46 on December 3rd. Now it is headed to th...
By Dawn Brenengen, Sales and Management
(Dawn Brenengen - Trailwood Realty)
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Question - I have a neighbor who is being transferred out of state for his job.  He plans on renting his current home out, and does not want to hire a management company.  He says he trusts me more than any manager and likes the fact that I live next door.  He would like me to find and screen ten...
By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Well, in this case, you don't have to plan it.  My fellow Winnetka neighbor, Frenchman Xavier Cabanne, has started a tour company called The Scenic Road that will take care of every detail for your trip to Burgundy France. He grew up in the area and still has deep roots there.  His great-great-gr...
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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HR 5771 - Good News for Home Owners          HR 5771 just passed through the Senate and was already approved by the House.  With a penstroke by the President it will be official.  At this point that's a formality.  While there are quite a few things included in HR 5771, there are 2 areas of inter...
By Jeremy Williams, Building Businesses Worth Owning
(Keller Williams Realty Northeast)
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  Senior Team Leader, Michael Clapp of KW Northeast Becomes Part of the Decorations KW Northeast located in Kingwood, Texas recently had their annual door decorating contest with the money raised from the event donated to the KW Family Fund. Watch video of agent testimonials. The KW Family Fund w...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty
(Zion Realty)
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Whether it's your annual Christmas season travel plans or that Summer time get-away, millions of Americans travel all over the Country and the Globe to enjoy their hard earned vacations. But what about your house? How do you make sure your home is the same as when you left it when you return? He...
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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As we wind down 2014 and we have a chance to sit back and enjoy our family and friends I wanted to take a minute and thank you for following my blog. I want to thank you for being a part of my life. I want to thank you for being there when I really needed people this past year. Sometimes we don't...
By Kelly Young, Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126
(The Platinum Group Realtors)
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Driving home today I was listening to an interview on NPR with Garth Brooks.  He was talking about going home to Oklahoma and realizing that he did not know his 3 young daughters very well and they did not really know their Dad.  At that time he decided to step aside from his music career and be ...
By Kim Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida and Western NC
(Optima Properties)
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One of the first questions I get when reviewing an Offer to Purchase or Real Estate contract with a Buyer is “ What is Title Insurance” and “Why do I need it?”   These are great questions and ones every savvy (or even bewildered) homebuyer should be asking. Title insurance is normally purchased a...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! Happy Holidays! We decided not to stop watching the market even during the Holidays. Here is today's hotsheet for Shaker Heights Real Estate sales and rentals.   New listings in Shaker Heights: Shaker Heights homes and condominimums for sale 3166 Becket Rd, C...
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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Delafield Wisconsin is one of those cities that you come to visit and one day soon you eventually move to because you feel like home and you really could not ask for any more. Lots of great people, wonderful restaurants, terrific shopping, lakes, parks, and golf courses, and so much more. It's ri...
By Diane M. Phillips, Realtor 443-286-4365
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
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A new customer and I have been trying to connect regarding a property in Baltimore County, MD. The last few days have been very busy. I was negotiating a contract, handling the last minute details for a closing that took place earlier today and unfortunately attending a funeral for a dear friend....
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 Just Sold Home in Bluff City, TN 12-23-14 …Check Out 238 Apple Ridge Drive!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!   Check out the latest news ....Another Just Sold Home in Bluff City, TN 12-23-14 …Check Out 238 Apple Ridge Drive!   This was a great home Listed in Apple Ridge Subdivision by Remax Resu...
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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  Rhinoceros     This photo has been a favorite of mine since I took the picture at the Fort Worth Zoo this past summer in 2014. I like it better in black and white because it allows the viewer to focus on the subject and to fully appreciate how magnificent this prehistoric creature truly is! By...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Unwrap a Brand New Southshore Aurora CO home for Christmas   Have you been dreaming of a brand new home?  Century Communities has some gorgeous brand new homes ready to wrap and put under your Christmas tree.    Century Communities in Southshore Aurora CO 80016 has three homes ready for delivery ...
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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Cedar Park TX 78613  Cedar Park was founded in 1887 and incorporated in 1937 as a city; it has become one of Austin’s third largest cities according to Forbes Magazine and one of the fastest growing suburbs of Austin, located just a short 18 minute drive to downtown Austin on a good driving day, ...