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By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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East Hants Nova Scotia Homes For Sale East Hants Nova Scotia Municipality of East Hants Easthants Nova Scotia East Hants Communities         The Municipality of East Hants is located approx 30 kilometeres out the 102 and the 101 highways from Nova Scotia's capital city of Halifax. Halifax is the ...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Positive Computing Turn Up the Well Being Turn Down the Noise    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, real estate websites...so many ways for us to stay busy....  It's Exhausting!    And it's changing. A great article in the Washington Post says the new technology buzzword, Positive Computing...
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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How to Win an Appraisal Dispute          It's one of the most uncertain and nerve-wracking parts of most real estate transactions.  Agents are often nervous about appraisal contingencies throwing a wrench into their contracts.  Home owners are often afraid that foreclosure down the street will pr...
By Fiona Barone
(Fiona Barone)
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I have a listing coming up in this community at 409K and here is some great information I found about the golf and country club community.............. Greenbriar Oceanaire in Waretown, New Jersey is a beautiful golf and country club community, which is built by Lennar and set on 950 lovely rolli...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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HUD Section 184 Mortgages – Native American Lending Program   The Section 184 Native American home loan program is a wonderful benefit for many.  This program is specifically designed for Native American Indians and Alaska Natives who are members of a federally recognized tribe or an Alaska Villa...
By Jesse Coffey, Trust in Experience and Proven Results
(Jesse Coffey | Realtor)
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Roseville Real Estate Agent. Roseville home for sale. 230 King Rd, Roseville, Ca. 95678. I just listed this great home that is centrally located in Roseville! The current list price is $409,900. The Placer County real estate market is definitely heating up! Low rates make it a great time for buy...
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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    A couple of years ago the Chief of Police came to our Association and spoke on safety for REALTORS® and great tips to pass on again.     The sun goes down early this time of year, and often times we get home after dark.    We are on the phone much of the time we are driving, and pulling into ...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Flipping Make or Breaks In 2005-2007 the word Flipping had a bad connotation and in some circles it still does.  In those days flipping meant buying a house and putting very little into it and selling it for massive profits.  Today, there are rules in place to protect the consumer and flipping ha...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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From my ActiveRain Friend, Ambassador and Former California Beach Girl Belinda Spillman here is a special mortgage program.   In my comments on her post at the time I wrote:I'm also in the group that was unaware of this program.  While I don't know if this is a significant market in my area, it's...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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  Price Reduced for this B&B in White Sulphur Springs, WV       This beautiful, well-maintained historical 1819 Georgian Colonial B&B and log cabin guest house has been reduced. The new price is $459,000.     MLS 15-112  For more information and photos, click anywhere on the above photo. This pro...
By Derek and Mariana Wagner, Wagner iTeam - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(Wagner iTeam -Keller Williams Realty)
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$250,000, 4Bd/3Ba Single Family House, 3438 sqft.     Wagner iTeam | Keller Williams Partners Realty | 719-434-7525 1452 Coolcrest Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Immaculate 4BR Home in Cheyenne Meadows 4Bd/3Ba Single Family House   $250,000 Year Built 1995 Sq Footage 3438 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds B...
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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Yesterday was a really good day to take photos in Newport Shores. There were so many photo opportunities, that I had to just keep taking photos. Newport Shores in Newport Beach is surrounded by a Canal fed by the ocean, and the level goes up and down along with the tide. Because of this Canal and...
By Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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January 2015 Activerain blog about Maui and Maui real estate January 5, 2015 - December 2014 Activerain blogroll about Maui and Maui Real Estate January 6, 2015 - This is why I moved to Maui Hawaii - the beaches! January 10, 2015 - Wailuku Maui, Sandhills Estates - Vacant land market update Janu...
By Katherine Ambrose
(Ambrose Team, Inc. (@ Hometown Partners LLC))
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Riverside Nestled snugly between the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers near the center of the Greater Wichita metro sits the lovely and trendy area called Riverside. Founded in 1886, Riverside is widely known for it’s character and charm which is highlighted by the diverse architectural style o...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Electrical Safety Don't overload electrical outlets/circuits.   In many older homes, the capacity of the wiring system has not kept pace with today's modern appliances. Overloaded electrical systems create fire hazards. Watch for these signals of overload: dimming lights when an appliance goes on...
By Curtis Van Carter, Napa Valley's Broker Extraordinaire in Yountville
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley, Yountville Napa Valley)
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  This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley. If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please contact me. For those wanting a map and more details, here is the link to the Napa Register’s open house page. ...
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Splendor in the Weeds I am always looking in the dirt and weeds while on hiking trails in the hills of Yucaipa and Calimesa.    You never know what you will find while hiking so it is always fun to have a camera or even your smart phone which usually takes pretty good pictures nowadays. I usually...
By Brunswick Forest
(Brunswick Forest)
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According to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Brunswick County was ranked the fastest growing county in the state of North Carolina for the year 2013, and ranked 47th fastest growing county in the entire nation. With the huge growth in the area, the Town of Leland has seen a massive in...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Discarded Smoking Materials Cause Fires   Improperly discarded smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States. If you must smoke, designate an area to smoke, use large non-tip ashtrays and soak cigarette butts and ashes before discarding. Never smoke in bed, when slee...
By Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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Great food at Nuka in Haiku Maui Hawaii We had another great dinner the other night at Nuka in downtown Haiku Maui. It's a Japanese restaurant and sushi house, but they are always trying new things. This time we tried the Dynamite dish which consists of scallops and mushrooms and a yummy cheese s...