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20 Fascinating facts about home ownership in the United States.  What percentage of people in the U.S. do you think own their own home? Has that number gone up or down in the last 30 years? What age group owns their home more than any other? What states have the highest and lowest home ownership ...
By Anthony Alfano
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Your year-round home maintenance checklist.   If you’re a homeowner, then you’ll agree that it’s a whole lot of work to clean and maintain your house and yard. It might even feel like more of our time is spent mowing and painting and cleaning than with our families! But if you don’t stay on top o...
What's in a name? The most memorable, hilarious, and questionable street names in the U.S.   Where do our streets get their names? With over 8 million miles of roads in the U.S., so many that even our government can't estimate how many streets, roads, lanes, and courts exist, highlighting the mos...
By Michael Dagner, Your Denver Homes Realty Expert
(Brokers Guild Classic)
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  Now Pre-selling 'Encore at Great Plains'' Ranch Patio Homes - Aurora Co Encore At Great Plains Now Pre-selling 'Encore at Great Plains' Ranch Patio Homes - Aurora CoNew Homes In Aurora CoPrices from low $300s Homes & Community Features: Exclusive sneak peak of coming soon floorplans! Encore at ...
Wild and ridiculous copyrights and trademarks that were denied (or still pending). Part 2 of 2  "The under-funded and over-extended United States Patent and Trademark Office does not have the resources to adequately evaluate the burgeoning number of applications, and too many low-quality patents ...
“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”  -Rabindranath Tagore   Almost every home contains a few houseplants and probably some fine landscaping outdoors, but now, architects and homeowners are taking the green living movement to a new level by incorporating live ...
By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado and Down Valley Realtor
(Keller Williams Performance)
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A Good Lender Can Close a Loan in 30 daysInman news posted this article written by Tony Davis, a Senior Loan Officer in Atlanta GA. After having difficulty with a lender in getting a loan closed and holding my 85-year-old clients up from moving to Denver to be with family, with all their belongin...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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Crazy has come to Southern California. The lack of water, the threat of the lack of water, the use of water....we're all bonkers.Last week I had a run-in with a neighbor of a home I was showing. I was not the listing agent, but I did call her immediately.As my client and I walked up the front wal...
By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200)
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13 Month Running Total $/Sq Foot for Sun City Texas June 2015Information compiled by Rugg Realty LLC for Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, TX
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Million Dollar Tract Homes? Really?! I often get a request from buyers wanting to live in subdivisions or planned communities here in Carlsbad and surrounding areas.  But I also get specific requests to not be in tract housing. Tract homes here in our area, and no doubt elsewhere, typically consi...
By Brian Rugg, Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
(Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200)
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 Sun City Texas Home Sales Market Report June 2015 From Rugg RealtyThis report covers all re-sale homes sold in Sun City Texas located in Georgetown, TX as listed in the ACTRIS MLS and the compiled by Brian Rugg of Rugg Realty LLC.For more information about your home's value contact Brian at 512-...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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I'm a history buff...so the 4th of July does annoy me a little. Forget the fact that the annual "man on the street" interviews that there are people in this country who have NO idea what we're celebrating...it's the actual history of the date that bugs me.Did you know that the Declaration of Inde...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Millennials Sensitive??  To what??? I'll wait until they are old enough to have some sense.  Under 35 doesn't qualify.  Judgmental groups are usually pretty young and inexperienced.Judging others is their relief from insecurity the of just now knowing much. _______________________________________...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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7/5/2015 Home Prices In Mission Viejo ByTim Lorenz This week’s report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz.  The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 5.7 percent, for new homes up 3.7. perce...
By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Keller Williams Porter Ranch)
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  Summer will be here before you know it, along with the hum of the air conditioner cooling your house while draining money from your wallet. How do you keep your energy bill from skyrocketing? Look toward the light. Switch to dimmers: They can save about 50 percent over standard light switches....
By Chuck Willman, Utah County, Salt Lake County, Real Estate Agent
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"Sensitive Species" by the very talented Rennett Stowe---Are you a spammer?I guess it depends not just on how often you tweet, send email, or text.To a certain type of potential client it really matters how informative or helpful your message is.To the millennial client- this is even more crucial...
By Melissa Brown, Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale
(Helen Adams Realty)
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Providence Arbours neighborhood Charlotte, NC is one of my FAVORITE neighborhoods in South Charlotte!  Located near the intersection of Providence Road and I-485, Providence Arbours neighborhood is conveniently located to shopping, dining, entertainment and commuting corridors.  Zoned for some of...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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 104 Welter Circle, Saint Michael MN 55376PRICE REDUCED!!!$154,900  Just Reduced Twin home in Saint Michael Minnesota!No association fees here. Four bedroom two bath home for sale in Saint Michael.Nice yard here with mature trees and it is fenced in too!New windows in 2005. Very low taxes on this...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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I haven't heard so much about change since the 2008 Presidential Election. Hope and Change is alive and well at Active Rain. While we're putting our wish list together Bob Stewart I have an idea. I know that there are little gremlins inside our computers and phones which tell websites/apps where ...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
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Capitola California by Robert Swetz 7-4-2015 Some very colorful moments were spent at Capitola Beach in Santa Cruz County in California. It was a beautiful 4th of July and the beach was packed with families, BBQ's, surfers and so much more. Venetian Hotel California by Robert Swetz 2015 Three of ...