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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 43
The roller coaster ride continues. As most of you know, Mickey was taken to the hospital last Tuesday.  On Friday she wasmoved out of ICU to a private room. Things seemed to be going in a positive  direction, but she has had a bit of difficulty the past few days. The family has spent most of yest...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 38
I spent a little time last week sleuthing around the Internet to find a scammer who was trying to rip-off local contractors. It was very gratifying. In the process, I came across another issue that also annoys me. I get a lot of "No Caller ID" or "Unknown Caller" calls. I received 11 "No Caller I...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
 Thanksgiving Wishes 2015 From Your PA Horse Property REALTOR This is the time of year for getting together with friends and family at the dinner table to celebrate Thanksgiving, to be grateful for having the time to be together. Although, we should be grateful each and every day, this day in par...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Comments 22
How to be the Perfect House GuestThe holidays are wonderful yet can often create stress and lots of work.  Maintaining an attitude of grace and joy can be stretched to the limit.  Often, the stress created during the holidays can come from the guests in our homes. The host and hostess have typica...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 14
Wallpaper! Wallpaper!  Viking Wallpaper?  Mr Dick Greenberg got us all talking about our wallpapers. Like others, at first I thought - wallpaper?  Really? Seriously? I haven't seen wallpaper in houses since the 90's or maybe the early 2000's. And then I figured out what he was talking about See c...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 69
I had another one of those "I've seen everything moments" yesterday, and this one is really important if you list houses. A buyer called about a listing I have in my area. He asked typical questions and promised to drive by the house. Nothing unusual there. A little while later, he called again. ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 28
This applies to everything and was here before we got here and will be here after we leave. Everyone gets introduced to this in their own timing too. Adding effort to anything is investing into something and whatever is being worked will end up working for you. The best example to make the point ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 22 to November 28, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person! ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 28
This new stair repair is a prime set up for problems.What are they?The second set of stairs (and driveway) are not original to the house, added at a later time.  I have never seen this model in this neighborhood with two sets of stairs, and a driveway that extends to the back of the house.  And p...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
Comments 57
Sitting quietly this morning before church, all that can be heard is the tick-tock-tick of the persistent wall clock, and the peculiar creaks and groans of this old house, with the occasional car passing by. I'm visiting Mom this Thanksgiving weekend, and there is no Internet connection or nearby...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
Whaddat?When I think I know what it is, but still not sure.Seeing this from the ground I thought it must be some sort of vent opening.But what was it?  What kind of vent?For all I knew, it may have been some a new form of air intake!  I freely admit to not seeing everything.Inside the attic space...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 18
     It seems as if every few monts, the points thing seems to come around again. Earlier this morning in the Q&A section, a person asked if the points system needs to go away. I can see valid reasons for it especially when ActiveRain was in its infancy. It was a great hook to draw folks into the...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 10
Using Quora to Generate Leads!I have been tinkering with using forums this year to drive more traffic to my sites with mixed results. Most often I have used Quora but my participation on that site has been sporadic (at best) which equates to less-than-optimal results. I think the site has incredi...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 25
I know Thanksgiving 2015 is a memory but I just saw this You tube video on Studs Terkel the Chicago Author, broadcaster and all around great guy. I always enjoyed reading Studs Terkel and listening to him on the PBS radio shows he used to have. Studs passed away at age 96 in 1999. Enjoy this vide...
By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
We must tell you upfront that you need to become pretty well versed on all that buying a timeshare entails before you buy one. It is so easy to get taken by a timeshare scam and then trying to do a timeshare cancellation to get out of it can be very hard. A few of the reasons why a lot families ...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I rest in the deep assurance of unfailing love. In a world where love is used like a commodity, traded and sold or given up on all together I choose to let my mind and spirit relax and rejoice in the understanding that love is available to be given or received unconditionally. Society has placed...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
It is a big day for my gang today as they will be bathed and groomed and have their nails done. I am a little jealous actually, it would be fun to be pampered and be a star for a day. I think they are always anxious during this process and are happy to be home all clean and ready for a nap and th...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 9
Sometimes We Just Have to Count to 10 Before We RespondFirst time buyers can be a challenge. The budgets are seldom unlimited, yet they go through the home with a most meticulous eye.One recent first time buyer was losing their patience as the pool of homes in their price range were limited and t...
By Keith Strawn,
( (Ballenger Realty))
Comments 2
At the risk of sounding overly sarcastic, most -- not all, but most -- streets have homes on either side.For instance, waterfront homes with deep-water docks generally sit across the street from homes which may have a sliver of waterview.  Some of the homes across the street have no waterviews at...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 20
I'm sitting in my little home office on a chilly, rainy Monday afternoon.  And as I'm reading some of my favorite bloggers comments and posts, I want to say, "OK, honey.  Time for you to put a sweater on!"So many of us have profile shots showing us in breezy summer sleeveless blouses and dresses,...