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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When I turned on the furnace my client said, "It sounds like the house is vibrating."The crushed vibration damper.A vibration damper does just that.  It is intended to dampen, or eliminate, any furnace vibration transferring through the house via the metal duct work.And in this house there was a ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Here are some excellent questions to help you through some tough decisions.  Thanks William.   6 Questions to ask when you’re making a tough decision 1. What option would I choose if I knew I would definitely succeed? 2. What would I do if I didn’t feel scared? 3. Who can I talk to who’s been in ...
By Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
(The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group)
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IF I told you that there is a  HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM that will allow your buyers to purchase a home with: NO DOWNPAYMENT................................You would probably say: (NO BIGGIE...) NO CLOSING COSTS.................................You would probably say: (NO WAY!!!) NO CONVENTIONAL CREDI...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Karma is the word originated from an ancient Indian language - Sanskrit. Perhaps as old as Greek or Latin, or even older.In this post, confession from Patricia Kennedy!She admits - Karma Bites! Last week I did something that I now realize is not terribly nice to somebody I do not know. I was onli...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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Celebrating 29th Anniversary Today Today is Don's and my anniversary.  Today is number 29.  We decided just to have a lazy day today.   It's been a day of reflection and planning for the future.  I can't think of a better way to celebrate a 29th Wedding Anniversary.  31 years ago, we met in a COB...
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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 "History, despite it's wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." --- Maya Angelou Texas Women Women's Museum, an Institute for the future is located in Fair Park: www.thewomen'  Texas Women University, a public University located in Denton, ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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I am a firm advocate of sharing my online content wherever I can. The more folks that see my articles the more opportunities there are for real estate consumers to come visit my WP site. Some of those visitors may even become future clients. That principle works the same for industry professiona...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Women and heart attacks This Is Not About Real Estate But It Could Save A Life   This article was sent to me by a friend and I would like as many as possible to read and pass it on. It is not about real estate but it could save a life and that life might be yours.         Women and heart attacks ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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When deeds speak, words are nothing. -Pierre-Joseph Proudhon   
By Denise Stevens
(Wholesale Properties, Inc)
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Hello,   I am looking for a good auction company in the Daytona Beach, FL area.  If anyone has a good referral source and has had success using a auction company please let me know.   Thanks,   Denise Wholesale Properties, Inc. California
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Once again, I ask for your prayers.   Most of us have good and bad days, but at 96, it seems like Mickey is having more bad days than good ones. Yesterday when I arrived at her home she was dazed and confused.....not her usual self.   She was also quite lethargic and showed no interest at all in ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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An update on "Thoroughly Modern Mickey"   on Thanksgiving Day.   My sister is at the hospital with Mickey right now, she has been there since 7:00 a.m. this morning.  I will be going at noon today.   The "good news", there are no sign of infection at all anywhere. The "not so good news", her temp...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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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 Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
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We have a winner… cue the trumpets!Before we get to the lucky winner (and his charity!), we’d like to take the time to thank all of the ActiveRain participants for their super amazing submissions. While the winner was drawn at random, we read each and every entry. Contests such as this aren’t sim...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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 Today is a special day for me.  Not only is it Thanksgiving, but it is also my birthday and was my dad’s birthday.  Thirty years ago, I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter, Erin Bates , who I thought was going to carry on the shared same birthday tradition.  But no!  Erin is her own person an...
By Joanne Gillet & Danah Prophet The Edge Of The Beach Team, Top Producers
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Good thing there was a light in the attic to show the lack of insulation.Gee, how else would we have known?There was no mistaking the fact that there was a light there.The fixture was excellently installed.  Not!Okay, the switch didn't work, and the bulb didn't light up, but I'm sure it will one ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR: How Do You Build Your Audience?When you're a blogger, you don't want to be the lone voice in the middle of the wilderness, shouting into the wind and no one to hear you.  You want to be heard.Now blog posts come in all kind of varieties, and some will attract more engagement th...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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Black Friday  Used To Be A Negative Day   The day after Thanksgiving was originally called Black Friday because so many people were out shopping causing  traffic accidents and sometimes even violence.  The Philidelphia police named it Black Friday.  Another reference to Black Friday  was in 1951 ...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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There’s a name for the survival sack that you take with you outdoors in the event of survival emergency: bugout bag.Let’s start with the key components to net a three-day survival: Water: one liter per person per day Food: “energy bars” or backpack meals Small pot or large cup (though if you have...