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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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Model Open For Your Inspections Plus All 36 Apartments in Building 1 & 3Open Saturday 11/28 From 1 to 4.60 New Apartments For Lease on Park Drive in Twin Ponds at Clinton, NJ.  Coming Soon! 60 Brand New, Pet Friendly Apar...
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 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 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...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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What are five things  I am thankful for in my business I am going to keep this short   I am thankful for my broker Sal Palantino . He always tells me I know the right answers . Not to worry and he has faith in me .   I am thankful for the wonderful support staff  have at RE/Max  Eastern They make...
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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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Impromptu Open House On Black Friday Open House 1-3PM Friday November 27thWe have an appointment on Friday with an agent who wants to show  my listing at15932 Meadow Walk Road in Woodbine, Maryland. And then another call from another agent for a showing on the same property at the same time...Fri...
By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
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 God’s work is ORDER AND PEACE, The Evil One’s work is DISARRAY AND CONFUSION... Explained clearly and in ONE WORD: GOD=CREATION...SATAN=DESTRUCTION...YET... We don’t live in a DUALISTIC WORLD...Good vs Evil...God vs Satan...NO...ALL Creation BELONGS TO GOD and JESUS IS KING OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERS...
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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 Musings 11/25/2015 Received a telephone call from Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group , Gaithersburg a nice surprise! ActiveRain provides many opportunities to connect and though writers have a voice of their own, it's really pleasant to hear ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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As Bob Crane works out all the details of the new schedule for meet ups. this is the one I'd like to share with you - the other 'fun' activity for ActiveRain - Rain Camps!I was at the same event back in 2010 - however, I knew more about George Souto much later only.And I wish I 'hung' onto my Rai...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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On an unusually warm day I am reminded of a beautiful evening, complete with a stunning sunset. Sometimes everything just comes together:  it did last night and I took these pictures. So with an eye toward a day of errands, I will share my sunset with you now. Make your day a good one.
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 42
Last week Bob Crane wrote a blog where he referred to the RainCamps, ActiveRain use to hold throughout the country and how many of those who went to these RainCamps hung on to their name tag badge they got at the RainCamp.  I was one of those fortunate members who had an opportunity to attend the...
By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence,Persistence & Perseverance
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
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 I thought I would get a jump on everyone here at ActiveRain and the retailers with their Black Friday ‘Salebrations’ by wishing everyone here Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Cheerful Kwanzaa and so on.Now that that is over with; here is my wish list for this upcoming Holiday Season…Get back to ...
By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Elia Drive   Branchburg, Somerset County, NJ Call for Price Style: Colonial Bedrooms: 4/5 Bathrooms: 2/3 Area: 3,731 SqFt. Contact: Paul Stillwaggon 908-310-1358   Contact: Jane Nicastro-Disch (908) 313-7180             PROPERTY DETAILS 
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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*Someone else's success should be nothing but your motivation... UnknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched,authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reade...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
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Like Mike Cooper I have never taken a selfie either.  I don't take good photos so it is hard for me to take a selfie and look natural. I have always been a high extrovert. If you've ever taken the Myers-Briggs Temperament Inventory, you know that an extrovert isn't just someone who likes to be ar...
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 Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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At my house, getting a great Thanksgiving dinner on the table is a 3 day process.  There’s a day devoted to chopping things up that will be needed in the various recipes, and the making of the Cranberry Sauce.  Add to it, the baking of pies, and getting the table set and the house in order for my...
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...