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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Eenie Meeny Miney Mo Catch a Tiger by his toe. Because Independence Day July 4 falls on a Saturday this year, the weekend is quintessentially poised to be a 3 or 4 day weekend for many folks. Some will have planned to stretch their summer vacay by tacking this fat weekend on the front or back of ...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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You may think that the only careers that require courage are those in which you risk your life. You know, things like fire-fighting, painting the Golden Gate Bridge, facing down armed criminals, or becoming a member of our armed forces.But the truth is, a successful career in real estate also req...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Build Positive Momentum and Allow It To BeIt starts with a seedling of a thought, followed by your actions which waters that thought and creates instant momentum, even if you do not physically see it right away.Feng Shui works with the laws if physics. For anything to change in our lives, we need...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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MATTHEW 26:41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."PULPIT COMMENTARY Watchfulness sees temptation coming; prayer gives strength to withstand it.
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Let's face it, if we are blogging for business we are looking for an online edge to give us the upper hand on our local competition. Perhaps it is through blogging about a particular niche, generating the most interest via social media, or by saturating our markets with much more information than...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I had no desire to be a Facebook follower. My wife set up my first page because I was so nonchalant about it. When I finally started to check out Facebook, it was exciting. I found old friends from decades ago. I linked to family members I haven't seen for a long time, and I discovered a way to k...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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Wanting to go through life with a companion to make life extra special is a healthy thinking. Ladies, in PEARLS FOR GIRLS DATING WAITING & SEX...IN SEEKING CUPID...DON'T BE STUPID book, I emphasize how one must find their own personal happiness first and then share or compliment it with someone e...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
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  June Contest – Five Reasons You Love Where You Live! I wrote a little post back in January of 2015, and the response from the ActiveRain community and from my own real life community was amazing.                     Now, it’s your turn.  Write a post of at least 350 words with five reasons why ...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270,
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This may be an old scamming issue, and perhaps has been communicated before but because it's coming around again, I wanted to share again.   I received an email the other day which sounded a little fishy, but it didn't have any links or attachments, and the email address appeared to be an normal ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When a compressor is on the roof, it is out of sight and out of mind.This condo building had three floors of condos, four on each level, and all with the AC compressors on the roof.  Fortunately, we had access!The air handler unit indoors was in a cavity inside the attic, and available only via a...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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Five Or More Reasons To Love Baltimore  There are so many reasons to love Baltimore....There are the Ravens, the Orioles, summer snowballs, Natty Bo, Lexington Market, ACC craft show, Inner Harbor and fabulous restaurants.     We have such diverse architecture in our Baltimore area and  Unique ho...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I find peace, comfort and joy in being open to the ultimate solution. Often we try to do things in our own strength. Ever wear yourself out trying to do things your way or on your own schedule? I have. Work and work and work at something my own way and actually end up having a setback or getting...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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Almost every day I get an email telling me someone wants to connect on LinkedIn, has added me to circles on Google + or wants to be a friend on Facebook. Sometimes they want to connect on sites where I don't even have an account... which I think is strange. Unless I already know the person from A...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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iPiccy can make a novice look like a ProfessionalThere are some people that have taken the time to learn the intricacies of making  ho hum photos for a post into something that screams look at me.  While I have the professional versions of editing photo software, I often find that it is far too l...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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It’s More than just Hot Air Good morning!  I hope you had a wonderful real estate weekend.  In addition, I hope you spent time with family and/or friends doing something really fun. The power of a strong brand is just amazing.  A brand will help encourage someone to do business with a company or ...
By Alan May, Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel asked the question "would you read your own posts?"... and if I'm being honest, I have to answer (perhaps a little tongue-in-cheek) with a resounding, "Hells no!".My children are constantly amused that I write a blog, let alone that anyone bothers to read it, and I have fel...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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 Okay, I sort of know - they love snug and warm places. And, they feel safe.  This morning I got a good shot of my cat in this box.  He fits in perfectly. Last week, I found him in this.   I also found on the counter top snuggled in between things.  I couldn't get the camera out in time as he sta...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Have You Bought Your Kayak Yet?  Visit "Fluid Fun", Bristol, IN.Established in 1982, Fluid Fun, in Bristol is the place to visit for canoes and Kayaks.  Located on the St. Joseph River,  They work with the Department of Natural Resources to keep up with the current water regulations.  Stop in and...
By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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  View the Tour Welcome home to 1508 Curlew Court located in the Osprey Pointe neighborhood of bustling Rock Hill, South Carolina – just 2.5 miles from I-77! This move-in ready three bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits at the end of a quiet street offering tons of privacy and plenty of home that is just ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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Monday Morning Motivator & Some Things to Ponder...    “Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls--family, health, friends, integrity--are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”      ~ Gary K...