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By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Park View Drive at Village Road   Clinton, Hunterdon County, NJ $1,525/Mo. & Up Style: 1 Floor Bedrooms: 1/2 Bathrooms: 1/2 Contact: Paul Stillwaggon njestates@gmail.com   Contact: Linda Kuper njestates@gmail.com     CLICK IMAGESTO ENLARGE       PROPERTY DETAILS http://www.njestates.net/real-est...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Are you a good airline neighbor? The other day while flying home from Chicago I came upon the worst airline neighbor - ever. I had the aisle seat. The guy in the middle seat struck up a conversation with the window seat guy the very minute he sat down.  There was NOT a minute of silence for 2 1/2...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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The ORTEGA PhilosophyOrterga was a Spanish philosopher who lived centuries ago, who's basic philosophy was "In living you can do one thing or another." Put another way, everything in life boils down to OU~ choices and decisions. I share with you a few of my favorite success attitudes, using the a...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Your Personal Story Matters ~ Inspiration SeriesHave you realized that your own personal stories are important? These stories are yours yet sharing them can impact another persons life greatly! The wisdom, lessons and experiences are important and have been given to you for a reason - to share th...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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One thing observing on TV each night the politics of the season, without picking any sides, or putting out any opinion is what I callDo Not Be An Adult Sitting In The Principal's Office.In looking at this in terms of REAL ESTATE, think we are ALL EQUALS. It can NOT feel like that at times with on...
By Raoul Loustaunau, urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com
(REALTY ONE GROUP)
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Happiness isn't just a state of mind, it's also a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.   We all want to be happy.Yet relatively few of us are, especially people in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait... is this al...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Hammond High School Information and Homes for Sale Near Hammond High School in Columbia, Maryland  Located 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046Hammond High School serves families from Columbia, Jessup, Savage and Laurel, Maryland   Hammond High School is part of the Howard County Public School ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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Skin In The Game? What does this expression mean? It means that if you want to play thegame, you need to pony up some of your own money.They've used this expression to ridicule home buyers that don't havea down payment and maybe don't even have closing costs. They arenothing but a bunch of Dead B...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the dryer vents through the roof - very difficult at best.This has become more and more common in recent years.  And it is a pet peeve of mine.Dryer vents through the roof have built-in problems.  Homeowners are set up for problems from the start.And this is the problem - dryer vents always ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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A Blog Post About Nothing?  I was (am) a huge Seinfeld fan. I love how they took the ordinary things that happen, or could happen, in our daily lives and made them funny. There really is so much humor in simply waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant, isn't there?For those who don't know (rea...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Have you been zooming down the information superhighway with periodic stops at all your favorite social media hangouts this week? Pulling in to say hey to all your followers is a good way to stay top-of-mind with all those local and national future real estate prospects and clients. Of course, st...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
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"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." Albert Einstein Value creation is coming a lost art in the business world. Every thing is transaction based with money and success in the front and value in the back. It is my belief that if more people were to c...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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We first come into the world needing all the cuddling, nurturing and attention so as to reach a certain point until our inner, personal, compass is activated. Then, we marvel at what we can do and how we are able to do it. Youth comes with anything goes dynamics that of course, must be tamed, ref...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
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For months now I have been telling my realtors to join ActiveRain. To my shock none of them have gone on here. Why? I have no idea. ActiveRain has become an integral part of my career as a mortgage lender and given me some insight and perspective from realtors across the country on how to become ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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5 Days to Deadline- Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing ContestMany Members have already submitted their entries for this month's contest and there have been some excellent ideas and plans that are taking shape. Any ActiveRain Member not just real estate agents can participate in this conte...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Open Houses to see this weekend in Columbia, Maryland.Columbia is a planned community comprising 10 self-contained villages, located in Howard County, Maryland—the second wealthiest county in the United States, according to 2013 U.S. Census Bureau figures. It began with the idea that a city could...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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How to Build Your Brand on Facebook without Annoying Your Friends & Family   This webinar was one of my favorite webinars I attended a few years ago. I am excited to be able to host this webinar training for you.       This webinar is popular and space will fill up fast.   Make sure you register...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Do most agents fear closing? As far as I know, closing is the most exciting and relieving part of the whole process. It is the day for a visual gleaning of the fruits of our labor; the final stage wherein we get rewarded for our service; the day when accolades of appreciation is received  in the ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Often we hear in news print don't believe everything you read. With blowhard speakers at every soapbox on TV and in meetings we attend, we think don't believe everything you hear. With the Internet it is almost the NORM that what you see is not true.BUT our biggest obstacle to sifting through thi...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, SearchNewOrleansRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
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Anita Clark is a sharing person. Please visit her post.    My Thanks to Anita Clark   How many Rainers to do you know that provide terrific resources for our real estate business. Well, I know one…. Anita Clark!  I am so grateful for all the resources and tips Anita provides to help my business g...