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By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge Results AND Invitation for January 2017 The results for the 2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge are in! Everyone should have received their BONUS POINTS by now. If not - please email Moderator.    Full Challenge participation by 45 members. Mini-Challenge participation by ...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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  Wow! I had such a crush on Deborah Harry! The artist known as Blonde. Do you remember her music. Were you a fan. I had one of her albums. I think I still have it somewhere. The cut above is one of her hits heart of glass. If you remember share your memories. Happy Throwback Thursday!    
By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Ensenada, Baja, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
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 Aumenta un 64% la ocupación  hotelera en Rosarito en Enero.  En el mes de Enero 2016 aumento la ocupación hotelera un 64% en base a 2015, según la muestra de la Secretaria Turismo del Estado según muestra su Delegado en Playas de Rosarito, Lic. Gustavo Torres Ramírez.Así mismo, aumento 25% del 2...
By Kelly at BoomTown
((866) 319-3771)
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I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression you can attract more flies with honey than vinegar? Well this week we’re putting it to the test. And the winner of this test receives an Apple Watch and 5000 ActiveRain points. Sounds like some pretty sweet honey.We’re taking it to the streets, on soci...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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While doing a home search today, I came across a listing in a great and desirable neighborhood. I have clients looking in the price range, so I opened the listing page and boom. The pages showed that the property isn't being taken care of, and beyond that, it has been on the market for 514 days. ...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
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 February 2nd, 2016 ActiveRain Launches New ActiveRain University SiteToday, we quietly rolled out the new ActiveRain University site. Designed to make Real Estate education easily accessible, the new ActiveRain University will offer educational courses, videos, podcasts, and downloadable content...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Most of us use a GPS every day.  We have them in our cars but that is not all.  We use them on our phones to know where we are now. We use them to order a car on Uber or we use them to find a restaurant nearby. We have become more productive and less stressed because we have used this very simple...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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Cyber crime sure does pay, according to a report at Intel Security blogs.mcafee.com. There’s a boom in cyber stores that specialize in selling stolen data. In fact, this is getting so big that different kinds of hot data are being packaged—kind of like going to the supermarket and seeing how diff...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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What is the difference between a sofa that sells for $1299.00 and one that sells for $2499.00?  They look the same. Looks can be deceiving.  The simple answer would be $1200.00, and it would be correct.But the correct answer would more than likely be that the $2499.00 sofa has the traditional "ei...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
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ActiveRain Member Support December 15th, 2015 I predicted that one of our Renowned members Nina Hollander would become a Millionaire on February 12th, 2016. Looks like my prediction is going to be off by a couple of days but you can help Nina get there quicker bycommenting on her blogs and re-blo...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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It's newly remodeled and already there are porcelain chips in the bath tub.They were all in one area.The chips were deep, into the metal below.They were recently done.  And of course, the remodeling is new.So, how did it happen?Someone dropped a tool maybe, or something else.No problem, nobody wi...
By Joanne Gillet & Danah Prophet The Edge Of The Beach Team, Top Producers
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
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Here is a unique opportunity to own a home in desirable Hagley Estates with space galore, both inside and out! There is so much potential in this well-built home in a peaceful setting on Founders Club Golf Course. Close to Hagley's Boat Landing on the Intracoastal waterway, this home is all about...
By Charles Ross, Love To Help People
(Remax Advantage Realtors Inc.)
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If you’re like most people, you set goals for your health in January. Maybe you set a goal to drop a couple of pants sizes or to run a half marathon or to improve your diet. You may think that these goals will only impact your health; however, in reality, they’ll have an impact on all areas of y...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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ActiveRain Newbie Secret to Success, You Have to Be a Giver When I signed up for ActiveRain in October of 2011 it was because someone in the social media circles said to grow my business I needed to be blogging. So I asked where would be the best place to start and ActiveRain was the answer.I too...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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"Convenience for the client is the test, not what the agent wants. Thesolo practitioner may "feel" like they are independent and don't "need"anybody else, but the client doesn't see it that way."  Agreed Bill Roberts .  Re-blogging! Solo Practice? When I was a kid we had a family doctor. He had h...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Ask 3 different REALTORS what your house is worth. Then ask a few Appraisers. Check your County tax assessment. Ask Zillow. Talk to all your neighbors to see what they think. Watch other houses in your neighborhood being listed and sold and compare them to your house. You’re gonna get a WIDE rang...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
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ONLY IN NEW YORK!!!Wouldn't you know it.  I went to the jobsite  yesterday to check on the progress of my lobby project and there, parked right in front of 313 East 89th were two huge trailers from Universal Studios.  What are they filming?  Yet another episode of Law and Order- SVU.I must admit,...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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In the early months of each year, there are a group of rituals, which can be observed in the Greater Sacramento area. These rituals are the Annual Crab Feeds, which various charitable groups, organizations and churches host around town.  I really look forward to these events.  Last Saturday eveni...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 This Could Be Hot  Have you seen one of these?  Working with very special older homes, I get to see some wonderful items. The one above could be hot. This covered pot is not very big and hangs on the fireplace. When in use, the pot contains kerosene and the ceramic ball with wand is submersed in...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Your Invited. With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction homes in desirable neighborhoods of North & Central NJ.   http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/luxury-new-homes                     Quic...