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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 59
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)
Comments 51
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)
Comments 6
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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
3 Home Energy-saving Myths Busted!     Here are three winter energy-saving myths that have been repeated so many times people believe they're true. Plus, three alternatives to help you save money this winter and all year round. Myth 1: Replacing single-pane windows is a good investment.According ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 6
By now, many people have found the satisfaction and skill to be able to log-in, enter into their favorite cyberspace place and either comment, post or blog. It is sort of like entering a room with a bunch of business cards or flyer's in your hand eager to give them out while greeting and meeting ...
By Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
Comments 35
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 Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 3
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 Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 16
 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 Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
 "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 Bruce Brockmeier, Coached By Crouch
(Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®)
Comments 1
This helpful post, by Jason Crouch, received 144 comments in 2008!  Are you using Twitter and/or Facebook to supplement the results you get from your ActiveRain account? I don't consider myself to be a social marketing guru (yet), but I do spend a little time each week on all of the top social me...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
Comments 9
We have had spectacular cloud shows lately.  On the mountainside we have a clouds appear and disappear, and on the ocean side it has been clear.  Today, the opposite is true!  Metaphorically clouds in someone's life can be negative moments in their lives.  Recently, we read a critical comment of ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
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 Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 4
I Remember When I Gave Up  I remember the day well. I had just logged into Active Rain and checked my status on the Leaderboard for Orange County, California. I was a comment or two away from losing my second the top!I hated that feeling!I gave up! I decided that there was no way to st...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 25
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 Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 5
Have you had your coffee yet? Good. Here are some Thoughts for Saturday from this past weekends talk at the Grace Place.    THE PROBLEM: “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of b...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 1
For Lease On 5 Acres In Caloosa!13638 Mallard Way Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Only $4,000/month For This Brand New Home In An Awesome Location In Caloosa! This Home Was Just Completed In November Of 2015!4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 3 Car Garage, CBS With Impact Windows, Upgraded EVERYTHING!More Photos He...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 7
Do You Cyber Stalk The Listings That Got Away?  Oh it's tempting, isn't it? We work so hard to get that listing. We work with our comps and give the best information possible only to be cast aside for a lower commission. Or maybe you worked hard for months on a listing only to have the sellers de...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 49
Today Is An ActiveRain Anniversary For Me Of Sorts Five years ago, on November 21, 2010 I wrote an ActiveRain post. It was my 39th entry and my first featured post.   It remains as of this date, the post of mine that has received the most comments.  It wasn’t was short -- no photo and n...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 49
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...