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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Taking the Online Path of Least ResistanceI always get a kick out of trying something new over the Web and seeing quick results. Perhaps it helps satisfy some inner need or maybe it just talks to my impatience at waiting for online "stuff" to work. Unfortunately for most of us, we do have to wait...
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 Yes, I admit it!  At times, I can be a word snob when it comes to the proper use of real estate and financing terms.  For goodness sakes, I still find it difficult just to end a sentence with a preposition, even though the “grammar police” is more accepting of where you put the preposition at.  ...
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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From Lakefront to First-Time Home Buyers. I will have to expend three times the effort and time to earn the commission I was used to from switching niche. It happened after the mortgage meltdown. And the niche switch was necessary. The pecuniary rewards are not as huge in selling lakefront homes ...
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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Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing - An ActiveRain ContestIt's time for a contest and one that will help you focus on your business planning and get some marketing ideas or additional tools put into place before the end of the year. This may give you the competitive edge to beat your compe...
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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I have been working with these couple for over a year now. Our home search was halted in September last year because the husband was commissioned by Pratt and Whitney to perform special job assignment in France. Then our house hunting began again in June of this year. When I met them, there were ...
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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 Tuesday Evening Musings Tuesday is trash day. In my community, the trash collectors comes once a week and picks up the green can (for anything but recyclables); the black can for recyclables only.  I'M SIMPLY AMAZEDFrom week-to-week these cans are full to the brim. Why do people have so much tra...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Lorraine Kuney sold a home yesterday to a client of hers who is affiliated with our New England Patriot organization.  I had to share this photo and the very special moment for Lorraine.  Yes, that’s a Super Bowl ring, and every member of the organization is awarded a ring.  That’s “team work” an...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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ISAIAH 58:11 The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY As sin and sorrow dry the bones and weaken the strongest human constitution; so the dutie...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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A Month of Miracles Good morning!  Hope you have been having a great summer.    Children’s Miracle Network raises money and awareness for children’s hospitals across North America.  Their goal is simply “together we can save children’s lives”.  CMN donations have gone to support research and trai...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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Yes, it's like passive income...or dividends.  While I sleep, I continue to gain points (and if only I could cash them in). How is that you ask? I get my monthly bonus of invite points.  When you invite members, and they accept, you get 250 points + 10% bonus for the points they earn.  Those divi...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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The wonderful World of Disney and the Mickey Mouse Club. When you think of America at some point you likely think of Disneyland and the wonder it truly is even now for us as adults.  This is a nice tribute filled with some great memories. Hope you enjoy and if you have memories share them with us...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why...Mark TwainThank 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 b...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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 All  Because Of A Phone Call !   Just by going back to basics,  just by picking up the phone, just by making a call or just answering the call... I've been able to build a wonderful pipeline of business and friendships.  Take a few  minutes to read  Randy Hilman's blog  All  Because Of A Phone C...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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It will not be obvious to most (and there are even ways for what we can see in the picture to be correct), but unless the foundation steps up on both sides of the doorway, the siding should pretty much never be flush with the bottom of the door threshold.This little garage was basically built on ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Where I live in Land Park, we have plenty of wild animals besides birds in our yard. The birds are abundant and colorful, but unless you're up close or use binoculars, most people, I suspect think our birds are brown, instead of the bright colors many of them are such as red and yellow and green ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, butyou can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel...Johnny DeppThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is de...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I am thankful for the conscious awareness to "capture my thoughts". Ever have a thought take you hostage....pretty soon it is all you are thinking about. You cannot function because you are focused on one thought or instance and your mind has run away with it. This is actually a form of fear. In...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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Many of you may have noticed I have had a much more sparse amount of activity recently in the rain. Well several trips can do that to you but I look forward to being back in the swing of things tomorrow and back to a more normal amount of activity here in the rain.So without further ado good nigh...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Today is a special day at Tanglewood and it lasts all day and well into the night. The Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, The Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Tanglewood Chorus, The Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and Chorus and Fanfares are all included. Keith...
By Karen Deis, When In-house training is not enough!
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Did you know that the underwriting rules are about to change for FHA hombuyers?  So, here's the dealio...For over 40 years, FHA underwriting bible was called the 4155 handbook.  The new verison of the FHA bible (#4000.1) goes into effect on September 14, 2015.  Why would you care about it now? Be...