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By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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 I was just about to print this when Firefox decided to just quit on me!  Aaargh!  Which brings me to this week's list beginning, appropriately enough with:How To Add A Youtube Video To Your ActiveRain Blog ActiveRain University: Thank you, Bob Stewart, for making this soooo easy!RRRRR; Beware of...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-October 16 - October 22, 2016. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  O...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Hints on How to Be a Friend: 1)  Be Trustworthy. When a friend tells you a secret, keep it.Don't repeat it to others.  Trust is a vital part of friendship.Loss of trust can destroy a friendship. 2)  Be sensitive. Be aware of a friend's needs.  Try to know why your friend needs to be with you and ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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It was a quiet night, I was just finishing off a market appraisal for a short sale and the phone rang, 9:47 at night.   "This is Officer Smith from the Sometown police department, your listing at 1234 Horror Street has been vandalized.  I got your cell phone number off the sign and I need to cont...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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  Feng Shui Long Island is participating in the 12th Annual Best of Long Island Competition.  Please vote for us under 'Interior Decorator' - Feng Shui Long Island, for Best of Long Island. You can vote once a day through December 15th, 2016! Thank you!   Click here to vote  Thank you for your s...
By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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I subscribe to Wordtracker because the articles are authoritative and always worth reading. So imagine my surprise when I read just now that Google will have a mobile first search engine index and de-emphasize a desktop first system. The article ways this is a few months away but mobile compatibi...
By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
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A lot of people have misconceptions about reverse mortgages. A reverse mortgage is like a 'regular' mortgage except the borrower does not have to make payments and the borrower cannot rent out the property.  Reverse mortgage borrowers must maintain the home as their primary residence and cannot l...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”  When we look at this pen and ink drawing of a windswept forest by John Naka, Ron's bonsai teacher, it reminds us of this wonderful quote by Amelia Earhart.  Ron had the great fortune of st...
By April Miller
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EPHESIANS 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.BARNES' NOTES Speech is an invaluable gift; a blessing of inestimable worth. We may so speak as "always" to do goo...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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***Paul S Henderson, Residential Broker, RE/MAX Professionals, Realtor, preferred Tacoma Washington Agent and BrokerThe more difficult it is to reach your destination The more you will remember the journey!Melchor Lim To find out how much your Tacoma, Washington house is worth, click HERE!Paul S ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Are you ready for Fall ActiveRain meetups?Yes, it's time again to meet your ActiveRain friends.Thanks, Bob Crane for organizing this.Wow, it's Time for Fall Meetups Already! Wow, it's Time for Fall 2016 Active Rain Meetups! Time to celebrate the final meetup of the year with a few Active Rain fri...
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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 Heaven is under our feet as well asover our heads --- Henry David Thoreau  I found Heavens Peak at Glacier National Park in Montana the last week in September through the first week in October 2016. The mountains swept me off my feet and I reached for the stars in search of solitary moments. Res...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
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The always amazing Patricia Kennedy sent me an email a few days ago asking me if we could have someone do a quick demonstration of how to add a YouTube video to your blog posts on ActiveRain.In the video below, I walk you through exactly how this is done.(and I even used the same tactic to add th...
By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 15
 SuperAgent  Joins the Virtual Halloween Costume Parade.(October Contest by Kimo Stowell)With Halloween so close at hand, SuperAgent is off to find a Pumpkin Farm, in order to pick out his pumpkin for the ghoulish holiday.  This is a fun time for SuperAgent, because he is able to blend-in with al...
By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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Deciding you want to become an investor is a big deal, especially when working with hard money lenders. California real estate guidelines clearly lay out how to become a standard investor, but there is definitely a need of some clarity when it comes to becoming a trust deed investor.By now, you m...
By Anna Valencia Tillery, "Moving Made Easy at Prices that Make it Possible"
(White Glove Moving, Storage & Delivery)
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The Realtor’s Association of Indian River County, services its members by providing programs, products and services that make benefit its nearly 1100 members to operate their businesses successfully. The association is made up of realtors, affiliates and staff.  Based on voting done by members in...
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Did You Write Your Thank You Notes Today? I closed on another property today and sent several thank you notes out the door, as I always do, to people who helped make this such a pleasurable transaction. There was no lender involved, but a couple of people at escrow, the listing agent, and his tra...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I will soon go outside and remove and recycle the remainder of my annuals and the dirt into my existing flower beds. It's hard to let go of life until it is clearly over. I think there may be a larger lesson in this. Hold onto your values, your stamina and your desire to grow until.......well for...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270,
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Alzheimer's caregiving, week one.It's only been a week, but I've become the (hopefully temporary) primary caregiver for my mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer's. Her husband is out of commission for a while with a broken hip, so she's staying with us. And I can say, this is quite an experience. I'm ...
By Todd & Devona / Garrigus Real Estate Group, Southern California REALTORS®
(HomeSmart Professionals)
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Don't Stuff Your Blogs with Links - Confessions of an Ex-SpammerI used to be a spammer. It's true! I did it here on ActiveRain. I did it on my Wordpress blogs. I did it on Craigslist. I was spammy wherever I could and with whatever website would let me. And you know what? It worked!  It actually ...