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By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 14
 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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
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 Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 19
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 Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 44
On an unusually warm day I am reminded of a beautiful evening, complete with a stunning sunset. Sometimes everything just comes together:  it did last night and I took these pictures. So with an eye toward a day of errands, I will share my sunset with you now. Make your day a good one.
By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence,Persistence & Perseverance
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
Comments 28
 I thought I would get a jump on everyone here at ActiveRain and the retailers with their Black Friday ‘Salebrations’ by wishing everyone here Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Cheerful Kwanzaa and so on.Now that that is over with; here is my wish list for this upcoming Holiday Season…Get back to ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Here are some excellent questions to help you through some tough decisions.  Thanks William.   6 Questions to ask when you’re making a tough decision 1. What option would I choose if I knew I would definitely succeed? 2. What would I do if I didn’t feel scared? 3. Who can I talk to who’s been in ...
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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 "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 Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
Comments 12
Like Mike Cooper I have never taken a selfie either.  I don't take good photos so it is hard for me to take a selfie and look natural. I have always been a high extrovert. If you've ever taken the Myers-Briggs Temperament Inventory, you know that an extrovert isn't just someone who likes to be ar...
By Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
(The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group)
Comments 370
IF I told you that there is a  HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM that will allow your buyers to purchase a home with: NO DOWNPAYMENT................................You would probably say: (NO BIGGIE...) NO CLOSING COSTS.................................You would probably say: (NO WAY!!!) NO CONVENTIONAL CREDI...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 3
*Learn to balance a dream and a job until your dreambecomes your job...  UnknownThank 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 be independently verified by t...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270,
Comments 13
This post is my entry into the ActiveRain "Show us your wallpaper" contest which asks us to share our device wallpaper and meaning. I spend a lot of time working in front of my laptop screen, and have always selected a personally taken photo that can transport me briefly to another place and time...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
Karma is the word originated from an ancient Indian language - Sanskrit. Perhaps as old as Greek or Latin, or even older.In this post, confession from Patricia Kennedy!She admits - Karma Bites! Last week I did something that I now realize is not terribly nice to somebody I do not know. I was onli...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 10
Celebrating 29th Anniversary Today Today is Don's and my anniversary.  Today is number 29.  We decided just to have a lazy day today.   It's been a day of reflection and planning for the future.  I can't think of a better way to celebrate a 29th Wedding Anniversary.  31 years ago, we met in a COB...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
When deeds speak, words are nothing. -Pierre-Joseph Proudhon   
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Women and heart attacks This Is Not About Real Estate But It Could Save A Life   This article was sent to me by a friend and I would like as many as possible to read and pass it on. It is not about real estate but it could save a life and that life might be yours.         Women and heart attacks ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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I am a firm advocate of sharing my online content wherever I can. The more folks that see my articles the more opportunities there are for real estate consumers to come visit my WP site. Some of those visitors may even become future clients. That principle works the same for industry professiona...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It is a day like any other except it is my last full day at Naumkeag, a gilded age home and gardens, where I work a couple of days a week. Since Columbus Day the place is only opened on weekends. Next weekend I am only working a half day because I have company coming for the annual Stockbridge Ch...
By Denise Stevens
(Wholesale Properties, Inc)
Comments 1
Hello,   I am looking for a good auction company in the Daytona Beach, FL area.  If anyone has a good referral source and has had success using a auction company please let me know.   Thanks,   Denise Wholesale Properties, Inc. California
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 58
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 48
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...