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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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My newest rescue, Chico was adopted in May. He came a circuitous route from a NY city kill shelter to an upstate NY cat rescue, to me. He is young and he is funny. I don't know if he ever saw snow before but my guess would be he hadn't. Oddly enough there wasn't any snow in the Berkshires until a...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Congratulations Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689 reaching 700,000 points takes a lot of work, time and commitment.  Now onto 1,000,000! Steady Blogging helped me reach a big mile stone today 700,000 ranked number 4 in Travis County and 23 in Texas ActiveRain has be...
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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Steady Blogging helped me reach a big mile stone today700,000 ranked number 4 in Travis County and 23 in TexasActiveRain has been a roller coaster ride for me through the years.I became a member in 2007 but never blogged, didn't know how or see the value in blogging.I wasn't paying attention when...
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 Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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"You Just Want To Sell Me A House" Kelly from Boom Town is sponsoring an Active Rain Contest this month asking us to talk about how we turned around a naysayer. Anyone who spends time online knows that there are times when you reach out to someone...or they reach out to you...and it's initially a...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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Last Monday morning I received an offer on one of my listings. By the end of the day it was negoitiated and signed by all parties. The following morning I got a call from an agent named Betty Bookmark who asked, "Did you get the offer I sent yesterday?!" My answer was "No."I checked my spam folde...
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 Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
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Brand Spanking New Appliances And A Neat House Too!Check out this NEWLY CO'd Home That Was FULLY Renovated For Sale In Caloosa!We are complete with New Roof, New Impact Windows, New Siding, New Appliances, New Floors, New Walls, New Ceilings, New AC & New Duct work, New Water System, New Fencing....
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 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 ...