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By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Your Invited, With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction homes in desirable neighborhoods of North/Central New Jersey.                   ...
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-November 22 to November 28, 2015 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! ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This new stair repair is a prime set up for problems.What are they?The second set of stairs (and driveway) are not original to the house, added at a later time.  I have never seen this model in this neighborhood with two sets of stairs, and a driveway that extends to the back of the house.  And p...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Who Will Win Tonight? Patriots or Broncos? Check out the question of the day .....Who Will Win Tonight? Patriots or Broncos?There's very few here in the Rain that don't follow football ....many like the Patriots ...Like .... Barbara Todaro and Conrad Allen ....but I think the majority of ActiveRa...
By Joyce Marsh, Central Florida & The Beaches | Fine Homes
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 I attended Orlando RainCamp with Ben Kinney back in 2010.   Back in 2010, I wrote "RainCamp Orlando exceeded my expectations, and I feel it was definitely the best 1-day's worth of tech knowledge I've received at a training event like this"  "In the end, Buyers and Sellers just want information,...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am doing it. My part time museum thing is essentially done and the winter will soon be here. My small space is enticing but hardly a tiny house. The season is done and I am thinking about what I will do next. I like poetry...maybe write some myself. When the weather changes I will too. Tomorrow...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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With the posting of this blog I will reach a million points in Active Rain, it has been a wonderful journey. I was so timid at first to blog and then to comment. I have learned a tremendous amount in the rain but what has made it so special is the friendships. You start reading people’s blogs and...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    Tanking a page out of Nicole's book, I want to end this week on an attitude of gratitude. This past week, almost all of us spent time with family and/or friends giving thanks. Like most Americans, I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a paid-for roof over my head. I drive a descent car that...
By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence,Persistence & Perseverance
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
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 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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Ask an Ambassador - What's All the Talk about Points?I spoke with a brand spanking new Newbie this week and she was trying to publish her first blog post. She was having some trouble and thought maybe since she wasn't a paying member, she wasn't allowed to post. I told her that all members can po...
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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Amy McMullan is a force to be reckoned with -- you can see her coming but when she passes by, you won't know what hit you except that you will be a better person for it. I can't be more excited than if you told me there is a real program for losing weight without modifying your food intake nor e...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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 Do We Take The House Off  The Market ? OR  Do We Decorate For The Holiday ? This is a question discussed with my sellers and we decided to leave the house on the market.   Photos of 577 Woodbine Ave MLS # BC 8637570 It may not sell at this time of year but it definitely will not sell if it is no...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
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Clearing Out All for the New Year  As we stare at the end of the year and the beginning of the next, I have been working through one project after another. First, I decided to digitize every photo I could get my hands on (approximately 6,000), and I am now in the midst of putting them all back in...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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The title of this post comes straight out of the movie Cool Hand Luke and it has become a catchphrase because it really speaks to a real dilemma. Sometimes we may say we are communicating when we are really only talking to ourselves.  I think most would agree that our real purpose for communicati...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
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13644 Mallard Way, PBG FL 33418 For Lease On 5 Acres In Caloosa Overview Maps Photos $4,000 Residential Rental Main Features 4 Bedrooms4 BathroomsInterior: 3,203 sqftLot: 5.00 acre(s)Year Built: 2015 Location 13638 Mallard WayPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418USA Mark Loewenberg KW ForSaleHomeSearch.c...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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With Thanksgiving coming this week, there is a lot of talk about gratitude. Of course when things are going well, it's easy to feel grateful, but what about the tough times? If we're faced with a sick family member, or a financial issue or any number of other struggles that we are subject to in o...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Points are an indicator of involvement and participation on the ActiveRain network. Ask an Ambassador - What's All the Talk about Points? I spoke with a brand spanking new Newbie this week and she was trying to publish her first blog post. She was having some trouble and thought maybe since she w...
By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
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Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will ~ Zig Ziglar
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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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...