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By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 19
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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 50
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 6
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 Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 20
In the early months of each year, there are a group of rituals, which can be observed in the Greater Sacramento area. These rituals are the Annual Crab Feeds, which various charitable groups, organizations and churches host around town.  I really look forward to these events.  Last Saturday eveni...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
 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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 11
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: Think Like A Consumer For Blog TopicsWhat's the purpose of your blog?  Most likely it's to get consumers to contact you about buying or selling homes, with a side dish of agent to agent referrals thrown in for good measure.So how do you get those calls?  You generate content th...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 24
Real Estate In Small BitesA lot of people would like to invest in real estate, but they just don'thave enough money.A "typical" investment property might be priced at $1,000,000.00 ormore, which is more than most people have.A down payment on that "typical" investment property might be$300,000.00...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 25
I like fresh flowers: in the summer and in all seasons really. In the winter with the snow and the early evening dark, fresh and blooming flowers really lighten the mode and warm the heart. I bought these yesterday before the snow and this evening I noticed they are largely bloomed. So here are m...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 6
 "I am so grateful I met Laura. She is a wealth of information. She shares her knowledge of feng shui to create an environment just right for the client and their needs. All her suggestions are easy to implement whether you are new to these teachers or advanced. This was my first time learning ab...
By David Lee Morton, DL Morton Realty, Inc
(DL Morton Realty, Inc. (704)-909-0499)
Comments 0
1. Check windows and doors. Heat lost through windows and doors represents a significant chunk of most heating bills. Some sources estimate that loss through windows alone could account for up to 35 percent of heating bills. If you are tired of watching your hardearned money slip through the crac...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 29
If you've been blogging for long I bet you've written one of those headlines that make people go "Hmmmm, What's this about?" You know a click bait catchy headline. Well I was inspired to write about my thought process when it comes to headlines by Donna Foerster  who wrote a great post about head...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 2
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. -Henry David Thoreau
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
We all know the definition of insanity:Doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results.This post from Mike Rock has a simple message for all of us! Time stands still for no man. (or woman) Its sad that i even have to qualify that. :)   He who can not see out of the box will ...
By John Wiley, Your Lee County, FL Real Estate Agent, REDS,SFR
(Jones & Co. Realty)
Comments 6
The weather has been unseasonably cool here in Florida. We have also had a lot of wind, up to 20mph. I had carefully planned my week out in advance and had put it in the calendar. The plan was for a full and busy week. I saw things come across my email that seemed like a good thing to do. Our Rea...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 2
Well, today I must report another casualty, one in which a Swamp Cooler, or Evaporative Cooler was mounted on a roof surface. I recently wrote a blog about mounting these things on a roof - here. It may not be very timely because we are in winter, but this one caused a major defect and I see it a...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
* It's your path and yours alone. Others may walk it with you but no one can walk it for you!   Unknown Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2016, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be i...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 26
*It's your path and yours alone. Others may walk it with you but no one can walk it for you!  UnknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2016, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be indep...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - HI Pro Realty LLC
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531)
Comments 16
 Barefoot Beach Cafe at Queen's Beach, Kapiolani Park. DINNING OUT with MAN's BEST FRIEND It is safe to say that "dinning out" pretty much means dinning outside when it comes to dinning with your canine companion at a Honolulu restaurant. Because of food preparation and safety concerns, the State...
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 )
Comments 4
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 Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 20
 Murals on the Walls of Homes, Seem to be on the Rise. Many homes we view, could use a coat of paint on the walls and others have a special coat of paint.  Here is a home, where they transformed the plain wall into a walk through the streets of Italy. Have you seen any unique paintings or designs...