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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Taking the Online Path of Least ResistanceI always get a kick out of trying something new over the Web and seeing quick results. Perhaps it helps satisfy some inner need or maybe it just talks to my impatience at waiting for online "stuff" to work. Unfortunately for most of us, we do have to wait...
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 Yes, I admit it!  At times, I can be a word snob when it comes to the proper use of real estate and financing terms.  For goodness sakes, I still find it difficult just to end a sentence with a preposition, even though the “grammar police” is more accepting of where you put the preposition at.  ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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From Lakefront to First-Time Home Buyers. I will have to expend three times the effort and time to earn the commission I was used to from switching niche. It happened after the mortgage meltdown. And the niche switch was necessary. The pecuniary rewards are not as huge in selling lakefront homes ...
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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 Tuesday Evening Musings Tuesday is trash day. In my community, the trash collectors comes once a week and picks up the green can (for anything but recyclables); the black can for recyclables only.  I'M SIMPLY AMAZEDFrom week-to-week these cans are full to the brim. Why do people have so much tra...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Lorraine Kuney sold a home yesterday to a client of hers who is affiliated with our New England Patriot organization.  I had to share this photo and the very special moment for Lorraine.  Yes, that’s a Super Bowl ring, and every member of the organization is awarded a ring.  That’s “team work” an...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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ISAIAH 58:11 The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY As sin and sorrow dry the bones and weaken the strongest human constitution; so the dutie...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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Yes, it's like passive income...or dividends.  While I sleep, I continue to gain points (and if only I could cash them in). How is that you ask? I get my monthly bonus of invite points.  When you invite members, and they accept, you get 250 points + 10% bonus for the points they earn.  Those divi...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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A Month of Miracles Good morning!  Hope you have been having a great summer.    Children’s Miracle Network raises money and awareness for children’s hospitals across North America.  Their goal is simply “together we can save children’s lives”.  CMN donations have gone to support research and trai...
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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Where I live in Land Park, we have plenty of wild animals besides birds in our yard. The birds are abundant and colorful, but unless you're up close or use binoculars, most people, I suspect think our birds are brown, instead of the bright colors many of them are such as red and yellow and green ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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It will not be obvious to most (and there are even ways for what we can see in the picture to be correct), but unless the foundation steps up on both sides of the doorway, the siding should pretty much never be flush with the bottom of the door threshold.This little garage was basically built on ...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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The wonderful World of Disney and the Mickey Mouse Club. When you think of America at some point you likely think of Disneyland at some point. This is a nice tribute filled with some great memories. Hope you enjoy and if you have memories share them with us. Have a wonderful week. 
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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Many of you may have noticed I have had a much more sparse amount of activity recently in the rain. Well several trips can do that to you but I look forward to being back in the swing of things tomorrow and back to a more normal amount of activity here in the rain.So without further ado good nigh...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Today is a special day at Tanglewood and it lasts all day and well into the night. The Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, The Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Tanglewood Chorus, The Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and Chorus and Fanfares are all included. Keith...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, butyou can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel...Johnny DeppThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is de...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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We all know, who is best at ActiveRain in the simple art of phone call - and building relationships!None other than Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland , sharing her experience....   All  Because Of A Phone Call !       Just by going back to basics,  just by picking up the phone, just by making a c...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Quote of the Day. August 5, 2015Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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We often take things for granted..things that are in front of us the whole time. This Is Not About Real Estate.  It Is About Life   We often take things for granted..things that are in front of us the whole time. This man's wise wife encouraged him to realize that. Please take a moment to read th...
By Douglas Pemberton
(Coastal Castles Realty)
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This cannot be done through us. This is an old posting that was never able to work. DO NOT SEND ME ANY EMAIL OR PHONE CALLS REGARDING BANK INSTRUMENTS OR THE MONETIZING OF THEM.      
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Hydration for the Texas HeatThe Texas heat in the summer can be brutal and it can be dangerous!  Waiting until you are thirsty is not advised.  Staying hydrated throughout the day is your best bet during this intense heat.Here are some hydration tips: Upon awakening each day, begin drinking water...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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It's not a big secret that the Federal Reserve is looking to start raising the short-term interest rate in what would be the first hike of the rate in more than 9 years.  What's been in question isn't the if but the when. Many bond traders have been watching the economic data and shrugging off th...