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By Erica Simpson,
(Erica Homes, LLC)
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New Listing!!1415 Hidden Oaks Dr, Wedgefield, SC 29168$46,750Call us to a schedule showing! (704)209-!According to the Wedgefield public records, the property at 1415 Hidden Oaks Dr, Wedgefield, SC 29168 has approximately 2,016 square feet, . Nearby schools in...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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I've never dropped anyone I believed in. Marilyn Monroe

By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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Life can change in a single moment.Two weeks ago tonight, I went to bed ahead of my husband.  We hugged, kissed and said our nightly, "Good night and God bless you.  I love you bunches." It was the last words we ever spoke.  He didn't wake up in the morning.He was a REALTOR® and we worked togethe...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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Traditionally when I have worked with investors buying Oklahoma City rental property we have done what is called "stick built" homes. Stick built means wood framing done on a slab that normally takes 4 to 6 months to build. What we will be adding into our 2018 opportunities are modular homes that...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
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 Is the tax reform plan a good one? For most of the population it is not. I am not trying to get into politics, but this is crazy. For people that live in California, Oregon, Washington State, New York and all the higher states the 750K limit on mortgages is going to hurt, as well as people who l...

By Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH
( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., )
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There are many things in Tim Ramey's blog that resonated with me regarding buying in the winter. Add to the excellent points Tim made...we have the additional thoughts in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, that during the ski season many families spend their days on the slopes...and by 4 pm it...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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This morning I went into the office for some training on our new process for handling transactions.  More involvement to our office admins so the agents have more time to focus on the things that matter most to our clients.That also meant picking up our office mail (typically just a once a week a...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
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I grew up in upstate New York so we always enjoyed a white Christmas. Some were blizzards others not so much but Santa always made it to our house. I loved to lie on the floor and gaze at the twinkling lights dad and mom strung on the tree, it was mesmerizing. Wreaths were hung in our windows wit...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Pondering on Sunday...On Consistency… Just Because And for a reason… I have been a member of ActiveRain since 2010.  I wasn’t particularly active let alone consistent in the beginning.  I wasn’t sure about this place.  Hey, I didn’t know you.  You didn’t know me.   Why would you read my reports.....

By Ryan J. Orr, Team Title Guy Ticor- 909-767-0718, Sell...Buy...Refi... Specify the Title Guy!
(Ticor Title)
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Are you one of those thats says... I just don't get it? Well, you are not alone. However, YOU have a choice! Just like travel agencies & many other industries they got swept up in the, "we will always be here." How well did that work out for them? Hello Expedia, and the countless other travel sit...

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
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My favorite Christmas memory is the first Christmas after my heart attack. What were you doing 5 years ago on December 10? Exactly 5 years ago? Remember? I do. At 1:30 am I was jarred awake by a crushing pain in my chest, sweating like a pig, and realized I was having a heart attack. Approximatel...

By Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940
(Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska)
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First Christmas with a Child. Have you been there?As virtually every Mom or Dad knows...and those who do not have kids probably cannot fathom...when you have your first child, life changes forever!Mostly in a great way, at least for us.Because of our Christian faith...we celebrate Christmas prett...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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Growing up in Germany, the night of December 5th was always a big deal. Sometime during that night Nikolaus would come and fill your (very clean) snow boot with treats, small gifts and sometimes potatoes. Nikolaus is said to be Santa's helper and he visits to a) shorten the time until his big fri...

By John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA
(Jones & Co. Realty)
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My Favorite Holiday Memory-My Best GiftEarly in my married life, we had two young boys,and life got really hard. I was in construction but had no work. The stress of not having money to pay bills affected my health and I was hospitalized for a short time.After getting out of the hospital, I just ...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
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 Hi Friends. "Tis the I wanted to share the gift of holiday laughter. Please enjoy a collection of new MLS Bloopers, as well as a few of my favorites I've collected over the years. Happy Holidays! Bacon"Large car pork" (Ham on wheels.)“Easy SOW” (Why hogs should practice safe sex.)“Su...

By Kenneth Edelstein, The only A+ Accredited BBB NYC Notary
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Certified Copy of an Apostille?Sometimes I am in awe of the machinations suggested to reduce notary fees. I have just been asked to process a college degree with an Apostille. Routine. However, the client also has asked me to additionally prepare a “certified copy” of the Apostille bearing docume...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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How is this going to be measured?  How does this relate your your goals and objectives?You may have heard the expression, “If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it” Well, if you want to have a sustainable business you need to have a strategic plan, which includes those goals and objectives, an...

By Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940
(Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska)
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We will never know who we make a difference for...but I know we will make a difference. The question is…will we make a positive difference or a negative one?Here is a short message about a 5 minute conversation at our local Ace Hardware on December 9th.First though…you need to know the background...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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-The RJ Baxter Team, Denver Mortgage LenderWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.P.S. - Referrals are the life-blood of my business.  If you know anyone looking to purchase or refinance a home, please forward me their na...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I don't know about you but after years of paying into the fund I expected to collect Social Security without suffering penalties. After all I had faithfully contributed for all of my working life. Once I applied to receive my benefits I was shocked to find the cost of Part B did not cover everyth...