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By Marie Waite
(Finest Women in Real Estate)
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Christine Devine will be attending our Temecula Fashion Week on May 20th as one of our Judges.  CHRISTINE DEVINE: Los Angeles News Anchor-Producer Christine Devine is a veteran television news anchor in Los Angeles with a passion for empowering young people. Christine anchors the weeknight newsc...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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I'm a bit late on posting this report this month, as I've been super busy.  And, in March, I realized I had a problem with my website where a glitch was causing things to run super slow.  This slowed down the traffic and made the user experience worse than usual. Tammy and Tim came to the rescue....

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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Gone are the days when social media is only used to share what you had for dinner or announcing to the world that you are headed to the gym. But social media has become a platform for any and everyone to say what’s on their mind, and sometimes that’s great, but all too often it isn’t. Social is s...

By Lauren Williams, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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Mid-way through a month which holds sacred events for many of us, I was curious to see just how extensive that list of events might be. This calendar is compiled by the Pew Research Center, an extremely well-regarded think tank. This link gets you to the calendar. Peace to all of us, and the free...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
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Explore nature here in Southern Oregon with its numerous hiking spots. Witness stunning attractions and rich wildlife as you traverse in some of its hiking trails. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert because there are different trails that would suit your level. Check out the link...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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I like to always have a business-related book at hand, one in which I'll read a chapter or so every day, gaining insight or finding that "aha" moment. The two I currently have waiting for me are these:Courtesy of Amazon, here's a description of the book, Triggers.Also from Amazon, information abo...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. Jules Renard

By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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     Being a home inspector, one would think that it would not be difficult for me to advise my son and his wife as to how to find a good one.      From three thousand miles away I have found that it is VERY difficult.      Of course the recommendations from their agent are a good place to start...

By Mary Ann O'Shea
(RE/MAX At Barnegat Bay)
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Long Beach Island Home for Sale | LBI Real Estate | Jersey Shore Home for Sale | 126 E 13th St Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $1,275,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,192 sqftLot: 4,000 sqftYear Built: 2000MLS #: 402...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
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     Today is Confederate Memorial Day in Florida.  It is a statutory Legal Holiday.  On this day, we remember and honor our Confederate Ancestors and Confederate Heroes.     At least nine other Southern States have a legal holiday called either Confederate Memorial Day or Confederate Heroes Day....

By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
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For new members and old alike.  Why did you join ActiveRain?  Here is a great post that can help answer that question.  Enjoy! So, what exactly is a Ghost Member? It used to be a new member, who got zero comments on their posts, or members who were not engaging other AR members, but lately, I hav...

By Branden MacKenzie
(RE/MAX Legacy)
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The best place to buy condos, lots and or homes in Mexico is Rocky Point for a number of reasons but to keep it short and sweet these top three should at the very least make one undeniable point. Rocky Point Mexico is the best place to invest in Mexico - Location We are located 4 hours driving di...

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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You know how kids are?  They hold it against you because you never owned a two-story house so they could slide down the banisters like they do in the movies?  I had one like that.  Now she's grown-up and in fact, is helping me with my real estate business.  BUT This house came on the market and s...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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You are more than just a  well adjusted and dressed Real Estate professional. You are a walking/talking advertisement. Your peddling your first impression wherever you go. You are doing it whether you know it or not..People buy from people first. Then, they want to know what you are selling. Your...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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It creeps up on you. It is subtle and then it is obvious. It can be shocking and all consuming too. What happened? Did you just meet Rod Serling and enter his Twilight Zone? Nothing that exciting no. What happened could simply be explained as the child in you being replaced by the adultTOO MUCH W...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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This morning I received a call from a prospective client interested in a home in Santa Cruz. The City of Santa Cruz is in Santa Cruz County.  Because my primary focus is in San Jose I decided to refer this prospective client to an Active Rain member who serves the Santa Cruz Ca community.  Yester...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Does it really make a difference if someone dies in a home by natural causes or by illness?A person died in one of my listed Silicon Valley homes. The woman lived there for 31 years. She died 2 weeks before her 99th Birthday.  Of course the seller disclosed the fact that there was a death in the ...

By Inspiration With April
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WHAT YOU SAY LUKE 6:45 ...For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.  MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY And what the mouth speaks, agrees with what is most in the heart.  

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
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I'm better than you...Neener, Neener! Kathleen Daniel's March Contest: No Fooling Around April 2017 Let’s Get Real Contest really got me to thinking about things that really bug me in this industry when, at the same time, there are so many facets I love. That being said, here goes! One thing that...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
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So, what do these three things have in common? While most would think not much, they actually do provide some similar benefits and at very different costs. The one thing they all do is provide a method to get exterior light to interior spaces, and each with a very different exterior appearance. T...