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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
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Walking on the beach, I am fascinated by these large birds graciously grazing the sky above the ocean or over the Intracoastal. Pelicans usually fly in formations. You see them gliding and it is quite a sight… And then they suddenly dive into the water to catch the fish… Living in Florida, you le...

By Will Allen, I deliver successful results,results that move you
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Wordless Wednesday . . . Beach and Sky . . .  Breathless . . . pinch me . . .   

By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 10
We've listed a house in Searcy Arkansas that has a rock and brick front.  The front is rock that looks to be the type house built by a man named Silas Owens who built houses with a delightful combination of native stone and brick.  Here's an example of the mixed masonry style and a picture of the...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 11
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 Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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For those of you who are wondering how the Bay Area is holding up after the housing boom, you can see your community here. Some areas were hit harder than others, yet those areas which have been traditionally high in demand are off a lot less than the peak. With the market rebounding, I would exp...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 4
IF HOME SALES ARE UP, WHY ARE PRICES DOWN? Justin LaHart of The Wall Street Journal reports that existing homes sales were up during the past month. Low prices helped to increase the sales volume. NAR reported a 2.9% increase in the sales volume of previously owned homes during April. This was an...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 2
Here are the sales statistics for Monterey County for April 2012.  Data is from Realist: Sales Statisticsfor MONTEREY County CA Realist's most recent sale date for this county is 04/02/2012  Single Family Residence  Time Period Number of Sales Median Sale Price   Feb 2012 224 $239,500   Feb 2011 ...

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 ...

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Memorial Day Facts You Didn't Know... Originally known as Decoration Day, May 30th honored the 620,000 soldiers who died during the American Civil War. Soldiers graves were decorated with flowers, wreaths, and flags. In 1868, President Ulysses S. Grant presided over the first Memorial Day ceremon...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 18
As Commander of the Georgetown Rene J. Gagnon American Legion Post #211, I am proud to say the United States officially has designated the Friday before Memorial Day National Poppy Day. Today May 26th the US has joined with other nations who have Poppy Days meant to memorialize those who have ser...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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When under attack, the settlers circled their wagons for cover and protection. This provided for them a 360 degree defensive perimeter and the advantages of cover and concealment and fields of fire. When I was in the army learning battlefield strategy and maneuver, cover, concealment and fields o...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Liz and Bill Spear "Jot down ideas as you get them and SAVE them. A series of posts on a theme may keep you going for days."Right on target - and - re-blog! Jim Cheney recently asked in the Q&A section about when people prefer to blog.  The answers of course vary as blogging is a personal endeavo...

By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on Friday that the second read on first quarter Gross Domestic Product rose 1.2% from the original reading of 0.7%. Slow business and consumer spending continued to restrain growth in the first three months of 2017. Consumer Spending rose 0.6% from 0.3%, s...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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My friend Ronny Bailey dropped by my office a few days ago to show me his latest piece of folk art, a wood cutting depicting 5 Brothers Grocery and Sandwich Shop located at 930 Southard Street in Key West. Ronny is a native Key Wester, a multi-generation Conch. He was a carpenter by trade until h...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning and happy Friday.  Hope this email finds you doing well and looking forward to the Memorial Day Weekend.  Wanted to share with you:      Have a wonderful happy AND SAFE weekend:  All the best, Tim 

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - A FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR I was showing property in Fallbrook some time ago and we happened across this friendly neighbor (one of 6) living next door to a home my clients liked. There were some signficant issues so they decided to pass but were intrigued with the idea of this neigh...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Home4Investment Inc.)
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123 XXXX Aldergrove Rd, Ferndale 98248Absolutely gorgeous 5+ acres parcel in a desirable Ferndale location. Bring your plans for your dream home and enjoy your private oasis. Easy access to I5. Aldergrove Water Association share is in place.Nate Quessenberry360-961-9172The Ben Kinney TeamKeller W...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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Achieving top-of-mind status is the ultimate aim for those luxury real estate marketing professionals who are bent on gaining or sustaining market leadership. One route to get there is identifying an uncontested market niche that you can dominate. But, uncontested niches are usually not obvious....

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Home4Investment Inc.)
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60 Sluice Way Folsom, CA 95630 Gorgeous home beautifully updated with a downstairs bedroom and bath. Located in the Folsom Cordova award winning school district and minutes away from schools, shopping, parks, and bike trails this home is a 10!! This home has one of the biggest lots in the subdivi...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...May 14 - May 20, 2017. 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!  Or it ...