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By Chris Eckert, Your Mid-Peninsula Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
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119 13th Avenue, San Mateo 119 13th Ave Virtual TourSOLD for $1,340,000.00$240K over asking  Thinking of Selling?2 Bedrooms | 1 Bath | Formal Dining Room| Large updated Kitchen | Breakfast room |Updated Bathroom |New Appliances | Front Porch |Deck 1,420 sq ft | 5,000 Sq ft lot Split-level Craftsm...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
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There's a lot of things you can do in Selma. It's a place where you can enjoy every little bit of nature. There's lot of places to hike, swim, camp and fish. Lake Selmac is a must-visit place that has so many things to offer. Want to know more about Selma? Click on the link below to find out the ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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An Open Letter To My Coach!Dear Vance( my business coach at Buffini & Company )Thank you for all the time and effort that you have put into coaching me.You taught me two simple, yet profound lessons:1. If I have done it in past, I can do it again.2. If you can do it, I can do it, too.I remember t...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live, your home is at risk of being burglarized. According to numerous studies, in the US alone, a burglary occurs about once every 18 seconds, which equates to about 5,000 a day.Fortunately, you can secure your home or business against burglary, and it ...

By Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun
(United Real Estate)
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Debbie Reynolds Ringing & Singing In The Rain Challenge is winding down as is Praful Thakkar's Get Out Your Crystal Balls Challenge and the annual Official Blog JUMPSTART Challenge authored by Lynn B. Friedman. The effort, energy and patience needed to author and/or moderate one of these challeng...

By marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type...
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  **An Update For Spammers: Spam and posts that have been added or re-posted multiple times will be deleted. Because 99% of the spam is generated by vendors, we are no longer accepting vendors in this group. Moderating spam has become too time consumng. _________________________    First I'd like...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
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Being a city that has a river flowing through it, it's no wonder why a lot of people are moving into Rouge River, most especially in the south. There's a lot of things to do in the river like fishing, boating, swimming and many more. There's also a lot of restaurants down at Main st. so you're su...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
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Come to Rogue River N. where everything is right where you need it. There' a couple of parks, schools and restaurants in the area that are just close by each other. This means that for every corner, you'll find exactly what you need. Want to know more? Click on the link below to know more about t...

By Carol Ann Wilson
(Real Estate Divorce Specialist Association)
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Three Ways to Split the House in Divorce By Carol Ann Wilson, CFP, CFDP 1. Sell the house and divide the profits that remain after sales costs and the mortgage is paid off. It is important to consider the basis in the house and possible capital gains. Also, if your client wants to buy another ho...

By Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
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On a Facebook group, I posted a story about tenants from hell who are now squatting in a Daly City house. These squatters have been evicted 8 times in 6 years, so it makes one wonder how they could have even been allowed to rent anywhere with that record. I opined that perhaps a property manageme...

By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Safe Neighborhood What Does That Mean? Search for your next home and "Safe" neighborhood here. This post was actually inspired by the photo above of a home with bars on all the windows and doors including around the window air conditioning unit.  My first thought was that the house didn't look as...

By Erik Hook, Trustworthy, Responsive Personalized Service
(Century 21 Commonwealth)
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 I am lucky enough to be a Certified Relocation Specialist for the Cartus Network.  Cartus is the largest corporate relocation services network in the country.  Lately I have helped clients from Google, Microsoft, and BiogenIdec who relocate from the Seattle area to Cambridge, Somerville, and the...

By Rosie Moore
(Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City)
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The City of Sugar Land is a beautiful, diverse community and is ranked the safest city in Texas and the 12th safest city in the nation, based on an analysis of FBI crime statistics in City Crime Rankings 2011-2012, published by CQ Press.   This distinction can be accredited to the Sugar Land Poli...

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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Much like the spread of the zombie apocalypse, the red areas indicate the percentage of underwater homes in your area.  Use this interesting interactive map provided by Zillow to see what’s going in your neighborhood (click on graphic or click here)   Share this: Email Digg Print Facebook Reddit ...

By Carol Ann Wilson
(Real Estate Divorce Specialist Association)
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By Carol Ann Wilson, CFP, CFDP In general, separate property, includes what a person brings into the marriage, inherits during the marriage, or receives as a gift during the marriage Marital property is everything acquired during the marriage no matter whose name it's in. In some (but not all) s...

By Mike Mullis
(Realty World East Carolina)
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Greenville NC-The Greenville-Pitt County Home Builders Association is Sponsoring the Home Expo 2010 this weekend March 5th & 6th.  Take your FREE tour of the Expo Saturday from 10-5 or Sunday from 12-4 and check out the latest trends in New Construction and remodeling.  Here you will get to talk ...

By Carol Ann Wilson
(Real Estate Divorce Specialist Association)
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5 Ways to Survive Your Divorce Financially with expert Carol Ann Wilson Thursday, Sept. 10 FREE and open to everyone! To register and for more information, see:

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Just Listed, 11 Nassau Lane, Key West. I have written several blogs about the buyers who fell in love with 11 Nassau Lane and this little house even before we made it to the inside. This was the first and only house these buyers looked at. It was love at first sight.  That was fifteen years ago. ...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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You probably heard it all before, you absolutely need this piece of documentation and this info regard x and this report to explain y when applying for a business loan. But, if you are like most people, after a while you get lost in all the noise and simply aren’t sure what you truly need when ap...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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February, the season of St. Valentine's Day, romance, some little winged guy in a diaper shooting us in the butt with arrows, yes, what better time to write about what we love about our jobs than now??!Sure, there might be plenty of things that rattle your cage about your job: People with big ego...