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By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
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Question: As a Northern Virginia condo unit owner do you need to buy additional home insurance? Answer: We all know condominium comes with larger condo dues; which includes condo insurance. The insurance generally extends to the entire property including the units themselves. Remember, the large ...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
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 A TIME TO KILL   Ecclesiastes 3:3  Last night I decided to tackle one of those chores that the Broker/Owner of a small Real Estate Firm often does, repair yard signs. First I repaired a plastic frame that failed to hold up against at 40 to 60 MPH wind. Then I broke out my little welder to repair...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
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Throwback Thursday Classic Memories in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area!Ahhh, it was a simpler time back then. The Golden Age of cinema.Drive in movies.Those were the good old days!But, many years from now, today will be the "good old days".Why not begin making your "classic memories" in a new Raleig...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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On occasion, I see posts written by members asking what the benefits are of joining ActiveRain.  Do the posts work? Will blogging work? It can if you are willing to work at it.  Read Frank's post and maybe this will answer that question!  One post won't cut it.... not commenting or reciprocating ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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New Government Regulations Increase Costs for HVAC Repairs and ReplacementsOn January 1, 2015, my former employer, the US Department of Energy (DOE), released new regulations regarding HVAC efficiency standards. These new laws increase the minimum efficiency ratings required on all new air condit...
By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
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Osprey Florida Bay Street New Condos for Sale Bay Street is a gated community in Osprey Florida. If you are looking for a new condo for sale – pet friendly, NO CDD fees in Osprey, Bay Street may be the perfect place for you to call home. Click here to see the new condos for sale in Bay Street Osp...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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You see the big orange glowing ball overhead and all that energy to harness to run your Maine home.Ever had those kind of thoughts? Dreaming of solar homes in Maine and being the owner of one?In small rural areas like Maine, where wood is plentiful for heating, being self sufficient in your energ...
By Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH
( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., )
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There are two new construction projects going on simultaneously Near the Loon Mountain ski resort this summer.__________________________________In Forest Ridge...we Have "The Pines at Forest Ridge"...with a schedule and approvals for 22 townhomes in the works...6 will be ready for delivery before...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
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Canyon Pointe Elementary School Information and Homes for Sale Near Canyon Pointe Elementary School in Tomball TXFind homes for sale near Canyon Pointe Elementary School in Tomball TX. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multiple times per day. S...
By Pat Starnes
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
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We Want More, We Want More, Right? It's been extremely dry here in Brandon, MS. We haven't had rain in several weeks and are constantly watering our yards, shrubs, plants, and trees to keep them from dying. Today, we finally had a few raindrops. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd venture to say the rain ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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The price has been reduced for quick sale on this MANCHESTER NH 03104 Home. It is a Ranch style home complete with upgrades and Priced to sell. Exclusively listed by the Godzyk Real Estate Services at 23 Pennsylvania Ave. This home features a finished Lower Level, 2 decks, a back yard oasis with ...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
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It was announced this morning in the local paper that a large real estate firm in the area would be paying new  agents that enroll in a payment plan a check each week based on the previous years commissions.The reasoning was because an agent does not get paid until the close of the home and would...
By Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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The blue marble tree growing in Haiku Maui HawaiiI have never seen anything like this before... bright blue fruits dropping from a tree in Haiku Maui.So I looked it up, and apparently the blue marble tree comes from Australia, and is very sacred in India, yet here it is growing in Haiku Maui.  Of...
By Christie HouseTheaux, Real estate agent serving acadiana
(The Red Star Team Keller Williams Acadiana)
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Why You Need An Agent Whether you’re purchasing your first home, or selling your third, the process required can be very tricky. Real estate agents are licensed professionals, trained to get you the best deal possible. Let the Red Star Team take that stress off your mind and help you make this me...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
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Willow Creek Elementary School Information and Homes for Sale Near Willow Creek Elementary School in Tomball TXFind homes for sale near Willow Creek Elementary School in Tomball TX. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multiple times per day. Scho...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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I work with both seller and buyer clients, but there's something about the buyer client, from the excitement of the home hunt to the helping the wheels move during the actual buying process, that is so gratifying. And after weeks or months of inspections, appraisals, mortgage processes, title rep...
By Kale Hassan
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
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Although many strategies for getting a home sold have changed, many have remained the same. Having the home prepared/staged, proper pricing and aggressive marketing have always been the key. Obviously new marketing is used with the internet nowadays. One other critical factor...having a great Rea...
By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
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Yountville Weekly Real Estate Updatefor all Yountville listings current available, go to Yountville Real Estate for saleMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale               11,   med price $1,240,000, avg days on market 157current sale pendings     0,   med price $0, avg days on ma...
By Roy Barker
(Dockside Realty, Inc.)
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Royal Palms are a very majestic tree.  They are one of a dozen or so palms that are native to Florida, found mostly in the southern half of the State.  The trees are also native to Cuba and the Royal Palm is the national tree of Cuba.When Thomas Edison purchased his land in Ft. Myers he began pla...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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Everyone knows that Los Angeles is one of the most difficult cities to drive. Spending hours in traffic or trying to find parking you have time to go through all stages of grief( denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance). But did you know that one of the most common causes for traffi...