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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
When You Get Lead Call from a Seller There Must Do Rules Follow / National Network REIATODD CHUNN• 248-497-9195• todd.tcdeals@gmail.com MARK MAUPIN• 248-939-6232• Maupin.mark@gmail.com Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel  Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/c/RalphMaupin/ The best funding source for all your investor's deals:http://nationalfundingagency.com/  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/  Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Estate Investors Association Facebo...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Monday June 27, 20221. What is depicted on a traditional "Jolly Roger" flag? Skull and crossbones2. What city was the setting for the film "Diehard"? Los Angeles3. Who said: "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it? Winston Churchill4. A male swan is called a what? CobTrivia questions for Tuesday June 28, 20221. How many bricks were used to build the Empire State Building?2. What is an asterism?3. A spider has eight legs and eight what?4. What musical is set at Rydell High?Enjoy your day.
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By Kathy Streib, Retired Home Stager/Redesign
Ole Glory Coast to Coast June Challenge…A Favorite PlaceThis month’s challenge…Ole’Glory Coast to Coast-June ActiveRain Challenge...has been a fun one and I have a feeling that it also caused many of us to be more aware of the homes and public places around us that proudly display Ole Glory.  When Larry and I returned to the Houston area, we discovered the Fallen Warrior Memorial…not far from where we walk at Kickerillo. The Memorial is dedicated to the more than 600 Texans who gave their lives in the war on terrorism…from the 9/11 attacks to the present.  There is a park adjacent to the Memorial and we often walk through the park and to the Memorial to pay our respects. What I wish I could have picked up in a video are the names of the fallen announced in the background. It has a very ...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  June 28, 2022.New properties for sale 416Back on the market listings 137Price decrease listings 446Price increase 37Active kick out 14Active option contract 483Active contingent 92Pending listings 591Sold listings 553Expired listings 6Cancelled listings 67Withdrawn listings 10Temporary off market listings 69Coming soon listings 121
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Houston Texas area real estate market update as of June  28, 2022.New properties for sale 434Back on market listings 122Price decrease listings 547Price increase listings 47Option pending listings 291Pending continue to show 71Listings that are now pending 360Listings that have sold 450Listings that will be coming Soon 106Listings That Have Been Withdrawn 45Listing That Have Expired 11Listings That Have Terminated 154
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
When a friend calls and asks you to help her pick out decorative items for her remodeled Lake House and Bunk House the only answer that comes to mind is “Let’s do it!.” We arrived at the "At Home Store" on time at 11 am and finished at 2:30pm! What a haul but it was fun! She had her iPad with photos of each room so we started at one end of the store and plowed through every isle. We were so excited with what we found, our power shopping was worth it! After finishing up we made it to three boutiques we wanted to check out in the area and scored again!  Casual dinner at the Dahlia Café and we called it a day!“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, not the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that so...
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Lactation cookies are a great way to provide snacks for nursing mothers and help them to maintain their energy levels while breastfeeding. But what happens when you want to make lactation cookies that respect parental rights? In this article, we'll explore ways to make lactation cookies that are both nutritious and safe for babies, without infringing on anyone's rights.Reasons to Bake Lactation Cookies For breastfeeding mothers, baking lactation cookies is a great way to get the nutrients they need while satisfying their sweet tooth.2. Cookies can be easily stored in the fridge or freezer and provide a quick and healthy snack for breastfeeding mothers on the go.3. Lactation cookies are a delicious way to show your support for breastfeeding mothers and let them know that you care about t...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
 Sunrise Village is an active 55+ established condo neighborhood in Sayville Long Island, by Sunrise Highway and Lincoln Avenue.Opened in 1985, Sunrise Village is an enclave of all attached Ranch style units. You enter this active adult community at the gated 24 hour entry.  Straight ahead from the entry is the visitors parking lot, the clubhouse, pool, library, and gathering room.Each Condo at Sunrise Village, which is surrounded by Revere Drive, has central air conditioning, electric heat and front or backyard patios. Sunrise Village has 2 bedrooms and either 1, 1.5 or 2 bath units. Some of the condos here have attached garages.For the convenience of the homeowner's at Sunrise Village in Sayville LI, there is a courtesy bus to transport you to and from shopping and town. The leisure l...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
🚣‍Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZ - 6-28-22☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE🏠Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista Lakes🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Val Vista Lakes💲Val Vista Lakes is more than just a great master-planned community.  Our nine hundred acres "water-wonderland" consists of four spacious sports parks, meandering bicycle paths, and a luxurious clubhouse.  The clubhouse features an eight-court championship tennis complex, indoor racquetball courts, cardio, and weight training facilities, a junior Olympic swimming pool and spa, banquet and meeting rooms, waterfalls, and a tropical lagoon swimming pool with a sandy beach.VVL offers twenty-four Residential Subdivisions, several of which are c...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
How to Show a Wholesale Property with Buyer & Seller is in Same Room 30 Min / Best National REIATODD CHUNN• 248-497-9195• todd.tcdeals@gmail.com MARK MAUPIN• 248-939-6232• Maupin.mark@gmail.com  Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel  Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/c/RalphMaupin/ The best funding source for all your investor's deals:http://nationalfundingagency.com/  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/  Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Estate Investors Associat...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
I'm not sure these should just be Sunday Beef Days, how about 7 days a week.  BillYOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox.net Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property ManagementSelling Arizona for more than 19 yearsFounder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor
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By Teresa Ryan - Naperville Real Estate, Naperville IL & Western Suburbs Real Estate Broker
(Ryan Hill Group)
Dreaming of owning a charming and spacious property? Make that dream come true with this lovely home. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1400 square feet of living space, this two-story home has all the space you need to enjoy a fun and convenient lifestyle. All its bedrooms are cozy, providing ultimate comfort after an eventful day. The kitchen has lots of cabinetry. The living room is spacious and bright. With its excellent outdoor spaces like the screened front porch and the very large backyard, appreciating nature is now easy.  Be the proud owner of this exquisite West Chicago IL property today!   518 Joliet St, West Chicago, IL 60185 | West Chicago Home for Sale   Call me, Teresa Ryan, Managing Broker and Team Leader of Ryan Hill Group (Century 21 Affiliated), at 630-718-0424 to...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Book Recommendation: The Winemaker's Wife by Kristin HarmelI enjoyed reading The Winemaker's Wife (2019) by internationally best selling author and Florida resident Kristin Harmel. This is an outstanding work of historical fiction. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. The author of the engrossing international bestseller The Room on Rue Amélie returns with a moving story set amid the champagne vineyards of northern France during the darkest days of World War II, perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale.Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the Résistance. Inès fears they’...
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By Teresa Ryan - Naperville Real Estate, Naperville IL & Western Suburbs Real Estate Broker
(Ryan Hill Group)
Treasured two-story home is ready for you to add your personal touches Why rent when you can buy? This classic West Chicago, IL home has great history and ambiance. In need of a little TLC, add a few touch ups and updates, and you will have a lovely home to enjoy!  Surrounded by lush greenery and a beautifully landscaped yard, enjoy relaxing and get-togethers with friends and family. The expansive backyard, screened porch, and large windows in almost every living area are all designed for you to appreciate nature's beauty right outside your own home. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and over 1,400 square feet of living space, this fantastic home is also ideally located. Famous parks, museums, restaurants, and highly rated public schools are all just a short drive away. With every...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
If you're like me, you're probably always looking for an easy snack idea. Especially if you're working long hours at home or in the office. Lately, this has been my go-to snack and I'd thought you'd enjoy it too. If you have two minutes you can make this yummy snack. Ingredients Plain rice cake 1-2 tbsp peanut butter 3-4 dried apricots cut in half 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds Directions Spread peanut butter on the rice cake. Add apricot pieces and pumpkin seeds on top. This is pretty filling because the pumpkin seeds and peanut butter are high in protein. Sometimes I even have them for breakfast or lunch too. You can swap the apricots out for your favorite dried fruit, raisins are really good on this as well.  
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerEven if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!Attributed to Will Rogers Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Motivational Monday…Watch That Knee Do you remember having a physical exam and your doctor tapping just below your knee with a small rubber mallet? They are looking for an involuntary reaction or reflex.    Of course, the doctor makes sure not to be in front of you so they aren’t the recipient of that swift kick.      Today we use the term knee-jerk reaction often when discussing someone’s impulsive response to a situation or comment.    Admittedly, I have been guilty of having knee-jerk reactions. It is something I’m constantly working on.  We have so much information thrown at us these days… false and semi-true, misinformation and fake…conjecture and manipulative…biased and perspective-driven…how are we to know what is real?    And therein lies the rub. So often what we put out there...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Summer is officially here in the Sunny Phoenix metro. Temperatures are over 100 degrees in June and you are ready for a refreshing adventure! Well head to Mesa and the Salt River (fresh water) and COOL DOWN and have some FUN! Salt River Tubing is in full swing!  Time to go Tubing on the Salt River with tubing through the Summer Months.    Salt River  Tubing float downs are a BLAST! Salt River Tubing in Mesa                                    Tubes can be rented on the Salt River   Salt River Tubing 9200 North Bush HighwayMesa, AZ 85215   Tubing image from prior year during the hot Summer Months is a family fun ritual in the Phoenix metro in Mesa.     Map Location of Salt River Tubing and Recreation  Stop by Salt River Tubing and Recreation for your tube rental and trip to and from tubin...
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Tonight was a sign of times past.  Times when lowball offers were a common occurrence.  Times when we grew to expect the type of offers we hesitated to present.  But this time, I called my home seller without hesitation.  You see, I knew this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom totally remodeled home was not worthy of the offer presented.  My 20 years in business tells me that this caller thought he knew the market.  He didn't have an agent representing him. He had bought "100 properties" on his own and didn't need his own agent.  Fine, I thought.  After returning his call, leaving a voicemail, I repeated what I had told him before.  This home has been on the market for 2 days and my sellers will not accept this low offer.  There are other similar listings priced much higher. Are the headlines crea...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
 June 2022 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Ashland County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $19,000 40 $475 1556106 Sold Agenda Ashland $20,000 80 $250 1560730 Sold Sanborn Ashland $28,000 28.51 $982 6094920 Sold Morse Ashland $33,000 20 $1,650 6098750 Sold White River Ashland $35,000 40 $875 6098219 Sold Ashland Ashland $39,900 36 $1,108 22104406 Sold Jacobs Ashland $40,000 20 $2,000 6098752 Sold White River Ashland $40,000 20 $2,000 6098751 Sold White River Ashland $48,000 40 $1,200 22101560 Sold Gordon Ashland $48,000 40 $1,200 6096097 Sold Ashland Ashland $50,000 40 $1,250 1556436 Sold Peeksville Ashland $50,000 30 $1,667 1549600 Sold Morse Ashland $52,5...
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