Recent Blog Posts

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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
The only competition you should have is with your past self. .. #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #Outsourcing #CoachKaterina #Quotes #QuoteOfTheDay #QuotesDaily #QuotesToLiveBy
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By Scott Schulte
(Scott Schulte LLC)
Once upon a time, in a bustling town, there were two neighbors, Sarah and Mark, who lived side by side. Their lifestyles couldn't have been more different, and their choices were like a tale of tricks and treats.Sarah, a dedicated real estate professional, led a sedentary lifestyle. Her days were filled with hours of sitting at her desk, meeting clients, and crunching numbers for property deals. Evenings often found her on the couch in front of the TV, too exhausted to think about exercise.She often indulged in fast food and rarely saw the motivation for physical activity. Over the years, this lifestyle had become a "trick" that hid the shadows of potential health risks.As time passed, Sarah began to experience the consequences of her sedentary ways. She struggled with weight gain felt ...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Click here for price and location2 full BR with oversized loft / 2 Full Bath Lake View Home nestled nicely to give you views of Lake Harmony! This cottage has been transformed to enjoy comfort with guests or family. Large Living Room and dining area await its house full of loved ones! New METAL Roof installed with Living Room and Bedroom Addition in 2011! This home is available on the quiet side of the lake so you can enjoy no through traffic while you enjoy your neighborhood! Call Lorraine Barbella today at (570) 417-3411 for more information! Click here for price and location
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By Scott May, M.S., CRS., REALTOR Coldwell Banker Bullard Newnan GA
(Newnan - Peachtree City and surrounding areas)
Newnan Real Estate Market Update as of October 2, 2023About Newnan:  Newnan Georgia is the county seat for Coweta County located about 30 minutes to the South East of Atlanta's International airport.  Current population is about 45,000 and the County is about 150,000 or so.  The city itself prides itself as the "city of homes" with many pre Civil War era houses near the town Square.  The city has grown tremendously over the past several decades with the addition of large subdivisions, sprawling golf courses and of course shopping as well as a great selection of great restaurants.  Surrounding areas include Peach Tree City and Fayetteville to the East with a similar population, Chattahoochie Hills to the North including Serenbe, Senoia to the South East where the Walking Dead was filmed,...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, The best Retired Brokers !!!!
Have you ever felt regret that you spoke before thinking? I have and I share these words with you because they may save us some future anguish.The word THINK gives us a wonderful way to know if the words that are leaving our mouths are:  THOUGHTFUL   HONEST   INTELLIGENT    NECESSARY    KIND T Thoughtful...H HONEST...I INTELLIGENT...N NECESSARY...K KIND My dearly loved... one and only sister Bonnie recently shared this with me and told me she way hanging it up in her kitchen to remind her to think before she speaks... I thought it was GREAT... and that is why I am sharing it with all my Active Rain friends... I hope you enjoyed it... And he called the people to him and said to them "Hear and understand: it is not what goes in the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mo...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
 In this exciting episode part 2, Adriana dive deep into the Florida Hometown Heroes program. Discover how this extraordinary initiative is changing the game for aspiring homeowners in Florida.Join Adriana Montes, CEO and broker-owner of Florida Dreams Capital, as she breaks down the eligibility criteria for this remarkable program. Learn how to qualify as a first-time homebuyer, what income thresholds apply, and why working with a qualified loan officer like Eric Frazier NMLS 461807 is essential. Explore the benefits, from reduced interest rates to substantial financial assistance. Whether you're aiming to purchase your first home or seeking expert real estate insights, this video has you covered.We'd love to hear from you! Share your thoughts in the comments below. If you found this v...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
  With the overwhelming amount of data and marketing available today, it can be difficult to keep up with regulations surrounding the use of customer information. These laws are not only evolving quickly, but also becoming increasingly important for organizations looking to stay competitive in their digital marketing efforts. From tracking user behavior across websites to remarketing campaigns tailored perfectly to customers' interests, these regulations have a wide-reaching impact that must be incorporated into your overall communications strategy. In this blog, we'll unravel the complexities of data regulation so you can rest easy knowing that your digital marketing strategies remain compliant and effective amidst new industry standards. Understanding Data Regulations  In today's digi...
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By Matt Brady, One of San Diego's Best Lenders
(Watermark Capital)
The big story of last week was the release of the PCE - (personal consumption expenditures) the Fed's preferred inflation gauge. More specifically, the Fed follows Core PCE which excludes food and energy (they claim that there are too many global variables that influence energy prices, such as oil, so excluding them gives us a better idea of actual US inflation). The month-over-month (MoM) change in core PCE came in at an increase of 0.1%. The market was expecting a 0.2% increase MoM. Not only did this beat expectations, but it's the lowest MoM increase since November 2020. Year-over-year (YoY) inflation came in at 3.9%. This was the first time this year that this piece of data came in under 4%. The markets rallied on this news and so did the bond markets, bringing yields down. The Nove...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Searcy Daily Citizen 1929Newspapers seem to be passing away.  We can now go to the computer in order to read the newspaper.  Many people don't have computer knowledge or own a computer.  Prices for the newspaper has gone higher so lots of people have dropped their subscription.  I plan to continue reading a newspaper each day if I can afford to do so.  I love and respect newspapers and the folks who make it happen.  I treasure the clipped photos of family members that I saved through the years. Above is a 1929 photograph of a newspaper newsroom.  Looks kinda messy, doesn't it.  I am attaching a photo of the names of folks pictured.  It was attached to the picture.  
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”  Jimmy Buffett I’ve always loved this Jimmy Buffett quote because it conveys a message of adaptability, resilience, and taking control of one's own destiny in the face of uncontrollable external circumstances. I sat down and thought about why it resonated with me: u "I can't change the direction of the wind": This part of the quote acknowledges that there are certain aspects of life that we cannot control or alter. In this case, the "wind" represents external forces, events, or circumstances that may be beyond our influence, such as unexpected challenges, setbacks, or changes in our environment. u  "But I can adjust my sails": Here, I feel he is emphasizing that even though we can't co...
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By Stephanie Arnett, Forbes | Inman | BossBabe | Newsweek | Tom Ferry
(Mississippi Magnolia)
🏡🏡102 Curtis St, Starkville, MS 39759🏡🏡 📞Mississippi Magnolia | 662.546.1769💲 Price: $ 325,000 Total Bedrooms: 4Total Bathrooms: 4Total SqFt.: 1,511 MLS #22-1641 🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡Check out this completely redesigned and renovated Bungalow by a true visionary! This could be that sound investment you've been looking for. It offers three bedrooms with en suites, plus a fourth bed and bath! Both primary suite and dining area access the spacious back patio and yard. Every detail from the framework in and out are less than 2 years old! The convenient, Central Starkville location offers easy access to the Hwy 12 corridor and walkability to Main Street dining and shopping. Currently leased through July 2024. Lot dimensions to be determined by survey in progress. Dale Conner w/ Mississippi MagnoliaMissis...
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By Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824
(LoKation Real Estate)
Guide to Financing Your Home in Boca Raton FL Buying a home is often the most significant investment you'll make in your lifetime. And while Boca Raton offers a wide variety of property options for every budget, understanding the ins and outs of home financing is crucial.Guide to Financing Your Home in Boca RatonIf you're considering a property in Boca Raton, knowing your financing options can make the journey smoother. From understanding the types of mortgages available to exploring local incentives, the right knowledge can set you on the path to ownership without the added stress. This guide covers: Understanding different mortgage types The importance of credit scores Exploring down payments Local incentives and grants Working with mortgage brokers Here’s a closer look at each.Unders...
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By Laura Sellers,
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.;
We’re honored to be chosen “Best Real Estate Company” in the Auburn, Opelika and the Lee County area. We love our community, love what we do and will always know – that YOUR success is OUR success.#1realestate #bestrealestatecompany #toprealtors #awardwinningagentsBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn, New Construction Auburn, New Construction Opelikawww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Local Events: Fall For Twin Lakes State Park Green Bay VAOctober 14, 202311 AM to 3 PM788 Twin Lakes Rd.Green Bay, Virginia 23942Fall in love with Twin Lakes State Park is an annual fall festival, where you can decorate pumpkins, enter yourself and your pet in a costume contest, have your face painted, roast marshmallows around a campfire, and enjoy a leisurely hayride.Standard parking or admission fee: No.Extra fee: Pumpkins, smores kits, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase.Phone: 434-392-3435Email Address: TwinLakes@dcr.virginia.govFor more information on this great event visit to make this area your home?Call State Wide Realty Co at 434-392-6163 or toda...
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Gaithersburg’s 30th Annual Free OktoberfestGerman Food and Music, Local Beer and EntertainmentThe City of Gaithersburg’s 30th annual free celebration of Oktoberfest from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, will provide an opportunity to experience a wide variety of German traditions, food, beer and entertainment.The festival will take place in and around the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, Kentlands Mansion, Kentlands Village Green and along Main Street and Inspiration Lane. Admission and parking are free. Free wheelchair accessible shuttle service will run regularly during festival hours to and from satellite parking at 101 Orchard Ridge Dr., just off of Quince Orchard Road.Octoberfest will include performances by the Alte Kameraden German Band and Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian Dancers. There will be o...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Most people know about Scotch whiskey and haggis. But did you know that eggnog originated from the Scottish Auld Man's Milk? And butterscotch candy made its way to our shores courtesy of Scottish immigrants. Even Southern Fried Chicken owes its beginnings to both the Scots and West African people settling in the south. In Scotland, one way to celebrate the culture is through sport. Stateside, we celebrate with them through the Seaside Highland Games & Scottish Festival 2023 right here in Ventura.What: Seaside Highland Games & Scottish Festival 2023Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd)When: 9 am to 5 pm on October 14th & 15thAdmission: $5 to $40Seaside Highland Games & Scottish Festival 2023The festivities begin at 9 am on Saturday, October 14th, with a grand parade at hig...
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
A home appraisal is a key part of many home sales, but many sellers make the process harder than it needs to be because they don’t know how to navigate the process, and their lack of knowledge can be frustrating to home appraisers.So, if it was up to appraisers, what advice would they give sellers on how to prepare for an appraisal?A recent article from outlined the top things appraisers wish sellers knew before getting their home appraised, including: Prep your space before the appraisal… The appraiser isn’t there to judge how clean and/or orderly your home is. That being said, if you want your home to appraise for the highest possible value, you want to show it in its best light, so a thorough deep cleaning and decluttering prior to the appraisal is always a good idea. …an...
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By Sam Thomas, When it's important; hire a professional.
(Providence Group Realty)
If the thought of investing your money into brick and mortar—or perhaps some stylishly-painted siding—excites you, join the club.Investing in real estate has long been one of Americans' favorite ways to grow their wealth. In fact, over 70% of single-family rental properties are currently owned by individual investors rather than corporations, according to Census data.1Moreover, a decade's worth of Bankrate surveys has found that Americans often prefer real estate for long-term wealth building over other investments. According to Bankrate's latest survey, for example, Americans have historically embraced real estate, in part, because of the strong return on investment it can offer—especially to investors willing to stick with a property over time.2 It’s also a popular way to hedge agains...
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By Peter Lavelle REALTOR®, Your Home SOLD 4 Times Faster Than MLS Average
(eXp Realty (888) 397-7352 Ext:1148)
Availability, updated price, access: to $6,000 Grant Money Available in Participating Areas. For more details text: 6000 to (215) 965-4465 See if you qualify for a Zero Down Home Loan: Text: ZeroDown to (215) 965-4465 If this house is not for you and you’d like a list in your area and price range, text: BuyerList to 215-965-4465 Homeowners: Need to explore different options in this changing market? Check out the Cash Now, Move Later Program. To find out more text: “NextMove” to 215-965-4465 Peter Lavelle RS282607 eXp  Realty Office: 888-397-7352 X 1148 Property listed with eXp Realty. Not intended to solicit clients currently under contract with another broker. 
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