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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 & BrokerYou are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive!Attributed to Maya Angelou 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 Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
During this month we visited many cities across the nation to see the local American flags proudly displayed.  We have learned from each other, we have honored our brave, and we have born witness to each sorrow.  Loved ones that have been lost have had their memory revitalized and perhaps a little healing along the way.  As we end our month of Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho and Endre Barath, Jr. challenge to celebrate  ole glory, I wanted to share a favorite video of mine presented by Evangelo Morris.  If Ole glory could talk what words would we hear? May Ole Glory stand watch over you and yours and remind us how lucky we are.   
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information In San Mateo, California, neighborhoods like Fiesta Gardens and Bay Meadows are highly sought after because they are great places to raise a family. Homes in Fiesta Gardens and Bay Meadows are part of an extensive real estate portfolio that boasts many features and amenities designed to make residents' lives easier. Fiesta Gardens & Bay Meadows are beautiful places to raise a family because of their safe streets and friendly atmosphere. If you have any questions or concerns about the neighborhood, please feel free to reach out to us. We have experts in San Mateo, California, ready to help you find the best options for your family. If you need any help getting started, don't hesitate to contact us.Residents of Fiesta Gardens and Bay Meadows can pick from various ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information Hayward Park is a beautiful San Mateo, California area, and it is conveniently located just a short distance from the city center. South of San Francisco is where this affluent neighborhood lies. The large number of people living here and the subsequent growth of a culturally diverse population give this area the feeling of a thriving community. There are indeed other great neighborhoods in San Mateo, but Hayward Park is on the rise in this beautiful city. Don't be hesitant to give us a call if you have any inquiries about the Hayward Park homes for sale. Our team will work with you to locate the ideal home in San Mateo.Due to its proximity to San Mateo's thriving downtown, this area has become a popular choice among homebuyers. To get to the malls, residents no...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Thank you Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho    for asking me to be your second fiddler aka assistant host to this wonderful Challenge. There are so many Active Rain Members who wrote some truly awesome posts. They know who they are and not wanting to forget anyone and make them feel slighted I will not mention anyone. Thank you for your wonderful contributions. I truly appreciated and loved them.As a legal alien who came to this country, (thanks to my father writing to President Johnson to let us in), I am here because of it and grateful for it. My father was the proudest American you could meet. He loved this country  and was proud to fly Old Glory in front of his house every day.I was at West Point as a Cadet when he told me that the only thing missing was a flag and  otherwise he had...
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  MORE PETS ARE LOST ON JULY 4TH THAN ANY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR! How To Keep Your Pets Safe During July 4th Fireworks   We might enjoy the Red, White & Boom of Independence Day celebration fireworks. But your pets ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LOVE FIREWORKS! Dogs and cats are frightened by fireworks, explosions and loud noises. Their first instinct is to run away to safety. Sadly, many of the dogs and cats that escape then can't seem to find their way home and are lost forever. Did you know that July 5th is the day when most pets are reported missing? That's because more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year.   So keep this upcoming Independence Day weekend a "pet-friendly" holiday. And just in case one of your four-legged family member(s) does run away, make sure they have e...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Do you love Scottsdale Arizona? Most people do. Accordingly, sunny Scottsdale is the most expensive city to live in within Arizona. If you are looking to spend less money than for a single family home, how about living in a Scottsdale in  a condo or townhome or possibly a Co-Op or even a fractional ownership. (Photo: Scottsdale Old Town by Diane Helms Pixabay) Whether living near the downtown entertainment district or Kierland, on a golf course there are Condos, Townhomes, Patio Homes for sale in Scottsdale waiting for you! Here are the July 2022 and always up to date list of condos, townhomes and  patio homes for sale in Scottsdale with a FREE Scottsdale MLS List and Free MLS search where you can set up your own personal portal.  Scottsdale Arizona Patio Homes, Condos and Townhomes Fo...
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Anytime you drive by the area of Yarnell, Arizona, and if you're from Arizona, you know the significance of this town and the tragedy of June 30, 2013.  That day nineteen hot shot firefighters lost their lives in a tragic fire that had overtaken the area.   The Yarnell fire started from a lightening strike and spread quickly due to monsoon winds, a seasonal occurrence in Arizona.  A crew of 20 hotshot firefighters trained for this type of fire assembled to battle the fire.  One of the firefighters separated early on as a lookout.  The fire took a deadly turn and 19 firefighters perished in what is considered the worst fire tragedy in Arizona history.  I remember vividly driving back from my hometown in Kansas, on the last leg of my 1000 mile drive on July 9, 2013.  As I made a left turn...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information You won't find many better places to call home than Sunnybrae and 19th Avenue Park in San Mateo, California. After the war, Sunnybrae was one of the first neighborhoods in the city to embrace the suburban way of life. On the other hand, 19th Avenue Park is home to primarily middle-class families who enjoy an exceptionally high investment return when selling their homes. There is a standard level of sophistication among the residents of Sunnybrae. Many of the homes in the area were designed by Joseph Eichler and built in the early 1950s when his modernist style was at its peak. If you have any questions or concerns about the Sunnybrae & 19th Avenue Park neighborhoods or anywhere else in San Mateo, CA, please don't hesitate to call or email our helpful staff.Becau...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information Foothill Terrace is a residential area in San Mateo, California, that is known for its serenity and calmness and is surrounded by beautiful hills. The neighborhood of Foothill Terrace in San Mateo, California, is a small and peaceful place. There are primarily single-family homes and a few two-story mansions in Foothill Terrace, all of which boast breathtaking vistas of lower San Mateo. While most of the houses in Foothill Terrace were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, a small number of dwellings were built in the area in the late 1900s and early 2000s. Rooms in the houses of Foothill Terrace are extraordinary because they offer breathtaking panoramas of San Francisco Bay. Please contact us at your earliest convenience if you have any questions about the real ...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Maxus Realty Group Agents are local specialists with knowledge to help you buy and sell the right home, at the right price.We are passionate about you as a client, we will always protect your best interests just because it's the only way we do business day in and day out.Today, we'll talk about 3 TIPS: Preparing Your House To Sell In The Summer  Summer is a great time to sell your home. The weather is warmer, and buyers are more inclined to spend time in the sun. This is a good time to make your home more attractive to potential buyers starting from the outside. When people are looking for a home in hot weather, It means that people will be looking for houses to buy no matter what. While others are taking vacations and relaxing at the beach, serious buyers are hard at work looking for t...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
If You’re Selling Your House This Summer, Hiring a Pro Is Critical It can be tempting, especially with how hot the housing market has been over the past two years, to consider selling your home on your own. But today’s market is at a turning point, making it more essential than ever to work with a real estate professional. Not only will a trusted real estate advisor keep you updated and help you make the best decisions based on current market trends, but they’re also experts in managing the many aspects of selling your house. Here are five key reasons why working with a real estate professional makes sense today. 1. A Professional Follows the Latest Market Trends With higher mortgage rates, rising home prices, and a growing number of homes for sale, today’s housing market is showing sig...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Hot Buy!  Hillpointe's largest model with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,207 sf., Living Room, cozy Fireplace, Dining room, and Indoor Laundry room. Intimate, yet spacious, this home is designed for the ultimate in comfortable living!Features; tile flooring in Living room, dramatic sloped ceilings, large overhead decorative plant shelves, fresh paint inside, window blinds, mirrored closet doors in Primary bedroom, dual glazed sliding doors & windows, plus Energy efficient Central Heating/Air.Family Kitchen is Open to living area, has laminate wood flooring, Gas Range, microwave, dishwasher, and easy to maintain Formica counter tops. Hall Bath has tiled floor, faux marble counters, Fiberglass tub/shower. Primary bedroom has walk in shower. All bedrooms have newer laminate floors.Also featuring; ...
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By Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri)
Just Listed 5436 Holly Hills Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109Charming brick bungalow off the tree-lined, one-way Holly Hills Ave. Conveniently located between Francis & Wilmore parks in the popular Princeton Heights neighborhood -a short distance to Macklind St. for a selection of indoor/outdoor dining options. This home has the space you are seeking. Wood floors & lots of old-world charm-from the original woodwork to the built-in ironing board to the custom phone alcove. Features include 2 bedrooms on the main level, covered front porch for enjoying the outdoors in all seasons, spacious living room, some newer vinyl windows, one car detached garage, vinyl sided sunporch for all your plants & an updated full bath. Kitchen has an electric range, wood flooring under the tile & a useful breakfast ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Makes the Homestead So SpecialThe Zoom call this week, moderated by Eileen Burns featured 2 ActiveRain members. Wanda Kubat-Nerdin and Bob Crane.  Each gave a presentation on how they came to live where they are, and some of the reasons why they feel so comfortable there. Wanda started the session. She noted that the family greatly appreciate the outdoor activities that are available. Her grandparents settled into the area because of the moderate weather, with 360 days of sunshine a year, clean air, and so many things to do.  The So Utah area recently hosted the Ironman Triathlon, which has historically been held on the island of Hawaii. They also had the Huntsman Senior games which brought in people from 65 countries around the globe. The Southern Utah area is also home to 5 Natio...
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
A messy shelf can be a headache – it's hard to look for things when a shelf is unorganized and stacked like people realize that they're losing over a Tetris game and just let it go instead. People have more stuff to put on their shelves but cannot because of the messy stack. However small the space may be, there are easy ways to free up spaces to store more things.Putting an additional shelf behind the door of their homes is a good idea, as these spots are always left unnoticed. Stacking up stuff should always depend on what is inside the room. For example, if people choose to build a shelf behind a laundry room door, they should only stack up laundry detergent, fabric conditioner, and the like. They can also put towels or laundered apparel – anything that will match the laundry room. A...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On June 16, 2022, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that there were 1,135 homes were sold in May of 2022, declined 20.5% from May of 2021, and medium existing home price was $1.31 Million in May of 2022, jumped 19.1% from May of 2021 in Los Angeles, California.There were 1,943 active listing homes in May of 2022, down 0.1% from May of 2021; while home stayed 11 median days on the market in May 2022 in Los Angeles, California.For complete more information about the California Association of Realtors’ May of 2022 in Los Angeles, California homes sales and value report, please click HERE
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By Trent Dalrymple (248) 854-0625, Allowing Mortgage Professionals to Lend Nationwide
(Home State Bank)
We can help you INCREASE your residential mortgage loan closings!Join us and immediately start originating NATIONWIDE! While originations are shrinking, you can expand your lending by expanding your lending territory!AND we'll let you be the BOSS of your mortgage business! (Call me for all the details)We're hiring experienced Residential Mortgage Loan Originators and Mortgage Branch Managers with a team (and aspiring branch managers)! Contact: Trent Dalrymple National MLO Recruiter - Home State Bank (248) 854-0625 tdalrymple@homestbk.com
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By Derik Keith, Metro Cash Offer
(Metro Cash Offer)
Selling Inherited Property – What You Need to Know About The Probate Process in OklahomaThe grief you experience when losing a parent or close family member can be traumatic. Added to the grieving process, you may find yourself being named as the executor of their estate or as a beneficiary of their estate. Both involve a lot of legal and administrative stuff to deal with the assets and liabilities your loved one left behind. In this blog article, we will look at the probate process in Oklahoma and what to do with inherited property.Wills and ProbateWhen a person dies, they leave things behind. It’s true what they say, “when you go, you can’t take it with you”. Depending on their situation, your loved one will have a variety of assets (things they own) and liabilities (debts) – all toge...
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By Laura Testa
(Nationwide Homes)
UNDER CONTRACT! 47 Carmel Hill Rd, Watertown, CT- we're representing the Buyer's side on the purchase of this beautiful three bedroom Ranch. Set on a peaceful culdesac this completely updated home🏡 is💯move-in ready! The new Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and custom tile work. Completely updated Baths. Formal Dining Room. Breezeway to accessory apartment. Spacious one level living that flows seamlessly outdoors where the back Deck overlooks a huge, level lawn and fenced yard. Front Porch. 2 Car Garage. A true gem! There were many offers on this home but our offer was the one that was accepted.🎉We're thrilled for our clients who really loved this beautiful home and now get to make it their own. 🙌      Peter Testa Realtor / Nationwide Homes  57 North St, Suite...
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