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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
If you enjoyed this post, then you'll definitely enjoy these other 'Just for Fun' posts!
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
In today's Real Estate Podcast, from Tom Ferry, Tom discusses how we all want things to be easier in life. But 90 percent of success is simply doing the work. So... are you constantly looking for hacks, or are you willing to do the work? Check out this Mindset Monday to find out why this topic makes Tom instantly think of Kobe Bryant – and why we should all “be like Kobe.” 
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
The actor quietly shopped around his 320-acre Telluride estate last year for $59 million, but now is testing the market at $39.5 million. Tom Cruise is on a mission: The A-lister wants to sell his massive Telluride ranch. The Colorado spread is back on the market for $39.5 million. The star of “Mission Impossible” had quietly shopped the property in 2014, at the much higher price point of $59 million. Now it’s officially on the market for the first time. Cruise, 58, spent years amassing the land. He then had a 10,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home built on the property back in 1994. It’s reported that he no longer uses the ranch and has decided to pass this premium parcel along to its next steward. The 320-acre mountain retreat was the location for a Vanity Fair magazine...
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
Everyday AgencyLogic publishes real estate news and press releases from around the country.  Here are the most recent press releases: NAR Mourns the Passing of 1990 President Norman D. FlynnConsumer Perception of Homebuying Conditions Worsens as Affordability and Supply Issues PersistEarly Indicators of Relief From A Red-Hot Market May Be On The WayOut of Town Movers Reshuffling to Larger, More Affordable HomesNAR Report Finds LGBTQ Buyers Purchasing Older, Smaller Homes Than Other AmericansHomes With High Flood Risk Are Selling for Nearly $50,000 More Than Low-Risk Homes as Pandemic Buyers Chase Waterfront PropertiesExperts Say Zoning Changes Are Most Effective Path to Boost Housing Supply for a More-Balanced MarketRealtor.com® and LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Survey Shows Housing Discr...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I could add this to what I wrote last week.  I mentioned that we would be taking a family vacation of the eastern shore of Connecticut.We arrived today in a great beach house with lots of room.  This best part of this is just spending time together.As you can see grandson Max is enjoying it already. We have some beach time planned.  And next we will be boating on the Long Island Sound.  George Souto gave me some names of restaurants although we also brought plenty of food. 
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Just 455 days ago, Silicon Valley and much of the world went dark with the first mandatory "shelter in place" order, designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. With curfews, restrictions on gatherings, business closings and requirements for masks, gloves and sanitizers, the world resembled (and sometimes felt like) an apocolyptic horror movie. Now that the Nine-County Bay Area is re-opening on June 15, inquiring minds want answers.Here are links to Frequently Asked Questions and resources to help people make good choices moving forward as of June 15, 2021. While it's reported that more than half of all Californians age 12 and up are reportedly vaccinated, caution is still advised. Employees should be aware that California's Occupational Safety & Health Association will be releasing new wo...
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By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 0.33 percent of 39,000 Realtors in our MLS
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
061521 Home Tour Tuesday: Call The Shanna Day Team To Tour This Beautiful Home! 480-415-7616We bring you another fabulous listing in our latest Home Tour Tuesday! Outdoor kitchen, basketball half-court, firepit, playground area, pool, spa and more- if the backyard of this gorgeous home for sale in the Valley is this loaded, just imagine the tons of delightful features and amenities you'll discover inside it! Call 480-415-7616 for more information or a private tour of our featured home! Get Your Home Sold With The Shanna Day Team Beautify/Ready To Sell Program!  CallOFFICIAL LISTING AGENT, SHANNA DAYfor any questions or more information:480-415-7616      Click here to view all of the Shanna Day Team Featured Listings FUTURE QUESTIONS If you have any topics or questions you would like ans...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
What do the Eadweard Muybridge, the Magna Carta and Christopher Columbus have in common? All three share an important anniversary on June 15th. 763 BC – Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to establish the chronology of Mesopotamian history.1215 – King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.1502 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage.1520 – Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in Exsurge Domine.1648 – Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.1667 – The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (This is the "traditional date" of the event, the exact...
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By Michelle Dumas, Personal Branding & Career Marketing Expert
(Distinctive Career Services, LLC)
So, you have found an advertised opening for a real estate sales agent on a job board, in a real estate group that you would love to be a part of and you want to apply. The only problem...your resume is terribly outdated! You know you can't submit it as it is. Not only is it missing the last five years of your experience -- and all the stellar sales accomplishments you have accumulated in that time -- it is still in the old-fashioned-looking style you learned to write in college. You've seen the resumes of some of your colleagues and you KNOW without a doubt that your resume also needs a modern makeover. TIME FOR A RESUME MAKEOVER It is true. As a professional resume writer who has been working in the industry for more than a quarter-century, I can confirm that resume styles and best pr...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A normal market has a 6-month supply of homes for sale. Anything over that indicates it’s a buyers’ market, but an inventory level below that threshold means we’re in a sellers’ market. Today’s inventory level sits far below the norm. According to the Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Total housing inventory at the end of April amounted to 1.16 million units, up 10.5% from March's inventory and down 20.5% from one year ago (1.46 million). Unsold inventory sits at a 2.4-month supply at the current sales pace, slightl...
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By Maui Luxury Real Estate Team, Ask for the Best, Ask for MLRET!
(KW Island Living)
Have you been dreaming of living in Hawaii? If so, you can now turn your dreams into reality with a forever home in paradise. Experience the best of the island, from striking scenery to the soothing waves, immaculate beaches, and so much more, when you make your move and buy real estate at the Kaanapali Alii. Introducing Kaanapali Alii 1-303.Full Article Here: Live Luxuriously At Kaanapali Alii 1-303
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By Maui Luxury Real Estate Team, Ask for the Best, Ask for MLRET!
(KW Island Living)
A top-notch luxury condominium property in the Kaanapali area; the Kaanapali Alii boasts 264 individually owned condos fronting the world-renowned Kaanapali Beach. Property owners enjoy the luxury of strolling on these pristine white sands anytime they want as well as easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment at the nearby Whalers Village. Among the breathtaking experiences, you will enjoy every day is watching the spectacular Maui sunset and the incredible sights of the Pacific Ocean from your lanai or poolside.Full Article Here: Property Spotlight: Kaanapali Alii Luxury Condo for Sale
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By Maui Luxury Real Estate Team, Ask for the Best, Ask for MLRET!
(KW Island Living)
Home to incredible white sand beaches and many other spectacular sights of the island’s natural beauty, West Maui is a place to indulge your senses; particularly, your taste buds, with many fine and casual dining options to satisfy your gastronomic cravings.Here’s a rundown of several of the best West Maui restaurants to enjoy after moving to your new West Maui home! For more great information on Maui and the Maui real estate market, don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter today!Full Article Here: Best West Maui Restaurants to Excite Your Taste buds
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By Maui Luxury Real Estate Team, Ask for the Best, Ask for MLRET!
(KW Island Living)
The hustle and bustle of city life can become overwhelming and tiring as time goes on. It’s easy to spiral into a frenzied and chaotic lifestyle in a fast-paced world. To unwind, people usually go on a vacation in Hawaii. The Islands of Aloha is indeed a paradise that offers a plethora of adventures, scenic views, and a laid-back way of life. That is why it’s not surprising that some people choose to live here full time. So if you’re planning on packing your bags and permanently living in Hawaii, we’ve got the perfect West Maui real estate for you.Full Article Here: Build Your Maui Dream Home in Lanikeha, Kaanapali
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
If you are someone lucky to live on Maui, always remember you have a plethora of great places to try whenever you are craving delicious and luxurious meals. These must-eat fine dining places offer different varieties of food and even provide takeout and delivery options if you prefer dining at home. To help you decide which restaurant to try out, we’ve compiled the best places you can dine in on Maui.Full Article Here: The Best Places to Eat in Maui – Must Eat and Fine Dining
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
Mistakes That First-Time Homebuyers Make  If you’re buying your first home, there are plenty of things that you’ll need to know. Being informed will allow you to avoid some of the most common mistakes that first-time homebuyers make. These errors and their remedies can be found below. Don't join the crowd and make an error, know before you buy.    They Don’t Have Enough Funds   Every homebuyer plans for mortgage payments. Not every buyer plans for all of the other costs that go along with buying a home. Just because you can afford mortgage payments doesn't necessarily mean that you can afford the house.    There’s so much financially that goes into owning a home. You’ll need to plan for things like home maintenance, insurance, taxes, closing costs, and more. All of this will need to be ...
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
There are many reasons why you should consider moving to Kapalua, Hawaii, and making it your home. Aside from the chill island vibe, the island is home to luxury dining and lodging, making it a popular destination among serious golfers, affluent people, and top-billed celebrities. The good news is you don’t have to be famous to enjoy the island’s stunning landscapes, outdoor activities, and amazing shores. A good number of their attractions are free and open even to off-property visitors.Full Article Here: Best Things to do in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
Watching the sunset with loved ones while taking a sip of a refreshing drink is a dream life that many people covet. For some, experiencing this luxurious island lifestyle where you are surrounded by nature’s best sceneries and the warm ocean breeze is only possible when going on a vacation. But for the lucky residents of an exclusive Maui Luxury Real Estate, the marvels of a tropical paradise are integrated with their daily life. If you dream of the lulling ocean waves, mesmerizing panoramic views, and year-long ideal weather, this gem of a home is waiting for you.Full Article Here: Dreamy Kapalua Home with Vast Ocean Views for Sale in Pineapple Hill
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By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
Hope Is on the Horizon for Today’s Housing Shortage The major challenge in today’s housing market is that there are more buyers looking to purchase than there are homes available to buy. Simply put, supply can’t keep up with demand. A normal market has a 6-month supply of homes for sale. Anything over that indicates it’s a buyers’ market, but an inventory level below that threshold means we’re in a sellers’ market. Today’s inventory level sits far below the norm. According to the Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Total housing inventory at the end of April amounted to 1.16 million units, up 10.5% from March's inventory and down 20.5% from one year ago (1.46 million). Unsold inventory sits at a 2.4-month supply at the current sales pace, slightl...
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By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
The real estate report from the Realtors Association of Maui for March 2021 showed the increased sales activity in this part of the island. This positive trend is due to two significant reasons – normal spring and the relaxing of COVID-19 protocols. March has been very busy in the West Maui real estate market as the demand for properties increased exponentially despite the rising mortgage rates as well as the prices of homes. People who sell their homes remain low along with new construction activities.Full Article Here: March 2021 West Maui Real Estate Stats are In
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