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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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A Map to Your Home I am a mapping kind of guy, we draw all sorts of maps for our forestland projects and with our rental properties we also do a bit of mapping. With the rentals our maps differ a bit from the forestland properties; generally these maps are more like floorplans. These floorplans a...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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How many times have you gotten up in the morning with a long list of “must do” tasks for the day? How many times has that made you less than enthusiastic about getting busy and getting to work?When you start in that frame of mind, you might slog through those tasks and accomplish a lot before the...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
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Yesterday, I experienced my first Alaska Air flight from Sacramento to Kona in Hawaii. Until recently, no airlines from Sacramento flew directly to Kona. We used to have to fly Hawaiian Airlines to Honolulu and hang out there for several hours to catch a 45-minute connecting flight to Kona. Which...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 What have you included or excluded in a sale? In my recent post about pianosI talked about one staying with the home, one for sale and one was free to anyone willing to pick it up. And our membersRon and Alexandra Seigel made a comment about selling a palm tree. How interesting. There are some u...

By Dorothy Mitchell, Writer and real estate agent
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Whether you want to sell your home or want to live in it, remodel is a good idea. If you plan to sell, needless to say, the right remodel can increase the selling price. But if you choose to stay, you can still remodel to live a comfortable life and to have a place that reflects you and is truly ...

By Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Pawleys Island, SC, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
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May you be blessed with everything bright and cheerful!Happy Easter  Joanne Gillet and The Edge Of The Beach Team We have a great new tool!Check out our new website at EdgeOfTheBeach.comFor YOur Free Home Value EstimateClick on What’s My Home Worth? To see what your home is worth.

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(The Climer School of Real Estate)
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Check out my blog on the newest March 2019 Florida Real Estate State Exam Pass Fail Numbers. More data on why everyone who wants to attend a real estate class to get their Florida real estate license needs to go to...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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 Easter is the time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life, love and joy.Have a Blessed Day!Happy Easter  

By Mark Gowlovech
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When you need money to bridge the gap, you should consider getting an Arizona Bridge Loan. It’s easy, quick, and effective.An Arizona Bridge Loan is a loan that can be in your account in just a couple of days. It’s an easy loan to get that doesn’t require that you have excellent credit. You simpl...

By Mark Gowlovech
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Are you questioning the reason Arizona Hard Money Lenders want property with equity? Find out the reasons here.Many people are surprised when they hear that all they need to secure an Arizona Hard Money Loan is property with equity. They feel as though there is some sort of trick involved because...
If you’re considering using Arizona Private Money Lenders but you’re not sure what they do or how borrowing money works, read this article. It will give you all the information you need to know.Most people have no idea that Arizona Private Money Lenders exist. They only learn about them when they...

By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling, Feng Shui in San Fernando Valle
(Colonial Realty Group )
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(818)276-6882 Lupe - COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR SALE near CRENSHAW/LAX METRO RAIL Welcome to my video blog, today we will preview a good opportunity for commercial buyers /investors looking for a good location property with lots of traffic.   Bienvenidos a mi video blog, hoy les presentare una propi...

By Bryan Haarlander, IRS Tax Strategies & IRS Tax Debts
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Realtors often hear of the advantages of operating as an S Corporation. Rather than consulting with an experienced tax professional, they form an S Corporation and report their realtor commissions and operating expenses on the corporate tax returnForm 1120S rather than on Schedule C in Form 1040....
More people would be looking at buying a home in Arizona with the No Down Payment USDA Loan if they could buy without their spouses negative credit.  There are a great deal of reasons why one spouse may have very good credit and the other may have some negative credit marks; especially in this cu...

By Bill Dean, William Dean - Broker, Salesperson
(Haggerty Team St. Louis, Mo.)
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I found this really informative post by MIKE COOPER It truly could save your life !  You owe it to yourself and family to check your electrical outlets. Owning a real estate brokerage and an electrical contracting company has a number of advantages for me.  It's not unusual for me to offer electr...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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"Coming Soon" Real Estate Advertisements Not Allowed  In Maryland The following guidelines are from the Maryland Real Estate Commission: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SIGN OR ONE LIKE IT? Recently, the Commission has received inquiries about the advertising of properties when there is not a signed listing a...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Stevens Point Riverfront Rendezvous, the cant miss event in Central Wisconsin Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - July 4, 5, & 6, 2013 Free Admission and Entertainment   One of the many highlights of living in Stevens Point is the Riverfront Rendezvous.  A huge celebration of free music and opportun...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Disputed Debt Rule Delayed By FHA Previously, FHA announced a rule that would prevent mortgage borrowers with an outstanding collection debt of $1,000 or more from obtaining FHA financing.  The rule went into effect on the first of April.  Now, FHA has deferred the effective date of the rule unti...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Bank of America Refines the Short Sale Process (This notice was distributed to the real estate professionals at RE/MAX Realty Group in Gaithersburg, Maryland) Every day, Bank of America works with agents like you to help homeowners complete short sales. On April 14, we will strengthen our partner...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always o...