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By Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours
( Real Estate Showcase Photography)
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    SE Colorado, Part 3 - The Ghost Town Coal Camp of Berwind, Colorado   On this trip into southeastern Colorado, we took off on dirt roads that we had never been on, and had no idea what to expect. One such road had lots of surprises, but none more exciting than when we stumbled upon this. This...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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919 Garfield St, Mount Vernon 98273This beautiful 3 bed 2.5 bath home is move in ready and in a great location! This NW Contemporary home has plenty of space for hosting with a good sized living room and family room. Kitchen with eating space opens up to dinning room. Home also features master be...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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You may be asking yourself what are the benefits to working with hard money lenders? California underwriting guidelines, in short, is one of the main benefits to working with lenders who offer hard money financing. The underwriting process for any lender is a vital part of securing financing, whi...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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Keeping a Gratitude Journal, 5 tips to make a difference   A few years ago I read a book called the Secret.  They used a lot of new age language to describe simple concepts that have been around for a long time, and not really that much of a secret.   One of the concepts and suggestions that they...

By Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!"
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY)
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Funny You Tube Video: This Will Surely Make You Laugh or Scratch Your Head.Ok, I laughed until I cried with this video. It's been a long week I'm sure for most of you as well as for me. Remember, laughter IS the best medicine! It's good for the soul.

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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FHA Proposed Rule To Reduce Seller Concessions HUD published a request for comments (due in 30 days, by March 26) on their revised changes to policies for seller concessions. The new proposal is to limit seller concessions as follows: Reduces the amount of permitted seller concessions to 3% or $6...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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FHA Mortgage Premium Increase  Announcement FHA has just announced they are raising insurance premiums as follows (effective April 1st): (We assume it will apply to case numbers assigned on or after April 1st.) The increases are as follows:  10 basis point increase in annual premium for single fa...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Entry - Love is in the Air - Lisa Von Domek  A True Love Story - Sedona Style! Homes are Where Love and Dreams Come True...  Top of Bell RockIt was November 2014, and my son met the love of his life on a rock climbing adventure up to the top of Bell Rock. He was the guide.  They hit it off, and S...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I never really believed in this kind of stuff but every once in awhile something happens at my house and try as I do, I just can't get it. Last night, the lock fell of of my garage side door. All the pieces were there and I tried for almost an hour and couldn't get it. It will snow later and so I...

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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Get Help To Pass Your Florida Broker's License TestThe Climer School of Real Estate's FamousOnline Video Review Course for Brokers www.BrokerVideoReviewClass.comPass your Florida Brokers License State Exam on your Next Try!The Cram-Course, Accelerated Information that you need to pass. Monthly Su...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 This is one of my favorite contests hosted by Lisa Von Domek each year. The hard part is narrowing it down to just three. Lisa has asked us to write about special transactions and why we feel good about the sale. With this client, Bob,  it was his integrity and kindness.     Bob enjoyed investin...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Snowing big time now and windy. I was out early and was surprised the storm came in earnest before predicted. Nonetheless it is nice being home, with my gang and plenty to eat. The locksmith I called last night, was right on time and I can now close and lock the side door to my garage. All in all...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I arrived at the office at exactly the right time this morning. It was a smooth morning. The dogs and I had a great walk – Breakfast – Still a little “High” on a huge win yesterday . . . and LOTS of great things scheduled for today. I turned on the computer and entered my log-in PIN . . . The scr...
If you are anticipating a divorce, then the first step would be to set up a face to face consultation with a competent divorce attorney. This consultation will help you to talk about personal circumstances and figure out all options that can be exercised to accomplish the case. To make the most o...
Real estate depends on the prediction concerning the economy of the market. Any licensed agent who has significant experience on the market does an educated guess. Through this assumption, the market works on the price pattern, demand, and supply. This defines the rapid change in urban economics ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Stuff. We all have stuff. Some of us have more stuff than we even know we have and with the recent cold weather, I had to face one of my biggest "stuff" challenges. What is that? Matching gloves. How is it that you buy gloves in pairs, but one sneaky glove always crawls away during the night, nev...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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People are funny, no haha but certainly strange. I work Sunday's at an antique gallery where I have a space. Some folks are pleasant and forthcoming and then there are the really strange ones. In this gallery there are 42 different dealers and each does their own pricing and determines when and i...
Technology has taken huge leaps in the last few years and is currently reshaping business. Real estate should be no exception, as technology is changing how it is delivered to renters, buyers and investors. Here are 4 ways technology is reforming the way real estate works.      Less time-consumin...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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You won't find very many Sacramento Realtors who wear only one hat. The reason is most of them can't afford to do it. If they stopped working with buyers, for example, and focused solely on sellers, they would lose half of their business. Or at least that's the way I figure they think. A fairly s...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Sacramento, the state’s capital  Explore Sacramento like a local! Do as the locals do for an authentic California experience. Sacramento Old Town If you are looking for things to do in Sacramento, head on to The Old Town! This high-energy district is filled with shopping, dining, entertainment, w...