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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...

By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
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Title Commitments ~ Getting Ready For Closing Your Home Purchase What is a Title Commitment?  Why do Buyers need it?  Simple questions with simple answers... a Title Commitment is a commitment to sell you a buyer Title Insurance for your lender and for you, if you want an owners policy to go with...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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       In the old days we described personality types as Type A and Type B.  But today experts now have identified 16 different personality types and 26 house styles. Sellecting the right type of house for the right personality of your buyer can be quite challenging since there seems to be more h...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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Take your leap of faith. Have a great day!- The RJ Baxter TeamCheck out our online reviews:Google BusinessZillowWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.Licensed in CO, CA, TX, FL, IL, and IA

By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
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Sometimes It's Best to Check the Neighbor's Deed Also~Vacated Streets Interesting story about one of our subdivisions in Idabel.  One of the streets on the west side of the subdivison had streets platted that  intersected it to lead into an unplatted, undeveloped piece of land that is not part of...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The past few years have been full of travel for me. Most of it has been for work or meeting other obligations, or occupying the first wife while she works. Regardless, it has been fun and I found it is a good way to catch up with some of those regular Rainers I've communicated with throughout the...

By April REALTOR®, GRI, new home construction + buyers + sellers
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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THE HEART IS REGARDED AS THE SEAT OF INTELLECT, NOT FEELING ONLYPHILLIPPIANS 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.PULPIT COMMENTARY The thoughts issue from the heart; for the heart, as commonly in the Hebrew Scriptures...

By April REALTOR®, GRI, new home construction + buyers + sellers
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM PROVERBS 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY Where the "spirit of knowledge" and the "fear of the Lord" is counted as a gift of God.

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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We marveled at the intricately accurate reproduction in chocolate artistry of designer shoes and handbags at the Rinascente Department Store in Milan. On this top floor you can find all types of Italian delicacies including summer truffles, which were in season.It is well worth the visit to their...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I live in a really old house. I have triple windows in an area off my galley kitchen. The two on either side crank open, but the center one is stationery. I noticed on Sunday after coming home from a long work day. that the center one was shattered and it had a hole in it that looked like it came...

By Nick, Cindy & Nicholas Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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It's kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas 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)
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This is an important question for our times, How Many Dead Profiles Will Haunt Facebook?I found this fact shocking "The dead are estimated to outnumber the living in the digital world by 2070, numbering somewhere between 1.4 billion and 4.9 billion".If you haven't yet done so, consider designatin...

By Allan Rolnick, Tax Debt Resolution serving the NYC Metro Area
(TriState Tax Resolution LLC)
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No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations — there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax.But states are a different story…This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I thought I’d give you some info on...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Some time ago I wrote about a bunny who appeared to be building a nest in my yard. At first I thought it was a he and there was a moment when we made direct eye contact in an awkward area near my little shed. It then occurred to me that it had to be a she. In the last couple of days I have seen t...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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  Debbie Reynolds held a challenge to be grateful and thankful. I missed the last day as we were super busy. I could not leave out what I am most thankful and grateful for that is my huband Bob Gilbert. He is the love of my life. I am blessed to wake up to this man every morning. He makes life su...

By Steven Caporale
(www.AccelRealtyPartners.com)
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On this cloudy morning, I needed a little real estate humor.  The only thing missing are the pink flamingos.  Join in the fun and add a clever comment that best decribes this photo.  "Perfect set-up if you have multiple Mother- In- Laws." - Steven CaporaleBoise Idaho Real Estate Enjoy!

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Lake Mojave Arizona 1984 I only saw these for the first time a couple of days ago! Lake Mojave pronounced (Lake Moe-HA- vee)(image above) 1974 Bubble Nose 18' Jacuzzi Jet 460 CID Lincoln engine  Out of the Blue...I got a message with these two pics on Tuesday.  I had to share them. We don't have ...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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102 James CIR, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657 Beautiful lot in the highly desirable Pecan Creek! This gem rests in a gated community with a private golf course. Many gorgeous trees on the property, and very close by to jogging paths, a conference room, community kitchen, indoor pool, putt-putt course, t...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
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Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the cur...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
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The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Seabrook TX Home Loans. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home...