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By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(John Roberts Realty)
WAYS TO INSPIRE HOPE DURING THE HOLIDAYSThe holidays are a great time to spend with family, friends, and giving. Here are some tips to make the holidays special:Help out a neighbor. If you have a neighbor who needs help shoveling, decorating, holiday shopping, or writing holiday cards, offer to lend a hand. This is also a great opportunity to get the whole family involved. Even young kids can pitch in to decorate—and help take the decorations down once the holidays are over.Give gifts to teachers. Teachers work tirelessly all year long, and the holidays are the perfect time to show your thanks. Give a Starbucks gift card in a coffee mug, custom stationery, or even a classroom sign. Don’t forget to include a handwritten note from your child expressing why they appreciate their teacher.In...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
GREAT EATING (AND DRINKING) IN CHARLOTTE "Let Food Be Thy Medicine, And Let Thy Medicine Be Food."... Hippocrates In recent years, Charlotte has increasingly been recognized as a "foodie" town. In fact, in 2022 Food & Wine named Charlotte one of the the seven most exciting and up and coming big cities for food.    "Nothing brings people together like good food and a good restaurant."... Anonymous In 2022, the Queen City saw a number of restaurants recognized for their food and drink. These included:Steak 48, which has been named by Open Table as one of the top and most beloved 100 restaurants in the nation. Located at 4425 Sharon Road in Charlotte's South Park area, Steak 48 opened just two years ago and quickly became a destination for great steaks and seafood in Charlotte. In May 2021...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
I write a lot about The Villages, Florida and all it has to offer within The Villages.  There is so much more to enjoy just outside the bubble most folks don’t think about.  Yes, Disney is 50 miles away along with Sea World, Universal Studios and LEGOLAND but there is so much more than the major attractions.Less than 50 miles to the west of The Villages is the Gulf of Mexico and the opportunity for airboat rides to see some amazing sites.  There is endless wildlife including manatees, dolphins, sharks, stingrays, wild pigs, deer, all kinds of birds including Bald Eagle, and of course alligators.  Indian burial grounds, past presidents fish camps, all types of building from years gone by.  The day I went we went out into the Gulf and the captain shut down the motor and we just rocked by ...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
5020 Alfred St, Flint, MIARV - $35,000.00Priced to Sell at $19,900.00 2 - Bedroom Ranch Style Home 1  Bath Crawl Space All systems in working order Property is Priced to sell Excellent Long-Term Rental Property Rehab is 95% of the way done.  Property needs flooring in 1 room and then you can immediately move your tenants in. Contact:  Roy Frank at:  (248)762-0806      rrfrank11@gmail.com 
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
3736 Kent St.,Flint, MIARV - $125,000.00Priced Reduced to $47,900.00 3 - Bedroom Ranch Style Home 1 ½ Baths Basement & Attached 1 Car Garage All systems in working order Property is Priced to sell Excellent Long-Term Rental Property, Flipper or First Time Homeowner  Contact:  Roy Frank at:  (248)762-0806      rrfrank11@gmail.com
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Find a Christmas Boat Parade in CaliforniaMerry Christmas from your friends and RealtorTony & Dani Lewis Summit Real Estate Group 
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
What's UP in the latest news in the US real estate market for December 2022? Check here for the always updated topics and full stories that real estate experts are talking about. See the latest information on real estate issues. What is the latest on Mortgage Rates, Home Prices, Home Makeovers, Finding Money For Down Payment and more? See the answers here and for more great stories see on Realtor.com: Real Estate News from Realtor.com What's Up in Real Estate?What is UP and rising to the TOP with future of housing in the US and other real estate industry news?Top Headlines and Stories this Week from Real Estate News from Realtor.com and other sources (See Links to Stories) 1. 6 Things Homeowners Cannot Stand About Their Bathrooms: https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/things-recent-homebuy...
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By Jim Lee, REALTOR Emeritus, Buying or Selling? Ann & Jim are the local experts
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
The November sales stats for single-family homes in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are out. * Closed sales 17 vs. 18 for the same time in 2021.* Days on the market were down from 24 in 2021 to 13 days in November 2022.* Pending sales are sales under contract but not closed. These are good predictors of near-future activity. November pending sale will be completed in December or January. 11 pending in 2022 vs. 9 in 2021.* Month's supply of inventory, 2 months which means it would only take 2 months to sell all the current homes for sale in Portsmouth. This number indicates we're still in a seller's market.Take a look at the rest of the stats. We're happy to supply the same data for your New Hampshire town; drop us an email or comment below. We're happy to discuss what these numbers could mea...
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By Jim Lee, REALTOR Emeritus, Buying or Selling? Ann & Jim are the local experts
(RE/MAX Shoreline)
"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."Those words began US President Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to Congress as he asked for a Declaration of War against Japan. 81 years ago today, Portsmouth, NH, residents heard a news flash on the radio that the Japanese were attacking our Naval base at Pearl Harbor. That marked the U.S. entrance into World War II.The story below is reposted again with permission from a good friend and fellow Realtor, Saul Klein, whose father was actually at Pearl Harbor during the attack. The elder Mr. Klein was a young sailor and sat down many years later with his son Saul to memorialize his story.To set the stage, listen t...
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Lisa Henderson Elected Gaithersburg Council Vice President Congratulations to Lisa Henderson, who was elected by her colleagues to serve as Vice President of the Gaithersburg City Council for a one-year term. The Vice President acts as President of the Council in the absence of the Mayor. Lisa was elected to the City Council in 2021 and serves as Council liaison to the Senior Advisory Committee. She is a Program Director with Montgomery County Government. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Council Vice President Lisa HendersonLisa.Henderson@gaithersburgmd.gov Education: John’s Hopkins University – M.S., Technology Management Occupation: Program Director – Montgomery County Govt. Family: 6 Siblings, 9 Nieces and Nephews Gaithersburg Committee Liaison: Senior Advisory ...
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By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Collier & Associates)
Bentonville, Arkansas School District (Read My Blog about Bentonville Here)School info/finder - type in address to find which school your child will attend. Elementary SchoolsApple Glen ElementaryCenterton Gamble ElementaryCentral Park ElementaryCooper ElementaryElm Tree ElementaryEvening Star ElementaryMary Mae Jones ElementaryOsage Creek ElementaryR. E. Baker ElementarySugar Creek ElementaryThomas Jefferson ElementaryVaughn ElementaryWillowbrook Elementary Middle SchoolsArdis Ann MiddleBright Field MiddleCreekside MiddleOld High MiddleRuth Barker Middle Junior High SchoolsFulbright Junior HighGrimsley Junior HighLincoln Junior HighWashington Junior High High SchoolsBentonville HighBentonville West High Other SchoolsThaden SchoolHaas Hall AcademyBentonville Schools VirtualBuilding Bri...
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Grant Programs Launched to Assist with Transportation Needs Two grant programs designed to increase transportation services for disabled, senior and limited income residents were launched this week by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). Approximately $800,000 in operating and capital budget funds will be available to eligible nonprofits to create assistance programs or enhance existing ones.Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich proposed $1 million to establish a capital and operating grants process using funds from the Transportation Services Improvement Fund in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The County Council approved $800,000 for a joint capital and operating grant program, with $640,000 for capital projects and $160,000 for operating expenses.Eligible nonprof...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Las Vegas Vantage speaks with Las Vegas resident, Anthony Curtis. Publisher and CEO of Huntington Press and the publication "Las Vegas Advisor".  Anthony Curtis is the most recognized and quoted Las Vegas expert in the world. Author of Bargain City-Booking, Betting, and Beating the New Las Vegas and co-author of The Art of Gambling, Curtis is publisher and CEO of Huntington Press, the world's preeminent gambling-title press, and the Las Vegas Advisor, the leading Las Vegas consumer newsletter for over two decades.  Curtis has served as a consultant and gambling authority for Disney Studios, NBC's "Crime Story," and Ocean's 13. Articles about or by him have appeared in USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, Chicago Sun-Times, L.A. Times, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, Cigar Afi...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Yes, we can see Christmas activities from our own perspective and know we can get a bit stressed out at Christmas with parties, presents and crowds. Realize though, that it may be difficult to understand the "Others" in our lives. (Photo: Office Christmas Party, Frank Reppold, Pixabay)This Christmas realize that sometimes all of the stress in our lives can cause even the jolliest of us to go into pyscho analysis or group therapy.                                                                   Keep looking at the positive. Don't stress out and thank God for your blessings. A little Christmas humor is good sometimes. Although the reason for the season really has nothing to do with Santa and everything to do with Jesus. God's peace and grace is much more important.Stress Free Purchase of...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Remembering Our Heroes on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Our sailor son and daughter-in-law were stationed in Oahu, Hawaii, both serving in the United States Navy. We flew over to see them, planning a visit to Pearl Harbor while there. Upon entering the memorial, a video began playing, recounting the incident, the solemn respect was evident.  Silent tears rolled down my face as I prayed for every person who perished on that horrific day in America's history.  Another example of despicable, tyrannical actions from Japan, wanting to destroy the US Pacific Fleet by whatever means. Thankfully, it did not work as they soon realized that America does not just roll over and allow these horrific acts to continue without retribution. Payback was in order!   My mother was born on December 6th, so i...
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In Mount Laurel, NJ many taxpayer say "I can do this all by myself." What should you do?What Do I Think?Talk to a Tax-Relief Expert of courseThe bad news is that you owe back taxes to the IRS. The good news is you may be able to settle the entire amount, including penalties and interest, for a fraction of what's owed through the IRS's offer in compromise program. If you qualify for one of those programs, you may be able to settle your debt for less than you owe, but this is not something to tackle on your own. Work with a tax-relief expert, both to identify the proper programs and to make negotiation with the tax agency easier and more effective. You can use the budget you reviewed earlier to identify sources of income and resources you have access to. Once that information is presented...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
The attack on Pearl Harbor killed 2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians, and destroyed or damaged 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships.We should NEVER forget the terror and horror of war!This clip brings out that horror well. Let's pray that the Prince of Peace will make all things well in our lives soon and wipe away our every tear.Some of us had fathers that served in WW2, probably many more had Grandfathers who served back then. My dad served in the Pacific Theater in the US Coast Guard. I believe he was in the New Guinea area  at the time and he did tell me how scared all the men were when they heard of Pearl Harbor. During service, during the war, he told me that they only encountered one Japanese airplane and again they were scared but their training kicked in and th...
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By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
(HOMESGOFAST)
Freight supply is the often-overlooked backbone of roughly all businesses. In its absence, shopping would be impossible, and even relatively straightforward activities such as changing your household couldn't be done. Without freight, no goods that should be carried in bulk could ever be transported, so companies and services wouldn't exist.And while it seems like a relatively easy process to understand, the reality is much more complicated. Several processes going on behind the scenes ensure that items reach their destination safely, and any disruption along the chain can make for significant problems anywhere along the line. With new technologies appearing all the time, the future of shipments is bound to change and become more efficient and reliable over the next few years. Here are ...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
6832 Middlepointe, Dearborn, MIPriced Reduced Again!!!!  $245,000.00Vacant and ready to move into!!!Amazing house in a beautiful area of Dearborn! This home has it all and has been completely updated throughout. It features a new roof 2021, new furnace 2021, new A/C 2021, new water heater 2021, new light fixtures 2021, freshly painted in 2021, updated kitchen w/ granite countertops 2021, updated electrical, and much more! The highlight of this home is the spacious master bedroom upstairs, it is very impressive. The open and fully finished basement provides additional living space, it has brand new ceramic tile. Clean 2 car garage. This home also features new seamless gutters, storm doors and awnings. Close proximity to many shopping centers, schools, parks, and much more! This beauty wi...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
What is ERC? | What is the Employee Retention Credit? | How to Apply for ERC?Go to   www.RefundMadeEasy.com  Or Call Lindsay at  877-506-3999About The ERC ProgramWhat is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?ERC is a stimulus program designed to help those businesses that were able to retain their employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.Established by the CARES Act, it is a refundable tax credit – a grant, not a loan – that you can claim for your business. The ERC is available to both small and mid-sized businesses. It is based on qualified wages and healthcare paid to employees.- Up to $26,000 per employee- Available for 2020 and the first 3 quarters of 2021- Qualify with decreased revenue or COVID event- No limit on funding- ERC is a refundable tax creditHow much money can you get back?Y...
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