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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information Hillsborough, California, is a bustling city, and one of its most attractive neighborhoods is the Parrot Drive Area. Residents and visitors can take in breathtaking panoramas of the bay from high vantage points. When it comes to great places to live, this one is right up there with the best that Hillsborough offers. Residences in this area are sought after due to their charming historic character. Lots of these houses are ranches and mansions built in the 1950s and 1960s. People of the Parrott Drive Area don't have to worry about getting to and from work or school because they are so close to Highway 92 and South High School. Residents of all ages, from retirees to young professionals to families with young children, find the Parrott Drive Area ideal for settlin...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information South Shoreview is a neighborhood in San Mateo, California, blessed with a breathtaking view of the San Francisco Bay. Retirees and senior citizens will love the tranquillity of South Shoreview. Residents who are into cycling for exercise can take advantage of the bike lanes running through the area. These trails are perfect for families who want to explore the neighborhood on foot or with a small child on a bicycle. Please don't hesitate to contact us as soon as possible if you have any questions about this or any of the other lovely San Mateo, California communities.High-quality building materials were used in the construction of each home in South Shoreview, and each property features superior conveniences for its residents. Homes in the area are typically bu...
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“Nearly 50 Years of Working Together” We are at it again Joe. Thinking back, we did our first transaction in 1974, the world was a much different place. In any case we will be putting our current home on the market and Beth is retiring next month and we will be moving to Florida. We will also be selling out current Florida home and from the proceeds buy our final home. We have a lot of equity in both properties, but still want to have you get us a mortgage as we will still need to interest write off that has been very good for us. Send me a list of what you need so that you can put a letter together for us. We will be using the same Realtor that you referred us too a number of years ago. In advance thank you for all your help throughout the years and NOW! What a good feeling of doing bu...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 Predictably Unpredictable. . .  One month has ended.  And today, another begins.   But this time, six months of 2022 are behind us with six more on the way.   We have previously been "here" - but this time is different. Each moment is unique in some ways. And like others from the past as well.  Perhaps Predictably.  And as this occurs, unpredictable is a word (in all its forms) that seems to be true simultaneously.  Even scouring through the definition of the word prediction will deliver multiple meanings.   The same seems to be true for me whenever I visit a favorite source of quotes.  The results can be overwhelming. The possibilities seem endless while looking for things similar or far, far off the subject.  Perhaps Preposterous.  Happy July.   The image in this post is from canstoc...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
 Forgetful senior citizensThere was an elderly couple who were in their old age noticed that they were getting a lot more forgetful, so they decided to go to the doctor. The doctor told them that they should start writing things down so they don't forget. They went home and the old lady told her husband to get her a bowl of ice cream. "You might want to write it down," she said. The husband said, "No, no, I can remember that you want a bowl of ice cream." She then told her husband she wanted a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream. "Write it down," she told him, and again he said," No, no, I can remember: you want a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream." Then the old lady said she wants a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top. "Write it down," she told her husband and ...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
How do I Get the Capital to Run My Real Estate Business / Expert Gary Shelton Tells AllHow to Get Financing you Need to Grow Your Real Estate Business Tue 7 PM ESTLeading Industry Expert, Gary Shelton is our speaker.EASILY GET CREDIT AND FINANCING TO START AND GROWGary helps you get business credit for your company EIN that’s not linked to you personally or your personal credit. Secure HIGH-limit vendor, store, fleet, and cash credit in your business name without a personal guarantee or personal credit check. No collateral or cash flow is required for approval.Gary is eager to work with you. His business ezFinancial Group, LLC develops wealth-building strategies for real estate entrepreneurs and small business owners. That means two things: one, real estate entrepreneurs enjoy a turn-ke...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Book Recommendation: The Eagle's Claw by Jeff ShaaraDolores and I enjoyed reading The Eagle's Claw (2021) by The New York Times Bestselling author Jeff Shaara. This is a novel of the battle of Midway. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book. NATIONAL BESTSELLER - In a "riveting" (Booklist) tale that picks up where To Wake the Giant left off, Jeff Shaara transports us to the Battle of Midway in another masterpiece of military historical fiction.Spring 1942. The United States is reeling from the blow the Japanese inflicted at Pearl Harbor. But the Americans are determined to turn the tide. The key comes from Commander Joe Rochefort, a little known "code breaker" who cracks the Japanese military encryption. With Rochefort's astonishing discovery, Admiral Chester Nim...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
  Originally from my hometown of Chicago, this band adopted its name after being informed they could no longer use the name Chicago Transit Authority, their original name. Known early on for their use of a full horn section, unusual for the time they had hit after hit with songs like Color My World and Make Me Smile. In 1978 guitarist Terry Kath died in a tragic accident and his hard-charging guitar and distinctive deep voice changed the band's sound. In 1982 they released their 16th album which broke away from their old sound reducing the use of horns in exchange for use of synthesizers. Chicago 16 was well received and reached platinum status on the Billboard album chart. Our song Hard to Say I’m Sorry was included in the album Chicago 16 and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The ...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Upon the death of a close relative, finding solace is difficult. For some individuals, they replay the delicate moments they shared in the past, illuminating the memories from cherished experiences as a way to soothe the deep-rooted sting. However, a select few people have discovered a method of easing their sadness while maintaining a positive outlook on the future: moving into a new home. If you've just lost a family member and want to know the next step to take, here are seven reasons finding a new place to call home is beneficial.1. New Environment, New OpportunitiesIt's no secret that humans desire novel experiences. Whether it's a new car after college, a fresh blouse that catches your eye, or deciding to move into a home, new environments benefit our brain. New research shows uni...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
Setbacks - How to move on and get back on track.Setbacks are a fact of life.Without a doubt, setbacks can have dramatic negative effects of all of us if we all allow them to.  Despite our best intentions and well-laid-plans, life doesn’t always go according to our hopes and expectations. We all experience setbacks, both small and large and sometimes we are overwhelmed with frustration. Sometimes it  feels hopeless and stressful and then the self doubts start to creep in.  Always remember there is always hope, and it starts with our mindset and how we chose to view life’s inevitable setbacks.The very first thing to do is to remember you are human. As much as you want to be perfect and always in control, you’re not; no one is. Think about the many, many successes in life already and know ...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerYou are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive!Attributed to Maya Angelou Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com)
During this month we visited many cities across the nation to see the local American flags proudly displayed.  We have learned from each other, we have honored our brave, and we have born witness to each sorrow.  Loved ones that have been lost have had their memory revitalized and perhaps a little healing along the way.  As we end our month of Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho and Endre Barath, Jr. challenge to celebrate  ole glory, I wanted to share a favorite video of mine presented by Evangelo Morris.  If Ole glory could talk what words would we hear? May Ole Glory stand watch over you and yours and remind us how lucky we are.   
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information In San Mateo, California, neighborhoods like Fiesta Gardens and Bay Meadows are highly sought after because they are great places to raise a family. Homes in Fiesta Gardens and Bay Meadows are part of an extensive real estate portfolio that boasts many features and amenities designed to make residents' lives easier. Fiesta Gardens & Bay Meadows are beautiful places to raise a family because of their safe streets and friendly atmosphere. If you have any questions or concerns about the neighborhood, please feel free to reach out to us. We have experts in San Mateo, California, ready to help you find the best options for your family. If you need any help getting started, don't hesitate to contact us.Residents of Fiesta Gardens and Bay Meadows can pick from various ...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information Hayward Park is a beautiful San Mateo, California area, and it is conveniently located just a short distance from the city center. South of San Francisco is where this affluent neighborhood lies. The large number of people living here and the subsequent growth of a culturally diverse population give this area the feeling of a thriving community. There are indeed other great neighborhoods in San Mateo, but Hayward Park is on the rise in this beautiful city. Don't be hesitant to give us a call if you have any inquiries about the Hayward Park homes for sale. Our team will work with you to locate the ideal home in San Mateo.Due to its proximity to San Mateo's thriving downtown, this area has become a popular choice among homebuyers. To get to the malls, residents no...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Thank you Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho    for asking me to be your second fiddler aka assistant host to this wonderful Challenge. There are so many Active Rain Members who wrote some truly awesome posts. They know who they are and not wanting to forget anyone and make them feel slighted I will not mention anyone. Thank you for your wonderful contributions. I truly appreciated and loved them.As a legal alien who came to this country, (thanks to my father writing to President Johnson to let us in), I am here because of it and grateful for it. My father was the proudest American you could meet. He loved this country  and was proud to fly Old Glory in front of his house every day.I was at West Point as a Cadet when he told me that the only thing missing was a flag and  otherwise he had...
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  MORE PETS ARE LOST ON JULY 4TH THAN ANY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR! How To Keep Your Pets Safe During July 4th Fireworks   We might enjoy the Red, White & Boom of Independence Day celebration fireworks. But your pets ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LOVE FIREWORKS! Dogs and cats are frightened by fireworks, explosions and loud noises. Their first instinct is to run away to safety. Sadly, many of the dogs and cats that escape then can't seem to find their way home and are lost forever. Did you know that July 5th is the day when most pets are reported missing? That's because more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year.   So keep this upcoming Independence Day weekend a "pet-friendly" holiday. And just in case one of your four-legged family member(s) does run away, make sure they have e...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Do you love Scottsdale Arizona? Most people do. Accordingly, sunny Scottsdale is the most expensive city to live in within Arizona. If you are looking to spend less money than for a single family home, how about living in a Scottsdale in  a condo or townhome or possibly a Co-Op or even a fractional ownership. (Photo: Scottsdale Old Town by Diane Helms Pixabay) Whether living near the downtown entertainment district or Kierland, on a golf course there are Condos, Townhomes, Patio Homes for sale in Scottsdale waiting for you! Here are the July 2022 and always up to date list of condos, townhomes and  patio homes for sale in Scottsdale with a FREE Scottsdale MLS List and Free MLS search where you can set up your own personal portal.  Scottsdale Arizona Patio Homes, Condos and Townhomes Fo...
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Anytime you drive by the area of Yarnell, Arizona, and if you're from Arizona, you know the significance of this town and the tragedy of June 30, 2013.  That day nineteen hot shot firefighters lost their lives in a tragic fire that had overtaken the area.   The Yarnell fire started from a lightening strike and spread quickly due to monsoon winds, a seasonal occurrence in Arizona.  A crew of 20 hotshot firefighters trained for this type of fire assembled to battle the fire.  One of the firefighters separated early on as a lookout.  The fire took a deadly turn and 19 firefighters perished in what is considered the worst fire tragedy in Arizona history.  I remember vividly driving back from my hometown in Kansas, on the last leg of my 1000 mile drive on July 9, 2013.  As I made a left turn...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information You won't find many better places to call home than Sunnybrae and 19th Avenue Park in San Mateo, California. After the war, Sunnybrae was one of the first neighborhoods in the city to embrace the suburban way of life. On the other hand, 19th Avenue Park is home to primarily middle-class families who enjoy an exceptionally high investment return when selling their homes. There is a standard level of sophistication among the residents of Sunnybrae. Many of the homes in the area were designed by Joseph Eichler and built in the early 1950s when his modernist style was at its peak. If you have any questions or concerns about the Sunnybrae & 19th Avenue Park neighborhoods or anywhere else in San Mateo, CA, please don't hesitate to call or email our helpful staff.Becau...
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