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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
  Share in seasonal cheer at the city's annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Dec. 5   Get ready to light up the night with joy and cheer! Join the city of Aurora for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.   Experience the magic of live performances by Aurora Dance Arts, the Aurora Singers and the Clara Brown Elementary School Choir, and don’t forget to share the holiday wonder with the one and only Santa Claus! Wander through Santa's workshop, glowing with thousands of lights, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.   Plus, enjoy a special magical surprise or two that will be sure to bring smiles to the young and the young at heart.   Additionally, check out the Merry Makers Market with products from local and...
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By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
Welcome to the dynamic world of house hacking in Oakland County, Michigan!  Being a seasoned realtor with extensive experience in areas like Farmington Hills, Novi, Northville, and others. This comprehensive guide dives deep into the profitable strategy of house hacking, a method revolutionizing the real estate landscape. Discover more about Oakland County on the official county website.Understanding House HackingHome hacking is an innovative real estate strategy involving purchasing a property, residing in one unit, and renting out the others. This method can drastically reduce your living expenses and build substantial equity. It’s essential to grasp the legal framework in Michigan, so check out the state’s real estate laws and regulations.Why Home Hacking in Oakland County?Oakland Co...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
November 30th - National Mousse Day:Enjoy your day!Directions: Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window.To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word. Release your hold when all of the letters of the word have been selected. If your response is correct, the word will change color on the word list.Please check back for future daily puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day!Click Here To PlayIf you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal.
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Hey there, fellow Christmas enthusiasts! If you're on the lookout for a magical holiday experience that will transport you back in time, boy do I have a treat for you! Who's ready to jingle all the way to the Christmas by Candlelight Festival in Sturbridge, Massachusetts? Get ready for a yuletide extravaganza that will leave you with memories to cherish for years to come.Picture this: Sturbridge, a charming New England town tucked away in Massachusetts, already boasts a quaint atmosphere. But during the holiday season, it becomes an absolute winter wonderland. The Christmas by Candlelight Festival kicks off right after Thanksgiving and runs on select evenings, sprinkling cheer and delight throughout December, culminating in a night of festive splendor.So, what makes this festival a must...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Nov 2023 Sheboygan County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $65,000 34.9 $1,862 50255972 Sold Rhine Sheboygan $185,000 26 $7,115 1824726 Sold Sherman Sheboygan $205,000 20 $10,250 1841047 Sold Herman Sheboygan $295,000 35 $8,429 1835799 Sold Scott Sheboygan $320,000 39.72 $8,056 50266848 Sold Greenbush Sheboygan $380,000 38.68 $9,824 1847770 Sold Mitchell Sheboygan $380,000 31.4 $12,102 1835596 Sold Wilson Sheboygan $395,000 21.96 $17,987 1732469 Sold Plymouth Sheboygan $399,000 29.94 $13,327 1746816 Sold Lyndon Sheboygan $420,000 21.5 $19,535 1808231 Sold Mitchell Sheboygan $800,000 67.88 $11,786 1799962 Sold Herman Sheboyga...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
PHOTO JOURNALISM by PATRICIA FEAGER, 11/29/23The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is where I found Paradise on November 29, 2023. The Red Maples are gorgeous! With the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, the Gardens are open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Members have special hours and closing times for events. There is no better way to enjoy the four seasons in Dallas than to become a member and visit it year-round. For more information visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens website to find out more including hours of operation and membership benefits.   Landscaping is meticulous even when it rains Autumn Leaves. Volunteers are everywhere making the Botanical Gardens beautiful for your enjoyment. But the beauty is, they are not like Grocery Store Stockers working whi...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Step inside your future home! You're invited to explore this stunning property firsthand. Discover the charm, elegance, and endless possibilities that await.📅 Date: December 3🕒 Time: 2pm-4pm📍 Address: 3049 Woodbine Pl, Columbus, OH 43202Don't miss this chance to make your homeownership dreams a reality! Mark your calendar and come see for yourself! We look forward to welcoming you.For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact us at☎ 614 - 431 - 1220 | 📧 rjoe@kw.comClick here for more property information!
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By Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
As human beings we all grow up with different experiences. Some of those experiences are good and some not so good. However now after living past seven decades, I am grateful for a good life.First, having the opportunity to spend my early years on the family farm in NW WI where I learned about walking 100 yards to th outside water well/pump and carrying back a bucket of water, a two seater outhouse, chopping kindling wood for the wood burning stove, walking through the woods, fishing, hunting and of course, swimming in Lake Superior.From my Swedish grandmother, I was fortunate to learn much of her experiences. She was an incredible woman with vision and execution of that vision.Childhood had its ups and downs. However, during these years my love for reading developed. My father was an a...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 Calling all investors! Explore the potential of this newly listed multifamily property in Columbus, OH. A three-bedroom per side two unit in an up-and-coming neighborhood. One side is leased at $850, and one side is VACANT and ready for your renovation.  Click the link to know more about the property!   Interested? Contact us today! 614 - 431 - 1220 |   
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 Step into serenity! We've just listed a residential gem, a three-bedroom, two-bath home in a DESIRABLE CLINTONVILLE neighborhood near the Walhalla Ravine. Don't miss out on this hot property! Contact us today!Send us a message or give us a call:☎ 614 - 431 - 1220 | 📧 Click the link to know more about the property!
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Sussex WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for October 2023Experience a great location for countryside living!The Village of Sussex is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is located approximately 19 miles northwest of Milwaukee and 9 miles north of Waukesha.With State Highway 164 crossing through Sussex and Interstate 94 just a few miles south, downtown Milwaukee is just a 30-minute drive southeast.The village is 7.24 square miles at an elevation of 930 feet. Nestled between the towns of Menomonee Falls, Hartland, and Waukesha, the village, which is generally small town in nature, is committed to the safety and quality of life of its residents.Sussex was founded in 1843 by George Elliot, a bricklayer from Beckley, East Sussex, and Richard Cooling, a blacksmith from Dorset. Other s...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
"Blessed are those...who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."Writer, Elizabeth Bibesco Your action for today is to send a thank you card to someone who has recently helped you.Design An Extraordinary Day! 👉 Get After It / Take Action Archives 👈We work 100% By Referral!Our experienced team is coached by the #1 businesscoaching company in North America:Buffini & Company for over 20 years!We Provide Excellent Service and:Active Duty Military DiscountsVeteran RebatesSchool Teacher RebatesFirst Responder RebatesAll our listed properties come with:and Professional Photography,Marketing and Negotiating Skills that...most agents do not possess!Contact us for a pressure-FREE consultation.  
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By Delynda Middleton
Hey, busy moms! Tired of the chaos at home? We get it. In this post, we've got quick, effective decluttering hacks designed for multitasking superstars like you. No need for hours of cleaning – just a few clicks, and you're on your way to a clutter-free home. You can read the full post here: 5 Decluttering Hacks for Bust Moms.1. Virtual Decluttering Solutions:Streamline your life with virtual decluttering apps. From schedules to shopping lists, these apps help you stay organized without the physical clutter.2. 5-Minute Mommy Makeovers:Set a timer for five minutes and tackle a specific area – be it the kitchen counter, coffee table, or kids' play area. Consistency is key, and these mini makeovers add up to a clutter-free home.3. Toy Rotation Magic:Combat toy clutter by implementing a toy...
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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
Navigating the path to homeownership can have its hurdles, but I'm here to make it a seamless journey for you.  Some days it seems to be a challenge to get out of bed.  once that is done everything else is down hill.  Inventory still has it's challenges in todays market but that does not mean that the ideal fit for you in not currently for sale. Do you want to miss the opportunity?  Let's turn your dreams into a reality - message me today and let's get started!#thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #househunting #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #househunting #newhomer #happyhome #happyhomeowners
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By CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA, Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems
(Number Cruncher LLC)
The dreaded IRS audit – a prospect that can send shivers down the spine of even the most diligent taxpayer. One common method employed by the IRS is the mail audit. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at what a mail audit involves and how you can navigate this process with confidence.Understanding Mail Audits:A mail audit, also known as a correspondence audit, is conducted entirely through the mail. Instead of an in-person meeting at an IRS office, an auditor will send you a letter requesting additional information or clarification on specific items in your tax return. It's crucial to approach this situation calmly and methodically to ensure a smooth resolution.1. **The Initial Letter:**   The process begins with an official letter from the IRS. This letter will outline the spec...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
  105 Cactus St, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click here to Get Directions$180,000 3 Beds - 2 Baths - 0.47 acres Lot Great all brick 3 bed 2 bath home convenient to all 3 universities and the capitol. This light & bright home features hardwood floors (carpet free), multiple living spaces, formal dining and an open eat-in kitchen An abundance of windows allow for highly desired natural light throughout the home and lead out to the sunroom/office overlooking the private fenced in backyard (Perfect for entertaining!) Other features include a 2-car carport along with ample driveway parking, 2 storage sheds, updated Stainless steel appliances, and a wood burning fireplace. Roof 2016 & Hot Water Heater 2019. Great for owner occupants and investors, this one won't last lon...
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report Nov 2023 Washburn County Land; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties         Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $70,000 40 $1,750 1572387 Active Chicog Washburn $89,900 30 $2,997 1576564 Active-W/Offer Spooner Washburn $99,900 32.81 $3,045 1577057 Active Brooklyn Washburn $100,000 40 $2,500 1572542 Active Crystal Washburn $109,900 35 $3,140 1577061 Active Brooklyn Washburn $129,900 40.95 $3,172 1575736 Active Birchwood Washburn $129,900 34.9 $3,722 1575765 Active Crystal Washburn $139,900 34.46 $4,060 1574609 Active Spooner Washburn $164,900 44.14 $3,736 1576208 Active Birchwood Washburn $169,500 44 $3,852 1576098 Active Spooner Washburn $199,900 67.81 $2,948 15770...
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By Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes
(Waves Realty)
Offered at $300,000This beautiful fully updated Space Coast townhouse near beautiful Wickham Park has it all. It should be available about December 8th.The Townhouse Features: Updated LVP waterproof plank flooring Granite countertops Updated cabinets Stainless steel appliances Updated bathrooms Walk-in closet in master bedroom Beautiful paver private courtyard Woodburning floor-ceiling fireplace Newer A/C unit Newer Roof Oversized two car garage Quail Ridge Community Offers: Walk to beautiful Wickham Park Sidewalks Community Pool Near Eastern Florida State College  Close proximity to shopping, medical facilities, Northrop-Grumman, L3Harris Half Hour from Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral and more 10 minutes to I-95 or the Beach! If you have any questions about this beautiful townhous...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
61756 Cloverdale Rd, Askov, MN 55704 -- $224,900You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this charming three bedroom, one bathroom home for sale in Askov resting on forty acres of serene land. This acreage property would make the ideal year-round residence, hobby farm, horse farm, or hunting retreat. Located near Banning State Park, the DAR Memorial State Forest and approximately forty-five minutes from Mille Lacs Lake. The home includes a ramp off the front deck for accessibility and is in need of some TLC.A large living area, dining room with wood walls and ceiling, kitchen, updated full bathroom, and bedroom are all located on the main level. Additionally, there are two bedrooms on the top level and a storage-friendly unfinished basement. Enjoy the outdoors while sitting ...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Thursday Thought' helps finish off November and Thanksgiving.  To this I believe we can all agree 'Grateful and Appreciate' should be added.  Trusting all had a special Thanksgiving, and are enjoying officially being into the Holiday Season. 'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities. Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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