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By John Hruska
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"Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging." -- Deepak ChopraWhoever admits he is too busy to improve his methods has acknowledged himself to be at the end of his rope. -- J. Ogden Armour"Chains of habit are too light to be...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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One hobby I have taken up letely is enjoying watching tennis.  That's watching, not playing.  I have seen a tremendous win streak by Roger Federer and it appeared that this guy wasn't going to lose anytime soon. Well, that all changed this past weekend......... Guillermo Canas snapped Roger's 41-...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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"Play every game as if your job depends on it. It just might." -Casey Stengel "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine De Saint-Exupery "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." -- Abraham Lincoln "The...

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(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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"The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something." -- Carl Sandburg "Where there is love there is life." - Mahatma Gandhi "Give the American people a good cause, and there's nothing they can't lick." -- John WayneMany having been responding to my quote posts with inspirational quo...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Well it's that time of year again.  The time I like the most, when it's daylight longer.  It seems like I get more out of my day this time of year. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour. Due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Daylight Saving Time starts earlier this year -- the second Sunda...

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(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Daily Thought:: Silence is a text easy to misread. -- A. A. Attanasio"It is very rare that you meet with obstacles in this world (that) the humblest man has not the faculties to surmount." -- Henry David Thoreau"Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and ha...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it." -- Thomas Paine, patriot___________________________________________________________________________________________"We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true." -- Denis Waitley...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Well I was able to get through my 1st Day of Broker's Class on Friday.  I was surprised that I was able to sit still that long.  For those who know me, they could understand that.It seems like forever since I have been in a classroom environment like that.  Actually it was probably when I took my...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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This article recently emailed to me was amazing news to be awrae of.  I saw it happening in my own business, but wasn't aware of the satistics.Fewer buyers are making down payments on their purchase of a new home, and even fewer are forking over the 20-percent sum that was once the norm, accordin...

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(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Deductions in the Loan Process: A lender that I use sent me these  I thought I would share Write-offs are the government's way of rewarding taxpayers when they've done something the government likes. And to judge by the write-offs, the government likes it when people borrow money to buy a house. ...

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(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -- Milton BerleMy riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewest of my wants. J. BrothertonMistakes are a fact of life: It is the response to the error that counts. -Nikki Giovanni"Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you'...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Dough Ingredients 2 sticks of margarine3/4 cup of sugar3 cups of flour3 egg yolks1 tbs. of baking powderTop Layer Ingredients 5 egg whites1 cup of sugar6 flat tbs. of potato starch2 tbs. of flour1 tsp. of red food coloringDough: Combine all ingredients and stir until evenly mixed. Divide the doug...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Go Easy on the Pedals - Jackrabbit driving is a killer when it comes to burning fuel. Remember that slow and steady wins the race in more ways than one.Avoid Long Idles - The bottom line is idling burns more gas than restarting an engine. Shut your car off when your in the drive through at a bank...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Daily Thought: "Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off." - C. G. Jung, Psychological Reflections"When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people ...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Tax time is nearly here. Anyone renting out a property to a tenant - either as an investor or as a reluctant owner who can't find a buyer - shouldn't forget to deduct depreciation expenses from income taxes.The idea is that property loses value as it ages, so the IRS lets landlords subtract some ...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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Only approximately 2% of all listings nationwide are sold by the listing agent. When you list your house with me, I will try my best to sell it myself, but more importantly, I will simply get it sold.Colleagues in my firm or real estate agents who are affiliated with a cooperating broker may sell...
1. Instead of worrying about who did what and who is to blame, focus on where you want to be and what you want to do. Get a clear mental image of your ideal successful future, and then take whatever action you can to begin moving in that direction.2. Focus on the solution instead of wasting time ...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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If you promise less and do more, your boss will eventually put your name on the door."It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." -- Napoleon Hill"Leaders aren't born they are made.  And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.  And ...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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In The Art of Happiness*, the Dalai Lama shares this powerful insight into life:"I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. [Regardless of religion], we are all seeking something better in life. So I think the very motion of our life is toward happiness."But ...

By John Hruska
(Homes Charlotte, LLC)
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When we help prospective buyers locate a new home we listen carefully to their goals. What are their criteria for selecting a neighborhood, what style of house do they prefer, what price range and floor plan meet their needs? Will any special considerations go into making the homebuying decision?...

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