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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-May 24 to May 30, 2020 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or the other professions that I never kn...

By Jeffrey Richman, Creative Real Estate Specialist
(Immediate Home Solutions)
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Even though the contest is over, the Zoom meetings continue with Debe Maxwell, CRS as our hostess.  A very accomplished Realtor in her own right, she is a great person to help lead us through these seemingly tumultuous times.We want them to be helpful to you in your business.  With that said, we ...

By marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type...
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   #BlackoutTuesday     #BlackLivesMatter   It's not white vs black, it's everyone vs racists !Being silent is not an option . . .                        

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 24
Back in the Rain - An ActiveRain Challenge Well, I've got to thank the hosts and Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 for filling me in on this month's Activerain Zoom calls.  I haven't been active in the rain for many reasons, mostly because I'm busy as heck, but these calls have been so worthwh...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
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How do you know that the new home you are living in meets current building code? Does your state observe a written building code? Does your state, county, or city require a building permit to build a new home? What does getting a building permit really mean? Are there any inspections done on home...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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2911 Montebello TerraceBaltimore 21214Is TOO LATEMLS# MDBA415744   You just missed this large five-bedroom single-family home on a one way street in Baltimore City.There is a wonderful greenhouse room, lush landscaping, a garden area, and an in-ground heated pool!Hardwood floors, high ceilings, l...

By Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska)
Comments 4 thought you were going to wait and the price was going to drop.  You thought...ehhh...who needs a said to yourself..."no way I or anyone else will pay that for a lake front home in Nebraska."If those thoughts crossed your mind...sorry...wrong choice. Closed @$430,000and the e...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
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It was so fun to catch up visiting with my brother and sister in law, Frankie and Nannette Saturday morning for breakfast at La Madeline's Bakery at the Arboretum. It was a delightful morning sitting on the patio and we were so glad La Madeline Bakery was open! Face masks going in and ordering an...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Chinese Style Ground Beef BowlIngredients:1 pound ground beef1/2 onion choopped3 cloves garlic minced3 green onions cut on the diagonal2 carrots julienned1 tablespoon grapeseed oil1/2 teaspoon sesame seedssauce (see below)DirectionsCook ground beef until no longer pink, drain well and set asideWi...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Received this message from Laura before today's show: ''I have a topic I would love to hear you speak about on your next radio show.I have heard you can't sell a home without a bathtub. I am not ready to sell, anyway, but I only have one bathroom. I would love to put in a shower stall. But if I ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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When we first started blogging, we had a shotgun approach, scattering posts all over the place!  Post enough times and we're bound to hit something sooner or later, right? Except that scattered approach led to unintended consequences.Write about sheriff's sales and what do you get calls about?  F...

By inboundREM Market Updates
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Fighting the Corona VirusThere are several ways you can help prevent the spread of the Corona Virus and preventing it from getting inside your home and your family. In this article, we'll be sharing some useful tips you can use to help protect against the virus.Check out our original blog post at...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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During times of change and turbulence, it can help you to navigate the quickly evolving landscape and stay ahead of the game. These are five thoughts for keeping your Strategy Execution on track during COVID-19.Strategy Execution can put an organization on the competitive map, but more importantl...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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There was plenty of cause for celebrating this weekend.  Historic milestones were achieved in Space. As one enthusiastic reporter stated, "we are about to become and interplanetary species!" Space travel is no longer a dream, it is evolving into a reality.  Do we need a cause for celebrating?  We...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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Today we will have a little energy to our music, these bands have been going through my head for days, and I mean a lot of days. Let's start with Supertramp, playing here in Paris in 1979 their song Bloody Well Right, always a favourite. Then of course their is The Eagles, not the Philadelphia Ea...

By Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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Good morning!!Today is Monday, June 1st. The start of a new week. The start of a new month…The morning is cool but beautiful. I sit outside on my front patio, facing east, watching the sun peek through the trees… Despite the serene setting, I am feeling anxious. My mood the last few days has not ...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
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The IRS has updated the 2020 inflationary adjustments for both standard deductions and the income limits for marginal tax rates. For individual taxpayers, the standard deduction for 2020 will be $12,400 (was $12,200), up $200 from the 2019 amount. The deduction for joint filers will increase by $...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
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Better Late Than Never for the May 26th ActiveRain Zoom Meeting The 4th ActiveRain Zoom meeting was held this past Tuesday May 26th, a time to socialize with other Rainers for a few minutes and then learn a few things about mortgages these days from George Souto . And I was late.  It was unavoida...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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“The cure for most obstacles is – be decisive.”― George Weinberg 🤔🔎🗞⚖️Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM #DelegateMyTasks

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On May 26, 2020, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that the U.S. house prices higher 1.7% in the 1st quarter of 2020 from 4th quarter of 2019, and gained 5.7% from 1st quarter of 2019 based on home sales values obtained from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by FNMA and Freddie Ma...