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By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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  I'm not the world's biggest fan of labels.  It's a personal pet peeve.  Used improperly, labels instill bias, default to a stereotype, a complete judgement without facts in evidence.  It's the easy way out, not much (if any) thinking required.  I've seen it time and again. Take the phrase "par...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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1 Mountain Ash Ct Bellingham, WA 98229 Vintage Sudden Valley Chalet Style home on a very nice and level corner lot conveniently located close to the Gate 9 entrance. Bring all your remodel ideas and break out your best tools to restore this home to a cozy and comfortable 2 bed 3/4 bath. There is ...

By Allan Rolnick, Tax Debt Resolution serving the NYC Metro Area
(Tristate Tax Resolution LLC)
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Your year-end tax planning doesn’t have to be hard. I have outlined below five strategies that will increase your tax deductions or reduce your taxable income so that Uncle Sam gets less of your 2018 cash.  Prepaying your 2019 expenses right now reduces your taxes this year, without question. Whi...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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8589 Bender Rd Lynden, 98264 Cozy and cute home in the heart of Lynden! You won't want to miss this adorable home with character and charm throughout. Enjoy a very functional home with updated floors and french doors leading to the back deck from both the living room and bedroom. The finished bas...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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633 E Alder Dr Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 Come have a look at this well laid out 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, one-level-living home! Great floor plan with an easy and functional kitchen that is open to the dining area and living room. The master bedroom, ensuite, and walk-in closet are on the opposite sid...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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 6911 38th Place NE Marysville, WA 98270 Welcome home! Built in 2007, the layout of this home is perfect for entertaining! The main floor is complete with two living spaces, two dining areas, large kitchen with tile countertops and floors and a powder room for guests to use! Upstairs you will fin...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Yesterday I stopped in at my local Oriental Gift shop. Actually and ironically it is the biggest of its kind in the United States. It is always dangerous being there because the choices are incredible and the proprietors are lovely. They have two homes: one here in the Berkshires and another in A...

By Erica Simpson, www.EricaHasYourBuyer.info
(Erica Homes, LLC)
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By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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I enjoyed this post....brought a smile to my face.... Doug and I can teach you the right pronounciation of the letter R....  Boston is considered, by many, to be the capital of New England. Boston is filled with world acclaimed hospitals, universities, museums, art galleries AND has an abundance ...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
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To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Sr. Thomas WatsonI wake up each and every day with a light and open heart for the opportunities that I have been provided.  I don't feel that I am gong to work even though I do work over seven days ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  An obstacle for one person may be the selling point for another. When touring a home to list, I am aware of things that could be negative by asking the present owner what they don't like about their house.Here are a few examples of possible obstacles and who would see the opportunity.  - Ranch ...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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Several months ago a friend started forwarding me emails from Merriam Webster when there was a particularly interesting “Word of the Day.” After a while, I opted in to get those daily messages myself, and I learned something interesting: There are some words that I recognize and “know” what they ...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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Top 3 Reasons to Do Listing Marketing  In this short article we will go over why it is so important to do listing marketing on your coming soon listings, on your new listings, status change listings, contract pending listings, and sold listings.  1. To do your best by your seller with whom you ha...

By Marie Waite
(Finest Women in Real Estate)
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My son Garrett Waite... Love him so much! He turned 18 last few days and he is getting many offers for college scholarship. So proud of him...  Garrett started high school as one of the smallest kids in football (probably the only Filipino kid)...he worked hard to get where he is now physically a...

By Michael Crosa CPA, Solving IRS Problems For Real Estate Pros
(Michael L Crosa CPA)
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 Realtors have been known to take a client to lunch or to a baseball or football game and then deduct the expense as a meal and entertainment expense. This has changed. The IRS has finally issued guidance on the business expense deduction for meals and entertainment following law changes in the T...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Yesterday I was able to visit past clients and so fun this time of year.   I have some very talented clients!    Both homes were decked out for the Holidays.   It is fun to hear the whole family gets into the spirit and comes up with new decor for their homes. This was the entry made of ship-lap...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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How to Get Rid of PMI on Your Mortgage Nearly every home buyer initially hates the "P" word --- PMI, or private mortgage insurance.  Years and years of conditioning have taught generations upon generations of first-time buyers that PMI is something to be avoided at all costs, and even though I da...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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6921 Panda Royle DR, Del Valle, TX 78617 Enter into a spacious living area with large open kitchen & dining space. An abundance of windows lead you out to the custom outdoor living space with large covered patio & fire pit. Upstairs you'll find 4 large bedrooms and 2 full baths. Roof replaced in ...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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1721 S Oakley Avenue Nampa, ID 83686 Investors take notice! Well maintained rental property in South Nampa. Includes washer & dryer and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Strong tenants in place with a lease through December 2019. Convenient to freeways, shopping, parks, schools, Lake Lowell, Th...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It has been a long week of dealing with technical stuff and disappointment, but today I am back at the Antique Gallery where I have a space. I was there twice yesterday and had a few things sell. Last weekend my space was totally opened up and changed and now there is more traffic if not sales. I...