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By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
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Many of us here on the Active Rain platform know and admire Patricia Feager, a Realtor based in Flower Mound, Texas, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Always positive, her posts and comments share her wisdom and caring for people -- clients, fellow bloggers, store owners, people she chances to meet,...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 4
On August 16, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau reported nationwide housing building permits jumped 8.4% to 1,336,000 units in July of 2019 from 1,232,000 units in June of 2019, and gained 1.5% from 1,316,000 in July of 2018. Single family build...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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  1. It's so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It's like the trash took itself out. 2. I knew I matured when I realized every situation doesn't need a reaction. Sometimes you just gotta leave people to do the lame stuff they always do. 3. Return any negativity that comes to you today to...

By Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 28
      Rock and Roll History!  The last  Woodstock-style rock festival held in the United States was in Charlotte North Carolina, on August 10, 1974.   We were there!       Today marks the 42nd Anniversary.       The Allman Brothers Band, Foghat, Marshall Tucker, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Black Oak...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 22
Going through old emails, I found a poem a friend sent me last year.   It seemed worth sharing...   Just this morning, as I was about to leave the rest room at our local grocery store, a woman started to come in the door. She just stood there, looking confused. Finally she pulled her sunglasses ...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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As we "mature" more things take more effort each day. We may need to stretch and exercise just to get safely out of  bed in the morning. We may need help from medical assistance devices as simple as ankle or knee braces or as complex as mechanical devices or even just canes and scooters. Yet if w...

By Gayle Balaban, E. TN Waterfront Real Estate
(The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E)
Comments 31
OK Let's go to the beach club now.  The Chelsea beach Club with it's 2 salt water pools and it's tunnel out the the ocean.  yes, it was a working class beach club.  Not as prestigous as say the Deal Club, but, it was fun.  I had my first real kiss in the cabana and I am ashamed to say that it was...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 24
 The Venice Canals in California are getting ready for Halloween 2010. As some of you know, I have written a few blogs about this national treasure over the past few years. Many tourists visit California and go to Venice Beach and are totally oblivious to the Canals that are nearby. The ones, who...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 30
 Some people are more challenging to work with than others.Below are three examples.  #1 The person who trusts no one. The sooner you figure this out, the better.  In the middle of a difficult divorce, a seller wanted someone to represent her like I represented the previous seller. She was 100%  ...

By Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Pawleys Island, SC, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
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If you are in the market for a new home, Click here to check out all of our listings.  You may just find the home you have been waiting for or let us be on the lookout and send you automatic emails showing you the latest listings where you just might see your new home!If you know of anyone who ma...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 5
If you have been thinking about a credit freeze, you probably should know that the process is designed so that a creditor cannot see your credit report unless you specifically allow it. This process blocks any potential creditors from viewing or pulling your file, which makes it much more difficu...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 1
Some of you may be wondering what an SSL Certificate is and your website needs one. Yes, it's a little pricey to have it done. I believe the cost is well worth it. What is an SSL Certificate? According to Google:SSL stands for "secure sockets layer" and is a form of security for sites that handle...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
I see far too many people choosing this path of most resistance. These folks age MUCH faster than those who opt for the path least resistance. Not being who you are is exhausting. As is true with all lies, whether they be “innocent little white lies” or “persona/lifestyle lies”, the most difficul...

By Jeremy Williams, Business Coach, Husband, Father, and Dog Wrangler
(Red Hawk Coaching)
Comments 0
After nearly 15 years in real estate primarily with Keller Williams Realty, followed by a short stint with eXp Realty, I recently made the decision to place my real estate license inactive to focus on my true passion of helping real estate agents and various small business owners on their journey...
Is the wedding coming up, and would you say you are vigilant for shoddy mother of the lady of the hour dresses to help rescue what is left of your wedding spending plan? All things considered, fortunately for you, the online universe of marriage shopping has a tremendous gathering awesome determi...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 2
Your front and back lawns are a huge part of what makes a house your home. Of course, you want them to be as beautiful as possible. That can include grass, trees, flowers, even a pool or a pond. But it also includes hard surfaces like a driveway or a patio. There’s no reason that they have to be ...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 1
When clients ask for ways to improve their backyards or curb appeal, you probably have a list ready. It might include everything from windows and a paint job to better caring for the lawn and garden. But it can also include the patio, driveway, entryway, and other solid surfaces. Yes, these are f...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 8
 Buyers are looking for large condos in Baltimore, and we have a shortage!   The need for right-sizing is strong. Moving from the big house, getting away from the stairs, the multiple levels and still wanting plenty of room for entertaining, this is what buyers want.Each week we run an ad and tal...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 0
Love travelling? How about staycations?You can choose from a wide variety of Truckee hotels, resorts, and nightly rentals - all within a walk or short drive to charming historic downtown, trails, shops and restaurants, and 10-30 minutes from world-class ski areas including Northstar California, S...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Solving That Math Problem In Your Head      Solving That Math Problem In Your Head   Some arithmetic calculations go to work and can be solved right in our head.  No paper required.  Seemingly little thought.  Almost automatic.  Well sorta.   Of course, this may take years of experience or educ...