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By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
Comments 12
After hearing for years that people claim miraculous results in selling homes due to burying a statue of St. Joseph in the yard.  We went and got one last year.We read the instructions that came with th little statue and buried it last year when we put the house on the market.  To prevent damage ...

By Bill Dean, William Dean - Broker, Salesperson
(Haggerty Team St. Louis, Mo.)
Comments 15
I found this really informative post by MIKE COOPER It truly could save your life !  You owe it to yourself and family to check your electrical outlets. Owning a real estate brokerage and an electrical contracting company has a number of advantages for me.  It's not unusual for me to offer electr...

By Lisa Hicks, Serving Central and Southern Maine
(Hoang Realty)
Comments 4
The Five Votes of Confidence   I have no idea where I got this, but I have been carrying this piece of paper around with me for about 15 years.  You can't tell from this copy I made, but the original has push pin holes and bent corners from being shifted from bulletin board to file.  There is eve...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 11
Early morning in Downtown Stevens Point, Happy 4th! Its nice to beat the heat and all the crowds.  Early morning is such a peaceful time for a bike ride, and since my dog and his husky fur cant endure the heat, it is the only time for a bike ride this time of year.       Today was an extra specia...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 7
STOP COMPLAINING AND START EXPLAINING!!The past week or two have been the most confusing, challenging and frightening times that I can think of in real estate since I started in 1993.As things unfolded and I was seeing the reality of just what was happening here in the Hamptons and the City, I re...

By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905
(John L Scott Market Center)
Comments 63
Whether it's creating prosperity, nurturing yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually or cleaning up your "space"'s all putting energy into where it counts; investing in yourself.  I have a past client who just bought a smallish home in my community, Fishhawk Lake. When I popped by to c...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor
(Ward County Notary Services)
Comments 20
Yesterday morning I interviewed Chad Vogel for my Minot Today radio broadcast (posted right here) and before going on the air Chad said he would like to get into blogging. Please welcome here to Active Rain!He has not had a chance to post yet but if you would "follow" him I'd consider it a person...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 15
Realtors® sell homes. But occassionally we deal with other things to help buyers and sellers. Lately those items are pianos. Three of them...three solutions. One is free just come and pick it up.  The second one the buyer was delighted it was included in the sale of the house. The seller was reli...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 7
 We live in the era of smart phones and stupid people. When life give you lemons, freeze them and throw them as hard as you can at the people making your life difficult. I would like to apologize to anyone I have not yet offended. Please be patient, I will get to you shortly. When I see lovers' n...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 13
ZILLOWS "HOSTILE TAKEOVER" OF HAMPTON AND MANHATTAN BROKERAGE--FAIT ACCOMPLI!For all of you out there who have read my MANY articles about the stated goal of Zillow when they opened their doors in 2006, you can say you knew what would happen---you can even say you were warned!The goal? To "put al...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 1
Exercising comes with many benefitsExercise should be one of the first things that are done in morning, hitting the gym before starting your day can be highly advantageous to your body and can eliminate many threats. Exercising makes your heart to beat at a faster rate and so blood at a higher ra...

By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
Comments 1
According to CoreLogic’s Feb. 2019 Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), rents are up 2.9 percent year-over-year.As with the for-sale market, supply of single-family rentals saw very low levels in February, putting upward pressure on the cost of both for-sale and for-rent homes.  Phoenix had rapid ren...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 5
Instagram is a popular and highly visual site than be a very effective marketing tool for your business.What’s Instagram? - Instagram is owned by Facebook and is gradually being transformed into a site business can use for marketing. Don’t worry, though, it still provides the fun of sharing pictu...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
Comments 0
There are currently more than $1.4Billion in unclaimed tax refunds. If you are owed a refund the only way to get the refund is to file the tax return within 3 years of the due date. Current tax law gives you 3 years to submit a tax return in order claim and receive your refund. If you file your r...

By Sonya Loose, Selling Waterfront in Gladwin & Midland County
(Modern Realty)
Comments 0
Check out this home with access to Wixom Lake!Affordably priced and move in ready manufactured home from 2002 w/ Wixom Lake access! Wide plank wood flooring creates a cozy feel. The cook in the family will love the large kitchen with ample counters and cupboard space and a pantry! Large dining sp...

By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
2751 Clear Sky Street Southwest Check out this DR Horton Home! Master is separated from the other bedrooms, and the open floor plan is great for entertaining. This could be your new dream home! Contact Information:Valerie AlmanzarKeller Williams RealtyYour Casa Team 505-923-4670 / 505-897-1100

By Sonya Loose, Selling Waterfront in Gladwin & Midland County
(Modern Realty)
Comments 0
Check out this home on Wixom Lake!Two story traditional home with 60' on an all sports Wixom Lake canal. Located on a paved street with a quick commute to US10 you can live here year round and enjoy lake life! Step inside the 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,300 sq ft home and the sliders to the extra large,...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 44
  Man Of A Certain Age      Man Of A Certain Age I was listening to an episode of All Things Considered on National Public Radio with a segment where host Terry Gross was interviewing Ray Romano, the stand-up comedian most familiar to people for his real-life based television sitcom "Everybody Lo...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 2
The enemies of the United States of America would love nothing better than to see our Union weaken. They love hearing about our failures, setbacks, and troubles and have learned over-time that they can influence certain outcomes using strategy, opportunity and essentially brain-washing techniques...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 1
Originally owned, custom built rambler on a quiet street on a park like setting lot. Maple hardwood floors, tankless WH, hi-efficiency heating and AC. Large windows with views overlooking the mature landscaping in the terraced back yard with a trail to the creek. Master bedroom with beautifully u...