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By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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There are two types of business I will bring to your attention that require YOU full time. First, your professional arena, chosen career or current money-making situation. Why? You are trading yourself for what they offer and if you are not attending to that they will be the first to suffer with ...

By Dario Ferreira, Internet Marketing
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Although much has been said about Active Rain's ranking power lately, ranking a blog post on Active Rain can still be done if you follow some basic steps.1) Try ranking for a long tail term and not a head or short term.Examples of long tail terms: homes for sale with pool in (area)homes for sale ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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There are many places in the world where jaws drop and you feel as if you are in another time. Abu Simbel Temple is one. This required special effort to see because getting there was timely and tough, but then.......the magic begun. It is impossible to describe the enormity  of the place or the f...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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At 0755 hours on this 7th Day of December 1941, 78 years ago, our nation was viciously attacked by Japan. We must never forget.Japan also launched 5 mini-submarines to inflict even more pain.The video below is an actual newsreel of what took place that day.We must always remain a vigilant and ale...

By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-507-7510
(Smart Way America Realty)
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Believe it or not, you just can’t shred too much. If you aren’t destroying your sensitive data, my best advice is for you to start now. There are people out there who make a living diving into dumpsters in search of credit card info, bank account number, mortgage statements, and medical bills; a...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
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Arizona Hard Money Loans are not the same as traditional bank loans. And because of that, the requirements for these loans are also quite different.Arizona Hard Money Loans differ from traditional bank and mortgage company loans in many ways, so it only makes sense that the requirements for these...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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After much tribulation, and therefore cursing, the Casual Uncluttering LLC YouTube channel is actually something that might be useful. People often have strong preferences as to how they take in information: YouTube channels certainly favor visual and auditory learning. I've culled through as man...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
Comments 1
Being young does not always mean that you are living day to day. Learning about Rental Property Loans in Arizona could change your life.Many finance experts say that your first major real estate purchase should be a rental property. As a younger person, that might seem like a crazy thought. But i...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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I wanted to share this post from Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- as I am sure that we have all encountered someone that tells us the money is on it's way, haha. My most memorable transaction was with my cousin, a stranger who wanted to have a new home built, and "the Money Ma...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
Comments 0
Becoming a real estate investor by flipping houses is a great way to start a new career. But you will need to understand some of your options to get your first Loans To Flip Houses in Arizona.Entering the real estate industry is a great way to grow your personal wealth, be your own boss and have ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
It started at 3 AM. We left Cairo at 4:30 and reached the airport about 5AM. The flight to Aswar 600 miles south of  Cairo left at 7:00 AM and we arrived at just before 8:30. So it was a short flight but uncomfortable. I am used to fling in Business and was anything but. In any event, Once there ...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 17
 Some of you may recall, we remodeled our kitchen this year. While it was a long and arduous experience, we appreciate those of you who reminded us to keep our eye on the prize. And you're right, the inconvenience was well worth it.  When you're in residential Real Estate, it's obvious how import...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 31
I am not the late Charles Kuralt, not I am on the road again. This time I am pretty sure you can guess where I am. It is cold in Massachusetts and snowy, but here in Cairo, it is lovely. It is just the beginning of their winter but absolutely perfect: sunny, no humidity, and high 70's. I saw many...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I travel a lot and it is never easy. Sitting at the airport waiting stinks, but at least it means I have cleared Customs and will one day be airborne. One day, long after I am gone I fear, things maybe more consistent and smooth. But until then travel is certainly a b_itch. I am in a small lounge...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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On October 26th, four weeks ago yesterday I drove with my Margie to Stamford Connecticut to meet and adopt DD Beth. I had lost my best boy, Billy the Kid, in July. I was and still am devastated. I saw DD on line and I knew I had to try and adopt her. DD is 13 and lost her home when one of her own...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Mornings are filled with duties big and small. My gang goes out and the new one is only comfortable when I go out and watch her. This morning is was chilly and a bit icy because I slipped coming into the house. I went with it and I am OK but going slow now is my answer to the slick deck. Have a s...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I hate this time of year because it literally gets dark shortly after four in the afternoon. I know that isn't true in Arozona but that's too hot for me. There was snow in the Berkshires today so as the temperatures drop it is icy as well. I will soon be in a warmer place and hope it stays light ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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This morning I wrote my 3rd gratitude post about cherishing my health. After publishing that, I had a colonoscopy. It was OK and I am very gratefully home and and clean. The prep hit me harder than it did in the past and I think that may have something to do with my age but happily, I am clean an...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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While it is only Wednesday, I have already experienced enough tumult for any full week. I have been up and out early for the last couple of days, first getting to a procedure for me on Monday and then yesterday taking my youngest pup Chico for his own procedure. I did better than he did, and I am...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 40
There is always something to take care of. Yesterday I had a procedure in the hospital and soon Chico and I will be going to the Vet for a swollen gum. I still have a hard time going to the Vet where I lost Billy but I have been there three times since. Today I am hoping this won't need to be a f...