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By R. Michael Brown, Communication that increases sales!
(R. Michael Brown LLC Digital Marketing & Public Relations)
Happy Independence Day from my wife Leonor Maya Martinez and I on July 4th, 2024.We got our new flag and raised it yesterday.God bless you and America!#july4th#IndependenceDay#lakehuntley
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By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Once you have done the right thing, then there is no reason for the episode to be visiting with you anymore. What's right is right & the Universe is pleased. However, if something keeps coming up in your life, repeating itself, leaving a pattern of the same old thing showing up, over & over or intermittently, then you would do well to consider it because it is trying to tell you something. It could simply be that it, whatever it is, requires something from you perhaps a different ending or some closure...GET BETTER OR GET WORSE...Failing to slow down, take a look or consider the bigger picture calling out to you and why it is beckoning toward you only allows the title of the post to come alive and keep coming. You then become sick after a while within your spirit and if not dealt with t...
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
House for Sale in Cedar Hill TX-Smart HomeOPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00-3:00 PMLearn More and Make Your Offer Now House for sale in Cedar Hill TX is a smart home featuring a bright and spacious open floorplan. The living room has large windows as well as cathedral ceilings with wood beams.  The kitchen boasts a large island, lots of cabinets, and double ovens with wi-fi capabilities. The four bedrooms offer generous space for relaxing while the bathrooms are each luxurious and refreshing. This home also has a study, a game room, and a media room.Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson Li...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Celebrating Freedom It Carries a High PriceOur War of Independence was a battle fought by professionals on one side and by determined colonists, many farmers and shopkeepers with some soldiers intermixed.The decisive battle was fought in Yorktown, VA, with the French fleet blocking the sea and the Continental Army encamped on land.The Continental Army was assisted by a French force of 5,000 men and 450 officers under the command of General Jean Baptiste de Rochambeau. The had landed in Rhode Island and made a forced march in 14 weeks to meet Washington's army for the final siege and battle at Yorktown.That march took the army right through Waterbury CT and a non-descript marker, almost completely covered by weeds is the only reminder of that passage through the area. There are symbolic ...
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Wise County House with Land for SaleLearn More and Make Your Offer NowWise County house with land for sale is a 4 bedroom home on 5 acres, more or less, in sought after Northwest ISD. Featuring a den, family room, sunroom, 2-car carport, and 2 outbuildings, this New Fairview home with it's fenced acreage sits on a paved farm to market road.Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson License DisclosuresMyers Jackson TX Broker 0698695Myers Jackson TX Auctioneer TDLR 17057 
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Longview TX Land for Sale-Gregg County-Vacant LandLearn More and Make Your Offer NowLongview Tx land for sale Gregg County vacant land consists of 4 tracts of acreage in northeast Texas about an hour from Shreveport. Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson License DisclosuresMyers Jackson TX Broker 0698695Myers Jackson TX Auctioneer TDLR 17057 
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Every year on 4th of July and this year on Thursday  July 4th of 2024, we celebrate the patriotic holiday Independence Day for our country and the freedom we enjoy in the United States. We celebrate 4th of July Independence Day gathering with family and friends for parties, barbecues, music, games, parades, and fireworks.I want to share some 4th of July Independence Day quotes with you:Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people. Abraham Lincoln In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. RooseveltIf your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy AdamsThose who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one....
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 )
Happy 4th of July 2024 to all my ActiveRain friends.  Tomorrow is the 4th of July, and my wife will be traveling to my nephew's house in RI for a family cookout.  My youngest son and his wife will also becoming up from Mananas, VA, and will spend the weekend with us. We don't get many opportunities to get the family together, so these family get together's are very special.  Everyone brings a side dish or desert, and my nephew normally provides the hot dogs and hamburgers.  This year I will also be bring buffalo chicken blue cheese patties that a local grocery store has just started making.  I cooked one on the grill last week and it was amazing. Hopefully all of you will also have a very special Happy 4th of July, and spend quality time with your family and friends, or maybe just sit ...
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By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
8036 Stonybrook Place Northwest Nestled in a serene cul-de-sac, this great home boasts an expansive oversized lot , offering ample space and privacy. This well designed layout features two living areas downstairs, one with a fireplace, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. The kitchen is complete with granite countertops, a convenient breakfast bar and a pantry. Upstairs you’ll find a versatile loft providing additional living space and 3 spacious bedrooms. Primary suite offers Full bath with garden tub and separate shower. Don’t miss the opportunity to make this great property your forever home! Schedule your showing today! Contact Information:Valerie AlmanzarKeller Williams RealtyYour Casa Team 505-923-4670 / 505-897-1100
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By Anna "Banana" Kruchten, 602-380-4886
(HomeSmart Real Estate )
For as long as I can remember the 4th of July has always been a very special celebration. As a  very young kid growing up in Duluth MN on the shores of Lake Superior I experienced the feeling of honoring those that served us - and how important it was to do so.From our house high on a hill we could see the lake and hear the blowing horns of the incoming ships.  On the 4th of July, my parents would tell us kids to get on our pajamas and we'd go down to the docks and welcome the  soldiers!  It was exciting to stand on the dock and wave and wave and wave, until they had all passed. My parents would remind us that many of the soldiers had children too and they missed them a lot. That was why it was so important for us kids to show the soldiers that we care about them by waving and smiling. ...
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
Hi All, Happy 3rd of July!  I hope all still have all fingers, toes, and eyeballs after this next 36 hours or so.I wanted to take a moment and introduce you to Mach1 Realty's NEW agent: Joe Melnick.A well known young family man who lives south of Hastings, NE near the small community of Ayr, NE!  He is coming on board with the strong recommendation of Lindsey Haden our Broker-in -Waiting who also lives just outside of Ayr!   She highly recommended Joe and after meeting with him, I could definitely see why.We want a larger presence in the farming real estate community and Joe is the Area Manager for a large seed corn company. He knows almost every farmer in a wide geographic area.  He is a farmer himself!Joe has represented young farmers for many years of his young life including on the ...
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By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
For most of us success comes so slowly.  It is the daily work; the little efforts that will eventually lead us to our success.  Remember when you learned to read?  Did you learn the 200th day of the 4th grade… or was it the 12th day of the 6th grade.  When did you realize that you could read?  For most of us that is the success journey; one little step at a time._______________________Today I accept myself.  I tolerate my weaknesses and focus on my strengths. I praise everyone today…I praise myself…I reach my goals because people help me…I ask for help and received help.Good people outlast bad times; I am a good person.  I am a good businessperson, family person, and friend.I am a winner…I am a giver…I am a leader…I am a winner…I work hard, and I get lucky…wow…The harder I work the luck...
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By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
When Mark Twain was asked the reason for this success, he replied: “I was born excited.”  Sir Edward Victor Appleton, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics stated that the recipe for success is, “enthusiasm, I rate that even above professional skill. Enthusiasm- the origin means “inspired by God or Holy Spirit” I am enthusiastic about everything that I do; I act enthusiastic.Enthusiasm makes the difference in my life…I am excited.I act enthusiastic, and I am enthusiastic.  I am wonderful.I feel good, I feel strong, I am excited about all things.I am optimistic, and my optimism increases and grows.Every day I am more and more optimistic and enthusiastic.Enthusiasm, Optimism and confidence are the three words hat describe my life…I know good things are happening in my life and I am excit...
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By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
The unusual makes us joyous.  Yesterday while enjoying lunch at the Capital Club in San Jose, it began to snow.  The windows are ceiling to floor and the view from above San Jose is already spectacular, but the joy of seeing snow excited us all.  For 5 minutes everyone in the dining hall quit eating, rushed to the window to look down, and took pictures with cell phones.  For 5 minutes in this very sophisticated environment, we were little kids again.____________Bless: to “confer prosperity or happiness upon”Today I bless everything…I bless me and my home.I bless all the people around me… I bless my car...I bless my job…I bless my body…I bless and give thanks to the rain.I bless my talents…I bless all the money I have and all the money coming to me…I bless this computer and the warm coco...
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By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
Why be upset with Republicans?  Or the Democrats? Or Catholics or Gays? Or Politicians or the weather?  Why blame anyone for anything at all?  The world is full of upset people…people who complain and see others as wrong.  I will do what I can to make my life OK.  if I can make something better then I will attempt to do so but no one is to blame.  We are all doing the best we can. I am perfect; I am absolutely loved and accepted.I don’t judge or blame anyone.  I allow everyone to be free.I love the wind, the rain, the grass and the trees.  I love life.Today is a good day and I see good everywhere.I am guided and I always know what to do…Everything is mine…friends…business…opportunity…money.I create my world and I create it happy and abundant.I am rich, will and happy and every day is ge...
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By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
The Bible speaks about a tree of good and evil in the Garden of Eden.  Imagine the tree of good thoughts and negative thoughts and emotions in the garden of you own Mind.  Today I separated that tree into two trees and chopped down the tree of negativity.  I cut away anger, blame and guilt. I create my own miracles……today and every day.I enjoy feelings of safety and calm…I am excited about life and relaxed at the same time…Today my internal life is quiet and calm.I love and cherish, and I am loved and cherished.I am a love-finder, a happy-finder, and a good-finder.I am motivated by service.  I am motivated by joy.  I am motivated by love……I greet this day with love in my heart… I love everyone…I belong… I am loved and I belong…I am accepted, and I welcome everyone into my life.I let go ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
ONE more day for our Annual Bike Decorating Contest!Calling all kids ages 2-10!Join us on July 4th for the Annual Bike decorating contest!Registration starst at 9:30 am and the fun begins at 10 am!For questions and inquiries:Call/text ☎ 614 - 271 - 4263Sponsored by theClintonville North Area Real Estate Association - NAREAJohnny Velo BikesMozart's Cafe & Event SpaceEVENT LINK HERE
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
  A RENOVATED 3-bedroom home in North Linden! This home has WOOD FLOORS and an updated bath with double sinks. You can move in and enjoy the summer with the NEW DECK and fenced yard!   Join us this weekend for an exclusive open house event and explore this beautiful property in Columbus.   Interested? Send us a message or give us a call: ☎ 614 - 431 - 1220 | 📧 rjoe@kw.com   Click this LINK to know more about the property!   Wanna know your home value? Click the LINK.
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By Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Rent
(RE/MAX DFW Associates)
My almost 21 year old grandaughter is going to take the real estate exam in FL on July 10th. She spent many summers with me when she was younger. Since I had the most flexible job (haha), she tagged along with me on photo shoots, showings and closings! Here is my letter to my grandaughter: Dear Kaitlynn, So you have decided to get into real estate! I believe that tagging along with me for many summers you saw what a rewarding and flexible career real estate can be. We had so much fun those summers & I really enjoyed our ice cream breaks!  I hope that some of the things I learned  in my Real Estate career will help you in your Real Estate journey. As you know Real Estate is not all fun and games!  We didn't just show pretty houses, we took measurements, photos, put out signs in the heat ...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Many of us recently enjoyed a great debate on Active Rain's Q&A over the current state of affairs regarding so many in active Active Rain Blogger Groups. Michael J. Perry raised this question and I have often wondered the same:Did you know there are 7,708 Active Rain groups? These groups have been around for 17 years, and new ones are still being created, with some members starting their own groups as recently as this week! While some groups boast thousands of members, others may have only the founder. According to Active Rain, these are the most active groups as of July 2024:Blogger groups on Active Rain serve several key purposes: Networking and Community Building: They provide a platform for real estate professionals to connect, share experiences, a common interest or sense of humor,...
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