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By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
Comments 209
I became an editor of for Oak Lawn Illinois because of another Active Rainer, Bill Gassett.  It's been fun and I've started to interact with some of the readers in the Topix forum.  It only takes a few minutes a day to find articles to post as I have a Google alert set up for Oak Lawn. ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 6
Forestland Evaluations, dont Buy or Sell Forestland without one. Woodland Management Service has assisted numerous clients over the years in evaluating forest lands of all sizes from the small 10 acre woodlot to Million acre corporate forestland properties.  These evaluations can vary from simple...

By John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!
(Albuquerque Homes Realty)
Comments 24
10 Acres Rowe NM For Sale Tierra de Dios Community  Welcome to Tierra de Dios community!  This fabulous secluded 10 Acre mountain property is located near Rowe NM.   The newer community of Tierra de Dios borders the Santa Fe National Forest and NM Lands.  You will appreciate the rolling hills, tr...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 15
  Reminder, Summer Video Challenge, Show Us Your Local & Bring in the Juice Dont forget that the Summer Video Challenge deadline is rapidly approaching. Many people have already completed the challenge and are already enjoying the extra attention from the folks over at Google and Youtube. And we ...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 16
 Sometimes you meet great peoplein the world through yourkids, friends, or in this case, through her grandparents. Yousee I met thiswonderful past client through her grandparents who were buying ahome in Beaverton, Oregon throughme and I ended up listing her home.There were a couple of challenges...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 10
 It has been a busy couple monthsfor me with business,booming, company changes and the end of baseball season finally arriving,itmeant time to get back to the real world. But, one thing that also cameat theend of baseball season my wife and I’s weddinganniversary. (17 years)We didn’t get to celeb...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 6
 Thischart below breaksdown BeavertonOregonReal Estate homes sales by neighborhood, for the week ending 07/09/2010.Here is a breakdown ofreal estate homessales in Beaverton, Oregon for the week broken downby neighborhood.Just click on the link to your neighborhoodfor the complete breakdown of wha...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 24
Yesterday, I got a call from apast client that I absolutelyloved and got along great with. We had a very similarsense of humor. But, shehad to leave the state due to a job transfer and though she had justbought herhome, she was left with selling it and going back to her home state.Well, I had fou...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 11
What a crazy busy day it has been today! First, this is the first Sunday of our church summer schedule so church starts 2 hours earlier...and that gets some getting used to! Then one of our supported missionaries, from Australia, came to visit so we had a dessert reception for them as they explai...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 30
I will soon be traveling and so today will be my last Sunday at the Antique Gallery where I have a space for some time. I am tired and torn but most days turn out well in the long run. It is humid and rainy here and that isn't fun but maybe we will be busy. I certainly hope so. Enjoy your Sunday.

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 21
Time for what? Everything and anything with ethics, morals and moderation to guide us with. After that, unleash and experience the fullness of life for the simple matter at hand is this: You will never be back this way again. Once more, your window for opportunity is not guaranteed. Once more aft...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
Comments 2
Lemmings are small rodents that have been known to follow each other as they charge to their deaths off the edge of cliffs. This is actually an unsubstantiated myth about Lemmings, but they’ve become a metaphor for people who go along unquestioningly with a group with potentially dangerous conseq...

By Allan Rolnick, Tax Debt Resolution serving the NYC Metro Area
(TriState Tax Resolution LLC)
Comments 0
On March 12, the "Varsity Blues" scandal hit the headlines, and gossips across America leaped at the fresh meat. That's the day we learned about a group of 1%ers who paid anywhere from $15,000 to $6.5 million to cheat their kids' way into some of the most prestigious colleges in America. The Dep...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”                                                       Picabo Street  All of us are born with potential. We enter into life as an unknown generality.What happens from the d...

By Michael O'Leary, Enrolled Agent, CPA Quality without CPA Prices!
(By The Book Taxes)
Comments 0
OFFER-IN-COMPROMISE – DOUBT AS TO COLLECTIBILITY (DATC)  There are three types of Offers in Compromise:           Doubt as to Collectability – Does the taxpayer actually have the income and assets to pay back all the taxes owed?          Doubt as to Liability – Does the taxpayer really owe all th...

By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 1
 Don't miss this beautiful Garfield Townhouse for sale in Signature Place at GarfieldGarfield Open House Saturday June 15th from 1-4pm12 Wisteria Lane, GarfieldSignature Place at Garfield Townhouse Complex - right off of River Road$355,000Call Jeana Cowie today cell 201-982-2200A beautiful, young...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 32
  On Generalizations, Generally     On Generalizations, Generally   Although I can find it difficult at times, I try not to use the word Always.  Or Never.  Those who know me are aware of my use of the expression "it depends" as part of my lexicon.  I tend to use it because it fits for many of th...

By Dorothy Mitchell, Writer and real estate agent
Comments 1
Loyal customers help you to grow. They not only keep coming back to your business to give you a steady revenue, but they also spread the word to others about your business, thereby increasing your bottom-line in a big way. And the best part is you spend no extra money for these word-of-mouth refe...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 47
  Off In The Distance  Off In The Distance  And then something happens.  Those things appear clearer that were once cloudy. Almost magically.  More distinct.  Perhaps more distinctive.  Becoming more obvious.  Not nearly so vague.  Lots of impressions are made on this path to clarity. In focus.  ...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 0
8360 Birch Bay Dr, Blaine, WA 98230   If you've ever wanted a beach house, this is the property for you. Waterfront view of Birch Bay, Single-level beach living at its best! Enjoy the idyllic sunsets from your front deck. Fabulously remodeled 3 bed 2 bath home perfect for weekend getaways or you...