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By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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Direct Hard Money Private Lenders Fix&Flip, Cash Out, Construction Over $40,000,000 Funded and YOU ARE NEXT! All of Your Funding Problems are Solved Here! Get the Lowest Possible Rate Term Guaranteed Rates From 5.99% APR* If You Are Not Using Level 4 Funding You're Probably Paying Way Too Much C...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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How to speak Boston Boston is considered, by many, to be the capital of New England. Boston is filled with world acclaimed hospitals, universities, museums, art galleries AND has an abundance of redheads. BUT, the one thing people identify with Boston is our language, some call it an accent. Ther...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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I'm reposting this so that maybe the folks at AT&T will notice and help out:  I have been an AT&T customer forever. I have been with them since they were Bell Atlantic. In short it has been about 40 years. In the area I live AT&T was the only service for cell service when I moved here. There were...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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I recently wrote a blog post on virtual staging. I was prompted to write the article after having a string of vacant listings.  Unfortunately, marketing a vacant home can present some challenges. Vancant room after vacant room, especially when they have no defining features tend to run into each...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have been an AT&T customer forever. I have been with them since they were Bell Atlantic. In short it has been about 40 years. In the area I live AT&T was the only service for cell service when I moved here. There were other providers but none had any service in my new small town. And so I staye...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
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    An obstacle for one person may be the selling point for another. When touring a home to list, I am aware of things that could be negative by asking the present owner what they don't like about their house. Here are a few examples of possible obstacles and who would see the opportunity.     -...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270,
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This post is being written as part of Debbie Reynolds' "Thanksgiving Challenge - Post What You Are Thankful For".  While I am thankful for many different things, I think the gift of gratitude is one of the most amazing. I have often heard sayings such as, "There is always something to be thankful...

By C. Thompson, Loss Mitigation Cases
(Loan Modification)
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                                                  NACA Complaints and Reviews   Before  I decided to write this blog, I really deliberated over it. I am not one to bash companies, especially ones that have been featured on CNN and are perceived to be helping people in need. But after watching the...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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 Did you miss this blog post?  Delaware Art Museum: Ultra-Realistic Sculpture by Mark Suan If you missed this blog, I hope you will add your comments. Your feedback is always appreciated. One of the disadvantages of posting many blogs and reblogs is that readers may miss some of them.  Dahlia, Br...

By Peter Spain
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 Peter Sarkis & How Tenerife Forum Began You know when you get the urge to do something that helps others without thinking of the monetary value or expecting much in return for the time and effort you put into it?Well, this was one of those times!On old discussion boards pre Facebook era, many of...

By John Lapotaire, CIEC, Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS
(Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS)
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After the recent hurricanes we have found ourselves faced with the misclassification of rain water from the hurricane as Category 3 water (Cat 3).  The classification of water is defined by the IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration as either Category 1,...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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When they think real estate agent, my company name, my name or REALTOR® and put any of these names or partial names in their address book search, my full contact name will come up and they can call, text or email me right away. How to Share Your Contact on Your Cell Phone It isn't always easy to ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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There is so much to learn each day. Do you take the opportunities? Every time my dog gets up from a nap he does something that is a lesson for us smarter, but sometimes unaware humans. He stretches. It's good for his body, and it gives him a few seconds to become aware of his surroundings. Script...

By Sebastian Miller
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When you work in a commission-based industry like real estate, it is critical that you stay current on marketing strategies, homeowner needs, and the real estate market. This makes it pertinent that you read and learn what you need to thrive among other realtors. Instead of browsing book writing ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 A new listing will be on the market this weekend. Just met the seller this afternoon and it was just a bit too late, in the day, for the professional photographer. That will happen in the morning. This Pikesville Condo Townhouse has garage parking. All three levels have been meticulously rehabbe...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
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Water always finds a way. The Grand Canyon was formed by the never ending flow of water over a long period of time. The result is a beautiful, majestic site that millions of people visit every year. However, water flowing into your basement is a different story. Now add some pressure actually pus...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
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When I first took sales training one of the things we were required to do was to gather packet of testimonial letters. I real up to date testimonial was to actually put your client on the phone with a satisfied customer. Today we have things such as Yelp, Angie's List, Home Adviser, You Tube,Goog...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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So, think about the Yule Log tradition - is it your rule to hook up a mule to drag in the Yule Log? We've mostly all heard of the Yule Log tradition.  But what is the tradition of the Yule Log anyway? It's a tradition probably extending back before medieval times, and said to be Norse. In Scandin...

By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate)
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Billy Ray Cyrus sang this song years ago. I first heard it when I bought the CD Achy Breaky Heart and it was just a track on the CD. It meant a lot to me then, it means more to me today. I pray daily that serve our country today. Here is the chorus... how true these words are.     All gave some a...

By Bill Cobb, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
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LOVE this reminder to an ACTION TAKER!!  Tonight I came across this entry to a contest from a year ago and thought is was worthy of an encore, I hope you enjoy it. Bob     The #1 Thing that it Takes to Be Successful in Real Estate and Life. In Melissa Zavala 's challenge she asks us to talk about...