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By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
Comments 225
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 Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 12
Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach Condos for Sale and Rent. June 8, 2018Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach Condos have a mid­ level oasis that allows residents to enjoy amenities and stylish features. Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach is 55 story luxury residential condominium with 267 units.Trump Palace S...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 7
Doe Camp 2013 in Chippewa Falls . While the Bucks are Away Does will Play! Not a hunter and looking for something fun to do while the rest of the family is off to Deer Camp? Horizon's Lounge & Banquet Center will be hosting a Doe Camp starting at 5pm on opening day, November 23.           Mini Se...

By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
(Highlight Realty )
Comments 5
Harbourwood 2717 S PARKVIEW DR, HALLANDALE BEACH, FL 33009-2920 LP: $224,900  •  LA:1,232   •  YR: 1981  •  BED:2 • FBATH: 2 •  MAINT FEE: $450/Mo  •  TAXES: $3,408 Location, location, location. Great Unit, pets allowed, immediate rental. Dockage available for rent. 2 parking space plus guest pa...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 16
As a kid when I went to school I often carried lunch in one of the themed metal boxes of the day.  My mom would pack a sandwich and a snack to go with the little thermos bottle that came with the box.  And like most kids, if I got something I didn't like, there might be some trading going on in t...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 36
I just read an amazing article and I really think it needs to be shared to as many people as possible. The writer is my cousin, Nathan. Six years ago, while serving in Afghanistan, he was shot in an ambush. Three people were killed that day. Nathan was one of three wounded survivors.  We don't of...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 33
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-August 4 to August 10, 2019 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or the other professions that I nev...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 33
On Monday, I used a quote by Don Miguel Ruiz.  It was impressive, and many of you liked the quote, and Kathy Streib mentioned, she wanted to hear more about this author.  This one is for you Kathy and everyone else who enjoyed the quote.   Here is an excerpt of his first book called, The Four Agr...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 3
We can always speak for just ourselves. Each of us has his own perception of things which differs from one another, and that's okay. After all, this difference is what makes life interesting, isn't it? 🤝👏🙌 Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are ...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 4
We spend so much time wandering while trying to reach our personal goals only to realize at the end that what we really need is found in our homes. 🏠👨‍👩‍👧‍👦♥️ Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Ga...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
Comments 0
If you derive income from any activity where you are not an employee, from occasional dog sitting to playing guitar for tips at your local coffee shop, then the IRS requires you to classify the activity as either a hobby or a business on your tax returns. Importantly, this decision must be based ...

By Lareina Gould, Residential Architect
(H & Z IT SOlutions)
Comments 0
Exercise is not only a good way to keep fit, but it has many other health benefits that are valuable in a stressful world. For heart health it can be essential. Elliptical trainers are machines that are created to simulate the movements of walking, jogging or other upright physical activities and...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 0
We all know that, at least once a year were going to have to do something that is very difficult, very, very tiring yet very necessary. Spring cleaning. Spring cleaning can most certainly be considered the most important part of the year when it comes to actually cleaning our house. During spring...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 3
When we choose to focus on our purpose, it helps us to remain consistent with what we have started.👌🌟💪📅 Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM #Delegate...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 0
  Every 3rd Friday at about 6:00 - 9:30 pm, the World Beat Community Drum Circle led by Michael DiMartino will stage "Art Truckee Open Mic"It will start with a half hour of warm ups and then an hour of open playing. This is going to be so much fun!How to join? All level artists are welcome! Singe...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 21
10 Years of Change This month Jeff Dowler, CRS asked us to take a trip down memory lane and think about what's changed - 10 years ago feels like a lifetime, and so much has changed I could probably write a book (and maybe I will!), but professionally, 10 years has moved the needle a lot.  Persona...

By Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 25
     This week is the 43rd anniversary of "The Ozark Music Festival", an epic 3-day rock concert held in Sedalia, Missouri in the summer of 1974.  Some 350,000 people came from all over America to party, to play, and to listen to the greatest bands of the time.  Rockers from the 60's and 70's put...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 1
  Most of you know our beloved Carol Williams. Did you know how absolutely amazing, funny and smart, very smart she is?  I bet you do!  Carol reached out to me many years ago while I was going through a funky situation. We've been good friends since then and I am very appreciative of her friends...

By Aaron DiCaprio, Rent Default Insurance Expert - Get Peace of Mind
(Rent Rescue)
Comments 0
Investing in real estate can be lucrative. With that said, success in the industry is not always guaranteed.It’s important to have professionals such as a: property manager, general contractor, property and casualty insurance agent, real estate appraiser, property inspector, real estate agent, re...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Comments 5
I’m studying for my next Level II Certificate of Study with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD): Aging. And I’m on the Board of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Seattle Area Chapter. We have a lending library, and I just finished a tedious proj...