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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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Big Forests and Wildlife in Taylor County Wisconsin   Taylor County is a fairly wild area with large blocks of forestland with less quantity but often better quality game (i.e. Big Old Bucks) than some of our more agricultural counties. The lands of Taylor County are near our Cadott office of Woo...

By Robin Rogers, CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser
(Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas)
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I found a photo of a red dragonfly I took a couple of years ago:Since the weather in Schertz/Cibolo is still overcast and dreary, it's nice to be indoors working at my computer today. I will need to pull a lot more weeds once it clears up.It's even better to be inside when I have some photos of o...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Kentlands Street Tree Pruning Beginning on Monday, February 6, 2012, (weather pending) The City of Gaithersburg has contracted with Bartlett Tree Experts of Gaithersburg, MD to prune street trees in many locations throughout Kentlands and Lakelands. No Parking signs will be placed on the streets ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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 Assuming your purpose of blogging is to gain business, you want to create something that attracts attention, and few things gain human attention better than fire. For most fires to exist, you basically need the right mixture of three things (called a fire triangle):  1.  Heat2.  Fuel3.  Oxidizer...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Throwing money at marketing to see if it’ll stick ain’t the path of least resistance to a successful business. Every day, I “run the gauntlet” of ads and connection requests from “Marketers” on Facebook, Linkedin, Email, text . . . They all promise the same thing. If I give them (Enough) money, t...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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In my 37 years as a Realtor, I've known few real estate professionals, who at one time or another haven’t occasionally had a difficult or nearly impossible client to work with. The methods which agents have handled these situations have varied.  (1) Some agents simply fire the client.  With a sel...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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    That Memorable Moment  That Memorable Moment  I have been pondering.  Maybe more than usual.  And perhaps just as much as I typically ponder.   I don't keep track of such things.  No need for a "to do" list.   Things just happen as I ponder.  It's not like I relinquish taking charge of my tho...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(The Climer School of Real Estate)
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Get Help Passing Your Florida Real Estate License Low Monthly Subscription, You decide how long you need Find out what thousands of students already know: Discover the 'Climer School Difference' for yourself. 407-822-3926 (EXAM) The Cli...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Thor got loose last night . . . Thor is the innocent looking one on the left. He’s got a great, loving disposition. Looks can be deceiving! There’s a veritable hellion imprisoned in that calm and endearing presence. 90% of the time, he oozes with love and affection. The other 10% of the time, he’...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  Turning houses into well-loved homes    It is time to have a heart to heart talk.  Now is the best time to sell your home. Buyers are out looking.Get your home on the market before the Spring rush. Need to know what to do to get your home ready?Give me a call410-530-2400 Thinking of selling you...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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Who doesn't love good Chinese food? For more than twenty years my family and I have enjoyed the delicious food, beautiful presentation and friendly, professional service at Yeung Shing Restaurant in Los Gatos.Specializing in Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine, my favorite dishes include mongolian bee...

By Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty)
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Some of the coolest things I have found in homes are things that have been created by hand. I love when houses are nicely and minimalist decorated. Here in Lake Arrowhead we have an abundance of modern yet rustic style cabins that boast of beautiful wood beams and walls. I love the natural look a...

By Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Pawleys Island, SC, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
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Warm wishes for a Happy Valentine’s Day. We hope you celebrate it by doing all the things you love.Check out our new website at EdgeOfTheBeach.comClick on What’s My Home Worth? To see what your home is worth.
It’s a universal fact that we can’t live without water and that is why it’s so important for youand your entire family’shealth. It isn’t enough for the water to be just pure. Its softness plays a huge role, as well.So, to stop the negative effects of hard water, it’s a good idea to think about an...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
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Protect yourself from Tax Fraud by being aware that the IRS will never:* Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card, or wire transfer.* Demand that you pay the taxes without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed* Threat...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  The Emperor Wore No Clothes      The Emperor Wore No Clothes  Not really a surprise.   Afterall, most of us can cite an example or two or more in our lives where such "secrets" are/can be unmasked. It happens. Even on ActiveRain where a spammer/scammer was revealed as part of the Q&A section of...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I wrote about 620 Ashe Street located in the Historic District of Key West in 2011 in a Projects of Key West post. I monitored progress over many months as the original house was lifted into the air so that new piers and other structural changes could be made.It was not until this past week durin...

By Stephen Marshal, Stephen Marshall is a Director of Be Basic CEO
(Be Basic CEO)
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Home is the best for all people. It is a special place and nothing can replace it. But what defines a home? For the vast majority of individuals, the home is the place where they live with their families and pets, and enjoy times with friends. For that reason, every person’s depiction of the home...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Wishing Everyone A Horsey Valentine 2019!  Here it is, February 14th once again - Valentine's Day.  Valentine's Day is not just for lovers.  Valentine's is to be also celebrated with your family members and friends.  This includes your furry, fuzzy four legged family and friends.  Big or small. ...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
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Veterans now have access to a new VA renovation loan to refurbish or remodel their homes.  This loan program is available for new home purchases as well as for remodeling homes currently owned by the veteran.  It is estimated that over 50% of homes nationally are 40 years or older, and in the cur...