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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Your Million Dollar Year Day 30 Features 2.With more than 316,437 members, ActiveRain is the largest and most active professional social network in the real estate industry. We are a community of real estate agents, brokers, home stagers, inspectors, lenders, and other industry professionals who ...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
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A strong real estate investment portfolio can pave the way to a comfortable lifestyle, but sometimes plans stall out due to lack of capital for the next purchase. A cash-out Texas Bridge Loan can be the tool that gets your plans back on track.Developing a real estate portfolio, as opposed to focu...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
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Most lenders offer 50-60% LTV (loan-to-value) as a standard. However, you can get 90% Texas Hard Money Loans if you know what lenders are looking for and adjust your strategy to suit.1. Bring on a partner with experience. There’s a fairly large learning curve when it comes to real estate investme...

By Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI 623-582-4444
(Level 4 Funding )
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When you’re a landlord, you may have the opportunity to work at home or schedule most of your workday around your personal needs, but getting started in the field can be a challenge for those with rotten credit. The good news is, you can still get Arizona Rental Property Loans even if the banks w...

By Barbara Le Pine, Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!
(Advantage Real Estate, serving Lincoln County)
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For anybody following the decoration of "Blue Bunny outflow pipe," here is the latest - Behold! The Frank Sinatra style hat, pure rat pack! This water outflow pipe is in a subdivision near Albany, Oregon. It's blue color indicates it belongs to the water system. It's ears and teeth indicate it is...
When you approach residential Hard Money Lenders in Texas for funding, you’ll need to explain your exit strategy. Develop a plan around one of the three common exit strategies to keep your application moving forward.There are quite a few contrasts between working with residential Hard Money Lende...

By Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI 623-582-4444
(Level 4 Funding )
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One of the best ways to maximize your Texas Fix and Flip Loans is to select cheap homes. If you want to pay rock-bottom prices, learn how to pick up properties before they hit the market.1. Neighborhood farming. Real estate agents who switch to rehabbing are probably already familiar with neighbo...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
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True owner occupied Hard Money Loans in Texas are relatively unheard of in the industry. If you’re looking for one of your own, it’s important to become familiar with some of the drawbacks before you commit. 1. You, personally, must live on the property. Many people seek out owner occupied Hard M...

By Steve Snyder, 310-948-8585 |100% LTV | Stated | Private Money
(Private-Money-Loan.com)
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Free RainMaker account with 500,000 points Look, I literally just started using this platform last night. I wrote my first blog post late last evening and poured a bunch of time into it and made it look all pretty (check it out here if you haven't read it yet). It's an informative post, and hones...

By Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor
(Steve Hoffacker LLC)
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Debe Maxwell, in her post today about "Put A Wrap on Your 2017 Business Plan" listed 8 things to do to get ready for the new year. I particularly noticed #7 - which I am assuming was not in any special sequential order by priority - that stated the following: Designations:  Now is a GREAT time to...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Appraisal of Trees after Road Side Construction Damage  Sometimes road builders make mistakes too. Often a homeowner will call us after an over ambitious road crew worker cuts or damages a tree on their property and they are generally surprised to find out how much that tree is worth. If you or ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Maryland Real Estate Commission Guidelines On The Use Of Unlicensed Employees Real estate professionals that use office assistants or staffing for open houses need to be familiar with these guidelines.  If a license is required for the activity, such as an open house, the individuals must be lice...

By Sean Callahan, USA homes, communities and businesses
(San Diego Business Resources)
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San Diego Calssic Car Restoration Service Provides Excellent Paintand Body Work Along with Finding Rare Classic Car Parts and ChromeSan Diego Classic Car Restoration VideoIf you are in San Diego and looking for a classic car restoration companycheck out the experts at Triple A Auto Body right off...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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Twitter for business – Is it an effective marketing tool or just a waste of time?Statistics show that Twitter’s popularity has leveled off with no significant new growth as compared to other social sites. This could be due to the rise of Snapchat and Instagram. To be competitive, Twitter has star...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE,, ANOTHER RICO VIOLATION, CONSPIRE TO FIX/SET CAP RATES!   Discount Rate Surveys? Discussion in 'Commercial/Industrial Appraisals' started by chris11, Mar 20, 2019. Tags:  discount rates survey surveys   Mar 20, 2019#1 chris11Freshman Member   2...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE APPRAISERS RIDICULE AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE METHODOLOGY Has anyone else seen the newer way of valuing excess land as taught by AI.  AI, MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE They indicate correct methodology is to adjust the existing parcel and the exces...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational/Motivationalby Patricia Feager, 4/15/19  "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand,and the determination that whether we win or lose, we haveapplied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." --- Vince Lombardi Kudos to Ricki Eichler McCallum, member of Acti...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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It’s a new day, so you should expect news about another data breach—again, with Facebook. According to research, tons of Facebook user data was recently exposed on cloud computing servers owned by Amazon.According to UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, it is believed that Facebook app developers store...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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It is no secret among real estate professionals that divorce is a prominent cause for homes coming to market. However, we also know the situation doesn't need to lead up to a real life “War of the Roses!” Occasionally divorcing couples who are separating their lives, find they cannot afford to li...