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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Chinese BBQ ribsLove those Chinese BBQ ribs? Well it’s easy to make them at home1 rack St Louis style ribs8 garlic cloves1 4-6-inch piece of ginger or about ½ teaspoon ginger powder¾ cup hoisin sauce¾ cup honey¾ cup soy sauce½ cup rice wine (sake not vinegar)½ cup water2 teaspoons 5 spice P (don’...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Luxury New Home built by Jon Rocker of J. Rocker Associates, one of NJ'S top custom home builders. This home is 1 of 5 new construction homes on Arvidale and features 5 generous sized bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms plus an office/playroom, all w/ the finest finishes throughout. The Gourmet Kitchen offer...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Have you ever had to say “goodbye” to a close and dear friend? Can you imagine how sad you would feel if you were never going to see that friend again and did not have a chance to say goodbye? Everyone knows that moving from one home to another takes a lot of time, planning, and emotion. You wor...
There are a number of questions that revolve around a trust deed especially among homeowners. The issues might be diverse in various parts of the world. For those in Scotland, the case is not different since there are certain things that you must know with trust deeds in the country. Ideally, a t...

By Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
(The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group)
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IF I told you that there is a  HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM that will allow your buyers to purchase a home with: NO DOWNPAYMENT................................You would probably say: (NO BIGGIE...) NO CLOSING COSTS.................................You would probably say: (NO WAY!!!) NO CONVENTIONAL CREDI...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
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If you own stock that pays dividends your dividend income will be classified as either “Qualified” or “Ordinary”. The Financial institution that pays the dividends will send you a Form 1099-DIV that will tell you type of dividend. On Form 1099-DIV Qualified dividends are listed in box 1b and Ordi...

By Mark Gowlovech
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Sam and Judy had just put their home, of 20 years, up for sale. As, people do, when they are selling their home, they began looking for a new home. Luckily, or so they thought, they found the ideal house only a few days after putting their house up for sale.When Sam and Judy found the home, they ...

By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source
(CastNet Realty)
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Wait, wait, wait!I don't want to hear that word!  Neither do you!  It's one of those dreaded words that we all run away from.  If there is anything we can do to make it happen now, we will.We live in a society that has taught us not to be patient.  We must have it now!Are you relating to what I a...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On February 14, 2019, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) reported housing affordability at 56.6% of homes sold from beginning of September to the end of December were affordable to families earning median income of $71,900 in the 4th quarter of 2018,...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God — if they call God at all. They may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebod...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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People are funny, no haha but certainly strange. I work Sunday's at an antique gallery where I have a space. Some folks are pleasant and forthcoming and then there are the really strange ones. In this gallery there are 42 different dealers and each does their own pricing and determines when and i...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Sally and David Hanson have challenged us to do something good and keep doing it throughout the year. The good they are looking to have us do is something we don't regularly do and is a stretch and meaningful to others and to ourselves in some way. So here we go. I have long been an animal advoca...
Unfortunately, a small business can’t prosper without funding. Funding can come from many sources—such as family, friends and loans. If you are fortunate enough your friends and family will have enough cash on reserve to help you grow your business. However, the reality is most of us do not know ...

By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
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147 El Valle Court Northeast Located in the prestigious community of Loma Colorado. From the moment you step up to the front door you see all of the features of this grand home with 4 bedrooms and an extra private space for a home office or kids playroom on the 1st floor. Kitchen features include...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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  Good morning, wishing you the most wonderful, beautiful, awesome and blessed day!Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound.Every new day is another chance to get stronger, to eat better. to live healthier an...

By Mark Gowlovech
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Earn passive income using an Arizona Airbnb loan to secure an investment property that can bring in money each month. Boost your chances of a higher monthly income with the right real estate investment and idyllic upgrades.Gone are the days of staying in seedy roadside motels, trying to score a l...

By Mark Gowlovech
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Investors use hard money when an opportunity arises and they need to jump on it quickly before someone else grabs it or when they need to bridge a gap between where they are right now and where they want to go.Hard Money Loans in Arizona can be referred to as many things— one such thing being a b...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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At the advent of the Italian Renaissance, the Old World was awakening from years of war, famine, and spiritual darkness.  The remnants of the Roman empire was buried under years of ruin and neglect.But as the Catholic Church unified and peace came over the land, a new moment of enlightenment appe...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 41
 Ok so I've been offline for a few days or so doing my annual elfing duties. I pop back on ActiveRain this morning and find a whole bunch of fun posts about rainers. And they all made me smile reading about what they like etc! A little more holiday cheer is always a good thing!  And of course our...

By Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services
(Home Jane Realty)
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Algorithm: a logical arithmetical or computational procedure that if correctly applied ensures the solution of a problem.So much for obsessing about my website, spending hours on end, and I don't know how much money, to get  it looking its best. Google really couldn't care less. After years of be...