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Recent blogs on ActiveRain Community
By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
 This morning, I read that Kirby Puckett a baseball hall of famer died suddenly at the young age of 45.  Dana reeves, the wife of Christopher, died and she was only 44.  We never know when death will visit.  Live each day as if it is your last. I give thanks for the gift of a new day.Today is another opportunity for me to live and excel.I am filled with love and today is my chance to demonstrate that love.I make this the best day of my life.I do not waste my time on foolishness.I treat everyone with tenderness.I am happy…… I am successful……I laugh.I will not aim too low and will reach my goals.I will pray for guidance, and I will live with joy.I will persist until I succeed.I will work…I will try…and I will win.I will improve my manners and I will be graceful.I will greet others with lo...
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By Rodney Mason, VP of Mtg Lending, AL,AR,AZ,CA,CO,FL,GA,IN,MI,MS,NC,NV,SC,TN,TX,VA,WA
(Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611)
Don't wait to be inspired by others to develop a positive mindset. You have the power to influence your own well-being and that of those around you. By taking charge of your attitude and lifestyle choices, such as maintaining physical fitness, nurturing mental health, and fostering positive relationships, you can become a 'carrier' of wellness.​​By prioritizing self-care, resilience, and a constructive outlook on life, you can not only enhance your own well-being but also contribute positively to the well-being of your communities and beyond.​​Take care of yourself to take care of others! Download the RATE APP and start living your best life today!   #GRMondayWellness #MondayMinfulness #DailyPositivity #DailyPositivity2024 #PositivityQuote #PositivityQuotes #GuaranteedRate 
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By Tim L. Ramey
(RG Realty Group)
 Good morning and hello there again from my home office in Cottage Grove, MN.  Hope this email finds you doing well, and had a fantastic weekend.  Wanted to wish you a early Happy & Safe 4th of July and to share my Tim's Time Outs: LET FREEDOM RING! In this nation, we are free to enjoy so many wonderful opportunities.  Ponder this if you will: We have the freedom to think.We have the freedom to believe as we wish.We have the freedom to dream and aspire to reach out and touch those dreams.We have the freedom to take a risk and fail...and have the freedom to take a risk and SUCCEED!We have the freedom to worship as we please.We have the freedom to celebrate life in most any manner that we can think up... LET FREEDOM RING!  With freedom, comes responsibility.  We must understand that this ...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Friday Flag' includes some weather along with our 'Stars and Stripes'.Perfect timing on this particular day.  With possible rains forecasted lawns become a priority.  Got them in time before the heavy storm cells came in.  Always nice to sit back appreciate the freshly cut and trimmed lawns with Mother Nature doing her part to water and keep clean.  Naples Idaho resident flying 'Ole Glory' and enjoying some strong rains to help keep everything green, free of dust and pollen.   'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities. Mark Don McInnesBroker - Owner208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Ida...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 A stunning 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom cabin spans 3,720 sqft on 2.8 acres of private land. Enjoy the serene outdoors with double decker full length back porches overlooking the forest, a hot tub, and a cozy fire pit. This property combines luxury, comfort, and natural beauty for an unforgettable getaway. Don't miss this exceptional investment opportunity!  Interested? Contact us Now!☎ +1 614-431-1770 | 📩 erikhiss@gmail.com  Click this LINK to know more about the property!   Wanna know your home value? Click the LINK.    
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
No update other then Tucker is still in a coma.  My Great Nephew Tucker fell off a pick up truck on Monday night. I want to give everyone an update.He is in the ICU and has a significant brain injury with multiple skull fractures, he is sedated right now to let everything heal. They tried to relieve the pressure with a small hole but did not work, so they removed a section of his skull to make room for the swelling. Right now it is a waiting game to make sure the pressure stays down.Please keep him in your prayers!! 
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
Can I AirBnB My Destin Florida Home? Searching for an income producing property near Destin Florida? Prefer to handle some of the property management and marketing yourself? For many home owners AirBnB is a popular platform. When searching for properties along the Emerald Coast, buyers need to make sure AirBnB and other short term rentals are allowed. As of this Writing, (July 2024) Destin Florida does not allow AirBnb within the city limits. The good news is several area communities do. Even with those, care must be taken to confirm with the home owner's Association (HOA) that the subdivision doesn't have their own layer of restrictions. In short, potential buyers need to do their due diligence. The only constant with city/subdivision rules is that they are subject to change. Questions...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, The best agent in Southern Utah!
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
It's a Wrap! Fork It Over: June ActiveRain Recipe Challenge Many thanks to each of you for participating and offering a favorite recipe during the month of June. Kathy Streib and I enjoyed the variety of choices offered, especially those that were handed down through time. From pasta dishes to chicken kebobs to tasty sides and salads that compliment the summer season, they're all sure to please the palate! Here is a bonus, low calorie recipe with all produce picked from Nerdin Gardens. Fresh Lemon Cucumber Salad Prep Time 15 minutes | Serves 3 as a side dishIngredients• 2 (6 and 1/2 cups) large cucumbers• 1 cup cherry tomatoes• 1/2 cup yellow sweet bell pepper• 3 tablespoons parsley• 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice• 1 and 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest• 1 tablespoon olive oil• 1 and 1/2 t...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
✉️A Letter to My Nephews ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREESuch a wonderful challenge is being offered this month and I am sure everyone will want to participate. I am anxious to read all of the letters that people would write to someone special and younger in their life based on their own life experiences. The younger generation doesn't always like to listen to advice from the older generation, but when things are said often enough, the seeds are planted for the younger generation to make wise decisions for themselves. My letter to my nephews would reiterate the things that I tell them in person every time that I see them. What I jot below might not be exactly how I write the actual letters if...
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
Debe Maxwell, CRS, and I are co-hosting the July Challenge. We are inviting you to write a letter.Who doesn't love receiving a real hand-written letter? Imagine how amazing it would have been to receive a letter from a favorite grandparent or other beloved elder packed with their most interesting and profound life lessons and stories. Now is your chance to be that amazing grandparent (or awesome aunt, uncle, etc.) for the younger generation!Our ActiveRain community is bursting with incredible experiences and wisdom that can seriously help younger people on their personal and professional journeys. By sharing our stories and lessons through a heartfelt letter, we can create a legacy of wisdom that will guide them toward a happy and successful future.We all have a treasure trove of experi...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
3500 Fallstaff RdBaltimore, MdOver the past 75 years, only two couples have lived in this house. The original owner, a lumber magnate, lived here for the first 25 years. The current owners have taken great care of this stunning all-brick colonial home, showing genuine pride of ownership. Situated in the Fallstaff neighborhood in northwest Baltimore, this house welcomes you with its timeless elegance and atmosphere.  The exterior boasts meticulously crafted Flemish bond brickwork, a striking slate roof, and beautifully landscaped grounds, making it a true standout in the neighborhood. Greeted by a charming vestibule that leads to a spacious center hall foyer with lighted guest closets and a stunning curved staircase.   As you enter, you will immediately feel the warmth of the exquisite m...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Will's great-nephew could use a healthy dose of our pryaers and support. Please leave your comments on Will's post. Let's show him some ActiveRain Support. My Great Nephew Tucker fell off a pick up truck on Monday night. I want to give everyone an update. He is in the ICU and has a significant brain injury with multiple skull fractures, he is sedated right now to let everything heal. They tried to relieve the pressure with a small hole but did not work, so they removed a section of his skull to make room for the swelling. Right now it is a waiting game to make sure the pressure stays down. Please keep him in your prayers!!      Will Hamm, Hamm Homes LLC.Aurora, Colorado HammHomes@ymail.com Call me at: 303-358-1147 Find me at: Facebook and HammHomes.com
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
My Great Nephew Tucker fell off a pick up truck on Monday night. I want to give everyone an update.He is in the ICU and has a significant brain injury with multiple skull fractures, he is sedated right now to let everything heal. They tried to relieve the pressure with a small hole but did not work, so they removed a section of his skull to make room for the swelling. Right now it is a waiting game to make sure the pressure stays down.Please keep him in your prayers!! 
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
.Above photo taken on 6-29-24 at 10:13 pm CDT Grand Island NE...................Well here we are...Blog 30 of 30 for my June Blogging Series.  The final blog for the month of June, 2024.Throw in an extra one for the AR recipe contest plus a couple of reblogs, and 4 Blogs on the 31st of May and a ton of comments...means I have been at the computer way to much for a fulltime working Broker.To the  readers that have commented on almost all of the blogs or just one... A HUGE Thank you for reading and for the encouragement to complete my personal challenge and to keep going.   You know who you are!!June was a fun month.  Mach1 Realty and its agents had a very good month. Got to spend  a lot of time with those I love the most, Jake, Jaime, and Robyn. Had a great quarterly all agent meeting. H...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
A new shipment just arrived: the kitchen has been resupplied... I have always been a firm believer, that better the ingredients are the better the food will taste on the table. Yes, this is the voice of experience speaking. I learned this over three decades ago and I have been proving it every time someone came over for dinner. The message is consistently the same: Wow your food tastes so much better then when I make it. Why??The reason is because of the quality ingredients. I get most of my pasta from Italy and I wish I did that decades ago. It makes a huge difference in the flavors. Now with that said check out the shipment, all gourmet quality ingredients, mushrooms as well as pasta. I was running low and needed to resupply. Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to y...
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."   -Carol Williams  Second Chance Saturday is all about giving deserving posts more exposure. If you see a deserving post that didn't get Featured, be sure to tag me in the comment section of any post and watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday.  Let's Welcome Our First-Time Bloggers: Anchor Home Inspections  Kriti Pinto  Jared Hill  Stephen Yeager   Ed Laine  * * * * * The Lessons Learned From the Past  By: Lou Ludwig "As I see it..."  Happy 248th Birthday America    By: Nina Hollander, Broker "Independence Day is a day to appreciate the freedoms we hold dear, our way of life and the sacrifices...
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
Good food, Good friends, Good times.As someone who doesn't spend a lot of time in the kitchen, I appreciate simple and refreshing recipes that are easy to make and always a hit at gatherings involving food. The June Challenge invites us to share our favorite summer recipe. My contribution is a year-round crowd-pleaser. My Go-To recipe for taking as a side dish to a BBQ or holiday meal is called 2-Berry Salad. I take it to just about every food-related event I attend. It’s light, flavorful, and incredibly easy to prepare. It's the perfect cool, refreshing, colorful complement to the heavier foods often served at group gatherings, like potlucks, BBQs, and holiday meals.This 2-Berry Salad fits the bill perfectly.   Ingredients:    1 pkg (.3oz) raspberry-flavored gelatin (substitute strawbe...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Fork it over: Langostino Tails Macaroni Salad ... this post is inspired by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  & Kathy Streib  for asking us about a summer recipe. Some recipes I have made were passed down from my parents, others I was inspired by the great restaurants I have visited over the decades.This one just popped to my head from reading a Shrimp Macaroni Salad recipe that needed a lot of improvements. So, with that said I decided this afternoon to make it and Diane approved and said: please make this for the 4th of July when we have company: It is a winner!Now with that said let me give you the ingredients first:  1.  a half a pound or more Langostino Tails (I get them from Trader Joe's frozen) 2. a half a pound of dry macaroni ( this time it happened to be from Trader Joe's ) 3. 1...
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
House for Sale Dallas-Cedar Cliff-Near I35 Learn More and Make Your Offer!AUCTIONEER LIVE ONSITE: Friday, July 12 at 11:00 AMINSPECTION: Friday, July 12 at 10:00-11:00 AM$10k OFFICIAL CASHIER'S CHECK payable to Myers Jackson required for Registration. The $10k payment is required as the initial auctioneer fee payment at bid award, subject to the remainder payment. No payment is required if not awarded as the winning bid. Memorandum of sale signed at bid award. Pre-Register online.House for Sale Dallas-Cedar Cliff-Near I35House for sale Dallas near I35 is a 2 bedroom single family home in the Cedar Cliff neighborhood. Located near shopping and entertainment and the Dallas Zoo.Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas R...
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Kaufman House for Sale-Northeast TX Real EstateLearn More and Make Your Offer!$25k OFFICIAL CASHIER'S CHECK payable to Myers Jackson required for Registration. The $25k payment is required as the initial auctioneer fee payment at bid award, subject to the remainder payment. No payment is required if not awarded as the winning bid. Memorandum of sale signed at bid award. Pre-Register online.Kaufman house for sale northeast TX real estate is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home less than an hour from Dallas. Step through the front door into a bright and spacious layout. The kitchen, dining and living areas flow into each other. The primary bedroom is spacious and has an ensuite bathroom. The backyard features a covered patio and space for kids and pets to run and play.Special terms and ...
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