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By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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How to Get Rid of PMI on Your Mortgage   Nearly every home buyer initially hates the "P" word --- PMI, or private mortgage insurance.  Years and years of conditioning have taught generations upon generations of first-time buyers that PMI is something to be avoided at all costs, and even though I...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Somethings are tough to understand and others just can't be explained. I went to the post office yesterday with a package I had carefully packaged. There was a line of people waiting but when it was my turn I was advised that it was cheaper to re-package the item and send it priority mail than si...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Don't be afraid to put yourself in a timeout if you need one. I realize that timeouts are typically reserved for little ones who are transgressing, but sometimes, we "big ones" probably need one too. Today, I received an offer for a listing I currently have. The offer was good. I sent a copy to m...

By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
(Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker)
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Like most of the East Coast, Lewisburg, WV got the first big snowfall. We had 15 to 18" of snow. I love to sit at the window and watch the snow fall. It is such a warm and peaceful feeling.   Zeke, my chocolate lab, and I were out taking our walk in the snow yesterday morning. The feeling of bein...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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Each year in early December the color experts release the Pantone Color of the Year.Now that I know the new color for the year as announced by Pantone, living coral, shades of this color seems to be popping up all over.  Just never noticed the color until now but here it is in a painting by  mart...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have been having a good week at my space at the Antigue Gallery where I work on Sundays. Today I sold sold my barrister book shelves, a special little limoge box and a old mechanical bank. My space is looking very different because many of my things are gone. That's a good thing. Here is my ite...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
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I posted a YouTube Video on my Blog: "Uncollectable ? Why Now may be the time to File your offer"The You Tube video is located at: https://youtu.be/SnrVQvj74ZY The focus of my practice in Severn, MD is to help taxpayers get in compliance wiht their IRS and state tax filings and to represent them ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On December 5, 2018, homebuilder Taylor Morrison published a very good report on Magazine.Realtor about the fallowing list of home design trends suggestions for 2019.1. Pastels and jewel tones,2. Monochromatic schemes,3. Florals,4. New finishing,Perhaps, there are more list of home design trends ...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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I’m unhappy that I didn’t post this review in August 2015, when I first stumbled on the book in a thrift shop. The review only went up on Amazon, grrrrr. Better late than never? It offers techniques for helping children with Sensory Processing Disorder stay organized. Someone in my family has Sen...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
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To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Sr. Thomas WatsonI wake up each and every day with a light and open heart for the opportunities that I have been provided.  I don't feel that I am gong to work even though I do work over seven days ...

By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
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 On December 15th, we released a new version of profile pages on ActiveRain. The primary focus of this redesign effort was to make your profile pages more mobile friendly, to enhance some of the SEO elements on the pages and to elevate your blog posts to a more prominent position on the profiles....

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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I love this quote.It is very true.Nothing can take the place of 'not giving up'.Don't forget, once you are massively successful, everyone is going to look at you as a massive success, that will be all they will see, and they are going to assume that it was easy for you.Don't worry about it.Every ...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
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I posted a YouTube Video on my Blog: "What is Uncollectible Status and How to Obtain it"The You Tube video is located at: https://youtu.be/ZWjNngoXGxk  The focus of my practice in Severn, MD is to help taxpayers get in compliance wiht their IRS and state tax filings and to represent them before t...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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The winter holidays: a time for festivities and … fraud-tivities.Gift Card GrabNever, ever enter your credit card or other sensitive information to claim a gift card that comes via email.Never Buy Over Public WiFiShopping over public WiFi means your credit card, bank account or login data could g...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Contest - "My October 2018 Update Your Profile Image" by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,  Profile Pic ChangeMany of you know that my husband takes most of my pictures.  He has had a hand in all of my profile pics over the years.  There has been two business cards that I had a different professio...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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According to Thrillist.com, the number one holiday celebrated in America is, Thanksgiving. With that said, I have to admit, the origins of this holiday for me seem a bit unsettling having knowledge about the history of conflict between Native Americans and Europeans. Being aware of this, I have c...

By Sebastian Miller
(Hexagon)
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Hiring a good real estate assistant is like hiring someone for quality thesis assistance. Even though they may have a wide range of talents, they may not be a good fit for a position unless they meet your needs. Real estate assistants are a good choice for real estate agents who might be too busy...

By Judith Ehlert
(Tomlinson Sothebys International Realty)
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As Realtors we are also just regular people with personal lives and stories.  The following account is intended to reach as many people as possible in order to reach that one person who may find it life saving.  Even if you have no interest, please pass this on since sharing is the only way this ...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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This home is no longer available. Call our cell 631-805-4400 for current Long Island Condos for sale!    Located in Ridge Long Island, this detached Ranch style one level residence in Leisure Knoll is for sale. This is the lowest price unit in Leisure Knoll  Belfast Lane, Ridge NY It is situated ...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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Whitewood At North Hills is a Condominium community situated in Roslyn Long Island 11576. This Nassau County community can be reached by The Long Island Expressway Exit 36 South on Shelter Rock Road for a 1/4 mile.  It is across the road from the Acorn Ponds neighborhood. These are all attached u...