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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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7701 Hardeson Rd #21 Everett, WA 98203 Affordable housing option in Everett's premier all-ages mobile home park. This great 3 bedrooms 2 bath plus office has a nice open concept layout. Master bedroom and bath separated from other 2 beds. Large living room, dining, and big office could be used as...

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...

By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper HER Realtors
(HER Realtors)
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Pickerington OH - Pickerington Hills - Homes Sold 2019Pickerington Ohio is a wonderful place to live. Pickerington Hills Subdivision located in Pickerington OH is seeing a lot of home sale activity this year. According to the Columbus OH MLS, there were 10 Pickerington Hills Pickerington OH Home ...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
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Pasadena Texas VA Loans - the best loan program in Texas!  VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel.  Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:  - Zero Down Payment, 100%...

By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper HER Realtors
(HER Realtors)
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Pickerington Run Pickerington OH 2019 Homes SoldPickerington Ohio is a great place to live. Pickerington Run Subdivision located in Pickerington OH is seeing some home sale activity this year. According to the Columbus OH MLS, there were 5 Pickerington Run Pickerington OH Home Sales in 2019      ...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
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Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Ponder Texas FHA 203k Renovation Loans.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA(a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts ...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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What an incredible year we have had in 2017 working with our many investors who purchased properties the year and many pending for 2018. In my 27 years of doing investment real estate this has been the best year of all. I can even look back to the mania for investing before 2008 and still say thi...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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 In Times Like These, The Rest of the Story "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these." -- Paul Harvey, broadcaster   When I was a kid, I spent thousands of hours listening to an old AM radio while milking cows, and every day we could always count on ga...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The past 24 hours have been challenging for our country. We've had mass shootings in multiple locations. This is not a rant, and it is not a gun control blog. I've always said I'm not an optimist or a pessimist, but I am a realist. I have enough years behind me to remember when our society was di...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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I am reminded of a grain of sand that in and of itself doesn't stand-out or can even be seen (well) let alone desired but when put with its like kind becomes a sand-bar or a beachhead with a distinct purpose both below and above the surface. Collectively these grains serve a purpose and individua...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Pay attention to your surroundings. Be aware of subtle shifts and recurring happenings. Be curious when new and different ideas surface. Be a great “defensive driver” always honing your peripheral vision. Notice new patterns and themes showing up in your life experience. Often, the best opportuni...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 The secret to marketing is consistency. Keep your actives visible and share what is happening. Share what's selling, what's under contract, what's new on the market and what properties you need for buyers. Love this comment about advertising. It's my job to let them know I am in real estate but ...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, 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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August 11 is my Daddy's birthday. I won't get to spend it with him as my father Phillip Elvin Carr relocated from Silicon Valley up to heaven 22 years ago, so I’m sending this birthday wish on a prayer to him.  Like me, my Daddy-O (my nickname for him) was a night owl. We had some of our best con...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
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  'Making your career extinct with bloopers? Welcome back to the Blooper Blog, friends! I'm a firm believer that we should laugh at ourselves now...because it's harder to laugh once they strap you into a strait jacket. These MLS goofs underscore the fact that real estate can sometimes drive agent...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Some folks might think this happening to be unconscionable! For sure, it does tend to lean towards heresy in the world of Real Estate Sales much less for a Principal Broker embroiled in the day-to-day operation of a highly productive group of elite Home Selling Professionals. Rather than “recreat...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 Talking About Common Scents        Talking About Common Scents  There seems to be no end to the conversation of common sense.  The discussion is a constant in our world.  Here and there.  Everywhere or so it appears at times.  But while some may be thinking of the role of common sense in life to...

By Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1!
(Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties)
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  Some people are more challenging to work with than others. Below are three examples.     #1  The person who trusts no one. The sooner you figure this out, the better.  In the middle of a difficult divorce, a seller wanted someone to represent her like I represented the previous seller. She was...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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Top 10 Tips for Buying a Home in the San Francisco Bay Area Buying a home in the highly competitive San Francisco Bay Area real estate market is a daunting task for nearly everyone. Tales of heartache abound --- “everything goes for over asking price,” “we don’t stand a chance against all-cash of...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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“The best thing about waking up is knowing you have another cup of coffee to enjoy.” #HappyMonday #MondayMotivation  

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Being a Feng Shui Consultant requires the development of deep listening. Of course there’s a dialogue between you and the client, yet the conversation extends beyond verbal words. It’s understood in the practice of Feng Shui there is an unspoken exchange between the ‘unseen’ environment of the la...