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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
Part 2This is the second part of the column on my 2015 search as a Nassau County Realtor for a summer rental for a mystery client who wanted what at first appeared to be the impossible — a tub in the master bathroom.We kept looking high and low for that special place to call home for our well-heeled client and nothing was going to stop me.  In the meantime, our MLS auto-prospect search would identify any new listings regularly that would meet the criteria and would immediately send them out to the associate.In addition, my assistant Gloria literally made a multitude of calls to other offices, brokers, associate brokers, and agents over three weeks to see if they had any pocket listings that they would consider sharing that were not listed on the MLS system.  We kept striking out every d...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Do you LOVE PICKLEBALL? Yes as do residents in age restricted neighborhoods as well as golf.  Also, homes in the Phoenix Arizona metro 55+ age restricted subdivisions are often typically less expensive than in surrounding neighborhoods and often kept up better and with more amenities. This is an extra added benefit for seniors that are downsizing. (Photo: Pickleballl by Aleksander Saks, Unsplash)Are you in your Golden Years? Ready to play some pickleball, golf, or activities in community centers plus downsize or lead a relaxing enjoyable life with sunshine and many local things to do? Arizona has many such communities with Age restricted neighborhoods detached homes for sale in Phoenix metro . See here on this link and following with listings on the MLS with pictures, prices, details ma...
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
I cant see letting the passing of Alexi Navalnys  death go without writing something. If you havent seen it I encourage you to watch Navalny Trailer #1 (2022) - YouTubeI created this NFT in march of 2022 MarbleCards - Collect the webIf you dont know who he is wiki is always a good source to start Alexei Navalny - Wikipedia the top line from wiki explains he was a lawyer, anti corruption activist and political prisoner.He coin party of crooks and thieves he was denied a right to a fair trial multiple times, many including myself believe that was due to his exposing corruption and that Russian supreme court has been tainted for fear of losing their lives if not voting in line with what they are told He Is Not Dimon to You - Wikipedia He was poisoned by Putin's direction and yet returned t...
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Navigating the bustling landscape of new dining spots popping up each month can feel like a culinary expedition.   What's for Dinner Tonight in Charlotte NC?   “Hmm, I don’t know. Where do you want to go?” “I don’t know. You?”   Ahh, the common dilemma of deciding where to dine out in Charlotte, NC! I don’t know about you but, we’re often indecisive, bouncing the question back and forth, neither of us with a clear preference. The struggle is real! How on earth does one choose a restaurant among Charlotte's diverse and growing culinary scene?   The conversation reflects the challenge of selecting one of the city's premier dining options - also an ever-expanding one. Navigating the bustling landscape of new dining spots popping up each month can feel like a culinary expedition. Here’s an ...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Every once in a while, we have one of those dreary, rainy and yucky days but not to worry in a few days it will be back to our typical Florida weather.  It’s Sunday and they are calling for 97% of rain what can we do?  Sit in the house, nope, watch football, season is over, how about you explore a new place close by?  I got an idea “The Ancient Olive” in Lake Sumter.  From their website:“Savor the culinary experience at The Ancient Olive Gourmet, where sophistication intertwines with premium extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. Picture a culinary adventure brimming with diverse specialty foods and unique gifts carefully selected by The Ancient Olive Gourmet.  Step into our inviting tasting room – a haven featuring over 65 premium single varietal and flavored extra virgin ...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
I know it may still be winter where you are living, however Pitchers and Catchers reported to their Spring Training Camps in Sunny Arizona this week. Temperatures are in the mid 70s this week under blue skies. Maybe YOU should visit your favorite teams and while you are here BUY A HOME! I can help with that.Are you looking for your next home to buy in the Sunny Phoenix area including Scottsdale? Here are Homes For Sale in Phoenix metro in Arizona and always up to date. Homes For Sale in Phoenix Metro on MLS UPDATED DAILYHere are homes for sale with a Homes For Sale in Phoenix metro Arizona UPDATED DAILY with a FULL PAGE view and also create your own filtered FREE MLS SEARCH PORTAL in Arizona.I can offer you a FREE MLS search with my  “Best Buy List” of the homes that are up for sale in ...
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By John Turner-McClelland, Real estate agent serving Greensboro
(Allen Tate Realtors)
As North Carolinians gear up for the 2024 primary election, it’s essential to understand the voting process, key dates, and how you can exercise your democratic right. Whether you’re a seasoned voter or a first-timer, this article provides crucial information to help you navigate the electoral landscape.Early Voting: A Convenient OptionEarly voting has gained popularity in North Carolina due to its convenience and flexibility. Here are the key details: Dates: In-person early voting for the 2024 primary election begins on Thursday, February 15, and continues through Saturday, March 2. Locations: More than 340 early voting sites will be open across the state. You can cast your ballot at any of these locations within your county. To find your locations in Guilford County check here. Why Ea...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
February 20th marks the annual observance of National Love Your Pet Day. This special day serves as a reminder to carve out some additional time to express gratitude to our beloved animal companions and acknowledge the immense positive influence they bring into our lives. Whether they're furry, feathery, or even scaly, our pets hold a cherished place in our hearts, enriching our days with their presence. What better way to honor National Love Your Pet Day than by cozying up with your furry friends? Our pets exemplify unconditional love every day, so why not reciprocate by showering them with extra affection, hugs, and cuddles today? This is Bella my daughters King Charles, who is so precious! While National Love Your Pet Day may not be an "official" holiday in the strictest sense, it ho...
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor
(Real Broker, LLC)
Open Houses Galore this Weekend in Greater Boston See them all here Sure, here are summaries for each market segment for open houses this weekend in Norfolk and Suffolk County in Boston: 1. Single Family Listings:   - Number of Listings: 134   - Average Living Area SqFt: 3,106   - Average List Price: $1,669,801   - Average List Price per SqFt: $507   - Average Days on Market (DOM): 45.19   Summary: The single-family listings in Norfolk and Suffolk County offer spacious living areas with an average of 3,106 sqft. The average list price is approximately $1,669,801, with an average price per square foot of $507. Properties in this segment tend to spend an average of 45.19 days on the market. 2. Condominium Listings:   - Number of Listings: 294   - Average Living Area SqFt: 1,420.68   - Av...
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Project Prom Dress: Donate New or Gently Used Items Attending prom is a big milestone for high school students and Montgomery County Recreation is working to make that dream a reality. The department is collecting gently used and new dresses, suits and accessories that students will be able to choose from during the third “Project Prom Dress” giveaway event.From Monday, Feb. 12, through Thursday, Feb. 29, dresses, suits and accessories can be donated at the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center in Burtonsville from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. The Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center is located at 14906 Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville.Donations should be cleaned garments, made in 2010 to ...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANTS AND TAQUERIAS IN SANTA CRUZ, CAEveryone has their own opinion about where to find the best Mexican Restaurants in Santa Cruz County and being a life long resident of Santa Cruz I certainly have my opinion!  Here are my pics for some of the top Mexican food restaurants and taquerias in Santa Cruz.  Check out the map to view them all:  Manuel's Restaurant:Right by Seacliff State Beach you will find Manuel's Restaurant which has been a beloved fixture in the local dining scene for over five decades. This family-owned establishment prides itself on serving traditional Mexican fare made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. My daughter loves the carne asada tacos and I am a big fan of the chile relleno and Margaritas.  The restaurant's cozy ambiance and great serv...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
What's for Dinner Tonight in Charlotte NC? “Hmm, I don’t know. Where do you want to go?”“I don’t know. You?” Ahh, the common dilemma of deciding where to dine out in Charlotte, NC! I don’t know about you but, we’re often indecisive, bouncing the question back and forth, neither of us with a clear preference. The struggle is real! How on earth does one choose a restaurant among Charlotte's diverse and growing culinary scene? The conversation reflects the challenge of selecting one of the city's premier dining options - also an ever-expanding one. Navigating the bustling landscape of new dining spots popping up each month can feel like a culinary expedition. Here’s an attempt to simplify that journey a bit for you. At the heart of the matter: As Charlotte blossoms, so does its dining scen...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Alabama Supreme Court at the Gogue Performorning Arts CenterI saw the following event scheduled at the Gogue and thought it would be very interesting and fun and wanted to let you know about it.“Auburn University’s campus will host a working courtroom on March 14, 2024, when members of the Alabama Supreme Court convene in the Gogue Performing Arts Center, creating a historic moment in the university’s history and offering a rare opportunity.Open to the public, the proceedings mark the second time Auburn’s campus has hosted an oral argument, offering a live session of the Court’s proceedings before an audience of faculty, students, staff, and residents of the broader Auburn and Opelika communities.During its session, the justices will hear arguments in a medical malpractice case, SC-2023...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Whether you're a seasoned homeowner or just starting this thrilling chapter, whenever you turn your key, you're not just entering a house but also embedding yourself in a neighborhood. The heartbeat of a vibrant community doesn't solely rest upon pristine lawns or architectural beauty but predominantly on its residents — beautiful folks like you! Consider these suggestions to enjoy your new neighborhood and actively contribute to making it a wonderful place to live.   Foster Connection - Begin your journey by fostering connections. Introduce yourself to your neighbors, participate in or organize social events, and involve yourself in local gatherings, HOA, Next Door, or forums. Establishing a network of friendly faces creates a sense of belonging and shared responsibility toward the nei...
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By Stieg Strand, showing up. working hard. every day.
(RE/MAX Results)
SW Metro Sledding "Report"The fresh snow is finally every kids dream and with the warmish weather what a great an inexpensive (even if at times dangerous) way to have fun with the kids and grandkids!   On the southwest side of town, we are blessed  with dozens of great sledding hills. You will find links for more information about them below. The "Big Kahuna" of the SW metro sledding hills is easily Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie, featuring a 700 foot run + Lots of parking, lights, and of course bathrooms.This group of sledders are trying to figure out who should go first at the top of the Staring Lake Hill in Eden Prairie. Richardson Nature Center@Hyland (Bloomington)Lake Waconia Regional Park (Waconia)Lake Minnewashta Regional Park (Victoria)Carver Park - Lowry Nature Center (Vict...
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By Stieg Strand, showing up. working hard. every day.
(RE/MAX Results)
SW Metro Sledding "Report"The fresh snow is finally every kids dream and with the warmish weather what a great an inexpensive (even if at times dangerous) way to have fun with the kids and grandkids!   On the southwest side of town, we are blessed  with dozens of great sledding hills. You will find links for more information about them below. The "Big Kahuna" of the SW metro sledding hills is easily Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie, featuring a 700 foot run + Lots of parking, lights, and of course bathrooms.This group of sledders are trying to figure out who should go first at the top of the Staring Lake Hill in Eden Prairie. Richardson Nature Center@Hyland (Bloomington)Lake Waconia Regional Park (Waconia)Lake Minnewashta Regional Park (Victoria)Carver Park - Lowry Nature Center (Vict...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
Another week is coming to pass. I cannot believe how fast time flies. Color your days to brighten your mood. Spring will be here soon. Let's look at some sell-out deals from the end of the season that you can still use now, next year and the next. Grab them before they are gone.Last night, I jumped out of bed to grab this deal from UGG. I tried to snag a colorful one on Black Friday, but after ordering, I received an email that they oversold. Sorry, you are out of luck. It is a Faux Fur Jacket zip-up with Pockets, and Hood  That sells for $198  on  Sale for $98. I have one that I have worn for the last six years; it's so warm. Mine is a Pink Leopard, and this one comes in a Dark Brown or Dove gray. Plus, I had a $20 off coupon. FREE Shipping Final Price $78.00 It has been my go-to all w...
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Free Income Tax Preparation in Montgomery County, MD Free income tax preparation through the VITA program is available for Montgomery County residents with a household income of $64,000 or less. Appointments are available at Casey Community Center on Mondays from 2:30 to 8 p.m. through April 11. Services are offered in both English and Spanish.  Read more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Leaves, Kentlands Photowalk + Imagination, Color Edited for ourImagination Series, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 0499Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Spring Sports Registration Reminder  Register now for Spring Youth and Teen Sports programs, including t-ball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, track & field, speed & agility, and Start Smart™ programs for 3 to 5 year-olds in tennis, baseball and golf. Registration deadline is February 28. Register here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Grass and Leaves, Kentlands Photowalk + Imagination, Color Edited for our Imagination Series, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 0501 ACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Book Festival - Volunteers Needed! Sign up for a day full of books, authors, and fun! Volunteer with the Gaithersburg Book Festival and meet some amazing authors while promoting literacy in our community. Volunteers are needed to assist with author presentations, book signings, information booths, children’s activities, and writing workshops. You must be at least 16 years old to apply. SSL hours are available. Learn more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Leaves, Kentlands Photowalk + Imagination, Color Edited for our Imagination Series, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 0516Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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