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By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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I recently went to visit a beautiful home in an established Baltimore neighborhood. In touring the property, I noticed the wood around the bottom window was damaged or maybe that could have been a deliberate design.  How did this happen?Do you have any idea how this design damage occurred? Leave ...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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by Patricia Feager, 8/17/17  With camera in hand, I'll go out on a limb to catch the sight of a butterfly. Garden wings are a reminder to keep an open mind, be patient, and live to be amazed by people, natural beauty, and creativity all around.  Wings are gentle and quick. It's a connection betwe...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Warning- sarcasm to follow.  Is this a pro job or not?To be truthful, I saw the brick work from the parking lot and knew it would be a thermal camera issue inside.Is it a pro job?  Probably not.What happened? Likely the front hose bib was not winterized and it froze.However, to repair that you do...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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Time seems to be marching on. On this day August 16, 1975, Pamela Beth Gurshin & I were joined in holy matrimony. As with all couples, we soon learned that being in love meant a whole lot more than we were aware of.During these 42 years, we had 3 sons and at times we thought we had 9, their frien...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I'm sorry but I can't hold my tongue anymore. I am done being politically correct and keeping my mouth shut. Once the Nazis and Racists are recognized as fine people, I must speak. We have an imbecile as a president, small p, and he is mean and arrogant too. This has gone on too long and I fear t...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
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CoreLogic's 2017 US Equity Report states that there's 93.9% of homeowners that have gotten an increase in their equity. Data shows that there's even more good news for the US economy in the future.  One of the main takeaways from this report is that nearly 3 out of 4 US homeowners with mortgage c...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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There is an old saying that says, "If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time." What could be more true?  I'm a big goals kind of guy.  I realized early in life that without solid recognizable and attainable goals, I could drift around forever and never really know if I was making any legiti...

By Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor, 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties)
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Great Meet Up in Delray Beach 2017 Yesterday's meet up in Delray Beach was fantastic.  We had an all-star Active Rain cast in attendance.  Kathy Streib, Lou Ludwig, Donald Urschalitz , Nestor & Katerina Gasset and their son Tristan, Eileen Burns, Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP, Marco Giancola and Gr...

By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Summer is a very special time for many.  For those of us who live in states with 4 defined seasons, the sight of beautiful blooms and crops is a huge treat.  Fall and winter comes way too early in my state and everything turns brown again until the first leaves of Spring. Here's the dirt on the c...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On August 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau reported nationwide housing building permits decreased 4.1% to 1,223,000 units in July of 2017 from 1,275,000 units in June of 2017, but higher 4.1% from 1,193,000 units in July of 2016. Single fam...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What Fun at the Ft. Lauderdale MeetUp! Thank You, Eileen! Eileen Burns hosted a Broward County MeetUp in Ft. Lauderdale and one of my favorite restaurants...Kaluz!  Christina Steinhaus, Eileen Burns, Kathy Streib, Carol Lozito, and Patricia Moskol  The weather was perfect...for sitting inside in ...

By Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling, Phoenix Real Estate Agent
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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  Blooming Craziness!  Our yard was a total buzz job at the end of last year. I came home to find that the landscapers had buzzed off just about every flower on every plant or bush. At first I thought, is this what they do this time of year?  I  then quickly reminded myself we cut back in late Fe...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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Those who know me well know two things about me.  They know I am given to jumping in the car on a moment’s notice, and taking off to parts unknown.  If there is great distance, I’ll reluctantly jump on a plane to journey, rent a car to ensnare several states, taste their pleasures and capture any...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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   A few days ago we wrote a post that was featured (thank you Fairy Blog Mother/Father)   that suggested that we harness the talent, time and good intentions of the Members of Active Rain and make it a concrete reality rather than the virtual wishes of good intentions by the members of Active R...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Al Fresco Dining at Lake Tahoe  The food wasn't fancy, but the views were stunning, and the company was excellent (my wife) for this casual al fresco lunch a few years ago at Lake Tahoe. We spent several days at a house there, courtesy of a buyer client as a thank you. No reservations were needed...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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The Best Things in Life are Free       In thinking of content production for the Mason Mac blog, I went back to my archives for inspiration and found a bunch of my original, "members only" posts from before I became a paying member in ActiveRain (and thank goodness for that, my blogs look atrocio...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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  Are you new or newer to ActiveRain and can't quite figure out how to write engaging posts?  Well worry no more - this article will put you on your way with  very easy to understand and execute tips. And if you still have questions you can always Ask an Ambassador! That's what we do - give other...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I was honest and forthright here this morning and I was shunned for it. Maybe when you have read as much as I have and visited places in the world where there wasn't protest or outcries of enough, you see things more clearly. In Latvia, now a park to remember all the children killed here.What's l...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Delray Beach MeetUp...Our Biggest Yet! We had fun!!!  Way back in the way-back machine, I can remember a MeetUp where there were just 2 of us present. But, you know what...it was still fun.  No matter the number, whether it’s 3 or 13...it’s so much fun to catch up with those we’ve met before and ...

By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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If you are getting older, you may have a few prescriptions that your doctor has prescribed for you to take daily in order to keep kicking happily through life. Even with (marginal) health insurance and generic drugs, the price of some prescriptions can go through the roof. A friend told me about ...