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By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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There are many different types of real estate loans and many of them come with different commercial real estate loan rates. For the year 2017, the average rates have stayed around 5 percent to 6 percent.When it comes to choosing the right loan for you, always take into consideration the commercia...

By Guillermo Serafin, wealth protection and accumulation advisors
(Strategic Blueprints, Inc.)
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How many of us have attended workshops or training where they asked us if you had to, if your life depended on it could you go out and do x in the next 7 days?  Then of course what? We all say yes and then go back to our offices and the majority of us don’t. So what is the disconnect between if w...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have really enjoyed Dick Greenberg's Photo Contest this month. I entered early in the month and then was encouraged do so again by supportive friends who commented on other pictures I posted just for fun.I took this photo in Kenya last year. I love it because it is whimsical and something you c...

By Ron Trzcinski
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre)
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Did You Call the Agent Who Just Sold a Home Down the Street? You just listed a house and you need a buyer. It is on the multiple list and all over the internet. You have a sign in front of the house, with brochures, or a link to the listing. If another agent has a buyer who wants a house like you...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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         Click here for PHOTOS     8904 Griffin Way Avalon East MLS BC 10078632 $449,944     This three to five bedroom 3 bath rancher has all the conveniences of a CONDO …no exterior maintenance, no lawn care, no shoveling and all the perks of owning a single family home.   This is a detached st...

By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
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Thank you Brian England  All About Brian England - Time Management 2017   Click Here to Request Your FREE Relocation Guide!!!   For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ   Time management comes fairly natural to me, as I have always been a very or...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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This is a part of our personal and professional worlds that could stand mitigation and refinement . Messaging should be succinct, clear, have purpose and definition and mean something. It is a communication and the strange thing is that it is communication even if it is not done correctly. Why se...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I had a lousy experience with Spectrum, my new but still the same cable company. Charter owns Spectrum and Time Warner both, and despite the distinction, I am neither a new costumer, worthy of a special deal or an ongoing client entitled to a loyalty discount. The fees are extensive and the rules...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 I am really good with answering my phone, returning messages, texts and emails. But is it takes time and I do 'train' my friends and clients... by explaining:If you leave me a message and I don't get back to you...consider that I did not receive it!  You might want to consider that if you've lef...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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To paraphrase Mark Twain, Everyone complains about time but no one is doing anything about it.You should know that there is no secret formula for time management. There is no special tool.  Any will work.  I is not about the tool or the method.Time management is a mindset and a lifestyle and it s...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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While California and Florida have very different climates and sources of mold, this is a helpful article on mold and good questions for a mold inspector. People with specific allergies may actually benefit from knowing the types of mold, and there are inspectors who are able to lab test for these...

By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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I Don't Miss The NFLIn days gone by my Sundays would be dedicated to watching football from earlymorning 'til late at night.  Three full games EVERY Sunday.I was getting a little tired of the NFL.  The owners are mostly a bunch of jerks.  Theteams belong to the owners, not the community where the...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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-The RJ Baxter TeamWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.P.S. - Referrals are the life-blood of my business.  If you know anyone looking to purchase or refinance a home, please forward me their name and number.  I am at ...

By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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The "One Hit Wonder"Back in the 1950s when I was growing up, I first heard the expression "one hitwonder."  It referred to a singer that had one hit record and then was heard from nomore.  There were a lot of them.And then in 1977 there was another "one hit wonder" but she WAS heard from again. A...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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4195 Samish Way #124, Bellingham 98229 Discover a jewel of a home within a dream-like setting! At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac you will find a fully renovated home with truly inspired custom crafsmanship evident everywhere you look. No part of this unique home has been spared the artist's attent...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Every morning as I let my pups out and watch them from my back deck , I hear very loud noises coming from high in the trees. Recently the walnuts have been dropping. There are big booms as they hit parts of my roof. They come down in big green shells that look like hard limes. Little brown squirr...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
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This past weekend we had this Prosecco it is a blend of the chardonnay and pinot blanc grape. It has the highest rating from the Italian government of DOCG which states it is of the highest quality. The aromas that hit the nose of are carmel and butter. The taste of the tongue is a pie crust with...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On October 20, 2017, National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that regional existing home sales in the Northeast same as 0.0% in September of 2017 to an annual rate 720,000 homes from August of 2017, but declined 1.4% from September of 2016. The median price in the Northeast was $274,100 i...

By Alyse "Aly" Sands
(Village Real Estate Services)
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I received a call to go look at a home in the Burton Hills area of Nashville on Saturday morning at 9:30 (high dollar area).  The prospect told me that it was a divorce situation and he was aware that I would come out with the intention of listing the home.  He asked if I could come at 11:00 and ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Real Estate Agents, Stop Showing Properties To StrangersJust had a delightful call with someone who wanted to see one of my listings. At the end of the conversation he called me a bad name and hung up. Why do I consider this a win? Take a look at how the call went down...Caller: Yes, I want to se...