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By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA)
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Do You Have Your Veterinarian's Number Saved in Your Phone?This morning got off to an adrenaline inducing start in the Cleland household.  No sooner than my feet had made their way out of the blankets and onto the bedroom floor, than my husband burst into the room.  He was rattled and anxious.  A...

By Allan Rolnick, Tax Debt Resolution serving the NYC Metro Area
(Tristate Tax Resolution LLC)
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  by Allan Rolnick | Blog It’s increasingly clear to all of us that our present “cultural moment” can take a toll on any Metropolitan NYC person’s mind who isn’t vigilant. Constant connectedness to those who are (by their very vocation) incentivized to highlight change, chaos and fear is more da...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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I want to take this opportunity to wish all mothers out there a wonderful and very special Mother’s Day.  I also want to provide tidbits of wisdom about moms, from the perception of the younger set: 1) Moms are fantastic, even when they're spelt upside down they're still WOW! 2) Mothers are basic...

By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA
(Barcode Properties)
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I believe that... the Mother's day is not just a day for celebrating your own mother, but for honoring all the women in our lives who support and love us. Happy Mother's day to all wonderful you who bring joy, unselfish love, care, and kindness in this world. Thank you! "If love is as sweet as a ...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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 It has been a while since I have had an issue signing into ActiveRain, but today I had a flashback of days when system issues were fairly regular.  This is a message I hope will be a while before I see it again.This website is under heavy loadWe're sorry, too many people are accessing this websi...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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  President Trump was in Key West a few weeks ago. I once said I wouldn’t walk across the street to see him even if he came here. But when it was announced that he was coming and would be driving past the block where I live, I did walk to the corner to watch him pass.  I stood in the glaring sun ...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 16
Active Rain challenge idea.There are many agents here who work with buyers. In some states we have buyer agency  I do not know the laws in all states.We find it difficult to get buyers to sign buyer agency contract. There used to be a time when agents used to answer a call on floor time and if so...

By 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Comments 5
 ONE OF THE BEST FLOOR PLANS ~ Home For Sale Idabel, OK 4 bed 3 bath  I love this home.  It's simply a great home to live in.  The floor plan works well for home life, for entertaining, for individual privacy, and for gathering together...  With two large living areas that adapt well to multiple ...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 20
 PROS AND CONS"This is a new con job” – (Obviously this is a government project.)“You can't heart noise” (Can you "heart" me saying that your spelling sucks?)“Many yucks plants” (Well that explains the cover charge.)“Attach your car to offer” (Competition just reached a new low in real estate.)"H...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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Even if you have the best security on your computer network, you might have noticed that you still seem to get hacked…or worse. Ask Equifax. Why is this happening? It’s probably because a member of your staff has made it easy for cyber criminals to get inside. It’s really important that you find ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I was in the car for 10 and a half hours. It was the worst road ever. I am tired and there was no safe in my room. I was moved but it is OK. I will share a favorite picture from yesterday. I hope you enjoy my picture and I have a great dinner.

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 6
And there I was – stabbed in the chest and bleeding to death. June 19th, 1997. That moment singularly changed my life. I learned at that moment how fast life could be taken from you. I was assaulted. A coward standing behind someone reached around them and stuck a knife in my chest. As soon as I ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 9
Our guide had a tough day today. First he got a speeding ticket without a posted speed and then the front windshield cracked. With all that said we saw Murchison Falls today from the top and after a safari tomorrow morning will see it on a boat ride later on tomorrow. Every thing but the heat is ...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270,
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My husband and I adopted a hiking trail. If you are looking for something to do that would get you out into the great outdoors, and would allow you to help improve our environment, I'd suggest becoming a trail maintainer. There is a park near us, the Black Rock Forest, which consists of nearly 4,...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Because of the changes in technology, the days of having “secret leads” in your arsenal is over. So, what should you do? Give up?  No, the answer is to get more creative.  There are hundreds of motivated and distressed owners that are looking to sell their properties.  You just need to find a way...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
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There are no secrets in LA! Word is out regarding who bought musician Moby's stunning home that I just sold, so I may as well share it with my AR family. Patrick Martin and I had the listing...and WE didn't leak it! Nevertheless, congratulations to all!

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
Comments 20
                                                         Sam Shueh                                                                         Realty One Group                                                                 San Jose, CA   Around Christmas of 2014 my Trulia blog account was sold to A...

By Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA.
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Good afternoon all! I'm going out on a limb here. Most of you are probably aware of Amazon's announcement to enter the real estate marketplace. It will be interesting to see what form that takes.I remember when BoA acquired Countrywide Home Loans. I predicted it and was actually interviewed by In...

By L. Scott Ferguson, Sunny Florida Real Estate Professional
(Ask4Ferguson - Your House-SOLD Name in Real Estate)
Comments 5
So it was Sunday September 10th, 2017.  I'm sitting in my condo and eyes glued to our local weather channel.  I'm stocked with over 30 gallons of water, tons of beef jerky, quest bars, fruit, veges etc.  Generator on standby.  My car gassed up in my garage.  All geared up and ready to go. I have ...

By Pam Perkins
(New London Agency Sotheby's International Realty)
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        A former boys camp  - this 28 acre property became a clust er community in 2009. Sixteen lucky homeowners will share a 450' beachfront on Little Lake Sunapee.  Private homesites, cabins and homes are available starting at $289,000.  Walk to Twin Lake Villa - a 9 hole golf course nearby. W...