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By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
Comments 11
 We need to stop these senseless killings. It is not just ban guns problem. It is not an easy problem to solve, but we must have more restrictions on the sale of guns, keep them out of children's hands. Our society must find a way to heal and come together to solve these problems. One of my son's...

By Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
(The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group)
Comments 413
IF I told you that there is a  HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM that will allow your buyers to purchase a home with: NO DOWNPAYMENT................................You would probably say: (NO BIGGIE...) NO CLOSING COSTS.................................You would probably say: (NO WAY!!!) NO CONVENTIONAL CREDI...

By David Snell, Inspector
(Snell Experts)
Comments 15
You may have heard the term “sewage backup” but not know exactly what one is. A sewage backup can also be referred to as raw sewage, sewage sludge or septic tank waste. All of those terms are equally gross sounding, but they do not alert you to the serious dangers involved. Septic tank waste is ...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
Comments 15
So many thoughts running through my head. Our own “Royal” wedding is not far off, do I have everything I need. Do I have everything covered at home at work? It is nice that all the kids finally seem to have someone in their lives.  Speaking of lives, my youngest saw an accident and jumped out to ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 20
We spotted this Pinot Noir at Carpinetria Wine a few months ago.  We asked Jane if it really deserved the  95 point rating it was given by James Suckling.  Yes, she said.  And we bought the wine.  We tried it yesterday and enjoyed it.  It was well worth the price of $28.  "The nose is fresh and s...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 4
Its called work for a reason Day 29 of 90 in a Realtors® life. Looking up the definition of work I find, fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary.  When you are being paid for an activity there is some expectation of effort, completion, skill and consistency.  I find the consistency the most...

By Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370
(KW of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 2
14250 Caloosa Blvd JUST SOLD In Caloosa By Mark!  Tremendous win win for both buyer and seller for this wonderful 5 acre property that showcases country living at it best. Located in Caloosa a hidden gem with several amenities in the community. Awesome neighborhood for equestrians an non equestri...

By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Tijuana Coastal, Ensenada, BAJA, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
Comments 0
Los huéspedes de hoy y del mañana, Millennials y Generación Z, tienen unos canales de comunicación muy diferentes a los de sus predecesores. Por eso, las herramientas para dar a conocer un destino o un alojamiento entre estos jóvenes ha cambiado considerablemente en los últimos tiempos. Y los inf...

By Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370
(KW of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 1
S O L D By Mark! 5 Fully Fenced Acres Of Privacy! With Home, Guest Home & Barn! 12181 148th Road NPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Overview Maps Photos Market Stats $455,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms2 UnitsInterior: 1,904 sqftLot: 5.27 acre(s)Year Built: 1988 Locati...

By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
Comments 2
Fannie Mae released its May 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook yesterday revealing that despite a lusterless first three months of 2018, it expects home sales to post decent gains both this year and next, as prices increase and affordability declines amid low inventory. On the economic front, Fann...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 20
Eating is a habit. It’s a good habit.  It keeps our bodies nourished and in working order.  We all have habits. Some good and some not so good!! Eating can easily become a bad habit, if we allow it to happen.  Most people have good intentions, New Years Eve Resolutions would be a fine example.  F...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 8
This is a lovely story that I felt compelled to share. A PURPOSEFUL LIFE I find the word, "purposeful" so new sounding yet so ancient in it's meaning. I love to use it but find it is one of the more difficult words to just plop into a sentence. I discovered the word and it's usefulness through a ...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 1
The RJ Baxter Team, Denver Mortgage LenderWe 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...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 33
Many years ago when I first got into real estate when I received calls from people from out of state for information about housing and amenities in Philadelpha and suburbs I used to mail them a relocation package.I would write about schools, transportation near by and recreation and mail them a p...

By Kenneth Edelstein, The only A+ Accredited BBB NYC Notary
Comments 1
Are you ready for the really BIG jobs?Perhaps it’s because I live in Manhattan, it’s certainly not because of my “good looks”. Whatever the reason, I have been getting a series of really BIG jobs. These are the ones where the hand starts to tremble and the stamp needs to be re-inked midway. Filli...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 30
     Florida's beaches have always belonged to the Public.  As long as you are walking along the beach, no private property owner can tell you to "get off their beach".  But a new law titled, "The Possession of Real Property Bill", that takes effect in July, may change that.     Owners of beachfr...

By Peter Mark, SEO Specialist, Site Architecture Design and more
(Peter Mark)
Comments 25
If you have a website or work for a broker maybe with a website older than 5 years, old listen up. I 'm going to give you some MEGA tips below specifically to land you more listings/buyers by outranking many other competitors at the local level. Best of all no charge. After implementing these tip...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 9
  HomeRome presents...this charming, affordable, versatile 5 bedroom, 3 full bath single family home next to Catonsville in Baltimore City...and it has a two car garage with new doors and roof. 235 Mallow Hill Road 21229MLS#BA10190444   This Beautiful old house built in 1925 has been lovingly res...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 67
Pondering on Sunday...On Consistency… Just Because And for a reason… I have been a member of ActiveRain since 2010.  I wasn’t particularly active let alone consistent in the beginning.  I wasn’t sure about this place.  Hey, I didn’t know you.  You didn’t know me.   Why would you read my reports.....

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 13
Recently had a person, who knows I am in real estate, start a conversation.  It goes something like this.  We have been looking for a house and we are so ready to buy. Our agent does not find homes for us and does not call us. We searched on-line and found a house that seemed like a good fit. We ...