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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
Source: Statista While mobile internet connections on 4G networks are quick enough for most average users, enabling them to stream HD video or download music, apps and games on the go, 5G, the next evolution of wireless networks, has really taken over in the last year. While Samsung and several other smartphone makers released their first 5G handsets in 2019, Apple jumped on the 5G bandwagen in the fall of 2020, bringing the new standard to the entire iPhone 12 product line. Having sold more smartphones in the last three months of 2020 than any company ever before in a single quarter, Apple's 5G debut definitely provided a major boost to the new technology. According to estimates from Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report, the number of 5G smartphone subscriptions worldwide will blow past o...
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
Everyday AgencyLogic shares real estate podcasts from industry leaders and visionaries.  Here are this weeks podcasts: Real Estate Podcast: How To Choose Your Real Estate Investment Strategy Real Estate Podcast: The Craziest Episode Yet (Packed with Listing Strategies) Real Estate Podcast: Systems for Scaling Your Real Estate Business Real Estate Podcast: Buying in a Changing Real Estate Market
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
Everyday AgencyLogic publishes real estate news and press releases from around the country.  Here are this weeks press releases: Existing-Home Sales Fell 3.4% in May; Median Sales Price Surpasses $400,000 for the First Time Florida's Housing Market: New Listings, Median Prices Rise in May NAR Calls for Tech Startups to Apply for Pitch Battle Competition at iOi Summit® May Rental Report: Sky High U.S. Rents Surpass Pre-COVID Levels by More than 25% Slate Blue, Black Front Doors Can Sell Homes For as Much as $6,449 More What are the Most Popular Real Estate Listing Photos? New HomeJab Study Reveals the Answers Charcoal Grey Kitchens Can Sell Homes For Nearly $6,500 More Home Flipping Spikes Across U.S. In First Quarter Of 2022 But Profits Drop To 13-Year Low
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
For my daily Re-Blog, I think what Ragbir shared was very informative. Bill  I represent taxpayers in Boulder, and Denver Metropolitan, CO who have issues with unpaid taxes  and outstanding tax liabilities, back taxes and wage garnishments.   Haven’t Filed Your Taxes in a While? How Many Years Do You Need to File?   There are many reasons people do not file their tax returns. It does not matter if you have not filed your tax returns for one years or many years. The worst thing the taxpayers can do is ignore the problem, because this will result in getting notices/letters from taxing authorities.   If you would like to receive free list (either or short list) of steps to take deal with the IRS, please send me an email:   If you have not filed your taxes for a whil...
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By M.C. Dwyer, MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
(Melody Russell Team at eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Reblogging this timely post from R. Michael "Mike" Brown out of West Palm Beach Florida.    Mike runs a digital marketing and public relations firm offering services including communications strategies for real estate agents.      By Dawn Pfaff, Go Home TV Host & President of My State MLS It's still a sellers market but it's starting to soften. Here are some tips on what to do to get the maximum price to sell a house. It's a changing market. Things are happening here. And are you still pricing the houses at or above where you think because you think you're going to get into one of these bidding wars and it's going to get beat up and up and up. Well, let me tell you, a lot of people are pricing the houses wrong right now when we're in a market that softens. And I'm not saying this market...
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By Rajbir Athwal, Your IRS Tax Representative
(Tax Raj Solutions LLC)
I represent taxpayers in Boulder, and Denver Metropolitan, CO who have issues with unpaid taxes  and outstanding tax liabilities, back taxes and wage garnishments. Haven’t Filed Your Taxes in a While? How Many Years Do You Need to File? There are many reasons people do not file their tax returns. It does not matter if you have not filed your tax returns for one years or many years. The worst thing the taxpayers can do is ignore the problem, because this will result in getting notices/letters from taxing authorities.  If you would like to receive free list (either or short list) of steps to take deal with the IRS, please send me an email: If you have not filed your taxes for a while and are getting threatening letters from the IRS or the State department, and wond...
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By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
More and more Americans are aging in place, rather than moving into assisted living facilities. If you’re getting older and your goal is to remain at home and be independent for as long as possible, you have to think about how your needs might change in the future.  The sooner you begin to prepare, the better off you’ll be. One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is whether you should modify your current home or look for a different one. Consider Your Home’s LocationWhere your house is located will be increasingly important as you get older. You will likely rely more on family and friends for help, so you’ll want to live in a place where loved ones are nearby. Driving might get challenging as you age, so you’ll want to be near doctors’ offices, a grocery store, a pharmac...
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve heard about rising inflation. Today, inflation is at a 40-year high. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB):“Consumer prices accelerated again in May as shelter, energy and food prices continued to surge at the fastest pace in decades. This marked the third straight month for inflation above an 8% rate and was the largest year-over-year gain since December 1981.”With inflation rising, you’re likely feeling it impact your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These climbing consumer costs can put a pinch on your wallet and make you re-evaluate any big purchases you have planned to ensure they’re still worthwhile.If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a home this year, you’re probably wo...
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By Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Just delighted that my post sparked such an entirely different train of thought. Reblogged with permission from Nick Vandekar I was reading a post this morning about creativity by Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO and as I was leaving a comment it got my mind rolling.  Tuning in! I was thinking how one needs to tune in to an idea. There are lots of ideas out there, floating around but you don't always tune in. Just as when it is cloudy and raining you do not think of the sun, but if you take off in a jet as you break through the clouds there is the bright sunshine. It is there, but you are unconscious of it till you break through the cloud level. Imagine what ideas are floating around out there you can use? I remember reading a book, I believe it was by the lady who wrote Under the Tuscan Sun....
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By Laura Sellers,
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.;
The Wittel Rooftop BarThe Collegiate Hotel  has a gorgeous rooftop bar called The Wittel Rooftop Bar. The name comes from the hotel housing the old Wittel dormitory for Auburn University. The rooftop bar has 360-degree views of downtown Auburn. They serve signature cocktail drinks and wine to enjoy after a day at work or on the weekends with friends. There is plenty of seats and room on the top deck to enjoy the afternoon or evening with a drink in your hand.For more information visit their website.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale
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By Millie Gil, Florida Broker Owner, Port St Lucie Florida
(Bold Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Video: 1106 Florida Ave, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401LOCATION, LOCATION! The beautiful historic Palm Beach area features a well-maintained 2010 two-story concrete-built house with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Plus, a 1975 two-story concrete charming guest house with 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms. Plus, one detached concrete build bedroom/office with endless possibilities! This gorgeous property is located in the highly desirable Palm Beach Florida neighborhood of Grandview Heights. A true hidden gem, ideally located to ''the walkthrough'' path leading straight to downtown West Palm Beach. Only a 5-minute walk to The Square Shopping & Dining Center, The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, The Palm Beach County Convention Center, and Publix Supermarket. Great investment for year-round or...
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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
Washington Square ParkBetween Frenchman and Elysian FieldsEasy Walk from French Quarter     The Marigny Neighborhood was one of the first suburbs of New Orleans in the early 1800's. Washington Park was once called Founders Park. It has been a neighborhood spot for gatherings from the beginning of the Marigny.       It is 2.54 acres of fenced land between Frenchman and Elysian Fields. It is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm. Frenchman Street is famous for a local Music Venue. Now a great place to rest, talk, walk the dog, throw frisbees, and enjoy the outdoors. There is also a childs playground under the oak trees.     There are a number of events scheduled monthly at Washington Park. Events such as Festivals, Art Markets, Concerts and Meetings. The park is an easy walk from the Frend Quarter...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 UNDER CONTRACT IN WAXHAW'S PRESCOT NEIGHBORHOOD:4404 GLENDURAN LANE Listed by Nina Hollander, Broker with Coldwell Banker Realty, 4404 Glenduran Lane, an updated and meticulously maintained home in Union County's top-rated Cuthbertson Schools, is now UNDER CONTRACT! Priced at $435,000, Glenduran Lane was the lowest priced 4-bedroom home listed in the Cutherbertson School district in Waxhaw and, as such, generated a lot of attention and interest.   View the Tour  Built in 2008, the home features an open floor plan ideal for casual living, as well as larger gatherings and more formal entertaining. 4404 Glenduran Lane is a 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2125 square foot home featuring a rocking chair front porch; a bright and airy, open concept main floor that includes a spacious living room an...
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
  June 2022 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Trempealeau County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties       Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $115,000 20 $5,750 6112581 Sold Hale Trempealeau $115,000 20 $5,750 1559173 Sold Hale Trempealeau $140,000 75 $1,867 1724329 Sold Gale Trempealeau $147,636 27.34 $5,400 1775674 Sold Preston Trempealeau $152,500 40 $3,813 6101455 Sold Pigeon Falls Trempealeau $152,500 40 $3,813 1558447 Sold Pigeon Falls Trempealeau $159,900 23 $6,952 1732780 Sold Caledonia Trempealeau $175,000 29.72 $5,888 1739472 Sold Trempealeau Trempealeau $192,500 51.98 $3,703 1556286 Sold Chimney Rock Trempealeau $221,000 40 $5,525 6170919 Sold Arcadia Trempealeau $240,000 41 $5,854 15621...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
1020 Ladyslipper Lane NE, Hanover, MN 55431-- $519,900Take a virtual tour of this custom-built, one-owner home in Hanover is on 2.5 wooded acres and has been lovingly maintained. The no outlet/dead end road and the wetland that borders the back of the property adds to the home’s private sense of seclusion. A  birdwatcher's paradise with a variety of species to see plus numerous wildlife views! Located close to the St. Michael border with quick access to I-94 and the Northwest Metro for commuters! Just a short drive to the Crow Hassan Park Reserve and Riverside County Park! Beautifully landscaped curb appeal! Inviting foyer features two-story ceilings and access to one of two staircases that lead upstairs! Gorgeous hardwood floors flow through the hallway and lead into the open concept k...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Vernon WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for May 2022Enjoy country living in Vernon!Vernon is a town in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is bordered by Big Bend to the east, Waukesha to the north, and Mukwonago to the west.The town has a total area of 32.7 square miles, of which 32.2 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles is water. Commuting from Vernon is easy via I-43, Highway 164, National Avenue and Forest Home Avenue.The Town of Vernon was formerly a part of Muskego. It was established on March 8, 1839 by an act of the state legislature.There are speculations as to how the town got its names. Some historians believe that it was named after Mt. Vernon.It is the perfect community for those who are looking for a tranquil and rural setting.Residents and visitors can view the peaceful ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau reported nationwide new single family home sales increased 10.7% to an annual rate of 696,000 homes in May of 2022 from 629,000 homes in April of 2022, but decreased 5.9% from an annual rate of 740,000 homes in May of 2021.The median new home sold value was $449,000, while the average sales price was $511,400 in May of 2022.There were estimated 444,000 new houses for sale, and 7.7 months supplies of available inventory at the end of May of 2022.For complete more detailed information about HUD and U.S. Census Bureau report of new home sales May of 2022, please click HERE
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By Brock Zevan,The Offices at LLC. eXp Realty, Visionary, Real Estate Broker and Coach, Dad
(The Offices at LLC)
Even on the weekends!If time management is a challenge in your life, along with routine and discipline; then continue reading.Your morning routine is key on the weekends. Your body needs consistency. The only thing that changes for me on the weekends is I allow my body to recover with natural waking up. I don't set an alarm and let my body naturally get up when it is ready.What this looks like for me;My alarm is set for 4:35 weekdaysMy body naturally gets up between 515 and 530 and I feel extremely refreshed.It's all about routine and disciplining your body.If you want me to help you or keep you accountable reach out to me.Write your weekday morning routine and weekend routine on what it looks like now (be honest) and what you want it to look like.Always be pouring into yourself EVEN on...
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By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
The numbers are in, and it’s not happy news. In 2021, traditional identity fraud was higher than ever, and instances have risen 79% over 2020 numbers. On top of this, the number of people in the US that have been impacted by identity fraud rose by more than 50%, meaning there are 15 million people who suffered through identity fraud this past year.On top of this, research shows that these losses from identity fraud scams, where a fraudster tricks a victim to give up personal information, topped $52 billion in losses, and it affected a total of 42 million people in the United States.According to researchers, cybercriminals went back to basics this year, and they mostly focused on tactics like malware and bots, in addition to other traditional identity fraud scams. These criminals are als...
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