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By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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Negotiating with traditional lenders is not always an option. But using a few tips, you can successfully negotiate with Hard Money Lenders in Arizona.Arizona Hard Money Loans are unique because they are offered by private lenders who are often much more willing to work with potential borrowers. B...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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"Focus on being productive rather than busy."  Happy Monday all!  I guess it's been a productive week if you consider arriving at my intended destination safely.  I did not get much blogging done, though.  I slipped through all the nasty weather issues California has been having, with great roads...

By Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska)
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I AM OKAY! I was near the mountaintop when I slipped and fell…Almost to the bottom as near as I could tell.Darkness set in all around me…I felt so alone…Cold and confused…chilled down to the bone.                “Is this how it ends”, crept through my mind,                “Both body and spirit br...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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A great idea for your bucket list... A Journey Back in Time My husband and I have on our bucket list to visit the home places and Presidential Museums of all our Presidents. Many are managed by the National Parks Services and offer tours by very talented Park Rangers. Did you know if a ranger is ...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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This story is entirely messed up. A man was recently convicted of three murders in California, and he is suspected of being involved in several more. He claims that he has been involved in killing 90 people across the county over almost 40 years.This man, Samuel Little, is now 78-years old, and w...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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Yes, the seller's agent can improve the property's chance of selling quickly by discussing all types of financing, including FHA & VA loans.     With FHA appraisals...the main concerns have to do with safety...cracks in sidewalks that could be a trip hazard, chipped or peeling paint, lack of hand...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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You may be asking yourself what are the benefits to working with hard money lenders? California underwriting guidelines, in short, is one of the main benefits to working with lenders who offer hard money financing. The underwriting process for any lender is a vital part of securing financing, whi...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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“Like” your own Facebook posts   Vanity may not be the own reason to “like” your own Facebook posts. A Rick’s Daily Tips blog suggests that we should always “like” our own Facebook posts since that action will more likely make Facebook friends aware that you posted something. Why you should alway...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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This condo is no longer available. Call our Cell: 631-805-4400 for current Long Island Condos for sale  Storm Drive  Holtsville, New York  11742  This 2 bedroom 1 bath Condo at Waverly Park in Holtsville New York 11742 is now listed for sale. This bright end unit offers granite kitchen counter-to...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Michael's Dog Blue I very much appreciate the actions of those that take the time and make the effort to rescue animals.  Michael Delaware has taken a dog rescue to a much higher level. His love for his dog Blue lead him to write a book about his experience. My Name is Blue: The Story of a Rescue...

By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
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This year's tax season is bringing to light taxpayer confusion surrounding The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which could impact homeowners in next year's tax filing. The IRS is taking steps to clarify what the new provisions mean for the real estate industry and homeowners. One of the most misun...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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It's not every day, but once in a while I am asked the question, “What is the real estate ‘absorption’ rate, Myrl?”   Although it doesn’t come up often, I hear the the query often enough that I have the explanation in my head to help you understand or absorb absorption rate.Sometimes the question...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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PROTECTIONZECHARIAH 2:5 For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.PULPIT COMMENTARY She will not need walls. God will be her protection, not only defending her from attack, but consuming the enemy who may presume to assault her.

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 If you have been searching for your Key West dream home for too long, drop by the two Open Houses I am hosting today between 12:00 to 2:00 PM in Old Town. Conveniently located one block apart.  409 Grinnell Street is an lovingly restored four bedroom Grand Conch House which was awarded a Ceramic...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Nothing is easy for me when it comes to technology. I hesitate to upgrade because it involves so much and I am over wanting to learn new things technical now. Yesterday I had my newer iPhone 6S activated. The local place wasn't interested in doing it so I had to drive 70 miles to Hudson new York....

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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DIVINE INTERVENTION MIRACLE An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.JEREMIAH 32:27 I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
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It’s that time of year again and we can expect as many as 7,000 runners to participate in the 24th annual 3M Half Marathon. Plan on a hilly race as you take to running in the streets and through neighborhoods in our Texas Capital this Sunday January 20, 2019.The good thing is the hills are mostly...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational Post 1/19/19by Patricia Feager January Blog Booster 2019 Success Ahead When You Challenge Yourself for Lynn B. Friedman Contest  A member of ActiveRain whom I admire is Beth Atalay I have had the pleasure of speaking to Beth on more than one occasion and she is always so warm and fr...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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The Gideon Lowe House located at 409 William Street in Key West was built circa 1866 or during the Civil War.  While Florida had seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy, Key West remained under Union control as the island was command central for controlling access to the Gulf of Mexico ...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
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Here is some more good news.Due to an increase in the cost of living the IRS increased the contribution limits for 2019 for retirement plans. The increases in the annual limit to contributions are as follows:  1) 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, Thrift Savings Plan: Limit increased from $18,500 to...