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By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 24
It is relatively warm here today but there will be more snow before very long. I lost a good portion of my favorite wind spinner during the many wind storms in the last couple of weeks. I got a couple more but they weren't right for the space. A local bird shop is closing because the owner is ret...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
Comments 0
This is part 3 of a series of blogs on tax tips for the retirees and the elderly. Retirement can be a huge shock when retirees have to pay a significant tax due to retirement withdrawals and social security. Other than Roth IRAs, the money you withdraw from your retirement savings is most likely ...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 16
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:A few days ago, Gayle King, co-anchor on the CBS News Morning Show, said if she hadn’t ended up being a journalist, she would have been a Realtor or a Psycho Therapist, because she likes looking at houses and listening to people’s problems and telling them the answers. When yo...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 5
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Med Diet is the best to beat diabetes, high cholesterol, dementia, memory loss, depression, and breast cancer.  Read all about it here in today's CNN article.And also check out my landmark AR post a few months ago on this same topic. The article describes what to ea...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 41
Pictured above is the changing sky we experienced yesterday morning from cloudy to sunny, and conversely from sunny to cloudy.  It had us thinking of the word "contrast!"  There is an abundance of sayings on the subject of contrast.  These quotes focus mostly on the theme that you cannot apprecia...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 51
   Making A Case For No Time Change Twice A Year!Twice a year, we see and hear all the discussion about the upcoming time change.  Whether it is "spring forward" or "fall back".  It is in the news.  Not everyone knows that Arizona and Hawaii do not make a time change ...AT ALL!  But it does affec...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
Comments 3
This is part 2 of a series of blogs on tax tips for the retirees and the elderly. As pointed out in my last blog the first year of retirement can be a huge shock when retirees have to pay a significant tax due to retirement withdrawals and social security. Other than Roth IRAs, the money you with...
We are seeing a lot of success with lead generation on Facebook.  Not just the initial lead but with lead qualifying and follow up.In this case study, we ran an ad for one week.  Generated 149 leads.  Total cost?  $82.  We created a how-to video that explains everything you need to know about thi...

By Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome
(Fairfax Realty)
Comments 3
Not my normal post at all, but I feel this was something others should know about — A Metro PCS / T-Mobile encounter with an unsolicited postcard offer which arrived in my mailbox during the Christmas holiday season.Normally, in my hands, a junk mail postcard has a life expectancy of a Mayfly in ...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 11
With spring swiftly approaching Sacramento, locals and visitors alike, will find a significant number of delightful destinations, within short distance of each other.  In fact, most folks given just a day or so to enjoy our city, can experience much. Within a mere 1.5 mile radius of California’s ...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 1
(The fix and flip market has become very popular with novice real estate investors as well as seasoned professionals. But the big question for everyone is where to look for Arizona fix and flip loans.)As new real estate investors are searching for ways to turn a profit and grow their business, th...

By Irene D. Lockel, Let me help you unLOCK your dream home!
(Netter Real Estate)
Comments 4
Perhaps one of the MostDesirable and Sought After Locations InThe Oak Beach AssociationAsking $999,99962 The Narrows, Oak BeachContact Irene Lockel, Licensed Associate RE Broker Netter Real EstateFor More Information 

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 24
 Recently on vacation the tour company offered "skip the line" tickets to some high traffic attractions such as Rome's Colosseum.  We could go online, reserve an entry time and purchase our ticket weeks in advance of the visit, then at the appointed time go straight in.  When you've got very limi...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
(Home flips are a very popular way to get into the real estate investment business. But the first challenge for most flippers is learning about Arizona fix and flip loans.)There are a multitude of television shows that depict fix and flip projects as fun and simple. But the truth is that it is a ...
Not all types of loans are the same and that can make seeking Arizona Rental Property Loans a bit scary for new investors. But these few bits of information can be a great help in the learning curve.Acquiring a first rental property is both exciting and in some ways very trying. The excitement co...

By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
477 Minturn Loop Northeast This beautiful home is located just off Unser in the quaint neighborhood of Los Milagros not far from Rio Rancho High School. This very well kept home features an open living area and kitchen that flow very well together. Cooling system features refrigerated air, to kee...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
Comments 0
Understanding what Residential Hard Money Lenders in Arizona are and what they offer can be a great benefit when you are entering the real estate investment business. They might not be perfect for every deal but they do offer some unique benefits.Residential hard money in the real estate financin...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
(When you are comparing hard money lenders, you will want to ask all of the following important questions. This will help you to make the best selection to meet your needs.)Hard money is a loan that is provided by a private lender which means that there are no real standards or rates that the len...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
Comments 0
Not all borrowing needs can be met by traditional lenders. For that reason, some borrowers will greatly benefit from understanding the best reasons to use Residential Hard Money Lenders in Arizona.If you are facing a challenging financial situation, then you most likely already know that banks an...

By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 39
Nothing is more detrimental to you building a real estate industry business or maintaining it than you being the best at what you do and no one knows it. So, Don't Be A SECRET AGENT Man (or Woman). As loathsome as even I have said many meetings are, start online with a presence of course, but wor...