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By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
Comments 1
If you are making quarterly estimated tax payments to the IRS, the due date for the April 1 - May 31 quarter of the year is June 15th. However, because the due date this year falls on a Saturday the payment will be considered on time if you make it on the next day that's not a Saturday, Sunday, o...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 30
I am out early to hit a couple of estate sales. I have to then clean some things I bought yesterday and hopefully today as well. My space needs some tweaking and then I have an early concert at Tanglewood this evening. This is the first show of the season. I'm already tired and tomorrow is anothe...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 33
The Black Swan...Image: JW Marriott Desert Springs A white swan symbolizes, purity, beauty, dignity, and wealth. A black swan is about the mysterious and the unknown.  Nassim Nicholas Taleb reminds us that we are too quick to forget that just being alive is a blessing.  He goes on to talk about t...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Comments 2
Many of us would say our dad is our greatest hero, I know I would. As time passes, we have more opportunities to celebrate all the greatest men in our lives—our father, husband, grandfather, uncle, friends…Happy Father’s day to all of you!      The bay area continues to be a popular place to call...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 11
   We were committed to the idea of designing and building our own home..a couple decades ago. We had for years attended the Parade of Homes with all the latest bells and whistles that builders in the area had to offer. When we found features we especially liked....from the smallest detail...i.e....

By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 16
Do You Believe In Real Estate? If you say that, “Yes, I believe I  Real Estate,” then why do you have the majority of your “investments” in the stock market? Your retirement account(s) are held by trustees or custodians that can only invest in the equity markets (another name for Wall Street). It...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 17
This morning, I was perplexed because a beautiful blue Hydrangea that I had received as a gift a couple years ago, was now producing pink blossoms.  I thought I was imagining it, until I googled it, and found this post published several years ago by William Johnson.  Hydrangeas Can Change Color W...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 14
  Today is 2019 Memorial Day In Middletown, CT.  Memorial Day is a day our Country has set aside to honor the fallen men and women who have served in our Armed Forces, and put their lives on the line to ensure the freedoms we have. Memorial Day has also become a time where families get together ...

By Corey Gray, CEO, Credit Assistance Network Inc.
(Credit Assistance Network)
Comments 10
  Credit Score Basics   The very words “Credit Score” scare most people because people are scared of the unknown. Seriously, think back to grade school and ask yourself: Did anyone ever teach me anything about my credit score? Answer is NO! Even though your credit score mandates your entire lifes...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
Comments 6
Michael Koziczkowski Park in Stevens Point Wisconsin Stevens Point is a wonderful little city with a wealth of trees and parks, it seems that every time I turn around I discover another nice little park. Today I discovered Michael Koziczkowski Park and thought that it might me nice to share a lit...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 15
   Motivational Power Quote   Be a No Limit Person   "If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you." Louise Hay    As I see it. . . . . . . . Be a no limit person.   Never accept a belief that will place limits on us as a person or on our possibilities.  Think in terms of ...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
I've been traveling for the past two weeks, and it has been great. The first week was all meetings in Georgia, but week two has been a week at the beach with a four year old. Stressful? Not really. Entertaining, constantly. Watching her experience so many "firsts" has been priceless.My office sta...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 3
The LA Weekly called Bill's Burgers the "King of the California Burger Stands," in 2016 and I'll second that in 2019!!  Meet Bill Elwell (master griller) and, Hiroko Wilcox who is in charge of assembling burgers with clear intent and care. This belvoed local spot has been serving fresh burgers si...

By Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Pawleys Island, SC, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
Comments 0
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.Hoping you have a wonderful Fathers Day!If the king is truly interested in a new castle, Click here to check out our listings.  He may just find the home fit for royalty that he has been waiting for or let us be on ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 1
Just Listed  - 1422 South Street, Key West. The listing broker describes the property this way:"This gorgeous light filled home features three en suite bedrooms plus two half baths. It was built in 2004 using the highest quality materials and attention to detail and has been meticulously cared fo...

By April REALTOR®, GRI, new home construction + buyers + sellers
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 0
A CHILD OF GOD 1 JOHN 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Little does the world know of the happiness of the real fol...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 15
My laptop computer was down for 9 days, and I survived. It was ugly. Actually, it was lovely. I did have business to conduct throughout that time, but through the magic of cellphones and tablet computers, I was able to continue on as if nothing happened. It was more difficult on those tools, but ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Like a box of chocolates June 12, 2019 was the 1st #TNBroker19 Broker Summit offered by TNREALTORS, the Tennessee Association of REALTORS. This was a full day of great information, and the production was top notch. We heard from the TN Secretary of State Tre Hargett who got things rolling on a go...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 0
Two impromptu open houses today. We have a showing scheduled on both of these homes.  Both will be open at the noted times. Please call if you would like more information or would like to stop by and take a look Maybe one of these home is perfect for you.   2911 Montebello Terrace 21214Open 3-4  ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 13
 Your house is now under contract. Selling was the easy part. Now the work begins. We have the buyer and we have a ratified contract. Your house is sold!  Whoa not so fast. There is a lot that goes into getting from a contract to final settlement!  So many steps...here's a few:Financing contingen...