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By Peter Mohylsky, 850-517-7098, Your Bucket List Broker
(Gulf Place @ 30A)
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This is a great checklist for more than St. Louis buyers. Buying a home is the most rewarding investment that you can have. Although it's a tedious process, owning a house is far better and a lot cheaper than renting one. In St. Louis, real properties are more affordable as compared to other coun...

By Mark Gowlovech
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Whether you want to rent out duplexes or buy a Arizona fix and flip property, finding financing can be quite difficult.It isn’t just borrowers with bad credit that find themselves in an uphill situation when looking for financing. Even qualified borrowers find themselves struggling to secure the ...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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With a decrease in homes acquired from distressed sales, in gross profits on flip homes, and in housing prices, fix and flip loans help investors stay in the game and generate more income by flipping more homes per year. According ATTOM Data Soulitions’ home flipping report for 2018, the average...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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The milk and honey of real estate investment is yours for the taking. Find an appropriate investment niche, draw out the plans, secure financing through hard money loans, and reap the benefits.You have a good job. You grind out a living, pay the bills, keep your family going, and establish a tric...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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I have been sitting here the last few days, concerned about the government shutdown that seems to be more about a pissing match for political posturing, than actually sitting down and coming up with any real solutions.As I have mentioned before, I am a long-time non-partisan politically. I am all...

By Mark Gowlovech
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What exactly is house flipping? Simply put, it is when a real estate investor buys houses, repairs them and sells them for a profit.The definition of house flipping may be simple, but it is not as easy as it may sound. If it is done correctly, it can turn a handsome profit. There are two essentia...

By Inspiration Station
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Ahhh Spring, with the blossoming cherry trees and daffodils popping up, it makes now a great time of year to work on one's curb appeal.  After all, we don't want potential buyers cruising by your listing without taking a peek because of a poor first impression!  Set the tone for what's to come......

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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 Happy New Year!Today is the day many people make promises to themselves.  Tomorrow is the day many of those resolutions will have already been broken.Personally, I'm not a believer in resolutions.  If something needs done, I should just be doing it without the aid of a calendar.  Now whether I'l...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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 It has already begun on January 3rd, 2019!! To join for free, please visit: Adopting Feng Shui with Laura Cerrano Facebook Group. The month of January is prime time for getting yourself and home in order before February 5th, 2019 arrives (which is the start of Chinese Lunar New Year). So, in hon...

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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The reasons property listings do not sell.There are many. And usually the need to sell or to buy real estate is a pretty strong one that does not go away. Pressure to sell increases with time for most unless a case of seller's remorse strikes. That particular real estate illness does not just hap...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida, The Finest in Coastal Luxury Living...
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Change is good. I recently made a huge major decision. A decision that I have actually been considering for many many years, so it wasn't one that wasn't well thought out and deliberated on. After working with numerous large franchise brokerages, I made the giant leap into my own company. The lar...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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I always make fun of the idea of New Year’s resolutions.  But this year I am going with the flow and giving you a challenge.  Many people do the usual thing without any thought as they toast the New Year on New Year’s Eve.  Unfortunately, many of these resolutions fade very quickly because the wi...

By Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward
(K1 Realty Group)
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  Even though my title is a question, should I really have a Q&A image as one of my pictures?  I would say no.  I must admit there are some great bloggers on Active Rain.  I sometimes think where dothey come up with these thoughts? I love reading them.  A few times I have told myself tocancel my ...

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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Every Multiple Listing Service in different areas across the country have various ways of reporting a listing status.  Here on Long Island we don't have anything that notes there is a pending offer, or contingencies, or backup offers. When an offer is accepted and someone calls on the listing on ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Be careful out there with your credit card information.  Tis the season!  So maybe Christmas now means the very predictable gift card swap, but hey, who can’t use a gift card? But beware, there are a ton of scams. This includes physical, not just digital, gift cards. Regardless of who gave you th...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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What Is The Purpose Of A Coming Soon Listing Sign Rider? Coming Soon sign riders tend to be somewhat controversial for a variety of reasons.  Some MLS boards prohibit the use of coming soon signs.      The Coming Soon sign rider has been on this property for nearly one month.  On average I drive ...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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4 Ways People Who Successfully Fix and Flip Arizona Properties Think Differently We were lucky enough to speak with Jenna Jacques, who specializes in fix and flip Arizona real estate properties. In this second part of a four-part series, we’ll reveal some of her keen insights that have led to her...

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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​ Have you ever wondered what it was like to get up close with an African penguin? Then a trip to The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead is sure to delight. You will be able to experience the inner workings at the Penguin Pavilion Exhibit, learn how the staff cares for the exhi...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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When I was diagnosed with Lupus in 1974 I was blessed to have found Lousie Hay.When I learned that she had cured herself of incurable cervical cancer I became an ardent follower of hers. For over 20 year I managed my health very well without the assistance of any in the medical field. My father b...