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By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
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Ready to head out? Consider adding these backcountry spots to your bucket list: Andesite Peak An intermediate ski, Andesite Peak starts from the same well-trafficked trailhead on Donner Summit that skiers heading to Castle Peak will use. When you reach the top, stunning 360-degree views of Castle...

By Susan McCall, Listing and Buyer Agent, Bringing buyers and sellers together!
(Compass Realty Solutions)
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Showing a home for sale in Portland, OR is usually a fun and interesting experience for the Realtor and the client.  The client can start comparing features that are important such as finishes and layout of the rooms.  The Realtor looks really hard to find the best fit, makes an itinerary and mak...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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What happens when a spring is found under new construction?In the Washington DC suburbs all the lots in a few counties have all been used for development, commercial or residential.As such, in older neighborhoods, if one wants to live there, but not in the small house built there many decades ago...

By Chuck Willman, Utah Homes
(Utah Homes)
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I don't know how many of you have followed the many articles dealing with aging in the modern workforce. Maybe it's a non-issue for some of you for reasons that I will share later.There's an excellent article from the Harvard Business Review titled "How Do We Combat Ageism? By Valuing Wisdom as M...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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In western Massachusetts there are four seasons: fall, winter, summer and mud season which typically happens after winter and before the summer. For three years now there hasn't been a spring. Instead just when winter appears to be it is mud, mud mud. It is messy and annoying. I...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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This is a rant so you can stop reading if you are not in the mood. I have a Audi Q5 Hybrid. It is an SUV type vehicle and I bought it used but with an extended warranty. The warranty ended. Three days ago the visor clip on the drivers side broke. It is plastic and needs to be replaced. I went to ...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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Rise up, you will accomplish a lot today! 😊🙌Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM#DelegateMyTasks

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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1,350,000+ Facebook Likes   Several ActiveRain bloggers have commented that they have left Facebook because they found no value in the platform. I could write about some of the negative aspects of Facebook but the positive impacts are more meaningful for me.   I would argue that every real estat...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
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Did She Slack Off Because She Might Not Get Paid? I went to lunch at a buffet style restaurant.  In this style of restaurant, the customer pays first, seats herself or himself, then goes to get the food from the buffet. There are people working at the restaurant who come around and take your used...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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   Dave Towne Certified Residential RE Appraiser at Towne Appraisals AGA, MNAA, Accredited Green Appraiser - Licensed in WA State since 2003.Dave Towne on "I took an Appraisal Institute CE class a number of years ago – while on a boat on Lake Washington, Seattle as we ob...

By Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Pawleys Island, SC, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
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Are you looking for a home that you can personalize with your own touches? If you are, we have the home for you!We just listed 684 Flamingo Court in Murrells Inlet's desirable neighborhood of Mt. Gilead.Located on a private lot, this home has spacious, outdoor entertaining space.Inside you will f...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
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"The ActiveRain community and real estate industry as a whole will only be respected to the degree of character represented by the actions of its professionals. Do not conduct yourself in a way that disgraces your fellow members on this network." - Active Rain Community GuidelinesCan you imagine...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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1207 W Whisper Street Nampa, ID 83651 Ideal open floor plan single level home located in a quiet neighborhood close to shopping and conveniences. Full of natural light, the living room has a focal fireplace and is open to the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen includes a breakfast bar, a window...

By Deep Grover
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Australians are peaceful and accommodating people, so you will enjoy every bit of the time you spend there, whether you are moving as a student, for work, vacation or you simply want to retire in this beautiful country. Though there might be some cultural difference when you are moving from Manch...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It is a question to always ask and one that all relies upon. If you are a professional you need to focus on the goal at all times and not be distracted by the small stuff or the things in a transaction that don't really matter. Early on I learned that if there wasn't a deal to be made the other s...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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This is pure serendipity. As I sit down to write this review of the sixth edition of The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook, and pull the book up on Amazon just to check whether it's the most current, I learn that the seventh will be released on April 1, 2019. So mine is "good enough." I'm re...

By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 11:00 AM PDTJoin Ben Kinney live while he interviews one of the most mentally and physically tough individuals alive today: Retired Navy SEAL David Goggins. Get ready for an intense discussion about how to push through pain, boredom, and fear in order to realize yo...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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(If you have never used a hard money lender, then you will not understand the qualifications that are required. But following these tips can help you to secure Arizona Hard Money Loans.)As compares to traditional loans, Arizona Hard Money Loans are very easy to qualify for. But there are certain ...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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(Arizona Hard Money Loans are not right for everyone. But for real estate investors and consumers with credit challenges, hard money is a great option.)Arizona Hard Money Loans are a short termed, asset-based loan that holds some very special benefits for the right borrower and the right projects...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 February is the month for Love! And along with love, Lisa Von Domek is hosting a fabulous contest February Contest, It's February And Love Is In The Air! I have so enjoyed reading so many of the 'love' posts!  I've got many 'love' stories about my clients as I've been selling homes for many year...