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By David Ramirez, Tax Representation at its Best
(Tax Relief Services)
 QUICK TIP TAX TIPS EXTENSION BASICS2023 Tax ReturnCommon Reasons to File an Extensionü Haven’t received all of your tax documentsü Don’t want to feel rushedü Still need to organize your business expensesü Unexpected life, Shxt HappensPurpose of ExtensionTo obtain additional time to file your tax return (the forms only!) It is NOT AN EXTENSION OF TIME TO PAY WHAT YOU OWE! The normal due date to file your individual 1040 income tax return this year is April, 15 2024. The automatic extension gives you an additional 6 months, making the due date October 17.  If the 15 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Holiday, the due date will be the next business day. NoteIf you are out of country or in the Military different rules may apply to you. Natural disasters and federally declared disaster areas ma...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
When I happened to read an acronym for Courage with “A” being the word ACKNOWLEDGE, my thoughts started a whirlwind. How often do acknowledge what we do well?  Possibly we are restrained from this acknowledgement because we may think others may think we are boasting? Or maybe our focus is on what we don’t do well?How often do acknowledge the efforts of others? From thanking those who comment on this blog to those who support us in our daily real estate work efforts? Then what about handwritten notes to current clients, affiliates and past clients? Did you know that acknowledge is one of those words from the Middle English (late 15th century) and was originally the verb for knowledge. I didn’t know that this word was ever a verb.Being a fan of the very early philosophers and poets, Eurip...
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By Victoria Craig, Keeping the "Real" in Real Estate!
(Century 21 Select)
And it only takes five minutes, according to a Harvard-trained psychologist!Burnout can sneak up on us without warning, according to a recent report. And the most common cause of burnout, of course, is our jobs. According to the World Health Organization, burnout is typically the result of "chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed."We’re told that while exhaustion, cynicism and reduced productivity are some of the most obvious signs of job burnout, there are other sneaky symptoms we might be missing, including procrastination, constant distraction and apathy, according to Wendy Suzuki, a neuroscientist at New York University.There's no foolproof solution for beating burnout, says Debbie Sorensen, a Harvard-trained clinical psychologist in Denver. But we can ward o...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Monday Motivation' will spare of all the shenanigan's and pranks of April Fool's day.  🙃Hopefully plans and projects were in place before the New Year.  But with the start of 2nd quarter, and hopefully spring, we should be looking at those plans, projects, and systems for possible tweaks to adjust and improve.  As most will express, a plan is only as good as one's ability, to examine if it is working, or to make changes to it on the move.  Bright sunshine, new growth all about, and the new energy of spring the perfect time to make adjustments for the coming months. 'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.  Mark Don McInnesBroker - Owner208 255-6227SandpointNorthId...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
They say April Fools' Day is for pranks, but this sale is no joke! Property officially off the market! Congratulations to the new owners, and a big thank you to our amazing clients for trusting us with the sale of their home. For expert guidance and a personalized real estate experience, contact us today to get started. ☎ +1 614-431-1770. 📩 erikhiss@gmail.com  
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By Tim L. Ramey
(RG Realty Group)
Good morning and a happy April Fools Day.  Hope this email finds you doing well, safe and healthy and had a fantastic Easter weekend celebration.  Sharing Tim's Time outs again with you. REFLECTION FOR THE DAY: On numerous occasions, I've found that there's a strong connection between our fears, and our resentments.  If we secretly fear that we are inadequate, for example, we'll tend to resent deeply anybody whose actions or words expose our imagined inadequacy... But it's usually too painful to admit that our own fears and doubts about ourselves are the cause of our resentments.  It's a lot easier to pin the blame on someone else's "bad behavior", or "selfish motives" and use that as the justification for our RESENTMENT.  We need to realize that by resenting someone, or something, you ...
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By Phil Jones, Broker, CDPE
(Your Choice Realty of NC)
Yahoo Finance story: Here is the true value of having a fully paid-off home in America — especially when you're heading into retirementThis needs to be taught to kids in middle school and reiterated in high school and college. So many in America are stuck in financial slavery with no end in sight. It's quite sad, and often depressing when people wake up in their 50s and realize they may have to keep working forever. Retirement and early retirement is not rocket science, it takes math, planning, evaluating, and discipline. The earlier people understand this and begin making good choices the better. This has the power to change a family's financial trajectory. It has for me and my family. #blessed  By Lou Carlozo Sun, Mar 31, 2024, 6:33 AM EDT There’s great news for America’s homeowners: ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Speechless Sunday: Hope you had a very Happy Easter... I worked most of the morning and did not have time to blog had to make dinner.Now with that said to all my friend, family, and clients who celebrate Easter. I wish you a happy and blessed one.Took the above photo on Friday and wondered if it was to represent Good Friday?  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling ...
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Easter Sunday March 31, 2024We will enjoy a day a little different than years past but with good thoughts in our hearts for family and special meals and also a thought for those who can’t be at the table this year.And a special thought goes out to the extended family of ActiveRain friends and ‘new family’ to enjoy the day whether Easter or Passover.Happy Easter   Easter Sunday March 31, 2024
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
With today, March 31, 2024 being a significant religious holiday for Christians around the world, I thought this book by Bobi Seredich entitled Courage Does Not Always Roar: Ordinary Women with Extraordinary Courage captures much of what happened thousands of years ago.The two women who came to the tomb and found it empty along with a stranger in a white robe had courage. Yes they were probably frightened given the circumstances and still they stayed and listened to the stranger.In this relatively short read, the author describes the attributes through various selections about courage. Even though the book focuses on women, I believe these attributes are applicable for anyone.The first chapter opens with a quote by Christopher Reeve.“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds st...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Caring for your home can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be! You can keep your home safe and in good condition by following easy steps. Here are some things you can do to help keep your home in great shape: - Check your roof every spring for any damage or missing shingles. If you find any problems, call a professional to fix them. Don't use a pressure washer on your roof, which can cause damage. Clean your gutters and downspouts, and confirm they're attached securely to your home. Fix any leaks to make sure the water drains away from your house. - Look for cracks in your driveway, walkways, and pool deck. Repair them as soon as possible to avoid more significant problems later. - Check your outside faucets to make sure they're not leaking and the is flowing correctly. - Keep your ...
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By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA)
...In Human History is here.In the Christian world, today is known as Ressurection Sunday. It is better known as Easter Sunday. The promise that Jesus made was kept. He would rise from the grave. By doing so we can be assured all other promises or prophecies will be kept. John 3:16-1916 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him. 18 The one who believes in Him is not judged; the one who does not believe has been judged already because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of GodAnother good section of Scripture to read is John Chapter 1I hope today is an enjoyable day for al...
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By Kat Palmiotti, Helping your Montana dreams take root
(eXp Commercial, Referral Divison)
Thank you to all who participated in the March Challenge: ActiveRain Zoom Call Challenge. The purpose of the challenge was to encourage more people to attend and participate in the weekly (Tuesday 2pm ET) ActiveRain Zoom calls. As a result of the challenge, we had 12 people attend who had never attended before. We had increased energy, participation, and excitement this past month so thank you to all who took part!As a reminder, points were going to be awarded as follows:For those who had NEVER attended an ActiveRain Zoom call previously: Each attendance at Zoom call in March: 400 points Answer a silly question at the first meeting: 50 points Write a post about the first meeting: 600 points For those who HAVE attended an ActiveRain Zoom call before: For each person (up to 4) you invite ...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Enjoy your day! Michael Elliott michaelelliott.fathomrealty.com Burlington, New Jersey Real Estate  Broker / Salesperson Fathom Realty elliottrealtor@gmail.com cell (609) 864-8164   office (888) 455-6040 Burlington, NJ Real Estate
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By Michael Elliott, Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales
(Fathom Realty)
Enjoy your day!
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For job seekers, temp jobs offer increased flexibility, exposure to different industries and work environments, and the potential for long-term employment opportunities. For companies, hiring temporary workers can provide cost-effective solutions for seasonal or project-based needs.Memphis is no exception to this trend, with a growing number of temporary staffing agencies and job opportunities in various industries. In this guide, we'll examine the temp job market in Memphis and provide tips for those looking to tap into these opportunities.The Rise of Temp Jobs in MemphisIn recent years, Memphis has seen a significant increase in the number of temporary jobs available. This growth can be attributed to several factors, including the city's strong economy and diverse industries.One major...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Holy Saturday: Dinner at home, in case you did not know, we are having another rainstorm here in Los Angeles, intermittently all day today and all night. Hence with that said, we had no intentions of going out to dinner.Well, I had some lobster bisque in the freezer as well as some lobster tails. Now with that said, we  had an easy dinner tonight.What did you have? Inquiring minds want to know. If we do not connect wishing, you a very Happy Easter.    Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell t...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Spring is a great time to start thinking about selling your house and finding a new home. There are many decisions to make, including whether to move, where to move, and what you're looking for.You are thinking about moving, getting your home ready for sale, and more about where you will live. You need help finding the right buyer for your home, and I am here to help.  Buying And Selling A HomeCall Margaret Romema 
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Christians throughout the world this week are celebrating The Holy Week and Easter Holiday. We are celebrating Easter for the Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter Sunday March 31, 2024.The greatest joy and gift to have is the opportunity to exchange courteous and gracious greetings with those whose friendships and goodwill we value a lot, especially the good friendship I enjoy at Active Rain family.I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every one at Active Rain community Happy Easter; and enjoy the festivities of Easter eggs, chocolates, and jelly beans.HAPPY EASTER 
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By SCOTT FREERKSEN, Changing lives, one lake house at a time...
(Lakefront Living Realty, LLC)
Zillow is one of the most popular real estate websites, providing users with access to millions of property listings, home values, and other related information. However, many people have raised concerns about the accuracy of Zillow's data. Prompting many consumers to always ask an agent: "Is this property still available?". Below, we will explore the reasons behind Zillow's inaccuracy and why www.lakefrontliving.com is always 100% accurate. Why is Zillow not 100% accurate? Data lag: Zillow relies on public records and MLS data to compile its database of homes. However, this information is not always updated in real-time. This results in data lag. Causing some properties to be listed as available when they are not or vice versa. Lack of human verification: Zillow's data is mostly automa...
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