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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Please join us today at The Home Church for Palm Sunday, at 9:30 am on Sun., April 2, 2023. Feel free to come in person or online at http://www.thehomechurch. Palm Sunday is the annual celebration of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem nearly 2000 years ago.  It's sobering as we prepare our hearts throughout Lent (the 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter). Many people "give up" or abstain from something such as sweets, smoking or drinking, during Lent, as a way to honor the sacrifice of Jesus. I always enjoy the jubilant songs and children's participation in Palm Sunday. Who else remembers creating crosses out of palm leaves on Palm Sunday in Sunday School? Holy Week is an amazing time to remember Jesus and all He did for us as teacher, brother, savior and God during His lifetime, a...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
If you live in Texas, you are well aware of the gorgeous views that abound at every turn. No matter if you are on a major Interstate or on a small, rural roadway, the Springscapes are stunning. You will see families, couples, and numerous photographers stopping to capture the beauty.I was on a trip through Central Texas this week and captured some beautiful shots I thought I would share. And, as most of you know, the pictures don't fully provide the actual breathtaking views. Being there in person is by far the best way to enjoy these views.And, a factoid about the Bluebonnet is that it is the Texas State flower! Long may she stand proudly in our Texas fields. Texas Bluebonnets are something Texans are fiercely proud of.        
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
While many several condos and townhomes are under $1,000,000 in San Jose and Silicon Valley, a single family home is a unicorn-rare to find. Fewer still are move-in ready houses, rather than fixer-upper projects. This weekend, come see a Unicorn! This lovely, updated, move-in ready single family home at 529 Candlestick Way in San Jose, Calif. is for sale at just $928,000! Hurry to see it this weekend from 1:30-4:30 on Sat. & Sun., April 1 & 2,  2023. With gorgeous views of hills from all rooms, this happy home was enjoyed by the same family for 47 years. The stunning light and bright kitchen features modern luxury vinyl plank flooring, gas range and hood, stainless steel fridge and E-Z Care Corian counters. A charming garden window for cultivating culinary herbs for cooking completes i...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Enjoy outdoors and volunteer Spring is finally here, encouraging people to get outdoors to enjoy the weather. While enjoying the outdoors, consider making a difference and helping our environment thrive with two upcoming family friendly volunteer opportunities.   Annual Aurora Cleanup Join the High Line Canal Conservancy, the city of Aurora and other community partners to remove trash along the High Line Canal in Aurora from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8, at various locations along the canal. As a recreational and ecological greenway, the High Line Canal is a habitat for many plants and wildlife. This cleanup is a great opportunity for individuals or groups to learn about the importance of preventing pollution of our waterways and natural spaces. Children under 14 must be accompan...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Why is everyone so tired on April 1st?  Because they just finished a 31-day March! April Fool's jokes are meant to bring a smile to people's faces. I have seen many pranks through the years and have participated in a few as well! Today is also my dad John's birthday. He is my hero, raising us by marrying a woman with 7 children, a Vietnam Veteran and all around wonderful human. I sent him a box of surprises and will call him soon to wish him a Happy Birthday! So, as you go about the day, have fun and enjoy every minute. Happy April Fool's Day to you all!
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By Kent Brown, Your IRS Tax Attorney
(Strong & Hanni)
Salt Lake City, Utah – I had a telephone conversation, yesterday, with a prospective client.  She was given my number by a family law attorney who told her that Kent Brown may be able to help with your tax nightmare.This prospective client is going through a divorce.  During the divorce proceedings she discovered that her soon to be ex-husband’s side hustle left her on the hook for a lot of unpaid back taxes.  Instead of receiving a tax refund, she found out her refund would be used to pay the tax debt.She is an excellent person in a tough spot.  Once people find out that they owe back taxes, they usually stay up late at night, and during those late nights they see commercials that tell them that the advertiser can settle the taxpayers tax debt and get rid of a gazillion dollars for 50 ...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
When the winds kick up, there is a fire danger warning put out, and yesterday was the day!   Winds up next to the foothills were up to 90 miles per hour, and they caused an electrical line to go down, starting a fire.   The fire started in Morrison and burned around 40 acres, yet luckily no structures were burned.   By 9 pm last night, the fire was not contained, but the wind gusts were down to 60 miles per hour.   There was a concert at Red Rocks planned, but was canceled due to the fire danger.   There was another fire in Aurora around Cherry Creek State Park, but was small, and contained quickly.   We have had a few "dustings" of snow, but not much in the month of March, which we desperately need.    This coming week we have snow or rain in the forecast, which hopefully will help th...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
When the winds kick up, there is a fire danger warning put out, and yesterday was the day!   Winds up next to the foothills were up to 90 miles per hour, and they caused an electrical line to go down, starting a fire. The fire started in Morrison and burned around 40 acres, yet luckily no structures were burned.   By 9 pm last night, the fire was not contained, but the wind gusts were down to 60 miles per hour.   There was a concert at Red Rocks planned, but was canceled due to the fire danger. There was another fire in Aurora around Cherry Creek State Park, but was small, and contained quickly. We have had a few "dustings" of snow, but not much in the month of March, which we desperately need.    This coming week we have snow or rain in the forecast, which hopefully will help the dry t...
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Gaithersburg Environmental Justice Survey  The City’s Environmental Affairs Committee (EAC) is conducting an Environmental Justice Survey to understand what environmental issues are of most concern to City residents. The results will guide initiatives and resources that the EAC will recommend moving forward. The online survey is available here in English, Spanish and Chinese. Click on the language tab at the top of the survey to access the different languages. Survey participants will be entered into a gift card raffle. The survey closes April 30.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Chrysanthemum, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USAIMG 7846Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Sowell's Furniture is celebrating their 85th year of business in Searcy AR.  I visited it today and came away SO impressed.  The furniture is lovely and the art work is especially lovely and the cookie was delicious.  But the things that were so interesting were historic items as I show a little of here. Their location is 207 W Arch in downtown Searcy.  First and second pictures show the antique elevator.....still in use!  Absolutely amazing and unchanged!Third picture is upstairs and shows the antique flooring!You can go upstairs and see the ceiling decor that is still there!All the furniture is fantastic......so different from the furniture that I bought 50 years or so ago!  I wish I had more time to show some but I need to quickly urge you to go and visit!!  You will be glad you did.
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By Paul D. Diaz, EA, MBA, Admitted to Practice Before the IRS
(Paul D. Diaz, EA, MBA)
Did you know that March 29th is National Vietnam War Veterans Day?  How do you even being to approach this topic?  Happy National Vietnam Veterans Day just doesn't seem right.  Do you offer condolences to those that lost friends and family during that war? I lived in Vietnam during that war.  I spent 3.5 years there.  However, my experiences were totally different than most. I actually started Kindergarten in Saigon at the Phoenix Study Group. My father worked for an international engineering and construction company, Morrison Knudsen International.  He didn't want our family separated when he was transferred to work on the massive RMK-BRJ contract. I loved the country, the people and the food.  I do have a few unique memories to share however: I didn't realize till recently that I am ...
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By Kent Brown, Your IRS Tax Attorney
(Strong & Hanni)
Salt Lake City, Utah – I was recently asked why I am spending so much time on payroll tax issues.  Here is why, a business owner wears a lot of hats. A business owner can be a manager, salesperson, accountant, office staff, HR, etc. Unfortunately, wearing all these hats means that the business owner is forced to make difficult daily decisions. When business owners have had to come to me, one of these difficult decisions is usually the business owner has dipped into the payroll tax account that was set aside to pay payroll taxes to keep the business’s doors open. When the IRS or the Utah State Tax Commission comes after the business owner and his or her business for payroll taxes, the business and the business owner’s family are both on the hook for the payroll taxes. The IRS views the e...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Oakbowery Pines 3-4 acre lots for sale in Opelika ALJust wanted to post a quick blog about this subdivision as I have had a lot of people contacting me about it. My understanding after talking to the owner of the property is there is only 1 lot left and it is lot 5. He said he is willing to sell it for $265k. If you are interested in purchasing it I can find out more information from the owner of it. I have had a lot of inquiries about it and thought it would be helpful to post the information since so many people had expressed an interest in it. I am not the listing agent, but simply trying to get information out about this property.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in A...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Need to head north today on either Interstate 75 or 95?  You picked a bad day, as the seasonal renters from Florida head back north to return to home.  The peak winter rental season is January, February and March in The Villages, Florida and most of Southern Florida.  In my area, The Villages many rental units have a minimum seasonal stay from January 1st until March 31st.  The next busiest day is April 30th which means from May until the beginning of October it is estimated the population of The Villages drops about 30%, we have no way to verify that number but you can tell by the traffic and number of people using the infrastructure.  I am sure many it is a sad time leaving their Florida friends, playing golf in 80-degree weather, having to wear long pants for the first time in months...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Social Media Marketing (SMM) Using Facebook Groups / National REIA Networking Group One Min TipSocial Media Marketing Using Facebook GroupsMark Maupin 248-939-6232  maupin.mark@gmail.com Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/c/RalphMaupin/ The best funding source for all your investor's deals:http://nationalfundingagency.com/  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/  Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Estate Investors Association Faceb...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Why Investors Out of County and Out of State Are Coming to Invest In Michigan Foreclosures / REIACall or Text Larry Morris at 348-965-5144Why Investors Out of County and Out of State Are Coming to Invest In Michigan Foreclosures Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/c/RalphMaupin/ The best funding source for all your investor's deals:http://nationalfundingagency.com/  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/  Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michig...
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By David Ramirez, Tax Representation at its Best
(Tax Relief Services)
QUICK TIP TAX TIP EXTENSION BASICS2022 Tax ReturnCommon Reasons to File an Extension       Haven’t received all of your tax documents       Don’t want to feel rushed        Still need to organize your business expenses        Unexpected life, Shxt Happens Purpose 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, 18. 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 d...
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Toby shares insight into Western Washington, and more specifically Snohomish County's, commuting and housing prices in the Less than One Minute. Tune in to this YouTubeShort and get the gist if you're moving here from out of state.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Wow! I’m so excited to hear Delysia Chocolatier made the news! There were awarded the Top 3 Chocolatier in the Americas with the highest honor, Six Star Award: Grand Master by the International Chocolate Salon Awards for the 2019 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America. Meet Chef/owner Nicole Patel (in the photo above).  I’ve purchased chocolates for closing gifts, paired with their suggestion of champagne, from the Austin-based chocolatier. I knew they’ve been recognized as a Grand Master for four years running, and as a Top 10 Chocolatier in the Americas since 2014.That is quite an honor in itself!                             The other good news is Delysia Chocolatier's prominence in the industry led it to be featured in the new book, The Chocolatier's Primer,                  ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Once again this year, there has been a drought declared, and the City of Aurora is calling for two days a week of watering effective May 1st, 2023. Although the mountains have had an excessive amount of snow, that does not always equate to enough water for the City's use.    The snow needs to continue, and the City of Denver hasn't seen much in the last few weeks. Per the City of Aurora - "Due to the intensity of the worst drought the arid west has seen in 1200 years, our reservoirs will soon be below 50% full.   Getting them back to a sustainable level will take some time and some very wet winters.  It may be challenging, but everyone can do their part to reduce their water use, starting with a two-day-a-week watering restriction based on your address." I am definitely ready for spring...
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