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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
2020 has been a bit of a strange year (candidate for understatement of the year!) and that's applied to real estate too.  Some home segments have been impacted more than others, and that's been the case for 55+ community home sales.  As of tonight, this Heritage at Miami Bluffs patio home is back under contract!  We've had to sell it more than once, and not for the usual reasons!  2020 is just that kind of year!Inspections are scheduled for the end of the week and thanks to a cash buyer we should be completing the sale in about three weeks, unless 2020 has another joker up its sleeve!Asking price was $269,900 at time of contract, a great price to gain entry to this fantastic gated community with a 9000+ square foot community center, 30+ social clubs and a full time social director.  The...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
D for Duncan's?  Cheerleaders for PeeWee Football 1997.And who were they cheering for?Here they are.  1997 PeeWee Football players and their coaches.  See if you can find yourself if you were growing up at that time.  I believe the sponsor was Duncan's Chrysler Plymouth Jeep.  
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Mayor Sipma and I have this 15 minute interview thing down to a tea. Today we visit about the new City "One Brand", Blu on Broadway, and of course... a word about covid19. Please listen in to our light and lively banter for today's show.  Minot Today is broadcast over the air on two Minot radio stations every Friday. You can find it on 106.9 FM at 12:15 (Noonish) and again at 4:45 on 1320 AM. Of course I always post the broadcast as a Podcast here as well as my Podcast site at Pod-O-Matic.
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
  Color the Park School Supplies Drive In Charlotte's Ballantyne Corporate Park: Now Through August 14th. The 13th annual Ballantyne Corporate Park's Color The Park School Supplies Drive, benefiting Classroom Central is underway. What's different about the 2020 School Supplies Drive? This year, the drive has gone VIRTUAL!  With so many corporate offices still closed due to the pandemic, you won't be seeing donation barrels in Ballantyne Corporate Park buildings as in the past.  More than one million school supplies are needed. Every donated dollar is worth $9 of school supplies. Color The Park has set a goal of collecting $10,000 that will hopefully translate to $90,000 in supplies for Charlotte area students.  How you can donate to the 2020 Virtual Color The Park School Supplies Drive ...
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Montgomery County Resolution to Replace the Maryland State Song Today the Montgomery County, Maryland Council unanimously approved a resolution calling on the Maryland General Assembly to replace the state song “Maryland, My Maryland” and discourage its use at official Montgomery County events including public school events and graduations. All members of the Council are sponsoring this resolution which was initiated by Councilmember Evan Glass, and co-led with Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Will Jawando, Hans Riemer and Council President Sidney Katz. More: https://tinyurl.com/y65hrd75
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
First Heat Related Death of the Year in Maryland Take great care during the hot days of summer. The Maryland Department of Health announced the state's first reported heat-related death of 2020. The death occurred in Baltimore City and the decedent was a male in his 30s: https://bit.ly/heatfatality2020 “As we’re seeing higher heat indexes, Marylanders are urged to take precautions to avoid overheating and to know the signs of heat-related illness,” said Secretary Robert R. Neall. The Maryland Department of Health encourages using the following tips to help cope with hot weather: - Drink plenty of fluids- Avoid alcohol, caffeine and overly-sweetened beverages- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing- Avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen; stay in the shade- Avoid sa...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Wear a Cloth Face Covering to Protect You and Your Friends Take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face covering in public, keeping at least 6 feet of physical distance and washing your hands frequently. #MasksOnMarylandYour face covering should:✔️ Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils ✔️ Fit snugly against the sides of the face ✔️ Be made of multiple layers of fabric that you can still breathe through ✔️ Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damaging the material or shape Learn how to make a face covering from common household items: bit.ly/diy-cloth-face-coverings   This is a Maryland Department of Health announcement.  Pink Sapphire Oriental Lily, Lilium Oriental, Kentlands Photowalk,Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA I...
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By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
We have lived in Central Oregon since 1985, but during this entire time we have never hiked to Camp Lake.  The start of this hike is located just outside Sisters off McKenzie Hwy on Forest Road 15 at the Pole Creek Trailhead. The hike into Camp Lake covers 7.1 miles (14.2 miles round trip), the first 4 through a burned forest, the result of 2017's Milli Fire. However, it is interesting to see how new plant growth is returning in the burned area.  And the open areas provide for wonderful views of both Middle and North Sister.Once we left the burned forest and entered the higher elevations, we had the opportunity to cross the North Fork of Whychus Creek and hike even closer to Middle Sister. Several trails off the main trail lead to the summit of Middle Sister, a hike only for very experi...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
Nina Hollander always does such a great job of promoting schools in her area.  Education is so important and it has always baffled me as to why the government always puts it on the back burner.     Color the Park School Supplies Drive In Charlotte's Ballantyne Corporate Park: Now Through August 14th.   The 13th annual Ballantyne Corporate Park's Color The Park School Supplies Drive, benefiting Classroom Central is underway. What's different about the 2020 School Supplies Drive? This year, the drive has gone VIRTUAL!  With so many corporate offices still closed due to the pandemic, you won't be seeing donation barrels in Ballantyne Corporate Park buildings as in the past.     More than one million school supplies are needed. Every donated dollar is worth $9 of school supplies. Color The ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Montgomery County, Maryland Public Schools Announcement Montgomery County Public Schools' students will not return to the classroom until Jan. 29, 2021, at the earliest. In a letter on Tuesday, Gayles wrote, "based upon the current state of surveillance and epidemiological data, I would not recommend in-person instruction for students inside school buildings at this time. I recommend investing in a virtual instruction model until, at earliest, the completion of the first quarter in November, with consideration for virtual instruction through the first semester."In an earlier letter on Saturday, Smith wrote that student and staff safety is a top priority and that in-person instruction will not return until state and local officials give a green light."Our goal for the 2020-2021 school ye...
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
I have lived in Central PA my entire adult life and have had the opportunity to take many day trips within a 2-hour drive from home.  Central PA is strategically located close to a multitude of amenities.  This Summer you might be looking for some fun “day trips” you could make safely and enjoy with your family.  Here are few destinations, with links below, that I want to share with you.  * Enjoy art, live music, outdoor dining and shopping the first Friday of every month at First Friday’s in downtown Mechanicsburg,* Do your kids like trains or farm equipment?  August 30 -Sept. 2nd you can enjoy the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Fall Show. * Hershey Park, ZooAmerica and Chocolate World are fun local options.   Hershey Gardens and Butterfly house are other beautiful Hershey dest...
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By The Hoeke Team, Local Realtors® at EXP
(The Hoeke Team, Local Realtors® at EXP – Real Estate Agents | Listing Agents)
Beautiful 1 Story Estate on just under 3 acres with a private pond in Santa Fe TX just went under contract!The Hoeke Team, Realtors at Barr & Associates Real Estate is representing the buyer to get a sweet deal on this beautful acreage home. As local realtors and santa fe tx realtors they can help you sell or buy with ease.You can search other Santa Fe TX Homes For Sale straight from their website!  
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By James M. Cha, CPA, CTRS, CPA, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist
(Ace Plus Tax Resolution)
Many people may believe that they can get away without filing taxes if they don’t receive any notices in that corresponding year. However, the Internal Revenue Service will investigate and catch up with non-compliant cases in the following years. Non-filing of tax returns can also be subject to civil fraud penalties. Internal Revenue Code 6651(f) provides that if the failure to file is fraudulent, penalties increase to as high as 75% of the tax shown on the return. Once the IRS system discovers those cases, it will send out warning letters and threaten non-filers. If left unresolved, the non-filers find themselves in a tough spot when the IRS freezes their bank accounts, garnishes their wages, seizes or sells their assets, suspends their passports, takes their retirement funds and so on...
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By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(John Roberts Realty)
Visit the Mount Dora, FL Village Market this weekend!It is held in Sunset Park at 4th and Alexander St every Sunday 9am-2pm Every Sunday visitors can shop for fresh produce alongside herbs, crafts and a growing range of products. Fresh is always best and healthy; an added plus you will be supporting your local community. I love real estate there is no greater feeling than seeing your customer's happy!!! Find out what your home is worth by clicking hereFind your new home-search the entire State of FL for all available MLS listings click here to search all available MLS properties-click "Find a Home" at the top left-hand corner to begin your new home search Please contact me if you have any questions or need any additional real estate buying or selling information I'd be happy to assist. ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
 Source:Traveling Through Old Town Victoria, BC I created this video of many buildings in Old Town Victoria BC with the YouTube Slideshow Creator. YouTube no Longer has this Feature      
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By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth)
Robocalls, or unwanted phone calls, are not only a nuisance and distraction, but they're also aggravating. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) says that spoof calls and robocalls are one of a phone users' biggest complaints.What are the rules for robocalls? FCC rules require a caller to obtain your written consent – on paper or through electronic means, including website forms, a telephone keypress – before it may make a prerecorded telemarketing call to your home or wireless phone number. FCC rules also require a caller to obtain your consent, oral or written, before it may make an autodialed or prerecorded call or text to your wireless number. There are exceptions to these rules, such as for emergencies involving danger to life or safety. We all know that most telemarketers do ...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
©Patricia Feager, 4/27/2017NOTE: THIS PROPERY CLOSED AND SOLD. IT IS OFF THE MARKET Happy to announce my Buyers are thrilled to be under contract. Pushing through a Seller's Market has many challenges but when the clients are happy, I am too! This home with three living areas, three-car garage, 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths, in a beautiful 3,012 square foot home with HOA, Community Pool and Park is exactly what my clients were looking for and they will love living in Stone Hill Farms Subdivision in Flower Mound, Texas. "Home ownership is the cornerstone of a strong community."  - Rick Renzi 6112 Cobble TrailStone Hill Farms SubdivisionFlower Mound, TX 75028UNDER CONTRACT  "The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe placewhere we can go as we are and not be questioned." --- Maya AngeloDue to...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Musings by ©Patricia Feager, 1/19/2017 Transformation - 2017 TransformationJanuary 20, 2017, begins the transformation of an election year for every American. Regardless of what your personal political beliefs are, it is an immutable truth - transformation is a part of life. The election has been decided. One term ends; another one begins. Let's all keep our opinions about politics to ourselves and may tomorrow be tranquil and peaceful for all. ActiveRain is not the forum for talking politics. It's about a community that supports the Real Estate industry.  MagicalMy photograph was taken at Blausee, Switzerland in November 2016. The color blue is not quite blue, it's one of the rarest color blues I have ever seen. For that reason, I wanted to share it's magical color with you here on Act...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
A YEAR IN REVIEW – 2016 - NOTE MARKET IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE As of January 1, 2017, we continue to have low inventory and record high sales. With an estimated population of 68,050 as of December 2016, to date, there were 1,329 properties sold per the MLS. The lowest price home sold for $70,000 and the most expensive residential property sold for $6,000,000.00.      Flower Mound now has its first Hound Mound for dog lovers. The park opened in January 2016. It is located at 1200 Garden Ridge Boulevard near Spinks Road in southeast Flower Mound. Happy dogs now have something to bark about! Bye-Bye Verizon FIOS - Frontier is here to stay in Flower Mound as of April 1. Flower Mound had a ground-breaking ceremony this past summer for the Lakeside Tower, a 15 story luxury high-rise condominium. ...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
 NOTE: MARKET AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - THIS BLOG POST WAS WRITTEN ON 1/6/2017 Today is the first Friday of the completion of the first week in January 2017. Skies are cloudy in Flower Mound. With temperatures at 26 degrees this morning, the forecast predicts snow showers, 30% precipitation, 57% humidity, 17 mph winds. It's a GREAT day for serious buyers to look at houses! Serious Buyers concentrate on what's new on the market. Here's a list of what buyers need to know:4 new listings $200,000 or less built between 1940 - 1990, 1,181 -1,350 square feet per tax records. 1 new listing between $200,000-300,000 built in 1992, 1,800 square feet per tax records.3 new listings between $300,000-400,00 built between 1994-1998, 2,000-3,274 square feet per tax records.4 new listings between $40...
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