Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

A wonderful area to raise alligators or crocodiles and keep the guys in the black hats away from your castle.  With ant season in full force here, we keep Quincy's food in a moat because ants cannot swim.  LOL A

Oct 16, 2016 02:26 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Last castle I did a valuation on did NOT have a moat. Severely impacted the value when all the neighbors had one! 

Oct 16, 2016 08:44 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

To allow someone to put a drawbridge to get to front.

When mother-in-law comes tell her the bridge is broke to get her out of sight.

Oct 16, 2016 08:42 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Something i need to keep these politcal people from knocking at my door seemeingly daily. 

Oct 16, 2016 07:03 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I know this one. It's a wide and deep water feature meant to keep the bad element out. If I had a moat, I would stock it with fish and have my own private fishing retreat. 

Oct 16, 2016 05:27 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Ditch filled with water, around your castle.

Oct 16, 2016 04:15 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Row Row Row your Moat ... oh wait ... that's Row Row your Boat ... gently down the moat?

Oct 16, 2016 02:49 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It's what I want dug around my house to keep unsolicited people away.

Are we building castles now? Let me put my order in

Oct 17, 2016 03:52 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A water ditch around your castle to keep the bad guys out! Not very popular these days!

Oct 16, 2016 11:46 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

North Carolina gained quite a few and everyone is complaining as it is not helping their values.

Oct 16, 2016 10:22 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

We don't have them in our desert area.

Oct 16, 2016 10:11 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Whoa! Thanks for reminding me what I needed to do today..."Feed the gators in the moat."

Oct 16, 2016 10:04 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - wow! I was way off in my guess for yesterday's answer!

And Moat - hmmm... let me not cheat and wait for tomorrow.

Oct 16, 2016 04:08 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

A moat is something you dig around your castle.

Oct 16, 2016 03:07 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My favorite part of the castle!  This is one feature I do not have on my house that I really wish I could... of course I'd want the fire breathing dragon in it!

image: https://noahbradley.com/wp-content/uploads/Noah-Bradley_moat-1.jpg

Oct 16, 2016 02:55 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A device created for keeping the neighbors away while providing habitat for fish and other aquatic life forms.

Oct 16, 2016 02:12 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is the water that surrounds my castle.

Now if I can only get the drawbridge to work

Oct 16, 2016 01:42 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

thanks for the explanation - isnt a moat someplace to keep the alligators?

Oct 16, 2016 12:03 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I believe it is an English term of water surrounded by a man's castle

Oct 16, 2016 11:17 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Lol 🤓

Oct 16, 2016 11:01 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is a trench-like area filled with water around a structure for the puropse to hinder entry to the structure.

Oct 16, 2016 09:59 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I stayed a good friends house in Mexico that had a real  moat surrounding the castle-like home including a drawbridge.  It was really cool!  Have never seen one since!

Oct 16, 2016 09:50 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I like Scott Godzyk's answer.

Oct 16, 2016 08:38 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Usually a man made water way around a building, often associated with old European castles. 

Oct 16, 2016 08:05 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Champagne with bad water named Moat Chandon.

Oct 16, 2016 07:39 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

A body of water around many, but not all, castles.

Oct 16, 2016 07:27 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

The water element to the home. Surrounds the house to stop invaders. Filled with alligators in FL.

Oct 16, 2016 05:04 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers A ditch with water to keep the bad guys away.

Oct 16, 2016 05:03 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I'll across that bridge when I come to it

Oct 16, 2016 04:11 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

a moat is a deep ditch around a castle....

Oct 16, 2016 03:59 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's what you need to swim across before you can ask Rapunzel to let down her hair.

Oct 16, 2016 03:54 AM
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

The area where I keep very dangerous critters.

Oct 16, 2016 03:25 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I like Jeffs answer 

Oct 16, 2016 03:07 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

The water around my castle!

 

Oct 16, 2016 02:09 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The waterway around your castle.

Oct 16, 2016 01:54 AM