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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Tuesday November 30, 20211. What was Scrabble originally called? Lexico2. What is the molten rock magma called once it flows from a volcano? Lava3. What did Rumpelstiltskin spin into gold? Straw4. Which gemstone has a popular cut named after it? EmeraldTrivia questions for Wednesday December 1, 20211. In which US state was Clark Kent brought up?2. What is the body of the DMC DeLorean car. made out of?3. Who was pictured on the first US adhesive stamp?4. What is the Latin word. for "seasickness", now commonly used to describe any feeling of sickness?Enjoy your day.
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
 Long Island Buyer Asked, "What Is A Great View"? This is really subjective as everyone has their own opinion of what a great view is to them.As an example, we showed a beautiful condo with a lake view. Larry and I thought it was a great location with the sparkling spraying fountain that overlooked every window in the unit. The buyer didn't like it. Showed it to another client...and they loved the water views. We showed another potential buyer a home with a nature preserve in the backyard. He didn't like it. When we showed this property to another buyer, he loved the privacy of the property with an occasional deer running through the yard.  A few weeks ago, we showed a home with a pool and the buyer decided she didn't want a pool. Last evening, we showed a home with a lovely in-ground p...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
📢Investment Property Maximized with Vacasa 12-1-21  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comThe picture above shows a home in Mesa, AZ that has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, can generate at least $50K annually as a short-term rental, and be purchased for under $325K.  The beauty of investing in a short-term rental is that you can use it yourself and allow it to pay for itself when you aren't using it.  If this is something that might interest you, please contact me to find out more and we can start shopping for a great investment property for you! ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Happy Birthday… It’s hard for me to imagine what my life would have been like had I not met Larry over 44 years ago.  Today is his birthday and I cannot gush enough about him!  He may not have been who I’d ever imagined I’d end up with but he’s definitely the person I needed.  To my outdoor sportsman who never met a gadget he couldn’t fix, a plane he didn’t want to fly or a boat he didn’t want to take out on the water...Happy Birthday.    A soulmate is someone to whom we feel profoundly connected, as though the communicating and communing that take place between us were not the product of intentional efforts, but rather a divine grace. Thomas Moore
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  OneHitWonderingOn The First. . .  Despite this post title I will not be reviewing a solo or a group of artists and their "one hit recording" success. Instead, I am discussing the wonderment of "one". As well as "no one" too.   In this case, they seem to exist together.   I am sharing words from one man who brought forth much enlightenment during his time on this planet as a playwright, screenwriter and author. In the following quote he communicated feelings about chance, uncertainty, possibility as well as the probability of peril in an almost lighthearted way. I would say it is effective. At least for me.  I like how these words come together and think its message remains good today as we begin month number twelve of 2021.  To me it's about the power of one and perhaps no one too. Wh...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
We observed this father and son duo on their paddle board enjoying a lovely sunny day.  I kept the camera at a distance to respect their privacy.  We waved and smiled!This is the time for building berms.  The City of Carpinteria does this annually.  They began this process on Monday. By the end of the week, the berm will be completed.  This protects the homes from the high tides of winter.
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Libby's Pumpkin Bourbon Pie RecipeChef Dolores used the Libby's Pumpkin Bourbon Pie recipe and the pie is delicious. This is an easy recipe to recommend if you like pumpkin pie. Click on the link to view and print the recipe.  Pentas, Colonial Williamsburg Garden, Williamsburg, Virginia USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“Applying for Social Security” After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age.I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.The woman said, “Unbutton your shirt.” So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.She said, “That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me” and she processed my Social Security application.When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, “You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability too.” 
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By Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Good morning! I woke this morning calm.  Relaxed.  Maybe even peaceful… I still woke early.  4 am… But maybe that is ok.  Maybe the five hours of deep sleep I got during the night were all I needed… I believe our bodies tell us what we need… And if I am awake, and ready to go, I might as well get going… So here I go… At my computer.  Click clacking away on the keyboard… Pause.   Writer’s block perhaps?  Perhaps no greater purpose for today’s writing than just saying good morning? For maybe that is enough… Nah.  I probably have more to say… I believe the calm I am feeling at this early hour comes from a sense of peace in my world.  A sense of peace with those I love the most… For the parts of my life that were in conflict seem to be coming to some resolution…Going in that direction at le...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Your Referrals make a difference to help fight kids' cancer. TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate.We are on a mission to raise $2,500 this year! This August, TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Team is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!Why?Because right now, over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it's the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada.Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.So we are raising funds through this challenge to help these kids and support Sick Kids Foundation to allow them to continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.Please support TwoMoveYou in one or more of the following ways... 1. Refer TwoMoveYou Real Estate, and a donation will be made toward SickKids F...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 30, 2021.New properties for sale 283Back on the market listings 87Price decrease listings 122Price increase 44Active kick out 7Active option contract 319Active contingent 52Pending listings 471Sold listings 726Expired listings 226Cancelled listings 45Withdrawn listings 4Temporary off market listings 37Coming soon listings 79
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Houston Texas area real estate market update as of December 1, 2021.New properties for sale 327Back on market listings 104Price decrease listings 196Price increase listings 46Option pending listings 240Pending continue to show 36Listings that are now pending 343Listings that have sold 561Listings that will be coming Soon 37Listings That Have Been Withdrawn 39Listing That Have Expired 252Listings That Have Terminated 78
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Another recipe from the kitchen of Will Hamm.... Hello all this is a new recipe I am trying today for the first time,  Seems interesting. Keto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Wing. Ingredients Chicken wings and cut at joint 1 T. Kosher Salt                                           1 tsp Chili Powder 1 T. Black pepper                                       1 lb Thick cut Bacon 1 tsp Paprika                                               1/4 cup hot sauce 1 ripe avocado, pitted                               1/4 cup Mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream                                   Juice of a lime 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped              1/2 tsp Kosher Salt 1/2 Black Pepper Preheat oven to 400 degree. Set wire rack in rimmed baking sheet and coat on nonstick cooking spray.  Pat wings dry and add to l...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerI think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth!Attributed to  Doug Hutchison Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2021, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Laviano & Associates Real Estate Professionals)
$230,000 - 2/2.5 Townhome in River PinesLocation! Location! Won't Last Long. This Very Clean 2br, 2.5ba Has It All! The Gorgeous Sunset Views and The Enclosed Florida Room Set This Unit Apart and Makes It the Nicest in River Pines. River Pines Is Quiet and Secluded, Borders Seabranch Park, Only A Short Walk to The Intracoastal with Kayak Storage and Launch, Or Just Enjoy the Dock. Close To Dining, Shops, Golf, Hospital. Financially Healthy, Friendly Community with Low Fees. 2 Pools, Tennis, Racquetball, Boardwalk, Eco-Friendly And ''Green'', This Community Has It All.5 Miles From I-95. Laviano & Associates Real EstatePhillip A. Parisi, REALTOR®, GRI, CRS, PSA, e-PROwww.JensenBeachHomeSearch.com | 772-215-8661 | Contact Us
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
MONTICELLO Columbus Market Update November 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in MONTICELLO Columbus Ohio. The Average list price for the MONTICELLO Columbus homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in MONTICELLO Columbus is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in MONTICELLO Columbus. The Average DOM for homes for sale in MONTICELLO ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
The Falls at Hayden Run Dublin Market Update November 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 2 | Average List Price: $179,950 | Average SQFT: 1,332 | Average Price Per SQFT: $179 | Average Taxes: $3,187 | Average DOM: 5 Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in The Falls at Hayden Run Dublin Ohio. The Average list price for the The Falls at Hayden Run Dublin homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in The Falls at Hayden Run Dublin is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in T...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Spring Hollow Village Westerville Market Update November 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in Spring Hollow Village Westerville Ohio. The Average list price for the Spring Hollow Village Westerville homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in Spring Hollow Village Westerville is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Spring Hollow ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Strawberry Farms Columbus Market Update November 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: 4 | Average List Price: $156,075 | Average SQFT: 1,534 | Average Price Per SQFT: $156 | Average Taxes: $3,076 | Average DOM: 8 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 2 | Average List Price: $177,000 | Average SQFT: 1,294 | Average Price Per SQFT: $177 | Average Taxes: $2,697 | Average DOM: 6 Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 4 homes for sale in Strawberry Farms Columbus Ohio. The Average list price for the Strawberry Farms Columbus homes is $156,075 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Strawberry Farms Columbus is 1,534 SQFT which comes to an Average of $156 per SQFT for Act...
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