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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Last Sunday, as we were waiting for our cappuccinos at Handlebar Coffee Roasters in Santa Barbara.  It just so happened that this pup and his owners were also waiting for a cappucinos!  They were there ahead of us. He was friendly and sweet!  He posed for Ron and sat still. And we loved his eyes, one blue and one brown... "If all our national holidays were observed on Wednesdays, we could wind up with nine-day weekends."  ~ George Carlin Happy Wednesday to Everyone!
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Sally Buzbee to The Washington Post Newsroom  "The Washington Post has named longtime journalist Sally Buzbee of the Associated Press as its executive editor, marking the first time a woman has been appointed to lead the 143-year-old news organization.   Buzbee, AP’s executive editor and senior vice president, will take over leadership of The Post’s nearly 1,000-person newsroom next month, said publisher Fred Ryan, who made the announcement to the newspaper’s staff on Tuesday. She succeeds Martin Baron, who retired at the end of February after serving as editor since 2013. Her appointment ended a search that began 10 weeks ago, following Baron’s retirement. Buzbee, 55, has headed AP’s news operations since 2017, and has been with the organization since she began her career as a journali...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Political Liars, No Such Thing, Right?”Three politicians were in a heated discussion as to which one was the best liar. As the discussion was getting louder and louder the bartender suggested they have a liar's contest. After agreeing to the rules the first says, "I have never told a lie."The second indicated that he was not capable of telling a lie.The third won the prize as he assured the bartender that, "The other two had told the exact truth."
Are you constructing a new home for your family? You may need to choose the right flooring type and it is a quite big decision. You may also need Martin Stainless Steel to make the floor’s inner area more durable and strong. The floor of the house holds some of the materials that make the house nice. For some people, it is like a wood floor. In the market today there are many different types of flooring materials. Each of which has different properties. Deciding to use it should take into account the needs and benefits of the use of our home. Wood flooring is popular and widely used today, such as Solid Wood or whole piece of real wood. It is the basic material that anyone can think of to work in flooring. Because wood feels warm and looks affordable, most of the wood is used as hardwoo...
Are you planning to construct a new house for your family? Well, if your answer to this question is yes, then you have arrived on the right website. We can help you plan your construction more effectively. People make different kinds of houses, and everyone dreams of living in a well constructed house. No one wants their expensive land to be piled simply by bricks and mortar. A well build house is a payback of a well planned map, hard work, excellent material, and all. Do you want to build a swimming pool as well? If yes, then please make sure to find a reliable Swimming Pool Builder around your new home location. What are the basics you should know before you build a house?House buildingThe basics of building a house Or if we are going to build a house, we should know or know what Peop...
 Who said the ceiling is not important? For the ceiling that many people overlook, it is another element that makes the house even more perfect. And make our home colorful It is beautiful and it is also a mental happiness that we have made our home nice. The family members were happy. There are many types of blemishes as well, and there are different ways to maintain them and the pros and cons in their use. Furthermore, your ceiling is almost dead without proper lighting which you can arrange through OzLighting Australia. Type of ceiling Separated by materials used to do as follows1. Flat tile: good moisture resistance, low price, easy to install. But it will not look very beautiful Because a joint arose Suitable for areas that do not focus on beauty, such as garages, storage rooms, the...
By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  5/12/2021.New properties for sale 327Back on the market listings 85Price decrease listings 100Price increase 57Active kick out 6Active option contract 508Active contingent 87Pending listings 597Sold listings 570Expired listings 12Cancelled listings 47Withdrawn listings 3Temporary off market listings 36Coming soon listings 158
By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Here is the Houston Association of REALTORS® real estate market update as of May 12, 2021.New properties for sale 378Back on market listings 81Price decrease listings 140Price increase listings 100Option pending listing 387Pending continue to show 37Pending listings 449Listings that have sold 342Coming Soon Listings 118Withdrawn Listings 38Expired Listings 14Terminated Listings 57
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
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I read Kathy Streib's post about what to write when you can’t think of anything. Oddly enough, just a few hours later, I ran across this blog post that I wrote in 2008. So, I read it and remembered how I felt and remembered some things I had forgotten. Sometimes it is good to read your old journal or your old blog and gain perspective. (From 2008): It’s night. I’m driving down the highway and this song comes over KPOA. I have no idea what the lyrics mean. They are in another language. But I hear the raw emotion in his voice and it makes me tear up. This is what Maui has done to me. It has opened up my heart even further like the thousand petaled lotus blossom.This trip to Maui has really affected me. As I arrived in Maui I felt at HOME. I thought this was a week to relax and just have a...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Those of us that live here in Las Vegas have all heard about 2 close natural parks that give a huge break from the congestion of Las Vegas. The one I will mention today is Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.   What is unique about the Red Rock area is how these red rocks rise up in the West from the Las Vegas valley. If your hotel room faces West and you woke up early enough (or stayed up late enough) to look West as the sun was rising, the orange rays of the morning sunrise seem to set the red rocks ablaze with color. Truly one of the best shows in Las Vegas (don’t tell the casinos).   In the conservation area there is a 13 mile drive you can take and numerous places that you can stop along the way and go hiking on your own. When I first moved here, my friends and I would go t...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Daniel Myron Lefever was born in Hopewell, New York back in 1835.  In the early 1850’s he began a gun making career as an apprentice in Canandaigua, New York.  He opened his own gun-shop in Canandaigua in 1857.  His principal business was making muzzle-loading rifles.  In 1862, he joined with James Ellis to form Lefever & Ellis, they built long-range rifles used in the American Civil War.  The partnership ended in 1867.He joined several partnerships between 1867 to 1880.  In 1902 he formed the D.M. Lefever, Sons Company with sons Charles, Frank and George.  In 1906, while moving to Syracuse, New York he died from a stomach ulcer, he was 71.What you may not know about Daniel is that he was also an inventor, in 1878 he invented the first hammerless shotgun.  He wasn’t finished in 1883, he...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerCommon sense is genius dressed in its working clothes!Ralph Waldo Emerson Active Mason County Waterfront Homes for sale  CLICK HERE NOWActive Mason County waterfront Vacant land for sale CLICK HERE NOW(ALL PROPERTIES ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE) WARNING ALL PROPERTIES, SHOULD BE CONSIDERED OCCUPIED AND AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED WITH A LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT TO SEE… (Do not trespass)Here are some more waterfront blog posts you may enjoy:Thurston County Washington Waterfront homes for sale 5/2/2021Kitsap County Washington Waterfront homes Currently Available: as of 5/2/2021Gig Harbor & Fox Island Washington Waterfront homes for sale 5/2/2021 Thank you for reading and commentin...
By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
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Davie Florida Home For SalePine Island Ridge9106 SW 20th St # B, Davie FL 33324 AMAZING & UNIQUE PROPERTY TO CALL IT "MY HOME", a true gem, with masterfully decoration & Completely UPDATED & RENOVATED, this 3 Bed (1 on the 1st floor) and 2.5 Bath (Huge Master Bed with a huge Closet WITH ORGANIZER), OPEN Concept Kitchen with Granite Countertop, All Stainless Steel Appliances, 8 months old Washer & Dryer, AC & Water Heater Less than 5yrs old,  New Bathrooms, Laminated Wood Flrs, ACCORDION SHUTTERS, spacious storage area, Fenced Concrete Private PATIO, 2 Parking Spaces & guest Parking, HOA allows 1 Pet under 20 pounds Great Golf  Community Clubhouse with Plenty of Amenities, including Pool, Tennis Court, Gym & Playground, this AMAZING Home in this Exclusive area of Davie with easy access t...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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2570 Noble Dr, Tallahassee, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Manausa.com Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance Homes Close to Where You Work FREE HUD Report: How to Buy Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate850-888-0888Licensed In: Florida   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 2 full baths BATHROOMS | 2627 SqFt Well maintained home on a large corner lot in Betton Hills! This 4 bedrooms and 2 bathroom home features vaulted ceilings in the living space, an over-sized master suite and stunning bay windows in the kitchen, this home has all the charm buyers are looking for!  
By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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If you love seafood, but not getting dressed up to dine at a chic bistro, and the price tag that often comes along with it, you've come to the right place. These fish and seafood recipes for two are designed for recreating your favorite date night right at home. From perfectly seared to saucy and buttery crab legs, these easy seafood dinner recipes will transport you to that cozy corner booth. Just add a basket of breadsticks or biscuits and your favorite bottle and prepare to reel in the compliments. PAN-FRIED WILD SALMON Just dipping your toe in the waters of cooking fresh fish at home? Start here. This simple seared salmon dish calls for just skin-on fillets, olive oil, and sea salt. Done in 20 minutes flat, this can be the start of a  or also stands alone well next to steamed or roa...
By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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OK, try these real estate puns on for size, per Joe Manausa, sometimes it is  better to take it easy and not think too hard: 1. A Man's home is His Castle in a Manor of Speaking2. Truckers like to buy houses with long haul ways.3. The man who invented the door knocker won a no-bell prize.4. My neighbors sprinkler is a constant irrigation to me!5. Interior Design is out one era and in the other In real estate language say what you mean, but mean what you say. Say what? For example try these puns to keep your mind active and understand what they actually mean: 1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. King Arthurs Sword King Arhur's Sword...Photo: Julia Casado Pixabay 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island,...
By Luke Van
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            Advertising online is essential for any website or business. If you are serious about doing business or want your website to be successful and famous, you need to pay attention to a few things first. Investing in a good advertising campaign is advised because that is the best way for gaining more readers and customers. To do that, make a list and find the best Portland advertising firms that can help you with your advertising campaign. Before you do that, consider these tips and advertising ideas that should help your website or business. Practical Advertising Ideas To Consider Using Check out some online classified websites, as there are hundreds of them. You can advertise for free in many of them, and these websites usually appear very high in search engine results. That w...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Luxury Home Sales
(Sterling Fine Properties)
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Here is an awesome video from my friend Oren KlaffThe Only Way To Make People Like YouOren has responsible for over $1 Billion In Sales, so you should hear him out!Stop talking about the weather, golf, fishing etc to build rapportHere is what the client actually wants to hear and builds rapport.1- They want to know you are an expert in your field2- That this call is going to improve their situation and understanding of their problems3- It's not going to cost a a lot4- It's going to happen quickly5- it will happen with great certainty if they choose to work with you6- You are going to deliver on what you say you know how to doIt's about having them trust you not talking about something unrelated to their businessTrust comes from:You know how to run a business call in the culture we live ...
By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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1004 Pine, TALLAHASSEE, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 full, 1 half baths BATHROOMS | 3347 SqFt Straight out of Architectural Digest, this luxury Midtown home has exceptional style and attention to detail! An entertainer's dream yet cozy and inviting with plenty of space for everyone, minutes to downtown Tallahassee. Along with 4 generous bedrooms, there's a light and bright home office, lovely sitting room, and functional bonus room that could easily be a second office, exercise room, nursery or craft room. Relax in the charming family living room with high end Seura brand mirrored television (conveys with the house) and 2 sided fireplace gracing the elegant formal dining room. Step out onto t...