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By Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs
( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.)
New Orleans Warehouse District Famous DestinationsPlaces People Come to Visit !      There are many place in the New Orleans Warehouse District that are destinations for Business,Sports and Pleasure. That is what makes the area more and more popular. There are more hotel rooms in the neighborhood than any other neighborhood because of this.      You can easily walk to all the destinations and that is one of the great features of the area. If you want a second home in the area there is no need for a car. Take the streetcar. Its an easy walk to the Historic French Quarter and Lower Garden District.       These are some of the many reason people buy second homes in the Warehouse District Neighborhood. It's an easy walk to many places for all the family.   The Convention is next to the Miss...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Special August Treat Live Event, Expert Successful House Flipper Who Shares All Details:Find, Fix (rehab), Flip (sell) Expert Tells How to do it!Special August Treat Live Event, Expert Successful House Flipper Who Shares AllJust check out a few of Darrick's past appearances:• https://youtu.be/F-lXHqMkwdI How to Estimate Your Rehab Cost• https://youtu.be/D18S2om1sAM Finding the Right Contractor• https://youtu.be/bIY_2jy-6vc Touring a Finish Find Fix and Flip HomeOur speaker for our August meeting will be Mr. Darrick Scruggs. Darrick has been flipping homes since 1996 and has flipped over 250 homes. You won’t want to miss this meeting to hear what Darrick's going to share:    Everything you need to know about flipping    His very unique strategy on how he keeps his apartment buildings at ...
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Renovating your home is the best chance of making a first good impression on anyone coming to visit you.Do you have in mind to improve the outdoor area of your house with an enclosed porch? Make sure that before you start, you have done research about an enclosed porch before jumping in.From planning your space to selecting materials. Below is a list of things we put together to let you know before investing in your porch enclosures. Go through them to learn more.1. Think about what the new space will be forBefore contacting local companies and scheduling an appointment, think about how you want to use the space you have. An enclosed porch is a good and unique idea because it combines the comfort of staying indoors with the beauty, serenity, and openness of being outside.Think about how...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Monday August 15, 20221. What is the alternate title of the masterpiece painting La Giaconda? The Mona Lisa2. What is an EKG? Electrocardiogram3. What movie saw Elvis Presley sent to jail for manslaughter? Jailhouse Rock4. What was used to show blood in the shower scene from Psycho? Chocolate SyrupTrivia questions for Tuesday August 16, 20221. A 'top-sider" is a type of what?2. Where was the first lighthouse built?3. Where was windsurfing invented?4. What is the literary term for a play on words?Enjoy your day.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
                  Beautiful Beckett is eight  today, August 16th! Thank you Sharon Tara for the fun idea of making collages for each birthday! I've been documenting her birthdays when she turned six, five, four, three, two and one. I love looking back each year at how much Beautiful Beckett has changed!Look at her when she was One:     At Two:   At Three:  At Four: At Five:  At Six: At Seven:                     I remember well August 16, 2014 the year Beckett was born in the heat of the summer and Handsome Hudson had strep throat!!Time has raced by and we continue to be mesmerized with her independent streak, her love of her big brother and her adventuresome spirit!This quote sums up perfectly this self-determined young lady: She is….                                                    ...
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By Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR
(Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office)
2022 Homebuying Checklist for Leisure World of Maryland Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you through the homebuying steps specific to your area. Call Barbara Michaluk, Weichert Realtor and Authorized Leisure World Specialist for more info about buying or selling in Leisure World of Maryland. 240-506-2434
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 WHAT HAPPY HOME SELLERS ARE SAYING ABOUT NINA HOLLANDER'S SERVICE:"I realized how much you always have my back." Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty in Charlotte, North Carolina is pleased to share this 5-Star Review from a very special client who in the past 20 years has become like a third daughter in her life. The recent sale of her home was the sixth transaction in 20 years (and that's not including sales for immediate family members over the years, as well). There really is nothing better than a note from a client telling you how happy they are with your services, that they appreciate your hard work on their behalf, and that they appreciate your advice and enjoyed working with you.  "Thank you so much for the past 20 or so years of support. I've known you for close to half ...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Perfect Florida home, poured concrete walls, over 6 acres of land, located between Ocala and The Villages, quick access to Interstate 75 and the Florida Turnpike.  Ever dreamed of having a home with plenty of land?  This is horse country and many of the neighbors have horses after all Ocala is “The Horse Capital of The World” so they say!  What about a swimming pool, got room, fire pit, got room, maybe try your hand a being a truck farmer, got room, build a building for your RV, got room.  The list goes on and on what you can do with this beautiful piece of land plus a home build out of poured concrete.  In the area tomorrow please stop by and say hello!Dick Betts, REALTOR®The Betts TeamTouchstone Real EstateThe Villages, Florida717-860-3107 cellDick@DickBetts.comwww.DickBetts.com
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By Kathy Streib, Retired Home Stager/Redesign
My Fish Tales…Fishy and True We got our first bass boat in Houston and fished every weekend…weather permitting.   When we moved to Delray Beach, we brought the bass boat with us and bought a 30 ft fishing boat for the Atlantic. We fished or dived every weekend for over 27 years. Fish Story #1We went out one afternoon to watch them sink a barge that would become part of the reef. By the time we were heading in, the waves had picked up. It was the first time Larry said "Grab the life jackets." The Boca Inlet was where we ran into trouble…big waves poured into the inlet at the same time the tide was rushing out of the inlet No way to control a boat. A fisherman on the jetty dropped his gear thinking “I’m going to have to save these fools.” Captain Larry got us through this and we gained a ...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
★ FOR SALE - Move to Your Location  -  Available 08 18 2022  -  Moving Allowance Has Been   Considered on Pricing  ★ $13,775 CASH  SOLD AS ISFOR SALE CASH $13,775 SWMH 2bd 2ba BUYERS With Land Summervilleor ★ SALE ★ CASH BUYERS $13,775 SWMH 2bd 2ba or 2pk (TWO SWMH)  for $23,775 Summerville ★ ★  SEE On Our WEBSITE             WholeSale Buyer Values @ 🈚▐► http://www.SCInvestmentProperties.com  ★ ★All Pricing Options and Terms Are on Our WebsiteSEE OUR Confidential BUYER VIP - Call Steve to Visit by AppointmentFREE Available PROPERTY LIST TEXTED TO YOU WEEKLY★ ★All Properties Have a Detailed Video Walk. Visit Our Fine Homes by Confirmed Appointment - We Contact ALL Who Visit Our FREE Preferred Buyer VIP.  ★ ★We Are the Mt Pleasant SC Real Estate Investment Company. Serving the Greater Cha...
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By Brock Zevan,The Offices at LLC. eXp Realty, Visionary, Real Estate Broker and Coach, Dad
(The Offices at LLC)
Double Session Tuesday Join us at 7:30am EST on our Prayer call TOPIC FOR PRAYER CALL: "Trouble...Turn To God" Dial in Number 9789905250 Access code to enter #8122931 TODAY TOPIC FOR MINDSET CALL: "What you repeat you reinforce" Join us Today as we start fresh with an opportunity of a new day at 815am EST. Click the link below to register today so you are already for our next call! Thanks so much and can't wait to talk soon. www.brockzevanmindsetmotivationalcall.com We will now be LIVE on ZOOM, Facebook. Our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/345937187677114      
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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)
Opened in the late 1970’s, Acorn Ponds can be reached by The Long Island Expressway Exit 35 and head South. The street names in this neighborhood are Acorn Ponds Drive, Spring Hollow, Frost Pond, Squirrel Hill, Chestnut Hill, Pheasant Run, Old Field, and Fox Ridge.  There are various Floor Plans within this community that include 3 bedrooms with 2.5 baths, 2 bedrooms 2 baths, 2 bedrooms 1.5 baths and 1 bedroom 1.5 baths. Acorn Ponds is close to The Long Island Expressway, The Northern State Parkway and plenty of shopping. There are amenities at this pet friendly community too. The clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pool, tennis, gym, and play area are for your enjoyment as an owner. During the evening hours there is night security. A monthly common charge fee covers maintaining the lawns, sh...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
🚣‍Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZ ~ 8-16-22☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE🏠Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista Lakes🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Val Vista Lakes💲Val Vista Lakes is more than just a great master-planned community.  Our nine hundred acres "water-wonderland" consists of four spacious sports parks, meandering bicycle paths, and a luxurious clubhouse.  The clubhouse features an eight-court championship tennis complex, indoor racquetball courts, cardio, and weight training facilities, a junior Olympic swimming pool and spa, banquet and meeting rooms, waterfalls, and a tropical lagoon swimming pool with a sandy beach.VVL offers twenty-four Residential Subdivisions, several of which are c...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  August 16, 2022.New properties for sale 405Back on the market listings 123Price decrease listings 489Price increase 44Active kick out 21Active option contract 418Active contingent 66Pending listings 567Sold listings 438Expired listings 46Cancelled listings 108Withdrawn listings 12Temporary off market listings 77Coming soon listings 100
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Houston Texas area real estate market update as of August 16, 2022.New properties for sale 368Back on market listings 99Price decrease listings 575Price increase listings 42Option pending listings 251Pending continue to show 58Listings that are now pending 134Listings that have sold 355Listings that will be coming Soon 66Listings That Have Been Withdrawn 55Listing That Have Expired 17Listings That Have Terminated 166
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Chicken has long served as a mainstay of the dinner table. It can be prepared in countless delicious ways, for a weeknight or a special dinner party. In this episode, Martha shows viewers how to prepare Chicken Paillard — which sounds fancy but is really quite simple — Chicken Pot Pie and Spatchcocked Chicken. #HowTo #CookingSchool #MarthaStewart #Recipe #Chicken #Food YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox.net Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property ManagementSell...
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When you open the door to your kitchen for your loved ones, you’re embracing them with warmth and comfort. However, if the kitchen appears to be somewhat dirty or has broken cabinets, your visitors might not be as thrilled to spend time in there.We understand that kitchen is the most used space in the entire house, and thus, it might lose its charm over time. Thanks to the modern kitchen cabinets, when installed can quickly spruce up your cooking area.Whether you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen or have already transformed the older kitchen into a new modern-styled one, it’s essential to maintain the room.In this article, we will acquaint you with some easy ways to pour life into your newly built modern-style kitchen.5 Ways to Enhance Your Modern Style-KitchenSo, you're searchi...
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Following the kitchen trends in 2022 is important. A timeless kitchen design speaks volumes about the overall house. Not that you have to show off every time, but incorporating some useful kitchen trends in your own kitchen would simplify several tasks and save you enough time to relax and enjoy food with your loving family.What is a Timeless Kitchen Design?Several homeowners, to make their kitchen look trendy enough, install cabinets, like cream kitchen cabinets that appear sophisticated and are very easy to maintain.A timeless kitchen design is where the primary elements, like the kitchen cabinet, countertop, backsplash, layout, and flooring, would not require an upgrade every five to ten years. These essential kitchen features will be designed so well that wear and tear wouldn't be a...
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Book Recommendation: Assassin's Edge by Ward LarsenDolores and I enjoyed reading Assassin's Edge (2022) by bestselling author Ward Larsen. This is book number eight in the Davis Slaton series. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this novel. We have read and recommend all of the books in this series. USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen's globe-trotting assassin, David Slaton, returns for another breathless adventure in Assassin's Edge!A U.S. spy plane crashes off the northern coast of Russia at the same time that a Mossad operative is abducted from a street in Kazakhstan. The two events seem unrelated, but as suspicions rise, the CIA calls in its premier operative, David Slaton.When wreckage from the aircraft is discovered on a remote Arctic island, Slaton and a te...
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Buffalo Café was recommended to me by my dear friend who lives in Kalispell, MT so I reached out to Kat Palmiotti and we set a morning breakfast meet-up! Kat was so hospitable and brought me some Montana Gold and Mountain Huckleberry tea! I’ve tried it and it’s delicious! We easily fell into conversation and I walked away feeling I’d known Kat for a long time. I love that when it happens! Kat is enthusiastic, warm and has an infectious smile! My longtime friend joined us and what a great conversation!   Kat is a licensed Montana Broker with eXp Realty and refers to herself as "The House Kat!" I’ve always been in awe of her and her husband picking up and moving to Montana from NY State. She reinvented herself by primarily focusing on land sales and purchases in the Kalispell and Kila ar...
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