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By Kathy Streib, Retired Home Stager/Redesign
Friday Fun…What Would Be In Your Cookie Jar?Nina Hollander, Broker’s post yesterday reminded us that it was Chocolate Chip Cookie Day…so thank you, Nina, for making me want to make some chocolate chip cookies. So it’s Friday and time for fun!  What would be in YOUR cookie jar if you could have any cookie in it you wanted???I know that there are some who no longer eat cookies or any other sweet but if you did…come on…pretend…what would be in your cookie jar?  What’s your favorite cookie??? Mine is a homemade chocolate chip cookie. I’ve tried the bakery and store-bought ones and while some are good, it’s hard to beat a homemade chocolate cookie.  Larry and I once set out on a quest to find the perfect recipe (besides the Original Toll House Cookie Recipe) and ended up making about  6 batc...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Investors and homeowners: Open House Sunday, Live in one Home rent the other, 4 Acres, Possible 3-4 UnitOPEN HOUSE – SUNDAY AUGUST 7TH 11:00PM TO 3:00PM9235 Lapeer Rd, Davison Twp, MIContact: Roy Frank at: (248)762-0806rrfrank11@gmail.com
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
When I went to lunch today, I noticed an old lady sitting on a park bench sobbing her eyes out. I stopped and asked her what was wrong.She said, "I have a 22 year old husband at home. He makes love to me every morning and then gets up and makes me pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and freshly ground coffee."I said, "Well, then why are you crying?"She said, "He makes me homemade soup for lunch and my favorite brownies and then makes love to me for half the afternoon.I said, "Well, why are you crying?" She said, "For dinner he makes me a gourmet meal with wine and my favorite dessert and then makes love to me until 2:00 a.m." I said, "Well, why in the world would you be crying?" She said, "I can't remember where I live!"  YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ ...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
  The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home. Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market [INFOGRAPHIC] 1.7KSHARES 1.4K 91 19 218 Some Highlights The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home. Housing inventory is increasing, which means more options for your search. Plus, the intensity of bidding wars may ease as buyer demand moderates, leading to fewer homes selling above asking price. If you’re ready to buy a home, now may be the moment you’ve been waiting for. Partner with a real estate professional to start the homebuying process today. Bottom Line "There Is A Realtor For That" If you’re ...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Reputation Been Hurt Online / What do You Do / How do You Get it Removed / Act Reputation ManagementContact Maupin.Mark@gmail.com for detailed information Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel  Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/c/RalphMaupin/ The best funding source for all your investor's deals:http://nationalfundingagency.com/  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/  Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Estate Investors Association Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.co...
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Is Your Property Secure? Free Security Surveys in GaithersburgHeading out of town for vacation? Curious how secure your home or place of business might be? The Gaithersburg Police Department offers free-of-charge security surveys. An officer will meet with you at your home or place of business to inspect doors, windows, locks, procedures, and habits. You’ll be provided with a list of recommendations to help make your home or business a safer place. Learn more here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Orchids, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square,Pennsylvania USA IMG 1446Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Looking for Local & National Real Estate Investor Speakers for Meetup Events / National REIAWe host 9 Meetups in different states. If you are interested please contact Mark Maupin maupin.mark@gmail.com  Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel  Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/c/RalphMaupin/ The best funding source for all your investor's deals:http://nationalfundingagency.com/  Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land-lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/  Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Estate Investors ...
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In early summer 2022, we headed to Glacier National Park to explore a different hiking trail. This time we chose the Trout Lake trail. Here's an overview of our experience. The Trout Lake trailhead is found on the north end of Lake McDonald. Once you pass the entrance to the Lake McDonald Lodge, you'll go a little further and turn left on North Shore Lake McDonald Road. You go over a small one lane bridge, pass the parking area and continue on for approximately another 1/2 mile. There is a small pull-over parking spot that can fit perhaps four or five cars. The road is narrow. Once you park, you'll see a small sign that says "Trout Lake" as seen in the photo shown here. We headed up the trail. The first 2.5 miles are uphill, gaining approximately 2,000 feet in elevation. What was very ...
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
As there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be questioning what that means for your plans to sell your house. If you’re thinking of making a move, you should know the market is still anything but normal.Even though the supply of homes for sale has been growing this year, there’s still a shortage of homes on the market. And that means conditions continue to favor sellers today. That’s because the level of inventory of homes for sale can help determine if buyers or sellers are in the driver’s seat. Think of it like this: A buyers’ market is when there are more homes for sale than buyers looking to buy. When that happens, buyers have the negotiation power because sellers are more willing to compromise so th...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
7Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerThe best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it!Attributed to Richard Bach Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©269008-2022, 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 Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Choosing the right loan can be one of the hardest parts of buying a new home. There are a number of mortgage options out there. And if you choose one that isn’t really ideal for your situation, then you might end up paying a lot more for it in the long run. So, with so many options, though, how do you know that you’re getting the best loan to match your situation?It takes a little bit of homework, but there are actually a few different ways to sort through potential loans. These will allow you to find the best one for you. A lot of things can affect the loans that are available to you. Such as, where you live, what your credit history looks like, and even the state of the economy. Therefore, here are a few things that you should keep in mind. So that when shopping around for loans, you’...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Dates to Remember for the Month of August August 04 - Coast Guard BirthdayAugust 07 - Purple Heart Day (Honors the men and women who have been wounded or killed during military duty)August 8 - VJ (Victory over Japan 1945)August 10 - Agent Orange Awareness DayAugust 10 - US Department of Defense BirthdayAugust 16 - National Airborne DayAugust 29 - Marine Forces Reserve DayI remember them. There courage shall never be forgotten. I think about their courage and how I believe how important it was for each one who served wanted their family, friends, schools, and communities to be proud of them.The US Coast Guard was created in 1790 with 10 vessels. Today, over 56,000 members, 243 cutters, 201 aircraft and over 1600 boats are being remembered. I fondly remember the little boy named Matt from...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Popular SouthPark Neighborhood Market Update AUG 2022  - Barclay Downs Barclay Downs - A SouthPark Community - Market Report APR 2022 How's the Market in Barclay Downs? BARCLAY DOWNS SOUTHPARK CHARLOTTE:  SouthPark, once part of a 3,000-acre farm owned by N.C. Gov. Cameron Morrison, that has since been transformed into one of North Carolina’s most esteemed and successful live/work communities. It contains one of the most popular neighborhoods in Charlotte - Barclay Downs. Neighbors include SouthPark Mall, The Colony, Piedmont Row and more. Barclay Downs features several award winning public schools, a regional library, and plenty of general and specialty retail shopping.Barclay Down’s livability score is 68 – ranked #66 in Charlotte and #76 in North Carolina. It currently has a 97% high...
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By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
It’s true that record levels of home price appreciation have spurred significant equity gains for homeowners over the past few years. As Diana Olick, Real Estate Correspondent at CNBC, says: “The stunning jump in home values over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic has given U.S. homeowners record amounts of housing wealth.” That’s great for your home’s value over the last couple of years, but what if you’ve lived in your home for longer than that? You may be wondering how much equity you truly have. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has done a study to calculate the typical equity gains over longer spans of time. The data they compiled could be enough to motivate you to move. Just remember, to find out how much equity you have in your specific home, you’ll want to get a profe...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Ballantyne (Charlotte NC) Real Estate Market Report - AUG 2022One of Charlotte's areas showing the most growth, the Ballantyne Charlotte NC area is appealing to those who want more square footage for the price, top ranked schools and close proximity to a thriving business center. Homes in Ballantyne range from affordable or luxurious townhomes to sprawling estates in Ballantyne Country Club, situated on the golf course.  The Ballantyne area is pristine, clean, upscale and features shopping, entertainment and the list of popular restaurants seems to be growing by the month! Here is the updated market report for the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, NC. The real estate market in one of the nation's most popular zip codes, 28277 (Ballantyne) continues to be a strong one and one most definitely...
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By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
How to Buy a New Home Before Selling Your Current One!!!  Living in a "crowded house" but can't find a way to buy that perfect new home before selling your existing one?  Don't dream it's over! There are mortgage programs that are specifically created to allow you to use proposed rental income from your existing home --- also known as a "departing residence" in this case --- to help with your mortgage qualification.  After all, most Americans are working hard enough to afford one mortgage payment, let alone two. If you've been told that you don't qualify for a new home until you sell your current home, but you otherwise have a down payment saved and ready to go, get in touch and let's see if a departing residence mortgage is a good fit for you. There is freedom within,  Rob SpinosaSVP o...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
See Homes with Man Cave For Sale in the Phoenix Metro For Sale today August 4, 2022 with an always up to date list from the MLS. I have several different types of searches all relating to a different type of Man Cave. Read on.... (Man in Cave Photo: Mode21 Pixabay)Jeff Masich the King of homes for sale with RV garages and/or parking or just a MAN CAVE.8+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in the Phoenix MetroTo see 8+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in the Phoenix Metro click here for a full page view                                                            Man Caves are Me! Man Cave Alert, Man Cave Alert! You know you want one, right? Man has been wanting their own caves for years. Actually a man may not need the home that goes with a man cave if he has a man cave to hang out in. Oh right....the wi...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
$5,700 per month, 1 year minimum rental, 2 years preferred. Knollwood Country Club setting: Fabulous turn-of-the-century Carriage style Colonial Home set on 1.3 level acres with a four car detached garage and an attached heated glass greenhouse by Lord & Burnham. Large level grass areas and woods surround this pretty home. A circular driveway framed by flowering shrubs and specimen trees brings you to the large stone patio and main entry door. There is also a raised deck with a fire pit in-between the garage and the home's stone patio. Enter through the formal foyer with coat closet or the door near the kitchen. Enormous great room with large living and dining areas, gas fireplace, built in bar & TV. Large eat in kitchen with generous serving counter/opening to breakfast room. Newer app...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report August 2022 Fond du Lac County; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties    Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $132,900 70 $1,899 1926643 Active Calumet Fond du Lac $286,000 40 $7,150 1933594 Active Byron Fond du Lac $615,000 75.8 $8,113 1719846 Active Fond Du Lac Fond du Lac $622,000 86 $7,233 50213974 Active-W/Offer Fond Du Lac Fond du Lac $964,260 48.7 $19,800 1927068 Active Empire Fond du Lac $1,027,000 26.78 $38,350 1719843 Active Fond Du Lac Fond du Lac $1,027,000 26.78 $38,350 50213986 Active Fond Du Lac Fond du Lac $1,700,000 59.47 $28,586 50236387 Active Fond Du Lac Fond du Lac $1,700,000 59.47 $28,586 1729616 Active Fond Du Lac Fond du Lac $4,600,000 112 $41,...
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