Recent Blog Posts

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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Santa’s Holiday Tour at the Aquatic Center Grab your wish list for a unique chance to see the big man himself as Santa visits the Aquatic Center on Saturday, December 4 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring your camera for a poolside photo with Lifeguard Santa, socially distanced of course. Santa's elves will be making a special trip from the North Pole to hand out treats and crafts. Purchase tickets here. See Santa’s complete holiday tour itinerary here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Christmas Wreath, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon Powershot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
"Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion."~ Author, Dwight MacDonald  Your action for today is to re-start the conversation with someone with whom you've had a disagreement. Design An Extraordinary Day!   💡 OOPS! If you missed a previous “Take Action” 👇 👉 Take Action Archives 👈     We work 100% By Referral!Our experienced team is coached by the #1 businesscoaching company in North America:Buffini & Company for over 20 years!All our properties come with3D Virtual Toursand Professional Photography,Marketing and Negotiating Skills...most agents do not possess!Contact us for a pressure-FREE consultation. 💡 More joyful stories, photos, antidotes,quotes and inspiration found here: 👇Postcards From Success Facebook Page  1. Photo by Pixabay2. Photo by Pixabay...
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By Daryl Datus, John L Scott
(John L Scott)
In contrast to the chilly temperatures outside, Kitsap County’s real estate market is white-hot. There are substantially more homes going under contract than there are new listings, and the market is virtually sold out up to the $1.5 million price point.Sales Activity  is uber-frenzy for Kitsap County homes priced up to $500,000 and extreme frenzy in the $500,000 to $1.5 million range. These two price ranges comprise97 percent of sales activity locally. Above $1.5 million, sales activity is strong.more home under contract then homes on market for sale  Now is great time to sell home at premium !!!call today free home pricingWww.Daryl Datus.com360-801-6373
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By Team Sapphire Mahesh and Rakhee Khatri, Your friends in real estate
(Royal lepage Terrequity Sapphire Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage)
Getting ready for winter in advance is important to make sure that you don’t run into major problems once cold weather hits. There are a lot of places in the home that will likely need some maintenance or upkeep as part of your winterization process. Of these, your furnace is one of the most important; falling behind on furnace maintenance can result in problems at the worst time, and getting them fixed in the cold of winter can be both difficult and expensive.Fortunately, a lot of furnace maintenance is fairly easy to do even for complete beginners. There are several things that you can do if you want to make sure that your furnace is ready for winter. While the specifics may vary depending on your actual home heating setup and the type of furnace you have, here are some of the basics ...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Knowing that you've done your best is more than enough. Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM #DelegateMyTasks
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com:  Today is the Big Jobs data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)!  We'll start with the Average Earnings (MoM) for November, which rose 0.3%; while the Average Work Week increased by 0.1 to 34.8 hrs/week.  The Non-Farm Payrolls came in at 210k, which was WAY below it's forecast of 550k.  However, it's Unemployment Rate dropped from 4.6% in October to 4.2%.  Meanwhile, Factory Orders increased 1.0% in October; and the ISM Non-Manufacturing (Services sector) jumped up  to 69.1 (anything above 50 is expansion).  The Markets showed a lot of Uncertainty early in trading, as they didn't know how to respond to a low Jobs number, but also see a lower Unemployment number.  Currently, Stocks are selling.  Investors are concerned at the timing of the Fed's abr...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
YOU ARE INVITED! Register for the LIVE VIRTUAL FACTORY TOUR on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 @ 6:30 PM EST www.vt-sign-up.com Experience a live virtual tour of our actual design center and factory plus models located at the factory, as well as custom homes that our clients have allowed us to shoot in 3D and share with you.Find out how the entire modular building process works - from initial site work and permits to completed, fully landscaped custom designed home. We can build your next home in any style, size and layout. If you are interested sign up at www.vt-sign-up.com What will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? The benefits & advantages of modular construction The design software & how you can take a 3D walkthrough of your home before its built How the entire p...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
YOU ARE INVITED! Register for the LIVE VIRTUAL FACTORY TOUR on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 @ 6:30 PM EST www.vt-sign-up.com Experience a live virtual tour of our actual design center and factory plus models located at the factory, as well as custom homes that our clients have allowed us to shoot in 3D and share with you.Find out how the entire modular building process works - from initial site work and permits to completed, fully landscaped custom designed home. We can build your next home in any style, size and layout. If you are interested sign up at www.vt-sign-up.com What will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? The benefits & advantages of modular construction The design software & how you can take a 3D walkthrough of your home before its built How the entire p...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
YOU ARE INVITED! Register for the LIVE VIRTUAL FACTORY TOUR on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 @ 6:30 PM EST www.vt-sign-up.com Experience a live virtual tour of our actual design center and factory plus models located at the factory, as well as custom homes that our clients have allowed us to shoot in 3D and share with you.Find out how the entire modular building process works - from initial site work and permits to completed, fully landscaped custom designed home. We can build your next home in any style, size and layout. If you are interested sign up at www.vt-sign-up.com What will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? The benefits & advantages of modular construction The design software & how you can take a 3D walkthrough of your home before its built How the entire p...
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By Jason E. King
(J. King Real Estate, Inc.)
Are you looking for some holiday fun this weekend? Then check out the Lake Murray Christmas Light Boat Parade.Lake Murray Christmas Light Boat Display
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By Realtyna Inc, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
This year, the National Association of Realtors in San Diego was full of surprises. First, realtors learned firsthand about the passing of several highly discussed policies but also California MLS announcing a new proactive approach  to the technology. But, of course, California MLS won’t be the first MLS to take a proactive approach.Lately, we’ve seen more and more MLSs joining efforts to provide real estate professionals a better service, and that includes tech support as well.So far fourMLSs: the Austin Board of Realtors, First MLS, Heartland MLS, and Miami Realtors, formed a joint venture MLS Technology Holdings LLC to purchase a tech company Remine. The MLS Technology Holdings LLC names Liz Sturrock, Miami Realtors’ chief of MLS and innovation as interim CEO.Another such case of ML...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
YOU ARE INVITED! Register for the LIVE VIRTUAL FACTORY TOUR on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 @ 6:30 PM EST www.vt-sign-up.com Experience a live virtual tour of our actual design center and factory plus models located at the factory, as well as custom homes that our clients have allowed us to shoot in 3D and share with you.Find out how the entire modular building process works - from initial site work and permits to completed, fully landscaped custom designed home. We can build your next home in any style, size and layout. If you are interested sign up at www.vt-sign-up.com What will you learn by attending the Live Virtual Factory Tour? The benefits & advantages of modular construction The design software & how you can take a 3D walkthrough of your home before its built How the entire p...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
🏡For answers to your Real Estate questions call 772-485-4188 Anna ChroscickiREMAX MasterpieceVisit www.annasellsrealestate.com
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
Discover Tradition Golf Club Homes, La Quinta CA Real Estate. Located in beautiful La Quinta, the stunning 746-acre golf community with lush green landscaping is rated as one of America’s top 100 golf communities (#23) by Travel and Leisure magazine.  This iconic community of Spanish and Mediterranian-style architecture encompasses elegance, comfort, and luxury from the moment you enter the private gates. Whether you desire to build your own home or purchase one of the gorgeous existing homes, The Tradition is the perfect location -  adorned with panoramic mountain and golf course views.Golf Members have unlimited access to the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole championship course and 9-hole short course, golf practice facilities, clubhouse, fitness center & spa, bocce ball, and all dining...
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By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
6005 Kachina Street Northwest Welcome to this very well maintained Custom home in NW Albuquerque. The home features 2 Master bedrooms, granite counter tops, stacked stone accents, open floorplan, Pella windows, custom cherry wood cabinets and an oversized garage. The kitchen hosts stainless appliances, 2 dish washers. Huge pantry and laundry room. Backyard has been recently done.Must see! ​Contact Information:Valerie AlmanzarKeller Williams RealtyYour Casa Team 505-923-4670 / 505-897-1100​​
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
WOW! Reasons to Visit Zion National Park The lure to Zion National Park brings millions of tourists to southern Utah each year. Back in 1919, only 1,814 people came through the gate and in 2020, 3,591,254 million visitors experienced the amazing sights of the park. The forest trails along the Virgin River include abundant wildlife and the very popular, Zion Narrows hike, with 1,000 foot tall walled canyons. The river flows to the Emerald Pools, boasting waterfalls and a hanging garden. When we have out-of-town guests, Zion National Park is on the lists of places to visit and the town of Springdale is rather eclectic, with small shops, an abundance of hotels, motels, Inns and fantastic restaurants.  Grab the family or friends, jump in the car and discover this wonderland for yourself! Yo...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
  Oh has your purse run dry your boots stayed warm your TV kept you entertained. Where did you go to get all your deals to put under your tree or to give out at Hanukka?  Do you give gifts to the support staff at your office ?The reason I am asking is I shopped online on Thanksgiving eve at UGG and the Deals were Steals the same for Amazon ,and Spanx  but the deals sold out quickly Black Friday  started deals on ROKO for things like Showtime ,Stars, and AMC  they have offered ninety cents a month for three months  until Tuesday to purchase then after the 3 months it would go to the regular price unless you cancelled a month in advance - still a wonderful price My car was up in Doylestown getting some body work done from a hit and run. My friend Lynne and I went to pick  up the car and t...
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By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man, The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
 It is almost 100% chance you have a television you watch, a radio you listen to, emails you receive, maybe even text messages, oh and one other form of communication, it began with the cell phone calls about three weeks ago for me.  Well, you and I are about to have one of the most exciting and happy experiences of the year! Surely you are aware of this, then too, maybe your mind has just finally after months blocked it out. December 7th!  December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor this is a sad memory for Americans, however for something exciting for Americans the ads for Medicare will end on December 7th! Hip hip hurray  I hope your day is as great as mine Dan Dee McGinnisThe Pumpkin ManDanDeeSellsAz@gmail.com 
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  The City of Denver will provide Denver residents some grand entertainment on Saturday!  The 47th annual Parade of Lights will be held in downtown Denver with a 2-mile route for families to enjoy the lights and sounds of a Holiday parade.     Saturday night - 12/04 Parade will begin at 6 pm      You won’t want to miss the sparkling lights, marching bands, ornate floats and delightful characters including Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa, as they take to the streets of Downtown.  Spectator viewing for the Parade is free all along the two-mile route or purchase grandstand tickets for seating in front of the City & County Building.   The Parade will last approximately one hour. The weather is expected to be very mild, so not as important to bundle up the kiddos as in past years.   Stop...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
How to Spot Termite DamageAs small as termites are, they can make an awfully big mess. This article can help you know what to look for and what to do if you discover any of these signs.Termites look like ants with white wings that eat wood and can cause considerable damage to your home. These are some signs that you might have an infestation:You can hear them in your walls. Faint movement and tapping could be termites. Look for tiny holes in your sheetrock, plaster, wallpaper and moldings. Dirt channels or ripples that go up the length of your drywall is likely termite activity. Tapping and prodding on the wood around your home may reveal termite activity or damage if the sound is hollow. You see their droppings. Termites keep their homes clean, so they tend to deposit their offal outsi...
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