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By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA)
Armed Forces Day.Armed Forces Day was created in 1949 and its purpose is to pay tribute to those men and women who are currently serving in the 6 branches of the United States military.There is a distinction between Armed Forces Day, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day.Armed Forces Day is for those still in their uniformVeterans Day is for those who hung up their uniformMemorial Day is for those who never made it out of their uniformWe Salute All Who Have Served 
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By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Just today, a client asked for ways to donate stuff for kids to kids. I love a good challenge, so.... (these are just a few) Child's Play Charity supports children in hospitals by providing gaming opportunities to those pediatric patients in creative, generous ways.Hospitals, for example Seattle Children's, might be able to take toys.LEGO Replay, through LEGO, accepts your loose bricks, through a pre-paid mail-back program, and donates them to multiple partners.Pass the Bricks also distributes LEGO bricks.There is of course Toys for Tots.But what do you do with the big stuff - the train tables, the swing sets??? Get creative. Your local preschool might need them. A YWCA or Boys & Girls Club might be expanding. Know a house of worship that's got a playground that's a bit bare?Some items ...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Looking for a place that combines modern comfort with a touch of elegance? Your search ends here. This top-floor rental property in Alexandria, VA, offers everything you need for a stylish and convenient lifestyle. Let's dive into the details:Main levelExperience the luxury of high ceilings and beautiful Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring. The top floor location ensures peace and privacy. Enjoy a spacious, open floorplan that's bathed in natural light. Perfect for entertaining or relaxing after a long day. Step out onto your private balcony, complete with extra storage space. Ideal for morning coffee or evening relaxation.Upper levelRetreat to your primary suite, featuring a generous walk-in closet. Plenty of space for your wardrobe and more. Forget about laundromat trips. With an in-uni...
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By Jon Boyd, Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers Agent
(Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor)
 Missy Caulk, from the Ann Arbor Michigan Market, passed away on My 8th, 2024. Here is a link to her obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/annarbor/name/melissa-caulk-obituary Missy was an Active Rain Hero in the early years, and had great influence with Rainers as well as a lot of local southeastern Michigan REALTORS in out community. She will be greatly missed. 
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 A charming end-unit condo offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. With 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths spread across 2 stories, this bright home boasts high ceilings, creating an airy atmosphere throughout. Experience modern living at its finest - schedule your viewing today!  Interested? Contact us Now!☎ +1 614-431-1770 | 📩 erikhiss@gmail.com Click this LINK to know more about the property!  
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Friday Flag' shows off a resident in downtown Sandpoint Idaho.Sandpoint Idaho is such a diverserse town with homes dating back over 100 years to newly built this year.  What is common is the growing upgrades to landscaping and remodels.  This home is so well kept and always a pleasure to drive by on Boyer Avenue.  To add the frosting, they proudly display the USA Flag for all to enjoy.  Thank you Sandpoint Idaho resident for proudly flying our 'Stars and Stripes' for all to enjoy! 'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.  Mark Don McInnesBroker - Owner208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint...
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By Ralph Magin, Miami Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
AVENTURA MIAMI DADE FLORIDA REAL ESTATE BIGGEST SALES *as of May 17, 2024WE HAVE THE KEY TO YOUR DREAM HOME. CHECK OUT REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN AVENTURA . #RealEstateMiami #SouthFloridaRealEstate #RealEstateAventura #AventuraRealEstate #RealEstateSouthFlorida #AventuraFlorida #SouthFloridaRealEstate #MiamiRealEstate #RealEstate #Realtor #houseexpert #househunting #realestate #home #RealEstateAgent #RealEstateBroker #RealEstateExpert #RealEstateForSale #Realty #Broker #HomeForSale #HouseForSale #PropertyForSale #HomeForSaleMiami #HomeForSaleSouthFlorida#SouthFloridaRealEstate #HomeForSaleSouthFlorida     Why a Condo May Be a Great Option for Your First Home in Miami-Dade Florida Having a hard time finding a first home that’s right for you and your wallet? Well, here’s a tip – t...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Las Vegas Vantage with Rocky Dickerson welcomes our special guest Dr Sheldon Jacobs, PsyD, LMFT. In the month of May, we will focus on Mental Health Awareness month. In this episode, Las Vegas resident Dr. Sheldon Jacobs shares with us the changing face of mental health and how to care for yourself and family. To reach Dr Jacobs, go to: www.drsheldonjacobs.com Instagram: @drjacobs33 X: @drjacobs33
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By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
The Cancer Cartel is NAPO Washington State's first member under the professional society chapter's new category, Community Partner. The chapter is proud to partner with this 501(c)(3) non-profit which (quoting from the Cartel's "About Us" page) "provides financial resources and relief to cancer Warriors. We want anyone in the battle against cancer to be able to focus all of their energy on getting well and not on how much having cancer is costing them. From gas money to groceries, power bills to mortgage payments, we are fighting to tear down financial barriers to wellness. " The Cartel raises funds by directly accepting donations of money and cryptocurrency but also by coordinating sales of new or gently loved luxury fashion; designer handbags, accessories, jewelry, shoes, and clothing...
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Fort Worth House for Sale-Historic SouthsideLearn More and Make Your Offer HereFort Worth house for sale in the historic southside district is a three bedroom single family home located close to downtown Fort Worth and near to Interstate 35 and Hwy 287.Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson License DisclosuresMyers Jackson TX Broker 0698695Myers Jackson TX Auctioneer TDLR 17057 
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
I've been in a recent event here in Clifton, VA, right between Fairfax and Centerville, which a top producer hosts this $2.5 million house!With a 10-acre land, almost 11,000 square footage, 7 bedrooms and bathrooms, and a serene view, this is what $2.5 mil can get you in Northern Virginia! What do you think about this home right here? Let me know in the comments!
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
House for Sale in the Ozarks-Holiday Island ArkansasLearn More and Make Your Offer HereHouse for sale in the Ozarks is in Holiday Island Arkansas. This Carroll County home is spacious with 3 bedrooms on just over 2 acres, more or less, of land with beautiful views of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake. As a matter of fact, this home has a bit of history with it. In the 1930's it was used as a working ranch for jersey cows, mules and horses. Later it became a spot for enjoying meals, served chuck wagon style, and watching horse racing adjacent to the property. Then in the early 90's the home underwent renovation becoming a residence. Now it is time for you to purchase this Holiday Island property and make it whatever you see it fit to be. Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium app...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Thrilled to announce the sale of 406 Springs Drive! A Gorgeous ranch on quiet street in Clintonville/Indian Springs!   🏡 Congratulations to the new homeowners! Thank you to our amazing clients for trusting us with the sale of their home.  Yours could be next. List with us!☎ 614-571-4663 | 📩 homescolumbus@gmail.com
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Healthcare Property for Sale-Holiday Island ArkansasLearn More and Make Your Offer HereHealthcare property for sale in Holiday Island, Arkansas is located off of AR-23. This Carroll County healthcare facility sits on 2 acres, more or less, about an hour, give or take, from Northwest Arkansas National Airport.Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesMyers Jackson License DisclosuresMyers Jackson TX Broker 0698695Myers Jackson TX Auctioneer TDLR 17057
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Wordless Wednesdays: what did you have for dinner tonight?... I was busy today so while I was on the road, Diane decided to clean the fridge (against my approval) ... So, I get home and want to make dinner, told her what I had in mind... she said I saw some Sausages in the fridge can you make that instead? I said sure...I her mind I know she was visualizing onions sausage and bread with mustard and other condiments.Well instead while she was feeding the cats I made this. Let me know what you think? :)On a side note, she loved it:)Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If yo...
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
I have been in a few homes in my career... (Few = Thousands)One thing that will always stand out...the Condition of the Interior and Exterior of the home!Today I mentioned to a client who I will be listing a property for that our goal is to get a very fair price. And to do that, We are selling a Pre-owned home...not a pre-broken or pre-dirty home. If it is dirty...clean it...if it is broken or worn out...fix it or replace it!That seems so simple and yet...My dirty versus someone else's dirty may be light years apart. I was in a home last week and the attic was from a horror movie. The basement could be the setting for the shining...midwest style.It was spooky and a mess...and I do not spook easily.See photo above and beside here>>>>>>I was in a condo home today and the carpet is very so...
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By Blair Ballin
(Hunt Real Estate ERA)
I can't honestly say I knew what exactly what a speakeasy was. Now I do. And this is one that I want to check out. The drinks look delish. Here's an article I wrote about them. Do you like speakeasys? Drinks? Help me out here. Blair BallinYour North Phoenix Realtor Expert480-233-6433www.livingnorthphoenix.com
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Zoom Call  5.14.24 William Piotrowski Let's Talk Real EstateThe Zoom call this week was monitored and presented by William Piotrowski. The tone of this call was more of an exchange of information very similar to the conversations anyone in the business may have had with fellow professionals while on a break at a seminar.There was some conversation on the lack of support by NAR and their focus being revenues received by them and the lack of ROI received by agents. Many feeling it continues to be a one-way street.He then offered comments on an article of dis-information that was in the New York Times on renting vs owning.In the article, they attempted to show that with a $2,000 a month rent on a $500,000 home, a renter would save $133,000 over a 10-year span against paying a mortgage. The...
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."   -Carol Williams  Second Chance Saturday is all about giving deserving posts more exposure. If you see a deserving post that didn't get Featured, be sure to tag me in the comment section of any post, and watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday. First, Let's Welcome This Week's First Time Bloggers: Ali Khan    The Boyd & Berend Group    * * * * * Master Yourself And Release Your True Power   By: Lou Ludwig "As I see it..."27% Of All Buyers Surveyed Report Purchasing A Multi-Generaltional Home...  By: Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates "As we see more multi-generational living between famil...
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By Ralph Magin, Miami Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The Sun Is Shining on Sellers This Summer in Miami-Dade Florida Some Highlights If your needs have changed, now’s a great time to sell and get the features you want most. Many buyers are eager to move between the school years, so you may see a faster sale, multiple offers, a higher final sales price, and more. If you want to get your house ready for a summer listing, connect with a local real estate professional. #RealEstateMiami #MiamiShoresRealEstate #RealEstateMiamiShores #MiamiShoresRealEstate #RealEstateSouthFlorida #MiamiShores #MiamiRealEstate #RealEstate #Realtor #houseexpert #househunting #home #RealEstateAgent #RealEstateBroker #RealEstateExpert #RealEstateForSale #Realty #Broker #HomeForSale #HouseForSale #PropertyForSale #HomeForSaleMiami #HomeForSaleSouthFlorida Check out h...
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