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By Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886
(HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000)
Comments 36
 Imagine my laughter when I just happened upon this street sign, Lazy Lane OR Dead End, while looking at homes. So let's pretend you live on Lazy Lane but if you take a wrong turn it will turn into a Dead End!  That's was an intriguing thought to me in that moment!  I knew I had to snap a photo a...

By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 16
My neighbors have a green thumb. I enjoy the explosion of color they plant in their beds! This year they added another bed to their yard and I smile every time I walk by. Don't you love the brightly colored selection that harmonize together? "Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty o...

By Lisa Church, IRS tax representation in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Lisa D Church CPA, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow)
Comments 0
You can use the IRS 'Where's my Refund' ( tool to check the status of your refund. The 'Where's my Refund' tool is updated once daily, usually overnight. Your status is generally available within 24 hours upon the IRS receiving your e-filed return. If you have filed a ...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
Comments 1
The future of cosmeticsA modern expectation of almost all industries is to listen to feedback, and make changes accordingly. This is especially true for the beauty industry which manufactures products for all kinds of skin types, hair types and expectations. In fact, the buyers hold a lot of powe...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 3
"Be mindful of what you are allowing into your space." -- Dr. Karishma Ahuja 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

By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 6

By Allan Rolnick, My Mission is to protect the rights of people
(TriState Tax Resolution LLC)
Comments 0
 2020 threw a huge wrench into everything and the IRS collections proceedings are no exception.  With the tax deadline pushed until July 15th and a lot of the IRS closed under shelter at home orders due to COVID19, to the IRS being tasked with sending millions of Americans their stimulus checks, ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
Comments 8
Chris Ivy is new to the Rain and has certainly proved to me that he knows what he is talking about.  I look forward to learning more from his future posts!   Is my profile pic dated? Do I have the correct keywords in my H1 heading? Does our message on our website still fit our targeted market?  T...

By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 11
How Long Is a Pre-Approval Good For?  You've decided to make the leap and enter the real estate market as a buyer.  You've been looking at homes online, the temptation has become too strong and you realize it's time to hit the street and actually start looking at properties.  Your Realtor almost ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 36
It has been an intense week designing a site with many to please, while remaining true to the original vision.  It is like driving on a mountain road with hairpin turns for miles on end, or navigating fast flowing rapids through giant boulders.   It has been a fun heady ride! We learned so much, ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 6
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu      This Week...So Much Change   Change is a part of life and we’ve all had major doses of change this year.     If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu With the school year approa...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 7
If you had asked me a few months ago what I felt about “screen time” and kids, I would have told you that I wouldn’t give my kids their own devices or allow social media accounts until they were 15. But things have changed. Now, I’m happy to let the kids on the family tablet, and even allow them ...

By Aaron Rice Helps, The Future of Immersive Storytelling...
(eXp Realty )
Comments 0
Learn The Top-5 Ways To Sell Your Home In a 'Work From Home Economy" Live on Facebook and YouTube Tonight 7PM EST.

By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 14
I’ve been following Kat Palimotti on Active Rain for a long time and was intrigued when she and her husband moved from New York, bought a lot and built in Kalispell, MT! That was a huge decision to make leaving lifelong friends and her real estate business in Monroe, NY.I watched Kat post on the ...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 10
Hope you like today's post, I am returning again to the Guitar, starting with 40 Fingers playing Libertango, love the joy they show playing this piece. And I probably wouldn't mind sampling something out of those casks either.  And I want to share this lovely song Secret Garden by Bruce Springste...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Comments 2
 This is a good post.  Thanks so much,   July Challenge Extended…   In case you hadn’t noticed,  being able to access the ActiveRain site since the first of July has been a bit difficult. Not altogether impossible but well...wonky.    So, Hannah Williams and I are extending the July Challenge ......

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
Good news for those who love to shop at Trader Joe's...   We were amused by this sign on the white flag at Trader Joe's this morning. The sign reads virus buster 3000. Each cart and each basket gets thoroughly sprayed with the disinfectant.  It is then wiped dry.  This is ongoing after each use. ...

By Allan Rolnick, My Mission is to protect the rights of people
(TriState Tax Resolution LLC)
Comments 0
  One of the delights of living in America is the variety of local delicacies that different places champion as their own. Maine's lobster rolls serve up a briny mouthful of golden summer tucked into a lightly-toasted bun. Wisconsin is home to amazing cheeses: milk's bid for immortality. Nashvil...

By Joanne Gillet, We advise - You Decide! No Hassles...
(Edge Of The Beach Realty)
Comments 0
 Please feel free to share. Click here to check out our listings.  You may find the home you have been waiting for or let us be on the lookout and send you automatic emails showing the latest listings.  Just send us a quick email or text giving us your desired area and your wants and needs,  we w...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 36
 Before I get into “pause what a pleasure” It’s hard to believe a decade ago my AR journey began. Needless to say, I love the Rain (and it showed as I splashed often here 9 out of those 10 years!) Whether I am just taking a break “or” this is just my new normal here; I just don’t know. Regardless...