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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
I stopped off at Allegiance Title on Friday morning and was surprised to see Santa Clause in one of the conference rooms. We had a nice visit. The Flower Mound Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in the evening on Saturday, 12/2/2022. What a surprise it was for me to see a different Christmas Tree lit up in the Mixed Use Neighborhood and also surprised nobody was standing by it having pictures taken or that nobody was taking carriage rides. I took a picture and isn't it lovely? While driving and listening to the radio, the original Pink Panther song came on the air while passing by Chick-Fil-A. My eyes caught the sign reading Pink Peppermint Milkshake and like a force out of a science fiction movie something made me turn into the driveway, into the drive up window and order a Pink Peppe...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Back when the Paralympic Games began in 1960, the world started looking at people with disabilities differently. No longer consigned to being sidelined, these differently-abled athletes helped others realize how much they could accomplish.This event is always held the first Saturday of December. Use this day to show compassion for those who are differently abled, lend a hand (when welcomed and needed) and advocate for people with disabilities.Thanks for reading "It's International Persons with Disabilities Day Dec. 3".INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TIMELINE   1960 Going for the Gold The first official Paralympic Games were hosted.   1976 Great Decision The United Nations made the decision that the year 1981 should be the International Year of Disabled Persons.   1992 Ded...
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By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
Aloha Friday from the Maui Tropical PlantationWhen you visit Maui, be sure to stop in at the Maui Tropical Plantation where you can enjoy a first class dinner at the Mill House Restaurant, or stroll the beautiful grounds that overlook the scenic West Maui Mountains. You can shop at Kumu Farms Market for all kinds of local gifts and food items.  There's a tram ride, a zip-line, a big pond with ducks, and other fun thing for the whole family to enjoy.  Parking is free and you don't have to pay admission just to see the grounds.Find them at 1670 Honoapiʻilani Hwy, Waikapū, HI 96793Thanks for reading my Maui blog...Buying or selling real estate on Maui?  That's what I do.  Let me help YOU.Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers26 Baldwin Ave, Paia HI 96779E-mail or call/...
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Black Belt Treasures Holiday Market at Pebble HillJoin the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities and Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center for a special holiday event on Saturday, December 3 from 9 AM to 3 PM at Pebble Hill in Auburn.The day will include a holiday market, live music, artist demonstrations, activities for kids, and refreshments. Featured artists include Marilyn Ammons (jewelry and mixed media); Betty Anderson (fiber/folk art); Maggie Brand (painting); Carole Bandy Carson (painting); Homer Johnson (jewelry and wood carving); Kristin Law (pottery); Andrew McCall (wisteria baskets); Laura Murray (coloring books and notecards); Bud Rogers (wood turner); and Laura Spencer (soaps).Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit organization ...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
  Who else remembers the excitement of piling into the family wagon all bundled up against the cold with a thermos full of hot chocolate to drive around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights? My husband Steve and I still enjoy celebrating National Christmas Lights Day all December long, not just on December 1st.  Locally, on NextDoor.com there is a "Cheer Map" where people who decorate their houses post up their addresses with the days and times the lights are on. There are some houses and neighborhoods we traditionally visit in Campbell, Sunnyvale and West San Jose that also set up light shows to music. One is located at Harriet at San Tomas Aquino in Campbell zip code 95008, usually from 6:30p-9p. A second house at 15273 Stratford Dr. at Esther Dr. in Cambrian Park San Jose zip...
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By Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon
(Bend Premier Real Estate)
Peter Skene Ogden Trail is a Great Fall HikeWe have hiked the Peter Skene Ogden trail many times, but we never tire of doing this when the weather turns cold.  Paulina Creek freezes and the multiple waterfalls along the trail turn into beautiful works of art with ice sculpted into interesting shapes. The sounds of the running water are also muffled when the ice gets deeper and the quiet and isolation of the hike will amaze. On November 26, 2022 we hiked Peter Skene Ogden trail from McKay Crossing campground up Paulina Creek planning on going as far as the early snow permitted.  We we pleased to find we could trek the entire way to Paulina Falls using our micro spikes as the trail was icy; the deepest snow was roughly a foot in a shadowed gully roughly 2/3 of the way to Paulina Falls. Du...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP     With the rapid shift that’s happened in the housing market this year, some people are raising concerns that we’re destined for a repeat of the crash we saw in 2008. But in truth, there are many key differences between what’s happening today and the bubble in the early 2000s. Click Here to Continue Reading Bottom Line "There Is A Realtor For That" If you’re ready to buy or sell a home Charles Stallions with over 27 years of experience will give you expert advice on your specific situation. Buying Or Selling while living on the Gulf Coast Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter We are Ambassadors for all things Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, Florida whether a firs...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
CHRISTMAS TREE PET SAFETY TIPS FOR A PAWSITIVELY PURRFECT (AND SAFE) HOLIDAY! Now that December has arrived, Christmas trees are going up in homes all over the Charlotte area.  If you have pets in your home, it's important to know how to keep your pets safe.  Christmas  trees, both live and artificial, can pose a variety of hazards to your pets.  Why risk ruining a happy holiday season by taking chances with your pets' well-being?  EASY-TO-FOLLOW CHRISTMAS TREE PET SAFETY TIPS: INFOGRAPHIC By the way, did you know that hanging lemon-scented car air fresheners in the tree may deter your cat from climbing it? MORE CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY TIPS FOR PETS: VIDEO Wishing You And Your Pets A Pawsitively Purrfect Merry (And Very Safe) Christmas! These tips for Christmas tree pet safety from dogste...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
Do you enjoy live music?  Dancing your cup of tea?  How about live bands playing 365 days a year at three different venues?  Driving to one of the squares by a custom, tricked out golf cart on your radar?  We so have you covered!The bands that play at the squares here in The Villages, Florida have some of the most incredible musicians which many have toured as back up musicians for big name acts.  Need to share one time shortly after Prince pasted the entertainment at one of the squares was a gentleman who looked and sounded just like Elvis.  To his credit, he sang Purple Rain and actually did a nice job in honor of the passing of Prince.  Had a hard time watching an Elvis impersonator singing Purple Rain so looked away and just listened!With three squares, you can pick the music you wa...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
The most convenient area to find close, quick Hospital Care in Flower Mound, Texas is TX Health Presbyterian Hospital located at 4400 Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound, TX 75028. It is located about 5 miles from Highland Village, 5 miles from Lewisville, 5 miles from Double Oak, about six miles from Copper Canyon, and 6.4 miles from Lantana. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in located in the northern suburbs in Flower Mound, about seventeen to twenty miles north of DFW International Airport in between Dallas and Fort Worth. It is the first hospital in North Texas to receive the LEED Certification for Green Building. Medical Staff transferring to Flower Mound may like the convenience of finding homes, Town Homes, or Apartments on the RiverWalk. The Hospital is also about .05 miles from...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
3736 Kent St.,Flint, MIARV - $125,000.00Priced to Sell at $55,000.00 3 - Bedroom Ranch Style Home 1 ½ Baths Basement & Attached 1 Car Garage All systems are in working order The Property is Priced to sell Excellent Long-Term Rental Property, Flipper or First Time Homeowner  Contact:  Roy Frank at:  (248)762-0806      rrfrank11@gmail.com
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
702 W Paterson, Flint, MIARV - $60,000.00PRICE REDUCED    $15,000.00 4 - Bedroom Colonial Style Home  2 Full Baths Basement & Detached 1 Car Garage All systems are in working order The property is Priced to sell Excellent Long-Term Rental Property, Flipper or First Time Homeowner  Contact:  Roy Frank at:  (248)762-0806      rrfrank11@gmail.com
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood Information Homebuyers looking for a new property in a bustling metro area of Alabama have a wide range of possibilities, with 36695 properties for sale. The mid-sized port city of Mobile, located at the southernmost point of Alabama and close to the Gulf Coast, has the ZIP code 36695. Beautiful homes and historic structures can be found all over Mobile, which has a rich history that has been preserved. You will be amazed by Mobile's stunning architecture, which ranges from Greek Revival to Creole cottages. The region has a long history, mainly as an antebellum seaport, and this past is reflected in several portions of the city. The Port of Mobile constantly plays a crucial part in the city's economic sector from its early beginnings. At the mouth of Mobile Bay on the Gulf ...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
I was checking to see how long I've been writing Blog Posts on Activerain.  I found my first ever Blog Post and Here it is!Presented by your Friends & Realtor, Tony & Dani LewisSummit Real Estate Group offices in Valencia & Aliso ViejoCall or Text Tony at 661-510-7975 Santa Clarita & Los Angeles County or Paul at 661-510-3042 Orange County & Beach Communities
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By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(John Roberts Realty)
An Uptown Christmas Mount Dora, FLBreakfast with Santa Saturday December 3rd, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 7101 Wright Ave, Tangerine, FL  32777Mount Dora Christmas Parade Saturday Dec 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Christmas parade through the streets of downtown Mount DoraAn Uptown Christmas Saturday Dec 3, 2022 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 850 Liberty Ave. Mount DoraEvent Details On December 3rd, 2022, beginning at 10 a.m., the Mount Dora Lions Club will host the 62nd Annual Christmas Parade. The parade will begin behind the W.T. Bland Public Library, continuing down Donnelly Street and ending at Gilbert Park. Non-perishable food items will be collected on-site to benefit the Lake Cares Food Pantry. Breakfast with Santa will be just before the parade Saturday December 3rd, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 10:0...
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Jingle Jubilee in Gaithersburg, Maryland    Celebrate diverse and vibrant holiday traditions at Gaithersburg’s Jingle Jubilee. Enjoy an evening of music, dance, and song on Saturday, December 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Meet Santa and other characters, sing along to holiday songs, and enjoy exhibits of diverse decorations and traditions. This year marks the 96th anniversary of the tree lighting ceremony. Admission is free. Read more here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Chrysanthemum, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6918Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Gaithersburg Achieves 100 Score on Municipal Equality Index The City earned a score of 100 points in the 11th annual Municipal Equality Index, an initiative of the Human Rights Campaign that examines the inclusivity of laws, policies and services with respect to the LGBTQ+ community. The City’s score in 2021 was also 100. The Index used 49 different criteria to rate 506 cities across the country. Gaithersburg achieved additional points in 2022 for having all-gender single occupancy facilities and having a youth bullying prevention policy for City services. Read the City’s scorecard here and the full report here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Chrysanthemum, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6917Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyR...
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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)
 It once again is that time of year when you start thinking about the Christmas Tree.     The U.S. Forest Service sells annual permits for those adventurous individuals that want to pick out their very own Christmas Tree.    There are designated areas in which the trees must be cut down.   At this time, you will only be able to cut a tree down in the Red Feather Lakes region or Winter Park.  The other areas are sold out.    Tree-cutting permits will be available from 12/5 to 12/13/15. Cutting a Christmas tree also improves forest health.  the permit system helps to thin densely populated stands of small-diameter trees.  Local forest health experts identify areas that benefit from thinning trees that tend to be the perfect size for Christmas trees.  Removing these trees in designated are...
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Today is Rosa Parks Day On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks took a seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and changed the course of American history. TODAY we celebrate equal rights with #RosaParksDayThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Chrysanthemum, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6916Canon 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)
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