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2012 

I read a very interesting article on page 2 of the February 23, 2012 issue of the Wall Street Journal entitled “HOME RESALES CLIMB HIGHER” and I thought you could use this valuable information to generate some excitement and motivate your non-committal Buyers & Sellers into taking action NOW!! He...
02/29/2012
Century 21 provides us with so many great marketing items. I am posting this recent newsletter for those of you who haven't been taken advantage of all the Century 21 brand has to offer. I have been emailing these newsletters to all of my past clients, family & friends, etc.  I find that it reall...
02/24/2012
Preparing your home for a Photo & Video ShootYou get one chance to make a first Impression ...Let’s make it a GREAT ONE!Outside PreparationRemove all cars from the driveway and the front of the homeMake sure that all doors are closed during photos & videoBe sure to hide any garden hoses or trash ...
02/17/2012
Please read  this wonderful Market Update... things are off in thte right direction! George, Thank you for sharing such a positive market update. I think more people need to realize that things are getting better. I agree with you things are heading in the right direction. :) The January Jobs Rep...
02/16/2012
Some Helpful Numbers if you are making a move to Monmouth County Monmouth County List of Resources Monmouth County Services     Board of Elections: 732-431-7150   Board of Health: 732-431-7456   Clerk's Office: 732-431-7324   Courts: 732-431-7000   Drug Abuse Hotline: 800-225-0196   Freeholders:...
02/15/2012
JodiAnn Garone - Helping Buyer's and Seller's Make the Right Mo<abbr class="truncation-indicator">...</abbr> </div> <div class="blog_recent_date"> <span class="date"> 02/15/2012</span> </div> <script> (function ($) { $(function () { $('#recent_blog_2848947').on('click', function(e) {window.location.href = 'http://activerain.com/blogsview/2848947/are-you-looking-to-make-a-move-' }); }); })(jQuery); </script> </div> <!-- ### Blogpost wrapper --> <div class="recent_blog" itemprop="blogPost" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BlogPosting" id="recent_blog_2848568"> <div class="title-box"> <div class="titles-divisionleft"> <!-- ### Blogpost name --> <h2 itemprop="name"> <!-- ### Blogpost URL --> <a itemprop="url" href="http://activerain.com/blogsview/2848568/monmouth-county-resource-contacts">Monmouth County Resource Contacts</a> </h2> <!-- ### Blogpost date published --> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2012-02-15T07:43:56"/> </div> <div class="titles-division-right"> <span class="black-bubble"> 0 </span> <span class="comments"> Comments </span> <!-- ### Blogpost number of comments --> <meta itemprop="interactionCount" content="UserComments:0"/> </div> </div> <!-- ### Blogpost description --> <div class="blog-boxesup" itemprop="description"> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderT<abbr class="truncation-indicator">...</abbr> </div> <div class="blog_recent_date"> <span class="date"> 02/15/2012</span> </div> <script> (function ($) { $(function () { $('#recent_blog_2848568').on('click', function(e) {window.location.href = 'http://activerain.com/blogsview/2848568/monmouth-county-resource-contacts' }); }); })(jQuery); </script> </div> <!-- ### Blogpost wrapper --> <div class="recent_blog" itemprop="blogPost" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BlogPosting" id="recent_blog_2830288"> <div class="title-box"> <div class="titles-divisionleft"> <!-- ### Blogpost name --> <h2 itemprop="name"> <!-- ### Blogpost URL --> <a itemprop="url" href="http://activerain.com/blogsview/2830288/know-what-your-up-front-fee-are-when-purchasing-a-home">Know what your up front fee are when purchasing a home</a> </h2> <!-- ### Blogpost date published --> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2012-02-10T18:24:55"/> </div> <div class="titles-division-right"> <span class="black-bubble"> 0 </span> <span class="comments"> Comments </span> <!-- ### Blogpost number of comments --> <meta itemprop="interactionCount" content="UserComments:0"/> </div> </div> <!-- ### Blogpost description --> <div class="blog-boxesup" itemprop="description"> Wondering how much money you will need for all of the possible upfront expenses of a home purchase? Lets thank Kathleen for providing us with her list.   Thanks Kathy :)  Up-front fee’s When Purchasing a Property       ·         Appraisal $300.00 - $400.00       ·         Credit Report $50.00 - $<abbr class="truncation-indicator">...</abbr> </div> <div class="blog_recent_date"> <span class="date"> 02/10/2012</span> </div> <script> (function ($) { $(function () { $('#recent_blog_2830288').on('click', function(e) {window.location.href = 'http://activerain.com/blogsview/2830288/know-what-your-up-front-fee-are-when-purchasing-a-home' }); }); })(jQuery); </script> </div> <!-- ### Blogpost wrapper --> <div class="recent_blog" itemprop="blogPost" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/BlogPosting" id="recent_blog_2830255"> <div class="title-box"> <div class="titles-divisionleft"> <!-- ### Blogpost name --> <h2 itemprop="name"> <!-- ### Blogpost URL --> <a itemprop="url" href="http://activerain.com/blogsview/2830255/inspection-checklist-when-putting-your-home-up-for-sale">Inspection checklist when putting your home up for sale</a> </h2> <!-- ### Blogpost date published --> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2012-02-10T18:06:34"/> </div> <div class="titles-division-right"> <span class="black-bubble"> 2 </span> <span class="comments"> Comments </span> <!-- ### Blogpost number of comments --> <meta itemprop="interactionCount" content="UserComments:2"/> </div> </div> <!-- ### Blogpost description --> <div class="blog-boxesup" itemprop="description"> Are you thinking about selling a home? Well if you answered yes then this seller checklist will surely come in handy.   Thank you Kathleen for sharing it with us all.Seller inspection checklist   ELECTRICAL INSPECTION CHECKLIST Did you make sure the light fixtures are all in place?  Do the light <abbr class="truncation-indicator">...</abbr> </div> <div class="blog_recent_date"> <span class="date"> 02/10/2012</span> </div> <script> (function ($) { $(function () { $('#recent_blog_2830255').on('click', function(e) {window.location.href = 'http://activerain.com/blogsview/2830255/inspection-checklist-when-putting-your-home-up-for-sale' }); }); })(jQuery); </script> </div> <div class="pages"> </div> <div class="back-to-top"><a href="#header-holder">Back to Top</a> <a class="view-more" href="/blogs/jodiann"> Recent <i class="fa fa-caret-right"></i> </a> </div> </div> </div> </section> <section id="right-column-holder"> <div id="profile-sidebar"><div class="card"><!--### vCard markup start--><div class="agent-header vcard "><div 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