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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
s otnSodrep36m4g58mt109gtmfmt0gggl6c11h80l2t3ui0f216038h Fried Wing Flats Drizzled With Honey Lemon Pepper INGREDIENTS: 8-10 Chicken wings, split into drums and flats if desired 2 cups Vegetable oil, for frying Seasoning/ breading 2 cups All purpose flour 2 tablespoon Seasoning salt 2 teaspoon Garlic powder 2 teaspoon Onion powder 1 teaspoon Paprika 1 tablespoon Black pepper Lemon Pepper Honey 1/2 cup Honey 2 tablespoon Lemon pepper seasoning 1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice INSTRUCTIONS: Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. In the meantime, season the chicken liberally with all of the seasonings, ensuring to coat evenly. Toss wings in flour mixture to coat evenly. Gently place wings in hot oil careful not to overcrowd the pan. While the wings are frying, add honey, lemon pe...
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By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
The real estate market, in Oakland County provides a range of options to suit types of home buyers. Whether you’re a first time homeowner or looking for luxury properties there’s something for everyone. It’s important to understand the needs and preferences of each group when considering a home purchase in this area.Areas such, as Farmington Hills, Novi, Northville, West Bloomfield, Wixom, Commerce and Royal Oak each have their charm and appeal. They offer a variety of lifestyles ranging from communities to tranquil and upscale neighborhoods. Whether you’re in search of a starter home, a property with plenty of room to grow or an elegant residence that exudes luxury my goal is to connect you with the place to call home.If you’re considering selling your property in Oakland County this i...
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate Services
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
This post is my first entry in Acts of Kindness | Sharing Love & Joy This Holiday Season the December 2023 Active Rain Challenge.  The category chosen for this post is:  Share One of Your Acts of Kindness. It typically is not my style to talk about things such as this, however, I am a PROUD supporter of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.   From the T2T website:  “Since 9/11, we have been helping America’s heroes by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. We are also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America to Never Forget September 11, 2001.”When I see a commercial for Tunnel to Towers, most of the tim...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
"Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you."Author, Jeffrey GitomerYour action for today:Is there is something that you want that you have stopped going after?Get After It!Design An Extraordinary Day! 👉 Get After It / 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!We Provide Excellent Service and:Active Duty Military DiscountsVeteran RebatesSchool Teacher RebatesFirst Responder RebatesAll our listed properties come with:and Professional Photography,Marketing and Negotiating Skills that...most agents do not possess!Contact us for a pressure-FREE consultation.
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
West LA Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Sawtelle Living RECENTLY SOLD Sawtelle Boulevard | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 640 sq. ft. | $515,000 T Lofts NEWLY LISTED Tennessee Ave Unit 104 | 1 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1647 sq. ft. | $1,099,000
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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
The holiday season is delivering early gifts to would-be buyers.  There is really no reason to wait for next year.  Average 30-yr mortgage rates have dropped nearly 1% in the last month, and inventory levels are climbing.That said, home prices continue to rise across the country, with the Case-Shiller national home prices index already up 4.6% year-to-date.#housingmarket #realestatenews #housingmarketupdates #realestatemarket #mortgage #realestate #whatsupwithrealestate
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By Paul Dougherty Associate Real Estate Broker, Trusted, Tested & True. Our Results are Better!
(Howard Hanna / Coach Realtors)
109 Woolsey StreetHuntington, NY 11743Huntington Village Gem with huge potential.Just Listed 1 Block from bustling Huntington Village, this classic Cape Cod style home has good bones and charm galore. Welcoming living room with fireplace and bay window. Large Bedrooms. Hardwood Floors. Big Basement, Updated heating system, windows and doors. 1 Car Garage with entry into basement. Solar Panels in place.  A Wonderful Life in the heart of this historic village. Enjoy unique shops, restaurants and nightlife. Town Parks, Beaches and boating nearby. For more details, photos and floor-plans visit: 4 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths Living Room w/Fireplace Updated Heating System Updated Windows and Doors Hardwood Floors Up & Down 1 Car Garage Solar Panels On Sewer Line
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
HONOR AMERICA'S FALLEN HEROES AND LIVE UP TO THEIR LEGACY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON  DONATE A WREATH FOR WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY “A person dies twice: once when they take their final breath, and later, the last time their name is spoken.”... Unknown December 16, 2023 is National Wreaths Across America Day... you can help ensure that a Christmas remembrance wreath is placed at each fallen veteran's gravesite on December 16th at Arlington National Cemetery and at over 4,000 military gravesites around the country, at sea and abroad. You can help by sponsoring a veteran's wreath at a cemetery near you, by volunteering or by donating to a local fundraising group. Each year, the Wreaths Across America organization lays millions of wreaths at military gravesites. Each time a wreath is laid the na...
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By Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Now is the time to return to the basic foundation for executive strategic thinking and planning along with my own business philosophy.The first question is why am I in this real estate industry?ANSWER: To stay mentally and physically active  To support those seeking to turn their dreams into reality – The American Dream To connect with other like minded individuals To supplement our income The second question is to answer what are the short and long term objectives of my stakeholders – that being my husband and myself.ANSWER: To continue to save money for retirement  (both short and long term) To have fun while undertaking this objective Now it is time for me to align my purpose to my vision as I have greater clarity with six years of real estate experiences behind me.My purpose continu...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On November 16, 2023, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for newly built single family homes declined six points to 34 points in November of 2022 from 40 points in October of 2023.The HMI component charting present sales conditions down six points to 40 points, the HMI buyer traffic lower five points to 21 points, and the HMI sales expectations index decreased six points to 39 points in November of 2023.The three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, South dropped seven points at 42 points, the West fell six points to 35 points, Northeast lost one point at 49 points, Midwest down three points to 35 points in November of 2023.NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, stated “In particular, the 10-year Treasury rate moved back to the 4.5% range ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
I am the most frequently hired listing agent in Canyon Creek, and am deeply committed to helping sellers find the perfect buyers for their homes. It's a joy to share that this is my second time listing this home, and once again, I've had the privilege of working with incredible sellers.Both previous owners cherished the experience of living in this home and raising their families here. Now, a young couple is set to continue this tradition, bringing new life and happiness into this space. It's heartwarming to witness the seamless transition from one loving family to another.This executive home is a masterful blend of modern living, natural beauty, comfort, and cutting-edge technology. From grand columns to refined crown molding, engineered wood flooring to a chef's kitchen, every detail ...
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By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Naples Golf Guy | Find Your Dream Lifestyle
(Downing Frye Realty)
Open House in Talis Park Sunday from 1-4 PMOpen House Talis Park, Sunday, December 3rd from 1-4 PM. A spacious coach home in a top-tier golf community with only 14 people on a waitlist for a FULL GOLF MEMBERSHIP! This 1st-floor “Messina” Model that lives like a single-family home.16312 Corsica Way S. Unit 101 Naples, FL 34110 – Improved Price $1,850,000More About This Coach Home:Move right into this spacious 2023 coach home that was just completed and features high ceilings and is LOADED WITH $175,000 in UPGRADES including engineered hardwood floors and tile throughout as well as custom lighting. An ADDITIONAL DEN offers plenty of space for an office or home gym.A CHEF’s DREAM KITCHEN with a Gas stove, oversized kitchen island, extended upper kitchen cabinets, built-in fridge, wine cool...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
I am not an economist, I don’t have a crystal ball but yet I am asked regularly about the market and interest rates.  My experience comes from buying and financing my first home about 45 years ago and being in the real estate industry for 23 years.  I do know when interest rates drop home prices go up the key is to hit that sweet spot and try to figure out when that is.The National Association of Realtors has a team of economist with some having the word doctor before their name that do research and share opinions and this came out a few days ago;“It seems clear mortgage interest rates have hit a peak in late October and are now headed south. Mortgage interest rates dropped again to 7.22% from 7.29% last week. That drop from the recent October 26 peak of 7.79% translates into a $125-a-m...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
This Week…Getting In the Christmas Spirit  With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, the push is on to prepare for the next big holiday. No matter what holiday you celebrate in December, you will probably have food, travel, and family on your agenda.  My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.Bob Hope It would be hard to not be in the holiday mood unless you never leave your home and don’t watch television or listen to the radio. Between all of the Hallmark Christmas movies playing all day and night, Christmas music playing in all of the stores and let’s not forget the Christmas decorations that popped up the day after Halloween…there’s no escaping the holidays.   It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. W. T. Ellis We will...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Yikes! A snowblower? That reminds me of the movie Fargo. It would be just as messy of a way to go as the wood chipper scene. We love all Christmas music in our home from the old classic crooners, heavy metal rock, to the comedies like Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer. I found this version where Grandma comes back. I like it.BTW I am still looking for my "new" favorite heavy metal Christmas song for 2023. I'll post it once I find it.
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Friday December 1, 20231. How many strings does the standard violin have? Four2. How many pounds does a U.S. gallon of water weigh? 8.33. What fairy tale character has two evil stepsisters? Cinderella4. In pool, what color is the eight ball? BlackTrivia questions for Saturday December 2, 20231. How many toes does a pig have on each foot?2. What is the sum of the angles of a triangle?3.  In what city was the Wright brothers bicycle shop?4. The name "Otto" is German for what? Enjoy your day. 
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Eastmark  Exclusive Cash-Back Discount on the purchase of New ConstructionCall for details: 602-999-0952 —   See Recent Listings in Eastmark at the Bottom of This Page —— Request a Property Evaluation —— Set up a Custom Property Search —Parks and walking trails, inside and outdoor community gathering areas, recreation areas, tree-lined streets, intimate and communal outdoor spaces, commercial districts and school campuses- the planned development of Eastmark is as much a lifestyle as it is a place to call home.More than 3,200 acres make up this self-contained concept community on the outskirts of Mesa, close to the Gilbert line and convenient to retail and restaurants, Mesa Gateway airport, hospitals and civic facilities.Give me a call for details on our New Construction discount progra...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
👣Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 12-2-23☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE💲REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline Area💲The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is very well located.  Shopping, Schools, and Fine Dining are within Walking Distance and there is quick access to the US 60 Freeway.  Arizona is known for having an abundance of golf courses since the weather allows for year-round play. There are definitely a lot of great courses to play near the Val Vista Baseline Area so residents have plenty to choose from!  There is always something fun going on in the area and if you have any questions about the area, please pick up your phone and call or text message me at 480-773-2...
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Now is a Great Time to Sell a Long Island Home or Condo…and Here’s Why!→High Buyer Demand→Less Seller Competition→Rents Are Historically High So More Buyer Interest→Homes Priced Right To Sell Before Prices Start To Drop→Buyers Aware There Are Advantages in Owning a HomePlease Call Lawrence & Sheila Agranoff→ → 631-805-4400 ←← Let's Start the Journey!
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By Steve Vondran "Attorney Steve®, Business, Real Estate, and Intellectual Property
(The Law Offices of Steven C. Vondran, P.C.)
Professional Real Estate Domain Name for Sale Are you a new broker looking for a great name?  One that has great branding opportunities?  Look no further, I am selling my real estate domain name, which is an easier-to-spell and remember domain name. I am a civil litigation attorney now, but back in the day, I was in the real estate business and was a licensed broker in both California and Arizona.This was my brand and domain name.  It is great for both commercial and residential real estate businesses, and even potentially for mortgages and property management.  Selling business opportunities might work as well.If you are interested in this domain name, shoot me an email to can also call me at (877) 276-5084.  Make me a fair offer and...
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