Recent Blog Posts

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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)
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That's Right. We buy Blue Ridge Condominiums in Medford Long Island. If you want to sell...If you need to sell...If your condo needs updating or repairs... Call and see how much CASH we can offer you for your Blue Ridge Condo. Selling your Condo to us allows you to sell it fast, while removing the hassles and stress of waiting for it to be sold.  Best of all, we can give you our offer immediately and you choose how soon you want to close, as long as we get clear title on your unit. We Are Ready To BUY! Call our Cell: 631-805-4400
By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
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Trivia question answers for Friday May 7, 20211. What is the only mammal with four knees? The elephant2. What species is the tallest tree in the world? The California Rdwood3. What early TV comic was nicknamed Mr Television? Milton Berle4. What American city was home to the world’s first skyscraper? ChicagoTrivia questions for Saturday May 8, 20211. A newton is a unit of what?2. Ham is taken from what part of a pig?3. What nickname was given to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909?4. Who was the Roman god of agrigculture?Enjoy your day.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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This Week...Mothers On Our Minds This week when I was in H.E.B. (our large and very community-oriented grocery store) I saw tables full of Mother’s Day gifts-pre-wrapped and ready to go!  If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? Milton BerleI’m not talking about a few... they were everywhere. And I would be remiss in not mentioning the Mother’s day balloons at each register.   When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.  Sophia Loren Besides my own mother, I have been very fortunate to have had many mother figures in my life...and not just when I was a young girl. When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it’s a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if y...
By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
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👣Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 5-8-21 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com 💲🏠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...
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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Things Amiss. . . I wonder about things amiss.  As well as articles and such that may appear awry.  I am not sure whether either word is appropriate for the thoughts floating about my brain like flotsam and jetsam right now but here it goes. .  . As it is a habit of mine to do, my mind wanders to deal-making and those that make those things happen.  I also think of deal-killers.  Certainly these sinisters we encounter are not synonymous, right?   But could other similarities be found within them?  I wonder.  Right there - underfoot. Yes, I wonder. . . The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.     
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Almost every nursery in town and in the wine country is carrying fully grown tomatoes plants with built in cages.  The plants have blooms and I spied a few tiny tomatoes also. All you need is a sunny spot, water it, and the tomato will do the rest!  Of course you have to pick them when they are ripe.  Most of these plants were cherry tomato varieties, some grape shaped, and some round! Wishing everyone an abundance of Saturday Smiles! Don't forget, Sunday is Mother's Day!
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Exhibit "Scientists Who Are Artists" at the Arts Barn Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents “Scientists Who Are Artists,” an invitational exhibit featuring the work of Craig Cavin, Thomas Germer, Shyam Rele, Robert Strasser, Paul Tooley, and Richard Weiblinger. This exhibit is on display May 7 through June 26, 2021 at the Arts Barn Gallery, 311 Kent Square Road, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878. Viewing hours are by appointment only, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays. Please call 301-258-6394.  The exhibit was curated by Mary Weiss-Waldhorn. Craig Cavin’s large, beautiful representational images of orchids and water lilies, as well as prints of fish created using the Japanese method of Gyotaku, are on display in this exhibit. Craig’s work has b...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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🈚▐►Summerville Discounted SWMH 3bd-2ba Windgate Community Upscale Residential 29486 FSBO - NO FEE - NO COMMISSION SEE WEBSITE VIDEO WALKTHROUGH This Home May Remain Here OR Move to Your Location ★★  🈚▐►See Our WebSite Here to BUY This Mobile Home:               WholeSale Buyer Values:               ▐► https://www.SCInvestmentProperties.com/  ★ ★★ CALL Steve for YOUR APPOINTMENT to BUY TODAY for SUBSTANTIAL CASH DISCOUNT -  See Your Buy VIP for Your Appointment. ★ Full 1216 sf (16X76) ★ Gated Community ★ Rural Setting ★ Garden Tub ★ Laundry Room   ★ Grassed Front - Back Yard   ★ 10 X 12 Storage Shed ★ Club House ★ Pool ★ Jogging and Biking Trails.Monthly Lot Rent Includes Yard Maintenance, Sewer, Trash ★ HUGE CASH DISCOUNT $24,775 TAKE OFF $15K Today for Same Day Cash ★      As Is EVERYD...
By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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"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    Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore. I'm always open to member suggestions on posts that should be Featured but somehow got missed. Giving deserving posts more exposure is what Second Chance Saturday is all about.  As you read blog posts during the week, be sure to TAG ME in the comment section of any post you wish to nominate as Feature-worthy.  Then watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday.    I am on a combination beach vacation / family visit road trip. Second Chance Saturday will return next week.  Have a great weekend...
By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced! Soren Kierkegaard  Active Mason County Waterfront Homes for sale  CLICK HERE NOW Active Mason County waterfront Vacant land for sale CLICK HERE NOW (ALL PROPERTIES ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE) WARNING ALL PROPERTIES, SHOULD BE CONSIDERED OCCUPIED AND AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED WITH A LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT TO SEE… (Do not trespass) Here are some more waterfront blog posts you may enjoy: Thurston County Washington Waterfront homes for sale 4/25/2021 Kitsap County Washington Waterfront homes Currently Available: as of 4/25/2021 Gig Harbor & Fox Island Washington Waterfront homes for sale 4/25/2021  Thank you...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Sergel Vasilievich Lebedev was born in Lublin, Congress Poland back in 1874.  He went to school in Warsaw.  In 1900, he graduated from St. Petersburg University.  After graduation he worked at the Petersburg Margarine Factory.Starting in 1902, he moved from university to university in Russia, starting the Saint-Petersburg Institute for Railroad Engineering.  In 1915, he was appointed Professor at the Women’s Pedagogical Institute in St. Petersburg.  By 1916, he was a Professor of the Saint Petersburg Academy for Military Medicine.   By 1925, he was the leader of the Oil Laboratory at St. Petersburg University.  He died in 1934, he was 59.What you may not know about Sergel is that he was a chemist and the inventor of polybutadiene synthetic rubber, the first commercially viable and mass-...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerYou may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them!Maya Angelou Active Mason County Waterfront Homes for sale  CLICK HERE NOWActive Mason County waterfront Vacant land for sale CLICK HERE NOW(ALL PROPERTIES ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE) WARNING ALL PROPERTIES, SHOULD BE CONSIDERED OCCUPIED AND AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED WITH A LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT TO SEE… (Do not trespass)Here are some more waterfront blog posts you may enjoy:Thurston County Washington Waterfront homes for sale 5/2/2021Kitsap County Washington Waterfront homes Currently Available: as of 5/2/2021Gig Harbor & Fox Island Washington Waterfront homes for sale 5/2/2...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Most of you know that since the Pandemic Diane has been working from home as well. So what does that mean to me? Well there is competition who can walk Holly. There are times she is busy and other times I am busy. Well lucky for me she was busy so I walked Holly for her late afternoon stroll. As we stoped at this tree I did a double take and was wondering what kind of tree this was I never seen such a 'fruit tree' before.  So with that said can you tell me what species of tree this is? Maybe Ron and Alexandra Seigel would know they are good at naming exotic flower and fruits. Feel free to share what you  think in your comments:))))    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 ...
By Theresa Harden, PB SFR e-Pro Realtor
(Hawaii Dream Realty LLC)
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The below table represents aggregated values based on MLS data as of April 30, 2021. Each inventory category includes a link providing the current Honolulu MLS listings for that particular category. The table does not provide the 30-day trends for the list price, sold price, days on market or available listings. If you are interested in a more detailed table with  trend percentages, click here to register to receive the monthly report via email. Otherwise, the 30-day trend for the average list price for single family homes, condominiums/townhomes and luxury condominiums/townhomes remained relatively steady while luxury single family homes had a slight uptick. The 30-day trend for average sold price was slight a mix of upticks and downticks was up for all categories. Inventory wise, the...
By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale Arizona Beckons! (Photo: Scott Amonson). Why are prices rising so fast? Well, it is a great place to live! Here are the always current Marvelous McCormick Ranch homes for sale with prices in Scottsdale Arizona on the MLS. What is there not to like about living in Scottsdale Arizona and McCormick Ranch?McCormick Ranch was the first multi builder planned community built in the United States with amenities such as parks, golf courses, bike trails, underground power lines, lakes, resort hotels, excellent schools and more. McCormick Ranch was one of the first multi builder Property Owner Association (POA) communities built in the US with lakes, bike paths, parks, retail and all types of residential homes. Built on the former McCormick Ranch cattle ranch it is fl...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On May 3, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau reported nationwide construction spending up 0.2% to $1,513.1 billion in March of 2020 from $1,509.9 billion February of 2021, but rose 5.3% from $1,436.7 billion in March of 2020.Nationwide private construction higher 0.7% to $1,169.2 billion in March of 2021 from $1,160.9 billion in February of 2021.Residential construction increased 1.7% of $725.2 billion in March of 2021 from $713.1 billion February of 2021.Non residential construction declined 0.9% to $444.0 billion in March of 2021 from $447.8 billion in February of 2021.The public construction dropped 1.5% to $343.9 billion in March of 2021 from $349.0 billion in February of 2021.The educational construction fell 2.0% to $85.3 billion in March of 2021 from $87.1 billion in February of 2021.T...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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🈚▐►Summerville Discounted SWMH 3bd-2ba Windgate Community Upscale Residential 29486 FSBO - NO FEE - NO COMMISSION SEE WEBSITE VIDEO WALKTHROUGH This Home May Remain Here OR Move to Your Location ★★  🈚▐►See Our WebSite Here to BUY This Mobile Home:               WholeSale Buyer Values:               ▐► https://www.SCInvestmentProperties.com/  ★ ★★ CALL Steve for YOUR APPOINTMENT to BUY TODAY for SUBSTANTIAL CASH DISCOUNT -  See Your Buy VIP for Your Appointment. ★ Full 1216 sf (16X76) ★ Gated Community ★ Rural Setting ★ Garden Tub ★ Laundry Room   ★ Grassed Front - Back Yard   ★ 10 X 12 Storage Shed ★ Club House ★ Pool ★ Jogging and Biking Trails.Monthly Lot Rent Includes Yard Maintenance, Sewer, Trash ★ HUGE CASH DISCOUNT $24,775 TAKE OFF $15K to for Same Day Cash ★      As Is EVERYDAY ...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
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 'Friday Flag'.  This weeks Red, White and Blue is special in that it is found at a new listing for Sandpoint Realty LLC.  In Hayden, North Idaho near Hayden Lake 'Ole Glory' is proudly flown, and was done so long before we listed the home.  Thank you Hayden resident for proudly flying Ole Glory and for trusting Sandpoint Realty LLC with the selling of your home. Click here to view listing information. 'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time professional Realtor®.  Your wants and needs are my priorities.  Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2  Suite 203 BSandpoint, Idaho 83864208 255-6227
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Gulf Breeze Florida: Quick-Clean Hacks Professionals Use When Time is Limited Whether it is a visit from a family member or you had to call a repairman into your home after an emergent issue, everyone … Read More My Home own search! What Is My Homes Value ?   How to get a Mortgage and FREE Credit Report    House Facts and News   Pensacola Real Estate Q&A? What is Title Insurance, Escrows and closings explained in simple terms? GET REAL ANSWERS  Adopt-a-Pet.com, We raise awareness through the local and now the national Human Societies bring a pet home!  Gulf Breeze, Pace and Pensacola Happenings Lettuce Eat?  The funniest Thing?  Repair This Mr. Handy Man?  .Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter what’s happening here on the gulf and homes for sale.  Thinking of SELLING,  If I sell your home...