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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(The Traczyk Team at Remax New Beginnings )
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New Mileage Rate Announced by IRSThe IRS has just announced the optional standard mileage rates for the 2019 tax year.  The new rate is 58 cents for business miles driven.  That is up from the current 54.5 cents for the 2018 tax year.  The new rate for miles driven for medical and moving purposes...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Inspirational thoughts for 12/18/18by Patricia Feager  Everything I hope to be, and want to be, I learn from members of ActiveRain(The image cast from the sun shining on my wall inspired me for this post)--- Patricia Feager In no particular order: Michael Jacobs - he embodies truthfulness.  There...

By Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska)
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"Some great pointers", I thought just a few moments ago.  I was reading a blog on Buying a new home and was going to give a compliment and add a couple valuable thoughts to this purveyor of fine information. And then I saw it...horrors >>>>>   Comments have been disabled by the author     <<<<12/17/2018

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 My owner wrote a letter to the home she is selling. No other words needed.   ''Dear Beautiful House,You were built and created for my daughter, her family, and my grandchildren. You sit in the beautiful Long Green Valley where you can see nature in its fullest bloom thru all seasons.The acres of...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
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I opined this AM on 7 elements of work and life balance. It wasn't the answer to the question posed, which asked only for 5 elements and they were different than mine - but I tend to go sideways. You may know that I am widowed. And this is my third Christmas without my Bug. With whom I lived, lau...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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BE IN HEALTH 3 JOHN 1:2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.VINCENT WORD STUDIES Be in health.

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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 I see it regularly in real estate Facebook groups."NAR should be doing MORE to protect us from _____________!!!!!"Fill in the blank with the appropriate phrase du jour: Zillow (because they're responsible for all the ills in real estate) Brokerage X  (the latest innovator that is doing to disrup...

By Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.
(Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc)
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Sure, summertime is a great time to be in the Mountains of South Carolina. But, so is Fall, Winter, and Spring! Newer construction home on 1.8 acres with National Forest border, has the lake in the front yard. Boasting mountain and lake and sunset views. Very Private. Hiking, fishing, and beautif...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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TO CAUSE TO FLOURISH AGAIN DEFINITION of FLOURISH To grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. PSALM 92:13 planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. BARNES' NOTES The passage affords an enco...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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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...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
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The Law of Contrary Public Opinion     "I subscribe to the law of contrary public opinion... If everyone thinks one thing, then I say, bet the other way..."          In what I'd describe as one of history's greatest sales movies, GlenGarry GlenRoss, character Ricky Roma subscribes to the law of ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Do you have plans to ready yourself for the new year? I do and today I will start working on the accounting portion of it. I still use the old Top Producer software I bought many years ago. It is good for me and I recently spent a couple of hundred bucks on a new printer and someone to download a...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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 My Little Helper ! ❤️ This is my Monday Inspiration...  With Christmas around the corner, everyone can use a little helper. Tristan is always trying to find a way to help. Whether it is vacuuming or helping set the table, making some Play Doh "food" or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, he...

By Aaron Rice Helps, The Future of Immersive Storytelling...
(eXp Realty )
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Happy Holidays From #UberLuxeMedia #AaronRiceHelps

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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So, think about the Yule Log tradition - make it your rule - hitch up the mule and drag in the yule!We've mostly all heard of the Yule Log tradition.  But what is the tradition of the Yule Log anyway?It's a tradition probably extending back before medieval times, and said to be Norse.In Scandinav...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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The Law of Contrary Public Opinion  "I subscribe to the law of contrary public opinion... If everyone thinks one thing, then I say, bet the other way..."       In what I'd describe as one of history's greatest sales movies, GlenGarry GlenRoss, character Ricky Roma subscribes to the law of contrar...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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The Christmas wreath.This is our wreath, hitched between our two garage doors.Traditionally the wreath means welcome, and this is is the season for that.Is there symbolic meaning to wreaths?Yes!  In addition to its welcome, the circle has been used for millennia to represent the Christian view of...

By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA
(Barcode Properties)
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 Happy Holidays to you and your families!  May you enjoy the wonder of the season and the sharing of treasured traditions.  I am grateful for your trust and support this past year, and look forward to serving you in 2019.Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season! *Many thanks for checking ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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The following came from the Consumer Protection Division of Maryland. This is good information to have and share with others. Know your rights and save your receipts. When buying for others...get a gift slip. Make sure you know the return policy. This should be posted in the store or printed on y...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Yesterday was icy and cold. Last night it was snowing in earnest. This morning it is winter a few days early. I am searching for my next adventure and that process is both exhausting and exhilarating. The choices are different than I planned but that is just the way life goes. Stay tuned.