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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, TOP LISTING AGENT ALONG THE BEACH
(PrimeSouth Properties)
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I believe in looking back as much as you look forward.  Any path will get you there if you don't know where you are going.   Harvesting Your Blog Posts   I heard an excellent talk recently regarding the process of going back and reviewing your journal entries. The speaker called this, "Harvesting...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(The Climer School of Real Estate)
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The December 2019 Monthly and The 2019 AnnualPearson Vue Florida Real Estate Exam PerformanceSummary Reports 39,955 Reasons to Attend the Best Real Estate School in Florida, The Climer School of Real Estate Students from The Climer School of Real Estate seem to pass the Florida Real Estate state ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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   Beautiful Stevenson Rancher shows pride of ownership.   Take a look at the letter, written by the owner. ''Dear House, We have been together for almost 50 years. We have made many improvements during that time, and I think you have aged better than I. It is now time for me and my wife to leave...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On January 3, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau reported nationwide construction spending was up 0.6% to $1,324.1 billion in November of 2019 from $1,316.8 billion October of 2019, and higher 4.1% from $1,271.4 billion in November of 2018.Nationwide private construction gained 0.4% to $985.5 billion i...

By Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI 623-582-4444
(Level 4 Funding )
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Hard money loans are the way to go for some investors who need fast cash and can’t qualify for traditional loans – here’s why.In the world of finance, hard money loans can get the short end of the stick when it comes to reputation. We’re aware! But what I’m here to tell you is why we may be the r...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have been rolling along for the last several years: doing what I do and being who I am. Things were pretty good and I was content. Last year however I made a couple of subtle changes, mostly in my thinking and as a result of these things have for the most part really been a lot better.I turned ...

By Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell
(Front Gate Real Estate)
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No-one wants to think about it, but divorcing and selling the family home is one of the most stressful situations one can imagine. A peaceful resolution is the best case scenario. Couples should try not to sabotage their profits by bickering and making the house unavailable for showings or dimini...

By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
(CastNet Realty)
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 Cover Me, O' Lord!Hide me in your Love.May the peace that comes with quietness envelop my soul.Cover me like a blanket of frozen snow covers the earth.  Stop me from running.  May the stillness of the day bring stillness in my thoughts.  Let goodness and purity be my ever present desire. Bring m...

By Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE, I help clients resolve IRS tax matters
(KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC)
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Depends! In the spirit of the giving season, here are few tips when it comes to business gifts: You can deduct up to $25 per gift per person Gifts that could be considered entertainment are not deductible Keep your business gift receipts! Here are a few business gift suggestions: Coffee mugs/tumb...

By Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE, I help clients resolve IRS tax matters
(KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC)
Comments 11
Starting a business can be exciting, challenging, rewarding and stressful. Knowing how to protect your business in matters of accounting, tax and fraud can significantly contribute to your business success. Here are a few tips to consider: Accounting Matters  Invest in an accounting system such a...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
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I love South Carolina. It is the birthplace of my Mom. It is the state I spent every summer (and every other fall) in since I was six years old. It is were I teach my kids to be Gentleman Farmers, plant rotating crops and gardens, tend to multiple species of fruit trees and speculate on the best ...

By Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE, I help clients resolve IRS tax matters
(KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC)
Comments 19
Self-employed individuals and small business owners with excess income should consider setting up SEP IRA. There are 7 different types of IRAs including the Traditional, Roth, SEP, Nondeductible, Spousal, SIMPLE, and Self-directed. Each IRA has its advantages and disadvantages, however for this b...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
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I'm still not sure if it was the broken blue canopy or the big "I'll Be Back" sign (that is soooo Arnold, eh?) which captured my heart and made me realize I really like this place and have every intention of visiting Middletown, CA again. This time, not by myself, but with my immediate family in ...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 25
Link Love... Conversations We Should Stop Havinghttp://activerain.com/blogsview/4763703/conversations-we-should-stop-having- I love Susan Mangigian. She is a wonderful Realtor and a beautiful soul... We became friends almost a decade ago when I first started writing. She was the one who named me ...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
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All American Red Cross (ARC) disaster assistance is free...Considering what it takes to get the job done, I find that fact truly remarkable. It is probably why I enjoy being a cog in their corporate, non-profit wheel. Wearing the Red Cross Volunteer mantle is like Clark Kent hiding his Superman s...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 18
Beauty For Ashes...The healing of the brokenhearted is complicated... How does one provide for those who grieve? Loss is an emotional and intimate thing, a wound that burns a gaping hole in your emotions, distracting you with the pain of knowing your life will never quite be the same again... Som...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 25
Being a native New Yorker, I'm somewhat used to traffic jams, but have never experienced a traffic jam up on narrow, twisty mountain lanes. These roads, carved and blasted through stone, are tight little narrow ribbons of freedom, clustered with perpetual curved blind spots that inspire people li...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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It is no secret among real estate professionals that divorce is a prominent cause for homes coming to market. However, we also know the situation doesn't need to lead up to a real life “War of the Roses!” Occasionally divorcing couples who are separating their lives, find they cannot afford to li...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
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I have a precocious nine year old going on forty. When he was a wee bit younger, my son Stephen, the Minion Blur, used to bombard me with mind-numbing must-be-a-guy-thing chicken jokes, like: Where do tough chicks come from? Hard-boiled eggs... During my lunch break, as I squat in the shadows of ...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
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Enter at your own risk... I see this warning daily as we deal with the aftermath of the wild fire disaster. Normally, on a sunny California morning, I'd be itching to go jogging down a country lane to soak in the sun and enjoy the view...Instead, I am carefully following the advice of experienced...