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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
6832 Middlepointe, Dearborn, MIPriced Reduced Again!!!!    $250,000.00Vacant and ready to move into!!!Amazing house in a beautiful area of Dearborn! This home has it all and has been completely updated throughout. It features a new roof 2021, new furnace 2021, new A/C 2021, new water heater 2021, new light fixtures 2021, freshly painted in 2021, updated kitchen w/ granite countertops 2021, updated electrical, and much more! The highlight of this home is the spacious master bedroom upstairs, it is very impressive. The open and fully finished basement provides additional living space, it has brand new ceramic tile. Clean 2 car garage. This home also features new seamless gutters, storm doors and awnings. Close proximity to many shopping centers, schools, parks, and much more! This beauty ...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
3 House Package, Flint, MIARV - $55,000.00Priced to Sell at $19,900.005061 E Larado Ave        301 E Gracelawn              414 E Lyndon2 Beds – 1 Bath               2 Beds – 1 Bath               3 Beds – 1.5 Baths 3 Ranch Style Homes Properties are Priced to sell Excellent Long-Term Rental Opportunity Same owner for all three properties Title Company Closing Seller may consider Quit Claim Deed under the right circumstances  Contact:  Roy Frank at:  (248)762-0806      rrfrank11@gmail.com
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
A few years ago our family inally visited the U.S.S. Arizona, "Valor in the Pacific" and Pearl Harbor Memorials in Honolulu, Hawaii. Even though my husband's grandparents' home had a view of Pearl Harbor, in our quarter century of  visiting Hawaii, we had never seen the memorial. Visiting Pearl Harbor was a very sobering event. We took photos of the memorials but even in the ones with family members, no one is smiling. Our faces looked like those of people attending a funeral. It's a sad, tragic event in our nation's history. So much unnecessary loss of life. One hopefully never to be repeated. Several years ago my husband and I met one of the few remaining survivors of Pearl Harbor while sitting in one of the rocking chairs at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel.  Although this veteran...
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Jesus is the reason for the season of Christmas, yet Saint Nicholas (the inspiration for Santa Claus) is another part of the holiday. Often considered a "helper" to Jesus, this saint's feast day is on December 6th.  Saint Nicholas was a real person born in about 280 AD. As the bishop of Myra (now known as Demre) in Turkey, he became known for his anonymous generosity and good works for the poor, who eventually became a Catholic saint. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, prostitutes, children, bakers, brewers, pawnbrokers, unmarried people, and students.  The best known tale about the generosity of St. Nick is when he gives a poor man with three young girls gold for their dowries to aid in their search for appropriate husbands. Sadly, you...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
What an incredible Saturday to support Gavin’s Gift of Grace during the first Annual Gearing for Gavin Car Show on December 3rd, 2022! Gavin’s Gift of Grace is a non-profit organization created in honor of Gavin Grant Gouldie, who passed unexpectedly on May 17th, 2018                              A lot of money was raised, a lot of new people came and everyone had fun checking out the hot cars, eating sausage wraps, drinking hot chocolate and visiting with Santa Clause! I loved volunteering for this charity event. My dear friend Teresa Gouldie is the grandmother of Gavin. "Friendhip isn't a big thing - it's a million little things."  Paulo Coelho    Thank you Aaron Gouldie for letting GGG fundraiser to be held at Golf Cart King (your new building is spectacular) and Theresa Brown, from ...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
"We are now at a point where we must educateour children in what no one knew yesterday, andprepare our schools for what no one knows yet."---Margaret Mead(12/16/1901 to 11/15/1978)Was Margaret Mead a Visionary with Special Powers to Predict the Future?From the moment we learned the word COVID-19, and told to lock-down, we experienced challenging moments. After the lock-downs were over for some cities and states, not all state governors, mayors, schools, teachers, and parents embraced the change to go back to school and many were reluctant out of fear. Subsequently, many children remained absent from the classrooms. Absenteeism, as we would learn, had consequences on state funding due to the effect COVID-19 had on daily attendance. Texas is one of six states that funds schools based on a...
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By CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA, Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems
(Number Cruncher LLC)
Are you surprised to find out that you have the right to receive prompt, courteous, and professional service from IRS employees?  If an employee is not treating you in this manner, you also have the right to visit with their supervisor.   It's true. I promise!What this right means for you: Spoken to in a way that is clear and easy to understand Receive clear and easily understood communications  Most answers to your questions can be found on IRS.gov The employee should give you their supervisor's name and contact info if you ask Treated with courtesy If the IRS calls, they do so between the hours of 8 am and 9 pm No contact from IRS at your place of employment No threatening phone calls stating you are going to be arrested or go to prison Information on how to contact the Taxpayers Advo...
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Recreation Center Membership Passes Will Be Free in 2023 Montgomery County Recreation Center membership passes will be free for County residents in 2023. Starting Jan. 3, a free pass will provide access to fully equipped fitness rooms, open gym (drop-in) activities and game rooms at any community recreation center during regularly scheduled hours.The free pass does not include access to aquatic centers. For aquatic center pass information and prices, visit Aquatic Passes - Department of Recreation - Montgomery County, Maryland (montgomerycountymd.gov).“We are pleased to be offering this service free to our residents in 2023,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “As we head into the new year and many are renewing their fitness goals, I encourage our County residents to take adv...
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By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
 FOUND IN MY ATTIC!  HUGE SIGNS!Signs are 24" x 48".......pretty big and very old.  Reading the signs will bring back Searcy AR memories for sure.  There is no date but read through them and see how many of the sponsoring new car dealers are still owned by the same folks.  Then go to the ones who gave donations and see if they are still around.  Things changed greatly as these big signs slept in our attic.And they provide great Searcy memories.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
We have so many talented entrepreneurial residents in Canyon Creek! When we were checking out the booths at the Holiday fair we found a sensational booth Cakes byFarahLLC. OMG Melissa follows her on Instagram and I hadn’t seen her site! Her name is Farah Adib Merhebi and I now follow her as well as my granddaughter Beckett who wants to be a baker! Beckett has scrolled through so many of her posts….Farah is so authentic and creative in her designs!I bought some cookies to paint to give to Handsome Hudson and Beautiful Beckett this past week-end. It was a great activity after all their sporting events of basketball, soccer and our fun run at Trail of Lights!   Not only are the cookies original they are delicious! I will be ordering one of her   cakes!  
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Ho'omau Hawai'i Market at the Hawai'i Convention CenterDecember 10 & 11, 2022Saturday 10AM-5PM / Sunday 10AM-4PM Ho'omau Hawai'i Market supports local businesses that honor Hawaiian culture through fashion, arts, entertainment, and other goods. Come and shop with some of Hawai'i's premier small businesses!  What does Ho'omau Hawai'i mean?Depending on the context, Ho’omau Hawai’i has many meanings - just like most Hawaiian names and phrases. When naming this particular mākeke, we wanted a name that was broad enough to be inclusive, but specific enough that it spoke to our mission.To us, Ho’omau Hawai’i simply means “to perpetuate Hawai’i”. We hope our event does just that! All the participating vendors respectfully perpetuate the many aspects of our culture, values, language, and people!...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
The holidays are a magical time of year. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Ventura Can-Tree Food Drive last weekend, too. This can be felt particularly in the decorations we see around town and in our homes. Living next to the ocean, Ventura residents enjoy extending that luminescence onto our waterways. Fortunately, residents and visitors get to choose between two different Ventura Parade of Lights events over the next couple of weekends.Ventura Parade of Lights 2022Channel Islands Harbor Parade of LightsFirst up? The Channel Islands Harbor Parade of Lights. Beginning at 10 am on Saturday, December 10th, organizers prove that it does indeed snow in Southern California. Come play and shop among falling snow at the north end of Harbor View Park (next to Marine Emporium Landin...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
One of my family’s traditions is to make sure to see the magical Trail Of Lights in Austin Texas over the holidays. This year it begins Thursday December 8th but they offered a Trail Of Lights Fun Run event Saturday December 3rd which we decided to give a try! We were so glad we made the decision early, signed up, got our slot in Wave 2, picked up our bib numbers and shirts and were ready to go!                           It was so fun! The lines were not as long trying to get on the Ferris wheel which I loved, popping up over the city to see our unbelievable skyline views! The kids got to see see Santa and we saw our favorite light displays.    After 2 years of allowing guests to only drive through the iconic Austin Holiday lights display the event is back to walking like the good ole d...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
There is beauty in all things created by God. (Photo: Duskys Wondersite)A Cabbage?Yes, beauty in a cabbage, notice the symmetrical lines. Fascinating and captivating.A cabbage is simple yet complex. We has humans are wonderfully complex and yet God knows every hair on our head.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Friday, December 3rd started out drizzly and cloudy but as the day wore on the sun tried to peak through the clouds and couldn’t have been a nicer late afternoon to hold the Canyon Creek Elementary PTA Holiday Fair!   Everyone worked so hard and it all came together! There were so many great booths selling Christmas stocking stuffers, baked goods, the fire fighters came out with their trucks so the kids could climb in, the little train ran around the perimeter of the school, the bounce houses were loved and face painting was a hit! The Brown Santa Drive for kid's toys had their own table so they had their bases covered. Melissa and I were sponsors of the event. We saw so many past clients, friends, neighbors, teachers and residents. Really enjoyed our time to visit. Love our community a...
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In Mount Laurel, NJ the tax filing deadline will be here before you know  it and pretty soon, you'll be gathering up your receipts and plugging in numbers. I know you're hoping for good news, and praying for a big refund in the process.If all goes well you won't owe anything and you might even be getting back a nice refund. But, what should you do if you owe money? If you know you owe money to the IRS, you might be tempted to not file a return, but that is the worst thing you can do!If you fail to file on time, the IRS will come after you until you do. Worse yet, the tax agency can assess up to 25% just in late filing penalties. Plus, interest will start piling up right away. Instead of not filing, here are the steps you should take if you owe money to the IRS.Seek Out Tax Deductions Yo...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
With the busy Holiday Season, best to stay healthy.  Great information provided by Roy. Here. Bill Be COVID-Prepared for the Holiday Season   The third holiday season with COVID-19 is underway, and everyone agrees that COVID fatigue exists. A few simple steps of caution can make being with family and friends enjoyable while reducing the risk of illness from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses such as colds and flu.Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services offers the following things to keep in mind when planning for family gatherings: Make plans with the highest-risk person in the family and friends group in mind. Talk to family members ahead of time to figure out the plan. Encourage everyone to take additional precautions if a high-risk family member is attending...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 CHRISTMAS PARADES AROUND THE GREATER CHARLOTTE AREAWho doesn't love a good parade? Especially at Christmas time? The Greater Charlotte area certainly loves its holiday parades. Here's a list of six of the most popular parades to enjoy this December. Waxhaw Christmas ParadeWaxhaw's Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 11th at 3:00 PM in downtown Waxhaw. The parade, whose 2022 theme is "Merry & Bright," will feature local school marching bands, entries and floats by 70 businesses and members of the community. You can also expect an appearance from a very special guest from the North Pole!  Click here for the Waxhaw Christmas Parade route. Indian Land Christmas ParadeIndian Land's Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 10th from 5:00 PM till 6:30 PM at the Indian...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
"Where thou art, that is home" ---Emily DickinsonBesides the Equestrian Centers what keeps me saddled in Flower Mound are the arts. The annual Christmas Parade and Flower Mound Tree Lighting Ceremony took place on Saturday, December 3. I am not a fan of crowds, but my heart is crowded with love for the arts. This photo was taken Sunday evening so that I could appreciate it selfishly, all by myself. The Christmas Tree is in front of the Flower Mound Community Activity Center. The Activity Center offers events year round, including indoor swimming pool and aquatic activities, personal fitness training, Pickleball, FloMo Summer Camp, FM Fit Camp, Group or individual exercise, walking track, Outdoor Water Park, basketball courts, Athletic Leagues, Birthday Parties, Room rentals, Seasonal Ad...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Holiday events are always very popular. A number of them, such as Caramoor's popular afternoon teas, and weekend slots for the Bronx Zoo's holiday lights, have already sold out. Here is a list of some of the various seasonal happenings, from tree and menorah lightings, to holiday house tours, train shows, concerts and more, including information on how to obtain tickets.What follows is a list, broken down by categories, located right HERE!
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