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Today in my Slab to Shingles Series, we are going to discuss the meaning of what "cost plus" means. Many times, people enter a new construction contract and never truly understand what this term means and more often than not, end up paying a lot more than they anticipated. I'm going to try and br...
With the ever-increasing Zoom meetings, it is important to establish professional decorum for these events. When all participants follow some simple guidelines, everyone can enjoy video conferencing. However, it only takes one or two people choosing to deviate from some basic good manners.Here ar...
Fort Worth, Texas is poised and ready for the thousands of participants in the annual Cowtown Marathon. The races include of course the full marathon of 26.2 miles, the Half Marathon of 13.1 miles, the 10K race - of 6.2 miles and the 5K race of 3.1 miles.My husband and son joined participating in...
This is an excellent post regarding leasing residential property. Please take a moment to head to the original post and give her the kudos she deserves. Also, she is a new member so let's give her a nice, Active Rain welcome!The ins and outs of property management and leasing are important to kno...
I have been a fan of Dr. Heiser since reading his book, The Unseen Realm. He has written numerous other books, articles, and blogs as well. His impressive academic life will live on.Dr. Heiser tackled many spiritual topics that most pastors and biblical theologians would avoid. His in-depth and e...
This post is so important for all of us. This is a great message about the beauty and skill of listening. There is a difference between hearing and truly listening. Thank you Wayne Martin for sharing this important reminder.We have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Please make sure and pop ove...
At a conference I attended recently, I heard a phenomenal message! Damon West, a life-convicted felon, shared his miracle story. The room was packed and as he continued to share his story, you could have heard a pin drop in that room. His message is riveting.His bio from his website:"At 20 years ...
This blog by, Kathy Streib is worthy of a re-blog. Leadership is so important and anyone can be a leader if they are willing to learn and grow. We should all be striving to become the best leaders that we can be.Please take a moment to read her post and head over to her blog to leave her a word o...
I just returned from our Texas Realtors®, Winter Meeting. We received many updates from our state licensing commission, legal updates, and legislative updates. In particular, one new requirement for brokerages in Texas I believe is much needed.New TREC requirement:Any agent who has not written TH...
Did you know there is a way to lend a helping hand to your fellow Active Rain members? It's all about the community here in the Rain and I have so appreciated the support and help I receive on this site. Therefore, here are some quick and easy ways to show support for our members: LIKE posts. Whe...

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