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The world of home decoration is filled with all sorts of accessories and trinkets that promise to make your home an objectively better place. Yet, despite all this variety, none surpass the hanging wall mirrors in creating the perfect balance of beauty and utility. They provide so many little situational benefits that covering them all isn’t possible within the scope of this article. So, here are the three most notable benefits:They hide imperfections:A single imperfection on a clean white wall can ruin the look of an entire room. When everything else is so shiny and clean, a single mark draws too much attention. You can try to cover it up with a piece of art, but not every wall of every room is suited for an artsy painting. Hanging wall mirrors, on the other hand, go everywhere, and do...
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By Mike Liess
(Coldwell Banker Custom Realty)
Todd Wenzel joined Coldwell Banker Commercial Custom Realty after working as a Senior Associate Broker with Hanna Commercial. During his 22 years in the industry, he has worked extensively in retail, representing both landlords and tenants, as well as successfully closing deals in all major commercial specialties. Todd will oversee the commercial real estate opertations in Syracuse NY, Southern Tier, and North Country regions, as well as being heavily involved in the growth and direction of Coldwell Banker Commerial CR in upstate NY. 
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By David Snell 704.545.0098, CERTIFIED MOLD INSPECTOR, CERTIFIED MOLD REMOVAL.
(WWW.ExecutiveRestoration.Com)
This is my client Don.  This is a photo of my client Don and David.I believe in making it about the relationship and NOT the Sale! I was retained by Don and his wife,  Denise,  to perform an inspection to there home, with sampling and Mold Testing.  I performed an Infrared Scan with penetrating and non penetrating,  moisture level readings. Also, did a visual inspection around the out side  of there home and found issues that need addressing, which I will do. How many of you are making it about the Relationship and Not the sale?  If you are making it about forming relationships and there is trust, the client will usually do what you suggest.  If, you are making it about the sale, there usually is not much trust.  So, make it about the relationship and form relationships with others and ...
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By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
After reading blog after blog about video and how important it is in today's environment, I'm putting my best "face" forward and will be doing videos.   I'm not a fan of being in front of a camera, but focusing on someone else gives me the boost I need to "get 'er done!"  My new foray into videos is in part due to the ActiveRain Challenge for June 2021 - Post - Pandemic  "Let Freedom Ring."   I'm excited to venture into video for the first time and will share posts here via the Park Bench site where they will be housed.  As an instructor since 2012, going virtual was a huge adjustment and I'm excited to be in front of people again, so I"m expanding that into video.   Here we go.....!  Videos are much better than the written word at conveying so much more than a story.  Videos can convey...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
The Carleton, 4550 North Park Ave. in Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Find similar condos for sale or rent to those at the Carleton,  4550 North Park Avenue in  Chevy Chase, MD 20815.Get the value of your Carleton Condominium in today’s market.Do you want a smaller elegant building in the heart of Chevy Chase, Maryland with a doorman who greets you by name? Do you dream of a luxury building with a great 24 hour front desk? Is a heated outdoor pool your idea of heaven? Is Pet Friendly a necessity? Then your condo search begins and ends with the Carleton! Why Live At The CarletonThe Carleton is smaller and newer than its neighbors, the Elizabeth and 4620 North Park. Thelevel of luxury at the Carleton is similar to its nearby neighbor, Somerset House.  With only eleven floors and 149 units in total,...
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By Lisa Delzompo 951-704-4559, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(Sand to Sea Properties, Inc.)
Homes for Rent in Palos Verdes Peninsula Rolling Hills Estates CA / New Lease Listing Coming Soon Lovely home on a Quiet, Tree-Lined Street, highly coveted area of Rolling Hills Estates. Connected to PVUSD schools. Oversize, large custom rooms throughout! 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, new-built in 2005 around the original red-brick fireplace. This is a work in progress; stay tuned! Questions? Call Lisa, 951-704-4559 or email lisa@sand2sea.us.
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Gulf Breeze Florida: 5 Financial Tips for First-Time ParentsSo a babe is on the way? Congrats! Along with… 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 YOU PAY $2995. Flat Fee. If you want your home sold through MLS add 2.5%. Our average selling time is ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 One house at a time. Take on a new listing when one is sold. I maintain a waiting list for sellers. As a solo Broker/Owner/Realtor®, there is a reason to limit the number of sellers that I work with...needing to find that comfortable number that I can personally handle. I make all the appointments and show my listings. To give this level of service, I will take on a new listing when one is under contract or sold. Sure, I could be much busier, showing dozens of homes and writing dozens of rejected contracts. Way too stressful! Limiting the number, with more people on my waiting list, is really working well. So many owners don't know where they will move. When they find their next home, then they will put their home on the market. So yes, I am working with buyers, finding the property no...
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Gulf Breeze Florida: 6 Shortcuts to a Smaller Utility BillIt can take years for a new, more energy-efficient refrigerator or other major … 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 YOU PAY $2995. Flat Fee. If you want your home sold through MLS add 2....
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By Jill Watts, A Luxury Experience at Every Price Point!
(Realty Pro, Inc.)
   20313 NE 10th AveRidgefield, WA  98642 Lush,Green 25.55 Acres zoned for a commercial/business park or a horse property.......added value is a beautiful 3,688 sq ft remodeled ranch home. You could develop as an investment or live the horse life!   This light and bright 3 bed/3 bath "U' shaped home features four fireplaces (some with granite hearths), central vac, 2 hvac systems, 2 water heaters, 2 furnaces, surround sound, a sewing room, 2 car garage and a 3 car garage and much more!  There are serene views from every window.  There is a lovely large patio for you to fill with music, flowers and your friends.                     There is a great kitchen in this home.  It is open concept, has beautiful  cabinetry, those ever-popular appliance "garages," custom tile artistic touches. An...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
If you are one of the 6,000 people moving to the Phoenix metro in Maricopa County each month (US Census) here are some move saving tips. Welcome to you Californians to the Grand Canyon State where 50% of the new arrivals are coming from! Because of the new arrivals house prices are increasing faster than anywhere in the US at a pace of 2% per month over the past 12 months based on median prices. Photo Uhaul- Joe Gerlach (Flickr) Although, even though Phoenix median prices are less than California they are still higher than a year ago. So, if you are moving and spending more on a house you will want to save on the moving costs.Save money on your family move with these tips as you prepare for your move to Arizona or anywhere else. From selling your current home to settling into a new one,...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
I want to share one more 'Friday Flag' from the very special Bavarian town of Leavenworth Washington before moving on.  With cloudy skies as a back drop of warning of rain to come this Sandpoint Realty LLC 'Friday Flag' shows itself off very nicely.  Thank you Leavenworth business for proudly flying Ole Glory. Experience the Difference in working with a full time professional REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs are always my priorities.   Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 255-6227 Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
Sign up at www.vt-sign-up.com for a LIVE GUIDED VIRTUAL TOUR of our sample homes, design center & factory... next tour  June 30th 2021 @ 6:30 PM...LIVE Q & A SESSION right after tour... meet one of our authorized builders... see how you can obtain a mortgage to build a custom modular home... learn how we can help you design & build your dream home... everything you always wanted to know about custom modular homes... we can build any style, size & layout...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
Sign up at www.vt-sign-up.com for a LIVE GUIDED VIRTUAL TOUR of our sample homes, design center & factory... next tour  June 30th 2021 @ 6:30 PM...LIVE Q & A SESSION right after tour... meet one of our authorized builders... see how you can obtain a mortgage to build a custom modular home... learn how we can help you design & build your dream home... everything you always wanted to know about custom modular homes... we can build any style, size & layout...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
Sign up at www.vt-sign-up.com for a LIVE GUIDED VIRTUAL TOUR of our sample homes, design center & factory... next tour  June 30th 2021 @ 6:30 PM...LIVE Q & A SESSION right after tour... meet one of our authorized builders... see how you can obtain a mortgage to build a custom modular home... learn how we can help you design & build your dream home... everything you always wanted to know about custom modular homes... we can build any style, size & layout...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
Sign up at www.vt-sign-up.com for a LIVE GUIDED VIRTUAL TOUR of our sample homes, design center & factory... next tour  June 30th 2021 @ 6:30 PM...LIVE Q & A SESSION right after tour... meet one of our authorized builders... see how you can obtain a mortgage to build a custom modular home... learn how we can help you design & build your dream home... everything you always wanted to know about custom modular homes... we can build any style, size & layout...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp is buying vacant land, building lots, tear downs and similar properties located in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange & Sullivan counties... call us today at 800-879-6001 if you want to sell your properties... confidentially guaranteed... all cash...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
YouTube Thursdays - June 17, 2021  Revisiting Thumbnails                                             Last year, we wrote a two-part series about video thumbnails, and why it's better to upload a custom thumbnail rather than use one of the default options offered by YouTube.    If you missed the series, here are links to those YouTube Thursdays posts. YouTube Thursdays October 15, 2020 - Thumbnails!  YouTube Thursdays - October 22, 2020 - More Thumbnails   In the "More Thumbnails" post, we mention using Canva to create custom thumbnails for our YouTube videos.    Therefore, this week, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist sent us an email asking for help in trying to resolve a custom thumbnail upload issue on her YouTube channel, we recommended using Canva.    It seems her custom...
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Pensacola Florida: Daily Habits to Keep Your Home CleanCleaning doesn’t have to be a hassle if you keep on top of it. Here are some small daily… 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 YOU PAY $2995. Flat Fee. If you want your home sold through MLS ...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Tomorrow is Father's Day 2021 and it will be a good one.  It will start off with going to church, followed by going to lunch at one of my favorite sea food restaurants with my youngest son and his wife.  Later tomorrow evening I will get to FaceTime with my oldest son, and gorgeous granddaughter.  It is not the same as being together, but it is the next best thing.I hope the rest of the fathers reading this blog get to spend their Father's Day 2021 in their own special way.  Enjoy it, and appreciate the blessings you are so fortunate to have. 
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