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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker   The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others!  Attributed to Mahatma Gandhi Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...  and courtesy of  Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker  Tacoma Washington  Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE Fathom Realty WA LLC Serving South Puget Sound in Washington State         Paul's Servic...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
I chose to look at Mondays as Motivational Mondays. Some of us may be thinking that we need an extra cup of coffee or an extra hour of two of sleep. I choose to say, give me an extra shot of motivation and set me on my way. As the year keeps slipping by us, I am focusing one week at a time on creating the best from within me. I hope that you enjoy this brief motivational clip to bring out the best in all of us as well. Each week, a new clip from a different angle, a different philosophy.
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
 Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings! Attributed to William BlakeThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Observations by a Beverly Hills Realtor Endre Barath, Jr. Over the 4 months or so, I have been inundated with emails and texts inviting me to attend various seminars about the shifting Real Estate Market and how to find buyers and sellers. Then there are experts wanting 15 minutes of my time to give me the answers to be successful in today's market.  With catchy titles like ``how to win business in a downturn”, and  “we have helped agents get three to five extra deals” these seminars or chats would only cost me (quite) a few hundred (or thousand) dollars to learn the magic solution.  If I were to take advantage of these “solutions & opportunities” there are two things I would achieve.  First off, a chunk of the income that I have generated so far in 2022 and what I'm expecting for the l...
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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 Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Speechless Sundays - Our Addition to Today's SunsetWe have been busy decorating for holiday parties and thought that this year, we would add a little light to our backyard too. Since we try to catch as many sunsets as possible, even in the freezing cold weather, we thought we'd add a little something to the artwork in the sky! After putting this one up, I'm thinking we may need another two smaller ones to compliment it...  Like Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker, we love our tiny little lights! Have a lovely week ahead everyone! © Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | SavvyBroker@me.com | Speechless Sundays - Our Addition to Today's Sunset
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Healthy but, YUMMY Recipes - Margherita Pizza Ray and I are enjoying our health journey and have found these pizzas to be one of our favorites. We feel like we're cheating - they're SO good! This is easy to prepare in a short amount of time so, I've found them to be best to serve on my busiest work days.INGREDIENTS:1 Outer Aisle Pizza Crust (sold at Costco or many large grocers.)1/4 cup tomato sauce  1 oz. Turkey pepperoniLow-fat mozzarella cheese  1-2 Fresh tomatoes, choppedChopped, fresh basil (to sprinkle on top)INSTRUCTIONS:Cook pizza crust in air fryer for 5 minutes at 400º.Add toppings.Pop back into the air fryer for another 5 minutes.Easy-peasy! ENJOY!© Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | SavvyBroker@me.com | Healthy but, YUMMY Recipes - Margherita Pizza
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Fort Mill, SC Market Report | DEC 2022  Fort Mill continues to be one of the Charlotte Metro region's busiest real estate markets. Charlotte, being right on the state line of North and South Carolina, borders this popular South Carolina town.  A Fort Mill commute can be shorter to Uptown Charlotte than many areas within the city of Charlotte itself!This pristine South Carolina town offers a variety of home styles, prices, lake and golf course living and excellent schools. Low SC taxes also draw a good number of our Charlotte area relocation clients to Fort Mill.  How’s the Fort Mill residential real estate market doing? Here are the final numbers for November, 2022 sales:   Historical data via interactive graphics follow. Average Sales Price - $525,104, down from $563,513 last month.   ...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Historic Community Elizabeth Market Report | Charlotte NC – DEC 2022 About Elizabeth The Elizabeth neighborhood was home to department store magnate William Henry Belk, and the city’s first neighborhood movie theater, The Visulite, a popular night spot in Elizabeth which continues to feature live music nightly. New shops, up-scale restaurants and revitalization along Elizabeth Avenue has created a trendy Charlotte NC hot spot which attracts many visitors to the Elizabeth community. Needless to say, in most markets,homes do not stay on the market long in Elizabeth. Favorite local spots in Elizabeth Charlotte NC – All are just a stone’s throw away from homes in Elizabeth including:Hawthorne’s NY Pizza | 1701 E 7th ST | 704-358-9339 La-Tea-da’s | 3401 Commonwealth AVE | 704-338-6864The Fig...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home? Cardiff Home Sales for November 2022 It’s essential that buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market have up-to-date information about the local market conditions so they can make educated buying and selling decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. Supply and demand affects selling and buying in a number of ways, including pricing, competition, and time on market. It’s important to understand how local market conditions can impact your buying and/or selling decisions. Let’s talk now! Read More About Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community Like to Walk? Live in the Walking District in Cardiff CAWant to Live in a Musical Community? Try the Composer District in Cardiff, CA Here’s a summary of the Cardif...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Deerfield Creek (South Charlotte) Market Report DEC 2022This lovely South Charlotte community offers a variety of home styles, convenient location & lifestyle and excellent schools. If you’re in search of a Charlotte area luxury neighborhood, look no farther than Deerfield Creek.   Although Deerfield Creek has a Matthews address, it is located in southern Mecklenburg County. Deerfield  Creek is a gorgeous community that boasts fabulous neighborhood amenities including pool, playground, tennis courts, an open air cabana, basketball court and more.  You’ll also enjoy wonderful neighbors in this popular South Charlotte neighborhood. Top-ranked school assignments include Providence High School.Now, how’s the Deerfield Creek residential real estate market doing?  Here are the final numbers f...
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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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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker | Beverly Hills & Santa Monica
(BuyDeluxeHome.com)
My favorite restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA is Crustacean Beverly Hills. Crustacean Beverly Hills serves Asian fusion cuisine and is located at 468 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Known for being a place where you can often find celebrities, celebrities such as Magic Johnson were known to dine there once a week.Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the restaurant underwent a major eight-month renovation and was temporarily closed. The aquarium built into the walkway was the feature that most impressed me before it was redesigned. As you walked in, you were on clear glass and could see fish and other aquatic species beneath you. Now there's a lot to like after the $10 million renovation.When it comes to the menu, I recommend the garlic noodles as one of your sides and the crab that come...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
The real meaning of Christmas, is the day (birthday) of Christ in Bethlehem. Coming later this month celebrated on December 25. Joy to the World the arrival of the messiah and our savior. (Photo: Jeff Jacobs, Pixabay)Many of us think of Christmas in this wayHowever, Linus said actually explained the true meaning of Christmas well to Charlie Brown and his friendsA Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 animated television special. It is the first TV special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz....made its debut on CBS on December 9, 1965. (Wikepedia)What Linus Said:"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and the...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
University District home buyers now can access the entire inventory of University District homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on the address, you get a map of the property’s location. By clicking on “Franklin,” you get access to tax information, mortgage amounts, and transfer dates on each property. Hopefully, this is a way buyers for University District homes can get up-to-date information and make an informed purchase. We can show you any of these homes,so please contact The Jackson Team at 614-431-1220. Click Here to Access the Entire Inventory of University District Homes for Sale!
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Time to do a goals and business plan review for 2023. There are headwinds coming. Check where you are now. Do you have the right people in the right jobs doing the right things for the right reasons? First, make certain you know the core competencies needed in the job. Depending on the role this could be anywhere from accountability for others to attention to detail or from conflict management to futuristic thinking.Many businesses have not done a good job of selection and they will have a difficult metrics and results-based measurements of skills, performance, and interpersonal skills when they find that they must pare back. High performing employees will result in helping your organization meet its goals and will promote your brand to your customers.Do what you can to retain your high...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Clintonville home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on the address, you get a map of the property’s location. By clicking on “Franklin,” you get access to tax information, mortgage amounts, and transfer dates on each property. Hopefully, this is a way buyers for Clintonville homes can get up-to-date information and make an informed purchase. We can show you any of these homes,so please contact The Jackson Team at 614-431-1220 Click Here to Access the Entire Inventory of Clintonville Homes for Sale!
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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)
December 5 is the birthday of Walt Disney, the late creative genius behind animated classics such as Snow White and Cinderella as well as Disneyland. The Walt Disney Family Museum at the former Presidio in San Francisco, is a great place to learn about the man behind the myth. In addition to the main galleries and special exhibitions, a classic Disney film can be viewed for an extra fee. To commemorate this special occasion, the Museum will host a number of exciting activities throughout the month that highlight Walt’s life, work, and legacy. Happy Birthday, Walt!Upon arrival, please visit the ticket desk to pick up timed entry tickets to the main galleries and special exhibitions. Limited tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of ten or more are subject to se...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Worthington home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Worthington homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on the address, you get a map of the property’s location. By clicking on “Franklin,” you get access to tax information, mortgage amounts, and transfer dates on each property. Hopefully, this is a way buyers for Worthington homes can get up-to-date information and make an informed purchase. We can show you any of these homes,so please contact The Jackson Team at 614-431-1220. Click Here to Access the Entire Inventory of Worthington Homes for Sale!
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Central Ohio investors now can access the entire inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on the address, you get a map of the property’s location. By clicking on “Franklin,” you get access to tax information, mortgage amounts, and transfer dates on each property. Hopefully, this is a way buyers for Central Ohio Bank Owned properties can get up-to-date information and make an informed purchase. We can show you any of these homes,so please contact The Jackson Team at 614-431-1220. Click Here to Access the Entire Inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned Properties For Sale!
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