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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
There is a Biblical saying "Guard your heart". Now many folks think that means to never fall in love. They are wrong. In Biblical times your heart was also a reference to the thoughts in your mind. To guard one's heart meant to avoid negative input. Avoid negative TV shows. Avoid negative movies. Avoid negative music. Avoid negative people (I know - that may mean losing 30% of your contacts on your phone. LOL). Most importantly, focus on what is good and what is right and let that be predominant in your thoughts.Here is a focus for today:
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By Kevin Rego, IRS Collections Representation
(Rego Tax Law)
San Mateo, CA: You went to your mailbox and there it was.  The letter you have been dreading, but haven't really thought about for a few (or more) years.  The IRS is sending you "greetings" in the form of a CP14.  Now what do you do?The CP14 is an official notice that you owe money to the IRS.  It is also the first "shot across the bow" of your boat in an effort to get your attention.The IRS does not wish to chase you to get you to pay them.  They have MILLIONS of taxpayers that owe them money, so the easier you make it on them, GENERALLY, the easier they make it on you.When you get your CP14, a few things to do: read the notice carefully from start of finish.  The notice was explain how much you owe and how to pay the IRS. the notice will give you a due date for the payment.  Realize i...
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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)
Happy Victoria Day to our neighbors in Canada! Not to be confused with Canada Day, (celebrated annually on July 1st), Victoria Day is now always celebrated on the first Monday after May 24th. It's also known as National Patriots Day in Canada. In 2023, Victoria Day is Monday, May 29th.  May 24th was the birthday of Queen Victoria, who became Queen at just 18 years of age. Victoria served as the longest reigning British Monarch, ruling from June 20, 1837 until her death in 1901. As was common with many royal families, Queen Victoria married her first cousin Prince Albert. She bore him nine children, all of which married into royal families. Because of this, Queen Victoria became known as "The Grandmother of Europe". Unfortunately many of her heirs possessed and passed on the gene for hem...
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report May 2023 Burnett County Land; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties         Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $85,000 24.18 $3,515 1570063 Active Wood River Burnett $85,000 24.18 $3,515 6309476 Active Grantsburg Burnett $89,000 22.68 $3,924 1568096 Active Trade Lake Burnett $89,000 22.68 $3,924 6252902 Active Grantsburg Burnett $109,000 31.37 $3,475 1570062 Active Wood River Burnett $109,000 31.37 $3,475 6309466 Active Grantsburg Burnett $128,900 36.82 $3,501 6309480 Active Grantsburg Burnett $128,900 36.82 $3,501 1570066 Active Wood River Burnett $135,000 30 $4,500 1570061 Active Wood River Burnett $135,000 30 $4,500 6309455 Active Grantsburg Burnett $140,000 40 ...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Latest news on the Huntersville, NC real estate market in April 2023... What it means for you... What you need to know... Huntersville housing market showed considerable strength in April 2023. Key take-aways include: Record high median and average home sale prices. Days on market dropped to 23 days in April, down 41+% month-over-month.  Huntersville housing inventory was at its lowest level since March 2022. New listings were down from March 2023 and year-over-year. Lack of inventory and new listing were a factor in lower closed sales month-over-month and year-over-year. List to sale price ratio of 99.68% left little room for buyers to negotiate on price.  Huntersville Housing Market Highlights: April 2023HOME SALE PRICES REACH NEW HIGHS IN APRIL 2023Average sale price in April 2023 wa...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Greater Waterbury CT Memorial Day EventsAs a weekend of festivities are in full flow, and to remember the brave men and women that gave their lives for our country, below are some events in the Greater Waterbury area for people to enjoy and participate.SundayWATERBURY: Parade will start on Freight Street at 1 p.m. and conclude in front of the Elks Lodge on West Main Street followed by ceremonies on the Green. The parade route will start on Freight Street, east on Grand Street, north on Bank Street, west on the south side of the Green on West Main Street and pass the Elks Lodge to Meadow Street, where the parade will end. Ceremonies on the Green will start after the parade. Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee will host its annual Memorial Day patriotic services at 2 p.m. at the Green. ...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Le Dîner en Blanc - HonoluluSaturday, June 17 4PM-10PM  Are you ready for a moveable feast, extrodinaire? Le Diner en Blanc - Honolulu, the all-in-white-themed event, is coming back to Oahu on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Le Dîner en Blanc is all about celebrating the zest for for life with a fête mobile, indulging in food, fashion, and community, year after year, with a dollop of spontaneity and a dash of mystery. Garbed all in white, guests arrive at a secret location for a chic picnic en masse. Attendees bring their own tables, chairs, picnic baskets, all the accoutrement, to sit down with friends and make new connections in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces. The location remains secret up until the very moment of arrival. Over the course of the evening, guests from all b...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
Trying to "time" the market is tough. It all comes down to a simple fact: the only bad time to buy a property is later. Send me the message if you're thinking of buying a home this year and I'll help assuage any fears or concerns you may have! 
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CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarships AvailableHigh school seniors who are residents of the City of Gaithersburg are encouraged to apply for a W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. Memorial CHARACTER COUNTS! Scholarship. Applications are due June 1. Awards are based on the embodiment of the Six Pillars of Character, personal merit, financial need, and a commitment to further education. We also invite individuals, businesses and organizations to support the character development of our young people by contributing to this fund. Find the application form and more information here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Columbine, Longwood Gardens Photowalk, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 4389Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
You are not defined by your past; you are prepared by your past. Every challenge you’ve faced, God deposited something of value on the inside. Your character was being developed. Strength was being increased. Vision was being enlarged. With every difficulty, you can experience a new level of God’s goodness. You may have had unfair things happen; somebody did you wrong, or maybe poor choices brought trouble upon you. Your past prepares you for a better future. One of the things I’ve learned is that nothing happens to me; it happens for me. God would not have allowed me to go through difficult times if He didn’t have a purpose for them. Even though you are going through challenges, even though something seems unfair, if you keep the right attitude, it will help you become who you were cr...
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By Karen Martin Real estate agent Safe Harbor Realty, Westport, MA Realtor Helping Home Sellers & Buyers
(Safe Harbor Realty )
Westport Mass Home for sale Karen Martin Real Estate Agent, Safe Harbor Realty Westport MA Coming Soon!  47 Sodom Rd. Westport, Mass 02790This charming ranch-style home in Westport, Mass offers so many opportunities to make it yours. With a spacious 1,490 square feet, it provides ample room for comfortable living. Offering an Eat in Kitchen, Formal dining room or Office, Large living room, 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. All conveniently located on the first floor.  The property boasts a sunroom that overlooks a beautiful half-acre backyard, providing a serene and picturesque setting. One of the standout features of this property is its convenient location. With easy highway access, commuting to and from Westport is a breeze. Whether you work in the city or simply enjoy exploring Westport w...
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By Tim L. Ramey
(RG Realty Group)
Hello there again from BEAUTIFUL Cottage Grove Minnesota.  Hope this email finds you well this Sunday and wishing you a early Happy Memorial Day wish and to share a early Tim's Time Outs:      Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day began in 1865 by decorating the graves of Civil War patriotic soldiers and later to remember the U.S. men and women who lost their lives serving their country.   FAMILY; Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days? BUT...the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of our lives. AND come to think of it, we pour ourselves MORE into work than into our own UNWISE investment indeed, don't you think? Do you know what the word family means?FAMILY= (F)ather...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Remember and Honor Today we honor the brave members of the Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Thank you for your service and may you always be remembered. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburn www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate   Laura Sellers Associate Broker, Realtor, GRI Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices  Preferred Real Estate, Inc. 1810 E. Glenn Avenue, Suite 130 Auburn, AL 36830 Phone: 334-332-7263 Fax: 1-888-217-3682w    TO VIEW HOMES FOR SALE IN THE AUBURN-OPELIKA AREA PLEASE CLICK HERE.   EXPERT IN AUBURN - OPELIKA - REAL ES...
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By Laura Sellers,
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.;
Determine your real estate needs and lifestyle goals.No two people have the same lifestyle needs or financial situation. Let me help you determine which lifestyle factors are most important to you when making your future real estate decisions.Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate
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By Dave Sulvetta, Realtor
(Dave Sulvetta, eXp Connection, Gloucester County Realtor)
Valleybrook, The Links! Gloucester Twp NJAre you ready to discover the perfect home in Blackwood, New Jersey? Look no further than 186 La Costa Dr! This stunning property, situated on a large corner lot, is the epitome of luxury living in the sought-after Valleybrook community. With numerous upgrades, exceptional features, and a prime location, this home is sure to capture your heart. Join us as we explore all the reasons why 186 La Costa Dr is the ideal place to call home.IntroductionWhen it comes to finding a dream home, 186 La Costa Dr in Blackwood, NJ, ticks all the boxes. From its spacious interior to its beautifully landscaped exterior, this property is a true gem. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a growing family, or someone looking for a serene retirement retreat, this hom...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Mancave's at SunRiver St. George, Utah...Momma's Happy!  Back in 2015, SunRiver St. George in southern Utah introduced Adventure Mancave's! The garages couldn't be built fast enough for the high demand of these luxury, storage units by interested parties.  A total of 34 units were built, at a price of $129,000 each. The last one that sold went for $200,000. Today, the price has increased up to $400,000. A perfect place for family visits instead of a hotel/motel stay. Store an RV, ATV toys or design a custom media room to watch sporting events with your buddies or room to work on that classic car. No matter the choice, there is 1,250 square feet of customizable space!  A 25’ x 50’ garage space for your lifestyle and activities. Each unit comes fully finished with paint, sheet rock, and h...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Memorial Day: Remembering with Respect and Gratitude And get current with your knowledge of the VA loan, it's not your Daddy's VA, it's very much like a conventional loan these days: No down payment assistance required by the seller. Not limited to $0 down; VA borrowers are putting up to $100,000 down these days Appraisals are quicker and more flexible to today's market values. Appraisal contingencies can be waived, even with the VA Amendatory Clause. Borrowers can pay for repairs, including termite (just not the report ironically).I make all these claims from writing 65% of my offers per year with VA loans attached, for over 20 years now. I've seen the changes and used them to close deals. Before you reject an offer because it's a VA loan, remember serving your freedoms to purchase, ow...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Watch this video, it is so important and share it with someone.   I wish more people would explain what this holiday is all about.  It is just not another day off but a important day and I wish more people would see how many flags are out in cemeteries.  I use to help put flags up in my earlier years.
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  JOHN 15:13     Armed Forces Day is for those still in their uniform. Veterans Day is for those who hung up their uniform. Memorial Day is for those who never made it out of their uniform.   Remembering and so very grateful…..
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Genesee WI Homes for Sale | Market Report for April 2023 Live in the peaceful town of Genesee WI!Genesee is a historic town in Waukesha County. It is located near the center of Waukesha County and in the beautiful Kettle Moraine area of southeast Wisconsin.According to the United States Bureau, it has an area of 32.0 square miles, of which, 31.9 square miles is land and 0.1 square mile is water.The community was founded by German, Welsh, Irish, and English immigrants in the early 1840’s. On March 21, 1843, the Wisconsin State Legislature approved the present town boundaries of Genesee. The entire area was formed 10,000 years ago by the glaciers. At present, it has a hilly terrain, shallow soil landscape, and beds of gravel and limestone underlie the land surface.Genesee is unique becaus...
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