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Recent blogs on ActiveRain Community
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Real Estate 101  2/8/2023  (Quotes to help & motivate you!)Employ every economy consistent with thoroughness, accuracy and reliability!Attributed to Arthur C. NielsenThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be 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 Christian Halas, Tax, Insurance, Investment Specialist
(Halas Consulting)
I do tax planning, prep, and IRS Representation primarily in Western PA. I hold an Enrolled Agent license, a PA insurance License, a Series 66 Investment Advisors License as well as being a Certified Tax Resolution Consultant.  There are quite a few things out there in the personal finance realm that are reportable to the taxing authorities even though they are not taxable. This runs contrary to what many people think, because, hey, if it isn't taxable, I just do it, walk away and life goes on, right? Not so fast. Here are two examples that are often botched.  1. Sale of Personal Residence- Yes, you can sell your home and not pay capital gains taxes on up to $250,000 if single and $500,000 if married many states also extend this tax skipping privilege, but it does come with reporting re...
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Texas Horse Property about 20 minutes north of San Antonio. With 1.76 acres, more or less, now available in the beautiful Shavano Park! The property is already zoned for horses. View of Olmos Creek in the back! Updated electrical, and steel duct work on HVAC.Special terms and conditions apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson License DisclosuresMyers Jackson TX Broker 0698695Myers Jackson TX Auctioneer TDLR 17057 
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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Featured Image courtesy of azsuperbowl.com & NFL - 2023 Host CommitteeCathedral Rock ~ An Iconic Symbol of SedonaThis iconic symbol attracts tourists and locals alike.  Part of the appeal is the larger-than-life presence.  This impressive work of nature will take your breath away.  It can be seen from all around Sedona and hundreds of hikers traverse the trails around this rock every day.    Besides all the postcards, paintings, and artwork, this image can be found on T-shirts, and mugs, as well as various other knick-knacks and souvenirs.It also appears on business logos throughout Sedona, as noted (above). Cathedral Rock taken at sunset during monsoon - Photographed by ricksperry.comAs noted above with the Super Bowl logo, Cathedral Rock is a big part of that logo.  The element of the...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
“Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.”― Gina Greenlee..Start building your systems and leveraging your time today. .Please don’t wait. Your health and peace of mind DOES depend on it. .Get started delegating your tasks by texting 561-502-1577 today! . #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #SeeYouAtTheTop
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Successful people aren’t born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do. – William Makepeace Thackeray..Begin to learn everything there is to know about leveraging your time and growing your business. .Our team of VAs/ISAs remains dynamic and focused, working continuously within specific task requirements & tight task deadlines so that YOU can enjoy doing the tasks that you desire and/or that make you more money thus helping you grow your business. .Find out how we work with you by texting 561-502-1577 today! . #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #SeeYouAtTheTop
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By Zachary Boutin, CPA, Oregon's Tax Problem Solver
(First Response Resolution, LLC)
Rogue Valley Tax Topics: Federal Tax Liens – Part 1Welcome to Part 1 of First Response Resolution, LLC’s discussion on Federal Tax Liens! We are a specialty tax firm located in Eagle Point Oregon and the focus of my practice is solving tax problems for individuals and businesses and representing taxpayers before the IRS and State Departments of Revenue. As we continue to post additional content, feel free to reach out with specific requests for topics that would be useful to you or your clients.Federal Tax Liens are the government’s tool that they employ to protect their interest in the tax debts owed by American Taxpayers. The lien filed by the IRS exists from the date the tax was originally assessed. The lien applies to ALL PROPERTY that is owned by the taxpayer at the time of assessm...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty Super Bowl Coaches Quotes comes from another of the greats.  Bill Belichick.Belichick's career is most noted with 6 Super Bowl rings while with the New England Patriots.  What is not always known is his 47 year span coaching in football.   This quote I personally feel fits him best due to his uncanny ability to spot a winning player, that many have overlooked.  With that also came the ability to see a decline in a players ability before it was obvious to others.   'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.   Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
Let's take a look at these two words, attention & intention:Attention - notice taken of someone or something. Regarding something or someone that is interesting or important. Here, the meaning is something that is happening right now.Intention - a thing intended, an aim, or a plan. This would be something aimed at the future.The word, "intention" has become somewhat of a buzzword of late. Everyone is using this term to discuss their "intention" to do this or that. We can all, "intend" to do things but it will take action in order to make that happen.Whatever you "intend" to do in life requires a plan of action. And then, a good plan means paying attention to the details so you can execute and achieve the goals you have set. When we pay attention and make a plan, then our intentions can ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP How to do YouTube Marketing for Your Business Video and Rank on Top for Key Search Term   Create Quality Content: The first step to successful YouTube marketing is creating quality content that people will actually want to watch and engage with. It should be relevant, entertaining, informative, and unique in order for it to stand out from the competition. Optimize Your Video: Once you have created a great video, optimize it by including keywords in the title, description and tags of your video so that it can be easily found when someone searches for those terms on YouTube or Google search engine. You should also choose an attractive thumbnail image as this will h...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
How to do YouTube Marketing for Your Business Video and Rank on Top for Key Search Term  Create Quality Content: The first step to successful YouTube marketing is creating quality content that people will actually want to watch and engage with. It should be relevant, entertaining, informative, and unique in order for it to stand out from the competition. Optimize Your Video: Once you have created a great video, optimize it by including keywords in the title, description and tags of your video so that it can be easily found when someone searches for those terms on YouTube or Google search engine. You should also choose an attractive thumbnail image as this will help increase views of your video. Promote Your Video: To get more views for your videos you need to promote them on other platf...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Is ActiveRain a blogging site?  Yes.Is ActiveRain a social network?  Yes.Is ActiveRain a place to create a valuable referral network?  Yes.Is ActiveRain a place to gain knowledge about the latest happenings in real estate?  Yes.Is ActiveRain a place that can increase your business?  Yes.Is ActiveRain a place to keep your finger on the pulse of real estate markets across the country?  Yes.Is ActiveRain a place to make friends that feel your pain from things that happen in real estate?  Yes.Is ActiveRain a place you can have a virtual watercooler?  If you've visited the Q&A section you know the answer.I could go on with this list, but the bottom line is the answer to every one of these questions could also be NO, because the person responsible for putting the YES in all those questions is...
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By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
Success is a journey, not a destination.Having habits and tracking your progress helps you stay focused and motivated on the path toward your goals. Embrace the power of small wins and celebrate each step forward.That's what I'm talking about today; the biggest sign that someone is on the path to greater success. Watch and learn!
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Real estate rehab costs can vary greatly depending on the scope of work and materials required. In order to accurately estimate your rehab cost, you'll need to take into account a few key factors: Scope of Work: Determine what improvements are necessary for the property. This includes anything from minor repairs and cosmetic updates to major structural renovations or additions. It's important to be as detailed as possible when creating this list so that you have an accurate assessment of all the work that needs to be done before making a purchase offer. Materials Needed: Once you have determined the scope of work, make sure you know what materials will be needed in order to complete each project on your list (e.g., paint, drywall, flooring). You may also want to consider any special ite...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Weekly Baltimore Market Report February 5, 2023This week in the Baltimore Market report, we are finding that offers are coming in a little more quickly.  As buyers begin to return to the market, they are finding competition for available homes for sale.Buyers are touring more homes, increasing over 10% from last week.Prospective sellers might return when they see more buyer interest, and we may see more listings even before the spring market.    Thinking of selling your homeCall Margaret Rome
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
A real estate investor needs the following types of insurance: General Liability Insurance: This policy will protect you from any third-party claims arising from property damage, bodily injury or personal liability related to your investment activities. Property Insurance: Property insurance covers losses due to fire, theft, vandalism and other physical damages that may occur at an investment property. It can also provide coverage for loss of rents in case a tenant is unable to pay rent due to damages sustained at the property. Builder’s Risk Insurance: This type of insurance provides protection against damage during construction or renovations on an investment property before it is ready for rental or resale purposes. Professional Liability Insurance (Errors & Omissions): Also known as...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
  Parties and Scope of Services: This section should list the names and contact information of both parties involved in the agreement, as well as the scope of services to be provided by the subcontractor. Payment Terms: This section should outline how and when payment will be made for services rendered, including any late fees or penalties if applicable. Confidentiality: This section should detail what information is considered confidential between both parties and how it will be protected from unauthorized access or disclosure. Indemnification: This clause outlines who is responsible for any liability resulting from negligence or misconduct while performing contracted services, such as damages caused by errors or omissions on behalf of either party involved in the agreement. Terminatio...
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By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
(Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp)
Well if I had known I could have seen all these great and amazing people, I would've joined these Zooms years ago. Thank you, Debe Maxwell, CRS  for setting up and moderating, and a special thank you to Silvia Dukes for sharing her valuable time and interesting information with us all today. Silvia presented some great charts and stats regarding interest rates over time and some history that I found fascinating. Like my first home which had an interest rate of 19.5%. That was a good deal according to my lender at the time. Sometimes a view of the past helps us see where we might be going?! Nothing is predictable, or is it? Popping into one of these Zoom calls is so easy and the collaborative opportunity of the members present on these calls is invaluable. Just look at these VIPs, rockst...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
The amount you should charge for your product or service depends on a variety of factors such as the cost of materials, labor costs, overhead expenses, and market demand. You should also consider what competitors are charging for similar products or services. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide how much to charge based on these considerations and what makes sense for your business. Here is the formula in the video:Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/user/RalphMaupin Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Worksho...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
 One of the best ways to make money is by solving people's problems. People are always looking for solutions to their problems, whether it be a physical product or a service. By finding a way to solve someone's problem, you can create value and generate income from that solution. Examples of this could include creating an app that helps users manage their finances better, providing consulting services on how to start and grow businesses, designing websites for companies who need them, offering virtual assistant services, selling products online that help people with specific tasks or needs they have etc. The possibilities are endless! linktr.ee/markmaupin  Mark Maupin Social Media Links
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