Minna French's Blog Posts

Summer Solstice - Midsummer in Finland

Finland is known for its cold and dark winters and short summers with long days and nightless nights. Summer Solstice, Midsummer, in Finland is celebrated on Midsummer’s Eve. This year is

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There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your HouseIf you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months

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Holiday Season Fire Safety - Keep Your Loved Ones Safe!

The top three days of the year for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and New Year's Eve.Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable.Check holiday lights each

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VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans and 2 million active

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Lifes Education

Dated: 02/12/2019 - RoseAnn GillieViews: 164Education is preparation for Life, Education is Life itself.  John

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FHA 203K Loan Programs Great For 1st Time Buyers

Dated: 02/05/2019 - Rob SingerViews: 155Looking for that perfect house? You can make any home your perfect home by using the FHA 203K loan program. https://www.hud.gov/program_offices

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6 Reasons To Never Buy Or Sell A Home Without An Agent

Dated: 02/18/2019 - Jerry WhiteViews: 2131. They have loads of expertiseWant to check the MLS for a 4B/2B with an EIK and a W/D? Real estate has its own

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Dated: 03/06/2019 - Phyllis DrennenViews: 243                                          ; &

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5 Things The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Do Before Breakfast

Dated: 03/13/2019 - Rob SingerViews: 1645 Things the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Do Before Breakfast  By: Marcia Layton TurnerIn many homes, mornings are chaotic. There is hustle and

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Blogging For Beginners

Dated: 04/01/2019 - Jerry WhiteViews: 43Create blog posts that serve your larger company goals.Write like you talk.Show your personality; don't tell it.Make your point again and again.Start with a

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Today's quote of the Day

Dated: 04/02/2019 - Phyllis DrennenViews: 57"TO GIVE REAL ESTATE SERVICE, YOU MUST ADD SOMETHING WHICH CANNOT BE BOUGHT OR MEASURED WITH MONEY AND THAT IS SINCERITY AND INTEGRITY.'    ;

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5 Really Dumb Ways To Save Money On Your Taxes

Dated: 04/02/2019 - Rob SingerViews: 65Published: March 14, 2017Updated: February 27, 20195 Really Dumb Ways to Save Money On Your TaxesGene Marks and Ben Gran[This article has been updated to

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April Events

Dated: 04/23/2019 David RowlandViews: 56The Horry County Fair is in full swing despite the first day being cancelled.   The last day is April 26.  On that same day in the 

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John Piper Religion

Dated: 04/28/2019 - Jerry WhiteViews: 39Jesus quoted the Psalms more than any other Old Testament book:He offered the true bread as better than the God-given manna of Psalm 78:24 (John 6)

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5 Of The Best States For Small Business Taxes

Dated: 05/02/2019 - Rob SingerViews: 80Published: February 16, 2015 Updated: April 24, 2019 5 Best States for Small Business Taxes Julie Bawden-Davis and Ben Gran taxesAddThis

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MR FISH Best Seafood In Myrtle Beach

Dated: 05/08/2019 - Jerry WhiteViews: 122Serving the Myrtle Beach area fish market since 1994, Mr. Fish has dedicated his life to providing local, fresh seafood to anyone with a love for

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Summer Time

Dated: 05/21/2019 - David RowlandViews: 147Even though the calendar says it is still spring, summer is here at the beach.  Temperatures have been in the eighties and today it reached nineties

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6 Reasons To Hire Your Kids To Work For You

Dated: 06/02/2019 - Rob SingerViews: 45Published: May 19, 2016Updated: February 27, 2019Small Business Owner? 6 Reasons Why You Should Hire Your ChildGene MarksAre you paying your kid to work for

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25 Strategic Time Management Tools For Entrepreneurs

Dated: 07/10/2019 - Rob SingerViews: 98Published: August 4, 2014 Updated: February 27, 2019 25 Strategic Time Management Tools for Entrepreneurs Melinda Emerson and Elizabeth Larkin

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Quote For The Day

Dated: 02/11/2019 - Phyllis DrennenViews: 102IF ITS AND BUTS WERE CANDY AND NUTSWE'D ALL HAVE A GREAT!

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Quote of the Day by Phyllis

Dated: 05/13/2019 - Phyllis DrennenViews: 136                                          ; &

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Phyllis' Quote of the Day

Dated: 07/13/2019Views: 74                                                ;

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Carolina Forest Blvd

Dated: 07/26/2019 - David RowlandViews: 53The long awaited project has begun.  Trees are being cleared on one side of the road.  That part is almost done.  There is need for one

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Hurricane Season

Dated: 08/28/2019 - David RowlandViews: 62Well it was bound to happen, the hurricane season is here right on schedule.  With that in mind now would be the time to look over your home and check

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Know When To Spend Money For Your Business

Dated: 08/29/2019 - Rob SingerViews: 56Know When to Spend Money for Your BusinessYou can’t grow your business if you don’t know how to correctly spend your money. Knowing when to spend

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Local Fishing

Dated: 10/29/2019 - David RowlandViews: 31I spoke to a man this morning that is very knowledgeable about the local fishing.  When asked what is biting he said flounder, reds, and trout are

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What Does It Mean To Be Mentally Healthy

Dated: 01/11/2019 - Alan HoffmanViews: 180  The topic of today is mental health. Being in this industry, you have to be "head strong" and you are constantly reminded to stay positive, be

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How Do You Stay Motivated In Life

Dated: 01/10/2019 - Alan HoffmanViews: 119Question of the day...How do YOU keep yourself motivated throughout the long work week? A couple of coworkers and I have been having this conversation today

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Volunteer Opportunity

Dated: 02/02/2019Views: 204I have found this amazing opportunity to volunteer at and just wanted to spread the word! Caleb's Dragonfly's DreamsCaleb’s Dragonfly Dreams is a 501(c)(3) Non

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Top Golf Is Open

Dated: 03/01/2019 - Alan HoffmanViews: 130Hey there everybody,BIG NEWS IN MYRTLE BEACH! TOP GOLF IS OFFICIALLY OPEN.All of the buzz that has surrounded us for the past couple of months

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8 Smart Tips For Successfully Managing Stress

Dated: 03/18/2019 - Alan HoffmanViews: 68When you're stressed, your head may start to hurt, or you may feel nauseated, dizzy, or just plain overwhelmed. Stress can have a huge impact on every aspect

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How Much Homeowners Insurance Do I Need

Dated: 03/18/2019 - Alan HoffmanViews: 172Homeowners insurance covers more than just your house in the event of a disaster — it also protects your belongings, savings, and more. And even

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Masonry For Your Homes Exterior

Dated: 04/01/2019 - Alan HoffmanViews: 63Whether you're recladding or simply adding an accent to your exterior, stone and brick provide cozy colors with timeless durability. Here are nine things you

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Free Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

Dated: 05/06/2019 - Alan HoffmanViews: 57Hey guys!So, if you're traveling to Myrtle in the near future (hopefully booking a long weekend to have plenty of time to go and see beautiful homes to move

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CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC FEST

Dated: 06/04/2019 - Alan HoffmanViews: 76KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!!!! HAVE FUN EVERYONE!!!! SEE YOU THERE!!!HEALTH AND WELLNESS TIPS FROM TIDELANDS HEALTH, THE OFFICIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM OF CAROLINA

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Pre Approval

Dated: 07/23/2019 - Alan HoffmanViews: 101So...the golden question that we ALL should be asking our clients:"Are you pre-approved yet?" For me, 7 out of 10 times the response I get is NO!!!

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Wave Garden Cove

Dated: 08/23/2019 - Alan HoffmanViews: 36MYRTLE BEACH!!!!!! LISTEN UP!!!!!! Myrtle Beach will break ground as part of a development project to inject quality surf into an area plagued by

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The weather is getting better

Dated: 03/19/2019 - David RowlandViews: 158The weather is getting better and spring is right around the corner.  Last week there were some college teams in town for a track meet at the Doug

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Looks like March is going to be busy.

Dated: 02/21/2019 - David RowlandViews: 141Looks like March is going to be busy.  We start the month off with the Myrtle Beach marathon, 13.1 or 26.2 miles.  Its a fairly flat course

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To all my friends in the North

Dated: 01/21/2019 - David RolandViews: 207To all my friends in the North, it is cold here today.  There was no fishing at the pier today.  I will take mid-thirties versus minus 9 any day.

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Golf Homes On The Grand Strand

Dated: 04/02/2019 - RoseAnn GillieViews: 55Now is the time to start your search for a home or condo in the Grand Strand.  Golf is at it's  best. with great weather and reasonable prices.

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Self Help

Dated: 07/17/2019 - RoseAnn GillieViews: 143Dear Self,Don't get worked up over things you cannot change, people you can't change, It's not worth the anger build up or the headache. Control only what

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Imagination

Dated: 09/09/2019 - RoseAnn GillieViews: 29"Laughter is Timeless""Imagination Has No Age"and "Dreams are Forever"Walt

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Getting Ready For Cooler Weather In The Grand Strand

Dated: 11/02/2019 - RoseAnn GillieViews: 5Fall has finally hit in the Grand Strand, mornings are cool but the afternoons have warmer comfortable weather. Great to walk the beach, golf and 

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10 Things You Should Never Say To Your Real Estate Agent

Dated: 10/11/2019 - Beth TindallViews: 83Let’s be clear on one thing: by nature, real estate agents are not fragile beings. We’ve heard it all. And for the most part, we have a

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Fall Is The Best Time To Buy A Home

Dated: 10/16/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 87Fall is the best time to buy a house.  Sellers are more inclined to be more motivated to sell in the Fall.  The peak seasons Spring and Summer

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Want To Build Wealth Buy A HomeAnd Buy It Early

Dated: 09/13/2019 - Beth TindallViews: 58It’s safe to assume that pretty much everyone wants to build wealth—and continue to build wealth throughout their life. But how, exactly, do you

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Do I Really Need A Real Estate Agent

Dated: 08/26/2019Views: 73Selling, Buying ?  Are you thinking about buying a home?  Are you looking to downsize, upsize or buy your first home? Are you ready to sell your home?

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Beautiful beaches

Dated: 08/13/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 68Beautiful beaches attract lots of people every year, especially during the summer. Some of us love the view of the ocean, the breeze, sunny weather

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OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY IN MURRELLS INLET JULY 28 2019

Dated: 07/26/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 157Hello, Welcome to my website.  You are invited to attend an open house in Murrell Inlet/Garden City.  In interested, feel

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14 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Dated: 07/20/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 8714 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Myrtle BeachWritten by Dorothy StephensonKnown as the "Grand Strand," Myrtle Beach is sure to entertain

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How To Choose A Home Inspection Company

Dated: 07/14/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 113How to Choose a Home Inspection CompanyCo-authored bywikiHow StaffUpdated: March 29, 2019 | ReferencesWhen a house is bought or sold, a home

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First Time Buyers

Dated: 07/14/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 114 HOME BUYING ARTICLES10 Steps to Buying a HomeUnderstanding how to find and finance the perfect home for youBuying a house requires a lot of time and

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Time To Buy

Dated: 06/01/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 44Any time you find a deal is a great time to buy. There have been two home in Horry County under $100,000.00.  You rarely see homes

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Buy Or Rent

Dated: 05/31/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 57Renting vs. buying a home: Which is right for you?POONKULALI THANGAVELUJULY 3, 2018 in MORTGAGESRemoved from saved itemsAdvertiser DisclosureAt

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I Am So Ready To Buy

Dated: 05/01/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 44Some customers are so ready to buy.  The weather is certainly beautiful,  and summer is almost here. If you are ready to buy and ready to

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Are You Ready To Buy

Dated: 04/30/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 1145 Tips For First Time Home Buyers - Avoid Paying Too Much For a MortgageOur content is free because we may earn a commission when you click or make a

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Tips I Wish I Had Read When Buying

Dated: 03/01/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 94If you have already bought your first home or are going to be a first time buyer, you may get some great tips from this article.  I found it to

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Please Read Before You Pay Cash For A Home

Dated: 02/27/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 144REAL ESTATEReasons Not to Buy Your House With CashBefore you go all-in with your money, consider these caveats to paying for a home with cash.By 

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Should I Sell

Dated: 01/29/2019 - Jackie CarrollViews: 85REAL ESTATEWhy You Should Sell Your Home in 2019Housing markets may not be as hot as previous years, but selling now could be your best bet.By Devon

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5 Signs You’re About to Buy a Home You Can’t Afford

Dated: 12/31/2018 - Jackie CarrollViews: 1155 Signs You’re About to Buy a Home You Can’t AffordWarning Signs That Your Dream Home Is Unaffordabl•••BYALAYA LINTON Updated

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10 Steps For Buying A Home

Dated: 12/02/2018 - Jackie CarrollViews: 217This is a wonderful informative article for any home buyer. https://www.discover.com/home-loans/articles/10-steps-to-buying-a-homePlease contact me

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Moving To Myrtle Beach And Steps You Should Take

Dated: 07/07/2019 - Karen CongliaroViews: 50Moving out-of-state can be stressful, but we want your move to the Myrtle Beach area to be as easy and stress free as possible. Before you make your big

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Preapproval And Why They Are Important

Dated: 04/07/2019 - Karen CongliaroViews: 89If you are a first time home buyer or have been renting for quite a while, one of the most important first steps in your quest for home 

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Everything You Need To Know About A Pending Home Sale

Dated: 02/10/2019 - Karen CongliaroViews: 151As the buyer, seller or interested outside party, here's what you need to do while a real estate deal is pending.By Devon ThorsbyFew home sales fall

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Hurricanes And Home Insurance Damage Questions And Answers

Dated: 12/01/2018 - Karen CongliaroViews: 177Don't wait until you are in the middle of a hurricane to obtain insurance as you will be unhappily surprised. Once a tropical storm or hurricane

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Selling Your Home Use These Tips Before Buyers View It

Dated: 08/11/2019 - Beth TindallViews: 551. Simplify things by choosing one room at a time to work with. Work from left to right, putting things away and wiping down or dusting as you go.2.

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Six Good Reason Why You Should Avoid For Sale By Owners FSBO

Dated: 07/07/2019 - Beth TindallViews: 131When you’re looking to buy a home, you may wonder, “Does it matter if the property is listed with a real estate agent or the owners who are

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7 Pricing Myths You Need To Get Past If You Want To Sell Your Home

Dated: 06/10/2019 - Beth TindallViews: 140 When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, one aspect is usually foremost in their minds: money. Setting the asking price

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More SINGLE Women Buying Real Estate

Dated: 06/02/2019 - Beth TindallViews: 40Traditionally, many people thought buying a home came after other major life milestones—particularly marriage. And while this was a commonly held

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Tips On The Best Lender For You

Dated: 05/08/2019 - Beth TindallViews: 116Before You Choose a Mortgage Lender, Read These TipsSomeone out there wants to help save you time, stress, and money. Here’s how you find them. 

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Great Location Close To Everything Except The Mountains

Dated: 04/22/2019 Beth TindallViews: 56This well maintained home has had only 1 owner, a retired couple who enjoyed wine, gardening and fishing on the pier, weather permitting.  The

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Beware There Are Seed Displays Out In January

Dated: 02/03/2019 - Beth TindallViews: 453Not sure what it is about Seed Displays?A quick trip into Wal-Mart for a few grocery items has now turned me into a part-time gardener for the Spring! 

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How To Make The National News In Myrtle Beach

Dated: 01/05/2019 - Beth TindallViews: 178Last week Myrtle Beach made National Headlines!  It wasn't a gruesome murder, Presidential speech or even a catastrophic weather event! From

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Well Known Home On Enoch Road For Sale

Dated: 07/25/2018 - Beth TindallThis custom all brick home located on the highly desired Enoch Road in Conway SC was built by Horry County native Robert Rabon.He served as the Republican

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To Flip Or Not To Flip In Myrtle Beach

Dated: 03/05/2018 - Beth TindallMany people are trying to jump into the "fast money" real estate flipping dream. While it looks easy on a 60 minute TV show, some have no idea how much

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Koi Fish Not Your Ordinary Aquatic Vertebrate

Published 1/6/2017 - Beth TindallI went to an open house at the Myrtle Beach Academy for Arts, Science and Technology last night since my son is an upcoming High School freshman. I was

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Rocks Are Not Good Mulch In Southern Yards

Published 7/16/2016 - Beth Tindall To Rock or Not to Rock-As an owner of a small Yard/ Landscaping business I am constantly faced with the dilemma of customers who are looking for rock to use

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Imagine Buying A House With Sea Shells

Published 6/22/2016 - Beth TindallI have always considered seashells as gifts from the sea but, where exactly do they come from?Culturally, people have collected shells for millennia for a wide

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Buy A Home This Summer

Dated: 07/08/2019 - MInna FrenchViews: 8210 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start.Here is a simple

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Home Inspections

Dated: 07/01/2019 - MInna FrenchViews: 111Know What to Expect at Your Home InspectionSo you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to

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Maximize Home Value

Dated: 06/17/2019 - MInna FrenchViews: 177Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment![INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these&

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It Is Time To Buy That Home

Dated: 06/03/2019 - MInna French4 Reasons to Buy A Home This SummerHere are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest 

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Let Me Help You Find That Dream Home

Dated: 05/20/2019 - MInna FrenchViews: 98Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the

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Lets Find Your New Home

Dated: 05/08/2019 - MInna FrenchViews: 67Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We

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Lets Go Find Your New Dream Home

Dated: 05/02/2019 - Minna FrenchViews: 69Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now AvailableOver the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have

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Save Up For That New Home

Dated: 04/29/2019 - MInna FrenchViews: 35How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live,

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Let Me Help You Sell Your Home

Dated: 04/24/2019 - Minna FrenchViews: 137Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be

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Now Is The Time

Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time!Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all

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Why Am I Buying A New Home

Dated: 04/16/2019 - Minna FrenchViews: 1013 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A HomeIf you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your

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You Can Afford To Buy That New Home

Dated: 04/11/2019 - MInna FrenchViews:

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Springtime Is The Right Time

Dated: 04/08/2019 - MInna FrenchViews: 1345 Reasons To Sell Your House This Spring!Here are five compelling reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest

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Springtime

Your Home’s Spring Maintenance Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC!Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this

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3 Graphs That Show What You Need To Know About Todays Real Estate Market

Dated: 04/04/2019Views: 1043 GRAPHS THAT SHOW WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TODAY’S REAL ESTATE MARKETThe Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet

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Is Renting My Only Option

Dated: 03/19/2019 - Minna FrenchViews: 131Renting is always cheaper, right? Not necessarily. Rising rents almost always outpace the cost of principal and interest on a fixed-rate mortgage, which can

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Downsizing

Dated: 03/04/2019 - MInna FrenchViews: 134More time spent doing the things you love is just one of the benefits of downsizing your home. Lower utility bills, less money spent on housing and freeing

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Some Fun Facts About Red Front Doors

Dated: 09/07/2018 - Minna FrenchViews: 445I recently bought a home that needed renovations, including a new front door.  When choosing the color of the door I Googled all kinds of color

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