Republican Representative Doc Hastings Backs Hanford Reach, Rattlesnake Canyon Access | Also, Tri...

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Tri City Herald writes: Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., would like to open public access to Rattlesnake Mountain and the Hanford Reach to bring more tourists to the Mid-Columbia. Hastings spoke to a sold-out crowd of about 240 people at the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual state of the congressional district luncheon Wednesday at the Shilo Inn in Richland. Thumbs up for Doc Hastings for supporting Tri-Cities Eco Tourism. As a Tri City Wa REALTORĀ® this can only m...

Our Favorite Time of the Year in Southwest Florida

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The next six weeks are one of our favorite times of the year here in Southwest Florida. Tourist season is winding down, kids are back in school, and winter residents won't start flocking in until October. The down time from all the hustle and bustle is always welcome. And, we have the Labor Day weekend to enjoy too. Like most people who live in Florida, we are avid outdoor enthusiasts. Boating, fishing, trekking. You name it and we jump at the chance to enjoy the beauty of our area. We us...

How to get a great credit score!

Wayne Long posted this 1 1,564 Views

We all want a great rate on our Mortgage.  To do that we need a great credit score.  It is more important now than ever! 1) Don't pay late!  30 days late on anything can really lower your credit score.  Approximately 35% of your credit score is based on your payment history.   If you pay on time every time you will have a much better score.  Even one late payment can lower your score up to 100 points.   What if I already have late payments?...

Rand Fishkin, SEOMos Wiki Jacking, Wikipedia Editing and Contributing

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In light of Rand Fishkin's blog about Wiki Jacking, I thought I would provide a great resource on how to use Wikipedia ethically and for what Wikipedia's intended purpose is. Search Engine Roundtable did a service to Wikipedia by posting an article on appropriate ways to utilize Wikipedia's influence for search engine marketing. In the article a few recommendations are made. Among several points, a point on Wikipedia as a link building resource stands out to me. The article suggests not usin...

Preparing for Real Estate Investment in Tampa

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Tampa Bay offers a great opportunity for investors, especially homebuyers. The favorable buyers market conditions, added to the competitive prices, make the real estate investment a windfall in this season for prospective buyers.   Short-term or Long-term investment?   Both short-term and long-term investments have their own advantages and disadvantages. It depends on the investment plan one wishes to opt for and the kind of benefits he expects in the prescribed period...

Boston Macallen Building Sets Green Standard for Condos

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As Green building and development continues to spread across the country, Boston has joined the club.  The Macallen Building, a 140-unit development in South Boston is one of the most progressive developments in the city, opening its doors to residents in June of 2007, it has achieved a coveted Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design  (LEED) certification badge, currently the only across all Boston real estate. The sloping 6 to 12 story Macallen Building, ne...

Surprise boost in housing sales

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We finally got some good housing news in the USA. In my past blog posts i have been bad mouthing the National News. Well i have some good news to report. Sales of new homes perked up in July, while factory orders took off, raising hopes that the economy can safely weather financial turmoil that has shaken Wall Street. New home sales rose 2.8% in July. I have noticed a spike in people also wanting to buy homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth Market also.Ā  In the last 2 or 3 weeks I have had so ma...

Marketing Windward Homes For Sale

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If you are considering listing your Windward home for sale, there are some important factors to consider before you decide which real estate agent you think can provide your home with the most exposure to potential buyers. The internet has changed the way buyers search Windward homes for sale and few REALTORS have capitalized on the advantage that internet marketing can provide as additional exposure directly to buyers. This change has not gone unnoticed by us. We have embraced the internet ...

Microsoft Tafiti Launched and Provides Fodder for Google Competition Speculation | Silverlight Re...

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Microsoft launches experimental search site Tafiti (you will need to download and install Silverlight). I find this interesting in light of the rumors behind Microsoft acquiring Yahoo. Let's look at an analogy here. IBM slept, and Microsoft took over IBM's share of he PC market. Now let us compare Google to IBM. Google, at the top of the market and resting on it's laurels, all the while Microsoft has Microsoft Live, Yahoo (let's imagine for a moment), now Tafiti. As real estate agents s...

Florence Oregon tribal casino adds 250 new jobs

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FLORENCE, Oregon -- As reported by the Oregon Register-Guard: "Wanted: 250 new employees in a town of 8,000 people. "It's not every day that an employer in the City of Rhododendrons posts a job ad like that. But on Friday, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians will begin hiring in anticipation of the newer, bigger Three Rivers Casino and Hotel opening at year's end. "The tribe will begin the hiring boom with the grand opening of a new ...