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Wed Dec 16, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Your friend doesn't know what they are talking about and you need to understand that Trulia adn Zillow have nothing at all to do with real estate other than advertise it. As a new agent your best bet in terms of training an opportunity will actually come from one of the larger franchises and after working there for a couple of years and gaining experience then you could look at some of the smaller firms. Starting at a small firm is almost a gaurantee that you like 80% of all new Realtros won't be in real estate within two years. ... more
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Marcia Kelly answered:
I just wrote a blog article on this. Check it out:

Consider 6 counter-top materials popular on the West Coast.

Recycled Glass.

Colorful, recycled glass mixed with cement. Contractors can color or stain them for more variation. Recycled glass along with cement mixed with fly ash from coal-burning stoves saves these products from the landfills. This option makes your home attractive & cutting edge.

End-Grain Bamboo Kitchen Counters

Bamboo is an Eco friendly substitute for wood--it's fast growth makes it more renewable. (I know this for a fact, as I was forever cutting down the ever-growing bamboo branches at my home in California.)

Recycled Paper Kitchen Counters

Recycled paper in a resin base. Comes in thickness from .25 to 2 inches. Not only can it be integrally created in many hues, but it's a lot more stain resistant than marble or laminates.


Comes from coconut palms, & it's stronger than oak. Don't worry about destroying palm trees. This one comes from old, non-fruiting palms.


Created from recycled fly ash, stone & shells. It beats granite for durability.


Popular on the West Coast, this countertop displays a stupendous patina. it's created from reclaimed wood from wineries, such as oak wine vats.

Marcia Kelly, CRS
Keller Williams, Topeka, KS
(785) 249-3989
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Sat Oct 12, 2013
Mark Hess answered:
Try CraigsList since it is free to advertise in or try which is the local paper and check their classifieds. We do have a few listings for rent in our MLS so email me at and I will send you want we have. Good luck. ... more
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Thu May 31, 2012
Rob Lang :) answered:
Doing a drive by a house for sale and listening to sounds over 15 minutes, talking with neighbors, seeing if there are times of day such as a school dismissal that affect traffic, checking for sex offenders, etc. are all good things to do prior to buying a property. When you choose a Realtor to assist you, he will point out even more things than this to check out before buying. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Nov 12, 2010
David Addison asked:
it just looks so quiet and deserted, in danger of become seedy, IMO.
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Nathan Paradis answered:
Granite Transformations does have a showroom in Lenexa. They work in Lawrence all the time and I'm sure they'd be happy to give you a free estimate.

Here is the URL to an "independent review" citing a cost of about $67/sq ft. If you got an in-home consultation for this product you may find it near or more than the cost of slab granite.

You might consider updating the hardware on your cabinetry. It's hard to say without seeing your kitchen...

Good luck with the sale of your home - hopefully you can do what it takes to make it a competitive offering!
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Thu Jun 10, 2010
Mexicovsafricao answered:
Hello everyone I am new here. Forum looks good.
I just wanted to make my first post and Say "Hi"
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Who are you rooting for?
I hope to talk with some of you.

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Wed Jun 18, 2008
Dennis Sullivan asked:
5 condos in it, the other building is down back of the property, duplex style 2 family. Can we get separate master insurance for both buildings, the two down back get their own insurance…
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Thu Dec 13, 2007
Rosemarie asked:
Tue Sep 25, 2007
A answered:
Greetings Jason!
There is a project going up right now that is taking advantage of park space and historic buildings of the time period your referencing. I'm really excited about the fact that the character of the buildings is being maintained - it appears they are tailoring the units to the existing buildings, not the other way around. Check out the link below!
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Wed Aug 22, 2007
The Hagley Group answered:
Kansas Legal Services, 1-800-723-6953, may be able to assist you.
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