I am not a product of my circumstances.

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.  http://ow.ly/MEZw9

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Case-Shiller Expected to Maintain Holdin

Case-Shiller Expected to Maintain Holding Pattern in June – The May S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data published today showed home prices continuing to rise at an annual rate of five percent for the 20-city composite and 4.7 percent for the 10-city composite (seasonally adjusted). The national index has risen 4.4 percent since May 2014. The non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) 10-City Index was up one percent month-over-month, while the 20-City index rose 0.8 percent (NSA) from Apri… http://ow.ly/31X0bS

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wai

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. http://ow.ly/MEZ9r

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Real estate has taken the top spot in th

Real estate has taken the top spot in the three years Bankrate has been conducting the survey. More Americans are once again viewing real estate as a golden ticket.

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U.S. home prices rose in May as a limite

U.S. home prices rose in May as a limited supply of properties for sale failed to meet demand from first-time buyers.

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Fewer overseas buyers are purchasing rea

Fewer overseas buyers are purchasing real estate in the United States. It’s thought the stronger dollar has a lot to do with the decline in figures.

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Total existing-home sales increased 3.2

Total existing-home sales increased 3.2 percent to anannual rate of 5.49 million in June, and are now at their highest pace since February 2007. Sales have increased year-over-year for nine consecutive months and are 9.6 percent above a year ago

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Happiness is not something readymade.  I

Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions.  http://ow.ly/MEYZg

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Key Takeaways from the June New Home Sal

Key Takeaways from the June New Home Sales Report – New home sales unexpectedly fell 6.8 percent in June, to 482,000 units (SAAR). May sales for were also revised lower. Sales of new homes are still up 18 percent from a year ago and are higher than in all but six months since June 2008. The median sales price of new homes edged up slightly from May, but is now 7.7 percent below its November 2014 peak and 1.8 percent lower than June 2014. Sales of newly constructed homes… http://ow.ly/31OfKe

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Export any and all LinkedIn Contacts NOW!

LinkedIn is a great tool for salespeople and business people of all sorts. However, as the internet grows up, we have taken for granted the free resources and tools. Increasingly websites and services are seeking to suck us in and lock us in, and LinkedIn may be no different.

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Google and other responsible internet companies adhere to a policy that is called “feature zero,” which means in short that any data you accumulate in the program you can take with you at some point. In short, you can export out all of your contacts and data. Google continues to offer this service, as does LinkedIn. Facebook recently (May 1) stopped users from being able to export their data directly from the program, requiring those who are determined to go through several detailed technical steps, out of the reach of most users (I cover this in my webinar series in part 2). I warned users on Facebook, and I was able to merge over 3,000 contacts into another program and export them all. Facebook continues to let you merge your contacts into its service on your phone, you just cannot merge out the Facebook only contacts.

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LinkedIn recently made the process of exporting much more difficult, perhaps in preparation of closing its door to exports. Used to be there was a simple page, click, and the data was exported. Now it is hard to find, and once you order the download it comes later via email, to me in about 24 hours. Detailed instructions are here.  I am urging all my clients with any LinkedIn contacts to export them immediately and import the data into your contact management system.

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