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By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 4
To answer the title's question, I wish I could say, “Just because.”I know that is not going to convince anyone though, so I will give some examples of why EVERY home needs an inspection in the context of a real estate transaction--even new construction.While I agree the number of serious issues l...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Comments 9
 Can You Pick The Condo In This Picture? If you pointed at that one in the corner you are correct. Congratulations on recognizing that all of these properties in Hawaii could be Condos. So, What is a Condo, exactly?  "Condo" is short for Condominium Property Regime or CPR as it is often used in R...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-May 22-May 28, 2016. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 17
It's been another busy week of seems to be a pretty short spring market here in DC - or maybe it just hasn't started yet.  So I'm sort of buring the midnight oil to bring you this one.  It was a good week for blog reading! Gratitude is Easy, Their Service Was Hard..Say Thank YOU ! Sally K. & Davi...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 36
"We didn't want to bother our agent" is the start of what may often turn into a significant bother for an agent.If we're working with buyers we NEED to be bothered.  Our job is to show you EVERY home you want to see.  Period.  No other agents need to be involved.  Not the listing agent, not anoth...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 37
I was sitting with a friend the other day listening to her talk about some of her life challenges. The conversation was long. We were well into hour three of our discussion when she said .... "I've been but hurt before." I immediately stopped her and said: "Excuse me. Did you say but hurt?" She s...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 33
Decoration Day!  That's what it's supposed to be about. I won't be visiting the grave of my uncle Johnny Wall (who was killed in Vietnam), BUT I will be visiting the local veterans cemetery.  I don't know who I'll choose this year, but I will be placing flowers on a grave.  I will honoring the se...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 25
I've seen several well-meaning posts recently that wish us all a Happy Memorial Day. Memorial Day is an American holiday, this year to be celebrated on May 30th, that honors those men and women who have died in the military while serving our country.Although the holiday has come to mean for many ...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 8
Fear of the unknown.Fear of rejection.Fear of commitment.Fear of responsibility.Fear of answering the unanswerable.I have seen many would-be home buyers become paralyzed by the FEAR OF THE PROCESS.  Buying a home can and should be an exciting time but for many the process can seem overwhelming an...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 34
Displaying the Flag on a HolidayClarksville TN is a very patriotic town since so many of the residents are active duty military or former serviceman. This weekend many homeowners and businesses will be displaying the American Flag. Our 101st Parkway is lined in flags courtesy of the city street d...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 47
  You may have seen this before...I have blogged it before...and the tears still fall and my chin still quivers. More than many other weekends, we remember this weekend, the people who have given their lives, the families that have made the sacrifices that come with having someone in the service...
By David Wiggs
(ActiveRain)
Comments 25
I'm one of the guys behind the scenes but I had to come out into the light today to give a shout out to our own Bob Stewart and encourage you to check out the new ActiveRain podcast.The series went live 2 weeks ago and there are 6 awesome episodes avaialable for download now. Chris Smith from Cur...
By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(RE/MAX Preferred Properties)
Comments 36
Looking to get a great deal on a home? Thinking that you'll have your real estate buyer's agent submit a 'low ball offer' and score big time?As a real estate professional in the Oklahoma real estate market, I get to deal with all kinds of situations involving 'offers' on the homes I have listed ...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 31
I know – some folks are looking at this and thinking "Here she goes again, nagging about grammar." At least one is thinking, "Grammar rants don't belong on Active Rain." (I know this, because he told me so.)But meanwhile, I keep ranting about this subject because there ARE a lot of people who do ...
By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 51
One of the dilemmas bloggers face is coming up with content. You can find lists all over the internet, including this one that should give you enough fodder for years of real estate blogging - 300+ Blogging Ideas. But here's an easy way to write multiple posts from one original idea, and give you...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 34
Last week, the post was about SideDoor, a start up that some smart millennial kids are setting up to help buyers and sellers avoid paying huge fees to overpaid Realtors.  These kids and their new web site are going to create the perfect FSBO experience.  People will be able to go to sites like Zi...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 49
Long Island Buyers Ask ~ Do We Need A Final Walk-Through?  "We're closing on our house next week, and don't have time for the walk-through, do we really need one"? Yes, Yes, Yes is our answer!  First let's start with the basics ~ The final walk through is the buyers last chance to check a propert...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional
(Richard Weisser Realty)
Comments 12
What is one of the most important yet rarely asked questions about saving for retirement?This one eluded me at the time I was saving and now it's a cause of concern.I believe that everyone pays attention to where and how their money is invested. They pay attention to management fees and the safet...
By Amy Palian, Real Estate Broker serving Greater Los Angeles
(KEAP Real Estate)
Comments 12
Photo Credit: www.mainstreamrealty.com Recently I had a referral from a friend of mine for tenant looking to lease a property to open an addiction rehab facility.  As you may know, this is a rather challenging project to work on as many home owners don't like the idea of having their homes conver...
By Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me, UtahHomes.me
(www.UtahHomes.me)
Comments 19
Newspapers- I used to buy and read several per day.Even when I was a poor college student, I made sure to catch up on the latest news- dropping coins into the corner newsbox day in, day out.This habit began when I was a paper boy. I read the paper and then I delivered them. It felt cool being the...
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