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real estate: Why you should get a second home? - 02/27/13 11:43 PM
Perhaps you have already purchased your dream house years back. This opportunity has probably let you know the tough obligations associated with owning a house yet it has also awarded you the knowledge that it is a good investment. Getting a second home might be running in your mind, but is this a good idea? Here are some of the top reasons why you should get a second home.
If you are thinking of having an additional channel for income, then a second home is for you to purchase. Here’s the catch. Your second home can be converted into a (2 comments)
While seated in front of my pal (I’m talking about my computer), I was thinking of what would be the subject of my first post for 2013. Sure, real estate topics such as predictions on how the real estate market would fare this year would be one of my future blogs. I am also thinking of some kind of a wish list for the industry. I would like to see myself posting more about community and neighborhood-related stuff. However, I think it would be better at this time to just express my warmest greetings to the ActiveRain community, to each (16 comments)
real estate: "Holly Trolley": National Capital Trolley Museum in Silver Spring, MD - 12/21/12 09:53 PM
The fusion of Santa and the train makes Christmas more exciting. Silver Spring lets you experience this kind of excitement with its Holly TrolleyFest. Andrea Bedard's post explains more of this one-of-a-kind Yuletide festivity. Via Andrea Bedard, M.A. ~ Realtor® & Mil Spouse ~ Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company Realtors): Last chance to ride with Santa aboard a trolley at the National Capital Trolley Museum in Silver Spring, MD - December 22nd - 23rd is the last weekend of the annual Holly TrolleyFest.
Besides the Trolley Ride through Northwest Branch Park visitors can enjoy the Holiday Train Garden and (5 comments)
The internet talks too much about it and the issue or shall we say prophecy has spawned associated subtopics. Majority of us may be laughing about the alleged connection of Psy’s Gangnam style as well as the 13-Day Jinx of 8-Division World Champion Manny Pacquiao. With only few more hours before the supposed end of the world on the 21st of December 2012, have you come to think of what you will do in case this prediction is really true? (There's several hours left before December 21 bids farewell to the calendar!)
Have you ever experienced posting your blog entry or perhaps submitting a comment when suddenly red curtains rolled down? Well, I’m talking of the Intermission that ActiveRain imposes whenever fixes to bugs and updates of any sort are implemented on the platform. During these times, members cannot perform their usual tasks nor can anyone view the blogs inside the platform.
This was the very same instance that happened to me 19th of December on the AR platform. I was about to drop a comment for Suesan’s blog about writing bad posts. I knew that I had written the comment, (4 comments)
The ActiveRain community is where talented professionals meet for personal and professional growth. The blogging platform that primarily caters to real estate industry has grown to be more than just a portal for real estate professionals. It has also become a favorite hangout of various professionals such as stagers, brokers, web masters, and SEO specialists among others. The struggle of each and every one of us to become successful with our businesses is one of the primary reasons that sustain the rain of knowledge in this community. Thus, each day new posts flood the portals and channels to quench our (3 comments)
Lighting is not a complicated matter, but for some it becomes a complex task. Being complex in the perspective of others is bound by the misconceptions about light and how it is installed to give light and beauty. Lighting experts are in consensus that lighting tasks become complicated if the homeowner is unenlightened. But how can a homeowner get that particular light bulb moment?
Information is the key to bring spark in your mind and think of bright ideas associated with lighting in your house. If you’ll just head straight to the home depots, chances are you’ll buy the (3 comments)
real estate: A toast to real estate - 08/12/12 08:39 AM
For the growing contribution of real estate industry to the economic advancement and to the improvement ofhuman lives, real estate as a whole should get distinction. The roles played by various real estate companies cannot be underestimated.
Real estate companies through its agents and brokers participate largely in the realization of many person's dreams. By helping individuals find suitable abodes and dwelling places no matter how big or small the budget is, real estate companies are instrumental in making true the ultimate dream of many persons to own their dream houses. Apart from this, real estate companies are essential business (2 comments)
Five days about the shocking incident at a movie house in Aurora, Colorado – many individuals have become dubious if they are still safe and secured despite police presence. Movie house security was also put into question as to why a person with ammunition was able to pass through inspections.
The incident which occurred 20th of July during the premier of the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises left 12 people dead, including a 6-year old, and 59 injured. The suspect, James Eagan Homes is a Ph.D. student in neuroscience and has been an intern for Salk Institute. (0 comments)
In conjunction with one of my previous posts entitled Healthy Blogging Habits, here is how you can find inspiration for your much-needed post especially when writer’s block attacks you.
The news. Whether it is print, broadcast, or online news sources you follow, there are bits of information that can serve as valuable topic to jumpstart your post. News of inflation rates, new mortgage policies, increasing gas rates, and change of leadership in a particular town or community impose their own effects on the real estate industry. These information are all essential, blog-worthy and are must-read topics for your (6 comments)
real estate: Kitchen Creativity – Your Own Version - 07/10/12 07:58 AM
They say that the kitchen is the heart of a home because this is where the family members are commonly gathered. This is where meals are prepared and cooked for the own consumption of the family or for friends and other important visitors. Because of these functions, it is always necessary to make your kitchen as creative as it could be – to allow you to exude your best culinary talents, to exemplify cleanliness, and to show to others that your kitchen is a haven in its own right.
You can impose creativity on your kitchen with your bets known (0 comments)
Dressing for success should be on the mind of serious real estate agents. With the work load of showing beautiful and elegant houses and properties to clients, real estate agents should be equally impressive in order to create an image that they are to be trusted. And if you are to ask if clothes are that important – the answer would be a resounding YES.
A team of real estate agents properly dressed for their business The real estate industry is composed of both men and women who work hard (some 24/7) to close deals and bring convenience (10 comments)
Adding spice to better conditions of living in a particular community are the latest developments giving birth to new features and attractions within a specific area. Howard County is no different with the implementation of various development projects such that new attractions have become existent in the community.
In 2011, Howard County was cited as one of the wealthiest and most affluent countiesin the United States. Proofs of this citation are its academic institutions that are considered centers of educational excellence; various businesses; and other establishments such as cultural and tourist attractions.
The success of real estate campaigns depend on the marketing tactics used to reach the target audience. In the world of real estate, marketing mailing is well-known. It is a process that requires the gathering of email addresses and mailing addresses of potential clients. Thus, the use of postcards and the sending of emails are two possible options to accomplish this.
The use of post cards has long been utilized by real estate companies as part of their marketing efforts. Post cards are sent through couriers and postal services to thank clients or to inform current and prospective (3 comments)
Besides the pricing, house staging is another important aspect needing attention to get a house sold. While real estate agents can help you come up with a reasonable price for your house, the efforts on house staging have great effects on whether or not buyers will be convinced to buy the property. This is when you should decide on whether do the house staging yourself or let a professional stager be in control.
House staging done on a do-it-yourself level always presents economic advantage. The little efforts that you do on de-cluttering and organizing the spaces and rooms (4 comments)
The advent of Twitter on the cyberspace has brought a lot of changes to social media. Many individuals became hooked with its use prompting many business-minded individuals to use it as an instrument of their online marketing ideas. Realtors are not very different from them. The competitive nature of their jobs makes them jump into the bandwagon. Now, many realtors are using Twitter to promote their real estate agencies and affiliates. But, it is worth it? The next paragraphs contain facts justifying the worthiness of Twitter as an online marketing tool for realtors.
1. Professional appeal. Twitter pages (0 comments)
Washington DC is such a very busy place where people from different walks of life converge to make it dynamic. In general, the area is conducive for residential and commercial purposes. Yet, taking the perspective on a personal note, there are some things that make me realize that I really love DC.
1. Diverse gastronomic hubs. DC is considered a great place when it comes to satisfying huger and cravings. The presence of wonderful restaurants with delectable dishes makes me search for more and more of them that will excite my taste buds. Some of the restaurants that captured (0 comments)
real estate: My Passion = Helping Others with the American Dream (Buying a home) - 04/30/12 04:35 PM
Every person has a passion – a mission in life that keeps someone pumped up to do everything for it, as if it is his only purpose for living. With that purpose, I selflessly believe that the act of kindness should always be embodied, even at the littlest percentage one can allow. Realizing that man’s life is too short, not only do I enjoy it to the fullest by doing the things I can. I also want to earn my own spot at the heavens by helping others while at the same time earning a decent amount of money for living. (0 comments)
Infomercials belong to the group of paid advertisements that usually include phone numbers, hotlines, and websites. These advertisements show what a product is – typically including what it is all about and how consumers can reap direct benefits of the product. Outside the United States, it is known as teleshopping. They can extend to 15 to 30 minutes in length while some are just as short as 30 to 120 seconds. You have definitely seen one on TV – lots of them actually – but do they really work?
Anchored on the many benefits of airing infomercials, it can (3 comments)
The Metro as the Washington Metro is more commonly known is a massive transport system serving the Washington DC area and its surrounding suburbs. It is under the administration of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Sure it did bring convenience to many of the residents when it first serviced the area. Yet at present, it is more common to hear stories of dissatisfaction than stories of praises and positive things. Read about the reasons of why many DC residents and other riders like me hate the Metro.
The Metro has been around for quite some decades. Its (2 comments)
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