First Blog Posts

Sometimes, it can be scary to write your first blog post! Luckily, the supportive community of ActiveRain is just the place to start.

On this page you will find a running list of “first blog posts” written on ActiveRain by members of the real estate industry. These new bloggers have taken the leap to begin their blogging journey. Our first-time real estate bloggers deserve a big welcome and some extra encouragement from you!

Take a read, leave a comment, and say hello. You'll make that author’s day and help to give them a great first impression of our community.

Agent's first blog posts on ActiveRain

By Manny Gathers, RE Notes Save Families & Can Make You Rich $$$
(Best Money Strategies, LLC)
Comments 13
The average person does not understand the components of a home loan and how it truly affects their financial outcomes. When deaing with a traditional Lender (bank, etc), you quickly find out that you have very little flexibility to adjust your mortgage payments when you are faced with financial ...

By Lisa Antonio, Residential and Commercial Flooring & Construction
(The Couture Floor Company )
Comments 17
One of the most effective ways to impact the look of your home is to change the flooring throughout. Many people do not realize that by changing their floors, they can update the look of their home in a dramatic way. Also, by removing carpets and installing hardwood in your  home, you can add up ...

By Robert Auhll, Commercial Lenders
(Capital Finance Inc)
Comments 0
90% LTC Program! Fico:  680+ Loan Terms:  9 months, interest only Loan Size:  $100,00-7.5 Million Max LTC: Lender will finance up to 90% of the purchase price of the property and 90% of the construction (done in draws). The loan amount cannot exceed 75% of the After Repair Value (ARV).  Interest ...

By Businessattorneyimperialbeach org
Comments 7
The best ways to Locate A Good Attorney in Imperial Beach Discovering a good reliable legal representative is not a very easy task. A lawyer is not simply a lawyer. An attorney needs to be an excellent attorney. For those with a very first time experience of trying to find a Imperial Beach Busine...

By Kathryn Vigil, Real Estate Student
(Real Estate Student)
Comments 17
During my training to be a real estate agent, we have gone over the 21 ways to lose your license. While reviewing them, I was mostly boggled by the ways that people are breaking laws and hurting their professional (and personal) image. It seems difficult to imagine actually being able to put ones...

By Wendy Peralta, Realtor in the Fairfield County of Connecticut
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 14
Hello Friends, Hope everyone doing well today. I would like to extend an invitation to all of you to our " Open House" at 6 Concord St, Danbury, Ct 06810 Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. If you or someone you know are Looking to Purchase a 2 Family home in Danbury. This is a great home...

By Shane Rollins, Shane Rollins
(Simple House Solutions. LLC)
Comments 8
Simple House Solutions is a real estate solutions company, and since our founding we’ve been helping homeowners along with improving communities in each and every city we work in.Through our extensive knowledge of the business, network of resources, and years of expertise, we are able to assist h...

By Lori Stoudt, Residential Real Estate Expert Servicing RI
(RE/MAX Advantage Group)
Comments 17
Many of my friends, colleagues and clients have opted to go solar or are considering it.  In some instances many people OPT against solar panels on their house or land for the following reasons: -some solar panels have caused mold issues on the roof because the snow isn't able to move, gets caugh...

By Michael P. Cohen, Residential and Investment Specialist
(Keller WIlliams Philly)
Comments 15
It can be a common issue for dog owners that landlords have a blanket ban on accepting tenant applications who have dogs. However, according to RE/MAX WA Managing Director, Geoff Baldwin more often than not these applicants can be a better option. He believes that the general feeling regarding re...

By Loans and BG, We specialise in loans and bank instruments.
(Loans and BG)
Comments 8
A lot of people hear about the word "bank guarantee" but understand little of it. Well, here is help: "A bank guarantee is a guarantee from a lending institution ensuring the liabilities of a debtor will be met. In other words, if the debtor fails to settle a debt, the bank covers it. A bank guar...

By Greg Sager, Mortgage Banker, Canadian and 1 close construction
(BMO Harris Bank)
Comments 6

By Charlie Budnjo, Specializing in Dubai's Off-plan property market
(Off-Plan Properties)
Comments 9
 Much like any type of investment, Investing in the off plan property market does come with its own set of risks. Whilst proper research and preparation is important and will go along way in minimizing these risks there are still certain factors which may be out of our control. Lets take a closer...

By Kaleb Cloward, in training
(agent proffesor )
Comments 0
 this post will be about Walt Disney and how he was able to purchase so much land and not have anyone know what he was up to so that prices didn't skyrocket for the property he wanted. First of all i think the way he went about this was a very genius way keeping himself undisclosed was a very sma...

By Linda Lecomte, Andover MA Blogger & North of Boston Agent
(North of Boston with Andover Focus)
Comments 16
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By NextDay Inspect, Your Trusted Property Inspectors!
(NextDay Inspect)
Comments 14
A little precaution goes a long way... (should have written this one in November!)Most of the newer homes have freeze-less exterior faucets (hose bibs), where the concern over pipes freezing in winter are negligible. However, it is imperative to remove any attached hose as it will subvert the fun...

By Rob McGregor, We Buy Houses In Any Price Range Or Location
(The Aida Group)
Comments 11
Great Owner Finance OverviewMapsPhotosOpen HouseMarket Stats $120,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 2,112 sqftLot: 37,026 sqftYear Built: 2001 Location 26914 Seahorse LaneMagnolia, TX 77355USA Trish McGregor The Aida Group(832) 210-3738[email protected]/* *...

By Joe Becker, Mortgage Broker
(Progressive Lending Solutions)
Comments 8
 If you are dealing with Home Mortgage Related issues, whether it be purchasing a home or refinancing - make sure you check the BBB and client reviews before letting individuals or banks take down your personal information. Many of you have trusted Progressive Lending Solutions - Mortgages in MN,...

By Sandra Padula
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 16
 OPEN HOUSE522 LEONARD AVENUE, OCEANSIDE, CAL 92084 OPEN SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 201712-5 PM  New Year, New Home! Endless opportunity with this amazing 3Bed/2Bath Home beautifully renovated and upgraded. This gorgeous home is move in ready. You can either live in or great for a AirBnB. The gorgeous...

By Katongole Johnny, FOUR CORNERS ALLIANCE GROUP Four Corners Alliance
(4Corners Alliance Group Of Companies)
Comments 12
"How to Identify a Target Market and Prepare a Customer Profile”Get your message to the people who need and want what you have to offer! The 7 Lesson guide i have shared here will takes you through a step-by-step process that helps you identify specific target markets within your industry and pro...

By Marshall Emsley, Pre-licensing Course
(Agent Professor)
Comments 9
Here are the experiences in life that have pushed me most to learn new communications skills: 1) marriage, 2) parenting, 3) work, 4) having diabetes.   The best information I have learned came from Thomas Gordon's program called Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. The quick summary is to...