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

In relation to water damages, the first 2 Days are important. Despite the means the water damages took place, the after-effects needs to be dealt with suitably. Whether it's water damages drying out assistance, black mold and mildew cleansing or a few other removal assistance, our objective is to...

By Sol Hooda, Epitomizes integrity, energy and hard work!
(Weichert Realtors Select)
Comments 11
San Antonio Real Estate Market & Trends San Antonio, otherwise known as the Alamo City, continues to demonstrate an increased propensity for everything that has made Texas one of the hottest markets in the United States. On the one hand, the San Antonio real estate market continues to stay curren...

By Keira Snyder
(Not current )
Comments 0
Under the subject of "21 ways to lose your license", I am writing about "Money Problems" for a school activity in the process of getting my license. One way Money Problems occur is when an agent fails within reasonable time to account for or remit money that belongs to someone else. Another way i...

By Sandi Warner, Esq., Real Estate Brokerage in Newport, RI
(Warner Realty Group, LLC)
Comments 15
The walk through is the buyers last chance to make sure the property is in substantially the same condiiton on the day of closing as it was at the Inspection. Learn it's purpose, how to prep for it and what to do if there's a problem. Check out this paragraph from the Purchase and Sales Agreement...

By Kimberlee Coleman, Phoenix - East Valley Real Estate Broker
(Our Arizona Home Realty Group - HomeSmart)
Comments 24
Beautiful Custom Dream Home Nestled in Sought After Golf Community of Apache Country Club Estates Dramatic castle rotunda entrance with designer tile floor. HOME WAS COMPLETELY REBUILT IN 2003 and loaded with upgrades. Venetian plastered rounded walls, coffered 9ft ceilings, art and media niches,...

By Melodee Finlinson
(Agent Professor Real Estate School)
Comments 13
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q9yA6qap4g When Walt Disney decided to purchase land in Florida he needed to protect his identity in order to reduce his expenses in the acquisition of the 27,400 acres of land required for his dream of Disney World.  If the sellers of the desired land had known ...

By Christian Bennett & Sallie Swinford, Broker/Owners of RE/MAX CHAMPIONS, Trinity FL
(RE/MAX CHAMPIONS)
Comments 17
1538 El Pardo Drive, Trinity, Florida Elegant living at its finest! This beautiful custom-built home offers 3,346 SF of living and offers amazing views of the lake and conservation areas. The split floor plan features 4 or 5 bedrooms and is equipped with office/den, 3 full bathrooms and a 3+ car ...

By sandra seymour, SRS, SFR, CNE,
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 6
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.09%, which is still very low in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs,...

By Chris Montalbano, Real estate agent & investor serving Long Island
(Long Island Cash for Homes)
Comments 13
You’ve Been There…You pull up to a red light and glance to your right. Stapled to the telephone pole is a large sign: “We Buy Ugly Houses” with a phone number. A few miles later, you pull up to another red light and see a similar sign: “We Buy Houses for Cash” with a different phone number.I know...

By sarah lunt, real estate agent student
(other )
Comments 18
I am new here, and just starting my hours to receive my license. looking at disciplinary actions taken against other professionals, I am overwhelmed by how may are due to a criminal record. I suppose I am curious as to what is acceptable ( or not as a big deal as other acts). I know of agents tha...

By MaryAnn Morelli, We are exactly what you need!
(Quartermaster Properties LLC)
Comments 12
Are you aware of the SC property tax rate difference between owner occupied and non-owner occupied?  SC owner occupied property is taxed at 4%.  In addition, there are several discounts given which makes SC owner occupied property taxes really low. However, rent that same property and you lose th...

By Rob Cox, Your Virginia Real Estate Expert
(Long & Foster)
Comments 12
There are often short term factors such as cash-on-hand and predicability of cash flow that can impact the Buy vs. Rent calculation. However, over the long term, the clear winner is "Buy".Jason Gordon from AmeriFirst sums it up nicely 

By Gerry Housenknect
(Cornerstone Home Lending)
Comments 11
Are you looking to purchase your first home?  Do you need help getting started?  Join us February 9, 2017 for a FREE Homebuyer Seminar Expert where you can get advice on the home buying process from Raleigh's top industry partners in real estate, mortgage, insurance and credit repair.  Refreshmen...

By Beth Bromund
Comments 27
 In China, children are often given red envelopes with money to celebrate the Chinese New Year. My daughter brought this little red envelope with a Chinese Yuen in it from a classmate whose parents are from China.  I love that my daughter's school, Delta Kelly, encourages multi-culturism.  We can...

By Alexandria Suarez, Real estate agent serving Coral Gables Florida
(Hergenrother Realty Group)
Comments 16
Broker Open House | 19320 SW 216th Street, Miami, FL 33170 Wednesday, February 1, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm*Serving wine and cheeseBeautiful North Redlands property! Spacious updated home, double entry with electric gate, patio, pool, jacuzzi, porte-cochère, and a driveway that leads to the equestria...

By Lauren Kovacs, Based in RSM but working with clients all over.
(The Kovacs Connection)
Comments 17
 It may seem like a no-brainer that most realtors own a home instead of renting an apartment, but after the economic dip in 2006, this wasn’t always the case. Due to everyone buying their homes at the maximum market price only to have these prices plummet, many people including realtors decided t...

By Mark Griffin, Branch Manager
(Prime Lending Inc)
Comments 6
GDP for Q4 hit the tape this morning at plus 1.9%, a bit soft given market expectations.  Year on year was only plus 1.6%.  Real final sales to domestic purchasers (all of us) continued to gain strength as consumer spending rose 2.5%.  Government purchases grew by 1.2%.  Business equipment and in...

By Jan Wynns, Raleigh Area Real Estate Since 1978!
(HomePlace Real Estate)
Comments 10
Was looking for a simple and economical online presence and this appears to be just the right thing. And the price is right! $99.00 That's it! I was surprised at the number of options and ways to personalize the site. If you come to a stumbling block, their tech support is quite responsive (I use...

By William C. Dodenhoff, Entertainment Systems
(Audiolier)
Comments 18
The ActiveRain forum is a wonderful idea... and potentially quite profitable to the many brokers.As I see it the real estate brokers have the best job in the world... if it were not for all the competition.Nothing can be as rewarding as helping clients find a place to call home. It is not an easy...
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