Recent Blog Posts

The amazing members of ActiveRain produce hundreds of blog posts every single day of the year.  There is a wonderful mix of all things real estate and beyond for your reading pleasure.

This board rolls all day long with the newest blog posts to our site. You’ll find some diamonds in the rough on this page, so check back often to peruse the blog roll and learn from our committed community of real estate professionals.

The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
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 Today's Market Trends for Alexandria * Median Listing Price: $407,090 0.08% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $96.0000 0.08% Total Listings: 8   Total Listings Previous Months:August July   8 11   -0.27% 0.38% * All data pertains to single-family homes  Alexandria Ohio Real Estate Market Report for Se...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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The contest asked for members to share three marketing ideas and how they planned to put them into action. Results Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing Contest August was a busy month in real estate but many of you found some time to share ideas you have planned for your business for the bal...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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I hope you are all doing something to celebrate literacy this week, something to improve yourself and your community.Thanks Kathy Streib ! Read a Book, Buy a Book, and Literacy Days - Celebrate the Day   There are 3 Celebrate the Days coming up that are near and very dear to my heart. Sunday, Sep...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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First Time Buyers - Go To Job Credit Union or Contact Mortgage BrokerLooking for your first home? As First Time Buyers, should you go to your Job Credit Union or Contact a Mortgage Broker?  Several ActiveRain Mortgage professionals offer answers to that question. Let's start in alphabetical order...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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On Monday I wrote a blog titled How Debt-To Income Ratio Are Calculated in which members asked for some further clarification on what are the Debt-To-Income Ratios For The Major Loan Programs?  So I thought it would be good to write a separate blog to answer those questions in depth.With the crea...
By Belinda Johns, Northern Virginia "Hometown" Realtor
(Exit Realty)
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 Sell  Now Not Later Buyer Demand is StrongerFoot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right now. The latest foot traffic numbers show that there are  more prospective  people  looking at homes since before 2006 - !These buyers are ready, willing and abl...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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"...Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet..."     Colette  "...I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through..." Jules Verne  "...A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime..." Mark Twain...
By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
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 President Obama Came to Alaska… President Obama made the trip to Alaska this week and like all people who see Alaska for the first time, he seemed to be quite impressed. He got to see quite a bit of our beautiful state in a short amount of time. Air Force one landed at JBEAR Joint Base Elmendorf...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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  It is sometimes difficult to explain to those not of Hawaiian decent, the love and admiration we share for our Ali'i (Hawaiian nobility), the Monarchy and our Royal Hawaiian traditions. Instilled in me by my grandmother virtually from birth, was an acute understanding of the importance of my li...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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Comprised of stunning condo units and charming townhomes; the gated community of Waterside Village is characterized by its Mediterranean-style architecture and winding streets. Amenities here include two heated pools, a whirlpool, two lighted tennis courts, lighted shuffleboard and petanque court...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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The oceanfront neighborhood of Alicante consists of 13 single-family homes ideal for those who loves to live near the water and simply for those who enjoy the best in life. The community is near to Pelican Lake, the Juno Beach Pier, Loggerhead Marinelife Center and North Palm Beach.
By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Multiple Hummingbirds and a Monarch Visitor  There are many native plants that bloom in the late summer into fall, such as goldenrod, asters, ironweed or sunflowers. Add such late-blooming natives to your garden, along with native milkweed on which monarchs will lay their eggs come spring, and yo...
By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686
(Century 21 Absolute Realty )
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Holly House Condos, Media, Delaware County PA Condos Sold 2012-2014Holly House is a seven-story condominium complex built in 1973.   All units are conveniently located within steps to an elevator, storage, a laundry room and a trash shoot. Holly House is a short walk to a trolley line and shoppin...
By Vick Pacheco ~ Luxury Homes & Lifestyles, REALTOR, VickTheRealtor@gmail.com
(Empire Network Realty / Luxury Homes & Lifestyles)
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Empire Network Realty Orlando's Only 100% Commission Luxury Brokerage Proud to be part of such a spectacular company! Empire Network Realty Orlando's Only 100% Commission Luxury Brokerage Servicing The Entire Central Florida Market Empire Network Realty is a well-connected boutique firm with powe...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Fabulous Ranch-style open concept living.Come see this spacious floor plan to accommodate both formal and classic family lifestyles.Windows everywhere, this wonderfully appointed 3 bedroom home is perfectly set with a private back yard with mature landscaping. Bright and airy kitchen- dining area...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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 Barbara Todaro shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this compet...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(RE/MAX Excalibur,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
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Congratulations to Mandalay Homes for building Zero Energy Ready homes!  There may be others in Arizona, but they are the only ones listed on the Department of Energy's site.  They are building in Glendale currently, but are listed on DOE's site as building in south Phoenix.   What is a Net Zero ...
By Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling
(Fonville Morisey-CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN)
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So, I know there have been some complaints about people blogging about personal things or items not related to business. However,  I don't care! I HAVE to brag about my grandbabies for just a minute.  My granddaughter London is only 3 but knows how to spell and write her name. She can write all h...
By Graham Holmes - Yucaipa Homes Listing Agent, When Experience Matters
(Reviron Realty - RDCPro e-Pro Listing Broker)
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A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today.1. Down PaymentThe survey revealed that c...
By Pam Ruckriegel, Negotiating the Best Deal for You!
(Louisville Real Estate Pros - 502-435-5524)
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**Planning to sell your home?****It might be worth more than you think!****Contact Pam Ruckriegel with The Louisville Real Estate Pros of Keller Williams Realty Louisville East to get started on your one-of-a-kind listing today! (502) 435-5524.** This beautiful 2,654 square foot single-family res...