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 Nadine Larder, Real Estate Marketing Expert and CEO/Founder of Pr
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Have you ever seen a business card that makes you cringe? I certainly have. From ridiculous head shots to bland black-and-white business cards, there are a lot of ways to make a bad impression.It’s really unfortunate, too, because business cards – done right – can make a tremendous impact. When y...
By Noemi Cardoso
(RE/MAX TerraSol)
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By Jamie Wieb When you’re house hunting, finding an amazing house in your location of choice that doesn’t require much additional investment seems like a huge score.But is it really? Before making an offer on that picture-perfect home, take a look at the surrounding houses. If they’re all in disr...
By Jen Burns, Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams First Choice)
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 How to Bring Nature InsideWhat do you love most about nature and the outdoors? Is it the first sign of spring blooms, the colorful autumn foliage, or maybe the smell of fresh cut grass on a warm summer day? Do you enjoy the soothing sound of a trickling creek or a bright blue sky on a sunny day?...
By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & local info.
(Re/Max First Realty)
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Keep Your Home Value Up with Classic RemodelingYou can help keep your home value up with classic remodeling updates that are also appealing to trendy home buyers. Whether you are thinking about selling your home soon or later on next year, try some of these classic remodeling projects that are su...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Pacific Realty)
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On November 22, 2015, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that pending home sales Index (PHSI) gained 2.5% to 113.4 in October of 2015 from 110.7 in September of 2015, and rose 13.9% from Index of 99.5 in October of 2014 on an annual basis based on signed contracts.Non distressed ...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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 We are humbled and thankful to have earned the trust of hundreds of past clients we have represented in the purchase or sale of properties in Northwest Indiana who continue to be our best cheerleaders and refer us to others! Referrals are the building blocks that strengthen the foundation of our...
By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty)
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RICHARD DID IT AGAIN!   576 North Bellflower Blvd. #308, Long Beach, CA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Market Update Video $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1028 SQUARE FEET Top floor Stoneybrook Villas con...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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The temperature was at 41 degrees at 6 AM.  We are at 55 degrees at this moment and a high predicted at 63...Many of the farmers stayed home today, as did those who have plenty of leftovers. We still have heirloom tomatoes at the end of November!Parsnips made their appearance this morning. I love...
By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Braemar Property Values:  September-October 2015 (Heritage Series)It is a gray Saturday in Braemar.   And according to Accuweather, it's going to start raining in about 60 minutes.  That's what I love about Accuweather.  They commit to forecasts and they are rarely wrong.  They give me their expe...
By Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque
(eXp Realty)
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I've just listed an affordable NW Albuquerque home for sale with refrigerated air! 5715 Crown Ridge Rd NW is located just off Unser and McMahon Blvds in NW Albuquerque and has 1,748 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage for $165,000.See more photos5715 Crown Ridge Rd in NW Albuquerq...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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Do You Cyber Stalk The Listings That Got Away?  Oh it's tempting, isn't it? We work so hard to get that listing. We work with our comps and give the best information possible only to be cast aside for a lower commission. Or maybe you worked hard for months on a listing only to have the sellers de...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 This is the November 2015 Market Report for 5 Bedroom Homes in Peoria AZ 5 bedroom homes offer a lot of options for home buyers such as growing families that need more space or perhaps need a home office or two. Some families have a multi-generational  living situation and want a 5 bedroom or la...
By Jill Winchel
(Century 21 Sunbelt Realty - Koffman & Associates )
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 Things to do in Cape Coral – Sirenia Vista ParkSirenia Vista Park is an 8 acre environmental park located at the most southern end of the North Spreader Waterway. The park is a peninsula and thus surrounded by water. There is a paved walking trail and a manatee viewing area. You can launch a kay...
By Kathleen Luiten
(Resort and Second-Home Specialist)
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 Free fun for the whole family! Kauai's annual Festival of Lights begins in downtown Lihue at 6 p.m. on the first Friday in December each year. It continues from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through December 24th.  Lihue's park is always decorated and downtown businesses ...
By Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor - Murrieta Homes For Sale, Califor
(3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA)
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The Colony 55+ Senior Community Homes for Sale, Murrieta CA: November 28, 2015. Looking for houses for sale in The Colony 55+ Senior Community? Then follow the link for details of The Colony 55+ Senior Community Homes for Sale.Murrieta Real Estate Market Reports:  Follow the link to view The Colo...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultant
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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The legacy of Poor Boy's Riverside Inn began during the Great Depression with a hand-pushed snowball stand run by a man named Hulo Landry.  Landry was originally a baker by trade, but he ironically developed an allergy to flour; thus, he became an entrepreneur.  The Lafayette native introduced th...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Share the LOVE.  Stay in touch with past clients throughout the year. Call for a quick chat or send them a Thinking of You card. I am a firm believer of referrals...happy clients do refer their friends and family! Also, be sure to tell your family, friends and peers about your business expectatio...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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News and Views of Clark County, WA  - Live Trees - The Green Choice Teddy Roosevelt once banned Christmas trees in the White House due to his commitment to conservation. At that time, most trees were cut in nearby forests. Today, most of our live Christmas trees are grown as crops and harvested o...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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3 Home Energy-saving Myths Busted!     Here are three winter energy-saving myths that have been repeated so many times people believe they're true. Plus, three alternatives to help you save money this winter and all year round. Myth 1: Replacing single-pane windows is a good investment.According ...
(Empire Network Realty)
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Orange County Churches, Temples, Synagogues Mosques & Religious Real Estate For Sale In Orange County, FL. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR CURRENT STATUS!Contact Irv The Realtor,Your Church, Temple, Synagogue, Mosque & Religious Real Estate Specialist(407)272-8154ReligiousRealEstate@Gmail.comhttp://ChurchesFo...