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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This is an example of freeze vulnerable plumbing.But things can be done to prevent it.This is a pre-drywall inspection (my third this week) and one of many issues about which comments were made.This is the service line for the rear hose bib.It goes up through the sub floor and out the exterior wa...
By Eric Kodner, Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island
(Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes)
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Our northwest Wisconsin affiliate real estate company, Madeline Island Realty LLC, is pleased to see this post re-blogged. In late May, we began researching statistics on luxury homes sold during the past five years on Madeline Island.  The results were eye-opening. In the past four and one-half ...
By Bridget Gelderman, Serving Lake Wallenpaupack & The Pocono Mountains
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Quaint Honesale Boro Home OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $105,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 BathroomYear Built: 1982MLS #: 15-3406 Location 108 14th StreetHonesdale, PA 18431USA Bridget Gelderman Davis R Chant Realtors(570) 226-4518bgelderman@chantre.comhttp://www.selli...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Buying a home is a process where ALL involved parties must do their due diligence.It's a teamwork and if one of the member fails to deliver, the project suffers.Sharing here an interesting take from Cynthia Larsen on 'How To Get Fired'! Home Buying 101: How to get fired ... by your AGENT Every ti...
By Joe McCord
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  It is estimated that over 43 million houses are now privately rented in the US. Demand for rentals is at a record high; however, what is more alarming is that there is so much confusion over responsibilities and laws among tenants and landlords. A recent survey showed that many tenants are serv...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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"The fox has many tricks.  The hedgehog has but one.  But that is the best of all."  Ralph Waldo Emerson If you have the inner drive to go from “good to great” in your luxury real estate or real estate career, one of the concepts to take to heart in Jim Collins’ best selling book, Good to Great, ...
By Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty -
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 Today's Market Trends for Worthington * Median Listing Price: $381,300 -0.06% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $151.0000 -0.08% Total Listings: 36 0.33% Total Listings Previous Months:June May   27 29   -0.07% 0.81% * All data pertains to single-family homes  Worthington Ohio Real Estate Market Repor...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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In an ideal situation, a seller will have ample time to prepare a home to list for sale. This may include time to make necessary repairs, to thoroughly clean the home from top to bottom and to properly stage it. However, in those cases when time is not available to complete all of these steps, th...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, | Luxury Real Estate & More
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 Looking to see if updating your kitchen will increase the value of your home in a sale?  Take a look at Los Altos Homes For Sale and see the following features: Los Altos Luxury Bathrooms Los Altos Pool & Spas Los Altos Updated Kitchens To discuss your specific needs, we are happy to provide you...
By Rick Cignoli, Sr. Mortgage Officer
(Norcom Mortgage)
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Changes in FNMA Guidelines Enables Norcom Mortgage to Close More Conventional Loans  Here’s What’s New … 1.   Unreimbursed Business Expenses. Buyers earning 2.   Move Up Buyers. Buyers moving up to a bigger home and converting their current residence to investment property no longer need a minimu...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, | Luxury Real Estate & More
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Click on the Map to View the Homes For Sale in Los Altos, CA Summer is hot and the Los Altos, CA Real Estate Market is just as hot.  Below is the Summary Statistics for Residential Single Family Home Sales to-date for the Month of July.  Residential Summary Statistics Report   High Low Average Me...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, | Luxury Real Estate & More
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While I realize many of those homes challenged with the recent notice of E. Coli in Los Altos, here is a post by Los Altos resident, George Fanucci.  Please pass the word to those who may be in the area.   On today's Sunday evening TV news, there was a story about the contamination of Los Altos w...
By Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
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Sampling of Laguna Beach Open Houses this weekend.We can provide Open House choices tailored and updated to your needs.                       154 Cliff Drive     2b/2b      8-2-2015    1-4 p.m.     $1,998,0002970 Dorn Ct.       4b/3b      8-1            1-4 p.m.      $1,950,000836 Diamond St.   4...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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 Hey Tom, We Need Your Help Over Here!  Friends and family know that they van call me with their water damage problems, even if it is a current leak. It is what I do most and they know it. It usually is a surprise to get a call, most leaks are like that.The leak was controlled inside the home and...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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We Listed 7 of the Last 8 Luxury Homes Sold on Madeline Island Madeline Island Realty is definitely on a roll.  Call it a trend or merely an indicator, but the fact remains that over the past four and one-half years, we listed seven of the eight Madeline Island homes which sold at over $500,000. ...
By Elaine Carlson
(Remax Palos Verdes Realty)
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 Favorite Palos Verdes Homes – July 7, 2015My favorite Palos Verdes Homes on the July 7, 2015, Palos Verdes real estate Broker’s Tour (17 homes had open houses today) are described below.  We currently have 191 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale ranging in price from $975,000 in Rancho Pal...
By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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Clean your rain gutters at least twice a year. Otherwise, debris like leaves and twigs can clog up your gutter system, causing potential harm to your house and landscaping -- not to mention the gutters themselves. Here's how to identify and fix a clogged gutter.Is My Gutter Clogged?When it rains,...
By ERA Justin Realty, We are here for you
(Houses For Sale Rutherford NJ)
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Listing Details Location: 142 Franklin St, Little Ferry MLS#: 1530447 Style: colonial Beds: 2/3 Baths: 1 full Home for SaleThis colonial home for sale at 142 Franklin St in Little Ferry is situated on a huge 99 x 208 lot  It is like living in a park.The 1st floor has a nice living room, a large e...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Mary Stewart is sharing her backyard with us today, and what a great feel good video.So refreshing to see a yard being used for something more useful than growing grass.Thanks Mary!!  Creating Our Own Backyard Farm ~ Phase Two   Canby, Oregon is a great place to have a garden, a farm in your back...