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 Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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***Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Spanaway Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerYour mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change!UnknownTo find out how much your Spanaway, Washington house is worth, click HERE...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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Condos for Sale in Westlee | Arlington, VA - January 2017 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Westlee neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2017 full market report of condos for sal...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Many home sellers wonder why their home isn't selling when they see other homes in their neighborhoods with successful sales.  Beth Atalay reveals the most likely issues here in this excellent post:  5 Top Reasons Why Your Home Won’t SellMost Realtors work really hard to get listings as they say ...

By Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun
(United Real Estate)
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 Understanding the MarketUnderstanding the current Sun Lakes housing market is essential to making an informed decision about buying or selling a home in Sun Lakes. If you would like more detailed information about the Sun Lakes real estate market please let me know and I'll  email the most curre...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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by ©Patricia Feager, 1/20/2017   Soulful Essence of the Night  The evening sky is a gradual process of going from light to dark in hues of color, deep and rich with intensity, somewhat bold; yet mystical. Standing on the shores of Lake Grapevine, TX I look up at the sky, participating in silence,...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Home Tech Lovers 4 Br Dream! Open Sa., Su., 7031 Golden Gate, San Joseby San Jose Cupertino Schools REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe You, Your Family, Friends, Neighbors & Colleagues are Invited toOpen House, Sat. & Sun., 1:30-4:30!  Home Tech-Lovers 4 Br Dream Home! 7031 Golden Gate Dr., San Jose Cup...

By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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HUD, the agency that oversees the FHA Home Loan program recently announced a reduction to the annual mortgage insurance premiums associated with most FHA loans.Now, that cut has been suspended indefinitely, following the change in presidential administrations, in order to more closely review the ...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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Homes for Sale in Gunston Corner | Lorton, VA - January 2017 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Gunston Corner neighborhood of Lorton, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2017 full market report of homes f...

By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
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Common home inspector folklore includes the term "Major Defect".  Are Massachusetts home inspectors required to find "major defects"?Massachusetts Home Inspector regulations (266 CMR) are absent of a definition for "major defect" and criteria to determine a "major defect".  What does this mean to...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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Good list Debbie Reynolds , we have certainly seen enough things left behind over the years. Sellers Checklist for Those Places that Get Forgotten It happens over and over again. The house has closed and the seller is long gone. The buyer opens a cabinet door or sees that the top shelf in a close...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Permanent Local Attractions in Los Angeles can fluctuate. There was a time when Frank Sinatra owned a home inside the coveted 90077 zip code in Bel Air.  Tourists from all over the globe would be visiting the house. Just to be clear, they went to see the outside where the gate of the home was. Ge...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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Homes for Sale in Hillwood | Falls Church, VA - January 2017 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Hillwood neighborhood of Falls Church, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2017 full market report of homes f...

By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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The real estate market in Palmetto Bay is very active.  Here's the activity for this past week: These are new homes for sale in Palmetto Bay14475 SW 79th Ct13650 SW 82 Ct13725 SW 83 Ave8201 SW 180th St17600 SW 83rd Ct9620 SW 182nd St15400 SW 86 Ave15385 S Dixie Hwy Unit 8 These properties closed ...

By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
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Rent to Own ANY Home in Thornton, ColoradoThornton Fabulous Homes for Rent to own. Rent with the right to purchase. Here is an example of a home that you can rent to own, we have investors that will buy the home you choose and rent it too you, then within 5 years you can buy it back. Click here t...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Love the summary in this post:"2016 equates to year of chaos" &"2017 as the year of unpredictability"Thanks, Myrl Jeffcoat for your prediction post:Predictions for 2017 - What Are Your's?   Real Estate Professionals often state they don’t possess a crystal ball when it comes to predicting what wi...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Sometimes it's just right to escape for a few day, and that's exactly what my husband and I did - 4 nights in a little HomeAway rental (think VRBO or Airbnb) on the windward side of Oahu.This is what we wake up to in the mornings, and what we see as twilight ends.Gene has an unerring ability to s...

By Maggie Dokic, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
(Special Miami Homes)
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When it comes to home improvements, knowing what you want is the easy part. The tougher question is figuring out how much you can afford.Follow this four-step plan to arrive at the answer.1. Ballpark the CostsFirst, get a handle on how much your remodeling dreams will cost. In general, major upgr...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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Many people are going to buy or sell real estate this year to take advantage of low rates before they rise and to lock in on a home before the pop up further in price due to the inventory crunch.Here's a Few Tips for To Consider Before You Begin:  Timing; stop trying to time the market. I see so ...

By Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836
(TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766)
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Thoughts, Quotes, Sayings,  'Rules on Leadership and Winning'  from the late Green Bay Packer Coach, Vince Lombardi..."WINNING isn't everything,  It's the only thing."Green Bay Packer Mission Statement"I tend to believe in catching Stars, and have been willing to take my chances on the hernia.""D...
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