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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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How You Conduct Yourself Influences the Outcome“Show class, have pride, and display character.If you do, winning takes care of itself.”Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant 1913 – 1983, Football Coach   As I see it. . . . . . . .How you conduct yourself influences the outcome Success the same as failure is in...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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George Souto, consistently has so many great posts and most importantly is terrific about sharing it to us Rainers and beyond. This article has new & exciting information for all the readers to take advantage from. I, myself will be anxious to learn from it! So many times I write blogs and really...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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 The Estuary Council of Seniors is hosting their Shoreline Chefs Event At Water's Edge Resort & Spa On Sept 25th. from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  All funds raise go to support Meals on Wheels which is a very important meals program for senior citizens.Shoreline Chefs Event At Water's Edge Resort & S...
By Jonathan Slater, President, Castles Luxury Properties
(President, Castles Luxury Properties)
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Nantucket mansion? Secluded complex on the Vineyayd? How about a whole island off Cape Cod -- all 25 acres? Sipson Island, located in Pleasant Bay between Orleans and Chatham, MA has just been listed for $12.5 million. The property includes a 4,400 square foot residence, multiple boathouses and ...
By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
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 Nail-Biting Time and Your North Palm Beach Home InspectionIt’s probably just an inevitable part of the human condition.For almost everyone, awaiting any North Palm Beach home inspection is pure, unadulterated jitters time. Nail-biting time. Edge-of-your-seat time.It isn’t because anyone seriousl...
By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman Real Estate
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Most renovations, additions and general home improvements add value to your home. Especially bathroom and kitchen and room additions. But there are a few things that do NOT necessarily bring added value to your home so you should do them for YOU and YOUR enjoyment period and not for the sole purp...
By Georgie Hunter R(S), Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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The County of Maui Bus Service will soon extend the Kula Villager Route #39 to go a little further, and will include the Hawaiian Homelands in Keokea and the Kula Hospital.  Starting September 27, 2016 the expanded trip will now operate on a 1.5 hour cycle instead of the previous 1 hour cycle. Se...
By Cheryl Carradini, BSB/MKT, MBA
(SIMC Corp)
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In today's competitive marketplace, it is increasingly difficult to set your real estate services apart from that of other real estate agents without making heavy use of technology to market your business. Letting potential sellers know that you use cutting-edge technology can certainly help you ...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
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**Reblog**Laughter makes everyone feel good. After reading this post, I knew I had to share it! Yogi Berra is an icon. He will be well remembered. I hope you laugh out loud, just like I did!           The irrepressible Yogi Berra passed away almost a year ago. Berra was a three-time American Leag...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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All ownership is NOT the same on Georgia power properties. We have 4 types of ownership on our lake.  Not all types have available mortgages at all lenders. We know what lots are what and who has has loans for them. Give us a call for you Lake Sinclair home search. * FULLY OWNED - (Also known as ...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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Does Brad Pitt want Vegas Bob to find him a home in Las Vegas NV? Well it looks like Brad Pitt will be going through another divorce in the near future so Vegas Bob was wondering if he might be interested in a new home in Las Vegas or Henderson Nevada? Robert Vegas Bob Swetz would be thrilled to...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  Saw a post by Praful Thakkar, who always shares and gives good  advice. He pointed out to look at the bottom of the AR pages to find familiar links.  You can also get to some of these links by placing your cursor on the the tiny ∨ which changes to ∧  next to your photo .See the red arrow in the...
By Kim Boekholder Utah Real Estate, Broker, Results Real Estate
(Results Real Estate 801.580.5624)
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When is the best time to sell my home? I get asked this questions all the time.   It can be asked in a variety of ways.  Should I sell now or later?  The best way to answer this one, I think, is to figure out someones motivation. Are you trying to see if your home can sell for an ideal amount or ...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(LAKEVIEW REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. 909-273-4542)
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Good Saturday evening! Well, fall is here & is in the air. Our trees (oaks, maples, birches & more) & their leaves, are going through their beautiful & colorful changes.  The air is crisp & cool & it's time to change out my spring/summer wardrobe for my fall/winter.   Ok, now back to business; Be...
By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
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 This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley.If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please contact me. For those wanting a map and more details, here is the link to the Napa Register’s open house page.   N...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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Market Statistics for Southington CT August 2016   Search for Homes in Southington CT Currently in Southington CT there are 237 active residential listings for sale, with 42 new listings being added in August. The homes for sale in Southington CT range from a 1,072 square ft, 2-bedroom mobile hom...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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1743 Southeast Dr South Bend In 46614 The Twychenham Hills Neighborhood in South Bend is home to this lovely three bedroom one bath home.  Upon entering the home you have a wood burning fireplace facing the picture window and the front yard, and a dining area over to the right.    The Kitchen is ...
By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Why Do I Need to Clean my Gutters in the Fall? New homeowners are bombarded with information about their new home, especially when it comes to the upkeep.  The northern part of the Country have a few extra tasks that need attention.  Preparing for Winter doesn't always have to do with just the co...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
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What did you do today? I moved the library! About a month ago, Rich and I registered to be part of the bookworm. What's that you ask? I long line of humans (the library guestimated about 1200 people registered) to pass books from the old library to the new library (a little bit less than a mile a...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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We work with a lot of Cincinnati patio home buyers.  Some choose resale, some build a patio home just the way they want it.  Some like a "regular" patio home community and others prefer to head to Cincinnati's ONLY 55+ Active Adult community.  No matter the preference, we're here to help make the...
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