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 Noemi Cardoso
(Seven Gables Real Estate - Office in Tustin, Anaheim and Orange)
Comments 5
You are invited!             2037 N. Olive St, Santa Ana CA 92706 Quality 1963 custom built home home has had only 2 owners. Remarkably original, it has hardwood floors, a terrazzo entry and many original light fixtures. Large light filled rooms will give you plenty of space in this home with ove...

By Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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I hear it a lot from prospective buyers... I just want a little shack in the jungle on Maui.  Nothing fancy, just a roof over my head.  With some land to grow some veggies, and a few fruit trees.  Maybe a stream would be nice too...Plantation style home with jungle foliageWell it's not that easy ...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 5
Yes we have a new President and the world has not stopped.It will not stop tomorrow either.Should you buy or sell a home now?Well, that depends on your personal situation.Do you want or need to make a change in your living arrangements?That is the question you need to ask yourself.Asking what is ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!  I had to watch this again and again..The emotions that she envokes are unbelievable.This film was made by a 15 year old girl. It is the hottest thing onthe Internet and on Fox News.Lizzie Palmer who put this program together, is 15 years old. Therehave been over 3,000...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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Townhomes for Sale in London Towne West | Centreville, VA - January 2017 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the London Towne West neighborhood of Centreville, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2017 full mark...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Tiny house festival goes big in St. Johns CountyThe first-ever event attracted 90 tiny houses, including small houses on wheels, converted school buses and even a yurt. Interest in these homes is growing. Read more.  Are you paying too much in Pro...

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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Lynn B. Friedman is hosting the blog jumpstart challenge for January 2017.  One aspect of this challenge is to select one of the guiding principles and philosophy of ActiveRain as presented in the Weltanschauung page of ActiveRain.For me, one of the principles that most affects my use and partici...

By Gloria Valvasori, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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I've posted 4 blogs over the last several days where I was not rewarded the customary 225 points, (900 points) so I am going to post this last one again and see what happens.. YOU CAN GET A GOOD DEAL ON A POWER OF SALETRUTH OR MYTH?Many consumers believe that when a home is listed under Power of ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 1
Great information that I wanted to share with others.  Great Blog..   The Simple "Cure" that Removes Credit Mysteries   A large number of credit card companies now offer an opportunity to their customers to see their credit scores.  Consumers receive "previews" of their credit scores via their cr...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 2
Sometime....too much information can kill the deal.  As you said...It makes NO Difference what the seller paid for the property... Does it matter what the Seller paid for  a home. A buyer asked "Why shouldn't I Look to see what the Seller paid?" They then proceeded to offer half price on a new li...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 3
I prefer that the sellers not be present when I am showing their house.They are a distraction and make by buyers feel uncomfortable.. Should Homeowners be Present During Showings?If you are a homeowner thinking about selling your home, my advice is to first find a local REALTOR® you feel comforta...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 2
I love trivia and wanted to share this one with other.. Trivia question answers for Thursday January 19, 2017 1. Who is the painter Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad better known as? Pablo Picasso  2. What is the capital of Louisiana? Baton Roug...
5741 S 21ST TER PHOENIX AZ 85040 $175,000 | 3 BEDROOMS | 2.5 BATHROOMS | 2 CAR PARKING | 1254 SQUARE FEET | MLS: 5549492 Welcome home! FOR SALE NOW: 5741 S 21ST TER, Phoenix, AZ 85040 This charming, detached townhome is nestled in the desirable community of Copper Leaf. This former model home is...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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This is a different day and age than what I grew up with.  This is so sad.. Teenagers across the country are falling into drug dealing, theft, and prostitution in order to eat. This, according to a recent study, which found that poverty has been increasing throughout the U.S. Researchers at the U...

By Trent Dalrymple, Making Lending Easy for Mortgage Brokers
(United Wholesale Mortgage)
Comments 2
 I'm sure by now you heard the announcement regarding FHA MIP yesterday.  HUD's reduction in the MI factor was been suspended by the new administration and that can affect your home buyers and refi borrowers.   This makes the Conventional 1% down and 3% down options the best purchase programs for...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 0
I surely hope not.  That is not the way I want to be preceived as an agent. I do know some agents that are sharklike... Are Sales People Like Sharks Circling Prey? Sales people need the activity with clients in order to properly do their job and if like real estate agents, to get paid. Does that ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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This has so much good information and I wanted to share it with others.  Great job.. Weltanschauung - A Worldview but with a Local Perspective. Be the Local Expert!   Lynn Friedman has inspired us once again in 2017 with her Blog JumpStart Challenge. There’s still time, if you haven’t started, fo...

By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
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According to the Williamsburg MLS the top six communities by unit sales over the last two years have been the same. Colonial Heritage had the most unit sales for both 2015 and 2016. The next five were Fords Colony, Kingsmill, New Town, The Settlement at Powhatan Creek and Whitehall. For more info...

By Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Laviano & Associates)
Comments 3
$123,000 - Larger 2/2 Indian Pines Condo W/ Lake ViewMust See! Beautiful Upstairs 2/2 Indian Pines Condo W/ Lake View Offers a Updated/ Upgraded Kitchen Cabinets & Counter Tops, This Is The Lager 2 Bedroom Floor Plan, Washer/ Dryer in Unit, Vaulted Ceilings & More. This All Age, Pet Friendly Comm...

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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 One of the big questions all home sellers have is "How much can we get for our home?".It's an important question.If the price is too low you might be leaving lots of money on the table.Price the home too high and you'll either get no buyers to look, or they'll look and not write an offer, or if ...
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