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 Danielle Doucet, Kamloops Real Estate, buy or sell in Kamloops BC
(Kamloops PropertyFor Sale)
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If you’re listing your strata property and haven’t sold one before, there are some things you should know The process of selling a strata property is not the same as selling a house, and it tends to be much more involved when it comes to drawing up the paperwork. What Are You Actually Selling? O...
By Danielle Doucet, Kamloops Real Estate, buy or sell in Kamloops BC
(Kamloops PropertyFor Sale)
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Thinking of buying your own place? It’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed. After all, it’s the biggest purchase you can make. In an effort to remove some stress from the equation, here are a few tips from the experts. Don't forget to read our buyers advice pages.. What to do when you’re a firs...
By Sandra DeVargas, The DEVARGAS Team at Keller Williams Realty
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Mortgage Terminology To Understanding common Mortgage Terminology  we have to start with the basics:  What is a mortgage? A mortgage is a word that has been in the English language since the late 1300s and comes from the French “mort,” which means “dead,” and “gage,” meaning “pledge.” Therefore, ...
By Sharlene Hensrud, Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.
(RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com)
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Home design, inside and out, is continually in a state of flux. It reflects the economy, the environment, demographics... as well as what is going on in the world. Here are some trends to look for in 2016.COLORSEvery year Pantone debuts the superstar color of the year. This year instead of one co...
By Alan Grizzle, Full Time Realtor, Lifelong Resident of Dahlonega
(Chestatee Real Estate)
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By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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Here is South Orange County, we have several new communities popping up.  Locally we have Baker Ranch, The Oaks at Portola Hills, Skyridge in Mission Veijo, Camden Square in Foothill Ranch just to name few.  This is good as inventory is very tight.   However, it is also an area that Home Buyers o...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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  Orange County, California Home Foreclosure Report  Access recently  listed bank owned properties for sale within Orange County, CA.  This free report can be viewed as a One Line Report or as a Brief Report . You also can preview all the available foreclosed homes for sale within the OC by visit...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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Listed Bank Owned Homes for Sale in Los Angeles County   Home Foreclosure Report for all of Los Angeles County, California.  Whether you are an investor looking to flip a property or a home buyer seeking to buy a home, this bi-weekly REO Blog will keep you updated on the  newly listed bank owned ...
By Brunswick Forest
(Brunswick Forest)
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One thing we hear again and again from our residents is how choosing Brunswick Forest had such a positive impact on their day-to-day lives. Whether it is a more active way of life or a burgeoning social network, new residents to our community enjoy an improved lifestyle. What is it like being a r...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Johnny Mathis - 60th Anniversary Tour, at the Morris in South Bend, IN. Tickets are on now on sale for the May, 2016 performance, with legonadery Johnny Mathis at the Morris Performing Arts Center, in South Bend, Indiana. Johnny Mathis, known for such songs as, "chances are", "It's not for me to ...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
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This photo was taken Christmas weekend of 2010.  The boy in the picture is my grandson who was seven at the time.  The snow was already up to his mid thighs and it continued to snow until about midnight that night. He and his older brother and dad were visiting fot Christmas.         Since my gra...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Chattels and Fixtures The course  on the “Law of Attachment: Chattels and Fixtures” will run on 8 February 2016, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Nelson Goulart’s offices, 186 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 3G1.This is a topic which is often misunderstood. It’s not that complicated, bu...
By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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This has nothing to do with Real Estate it does have everything to do with the Super Bowl being 50 years old! I have been fortunate enough to see the first 49 with 4 of them being New England Patriot wins. I expect to see #50, God willing. My prediction for today is 27 - 24 Broncos. I'm an old se...
By ROBERT SWETZ, Residential & Investment Properties
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
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 Published on Feb 6, 2016   The loss of Selena Annette Mullenax at Point Woronzof in Anchorage Alaska really bothered Robert Swetz. Robert Swetz viewed a special about the 80+ Statues that were constructed at the Cook Inlet by the Ted Stevens International Anchorage Airport. Robert Swetz aka Vega...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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     This is a topic which can really be a roadblock in your probate real estate business success. For the most part over the last 28 years of my probate real estate business I have come across all kinds of estate attorneys, most a positive experience but many a negative.   For whatever reason th...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Surveys, Boundaries and Adverse Possession The course on the “Surveys, Boundaries and Adverse Possession” will run on 8 February 2016, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Nelson Goulart’s offices, Better Homes and Gardens, Signature 186 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 3G1.What is a survey? ...
By Elaine Schaefer, R, BIC, CRS, GRI, ABR, SFR
(RE/MAX Kauai Princeville Resort Branch)
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Aloha from Princeville Kauai!Happy Superbowl Sunday. We closed out January on an upswing with a 12% increase in sales going from 67 in Jan 15 to 75 this past Jan. With the new escrow and sales reported below, we’re off to a good start for Feb. Take a look for yourself:NEW LISTINGS292690 CND A 1 $...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Village of Neshaminy Falls is a lovely 55plus community in Montgomery County Pa.The homes are affordable. They have a nice clubhouse and lots of activities. It is located close to Montgomery Mall and convenient to routes 202, and 309.If you would like to look up homes for sale inNeshaminy Falls g...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
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Since 1973 I have owned a total of seven homes that were my primary residence.   Four of these were homes that I watched being conceived and built from the blue prints up through the finished product. The other three were homes that had been built according to a plan that either a builder or a pr...
By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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