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 Robert May, Real Estate & Mortgage Expert - Lethbridge, AB
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
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Here is a blog that was posted by a guy who doesn't live too far away from me and helps to explain the concept of zero lot lines.  I recently had a client who came to me wanting to view  Lethbridge real estate who wrote an offer on a property like this. What are Zero Lot Lines - Calgary, Alberta ...
By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Decoration Day!  That's what it's supposed to be about. I won't be visiting the grave of my uncle Johnny Wall (who was killed in Vietnam), BUT I will be visiting the local veterans cemetery.  I don't know who I'll choose this year, but I will be placing flowers on a grave.  I will honoring the se...
By Elyse Berman, Your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
(Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL)
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Home Prices in Delray Beach FL for April 2016  Real estate market data for Delray Beach, FL provided by Elyse Berman of Realty Associates Florida Properties.  We continue to see higher prices on home prices in Delray Beach FL and don’t expect things to slow down anytime soon. If you are consideri...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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  One of the challenges that Summer brings, is what to do to keep the kids busy once school is over.  For families in Middletown, CT there are some excellent fun Summer Time Activities to do with the kids.  One of the places families can take the kids to keep them busy and have a lot of fun, is ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Putlog Holes with Apples, Colonial Williamsburg, VA When you visit historic Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, you expect to learn much about early American history. The following link will provide the history lesson but first you may want to know about putlog holes. Putlog holes are niches in ma...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(RE/MAX Excalibur,Scottsdale, 602-620-2699)
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One of my listings is about to close escrow next week.   It’s a beautiful home on a view lot on the west side of town.  Assisting this seller in buying the home in 2010 and helping her pick out the finishes, it’s hard to watch it sell.  The seller is being very accommodating to the buyer and most...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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In the Times Your Tested   “The gem cannot be polished without friction,nor man perfected without trails.”Chinese Proverb   As I see it. . . . . . . .In the times your tested There are times that everything is running smooth in your life . . . . and success seems to be an expressway . . . . and y...
82 Moore Dr. 4230 Miners Candle Pl. 5501 Spruce Ave. 224 Douglas Fir Ave. 6581 Turnstone Ave. 3272 Blue Grass Cir. 4057 Mesa Meadows Ct. 476 Valley Dr. 964 Park View St. 395 Balsa Dr. 5305 Willow Ct. 1206 Baldwin Park Rd. 4428 Elegant St. 2001 Vineyard Dr. 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms          $350,...
By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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Finally it dawned on me this week, I know for a fact I am younger than any of the 135 class mates I graduated with. Either by months or years. WHY? My dad was my teacher for my first four years and sixth year. He was almost as wild, crazy and creative as I am.IMAGINE! Beginning your first grade (...
By Jim Gilbert, The Gold Homes Team
(Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway)
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39 Maple Dr, Stafford, VA 22554This sweet, 2-level brickfront TH in Stafford Oaks just happens to be the lowest-priced fee simple (not condo) 3-bedroom property listed in 22554!Granite counters**Wood floors foyer & living room**Neutral paint throughout**Granite installed 2015, roof 2009, water h...
By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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 On Monday, May 30th we will all have a day of remembrance for those who have served, died and sacrificed for the sake of freedom & liberty.Not only am I a Realtor, I am a veteran and an American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars member. I currently serve as Commander of our local post, the Geo...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Breaking News: Name changes in the Status of a Listing in the greater Los Angeles area….  The Public will discover that there are a few name changes that they have not seen before. These changes will be noticed, when they are viewing the Status of a Listing in the Greater Los Angeles area.  Begin...
By Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Its all about YOU!, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
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On this Memorial Day weekend, we would like to take a moment to thank the men and women of this country for their service in protecting our rights and freedom. We are sending out a special offer to all Veterans for the rest of this year - read below and contact us for more details!www.EdgeOfTheBe...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
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How can I use Social Media to increase traffic to my website without spending a fortune?  Pamela Cendejas offers us 5 FREE Ways to Increase Website Traffic Using Social Media. 5 Free Ways to Increase Website Traffic Using Social Media   Some people wonder whether social media is a viable method t...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
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SALES                                                                                            Single family home listed with Lisa M. Kaus,                                                                Howard Hanna Realty                                             3087 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker H...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
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 PRICE CHANGE                                                                                                      Single family home listed with Mark Schecter and                                     Mark J. Baughman,                                                                 RE/MAX Traditio...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
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City of Shaker Heights Fair Housing Review Board had a meeting on Wednesday 05/18/16 at 7:00 PM. Shaker Heights Development Corporation had a meeting on Thursday, 05/19/16 at 7:30 PM. Shaker Heights City Council had a second meeting for the month of May on Monday, 05/23/16 at 7:30 PM. There was a...
By Becky Kolb, Re/Max Infinity - Sun Lakes Arizona specialist
(ReMax Infinity - The KOLB Team)
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9218 Nacoma in gated Oakwood Country Club has just been listed for sale. Sun Lakes, Arizona is an active adult community offering resort amenities including 27 holes of golf,  tennis courts, pickle ball, swimming pools, fitness center, walking paths, lakes and restaurants. If you are considering ...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Windemere Craftsman-Inspired Townhomes with Garages in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Windemere townhome complex for transactions so far in 2016 with a recap of full year sales results for the three previous years.  Statistical information in this report has been ga...
By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
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   For years, sales trainers have advocated and preached the gospel of connecting with the prospect and making their friendship by treating like friends. Brokers encourage their new agents to sit down at the client's home and present the opportunity tête-à-tête to win their heart. They also sugge...