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 Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 1
 Sometimes you just can't find the perfect building lot when looking for a place to build your new home. Many factors can affect a buyers decision. It could be access easements, road maintenance agreements, internet access, terrain, land use, utilities, quality of well water, location of drain fi...
You’re buying a new house and it comes with a built-in cooktop or a stove.  Is it gas, electric, or induction?  Does that even matter?  What’s the difference anyway?Each type of cooktop has fans and naysayers, based on experience and preference.  Gas CooktopMost professional chefs prefer gas cook...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 23
  Our spring buying season has begun here in Denver, and buyers are clamoring for a home, but there are few to view.    Looking through listings for my Buyers, some of the photos are absolutely horrid.   Did the Seller actually SEE their listing?   I went back to figure out which home this was to...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 4
 The biggest thing you’ve probably learned from being a regular reader of my blog, it’s that Southwest Florida living isn’t about one factor. Sure, when you’re buying a home in SWFL, you’ll want to look at things like your interest rate and aspects like that. Yet, at the same time, you’re buying ...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
Comments 1
Homes for Sale in Shaker Woods | Herndon, VA - February 2017 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Shaker Woods neighborhood of Herndon, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the February 2017 full market report of homes f...

By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 4
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. Henry Ford

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 22
Thoughts of an early spring: Tulips Mild February weather in Maryland has many of us thinking about an early spring. When we see the blooming tulips, we will know that spring has definitely arrived. Subhash Sharma  These beautiful looking tulips of many different hues are originally from Persia a...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 35
When we came upon this Concord NH area home, another buyer came running out with their agent saying :you do not want to go in there." My buyer looks at me, and walks faster.... toward the building. His motto is the dirtier the better. Less offers to compete with.   Have you ever seen a Home Buye...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 16
George Frost was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Kossuth and Florence. His mother died two months later due to peritonitis however, he long believed she died from complications giving him birth. At eight he moved to Germany staying with his stepmother so he could learn German.Moving back to the S...

By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 4
Narragansett RI Real Estate Market January 2017      The Narragansett home sale market has upped its pace with sales up over the prior month.  Home sales are up by 36% month over month.   In Narragansett, RI coastal real estate home values are up too.  When the average price of a sold home is ov...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 48
Yesterday in the midst of a northeastern heat wave I worked in my yard to do some clean up and get rid of some felled branches that were out of reach before the snow melted. I also changed the batteries in my solar lights and secured everything that I could from the wind that already started to b...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 21
February 26,, 1994 I married Geno at the Stouffer Hotel (now the Renaissance Hotel)……..Cheers to 23 wonderful years!Of all the thingsI value in our marriage,The most import oneIs how we blendThe perfect partsOf friendship and loveI’m so gladI’m married to myClosest friend.Happy Anniversary Geno!

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
This was a highly-touted, and new, hardwood floor.And it looked great everywhere!  It was a very professional job.Except in the powder room.The toilet wobbled.  And there was a hefty and dark stain behind and beside the base of the toilet.Since the floor was newly installed I had to think the toi...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 46
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 19- February 25, 2017. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  ...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
Comments 1
Homes for Sale in Temple Park | Alexandria, VA - February 2017 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Temple Park neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the February 2017 full market report of hom...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 24
Clouds Tell Stories in Gilbert, AZ   Click Here to request your FREE Relocation Guide!!!   For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ   The clouds above us always amaze me, whether they are dramatic as those pictured above or there are just a few small one's ...

By Larry Gray
(Real Estate Consultant)
Comments 8
  A Baptist preacher and his wife decided to get a new dog. Ever mindful of the congregation, they knew the dog must also be a Baptist. They visited kennel after kennel and explained their needs. Finally, they found a kennel whose owner assured them he had just the dog they wanted. The owner brou...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 11
  Are you now ready to move to a 55 and Over community in Nassau County Long Island?  The Seasons in East Meadow may be what you are looking for. Here is our Community Profile presented as a courtesy by Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker and Licensed RE Sa...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 15
 We know that every MLS is a little bit different....and the "rules" are not universal for every market.  One of the things that our MLS has which we are guessing is fairly universal is the ability to add documents accessible to other agents.    Typically, the attachments include the real estate...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
Comments 1
Townhomes for Sale in Warwick Village | Alexandria, VA - February 2017 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Warwick Village neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the February 2017 full market r...
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