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.

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The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

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

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(RE/MAX Sedona)
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How's The Market Doing?Homes For-Sale Sedona Arizona 86336 January 2017 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & AnalysisLearn More About Sedona Arizona 86336Courtesy of Sheri Sperry ~ Re/Max Sedona Your Solutions Realtor®Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at REMAXSEDONA.NET...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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This month on Monday, January 9th FHA announced  the FHA Monthly Insurance Premium (MIP) would Be Reduced To .60 on LTV's of greater than 95.01% and .55 for LTV's 95% or less.  This is only the 3rd time in the history of the FHA they had reduced the MIP, and the 2nd time in the last two years. Bu...

By Joyce Marsh, Broker Associate, Premier Sotheby's International Realty
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
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New Smyrna Beach - Edgewater Area in Volusia County.  Final preparations are underway now to present this beautiful direct riverfront estate to the market.  Rarely does a property like this come available.  This extraordinary property is gated and fenced and is approximately three (3) acres of pr...

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

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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Just listed! 9 Latura Street in Shrewsbury! This 4 bed, 3 bath cape is listed for $409,900 by LeRoux Realty.

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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Just listed! 20 Chestnut Hill Road in Northborough! This 3 bed, 1 bath ranch is listed for $414,900 by LAER Realty.

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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Just sold! 11 Allison Road in Northborough! This 2 bed, 2 bath ranch sold for $275k by ERA Key Realty.

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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Just listed! 382 Highland Street in Holden! This 3 bed, 2 bath cape is listed for $269,900 by Local Realty.

By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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Just listed! 67 Plymouth Road in Holden! This 4 bed, 1.5 bath ranch is listed for $399,900 by RE/MAX.

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Do you what is an alphabet soup?Well, add one more to this list.A Very interesting designation that you want to add after your name.Thanks, Ed Silva for this 'cool' post.New Real Estate DesignationC. R. E. M. This is a post I put up a long, long, time ago.  With so much talk of Crystal Balls and ...

By Jason Wells, Esq., #StopLivingOnPause
(Keller Williams Realty East Valley)
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 For the first time, go behind the scenes of one of the fastest growing real estate expansion teams in the country. PressPlay Reality Web series follows actual real estate agents as they grow a multi-state team with locations in Arizona, California, Utah and Washington and build their business.  ...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Anaheim Ducks with my Little Brother      For the past couple months I've been hanging out with my new little brother, Miguel.  Miguel and I were matched up through the Orange County Big Brother/Big Sister network, and we've had a blast.  So far we've spent time out at Boomers, a local entertainm...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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Homes for Sale in Oak Marr Courts | Oakton, VA - January 2017 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Oak Marr Courts neighborhood of Oakton, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2017 full market report of homes...

By Jim Lord
(DeLex Realty)
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As a Realtor and licensed electrical contractor with a lighting background I am often asked what people can do to make the lighting appear better in their homes. Today is an exciting time for lighting, with the phasing out of incandescent lamps with LED products we are afforded the opportunity to...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On January 19, 2017, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values decreased 0.4% at an average price of $627,580 in December of 2016 from $630,250 in November 2016, but gained 4.3% from price of $601,910 in December of 2015. While, homes sales dropped 11.4% in December of...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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Why should the buyer doing a final walk through? Doing a final walk through before the closing offers protection for the buyer, seller and agents involved in the transaction. Many buyers ask if they really have to do one. The answer of course is no, but why would a buyer want to give away their l...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Towne Lake 70's
(David Weekley Homes)
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Although, most people thought that Houston market was tough due to the oil downturn in 2016; Towne Lake faired extrememly well. This was the 2nd best year Towne Lake has had and that was 313 homes sold and closed. The sweet spot here in Towne Lake is the 400-500K we had sales at all price points ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 The Musical Instument Museum is by far one of my absolute favorite places to take family and friends when they're visiting us in the Phoenix area. I have been their countless times and in fact we're now members because we enjoy going so often.  There is so much to see and do it's almost impossib...

By Jerry Murphy, CRS, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate
(Long Realty West Valley)
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 The Anthem Parkside real estate market was a mixed bag as we finished 2016. The total number of homes sold in the The Parkside was down 7% from November, but up 28% over December 2015.  The average sale price was down 8% from November and up 3% year over year.  The 12 month moving average was fl...
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