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 Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,GRI,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Home sales finished strong in December, helping make 2016 the very best year for U.S. home sales ever since the recession, according to the January 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report, an analysis of MLS data from 53 metro areas. In fact, home sales in 2016 were the highest within the housing rep...

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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Homes for Sale in Penderbrook | Fairfax, VA - January 2017 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Penderbrook 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 report of homes for s...

By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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Are you planning on buying a house in Auburn or buying a house in Opelika? Buying a home is a big deal.  There are many home buying pitfalls a buyer can make.  This article will discuss some of the bigger pitfalls that can make your home purchase less than perfect. These deadly pitfalls can cost ...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Oct. home-start surge largest amount in 34 yearsHome construction - which also includes multifamily housing - rose to its highest level in nine years following a Sept. surge in the number of building permits. Read more. THOUSANDS OF HOMES.... One Address ...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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If you missed this the first time from Beth Atalay, here is a excellent blog on this subject.  5 Top Reasons Why Your Home Won’t SellMost Realtors work really hard to get listings as they say “you must list to last”. Finding homeowners ready to sell their home and list with us is very exciting bo...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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I returned home from the Sacramento Women's March, a little while ago. HUGE crowd.  Capital Mall was completely filled from the capitol building to the Tower Bridge, about 10 blocks away!  Everyone was so friendly and kind!  It almost made up for the fact that I missed Woodstock in 1969.  The sli...

By Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network
(Palm Properties International)
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Biltmore at Bay Colony in Naples, Florida Bay Colony is located within the exclusive residential Pelican Bay community and includes high-rises, villas, condominiums and custom homes. Residents of this luxury gated community enjoy the Naples lifestyle with memberships available to the Bay Colony G...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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It is important this subject I am about to bring up in regards to saving data that in some cases took years to accumulate. The thing about this lesson is it joins those other life lessons that unfortunately you learn after the burn or the fact. It is not only costly but injures one and their well...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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   2502 Caves Forest Road is absolutely perfect for contemporary lovers.And we found the lucky buyers and I will be placing theToo Late sign on the property.  Lots of light, 9 foot ceilings, gleaming wood floors, 2 way fireplace, brand new kitchen and 3 1/2 new baths plus so much more! Sitting on...

By Susan Laxson CRS, Local Knowledge & Global Network
(Palm Properties International)
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 Bay Colony Shores at Bay Colony in Naples, FloridaBay Colony is located within the exclusive residential Pelican Bay community and includes high-rises, villas, condominiums and custom homes. Residents of this luxury gated community enjoy the Naples lifestyle with memberships available to the Bay...

By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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You Have to Work For Successful Results“A heart to resolve, a head to continue, and a hand to execute.” Edward Gibbon   As I see it . . . . . . .You have to work for successful results Even with the best of intentions . . . . hard work become a major factor in creating successful results. When yo...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Lisa Von Domek has written an excellent article on the how to's of obtaining and maintaining good credit.  This is especially helpful for first time home buyers that have no idea of where to even begin.  A MUST READ POST for first time home buyers and/or those buyers that need to improve their cr...

By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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View the Tour Welcome home to 3015 Silver Birch Drive, a spacious two story home located in the mature community of Mallard Trace. Conveniently located in Charlotte, NC near W WT Harris Boulevard, UNCC, and I-485, this 4 bedroom home sits nicely on a private, wooded lot! It features gleaming har...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This is The Buliung-Todaro Team of Re/Max Executive Realty's next full page newspaper ad for February. I complement all of our offline print marketing with online marketing, and this newspaper ad will be posted on many platforms. Listing agents are marketing agents, and this is a sample of what w...

By Gloria Valvasori, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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There comes a time in everyone’s life when they are faced with decisions that can seem overwhelming.  If you are a Senior or a Boomer, and are facing a decision on whether or not to sell your  home, or stay in it as long as you can… or if you are a family member whose parents are in this position...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Commercial bond yields   CMB         GoC         Floating rateinsured cost of funds 5 Year - 1.67%*Canada housing 06/15/22 [-]       5 Year - 1.13%CAN 0.75 09/01/21 [-]       0.96%                      [-]                        10 Year - 2.37*Canada housing 06/15/27 [+0.01]       10 Year - 1.74...

By Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
(Homes By Cross, Inc. )
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Weddington Trace Subdivision InformationThe Weddington Trace subdivision is located in Waxhaw NC in the Union County school district of Cuthbertson. The Weddington Trace community amenities include a Club House, Stocked Pond, Pool, Recreation Area, Tennis Courts and Walking Trails.   Find Wedding...

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

By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(Frankly Realtors)
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Condos for Sale in Pointe At Park C | Alexandria, VA - January 2017 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Pointe At Park C neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2017 full market repo...
As an electrician I was called many times to homes that really did not require my services. Home inspectors can sometimes be a little too excited to find something that may be wrong that really is not. The number one thing I was called for was GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) protection to...
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