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 Amy Land-de Wilde, High tech and high touch! I'll get back to you!
(Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty)
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From warm showers to cold ice, fresh greens to community feasts, and former islanders showing that St. Croix kindness, we're proud to see our fellow islanders coming together. Here are a few stories of random acts of kindness we have witnessed.

By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Back when Mcdonough mortgage interest rates plummeted by 46% in less than four years, it precipitated a sort of refi tsunami. The volume of Mcdonough refinancings was nothing short of enormous. For the first time in a long time, the benefit for homeowners who could lower their Mcdonough mortgage ...

By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Atlanta Communities)
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I love photo contests put on by ActiveRain! Folks here always have really cool pictures to share, so, here is my entry into the latest ActiveRain Photography contest in the category of Real Life / Travel Places.During the last 10 days of September I traveled to Nova Scotia with my photographt clu...

By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Realty Executives Elite Homes)
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28 Bell St, Belleville, NJ - SOLD! Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | GREAT STARTER HOME WITH FULL IN-LAW SUITE IN NICE PART OF BELLEVILLE, CLOSE TO TRANSPORTATION AND BUS TO ...

By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker
(Wayne M Martin)
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Trivia question answers for Wednesday October 18, 20171. What Greek physician is known as "The Father of Medicine"? Hippocrates2. What is measured in Ergs? Work3. What is Charlie's last name in Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"? Bucket4. What tunnel connects France and Italy? Mont ...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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In real estate, there are three major types of markets. At any given point in time, it can be a buyer's market, a seller's market, or a balanced market. What do those terms even mean? Buyer's marketA buyer's market means that buyers have more leverage than sellers when it comes to negotiating and...

By Brunswick Forest
(Brunswick Forest)
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There are many things to consider when buying a home and one of your questions should be "New home vs. resale home?"In Brunswick Forest, we are able to offer you both options and we have a few questions to help you decide what the best option for you and your family is. Check 'em out --> http://b...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Key Realty)
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Traditions at Rocky Fork Westerville Market Update October 2017 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $179,900 | Average SQFT: 1,506 | Average Price Per SQFT: $179 | Average Taxes: $2,782 | Average DOM: 7 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 3 | Average List Price: $160,933 |...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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There may be nothing scarier to a home buyer than the mortgage process. You do not want to get "tricked" by doing something wrong. You certainly deserve a "treat" in the sense of a mortgage approval on your Manchester NH area dream home.     THE TOP 5 ARE:   1. DO NOT GET TRICKED INTO BUYING A H...

By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
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 Fall Festival season has arrived in earnest in the Charlotte metro area... and this Saturday, October 21st you can enjoy two great fall festivals in Fort Mill and Tega Cay on the South Carolina side of Charlotte metro area's border. The festivals are less than 15 minutes distance from each other...

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

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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New Shoebox for Sissy near Gilbert, AZClick Here to Request Your FREE Relocation Guide!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHere is my weekly cat picture for Nina Hollander and the rest of the people here in the Rain that love cats! Click He...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Open House Sunday 1488 Overlook Pointe, Clarksville TN Open from 2-5pm This Sunday you can stop by to see this new Stones Manor recently completed and now beautifully staged. It sits on pretty lot and is easy to find in the neighborhood.  Turn into the subdivision and bear right on Collins View W...

By Jean Richer, No Gimmicks, No Nonsense, only Straight Talk
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
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Welcome to your new home! This beautiful 3 bedroom home is waiting for you! Come visit and see why you should put this one on your short list. Beautiful open concept kitchen with dining room & family room on the main level. Notice the large rooms and lots of natural light coming through. The laun...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Key Realty)
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McNeil Farms East Blacklick Market Update October 2017 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Kathy Streib "A Wall of Words means work to most of us. And but for a few extremely informative, chock-full-of-information pieces, we usually just move on to the next post or blog begging for our attention. "Right on target - and - re-blog! Curb Appeal for Your Blog...Font Size Matters!   Size ca...

By Elyse Berman, PA, CRS, Pet-Friendly Realtor, 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties)
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 Pet Friendly Homes for Sale in Boynton Beach FL - Valencia Bay     Valencia Bay in Boynton Beach FL is the newest community in the Valencia series in Boynton Beach FL.  Valencia Bay is a pet-friendly active-adult community of single family homes .   In this gated community in Boynton Beach FL, i...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
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Thomas James was born in Syracuse, New York in 1962 to Paul and Thresa.  He attended Bishop Grimes High School in East Syracuse.  According to what I’ve read and my research did not turn up where he went to college however, it was mentioned several times, so the mystery continues.Anyway, on with ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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How to Prepare Your Home for Our Snowbird Buyers.  Inventory is still tight but if you plan on selling your house, you still need to make sure that it is market-ready and that the condition warrants the asking price! Some of the buyers are snowbirds-those who have their primary residence up north...

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