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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 37
Avoiding the Poof…  a few work arounds for the photo issues.“Okay so I was posting to my blog and like Poof… it disappeared”.  “Bummer”.Okay so this issue has been around for a while, yet many are still having a tough time dealing with it, so tonight I will offer a few ways to deal with it.A few ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 53
Real Estate Lessons Learned from a 2-year-old We spent the day yesterday visiting with our grandkids in LA, always a welcome trip whether for the day (3 – 4 hours of driving typically) or for an overnight. Our youngest, Ella, is turning 2 in another week and has limitless energy. But then they al...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
When inventory is low, home prices tend to go up. Attempting to purchase a house in this type of market can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming. Get through the buying process with as little stress and difficulty as possible with these tips.   Determine and st...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 19
KILLING BROKERAGE--HOW LONG BEFORE ZILLOW SUCCEEDS???The Headline says it all: Zillow Launches Instant Offers Pilot Program  This is another way to allow sellers to list their homes and for buyers to buy them, resulting in a deal without having to pay a commission!! Sound familiar? I wrote a post...

By Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Hartstene Pointe Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerSet peace of mind as your highest goal and then organize your life around it!Brian TracyTake my tour of Hartstene Pointe HERE Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, H...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Beware! Following is a string of random thoughts from the Nashville Predators WIN last night. The stats the announcers thought were significant: Rinne (The Predator’s Goalie) had an AMAZING number of “saves” Sissons (Preds) had a Hat Trick (3 Goals) that most fans didn’t know about because the fi...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
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Hey Active Rain...I have a suggestion.  Let's put the "comments disabled by author"  above the blog.Nothing worse than spending the time to read and wanting to comment and not being able to.I am busy and I would prefer to know ahead of time if I can comment.Then, if I want to still read I can whe...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 5
   6232 Blackstone Ave in the Cheswolde area of Baltimore is under contract.      Lucky buyers have a ratified contract on this brick colonial with 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.There is a separate in-law/ guest suite  with a private side entry containing 3 rooms and full bath.  There is a new gourm...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
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“You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you going to have a strong superstructure.”Gordon B. Hinkley YOUR HOME’S FOUNDATION WORKS HARDER THAN YOU THINKFoundations have evolved well past their basic beginnings. They first existed to keep a home f...

By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
Comments 6
  Stop by today at 30 Currier Farm Road from 1-3 and meet my Boss Oshyn Catherine McHugh who will be helping fight Childhood Cancer with the help of Alex's Lemonade Stand! 30 Currier Farm Road here in Westwood is where we will be located conducting our Open House!   thanks for sharing and creatin...

By Lauren Williams, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Comments 4
of cats in a household.   Awesome day.

By Cindy Logan
(Mark 1 Real Estate Advisors)
Comments 6
  I'm a little embarrassed and, I've forgotten how to use Active Rain.  When I consistently posted back in 2012, I had taken the classes to get my blogs more easily found online.  Although, I think ActiveRain may have changed in the past 5 years, and even had I not forgotten, I would still need t...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 8
Was amazed at this innovative thinking on how to create parking in a city center. Put it under a canal or riverHow do they do that you might wonder? Here is how...Pretty amazing, not sure i want to park there, but then they did build a tunnel under the English Channel as well.

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 7
I don't know how I missed this excellent post by Tammy but it certainly makes a lot of sense. Our readers' time is short and let's face it, no one wants to read a wall of words. If you're writing about a topic that may involve a list or several subtopics, why not consider a series or at least spr...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
The sadness is palpable, the tragedies continue and the loss is unacceptable. The world is so different than the one I knew growing up. I find myself desperately looking for answers but there are none. That is the toughest part: knowing the new normal is beyond comprehension and isn't likely to c...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
Roof truss cables must be removed.Some builders remove them and some don't.But leaving roof truss cables exposed just provides another unwanted penetration through the roof, with shingles that are never going to glue down flat. Shingles that are not flat are wind vulnerable. And leak vulnerable.A...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 7
Sometimes you just have to put the throttle open and enjoy life.Loved this quote we saw Saturday on our quick trip.   Not sure if you will be able to tell where we were, but there are lots of clues in these photos...We had an early brunch, well snack then we walked around this market and saw some...

By Christopher Pagli, "I Stay Open Until You Close"
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
Comments 3
If you missed my recent blog post, "The Ultimate Guide To Direct Mail Campaigns," head over to my Facebook business page - Above and Beyond Marketing Strategies and check it out.Most people divide their mail into two piles within the first ten seconds of looking at it, A - keep and B - throw away...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
Comments 14
     After 146 years, the iconic Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus will put on its final show tonight.  The famed circus has thrilled and entertained millions of people all over the world.  But changing times, expensive overhead, and declining ticket sales have forced "The Greatest S...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 15
Are Strengths Any Different Than Weaknesses?       This month, Carol Williams invites us to share our strenghts, weaknesses, and how they affect our business.  When it comes to strengths, I like to think I have a few.  When it comes to weaknesses, I know I have many.  In some (ok, many) cases, my...