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By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 25
The roller coaster ride continues. As most of you know, Mickey was taken to the hospital last Tuesday.  On Friday she wasmoved out of ICU to a private room. Things seemed to be going in a positive  direction, but she has had a bit of difficulty the past few days. The family has spent most of yest...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 28
This new stair repair is a prime set up for problems.What are they?The second set of stairs (and driveway) are not original to the house, added at a later time.  I have never seen this model in this neighborhood with two sets of stairs, and a driveway that extends to the back of the house.  And p...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 5
Sometimes We Just Have to Count to 10 Before We RespondFirst time buyers can be a challenge. The budgets are seldom unlimited, yet they go through the home with a most meticulous eye.One recent first time buyer was losing their patience as the pool of homes in their price range were limited and t...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 1
Whaddat?When I think I know what it is, but still not sure.Seeing this from the ground I thought it must be some sort of vent opening.But what was it?  What kind of vent?For all I knew, it may have been some a new form of air intake!  I freely admit to not seeing everything.Inside the attic space...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 5
My niece, Laura, is convinced that she can't go into real estate because it would mean having to work with people she just can't stand, and she steadfastly refuses to compromise her ethics in that manner. For the life of me, I don't know where she gets that sentiment, and I don't mean that in a j...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 1
     It seems as if every few monts, the points thing seems to come around again. Earlier this morning in the Q&A section, a person asked if the points system needs to go away. I can see valid reasons for it especially when ActiveRain was in its infancy. It was a great hook to draw folks into the...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 4
No, this is not some sort of UFO---it is a dining room light fixture.It is probably not a good sign when the color of the fixture is the result of standing water inside the fixture.When you have roof leaks this bad it may not bode well for structural components above.In this particular instance, ...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 6
What a difference 10 years make. When I started my career in real estate in 2006, few agents had their own website, were not networking on Activerain, Facebook or any of the other social media sites. Worse, we were still "wet" signing pretty much any contract and faxing them here and there until ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. -Thomas Jefferson
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 0
  *I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot havethan to have things I am not able to appreciate... Elbert Hubbard Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched,authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable ho...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 60
Once again, I ask for your prayers.   Most of us have good and bad days, but at 96, it seems like Mickey is having more bad days than good ones. Yesterday when I arrived at her home she was dazed and confused.....not her usual self.   She was also quite lethargic and showed no interest at all in ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 39
Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is beginning.  Even with the down time recovering from a tryptophan overdose, I found time to search out some good ones for this week:Why You Need To Stop Wishing Customers Happy Thanksgiving RIGHT NOW Kyle Reyes: Just do it.A Genius Says Good Bye Joy...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 20
I spent a little time last week sleuthing around the Internet to find a scammer who was trying to rip-off local contractors. It was very gratifying. In the process, I came across another issue that also annoys me. I get a lot of "No Caller ID" or "Unknown Caller" calls. I received 11 "No Caller I...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 5
Good morning.  Hope all is well for you on this beautiful snowy Monday morning!  Smile, get excited for this is the beginning of a GREAT week.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs: If I live just one day at a time, I won't so quickly entertain fears of what "might" happen tomorrow.  As long as I'm co...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
Your Invited, With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction homes in desirable neighborhoods of North/Central New Jersey.                   ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 68
I had another one of those "I've seen everything moments" yesterday, and this one is really important if you list houses. A buyer called about a listing I have in my area. He asked typical questions and promised to drive by the house. Nothing unusual there. A little while later, he called again. ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 13
Wallpaper! Wallpaper!  Viking Wallpaper?  Mr Dick Greenberg got us all talking about our wallpapers. Like others, at first I thought - wallpaper?  Really? Seriously? I haven't seen wallpaper in houses since the 90's or maybe the early 2000's. And then I figured out what he was talking about See c...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 22 to November 28, 2015 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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 19
This applies to everything and was here before we got here and will be here after we leave. Everyone gets introduced to this in their own timing too. Adding effort to anything is investing into something and whatever is being worked will end up working for you. The best example to make the point ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 82
Active Rain Meetups are Back!!I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the news and I am delighted to share it.Last night we got the green light from our leader, and meetups will be coming soon.Now we need to decide when they will be. Some have suggested the first 2 weeks of December, some...