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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 27
While doing a home search today, I came across a listing in a great and desirable neighborhood. I have clients looking in the price range, so I opened the listing page and boom. The pages showed that the property isn't being taken care of, and beyond that, it has been on the market for 514 days. ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 72
10 Lessons Learned from Writing Localism PostsI write localism posts and enjoy doing so. There are some members that choose to not spend time on this and don't want calls unrelated to real estate. Today my phone rang  and the caller asked if I had all you can eat crab legs?I asked who he thought ...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 23
Cyber crime sure does pay, according to a report at Intel Security blogs.mcafee.com. There’s a boom in cyber stores that specialize in selling stolen data. In fact, this is getting so big that different kinds of hot data are being packaged—kind of like going to the supermarket and seeing how diff...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 53
Some like me made a business decision to market a Geographical area as a business model. Does that mean you will have instant gratification in obtaining listings? No. Why would you decide to market to an area if you might not achieve immediate results? Because you are in this for the long haul, y...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 34
Most people who have experienced a life threatening accident say that things seemed to happen in slow motion. Have you ever noticed that when you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory towards a new (to you) destination, it seems to take FOREVER to get there . . . And when returning home from said ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Ask 3 different REALTORS what your house is worth. Then ask a few Appraisers. Check your County tax assessment. Ask Zillow. Talk to all your neighbors to see what they think. Watch other houses in your neighborhood being listed and sold and compare them to your house. You’re gonna get a WIDE rang...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 58
Those who know me pretty well, also know I have a fascination and admiration for those guys over at Pixar Studios, in Emeryville, who create digital animations and films like, Finding Nemo, etc. In addition to Pixar Studio magic, I also get a kick out of the process which has real animals talking...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
When things go wrong, there are 2 distinct approaches. The first approach is akin to being a hammer in search of a nail. This is a witch hunt of epic proportions. For THIS to have happened SOMEONE REALLY SCREWED UP and they MUST atone for their egregious incompetence. We must find the perpetrator...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
North/Central NJ Town Listings & School Reports    This web page is provided as a public service for home buyers, sellers and residents in the North/Central New Jersey. If you are interested in other communities please  contact us, and we will be happy to obtain the information for you and send i...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 11
ONLY IN NEW YORK!!!Wouldn't you know it.  I went to the jobsite  yesterday to check on the progress of my lobby project and there, parked right in front of 313 East 89th were two huge trailers from Universal Studios.  What are they filming?  Yet another episode of Law and Order- SVU.I must admit,...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 15
 This Could Be Hot  Have you seen one of these?  Working with very special older homes, I get to see some wonderful items. The one above could be hot. This covered pot is not very big and hangs on the fireplace. When in use, the pot contains kerosene and the ceramic ball with wand is submersed in...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
Comments 26
Steady Blogging helped me reach a big mile stone today700,000 ranked number 4 in Travis County and 23 in TexasActiveRain has been a roller coaster ride for me through the years.I became a member in 2007 but never blogged, didn't know how or see the value in blogging.I wasn't paying attention when...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 9
2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge Results AND Invitation for January 2017 The results for the 2016 Blog JUMPSTART Challenge are in! Everyone should have received their BONUS POINTS by now. If not - please email Moderator.    Full Challenge participation by 45 members. Mini-Challenge participation by ...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 11
  Oranges. As a feng shui cure it is often recommended to have 9 oranges in either the dinning room, living room or kitchen for good luck and prosperity. It is believed that citrus fruits can ward off negative energy, thus oranges, along with tangerines and limes are often used in traditional fen...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Nothnagle)
Comments 10
Many years ago when I was fourteen my tonsils were removed. Thinking back it was not at a young age but I do not remeber much except for the ice cream and ginger ale and two nights in the hospital. The night before the deed was to be done was going to be the last episode of the Fugitve and for so...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 28
I wonder how you feel about this: really. I think there should be a working wage everywhere. I believe anyone who does an honest days work should be compensated with enough money to buy food and feed themselves and their families. Now I know there is a great deal of disagreement on this throughou...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
Have you ever visited the Q&A forum of ActiveRain?Why is ActiveRain's Q&A forum important?Here's a very simple answer from Richie Alan Naggar ---THE Q & A ACTIVERAIN FORUM BIRTHS POSTS! When I was in the restaurant business, we had a system that many do not know about. In fact, that business is r...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 5
Our very own Debbie Reynolds is on the most recent issue of Realtor Magazine. She took 1/2 page of the magazine for her article "Where Did you Find my Name?"I would like to write more about this but I have to get ready for an early appointment. I want to alert everyone to check the magazine and r...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 7
  Wow! I had such a crush on Deborah Harry! The artist known as Blonde. Do you remember her music. Were you a fan. I had one of her albums. I think I still have it somewhere. The cut above is one of her hits heart of glass. If you remember share your memories. Happy Throwback Thursday!    
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 6
Mortgage Companies Only Care About Money       At least that's what I thought.  Almost every day it seems there's another settlement between a bank and the department of Justice based on something done in the mortgage world that traded consumer trust for tremendous profits.  Let's face it, the bu...