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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
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The monumental Supreme Court decision in Obergefell vs Ohio changes the landscape of gay rights regarding real estate, marriage, immigration and torts (damages for personal injury).  Here is the nutshell version of how it will affect most gay unions and soon to be marriages as well as those alrea...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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Ten years ago today I became a father for the first time.  I held a perfectly beautiful baby girl and she immediately had me wrapped around her finger.  As she grew older I was in awe of her capacity for compassion at such a young age.  For her 8th birthday her request was, "tell my friends to br...
By Charlotte Shirey & Associates, Keller Williams Realty, Helping You Succeed!
(Charlotte Shirey & Associates)
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The upcoming UCI Road World Championships is just one of two bike-related events that I’m excited about this year. The second is the launching of the Virginia Capital Trail that will take place the first weekend in October.   The completion of this trail will no doubt be a great asset to our city...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Hello friends and colleagues - take a moment, read Mike Tizzano's post, then head over to Facebook, join today's kindness event and continue to spread Abby's kindness. July 1st will mark 10 years since the day I became a father.  When I held little Abby for the first time she immediately had me w...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Please Lick the Front Door & Other Hilarious Agent Instructions! I have been compiling my list of Hilarious Agent Instructions for awhile.  This week when I saw the instruction to, "Lick the front door" I knew that it was time to write a post about this.  Sure some of these are typos but they mak...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
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Success in life or business is all about technique and continuous improvement. It’s about growth in who you are and how you do things that takes you to the next level in life. Here are my 3 tips to help make you successful in life and business. 1. Consistency. In order to find activities that gen...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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You may think that the only careers that require courage are those in which you risk your life. You know, things like fire-fighting, painting the Golden Gate Bridge, facing down armed criminals, or becoming a member of our armed forces.But the truth is, a successful career in real estate also req...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 39
Let's face it, if we are blogging for business we are looking for an online edge to give us the upper hand on our local competition. Perhaps it is through blogging about a particular niche, generating the most interest via social media, or by saturating our markets with much more information than...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Who says you can't teach an old dog a new trick?  Barney (age 8) has been with us for a little over 2 years now and he's a never ending source of joy to us! Since day one he wanted nothing to do with the pool. In fact he stayed at least 10 feet away! Oh No - I'm not going in there - you can't mak...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
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I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
As of July 1st at 12:01am, We have officially purchased ActiveRain from the Zillow Group.The first thing I'd like to do is welcome back Bob Stewart to our Activerain family! I'd also like to congratulate him on his wedding on Saturday. I'm normally not a fan of weddings (not sure I've ever stayed...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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What Real Estate Marketers Can Learn From Minecraft and ArcadiaCon Our son loves to play Minecraft. He and his friends get together on Facetime and then go into a Minecraft server to play together. The other thing these kids all do is watch other people who play Minecraft. They can sit for hours ...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
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Everyone talks about their goals, but no one talks about how to achieve them. It’s great to have goals in life, but without a plan of attack it’s almost impossible to reach goals. Below is an outline of why you should focus on your systems instead of your goals and how that will actually help you...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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This Is What ActiveRain Is About ActiveRain is about the caring, the sharing and the learning... seen here every single day.      Take a look at this comment received on one of my  recent posts:  "Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland great collage!  I definitely need help with making my own graph...
By Suzanne Strickler, Real Estate Information Blog
(Weichert, Realtors - Wayne)
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The following post is by a Florida lawyer, Mr. Richard P. Zaretsky, Esq. who has done a great job of defining the ways of legal ownership of real estate.It's important to understand the way you will have title to your property. How buyers take possession of their property today dictates how they ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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This is something that I have thought about for a long time. If Americans are able to vote for a president, why can we not use the same process to remove a president from office if we so decide? I’m not talking about any president in particular but how many times over the years have you seen poll...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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It's called kick OUT flashing for a reason.  It is supposed to divert, or kick, the water out!One of the most important things installed on a house - siding and roof - is flashing.  It keeps water out!AND WATER IS THE KILLER OF HOUSES.This house has James Hardie siding.  JH siding has specific in...
By Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940
(Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska)
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    There is much more to hiring a Farm Manager than simply calling the guy in the ad in the paper. Mike McCann has these Five qualities. If your manager does not, maybe it is time for a change!            Time - The great Farm Manager will have Time to dedicate to your farms. Each farm takes tim...
By Debi McKamie, Turning your home dreams into an address
(Carbajal Realty Inc.)
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  I began my career in property management in 1986.  I started for a local family owned management company and I was hired as the housekeeper.  It was only a short time before I was promoted to Leasing Agent. I will never forget the Property Supervisor, Beverly.  She was a beautiful, elegant lady...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Let Us Know Where You Are!If you're looking for ActiveRain referrals, one of the best things you can do is make sure we know where you're from!  Over time, we start to associate the location with your name.  For instance, San Antonio brings to mind a whole host of Rainers!  Ch...