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Being part of the largest real estate related social network has its perks; the community of ActiveRain is on top of that list. Our vast array of real estate professionals have been in the business since the beginning. Not only do they know best practices when it comes to real estate, social media, personal life and beyond but they share their insight so freely with one another. Our mantra of Connect, Share, Learn is taken to another level because of the valuable members of ActiveRain.


Here you will find all sorts of information about what makes ActiveRain members tick. We are spread far and wide and come from all walks of life together to build this one-of-a-kind platform. Anything to do with the community and happenings in the 'Rain can be found here. Dive in and take part of something uniquely special.

Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 

By Kevin Ray, Former REALTOR & current Estate Agent in the U.K
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So just the other day I was observing another agent during a listing appointment. Through his market analysis, he came up with a value of about £350,000.The seller said they felt it was worth over £450,000, and that 2 other agents had valued it at around £450,000. At this point, he quickly danced...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Still trying to decide where to eat? We’ve got you covered! Here are a few dining establishments we picked just for you! Bon appetit!  Porcupine Pub and Grille  Address - 3698 Fort Union Blvd. Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 Cuisine - Pub and Grille  If you’re looking for top-notch food with a laid...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On June 25, 2017, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that the U.S. house price were higher 0.4% in May of 2017 from April of 2017, and rose 6.9% from May of 2016 based on home sales values obtained from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by FNMA and Freddie Mac.Nationwide, among nin...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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I'm just thinking out loud again, brainstorming ideas on how to get more out of my time in ActiveRain, provoked by recent members posting about canceling their accounts ("because AR doesn't work") and or weighing their options on to remain a Free vs. Paid account holder. I suppose I'm letting yo...
Long Beach Island Home for Sale | LBI Real Estate | Jersey Shore Home for Sale | 152 Peter Rd Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $650,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 2,960 sqftLot: 6,240 sqftMLS #: 4030727 Location 152 Peter RdStafford...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It is cooler today and pouring rain and I love it. I can't catch that in my photo, but there is something very fresh and special about driving rain. As I sit and look through my bedroom window, this is what I see. I could look at this forever: it is real and sharp and natural and the bonus is I d...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Debe Maxwell has a great blog that makes sense to me and I go back to rereading it sometimes to come up with my blogs.  Take a look at her blog! When LIFE Becomes A Blog Post I am often asked how to come up with topics for blog posts. This week in the Q&A, someone asked about writer's block - it ...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
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This month Praful Thakkar is hosting an Active Rain Contest on “Your Network is Your Net Worth.” It’s a good challenge because our task is to explain who is your network and how do you “work” your network. I appreciate the chance to share and am reading many entries that are so inspiring!I’ve bee...

By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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   Discovery reading is a great way to get a fresh start on a habit that will lead to GODtalks! The kind that will change your life forever. But before we explore this more let's talk about your Bible.  We are so blessed today to have instant and FREE access to God's word online. Pickup your phon...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Home sales (and values) have been on a strong uptick nationwide thanks to low interest rates, freer lending standards and a drop in the foreclosure rate. Sellers everywhere are breathing a giant, collective sigh of relief! But for all of the buyer activity, it seems like most houses sit on one e...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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 Rumor has it that many years ago Kenny Rogers had this home built in Dayton Minnesota over looking the Mississippi River over 20 years ago.  I have drove by this home over 100 times when I use to drive up to northern Minnesota to my cabin. And now I just had to post a blog and throw it out ther...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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When it comes to seeing the best Fourth of July fireworks, we’re lucky we have a lot of options in the Salt Lake Valley. Just about every park in the area has a firework show. But which locations have the best for the show of light? Good question. We want to help you sort that out, so we rounded ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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If you haven’t had the pleasure of getting to know Scott Hurd, then today is your lucky day! Scott is a super loyal, intelligent, thoughtful, goofy, all-around awesome guy and we love having him on our BHURDinUtah team. Scott joined the BHURDinUtah team as a buyers agent in 2011, and since then ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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If you’re lucky enough to own a home with an empty mother-in-law suite, finished basement, or separate guest house, chances are you’ve already considered renting it out. It probably seems like a no-brainer. A little extra income to help you make your mortgage payments, you get to pay off your ho...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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Perhaps the government doesn't know what their job is? There are so many real issues that anyone who is an American can recite without hesitation that it makes you wonder. The wonder part is if they know about these things and have been hired to represent "the people", then the next step is updat...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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If you’ve been noticing a lot of solar panels on top of roofs in Utah, you’re onto something. There’s no doubt that solar energy is an interesting, exciting trend that’s caught the attention of homeowners wanting to protect the environment and save some money on rising energy costs.  But buying ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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  Shout out to all you happy graduates! Graduating from college is a big accomplishment and a big investment in your future. So, now what? Well, you might be thinking about another big investment -- buying a home. Here’s the question: Is it better to rent or to buy after graduating from college? ...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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When I work with a client, whether it's a buyer or seller, there are certain promises that I can make that I never deviate from. Real estate, like any profession, has its high points and its low points. There are companies and agents who operate like true pros throughout the entire process, and t...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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When you're considering buying a new home, you have to figure out what to do with your existing property. It basically boils down to major two options, you could sell your property or you could rent it out. So, what should you do?   This question, like most questions involving real estate, is no...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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We know that preparing to sell your home can be overwhelming, and it’s tempting to look for ways to reduce the hassle and cut unnecessary expenses. Which leads to our question, when it comes to selling my home, is it worth paying someone to stage it? We say YES! And here’s why.   Hiring a home s...