Real Estate Industry

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry

By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
Waukesha County Real Estate Report, 9/9/15-10/9/15 by Kris Johnston Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha Buyer Agent            The Real Estate Activity For Waukesha County,WI For the Last 30 Days By Kristin Johnston, Remax Realtor, Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI, Waukesha County Realtor   M...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 21
    Those of you who follow my posts know that I am huge on positive affirmations and thought vibrations. I do believe that there is a lot to be said about having an attitude of gratitude as mentioned in the movie and book, ’The Secret’. I have been reading several articles on ‘vibration levels’ ...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 1
To claim a new real estate development project that has been 'Feng Shui-ied,' while developer's know they never hired a certified consultant, is a huge strike on integrity and trust with occupants seeking to move into that location. Is this bad luck?  I am in no position to say.  But, word to the...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 20
        There are a lot of avid hunters here in the state of Tennessee and it is not unusual to see a few ‘trophy’ bucks mounted on the wall. I was surprised to see the vast display of keepsakes at yesterday’s inspection in the rural parts of the area. In all, there were over 30 mounted animals r...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 17
The Massachusetts Association of Realtor (MAR) announced that August pending home sales were up a staggering 40% over August 2014 sales.Singly family pending sales were 5,886 vs August of 2014 pending sales of 4,157. The median price also rose 5.1%.  $368,000 vs $350,000 in August of 2014.Condomi...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 2
I have sold and developed new gated community homes using models. It is fascinating to sit on a tract and help people who visit qualify for a new home, give them the data and allow them to tour the different floor plans. The sales office is one of the homes and is trapped meaning you enter and ex...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 24
  BCAR EXPO 2015 Wednesday October 7 -10am-3pm BCAR Expo 2015Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015  Time: 10am-3pmLocation: Radisson Hotel NE Phila, 2400 Old Lincoln Hwy, Trevose    What’s Happening at the ExpoExpo Hall with 50 Real Estate Related ExhibitorsPrize Drawings…bring your business cardsHot ...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA
(Homesmart International)
Comments 1
IF NOT WHY NOT?If not, why not. Do you take five minutes within 30 minutes of going to sleep every night and write in your mental bank (a ledger) of five, 10, or 15 successes or accomplishments of that day in order for your subconscious to have great material to work on while you are sleeping eac...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker
(All Star Home Group)
Comments 15
Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Addison Place Rev $185,000 2 2 0 Aventura Condos $267,900 2 2 1 Bellbrook Estates $1,300,000 4 4 1 Bellbrook Estates $2,450,000 4 4 2 Brooktown Twnhs $150,000 2 2 1 Grand Add $299,900 3 2 0 Grand Add $324,000 3 2 1 Grand Add $325,000 3 2 0 Gr...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker
(All Star Home Group)
Comments 2
Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Amber Meadows Add $116,900 3 2 0 Amber Meadows Add $139,000 4 2 0 Amber Meadows Add $159,900 4 2 0 Commons At Willow Creek $189,900 3 2 0 Courts Of Willow Creek Add $189,900 4 2 0 Creekwood $231,000 3 2 0 Creekwood $315,000 3 2 1 Creekwood $3...
By John Majalca, Financially Retired Real Estate Investor
Comments 1
I bought my 30th investment property in 2008, and then considered myself “financially retired” with approximately $25,000 per month in positive cash flow. I was 28.I did not financially retire so early because my family had money: I grew up very poor in a small Texas town. My parents often could ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
Waterfront Acreage in White City Price Reduction 1990 Old River Road Here’s your chance to own waterfront property with ocean access acreage at an affordable price.  Close to schools, downtown and shopping.  This is old Florida at its finest. 1.54 acre private lot on cul-de-sac has 262 ft of dir...
By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 4
My advice for 'newbies' -- new agents in the business? Here is the one piece of advice I wish I had received when I started:Establish yourself online and in the neighborhood where you live.As a new agent, you are busy previewing homes, learning how to write contracts, sending out cards, attending...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 8
Brookfield WI Real Estate 9/6/15-10/6/15 Brookfield WI Home Sales     Re-blogged by 0 agents Brookfield Real Estate Report by Kristin Johnston,Buyer Agent Remax           Kristin Johnston Gives You The Real Estate Activity For Brookfield,WI For the Last 30 Days:Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI ...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 9
Today, I had one of those wonderful days in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Although usually I like to be thought of as a "listing agent", today I was a "buyers agent." Now, I don't know if this is only in the luxury market, but all the listing agents I called about setting up a viewing went way beyond what o...
By Jennifer Ferri
(Title Junction, LLC)
Comments 3
So imagine the day has come when you have finally paid off your mortgage. If you’re in Scotland you would be getting out the red paint for your front door (as this is what they do when that day arrives, paint their front doors). However, if you’re in the United States you may be getting out the t...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 18
 It's the Tuesday Tunes blog....and these lyrics can easily apply to may have gotten there just as the accepted offer sign went up or you wrote for asking....the house sold for over asking...Sellers...that second showing still left your house as second choice...the radon...
By Sandra Paulow, REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR
(Aspen Properties, Inc. )
Comments 1
 Appraisal Woes!  I guess in the grand scheme of things I should probably count my blessings because in all my years of selling real estate I can count on one hand the number of times I have had a really bad appraisal. However, the most recent occurrence has to be the worst. There were more mista...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 22
A long time member of ActiveRain and my friend Michael Thornton has reached 2 Million ActiveRain points last week.I'd like to share one of his excellent posts about the Mission, Vision, Value, Beliefs and Perspective!      Yesterday, I had to turn in my homework to my KW business coach. Our assig...
By Marina Filichkina, Head of Sales at
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Spain’s Costa Blanca spans 240 km and has just as many towns and beaches to visit. From Denia to Torrevieja, the Tranio team has trawled the coast to bring you the top destinations along this iconic seafront. Get the full report here.  The Costa Blanca is located along the coast of Spain’s Alican...