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By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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You see the big orange glowing ball overhead and all that energy to harness to run your Maine home.Ever had those kind of thoughts? Dreaming of solar homes in Maine and being the owner of one?In small rural areas like Maine, where wood is plentiful for heating, being self sufficient in your energ...
By Christie HouseTheaux, Real estate agent serving acadiana
(The Red Star Team Keller Williams Acadiana)
Comments 8
Why You Need An Agent Whether you’re purchasing your first home, or selling your third, the process required can be very tricky. Real estate agents are licensed professionals, trained to get you the best deal possible. Let the Red Star Team take that stress off your mind and help you make this me...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 27
New Government Regulations Increase Costs for HVAC Repairs and ReplacementsOn January 1, 2015, my former employer, the US Department of Energy (DOE), released new regulations regarding HVAC efficiency standards. These new laws increase the minimum efficiency ratings required on all new air condit...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 23
We had an appointment on Coast Village Rd which some identify as Montecito/really in Santa Barbara, one of the Santa Barbara County communities known for it great school districts and movie stars who have homes there.  This Mazerati beauty caught our attention. It is also home to many estates and...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 25
It was announced this morning in the local paper that a large real estate firm in the area would be paying new  agents that enroll in a payment plan a check each week based on the previous years commissions.The reasoning was because an agent does not get paid until the close of the home and would...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 5
Please help us welcome Christie HouseTheaux to Active Rain. Christie is a real estate agent working with Keller Williams in Lafayette, Lousiana.Here is her first blog post "Why I need a Real Estate Agent." I know that the good folks at Active Rain will give her the welcome all newcomers deserve :...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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As of January 1, 2015, the DOE increased the minimum SEER rating, heavily affecting contractors,builders, manufacturers, and ultimately, homeowners. The new regulations are intended to enhance energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. New Government Regulations Increase Costs for HVAC Repairs an...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 4
I am more organized than that but I want to make a point.I read about those who have a script.  Don't get me wrong, I am not putting you down.  It is one way of staying on point.But...are you married to that script?   Are you able to roll with the punches and still cover everything you need.Buyer...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 8
 Building A Horse Property From Scratch                                                 Some of our clients search for a property so that they may be able to build their own dream horse facility.  Building one from scratch is not that simple, though.  A lot of time, planning, work and research is...
By Debbie Nieman, Let Me Dive into Your Real Estate Needs
(Keller Williams Sonoran Living)
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 When you think of Ahwatukee Custom Estates also know as Equestrian Estates what do you think of?  Equestrian by definition is a rider or horseman of horses so naturally equestrian estates would be a place to keep horses correct?  Partially correct as it is so much more than that. Tucked into the...
By Ed Macias, Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily
(Real Estate Teammates)
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How to buy your first rental propertyPeople new to real estate investing often have no idea where to start. I get a lot of questions from aspiring real estate investors as to how they should begin, and what they should be doing.Getting started in real estate investing can be a daunting task. Howe...
By Chris B Johnson, Realtor-Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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  If you have a contract to purchase leads from Zillow, you  may want to re-evaluate what you are paying because  to industry analysts from Barclays report its their web  traffic is in a downward spiral.  It’s been 5 months since Zillow bought Trulia for $2.5  billion in a “stock-for-stock” trans...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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  Looking for a Spectacular Mountain View?  The Retreat, White Rock Mountain, Caldwell WV, has it all! Have you been looking for land to build your dream home that has spectacular mountain views, hiking and biking trails, abundant greenery and bubbling mountain springs coupled with the easy, comf...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Just SOLD in Skyrdige Valley Subdivision in Clermont FLIf you are a Clermont FL home buyers looking for a home that is priced under $250,000, 576 Southridge Road  is now a closed sale courtesy of listing Realtor®  Beth Atalay of Cam Realty and Property Management .  Sorry you missed a great oppor...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
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Question: As a Northern Virginia condo unit owner do you need to buy additional home insurance? Answer: We all know condominium comes with larger condo dues; which includes condo insurance. The insurance generally extends to the entire property including the units themselves. Remember, the large ...
By Pat Starnes
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
Comments 9
We Want More, We Want More, Right? It's been extremely dry here in Brandon, MS. We haven't had rain in several weeks and are constantly watering our yards, shrubs, plants, and trees to keep them from dying. Today, we finally had a few raindrops. On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd venture to say the rain ...
By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
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 If you want to purchase a reasonably priced newer home or build in Charleston, North Charleston’s Colony North is a neighborhood of incredible opportunities with traditionally designed houses in sizes of 1,200 to over 3000 square feet. Close to major employers in the area, as well as great shopp...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
Comments 15
 A TIME TO KILL   Ecclesiastes 3:3  Last night I decided to tackle one of those chores that the Broker/Owner of a small Real Estate Firm often does, repair yard signs. First I repaired a plastic frame that failed to hold up against at 40 to 60 MPH wind. Then I broke out my little welder to repair...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 18
On occasion, I see posts written by members asking what the benefits are of joining ActiveRain.  Do the posts work? Will blogging work? It can if you are willing to work at it.  Read Frank's post and maybe this will answer that question!  One post won't cut it.... not commenting or reciprocating ...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Avondale Estates GA Homes for Sale | Atlanta Neighborhoods Decatur GA Homes $100000 – $200000 $200000 – $300000 $300000 – $400000 $400000 – $500000 $500000 – $600000 $600000 – $700000 $700000 – $800000 $800000 – $900000 $900000 – $1000000 $1 Million +  New Homes [ BUYING A HOME] [SELLING A HOME] ...