real estate: First Time Home Buyer Tips and Advice - 07/24/19 06:56 AM

Tips For First Time Home BuyersAre you a first time buyer? When you are buying a home or property for the first time, there are many things to take into consideration. To make the entire home buying process easier, the first thing you should do is put a game plan in motion. First and foremost is planning ahead. First time buyers who have a plan will be far more successful than those who don't.
Buying a home for the first time is a lot more than stopping by some open houses. Are you actually sure you are ready to buy your first … (2 comments)

real estate: Moving Mistakes to Avoid - 07/11/19 11:29 AM

Don't Make One of These Common Moving MistakesYou have just put your home under contract with a great buyer. Of course, this is just the first step in the home sale process but a big relief none the less. Lots of people hate the thought of selling a home for a few reasons - moving being at the very top of the list.
Moving has never been an easy process for a lot of individuals, it requires a lot of time, effort, and money. To avoid all the hassles and stress, below are the most common moving mistakes that most people incur … (5 comments)

real estate: Tips For Picking a Loan Term For Your Home Mortgage - 06/18/19 06:30 AM

How Do You Pick The Best Loan Term?Home mortgage loans are one of the most common sources of financing. Lots of home buyers will put some serious thought into what loan term they should go with. How do your pick the loan term that is best for your financial circumstances? Hopefully, by the time you're done reading you'll have a better sense of direction on that. You can also visit the resource at Maximum Real Estate Exposure for additional guidance.
Numerous lenders offer mortgages for nearly any loan term you desire. Most people, however, assume conventional fixed-rate mortgages are for either fifteen … (17 comments)

real estate: Buying a House As Is: Good or Bad Move? - 05/31/19 08:14 AM

What to Know About Buying a Home in As Is ConditionWhat are the pros and cons of buying a house as is? Many buyers will not have heard of the "buying house as is" concept. In brief, it means that you take a chance of buying a property as it can be seen. When you enter the home, you will often notice that it needs fixing up. That is what you are going to be taking on. More often than not, there will be many projects to complete.
Do you need to have experience when buying a house as is? It is … (5 comments)

real estate: The Most Frequently Asked Mortgage Questions - 05/02/19 08:19 AM

What Should a Home Buyer Ask Their Lender?When you are first considering taking out a mortgage, it would be a good idea to make a list of questions which you want to know the answers to. Doing so, will save you a lot of time, and help you to arrive at the right decision before you sign on the dotted line. Getting a mortgage doesn't have to be a complicated process.
Many home buyers worry about this aspect when purchasing a home. When you ask the right questions of your lender things will go smoothly more often than not.
Below is a summary … (5 comments)

real estate: Why Have a Buyer's Agent When Purchasing a Home - 04/19/19 08:28 AM

What Will a Buyer's Agent Do For Me?Buying a home or property for the first time can be a challenging process. A lot of people assume it is going to be a comfortable journey and try to go it on their own. You may be lucky, but it is great to have some professional help. A buyer's agent will without a shadow of doubt save you both time and money.
Many people, unfortunately, think of a buyer's agent as someone who shows you houses. Showing homes are in fact the least important task of an exceptional buyer's agent. I will preface the … (2 comments)

real estate: The Best Real Estate Articles For First Quarter 2019 - 04/09/19 11:20 AM
 Crazy Good Featured Real Estate Articles
Are you ready for a killer real estate roundup? Do you want to read some of the best real estate articles for the first quarter of 2019?
Every month there are hundreds of real estate articles published in the blogosphere. Some of them are really outstanding. Many of these posts go unnoticed either because the blogger does not have a solid marketing plan or are published at an inopportune time.
What you're going to find below is a showcasing of some of the best dam real estate content around. You will love the quality and depth in which … (12 comments)

real estate: The Biggest Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid - 04/03/19 07:30 AM

Avoid Making One of These Home Inspection MistakesWhat are the most significant home inspection mistakes that a buyer can make? If you have never bought a house before the chances of doing something that could cause some problems is reasonably high. The home inspection is one of those areas where some buyers are prone to make mistakes.
In a hot seller's market, there are times where a buyer will waive their home inspection. You better be darn sure the property has no issues! It always amazes me how many people put money down on a property without an inspection.
At the same time, … (4 comments)

real estate: How to Pick a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home - 02/19/19 09:10 AM

When Selling Your Home: How to Pick a RealtorAre you thinking about selling your home? When you are thinking about selling your home, you will be surprised how many things you need to take into consideration. The first thing that you may ask yourself is if you should list your home yourself to try to avoid paying commission. In general, this is not a good idea.
Most homes that are sold quickly, and at a fair price, are done so using a professional real estate agent. Sure, it may cost you a little bit extra, but you are also likely to achieve … (6 comments)

real estate: Content Marketing For a Real Estate Agent - 01/07/19 12:42 PM
Digital Marketing For a RealtorOne of the most important things as a blogger is to have exceptional content. Without the best content not nearly as many people are going to come back for more of what you have to say. There is a reason they say content is KING!
If you want to be found on the first page of Google, you darn well be focused on delivering the best information on the topic you are writing about! Competition is fierce when it comes to writing today. More and more real estate agents have started to blog. You are also up against … (67 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Round Up March 2016 - 03/18/16 05:45 AM
Do you like reading exceptional real estate content from around the web? Take a look at some of the terrific articles from multiple authors you may have missed. Each of these articles are jam packed with great advice for buyers, sellers and real estate agents alike.
Why Open Houses Aren't Necessary
There probably isn't a more polarizing topic in real estate than open houses. Ask the question of whether open houses are worthwhile and you are bound to get to very different camps. Those that say open houses are fantastic and others who say they are completely worthless. Each will be extremely passionate … (17 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Round Up: Articles Worth a Look January 2016 - 01/10/16 03:08 AM

Every month there are numerous real estate posts that are published all over the Internet that are missed by many people who really should see them.
Many of the members here rarely venture out of their comfort zone of Active Rain. For this reason I am bringing some of the best real estate content right here to you!
Take a look at these articles and if you find any of them helpful or enjoyable, please consider sharing them socially. There is a wealth of great content here from some really terrific real estate authors!
For Real Estate Agents
Things Real Estate Agents Do That Drive People … (40 comments)

real estate: Zipvo Platinum the next great Real Estate site? - 09/04/08 12:13 AM

In case you are not familiar with Zipvo.....Zipvo is a Real Estate Media and Video Platform that allows Reators, Videographers, Bloggers, or anyone else involved with Real Estate to either create or upload a video that will enhance themselves and their listings through the use of video, photovideo, blogs, and news FREE and EASILY. It is similiar in some respects to the Real Estate shows.
By the way you can send your Real Estate shows to Zipvo via the Video tab located in the upper left corner in the Real Estate shows site.                                                                                                                    
Zipvo however, has a useful … (58 comments)

real estate: Use Yourstreet News Site For More Backlinks and Blog Readership! - 08/08/08 05:42 PM

 The Yourstreet site is local news, information and conversations mapped to the street level for over 50000 locations and every zip code in the US.
YourStreet connects you to the local information that impacts you most – what’s going on in your town, your neighborhood, and your street.
YourStreet is a website that will map news articles to your home town! The company’s proprietary algorithm aggregates articles from tens of thousands of news sources every day, interprets the articles, determines their location, and displays them as locations on an interactive Google map. YourStreet also allows users to add … (117 comments)

real estate: LookUpPage - It's all about you for SEO! - 07/22/08 12:57 AM

LookUpPage is a site that is designed for you to make an online profile about yourself. By creating a profile on LookUpPage when someone Googles your name there will a direct link to your profile page at the top of the search results.
 As I have written many times in the past, a site like this is great because your are able to create within your profile backlinks to your website and blogs. The easiest way to show you what I mean is for you to look at my profile page at the site. You can see Bill Gassett's LookUpPage here. … (37 comments)

real estate: - The NEW Real Estate Digg site - 06/08/08 04:13 AM
One of our own here at Active Rain, John Lockwood, has just launched a new website called is just like Digg but for Real Estate. This is a great place to send your Active Rain or outside blog posts for additional exposure, as well as to get relevant Real Estate related inbound links for your blog.
Signing up for this site is easy. It will only take a few minutes to create a profile. John just started the site so it does not have any Page Rank yet but my bet is that it will quickly gain recognition as more people … (43 comments)

real estate: Increase your Real Estate blogs readership & SEO through - 05/06/08 09:21 AM

 Topix is the worlds largest community news website. Topix is a place for you to post your own news stories, as well as comment about stories you have seen on the topix site.
So how do you make this work for you to increase your readership and SEO? Thats easy... you should apply to become an editor! I applied and was accepted for my home town of Hopkinton Massachusetts. You can apply to become an editor for your home town or the area in which you do the most Real Estate business.
Here is the description of Topix on what an editor can … (99 comments)

real estate: Home Buyer Tax Credits ~ A Stimulus Package that could Actually Work! - 02/29/08 08:36 AM

Housing markets across most parts of the United States are facing their greatest downturn since the great depression.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has proposed to Congress an additional stimulus package that I believe actually has a chance to make a real difference. This new stimulus package would create a tax credit for the purchase of a home.
 Recently, NAHB chief economist David Seiders told the Senate Finance Committee that "Tax credits for the purchase of a home are a means of eliminating excess inventory, relieving some of the pressure on falling housing prices and ending the … (13 comments)

real estate: SEO & Spicypage ~ Give your Blog and Website Some Added Spice. - 02/26/08 06:49 AM
I stumbled across a new site last week that I wanted share called SpicyPage.  Spicypage lets you add your favorite websites and blogs. Once you are added to the site, members can vote on and bookmark your sites if they like them. You are also able to comment and and bookmark the sites you like as well.
Members of Spicypage will be able to access your sites based upon the categories they search in. For example if someone searches the Real Estate category they will find your blog.  
This is another way to get your blog and websites noticed. The site has a page rank … (71 comments)

real estate: Real Estate & Homes ~ Realtors ~ Massachusetts Real Estate Market - 02/23/08 06:43 AM
The Real Estate market has changed quite a bit over the course of the last three years in Massachusetts. The prices of homes in the Metrowest MA region have continued to drop. The peak in the Real Estate market in Massachusetts occurred in the Spring of 2005.
What many home sellers fail to realize is that if you need to sell your home now and purchased anytime between the middle of 2004 and the end of 2007, you are most likely going to lose money. You are in all likely hood not going to be able to sell your home for what … (21 comments)

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