What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 15- January 21, 2017.

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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 15- January 21, 2017.


I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice!


jeff pearlJanuary 15:  Jeff Pearl  Ten Concerns When Buying Land and Building

Jeff offers some excellent to consider if you or your clients wish to build on their own land.


ed silvaJanuary 16: Ed Silva The Memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

It's important to remember that this is not just a day off or part of a three-day weekend. I love the sentiments that Ed expressed.



nina hollanderJanuary 17: Nina Hollander Charlotte's Queen Feast Restaurant Week Returns January 20-29.

I love the interaction when a commenter asks a question and the author answers it. I certainly learned something.


mark don mcinnesJanuary 18: Mark Don McInnes Weltanschauung: the Guiding Principles

Mark has put this so well. And, it applies not just to the community here.



dorie dillardJanuary 19: Dorie Dillard The Perfect Upgrade for Any Home

These are perfect to light hallways or other areas and they look easy!!!




richard and beth wittJanuary 20: Richard and Beth Witt Morning Message & Business Tip #1

I love the message but you'll really want to read the business tip!!! It could make a difference!


george soutoJanuary 21: George Souto FHA Monthly Insurance Premium (MIP) Reduction on Hold.

I love everything about George's post. It's informative and good information to know for your clients.


John meussnerJohn Meussner Anaheim Ducks with My Little Brother

We often talk about what can be done about this issue or that, but all it often requires is for one person to do one thing.






Thank you for letting me do what I love to do each day... learn something new!




PS...Don’t forget to check out Patricia Kennedy’s Weekly Favorites.



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Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

some great posts and reblogs this week! thanks for sharing again this week!

Jan 22, 2017 09:31 AM #25
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Kathy-I have to say that while all great reads the one I liked best was kind of a lightbulb moment all in itself and that was Dorie's with the nightlights. Happy Sunday. Enjoy the game.

Jan 22, 2017 09:37 AM #26
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I am honored that you included my post in your weekly summary.  Thank you

Jan 22, 2017 10:00 AM #27
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy thank you for including my blog.  It is always an honor to be included among you selections.

Jan 22, 2017 10:06 AM #28
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kathy Streib Thanks for the another great selection of this week's blogs to read.

Jan 22, 2017 10:38 AM #29
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib  - Thank you for some additional posts to check out!

Jan 22, 2017 10:41 AM #30
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Kathy -- even though I follow many of those members highlighted in your post today, I have missed some intriguing titles and that's one of the great things about "this place" and your weekly post.   Yeah, and I get to ask myself...once again...where did the week go?   

Have a nice day...make sure and get out of the comfy chair and walk around during commercials.   

Jan 22, 2017 11:23 AM #31
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I see I have some catching up to do.  Thanks for compiling another great list of favs.

Jan 22, 2017 01:42 PM #32
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

As always you have great choices Kathy. I know your blog showcases missed blogs that people circle around and read.

Jan 22, 2017 02:49 PM #33
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Your selections are always carefully selected Kathy Streib 

Jan 22, 2017 02:56 PM #34
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Kathy Streib Amazing group of posts.  Thank you.

Jan 22, 2017 03:51 PM #35
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Kathy.  I am heading to Charlotte to take advantage of that Queen Feast restaurant week that Nina Hollander blogged about!

Jan 22, 2017 07:09 PM #36
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Some really good choices this week;  I had seen a few of them, but not all.

Jan 22, 2017 07:51 PM #37
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks as always Kathy, for bringing us a reading list worth sharing.

Jan 22, 2017 09:14 PM #38
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy

This is a nice way to start my week, instead of ending it yesterday! I missed a number of these so I get to enjoy some more learning today!


Jan 23, 2017 07:31 AM #39
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I always look forward to your weekly summaries Kathy!

Jan 23, 2017 07:55 AM #40
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Kathy you caught some good ones this week.

Jan 23, 2017 09:02 AM #41
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Always thankful for your help in catching up with great posts I may have missed, and very appreciative to be included among them!

Jan 23, 2017 12:14 PM #42
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Thanks for this post, and Patricia Kennedy's favorites.  I have been on a (somewhat unintentional) hiatus from AR and just getting back into the swing of things.  These favorite posts help point me in a direction.....now to figure out how to get back into blogging...-Kasey

Jan 23, 2017 05:00 PM #43
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm a couple days late getting here....

dog sitting our grandpup Sunday and Monday, as if watching the grandbabies weren't enough!

I'm finally getting back to my routine today!

Great choices. I really love those outlets that Dorie shared!

Jan 24, 2017 01:02 PM #44
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