First Blog Posts

Sometimes, it can be scary to write your first blog post! Luckily, the supportive community of ActiveRain is just the place to start.

On this page you will find a running list of “first blog posts” written on ActiveRain by members of the real estate industry. These new bloggers have taken the leap to begin their blogging journey. Our first-time real estate bloggers deserve a big welcome and some extra encouragement from you!

Take a read, leave a comment, and say hello. You'll make that author’s day and help to give them a great first impression of our community.

Agent's first blog posts on ActiveRain

By Rachel Kennerly, CPA, CPA specializing in IRS Tax Resolution.
(Rachel Kennerly, CPA)
Comments 3
In my practice we frequently help taxpayers in Lufkin or cities around East Texas who have gotten behind on their federal income tax liability and are in hot water with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) .  If you find yourself in that same situation it's helpful to understand how the IRS collect...

By Dan Bliven, MLO-78391, Your Future Is My Focus
(loanDepot NMLS# 174457)
Comments 8
As the news portrayed the last quarter of 2018, interest rates went up considerably.The good news is Interest Rates have improved! Rates have gone down to match the lows of this last July which were the best of the year.This is a great time to buy, with the market correction we had recently homes...

By Tom Mangan, Exclusive Insurance Leads
Comments 2
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By David Fonseca, I specialize in residential real estate.
(Real People Realty)
Comments 24
      In the early 1980's you could already sense the neighborhood was changing. We noticed people selling homes in the late 70's, the new owners spending a ton of money to fix them up.  I can even remember my parents saying, "they're taking a big chance moving here. Do they really think their ho...

By Big Kahuna Tiki Huts, Tiki Huts, Tiki Bars, Florida
(Big Kahuna Tiki Huts)
Comments 4
Big Kahuna Tiki Huts can answer any questions you have about your very own custom hut. Visit for more pictures and information. We have been featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and also offer custom tiki huts and bars for businesses. Call 1-877-249-4038 for more details.

By Cara Palmer, I manage my rental properties in WV
(Cara Palmer Blog)
Comments 14
My husband and I had set our sights on becoming landlords since we had both been through divorces and we felt like owning investment property was the only way we could catch up financially. Less than a year after the purchase of our first investment property, we put 20% percent down on another Ca...

By Xu Zheng
Comments 5
A fiduciary is a person who holds a legal or ethical relationship of trust with one more other parties (person or group of persons). Typically, a fiduciary prudently takes care of money for another person.

By Michael Faurest, Real estate investor and rental property manager
(FairSquare House Buyers)
Comments 12
Hello,I was requested to write my first hear a goes.  I have been a real estate investor for over 10 years but have shifted in to overdrive in the past 2 years.  I heard about this site and thought "seems like a great way to connect with other people passionate about real estate."  Whe...

By David Roy Griffin, Best in Class Marketing Real Estate Listing agent.
(Real Estate III)
Comments 5
We run the property through a formula that gives us a Maximum Allowable Offer based on cash flow rather than After Repair Value. This formula assumes that the landlord/buyer will borrow 100% of the purchase price AND repair costs from a private lender at 5% interest, and it's a more complex math ...

By Mimi Ho, Retired Educator
Comments 224
  When the new year arrives many people likely more than a few in the Hayfield Farm neighborhood of Alexandria Va. make plans to sell their homes. Most decide to wait for spring but is that necessary or even the best thing for them to do? There are many advantages to making the move in the winte...

By Joe Smith, We are a full service foundation restoration comp!
(Foundations First Northwest, LLC)
Comments 8
There are many symptoms to a foundation issue.  To name a few-unlevel floors, cracks in the foundation, windows and doors that dont function properly, cracks in sheet rock, cracked tiles, wood floor seams seperating, etc, etc.  How do you know what is just bad craftmenship and what is a foundatio...

By Sarah Row, Realtor Sarah Row, Real Estate Agent with West USA
(West USA Realty)
Comments 10
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By Mark Bassali, Specialize in Asset-based, No Income Doc lending.
(Velocity Mortgage Capital)
Comments 8
We are a Nationwide Direct Wholesale Lender looking for Brokers/Investors who have an interest in our NO INCOME VERIFICATION loan program for "Buy & Hold" turnkey and ready Income Producing Properties (acquisition or refinance). Here's the simplicity of our product:PROPERTIES WE LEND ONSFR - up t...
After spending years paying off over $130,000 of debt (thank you, student loans from expensive private universities), my husband and I were so excited to finally buy our first home. We'd been renting for over a decade, and our relatively low rent was a huge blessing while we were doing everything...
 In times of low interest rates, it makes sense to buy real estate and create your own real estate portfolio. Now, the question often arises of how to invest in the real estate market. Real Estate Crowd Funding is a possibility that will become more and more interesting in the future. What is Rea...

By nikker cena
Comments 4
There is nothing America loves in excess of a rebound story. From games to governmental issues to business, we can't get enough of a similar plot line. This thinking holds particularly valid for the desired tech industry. From the air pocket fly through the ascent of Google the Great, tech center...

By Andrew Davis, Specializing in Residential Real Estae in Stamford
(Berkshire Hathaway NE Properties)
Comments 9
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By Dan Cullen, Protecting Property Purchasers
(Domicile Consulting LLC)
Comments 6
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it’s easy to assume your real estate agent is on your side. In all actuality, they may not be.What Consumers ThinkA national survey was conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The CFA is an umbrella group of around 300 state and local consu...
Buying a home is the most rewarding investment that you can have. Although it's a tedious process, owning a house is far better and a lot cheaper than renting one.In St. Louis, real properties are more affordable as compared to other counties. However, no matter how cheap it is, you still need to...

By Karan Mehta, Home Builders
(Wright Ranch)
Comments 0
For most of us, our home is the largest investment we would ever make. People spend a lot of time in searching and designing in what they call as "Dream Home". They look out for locations, price, market trends, property taxes, additional fees, and various other factors. If you are just considerin...