Recent Blog Posts

The amazing members of ActiveRain produce hundreds of blog posts every single day of the year.  There is a wonderful mix of all things real estate and beyond for your reading pleasure.

This board rolls all day long with the newest blog posts to our site. You’ll find some diamonds in the rough on this page, so check back often to peruse the blog roll and learn from our committed community of real estate professionals.

The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Thursday Thought' gives hope to desperate, or unsure times.  The Real Estate landscape is facing some very tumultuous times presently.  'Acting' rather than 'Reacting' will be critical to success, and possibly even survival.    Mark Don McInnesBroker - Owner208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Comments 0
By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the market. Chandler Arizona homes for sale today        YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUN For ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate Needs PHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952 Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952 Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox.net  Read other YVP Blogs here For more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property Management Selling Arizona for more than 20 years Founder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor      Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties, Veterans Agent, Chandler...
Comments 0
By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Important Facts About Gift FundsYou are getting ready to buy a new home and your parents give you some money to help with the downpayment and closing costs. Now what?There are many rules and regulations for buying a house and applying for a mortgage. For example, your lender must know where the down payment money comes from.  If you are receiving help from friends and family, here are a few tipsWhat are Downpayment Gifts - a downpayment gift is money that a buyer receives from someone else to use toward a down payment or closing costs during a home purchase. Downpayment gifts do not need to be paid back.Gift Rules and Gift Letters - different loan types have different restrictions on who can give you gift funds, how they can be used, and how they need to be documented. Regardless of loa...
Comments 0
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The 2024 EGGStravaganza Spring Festival in Carlsbad March is a busy month, with Daylight Saving Time beginning on the 10th, the 1st day of spring on the 19th, and Easter on the 31st! The popular Carlsbad EGGStravaganza Spring Festival 2024 will take place the day before Easter, Saturday March 30th. The festival will be held, as is the tradition, in Carlsbad’s beautiful Poinsettia Community Park from 10 am until 1 pm. Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, south of Palomar Airport Road. Carlsbad's EGGStravaganza offers plenty of fun, with multiple activities including cookie decorating, face painting, “Soak the Bunny,” crafts, and a fun zone. Kids will enjoy Carlsbad’s largest Egg Scramble (Activity Cards are required) which is ongoing from 10:30 until 12:30 (or...
Comments 0
By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor
(Real Broker, LLC)
Mortgage Rates Increase for the Fourth Consecutive WeekFebruary 29, 2024Mortgage rates continued their ascent this week, reaching a two-month high and flirting with....See the full article on Mortgage Rates this Week by Boston Realtor Michael Mahoney 
Comments 1
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Clintonville home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on the address, you get a map of the property’s location. By clicking on “Franklin,” you get access to tax information, mortgage amounts, and transfer dates on each property. Hopefully, this is a way buyers for Clintonville homes can get up-to-date information and make an informed purchase. We can show you any of these homes,so please contact The Jackson Team at 614-431-1220 Click Here to Access the Entire Inventory of Clintonville Homes for Sale!
Comments 0
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Central Ohio investors now can access the entire inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on the address, you get a map of the property’s location. By clicking on “Franklin,” you get access to tax information, mortgage amounts, and transfer dates on each property. Hopefully, this is a way buyers for Central Ohio Bank Owned properties can get up-to-date information and make an informed purchase. We can show you any of these homes,so please contact The Jackson Team at 614-431-1220. Click Here to Access the Entire Inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned Properties For Sale!
Comments 0
By Abby Stiller, SW Florida (239) 284-8637
(TOP SELLING REALTY)
This is my 2024 Vision BoardEvery year I have a to-do list on my personal & business projects and I would like to share with you my 2024 personal goals, so here we go!1. Outdoor: I would like to do more outdoor activities this year. We have so many parks where we live including beautiful beaches so we need to take advantage that these activities are free!2. Travel: As many of you know about our passion for traveling the World and this year is not an exemption! We don't have a place / Country to go yet, but we know maybe we would like to go back to South America.3. Read: Last year I red 5 books and my goal this year is to read at least the same or more4. Gym: The gym has been part of our lives for health purposes including the way we eat, so this year it is essential to hit the gym 5 tim...
Comments 2
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
University District home buyers now can access the entire inventory of University District homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on the address, you get a map of the property’s location. By clicking on “Franklin,” you get access to tax information, mortgage amounts, and transfer dates on each property. Hopefully, this is a way buyers for University District homes can get up-to-date information and make an informed purchase. We can show you any of these homes,so please contact The Jackson Team at 614-431-1220. Click Here to Access the Entire Inventory of University District Homes for Sale!
Comments 0
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Worthington home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Worthington homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos. By clicking on the address, you get a map of the property’s location. By clicking on “Franklin,” you get access to tax information, mortgage amounts, and transfer dates on each property. Hopefully, this is a way buyers for Worthington homes can get up-to-date information and make an informed purchase. We can show you any of these homes,so please contact The Jackson Team at 614-431-1220. Click Here to Access the Entire Inventory of Worthington Homes for Sale!
Comments 0
On February 29, 2024, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that nationwide pending contract signed home sales down 4.9% to an index of 74.3 in January of 2024 from December of 2023, and dropped 8.8% from January of 2023.Pending home sales index in the Northeast higher 0.8% to an index of 63.6 in January of 2024 from December 2023, but lower 5.5% from January of 2023.Pending home sales index in the Midwest fell 7.6% to an index of 73.7 in January of 2024 from December 2023, and decreased 11.6% from January of 2023.Pending home sales index in the South declined 7.3% to an index of 88.5 in January of 2024 from December 2023, and dropped 9.0% from January of 2023.Pending home sales index in the West increased 0.5% to an index of 61.1 in January of 2024 from December 2023, but do...
Comments 2
By Matt Helganz
(Meridian Capital Real Estate)
So, you're in the market for a new home or thinking about refinancing your current one? Exciting times ahead! But before you dive in, let's talk strategy. The key to getting the best deal on your mortgage is to shop around like a pro. Here's how to do it:First off, do your homework. Research, research, research. Take the time to analyze different mortgage plans and really crunch the numbers. Trust me, it'll pay off. Let's break it down with an example: say you're looking at a $300,000 house with a 30-year mortgage. At a 4.5 percent rate, you'd be looking at around $1,520 a month. But bump that rate up to 5.10 percent, and suddenly you're shelling out $1,633 a month. Over 30 years, that's a difference of $40,680! So yeah, every percentage point counts.Next up, check your credit scores. L...
Comments 1
By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
If you’re holding out hope that the housing market is going to crash and bring home prices back down, here’s a look at what the data shows. And spoiler alert: that’s not in the cards. Instead, experts say home prices are going to keep going up.Today’s market is very different than it was before the housing crash in 2008. Here’s why.It’s Harder To Get a Loan Now – and That’s Actually a Good ThingIt was much easier to get a home loan during the lead-up to the 2008 housing crisis than it is today. Back then, banks had different lending standards, making it easy for just about anyone to qualify for a home loan or refinance an existing one.Things are different today. Homebuyers face increasingly higher standards from mortgage companies. The graph below uses data from the Mortgage Bankers Ass...
Comments 0
By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
Real estate agents serve an important function in helping people buy and sell homes. At the same time, the daily demands of their jobs may contribute to specific health problems down the road. In this article, we'll take a look at if the routine lifestyle habits common among realtors could lead to packing on more belly fat (visceral fat) over time.What is Visceral Fat And Why is it BadVisceral fat, also known as intra-abdominal fat, is different from subcutaneous fat under the skin. It lies deep inside the abdominal cavity around vital organs like the liver, stomach and intestines. Uniquely, visceral fat is more metabolically active than other fat cells [source - eJournal of Endocrinology]. It releases inflammatory molecules and hormones that can negatively impact health.Excess visceral...
Comments 0
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT February 2024 La Crosse County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $195,000 25.43 $7,668 1836655 Sold Greenfield La Crosse $218,000 30 $7,267 1831632 Sold Shelby La Crosse $225,000 35.18 $6,396 1856327 Sold Farmington La Crosse $235,000 40 $5,875 1831365 Sold Burns La Crosse $390,000 54 $7,222 1827107 Sold Washington La Crosse $390,000 54 $7,222 1948932 Sold Washington La Crosse $410,000 66 $6,212 1832031 Sold Farmington La Crosse $480,000 82.76 $5,800 1829167 Sold Bangor La Crosse $2,300,000 277 $8,303 1812067 Sold Shelby La Crosse $3,104,720 394 $7,880 1958763 Sold Washington La Crosse $3,175,000 111 $28,604 1853456 Sold Holme...
Comments 0
By Dan Rochon, Top Realtor in Northern Virginia
(Greetings Virginia with eXp Realty)
BUYING A HOUSE: WHAT TO TELL YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENTBuying a home is a significant milestone in life, and it often represents one of the most substantial investments you'll make.Communication with your real estate agent ensures a smooth and successful home-buying experience.Your real estate agent is your guide through the complex process of finding and purchasing a home, but they can only assist you effectively if you provide them with the correct information.In this blog post, we'll explore what you must tell your real estate agent before buying a home to ensure you find the perfect property for your needs.1. Your Budget and Financial SituationOne of the first things you should discuss with your real estate agent is your budget and financial situation. Be open and honest about how much ...
Comments 0
By Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri)
Top 5 Reasons to Sell Your St. Louis, MO Home NOW! With SelectAnn.comAre you considering selling your home in the St. Louis market, then you're probably wondering what factors to consider before putting your home on the market. Here are the top seven reasons why now might be the perfect time to sell your house in St. Louis, MO1.  Low inventory: The St. Louis housing market is currently experiencing a shortage of available homes for sale. This means that if you list your home now, you're likely to receive more attention from potential buyers.2.  High demand: The demand for homes in St. Louis is strong, with many buyers looking to move into the area. This can lead to multiple offers and potentially a bidding war, resulting in a higher sale price for your home.3.  Increasing home values: H...
Comments 2
By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
We have been shopping for a mattress in the big stores, and now we are looking online at Amazon and all the other Internet sites. Some Big Box stores even promise to remove your old mattress. The warranties are exceptional; some even let you try them for almost a year. Many of these Bed in a Box require you to install the mattress onto the bed. I may have gone for it if I was younger, but at my age, sorry, it's not happening. I will say many of these Beds in a Box brands I saw in the big stores. I did have the opportunity to see them and try them out, which I was thankful for. Some of the brands were Purple and Nectar. Now, they might install the mattress for you. I did not ask. I was surprised to see how many Bed in a Box brands were available but were not shown as a Bed in a Box. They...
Comments 4
By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
In today's dynamic real estate market, selling a home requires more than just putting up a "For Sale" sign. It demands a blend of technology, market insight, and personalized strategies to stand out. Here are 15 innovative strategies that can help you sell your home no matter where you are or when you decide to list it. These strategies incorporate cutting-edge AI analysis, tailored marketing efforts, advanced communication techniques, and more to ensure your home sells quickly and for the best price.  .  SEE EXAMPLE OF THE EXACT 15 STRATEGIES WE USE TO SELL HOMES HERE1. Utilize AI for Market InsightsAI technology can provide deep insights into market trends and buyer preferences, helping you price and market your home more effectively. For an in-depth look at how AI can transform your ...
Comments 0
By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
 LIVE ONSITE AUCTION: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 11:00AMINSPECTION: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 10:00AM-11:00AMMake Your Offer NOW!Burnet County Real Estate for SaleBurnet County real estate for sale is a 3 bedroom home on a treed lot near schools, shopping, and entertainment. Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson License DisclosuresMyers Jackson TX Broker 0698695Myers Jackson TX Auctioneer TDLR 17057    
Comments 0