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 Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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Victorian houses are historical icons and require a specific degree of maintenance to preserve the home's period style and function. Like any other home, regular maintenance will help increase the value of the house. Renovating and maintaining a Victorian home to preserve its original character c...

By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area
(David Tracy Real Estate)
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There’s a new lunch destination in Alvin that locals are excited about. MyLeigh’s Café on Highway 6 is open for lunch from 11-2 Monday-Friday. Sandwiches, soups, burgers and ice cream delights are the basics on MyLeigh’s Café lunch menu. The café is located at 2370 Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511. You...

By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
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Is 109 Summit Way, San Francisco going to the dogs? No, it isn't, but maybe it should since pets are allowed. And these particular pets, Tanner and Jack, are delighted to visit whenever they can since it is only 1/2 mile from the door to a parking area at Lake Merced where their fun begins. The ...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Are in in 55+ age group? Here are the many Senior Living or Age Restricted Active Lifestyle communities and homes for sale in the Phoenix Arizona metro area. Many are well planned and they are plentiful. Live in an area set aside for mature adults but close enough to all that the Valley of the Su...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
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Is 109 Summit Way, San Francisco going to the dogs?No, it isn't, but maybe it should since pets are allowed. And these particular pets, Tanner and Jack, are delighted to visit whenever they can since it is only 1/2 mile from the door to a parking area at Lake Merced where their fun begins.The wal...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Charles Stallions Real Estate 4 Exciting Features for Kids' Bedrooms As a child, being sent to your room used to be a punishment. These days, however, it’s more like a reward, as high-end homeowners are giving their kids’ rooms the luxury treatment. For many parents, there’s no price you can put ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Solana Beach Home? Solana Beach Real Estate Market Report for December 2020 Solana Beach is an affluent coastal town south of Encinitas and Cardiff, and one of the more expensive coastal communities in North San Diego County. Understanding recent trends and current market c...

By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(Champion Real Estate Group)
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In a year that was financially devastating for many Americans, some good news for most homeowners is the dramatic gain in home equity over the last twelve months. Last week, CoreLogic released its 2020 3rd Quarter Homeowner Equity Insights report, which reveals four major findings: U.S. homeowner...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Construction projects can be very complicated in a wide variety of ways, and although there is a great deal of preparation involved in these projects to offset many of these issues, sometimes there are just things that go wrong. Often it doesn’t even matter if it’s a massive or tiny project – unf...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Marketing is absolutely an expansive world, and it’s fair to say it quickly gives people the impression of tv and internet video advertising, billboards and even digital banners. These are all obviously extremely expensive options, and are often not possible with the comparatively tiny budgets of...

By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
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Marking this Federal Holiday Photo taken in Washington DC 2017 

By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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"There is no magic in magic, it's all in the details."~ Walt Disney  Your action for today is to check that the batteries in your home smoke alarms are working. And then check That your batteries are recharged, so you can keep working your magic in a (healthy) manner. Design an Extraordinary Day!...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On January 15, 2021, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported an annualized rate of 509,750 single family homes sold in California in December of 2020 higher 0.2% from 508,820 in November of 2020, and rose 28.0% from 398,370 home sales in December of 2019 in California.Single family ho...

By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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The Knox County Ohio housing market has been super competitive and in most price ranges there has been more buyers than sellers so most of the homes are selling super fast.  We have been hearing from a lot of people who have been house hunting and many have shared a common frustration with us "Mo...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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2313 Tuscavilla Rd, Tallahassee, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Manausa.com Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance Homes Close to Where You Work FREE HUD Repor...

By Howard Richardson, IRS and State Tax Representation
(Howard Richardson)
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On February 12 the IRS will start accepting individual tax returns for processing. Usually it begins at the end of January, but with the new tax legislation recently passed in December 2020, the IRS needs more time in order to get their systems ready. They are hoping this will help to reduce refu...

By Team PNW, Your Clark County WA Real Estate Experts
(Team PNW)
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Lack of inventory and buyer demand continues to drive prices higher. Only 1 month of inventory with the months resale supply being in extreme shortage territory. Prices on sold homes has increased by 9.2% in the last 30 days and 7.8% since the previous quarter. The average sales price for a home...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Rehab Loans in Richmond Texas.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using McKinney Texas FHA 203k Renovation Loans.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amoun...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
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There are many benefits to a VA home loan. It’s important to know how these loans can help you. First, thank you for your service to our country. According to the Mortgage reports, VA loans stand apart for its combination of low rates, lenient underwriting, and secondary benefits. These are 10 Ve...
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