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.

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By Kris Collis, Associate Broker, Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525
(Smart Way America Realty)
An important factor in today’s market is the number of homes for sale. While inventory levels continue to sit near historic lows, there are indications we may have hit the lowest point we’ll see. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American, recently said of our supply challenges: “It looks like inventory may have hit a bottom (we’ve seen this in the higher frequency data as well). Unsold inventory in May was at 2.5 months supply, up from 2.4.” To put it into perspective, the graph below shows levels of inventory rising since the beginning of the year:We’re still not close to a balanced market, which would be a 6 months’ supply of homes for sale. However, we are seeing a slow but steady increase in homes coming up for sale. And that leaves many buyers and sellers wondering the ...
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By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Pace Florida: Single-Family Rents See Largest Yearly Increase in 15 YearsThe cost to rent a single-family home rose 5.31% year-to-year… Read More My Home own search! What Is My Homes Value ?   How to get a Mortgage and FREE Credit Report   House Facts and News Pensacola Real Estate Q&A? What is Title Insurance, Escrows and closings explained in simple terms? GET REAL ANSWERS Adopt-a-Pet.com, We raise awareness through the local and now the national Human Societies bring a pet home! Gulf Breeze, Pace and Pensacola Happenings Lettuce Eat?The funniest Thing Repair This Mr. Handy Man? .Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter what’s happening here on the gulf and homes for sale. Thinking of SELLING,  If I sell your home YOU PAY $2995. Flat Fee. If you want your home sold through MLS add 2.5%. Our...
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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!
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By Jackie A. Graves, President
(ChangeMyRate.com® A Mortgage Corporation)
When you prepay your mortgage, you make extra payments on your principal loan balance. Paying additional principal on your mortgage can save you thousands of dollars in interest and help you build equity faster. There are several ways to prepay a mortgage: Make an extra mortgage payment every year Add extra dollars to every payment Apply a lump sum after an inheritance or other windfall Recast your mortgage Some combination of the above How much can I save prepaying my mortgage?The benefit of paying additional principal on a mortgage isn’t just in reducing the monthly interest expense a tiny bit at a time.To learn more about prepaying your mortgage and the home buying process, visit the SCOOP! Blog
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Grayhawk luxury community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Grayhawk in North Scottsdale, ArizonaJuly 26, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings increased to 13 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $350.51/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price increased to 101.78%. Average sale price increased to $1,015,373. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $2,900,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months decreased to 68. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85255 June 2021 vs June 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 51.99%. Months supply decreased 72.00%. Average sale...
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Update for the Bellasera luxury home community in North Scottsdale, Arizona 85266. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     Bellasera in North Scottsdale, ArizonaJuly 26, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings remained at 1 home. Average sale price per square foot increased to $334.68/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price increased to 102.03%. Average sale price increased to $925,843. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $1,390,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months increased to 15. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week 85266 June 2021 vs June 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 59.86%. Months supply decreased 67.86%. Average sa...
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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!
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By PR Partners, Arizona Luxury Realtors, Luxury Homes & Properties
(Launch Real Estate)
North Scottsdale Real Estate Market Update for all listed homes in zip codes 85254, 85255, 85258, 85259, 85260, 85262 and 85266. Subscribe to our Weekly Market Update to receivenon-published featured community updates.     North Scottsdale, ArizonaJuly 26, 2021 Weekly Update Active listings decreased to 715 homes. Average sale price per square foot increased to $361.70/SqFt. Average sale price as % of list price increased to 99.07%. Average sale price decreased to $1,276,527. Highest priced home sold in past 6 months was for $21,000,000. Number of homes sold in past 6 months increased to 2,966. Average Sales PriceMay 2013 - Present by Week Average Sales Price/SqFtMay 2013 - Present by Week June 2021 vs June 2020 Monthly Update Active listings decreased 45.58%. Months supply decreased 5...
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By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(ERA Town & Campus Realty)
🏡823 3rd Ave N, Columbus, MS 39701🏡 📞ERA Town & Campus Realty: 662.615.6077 💲 Price: $765,000Total Bedrooms: 5Total Bathrooms: 4Total SqFt.: 7000 Garage Type: Garage W/DR MLS # 21-1036 🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡 Breathtaking 1900's Eclectic Estate | This Home is the Perfect Escape for Someone Looking to Buy an Experience | Private Courtyard Featuring Tiled Pool, Sundeck, Raised Entertainment Patio, Cabana with Shaded Seating & Private Restroom | The Main Home Welcomes You With an Expansive Front Porch, Grand Foyer, Sitting Room, Lounge, Study, Formal Dining Room, Kitchen, Butler's Pantry, Keeping Room, Office, Five Bedrooms & Four Bathrooms | The Carriage House Offers a Stunning Pool View, Covered Porch, Guest Suite w/Open Floor Plan Featuring Living Area, Sitting Room, Kitchen & Ensuite Bedroom | ****Fu...
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Rising material and labor costs weighed on new home sales last month as the sector has seen some slowdown in the past few months. June New Home Sales fell 6.6% in June from May to an annual rate of 676,000 units versus the 800,000 expected. Sales plunged in the Northeast, fell in the West and South with gains seen in the Midwest. The supply of new homes on the market rose to 6.3% while the median price of a new home sold in June was $361,800, up 6.1% from a year ago.It's a big risk-event filled week with the two-day Fed meeting, heavy earnings, added supply, inflation and economic growth data along with key housing reports that will impact the markets this week. The 'Main Event' will be the two-day Fed meeting that kicks off on Tuesday and ends Wednesday with the 2:00 p.m. ET release of...
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Mortgage backed securities closed down 12 basis points today at 101.56 having closed 25 points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 2.75% today. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 3.125%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwest or anywhere else in the U.S., history tells us it is time to refinance!! Please call me at 203-981-8282.
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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!
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By Justine Mfulama, Interested in flipping houses
(Justine Mfulama)
I still remember my very first relationship and breakup, I was 19 and my boyfriend of 9 months broke up with me.  I was heartbroken and thought that I would die. The pain was insupportable and every morning I felt like somebody had just rammed a dagger into my heart.  Since that very first time, I’ve gone through that feeling of premature death many more times. And every time I ask myself how did I get here? Did I really mistake every red flag as a sign God wants me to be with someone? Maybe, maybe not.  Either way, I have learned that God is clear in his guidance and that he will let you know early on if someone is not the one. He will send us signs, people, and circumstances that are clearly divinely orchestrated. And even if we can’t tell at first, once things are over it often makes...
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By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
The Wonder of Windows That's some fresh insulation! Today, I am on site at a new construction project and I want to talk about the power of windows. In this project, we took about 80% of the structure down to the foundation and we built up the walls to 10ft. Our goal was to get that panoramic window effect. Window technology has come so far that it's possible for us to have almost the entire side of this building open to the beautiful view. If you notice, the windows can open and they're multi-slide. With the right product from the right window manufacturer, you can have windows that are up against a fire-place, like you see in the video. Every part of this house has windows and front-access to this body of water. Windows are a big trend, and one of the things I'm going to be talking a...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
There is nothing worse than finding that bugs have invaded your home, whether it be ants, spiders, or even the dreaded cockroach. They move in as if they own the place, causing a homeowner to pull out all the stops to remove them. You spray, you clean, and then vacuum. You feel confident that you've gotten them. Once they're gone, though, how do you make sure that they don't come back? Here are three pertinent actions you can take to ensure your home remains free of unwelcome pests and critters. 1- Remove all easy points of entryEvery house has tiny cracks and crevices around doors and windows. Use caulk or spray insulation to seal up these small access areas. You can also add weatherstripping around the entrances to deter bug activity as well as reduce drafts. Examine your screens for ...
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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!
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
Davie Florida Home For SaleCountry Isles1375 Cottonwood Cir # 1375, Weston FL 33326 True pride of ownership. 3 bedroom/2 full bathrooms- corner unit 1 story townhome- fee simple, in heart of weston. Fully gated private patio with interior laundry room. Recently remodeled bathrooms. Low hoa. 2 assigned parking spots, village homes at country isles community is within walking distance and close to “a” rated weston schools, shopping, and parks. https://livedaviefl.com/listing/A11073676  Click Here To View More Property --> DavieHomesForSale Michael Peron Real Estate Teamwww.AmazingDavieHomes.comwww.LiveDavieFL.com Direct Line: 954-779-6106
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
2443 Roan Ridge Road Grand Junction, CO 81505$314,5004 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bath and 1 half bath, 1787 square feetTwo-story, gas fireplace in living room, formal dining room, central AC and gas forced air furnace.  Smooth-top range with convection oven and deluxe refrigerator are just two years old. Located in North Grand Junction in the Spanish Trail neighborhood which is close to the mall, shopping, restaurants, movie theaters and the popular Canyon View Park.The master bedroom suite has a french door that opens to a covered deck where you have beautiful views of the Colorado National Monument.  The master bath features two separate vanities, separate commode room and a tub/shower combo.There are three places to sit and relax....the front porch patio, the backyard patio and the second flo...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Liberty TexasIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you money...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
As the end of July is upon us, we are seeing some changes in the Manchester NH Real Estate Market. We are seeing an increase in listings which as resulted in almost twice as many homes For Sale now then as we saw in the Spring. Before anyone panics, the numbers have gone from an average of 24 or so homes available to 48 homes available for sale today. More homes means more opportunities for buyers. The biggest change in the air for Sellers, is the "Covid Buyers are all but gone, already purchased and settled in. The "Local" buyers who waited, now ready to purchase a home, are the predominate buyers. Sales are still at or just above market value though. Whether you are Buying a home or Selling a home, the one FACT is... to do well in this market you need an advantage. Who you hire to lis...
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