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 Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
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Looking for a beautiful southern home to spread your wings and plant your roots? This estate will have you wishing you grew up here with tons of acres for room to roam and/or farm with a beautiful barn included. Also, did we mention it has a pool, too?! We assure you that this place that will alw...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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This is a new one for me.We found an adorable ranch home for a buyer of mine. (No... that's not the new part!)  During the inspection, we also found a great deal of mold in the attic.  Every surface in the attic was covered with a grey beard.  Now usually with homes like that we find a bathroom v...

By Stieg Strand, Always showing up and working hard for you
(RE/MAX Results)
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Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota (or so we hope!) but summer and the outdoors is right around the corner. To make the most of your summer, consider having your kids participate in summer camp! There are several types of summer camps in Eden Prairie to choose from (link to full list below):...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
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Home builder confidence increased in April to an index reading of 63, which was one point higher than for March and the highest reading in six months. Analysts said that April's reading revealed more about housing market conditions in the past six months than it was an indicator of future market ...

By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
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1109 Winesap Lane SEWelcome Home! Impeccably maintained 2-Story in The Orchards. Spacious great room concept floor plan, gourmet kitchen w/island that opens to the wonderful living area w/fireplace. 4 total bdrms + an office/den, 2.5 baths, lovely master suite w/5-pc bath & soaking tub, fantasti...

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
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Stunning home with gorgeous upgrades throughout! Gorgeous floors span throughout main level and vaulted ceilings let in tons of natural light. Sunny and bright open kitchen has an eat at island, stainless appliances, solid surface counters and tile backsplash, and staggered height upper cabinets ...

By Azmi Alkurd, Residential | Commercial Real Estate Agents
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles)
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  Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a ho...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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The enemies of the United States of America would love nothing better than to see our Union weaken. They love hearing about our failures, setbacks, and troubles and have learned over-time that they can influence certain outcomes using strategy, opportunity and essentially brain-washing techniques...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
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Quarry Park Reynoldsburg Market Update April 2019 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM:  In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 2 | Average List Price: $303,500 | Average SQFT: 2,875 | Average Price P...

By John Tabbart, Finding the Most Shared Content & Key Influencers
(Investment Properties)
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What causes bad refrigerator compressor noise? Failing overhead protectors, and power compressors, etc. causes the refrigerator compressor to produce loud rattling or vibrating noises which can be very unpleasant.Healthwise, when you get exposed to these noises for an extended period, you could s...

By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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10 Bathroom Upgrades to Increase Home ValueIn this video I want to tell you about 10 Bathroom Updates to Increase The Value of Your Home   The most obvious update is paint, whether on the walls, ceiling or cabinets. Nothing makes a room more appealing than a fresh coat of paint. And lighter color...

By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
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For the Week Ending April 19, 2019 Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.    Recent optimism in the global economy has been helped by upbeat economic data in China. This has pressured mortgage rates to move higher this week. Retail sales s...

By Mark Gowlovech
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A strong real estate investment portfolio can pave the way to a comfortable lifestyle, but sometimes plans stall out due to lack of capital for the next purchase. A cash-out Texas Bridge Loan can be the tool that gets your plans back on track.Developing a real estate portfolio, as opposed to focu...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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Our two adorable kittens bring us lots of joy and happiness. Sometimes kittens will cooperate with photos, other times not. Or sometimes cats are like, "Pet me. Pet me! Pet me!!!" Then you go to pet them and they scurry off. My daughter Marlena calls it "Pet me with your eyes" syndrome.Here I am ...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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La demanda de los compradores surge a medida que el mercado de la primavera comienza El otoño pasado, algunos estaban pronosticando que el mercado de bienes raíces residencial de 2019 sería un desastre. Algunos incluso creían que podríamos experimentar un desplome de la vivienda como en la últim...

By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
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  It's been about 4 years since I planted my Flowering Quince ("Double Take Orange Storm") and a Spirea bush in the back of my yard. Every year I inspect it after the Spirea (photo) next to it blooms. I had loved the combination of 2 plants in Winterthur's Sundial Garden, and hoped to get a simil...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Miami’s real estate market is growing, and in June 2018, the average price rose from $335,000 to $355,000 for a single-family home. Condo prices grew slower at a rate of 2.1%, and supply for homes between the $200,000 - $300,000 range has shrunk. Optimism in the market has improved, and there is ...

By Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA
(Century 21 Absolute Realty )
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Residential Homes For Sale in Brookhaven PA Delaware County as of April 17, 2019*13 Active Listings*13 Active Listings*Price Range $82,000 - $315,000*26 Pending Listings Residential Homes Sold in Brookhaven PA in March 2019*Maximum Price Sold was $268,900*Minimum Price Sold was $80,000*The Averag...

By Mullen Real Estate Team, Broker, Realtor, CPA, MBA (MA & CT)
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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Welcome to Sutton!Tired of not finding the right home?Build your home oasis!This 17.7 acre retreat lot is in Orchard Estates – one of Sutton’s best loved neighborhoods!This scenic lot is located off of Leland Hill Road on the Grafton side of Sutton. Enjoy coming home to your new construction in t... Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However, according to ...