Recent Blog Posts

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The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 14
Delray Beach...The Giving Time of YearMy thoughts have been on the act of giving this week as I finalize my Christmas shopping. It’s also at the top of my mind with Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, and other very worthwhile organizations. No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank  Most ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 11
PhoneSoap - Product Recommendation for Germophobes! Not only am I a bit of a germophobe but, having been a surgical nurse, I am well aware of the precautions that we should take to prevent the passing of bacteria to others. Well, my ears perked up while listening to an episode of Shark Tank, feat...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 6
A beautiful post for all to read and to REMEMBER, HONOR, AND TEACH..... Today is NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY. This day is observed annually on the 3rd Saturday in December, National Wreaths Across America Day is a movement to cover all Veterans grave markers with a Christmas wreath. Remem...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Key Realty)
Comments 1
lea woods Garden 3 Columbus Market Update December 2018 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM:  In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $79,900 | Average SQFT: 1,294 | Average Pr...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 1
 Trump Tower Two Sunny Isles Beach. Sale and Rent. Market Update December 10, 2018.    Trump Tower Two Sunny Isles Beach.  15901 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Trump Tower Two Sunny Isles Beach is located on 250 feet of immaculate sands of the Atlantic Ocean, in the upscale city of S...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 12
Take a walk before your home purchase We like to advise home buyer clients to take walks through the neighborhoods they are considering for their home purchase.  It is a good way to see what is offered in the area. We live in an ideal community in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.  Gaithers...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
Comments 5
An interesting tale of WOE to share with you this morning. I know a lot of you do not lke that word blame. But stay with me. The conversation was on who is responsible to make sure that the listing agent received an offer. Lets the set the scene. I listed a Manchester NH area home in a great are...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
The Christmas wreath.This is our wreath, hitched between our two garage doors.Traditionally the wreath means welcome, and this is is the season for that.Is there symbolic meaning to wreaths?Yes!  In addition to its welcome, the circle has been used for millennia to represent the Christian view of...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Key Realty)
Comments 2
Kiplinger Estates Dublin Market Update December 2018 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM:  In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ |...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty AR LLC)
Comments 9
William Addis was born back in 1734, near Clerkenwell, London but I’m not certain. I do not have any data as to who his parents were, if he had any schooling and so on. What I do have of course is the rest of the story, so let’s get to it.In 1770, he was in jail for causing a riot in Spitalfields...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 3
I do not know who started this or when they first named December 15 as ' National Lemon Cupcake Day ' . I just read it in the carrier Pigeon , a monthly free magazine that I receive. Check out www.theuptightsuburbanite.com. It is interesting to see that they have something for each day of the mon...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 2
More new listings than those who took a price reduction.  Is the market shifting?  Here is a snap shot of activity for the last 24 hours for the DFW area.New listing 398Back on market listings 96Price decrease listings 241Price Increase listings 32Active kick out listings 12Active option contract...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Key Realty)
Comments 2
Lenox Columbus Market Update December 2018 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $34,500 | Average SQFT: 768 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $226 | Average DOM: 107 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 4
Jane, the owner of Carpinteria Wines reminded us of Vermentino.  Vermentino is the name of the grape, and the words 'i fiori"on the label means and the flowers. We were reintroduced to this lovely white wine from the Island of Sardinia this past weekend. I was making an Italian pasta dish with re...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 20
  "Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Key Realty)
Comments 2
Taylor Ridge Reynoldsburg Market Update December 2018 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $184,900 | Average SQFT: 1,840 | Average Price Per SQFT: $184 | Average Taxes: $3,264 | Average DOM: 3 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 5 | Average List Price: $178,760 | Average S...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 7
Los Angeles' second downtown is Century City... most of you who read my blog posts regularly will recall that I have been saying over the past who knows how many years that there are two Downtowns in Los Angeles. One is the real downtown and the other is Century City, which is neighboring to Beve...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 5
Riverbend at IRP November 2018 Market ReportIn November of 2018, there are 2 condos for sale in the Riverbend community of Indian River Plantation.  These condos are listed for $429,000 and $489,000.  This is an average list price of $459,000 or $302.62 per sq. ft. of living area.There are no con...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Northwest.)
Comments 9
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Harstine Island, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerDon't measure the height of your Christmas tree. Measure the abundance of the love present in your heart. Have a blessed Christmas! Still Unknown    Discover Hartstene Pointe cli...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Key Realty)
Comments 3
The Sanctuary at the Lakes Westerville Market Update December 2018 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM:  In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price...
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