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 Jayne Combs NMLS#222444, Loan Officer & Cert. Divorce Lending Professional
(AmeriFirst Financial, Inc.)
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On the last Agent Mastermind, Scotty covered how to use Facebook in your Real Estate Business. He shared with us how to stay top of mind with your sphere of influence and your past clients. Why it’s relevant to promote what you do for a living, and how easy it is to connect with those that you wa...

By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down 3 basis points today at 101.03 having closed 17 basis points above support offered by the 100 day moving average.  The conforming rate is at 4.625% day. My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was at 4.6250%.  Whether in New ...

By Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR - Cuyahoga Falls, Stow
(RE/MAX Crossroads in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio)
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Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Perhaps the time has...

By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
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By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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       If your weeks in December are like ours...they are action packed personally and professionally, sometimes with impromptu company or get togethers...and this often calls for "short order appetizer preparation." A trip to Trader Joe's stocks the freezer with quickly baked snacks lots of comp...

By Maui Luxury Real Estate Team, Ask for the Best, Ask for MLRET!
(KW Island Living)
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West Maui has so many great real estate property opportunities that it may seem difficult to choose which one to purchase. With so much area to cover from Lahaina to Kaanapali it can sometimes seem like an extreme task to find which neighborhood and condo to buy in. Well, if you need a push in th...

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
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               One of the best Christmas Eve light shows in Aurora can be found at 2681 S. Mobile Way.  This is something to map out on your Christmas Eve journey.  Most families that are our Aurora property management tenants have reported that Christmas Eve is usually a night where people have ...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Key Realty)
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Qualstan 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: $94,900 | Average SQFT: 1,266 | Average Price Per SQ...

By Sakamoto Properties Maui Hawaii, Prestige is our Business*Reputation our Foundation
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Winter has come to the islands of Hawaii and with it means it is that special time of the year that we have all been waiting for. Yes, that’s right! It’s whale season on Maui and we couldn’t be more excited. If you and your family or loved ones are searching for the best ways to watch the whales ...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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 Here are things you may have not known about me. You may also say why should I care . My answer is I really do not know but I will tell you  a friend of mine Kathy Streib asked me to answer these question . So here it is the cat is out of the bag   Age : There are some things you just don't ask ...
Lights Show at Saks Fifth Avenue on 5th Ave between E49 & E50 St.

By Bill Kamboukos
(Strategic Mortgage)
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 FHA home loan limits are once again increasing for HUD insured FHA mortgages. The new loan limits are $314,827, up from the current limit of $294,515. What this means is that for someone looking to purchase a home with the 3.5% minimum down payment, using an FHA loan, can now do so, up to a $326...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Lot Falls Short of “more or less”: Deposit ReturnedThe Ontario Court of Appeal just released a decision about a deposit on 12 December 2018 in Hosseinzadeh v. Pringle.The case is rather straightforward. The parties were troubled over the description of the property. The Purchaser was a Builder an...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
(Zurple)
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Happy Holidays Active Rain! Here at Zurple, we are going to be celebrating the holidays for the next 12 days by giving away free real estate downloads that you can utilize for your real estate business! For today's free download, we are sharing a guide to attract new leads to you for the new year...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Agreements: Residential and Commercial (Ontario)Question:What are the differences between Form 100 (residential) and Form 500 (Commercial).Answer:Look at Clause 7 which deals with the HST.In Form 100, it’s included in the purchase price.In Form 500, it’s in addition to the purchase price.There ar...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Planning Act Consent is a True Condition Precedent (Ontario)Question:My understanding is that Land Severance is a True Condition Precedent - and no agreement exists if severance is rejected. I found the below two options in the material- 1. - Agreement of Purchase and Sale will become Null and Vo...

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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 It's time to start thinking about your upcoming summer. Wouldn't you like to spend your summer evenings on your house deck, looking out over some of Wyomings most pristine landscapes? Take a look at some of these properties, their views are amazing! And we found the ones with the best decks, jus...

By John H. Mason, Associate Broker - Realtor; Atlanta Georgia
(Harry Norman, Realtors)
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 Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returns with new features and crowd favorites – including new music and motion for last year’s buzz-worthy spectacle, Nature’s Wonders. This year brings the debut of the Skylights Lounge in the Skyline Garden. Plus, several larger-than-life plant giants from Imagina...

By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
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The 12 Days of DeLuca Day 2  Stop Buying RubbishIs everyone in the buying mood? What are some of the gifts you are buying for friends and loved ones? I am sure you are thinking carefully about the perfect item to purchase. Something thoughtful, the best way to spend your hard earned cash. Do you ...

By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243
(Key Realty)
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Big Bear Farms Powell Market Update December 2018 Active Listings: Total Listings: 2 | Average List Price: $365,000 | Average SQFT: 2,558 | Average Price Per SQFT: $183 | Average Taxes: $6,874 | Average DOM: 17 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: 2 | Average List Price: $367,450 | Average SQFT...
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