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By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
Comments 1
Many prospective homebuyers face a big hurdle: the down payment. But coming up with that initial investment doesn't have to be a roadblock even if saving is difficult. These four options could make homeownership a reality sooner rather than later:1. Pulling from an IRA: You, your spouse, parents ...

By Kevin Vitali, Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers
(EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales)
Comments 33
I recently wrote a blog post on virtual staging. I was prompted to write the article after having a string of vacant listings. Unfortunately, marketing a vacant home can present some challenges. Vancant room after vacant room, especially when they have no defining features tend to run into each o...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 10
       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 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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 0
HE has/does/did help us. The plan of salvation for ones soul through repentance which is the asking and granting of a change of heart and beliefs together with humility powered by faith with large doses of grace and mercy is in place. THANK GOD it is. Now, all we have to do is accept it. I am rem...

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 Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 11
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. Remember & Honor.The ceremonies begin at 12:00 noon EST. Wreaths Across Ameri...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 1
 44 Thomas Craddock CtBaltimore, County 21208Grey Rock FlatsMLS # MDBC144288 Click to see photos    Not an ordinary condo but one of the largest in the Grey Rock community of Pikesville. Great location backing to the Grey Rock Mansion with lots of open ground and trees. Beautiful views from each ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 34
  An obstacle for one person may be the selling point for another. When touring a home to list, I am aware of things that could be negative by asking the present owner what they don't like about their house.Here are a few examples of possible obstacles and who would see the opportunity.  - Ranch ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 3
On December 6, 2018, ATTOM Data Solutions reported nationwide reported nationwide 5.0% or 45,901 homes flipped in the 3rd quarter of 2018, declined 5.2% from the 2nd quarter of 2018, and lower from 5.1% from the 3rd quarter of 2017; to an average of $63,000 gross profit in the 3rd quarter of 2018...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(The Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
We have an exciting year planned for 2019 at The Climer School of Real Estatestarting in January!We have many 1 week and 2 week Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Pre-License classes all over central Florida:OrlandoMount DoraOviedoWe have another 2 week Pre-License class in Spanish.We are beginn...

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 128
What Inspires You? Anyone who Follows me here on ActiveRain knows I like to start each post with a "quote".  I often find quotes or movie lines that inspire a blog post.   This month’s challenge is for you to choose a quote and write a blog post around it.   It can be a famous quote,  movie line,...

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 Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(The Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 1
A fantastic inspirational and motivational thought for your weekend!Keep going and never stop. Slowing down does not mean quitting. It means you are not giving up.Since 1984, The Climer School Of Real Estate is The Best Real Estate School in Florida with the Best Real Estate Instructors in Florid...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 18
 I hope you don't get too bored with the "About Me" answers: Age: my actual age is 72…the age of my body is 56 (tested) Best Trait: I’m disciplined Biggest fear: being scratched by a cat !! Favorite time of the year: Christmas time Favorite drink: Ice water with a wedge of lemon Early bird or nig...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A
(BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE)
Comments 3
This is a good idea for starting the last weekend of the work year.  Thoughts from all my friends who are not leading their pack? One of my all time favorite quotes is from Lewis Grizzard. Grizzard was a southern humorist who put his wit and wisdom to work on the printed page. Much like Mark Twai...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 23
Somethings are tough to understand and others just can't be explained. I went to the post office yesterday with a package I had carefully packaged. There was a line of people waiting but when it was my turn I was advised that it was cheaper to re-package the item and send it priority mail than si...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Just Listed, but not by me, 1409 Grinnell Street, Key West. This Casa Marina Area home was originally built in 1972. It has just been totally renovated and is now available for sale.  The Casa Marina continues to grow in popularity with second home buyers who often seek contemporary homes on larg...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
Fran Gaspari Obituary It was sad to see that one of the members of ActiveRain has passed away.

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
I'm reposting this so that maybe the folks at AT&T will notice and help out:  I have been an AT&T customer forever. I have been with them since they were Bell Atlantic. In short it has been about 40 years. In the area I live AT&T was the only service for cell service when I moved here. There were...