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By Matt Sikora
Comments 18
The phrase “lease bank instrument” refers to the process of borrowing debt instruments from its sole beneficiary.  Since the owner of the bank instrument allows another person to use their asset, they charge a fee for the service. Typically, bank instrument fees vary based upon the “provider” and...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
New home amongst a collection of 8 luxury new homes on a cul de sac in desirable Warren Township.Custom build your new home on a 4+ acre lot. Your plan or ours, house and plans shown are just an option. The possibilities are endless.   This home will boast top quality and design throughout. Choos...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
Luxury new home to be built by renowned custom home builder one and a half acre of property in Watchung, NJ.  $1,975,000.    https://goo.gl/d7YcSm This new construction Watchung home will feature an impressive floor plan in which the first level includes living and dining rooms, dramatic two-stor...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
 Updates: Warren Crossing Warren Township, NJ.  Updated Availability. https://goo.gl/NKm1iB  Open By Appointment Call Jane 908-313-7180 Start $877,000.Warren Crossing is a new luxury condominium development brought to you by the award-winning home builders at Elite Properties and located just min...

By Allen Lomax, WNC Mountain Homes & Horse Farms Specialists
(Steed Talker Realty is with two hours of Tryon International Equestrian Center and we offer the best properties in the area.)
Comments 2
Farm and Horse Properties For Sale in Western North Carolina. You’ll find an ample supply of farm and horse properties for sale in Western North Carolina as the beautiful hills of Appalachia’s Smoky Mountains have been farmed for centuries. Long before Europeans discovered that there was more to ...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 22
You may be asking yourself what are the benefits to working with hard money lenders? California underwriting guidelines, in short, is one of the main benefits to working with lenders who offer hard money financing. The underwriting process for any lender is a vital part of securing financing, whi...

By John Lapotaire, CIEC, Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS
(Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS)
Comments 0
Remember "It's Not Always Mold"An Indoor Air Quality or Indoor Environmental assessment is much more than an inspection for mold and a lot more than the simple collection of a few air samples for mold spores. An Indoor Air Quality assessment must be conducted using a comprehensive whole-house or ...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 8
I saw a post (on another forum) recently, seeking resources for a specific type of professional (a lender). I posted a pick, based on years of personal experience and numerous successful transactions. I have learned from experience NEVER recommend, period -- and never even SUGGEST anyone I would ...

By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
Comments 8
UPDATE:  I returned the Surface Pro.  It would have been OK for a travel laptop/tablet (even though it's kind of heavy).  I ended up purchasing a regular laptop (Lenovo ideapad P400 Touch) and after much studying I got the Samsung Ativ Windows 8 tablet with a detachable keyboard. I was like a lit...

By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
Comments 73
I became an editor of Topix.com for Oak Lawn Illinois because of another Active Rainer, Bill Gassett.  It's been fun and I've started to interact with some of the readers in the Topix forum.  It only takes a few minutes a day to find articles to post as I have a Google alert set up for Oak Lawn. ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 6
Schedule a Showing/Request Info Tewksbury Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale What Is Your Home Worth? Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Praful Thakkar Keller Williams Realty 508-314-1640 praful@ipraful.com Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please c...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 8
WILMINGTON Real Estate - Week Of February 13th, 2012 Here is a snapshot of real estate market for single family homes in WILMINGTON, MA for the week of February 13th, 2012. (Source: AltosResearch)   For Week of February 13th 2012 Median Price $407,450 Average List Price $411,440 Average Days on M...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 7
Woburn Real Estate - Week Of February 13th, 2012 Here is a snapshot of real estate market for single family homes in Woburn, MA for the week of February 13th, 2012. (Source: AltosResearch)   For Week of February 13th, 2012 Median Price $364,942 Average List Price $393,251 Average Days on Market 1...

By Peter Mark, SEO Specialist, Site Architecture Design and more
(Peter Mark)
Comments 25
If  you have not heard about GMB and if you need local leads read on. GMB is short for Google My Business. In a nutshell, GMB is not just your business page but operates in its own Mobile environment and index. The GMB page and posts work great when mobile users find your posts. Many times the GM...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
How Do You Blog? Blogging is such a personal thing. Where you blog, the time of day you blog, how often you blog, what you blog about, and why you blog. My blogging method has morphed over the years that I’ve been at ActiveRain. When I began, I barely knew what a blog was or what it meant to “blo...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
Luxury new home READY IN SEPTEMBER by Jim Brenn of Distinctive Domain, floor plan shown is 5986 including finished walkout basement. 1st & 2nd Floors are 4500 sf. Custom design & build your new home amongst 8 luxury new homes on a cul de sac by renowned builder, Jim Brenn. Pick your lot and choos...

By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Comments 49
I will always have a soft place in my heart for ActiveRain. I made so many lasting friendships here, starting about 11 years ago when I first found this platform. At one time, I was a very prolific blogger, when the real estate market was in a very rough place indeed and I had more time on my han...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in Real Estate Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
Are you ready to get your Florida Real Estate License but don't live nearby?Get it with Florida's Premier Real Estate School and the Number One Live Streaming Real Estate School, The Climer School of Real Estate.www.LiveStreamingRealEstateClass.comOur next Live Streaming Florida Real Estate class...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 26
I just realized that it actaully has been 11 years since I joined ActiveRain.  I started blogging on ActiveRain in June of 2007.  Sometimes it seems like just yesterday and other times it feels like long ago. I think the feeling of long ago comes from so many of my first peeps here in the Rain ar...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 47
NAR CEO Contest Results ARE IN! Thanks to all who participated in Fred Griffin's winning contest post, suggesting a great challenge for all members to share their ideas/plans for reorganization of the National Association of Realtors®. We received many wonderful entries and the judges had a tough...