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 Roy Kelley
(Retired)
Learning about ED&C ProceduresThe Physician's Assistant for Dr. Stephen J. Krivda at Montgomery Dermatology Associates called to tell me about the results of a recent biopsy. He advised that I had a squamous cell carcinoma that needed to be removed from the front part of the top of my head. He then asked if I was familiar with electrodesiccation and curettage procedures. I was not familiar with the procedure but agreed to a Friday morning appointment for the removal.  After the ED&C procedure, Dr. Krivda advised that all went well and I was fine until the next appointment scheduled in April. I had to visit Google for details on the procedure.Scraping or burning-off skin growths (also known as electrodesiccation and curettage) can be used for less serious skin cancers, pre-cancers and be...
Comments 0
By Khash Saghafi NMLS, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland OH NMLS 1114762
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Click on the link below to find out the answer.Also, do not forget to subscribe to my YouTube page to see my other videos on similar topics.I am a loan officer who lends in 45 states and I handle the loan from start-to-finish. My cell phone is 1-216-780-1103 and I can be reached at anytime for questions, Pre-Approvals or anything else needed.
Comments 0
By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
"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   Create a New Comfort Zone By: Grant Schneider Little did we know this would be the last post by our dear friend, Grant Schneider. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. RIP, Sir! What To Pay Attention To and What To Ignore By: @Lou Ludwig"As I see it..." Thankful Thursdays... For the People I Don't Know By: Kathy Streib  "Life is beautiful because of the people we meet."  Why Are Stock Experts Giving Real Estate Advice On TV?By: Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty "What we need to do is stop comparing 2023 to 2021-22 and look at it with a historical view. Average days on market,...
Comments 0
 What are my marketing strategies for this year's challenging market in Real Estate Industry?  Stay Positive  Smile it is easier than frowning  Be enthusiastic and passionate  Be honest  Consistansisy and self-disciplined  Take seminars never too smart to learn  Make a presence on Social Media  These are steps that I have always taken. It is important not to fall into a negative mindset. Even in a changing Real Estate Market the basics still work in my humble opinion. There are no secrets to success just communication and perseverance  Keep the public informed about the market.  Keep in touch with your clients by email, phone, and or social media  Write personal notes to past clients to let them know you are thinking of them  Send out just-sold and just-listed cards. People want to kno...
Comments 0
By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Learn Real Estate Investing with Local Real Estate Experts - Guys Making $ in Your MarketGo to your local Meetups and Real Estate Investing Groups to find the guys that are in action and making money:- fix fix and flip- landlording- lease options- Wholesaling Model local success!Jeff Helm info:Website: www.investwithjeff.coEmail:jeff@investwithjeff.coFB: https://www.facebook.com/investwithjeffco Course Link: https://www.perfectsellerscript.com/rei-business-bundleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLxqitdloEUEnrXVCaG-P8w/videos?view_as=subscriber Phone: (248) 516-7935 Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/c/RalphMaupin/ The best funding source for al...
Comments 0
By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationOne of the Middle Key's best-kept secrets is the community of Stirrup Key, which is located on the Gulf of Mexico. Because of its remote location, most people only happen to find their way to Stirrup Key Marathon, Florida. Those who do end up wandering down the mangrove-lined causeway leading to this hidden treasure will be left to ponder what lies behind the gatehouse. Stirrup Key Marathon, Florida, is one of only a handful of gated neighborhoods in the Middle Keys, and it sits on about 60 acres with 105 mainly developed residential lots. Residents are drawn to Stirrup Key because of the community's gated security and the larger-than-average home sites and stunning water views that many of the homes provide. If Stirrup Key is what you've been looking for, let's ...
Comments 0
By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationBonefish Tower, located in Coco Plum, is a well-known landmark in the Middle Keys and, at 143 feet, the highest building in the entire Florida Keys. Coco Plum was mostly undeveloped until the last couple of decades, with many empty lots and only a few rundown marinas and commercial fishing operations. Coco Plum Florida Keys real estate has only recently become popular among buyers. While some of the old buildings remain, a drive down Coco Plum Drive today will reveal a bustling community that is now home to some of the most expensive luxury real estates in the Coco Plum, Florida, Marathon area. Coco Plum is quickly becoming one of the premier communities in the Middle Keys, boasting some of the region's deepest and widest canals and most exquisite oceanfront esta...
Comments 0
By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationGrassy Key is the northernmost island in the chain that makes up Marathon and can be reached in fifteen minutes from the actual city. Grassy Key is located in the Middle Keys and is considered by some to be a "suburb" of Marathon due to its proximity to the city. Some of the largest residential lots in the Middle Keys can be found on Grassy Key, giving the area a more rural feel and contributing to its tranquil atmosphere. Homes for sale on Morton Street in Grassy Key are a great starting point for homebuyers looking for waterfront property with the privacy an oversized lot provides and, as a bonus, spectacular sunsets. Grassy Key is a beautiful getaway for those needing some time away. If you call me, I'll help you start looking for that private island immediate...
Comments 0
By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationCondo living could be the solution if you want a low-maintenance lifestyle that gives you more time and energy to do the things you love. Condos in the Florida Keys range in size and price from small, non-waterfront units with one bedroom to large, waterfront units with multiple bedrooms and various high-end features. You can spend more time doing what you love, like exploring the island and making memories, because the tropical landscaping, private pools, and exterior building maintenance are all taken care of for you. Some of the condo developments in the Keys even have private sandy beaches and docks on the water. Embark on a journey to the tropics by calling me right now. I can assist you in locating a condo that suits your needs. The Florida Keys National Ma...
Comments 0
By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationSome of the most desirable waterfront properties in the Florida Keys can be found in the Middle Keys. Waterfront properties in the middle of Florida keys are a must-see if you've always wanted to launch a boat from your backyard. Numerous boaters, anglers, and ocean lovers have made their homes in Duck Key, Key Colony Beach, and Marathon because these areas feature some of the best waterfront properties for sale in the entire Florida Keys. The Middle Keys offer high-end oceanfront homes and miles of canal-front properties that make the lifestyle of a waterman seem more within reach. If you're curious about homes for sale in the Florida Keys, specifically those with water access, keep reading! Contact me to discuss what would work best for your schedule. Different...
Comments 0
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving!Attributed to Friedrich NietzscheThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, © 2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
Comments 0
By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationThe shape of the islands is strikingly similar to the shape of a duck's head, leading some to believe that the name Duck Key comes from the small number of duck species found in the Florida Keys. Duck Key, an isolated island between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, was first used to produce salt in the 1820s and 1830s. Duck Key has been a popular spot for high-end vacationers since the 1950s when it first opened as a resort. Since then, it has become a prime location for high-end residences, and its addresses are among the most prestigious in the Middle Keys. Duck Key Florida real estate offers the most discerning homebuyer a place to enjoy a high-class island lifestyle surrounded by crystal-clear free-flowing canals, lovely bridges connecting Duck Key's five...
Comments 0
By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationKey Colony Beach, Florida, is a small, close-knit community where many residents only visit during "Snowbird Season," despite its reputation as "The Gem of the Florida Keys." One can easily miss Key Colony Beach, a small island community accessible only by a single causeway off of Overseas Highway. You can find a wide range of homes in Key Colony Beach, Florida, at various price points if you're interested in living in a neighborhood ideal for strolling and riding bikes. Key Colony Beach, Florida real estate is in high demand because it is known for having some of the best-maintained properties in the Keys and because it is one of the few islands in the Keys to have a white sandy beach. There is no need to waste time commuting to and from a marina because most ho...
Comments 0
By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationMarathon, the "Heart of the Florida Keys," is a welcoming island community. Halfway between Key Largo and Key West, Marathon has a long and storied fishing history that has been passed down through the generations. As the home of numerous "conchs," the area takes great pride in its proximity to and water use. Many of the homes on the market in Marathon, Florida, are situated on the water and come with dock space, making it easy to enjoy the many water activities available. The Middle Keys are famous among wealthy home buyers because of the nearby Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, which caters primarily to private jets. Please feel free to call me anytime to discuss the homes currently available in Marathon, Florida Keys. Scheduled showings, tours, and ...
Comments 0
By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Neighborhood InformationThe Middle Keys of Monroe County, Florida, are a particularly lovely portion of the Florida Keys. The Middle Keys, from Duck Key to Marathon, are known for their charming, old-fashioned way of life. The Middle Keys are a string of islands between Long Key (mile marker 65) and the start of the Seven Mile Bridge (mile marker 47), between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The Middle Keys are popular with tourists and potential homeowners because of their convenient location. Listen to some live tunes in Key West or visit the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in nearby Key Largo, both easily accessible by car. I am an expert on the Middle Keys real estate market. Just call me, and we can start looking for your tropical paradise home immediately.Middle Key...
Comments 0
By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
The act of getting strong doesn't start in the gym, it starts in your head. You will be amazed at what you attract after you start believing in what you deserve. God gave you a fingerprint that no one else has, so you can leave an imprint that no one else can. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong. Only fools let compliments get to their head and criticism get to their heart. Nothing will bring you greater peace than minding your own business. The phrase "do not be afraid" is written in the bible 365 times. That's a daily reminder from God to live every day being fearless.  May you make this New Day a Happy Day
Comments 0
By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Furry Friends Friday - Prim & Proper Gracie RoseWhile she may appear to be snooty, she's quite the sweetie! She reminds me of my great-grandmother, who I remember very well. She was statuesque, very prim & proper but, 'behind closed doors,' she had a heart of gold and was one of the sweetest women I've ever known. Our sweet Gracie is cuddly - mostly when she wants to be. She certainly portrays the ruling kitty with a tough exterior & cold heart...until you call her name. Then she melts!Happy Friday everyone!  © Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | SavvyBroker@me.com | Furry Friends Friday - Prim & Proper Gracie Rose
Comments 2
By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
SouthPark Market Report - JAN 2023  SouthPark is a prestigious address that offers wonderful proximity to everything Charlotte. We have something for everyone here in this wonderful community. Read more about SouthPark neighborhoods here. Three zip codes make up the SouthPark area including 28210, 28211 and 28226. There is a small area of SouthPark (in which Barclay Downs is located) that is located in zip code 28209 (not included in this data due to skewing with the inclusion of Myers Park in the 28209 zip code). Here is the link to the Barclay Downs housing report for this month.  To pinpoint the SouthPark area by map, click the map below:   SouthPark home sales continue to reflect that our community remains a hot spot to land when moving to the Charlotte Metro area! Here are the late...
Comments 0
By Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Sea Flag Homes)
$255,000 - 2 Bed 2 Bath Villa in Jensen BeachRemodeled 2/2 Villa in Jensen Beach is Located Minutes from The Treasure Coast Mall, Martin County Schools, Beaches, Medical, Dining, etc... Cinnamon Tree Offers Community Pool, Beautiful Walking Paths Along the Water, Basic Cable, Internet, Water, Sewer, Lawncare and More. Call today to schedule your private showing! This One Won't Last Long!Sea Flag Homes Real EstatePhillip A. Parisi, REALTOR®, GRI, CRS, PSA, e-PROwww.JensenBeachHomeSearch.com | 772-215-8661 | Contact Us
Comments 1
By Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Sea Flag Homes)
$349,900 - Brand New 4 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car Garage CBS Home4/2/2 Brand New CBS Home in the Lakewood Park Community! Home Features: 1,867 Sqft Living Area, Kitchen highlights include gorgeous cabinets and countertops, Appliances (Including Range with Microwave and Dishwasher). The primary suite has a private bath, dual vanity sinks, and a walk-in closet. The other 3 bedrooms are well-sized and share another full-sized bath. You'll love the versatile Flex Space. This desirable plan also has a 2-car garage. Bring your Toys, RV & Boats. Great location, Close to shopping, restaurants, Lakewood Park Regional Par & I-95. Short drive to the Beach, Inlet, Shops and Activities. A Must See!!Sea Flag Homes Real EstatePhillip A. Parisi, REALTOR®, GRI, CRS, PSA, e-PROwww.JensenBeachHomeSearch.com | 772-2...
Comments 1