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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
The other day I was running errands, and about 20 cars ahead of me, a person was walking their dog across the street.   (this is a BUSY street with 6 lanes)   Where he was crossing, there is a light, but did not press the button, and was walking with traffic coming from both sides. Before he could get entirely across the West bound lanes, he all of a sudden fell on the street.    He did not try to break his fall with his arms, so was pretty sure it was a medical emergency.    All 3 lanes came to a stop, to ensure the safety of this walker.   Several men jumped out of their cars to help him up, but he started convulsing as I could see his feet flopping on the road.   Then someone started CPR, which is never a good sign.   I called 911, and gave as much info as I could from my car. It too...
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
McHenry Roofing, a company based in Baltimore, MD, wants to point out that they are offering roof installation financing in Baltimore in addition to providing the actual roofing services. The average roof replacement costs is approximately $2,800, but this can vary significantly depending on the labor costs and the materials chosen. While homeowners often decide to save some funds for that particular time in the future when it becomes necessary to replace the roof with a new one. Unfortunately, a number of unexpected things may happen and derail such plans, which is why McHenry Roofing also offers alternatives for financing.Joseph Conley from McHenry Roofing says, “There are a number of reasons why roofing is so expensive. Roofs can be flat or sloped, have many levels, or have a low or ...
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
If you go to one of the squares in The Villages, Florida to listen to the band don’t be surprised to see a group of line dancers already there dancing in unison.  Most of the time the core group are students of the many line dancing classes held regularly in The Villages.  One of my first visits to Spanish Springs Town Square around 2009 I heard for the first-time Bryson Bernard’s Cupid Shuffle and watch about 100 people take to the dance floor and line dance.  I was amazed and had to ask and that is when I first learned about the line dancing craze in The Villages. Today when the band takes a break the sound guy plays Cupid Shuffle, Macarena and a few other songs for the line dancers and they don’t stop.  When I am hosting a party and playing music if I want to get people up and dancin...
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By Chris Dunham, The Real Estate Guy™
(Brokers Hub Realty)
The NEW Home buying Process - Why do I need a Realtor?Expertise and Experience: Realtors, like myself, have expertise in the home buying process and are familiar with the ins and outs of the real estate market. I help home buyers navigate the complex process of buying a new home and provide advice and guidance on everything level,  from negotiating the price to understanding complex legal documents. (yes, some new home communities will negotiate the price, its not always set in stone, I have experience with this). Access to all Listings: I have access to a wide range of property listings that may not be available to the general public. This means I can help home buyers find the perfect home that meets their specific needs and preferences. Negotiation: I am a skilled negotiator who can h...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
2035 269th Avenue NE, Isanti, MN 55040 -- $369,900Take a virtual tour of this charming, remodeled three bedroom, two bathroom home for sale in Isanti that is situated on just over two acres of land with mature oak trees. For those that commute, this lovely four-level split home is close to I-35 and Hwy-65 and is in the highly regarded ISD 911 Cambridge-Isanti. It is also not far from Stratton Lake. Open concept living/dining/kitchen with lots of natural light! Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a gas range, ample cabinet/countertop space and a breakfast bar that is perfect for additional seating! Dining room features sliding patio doors that walkout to a spacious three season porch! Upper level includes all three bedrooms--one of which has walkthrough access to the full bathro...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Friday Fun…What’s Your Least Favorite? In an effort to eat healthier, Larry and I have been watching our carb intake. (We go on this carb sabbatical every 10 to 15 years) Sadly, most of the things I love to eat involve carbs. When I made Shepherd’s Pie recently, I substituted mashed cauliflower for the potatoes.   It took me two days to get the scent of cauliflower out of the house.  I don’t care if it comes in my favorite color (purple) I don’t like cauliflower! A friend once tried to get me to eat it by smothering it with melted cheese.                         Didn’t work! The advantage of cauliflower is that if all else fails, you can always cover it with melted cheese and eat it. William E. SimonIf I am served cauliflower I will eat it out of politeness but only if I can’t cover it ...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
It seems that people need a laugh – especially on Friday. So, we dig back in to classic comedy scenes from a much better age of television. Some clips I found from past TV comedy when TV comedy meant something far different from today. A more innocent time and a time of real quality. Hope you enjoy the clips. Due to the length, there is just 1 clip per week. Enjoy!
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
🏛Housing Headlines in 85234 - 3-24-23 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE ️Not only is Gilbert a thriving business community, but its access to a nationally ranked public school system, an abundance of family-friendly activities, and over 300 days of sunshine per year make Gilbert a sought-after place to call home in Arizona and the Southwest United States. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
ANOTHER LEISURE VILLAGERENOVATED RANCH CONDO FOR SALEPROUDLY LISTED BY LAWRENCE AND SHEILA AGRANOFF This time it's a 2 bedroom 1 bath Baronet Floor Plan at The Popular 24 Hour Guard-Gated of Leisure Village.  New Eat-in-Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Quality Quartz Counter-Tops, Hi-End Flooring and Recessed LED Lighting Throughout. Heated sunroom with courtyard views, 1 car attached garage and an extra BONUS of a Walk-In Closet! Community Offers Endless Amenities Including a 9-Hole Golf Course, Outdoor Pool, Gym, Billiards, Woodworking, Ceramics and  so Much More! Move in Ready!Call The Listing Agents Lawrence and Sheila Agranoff for all the details.Please call our Cell: 631-805-4400.
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Thursday March 23, 20231. How many teeth does an aardvark have? None2. London's Old Bailey is a what? Criminal Court3. What animal does cashmere come from? Goat4. The candy PEZ was first sold in what country? AustriaTrivia questions for Friday March 24, 20231. How many fingers does Mickey Mouse have?2. What nursery rhyme character was warned that the cow was in the corn?3. Which U.S. president put a Twinkie in the country's millennium time capsule?4. which country claims the island of Saipan as a commonwealth? Enjoy your day.
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for March  24, 2023New properties for sale 790Back on the market listings 112Price decrease listings 385Price increase 68Active kick out 12Active option contract 270Active contingent 66Pending listings 381Sold listings 348Expired listings 22Cancelled listings 66Withdrawn listings 9Temporary off market listings 34Coming soon listings 100
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
Our homes should have a peaceful quality to them. Here are some tips for creating a peaceful space: Focus on flow Make it neutral and bright Less is more What makes a home comfy to you? #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #comfort #comfyhome #happyhome #happyhomeowners #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #hometips #homedecor #homestyle
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
New Listing Hotsheet For Gulf Breeze Florida      Though the housing market is no longer experiencing the frenzy of a year ago, buyers are showing their interest in purchasing a home. According to U.S. News: Click Here to Continue Reading & Share What Is My Homes Value Thinking of SELLING, YOU PAY US $2995. Flat Fee and 2.5% for the agent or agents selling your home, not the average 6 or 7% charged by others, saving the average homeowner $12077.00. We use a 106 Step Selling System with 28 that are specific to the marketing of your home. If you’re ready to sell your home, you need a marketing expert you need Charles Stallions with over 28 years of experience who will advise you and guide you through the hundreds of things that come up after you go under contract for a smooth closing. Ca...
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By Melissa Thompson, I'm a real estate agent helping buyers and sellers
(Thompson Real Estate)
International students face a unique challenge when it comes to course evaluation. With different educational systems, students need to know the best way to go about evaluating their courses and ensuring they get the most out of their studies. This article provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for international students on how to properly evaluate their courses. It lists the most important things to think about and gives practical advice on how to make a good decision.Course evaluation is an important part of every student's education because it lets them judge the quality and usefulness of what they've learned. By providing an objective assessment, students can identify areas in which they can improve and better understand the value they are getting from their courses. It also e...
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By Melissa Thompson, I'm a real estate agent helping buyers and sellers
(Thompson Real Estate)
Money can be a difficult concept to understand. It’s not something we learn in school, but it has a massive impact on our lives. We need to understand how economics and personal finances intersect so that we can make better decisions when it comes to our money and our future.For financial stability and security, it's important to see how the economy affects your own finances. It allows us to plan for the future and make smart choices when it comes to budgeting and saving. Knowing how changes in the economy will affect our own finances helps us get ready for any problems that might come up."Connecting the Dots: Understanding the Intersection of Economic and Personal Finance" is a great book for people who want to learn more about their finances and make sure they are financially stable. ...
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Maryland Quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly The invasive pest known as the spotted lanternfly — which can devour crops like grapes and hops and devastate maple and walnut trees — continues to spread and state officials have expanded a quarantine zone for 2023. Last year, the quarantine included 10 counties plus the city of Baltimore. On Monday, the Maryland Department of Agriculture expanded its spotted lanternfly quarantine to include a total of 17 counties and the city of Baltimore. Those jurisdictions are: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Washington and Wicomico counties, as well as Baltimore City. The quarantine is effective immediately, and restricts the movement...
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By Khash Saghafi NMLS, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland OH NMLS 1114762
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Click on the link below to find out how.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.
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
  In this 2nd episode, Eric L. Frazier, President, and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Kenny Session, a US Navy Veteran, Licensed California Real Estate Broker, and CEO of Session Real Estate, Inc., with over 35 years of experience serving families in the San Franciso- Bay Area, will share information, resources, and strategies to help you if you are in financial trouble and or behind on mortgage payments in a series of Real Estate Seminars online on The Power Is Now TV Network. Eric L. Frazier, SVP of National Sale NMLS 461807 at Bancorp, will share information about financing real estate transactions for first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers, and investors. This is a webinar you do not want to miss. To register for the webinar, scan the QR Code or click on the link below. For more info...
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