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.

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The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Bill Yes Joe, why would anyone steal your toilet paper? At least Titus had a good reason and the toilet paper stayed in your own house. It's hard to believe but stealing toilet paper is a real thing. In the office building I am you can not remove a roll until it's empty and the cleaning crew only leave one extra roll because of theft. How sad is that? One of the stupidest acts of theft I have witnessed was at a bar when a young man (21 I'm sure) came out of the restroom, near the pool table I was running, with one of those giant rolls under his shirt... like no one would notice that. BTW, what a sure way to impress the ladies 🤪.
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
🐈Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy - 1-26-23☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI know that there are many cat lovers in the Rain, so now you can follow the adventures of Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy if you love pictures of cats!  I welcome all to share photos of your cats along with your comment.☀️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 Christine Kim, Real estate agent serving Los Angeles' Westside
(BuyDeluxeHome.com)
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Click here for price and locationPlenty of space for everyone to enjoy life at the lake. Home is close to Pocono area attractions, hiking, skiing, casinos, water parks, outlet shopping. Community features 3 outdoor pools, 2 lakes, 4 beaches, gym, playgrounds, tennis. Did we mention most furnishings stay. Make your appointment today.Call Patricia Quinn today at (201) 779-3513 for more information!Click here for price and location
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By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
1325 Peppoli Loop Southeast Wow what a great opportunity in Rio Rancho! This beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath home is nestled in the heart of Cabezon! The first floor features laminate flooring throughout, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and two spacious living areas! Upstairs features a loft or family room area! The master bedroom features 2 large closets, balcony, double vanity, and a jetted tub! Call today to find out how to make this home yours! ​Contact Information:Valerie AlmanzarKeller Williams RealtyYour Casa Team 505-923-4670 / 505-897-1100​​
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By Michael Layton, Experience and Trust
(RE/MAX Desert Properties)
Mid-Century Architecture Thrives In The California Desert   There is so much to love about #PalmSprings with great weather, gorgeous scenery, and loads of fun things to do. One of those things has to be checking out all the cool Mid-Century Modern buildings and homes. Like City Hall in this picture. It's so much fun there is even an event built around it. #Modernism Week is coming right up next month (Feb 2023) with lectures, tours, parties, and events all showcasing this iconic style. Don't miss it. Here is a link to that site: https://modernismweek.com/ You can find your own midcentury home in the Desert with this easy link to our ad-free site: https://www.psmidcenturyhome.com/mid-century-modern-home-search     #Realestate #Desert #Remax #Psmidcenturyhome #Homeforsale
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By Hank Miller, SRA, Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
(Ansley Real Estate/Christie's International)
Here we go, the spring housing market around Greater Atlanta is starting to perk. Successful home sellers will find it a completely different market than a year ago. However, the Greater Atlanta area remains a seller's market. While the months of inventory is in the balanced range, sellers with highly desirable, accurately priced homes will see plenty of action. But DO NOT think it's spring of 2022.Balance is good, both home buyers and sellers benefit. Home sellers diving into the spring 2023 housing market can easily enjoy success. While the data shows balance, quality homes that are accurately priced and well presented will shine. Buyers will pass on the trash - last year they were infected with FOMO and everything sold. Last and most obvious key to success - only work with a full tim...
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By Carmine & Debbie Rauso, Professional REALTORs and Real Estate Investors
(COMPASS RE)
COMPASS CEO Robert Reffkin, recently interviewed on CNBC, cites the following 6 reasons why he believes the market is already on the way up:   1. 25% increase in weekly mortgage applications.  2. Mortgage rates continue to move down to a 4-month low. 3. Increase in buyer interest, open house traffic, and offers. 4. In the last quarter of 2022, 42% of sellers were giving concessions to buyers at the closing table, a 10-year high. 5. Home builder sentiment improved for the first time in 1 year.  6. Pending closings were down 30+% at points in the fall but over the last few weeks, we have seen pending listings in most of our markets nearly flat year over year.   Market activity has dramatically increased in the last few weeks, in all of the markets we serve. The proverbial "Spring Market"...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1911 Dellwood Dr, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3000003bed - 1bath - 0.51 acres lotClassic brick home in a great location near downtown. This home is situated on a flat half acre lot near Monroe Street with a direct path to the center of Tallahassee. The house features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and original hardwood floors that had been covered by carpet for years! The large kitchen features recently upgraded appliances. The roof, AC unit and windows also have been recently upgraded. Don't miss the 16x12 extra family room that is not showing the square footage of the home. This space contain a tremendous amount of natural light and can be used for variety purposes that a family may have. This is the home for anyone who is looking for a downtown...
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By Evelyn Santiago, Managing Broker Heart Realty Group, Inc., Passionate About Real Estate & Our Clients!
(Heart Realty Group, Inc..)
The "City of Lights", Aurora, IL currently has only 85 homes available for sale in the single family detached category!  Let's break these down:7 - New Listings (7 days on market or less)5 - Reactivated (Original contract fell apart)5 - Price Changes68 - On the MLS over 7 days.85 - TotalThe price range is:Lowest - $90,000 - 4 BR - 2 Bath with basement - Needs rehabbing and variance to stay residential or it can be torn down and becomes a commercial propertyHighest - $1,300,000 - 4 BR - 3.1 bath with basement - 3,600 sq. ft. with 4 car garage,guest house/office, in ground pool on 2 acres with 204 school district schools.Currently there are 78 listings under contract, 27 in pending status and 49 closed transactions in January, 2023.The median sales price for Aurora, in December 2022 was $...
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By Karen Schimpf, When Your Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSE
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
https://flic.kr/p/MexLRS We are Beating the Bank’s Rates….And it is NOT EVEN CLOSE….. A Dentist client got referred to me, he was being given a 6.7% rate on a 5 year fixed with a 25 year amortization to buy a building for his practice. He banked with this bank for years. I got him 5.8% for the same deal and the final rate I got him, after negotiating, was a 5 year fixed, with a 25 year amortization at 5.5%. That was with only 15% down conventional! Let me repeat that, 5.5%, on a 5 year fixed with a 25 year amortization and only 15% down-conventional, not SBA. THAT WAS JUST LAST WEEK.  MOST BANKS ARE QUOTING AROUND 7% and SBA 7A borrowers are around 10% and I am getting my clients 6% or lower. Often, I can get the bank to pay my fee so that the COSTS ARE THE SAME. We are beating all your...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Is it negotiable? This is almost always the second question after asking for the price.  Hmm...Isn't everything in life negotiable? Many low offers have made it through to closing. You cannot insult me with a lowball offer, and I should not allow the seller to be insulted.  The people who visited your home showed your home and made NO offer...were the insulting ones.  When someone takes time to write, submit, provide financial proof, chooses a lender, a title company, produces earnest money, decides on various dates, closing, inspections, etc., and...signs forty pages, that is not an insult..that is an offer!       The seller does NOT have to accept.. but it is the start of negotiations.  Please respond with a thank you.  If it cannot be negotiated...just an " We appreciate the offer, ...
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, Houston New Construction Homes
(HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
Building a CastleRock home in maseey Oaks in Pearland TX. This the rough framing stage of construction. We walk all of of client's homes as they are being built. Massey Oaks is located in Pearland, just south of Houston TX. Relocating to the Houston area? 👉Don’t go to the builder without a New Home REALTOR® We represent YOUR best interests and help ensure your home is built right. Including quick move-in inventory homes. This is a FREE service and can save you $1000s. ⭐ email: James@NewHomeJames.com ⭐ 800-301-9122 https://www.newhomejames.com/new-homes/   Watch over 100 new home videos on our channel https://www.youtube.com/c/TexasBuyerRealtyLLCPearland Visit our Houston new home Google Business Page to read reviews and more           https://goo.gl/maps/QRccukQhX3EpBY797
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By James Potenza New Home REALTOR®, Houston New Construction Homes
(HOUSTON New Home REALTORS®)
Massey Oaks in Pearland is the newest new home community located just south of Houston Texas. This is a quick-move in Meritage home. We are walking through the home in it's final stage of cosmetics and last detail work. We help ensure the home will be perfect. Contact James Potenza for pricing and availability 800-301-9122 james@newhomejames.com👉Don’t go to the builder without a New Home REALTOR® We represent YOUR best interests and help ensure your home is built right. Including quick move-in inventory homes. This is a FREE service and can save you $1000s. ⭐ email: James@NewHomeJames.com ⭐ 800-301-9122 https://www.newhomejames.com/new-homes/   Watch over 100 new home videos on our channel https://www.youtube.com/c/TexasBuyerRealtyLLCPearland Visit our Houston new home Google Business P...
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
Every industry has jargon an outsider wouldn’t understand, and probably doesn’t need to know. But real estate is a field where almost every “outsider” needs a bit of insider knowledge in order to successfully buy, sell, or rent a place to live a few times in their lives.For instance, you could go your entire life without hearing the term “comp” once, but the minute you decide to buy or sell a house you’ll hear agents say it like it’s a word you probably already know. It’s not nuclear physics, so you can probably figure out what they’re talking about, especially in the context they’re bringing it up. But just in case you’ve never heard the term before, “comp” is short for “comparable.”Okay, but what exactly is a comparable?Comparables are houses that are currently on the market, under co...
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
It's incredibly satisfying to work with your hands to make from scratch or fix something, but can also feel intimidating.Here are a few tips to help you get started, so you can make 2023 your year of DIY.  My dad was incredibly handy and I learned alot from him.  I was fortunate.  If you were not that fortunate, YOU Tube and the internet can be your friend.  What will you DIY first?#thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #realestate #investment #happyhome #happyhomeowner #realestateagent #realtor #themoreyouknow #hometips #diy
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Thursday Thought', while humorous, should fit in with how many of us are feeling.  This time of year many, in Northern Idaho, are anxious to see the white gone and the thermometers to show above 32 Degrees. Knowing time does not actually change, and it is actually how it is perceived, I believe this is an excellent remedy to having spring show up sooner.  Enjoy your weekend.  'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.   Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
4 bed 2 bath rancher on cul-de-sac! 2 bedrooms and bath on the main level and another 2 beds and bath in the finished basement. There is a tile and stone-faced wood stove/FP in the living room and sunny rec room in the basement. Eat-in kitchen includes all appliances and walks out to the 1-car attached garage. Out back is a large covered brick patio, storage shed, and fenced rear yard. NO HOA! Conveniently located close to S Academy shopping and minutes from I-25, Fort Carson Army and Peterson Space Force Bases.https://www.virtuance.com/listing/4310-wendy-court-colorado-springs-colorado  
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 1114 Santa Rosa Boulevard UNIT 212, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548MLS number: 915167 Price: $675,000 Bed: 3Bath: 2Square Footage: 1,386 Call Martin Luus 850-296-7011 to see if this property is still available.Beautifully updated 3 bed, 2 bath condo boasting almost 1400 sq ft. This unit not only makes an amazing vacation rental or 2nd home, but could easily be your full time residence. Kitchen offers granite countertops and spacious bar. Comfortably sleeping 7 people this tastefully decorated condo is being sold fully furnished. Everything at Sea Oats is like new! Recent complex renovations include exterior paint, elevators, walkways, balconies, windows & doors. Amenities at Sea Oats include seasonally heated community pool & hot tub for those cooler nights, spacious pools...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
Have Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® in your Real Estate journey and benefit the utmost help you can have.Text or call 678.929.8330⁠. You may also visit www.TheRealEsateMaven.net
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