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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By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
115 Fox Ridge Mount Carmel Tennessee:A new construction home in Mount CarmelMount Carmel is a wonderful small town tucked away in the mountains in Northeast Tennessee.  It is west of Kingsport, north of Johnson City.  It really is a great area to land.  We have a new construction homes being built in Mount Carmel by our favorite builder Duco Construction.  I stand behind this company 100%.  They are hands on the entire process of building your home.  They only build what they can handle and build 2-3 houses at a time.  Usually in the same area.  The one they are currently building is a one-level on slab foundation.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wonderful open space.  Quality work, quality builder.  This home sits at the front of the neighborhood. Easy to show,  easy to buy.  This property will ...
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By Stephanie Arnett, Best REALTOR in Starkville | Crypto + Seller Rep
(Mississippi Magnolia)
🏡Lot E Elm Lake Drive, Columbus, MS 39701🏡 📞Mississippi Magnolia | 662.268.7928 💲 Price $40,000 Property Type: Lots & AcreageArea: 07 - West Lowndes County MLS #21-2612 Lakeview Lot at Elm Lake Golf Course | Cul-de-Sac Living | Utilities Available |SAW Construction Approved Floor Plan Available | HOA Covenants Apply Stephanie Arnett w/ Mississippi Magnolia 📞Mississippi Magnolia | 662.268.7928 📲 Stephanie Arnett | 662.769.0721 💻
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Click here for price and locationCommercial lot located right on Route 940! Approvals are in place to build up to a 2800 SF building. The Septic application/design is complete along with storm water management design, HOP permit, survey and the land development plan. Great opportunity to build your very own commercial building! Call Heather Rickert today at 570-972-2940 for more information!Click here for price and location
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Chula Vista Weekly Market Update November 28th - December 4th, 2022 Belleme Chateaux RECENTLY SOLD Rouge Drive | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1350 sq. ft. | $599,999 Cordova RECENTLY SOLD Talmadge Drive | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1849 sq. ft. | $649,000
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
December 5th - National Sacher Torte Day:Enjoy your day!Directions: Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window.To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word. Release your hold when all of the letters of the word have been selected. If your response is correct, the word will change color on the word list.Please check back for future daily puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day!Click Here To PlayIf you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal.
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By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
VA Loan Down Payment Assistance for California Veterans and Active Duty MilitaryWhy would someone need down payment assistance for a VA Loan in California? The answer is closing, settlement, and prepaid costs associated with a home purchase loan.  VA loans, just like any other home purchase loan,  will incur costs including closing costs from both the Lender and third parties such as title insurance, escrow agents, notary, recording, appraisal,  prepaid property taxes and homeowners insurance to set up your impound account. Many Veterans have the income and credit character to qualify for a VA home loan, but don't have the funds saved up for the closing, settlement and prepaid costs.That is where our VA Loan Down Payment Assistance for California Veterans and Active Duty Military Member...
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
Selling a home is a little like wooing a date, you want to put your best foot forward and make it easy for buyers to imagine spending the rest of their lives in your home.  Ready to move in homes sell quickly for top dollar.  Neutral paint is best.   You are not trying to make a fashion statement. You are packaging your home for a quick sale at top dollar.  Thinking about selling?I can give you a fresh perspective on how to get your home ready. #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #diy #homereno #selling #forsale #icanhelp #realtor #realestateagent #realestate #hometips
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By Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Rise Above Your Stuff: A Workbook for those Struggling to find Themselves amidst their Stuff  by Dr. Barbara Jo Dennison and Ms. Karen Kruzan is both a self-help manual for people with clutter challenges and a workbook which can be used as a supplement to their Fresh Start support group programming with therapists. I have a similar concern with Rise Above as I do with Fresh Start:While I'm not a medical provider in any way, nor a statistician, I am nonetheless skeptical of some of the tools which Dr. Dennison and Ms. Kruzan employ, explicitly the DISC and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment models. There is debate concerning their validity (how "real" the idea is, how connected to fact and/or how well you can test the ideas). There are also questions about the reliability...
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Home For Sale: Prince Edward Co7305 Abilene Rd Farmville, VA 239014 Bedrooms~2 Baths~1,748 Sqft.~1.50 AcresWhat stands out about this home is its size. There is 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and over 1,700 sqft. of space. All the rooms are spacious and the living room is open to the kitchen which is ideal for entertaining. The main bedroom has an office which could be turned into a dream closet if needed. The main bathroom has the double sink vanity and tub for relaxing. The additional bedrooms are on the other side of the home and share a full bath. A nice front deck welcomes you and the rear deck allows you to soak up the surroundings. There is a new roof, new flooring and the whole house has been painted. Located less than 5 minutes from Hampden-Sydney college so there is rental potential for ...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
If you really want to do something, you'll find a way.  If you don't you'll find an excuse. - Will HammAnyone can be an idealist, anyone can be a cynic.  The Hard part lies somewhere in the middle - being human. - Hugh MacleodEven a stopped clock is right twice every day, after some years, it can boast of a long series of successes. - Marie Von EbnerNothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm Possible! - Audrey HepburnHonesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur. - Zig Ziglar 
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
There are some repairs that are worth tackling before you list your home. For example, if your home hasn’t been painted in years—and the paint is worn and peeling—a fresh coat of paint can make the space feel more updated and modern, and can help it appeal to more buyers and help you sell the property faster and for a higher price tag.But you don’t have to tackle every repair your home may need before you put your property on the market.So, the question is, if you’re planning to sell your home, what repairs can you skip?A recent article from outlined repairs homeowners shouldn’t worry about doing before they list their home, including: Updating the kitchen or bathrooms. If your kitchen and/or bathrooms are outdated, you might think renovating them before you list is the righ...
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By Jason E. King
(J. King Real Estate, Inc.)
Check out this home that just hit the market!
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By R. Michael Brown, Communication that increases sales!
(R. Michael Brown LLC Digital Marketing & Public Relations)
Are you ready to take your business to the next level? In this free digital real estate business assessment, we'll help you find out if your business is marketing ready!We'll take a look at your website, social media profiles, and email marketing campaigns to determine where you need to focus your efforts to increase your business' visibility and reach. After completing this assessment, you'll know exactly what you need to do to reach your business' full potential!If you're worried about whether or not you're marketing your real estate business properly, this free assessment will tell you everything you need to know. We have over 10 successful years of advising real estate pros on how to better market their business. Plus, over 20 years overall marketing and public relations experience ...
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By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
Buying your first home is going to be stressful and exciting simultaneously. The truth is that the home is a huge investment and mistakes can easily be made. Research along with picking a quality real estate agent can help set you up for success. Once you have been through a home purchase you will understand what to watch for. You need to know what you are looking for as your wants are different than your needs in terms of the home you buy. You want your quality of life to be as high as possible so setting a realistic budget is also essential. Below will highlight the lessons learned after purchasing your first home. Figure Out What You Can Conservatively PayConservative home buying is recommended as there are so many unexpected costs that come with maintaining a home. You might not rea...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report December 2022 Trempealeau County; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties    Available Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $145,000 27.97 $5,184 1569391 Active Arcadia Trempealeau $147,500 26.62 $5,541 1568450 Active Sumner Trempealeau $199,900 35 $5,711 1569632 Active Dodge Trempealeau $266,500 41 $6,500 1569688 Active-W/Offer Unity Trempealeau $269,900 52 $5,190 1568133 Active-W/Offer Sumner Trempealeau $300,000 47 $6,383 1567286 Active Hale Trempealeau $325,000 56 $5,804 1568154 Active Arcadia Trempealeau $480,000 80 $6,000 1819274 Active Ettrick Trempealeau $480,000 80 $6,000 1947323 Active Ettrick Trempealeau $679,920 113.32 $6,000 1568191 Active-W/Offer Hale Trempealeau   ...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr.,
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
It was a great year in the local Oakland County, Michigan real estate market for home sellers but home buyers had a different experience when purchasing a new home with many paying thousands over asking, forgoing inspections and contingencies of all kinds to nail down the perfect home. Forward to todays housing market with rising interest rates, a slowing economy and the uncertainty of the housing market shows that the homebuyer and seller advantages are at a stalemate favoring neither at this time, bringing in the new year with more uncertainty of which side will be on top for the spring market in the new year.Buyers and Sellers AnalysisA new analysis finds the national housing market favors neither buyers or sellers right now. It's the first time the market has been in neutral territo...
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(Align Right Realty)
You don’t have to break the bank to celebrate the holidays in style—even in this season of inflation. Prices may be higher on everything from food to gifts to decorations, but there are still plenty of opportunities to eke out extra savings.  For example, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you can save a couple of hundred dollars a year just by sealing your home and boosting its insulation.1 Other small fixes—such as swapping old light bulbs for LEDs and plugging electronics into a powerstrip—can boost your yearly savings enough to pay off some of your holiday budget. And thanks to a pandemic-era boom in online shopping, it is easier than ever to find deals on new and pre-owned furniture, thrifted gifts, DIY decor, and more. Even secondhand stalwarts like Good...
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
Waukesha County 4 Bedroom Home Sales Market Report November 2022Waukesha County Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX   Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County, WI for November 2022.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County Homes For Sale My name is Kristin Johnston.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Waukesha County, WI 3 bedroom homes for the last 30 days. Are you looking to buy a house in Waukesha County? Wondering what your Waukesha County Home is worth? Call/text me at 414 254 6647 or email me at I specialize in Waukesha County Real Estate, and have a lot of experience with Waukesha Real Estate and Pewaukee Real Estate.  In fact, I have lived in Waukesha, WI since 1997.   Review my many happy clien...
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