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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 39
Happy Independence Day, or as it is more commonly known, Happy 4th of July - the 244th year of America’s Independence. I write this Observations from a Beverly Hills Realtor's perspective with mixed emotions and trepidations. We in the U.S. celebrate our founders great visions of creating Freedom...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 2
Everything old is new again, and that goes for decorating with color. While the last decade in home décor has largely been defined by white and varying shades of beige and gray, today’s designers are harking back to yesteryear with paint colors, furniture, and even kitchen appliances. Part art de...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 2
Modern Contemporary UniqueYou deserve the best! 4 Green Heather Ct 21208MLS MDBC499154 5 Bedrooms5 Full Baths  Luxury abounds in this ultra-sleek livable sculpture on a private cul de sac.  Five full baths, gourmet kitchen, wood floors, a couple of whirlpool tubs, a gym, a sauna, a three-car gara...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
I vaguely remember saying, "I can't wait for 2019 to be over." I was looking for a reset and little did I know how much 2020 was not the reset I was looking for. In 2019 and early 2020, I lost 13 friends and families members. One of those included my mother. I did the eulogies on a number of them...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
 Real Estate is about helping people. Here's an example. A homeowner may be without funds or with health issues and unable to stay in the property or to do the necessary repairs to get it into shape to sell. What if there was a company that would be able to purchase the home in the present condit...

By Eileen Burns, FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist
(Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach)
Comments 1
 Hello Active Rain Community Members! Block your calendars for this upcoming Tuesday, July 14th at 2PM eastern We will be chatting about Probate with many Ambassadors and members you know and follow: Debe Maxwell, CRS Kathy Streib   Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400   Hannah Williams    Do you...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 1
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Southlake Texas Mortgage Loans. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 4
 The Key West Citizen Newspaper just posted a special news alert that the 2020 Fantasy Fest Celebration, the Zombie Bike Ride, and the Key West Literary Seminar have been cancelled. This is a sad day for the citizens and businesses in Key West. So many people love to participate in these events. ...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 4
As you know I love to mix it up, and we have had a lot of energetic music this week so I think we need something to calm us down for the weekend. I do love these pieces on cello either by the Two Cellos or just one of them, they always have wonderful videos to go with them. This is Rachmaninov Pi...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 10
Thank You Very Much for the Facebook Connections As I reduce my activity on ActiveRain, it is good to know that many of my long time contacts are also Facebook friends or followers. My experience is that is a good idea to have those Facebook connections that allow us to get to know each other on ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
What’s your track record for efficiency when you tackle a project? How much thought and preparation do you invest, so as to be able to maximize your resources of Time, Energy, Money, and materials? Do you “Re-create the wheel” with every “Do-It-Yourself” adventure? How many times do you have to r...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 12
Let's jump to the 70's today with Bachman Turner Overdrive singing You ain't seen nothing yet. There seems to have been more energy in the music of the 70's, our next group ZZ Top are singing Sharp Dressed Man  Let's finish up today with Def Leppard singing Pour Some Sugar on Me. I apologize in a...

By Jeffrey Richman, Creative Real Estate Specialist
(Immediate Home Solutions)
Comments 4
Happy Thursday!Are you ready to take that first step?  Are you willing to stop making excuses as to why you can't, when you most likely can?What is holding you back?  Many times you just have to get out of your own way.  "The first step is that you have to say that you can."~ Will Smith

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 14
Hope you are enjoying your celebration of Revolution this weekend...just kidding. Don't know about you but I am in the mood for some old fashioned singers who knew how to entertain. Let's start today with Frank Sinatra singing Fly me to the Moon This sort of music just tells me it is Sunday morni...

By Jeffrey Richman, Creative Real Estate Specialist
(Immediate Home Solutions)
Comments 0
 Happy Friday!Do you know who you are and what you can bring to others or are you a person that makes it all about you?  Thers's an old saying that "you don't know what you don't know". "I know who I am, I know what I believe, and that's all I need to know."~ Will SmithHappy Thursday!Are you read...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
Comments 2739
If you are looking forward to buying a new home and are looking on the mortgage horizon, then this article is probably for you!  How do you choose the best local mortgage lenders? Where do you find them? Even if you, how do you they are the right ones to move forward with? How do you know if the ...

By Pam Smits, Home Staging, Appleton, WI, Oshkosh, WI; Green Bay, WI
(Staging Fox Valley, LLC)
Comments 3060
Can You Save a Life?--I was brought to tears recently after volunteering at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.  I commented to one of the desk workers about the prevalence of older stray dogs in the shelter.  She informed me that unfortunately sometimes when dogs get older, people just let them go ...

By Claire Record
(Keller Williams Realty--Boerne Hill Country)
Comments 2773
Before the days of "self-propelled" lawn mowers...we actually had to push (meaning use brute force) our lawnmowers.  For some of you "youngins" there was also a lawn mower that didn't have a motor.  I have a one inch horizontal scar on my knee (from when I tripped and fell on our mower) to prove ...

By Don Johnson, Top Performance Service
(Don Johnson Real Estate Team)
Comments 2909
Brookhaven Homes for Sale Raleigh Beltline Area Near Crabtree Valley Mall Brookhaven is conveniently located in NW Raleigh, NC just minutes from Crabtree Valley Mall and I-440.  Easy commute to downtown Raleigh and all parts of the Triangle.  This established, tree lined neighborhood in Raleigh o...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 2002
This is good ..I will put on my phone also.. In May of 2015, 34% of the traffic on ActiveRain came from a mobile phone.  The growth we are experiencing on that area of the site is tremendous and we love that the community is taking full advantage of it! ActiveRain has made a major investment in t...