Do you have entrepreneur-ism?

Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro (Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
I grew up in a family where you were encouraged to get a job and stay there until you retire. I was told from an early age that you should count yourself lucky if you found that job, and you would be crazy to give it up. When I left my first good…

Be Careful What you Wish For…...

Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated)
As with all things in life, expectations often exceed reality. That said, hoping for something is different than making it happen. Particularly at this time of year expectations run high: the perfect family, the perfect holiday, the perfect get…

Are You a Me, Me, Me Buyer or Seller?

Kelly Young, Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126 (The Platinum Group Realtors)
Driving home today I was listening to an interview on NPR with Garth Brooks. He was talking about going home to Oklahoma and realizing that he did not know his 3 young daughters very well and they did not really know their Dad. At that time he…

HR 5771 - Good News for Home Owners

John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
HR 5771 - Good News for Home Owners HR 5771 just passed through the Senate and was already approved by the House. With a penstroke by the President it will be official. At this point that's a formality. While there are quite a few…

So What Was In The Box Tom? A Whole Lot Of Love Mostly!

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
So What Was In The Box Tom? A Whole Lot Of Love Mostly! Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman had sent me a text yesterday saying that my package was “near”, she was concerned about it getting to me and it did arrive. Though it arrived yesterday,…

Dear Mr. FSBO - Why Are You Paying Someone 3% to Negotiate Against You

Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Dear Mr. FSBO I understand that you are selling your home yourself to save money. You won't have to pay 3% or 6 % if you sell your home yourself. You may save a portion of the commissions, but since over 90% of the For Sale By Owner homes are…

2015 Winter MeetUp Locations

Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Winter MeetUps are just around the corner. The community voted for the week of January 19-24th and the gracious Rainers below have volunteered to host a MeetUp in their area. The MeetUp locations and hosts are listed below. If you have…

A Branding Challenge: Don’t Sing Opera to a Rock & Roll Audience!

Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing (ra@napaconsultants.com)
What works in creating a brand in your real estate market place is focusing on your audience. Choosing colors follows the same logic. So when you are thinking of branding yourself, think twice and don’t necessarily default to your tastes. Take…

Why Today's Homeowners Lose Money When They Sell

Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate (Joe Manausa Real Estate)
The way that people use to buy a home has changed, and that means your home selling plan must change if you want to get top dollar when it comes time to sell. This change is not exactly recent, it crept into the Tallahassee housing market as…

Buyer Asks: Are Condos and Townhouses the Same On Long Island?

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
"Is There A Difference Between A Condo and A Townhouse" The following is the easiest way to explain these different terms to consumers buying or selling on The North And South Shore Of Long Island, brought to you as courtesy by Lawrence…

Is Your Photo Prominently Displayed on Your Website?

Tammie White, Franklin TN, South of Nashville (Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
The primary function of our website is to bring us business. The easiest way to do that is to provide ways for buyers to easily search for properties. While buyers will also find a multitude of other information on the site, the search feature is…

I Plan On Being A Millionaire Today

Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate)
I Plan On Being A Millionaire Today All I need is a post and some comments, and I am there It was so exciting on the way - what will it feel like on the other side? I have made a lot of friends, some of whom I will see today at Ginny's…

What do You Call A Gathering of ActiveRain Bloggers?

Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
For a few bloggers, today was a day of lunch at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich. In some circles, a gathering of ActiveRain bloggers at this time of year might be called a Meet-up. That's when all are invited by a host, we had Ginny Gorman filling…

Will there be a "movie" contest this year?

Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Will there be a movie contest this year? ******************** For the past several years, some twisted guy or guy “with a twist” has sponsored a movie contest. It’s pretty simple; you select a movie and write a post about how it…

Look What I Found in My Christmas Stocking...I Gave Myself a Million

Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company)
Look What I Found in My Christmas Stocking… I Gave Myself a Million A million points that is. I can't believe I made it to the 1, 000, 000 point mark on ActiveRain. WOW… look at all those numbers and commas. Really I'm pretty blown away by this…

Risk Management By Mortgage Lenders. Or, Loan Officer Opinion?.

Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Joe Petrowsky presents an interesting question about consumer financing and refinancing a home mortgage What do you think? This is a matter of RISK MANAGEMENT. If the consumer has the resources to qualify for the refinance, what do the…

Frosty The Freezer. Okay, It Just Doesn't Have The Same Ring To It.

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer. Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free! No more defrosting! No more blocks of ice forming inside! It's frost…

How Is the Mortgage Process Like and Differ From a Roller Coaster?

Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience (NMLS #216987)
How Is the Mortgage Process Like and Differ From a Roller Coaster? Going through today's Mortgage Process can be much like being on a racing roller coaster. The similarities and parallels between the two are endless. …

FHA Mortgage Option For Homeowners Who Are Disaster Victims.

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
The resent snow storm in Buffalo, NY has resulted in many homeowners suffering major property losses as a result of the several feet of snow they were hit with. The weight of this much snow on roofs, has caused several of them to collapse, and…

Stay Safe - Carbon Monoxide is Know as The Silent Killer

Judy C Jennings, Broker Associate in Plymouth County MA (William Raveis Real Estate)
The holiday season is upon us and so are the winter months. Last winter was a bit brutal here in the Northeast with many areas experiencing numerous power outages. While we hope this winter will be a bit more mild we still need to take…
     
Want Local Real Estate Info?
Choose A State:
Important Links
 

ActiveRain is an independent real estate community owned by Trulia, Inc .