Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain: September 14th-20th

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
It's late in the day, and I'm going to just cut to the chase! So here is the list: Gary San Soucie: Getting Your Family Involved in Real Estate There are some great family groups in the DC area, and Gary shares how his works. Great first post…

I Go to Vegas for My Clients' Benefit...Really

Susan Haughton, Cheerfully Helping You Buy or Sell in Alexandria (Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Every six months or so, my husband and I head to the adult playground of Las Vegas… we always have so much fun, between the casinos, people watching and shows. In fact, we are sitting in the airport right now. And every time we start getting…

What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain September 14 to September 20, 2014.

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- September 14 to September 20, 2014 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment. It could be something techie…

I've seen this house a hundred times!

LaNita Cates (REMAX of Joliet)
Last week I met an appraiser at one of my listings in Plainfield. Super nice guy and we got to talking about the market and homes. The topic of "unique" homes came up which caused us both to laugh a bit. In our business we hear "our house is unique…

I Received a New Property Assessment. What Do I Do?

Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience (www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331)
I Received a New Property Assessment. What Do I Do? As a Chicago-area Mortgage Lender I've always been asked a lot of questions regarding Taxes and Property Assessments. Property Taxes, and subsequently monthly tax escrow…

Dear Buyers

Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Dear Buyers I'm so glad that you chose me to assist in your home search. Though I'm not that pleased that you wanted to see 20 homes the other day even after I strongly suggested that 7 homes would be a much better option with enough time for…

Where'd ya go?

Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270)
Where'd ya go? There seems to be a trend emerging (or maybe it's been there forever) that I don't quite understand. It's the trend whereby a client, a real client, one who has signed every kind of agreement possible, just disappears…

Hate to break it to you, but your pet stinks!

Team Mullins (Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.)
Fred Mullins, Donna Mullins, & Erin Biby Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Company 1201 White Street Ste. 101 Key West, FL 33040 Direct: 305-745-9440 Email: mullinsf@bellsouth. net Website: www. lowerkeys-homes. com We all…

Relationships And Credit Scores Are Very Similar

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
When you stop and think about it Relationships And Credit Scores Are Very Similar Relationships and Credit Scores tend to follow a very close pattern. Just think what happens when you start dating. Both parties are very polite to each other,…

What Is??? Some Inside Real Estate Information For MD Home Buyers.

Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
WHAT ARE: Closing Costs The numerous expenses which buyers and sellers normally incur to complete a transaction in the transfer of ownership of real estate. These costs are in addition to price of the property and are items prepaid at the closing…

Your Loan Commitment Letter Has Conditions You Must Meet

Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360 (Solutions Real Estate )
Your Loan Commitment Letter Has Conditions You Must Meet One of the big steps in the transaction for buyers getting a loan is receiving the commitment letter from the lender that you have been approved. This commitment is subject to a series…

If Someone Tripped, Unplugged The Internet, How Would Real Estate Be?

Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)
They say real estate is local, but the marketing of it better be way way beyond the town line borders. The promotion far reaching and not limited. Covering, saturating more than just the immediate area where the real estate property listing is…

Facebook Fridays - You Have Nothing To Lose!

Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Talk about great timing! Bill Gassett asked me recently to do a guest post on his MassRealEstateNews WP site and I jumped at the opportunity. As is my norm, I then shared the content on several social media…

What to expect when refinishing hardwood floors

Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring (Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Refinishing hardwood floors - What to expect Sanding and refinishing your flooring is like getting a facelift for your floors. It's amazing the impact that refurbishing your floors can have. The floors look clean, fresh and smooth, and you even…

FACEBOOK 365 UPDATE: PAGE GOING STRONG!

Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty)
In April of 2010 I began my 365 Things to do in the Palm Springs, CA Area PAGE on FACEBOOK. It is a community page where I curate events and favorite things to do and see in the Palm Springs area. I gather a good portion of my info from local…

ASK AN AMBASSADOR: We Do Things Differently 'Round Here

Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: We Do Things Differently 'Round Here Real estate is a funny thing. The core purpose is the same state to state, town to town: transfer ownership of a property from one person to another in exchange for what is usually…

Siding And A Wall Overwhelmed By Water

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
This is the case of siding and a wall overwhelmed by water. When a client calls with a problem to investigate, even someone I know, like Margaret Woda I am always excited by the prospect. She sent me a photograph of a spot outside a house that…

“Cash Out Refinance to Invest the Money in the Stock Market”

Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“Cash Out Refinance to Invest the Money in the Stock Market” When I hear stories like this, it really gets my attention, especially if it affects a senior citizen. I met with this gal in her 70’s who came with her daughter. She was a…
     
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