Price Gains On Flipped Properties Are On The Rise

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Redfin published a report last month titled "What's Up with the Flipping Market?! " which shows Price Gains On Flipped Properties Are On The Rise the last couple of years. The report shows "House flippers grossed more than ever in 2013, an…

ActiveRain Traffic Skyrockets Over 65% In The Last Three Weeks

Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist (ActiveRain)
ActiveRain Traffic Skyrockets Over 65% In The Last Three Weeks I've been looking at the traffic numbers on ActiveRain for 8 years. Not since our very first year, in 2007, have I seen the type of traffic growth in such a short period of time that…

All You Need to Know About FHA Site Condos

Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
All You Need to Know About FHA “Site Condos” Site Condos in Suffield, CT One of the most common inquiries I receive about FHA condo approvals is about “site condos”. The primary reason for this is that FHA treats detached…

Capturing New Audiences “Plus” Create a Competitive Sphere

Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA (Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Capturing New Audiences “Plus” Create a Competitive Sphere If you’re like me, you haven’t created a real estate video yet. I have wanted to do short real estate based videos for the longest time, but for whatever reason..

Custom-Fit Patio

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Walking around back I saw a custom-fit patio. There's nothing wrong with that, if it is professional and takes common sense into account. In this case there is not a lot that takes common sense into account. For example, a small pocket was…

I Have a Farm

Dale Bledsoe, Realtor in Tracy, California (Crown Key Realty)
Like many RE agents my career and most years seem like a roller coaster ride. After receiving my license in the spring of 2006 I was in a serious accident. By the time I was ready to resume work it was the summer of 2007 and the market was in…

36,500 ActiveRain Points Available

John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, Jumbo loans)
36, 500 ActiveRain Points Available Points are a topic that comes up pretty regularly here on ActiveRain. Whether it's status, personal satisfaction, membership discounts, the highly coveted free membership, or entry to the…

My Career Path to Real Estate: Seeking A Better Way

Mike Wong, Realtor, GRI, Project Manager (Keller Williams Realty Southwest)
My Career Path To Real Estate I often get asked about my journey that led me to this point in life and career. I can point to several things that led me on this path and influenced me to join the real estate profession. Since I was a small…

You Need Professional Help...Internet Shopping Advice for Home Buyers

Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company)
You Need Professional Help.. Internet Shopping Advice for Home Buyers. The bottom line is don't do it. Even though the internet is chock full of information on buying a home… it can't take the place of a qualified real estate professional, and…

Why Don’t More People Leave Comments

Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“Why Don’t More People Leave Comments” I loved being asked this question and I have an immediate response. “You don’t get, until you are willing to give and you need to be consistent” I got a call from an AR member that joined about…

The Winners of the "What events in your life/world lead you here"!!!!

Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Winners of the ‘What events in your life/world lead you here where you are today’ Contest on ActiveRain! One of the hardest things to do as a Realtor is to do a self analysis and then share it with everyone who is willing to read your…

Are You a Real Estate Chauffeur or a Real Estate Agent?

Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Are You a Real Estate Chauffeur or a Real Estate Agent? There is a term in this life that you can drive yourself to drink if you do not watch your focus. So why is it so many home buyers seem to believe real estate agents are chauffeurs in…

What Sets You Apart: Your Value Added Benefit? The Winners Are...

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
What Sets You Apart: Your Value Added Benefit? The Winners Are… Everyone that participated was a winner of 500 bonus points. Those of you that read the entry posts are winners because you learned what set these people apart and make them…

How to Decorate a Small Space

Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager (Six Twenty Designs)
How to Decorate a Small Space Whether it's a small condo in a big city or a small home office, we all have spaces that need to be utilized to their full potential. No one likes to walk into a small room and have it actually feel small. This…

You Need to Call Your Buyer's Agent, That Isn't Me!

Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
You Need to Call Your Buyer's Agent, That Isn't Me! I represent the sellers on their current home. It is under contract and we have already negotiated inspections, appraisal has been completed and we are waiting for the closing at the end…

Blogging Just Isn't A Big Deal for Me

NW Real Estate |Colleen Fischesser & CO Serving Seattle-Tacoma area Since 1990!, Serving Seattle-Tacoma Home Sellers & Buyers since (RE/MAX Select R.E | Designated Broker/Owner)
I stumbled on a Broker's website this morning and when I clicked on the "Blog" tab, I saw this post title: "Blogging Just Isn't a Big Deal for Me" The post went on to explain that the agent was busy selling real estate and didn't have time for…

Home Staging Tips- Palm Beach County-7 of the Worst Staging Ideas I Ever Met.

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
Home Staging Tips-7 of the Worst Staging Ideas I Ever Met. From time to time in the course of my Home Staging Consultations, or just in conversation in general, I’ve been introduced to some interesting ideas of what others think would be a good…

I Saw Your Dryer Vent Blog

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Just an email. "I saw your dryer vent blog and I don't think I have what you say there. " This client, an elderly lady, has a townhouse built in 1972. The dryer always vented through the roof. The covers are wrong, however, on every townhouse. …
     
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