9 Volt Batteries....did you know?

Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County (Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
9 Volt Batteries can burn down your house if stored improperly! This video may save your life and/or your home!! Please watch this video and forward to friends and family. I just found two 9 volt batteries and covered their…

Naughty or Nice?

Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group)
The Holidays are a wonderful time of the year. A couple of years ago, I was visiting my family in Oklahoma. For over twenty years, on Christmas evening, we gather at my cousin Sue's home. After a delicious dinner, it is an…

Upgrades Coming Tonight... Scheduled System Downtime at 8PM Pacific

ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop! (ActiveRain Corp.)
Hello Rainers, We are going to have some downtime on the site tonight for our some planned upgrades on ActiveRain. The website will be down on Monday, December 22nd, starting at 8PM Pacific (11PM Eastern) for approximately 3 hours. This will…

Does Consumer Credit Counseling Disqualify A Borrower For A Mortgage?

George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
A question I am asked by Borrowers who have gotten themselves in trouble financially in the past, and are now working to get their finances back in order is, Does Consumer Credit Counseling Disqualify A Borrower For A Mortgage? The quick answer…

3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too.

Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663 (Woodland Management Service)
3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too. 2. 7 years ago I finally got serious about blogging, I had decided a few months earlier that doing the blogging thing was a smart way to drive some business my way, but I just could not think…

10 Ways to keep your home safe while on Vacation

Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty)
Whether it's your annual Christmas season travel plans or that Summer time get-away, millions of Americans travel all over the Country and the Globe to enjoy their hard earned vacations. But what about your house? How do you make sure your home…

Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog...Post

Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company)
Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog, Blog… Post What's in a name? What is a blog? What is a post? Are the two terms interchangeable. NO! Although many people use them like they are. The word blog sounds like something a caveman would say while standing…

I told Santa that you have been nice!

Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals)
I told Santa that you have been nice! Dolores and I had the opportunity to meet with Santa Claus during a recent visit to Colonial Williamsburg. I was surprised to discover that Santa was familiar with the ActiveRain network. He is a pretty…

Thanks Active Rain, I'm going to jump now!

Jill Moog, Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale (Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc.)
Christmas in San Diego County CA 2014 Thanks ActiveRain, I'm going to jump now! Yes, finally after months of observation, I am ready to take the plunge - into blogging that is. I've spent quite a bit of time reading blogs, watching Active…

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

Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Let's face it. There are a lot of amazing bloggers on ActiveRain who could make this list every week. They've been around here forever, they write good stuff, and I've gotten to meet many of them at various meetups and RainCamps over the years. …

A Front Staircase Disaster. Lean To The Left. Lean To The Right.

Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
A front staircase disaster. Lean to the left. Lean to the right. Just looking at it from the car pulling up I knew I was in for some interesting work. And looking around the neighborhood I could see this house wasn't alone. Some houses had…

The Holidays Are Not Cheerful for Everyone

Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
As so many of us go about our daily activities trying to work our jobs as well as getting our Holiday preparations completed, we should also try to keep a though for friends and family members that may be going through some personal hardships and…

You say you have no permits? No problem---no listing!

Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
I have discussed flipped houses in the past. Flipping houses has become as much a part of the American lexicon as Apple Pie and the 4th of July. The whole topic has been building up pressure in my head like a napping volcano for quite some time…

What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-December 13 to December 20, 2014

Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-December 13 to December 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,…

We Don't Know What We Don't Know | We Trust The Experts To Educate Us

Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - San Jose Probate Agent (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
We Don't Know What We Don't Know | We Trust The Experts To Educate Us There is so much bad information out there. There are far too many "experts" on the planet. In my opinion this is largely due to the fact that most of them are self…

Saturday Subscriber Finds 83 Christmas Edition

Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Saturday Subscriber Finds 83 Christmas Edition This week I want to highlight some members that I want to send some special Christmas cheer their way. These Members have had some real challenges with health issues or taking care of family…

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…
     
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