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By Cynthia Larsen, Sonoma County Real Estate Broker
(Safe Haven Realty)
Comments 50
Understanding the inherent danger of an attached garage     About three weeks ago, I was at a gas station paying way too much for gas when I noticed a mushroom cloud about a mile away. The lady pumping gas across from me asked me if I had heard the explosion. I hadn't, I had been driving at t...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 58
Ask An Ambassador:  How do I decide on an “ActiveRain Topic” category for my post? Before you publish a blog on ActiveRain,  you’ll be asked to select one of 14 choices for which category to place it in.  There are “Professional” choices and “Consumer” choices.  And I’ve noticed some of us have d...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 41
 Pull your Credit Report - Make Sure it is Accurate     I don't think it is the right timing to buy a home, I think we have a low credit score. Why miss out on interest rates remaining below 5% --- pull your own credit through www.annualcreditreport.com and see where you are at.     This is a...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 72
Feeling Blue?  SNAP out of it! Have you gone blue with changes in your life or around you?  Are you ready to rant and rave and lash out?   Seriously?   SNAP out of it.   Tuesday morning I listened to Amy VanDyken-Rouen( 6 time Olympic gold medalist)  on the Mike & Mike show talk about her lif...
By Debe Maxwell, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate)
Comments 47
Yo-Yo Home Buyers - Litigation Waiting to Happen?... ...Who Wins in These Situations? Having a fairly strong presence online with anything related to real estate in my area, I receive daily calls from people asking HOA questions about a particular complex or subdivision, about available rentals (...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 53
A testimonial From A Repeat Client   I had a client close on their Cheshire CT home recently, after waiting for the buyer to close on their home as well. After 3 years in their new home, the family was forced to relocate because of a job promotion. It was a good thing for the fmily, but it could ...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 144
As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of Trulia means for Trulia and Zillow on a broader scale, take a lo...
By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Comments 56
Janna Rankin Scharf, GRI, PMS, SFR, CLHMS - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Homes For Sale I just finished up with my fortunate Seller client who had the difficult task of deciding which one of three excellent offers to accept for the purchase of her home.  That's right, three outstanding offers.  I...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Agent
(Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 68
Do You Want a Home Warranty with Your Home? The best advice I can give a Buyer is,  "Get a Home Warranty". Remember, when your Buyer is buying a new home, it is only new to the Buyer, unless he is the first owner of the home. It's just like buying a used car. You are buying all the ...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
Comments 50
Pinterest Delicious and SEO Too   I'm still fairly new to Pinterest and I have a lot to learn but I found that boards (pages to the uninducted) have quite a bit of power. Some of my boards show up on Google in first or second place positions. Boards should have your website and your name and ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 46
If you are going to respond pro-actively to the ever-changing world we live in, it is important that you sharpen your strategic thinking.   This will help you to outthink your competition.   Take time to reexamine your opinions.  Challenge your own premises, and be open enough to admit you may b...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 97
Here It Is! The Post That Makes Me A Millionaire   I've thought about this post for a long time. It seems that it should be something special, meaningful. Truth is, the post is not what is meaningful or lasting....it was the journey; this post is the blue ribbon, the cup, the glass of champa...
By Colorado Dream House Team, Real People. Real Professionals. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty DTC)
Comments 31
Do you remember the good old days when all you had to do before buying a home was an inspection? I am sure that there are people who are reading this and were saying, “Inspection? We didn’t need no stinking inspection!” do buy a home. Yes, I believe that there are some of you out there who did so...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 57
Free Enterprise Encourages Everyone To Set And Achieve High Goals!   "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving it." Michelangelo (1475-1564) This defines the human experience.  Some of us want to strive, and ac...
By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
Comments 46
Yes, This Richmond VA Real Estate Agent is in it for the Money Yesterday when I woke up from a blissful sleep I browsed the Yahoo homepage for the latest real estate news and articles. I do this almost every morning looking for topics of interest to share with my friends, clients, and potential c...
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 34
The past week or so has been filled with looking at listings that have uhmmm "matured" in the "Days on Market" category.  The buyers I'm working with are interested in houses with character and personality and while there is something to be said for brand new and probably ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 54
That Home for Sale Was Awful Inside!   I get the calls every week with home buyers saying 'that home for sale was awful inside' that we went to see at the open house.  Not at all as described like it is and needing oodles of interior work.  Well do not blame me.  You are not my client and...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 21
   The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) has introduced their new Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) HFA 3% Down Conventional Mortgage.  This is great news for Connecticut First Time Homebuyers, and for the housing market in Connecticut.  The Connecticut Housing Finance Auth...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 50
 10 Tips to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move There are no two ways about it, moving is a stressful event, regardless how far away your new home will be. That is why it is very important to have a plan of attack leading up to the big day as well as during the move itself. If you are moving long di...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 262
Big week around these parts! Maybe you heard about this? And as promised, we continue to march on to make ActiveRain even better. This latest round of enhancements has a core focus on allowing our members to more effectively connect with and communicate with each other. Here is a quick glance at ...
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