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By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
Comments 34
  Happy Boxing Day Traditionally in England, the day after Christmas is Boxing Day. And, no, it doesn’t have anything to do with families fighting over returning their presents. In fact, there is nothing pugilistic about it at all.   Boxing Day has several different “stories”.  According to sever...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 34
This blog concerns a previous post and could be called A Front Staircase Disaster - A Follow Up. Getting an email from the agent it simply asked my opinion asking, "Do you think the items in this invoice will result in a good deck?" The last thing I said to my clients before leaving after the ins...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 38
No I Don't Want To See That Condo...   Have you ever worked with a client where you knew you had something to show them that wasn't on their "must see" list?   We were working with a buyer who explained to us exactly what he didn't want in a Condo. He didn't want anyone living above him or below...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 75
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! You did not think I would let a little thing like a major holiday, family in town, or new buyers get in the way of getting this weeks Facebook Fridays post out did you? I do my best to bring you Facebook information you can use and new Rainers to go befriend each...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 26
My first blog in this series on waiting periods on Mortgage Programs after a Foreclosure and Short Sale was "Fannie Mae Waiting Periods For Foreclosures And Short Sales".  Today I will continue the second blog in the series with FHA Waiting Periods For Foreclosures And Short Sales.  As I stated i...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 36
  Maybe Christmas came before you had packed your sleigh full of all the presents you wished to give,...or the people on your list are soooo hard to buy for....you just could not think of anything appropriate.       It's not tooooo late....You can do it right now with a click of your Mouse....and...
By Randy Kirsch, (NMLS# 1012303) Your Dedicated Mortgage Consultant
(Right Trac Financial Group, Inc., NMLS# 2709)
Comments 34
Another group of mortgage lenders has contacted HUD Secretary Julian Castro, urging him to lower the FHA mortgage insurance fees.  In a letter dated December 18, 2014, Bill Cosgrove, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association, indicated that, "MBA thinks mortgage insurance premiums are counterp...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 40
Take a seat, and let's talk real estate!  When I was in Nice a few years ago I was fascinated by the blue chairs that lined the beach.  If you sat on one side you faced the ocean with its calming color, sound and motion.  On the other side you faced the busy street with constant traffic, pedestr...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 43
Just wanted to write a post to you all and wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday, and enjoy the holiday season. It is a time to enjoy being with friends and family. And be grateful for our many blessings.  Merry Christmas to you all, and enjoy this fabulous holiday season.  
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 54
  Wishing All My Active Rain Friends a Very Merry Christmas, and a Joyous New Year! May 2015 be your BEST Year Ever! May you be Blessed with Family and Friends Through Out the Coming Year! May the "Real Reason for the Season" Be Alive and Well in your Hearts Always! Praise God!
By Mary Weiss
(ActiveRain)
Comments 27
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful peeps!   We are closing the office early today (noon PST) and will return to the office on Monday, December 29th.   During this time, we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing break from all your hard work. If you need any...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 40
  Words of Wisdom From Gandhi and Buddha      These are wise words of enlightenment for all to listen to and consider. Always ask yourself, are the people, thoughts, and events that surround me add value to my life or take away value.  If they are taking away, you may want to rethink the amount o...
By Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert
(Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827)
Comments 10
Louisville KY has many historic neighborhoods such as Highlands, Original Highlands, Germantown, Butchertown, Clifton, Crescent Hill and more. Within and underneath beautiful historic homes are plumbing materials that simply do not stand the test of time.             Brass, galvanized steel, copp...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 71
Using the wrong word makes whole sentences make no sense, so it really does pay to learn which is proper.   Three problem pairs that I've been seeing a lot lately are: Compliment /complement Loose / lose Devices / devises Let's start at the top: A compliment is something you pay when you say some...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 0
  ActiveRain awards points to our members as a way to motivate them to engage with others and share their expertise.  You can earn points through community events like entering a contest, taking a survey, attending a meet-up, but most of the points you accumulate will come from the daily interact...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 59
Today’s affluent consumers are experiencing digital fatigue and are more likely to be drawn to a company because of personal attention and personalized experiences than their presence online.  These are values that cannot be expressed online, because online means mass appeal, something everyone ...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 106
As we gather together this holiday season, I would like to propose participation in the following behavioral experiment: When there are ten or more people in a room, count how many of them at any given time are disconnected from the people around them and are otherwise engaged in the virtual real...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 93
 In our market, we don't see offers written with the Buyer asking for closing cost credit very often.  The inventory is lower and the competition is keener for the house that the buyer wants to call home.     Agent Suzy got an offer with closing costs credit of more than twice the number that co...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 61
We are pleased to announce that on Monday, December 22nd, at 11PM Eastern, ActiveRain successfully launched our latest round of updates and bug fixes for the community. The primary focus for this round of work was on our Points System.  We award points as a way to encourage people to contribute g...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 75
    "I WILL HONOR CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART AND TRY TO KEEP IT ALL YEAR LONG"   By Charles Dickens       My community is home to a very special tree that has grown over time in a remote area around a place called Bartonville. If you’re not a local, you would have a difficult time finding this tree a...
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