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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 59
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  But I Was Going To Write About That!! It happens regularly!  I'm mulling an idea for a blog post and cruising around in the Rain and ...uh oh....someone beat me to it!  The topic is almost identical to what I'd planned, now what?  There are a few choices: Throw the top...
By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties)
Comments 45
Buying a Home While Self Employed This year my husband and I decided to purchase another investment property. If you have been reading my blog, you know we have purchased 8 properties over the last 14 years. In most of those cases the mortgage has gone into my husband's name simply because I ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 50
When showing a home Monday an agent was gushing over "how I could find so much time to Blog every day". Is it even worth it they asked? They saw that I recently climbed to the #1 spot on Active Rain for the State of NH. They then asked "What is next? You can not climb higher."...
By Suzanne Otto, Your Montgomery County PA home stager
(Six Twenty Designs)
Comments 31
Easy Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal You know what they say, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When you're selling your Montgomery County PA home, curb appeal counts. It's the first thing a buyer sees when they find your home on the internet. And as Montgomery Co...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 71
You Don’t Have to Comment! We spend a lot of time suggesting that we engage in ActiveRain by not only reading posts here, but also making comments.  And, that is absolutely true.    Commenting: 1. Lets people know that someone read their post 2. It can let them know who we are- tell them a little...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 110
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions arise as to the value of the current home and what ...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 52
Who's ready to rock and roll?!?!?  I'm so very happy to announce the 2014 Summertime ActiveRain Meetup Locations!!  Thank you to the hosts for organizing this round, without you there would be no MeetUp love.   If you have any questions regarding the MeetUp, please feel free to contact th...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 63
Inman's Real Estate Connect conference was last week in San Francisco. For those of you not familiar, twice a year the technology crowd in the real estate industry descend on either San Francisco or New York to hash out where the industry is headed technologically.  Just about every great new...
By Gene Mundt, Mortgage Lender - Chicago/Chicagoland Mortgages
(www.genemundt.com)
Comments 19
The ABC's of DTI's  (Debt-to-Income Ratios)          Definition of Debt-to-Income Ratio:   The figure that represents how much of your income is spent repaying your recurring monthly debts.  The HIGHER your Debt-to-Income Ratio is, the more of your monthly income is being devoted to payi...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 58
Should You Share Scuttlebutt About the Neighborhood with Your Seller? In the last few weeks I have had cases where I  have heard things said about the neighborhoods in which I have listings. These are not factual statements and are more an opinion or conjecture. However as you can imagine these r...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 27
Putting the REAL In Real Estate I've lived in Fairfield County for most of my life, and in Wilton for over 40 years, and am able to bring real local knowledge to those looking to move into or out of the area. One of the things I love about being a realtor is helping families meet their needs:...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 25
When we had our commercial real estate firm in Los Angeles we saw an ad in the LA Times asking businesses to be a Principal for a Day and share their wisdom with the school principals! We received a call from the then principal of Manhattan Beach Middle School in Manhattan Beach, California, con...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 74
Albert Einstein said, and I'm paraphrasing here, people fall into one of two categories.  Either everything is a miracle or there are no miracles.  I side with the believers in the miracles group.  That said, I have my glass extended for more Google Juice, but I know it takes more than click...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 55
5 Ways Buyers Annoy Sellers In Wellington Florida   It is very stressful to put a house up for sale. Some buyers don't make it easier either.      However, selling and buying a home is a two-way street. If you are looking to buy a home in Wellington Florida here are 5 things you should NOT do...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 84
You've Just Been Appointed CCO of ActiveRain/Trulia - Now What? In this case, CCO means Chief Change Officer.  Your appointment, if you choose to accept it, requires you to identify the top 3 things you feel need to be changed in ActiveRain. Assume you have full power to effect the changes .....
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
Comments 61
Agents everywhere lament the day they take on a buyer who does everything possible to irritate the seller. You know the story… The buyer skips appointments. Missing an appointment without calling ahead of time – is there anything worse? Inconsiderate buyers fail to realize that the seller’s spent...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 20
What is the Adults Children Responsibility to Parents in Housing?   We all have different lives, responsibilities and things to do but we always have responsibility to our parents as they age.  In RI real estate it becomes clear all the time as I view homes on a market analysis when an adult chil...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 36
I am a Kroger shopper. It's close to my home and I know where everything is located in the store. Tonight, I decided to venture out to Whole Foods in hopes of scoring some Pretzel buns; something Kroger doesn't carry. This store can be a little intimidating to those of us who don't re...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, Jumbo loans)
Comments 14
Weekly Wrap - Your Mortgage Market Update   July 14-18, 2014          These reports will start going out each Friday this coming week to discuss market movements & trends throughout each week, but once again this one got pushed to Sunday.          The week of July 14 was a rollercoaster.  Ra...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 17
203k consultant approval in under four days Wow, HUD is getting very good at the approval process. There has been a distinct change of late in the approval process likely due to the larger number of FHA 203k renovation loans being processed but we are seeing several new consultants being approved...
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