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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 83
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 62
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 21
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 37
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 16
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...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 31
16 Relocation Tips Slideshow Articles and Videos to Help You Move to Carlsbad   The following slideswho provides an overview of the key things you need to know when relocating to Carlsbad or surrounding communities. [NOTE - use the scroll bar on the right of the slideshow to advance through each ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 92
Selling My Home As-Is Or Make Needed Repairs As a Realtor in Huntsville Alabama I'm confronted with this topic all the time.  I hope the following will shed a little light on the topic of selling your home "As-Is". Selling My Home "As-Is" If you find yourself in the positi...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 53
We can always come down on our home's price, but we can't go up.   I've heard this over and over through the years " We can always come down on our home's price" so we want to price it higher than what your comparative market analysis (CMA) indicates.     "We don...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal & Surrounding Areas
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
Comments 30
               My customers still want....and expect "good old fashioned" high touch "First Class Service" My clients preferences are taken into consideration every step of the way, so they receive service the way "they" like it when they are considering a Florida Re...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 92
What's a stupid counter offer?   Folks let's get this right up front - every real estate offer situation is different but when it comes to counter offers some are wise and well advised and some are flat out stupid.  I ran across a stupid counter offer the other day. In fact it was probabl...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 32
With the new 20 post limit, I'm afraid of missing some great posts.  In the meantime, here are some that I found: Mike Cooper:  Be the Pig  OK, with a title like this, Mike caught my attention, and this was a fun one to read. Mychala Johnson:  What Makes You Different?  Mychala is new to real...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 66
One of the misconceptions Homeowners as well as even some Real Estate Professionals have is that if a Homeowner goes through bankruptcy, the mortgage is discharged along with all the Homeowner's other debts.  The reason why Homeowners who have gone through bankruptcy a believe this, is becaus...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 49
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- July 13 to July 19, 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, about Real Estate, about a place or person! July 13:  Shar...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 43
Besides adding photos to enhance our blog posts, we have the ability to also embed objects such as YouTube videos. These are not simple static objects like an image file and so they require a little different means to use them... but no worries it is not hard to do! I also want to highlight a cou...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 48
The other day I was contacted by a buyer. She was interested in seeing a house. I had previously shown this house and was very familiar with it. The house she inquired about is over-priced and has been on the market for almost six months. The sellers have reduced the price 3 times for a total of ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 39
Saturday Subscriber Finds 60 Hi, Everyone and thanks for stopping by the 60th edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. Today we have a mixed bag of members to features. They come from all over the country and their Active Rain experience ranges from beginner to expert. I hope you will take some time...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 63
We're bloggers and we take our craft seriously. We pride ourselves on writing good, and we wince when we "see" bad grammer, sppeling; punctuation or usage. Some of us literally loose our minds. Its just a shame.   Irregardless, help is here.   Weird Al has ridden to the rescue, with...
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