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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 25
When you see a small foundation crack, remember it for later! It might show up again! Small foundation cracks are normal. All foundations will move, some more than others. Usually a foundation will find its position and stop moving in 3 to 5 years. But not always! Can you see it?  This is a very ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 10
As I stated Monday in the first blog of this two blog series on Mortgage Assumption Options, with more and more predictions of the interest rates rising later this year, it is important Borrowers are aware of the different features associated with the mortgage program they are applying for.  One...
By Cathy Perry
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
If you are thinking about putting your St. Louis home on the market, one question no one ever tells you to ask your prospective agent is what your listing will look like.   You may not even think about it – you just know your agent has taken some pictures, the sign goes up in your yard, and hopef...
By Stieg Strand, Realtor & Social Media Marketing Strategist
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 15
Here is a "thumbnail sketch" of 8 really important things to do when you are even THINKING about purchasing a home for the first time. I know this list is a bit preachy, but remember... You want and need  to know this! Pay all of your bills on time in the last 12 months or more, if not on time, n...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 23
Google Webmaster Tools is sending out notices to let you know your website is not mobile-friendly.    They ask you in the notice to follow the steps to make sure your website is mobile-friendly.    If you do not make your website mobile-friendly Google will not have your website indexed for mobil...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 38
The madness continues.   On Saturday, I showed a home to a first-time home buyer client who has been looking for a while. We've made two offers and lost out on both against heavy competition - multiple offers, all well above asking price.   This one was a flip. It had a unique floor plan and some...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 21
The Anatomy of A Seller's Costs to Sell a Home   At some point, people have to consider the sale of a home.  For many it can come after having lived in the same home for many years. For other's it's a matter of either more or less space, or a job relocation.  The common reality all must face is t...
It is March 3 and I am behind posting my Monthly goal.  I am normally good at having  my goals posted on the first day of the month and I check my last month goals to see if I hit at least 90% of the them. Brian Tracy has a great quote that I believe in, he tells us "People with clear, written go...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 57
When Your Clients Move, Suggest an OPEN ME FIRST Box Everyone HATES moving.  They like getting there and being there.  They rarely like the in between.  However, it can be less stressful if they take a few moments to think about what they will need between leaving here and living there!  If you ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 103
Welcome to The Fourth Annual ActiveRain "BE THE STAR OF YOUR OWN MOVIE" Awards Ceremony      I'm Sharon Tara, and I'm very happy to be here on the Red Carpet for all of today's exciting festivities!   I will be announcing  all the nominees for the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Movie categorie...
By Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga
(Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715)
Comments 10
A local high-end neighborhood newspaper was issued this weekend.  I didn't need to know their schedule to know that it had come out - I knew by the number of calls I received about an affordable listing that I had.  To most, this would be great.  However, with all things great, it takes time to i...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 57
Our AR Member Could Use Your Support Now. Yesterday I learned that Bobbie Smith’s husband passed away this weekend.  You may know that he had colon cancer, and Bobbie has been missing from AR for some time.  I asked her permission if I could let the members here know, and I know that she misses e...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 20
March Madness Contest Hello all!  March is upon us and for those who live in snow regions know that spring is around the corner.  Those of us in the Northeast wish that it would come very quickly this year! But for much of the country, it’s March Madness time and even those who don’t watch or fol...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 39
Mobile Friendly Website WWW.ENDREBARATH.COM Posted on Mar 2, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects |     There has  been a lot of discussion for the past couple of  years  about the importance of going Mobile Friendly with Real Estate and any other websites. Needless to say...
By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
Comments 17
                If you’re ever finding yourself in a slow period of work or unable to produce some new ideas for your business than you will need to boost your creative thinking skills.  Everyone in the business world is busy, but everyone should set time aside to flex their creative muscles.  It...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 30
Sellers, there are more expenses to selling your home than commissions if you're not ready to sell. One of worst things a seller can do is overprice his/her home when it first comes on the market. A small overage is one thing, but when that overage hits 10, 15, 20, 30% and beyond, it's like burni...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 46
  Agent.Watch   With the rise in crimes against real estate agents, it is time to be proactive. We need to take precautions and pay attention to safety in the workplace. And just short of hiring a bodyguard “Agent.Watch” sounds like the perfect app for real estate agents.   I just read an article...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 53
  You Are NOT Ready To Sell Your House Yet!!Homeowners decide to sell their house for number of reasons. Regardless of the reason, the sale price of their house is dictated by local market conditions. Homes are worth as much as buyers are willing to pay! Nothing more, nothing less. In some parts ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 20
  Subdividing Farm Acreage Into Smaller Lots - Is It Worth It?                                                            Lots of open space and large acreage farms are slowly disappearing from Eastern Pennsylvania.  It seems that many are under the impression that if the property is subdivided i...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 64
Can You Have Too Many Counter Offers? A counteroffer is actually a rejection of the offer from the other party and a counter proposal back to them. Some sellers and buyers go back and forth many times. As an agent in Clarksville TN it is my job to help keep all this negotiating straight and to ad...
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