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By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 22
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 39
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 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 37
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 Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 67
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 35
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 John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, Jumbo loans)
Comments 13
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...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 28
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 Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 39
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 28
               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 84
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 41
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 41
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 43
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 58
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...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 96
I think we all agree that plagiarized posts are bad, and they hurt the integrity (as well as the SEO) of this site.  Spam hurts the site, too.   This morning, I came across another plagiarized post.  I was so disappointed. I was excited because it spoke about flooring.  But, I could tell, that it...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 12
Can I make repairs to a retaining wall with my FHA 203k loan? The short answer is Yes, you can. You can complete most repairs utilizing the FHA 203k loan guarantee program.  Retaining walls,  Foundation repairs or replacement, Update kitchens and bathrooms, replace or repair a roof, Interior and/...
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