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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 45
    The Kitchen and Master Bath are the most important selling features in a home.   (Unless the Buyer is a single guy, and maybe it is the garage...)         For the Kitchen - will granite go by the wayside for another kitchen counter top?    There are are few choices for counter tops - Corian, ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 15
Price Changes; When and Why best practices is both simple and complex.  Getting the price right is essential and the most important aspect of a great real estate transaction. The second most important aspect of a great real estate transaction is the marketing you put out on the internet.  Getting...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
Comments 26
  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 21
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 26
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 54
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 18
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 24
  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 33
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 22
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 49
  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 26
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 33
  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 69
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 57
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 96
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 92
 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...
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