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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
Who Are Millennials and What is their Economic Status in the US 1. There has been so much news about the generation called 'Millennials' so what is their age group?Millennials are younger generation born between 1980's and early 2000's. 2. Should Real Estate Agents care about Millennials? Absolut...
By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
Comments 2
U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of this year fell into negative territory, due in part to the West coast port strike, harsh winter weather, along with a widening trade deficit. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on Friday that the second estimate for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) f...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 10
FAQ – How Can Using Forest Products Help The Environment. Many people think that using forest products instead of unnatural products like plastic, steel, concrete, etc is bad for the environment because they think that it will prevent trees from being cut down. This could not be further from the...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 16
Have you ever been rejected? Has a business deal you were working completely unraveled? Did you set forth goals for yourself that never came to fruition? I'm guessing that your answer to those and many questions like them is a resounding "Yes"! It's not easy to pick yourself back up from failure....
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 6
Can We Not Send that Document to FHA?We are currently processing a 2-year FHA recertification for a small 6-unit condominium.  It was approved with FHA in June of 2013 so it should be a piece of cake, right?  Well, maybe not…Our contact with the association hired us after reading a few of our blo...
By Joy Baker, So NH RE & Short Sale Specialist
(RE/MAX Insight)
Comments 6
1.   YOU'RE SHOOTING YOURSELF IN THE FOOT WHEN YOU OVER PRICE YOUR HOME.  Yes, even in a relatively hot market!  Today's buyers, particularly those working with a knowledgeable buyer's agent (and most serious buyers are), have access to a wealth of information about what comparable homes have sol...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 14
OK ladies and Gentlemen...Today I spill the secretes of growing a Banana tree.First off you need highly nutritious soil that has been worked to nearly a pulverized state.Next you need a fully overripe banana.  (One that is over ripe enough to where my wife doesn't say she could have used it for b...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 34
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesAre you inadvertently hiding in plain sight? I found a host (double digits) of FB page links this week on Rainer profiles and signatures that led to other social media sites or the Facebook Fan Page no longer existed. I sent a quick note to each and hopefully they will re...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 19
 Whenever a Seller counters an offer....they risk that the Buyer(s) will walk from the transaction.  We counsel our Sellers to evaluate every aspect of an offer before ever considering picking up the "countering pen."  Whether it is a Seller's market or a Buyer's market ....some compromise on bo...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 17
Well, Loudoun county VA started a program where they want homeowners to have their septic tanks pumped and checked every 5 years. Alternative septic systems require annual inspections. We are at the 5 year mark now since our last pumping and inspection. At last inspection, the mortar around the e...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 105
I remember our bemusement with other areas of the country as they went through the boom/bust cycle associated with real estate bubbles. "How does that happen?", we wondered. "Tsk tsk", we said smugly, shaking our heads. We've had higher and lower rates of appreciation, and times of stagnation, bu...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 19
Incorporating real estate as part of your retirement plan is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Most people think of more traditional investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. For those of us that are self employed or small business owners the stock market can be an optio...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 17
VA Approved Condo List & Approval Process.  Monday was Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor our fallen military men and women.  As much as we need to honor and remember those who have given their life to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy in this great country, it is equally important to honor...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 52
Facebook - Sharing Photos Too Soon Can Be Compromising!Photos are a wonderful way to document events, things to remember and most anything we love to share. Facebook is a part of life these days for many people. It is a way to communicate daily events and stay in touch with others. As real estate...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 48
When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 31
The indigenous people of the area, the Spokanes, date back about 13,000 years. They lived near Spokane Falls in what is now downtown Spokane hunting the abundant wild game, fishing for salmon and gathered plants, roots and berries in the nearby western foothills of the Rocky Mountains.The Europea...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 34
Millennials, I Have One of Them, Still Learning to AdaptOh the ever changing real estate world, it is a moving target and keeps us agents on our toes. The newest group of buyers is the Millenial Generation. They will be the biggest entry into the real estate world over the next few years. I had o...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
Comments 37
 When you expose your clients' listings to social media audiences, don't forget to have your assistant or whoever helps you in keeping track of things, do a detailed report for your Sellers.  Not everyone thinks to do this.   For example, I recently did a listing blast.  This is something I do fo...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
Staging FAQ’s- What Does Staging Cost?(This post was inspired by a question asked by Tina Comstock in the Q&A section of ActiveRain)After all of these years, Home Staging is still not quite understood.  One question that most everyone has is what does Staging cost.Every Stager sets their own fees...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 56
    We are sometimes asked to list houses that may be a part of an estate...or for someone who is going to downsize, move to another part of the country to be with family members..assisted living or senior living condos or apartments.     Often the homes are exceptionally well maintained.  The fu...
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