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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 18
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- September 14 to September 20, 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!  Or it...
By Team Mullins
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.)
Comments 21
Fred Mullins, Donna Mullins, & Erin Biby Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Company 1201 White Street Ste. 101 Key West, FL 33040 Direct: 305-745-9440 Email: mullinsf@bellsouth.net Website: www.lowerkeys-homes.com     We all know when showing a Buyer a home, it takes only moments to grab their a...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 15
WHAT ARE: Closing Costs The numerous expenses which buyers and sellers normally incur to complete a transaction in the transfer of ownership of real estate. These costs are in addition to price of the property and are items prepaid at the closing day. This is a typical list: Documentary Stamps on...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 37
Dear Buyers I'm so glad that you chose me to assist in your home search.  Though I'm not that pleased that you wanted to see 20 homes the other day even after I strongly suggested that 7 homes would be a much better option with enough time for you to get a good understanding and the time to look ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 50
They say real estate is local, but the marketing of it better be way way beyond the town line borders. The promotion far reaching and not limited. Covering, saturating more than just the immediate area where the real estate property listing is parked on the planet. If someone tripped, unplugged t...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 29
When you stop and think about it Relationships And Credit Scores Are Very Similar.  Relationships and Credit Scores tend to follow a very close pattern. Just think what happens when you start dating.  Both parties are very polite to each other, and as the relationship develops both begin to feel ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 50
Refinishing hardwood floors - What to expect Sanding and refinishing your flooring is like getting a facelift for your floors.  It's amazing the impact that refurbishing your floors can have.  The floors look clean, fresh and smooth, and you even have the ability to change the color.  Many of our...
By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Comments 31
In April of 2010 I began my 365 Things to do in the Palm Springs, CA Area PAGE on FACEBOOK.  It is a community page where I curate events and favorite things to do and see in the Palm Springs area.  I gather a good portion of my info from local restaurants, newspapers, magazines, hotels, communit...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 26
It happens, the seller of a home, any type of property can eagerly want to get the real estate  on the market. Quick like a bunny Mr Broker Man to get it, the property, the real estate deal of the day listed. But when it actually comes right down to the "I found a buyer ready, willing and able to...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 66
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Talk about great timing! Bill Gassett asked me recently to do a guest post on his MassRealEstateNews WP site and I jumped at the opportunity. As is my norm, I then shared the content on several social media sites, including my FB Fan Page. A few days later I prom...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 34
This is the case of siding and a wall overwhelmed by water.  When a client calls with a problem to investigate, even someone I know, like Margaret Woda, I am always excited by the prospect. She sent me a photograph of a spot outside a house that not only showed moisture but damage.  Pretty sure I...
By Gene Mundt, Chicagoland Mortgage Lender - 37 yrs experience
(www.genemundt.com - 708.921.6331)
Comments 26
  I Received a New Property Assessment.   What Do I Do?        As a Chicago-area Mortgage Lender, I've always been asked a lot of questions regarding Taxes and Property Assessments.  Property Taxes, and subsequently monthly tax escrow contributions, play a very important role in loan approvals/de...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 41
I don’t like how the seller countered our offer   A newer agent in our office came to me the other day asking why an offer they made for their buyers on a property that received multiple offers wouldn’t counter their offer with the price they desired. The property in question is in a desirable ar...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 33
Decision Points in the Listing Contract for Carlsbad Sellers   As a homeowner in Carlsbad there are many important decisions to make once you decide to sell your home. A critical one, of course, is choosing who to hire for the job.   Regardless of who you hire, there are some key decisions you h...
By Donna Harris, Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
(Donna Homes, PLR)
Comments 26
There is no such thing as a "Failed" inspection on a house. Nor is there an inspection that is considered a "Pass".  Inspections are done for buyers who want to know more information about the house they are thinking about purchasing. These are deemed "informational purposes only." In most states...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 94
My neighbor asked me this the other day.   It was 3:00 and I was checking the mail.   He came over and said "Busy day today, I see.  Are we lounging this afternoon again?  It must be nice to sell a few houses and make the big bucks and then lounge from home all day."     I smiled and changed the ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 42
Stairs - built today the code requires a newer standard. It used to be that stairs were higher and narrower.  They were supposed to be no higher than 8 1/4" and the tread 9" wide.  And the height of each step could not vary by more than 3/8" Things have changed.  Built today  the height requireme...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 26
  Not Only Is The Caulking Ugly, It's No Longer Working   There are many purposes for caulking in and around your home. On the exterior, it can help keep water from coming into the windows and doors. It can seal cracks and seams to make surfaces look better before painting too. On the interior, w...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270)
Comments 43
Where'd ya go?   There seems to be a trend emerging (or maybe it's been there forever) that I don't quite understand.   It's the trend whereby a client, a real client, one who has signed every kind of agreement possible, just disappears.....   For example, The renter for a great rental listing I ...
By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 122
In all of my years in real estate, this is the first time I've heard of this scenario. One of my newer agents contacted me, upset about a home she sold last week. We have a unique area in town called Manitou Springs ~ governed by the regulations of Colorado Springs Regional Building but with thei...
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