Recent Blog Posts

The amazing members of ActiveRain produce hundreds of blog posts every single day of the year.  There is a wonderful mix of all things real estate and beyond for your reading pleasure.

This board rolls all day long with the newest blog posts to our site. You’ll find some diamonds in the rough on this page, so check back often to peruse the blog roll and learn from our committed community of real estate professionals.

The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Peter Florian
(501 Realty LLC)
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In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. ...
By Peter Florian
(501 Realty LLC)
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Last week, we reported on the lack of housing supply and how that was impacting the real estate market. Today, we want to let you know what other industry experts are saying.Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President:“It’s kind of a seesaw right now between supply and demand. One of the reasons f...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, CA BRE #01824145 Real Estate - Call 951.491.4063
(West Coast Realty Division)
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Tomorrow I'm driving out to Redlands to show my clients a home. I'm looking forward to it because I haven't been to Redlands in a few years. When I worked in Moreno Valley, I often got calls to show property in Redlands.Redlands is a very desirable city to live in, especially for growing families...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Sometimes People Don’t Think Before Putting Up SignsWe had a long day of meetings near Wausau today and stopped by a Panda Express for dinner on the way home. On the way out of the restaurant my observant bride Sally Crane pointed out this little discrepancy that could lead to a lot of confusion ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Soaking Up The Good Times In The Rain  It was quite a week in the rain...actually ActiveRain...and to be honest...it was eight days but I digress…  It started last Saturday when I met clients who contacted me because of a post they read...not just I saw you online or on the Internet but I saw you...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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We'll discuss the differences between a mortgage broker & mortgage banker
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Ask an Ambassador:  How to Come up with Blog Content       While trying to complete this month's cloudburst challenge, I had to do some digging for content.  Sometimes I'm flush with ideas, and sometimes I'm bust - there are days when I can sit down and create a decent blog post in a few minutes,...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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We'll discuss the fastest way to raise your FICO scores to get a mortgage.
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA 10899 Wilshire BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90024310-443-7000Tuesday-Friday 11am-8pmSaturday-Sunday 11am-5pmhttp://hammer.ucla.edu/       Last Sunday I was invited to attend the Hammer Museum in LA.  The Hammer is one of 3 public arts units of the school of Arts & Artchitectu...
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)
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 The Importance of Priming Siding Before Paint  Many of the problems that occur years after painting of siding is due to the fact that the bare wood was not primed. Applying a coat of primer to the wood siding will be a long way to help preserve the weather tight finish.  
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
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Things to Do in Costa Mesa - First Fridays Classic Car Show 5/1/15  On the first Friday of the month, there is a classic car show in front of the Costa Mesa City Hall.  The event is free. The next one is May 1, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30.  The first 50 participants entering their classic cars in to t...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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Foreclosed Homes for Sale in Orange County CA  Welcome to my bi-weekly Orange County, California Home Foreclosure Report.   This REO Blog provides you access to recently  listed properties for sale in the OC which can be viewed as a One Line Report or as a Brief Report which shares with you an im...
By Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
(Melson Realty)
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You might be from Porterville California if you have an Annual Jackass Mailrun - and this year was the 54th!You might be wondering what exactly a Jackass Mailrun consists of - Here is the City of Porterville's description of the run:In 1961, as part of the City of Porterville Centennial Celebrati...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Friday Market Wrap - 4/17/15       I know, it's not Friday.  In some parts of the country, it's actually Sunday, but since our rates don't change over the weekend we're still OK.  Rates had a good week, and though the markets saw some volatility, it was a relatively calm week.  Rates are still si...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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Homes for Sale: Los Angeles County Foreclosures  The Los Angeles County Bank Owned Home Foreclosure Report is now available.  Stay on top of this market with my bi-weekly REO Blog which posts you on newly listed bank owned homes for sale.  I invite you to preview these listings as a One Line Repo...
By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
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Today was the annual Chancellor Sheep and Wool showcase at the Clermot State Historic Site.  You could not have asked for better weather, and a perfect setting.  I took an hour out of my day for a bit of fun.This event was well attended and there were a variety of vendors and activities.    The s...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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      They are wildly enthusiastic and excited....and we explain in meetings and give them written materials about their first time purchase and the process that is involved in this event.   They have a pal who "does roofs" on the side...and they have an Uncle who is "pretty handy" and anyone can...
By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pace Florida 32571: Surge in Chinese investment raises fraud risks Chinese investors seeking U.S. green cards face a risk of fraud under a loosely regulated visa program, according to a report from a federal watchdog. Read more.   Flat Fee Property Management $50. Monthly in Pace, Fl. 32571 with...
By Heather Paul, Realtor,Top Selling Real Estate Agent
(Expert 1 Realty)
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Are you looking for good foreclosure, REO, Short Sale, or Distressed Property Deals in Los Angeles? Are you looking for good Real Estate Deals in Los Angeles to flip for profit? Below are all the latest Foreclosures, REO Properties, Short Sales, and Distressed Properties in Los Angeles County. Vi...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Lori Ballen, shared a post some time ago that still can be used today. There are many useful ideas that can & should be used to further help guide your next real estate transaction. Use these suggestions as a starting point and customize further to your own specific situation. Thanks for sharing....
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