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 Lainie Ramsey, Lake Texoma Expert
(The Homes By Lainie Team)
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164 Cypress Drive, in Pottsboro's Simmons Shores, $102,000!   2 BR, 1 BA, 3 covered parking + RV/boat parking, 3 storage buildings and a workshop! HUGE covered deck with HOT TUB for that year-round relaxation!   Click any photo to see more, or click *HERE* to see a TOUR VIDEO of the property!...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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Homes for Sale: Orange County Foreclosures Here is your bi-weekly Foreclosure Report on newly listed bank owned properties for sale within Orange County, California.     To view a complete list of all available foreclosed homes for sale within Orange County visit The Orange County Foreclosure Li...
By Marianne Bandy, CRS, GRI, Certified Negotiation Specialis
(Denver Homes - The Bandy Team - RE/MAX Pros)
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  METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE  JULY 2014 Overview:   Here are the latest reports for the Monthly Denver Real Estate Market Update for stats through June 30, 2014.  The trends are pretty amazing as the number of homes available is falling again, the number of homes sold year-to-date an...
By Carrie Sampron, ABR SFR & Kathy Sampron (303) 931-3629 Highlands R
(Home Smart Realty Group)
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Highlands Ranch Happenings | Film in the Park August 1, 2014 Highlands Ranch Happenings | Film in the Park August 1, 2014 - Grab the crew, a picnic, and blanket and head over to Civic Green Park on Friday August 1, 2014 to enjoy a film in the park. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Movies...
By Jeff Jensen
(Annie Mac Home Mortgage)
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Stocks futures started the day higher after a late reporting Twitter showed strong earnings for the second quarter.   The ADP jobs estimate came out within 3,000 of the number of jobs expected and the 2nd quarter GDP shot up by 4%.  After initial euphoria, traders feared that the Fed might grands...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
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Greenfield, our neighborhood to the south, is hosting a Night to Unite on August 5th from 6 to 8 pm in Central Park at 7200 Greenfield Road….Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs!    There will be hotdogs and if you bring a dish to share even more!  Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters will b...
By Stephanie Arnett, SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR
(Coldwell Banker SRE ~ Starkville, MS)
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Market Update in Starkville MS for the week of 7/23-7/30 New~Closed~Pending listings in Starkville NEW LISTINGS CLOSED PENDING Market Update in Starkville MS for the week of 7/23-7/30 Looking for more information on Starkville, MS Real Estate ?  Email ( , (kim@starkvi...
By Cheryl Dukes, Realtor, South Fulton Georgia Homes For Sale
(Solid Source Realty, Inc.)
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Top 10 Things to Love About Atlanta GA More and more individuals, families, businessmen and students choose to flock in Georgia’s capital and largest city. And it’s really not so hard to understand why its population has grown to more than 400,000 in 2013. The city is lovable in so many ways! Out...
By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
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379 Smith Cir Erie, CO 80516 MLS #: 4149525 $175,000 3 bedrooms 2.00 bath MUST SEE! This charming Grand View townhome features 3 bedrooms and a full bath upstairs and one half bath on main level, 1,240 square feet, back patio, utility room, and 1 car garage. electric range oven, refrigerator, di...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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It is certainly a sign of the times with all of the road expansion and construction around The Woodlands, Texas! As much of a headache for drivers, the expansions and improvements are very much needed.  With the increased number of residents moving here along with the number of new business putt...
By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Realtor, Simi Valley Real Estate
(#1 Agent, Troop Real Estate 2011-2013)
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  A Tribute to the Big Band Era of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s     Ronald Reagan Library Thursday, August 7th 5:30pm to 9:00pm     A gourmet menu is planned for this special occasion with hors d’oeuvres of Artisian Cheeses, Smoked Salmon and Sesame Chive Crepes, topped with Red Caviar, and French Mea...
By Jeff Jensen
(Annie Mac Home Mortgage)
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Mortgage backed securities (MBS) closed down a whopping 47 basis points today at 105.12 having fallen through three levels of support in one day after trading in a 56 basis point range.  When word came out this morning that the 2nd quarter GDP was up by 4.0%, bonds took a heavy hit.  The 30 year ...
By AJ Heidmann, YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert
(McEnearney Associates, Inc.)
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Just Listed  ~  $619,000 47833 Allegheny Circle, Sterling, VA 20165   Welcome to 47833 Allegheny Circle in Sterling, VA.  This fabulous detached, 2 car garage home in the Cascades section of Sterling, VA is looking for the next owner.  The main level has Brazilian cherry hardwood throughout and h...
By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
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     The National Association of Realtors will be rolling out the "dot realtor" domain this fall.  ICAAN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has issued their approval to NAR for the new top-level domain.      NAR says that it will award domain names to Realtors on a f...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
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Stevens Linen, the first linen textile mill in the United States, was formed in 1846 in Dudley Massachusetts. Built from granite quarried on site, the original mill (which is one of the oldest remaining mills in New England) still stands today. Products have varied throughout the years, shaped by...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio)
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New Price as of 7/30/14! $184,900! OverviewMapsPhotosDescription $184,900 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,132 sqft Location 928 Hemlock LaneSagamore Hills, OH 44067USA Barb Szabo ReMax Trinity(440) 263-7496barbmszabo@gmail.comhttp://www.barbaraszabo.c...
  Trustee Sale Basics - AZDRE APPROVED (C2050) 3 HOURS GENERAL CREDIT August 13th, 2014 9am-Noon. Mesa, Arizona The student will learn the fundamentals of Trustee Sales to serve their clients with an additional buying source, how to fully educate and protect them through this process just as in,...
By Sandy Shores Broker, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County FL Real Estate
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
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Everyday it seems that we have these afternoon or evening thunderstorms rolling in.  We've had some of the strongest storms with lots of thunder and lightning strikes that I can remember. The rain can be pretty heavy with some of these storms.  It usually lasts anywhere from about 30 to 40 m...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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On Sunday, Lelani, Jeffrey, myself and of course Henry took advantage of a beautiful Washington day and hiked to the top of Rattlesnake Ledge.    
By Emcee M. Arah, Realtor w/Architectural Dimension, CRS, CDPE, CIAS
(Remax Excellence - Silver Spring, MD)
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Prepping to Sell - the Living RoomIf you are preparing to sell your home, there are lots of things you can do to put the property in the best possible light. Here are The Top 5 Things You Should Do To The Living Room When Planning to Sell. De-clutter - There are lots of ways you can de-clutter yo...