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 Lou Ludwig, CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Blame is Never the Answer “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.” Wayne Dryer, Self-Help Author, Motivational Speaker   As I see it. . . . . . . . Blame is never the answer   Blame won’t chan...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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CFPB Wins, FHA Changing Daily Interest Payment Procedure.  Back in June of last year I posted a blog titled "The CFPB & FHA Are At Odds With Each Other Again", about a long time controversial FHA practice.  I expected the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB)  to win the battle when I wrote m...
By James Dray, AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
(Wise Custom Realty)
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  Trivia 308   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   I know it’s early in the morning and most of you a...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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  Let me preface this by saying I'm from the suburbs so most of what I know about cattle grids I learned as a child at my Grandmother's farm. Y'all in more rural areas, please feel free to correct me. (How'd you like that "Y'all?" I thought it gave me some credibility. No?) What even us city slic...
By Steve Warrene, The Warrene Team - Your Pittsburgh Professionals
(Keller Williams Realty)
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We as Realtors are trained to get listings and put them on the market.  Is that always the best thing to do?  My team focuses on investment properties from single family homes to larger multi family properties.  The affect of having a Keller Williams sign out front of a property (or any real esta...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
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New Construction Home in the Wallkill School District Complete and Ready for NEW Owners! Three bedroom three full baths on a cul de sac in the Town of Newburgh NY. Enjoy privacy, quiet and a brand new home when you move in. This home is part of a subdivision of homes to be built. The cul de sac ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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    Lakefront 4 BR Pool Home   View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & School information here at the updated Single Property Website!   A newer lake front 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom pool home in the highly sough after Pines subdivision of Jensen Beach, FL. This is an immaculately maintained and...
By Rummy Dhanoa, Rummy Dhanoa
(Rummy Dhanoa Real Estate Experts )
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631 Van Cortlandt Park Avenue, Yonkers NY 10705 Congratulations to the new home owner Mac Johnson! We Finally made it! It's been a rollercoaster ride but we did go through it! Thank you for trusting in our service!   www.NYREEX.com  
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
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  Highland Woods Golf and Country Club Highland Woods Golf and Country Club is located in sunny Bonita Springs, Florida near the intersection of US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and West Terry Street in south Lee County. From Interstate I-75 take exit 116 to West on Bonita Beach Road to North on US 41 - Ta...
By Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
(The Jordon Wheeler Group)
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Attitude of Gratitude   Yesterday I was watching a YouTube video featuring Tom Ferry.  He is doing a series of videos with takeaways from his recent Success Summit.  One of the things he talked about is how successful people tackle the start of each day.  Taking time to give thanks, having an att...
By Amber Gunn Crosbie, Broker, 512.922.GUNN (4866), Austin Short Sales
(Austin Domain Properties )
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I love this map because I can see the progress of the communities being built out in Austin, TX.  Remember, the builder prices for homes are the same WITH OR WITHOUT A REALTOR, so hire me to help you negotiate!  And, YES, everything is negotiable....  This is coming from the girl that will negoti...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
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  Comprised of mostly brick ranch homes constructed in the 1960’s, the neighborhood of Lighthouse Point is an affordable option for those who are interested in fixing and upgrading a property. The neighborhood also boasts several newer homes with spacious floor plans and water views. Residents h...
By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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Montgomery AL Home for Sale: 1551 Gilmer Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104 MLS# 311836 This One Is Special! As soon as you step onto the wonderful wrap around porch you will know this one is special! From the coffered ceilings to the hardwood floors, you will find spacious charming rooms with plenty of...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Kathleen GA Foreclosures in August 2014 ~~ Please follow this Infographic link to socially share ~~ That sound you hear may just be Kathleen sellers rejoicing as the number of available Kathleen GA Foreclosures in August 2014 remains in single digits for another month. Currently, there are only 6...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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 * Complete Our VIP Buyers Program to Visit this Home Today       http://www.SCHomeSellers.com/BuyAHome.cfm ** Near the Alston Middle School  **  Dorchester District 2 School! * Rent to Own (RtO) 24 Hour Special * Apply Now  *  Available for Occupancy Today !* Painting, carpeting, and landscapin...
By Lana Robbins Licensed Managing Broker/Owner
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
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West of Market Kirkland Washington Real Estate Sales by Price Range Kirkland Washington is a wonderful community which has retained its old-time charm including in downtown Kirkland.  Downtown Kirkland is within walking distance from West of Market which some appreciate. Restaurants and shopping ...
By Lana Robbins Licensed Managing Broker/Owner
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
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West of Market Kirkland Washington Months of Inventory July 2014   One gauge that we use is called "Months of Inventory" which is a term we use that captures the absorption  rate in the market. That is,  what is the amount of time it would take to sell all current listings at the current sales pa...
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com)
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  Things to do over the Labor Day weekend in Dallas, TX! For most people, Labor Day weekend symbolizes the end of summer (although it is hard to believe with our current on-going heat wave!) and the start of school (already in session).  Can the Texas State Fair be far away!?! You can find plent...
By Lana Robbins Licensed Managing Broker/Owner
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
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West of Market Kirkland Washington Median Sale Price August 2014   West of Market in Kirkland Washington residential single-family home prices continue to rise. The median price in January 2014 was $1,307,825. So far through August 2014 to date it rose to $1,455,000 which is a 11% increase.      ...
By Lana Robbins Licensed Managing Broker/Owner
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
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West of Market Kirkland Washington Homes Sold in July 2014     During the month of July 2014 one single-family residential home in the West of Market area in Kirkland, Washington that was listed in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) sold:   Address Community Listing Price Sold Price B...
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