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 Larry Brewer, Nashville Real Estate
(Benchmark Realty LLc)
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Fieldstone Farms homes in Franklin Tn - 13 homes closed during the month of December with the average price of homes sold being $319,401 and the average size being 2275 square feet. The absorption rate based on December sales and current listings is one month, making this about as extreme a selle...
By Pam Christian
(Keller Williams)
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George Washington Middle School | Luxury Homes for Sale in Bergen County One of the most important things to consider when purchasing one of the luxury homes for sale in Bergen County is the school district that serves your neighborhood. Bergen County is served by 83 different schools districts. ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(Keller Williams, Digital Marketing Strategist specializing in Search and Social with The Ballen Method and Vision Masters)
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9975 PEACE WY 2032, Las Vegas, Nevada 89147 Price: $83,000   Est. Monthly Payment: $356.45 See Details Listing ID 1438993 1 Bedrooms 1 Full Baths 814 Square Feet View Photo Gallery (6)       More Info Schedule Showing Printable Flyer Mortgage Calculator Virtual Tour Map Location Property Descrip...
By RockStar Realty Group, Rock Stars in Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
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Greenvine | Alden Bridge Woodlands Homes for Sale Greenvine is a neighborhood located in the Alden Bridge Village. The Alden Bridge Village is located in The Woodlands. The Village of Alden Bridge was established in 1994. Alden Bridge is one of the largest communities within The Woodlands. The zi...
By Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor - Murrieta Homes For Sale, Califor
(3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA)
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Fixed Mortgage Rates Avg. 3.66% (30-Yr), 2.98% (15-Yr) for Week Ending 1/29/2015. Just follow the link to view the latest Weekly Mortgage Rate Averages. Every week I report the latest mortgage rate averages as determined by Freddie Mac. I post the latest national averages, as well as the local av...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
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The real estate referral jackpot doesn't quite work the way that you think it does. The referrals that I'm talking about are out-going referrals to service providers looking for their own pay day without any pay out. I'm not dancing around any RESPA rules here, I don't ask for or accept payment f...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand   13,808 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Yours? simplify January 29 2015 There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they mi...
By Ron Mehin
(HomeSmart Elite Group)
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  For many first-time buyers, buying a home can be a scary experience. They know they'll be maintaining or improving a home with little to no maintenance experience, so the solution is to buy a home in perfect condition. So they hire a home inspector to point out all the flaws. The problem is --...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Learn About the “Night Sky” with the Lookout Mountain Nature Center   Lookout Mountain Nature Center is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the Rocky Mountains.  Lookout Mountain is located in Jefferson County at 910 Colorow Road in Golden Colorado.  Their f...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(, covering California & most other states)
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203k loan limits don't go high enough for my neighborhood I'm afraid that is the harsh reality in many neighborhoods. What then, is the answer where the homes in my area are selling in the $1MM to $3MM or more. All is good with another renovation product that is available and our group consultant...
By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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  It's been a busy week for our team preparing to list this great Duplex in Emerald Estates Thornton Condos. Demand for Thornton Condos remains very high as Buyers continue to struggle tofind homes on the market. We know the challenging market is creating a rough time for many buyers. We wanted t...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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I am sharing this because this is something I didn't think about but it makes total sense.    Clean those keypads!     A couple of years ago the Chief of Police came to our Association and spoke on safety for REALTORS® and great tips to pass on again.     The sun goes down early this time of year...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Gabe Sanders may not be Maverick of Top Gun who would not be fazed by a MiG 28 doing a 4g negative dive. Okay, this scene was only taken from the movie. But Gabe Sanders could probably relate to what I am talking about.   Gabe spent almost three decades of his lifetime flying. Yes, He was a pilot...
By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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If you are trying to sell your home, market time is not your friend.  The longer your house stays on the market, the more the value goes down in the buyer's mind.  If your list price is too high and does not match the perceived value, your house will linger, unsold and stale. Sellers who price th...
By Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work
(The Pamela Madore Group)
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Pamela MadoreThe Pamela Madore GroupPink House Team806-290-1920 Everyone Wants Outside The City Limits With A Shop in Amarillo Well, not everyone.  The ones that do want to move there all seem to want the same thing--a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a garage/shop on an area. ...
By William Piotrowski
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  8 Ways to be Happy 1. Love, like, accept and be patient with yourself. 2. Don’t judge yourself by other people’s standards. 3. Choose to let go of your anxieties and worries. 4. Trust yourself; listen to your heart. 5. Live simply. 6. Set realistic expectations; expect to make mistakes, and to...
By Louis Williams, The Williams Team (985) 727-7168
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Victorian Oaks Subdivision Mandeville, LA View ALL PHOTOS & DETAILS for ALL Homes for sale in Victorian Oaks Subdivision in Mandeville, LA.   Is it time to sell your home? Let us give you a free home evaluation for your home! Click HERE. Affordable Homes in Victorian Oaks Subdivision – Prices can...
By Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.
(Cell: 703-677-1120)
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I have over 205GB of data on my Mac.  8GB of music that would cost over $10,000 to replace.   I have 500GB of cloud storage with an app that automatically backs up my drive daily. I just added a 1TB drive that I got on sale at Radio Shack for $64.99 as my second backup drive. Call me paranoid.  I...
By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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    Living along the North Carolina coast means we have many unique waterfront options. Not only do we have oceanfront properties, but we also have Intracoastal Waterway properties, which provide access to navigable water while maintaining some protection from the dangers of the open ocean, a con...
By Jean Rogers & John Thomas, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Woodstock, REALTORS
( - RE/MAX)
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  Listed By: Jean Rogers 770-318-8490 - Great town home just steps from Historic Roswell. Great room with hardwood floor, fireplace, 10' ceiling, open to granite and stainless kitchen and balcony overlooking community park. Two master bedrooms up with garden tubs and walk-i...