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 Lisa Perry, Loan Officer, Northern, VA 80/15/5 Loans,100%
(FHA, Jumbo, Proudly Serving ALL your mortgage Needs!)
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Rivergate Complex coming to the Northern part of Woodbridge, Virginia If you have driven down Rt. 1 in the North Woodbridge Area you would think you were going through a ghost town.  Route 1 used to be home to thriving strip malls, Lowes, Kmart, numerous restaurants and stores were all around.  O...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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Once you’ve made the decision to move—whether headed across the country or across town—you might think the automatic next step is to prepare to sell your current house. True, that has to get underway without delay…but there should be one intervening step—one which all too frequently gets short sh...
By Jason Watton, Realtor - Scottsdale Arizona Homes for Sale
(Realty One Group of Scottsdale, AZ)
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10/20/14 -  LATEST UPDATE ON HOMES FOR SALE IN SCOTTSDALE'S WHISPER RIDGE Here are two of the floorplans coming to PHASE 1 of Whisper Ridge.  These homes will be sold on 1 acre minimum lots in the gated community of Whiper Ridge located near 136th Street and Shea Road in Scottsdale, AZ.  Pricing ...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES - Amelia Island
(Century 21 John T. Ferreira and Son Inc. 500 Centre St. Amelia Island, Fl 32034)
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I might not be doing a lot of blogging for the next eight days.     I will be flying to Virginia tomorrow to visit my daughter and meet her new husband.  Tomorrow will be their one week anniversary!    I'm really excited to spend time with family and friends in Williamsburg, Va where I lived for ...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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You guys all know me.  I don't reblog very much unless it really grabs my attention, but Steven Schafer took the time and really analytically hit the nail on the head when it comes to newspaper advertising. He has just taken the time to completely prove what we have all been thinking for a long t...
By expresscopy.com
(expresscopy.com)
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  Here at expresscopy.com, we see a ton of postcard campaigns on a daily basis. While we love all postcards, we still feel like everyone can always do a little bit better. Below are five (5) mistakes that we see that can derail a campaign. Of course we don’t want any campaign to fail and that’s ...
By Bill Burchard, Broker, Realtor - Murrieta Homes For Sale, Califor
(3B Realty: 951-347-3818, CA)
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Just Relisted! Murrieta Homes and Condos for Sale - 10/20/2014.  Looking for Murrieta houses for sale? Then take a look at the newly relisted Murrieta homes for sale posted on my website. The list includes all Murrieta single family homes, as well as Murrieta condos and townhomes, that were off t...
By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
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Pace Florida 32571: HUD secretary says goal is to increase homeownership In his first policy speech, Sec. Castro said "homeownership is out of reach for too many Americans," and he would "strive to alleviate the affordability crunch." Read more. Flat Fee Property Management $50. Monthly in Pace,...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
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FAQ Series: Orlando Property Manager Discusses Security Deposits     FAQ Series: Orlando Property Manager Discusses Security DepositsMy video series continues- with a new video today in which I discuss an issue that generates questions from both tenants AND owner/clients: security deposits.   Hop...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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                  218 Onawa Trail Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $89,500 MLS #PM-14646     More info on this Lakeview Chalet Lakeview Chalet home situated on double greenbelted lot in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home is just STEPS FROM BEACH #2. Home features, stone wood burning ...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
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How To Make an Interactive Map for your Blog Post   I make a lot of maps for my business as well as for my blogs and people often ask how I make these custom interactive maps.  So today I will demonstrate just how easy they are to make and insert into your blog posts.   Creating a custom map may...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
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    The Hidden Truths Within Bankruptcy Filings      We've arrived at an unique point in the world of home buying and financing.  It comes on the heels of several years of financial hardships, unprecedented foreclosures, and job losses.           These challenges faced have often lead to the fili...
By Glenn Gaspar, Glenn Gaspar
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
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   Long Beach CA Real Estate: Income Properties for Sale      The city of Long Beach California offers real estate investors many opportunities in purchasing residential income properties from duplex units up to multi-family apartments.   This blog will post you on the newest properties to hit th...
By Ann Zieve, Unmatched Ownership Experience
(Keller Williams Success Realty)
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7 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Remodeled East Layton Utah Home For Sale on Over Half Acre To Get More Private, You’d Have To Build a Mote Coming Soon: Welcome home to your 7 Bedroom, 4 bath, Remodeled East Layton Utah Rambler home for sale on a half acre of land. You will love having over 3,600 sqft, of grea...
By David Spencer, Chicago Area Commercial-Residential R.E.
(Keller Williams Team Realty)
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In the table below lists all of the single family detached and single family attached homes currently on the market in Melrose Park,  IL The data lists available homes by price range with average time on market in each range. Included in this list are many Foreclosures and Short Sales.  Should yo...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
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FAQ Series, Owner question:  Should I be present for showings?   FAQ Series, Owner question:  Should I be present for showings? My video series continues- with a new video today in which I discuss whether owners should be present when their rental properties are shown to prospective tenants.   Ho...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Michelle Carr Crowe’s Trio of Interesting News Items From October 20 By Cupertino REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe   When I enjoy a break from selling Silicon Valley homes in San Jose, Cupertino and Santa Clara, Calif., I love learning new facts. Here is a trio of interesting news items from this dat...
By Foster Smith Charleston, Charleston & Summerville Homes for Sale SC Realtor
(Carolina One Real Estate)
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          100 A& B Drake, Summerville SC 29483 Price: $110,000 MLS number: 1426526 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Square Footage: 2076 Call Foster Smith at 843-974-6029 to see this property and arrange a showing. Great Investment Property in Summerville, SC Great investor opportunity Sides A and B b...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES - Amelia Island
(Century 21 John T. Ferreira and Son Inc. 500 Centre St. Amelia Island, Fl 32034)
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This is a song I once hear a flight attendant sing while I was flying on Southwest airlines.  It is to the tune of the song that was an ad for Oscar Myer bologna in the 70's or 80's   My airline has a first name it's S-O-U-T-H   My airline has a second name it's W-E-S-T   Oh I love to fly it ever...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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This old post card was offered on ebay and someone has bought it.  I think it is a good one to share with the ones of us who like seeing things the way they used to be.                             This card says Main St, looking East, Beebe AR.  Looks like an old wild west town from the movies, d...
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