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.

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The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Slip Sliding Away- Service Laterals and slip joints-      Chelan Home Inspections “Slip slidin’ away ,  Slip slidin’ away, You know the nearer your destination the more you’re slip slidin’ away”Paul Simon                                                                                             ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The number of distressed properties in the Winchester, VA real estate market are declining monthly. That's a great sign for home sellers in the area, but that doesn't mean that there aren't bargains still out there. There are still 41 distressed (foreclosed/short sale) properties available on the...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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"How's the market" is a question I hear a lot. We'll take a look at what's going on in Redwood City, one of the larger cities in San Mateo County,  with roughly 81,000 residents. Like its famous neighbor some miles up the road, San Francisco, we jokingly say that the city's bird is the crane -- ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Follow Through Is So Important in Developing TrustWhen you first begin a relationship and the person says, "I'll call you tomorrow" and they do, and then they follow through a second time by doing what they say they're going to do, it has a tendency to create a bond of trust fairly quickly. Maybe...
By Jim Gilbert, The Gold Homes Team
(Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway)
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4706 Bradford Dr, Annandale, VA 22003 near Carmine and Bradford, inside the Beltway, next to private school.Open Sun 5/24 1-4 PM. Beautiful, updated home with light, bright finishes! Gleaming hardwood floors, cozy stone-trimmed WB FP in living, updated kit. with silestone counters, newer stainle...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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Criminals use six basic principles to influence and steal. In the first post we discussed: Reciprocation: Do something nice for a person and they will feel obligated to return the favor. Social Proof: This is the “It’s okay if everyone else does it” approach. Commitment and Consistency: Get someo...
By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(Benson Sotheby's International Realty)
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Very pleased to announce the successful sale of Homestead #11 at Eagle Ridge Ranch in the beautiful Ohio Creek Valley just north of Gunnison Colorado. Homestead #11 aka 2200 Eagle Hill Road features an exquisite 4,000 sq. ft. three-level modern mountain home with outstanding unobstructed views in...
By Olga Simoncelli, Broker/Owner Veritas Prime, Candlewood Lake Area
(Veritas Prime, LLC)
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  Home Price and Inventory Trends in New Milford, CT for May 2015 Real Estate market data for New Milford, CT provided by Olga Simoncelli, Broker/Owner of VERITAS PRIME Real Estate. New Milford, CT is located in Litchfield County. It borders on Fairfield County and shares the shores of the state’...
By John Winzenried
(843, Realtor)
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Buyers Agents in Myrtle Beach SC. Many people that have purchased Real Estate in the past seem to forget the advantages of having a Real Estate Agent working for them when purchasing a home or condo. Using a Buyers Agent in Myrtle Beach SC is especially important since the Real Estate Buyers in M...
By Cheryl Johnson
(Cheryl Johnson, Bob Taylor Properties, Inc., Los Angeles, CA)
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The Carlos Guitarlos Band will be appearing LIVE @ The Liquid Kitty, 11780 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (one block east of Bundy Drive) Sunday, May 24, 2015, 9:00PM - 1:00AM No Cover 21 & Over Full Bar    The Carlos Guitarlos Band brings you Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock-N-Roll, Folk, Ca...
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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When your life ends on earth that is not the end of you. What happens when time on earth runs out? Where do we go? Follow our series on "When time runs out" at www.graceplaceaustin/sermons  Saturday Night Church works best for a number of people. We start at 6pm.  Grace Place 1500 Royston LaneRou...
By Kim Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida and Western NC
(Optima Properties)
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Your home is more than an investment and a place to live—it also can be a valuable source of tax deductions. For many homeowners, one of the biggest itemized deductions on Form 1040 is the  one for qualified residence interest (commonly called the “mortgage interest deduction”). In the usual situ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Greenshire, Lake in the Hills, Illinois - May 2015 About Greenshire Greenshire is a single family home community. Greenshire is located off Haligus Road about 4 miles south of Route 176 between Lakewood and Miller Road in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. Average taxes in Greenshire $9,556 Average as...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Kimball Hill, Rolling Meadows, Illinois - May 2015 About Kimball Hill Kimball Hill is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Kimball Hill is located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois south of Kirchoff and north of Central just east of Route 53. Average taxes i...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Channel Lake Bluffs, Antioch, Illinois - May 2015 About Channel Lake Bluffs Channel Lake Bluffs is located in Antioch on Lake Steet North of Route 173. Average taxes in Channel Lake Bluffs $2,195 Average association fees in Channel Lake Bluffs $220 ($210 - $230) Average home size in Channel Lake...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hill N. Dale, Schaumburg, Illinois - May 2015 About Hill N. Dale Hill N Dale is a single family neighborhood located in Schaumburg, Illinois. Average taxes in Hill N. Dale $6,247 Average association fees in Hill N. Dale $0 Average home size in Hill N. Dale 1,413 ft2 Average lot size in Hill N. D...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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New Patterns Break Old Habits“When patterns are broken new worlds emerge.”Tuli Kupferburg 1923 -2010, Counterculture Poet and Author  As I see it. . . . . . . .New patterns break old habits Habits . . . . are those things that you do almost without thinking.  Your habits are embedded deep within ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake Claire Estates, Prospect Heights, Illinois - May 2015 About Lake Claire Estates Lake Claire Estates is a single family home neighborhood in Prospect Heights, Illinois. Average taxes in Lake Claire Estates $19,768 Average association fees in Lake Claire Estates $0 Average home size in Lake C...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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833 Queens Gate Cir., Sugar Grove, IL 60554List Price: $322,000 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 4 2.1 1996 2,587 ft2 2 $8,999 52 days Professionally remodeled and ready for you to move in and enjoy! Huge kitchen with island and new stainless steel appliances! New spa-like master ba...
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