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 Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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If you are in the market for Arizona homes loans for bad credit borrowers, you might want to consider and FHA hybrid loan program. This loan type combines the benefits of an FHA loan with an adjustable rate mortgage to give borrowers the best of both worlds.     If you have bad credit, a home mo...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Living from one paycheck to the next may be the norm for many people. But homebuyers need a better strategy. "If buying a home is your goal, then it needs to be your priority," says Tim Kirchner, formerly vice president of MetLife Bank in Irving, Texas. "Most people need to sacrifice a little and...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
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  I wrote an offer for a buyer $36,000 lower than list price on a listing that was about $16,000 over priced last week.  Continuous negotiations led us to a stalemate over $3500.  The buyer and seller are used to difficult negotiations via their careers.  To let a deal in a high price point fall ...
By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty )
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Homes in Mallard Lakes Subdivision Baton Rouge, LA   Why do People Live Here? Mallard Lakes is the crowning jewel among upscale subdivisions in Baton Rouge, where every home is a mansion. It is located just off of Hoo Shoo Too Road.  This highly restricted neighborhood give you access to Bayou Ma...
By Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage
(Benchmark Mortgage)
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The decision to buy a second home may be made for a number of reasons. For example, you may have a destination where you and your family love to spend free time, and you may be ready to settle into your own space in this location. You may considering the tax benefits associated with a second home...
By David Selman, Certified Master Home Inspector
(Selman Home Inspections, Inc.)
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Benefits Of Choosing Selman Home Inspections Reasons More North Texas Agents Refer Us Than Other Inspectors   Besides delivery of world class home inspection services, there are many benefits that home buyers and sellers get with every inspection we perform. Trusted by thousands of agents and the...
By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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When you upload a video to YouTube, you can add a location for where it was filmed. This feature doesn't have many obvious benefits when you view videos on YouTube. I imagine that it comes in most handy for developers of third-party websites built on the YouTube API (like a brokerage showing vide...
By Christopher Dahl, Dahl Team Properties- Keller Williams Realty
(Dahl Team Properties)
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Homes Near Crespo Elementary School in Houston TX  Find homes for sale near Crespo Elementary School in Texas. Our For Sale property information is a direct feed from the Houston MLS and is updated multiple times per day.    Great Houston School Crespo Elementary School is part of Houston Indepen...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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Reverse Mortgage Shawnee Kansas One of the least understood mortgage programs out there is the reverse mortgage program and we'd like to help clear  up some of those misunderstandings!  We asked our local home loan expert Darren Copeland from LeaderOne Financial to post a video explaining just ho...
By Shawn Gerhardson, Top Rated Mortgage Professional
(Waterstone Mortgage NMLS#186434)
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What Factors Determine Your Home’s Resale Value? Let’s Take a Look There are several factors that will help you determine the value of your home when you want to sell it. Location, condition, layout, upgrades, and events relating to your home are all important when selling your home. It’s All Abo...
By David Krichmar,
(, FHA, VA, USDA, HomePath, Jumbo)
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Conventional 30 year Mortgage: 4% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR: 4.29% FHA 30 year:3.875% Credit Score:680 LTV:96.5% loan amount:$200k APR:5.07% Conventional 15 year:3.375% Credit score:740 LTV:80% Loan Amount:$200k APR:3.42%   Rates are Subject to Change Call me today if you are...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
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This is the March 2015 Real Estate Market Trends Report for Fort Collins CO   165 homes sold in February 2015, up 2.5% from the 161 sold in January, 2015, and up 7.1% over the 154 homes sold in February 2014. In spite of some bad weather and the general slowness expected during this winter seaso...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Los Angeles CA Monterey Hills Real Estate Market Update 03.04.15   This is an update for the Monterey Hills real estate market in the city of Los Angeles(zip code 90042).   Statistical information in this report is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of March 3, 2015 and may not inclu...
By Nancy Benson, Award Winning Agent | Buy |Unique Homes| Sell
(Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, Brokerage)
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51 Herridge StreetOld Ottawa East$864,900 Spectacular Townhome in Old Ottawa East. With the Rideau Canal at your doorstep and walking distance to Downtown and the Market, this home is perfectly situated. Offering over 2300 sq ft of luxurious living space, fabulous 3rd floor master bedroom retreat...
By Jeffrey Masich, Arizona Homes and Land to Sell or Purchase
(HomeSmart )
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Are you a Boomerang Buyer in Scottsdale or Arizona but waiting for the boomerang to return so you can buy another home?   Hope for Boomerang Buyers that are not quite ready to Qualify for a mortgage   Short sale sellers usually have to wait 4 years before re-qualifying for a home purchase again. ...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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As my daughter Abigail was battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia we were helped not only by friends and family but local businesses and charities.  I've dedicated a lot of my blog space to the businesses that have helped us but would be remissed to not shed a spotlight on some of the wonderful charitab...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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      Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Carnegie Hall with a performance by The Celtic Tenors.     Date:    Tuesday, March 17th Time:    7:30pm. Cost:  Ticket prices for this performance range from $25-$35 with discounts available for members, seniors, students and military. To purchase tickets, cal...
By Jesse Ortega, Marketing Strategist
(AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. )
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3 Bedroom Foxtail Park Eagle Home For Sale Introducing our Fall Parade!The Messina by Tresidio Homes has it all! An easy living floor plan with an abundance of natural light.S/S appliances including a built in oven, gas cooktop and hood. Custom alder cabinets, granite countertops throughout with ...
By Jim Taylor
(Weichert, Realtors - The Andrews Group)
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Homes in Lockwood Glen in Franklin TN   Find details and photos of all for sale homes in Lockwood Glen in Franklin TN   Weichert, Realtors - The Andrews Group gathers information from multiple sources to provide concise reviews on real estate market trends involving homes, condominiums and invest...
By Peter Bowdren, Phoenix East Valley Realtor
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  Gilbert AZ Homes for Sale - 85234     Average price per square foot for Gilbert AZ was $127, a decrease of 0.8% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Gilbert AZ for Nov 14 to Feb 15 was $252,456 based on 909 home sales. Compared to the same period one year a...