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 Brian England, Realtor, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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My guess as to when Bob Crane will cross the million point mark is Tuesday, September 31st, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.  This is an amazing accomplishment and will be a wondeful way to end the month of September!!!  I can't even fathom having that many points, congrats Bob Crane !!!     I hope to one day g...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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The Equity First Realty® Corporate Cash Back Home Buying Program was established to encourage and support home ownership within Virginia for employees and employers of Virginia’s top companies. Our program offers a 1.5% Cash Back Bonus Rebate* to benefit all eligible full and part-time Chesterfi...
By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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Sales of previously owned homes declined from July to August to the first monthly decline in five months, due in part to a decrease in all cash Sales. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported August Existing Home Sales fell by nearly 2% from July to an annual rate of 5.05 million unit...
By Erin Bates, Your Colorado Home Source
(Aspen Lane Real Estate)
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What’s my Park Place Home Worth? Market Report for September 2014 – Aurora CO Homes For Sale   Park Place Aurora CO is located in zip code 80015. It is a wonderful community where you can find your Path to Joyful Living.   Let’s take a look at some of the Market Statistics of Park Place Aurora CO...
If you’ve been driving around in Tucson, chances are you’ve seen some billboards advertising companies that buy houses. Often times they say things like “We Buy Tucson Houses!” or “Cash For Your House”. Are these “We Buy Houses in Tucson companies” credible? How do I know if the local house buyi...
By Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
(RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio)
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Country Lakes Broadview Heights Ohio   4 active listings with an average list price $412,175 0 contingent listings 0 pending listings  1 closed listing at $392,000  Buyers are still looking and homes are still selling! Well priced homes in great condition are often selling in a day or two. Many r...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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  Monday needs a touch of Grace! Thankfully, for me, it follows Sunday a time where I experience a lot of Grace with my Grace Place family!   Let me offer you a little Monday morning Grace:   -For all the things you planned to accomplish this weekend but did not get completed (probably because o...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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  Lacamas Shores Homes for Sale - Camas, WA Neighborhood of the Week    Each week, we are featuring on of the many great neighborhoods nestled in the hills and meadows around Camas, Washington. We think Camas offers a great lifestyle with the charm of small town living, and access to the big city...
You’ve successfully located the home that fits your wish list! The listing agent says the home is in “great condition!” Financing is pretty much a done deal! Time to relax! Er—maybe not just yet. When you are buying a home, among the scores of thoughts that might be racing through your head (“Is...
By Rob Kinnon
(BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors)
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Tulum is world famous for its gorgeous white sand beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, tropical jungle and bohemian laid back beach town style. Tulum is also up-and-coming in the eco-chic lifestyle and architectural designers from all over the world are bringing their design solutions to this paradisaic...
By Erin Bates, Your Colorado Home Source
(Aspen Lane Real Estate)
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What’s my Conservatory Home Worth? Market Report for September 2014 – Aurora CO Homes For Sale   Conservatory Aurora CO is located in zip code 80013. It is a wonderful community where you can find your Path to Joyful Living.   Let’s take a look at some of the Market Statistics of Conservatory Aur...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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The Equity First Realty® Corporate Cash Back Home Buying Program was established to encourage and support home ownership within Virginia for employees and employers of Virginia’s top companies. Our program offers a 1.5% Cash Back Bonus Rebate* to benefit all eligible full and part-time Union Ban...
By Janice MacMillan, Associate Broker
(ERA Joyner Realty)
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  Active listings 21 Low $209,900  High $597,500    Last 30 Days Past 12 months # of Sales  2  26 Highest Priced Sale $305,000 $543,800 Lowest Priced Sale $299,900 $177,000 Avg. Sale Price $302,450 $322,705 Median Sale Price $301,175 $325,000 Average Days on Market 101 122     Active listings 22...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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PBRC in Rancho Palos Verdes   The Portuguese Bend Riding Club in Rancho Palos Verdes is a popular place to board horses on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Many of the homes in the neighborhood are zoned for horses as well.  There are miles of trails in the coastal community, and when riding the trai...
By Jeff & Debra Adler, We Have Helped Over 950 Families With Their Homes
(Keller Williams )
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The good news is that you’ve sold your home or are ready to move into your new home. In a sense, the worst is behind you. Well, not really. Moving is a huge task that shouldn’t be minimized. At the same time, with a little forethought and a few tips in mind, you can take some of the stress out o...
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Marina
(Sutton Group Summit)
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It was a long journey, but I finally got it in my pocket, VIP access to best Toronto Pre-construction condos sales events to serve my clients better. As you might be already aware, all pre-construction condo sales go through 3 distinct stages: 1. Stage I - VIP sales event - usually 1 day event, w...
By Jennifer Cowan
(The Cowan Connection Team)
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Our Fall Feng Shui Tip is to get rid of the old to renew. Clear the clutter, get rid of or store away items that represent the c. That energy is changing with the new season and so must the flow of your home. Get that hall closet organized!
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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Building Trust By Doing My Job Wrong!  I read a featured post today by Gabe Sanders about the couple that wanted to see 20 homes in one day of showings. If an agent suggested that we see 20 homes in one day (or 15, or even 10), we would all agree they are doing their job WRONG! Just like Gabe, I'...
By Jennifer Cowan
(The Cowan Connection Team)
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The Cowan Connection is a husband and wife team. Meet my husband Tim Cowan. He loves to keep you informed about the latest real estate news and trends.  Nice to know that distressed properties and short sales are down 11% from 25% this time last year, that means better deals for those who are loo...
By The Real Estate Marketing Group
(The Real Estate Marketing Group)
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There is reason for optimism in the housing market this month. Economists are forecasting faster sales and construction of new homes as the economy adds jobs at a healthy rate. In addition to that, mortgage rates remain relatively low, making financing rather affordable. Builder confidence in the...
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