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 Mark Don McInnes, Associate Broker, Keller Williams Realty - North Idaho 208 255-6227
(Keller Williams Sandpoint Idaho 83864 -)
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Halley is such good company.  She brightens the day with most of her antics.  Yesterdays early morning departure was in that low laying fog.  We happen to hit it just when it was starting to burn off a little south of Naples.  Halley, for some reason, will wait until we start driving to eat her b...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     As most of you know, I am a Mac person and I type all of my blogs on my “formally Microshaft” fingertips. I still feel, as with many other folks, that XP was Microshafts last good, stable platform. When (gag) Vista came out, I wrote a blog “Hasta La Vista” signifying the death of yet another...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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  Much ado about nothing!   OK, what exactly are we trying to do now?   This installation accomplishes a few things, but I am pretty sure that none of these things are the real reason for the installation.   First of all, it took some money out of a bank account or wallet.   Secondly, it uses ele...
By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
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Several years ago I sold a home to my clients from Chicago.  The home, at La Quinta Country Club,  is a beautiful contemporary right on the 10th fairway.  Selling price came in at over $1M.  They use it in the winter months to get away from those cold Chicago winters! I wanted to thank them in a ...
By Juli Clifford
(Keller Williams Tyson's/Vienna)
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OPEN HOUSE, October 19, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3805 Hemlock Way, Fairfax, VA Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour You Tube Video $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS (2 full, 1 half) This sophisticated three level home has been lovingly mai...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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2014 Montrose County High School Football Scores Week 8 The 2014 Montrose County high school football season is winding down. The Montrose Indians have two regular season games left and the Olathe Pirates have one. Both teams traveled for last Friday's games.  Here's a look at the 2014 Montrose C...
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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Cold Feet Or Hot Flashes?   I've been working with a lovely woman for the past couple of months. She was pretty hard to get a feel for in the beginning. There were a few types of homes that would make her happy. The key was unusual....and it didn't matter if it were a Mid-Century Modern or Anahei...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Travel is one of my greatest joys but it is not without its hardships. Preparing for a trip requires thought, a list and the ability to plan ahead. Once I have booked a trip, I start my list. I decide what needs to be done before I leave, and what I will need to do to get those things done. I the...
By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
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Worried Ahout paying tax when you sell your home in a short sale? There is a little know loophole that may alow you to avoid paying the tax if you sell your home in a short sale. It is the insolvency exclusion, you’ll have to prove to the satisfaction of the IRS that your liabilities exceeded the...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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  Expecting life to treat you fairly because you are like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.     I   Expecting life to treat you fairly because you’re a good and honest person is like expecting a bull not to charge because you’re a vegetarian.   Have you, on...
By Sharon Lee
(Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance)
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Hi everyone-Don't know if this is just happening to me today but I thought I would mention it in case you posted today and it appears that your post isn't getting any comments. Not true. They aren't showing up on your home page. Maybe it just isn't on mine but thought you would like to know in ca...
By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
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Here is a looks at What's Selling in El Dorado Hills with the high and low sales for September 2014.   Lowest Selling Home - The lowest selling home in El Dorado Hills for September was this bank-owned home on Willowdale Drive.  It is located in the St. Andrew Village neighborhood.  It built in 1...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Open House at Hernando Beach Fire Department The Hernando Beach, Florida, is fortunate to have an active Volunteer Fire Department right in the middle of the community to protect the residents in emergencies.  The Hernando Beach fire department is a volunteer fire department that is staffed every...
By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
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How To Stage A Home To Sell and Make The Most Money Possible Not all real estate markets are experiencing home sales in a matter of days or even hours. Multiple contracts with escalation clauses are un-heard of in many areas. When these sellers list their home for sale there are still challenges ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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The condo market in Hooksett is HOT this fall. Every where I go people ask if now the time to Sell their Hooksett NH Condominium? The question of whether to sell is being pondered by many area Home Owners. Our market as seen values start to rise with a steady flow of buyers and a shortage of home...
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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Beware of Trulia Lead from Keith Green | Scam Alert   I wanted to let you know that many of our local agents have received a Trulia "Lead" by a person named Keith Green. Beware of this lead if you get it. Do not open any links and do not respond in anyway. It's a phishing scam designed to hack in...
By Georgie Hunter, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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Silent Saturday - Hawaii Life TV show - This Sunday I'm pretty sure my Paia Maui episode of Hawaii Life will air tomorrow on the HGTV channel. Now I'm getting nervous. Good thing it's about the buyers, the homes, the locations, and not about me. The world will be watching as Sarah and Kaleo Amade...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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A surprise sketch   You never know what you will see next when you are active on social media. I have Facebook friends from around the world because of common interests in photography. One of my Facebook friends in India, Ignatious Kalayanthani, uses a sketch for his profile picture and he surpri...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Have you checked your CO Detector Lately? Well folks it is that time of year when the furnaces are starting to kick on and the dangers of Carbon Monoxide poisoning increase. After a summer of inactivity those furnaces sometimes develop problems, like an occasional bird nest in the chimney. Whatev...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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3440 Heatherwood Trace, Clarksville TN Successful Closing It took a little longer than expected but this beauty closed and all are now happy. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has over 3300 sq.ft. and a full, daylight unfinished basement with a full roughed in bath is located in Meadows of Hearthstone ...