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 Liz Froment, Real Estate Content Creation (Blogs, Emails, Copy)
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One of the biggest issues people find when using social media is trying to still come across as a human. This is especially true when you are part of a brand.  The good news there are a couple of easy things you can do to promote your brand on Twitter and also showcase your personality as well. T...
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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When I returned to dance in high school, I found I needed to practice and stretch to match the skills of my fellow dancers on the Willow Glen High School Drill Team. I remember the pain at first. When I tried to slide into the splits, I was about two feet from the ground-and embarrassed by how f...
By Jack Lewitz
(Jack A. Lewitz)
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I get calls almost every day from investors looking for deals in Real Estate. They all have the same formula and its simply Buy Low/ Sell High. If  Real Estate was that simple we would all be Billionaires and I say Billionaires because it is no longer important to be just a Millionaire any more. ...
By Christopher Watters, Austin Real Estate (512-298-4010)
(Watters International Realty, LLC.)
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  Home for Sale in Summerside Lockhart, TX 209 Summerside Ave Lockhart, TX 78644 offered at $129,900     Move in ready Lockhart home! Features include an open floor plan with wood burning fireplace in living area, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The ample size back yard boasts an open patio surrounded by...
By Tommy Miles, Builder/Realtor®
(Miles Realty Group)
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  Homes for Sale in Denton Heights Subdivision Weatherford TX Weatherford is a city in Parker County located 25 miles (40 km) west of Fort Worth on Interstate 20.The population was 25,250 at the 2010 census, with Homes for Sale in Denton Heights Subdivision Weatherford TX. Weatherford is known fo...
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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When most people plan a journey, they often choose the shortest and quickest route. Yet sometimes it's the longest road that delivers the needed experience and life lessons. As in, "I took the road less traveled, and that has made all the difference." It's easy to give up when the road is long an...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
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Jim and Diana talk about why you need a Facebook Business page to be a success! Listen to it on our Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/real-estate-on-sunday/why-should-you-have-a-business-facebook-page What do you think? Do you have one? Join the discussion in the comments! You can also listen t...
By Georgia Weaver, A Promise Made is a Promise Kept! Weaver Realtors
(Weaver Realtors)
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105 Villa Road, condo for sale. Golf course condo, Lake Creek location. Quiet area, like living in the country. With 2 bedrooms and 2 baths this would make a great place to down size, start out, or purchase as an investment. This is an upper level condo with a large sliding glass double door that...
By Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate
(Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499)
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Open House: February 01, Sunday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Schedule a Showing/Request Info Meriden Homes For Sale Meriden Homes Under $200k Search All Homes For Sale What is Your Home Worth?   Stacey McPherson-Ranciato Harriman Real Estate LLC 203-494-0455 Office: 203-672-4499 Questions?Schedule a Showi...
By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
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Not satisfied with its recent feat of 3D-printing 10 small houses in a day, Chinese construction firm WinSun Decoration Design Engineering has just topped itself by 3D-printing a five-story apartment building and a 11,840-square-foot Neoclassical mansion. Just like the batch of single-story buil...
By Sonya Loose, Wixom Lake, Secord Lake, Sugar Springs and Smallwo
(Gladwin MI Real Estate (Homewaters Real Estate) )
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New Listing at 506 Murphy Street, Coleman, MI $42,000 MLS #162779 Located within the city limits of Coleman this 2 bedroom, 1 bath would make a good starter home or perhaps the summer location for snow birds. Investors might consider this home as a rental with its ideal location in Coleman. Open ...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
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Jim and Diana give listeners tips on how to move with pets. Listen to it on our Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/real-estate-on-sunday/moving-with-pets  Have anything to add? Join the discussion in the comments! You can also listen to segments from previous shows here: http://www.mixcloud.com/...
By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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    Westside Worcester Wonderful!  Updated bungalow style cape coming on the market monday!  Hardwoods, professionally landscaped back yard, quiet dead-end side street, fireplaced living room with bonus 3 season porch.  Finished upper level makes a great additional bedroom, office or family room....
By Laura Sellers, www.Auburn-Realtor.com; Auburn, AL Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.Auburn-Realtor.com, EXPERT IN AUBURN REAL ESTATE SERVICES)
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Please take a peek and this beautiful well maintained 3 bedroom/2 bath home in the lovely Cedar Creek Subdivision in Opelika, AL.     Address:  202 Cedar Creek Drive, Opelika, AL 36801   Brand new AC and Heat Pump 2014. Beautiful new deck (2015) and screened in back porch overlooking a private wo...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
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Selling your Charlotte area home? Thinking your home is clean? Not so fast! Check out the list below of 14 areas in a home that many homeowners and home sellers forget about when cleaning their homes. Most of these are small items, but they make a huge difference in how your home is perceived by ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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I have been following and interacting with Barbara Todaro for nearly 4 1/2 years.  It's amazing that I have not spoken with her on the phone...well until last week.   Barbara is an inspiration on so many levels, and I've learned a ton from her.  She is a master marketer, and given my previous bac...
By Mark Harbison, R, CIPS - GRI
(Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
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Hawaii's march toward cheaper, renewable energy sources is struggling with a bit of a bottleneck. No, it's not the cost of rooftop solar installation for customers, it's the number of installations that the grid can integrate. The good news is that Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) has recently propos...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
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CAUSE TO ROCK, Fund raiser for DVCC This is a fund raiser for helping our Domestic Violence Crises Center here in Minot ND. Our community has had a hard time keeping up with all the victims in wake of the flood that caused so much family stress and the oil boom which has brought many people here...
By Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC &
(Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC)
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      Our niche is homes for sale in Kissimmee Florida, and homes for sale in Saint Cloud Florida. We try and blog about recent events and things to come. Whether it's the Grand Opening of Kissimmee's Lakefront Park, or the annual Civil War reenactment in Saint Cloud. Either city always have some...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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With the new FHA MIP rates becoming effective this week here is a look a back at where FHA MIP rates have been historically: Effective Date Downpayment Upfront MIP Annual MIP Prior to 7/14/2008   1.50% 0.50% 7/14/2008 2.25% 0.55%   > 5% 1.25%-2.25%* .50%-.55%* 4/5/2010 2.25% 0.55%   > 5% 2.25% 0....
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