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 Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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      It was 14 years ago that we moved to Naples from the Midwest.  Our very first Christmas without family and friends.  A rude awakening?  Somewhat……     Christmas Eve was a quiet dinner at home.  Bring out the fineries just like previous years but on a smaller scale.   Christmas morning we he...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Book Recommendation: The Escape by David Baldacci   Dolores and I have read all of the many novels (29) by New York Times Bestselling Author David Baldacci. His latest book, which I recommend for your holiday reading list, is The Escape (2014). This is the third novel in the series featuring John...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Enjoy this Christmas message and words from Linus. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Do You Know what Christmas is All About? Linus Does! In today’s world where so many try to push God out our schools, government, towns, cities and our country, I worry that too many pe...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Merry Christmas to all from my beautiful family! R to L: Chloe (13), Samantha (8), Melissa (she won't let me tell you her age), Lukas (3), Chase (11), Chuck (37)   And a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you and a BLESSED 2015 from my super fabulous family! Me (34), Mikayla (13), AJ (11) *Yes our c...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     There is something special about this day that is so unlike any other day of the year. Christmas is full of traditions. For some, it is all about shopping and finding that perfect gift for that perfect someone. For others, it is all about decorating and hanging lights. For some, it is Santa ...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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Kimo's Advent Calendar:  Seasonal Sounds in Door #24.       Mele Kalikimaka   The Seasonal Sounds of Christmas in Hawai'i is unlike anywhere else on earth. Hawaiian music is marked by a number of different singing styles that evolved over time since the arrival of westerners in the late 18th Cent...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Merry Christmas Rainers! Stopping in before a very busy family filled day to wish all my friends here in the Rain a very Merry Christmas. I hope this year has been a great one both personally and professionally and wish you many blessings in 2015. From my family to yours...God Bless and Merry Chr...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Pay It Forward, Let the Smiles Happen Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Pay It Forward, Let the Smiles Happen This month we have a good challenge to share a pay it forward experience. Belinda Spillman is the brainchild of this one and the timing for the holidays couldn...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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I do not know who started this or when they first named December 26 is , ' Boxing  Day'. 'I just read it in the carrier Pigeon , a monthly free magazine that I receive. Check out www.theuptightsuburbanite.com. It is interesting to see that they have something for each day of the month for Decembe...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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I do not know who started this or when they first named December 25 is , ' National Pumpkin Pie  Day'. 'I just read it in the carrier Pigeon , a monthly free magazine that I receive. Check out www.theuptightsuburbanite.com. It is interesting to see that they have something for each day of the mon...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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“One Solitary Life”   "One Solitary Life" Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never owned a home. He never wrote a bo...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I'm not quite sure I get what all the hoopla is about when it comes to women traveing solo but then I never have. I recall an incident in the early 1980s when I decided to go all by myself from Orange County, California, to Negril, Jamaica, to a resort I had never been to before. Everybody though...
By Christopher Lotte, Call (614) 835-7151 For Your Real Estate Needs
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Professional Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
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  Today's Market Trends for Upper Arlington * Median Listing Price: $433,010 -0.09% Median Listing Price/Sq Ft: $156.0000 -0.06% Total Listings: 93 0.01% Total Listings Previous Months: November October   92 88   0.05% 0.01% * All data pertains to single-family homes   Upper Arlington Ohio Real E...
By Larry Gray
(Real Estate Consultant)
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  Merry Christmas         So the big game hunter gets talked into taking both his wife AND her mother along on one of his expeditions. It does not go well. The mother-in-law is, if anything, harder to get along with in the wilds than she was in the city. And to make matters worse, she won't even...
By Richard Yates, Broker and Realtor Orange County, California
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Merry Christmas Santa Claus! Dear Santa, Thank you for making my childhood such a special memory! I never questioned your existence, I never doubted that Rudolf had a nose that glowed or reindeer could fly. I believed as I was taught to believe, after all, why would my parents lie? My children ar...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
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Merry Christmas from Coeur D' Alene Idaho I certainly enjoyed my Christmas Eve tradition of late. Started off with an early steak dinner at Texas Longhorn Restaurant in Coeur D' Alene.  Sirloin and baked potato to die for.  Bought tickets last week for movie "Battle of Five Armies" and have been ...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
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We celebrated her Birthday tonight. She would have been 58. We were friends since we were 18. I sure miss my hang around friend. Mom and I decided to continue the long standing tradition. Over the years we would frequently go out to lunch to celebrate her Birthday on Christmas Eve. Sometimes we w...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
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Here's a good summary to keep up with Active Rain points. The points just keep you on track for good blogging practices. There are a few new ones like questions and product reviews. Get your blogging groove on. My 2015 goal is to get WordPress Blogging rolling along with Active Rain and Google Pl...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
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Merry Christmas and God Bless...our cops Merry Christmas and God Bless...our cops Merry Christmas to you and yours!  My hope for all is that you've had time to reflect on 2014: determining what went well so you can repeat it in 2015, and assessing what went wrong so that you can change it and ens...
By John DL Arendsen, Contractor, RE Brk, Factory Built Home Dealer/Devl
(ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer & TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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Our Childrens Christmas Gift To     Poppy & Tana   Our kids have all known for some time that we've wanted a new bar in our great room and for the past year they've all been planing and preparing for the best Christmas gift ever. It was truly a team effort as the before photo below was taken on N...
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