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By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 34
So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 13
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-May 17 to May 23, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a po...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 51
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Where Did My Favorite Bloggers Go? This week you get a special bonus Friday night edition of our weekly AAA posts!Have you had a problem with missing your favorite Rain bloggers?  For some reason they're not showing up when you look at your Following link under Blogs?  Or some...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 9
A little over a decade ago, the movie, Saving Private Ryan was released over a Memorial Day weekend as a tribute to those who fought in World War II.  The movie is intense, and if you haven't seen it - it's well worth an evening. At the end of the movie there is a scene where a much older Private...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 59
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-May 10 to May 16, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a po...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 18
I find it interesting how our society wants to place a label and tag on all of us. From ethnicity to age all of us fall into "some" category!Why is that?Can we not just be individuals do we all have to carry a label?I don't market to millenials and never will. I don't market to elderly and never ...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 1
ACTS 2:17 In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.GILL'S EXPOSITION By the Spirit is meant the gifts of the Spirit, the spirit of wisdom and knowledge, of understand...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 28
I was in Bogota yesterday on my way to Quito Ecuador. The airport is large and I walked most of it getting from one end to the other to catch my second flight. I waited about an hour and caught these two in shadow. The uniforms were really special and in bright red, but there was something about ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 18
     To many, Memorial Day, is just another reason to get out and enjoy a three-day weekend. It’s also marks the official start of summer and is devoted to getting great deals at the mall and getting gouged at the pump. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond barbecues, beer and...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 21
Is the Grass greener? Agents move around all the time. They are always looking for a greener pasture, a better split, more leads, easier transactions and the good life.  Agents often leave because they are promised a better deal after hearing what a disgruntled agent thinks they are missing. We a...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
Hey Readers!  Don't Fret!  I'm not gonna de-brief.  But I am gonna tell you about a novel one day approach to sell two very different houses located here in Key West. Both properties are listings of Preferred Properties Key West. That's where I work, but these are not my listings.  I have, howeve...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 6
Millenials in Hernando County Florida This week, I had the opportunity to attend the Biannual Hernando County Economic Summit with many speakers from various backgrounds.  An economic outlook cannot take place without first looking at demographics and how they are changing.  The median age in Her...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 46
 It's time for Round IV of the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge! The Sensei/Grasshopper challenge focuses on two of the things the ActiveRain community does best - sharing skills and making connections with other members.  ActiveRain is an information-rich environment. The skill sets of the membershi...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 14
It was eye opening and wonderful. Spent the morning at the Equator and balanced an egg on the head of a nail. Learned about the place and its indigenous people. Then we drove to the center of town and slogged around. The place is actually called San Francisco de Ecuador and after seeing it I unde...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 7
Those of you who know me realize I am not only a Realtor who prefers to do things her own way, but I often find a way to get the impossible done. I don't like to take no for an answer or so sorry, whatever. I think people roll over too easily and just accept crap that is handed to them, and some ...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 12
History of a Painting - Hope Train Depot.Hope, ArkansasIt was in 1994, Bill Clinton was our Nation's President.  We were in Arkansas, so we took a side trip to the town of Hope, Arkansas, which was the birthplace of the 42nd President.  There was a festival that was very popular to the area, wher...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 18
  This cute video just shows us with a little bit of thought we can work through any difficult situation!   Hope you all are enjoying the Memorial Day weekend so far!    In Denver we are still "enjoying" some rain, so not many outdoor activities will be done, and the pools are to open, but will b...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 5
Never let your memories be greater than your dreamsunknownThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored and the photo taken by Paul S. Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 9
Happy Memorial Day Weekend folks. I hope you are able to take some time off for a BBQ or something fun with friends and family. The only thing I do not like about Memorial Day which signals the beginning of Summer is that if I blink my eye it will be Labor Day and the end of Summer. Oh well, I am...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 3
The famed Eden Roc Hotel which was designed by the same architect as the Fountainbleu has always been the fabulous step sister to her. It has been a battle for the top spot since the 1950's but the Fountainbleu always wins. Anyway.....everything is just as cool but different.One thing the Fountai...