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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes
(Home Point Real Estate)
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Looking to Invest in Real Estate? Here is a great post from a great blogger on some very basic Real Estate Investing tips. Combine this advise with the Power of the 1031 Exchange and you can really watch the value grow.  Call us and learn more.  (925-260-4321) Incorporating real estate as part of...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
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Incorporating real estate as part of your retirement plan is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Most people think of more traditional investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. For those of us that are self employed or small business owners the stock market can be an optio...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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Imagine a lifeguard at the beach sitting on his perch. His job is to patrol and monitor for signs of trouble. He sees a surfer being attacked by a shark. Wow, a lot of good it does that he’s in a completely helpless position; by the time he scrambles off his perch and runs towards the water, the ...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
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This month marked both a milestone in my career as well as a new season of my life. First off, I celebrated 10 years in real estate in May! I got my license in May of 2005, just prior to the housing bubble pop and recession. It has certainly been a wild ride, and I'm grateful for all of those who...
By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
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Paramus home for sale ~  New Paramus Colonial home for sale!!Paramus real estate update presented byyour Paramus real estate specialist, Jeana Cowie of RE/MAX REAL ESTATE LTD.Paramus home for sale listing is proudly presented by Jeana Cowie cell 201-982-2200 Completely renovated Paramus Colonial ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I wonder if most people realize just how long it’s been since America first made the seemingly impossible journey to another celestial body. Indeed many people today were not yet born when we first landed on the moon and to them this incredible achievement is nothing more than some old black & wh...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 I'd be confused if I was a Millennial  Did you know that Millennials have been pegged with so many different names. No wonder I was confused about just what a millennial was and what they were all about.  And think about it - if you were a millennial you'd probably be just as confused as I was.....
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Stay Calm and Do Not Feed the Internet Trolls! An Internet Troll is a person whose sole purpose is to search out people to argue with online over mundane or trivial issues in an attempt to provoke. Such disputes happen on blogs, facebook and a number of other sites. The best thing you can do is t...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
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I loved this particular blog so much I decided to take action.  I am sure this will evolve with time, but here's what I came up with.  Michael Thornton - I appreciate you sharing this!! SARAH COLE VA ON DEMAND MVVBP  MISSION –SARAH COLE VA ON DEMAND PROVIDES QUALITY WORK ON AN INDIVIDUAL CLIENT B...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend?There are twelve open houses in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome? BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Bungee me. The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry.  As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.If you go to a site that describe...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    As my group coaching session with my Keller Williams coach winds down, we studied and discussed MVVBP and why it is important to our individual businesses. MVVBP is short for Mission, Vision, Values, Beliefs and Perspective.   Our home work this week is to write our MVVBP and send it into our...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Keep Your Phone Ringing Posts Up To DateAs bloggers, we all search for that Holy Grail, the posts that make the phone ring with ready now home buyers and sellers, or at least people that MAY become ready now clients.  What type of post that does that for you may vary based on ...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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  On a regular basis we usually blog about our communities, and the daily happenings in this business, but we have not shown another side of Long Island... Click Here For More To Do On Long Island: Long Island Tourism Port Jefferson Village  Long Island Vineyard Our Private Beach            We Lo...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain ChallengeIt's getting closer to summer and thoughts turn to taking trips, going to new places and exploring unknown parts. There is nobody better than those in the real estate industry to tout the features of a city or town. So with this challenge ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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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 Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Everyday is Memorial Day for me. Since I live just a short distance from Joint Base Lewis McChord and Madigan medical center; I see the sacrifices that our service people make daily and I read of some that won't be coming home also.   As a drafted Vietnam era  Army veteran my heart bleeds for tho...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging      Leave a comment HERE!!!!!!  Participation COMPLETE: Did all 24 posts of the 2015 BIG BLog Jumpstart Challenge. OR   PARTIAL participation: a) Weltanschauung post completed (or not done) b) Community Guidelines post completed ...
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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This one shocking thing may be leading to dirty dishes coming out of your dishwasher.  Find out what it is and if you are making this mistake in this week's video!