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By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 23
  I was a design build general contractor for more than 30 years and I have been a home inspector for more than 10 years.  I have seen a lot of interesting things in houses over all those years. At a recent inspection, I found a type of window installation from the 1930’s that I had never seen be...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
Comments 3
*SOLD* 1122 Washington Blvd, Unit# 2A in Oak Park, Illinois 60302 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home   MICHAEL SORENSEN | REMAX CITY CHICAGO | TEL: (773) 987-8224 | 160 Listings Sold Since 2009             1122 Washington Blvd, Oak Park. IL 60302 VIRTUAL TOUR:
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 38
When doing all you can do still isn't enough.   ********************   Providing excellent customer service is right up there on the top of the list of things I do best.   Yesterday I took care of a gentleman and his wife that came in to see an adjustable is for him since he is dis...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 2
     During our formidable years, there are those, whom through the grace of God, have graced our paths and have helped shape our destiny. While many come to mind; parents, siblings and relatives just to name a few, there are two, who like cream, rise to the top.1. An unknown Catholic priest.    ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 2
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I am wearing my big boy pants.   But wearing my big boy pants, doing the right thing and always taking the high road doesn’t necessarily make me the happiest.     At times I long for the days of “F _ _ k it!”, “I don’t give a s _ _ t!” “Who gives a rats a_ _!"   Just sayin...
By Garrigus Real Estate - Call Now: 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT
(Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters)
Comments 2
Google Plus Now Shows Up on Google Search I'm not sure how new this is, but I can say I've never noticed this, but now when searching for various topics on Google, Google Plus profiles that match the search may show up in the auto-fill below the search bar. I do believe this is fairly new...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Real Estate Resource For Life!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC)
Comments 14
  Over Exerting Your Dogs in the Hot Summer Can Be Dangerous to Their Health   I read an interesting article in the Denver Post this morning.  It was alerting us that dogs can get overheated very easy in the summer and this can cause major medical conditions and even death.  Of course, leaving a ...
By Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
(Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene)
Comments 3
CDA Lake Secondary Waterfront + Boat Slip RARE OPPTY to own a deeded 22' boat slip at private Bay Shores community docks. Secondary waterfront for year 'round living overlooking Coeur d'Alene Lake! Lake view, lake access, your own dock - but no high waterfront property taxes! There is...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 3
Working for Rentec Direct and owning a few of my own rental properties I here about issues of risk day in and day out. Controlling risk as a landlord or property manager is one of the keys to success. Knowing how to personally, or training staff to, spot and remedy risks at a rental property is e...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 64
11 days, 9000 pts, 50 years About a year ago, I was 4 months into the blogging thing and thought that I had it all figured out and set my sights on becoming a free rainmaker by the end of August of 2013, if I worked hard and steady toward this goal. A few months ago when I cleared the 400k milest...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 3
How can you generate income while on vacation...for a year?  In other words, your money is working for YOU, rather than you working for your money.Linear income is income which requires your constant presence, such as being an employee, an independent contractor, or self-employed in a small busin...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 6
  “What are You Thankful For?”       My wife and I took a few days off last week to celebrate my birthday. We have been married for 42 years, I am truly blessed.   Early on in our marriage we wanted  figure out a way to make sure that communication between us was at a very high level.   We devise...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 110
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions arise as to the value of the current home and what ...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
Comments 199
ActiveRain Traffic Skyrockets Over 65% In The Last Three Weeks I've been looking at the traffic numbers on ActiveRain for 8 years. Not since our very first year, in 2007, have I seen the type of traffic growth in such a short period of time that we are currently experiencing on ActiveRain. In...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
Comments 75
The Role of the Real Estate Agent is Changing There has been discussion among brokers and agents that real estate agents are going the way of the travel agent.  Some of my experiences assisting home buyers, in particular, with the purchase of their new home, whether for personal residence or inve...
By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
Comments 70
    How does a plan like bombing your enemy with bats(not the Louisville Slugger variety-we are talking Ozzy Osbourne BATS) materialize in the very depths of defeat after Pearl Harbor? Are you ready? Add one oral surgeon from Pennsylvania, a visit to Carlsbad Caverns with its robust bat populati...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 53
Who's ready to rock and roll?!?!?  I'm so very happy to announce the 2014 Summertime ActiveRain Meetup Locations!!  Thank you to the hosts for organizing this round, without you there would be no MeetUp love.   If you have any questions regarding the MeetUp, please feel free to contact th...
By Phil Leng, Phil Leng Team - Residential Real Estate Experts &
(Keller Williams Eastside Market Center)
Comments 3
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(, covering California & most other states)
Comments 5
 I'm an inspector - why should I know & understand the 203k? Columbia SC? There are several good answers to that. Every home inspector has been accused of “killing the deal” at one time or another and it just isn’t true. The home inspector is hired to discover whatever they can to “inform...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 60
IT'S A HOT MARKET ~ I THINK I WILL GET IN TO REAL ESTATE!   Our south Texas market is HOT, HOT, HOT right now!  With this real estate boom, I hear from more and more people that they are getting into real estate because they believe that they will make some quick and easy money?  WHAAAATTTT??...