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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
Comments 10
     Las Vegas Nevada is finally going to light up with new construction projects after a very long time. The drawing above is a new construction project that will be starting around Spring of 2014. This project is located on Las Vegas Blvd where the famous STARDUST use to stand.  The LINQ (High...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 60
 Follow the three “A’s and you will have more business than you handle!   As a real estate agent I prefer a balanced market but unfortunately I have no control over that scenario. What I do have control over is systems and best practices that adapt to any market. Even though inventory is dangerou...
By John Wiley, Your Cape Coral, FL Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Elite Realty)
Comments 115
IS A 16 YEAR OLD TOO YOUNG TO BUY AND SELL A HOUSE? I was 16 years old when I bought and sold my first house. How did I accomplish that? 1. I had a paper route and other projects that produced cash, which I saved. 2. I had a father, grandfather and uncles that were Real Estate Investors that gave...
By Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent
Comments 38
I WENT TO SCHOOL: I just relocated from Kihei, Maui, Hawaii to Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to moving from Hawaii, I just finished the real estate sales person course and even passed the state and national real estate licensing exams. Regardless of my move, I still wanted to practice real estate so I...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 118
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 21
My experience as a real estate investor is paying off as a real estate broker. One of the circumstances many agents find themselves in is the multiple offer scenario. I had one this week. The great young couple I'm working with fell in love with a house and so did a bunch of other people.  That s...
By Midori Miller, Homes In Fort Lauderdale, Real Estate Training - R
(Better Homes Realty - BH Referral Associates )
Comments 22
Today I have been working away and I logged into Activerain as well as Trulia.  Not for myself but for one of my clients.  Holy Cow, once you fill in every little blank, it's amazing.  Everything that a consumer needs is right there at their fingertips. Things to attract home buyers and sellers t...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 133
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
( | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 38
Marketing an Empty Room . . .  On Saturday, I was listening to the radio and heard about an art exhibit that is in process at a local, small private college.  The artist was being interviewed and it sounded interesting.  The small college is about a 45-minute drive out from me. Since Saturday was...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 2
Here's a picture of A & W Root Beer which used to be located on East Race Street. It was located where the big building that says "Lunch Box" is located now. Somewhere underneath all that construction lurks the delightful little old food and drink place shown in this photograph found in a 1967 ye...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
VA Mortgage Loans in Morgan Hill California and 100% VA Loans - the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the main features of this great program: - Zero Do...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
VA Mortgage Loans in Napa California and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the main features of this g...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 29
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Learn Other Real Estate Practices To Improve Your Own The goal is to transfer ownership of a home from a seller to a buyer in exchange for a bundle of cash.  Seems simple enough, yet the ways we accomplish this across the country and into Canada can vary pretty greatly!  And b...
By Elizabeth Sims
(Beazer Homes )
Comments 2
As an agent, we know that your job will bring something new every day.  Some days you may feel like a lawyer navigating contracts and then others a designer as you show clients new homes and prepare to sell their existing homes.   This week in honor of Sherwin Williams’ National Painting Week we ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 23
Where Did This Superstition Come From....Purse On The Floor....     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center April 08, 2014 08:18 AM   Here is the last segment of this superstition series.  We have all heard that placing your purse on the floo...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 29
There is been positive and negative talk about what members of Active Rain feel may occur as a result of the new changes. Is it possible that these changes are all for the better of all of us? I do not know but an experiment I did yesterday showed some interesting results. When I post a blog rela...
By Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 17
Just came on the market this morning, 10111 City View Drive in Morrrison, Co.  80465. Great views from Mt. Evans to the Denver City Skyline.  This home has solar panels, an open kitchen to die for with a gas stove, custom cabinets, and a breakfast bar, plus a gas grill with gas hookup right outs...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
WARNING! Some of the observations below are DISTURBING, GRAPHIC, and not appropriate for the faint of heart. Proceed with CAUTION! The GOOD NEWS is that they describe a VERY SMALL percentage of the Real Estate Sales Professionals. Let’s just call these heathens “The Toxic Few 2%” who (in alignmen...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 4
Hey everyone!  If you haven't heard of this contest yet...check it out!  Charles Buell's On My Planet....Contest!  .  I know there have already been some very interesting submissions/entries, and I look forward to reading many, many more!  So, get your thinking caps on, and write! We are all pain...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
Comments 6
Exceptional oceanfront estate on dynamic Galiano Island...experience 10 acres on the oceanfront, the allure of a private island yet connected to a ferry-accessed Gulf Island's amenities...the very best awaits your discovery! (All photos taken by Ema Peter. Copyright, Ema Peter Used with permissi...