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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 61
Do you feel like you are a hamster on the running wheel? You just keep running and running and running, but you never seem to reach your destination? The pace of today's society can be overwhelming.  We live in a world of instant communication. As one example, our clients expect instant answers f...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 33
There is a key word in this phrase:  Furnace Safety Switch. AND THAT WORD IS "SAFETY" ! It is not a good practice, or a best practice, to fool with the furnace safety switch! So, when I took the cover off this furnace and saw what the homeowners had done with the safety switch, I was concerned. D...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 38
Can You Ask "That Question" Here In ActiveRain? Last night I received an email from a friend here in Active Rain.     It was a confidential sort of email, with a request for me to call sometime today when it was convenient.   I, of course, called right away, because I wanted to help, but I was al...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
You might not think it possible to do, but this is a lesson on how to improve duct tape. When I pulled up to the house and saw rolled asphalt roofing OVER an entire roof and could see that this rolled asphalt roofing was laid over a previous layer of shingled asphalt roofing I thought to myself t...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
We’re in a rather unforgiving Mortgage Loan Approval environment. During this fragile period of time between when the House Buyer and Seller reach agreement (Bind a Contract) and the closing, inattention to detail and/or silly mistakes can provide the gust of wind that razes the house of cards (k...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 7
When I was a kid, you don't know the obvious things but you will in time. The question is what will it cost to learn them and when of course. Take learning to ride a bike. It is rewarding when things are going well but you have to be prepared for the falling off part. When I fell, I scraped a kne...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 33
“Being a Rainmaker Pays Dividends”   Whenever I get an email that comes through Activerain, it always brings a smile. Most of the time, the emails come from other rainers, but when I get one AR email that comes from the public, that is extra special. I have had more of them lately.   Janet sent m...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 7
     There are those days that after dealing with people, traffic and extremely challenged properties all I want to do is turn out the lights because it is time for the party to be over. Sitting in my home office, I wake up the laptop and login to see what's going on here in the rain. I start to ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 16
  Today I just happened to run across a file with a lot of old pictures.  And of course it's Throwback Thursday so it was perfect timing to share.   I think I was 6 or 7 in this school photo.  I remember being so excited to be able to pick out a new dress and fix my hair by myself to get the pic...
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 12
There is an agent in my office who talked about the possibility of strangling himself with his tie, and that was on Wednesday and was not entirely in response to the Giants game on Tuesday. The agent was also upset about the MetroList Supra iBox upgrade, as we all are in the downtown Lyon Real Es...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 13
Once rodents have gotten established in your home, or should we say, once rodents have made your home their home, it can be very difficult to get rid of them.  They can make a big mess of an attic or a crawl space resulting in thousands of dollars in clean-up costs. It is not unusual for all of t...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 2
There are several reasons why Manchester Connecticut is popular to First-Time Home Buyers. With a payment of $1200-$1500 inclusive of the monthly mortgage, private mortgage insurance (PMI), homeowner's insurance and property tax, a first-time home buyer can find a decent home in this town which p...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
Throwback Thursday- Halloween Photos 1989 I remember every October we would plan our costumes and usually end up going to a costume party.    Here is a collage of some of my favorite photos of 1989. I was a flapper and I have no idea what my spouse was...maybe a nerd?   Sebastion, our Cocker Span...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 10
Your Motivation, Inspiration, & Direction for the Week Ahead           Take Action!   Happy Monday!  Welcome to a new week.   I hope everyone had an awesome real estate weekend.   We all have wishes and intentions.  But do we all have goals?  Goals are merely a list of wishes and intentions until...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
What do you do when you receive a 'nasty' email - and you feel like giving a fitting reply to it? Now, Mike Cooper relates this to just buying the shoes in this re-blog. However, you get the point, correct? There are a few things you should never do. One, never shop online when drinking. A old fr...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 9
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful Albert Schweitzer Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2014, all rights reserved. All information is...
By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
North/Central NJ Town Listings and School Reports This web page is provided as a public service for home buyers, sellers and residents in the North/Central New Jersey. If you are interested in other communities please contact us, and we will be happy to obtain the information for you and send it ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 4
  School Craft Fairs are a excellent way to show support for local schools, and this Saturday is an opportunity to do just that by stopping by the 2014 Conginchaug Regional High School Holiday Craft Fair.  School Craft Fairs are also a great way to find Christmas gifts for those hard to buy for p...
By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 1
Paramus open house this Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 1-3pm Paramus open house 229 Addison Place, Paramus, NJ 07652 Paramus home for sale listing proudly offered by your Paramus Real Estate Agent, Jeana Cowie    of RE/MAX Real Estate Limited        Jeana Cowie has sold over 200+ homes in Paramus ...
By Mary Zullo
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Hi, My name is Mary Zullo and you've reached my ActiveRain account! I look forward to meeting and working with you in the future. Until then, I wish you the best in your real estate endeavors. Thank you! - Mary. Contact me at:                            Phone: (619-987-5291)   ...