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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 21
I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer.  Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free!  No more defrosting!  No more blocks of ice forming inside!  It's frost free! While perhaps not so visible in a photograph...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Comments 1
  If you hear someone say “This is my slow time” or “December is always slow” that is a fancy way of saying “I don’t want to work in December” and hey, if you’ve exceeded your goals then good for you – You deserve it! But, if you have not exceeded your yearly goals for your business: If you reall...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 23
Sometimes you can have a lot of balls in the air, but that doesn't mean things won't work out. I'm closing two sales this week that are very intertwined. I listed a house for a great family, and I also helped them find a new home. Ironically, I also found a buyer for their house. My sellers had t...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 221
  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 22
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  The Miracle in Door #16.       Hau‘oli Hanukaha Celebrating The Festival of Lights  Hau'oli Hanukaha is Hawaiian for Happy Chanukah.   Kimo's Advent Calendar offers some illumination of the multi-cultural holiday celebrations during Hawai'i's Makahiki season. I'm posting ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Switch it Up at Work: Sit, Stand and Walk   North Americans do lots of sitting—on average they do it about 9.3 hours per day. The effects of sitting for long periods of time are none too healthy: constricted circulation, slowed metabolism, tightened tendons, and shrinking muscles, to name a few. ...
By Heather Frye, Fredericksburg Mortgage - The Frye Team
(Movement Mortgage - Fredericksburg Mortgage)
Comments 5
For the month of December my office held a coat drive to give back and pay it forward in our community.  We sponsored a holiday appreciation party in our area for our local partners, realtors, insurance agents, title agencies and mortgage companies.  We served a nice dinner, drinks and dessert.  ...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 32
Client-Free Lunch Can Be De-Compression Time   Since Don and I work together and then go home together.. sometimes it seems that all clients go everywhere with us.  You know what I mean, that on-going discussion, never-ending staff meeting.  You wake up in the morning thinking about what you need...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 74
For  a few bloggers, today was a day of lunch at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich. In some circles, a gathering of ActiveRain bloggers at this time of year might be called a Meet-up. That's when all are invited by a host, we had Ginny Gorman filling that role, and we had 10 people show up to meet a...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
The loss of a loved one is especially difficult at this time of year, especially if this is the first Christmas without them. While everyone else is seemingly enjoying the festivities, the sense of loss that those of us left behind feel can be overwhelming at times. I have found that there is on...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 15
Who knew!!!!  Well, Katerina Gasset is one who knows and if you're one of the agents that fit into this category, you'd be wise to text Katerina at the number listed below and follow her guidance.  For those who do not follow Katerina on Active Rain, I highly recommend that you subscribe to her b...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 12
A friend forwarded me an email asking the question, "What happens when you stick a cotton swab too deep in your ear?"   In a nutshell, the email said that you would have to dig all the way down to your eardrum---about an inch!--to do any real damage.  Even if you hit the deeper part of your ear c...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
VA Mortgage Loans in Sunol CA 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 great pr...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
Comments 23
Three Days ...   In three days I will step out of my security box. I have been in this box for 20 years. Twenty years of having health care and a for sure paycheck.  I have been in other boxes just like this one for 22 other years.   I am going to miss all the great people that I have worked with...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 2
Foreclosure in Midtown Mobile, AL OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $76,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,545 sqft Location 514 W Barksdale DriveMobile, AL 36606USA The Cummings Team The Cummings Company LLC(251) 602-1941kelly@ccllc.cohttp...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 11
  Save Lives "Mark It Red…     Do you know what I’m talking? Hopefully, you know, and this will serve a nice reminder. Just in case you are not aware. I’m promoting a “Red Thumb Reminder” and for those of you in the dark, marking your thumb serves as an important reminder to drivers to NOT text a...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 7
Remembering Carole Provenzale: ActiveRain's Feng Shui Mother (December 17th, 1954 - May 18th, 2010)   Dear Mom, We all miss you very much, as it has been 4 years since you departed from Earth. Your spirit lives on and even today many still feel the waves of your un-conditional love and support. W...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 23
  Are You Making It Happen?     The older I get I can’t help but reflect and mull over time, especially at the end of each passing year. I think about time and how it keeps ticking away regardless of how it’s being spent. Time passes by so quickly when having fun, and conversely it moves very slo...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
Being abandoned in unfamiliar territory can be terrifying. It seems even more onerous when the person who brung ya there is the abandoner. When you’re participating in someone else’s process, you’re lacking the one thing most people crave . . . CONTROL! So . . . How do you feel when the “Expert” ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 15
     Gee how time flies when we are having fun. (We are having fun, aren't we?) I must say, that this year has been fun and I must say, that I am very grateful for all of the things that I have learned and accomplished this year. Christmas is but seven days away and a new year begins in about two...