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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 62
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! You did not think I would let a little thing like a major holiday, family in town, or new buyers get in the way of getting this weeks Facebook Fridays post out did you? I do my best to bring you Facebook information you can use and new Rainers to go befriend each...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 25
This blog concerns a previous post and could be called A Front Staircase Disaster - A Follow Up. Getting an email from the agent it simply asked my opinion asking, "Do you think the items in this invoice will result in a good deck?" The last thing I said to my clients before leaving after the ins...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 33
The holiday season is upon us and with it comes feelings of joy, nostalgia, and often stress.  Entertaining, shopping, finances and other obligations often add up to people dealing with stress and not enjoying the holiday season.  Here are a few tips to avoid stress so you can enjoy all the wonde...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 41
Busting out of ICU and heading for a Private Room   **********   Last night we got news from Mickey's cardiologist and her primary physician that as soon as a private room became available, they were moving her from ICU.   Her heart rate, oxygen level, blood pressure and temperature are all stab...
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 1
Just what did this famous character created by Charles Dickens in the story "A Christmas Carol" do from Christmas day on until his death? He lived for another twenty five years and in that time period caused many changes to take place that history records well. How many were attributed to him? TE...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 251
  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 Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 15
You Really Seem to Know a Lot About the Area!!   I do a lot of work with relocations and often have buyers here who are not from the area and don’t know much about it; some have never been here before but are moving here, or want to, for one reason or another.   I recently had another buyer comm...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
So, what do you think?  Martian writing or carpenter ant damage? That was my question!  Here I was deep in the woods.  It was a careful investigation of a 40 year old log home.  It was quiet out there.  It was lonely out there.  It was far out there.  It was the perfect place for space aliens to ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 34
  Words of Wisdom From Gandhi and Buddha      These are wise words of enlightenment for all to listen to and consider. Always ask yourself, are the people, thoughts, and events that surround me add value to my life or take away value.  If they are taking away, you may want to rethink the amount o...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 16
Merry Christmas to all of our Subscribers/Followers We wish you, each and every one, a very Merry Christmas this year.  May you be blessed with the joy of joining in celebration with your family and friends.  May you be filled with the spirit of the season, one of generous giving and gracious rec...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 74
    "I WILL HONOR CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART AND TRY TO KEEP IT ALL YEAR LONG"   By Charles Dickens       My community is home to a very special tree that has grown over time in a remote area around a place called Bartonville. If you’re not a local, you would have a difficult time finding this tree a...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 78
Pricing a home is more art than science.  Get beyond the standard information you can search online like square footage, bedrooms, bathrooms, year built, etc. Homebuyers should be on the lookout for some of these hidden gems that may undervalued (or not even included) in the listing price. We ask...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
Comments 1
Relationships are key to success in real estate.  Some relationships take longer then others to form and all need consistent nurturing, from both sides.  One-way relationships usually end up in a dead end.  This year I am committing to networking more and having meaningful conversations with the ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 9
Not Able to Physically Connect with Loved Ones on The Holidays?   It happens and when that does there are many ways to remain connected. Before the holidays, not matter what you celebrate, you can send out Holiday cards to honor those connection with loved ones you can not see on the actual day o...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 28
       It has been almost a week now since the changes were made with the point system here in ActiveRain. I don't know about you, but I really have not warmed up to some of the changes. I do like the fact that there is a fixed point system for making comments. However, I am not wild that they ha...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 17
Belinda Spillman Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December There are many things you can do to make a difference.  Let’s hear about them! Only 6 Days Left   Simply post a blog of at least 300 words with at least one picture.  Tell us how your efforts helped to brighten someone else’s life....
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 31
When Having Alzheimer's Disease Can Be a Blessing I read a post from Kat Palmotti about taking a long trip with a person with Alzheimer's. One of the key factors is the person has limited short term memory and will ask the same questions over and over. The long term memory can be amazing at times...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 4
"When Did You Have The Last Pest Inspection?" FACT:  GET A TERMITE INSPECTION!! A few years ago, I represented a lovely couple with a beautiful log home for sale.  It was located on a private pine-wooded 7 acre lot in Southern MD.  The interior was spectacular with a fully equipped kitchen and ba...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R), Team Davi
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 1
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. - Confucius 
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 86
Most of us are working on our new goals for 2015.  What are the new initiative we want to begin?  What do want want to do more?  But how about asking this?  What should I stop doing in 2015?  You may wish to stop doing something that simply did not work and wasted too much of your time.  Or you m...