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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Carrie Higgs
(Branson House Realty)
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It's been the buzz the past week on Twitter when Sir Richard Branson of Virgin had written a blog article this month about his family history. See this link- Very exciting news for a small town that is transforming f...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Where Did I Go Wrong? Where did I go wrong? As I was driving back home after the showing of a beautiful home to my buyers, this is the question I was mulling it over in my mind! "Where did I go wrong?" Few minutes after I completed my showing, I received a call from listing agent. I was and I w...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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So you didn’t buy a house last year. That’s OK—you haven’t missed the boat yet on lowmortgage rates or a healthy inventory of homes. In many ways, 2015 is a great time to buy a home, not the least of which is for certain tax breaks. Here’s how you could enjoy three significant tax benefits if you...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Can there be too many choices? A long-standing comment about Nashville is that there’s a church on darn near every corner. Nowadays: “There’s a new BANK or Pharmacy or Restaurant sprouting out of the ground every day (It seems).” How do all of these businesses survive? Where do they get their cus...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Reading The Tea Leaves, Why Local News & Market Reports Matter! Housing markets are volatile.  Up, down, left, right, sprinkle in a new construction development or some local economic news and the direction can shift quickly.  The home that had no competition is now up against...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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How To Get More Comments On Your Posts Whether we'll admit it or not, if you blog, you want attention.  Whether it's from the consumers or other Rainers, you want someone to acknowledge the work you've put into constructing your blogging Mona Lisa.  It stings when all you see is just a comment or...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Very often I see a taped blower door safety switch.  This is an important switch!  It is there for a reason! The blower door safety switch turns off the furnace operation should the lower protective door be removed. In some units that cover has to be removed to be able to change or clean the air ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Easter Egg Hunts Around Newport Beach There are many great Easter festivities in and around Newport Beach. Below are a few local events and Easter Egg Hunts in and around Newport Beach. I know that my children always loved (and still do) the egg hunts. What does the Easter Bunny put in your eggs?...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
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WOW dramatic ocean & islands & mountain views from this exceptional Blue Sky Architect custom designed home...on amazing 26 private acres.     Your own world, yet close to all services/amenities. A most spectacular ocean view acreage (26 acres), in a prime area of Salt Spring Island, and with an...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Carole Provenzale Continues to Support My Efforts From Heaven-Thank you It has been five years since mom’s passing in 2010. During that period of time, so much as happened. I have experienced favorable and unfavorable events. Yet, with each experience I understood it was necessary and part of my ...
By Julie Morales, Texas Realtor bringing my values to you!
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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Yesterday I became a Rainmaker. For some of you this may not be a big deal, but for me it is. Can any of you think back to the time when you made the transition? People in this community have a presence and seniority that I admire. You have long been in the Real Estate game and are sitting high ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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An ActiveRain Comment Can Become A Post - It’s The Magic Of AR   Recently, I made a comment on a post by Photoshop Princess and New England Home Stager Extraordinaire Sharon Tara on her post I Want My Agent Physically Present Each Time A Stranger Enters My Home.   I wrote and apologized for my pa...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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Years ago, I go to see a movie and this is when they didn't have all those coming attractions and before the show noises. You just sat there conversing with one another and a quiet hum filled the auditorium as the auditorium filled up. This one was about 450 seats and was at near capacity when al...
By ActiveRain Contests
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Easter is next month and the upcoming egg hunts have children donning their best attire!  Kris Neese has been around AR for quite some time now and has proposed a challenge to all Rainers: Can you get more clicks on your Easter Egg Hunt post than he can? Kris's post:
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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An Improving Economy? by Bill Roberts The Baby Boomer Retirement PlannerOn a regular basis the government releases numbers that would suggest that things are getting better.The unemployment rate keeps going down, or so they say, while the number of people who actually have jobs is less every mont...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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A Pinterest Board for Michael Jacobs: Pasadena   My friend Michael Jacobs commented on one of my blogs that joining Pinterest is on his list of things to do this year. I, of course, responded that today is a good day to get started. Maybe he needs a kick start on this easy to accomplish objective...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA
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Thank you for all the great emails and comments about our marketing posts! I thought some of you might be interested, or know someone interested, in this event. The ActiveRain family has been incredible and so, so kind to me since I've joined. I hope some of you will find this valuable and not s...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(First Coast Realty Associates)
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  Welcome our new staffed coach and trainer - "Fletch"     Andrew "Fletch" Fletcher started his first business at 16 kept going until he later built a million dollar real estate brokerage while continuing to sell.  Enjoying the usual top producer recognition he also was a Realtor of the year, ne...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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HOW TO FIND PROBATE PROPERTIES   When I first started tracking probates, I targeted an area, which included 4 cities, about 8 square miles, and a population of about 400,000.  I had been selling properties in this area for the previous 14 years, so I knew the prices.  I advise you to start in an...