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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Soaking Up The Good Times In The Rain  It was quite a week in the rain...actually ActiveRain...and to be was eight days but I digress…  It started last Saturday when I met clients who contacted me because of a post they read...not just I saw you online or on the Internet but I saw you...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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Notice something different? We just did a major overhaul on the content that appears on the ActiveRain home page! Every day on ActiveRain we receive nearly 1,000 blog posts and questions from our amazing community.  One of the biggest challenges for us is to find the most thought-provoking conten...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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LUKE 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY The provision made for precious souls in the gospel of Christ, has not been made in vain; for if some reject, others will thankful...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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This post will be an attempt to clarify the title of the post. While this simple fact may seem obvious, we constantly hear stories about what the inspector should have been able to see, superman style, when the remodeling starts.In the best of scenarios the inspector will note the warning signs t...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-April 12  to April 18, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Today in Bristol TN~VA 4.16.15 ...Go Out and Find Those Amazing Country Photos! Here's my tip for ....Today in Bristol TN~VA 4.16.15 ...Go Out and Find Those Amazing Country Photos! We all spend hours a day driving around the areas we live in ....We should all take the time to capture those speci...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Although I detest seeing jobs being outsourced to other countries, for the very first time, a Microsoft tech support had sweetened the bitter sentiment I have been carrying against the loss of jobs here in the country. Praveesh reminded me that customer service is not created equal. Being in the ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Saturday Subscriber Finds 100I can't believe it is the 100th edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. Back when this started you would subscribe to a member. That changed last year and the new name for it is Follow. The staff thought that sounded more like other social media networks. Whatever you c...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities and the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecisionWilliam Arthur Ward  Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. Al...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have now been in my new old home just over two years. Since I was in the hospital when my movers arrived with my things, I have experienced some movement but now that I really know the space I am moving somethings around. Since I have had three contractors and numerous subs and more projects th...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have been collecting rocks all week. I need to line the base of my fence so my pups can't dig out. First I bought a beautiful metal fence that one of my dogs could squeeze through. Then I had metal grates that were two and a half feet high installed so that no one could squeeze out. Now it is r...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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Stack effect can be so minimal as to not even be a factor in your home, other times it can be like a wind tunnel that can open doors or slam them shut. So what is the definition of “Stack Effect?” Stack effect is the movement of air into and out of buildings, chimneys, (and other things) as the r...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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America We Need More SleepI am getting ready to meet with a friend for some morning networking in Panera Bread.As I found a table, I observed this scene (image above). A grown woman, tired as could be trying to find rest where she can.  We are working ourselves so much, we are depriving a much ne...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Your self-image controls your performance “Your self-image controls your performance; see yourself as confident and in complete control.” - Brian Tracy This quote was provided by Lou Ludwig in one of his outstanding inspirational blogs. See Yourself in Control Lou Ludwig  If you are not following...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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Ringy Dingy, It's Not Avon Calling It's A CloudBurst Challenge The March CloudBurst Challenge is about to close.  It was a lot like this past winter, hung around and didn't want to leave. On reality, it was a late starter but is ending with a flourish. In addition to all else that was required a ...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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 New Development Slated for Kalihi - Kauhale Gardens According to the Pacific Business News, a California Based company purchased over 2 acres of land in the Kalihi neighborhood with the intent of constructing 16 single family, fee simple homes and 5 duplexes by July of this year. The property wi...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Find something that positively inspires you “Many dreams fall to the wayside or become buried due to the lack of motivation and/or a combination of fear based thoughts. Find something that positively inspires you, that you believe in, that strikes your curiosity to learn, explore, to be adventuro...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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Lemonade Day started in the Houston Texas area in 2007 as a teaching experience for children.  Groups of volunteer's coached, taught, and encouraged children on how to start, own and operate their own business---a lemonade stand!The objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Ask an Ambassador:  How to Come up with Blog Content       While trying to complete this month's cloudburst challenge, I had to do some digging for content.  Sometimes I'm flush with ideas, and sometimes I'm bust - there are days when I can sit down and create a decent blog post in a few minutes,...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
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Open House Sunday 4/19 Noon-130pm13184 Silver Fox LanePalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418  Wonderful Caloosa Equestrian Property On 10.25 Acres! CBS Home With 5 Garage Spaces Includes Gourmet Kitchen Including Double Ovens, Granite Counter Tops, Cherry Cabinets, HUGE Pantry! Formal Living And Dining Roo...