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By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 24
My experience as a real estate investor is paying off as a real estate broker. One of the circumstances many agents find themselves in is the multiple offer scenario. I had one this week. The great young couple I'm working with fell in love with a house and so did a bunch of other people.  That s...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 119
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
By Inspiration With April
(Thought for the Day Blog)
Comments 3
1 CHRONICLES 16:11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. PSALM 11:7 For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face. HEBREW for "see his face" was an expression denoting access to the king.
By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 11
MY BUYERS HATE ME Well...I can't make everyone happy! I would like to think I am a friendly person, a good salesman, a pretty decent Realtor...that being said, if this whole Real Estate Agent thing doesn't work out(15 years mind you)...I would probably throw my hand in at being a stand-up comic....
By Roy Kelley
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 16
Sharing family memories   My father, John J. Kelley, died 47 years ago today in Portsmouth, Virginia. My sister, Lynne E. Kelley, shared this photograph for family memories. He is the person that taught me how to invest in real estate.  Save those family pictures that will be so important in the ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 31
There is been positive and negative talk about what members of Active Rain feel may occur as a result of the new changes. Is it possible that these changes are all for the better of all of us? I do not know but an experiment I did yesterday showed some interesting results. When I post a blog rela...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
Hey everyone!  If you haven't heard of this contest yet...check it out!  Charles Buell's On My Planet....Contest!  .  I know there have already been some very interesting submissions/entries, and I look forward to reading many, many more!  So, get your thinking caps on, and write! We are all pain...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 1
The Great I Am said “it is finished". This is how I choose to live my life. When my time is done on this Earth I want to stand before the Creator and declare the same. I lived my divine purpose. I fulfilled the promise within me. I helped the people intended for me to help. I made the difference...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
On each of my last three pre-drywall inspections in Northern Virginia, I have wondered -- is this how builders will be attaching front porch roofs now? I have been astounded.  Contacting an architect friend of mine with photos, I asked if this is how they are teaching architects to draw stuff up ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 11
Winter May Not be Over Yet. Just as we were celebrating a hint of spring. The snow in my yard was melted, the snow in the woods was rapidly melting some areas gone and others with a few feet left, but melting fast. One of my first calls of the morning was a client calling to cancel their appointm...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 18
Cover Those Plants …Freeze Warning in Bristol TN~VA For April 15, 2014   ATTENTION!   Cover Those Plants …Freeze Warning in Bristol TN~VA For April 15, 2014     Click on the forecast for more info!   The national weather service has issued a freeze warning for The Bristol TN~VA Area for tomorrow ...
By John Wiley, Your Cape Coral, FL Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Elite Realty)
Comments 5
OUR TEAM CLOSED A SHORT SALE WITH VA LOAN IN 5 WEEKS Many times as Professionals that deal with Real Estate transactions, we forget that there were others involved in bringing the sale to close. This was a Short Sale:1. A homeowner came to the point where they could no longer make the payments on...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
If you are looking for a reasonably priced home in great Key West neighborhood, you might want to consider either 1621 Rose Street #1 and #2 Key West, Florida.  These two town homes are Bank Owned by a local Key West bank. The asking price was just reduced from $525,000 to $499,000. The listing ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 8
While in the big picture, there are far worse things that can go wrong with a house, this is a small issue that I see fairly often. In the following picture you can see the fall restraint bracket attached to the roof.  The hole in the end of the bracket is where the worker would attach their rope...
By Jodi Goldberg, Top Realtor in Marlboro NJ/Manalapan NJ Homes for
(RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ)
Comments 2
Desirable Southfield Estates OverviewMapsPhotosFeatures $339,000 Townhouse Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial BathroomInterior: 2,178 sqft Location 19 Ross TerraceManalapan, NJ 07726USA Jodi Goldberg (908) 770-2150jodiagoldberg@gmail.com  Listed by: Jodi Gold...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 4
No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early...   Groucho Marx I'm sorry, Groucho always cracks me up!  Thank you for reading my blog post. This post was authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2014, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 4
A newsletter is a critical component to boosting your sales for several reasons. Cost - You can get low cost and no cost newsletters from several online sources that contain built-in content or you can build your own. Up-to-Date Information - You keep your contacts updated about what's going on i...
By Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner
(KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate)
Comments 1
The Pima County Fair is one of the most anticipated annual events of the year in Tucson – in its 103rd year – the fair runs from April 17th until 27th at Pima County Fairgrounds at I-10 and Houghton Road. What are the best things about the fair?  Well the rides of course, but coming in tops on th...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 10
The Easter Bunny in Canyon Creek drew a flash mob! This was the last year for Hailey Stout, our granddaughter, who’s been the reigning Easter Bunny for Canyon Creek’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. She’ll be off to college next year at Bucknell University on a girls’ volleyball scholarship. She loved th...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 5
  From time to time clients will ask what can be negotiated in purchasing real estate. My answer is...pretty much everything is on the table including the kitchen table. I have negotiated turn key deals where the owner moves only their clothing, jewlery, shoes and decor leaving all the furniture...