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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 115
In a recent update, we made some changes to the blog editor. If you've written a blog post today you will know about this. I'd like to take a minute to explain a few of the new changes. As we mentioned in the blog post explaining the upcoming changes, we focused on three areas.  We hoped to make ...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
Comments 4
NOVA SCOTIA COUNTRY REAL ESTATE COUNTRY REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE IN THE COUNTRY 71 Birch Hill Drive, Nine Mile River $299,900 MLS   Spacious 4 bedroom home secluded on 1.8 acre lot. Only 12 minutes from the Airport. New addition added in 2006. Detached 20x30 heated and wired garage. Deck off maste...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 85
A few weeks ago, we introduced the concept on ActiveRain where you can 'like' another member's blog post or comment. When we introduced this new feature, we included points for every time you liked another members post or comment. In a follow up blog post, we asked the community how you guys felt...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 35
Computer viruses are here to stay, which means users need to know the best way to eradicate them the moment they attack. Like disease viruses, computer viruses evolve and get “smarter.” The many different kinds of computer viruses (such as worms, Trojans, spyware) are called malware: malicious so...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 58
Trulia Pro just launched the Hidden Gems Photo Sweepstakes.  You're a real estate pro and you're out there in the field every day.  You know about the less-obvious highlights of your city so share it with us all.   Everyone knows about the Space Needle in Seattle but what about the Gum Wall or th...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 26
Listing Agents - You Need a Preferred Lender, Too          For real estate agents that work with buyers, it makes sense to have one or more preferred lenders to refer buyers to; lenders they know can get a deal closed (on time), know aren't going to rip their clients off, and lenders they know ar...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 25
When it comes to attic access ladder installation - dangers abound. Sometimes I pull the ladder down and look at it and don't want to use it!  I go out to the car and get my ladder.  My ladder is trustworthy! This, however, is the one year warranty inspection on an "active adult community" house!...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 8
Instagram Releases Hyperlapse App- Awesomeness!!!    Instagram just released their new stand alone app called Hyperlapse. This is like have a $15,000 Steadicam and tracking rig all rolled into one app. No longer do you need expensive over the top video equipment!    And Hyperlapse is FREE!    Now...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 61
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Readability Matters There's been rumbling again about how many words it takes to make Google happy.  Is it 300?  Now on to 1000?  Does it even matter?  Do we just write what we write and let the chips fall where they may?  Perhaps two standards, one for Rainers, shorter and mo...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 21
I'm Counting on You!   Pretty weighty words from a client when heading out for the start of a home search.   I helped this buyer purchase a condo some years ago - he was living overseas and almost all the communication was via email. We never met but the transactions went swimmingly.   I finally ...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270)
Comments 46
I've been a real estate agent for about three years now, and one of the things I've had trouble with is freely communicating what I do to people I meet.  What I mean by that is that I am not an in-your-face kind of person. I prefer a softer approach. For example, I prefer sending letters to expir...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 11
Helping Seniors Prevent Falls   Those of us in the senior adults age category know that falls are common and many of us have personally experienced falls that would not have happened during our younger years. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service has provided the following recommendations...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 10
Amazing Facts about Florida That May Surprise You   Florida is more than just sunshine and world famous beaches.    There are 19 million residents living in Florida.    Florida farmers produce around 1 BILLION ears of sweet corn every single year!!!    That is enough for each person living in Flo...
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 4
Would you be better for it or bitter for it? You see experience and knowledge that comes with learning as you go it is undervalued at times. WHY? Fear followed closely by doubt does it. It tries to "take away" from what you know. Something goes wrong and your world goes to pieces. More accurately...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 7
What?  No railings??  Have you ever been showing a home and when you open the door to the basement find there is no railing?  I have. I'm not going down those steps.  Not sure I'd want to go up them either. There's a good reason home inspectors and appraisers pay attention to stair railings, SAFE...
By Susan Haughton, Helping You Buy or Sell Alexandria Real Estate
Comments 10
Many, many thanks to ActiveRain for introducing me to Marshall Enterprises and Ron's beautiful bird houses. Only, these bird houses are NOT for the birds.   When my recent order of two of Ron's bird houses arrived, my husband immediately said, "They are NOT going outside!"  Even he was impressed ...
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 4
Reports are surfacing that there is currently a 3.5% inventory of homes based on the current sales pacing and reporting. Last year this time it was at a little under 3%. The industry average for a stable market in Real Estate is normally around 6%. What are we seeing here? EVERYONE IS WATCHING Ob...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 116
It's obvious to us, because we're here every day, that the nature of our real estate market will have a major effect on what our buyers and sellers experience in the course of a transaction. But real estate markets are complicated. While average consumers may have a general idea of what is going ...
By Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
(The Jordon Wheeler Group)
Comments 5
Attitude of Gratitude   Yesterday I was watching a YouTube video featuring Tom Ferry.  He is doing a series of videos with takeaways from his recent Success Summit.  One of the things he talked about is how successful people tackle the start of each day.  Taking time to give thanks, having an att...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 32
I Want You to be My Agent. It happened again. A prospective buyer called that had found me through my ActiveRain blog and had gone to my website to signup. After receiving listing updates for several weeks and getting to know me through my profile she called to tell me today to say that she has d...