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By Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Comments 75
Imagine for a moment, a perfect world - one in which you had access to absolutely everything you need to know about the purchase of a potential new home.  And by everything, I mean exactly that.  Access to listing information, county data, mortgage history, neighborhood and demographic data, how ...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 279
How To Get Started on ActiveRain - A quick route to a successful Journey on ActiveRain. The ActiveRain Staff,  along with our members and ambassadors, wish to welcome you to the ActiveRain community.  We know you have a choice, and we're glad you've chosen our network as a place to connect with o...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 26
Not much more saddening in new construction could be the discovery of footprints in the hardwood flooring finish coat. Silly and disconcerting.  Uncaring and disappointing.  Unbelievable and dishonorable. DISPLAYING THIS AS THE "REVEAL" TO BUYERS SHOULD EMBARRASS ANY BUILDER.  BUT IT APPARENTLY D...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 69
How Much Is TOO Much To Pay For A Domain Name? I guess the answer to that question depends on who is asking, who is buying, and who is selling. I spent several hours shopping for a dot com domain name for my new line of business.  More on that later. I'm still actively involved in real estate. I'...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
How to Add a Social Media Button to Your Signature Line. After a post I wrote on learning about Pinterest,  Gayle Rich-Boxman wrote and asked me how to get the Pinterest button in the bottom of my blog.  It’s easy but like most of us, we placed the Social Media Buttons when we set up our ActiveRa...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 142
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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 43
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Find Your Blogging Carrot! For most of us here, the big carrot is obvious:  an increase in business from our blogging efforts.  Whether from direct consumer calls or agent to agent referrals, we hope our blogging efforts pay off don't we? But the challenge for many bloggers is...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 166
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
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 31
ActiveRain Taught Me to Really Share and Like It I grew up in a family of five children. Sharing was forced on us because we were not rich and in fact we were financially challenged. Though I respected the family unit and was forced to share, I didn't particularly like it. You see if I lost somet...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
  501 Springfield Avenue   Berkeley Heights, Union County, NJ   Looking For Work Email mcoskun@edengourmet.com     CLICK IMAGESTO ENLARGE     PROPERTY DETAILS   Garden of Eden Culinary Mecca for Savvy Shoppers Paul Stillwaggon and NJ Estates Real Estate Group proudly announces that the prime mark...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 14
What is going on today? I was clueless until I opened Google's page asking me to share a photo and a Banana Republic ad offering discount on any green items.   Today is Earth Day. That is what it is.   What is Earth Day! According to Wikipedia, Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22...
By Max VanNatter
(First American Title)
Comments 0
It started with a challenge in June of 2012 when my brother-in-law Steve told me I should try and qualify to run in the Boston Marathon.  7 months later, January 2013, I qualified for Boston by running a marathon (26.2 miles) in 3 hours and 7 minutes, placing 3rd overall in my first race.  3 week...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 7
  The short answer is NONE. The long answer is NONE. Wet insulation will obviously become less efficient as an insulator the wetter it becomes.  At some point it ceases to be insulation at all.  Part of the “building science” of insulation is keeping it dry. We must construct homes that are capab...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 23
The sequel to "No sense having a big one"..... When the "big one" doesn't fit, you need to explore other options, which is exactly what happened yesterday. The owner spoke to the young man with the "big one" and suggested he come into the store and that I would help him with his dilemma. No small...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 2
Earth Week, Tree Planting, Production Hand Planting. This week in honor of Earth Week I will be posting four blogs on Tree Planting this first one is of a hand planter planting forest trees in a production setting, the second one will be another production crew planting in a field with a tree pla...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 15
Happy Earth Day 2014! 11 Earth Day Facts!     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center              The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Earth Day originated in the US but became recognized worldwide by 1990. On Earth Day 2009...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 21
I thought this was so interesting. This is an old film of Chicago in the 1940's that was just found.  I quote the Chicago Suntimes: "This film, a look at a sparkling Chicago in the 1940s, was produced by the Chicago Board of Education and recently surfaced by luck at an estate sale."  "It has thi...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 35
No sense having a big one if it doesn't fit where you need it to fit..... So indeed, size matters. The long and the short of it, pun intended, a customer who was moving into his first apartment after putting himself through nursing school wanted the biggest and the best leather sectional he could...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 19
Motivational Monday.....Inspirational Sports Quotes     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                 Inspirational Sports Quotations Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.George Herbert If you aren't going all the way, why g...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 21
Tuesday Treasures     Celebrate The Day   Happy Earth Day