Recent Blog Posts

The amazing members of ActiveRain produce hundreds of blog posts every single day of the year.  There is a wonderful mix of all things real estate and beyond for your reading pleasure.

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By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
  Turtle Cove at Indigo Reef ~ Gulf Views & Free Convenient Boat Slip OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood Contact us for pricing Residential Rental Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,600 sqftLot: 1,246 sqftYear Built: 2006 Location 11600 1st Ave Gulf #57"Turtle Cove"Marathon, FL 33050USA     Coco Plum Real Estate & Vacation Rentals (305) 390-2315cocoplumvacation@gmail.comhttp://www.MyMiddleKeys.com    Listed by: Coco Plum Vacation Rentals   Our recent listings Turtle Cove at Indigo Reef ~ Gulf Views & Free Convenient Boat Slip | $ | Marathon, FLSunsets in Paradise ~ Open Gulf views ~ 2 Kayaks & 2 Bikes Included! | $ | Grassy Key, FLCasa Tranquilo ~ 360 degree views & 80 ft of dockage! | $ | Marathon, FLIndigo Reef Tarpon Terrace ~ Tandem Kay...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT May 2024 Bayfield County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $42,000 80 $525 6107416 Sold Bayfield Bayfield $47,700 20 $2,385 6110801 Sold Russell Bayfield $50,000 20 $2,500 6108214 Sold Eileen Bayfield $52,000 26 $2,000 6111324 Sold Oulu Bayfield $55,000 24.32 $2,262 6111628 Sold Orienta Bayfield $55,000 24.32 $2,262 1577106 Sold Orienta Bayfield $64,500 20 $3,225 6112349 Sold Orienta Bayfield $65,000 20.57 $3,160 1579481 Sold Grand View Bayfield $65,577 40 $1,639 1572386 Sold Orienta Bayfield $70,000 40 $1,750 6110940 Sold Ashland Bayfield $75,000 30 $2,500 6468896 Sold Port Wing Bayfield $75,000 30 $2,500 1578734 Sold Port Wi...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Fri, May 24 at 10:00 AM     This coming Memorial Day, we'd like to take a moment to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. I hope you all have a moment to take time to remember all our service people.  Enjoy all the BBQ's today and grill up a great meal.  
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Welcome to the enchanting world of home staging, a realm where the hidden potential of your living space comes to life, transforming it into a captivating tableau that beckons buyers to envision their future. As an expert in the art of home staging, I am thrilled to escort you on a journey through the transformative power of this craft and illuminate the unique charm of your home.The Magic of First ImpressionsIn the bustling real estate market, the initial encounter can make or break a sale. Home staging meticulously crafts this first impression, setting a scene that allows potential buyers to fall head over heels at first glance. Through the strategic placement of furniture, the thoughtful selection of decor, and the masterful use of lighting, we spotlight the finest attributes of your...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
As the sun sets on the battlegrounds of service, military veterans often find themselves navigating a new battlefield: the quest for stable housing 🏠. In this latest installment of our series on Military Veterans and homeownership, we confront a sobering reality—the risk of housing instability 🌧️. For those who have donned the uniform, the concept of home extends far beyond mere bricks and mortar; it embodies security, dignity, and sanctuary 🛡️. Join us as we shine a light on the challenges veterans face in securing stable housing and the profound implications it holds for their well-being and stability ✨.Overview of the Consequences:The absence of stable housing can trigger a cascade of adverse consequences for military veterans. Beyond the basic need for shelter, stable housing provid...
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By KAREN SANCHEZ, ...Marketing your home like no one else will.
( Reputable Realty)
Market Report for Avery Park in New Braunfels, TX (as of May 27, 2024)The market activity in Avery Park, New Braunfels, TX, demonstrates a stable and appreciating real estate market. This report provides insights into the median home values, sales prices, list prices, distressed properties, and recent market activities, including new listings, pending sales, and closed transactions.Median Estimated Home Values Current Value: $308,000 (as of April 30, 2024) Monthly Change: +0.21% Quarterly Change: +0.87% Annual Change: +2.71% Biennial Change: +15.02% Triennial Change: +35.67% Distressed Properties Total Distressed Properties: 2 Pre-Foreclosures: 0 Foreclosures: 2 Foreclosed: 0 Sales and List Prices Median Sales Price: $270,000 (as of April 30, 2024) Quarterly Change: +6.57% Annual Change...
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By Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
Today, we recognize the courageous heroes who sacrificed their lives to protect our country and freedom.  This is probably the only day of the year when I stop my work and try to remember the work of those who are long gone but not forgotten. Thank you to everyone who has served our country, past, present, and future.#thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #memorialday #rememberandhonor #thankyou
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Are you looking for a home with a guest house or casita for sale or even a big 5,000+sf multi generational home? I track them all for my buyer clients here in the Phoenix Arizona metro area and UPDATED DAILY. Read on.Assessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are smaller independent residential units located on the same lot as a stand alone single family home. Here are the latest, Assessory Dwelling Unit, Casita, NextGen Homes For Sale with GUEST HOUSE Phoenix metro of Arizona on the MLS UPDATED DAILY. As your Buyer's Realtor, I track homes for sale which include an ADU, guest house, casita or are a larger multi generation home that could be great for you! Read on for more. ALWAYS UP TO DATE Homes For Sale with Guest House or Casita in Phoenix Arizona MetroUPDATED DAILY Homes For Sale with GUEST H...
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By Sam Thomas, When it's important; hire a professional.
(Providence Group Realty)
In today's complex and competitive real estate market, an overwhelming 89% of homebuyers turn to licensed real estate agents or brokers for assistance. This high percentage highlights the significant value and advantages of professional buyer representation. Here are just a few of the key benefits of having a dedicated real estate advocate when purchasing a home:✅ Market ExpertiseNavigating the real estate market can be daunting without the right knowledge. Licensed real estate agents bring a wealth of insight into local market trends and the latest sales data. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), understanding current market conditions is one of the most valuable services a real estate agent provides. This expertise enables buyers to make well-informed decisions abo...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Tustin Weekly Market Update May 20th - 26th, 2024 Arcada RECENTLY SOLD Verona | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1155 sq. ft. | $899,000 Briarcliff Village RECENTLY SOLD Donwest | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1208 sq. ft. | $749,000 Camden Place BACK ON THE MARKET Providence Way | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1321 sq. ft. | $949,000 Montgomery Street | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1573 sq. ft. | $998,000 Mandevilla RECENTLY SOLD Keller Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 531 sq. ft. | $577,000 Keller | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 738 sq. ft. | $614,900 Meriwether BACK ON THE MARKET Providence Way | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1321 sq. ft. | $949,000 Mirabella RECENTLY SOLD Georgia Street | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1846 sq. ft. | $1,209,000 Rancho San Juan BACK ON THE MARKET Red Hill Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 696 sq. f...
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By Sam Thomas, When it's important; hire a professional.
(Providence Group Realty)
Are you about to move to a new place soon? Well, a few steps ahead will help you find convenience and peace of mind on the day you officially land at your new place. It goes without saying that moving to another house is a daunting process although one should not forget that it is also an exciting event. With the help of proper planning and organization, one can ensure one’s move goes as smooth as possible and start enjoying the new location as soon as possible. Here's a comprehensive Relocation Pre-Arrival Checklist to help you get started.Prep Your New HomeBefore moving in, consider any home improvement projects you want to undertake. It's much easier to clean or remodel your home before all your belongings have been moved in. Whether it's a fresh coat of paint, installing new floorin...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
The role of a real estate agent in the home buying processThe role of a real estate agent in the home buying process is multifaceted, offering guidance, expertise, and support throughout the journey. Here are the key responsibilities and roles they play:1. Understanding Buyer’s Needs and Preferences Initial Consultation: A real estate agent meets with the buyer to understand their preferences, budget, and specific requirements. Market Analysis: They analyze the market to identify potential properties that match the buyer’s criteria. 2. Property Search and Evaluation Access to Listings: Agents have access to Multiple Listing Services (MLS) and other resources to find available properties. Property Tours: They arrange and accompany buyers on property tours, providing insights on the pros ...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
🔔 Welcome to "The Eric Frazier Show," where faith, family, and finance come together to guide you toward a fulfilling life. Join us on YouTube and TPIN social media as Eric L. Frazier, president and CEO of The Power Is Now Media shares his insight.🎯 In this inspiring episode part 1, Eric L. Frazier emphasizes the crucial role of attitude in overcoming life's challenges. He explores how faith—particularly in God—shapes our outlook and resilience. Eric Frazier passionately shares his belief in Jesus Christ and how this faith underpins his positive attitude and success. He discusses the importance of maintaining faith in oneself and in those around us to foster a healthy, optimistic attitude. Eric L. Frazier also touches on the impact of negativity and offers insights on realigning oneself...
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By Kukun--240-483-3649 Franklin Carroll, Elite client engagement tools and proptech
(Kukun, Inc.)
When it comes to buying a house, the allure of brand new construction is undeniable. There's a unique thrill in the ability to customize each aspect of your home from the ground up—from choosing paint colors to selecting cabinetry and flooring. However, while the prospect of designing your dream home is exciting, there are several factors to consider before signing on the dotted line.Pros of Buying a New House Customization: One of the biggest advantages of buying a new house is the ability to tailor every detail to your preferences. You're not just buying a house; you're actively creating your home. This can include anything from the layout of the living spaces to the finishes and fixtures used throughout the property. Builder Financing: In the current climate of high interest rates, o...
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By SCOTT FREERKSEN, Changing lives, one lake house at a time...
(Lakefront Living Realty, LLC)
Imagine waking up to the serene beauty of a glistening lake, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking views. Seeking a peaceful escape or a dream home by the water's edge? LakefrontLiving.com is a revolutionary online platform that offers a one-stop shop for all your lakefront property needs. Offering not only a designated lakefront property search tool but knowledgeable articles, and detailed lake information for your area. With its commitment to accuracy and comprehensive listings, LakefrontLiving.com is your ultimate resource. Let's explore the numerous benefits of this remarkable website. Now let's help you find your dream lakefront property in less than 30 seconds! Unparalleled Database of Lakefront Properties: LakefrontLiving.com prides itself on its extensive and accurate dat...
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By Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT)
Importance of Pricing your home to sell Conduct a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA): Work with your real estate agent to review recent sales of similar homes in your area. Analyze current listings and market trends to set a realistic price. Understand Your Local Market: Be aware of the supply and demand dynamics in your neighborhood. Consider factors like seasonality, economic conditions, and local developments. Hire a Professional Appraiser: An appraisal can provide an unbiased, professional assessment of your home’s value. Use this information to set a price that reflects your home’s true worth. Listen to Your Agent: Leverage your agent’s expertise and experience in the local market. Trust their recommendations and insights based on market data and trends. Stay Objective: Avoid lettin...
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Today is 2024 Memorial Day In Middletown, CT.  Memorial Day is a day our Country has set aside to honor the fallen men and women who have served in our Armed Forces, and put their lives on the line to ensure the freedoms we have.Memorial Day has also become a time where families get together for picnics and family fun.  Some may even attend a local parades or participate in one.  Whatever you do today I hope a part of the day is spent on reflecting upon the meaning of this day, and those who we honor.  For many today will involve traveling a fair distance to be with family and friends.  So my annual messages has become the one above, and hope today will be a day free of accidents and loss of lives.  I Hope Everyone Has A SafeAndEnjoyable 2024 Memorial Day!!! 
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By Ed Silva, 203-206-0754, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
A 2024 Memorial Day Story That Brings Closure to a FamilyI was going to post a blog this morning consistent with the thoughts of all on Memorial Day, to remember to honor those that gave their lives for freedom. As I do normally, I was having a cup of coffee to get the mind started and wanted to glance at the paper as well.Reading online has its advantages, and it also offered the title to an article that needed to be read.This is the story of Kenneth McKeeman, the service man on the left on the left in the photo, who lived in Waterbury, until the death f his parents and at 13 years old, moved to Brooklyn to live with his older brother. He enlisted in the Air Force and was part of a bomber crew that was shot down after a bomb run over the coast of France. The Germans gathered the remain...
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Imperial Beach Weekly Market Update May 20th - 26th, 2024 Palm Plaza NEWLY LISTED Palm Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1035 sq. ft. | $899,000 Surf and Sand Condominiums NEWLY LISTED Seacoast Drive | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 799 sq. ft. | $749,000
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
For over 80 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have helped millions of veterans buy their own homes. If you or someone you know has served in the military, it's important to learn about this program and its benefits. Here are some key things to know about VA loans before buying a home. Top Benefits of VA Home Loans VA home loans make it easier for veterans to buy a home, and they're a great perk for those who qualify. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, some benefits include: Options for No Down Payment: Qualified borrowers can often purchase a home with no down payment. That’s a huge weight lifted when you’re trying to save for a home. The Associated Press says: “. . . about 90% of VA loans are used to purchase a home with no money down.” Don’t Require Private Mortgag...
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