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.

This board rolls all day long with the newest blog posts to our site. You’ll find some diamonds in the rough on this page, so check back often to peruse the blog roll and learn from our committed community of real estate professionals.

The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
 NOV 2022 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Burnett County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $25,000 29.1 $859 1556523 Sold Jackson Burnett $38,500 39.56 $973 1562093 Sold Meenon Burnett $52,500 20 $2,625 1559103 Sold Meenon Burnett $58,000 40 $1,450 1561889 Sold Wood River Burnett $58,000 40 $1,450 6159220 Sold Wood River Burnett $70,000 40 $1,750 1563564 Sold Meenon Burnett $70,000 40 $1,750 6186737 Sold Webster Burnett $75,000 20 $3,750 1566288 Sold Daniels Burnett $75,000 20 $3,750 6229228 Sold Webster Burnett $75,000 20 $3,750 6241614 Sold Siren Burnett $75,000 20 $3,750 1567205 Sold Siren Burnett $85,000 20.2 $4,208 6213985 Sold Grantsburg Burnett $85,00...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
8607 Deerwood Rd, Princeton, MN 55371 -- $319,900Check out this lovely newer build home on a 2.7 acre lot that is for sale about ten minutes north of Princeton! Located within the Princeton School District (ISD 477) not far from the Brookview Winery and close to the Rum River. This serene acreage location offers a wonderful front porch to unwind on. You are greeted in the foyer and led to the main level's open layout and vaulted ceilings.The spacious living space is filled with natural light. Sliding patio doors off the adjacent dining room are ideal for a future patio or deck. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, a pantry, granite countertops, and a tile backsplash. The center island is perfect for additional sitting or prep space.Two decent-sized bedrooms are located on th...
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
Closing is an important part of finalizing every real estate transaction.  That is the term when a buyer and seller change places.  The buyer becomes the owner.  The fun part is that I get to help both sides achieve their goals and take one step closer to the path they are headed down.  If you have questions about what to expect just leave me a comment. I'm here to help.      #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #themoreyouknow #realestate #realestateagent #realtor #closingtime #icanhelp #househunting #mortgage #investment
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Make coming home the highlight of your day with this 5 bedroom and 3 bathroom beauty tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. All the amenities you could want are only a short distance from home. Pride of ownership is evident from the moment you lay eyes on this charming estate. A freshly painted exterior is the first indication of the love and care that has gone into the maintenance and updating of this home. With a comfortable layout and fresh, neutral color palette throughout - you’ll enjoy years of merry gatherings here. Your kitchen is an attractive and recently remodeled epicenter to include new lighting. The new island is a dashing place to lay out a tasty charcuterie and drinks. Exposed beams add an element of visual interest to the intelligent design while plentiful counter space, ...
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
"If a thing is Humanly possible,CONSIDER it within your reach"---Marcus Aurelius"Something nearly every Buyer considers when moving to a new location are the types of schools. In Flower Mound, there are two High Schools. The focus on this blog post is to share what is unique about Marcus High School. Another thing buyers consider is Location. Directions to Marcus High School are simple and easy for Owners who need to travel for a living. The Campus is located at 5707 Morriss Road. From DFW International Airport, travel North on FM 2499 eight miles to Dixon Road. Turn right on Dixon Road. Go 1.4 miles to arrive. On the right is Marcus 9th Grade Campus. For Campus ratings click here.  Electives for students include: World Language Teen Leadership Family Consumer Science Health/P.E/Outdoor...
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By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
Real Estate Market Trends for Addison, TX:  November 2022 Residential Real Estate For Sale in Addison TexasThe total number of currently available residential properties for sale in Addison, Texas is 27, compared to the 23 last month.  Twenty are pre-owned and 7 are new construction at Addison Grove. Currently for sale, there are: 9 single family homes (ranging in price from $449,900 - $1,090,000) No half-duplexes 8 condos ($185,000 - $625,000) 10 townhomes ($444,000 - $810,000) Nineteen of the 27 available homes have been on the market for longer than 30 days.  The average number of days on the market for the “active” status, pre-owned homes is 58 days, as compared to 59 last month. The median number of days on the market is 42 days, compared to last month’s 54 days.   New listings in ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 The ActiveRain Members Guide to Blogging Success~ Do's and Don'ts ~ Brian England  and I are co-hosting the December 2022, and we want to know - are you ready to share your opinions and knowledge? Of course you are. That’s never been a problem in our community as long as I’ve been a member. And it’s even better when you can earn bonus points for sharing what you think and know, help others, plus gain some recognition! We had a wonderful Challenge in October where AR members were asked to share their blogging success stories. What a terrific collection of successes from blogging! Thank you Carol Williams , Aura Alex and Leanne Smith  for co-hosting and for the inspiration, and to everyone who shared their blogging success stories. But some of you may wonder, especially if you are new to...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
TBD Highway 77, Trego, WI 54888 -- $31,900Check out this amazing land that is for sale in Chicog Township, Wisconsin, which is located near Pear Lake and about 30 minutes north of Spooner. 6.55 acres with beautiful views of nature.An excellent location for your dream home or cabin, as well as for recreational activities like camping, hunting, riding ATVs and using snowmobiles. Heartwood Journey’s is nearby and offers both short and long trips for tube, canoe and kayak rentals on the Namekagon River.Click here for additional photos or contact Chuck Carstensen with Re/Max Results at 612-290-3809 to set up your showing today!
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Platinum)
New Berlin Condo Sales Market Report October 2022   My name is Kristin Johnston with RE/MAX Platinum.  My market report gives you the real estate activity for Condos in New Berlin WI. Are you looking to buy a Condo in New Berlin?  Wondering what your New Berlin Condo is worth?  Call/text me at 414 254 6647 or email me at I specialize in Waukesha County Real Estate, and have a lot of experience with New Berlin Real Estate. Check out my website Review my many happy client testimonials too! Condos in New Berlin WI Average List Price: $288,357 Average Sale Price: $293,557 Sale Price to List Price Ratio:  101.80% DOM: 8 In the New Berlin, Wisconsin Real Estate market 7 Condos sold; 1 listed and sold by the same company, and 6 were sold by c...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Be thankful for what you have; you end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah WinfreyDon't be afraid to start all over again.  You may like your new story better.Life is better when you don't care what other people think. - Will HammThe tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy lies in not having any goals to reach. - Benjamin Mays  
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding communities.We specialize in working with Home Sellers in getting their homes listed and sold. We utilize the latest and most up to date marketing materials in assuring the job gets done quickly and with the least amount of hassle. Our homes are listed on over 32 different Real Estate web sites including,, and many others. Each office independently owned and operated.Elite Realty Group is a full service real estate company serving Morristown TN Real Estate...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
What Buyers Need To Know About the Inventory of Homes Available for SaleIf you're thinking about buying a home, you're likely trying to juggle your needs, current mortgage rates, home prices, your schedule, and more to try to decide if you want to jump into the market.If this sounds like you, here's one key factor that could help you with your decision: there are more homes for sale today than there were at this time last year. According to Calculated Risk, for the week ending in November 18th, there were 47.7% more homes available for sale than there were at the same time in 2021. And having more options for your home search may be exactly what you need to feel confident about making a move.Here's a look at where the increased housing supply is coming from so you can get a better sense...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
TBD Highway 133, Meadowlands, MN 55765-- $23,900Acreage for sale in a peaceful country setting in Meadowlands! Enjoy ten wooded acres of land just under an hour from Duluth near the Woessner Bog Boardwalk, White Face River Park, and the Little White Face River! A great location to build your dream home, cabin, hunting shack and more! Great area for recreational ATV riding with access via an easement from a nearby gravel road. Click here for additional photos or contact Chuck Carstensen with Re/Max Results at 612-290-3809 to set up a showing today!
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
December 3 & 4, 2022Oro Valley Marketplace12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pmFree AdmissionComing Soon!  The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts and Holiday Tree Lighting!  This is a two-day Festival connecting art and community held annually.  The Oro Valley Festival of the Arts is the second largest fine art and craft festivals in the area, second only to the 4th Avenue Street Fair.   Besides arts and crafts, there are student performances, jazz music, cultural foods, a Tuba Christmas, free children's art activities and so much more. In Marana, don't miss the Marana Holiday Festival & Christmas Tree LightingSaturday, December 3, 20223:00 PM  9:00 PM11555 W Civic Center Dr. Marana, AZ, 85653  The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. with an ...
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By Kim N. Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in South Florida
(Optima Properties)
If you’ve been house-hunting in recent years, you’ve really been through it. Maybe you were waiting out the market, hoping the rocketing prices would start to flatten. Now, of course, they have — but between 2021 and 2022, mortgage rates have more than doubled, from less than 3 percent to more than 7 percent. If you are renting and trying to save for a down-payment, the cost of your rental has likely increased as well. Sellers who are sitting on low mortgage rates are not listing their homes for sale and supply shortages, cost of land, and cost of lending, along with higher labor and building costs have slowed down new construction. All these factors contribute to a continued shortage of desirable inventory and home prices are staying propped up and not decreasing as one would expect. B...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Click here for price and locationWell maintained ranch home backing state game land in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake. Wood burning fireplace in the living room perfect for winter fun at the lake. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Home comes furnished and ready to start making memories. Oversized back deck to enjoy outdoor living. Arrowhead is a 5 star community featuring 3 pools, 2 lakes, 4 beaches, lodge, fitness center, playgrounds, tennis. Arrowhead is close to many Pocono Area attractions, hiking, skiing, outlet shopping, water parks, casino. Make your appointment today and be in the house in time for ski season.Call Patricia Quinn today at 201-779-3513 for more information!Click here for price and location 
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Expired Can Get You Fired! Agent lists a property early on Friday and then leaves town and cannot be reached by phone call, text message or email. Upon his return, there are 9 offers on the table and unfortunately, each of them have expired.  Not only did the listing agent fail to best represent the sellers to the highest ability, he quickly found out that he was fired. The nine other buyer agents also did not do their best to seek a viable solution for their clients.  None of them contacted the LA's brokerage or attempted to reach the sellers after that agent left town for 3 days. What would you have done to ensure that the client's offer had eyes on it before expiring?  First, I'd call the LA's brokerage, ask for the broker or the agent chosen to help in his absence. If no results, I'...
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By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
How Are Tax Values and Appraisal Values DifferentIf you are buying or selling a home, you're likely to encounter words that sound like they have the same meaning. Some of them do and some of them don't. The perfect example is a tax assessment and real estate appraisal.Both a tax assessment and a home appraisal try to find the value of a home. They use different means to reach their findings, and they exist for different reasons.When you are buying a home, an appraisal is required by the mortgage lender. Lenders want to know the current value of the home to ensure they aren’t lending more to the buyer than the property is really worth.The property tax assessment finds the value of the home to calculate taxes. This valuation can be used for years until another assessment is conducted to c...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
It’s safe to say we’ve never encountered a housing market nearly as unpredictable as the one we’re in right now. After months of navigating wild fluctuations, homebuyers, sellers, owners, and renters are now desperately trying to read the tea leaves to figure out where real estate prices, inventories, sales, and mortgage rates are going in the coming year.   We can't effectively predict what the market will be in December 2022 or into the new year, 2023, but we can tell you what the market was in October 2022. 
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Gilbert made the top 10 on a list of safest places in the nation, according to a personal finance website.  WalletHub used a wide variety of metrics, such as COVID-19 vaccination percentage among residents, assaults per capita and road quality. Threats to safety in the U.S. come in many forms, from the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters to mass shootings and traffic accidents.People can feel unsafe in other ways, too. Aside from the types of hazards that can cause bodily injury or other physical harm, taking out an unaffordable second mortgage, forgoing health insurance or even visiting unsecured websites are also ways people run into danger. One of the biggest worries for many people right now is the cost of inflation, which reached a four-decade high thi...
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