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 Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
April 2022 Solds in The November ClubVisit our Mountain Club website page for links to the listings below! Contact The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Mountain Club Expert, Fabio Nieto at 973-713-6492 for more information.  The Mountain Club Condominium complex is set high up on the hill right off Route 10 East with views of the city. The complex includes 50 residential buildings that consist of a total of 702 dwelling units. There are one and two-bedroom units available throughout the community.  With low taxes and HOA fees, residents get to enjoy several amenities such as a community pool, tennis court, clubhouse, fitness room, and on-site management team. If convenience is important to you then look no more! The Mountain Club is convenient to all major highways (Routes. 10, 28...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
March 2022 Solds in The November ClubVisit our Mountain Club website page for links to the listings below! Contact The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Mountain Club Expert, Fabio Nieto at 973-713-6492 for more information.  The Mountain Club Condominium complex is set high up on the hill right off Route 10 East with views of the city. The complex includes 50 residential buildings that consist of a total of 702 dwelling units. There are one and two-bedroom units available throughout the community.  With low taxes and HOA fees, residents get to enjoy several amenities such as a community pool, tennis court, clubhouse, fitness room, and on-site management team. If convenience is important to you then look no more! The Mountain Club is convenient to all major highways (Routes. 10, 28...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the market.Gilbert Arizona, see the 12 newest homes for sale for Saturday 21 May 2022 Gilbert Arizona, see homes for sale here YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox.net Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property ManagementSelling Arizona for more than 19 yearsFounder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor  Bill Salv...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
2022 Solds in RoseValle: Visit our website for floor plans and links to sold listings!RoseValle at Chatham is a small, exclusive community of 56 three and four bedroom townhomes. Each townhome features spectacular architectural details and luxury appointments as well as formal dining room, lofts, open gourmet kitchens. The RoseValle at Chatham homes range in size from 3,300 square feet to over 4,100 square feet. These townhomes are light and spacious with many important features such as walk-in closets, granite countertops, quality appliances, patio, etc. Built by highly respected and acclaimed Sterling Properties, these luxury homes are built using the finest materials and quality workmanship.The RoseValle townhome community include a fantastic Clubhouse with fitness room, a lovely out...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
April 2022 Solds in Madison Common:Visit our Madison Common website page to see the listings for these properties! We also have all the floor plans!Built in the mid-1980's and situated around a 3 acre lake which adds a serene, resort-like setting to The Madison Common - a friendly community of 208 townhomes.  This beautiful and affluent Madison townhome community offers a landscape that is both lovely and mature and affords each homeowner maximum privacy.  An on-site manager at Madison Common makes certain the grounds and amenities are impeccably maintained. There are tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a clubhouse with party room and fitness room for the exclusive use of Madison Common residents and their guests.Pets are allowed and welcome in The Madison Common and the townhomes were d...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
April 2022 Solds in The Moore Estate:Visit our Moore Estate website page to see the listings for these properties! Contact The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Moore Estate Expert, Tracy Biebelberg at 908-510-9593 for more information. There are approximately 250 homes in the Moore Estate populated with people of all ages, from young professionals to retirees and everything in between. The Moore Estate enjoys a unique and delightful pastoral setting adjacent to Loantaka Park with more than 570 acres of parkland, nearly five miles of trails for biking, running, walking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing; 3 ballfields; and a scenic pond. There is a beautiful clubhouse with a spacious party or meeting room and catering kitchen for use by Moore Estate residents. The recently e...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
March 2022 Solds in The Moore Estate:Visit our Moore Estate website page to see the listings for these properties! Contact The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Moore Estate Expert, Tracy Biebelberg at 908-510-9593 for more information. There are approximately 250 homes in the Moore Estate populated with people of all ages, from young professionals to retirees and everything in between. The Moore Estate enjoys a unique and delightful pastoral setting adjacent to Loantaka Park with more than 570 acres of parkland, nearly five miles of trails for biking, running, walking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing; 3 ballfields; and a scenic pond. There is a beautiful clubhouse with a spacious party or meeting room and catering kitchen for use by Moore Estate residents. The recently e...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
April 2022 Solds in Sutton Woods:Visit our Sutton Woods website page to see the listings for these properties! We also have all the floor plans!Contact The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Sutton Woods Expert, Nathalie Lissinna at 908-656-1747 for more information.  Sutton Woods is a condo community of approximately 300 homes, most of which offer townhouse-style living. Conveniently located in a pastoral setting in Chatham Township, Sutton Woods Condos are on the border of Summit NJ. There are approximately 300 condos in Sutton Woods populated with people of all ages - from young professionals to retirees. All enjoy the pastoral setting and the outdoor recreational facilities such as walking paths, outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and the tennis & paddle courts. The grounds are ...
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By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man, The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
First, real estate agents (since I am one and have been since 1978) have a more detailed and in-depth consultation with buyers before you start your engine.  Here are some suggestions to deal with what we are living in right now as example a gallon of gasoline is MORE THAN DOUBLE than the price it was fifteen months ago.  Think about the worst crisis you ever went through, and I imagine this time is not as bad as that time. Am I correct?  Paying $1.36 for a gallon of distilled water (if I can find it on the shelf) when it was 79 cents just about a year ago.  A small coke and chalupa at Taco Bell (I am ashamed to say I stopped by there last week but was on my way to a Toastmaster meeting right after work. $9.50! I was shocked, had I not been hungry and knew I would not be home for 90 min...
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By Simon Westfall-Kwong, The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Realty, North Central New Jersey)
March 2022 Solds in Sutton Woods:Contact The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Sutton Woods Expert, Nathalie Lissinna at 908-656-1747 for more information.  Sutton Woods is a condo community of approximately 300 homes, most of which offer townhouse-style living. Conveniently located in a pastoral setting in Chatham Township, Sutton Woods Condos are on the border of Summit NJ. There are approximately 300 condos in Sutton Woods populated with people of all ages - from young professionals to retirees. All enjoy the pastoral setting and the outdoor recreational facilities such as walking paths, outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and the tennis & paddle courts. The grounds are beautifully maintained with specimen trees, shrubs and lots of flowers throughout the community. All units feat...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Open HouseSunday, May 22, 2022 2:30-3:30 One Diamond Crest Court Baltimore, County 21209MLS MDBC2024820 First Showing May 22, Sunday afternoon!This rare find is a beautiful home in The Gables at Summit Chase.Click To See More Photos  First Showing and the first open house for this five-bedroom, two-story home with three finished levels, a two-car garage, and a fabulous screened porch off the gourmet kitchen. This one shows pride-of-ownership. Click To See More Photos ThenCall, text, or email for an appointmentor visit us at the open house!Located at 1 Diamond Crest Ct 21209Directions: Greenspring Ave, South of Beltway Exit 22 to Left At Green Summit to the corner of Diamond Crest.For more information on this homeCall Margaret Rome   
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Who can help you if your house is on fire?If your house is on fire, the first and most important thing to do is to get yourself and your family to safety. Once you are out of immediate danger, you can call the fire department for help. The fire department will dispatch firefighters to your location, and they will work to extinguish the fire and minimize damage. Depending on the extent of the fire, you may also need to call a professional cleanup crew to deal with smoke and water damage. In any case, it is important to act quickly and calmly in order to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones. Webuyhousefastnationwide has a full guide on house fire victim assistance. Does FEMA help with fires?FEMA does provide financial assistance for firefighters who respond to large fires, bu...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
In Philadelphia, it was difficult to find deals this week, but thanks to friends I managed to find some. My friend Jessie told me about Zips the cleaners in the area that will wash comforters for $25 and put them in plastic and her's came out so fluffy and new so off I went. I spoke with the owner as another friend insisted they were going to dry clean it. He assured me they washed it and smiled, telling me to come back next Thursday. He also told me most of the labels say do not dry clean. I am thrilled to have found this service. It is that time of year to change your comforter Steal of a Deal  Total Liquidators was a store we came upon when looking for outdoor chairs we had breakfast at the Golden Eagle diner in Bristol after that we stopped by they had some great deals on air fryers...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
This home didn’t disappoint the buyer audience this week with its sensible layout, wood flooring throughout the house and soothing agreeable gray pallet. The main level office appealed to everyone, with it’s perfect place to host Zoom meetings and private conference calls. It truly surpassed everyone's expectations!    One buyer particularly fell in love with the living room, kitchen and dining spaces that easily blend, creating inviting spaces for gatherings with family and friends. They could picture their family and friends enjoying the oversized, covered patio, overlooking the greenbelt.    After spotting the downstairs primary bedroom tucked away for privacy, they pulled out all the stops and made an offer my seller could not refuse!      The highly desirable RRISD schools, was imp...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Sylmar Weekly Market Update May 9th - 15th, 2022 Kingsbury Condominiums NEWLY LISTED Bromont Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 864.00 sq. ft. | $400,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Bromont Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 864.00 sq. ft. | $400,000 Kingsbury Park NEWLY LISTED Bromont Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 864.00 sq. ft. | $400,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Bromont Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 864.00 sq. ft. | $400,000 Kingsbury Townhomes NEWLY LISTED Bromont Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 864.00 sq. ft. | $400,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Bromont Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 864.00 sq. ft. | $400,000 Northpointe NEWLY LISTED Foothill Boulevard | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1442.00 sq. ft. | $599,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Foothill Boulevard | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1442.00 sq. ft. | $599...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
The FHA 203k loan is going strong in Richmond, CAI get such a kick out Realtors who think they know all about the  FHA 203k only to find they heard from someone years ago who heard from someone else that had a bad experience. Well, we have been doing this since 1994. That is 28 years this year. In 1998 I stopped doing standard home inspections and went 100% with consulting for the FHA 203k and FNMA HomeStyle® Renovation Mortgage. If you are a Realtor and need more volume this could easily be your nitche. How you ask?1. You can sell commercial property for 3.5% down payment while your competition is requiring 35% down.  I've had so many Realtors tell me they just never run into commercial properties. Well, they are in every town and I mean every town. This is just a sample. This one has ...
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
The Wisconsin Woodland Report May 2022 Bayfield County; Hunting, Timber, Investments!  Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties     Available Properties Report   Price  Acres $/Acre  MLS # Status Municipality County $39,000 40.01 $975 5141249 Active Other Bayfield $39,000 40 $975 6101193 Active Delta Bayfield $42,900 40 $1,073 6081670 Active Clover Bayfield $60,720 40 $1,518 1539872 Active Orienta Bayfield $62,900 37.95 $1,657 1562687 Active Cable Bayfield $74,500 40 $1,863 6101793 Active-W/Offer Orienta Bayfield $78,430 40 $1,961 1537955 Active Clover Bayfield $79,695 40 $1,992 1527950 Active Lincoln Bayfield $79,750 40 $1,994 1545142 Active Clover Bayfield $79,900 120 $666 1543162 Active-W/Offer Herbster Bayfield $82,225 40 $2,056 1527952 Active Lincoln Bayfield $119,000 85.6 $1,390 1...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
What can I say about Lou Ludwig great blogs from the past that he shared with us here in the rain.    Motivational Power Quote   That’s Why It’s Called Murphy’s Law “If something can go wrong it will.” Murphy’s Law          As I see it . . . . . . .   That’s why it’s called Murphy’s Law   We plan for the best and them we meet Murphy and what can go wrong does.   It’s a safe bet that things can get off track and go wrong in a heartbeat. Things can get off track for many reasons. Our research can be faulty, we missed something in the research, we didn’t follow the plan or we may have miscalculated the resources that were required to successfully complete the undertaking.   It’s important to understand what caused a plan to go off track and to use that information to help correct the condi...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the market.Chandler Arizona, see the 13 newest homes for sale here for Saturday 21 May 2022 Chandler Arizona, see home for sale here  YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at     billAZElite@cox.net Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property ManagementSelling Arizona for more than 19 yearsFounder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, Arizona Realtor Bil...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Puppy Pow Wow at Starbucks Kaka‘akoTODAY May 21Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmStarbucks Kaka‘ako will be hosting a Puppy Pow Wow every other Saturday during 2022, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. You are invited to bring your furry friends for some pup cups, treats, and to meet other furry friends. During this time, Starbucks Kaka‘ako will also be collecting donations for the Hawaii Humane Society.   Requested donation items include: towels/blankets, paper towels, dog beds, dog kibble, dog toys and puppy pads. Mahalo for your support!    For Expert Pet Friendly Property Management in Honolulu, HawaiiCONTACT HI Pro Realty TODAY!
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