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 Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~
(Real Estate One)
West Bloomfield Michigan relocation relocating to West Bloomfield Michigan because you want to be close to family?  Or you may be considering moving to West Bloomfield Township because of a job transfer?  In my websites I try to give you more information about the community than the average info on the internet.  I want to give you the local flavor of what West Bloomfield is like.  As a local Metro Detroit Realtor I hope to give you a little more about your West Bloomfield relocation.  West Bloomfield Township is a charter township in Oakland County, Michigan.  If you do not know yet Oakland County is metro Detroit's wealthiest county.  West Bloomfield is what I would call a prestigious city.  Home buyers want to live there.  West Bloomfield Township has a population of 64,690. It is lo...
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By Savvy Gainesville/Ocala, High tech real estate
(Savvy and Company)
Due to the booming housing market in Ocala and Marion County, developers are planning to build a string of multi-family units along State Road 200 in Ocala. Altogether, 728 units are expected, ranging from town homes, duplexes, and apartments.You can read the complete story here.
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By Savvy Gainesville/Ocala, High tech real estate
(Savvy and Company)
In order to match the growing workforce in Marion County, the housing market is exploding. Numbers are up across the board for single-family homes in Ocala from October of 2021 compared to October of 2020, including median sales price, average sales price, and total number of sales.You can read the complete story here.
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By Savvy Gainesville/Ocala, High tech real estate
(Savvy and Company)
Landmark Properties, the same company that recently built The Standard at the University of Florida's campus in Gainesville, is about to build another apartment complex not too far away. Haven 13 will be coming soon to Southwest 13th street, pending the demolition of four buildings currently in its way.You can read the complete story here.
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
A Day to Celebrate Gratitude, Happy Thanksgiving! !I have a lot to be thankful today and always, God has truly blessed me with many gifts.Most importantly the gift of knowing that God is always with me, always helping with what He knows that I need and surrounding me with many people who make my life complete.I was blessed to marry a perfect partner over 30 years ago, who constantly amazes me with so many gifts that make my life and the lives of so many others better each day.I have great children who impress me and make me proud of their accomplishments and their service to God, family and those around them.God has also graced me with many friends and family from near and far.  All of these friends and family members are appreciated much more than I take the time to let them know.Hopef...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
If you're considering building a new house, then one of the first things that you might think about is whether or not to install solar panels. Solar power has been around for decades, and it's only getting more popular. If you're looking for some reasons why installing solar panels should be high on your list of priorities when building a new home, read on.1. Solar Power is a Powerful and Efficient Way to Produce EnergyIf you're new to solar, then you might not realize that it's an incredible source of renewable energy. With just a few basic panels on your roof, you can power most appliances in your home without having to worry about expensive electric bills every month. In fact, with the solar power system that SunPower is offering its clients, you can save up to 90% on your electric b...
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
I am not sure if I post a Thank You to Active Rain every year when we are giving thanks as a challenge but if I don't I should and here is why:I used to love writing in my High School years and I excelled at it. Honestly, I was so good at it that my Creative Writing teacher, Ms. Peggy, stole about half my work. With a little modification she later published it as her own. I was in love with Ms Peggy (whole nother story) and I'm thankful for her as well.The main reason I quit writing was that PC's and spell check were not yet invented plus life was happening and I was struggling to pay the bills... no time to write. Back to PC's and spell check. Although my mother was an artist and writer in her own right she had a horrible blind spot. I would come home on a fantastic high because I knew...
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By Jean Richer, Straight Talk on Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
Enjoy this 3 bed 2 bath condo in the desirable location of The Highlands! A bright white kitchen leads into the bonus room which is a great space for a pantry or hobby room. The large dining room is a great space to host family dinners. A convenient half bath is located just off the entry. Moving into the living room, you’ll notice the oversized patio doors leading to the large balcony. This private balcony has an amazing view of the large pond with water fountains, feels like your own country retreat. Continuing upstairs, you can’t miss the primary bedroom. Tall ceilings and large windows create a bright and spacious oasis. 2 more bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the second level. Diligent condo management with fees that cover ALL utilities and amenities. The unit includes in-unit...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Atlanta HorizonView Group: Atlanta Real Estate CompanyAnthony Acosta, Associate BrokerAtlanta HorizonView Atlanta Real Estate Associate Broker: Anthony Acosta brings unique expertise to buyers, sellers, and investors in the luxury real estate market. Anthony offers full-service, step-by-step guidance for every deal, most recently in the explosive Atlanta condo market. His position as a top-performing Real Estate Associate Broker at Harry Norman, Realtors provides clients with an extensive network of qualified buyers and insight into great properties entering the marketplace.Utilizing a highly successful approach, Anthony’s insight and experience in the Atlanta market combine to make dreams happen. Entrepreneurial, analytical, and driven, he has become one of the most respected real esta...
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By Zdenka "Zee" Mahan, Making Real Estate sale fun- exciting experience!
(Intero / Berkshire Hathaway )
Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you and yours an amazing day filled with memories, re-connecting and creating memories we missed out on last year!I made a little Real Estate update for you by neighborhood so you don’t get caught at the dinner table not knowing! Real Estate is guaranteed to be talked about. Here is your fresh update!!! Don’t see yours building or neighborhood? Message me and I will send you yours exclusively!!!  Active in Downtown San Jose. We only  have 31 units for sale! (Condos)Lowest I’ve seen it in a very long time. Link to all at: Here is what sold or is under contract for these types of homes: Townhomes that closed in 2021 so far:
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
There is no better way to wrap up the dining room remodeling but to paint the add finishing touch to the walls. Usually, homeowners paint the walls with plain colors, attach decors, and hang wall curtains to finish their dining room look. However, there is a classical of decorating your dining room walls—mural painting. What is mural painting? Mural painting refers to artwork that is painted on the walls or ceiling. This decoration technique is used even during the Renaissance Period, which explains why catholic churches walls are heavily painted with religious visuals. Typically, this form of painting is done inside the walls of dominant places like churches and political halls. However, over time, homeowners adapted it as a way to decorate their homes. There are two ways mural paintin...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
 We would like to express our deepest and most sincerest gratitude to all our clients, friends and family. There has been some trying times we have faced this year and we made it through with the support and kindness from everyone. We wish everyone a blessed and memorable Thanksgiving. God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving.From Team Stiller
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate)
Thanksgiving 2021: Dancing in the Rain In 2009, I found a voice here at ActiveRain after a fellow agent suggested this unique real estate platform. A little hesitant at first, sitting back observing, until realizing I had something to say. Since then, I have not held back.  I gained confidence, industry insight and valuable knowledge that otherwise may not have been available, once taking that first step. There are so many wonderful people I have met here on ActiveRain who are true experts in their fields and are always more than willing to help. Engaging in wonderful conversations with other members takes it to a more personal place and never once have I been disappointed by picking up the phone and calling another AR professional. Occasionally, I have found friendships that will last ...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr.,
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
New Sculpture at Brookside Garden, Wheaton, MarylandBrookside Gardens has a new sculpture. "Mantle II" was created by David Harber, the same artist who also made the silver sundial at the gardens.The work is a gift from the Klipper Family Foundation and is in honor of Lisa Jin Chen.Photo by Jason Gedeik, Montgomery Parks.This is a Montgomery Parks announcement, Montgomery County, Maryland.  False Bird of Paradise, Brookside Gardens Conservatory,Montgomery County, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Zee Mahan, Get your own piece of Maui paradise...
(Berkshire Hathaway Maui Properties)
Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you and yours an amazing day filled with fun, re-connecting and creating memories we missed out on last year! I made a little Real Estate update for you by neighborhood so you don’t get caught at the dinner table not knowing! Real Estate is guaranteed to be talked about. Here is your fresh update!!! Don’t see yours building or neighborhood? Message me and I will send you yours exclusively!!!Kahana Ridge Hillside: Wai Hill Village (single family homes) At Kahana Ridge
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By Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
I am thankful for doctors and all medical staff. They are human and as such they make mistakes. I avoid them as much as possible. I do get my annual screenings but even something as simple as that is subject to error. Most recently, after seeing a doctor for the first time she ordered the annal mammogram screening. Doctors note the history of breast cancer on the screening orders. This doctor’s note as to which breast had cancer was WRONG! I called the office to get clarification on what that note meant. Does that indicate the breast that had cancer or the one that did not?They offered an apology and directed me to correct it. We must all be vigilant and check for mistakes because doctors make mistakes. I am thankful I have the wisdom to know this and the courage to always ask questions...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Glen Eden Resort has great cabins to rent year round in Northwest Colorado area.  Cabins can accodate 4 to 6 sdults.  Pet friendly in most the cabins, riverfrom cabins.  All cabins have fireplaces, full kitchen with pot and pans, plates, glassware.  Also has Satelle TV, seasonal picinic tables and outoutdoor grill.   The Glen Eden Resort affords access to every seasonal activity imaginable.   Located just 18 miles north of Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Ski Resort®, the Glen Eden is a relaxing escape from the crowds, with simple access to all that the area has to offer. Be it a short drive, or a step out your door there is sure to be something fun and exciting to do. Summer or winter, spring or fall, activities at the Glen Eden Resort and surrounding Routt County abound. Trout fish...
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By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
I am going to define WONDER so that you can better appreciate this entrance window into something deep and everlasting and not just stop at the word itself. Pause and consider this definition: Surprise with admiration, stirred with beauty, the unexpected, the unfamiliar driven by desire to explore and gravitate toward. Sounds like a recipe for abundant life. Combine, stir, let set and eat as desired?WONDERMENT (meant)When one is engaged, consumed or surrounded by wonder, they are said to be in a state of awe. When you take fear (of the unknown) and mix with reverence plus respect is how you get awe. Awe is wordless and is its own reward.WONDERING (wander-in)When wonder is making the rounds, it has a dynamic exclusive to its being which is the ability to summon attention to itself using ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
I started delivering pies a few years ago to clients who closed in the past year, along with some of my clients that have given me so much business.    This year was no exception, and Wednesday I left early to pick up the pies from Village Inn and started delivering.   I left enough time to "catch up" and drive time between clients.   I also had many Sellers move out of state this year, so sent gift cards to them. Was SOOO much fun seeing these clients and they showed me what home improvements they have done, and some are finalizing their move-in.   The gratitude towards these clients was SUCH a wonderful feeling yesterday!    I had to chuckle at my first delivery to a past client I have known close to 20 years.  I sold her home in Broomfield this year, and she said she needs to buy ano...
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