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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The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
For all Calistoga properties for sale click hereMedian prices, average days on marketcurrent for sale                 33,  medium price $2,480,000, average days on market  142current sale pendings       4,  medium price $907,000, average days on market  322sold in last 6 months      33,  medium price $998,000, average days on market  81Facts, numbers, square footage from BAREIS and/or Napa CountyRealist tax records, accuracy is not guaranteed nor has been verifiedStats for last 7 daysnew listings 0, price reductions 1, sale pendings 1, solds 2New Listings nonePrice Reductions 1301 Oak Street, Calistoga, CA 94515 (MLS # 321057554)(all data current as of 10/26/2021) View Virtual Tour Price $1,150,000 Beds 3 Baths 4 Baths Home size 2,651 sqft Lot Size 14,401 sqft   Private, Quiet Setting o...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
This short video addresses 2 important market statistics about the available housing inventory that all buyers, sellers, and agents should know if they want to be in a position to properly negotiate a transaction to its best outcome. These stats directly relate to the relationship between the supply and demand for homes at different price points. Available Homes Up 51% Since MayPlease remember to "like" the post and the video on YouTube too! Thank you. 🏡  Link to all homes for sale in Tallahassee📺 Subscribe To The Joe Manausa Real Estate Channel and Get More Housing Market Reports, Listings, and Real Estate Marketing Tips, and answers to your frequently asked questions.📘 Get the DIGITAL MARKETING BOOK written by an active Realtor, for all Realtors!
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Wind Alert for Montgomery County, MarylandA Wind Advisory from the National Weather Service is in effect today from 12 p.m. through tomorrow at 12 a.m. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible, which may lead to isolated power outages.Sign up for Alert Montgomery to get the latest https://buff.ly/3BgcxF2 This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement. Plains Coreopsis, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5592Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/320 sec., ISO-640, 30 mm, No FlashPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Matt Brady, One of San Diego's Best Lenders
(Finance Of America)
This weeks analysis is delayed one day due to Snow! We got 24 inches in 7 hours in Tahoe.  In the News We have an action packed week coming up. Here is what to expect Tuesday:New Home SalesThursday: Initial and Continuing Jobless Claims numbers Q3 GDP Pending Home Sales Friday: Consumer Spending #s Core Inflation 5 year Inflation Expectation Thursday and Friday reports have a high chance of influencing markets and rates.Chart CheckSupport/Resistance Last week I said: Rates are too volatile right now with the trend being downwards. I am locking rates in and not floating much at all. I am looking to see if we break support at Line 3 from the first graph above. If we do, I expect higher rates quickly. We in fact broke below support line 3 and saw a negative adjustment to rates. We did get ...
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By Anna Chroscicki, Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate
(Re/Max Masterpiece Realty)
Every news article talks about the fact that it’s a “seller’s market.” This means that if you are selling your home, you’ve probably gotten a few offers from which to choose.While sales price is important, so are the contingencies attached to the offer. Understanding what these contingencies mean can help you choose the best offer from the pack.4 Most Common Contingencies1. Home Inspection Contingency – This allows the buyer the right of a professional inspection to determine the condition of the home. Generally, this must be performed within seven to ten days and removed.The inspection will address any safety, fire, and system condition issues.2. Appraisal Contingency – A professional appraisal will be ordered to ensure the price offered in the offer is fair market value. If the purcha...
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By Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR
(Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087)
October 25th - National Greasy Foods Day:I have created a new word search puzzle for you to enjoy. Directions:  Click on the link below.  Your puzzle will open in a new window. To locate a word, please hold down the left side of your mouse while dragging your cursor over the letters of that word.  Release your hold when all of the letters of the word have been selected.  If your response is correct, the word will change color on the word list. Please check back for future daily puzzles.Enjoy and have a great day!Click Here To PlayIf you are looking to purchase a property or home on Long Island, New York, I hope you think of me, Linda Blumenthal. 
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP A recent survey from LendingTree.com found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting. Some of the most popular non-financial reasons given include: The flexibility to make the space your own The pride homeownership offers The sense of stability In the same survey, 41% of respondents say they'd rather own a home than rent because of the unique way homeownership builds wealth over time. And experts agree the home you own is an important tool for building your net worth. Here's what many of those experts have to say about building long-term financial stability through homeownership. According to the National Associ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Awareness; knowledge or perception of a situation or fact. Appreciation: a full understanding of a situation. “My business has been hacked. Now what?” Here are the steps you should employ immediately. Hire a Professional – When a business is hacked, it is entirely possible they were compromised because they did not employ technicians to prevent it in the first place. Therefore 3rd parties that specialize is security and breach mitigation should be contacted immediately. These IT security professionals specialize in prevention and containment. Their role proactively is to seek out vulnerabilities by utilizing vulnerability scanning software to seek out points of...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Millions of American businesses hire independent contractors to perform all types of services. And millions of American workers prefer to work as contractors rather than employees.  Indeed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely that more people than ever want the freedom that comes with being an independent contractor. But for decades, many state and federal agencies have had it in for businesses that hire independent contractors rather than employees. They prefer that you classify your workers as employees because then you must     • pay unemployment insurance premiums,     • provide workers’ comp, and     • withhold taxes from employee pay.  Employees are...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it. Have a super fantastic week! Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP There’s a lot of talk lately about how challenging it can be to find a home to buy. While housing inventory is still low, there are a few important things to understand about the supply of homes for sale as we move into the end of the year. The Number of Homes for Sale Usually Peaks in the Fall In the residential real estate market, trends generally follow a predictable and seasonal pattern. Typically, the number of homes available for sale (or active monthly listings) peaks in the fall. But in a chapter where so little feels normal, the question becomes: should we expect a fall peak this year? If we look at the active monthly listings for 2021 (shown in the ch...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 STUNNING Mid-century Modern Ranch that offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and sits on OVER a half acre in HILLIARD! SO MANY UPDATES including BRAND NEW metal roof, completely REFRESHED Kitchen with professionally finished white cabinetry, CUSTOM WALNUT open shelving, TILE backsplash, appliances and lighting! Custom master bathroom renovation will blow you away! Covered front porch, new gutters, freshly painted exterior, updated fireplace, ORIGINAL hardwood floors and more! French doors off the kitchen lead you to a BEAUTIFUL sun room with so many opportunities! BRAND NEW, massive composite deck allow you to watch the deer from your private backyard complete with shed and play house! Partially finished basement adds rec room, fitness area and good storage in the crawl space. This is MOVE IN REA...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 FANTASTIC 3 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH RANCH HOME in the POPULAR HILLIARD HEIGHTS subdivision! This CHARMING 1-story welcomes you with GORGEOUS refinished HARDWOOD floors, a LARGE living room with front BAY WINDOW and dining room with CHIC beams, NEW lighting and FRENCH DOORS to the backyard! Kitchen has AMPLE counter space, tiled backsplash and tons of storage! Main hallway leads to the main bath and bedrooms. Master has DUAL closets for additional storage! Finished lower level is SURE TO PLEASE with a SOPHISTICATED man cave, BOUTIQUE bedroom! and an oversized family room with endless possibilities! Don't miss the AMAZING laundry room w/tile floor and super CUTE half bath! Enjoy a cookout and fire on the oversized paver patio! Large 2 car garage has room for your vehicles and possibly a worksh...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
   Listed by Erik HissThe Jackson Team-Keller Williams Capital Partners100 E Wilson Bridge RdWorthington, OH 43085
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By Ron Cedillo, Helping People and Enjoying Life
(Home Buyers Realty)
There’s a lot of talk lately about how challenging it can be to find a home to buy. While housing inventory is still low, there are a few important things to understand about the supply of homes for sale as we move into the end of the year. The Number of Homes for Sale Usually Peaks in the Fall In the residential real estate market, trends generally follow a predictable and seasonal pattern. Typically, the number of homes available for sale (or active monthly listings) peaks in the fall. But in a chapter where so little feels normal, the question becomes: should we expect a fall peak this year? If we look at the active monthly listings for 2021 (shown in the chart below), we’ll see that the number of homes on the market has increased fairly steadily since spring this year. The realtor....
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
30 Brook, Cobourg is SOLD!Thank you for your trust. We truly appreciate it and looking forward to serving you again.Kirk Rickman and Victoria CarterTwoMoveYou Real Estate Century 21 Brighton6 Ironwood Cres, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0Phone: 647-697-7709
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By CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA, Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems
(Number Cruncher LLC)
Millions of American businesses hire independent contractors to perform all types of services. And millions of American workers prefer to work as contractors rather than employees. Indeed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely that more people than ever want the freedom that comes with being an independent contractor.But for decades, many state and federal agencies have had it in for businesses that hire independent contractors rather than employees. They prefer that you classify your workers as employees because then you must    • pay unemployment insurance premiums,     • provide workers’ comp, and     • withhold taxes from employee pay. Employees are also protected by state and federal labor laws that regulate worker rights such as a minimum wage, overtime, and the right to union...
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By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Awareness; knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.Appreciation: a full understanding of a situation.“My business has been hacked. Now what?” Here are the steps you should employ immediately.Hire a Professional – When a business is hacked, it is entirely possible they were compromised because they did not employ technicians to prevent it in the first place. Therefore 3rd parties that specialize is security and breach mitigation should be contacted immediately. These IT security professionals specialize in prevention and containment. Their role proactively is to seek out vulnerabilities by utilizing vulnerability scanning software to seek out points of entry and patch those vulnerabilities prior to an intrusion.Change and Reset Passwords – Many hacks begin with compromised passwor...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Denise Lones came up with a excellent blog.  If you missed it first time around, do not miss it now! Prioritizing Your Rocks You are likely familiar with the Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand story and demonstration. No? Let me quickly explain: Our demonstration includes a jar, rocks, pebbles, and sand. The jar represents your life - the 24 hours that each of us has each and every day. The rocks include the important stuff - spouse, family and friends, pets, hobbies, health, and the things that bring each of us joy. The pebbles include the things that we have to focus on such as career, making sure your house is maintained, your financial life, etc. It even includes marketing such as your campaigns that bring you future business! These things are not as important as things you designate as your ...
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By Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange
(Westchester Modular Homes Construction Corp)
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By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
  NEVER STOP Never stop caring about the quality of life.Never stop dreaming or give in to strife.Never stop building bridges that lead to promising tomorrows.Never stop trying or give in to sorrows.Never stop smiling and looking forward to each new day.Never forget that all storms ca clear, the grayest sky can turn pure blue.Remember brighter tomorrows are near, and someone is always here for you.But most of all...NEVER STOP SHINING IN YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY! Always be yourself because the people that mind don't matter, and the people that matter don't mind. Some Halloween Info: When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween. Make sure everyone stays safe this Halloween with the following tips:  Trick or Treating:Plan a route in advance.Only visit well-lit house...
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