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 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   The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home. Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market [INFOGRAPHIC] 1.7KSHARES 1.4K 91 19 218 Some Highlights The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home. Housing inventory is increasing, which means more options for your search. Plus, the intensity of bidding wars may ease as buyer demand moderates, leading to fewer homes selling above asking price. If you’re ready to buy a home, now may be the moment you’ve been waiting for. Partne...
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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 are new innovative ways now to deposit earnest money!    You no longer have to go to the bank and get a cashier's check or approve a wire transfer, or even write a check and deliver it to the title company! Zoccam What you need -  ~ A check is filled out (made out to the title company) ~ Name of title company and branch that will receive the deposit ~ Sale property address ~ Buyer name ~ Seller name (or can enter "unknown") You need to download the app, sign in and create a passcode, but easily it walks you through the process and is pretty easy.   You write a check, take pictures of it with your phone, and in ten minutes you are done.    You get an email s...
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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 On August 2, 2022, Cathie Ericson published a very good interesting report on Realtor.com about list of major red flags to avoid when buying a house. Red flag No. 1: Too much scent, Red flag No. 2: Poor tiling, Red flag No. 3: Foundation issues, Red flag No. 4: Signs of deferred property maintenance, Red flag No. 5: Nearby water, Red flag No. 6: Wonky windows, Red flag No. 7: Mold, Red flag No. 8: Water damage, Red flag No. 9: Cosmetic enhancements, Red flag No. 10: Improper ventilation, Perhaps there are might be other helpful suggestion for list of tips major red flags to avoid when buying a house. For complete more detailed information about Cathie Ericson’s r...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On August 2, 2022, Cathie Ericson published a very good interesting report on Realtor.com about list of major red flags to avoid when buying a house.Red flag No. 1: Too much scent,Red flag No. 2: Poor tiling,Red flag No. 3: Foundation issues,Red flag No. 4: Signs of deferred property maintenance,Red flag No. 5: Nearby water,Red flag No. 6: Wonky windows,Red flag No. 7: Mold,Red flag No. 8: Water damage,Red flag No. 9: Cosmetic enhancements,Red flag No. 10: Improper ventilation,Perhaps there are might be other helpful suggestion for list of tips major red flags to avoid when buying a house.For complete more detailed information about Cathie Ericson’s report for list of major red flags to avoid when buying a house, please click HERE
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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)
There are new innovative ways now to deposit earnest money!    You no longer have to go to the bank and get a cashier's check or approve a wire transfer, or even write a check and deliver it to the title company!ZoccamWhat you need - ~ A check is filled out (made out to the title company)~ Name of title company and branch that will receive the deposit~ Sale property address~ Buyer name~ Seller name (or can enter "unknown")You need to download the app, sign in and create a passcode, but easily it walks you through the process and is pretty easy.   You write a check, take pictures of it with your phone, and in ten minutes you are done.    You get an email stating success that it was sent, and title will confirm receipt and send EM receipts. EarnnestThis program works in a similar fashion,...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Thursday August 4, 20221. What is Mark Twain's real name? Samuel Langhorne Clemens2. The ball on top of a flagpole is called a what? Truck3. What is a Hurdy-Gurdy? A stringed-instrument4. Who did Bruno Mars start his singing career as a child by impersonating?  Elvis PresleyTrivia questions for Friday August 5, 20221. What sort of creature is a Boto?2. Whose tombstone bears the inscription "That's All Folks"?3. Who is Donald Duck's girlfriend?4. What is a stag with twelve-point antler's known as? Enjoy your day.
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By Laura Sellers, www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; www.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com)
Change Your Life – Wherever your dream home, I'll help you find it.Whether you want to be in the middle of it all or get away from it all —if you're ready for what's next, as your Forever Agent℠, let me help you find the perfect home for your lifestyle.#ForYouForLife #YourForeverAgentBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Best Auburn Realtors, Best Opelika Realtors, Relocate to Auburn, Move to Auburn, Homes for sale in Auburn, Homes for Sale near me, Houses for Sale Opelika, Luxury Homes for Sale Auburnwww.AuburnOpelikaALRealEstate.com
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
(TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE)
This is one of the sites attached to the Lake Sumter Landing Square.  Each square has its own theme and Lake Sumter Landing is as the name would suggest waterfront.  A boardwalk runs alongside of the lake, a pier and buildings look like maybe a New England coastal town.  Sticking with themes a lighthouse is located on the lake and it is connected to The Lighthouse Restaurant of course.  Also, located at Lake Sumter Landing is The Waterfront Inn which is not only an upscale hotel but also offers dining and entertainment in the lounge area. Plenty to do in Lake Sumter Landing every night 365 days a year live music comes from the pavilion, market night when local vendors set up tents twice a week.  It is an old time town square on steroids where you see folks walking around with either an ...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  August 5, 2022.New properties for sale 973Back on the market listings 139Price decrease listings 679Price increase 147Active kick out 10Active option contract 311Active contingent 57Pending listings 377Sold listings 374Expired listings 14Cancelled listings 85Withdrawn listings 10Temporary off market listings 53Coming soon listings 131
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 THERE'S STILL TIME TO BUY A NEW CHARLOTTE AREA HOME THIS SUMMER August has arrived. Schools will be back in session in a few weeks. But if you need to purchase a home in the Greater Charlotte area this summer, there's still plenty of time to do so. In Charlotte summer is still very much with us as the temperatures would attest! Meantime, the frenzy of the Summer 2021 housing market appears to have abated, providing a window of opportunity to home buyers. 3 REASONS TO BUY A HOME IN TODAY'S SHIFTING MARKET Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners Can Help You Find Your Dream Home This Summer If you're ready to start looking for a Greater Charlotte area home this summer, Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty can make your home search easy and stress-free.  T...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Houston Texas area real estate market update as of August 5, 2022.New properties for sale 614Back on market listings 103Price decrease listings 831Price increase listings 106Option pending listings 229Pending continue to show 39Listings that are now pending 276Listings that have sold 346Listings that will be coming Soon 83Listings That Have Been Withdrawn 63Listing That Have Expired 17Listings That Have Terminated 127
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
SOLD Multiple Offers Over Asking Price! Great Neck, Long Island  REALTORS® Lawrence & Sheila Agranoff  SOLD another Nassau County Home. This time it was in Great Neck Long Island. We received multiple offers the first day it hit this competitive Long Island Real Estate market. We scheduled an Open House and buyers were lined up to see it before we even arrived. As soon as we opened the door, buyers started making offers. Our thanks to A/R member Craig Rutman for another Long Island referral! Are you ready to sell your Long Island Home and have it Listed by us? Call our Cell: 631-805-4400 and be another SOLD! WE LIST AND SELL LONG ISLAND HOMES AND CONDOS LAWRENCE "LARRY" AND SHEILA AGRANOFF CELL: 631-805-4400  Search Here For Long Island Condos
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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By Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )
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By Kathy Streib, Retired Home Stager/Redesign
Friday Fun…What Would Be In Your Cookie Jar?Nina Hollander, Broker’s post yesterday reminded us that it was Chocolate Chip Cookie Day…so thank you, Nina, for making me want to make some chocolate chip cookies. So it’s Friday and time for fun!  What would be in YOUR cookie jar if you could have any cookie in it you wanted???I know that there are some who no longer eat cookies or any other sweet but if you did…come on…pretend…what would be in your cookie jar?  What’s your favorite cookie??? Mine is a homemade chocolate chip cookie. I’ve tried the bakery and store-bought ones and while some are good, it’s hard to beat a homemade chocolate cookie.  Larry and I once set out on a quest to find the perfect recipe (besides the Original Toll House Cookie Recipe) and ended up making about  6 batc...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
When I went to lunch today, I noticed an old lady sitting on a park bench sobbing her eyes out. I stopped and asked her what was wrong.She said, "I have a 22 year old husband at home. He makes love to me every morning and then gets up and makes me pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and freshly ground coffee."I said, "Well, then why are you crying?"She said, "He makes me homemade soup for lunch and my favorite brownies and then makes love to me for half the afternoon.I said, "Well, why are you crying?" She said, "For dinner he makes me a gourmet meal with wine and my favorite dessert and then makes love to me until 2:00 a.m." I said, "Well, why in the world would you be crying?" She said, "I can't remember where I live!"  YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ ...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
  The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home. Three Reasons To Buy a Home in Today’s Shifting Market [INFOGRAPHIC] 1.7KSHARES 1.4K 91 19 218 Some Highlights The housing market is moving away from the frenzy of the past year and it’s opening doors for you if you’re thinking about buying a home. Housing inventory is increasing, which means more options for your search. Plus, the intensity of bidding wars may ease as buyer demand moderates, leading to fewer homes selling above asking price. If you’re ready to buy a home, now may be the moment you’ve been waiting for. Partner with a real estate professional to start the homebuying process today. Bottom Line "There Is A Realtor For That" If you’re ...
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(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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