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 Gary Thomas, Realtor to the Dreamers
(Preferred Properties Key West)
from August 17, 2017My Life as a Clown That's not me in the pic.  I looked as cute, but nobody took a photo of me back in summer of 1962 when I spent many-a-day as a clown.I was fifteen years old and had a job at a furniture store in Denver where I made $1.00 an hour. Minimum wage was $1.15 back in 1962. I guess my employer thought that since I was young I didn't have the right to be paid as much as an adult. I didn't care. It was money and the work wasn't hard. I worked at a furniture store on West Alameda Avenue in Denver. This was an area of town where nearby Morrison Road led to the home a couple of miles west where Jack Kerouac once lived. During the 1950s and 1960s this part of town was populated by lower middle to middle class families who would shop for furniture that fit their ...
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Bunker Hill Village, Houston, TX Bunker Hill Village is a primarily premium real estate market in Houston, Texas, located among the extremely desirable The Memorial Villages communities.The suburb is located west of Houston's Outer Loop region and is only a 20- to 30-minute commute from the city. Bunker Hill Village, like its sibling neighborhoods, offers a friendly and calm cul de sac living atmosphere. The wonderful choices inside this community will definitely appeal to buyers searching for a move-in-ready luxury house with plenty of conveniences and facilities. Please contact our team for your real estate requirements if you want assistance in locating appropriate homes in the region or would like to book a site visit. LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET: Bunker Hill Village is ideally situat...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Piney Point Village, Houston, TX Piney Point Village is located in Houston, Texas, and is the southernmost neighborhood of the Memorial Villages district.The community is in Houston's Outer Loop district, about a 20-minute drive from downtown. Like most other villages in the region, Piney Point Village is mostly suburban, offering a wide range of great single-family home alternatives for purchasers. Please don't hesitate to contact our team to learn more about Piney Point Village if you need assistance locating appropriate houses for sale in the area. LOVELY SUBURBAN HOMES: Piney Point Village is a charming community of single-family houses in the suburbs. These homes have open floor plans ideal for families looking for a pleasant and kid-friendly home in the city. Property lots are lar...
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By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
Many homeowners are unaware that staging a home for sale can increase their chances of selling it. However, when they find out about this information, many will make the necessary changes to get their home sold faster and for more money. Home staging is the process of preparing a home for sale by creating an environment that shows off its best features. Homebuyers are more likely to purchase a property if it's staged well because they will be able to see themselves living there and envisioning their new life in the space. There are many things you can do to make your house appealing, but here are some basic guidelines:  Clean the Entire HomeWhether you are staging your home or selling it, buyers want to envision themselves living in the house as a resident rather than a visitor at risk ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker If you never take risks, you'll never accomplish great things. Everybody dies, but not everyone has lived! S. Lewis Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2021, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...  and courtesy of  Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker  Tacoma Washington  Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE Fathom Realty WA LLC Serving South Puget Sound in Washington State         Paul's Service...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Food is like a relationship. While you want the things you like, the certainty if you will; you also like something new, the uncertainty or variety. Without that uncertainty, without that variety, life becomes mundane and too predictable.  I will leave that comparison there and not delve too deeply into how those two are alike as that could pass PG-13 real quick. So, one morning, I wanted to bring something new to an old favorite. And so, I took my morning breakfast burrito and I brought a sweetness and a spice to it all at the same time. So, first I started with baking a potato in the microwave. Around the size of a fist. Basically, you want to take a cup of pieces of this potato cut into one-inch cubes.  Then, take 4 strips of thick low sodium bacon. I prefer low sodium because it is ...
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Every time a homeowner decides to remodel a kitchen, an opportunity to bring out the best ideas is presented. If you are just planning a kitchen remodeling project, you can start by exploring great color ideas that can enhance the look of your kitchen.Taupe kitchen cabinets are among the hyped color options for the kitchen. Is it a color scheme that you can consider for your kitchen? Well, we’ll explore it amongst other color options that you can have in your kitchen for an exciting look.Top color ideas for your kitchenTaupe kitchenThis is one of the top color schemes that you can have in your kitchen. This color scheme can be defined in multiple ways. For example, it is an earthly color that brings warmth to the kitchen. Therefore, if you want to add warmth to your kitchen, you should ...
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By Rono Williams
(Versil)
If you are a real estate enthusiast who has visited most homes, you will notice a certain trend of homeowners avoiding black kitchen cabinets. Have you ever wondered why this color scheme would be a nightmare for most homeowners? Well, we’ll explore some of the reasons why black remains a feared color in the kitchen.Black kills space The top reason why most homeowners fear black kitchen cabinets is that the color kills space in the kitchen. As a dull color, black absorbs light instead of reflecting it. This means that the kitchen would appear smaller than it is. Therefore, a majority of homeowners with relatively smaller kitchens wouldn’t want a color scheme that would make their kitchens appear even smaller than they are.Therefore, black remains a reserve for extremely large kitchens w...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Richard Lower was born in St. Tudy, England back in 1631.  He studied at Westminster School.  He moved to London where he carried out research with Robert Hooke.  He formed an informal research team, performing laboratory experiments at the University of Oxford.  He earned his M.D. degree in 1665.  He was a medical student under Professor Willis collaborating with him to investigate the nervous system.  Later he traced the circulation of blood as it passes through the lungs and learned that it changes when exposed to air. He was the first to observe the difference in arterial and venous blood.  Willis died in 1675, making Richard very busy with the demands of his medical practice.  He died in London from a fever in 1691, he was 60.What you may not know about Dr. Lower is that he is most...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerA life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives!Jackie RobinsonThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2021, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Do you have fond memories of the old school cafeterias from the 1960s and 1970s. Well the old peanutbutter chocolate squares they served up were a dream...back in the day.  I followed the following recipe from Alli from Cupcake Diaries https://www.cupcakediariesblog.com/lunchroom-peanut-butter-bars/ and and they came out very good, like I was a kid again. Take a look. Take a look at Alli's link for the full story. Alli shares her story, "A sweet peanut butter bar is topped with decadent milk chocolate and served up lunchroom style. A no-bake blast from the past! You know the ones. Those magical bars of peanut butter goodness topped with a layer of crunchy chocolate. I always knew when one of those babies showed up on my lunch tray that it was going to be a good day. They were my favorit...
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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 inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
The Memorial Villages, Houston, TX The Memorial Communities are a group of six villages located in the western section of Houston's Outer Loop area.Spring Valley Village and Hillshire Village are located north of Interstate-10, whereas Hedwig Village, Bunker Hill Village, Piney Point Village, and Hunters Creek Village are located south of I-10. These neighborhoods all have a variety of well-built suburban regions with gorgeous homes and tree-lined avenues. Families looking for a new home in Houston can discover plenty of fantastic offers throughout The Memorial Villages' numerous neighborhoods. If you need assistance locating appropriate listings in the region for your purchase, please contact our team now to get started. CONVENIENT LOCATION: Residents of The Memorial Villages have acce...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
The Heights, Houston, TX The Heights of Houston is a neighborhood in Texas that is located within the Inner Loop.The area is in the district's northern section, about a 12- to 15-minute drive from downtown Houston. Although the suburb is primarily residential, some well-developed business enterprises along the community's main thoroughfares. If you're looking for a new home in the region and need some guidance from a local realtor, our staff is here to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any real estate-related inquiries concerning The Heights or other Houston areas. DIVERSE REAL ESTATE MARKET: When looking for a property in the suburb, there are plenty of single-family homes, townhouses, and flats to select from. The original suburban Craftsman houses construct...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Memorial Park, Houston, TX Memorial Park is a significant mixed-use zone in Houston's Inner Loop neighborhood.Memorial Park, also known as the Washington Avenue Coalition, is a large region that stretches from the Theater Neighborhood to the Inner Loop district's border. This vast tract of land includes parts used for both residential and commercial purposes. Washington Cemetery, Memorial Park, Spotts Park, and many more noteworthy places may be found within the area. There are many properties to consider for purchase within Memorial Park due to the region's size. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our staff if you seek assistance in locating houses that best suit your needs and budget. YOUR PERFECT HOME: Because Memorial Park spans such a large area, purchasers have a wide range of ho...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Bayou Woods, Houston, TX Bayou Woods is a newly built luxury community in Houston, Texas, located just west of Memorial Park.If you're looking for a premium neighborhood, Bayou Woods has all of the comforts and facilities you'll need. The subdivision is conveniently located near a number of private sports clubs that offer members a variety of exclusive services and recreational opportunities. If you're searching for a high-end residential property with all of the amenities of a modern luxury house, the exclusive Bayou Woods neighborhood has a lot to offer. To discover more about the region, go through our highlighted community page. Please do not hesitate to contact our team if you wish to work with a realtor to locate appropriate property alternatives in the area. BEAUTIFUL HOMES: A wo...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Monticello, Houston, TX Monticello is a residential area in Houston, Texas, largely suburban and located in the central-west section of the Inner Loop region.Monticello is flanked by the West University Place neighborhood on all sides. The neighborhood is conveniently located near a few business districts and has a nice neighborhood park for enjoyment. The region has several schools, and residents are close to Downtown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, the Museum Park district, and Rice University. If you're thinking of buying or selling in Monticello, check out our featured community page for a full real estate report on the region. Please do not hesitate to contact our team if you require the services of a real estate specialist to assist you with your transaction. LOVELY SUBURBAN HO...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Southampton Place, Houston, TX Southampton is Houston, Texas, located in the Inner Loop region, just southwest of the Downtown Area.The neighborhood is a picture-perfect mix of well-built suburban sections and charming single-family houses. The Southampton Civic Club Inc manages the neighborhood, which has 601 individual houses. The area is currently well-known for its high-end residential real estate market. If you're searching for a move-up house close to a number of important commercial areas, Southampton could be the spot for you. If you have any further questions about the various homes for sale in this community, please contact our team immediately. LUXURY HOMES: For those looking for their ideal house in Houston, Southampton provides a wonderful range of luxury real estate altern...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Lately people have been frequently asking my take on the where housing prices are now. Are we in the “housing bubble”? The question can be phrased in different ways, but the message is the same. Buyers, sellers, economists, media personalities – you name it - are all concerned.I can’t help but find it ironic that Realtors’ brains are being picked on this topic because there has been an on-going attempt over the past 20 years by the large tech platforms to eliminate Realtors. We are the “unnecessary cost” in a Real Estate transaction from many of the pundits. Yet, they seek and value our perspective. I have always closely watched how the Commercial Real Estate market fares particularly in comparison to residential estate. In the past, residential real estate had a short-term herd mentali...
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