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 Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
In the following brief video, from Florida Realtors YouTube channel, we learn how to make sure your body language is giving off trustworthy signals so you can make the best first impression within seconds.
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
Welcome to confidence and conversion! In today's Real Estate Podcast, from Tom Ferry, we hear about ideas and dialogues you can conduct that will result in more productive conversations with prospects. On this premiere episode, super coach Jeff Mays joins Tom to discuss how to use the announced mortgage interest rate hikes to your advantage to get potential sellers off the fence and on the market. He hear tips on how to have this conversation and dialogues to use, do some role playing, and talk about what matters most to homeowners today – all in just 10 minutes!
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
The AgencyLogic software platform has been designed to make creating a single property Website as easy as possible. One feature that helps is the "Quick Menu."Please follow these steps to access the Quick Menu – if you have additional questions give us a call on:(888) 201-5160or email:support@agencylogic.comStep 1:Log into your account and click the PowerSite you want to work on. You can also click "My PowerSites" to see a list of your single property Websites:Step 2:Click "Quick Menu" from the top menu:Step 3:From here a pop-up window will appear giving you one-click access to all of the most commonly used AgencyLogic features:
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By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Westcliffe, CO Weather for January 21, 2022Good Morning Westcliffe, CO16°Our Friday morning starts with cold temperatures and partly cloudy skies.We will have a high temperature in the upper 30's with an 80% chance for snow starting mainly after 1:00pm.We begin with an east wind 10-15mph becoming north in the morning.We could expect 1"-2" snow accumulation.Sunrise:  7:14Sunset:  5:12Enjoy your day!
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
Everyday AgencyLogic publishes real estate news and press releases from around the country.  Here are the most recent press releases: TurboTenant releases its State of the Rental Industry Report 2021Redfin Reports Home Sales Posted Largest Monthly Decline Since Pandemic OnsetKeller Williams Unveils Sports and Entertainment CommunityTiny Homes Market Size To Grow By USD 3.33 BillionSenior Home Equity Exceeds Record $10.1 TrillionCalifornia Home Sales and Prices Ease in December, as 2021 State Housing Market Posts Best Performance in More Than a DecadeRE/MAX National Housing Report for December 2021Realogy To Release Full Year 2021 Financial Results And Host Webcast On February 17, 2022Pennsylvania Housing Prices Up 14% In 2021Annual Existing-Home Sales Hit Highest Mark Since 2006The Econ...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Are you looking for a home in Cramahe, Ontario? Are you a home buyer looking in Northumberland? Look no further! LOVE THE HOME YOU BUY IN CRAMAHE, OR WE'LL BUY IT BACK GUARANTEED.  TwoMoveYou Realtors, Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage in Northumberland have lists of homes available. They also protect their buyers by offering a guarantee that if you don't love your home within 24 months of owning it, they will buy it back from you!  FARM, HOME, OUTBUILDINGS, approx 95 ACRES, approx 40 ACRES WORKABLE. Red brick home,lovely farm with SPECTACULAR VIEWS from the hill top! Home is set well back from road. Eat in kitchen, centre island  w/cooktop, 2 wall ovens, plenty of counter- cupboard space, walk out to patio from kitchen area. Huge family room spac...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
  Local Market Update  Ala Moana & Kaka'ako Honolulu, December 2021   Single Family Homes December Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 2 / 0   0%  11 / 7  57% Median Sales Price $1.065M / 0.0  0%   $1.015M / $880,000 15% Percent of Original List Price Received 110.9% / 0%  0% 100.9% / 95.2%  6% Median Days on Market Until Sale 11 / 0   0% 12 / 6  100% New Listings 0 / 2  -100% 22 / 17  29% Pending Sales 0 / 0  0% 15 / 6  150% Active Inventory 2 / 5  -60% ---    Condos December Year to Date 2021 / 2020 Change% 2021 / 2020 Change% Closed Sales 72 / 39  85%  747 / 361 107% Median Sales Price $637,500 / $730,000  15%   $662,500 / $670,000  -1% Percent of Original List Price Received 98.4% / 95.4%  3% 97.7% / 95.7%  2% Median Days on Market Until Sale 27 / 65  -...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
'Friday Flag' this week is with Ed Silva in mind.  With last week's pic there seemed not enough snow.  😃  Beck's Furniture is found in Bonners Ferry Idaho.  Thank you for proudly flying our USA Flag.  
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On January 20, 2022, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that nationwide existing home sales declined 4.6% to annual rate of 6.18 million homes in December of 2021 from  6.46 million homes in November of 2021, and decreased 7.1% from 6.65 million homes from December of 2020.There were 910,000 homes supplies of available inventory in December of 2021 dropped 18.0% from November of 2021, and fell 14.2% from 1.08 million homes in December of 2020; while, there were 1.8 months available inventory in December of 2021 lower from to 2.1 months in November 2021, and down from 1.9 months in December of 2020.On average it took 19 days to sell a home in December of 2021, up from 18 days in November of 2021, but declined from 21 days in December 2020.First time buyers acquired 30.0% of...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
What are the PONDVIEW TERRACE Condominiums worth in 2022? The PONDVIEW TERRACE  CONDOMINIUMS is a desired complex in South Manchester NH. It has both townhouse and garden style condos. There is both 1 and 2 Bedroom units. The townhouses have full basements and some with garage under. There are many features to love. Located in a convenient setting with very nice landscaped grounds. Easy access to the highways, schools, shopping and recreation.  The Godzyk Real Estate Services is proud to be a Leading Real Estate Agent servicing our community. Scott Godzyk, Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services is proud to List and Sell homes in this area. The Godzyk Real Estate Services is proud to be a Leading Real Estate Agent servicing our community. Currently Available: as of 1/21/20221. 3...
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
 Last week I shared that we are in an exciting adventure with both of my sons to building 3 barndominiums on 10 acres of land.  This picture is an update with the plumbing and concrete done and now they are putting up the steel beams.  It is pretty interesting see of this work being done.  The weather of course has been a real factor here lately with snow, ice, and temperatures staying in the 20s.  The crew is working hard though and they are coming along nicely. Stay tuned for more!  The Elkins Home Selling Team with Elite Realty Group provides services with Morristown TN Real Estate For Sale and Morristown TN Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers in Morristown Tennessee, Whitesburg, Talbott, Russellville, Sevierville, Bean Station, Dandridge, Pigeon Forge and surrounding comm...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
9003 167th Ln NE, Columbus, MN 55025 -- $299,900Take a virtual tour of this charming three bedroom, one bathroom home for sale in Columbus situated on a landscaped 0.88 acre lot with a trail to the creek! Located within the Forest Lake School District (ISD 831) close to Columbus City Park, Mud Lake and Howard Lake with easy access to  I-35 for those who commute! Numerous amenities throughout this one story home for sale in Columbus including: Spacious 1,540 square feet! Open layout in the living/dining/kitchen w/pass through views! Living room is filled with natural light from a large picture window and includes hardwood floors!  Dining/kitchen has a walkout to the partially fenced backyard, center island w/slide out trash/recycling, tile backsplash & ample cabinet/countertop space! Ma...
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By Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"
(HomeSmart)
One key question that's top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, were in the ultimate sellers market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are available for sale.While low inventory in the housing market isn't new, its a challenge that continues to grow over time. Here's a look at two reasons why todays housing supply is low and what that means for you.1. New Home Construction Fell Behind for Several YearsThe graph below shows new home construction for single-family homes over the past five decades, including the long-term average for housing units completed. Builders exceeded that average during the housing bubble (shown in red on the g...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Waterfront Hotel Condominiums for Sale in Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235What an opportunity for life on the shore!  We have two hotel condominiums for sale at 3798 Sand Bay Point Road, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235.  Enjoy life on the shore and generate rental income to offset your purchase!  This is a unique opportunity, as this resort isn't only popular in spring/summer/autumn--a thriving ice fishing opportunity will keep the resort busy in the winters, also!  Welcome to Door County!  Beautiful Year-RoundUnit 208:  This convenient one bedroom, 1 bath unit with full kitchen that faces the Bay and a sand beach may prove the ultimate Door County vacation getaway, with rental income to offset your purchase. This unit, with a pull-out couch, sleeps 4, with fantastic water views and ample opportuni...
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By Nicholas Crane, Managing & Appraising Forest Land
(Woodland Companies)
  DECEMBER 2021 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Ashland County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties       Sold Properties Report YTD 2021 Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $11,000 40 $275 6071381 Sold Sanborn Ashland $17,000 20 $850 6094746 Sold Ashland Ashland $18,000 40 $450 6070300 Sold Sanborn Ashland $25,000 20 $1,250 6092570 Sold Ashland Ashland $25,000 40 $625 6088328 Sold Ashland Ashland $28,000 28.51 $982 6094920 Sold Morse Ashland $32,739 34.9 $938 6093456 Sold High Bridge Ashland $39,900 36 $1,108 22104406 Sold Jacobs Ashland $40,000 20 $2,000 6098752 Sold White River Ashland $40,000 20 $2,000 6098751 Sold White River Ashland $40,500 40 $1,013 6093113 Sold Ashland Ashland $42,000 39.14 $1,073 6091180 Sold As...
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By Scott Gleason, CRS, Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
This weekend's storm is just the latest of many that the Westfield area experiences this time of year. Most likely, it will not be the last. So, when the weather eases up, you might want to follow these winter storm safety tips for your home to survive during the next big weather event we see.Winter Storm Safety Tips for Your HomeCarbon Monoxide - The Silent KillerSome Union County homeowners keep a generator on hand for rough winter weather. That is smart. However, do not run these generators in your home. These generators emit carbon monoxide gases. Since they are both odorless and nearly invisible, they may easily fill up a room before anyone notices. Even generators placed directly outside of the home may allow dangerous gases to invade inside. Follow the directions from the manufac...
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Friday Fun…It’s Squirrel Appreciation DayYes, they’re rodents but they’re so darn cute!!!When my uncle retired as an architect, he had fun doing two things…growing his roses and feeding his squirrels.   In Florida, we had squirrels that would come to see us as soon as we opened our garage door, or when Larry was in the driveway working on a car.  When we drive up after our morning walk, one is usually on the fence waiting for his morning treat.  If we forget about them, they are at the window begging for their peanut.   Some are shy. I can tell that they want to take a peanut from me but they don’t want to get too close. That’s ok. They need to be cautious.  There is one who came up to me when I was outside on the phone with Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  during her radio program...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
JANUARY 21st IS OWN YOUR OWN HOME DAY!REAL ESTATE REMAINS THE BEST INVESTMENT!ARE YOU DREAMING OF A NEW GREATER CHARLOTTE HOME? Happy National Own Your Own Home Day! Own Your Own Home Day came about to celebrate the advantages of owning a home, as well as to raise awareness about the benefits of homeownership. Whether you’re currently daydreaming about homeownership or are living your homeownership dreams, I’m here to celebrate with you every step of the way! If you're not yet living your homeownership dreams and those dreams include buying or selling a Greater Charlotte home in 2022, Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty can make your dreams come true! We make the dream of homeownership come true every day and not just on Own Your Own Home Day. Americans continue to choose real es...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Resale inventory remain at historic low levels around the the state and especially in Frederick County. As 2022 begins it continues to be a very strong seller's market and a very frustrating one for buyers looking for available housing. The #1 reason to list your house in the winter? Less competition.Housing supply traditionally shrinks at this time of year, so the choices buyers have will be limited. Using the months supply of listings from the National Association of Realtors  indicates the ‘sweet spot’ to list your house for the most exposure naturally occurs in the late fall and winter months.  Mortgage Rates Projected To Rise in 2022As a buyer, your interest rate directly impacts how much you’ll pay on your monthly mortgage when you purchase a home. Rates are beginning to rise, and...
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