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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
Comments 1
Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume fell 15% compared to last yea...

By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 17
Beautiful Beckett is going to Montessori School for a few weeks before leaving on vacation to Colorado. They have very small classes and Beckett has gone there for years and loves the teachers. Friday was crazy hair day and of course Beckett was game to be creative and show off double buns with c...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 6
  Don't play the victim to circumstances you created. Stop planting flowers in people's yards who aren't going to water them. In one school year, a child spends 7800 hours at home and 900 hours at school, which teacher should be the most accountable? If people talk about you behind your back fart...

By Jeffrey Richman, Creative Real Estate Specialist
(Immediate Home Solutions)
Comments 6
Hi Everybody!I am asked often about the different tasks that can be outsourced to a Virtaul Assistant (VA) for Real Estate.  So that's what we're going to go over today. ISA's (Inside Sales Agents) can be extremely helpful in making the real estate agent successful and to help propel their busine...

By Sharlene Mulchandani, Property Management Software
Comments 1
With Amazon continuing to grow, making nearly everything deliverable to your door, proximity to retail might become less and less of a draw for potential renters. Take into account that many malls and once-unshakable franchises across the country are closing, and the role of brick-and-mortar stor...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
  315 Northlands CtHavre De Grace, Md 21078$369,944MLS #HR237758  This Bulle Rock villa home in Harford County could be a forever home with three bedrooms, three and a half baths and finished lower level with kitchen and full bathroom.   First-floor master with a deck off the sun-room and a livin...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 8
Cheese Enchiladas Amount of cheese, onions, and tortillas depend how how many enchiladas you intend to make this amount of sauce will easily make 9 - 12 enchiladas Grated cheddar cheeseCorn tortillas (or flour)Diced onions Sauce3 tablespoons butter or canola oil3 tablespoons flour1 eight ounce ca...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 18
 Happy 4th of July 2020 to all my ActiveRain friends.  Today will be a very different 4th of July than in years past, because of COVID-19.  Middletown, and many of the towns around us have canceled their fireworks display, and many families have also canceled their 4th of July get togethers.  Nor...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 19
Everything seems to be happening at once this week. First I was just featured on Starter Story about how I created a business/website that earns more than $20,000 a month in net profit.  I originally wrote this in March or April or so (I can't even remember what I wrote, but it was my turn around...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
Comments 52
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams    Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore. I'm always ...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 44
I'm still not sure if it was the broken blue canopy or the big "I'll Be Back" sign (that is soooo Arnold, eh?) which captured my heart and made me realize I really like this place and have every intention of visiting Middletown, CA again. This time, not by myself, but with my immediate family in ...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 53
This may be a premature introduction, but say hello to the only cherry tree that survived my collection of foodie paradise plantings my kids selected, dug holes for, then helped plant. I remember this gem of a beauty when it was just a three foot, dried up twig thinner than the circumference of m...

By Mark Cooper, Marin Commercial Leasing Agent
(HL Commercial- Marin County, CA)
Comments 9
Last month while in Los Angeles, Mark Cooper made a quick trip to downtown disney. (the recent addition to disneyland that includes resturants, shops, and street venders, WITHOUT RIDES). A nice feature of downtown disney is the free parking and the lack of admission charge. Mark Cooper's goal was...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 36
Beauty For Ashes...The healing of the brokenhearted is complicated... How does one provide for those who grieve? Loss is an emotional and intimate thing, a wound that burns a gaping hole in your emotions, distracting you with the pain of knowing your life will never quite be the same again... Som...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 43
Being a native New Yorker, I'm somewhat used to traffic jams, but have never experienced a traffic jam up on narrow, twisty mountain lanes. These roads, carved and blasted through stone, are tight little narrow ribbons of freedom, clustered with perpetual curved blind spots that inspire people li...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 38
Knock Before EnteringAlthough blackened with debris, littered with melted insulation, crumbled dry wall and imploded rooftops, there is evidence everywhere that the residents are doing all they can to seek out and preserve any remnant of what used to be the beauty of simply living their lives..Th...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 16
  7121 Park Heights Ave 21215Unit #808Park Towers WestMLS # MDBA462036$79,944 Have you been looking for a Baltimore condo but haven't found one big enough? Are you looking to redo a two bedroom two bath with a price that allows you to include all of your custom designs? Are you looking for a cond...

By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 58
  Life With Wee People: And the mischief continues... The thing about embracing the whole "Work Is The New Play" mantra is that you have to absorb an amazing amount of information to keep life fresh and fun. In my case, that means I am back in college full time taking accelerated classes in Healt...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 17
THE TOWERS3031 Fallstaff Rd#102-C Rarely available. Only four units in each building that has a gated patio. Not too big and not too small, this two bedroom condo with one full bath and a powder room is a perfect size. Open floor plan allows your furniture to define the space.    The large patio ...

By Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
(Janisch & Co.)
Comments 15
After hearing for years that people claim miraculous results in selling homes due to burying a statue of St. Joseph in the yard.  We went and got one last year.We read the instructions that came with th little statue and buried it last year when we put the house on the market.  To prevent damage ...