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Environmentally-conscious home builders and buyers across the country are spending time and money to make their homes use less resources, have a smaller environmental imprint, and save money. Read about these green remodels and add-ons below. TOP GREEN REMODELS Installing energy saving materials ...
Many home builders are master craftsmen and produce high quality homes capable of passing even the most rigorous home inspections with flying colors. However, an unfortunate fact of the real estate market is that a significant minority of home builders are incompetent or blatantly disregard stand...
About Andy Fulton My Role at Market Leader I work for Market Leader as a “community manager,” meaning that I help manage company social media accounts, blogs, outreach programs, and, of course, communication with the ActiveRain community. My job is to ensure that Market Leader engages in conversa...
Blogging is a powerful tool for real estate professionals. In addition to providing interesting and informative news for the blog’s readers, it helps them rank higher in search engine result pages (SERPs) for the keywords they target. Having a blog is not enough to reap benefits from it, however;...
Ashley Okland, a 27-year-old real estate agent from West Des Moines, Iowa, was shot and killed on April 8, 2011 inside a model townhome she was working in. Investigators believe that the murder was planned and that Okland was targeted because she was working alone. Okland’s murder is sadly not an...
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and romance is in the air. The plethora of heart shaped candies, flowers, and chocolate circling our office got the thinking – how is real estate affected by love and marriage? We dug up some interesting facts and created an infographic using them. Hope...
NFL teams that go to the Super Bowl often tend to come from cities with high real estate prices. Cities like San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C. are noted both for their highly successful football teams and their abnormally high home prices. Before you discount the accuracy of this stat...
Have $30 million dollars to spare and have no idea what to do with it? Buy one of these celebrity homes and you can shoot hoops inside Michael Jordan’s former house, entertain ladies at Derek Jeter’s old bachelor pad, or shoot 9mm handguns at 50 Cent’s personal shooting range! Michael Jordan | $2...
Even a cursory understanding of the cultural, political, geographical, and ecological dynamics of Washington state suggests that it is a highly diverse place. This diversity applies to Washington's real estate market as well. Western Washington has the luxury of being in proximity to many lakes, ...

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