First Blog Posts

Sometimes, it can be scary to write your first blog post! Luckily, the supportive community of ActiveRain is just the place to start.

On this page you will find a running list of “first blog posts” written on ActiveRain by members of the real estate industry. These new bloggers have taken the leap to begin their blogging journey. Our first-time real estate bloggers deserve a big welcome and some extra encouragement from you!

Take a read, leave a comment, and say hello. You'll make that author’s day and help to give them a great first impression of our community.

Agent's first blog posts on ActiveRain

By James Wade, Tax attorney serving clients in Portland, ME
(Law Office of James D. Wade)
Comments 5
How IRS Collections Works: What You Need to Know? My firm focuses on helping taxpayers in Portland, Maine with IRS tax problems. One of the keys to resolving their tax issues is understanding the process. From filing a tax return to the final notice of intent to levy, there is a logical sequence ...

By Cristian Millan
Comments 6
 MisrepresentationWhile researching about real estate misrepresentation I was able to see the many of examples of the consequences that follow after an act of real estate misrepresentation. In addition, I was able to find the following description of misrepresentation:"The representation of a mis...

By Arianna Kokol, Soon to be agent in Salt Lake City
(Agent Professor)
Comments 10
Utah happens to be the second most arid state in America. We receive most of our water supply from only 13 inches of average annual precipitation. According to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, about 5.2 million acre-feet of water is annually diverted for use in Utah. Of thi...

By Tim Parker, Just someone that has a curiosity about real estat
Comments 8
Reasons Renting Is Better Than Buying BY AMANDA C. HAURY   Updated Oct 12, 2018 A lifelong goal many citizens strive to achieve is homeownership. While many people in North America own their own homes today, this wasn't always the case. Historically, families either needed to build their own home...

By Najeeb Alim, I'm a real estate consultant and investor
(Finance Needs Group,LLC)
Comments 10
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By Glenn Green The Woodlands, tags: glenn green, the woodlands, tx, spring, hous
(Glenn Green The Woodlands, TX)
Comments 5
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By William Lusk, Marketer and Writer
Comments 2
A lawn is the centre of attraction in every garden because nobody will like to sit on dry or overgrown grass. There must be a uniform cutting level of entire grass in the garden where you can comfortably walk or sit. Not only with grass, but there are several other methods to compliment your gard...

By Michael O'Leary, Enrolled Agent, CPA Quality without CPA Prices!
(By The Book Taxes)
Comments 6
What do you do after you receive your first collection notice from the IRS?Sit down, take a deep breath and call a tax professional. My practice handles collections cases all the time and I can help you.It helps to know how the IRS Collection Process works. Here’s a brief overview:          Once ...

By Scott Smith, Home inspector in beautiful Chicago
(Domicile Consulting, LLC)
Comments 8
I recently performed an inspection for a client purchasing a 15-year-old two-story single family home, with basement. The outdoor ambient temperature was about 40 degrees F that day, and the forced air heating had been running prior to my arrival. The first thing I noticed upon entering the finis...

By John Sclafani, IL Licensed Home Inspector - Lic# 450.011834
(John Sclafani - Home Inspection Services)
Comments 12
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By Hansel Duran, Specialize in Residential & Commercial Real Estate
(Duran Real Estate Group)
Comments 4
The developers/investors who are originally from Fort Lauderdale are bringing it home this time around. A few days ago they closed on the location for $23.5 million near the downtown area, which has been a target for many new developments lately. The iPic company is based out of Boca Raton and ha...

By OKUPIED Inc., Manage Properties
(Okupied Inc.)
Comments 5
We recently launched an iPhone app and are looking for active users to provide us with feedback on the features/functionalities it has as well as the overall user experience. The app’s name is OKUPIED ( ) and as of now is available on the Apple store ( ). ...

By Jerry Hoffman, Sales/New developments, multi-family in LA.
(RLG Properties, Inc.)
Comments 6
Coworking has become wildly popular and with WeWork becoming one of the largest lessors of office space in the world, coworking has created a new frontier for the brokerage world. So what makes this different than other types of office leasing? Culture. When the boom hit, tech companies t...

By Gareth Davies, Real Estate Fraud 101, Welcome To School
Comments 6
In approximately June 2005 my wife (now ex) had taken the bus ride to San Felipe. They got her to give up a deposit on a lot. R-Mac Properties, Inc. Apparently, purchasing a lot is a requirement before you can join their sales force. I went down to San Felipe about a month later and met Michael C...

By Virginia Credit Repair LLC - Marcus Rice, CEO, Call Virginia Credit Repair, Trusted Leaders in Cr
(Virginia Credit Repair LLC)
Comments 5
Virginia Credit Repair LLC Opens Two New OfficesVirginia Credit Repair LLC opens two locations in the Richmond Virginia area. 4860 Cox Rd and 6500 Harbour View Court. Virginia Credit Repair has a passion to help remove negative entries and improve comsumers credit report scores with Experian, Tra...

By DeeDee Weber, Chasing a Better Life- Living Fully & Fiercely
(chasing a better life)
Comments 9
December is just crazy when it comes to shopping.  Parking lots are packed.  Your porch is littered with deliveries.  You have relatives and friends on lists you check way more often than Santa does, just to make sure you aren't forgetting anybody.  It's a big time for shopping and you have a lot...

By Wendy Cyr, "Cyr"iously Dedicated to My Clients' Real Estate!
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 9
REALTOR Wendy Cyr, Real Estate Agent serving the Morristown AZ is  happy to showcase this wonderful piece of property for sale.  This property is just under 3 Acres and is located in Morristown, AZ.View our virtual property tour here.  43925 N Saguaro Blossom Lane Lot 7 Morristown, AZ 85342 Just ...

By Don Rizzo, Residential Mortgage Broker servicing NY, NJ & CT
(Sun Mortgage Company)
Comments 6
Non-QM, The new Sub-Prime Mortgage?Recently at Sun Mortgage, we have been getting a number of customers asking, “What is the difference between a qualified mortgage and a non-qualified mortgage? And … Is non-QM the same as sub-prime?” The lending market in the early 2,000’s was wrought with decep...

By Gary D. Whidby, CPA, IRS Administrative Tax Law Representation
(Gary D. Whidby, CPA)
Comments 6
For the vast majority of taxpayers, there is not much need to worry that you will be audited. In 2016, only 0.6% of individual income tax returns were audited according to the IRS 2017 Data Book. Why? For starters, the IRS budget has been cut resulti...

By Milwaukee House Buyers LLC, We buy and sell houses in Wisconsin.
(Milwaukee House Buyers LLC)
Comments 6
Curious to sell your house in a short span of time, however, the idea of selling a house scares a lot of people. And especially when you have an old house in Milwaukee or you have not given much attention towards its maintenance. All through this process, you must have come across the ads which s...