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.

This board rolls all day long with the newest blog posts to our site. You’ll find some diamonds in the rough on this page, so check back often to peruse the blog roll and learn from our committed community of real estate professionals.

The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Are Home Prices Going to Drop?It’s no secret that inflation has improved over the past couple of months, but it has edged up a little with the rising cost of goods and transportation. The Federal Reserve has indicated that interest rates could drop over the coming months. There is still a possibility of rate hikes, depending on what happens with inflation and other economic factors, but so far, the future looks hopeful. Lower rates would make it more affordable for people to buy a home.What does this mean for the price of homes? While home value appreciation is expected to slow down some, it isn’t yet clear if home prices will decrease. Given recent trends, some areas may experience a price increase of around 3-4%, while others may see a 1-2% drop. Prices are directly connected to housi...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
One of my 2024 personal goals was to build up my strength. Sitting at a computer an average for 2-4 hours daily with occasional walks of vacant land parcels of 2 to 40 acres does not build upper body strength. However it does make for fairly strong legs. Today was my first class of strength building, flexibility and toning of the muscles. The class was an upgrade of the calisthenics classes I enjoyed in my 20’s and 30’s. Then life happened and any formal exercise went to the wayside.The instructor was very fit, in her early 80’s and quite quick to provide constructive criticism.  I appreciated her no nonsense way of providing both guidance and feedback.For the next 3-4 weeks, I will continue with this weekly routine until I believe I have enough flexibility to add another hour or anothe...
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
Towson, MD — Towson Roofing Pros, a top roofing company in Towson and the greater Baltimore area, is highlighting the important factors influencing roof replacement costs. For homeowners considering a roof replacement, understanding these factors is important for making informed choices that balance affordability with long-term durability.When considering a roof replacement, the choice of roofing material significantly influences both upfront and long-term costs. Julius Mills, owner of Towson Roofing Pros, emphasizes, "Choosing the right roofing material is a critical decision. While materials like asphalt shingles may seem budget-friendly initially, factors such as durability and lifespan need to be considered for a cost-effective investment in the long run."Common materials like aspha...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Welcome to the Real Estate Shift Show where we update you more frequently on What's Happening In Minnesota Real Estate with quick real estate tips, updates, and more!    2024 Real Estate Shift Show #26- New Construction Vs Existing Homes   2024 Real Estate Shift Show #27- - What You Should Not Offer on a Home   2024 Real Estate Shift Show #28- Will The Real Estate Market of 10- 15 Years Ago Return?   2024 Real Estate Shift Show #29- How Many Rentals Do You Own?   2024 Real Estate Shift Show #30- Reminder that Real Estate is Local You can catch up on prior real estate updates and Real Estate Shift recordings by clicking here!   Please feel free to reach out with any of your real estate questions or concerns. We strive to be the best real estate team in the area and would be happy to ass...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
👩‍Trish's Splash Photography 2-28-24💦For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI am sure all who follow my blog are familiar with the talents of Trish, especially with a camera in her hand. A few years ago she created a series of photos from photographing drops of water and the splash that they would make. I absolutely loved what came from this and I am sure that everyone else will too, so I wanted to share them in the Rain. If you missed the inaugural post for this series and thus did not get a peek behind the scenes, you can go back and check it out here: 📸Trish's Splash Photography☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS fo...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Love these upgrade ideas! From luxurious showers to stylish vanities, these tips can truly transform a master bathroom into a spa-like retreat. Thanks for the inspiration!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Your home's master bathroom serves as more than simply a practical area—it's a private haven where peace and relaxation are prioritized. Having a wonderful bathroom to retreat to, whether you need to take a long, dark bubble bath after a long day or just want to spend some time away from the kids, may have a big impact on your life. However, not everyone in the past placed the same value on comfort and relaxation as we do now. This could imply that your current bathroom is functional but has to be renovated to become the luxurious master bathroom of your dreams. Thi...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
When selling a home, these four valuable keys as noted above are indeed essential. However, the one missing key and the most valuable and golden key for residential home sellers is this one:The TRUST KeyPeople buy from people they know and trust.  Yes, it is essential to have a professional real estate agent with: Expert guidance: An experienced and educated real estate agent who knows the LOCAL real estate market Sense of security: Confidentiality and knowing your home is in caring hands Property marketing power: For many is belonging to the local MLS as well as digital presence along with traditional tools such as signage Objective information and guidance: Here is where emotional intelligence, contract management as well as comprehensive research of the LOCAL real estate market takes...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Escrow explained clearly! It's such an important part of real estate transactions, ensuring a smooth process for both buyers and sellers. Thanks for breaking it down!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP If you are buying or selling a home, you may have heard the term escrow. But what does it mean and how does it work? In this blog post, we will explain the basics of escrow and how it can benefit you as a buyer or seller. What Is Escrow? Escrow is a legal arrangement in which a neutral third party, known as an escrow agent, holds money or property until a certain condition is met. For example, when you make an offer on a home, you may have to pay a good faith deposit (also called earnest money) that shows you are serious about buying the home. This deposit will be held i...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Insightful read! Understanding the financial aspects, doing thorough inspections, and being aware of all the associated costs are crucial for first-time homebuyers. Thanks for the helpful tips!"Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Purchasing your first home is a huge milestone…and not one that should be taken lightly.  It’s a big commitment and you want to be sure you get it right. It is important that you educate yourself before you begin the home buying process so that you can find the right property and procure the financing for it.  Here are some things you should know as a first-time homebuyer: PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE HOME BUYING PROCESS Entering the home buying process for the first time might feel a little overwhelming. You will have a lot of questions, but don’t ...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Great tips! Maximizing storage and using multi-functional furniture are key strategies for making the most of a smaller bedroom. Thanks for sharing! Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Whether you are a homeowner looking to make the most of your space, or a home-seller wanting to show your home in its best light, employ tips to maximize your area. There are numerous visual techniques you can employ to create the illusion of a more spacious environment. Smart placement of furniture, optimal lighting, and directing attention upward are some simple ways to enhance the space you have. Here are some tips:1.    Hang window curtains high to help elongate the walls visually.2.    Choose light-colored bedding and a painting palette to enhance brightness.3.    Opt for a tall hea...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Colorado Springs, within the charming Patty Jewett neighborhood, this ONE LEVEL 3-bedroom, 2-bath home offers a seamless blend of comfort and convenience. With its all-new interior paint, the residence spans 1,572 square feet of living space, presenting a fresh and inviting atmosphere the moment you step inside. The home welcomes you with a covered front porch, setting the stage for relaxation and neighborhood engagement. Inside, the living room unfolds into an inviting space, perfect for gatherings and quiet evenings alike. The family room adds another layer of comfort, offering a cozy spot for family time or entertainment. Adding to the home's allure is the three-season sunroom, a versatile area that promises year-round enjoyment with a view of the cha...
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
Towson, MD – Towson Roofing Pros, a leading roofing contractor serving Baltimore and neighboring areas, proudly shares their expertise in providing expert roof flashing installations in Maryland. Flashing, placed near joints and intersections on a roof, serves as a protective barrier, keeping water out of susceptible areas. Towson Roofing Pros is dedicated to accuracy and long-lasting results, making sure homeowners protect their investment with dependable and expert roof flashing installation services.The spokesperson of Towson Roofing Pros highlights the importance of correct flashing installation in a statement, "At Towson Roofing Pros, we understand the importance of expert roof flashing installations in preserving the integrity of a home. Our skilled professionals are dedicated to ...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Thornton, COWed Feb 28 2024This week the median list price for Thornton, CO is $570,000.  Inventory for single 54.   Median List Price $570,000 Median Price of New Listings $540,000 Per Square Foot $270 Average Days on Market 148 Median Days on Market 42 Price Decreased 12% Price Increased 6% Relisted 0% Inventory 17 Median Rent $2,685  
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
  How Does No Snow In Minnesota Affect Real Estate?  Welcome to the Real Estate Shift Show where we update you more frequently on What's Happening In Minnesota Real Estate with quick real estate tips, updates, and more!    It's February 1 and we have no snow on the ground in many of the areas in Minnesota which is very rare.  So how does this affect real estate? Certainly, it makes it easier to view homes.  However, we have low inventory again so even though more people likely are in the market to buy there is not enough inventory to create a big upswing in home sales. If you're a seller who is ready to move it's a good time to get your home listed.   You can catch up on prior real estate updates and Real Estate Shift recordings by clicking here!   Please feel free to reach out with any...
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Hillcrest Weekly Market Update February 19th - 25th, 2024 Uptown District RECENTLY SOLD Cleveland Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1077 sq. ft. | $799,000
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By Walter DiLoreto, Real Estate Short Sale Specialist
(PHP Houses)
No matter how you slice it, buying or selling a home is a big decision. And when you’re going through any change in your life and you need some guidance, what do you do? You get advice from people who know what they’re talking about. Moving is no exception. You need insights from the pros to help you feel confident in your decision. Freddie Mac explains it like this: “As you set out to find the right home for your family, be sure to select experienced, trusted professionals who will help you make informed decisions and avoid pitfalls.” And while perfect advice isn’t possible – not even from the experts, what you can get is the very best advice out there. The Power of Expert Advice For example, let’s say you need an attorney. You start off by finding an expert in the type of law require...
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By Jackye Mumphrey, The Real Estate Maven® Atlanta Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty Cityside)
The Maven Strikes Again!Another gem JUST SOLD in MabletonReady to make your move? Let's begin the journey to finding YOUR perfect home today! Jackye is here to guide you through the process, ensuring you find a place that matches your lifestyle and preferences.Call today to begin!Jackye MumphreyThe Real Estate Maven⁠®678.929.2330www.TheRealEstateMaven.net
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By Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert, Call me at 850-517-7098
(PMI. Destin)
I'm delighted to bring this 3-bed, 3-bath property in Miramar Beach to market!  This home has been on the market for just under the days on market we have experienced these days.  No cause for concern yet but it gives you the opportunity to get a look before it goes away.  Click on the image or contact me directly if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the listing details.#newlisting #newlistings #listreports #newlistingsalert #comingsoon #homesintheknow #houseexpert #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #home #house #househunting #newlistingalert #newhomesforsale
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT February 2024 Douglas County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $30,000 79.99 $375 1578354 Sold Hawthorne Douglas $32,500 40 $813 6111153 Sold Superior Douglas $40,000 20 $2,000 6110322 Sold South Range Douglas $47,500 28.93 $1,642 6107871 Sold Parkland Douglas $55,000 38.62 $1,424 6108360 Sold Bennett Douglas $56,000 23 $2,435 6406914 Sold Solon Springs Douglas $56,000 23 $2,435 6109578 Sold Solon Springs Douglas $59,900 27.58 $2,172 6109809 Sold Bennett Douglas $60,000 40 $1,500 6106870 Sold Oliver Douglas $60,000 22 $2,727 6110666 Sold Oakland Douglas $60,000 115 $522 6107776 Sold Superior Douglas $64,000 24 $2,667 6107313 S...
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