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 Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
 We are firm believers that there is no right or best path. The right or best path is the path that resonates with you. It is the path that you are comfortable on.  Everything aligns, and you encounter the right situation at the perfect time."If you're on the path you're meant to be on, everything falls into place; the Universe is telling you that. If you are not on the right path, you will experience roadblocks all along the way, and this is also the Universe telling you to stop, look, and ask if this is where you are supposed to be." ~ James Van PraaghOur friend sited a situation where she encountered a traffic jam due to an accident.  She had plenty of time to get to her destination, and just relaxed and waited it out.  The vehicle behind her, a heavy duty truck decided to cross the ...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance Loans in MarylandMaryland businesses and residents affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced this week. Montgomery County businesses are among those identified for potential assistance.“Montgomery County encountered deadly consequences last month following rain and flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “We are very appreciative of the Small Business Association to offer low-interest disaster loans to impacted residents and businesses. On our end, the County government and our partners will make sure all who our applicable are aware of this ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 If You Listen. . .   When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know.  But if you listen, you may learn something new. Attributed to Dalai Lama When it comes to the power of listening, careful listening, there is nothing quite as important in my opinion. When we aim for better understanding of a situation, a person or any number of assorted aspects of our everyday life there is a personal gain possible without comparison. I have been thinking about the words expressed above and how they can improve myself  and my outlook.  It’s something that I have long had on my daily to do and to be list.   And as I have said before - it’s a work-in-progress.    Words alone can’t do it but when combined with improved behavior and action - a certain growth can be achieved.    The image in...
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“Filing Bankruptcy Would be a Crazy Idea” Mr. Petrowsky, My attorney gave me your contact information. My wife and I have been in forbearance for 15 months and are now attempting to figure out our next steps. Our lender has indicated that we need to come up with $18,900 to bring the loan current, which we don’t have. We originally went to the attorney to discuss bankruptcy, but he is advising against it. Some additional information, we believe our home is worth $290,000, we owe about $198,000 including the arrearage. The attorney indicated that you understand issues like we are in. We would like to keep our home and at some point refinance so that we can do some home improvements. Can you  communicate with me so that we can discuss? Bankruptcy would be a crazy idea for these folks. Afte...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  October 25 2021.New properties for sale 93Back on the market listing 34Price decrease listings 56Price increase 15Active kick out 5Active option contract 199Active contingent 51Pending listings 269Sold listings 92Expired listings 5Cancelled listings 11Withdrawn listings 0Temporary off market listings 22Coming soon listings 45
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr., https://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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Houston Texas area real estate market update as of October 25, 2021.New properties for sale 117Back on market listings 37Price decrease listings 46Price increase listings 12Option pending listings 114Pending continue to show 21Listings that are now pending 239Listings that have sold 65Listings that will be coming Soon 18Listings That Have Been Withdrawn 19Listing That Have Expired 9Listings That Have Terminated 22
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Entrepreneurs must tap into determination and grit and tell themselves to get up every day and give it the best they can to keep the business going despite long odds. Chrysanthemum, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USACanon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs   "The upriver salmon migration is one of nature's most mysterious dramas. To some species of Pacific salmon, it is a long, strenuous, desperate race against time, with every obstacle taking a toll. The journey is an example of phenomenal effort. Determination." Pacific salmon may swim hundreds, even thousands, of miles to their birthplace to spawn. This genetic determination keeps them fighting upriver to return to their spawning grounds and repeats generation after generation....
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
I chose to look at Mondays as Motivational Mondays. Some of us may be thinking that we need an extra cup of coffee or an extra hour of two of sleep. I choose to say, give me an extra shot of motivation and set me on my way. As the year keeps slipping by us, I am focusing one week at a time on creating the best from within me. I hope that you enjoy this brief motivational clip to bring out the best in all of us as well. Each week, a new clip from a different angle, a different philosophy. 
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
222 12th Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Luxe Midtown Atlanta Condos: The Luxe Midtown is a 22-story luxury highrise that has become one of the premiere addresses in Midtown Atlanta. Built in 2008, Luxe offers 112 luxury units just steps from Piedmont Park. Located on 12th Street in Midtown, these condominium homes offer close proximity to shopping, restaurants, nightlife and outdoor activities in the urban Midtown neighborhood. Luxe offers one, two and three bedroom floor plans ranging from 900 to 2,975 square feet. These luxury condominium homes offer floor-to-ceiling windows, Bosch stainless appliances, 10-foot ceilings, granite finishes, walk-in closets, laundry rooms, hardwood floors, and walkout terraces. Residents of this community are within walking distance of Piedmont Park, The At...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerThe secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one!Attributed to Mark Twain   Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2021, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
878 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Peachtree Lofts Midtown Atlanta Condos: Peachtree Lofts is an 8-story mid-rise loft community located on Peachtree Street between 7th and 8th Street along Atlanta’s Midtown Mile. Originally built in 1951 as an office building, it was the location for the Department of Agriculture as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This Bauhaus style building was converted to loft apartments in 1995 and was later sold as individual lofts in 1999. Peachtree Lofts offers studio, one, and two bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 1,000 square feet up to 1,700 square feet. Due to the conversion, the floor plans vary and offer you multiple options. These loft homes offer hardwood or sealed concrete floors, exposed ductwork, urban designer kitchens, an...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
845 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 Midcity Lofts Midtown Atlanta Condos: MidCity Lofts is a 7-story loft style highrise located on Spring Street between Biltmore Place and Abercrombie Place. Built in 2002, MidCity Lofts consists of 132 units that are the epitome of well-executed modern design. Native materials such as red brick and granite surround the exterior and portray a classically modern architecture. These Atlanta loft style homes offer one, two, and three bedroom floor plans. These floor plans are available as flats or multi-level units from 760 square feet to 2,100 square feet. Inside, the lofts feature floor-to-ceiling windows, covered walkout balconies, designer kitchens and exposed surfaces while consciously avoiding the urban loft cliché of exposed ductwork and conduit...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
222 12th Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Luxe Midtown Atlanta Condos: The Luxe Midtown is a 22-story luxury highrise that has become one of the premiere addresses in Midtown Atlanta. Built in 2008, Luxe offers 112 luxury units just steps from Piedmont Park. Located on 12th Street in Midtown, these condominium homes offer close proximity to shopping, restaurants, nightlife and outdoor activities in the urban Midtown neighborhood. Luxe offers one, two and three bedroom floor plans ranging from 900 to 2,975 square feet. These luxury condominium homes offer floor-to-ceiling windows, Bosch stainless appliances, 10-foot ceilings, granite finishes, walk-in closets, laundry rooms, hardwood floors, and walkout terraces. Residents of this community are within walking distance of Piedmont Park, The At...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
1065 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 1065 Midtown Loews Residences Atlanta Condos: 1065 Midtown is a 40-story high-rise located on Peachtree Street between 11th and 12th Streets in Midtown. Built in 2010, these condominium homes occupy the top 11 floors of the Loews Atlanta Hotel. Residents of these 52 luxury units have access to all of the amenities available to hotel guests: housekeeping, room service, on-premise car rental, a 24-hour business center, and a private chef. 1065 Midtown offers one, two, and three bedroom homes ranging from 1,200 to 2,800 square feet. These condominium homes feature 12-foot ceilings, Brazilian oak hardwood floors, private elevators and entrances, floor to ceiling glass paneled windows, automatic shades, custom cabinetry, Thermador appliances, SubZer...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Easthompton Columbus Market Update October 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $69,900 | Average SQFT: 1,360 | Average Price Per SQFT: $69 | Average Taxes: $1,280 | Average DOM: 3 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 1 homes for sale in Easthompton Columbus Ohio. The Average list price for the Easthompton Columbus homes is $69,900 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Easthompton Columbus is 1,360 SQFT which comes to an Average of $69 per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Easthompton Columbus. The Av...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
historic Olde Towne Columbus Market Update October 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in historic Olde Towne Columbus Ohio. The Average list price for the historic Olde Towne Columbus homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in historic Olde Towne Columbus is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in historic Olde Towne Columbus. The A...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Burleigh Gardens Columbus Market Update October 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently homes for sale in Burleigh Gardens Columbus Ohio. The Average list price for the Burleigh Gardens Columbus homes is $ and the Average SQFT for the homes in Burleigh Gardens Columbus is SQFT which comes to an Average of $ per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Burleigh Gardens Columbus. The Average DOM for ...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Rural - Liberty Twp Delaware Market Update October 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: 2 | Average List Price: $794,900 | Average SQFT: 3,641 | Average Price Per SQFT: $265 | Average Taxes: $15,219 | Average DOM: 5 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 2 homes for sale in Rural - Liberty Twp Delaware Ohio. The Average list price for the Rural - Liberty Twp Delaware homes is $794,900 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Rural - Liberty Twp Delaware is 3,641 SQFT which comes to an Average of $265 per SQFT for Active homes for...
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By Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Real Estate Agent, 614-390-9243
(Red 1 Realty)
Sycamore Woods Gahanna Market Update October 2021 Active Listings: Total Listings: 1 | Average List Price: $179,900 | Average SQFT: 1,267 | Average Price Per SQFT: $179 | Average Taxes: $3,789 | Average DOM: 4 In-Contract Listings: Total Listings: | Average List Price: $ | Average SQFT: | Average Price Per SQFT: $ | Average Taxes: $ | Average DOM: Sold Listings: Total Listings: 0 | Average List Price: $0 | Average SQFT: 0 | Average Price Per SQFT: $0 | Average Taxes: $0 | Average DOM: 0 There are currently 1 homes for sale in Sycamore Woods Gahanna Ohio. The Average list price for the Sycamore Woods Gahanna homes is $179,900 and the Average SQFT for the homes in Sycamore Woods Gahanna is 1,267 SQFT which comes to an Average of $179 per SQFT for Active homes for sale in Sycamore Woods G...
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