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 Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
📰Housing Headlines in 85206 - 9-22-23 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE️Just East of Phoenix, Go big in Mesa!  Arizona's third-largest city, where fan-favorite sports, art attractions, and outdoor adventure attract visitors on a large scale.  Mesa's low profile can be deceiving, but the third-largest city in Arizona is no sleepy suburb: Ask the legion of baseball fans who flock to the city during spring training or the arts community who visit the abundant galleries and theaters.  Hikers and bikers also take to the hills (and mountains!) to enjoy incredible outdoor opportunities. There are 25 golf courses in Mesa, Arizona, and also another 75 golf courses within 20 miles of Mesa.  Located in M...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Welcome to day 22 of the 30-day real estate social media challenge! I’m so glad you decided to join me in this fun and easy way to boost your online presence and showcase your personality, expertise, and value as a real estate agent or a professional in the real estate industry.The 30-day real estate social media challenge is a simple and effective way to create diverse and interesting content that will appeal to your followers and potential clients. All you have to do is follow the daily prompts and post something related to them here on ActiveRain.The prompts are designed to help you cover topics such as real estate tips, market updates, personal stories, testimonials, fun facts, and more. You can use photos, videos, artwork, text, or graphics to express yourself and your brand.The 30...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
My expertise lies in real estate, and I have a keen eye for your perfect home. Let's work together to turn that vision into reality. #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #househunting #newhome #realestate #realtor #realestateagent #happyhome #happyhomeowners
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By Tom Gilliam- RE/MAX Classic, Exceeding Your Expectations
(Re/Max Classic)
Assumable Mortgages Home Buyers Dream What is an assumable mortgage and how does it work?An assumable mortgage is a type of home loan where the assumable mortgages home buyer takes over the seller’s existing mortgage, including its terms and interest rate. This can be beneficial for buyers as they may be able to secure a lower interest rate compared to obtaining a new mortgage.Assumable Mortgages Home Buyer: Are They a Good Fit for Home Buyers In Oakland County MichiganAre you a new home buyer in Oakland County Michigan searching for the perfect mortgage plan? Look no further than assumable mortgages. This unique type of mortgage allows buyers to take over an existing mortgage from the seller, which can lead to significant savings in the long run. In this blog, we will dive deep into wh...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
8801 Green Oak Drive, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click here to Get Directions$445000 4 Beds - 3 Baths - 1.83 sqft Lot Enjoy country living on acreage! Rock your days away on the expansive front porch or enjoy bug free time out back on the screened porch OR relax under the pergola checking out the wildlife! 2 master suites with the larger one featuring dual vanities, walk in shower with dual shower head, and HUGE walk in closet. Additional master has dual sink vanity and walk in closet too! Soaring cathedral ceiling in the split open floor plan design. Kitchen features SS appliances and long bar area. Wood burning fireplace with gorgeous stone work adds to the country feel! SOLAR panels have allowed for a $0 electric bill AND keeping the AC at 68 in the Summer! Ow...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Buying A Home In 13 Easy Steps1. Determine why you want to buy a house2. Check your credit score3. Save for a down payment4. Create a housing budget5. Shop for a mortgage6. Hire a real estate agent7. See multiple homes8. Make an offer9. Get a home inspection10. Negotiate repairs and credits11. Secure your financing12. Do a final walk-through13. Close on your house
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for  September 22 2023.New properties for sale 745Back On Market 97Price Decrease 859Price increase 52Active kick out 6Active option contract 214Active contingent 27Pending listings 330Sold listings 328Expired listings 14Cancelled listings 101Withdrawn listings 7Temporary off market listings 52Coming soon listings 96
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By Roy Kelley
Constitution Week in GaithersburgIn commemoration of the 236th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution, the Mayor and City Council proclaimed September 17 through 23 as “Constitution Week.” Members of the Goshen Mills and Hungerford’s Tavern Chapters of the National Society Daughters American Revolution accepted this year’s proclamation during the September 5 Mayor and City Council meeting.View the presentation here.This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. 
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
It seems that people need a laugh – especially on Friday. So, we dig back in to classic comedy scenes from a much better age of television. Some clips I found from past TV comedy when TV comedy meant something far different from today. A more innocent time and a time of real quality. Hope you enjoy the clips. Due to the length, there is just 1 clip per week. Enjoy!
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This is a great healthy appetizer to serve...  RECIPE: Yellow Tomato Salsa - Mojito Style Makes 6 servings   This is a great healthy appetizer to serve while watching your favorite college or pro football games this weekend! It’s easy to prepare and despite being healthy, is delicious!! While salsa is more commonly served with chips, I am a huge fan of mini rice cakes topped with this salsa. Rice cakes come in several flavors that pair so well with this salsa, including buffalo chicken and buttermilk ranch. If you’re turning up your nose at rice cakes, try them again. Today’s are not your mother’s rice cakes!! Anyway, on to the recipe!   SALSA INGREDIENTS: 3 cups yellow tomatoes, grilled (or broiled 3-4 inches from the heat) 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp minced garlic 1 tbsp red onion ½ tsp sa...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
A Luxury Home can be identified differently in cities across the country, but in Denver, my Luxury blog posts will report on detached single-family homes listed in the Denver metro area for over $1.3 million.  (Over the years I have used $1 million as luxury, but with our rising home values, had the need to increase this amount.)  Some have mountain and/or city views, and some properties back to a golf course, or have water views all to compliment one's lifestyle.  (however, we don't have much water)  Some are updated with products from around the world, and some have expansive square footage or acreage.     Whatever a Buyer is looking for, most likely if you have over $1.3 million, you can find it in Denver or in the surrounding suburbs.     Here is how the luxury market fared for the ...
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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 Kitsap, Pierce and Mason county, Washington's preferred waterfront real estate Agent & Broker Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete!Attributed to Chanda Kochhar (1966 ~)Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2023, 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 TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 or (949) 391 - 3164, Personal Engagement,Precision, and Professionalism
“You know you’ve reached middle age when you’re cautioned to slow down by your doctor, instead of by the police.”  JOAN RIVERSThis quote is by one of my favorite comedians, Joan Rivers! Any other fans? What was your favorite part about her? I loved her tenacity and drive, and lastly, her sincerity and intelligence. She made you think about where you were in life laughing so it was easier to figure out how to get out of where we were, or not to make mistakes...and of course, she made people more popular by joking about them. Do you have a favorite Joan Rivers Joke?I hope that you enjoy it and keep on bringing it for whatever you are up to today! HAPPPPPPYYYYY FRIIIIIIDDAAAAAYYYYYY.God Bless Your Weekend. ToddHave you thought about selling your Dana Point home? I know one Realtor who work...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Throwback Thursdays: look at these two moments... the photos reminded me of some great moments.In 2014 I listed a home in Bel Air, CA in the 90077 zip code, the sellers were my previous buyers. Long story short the new buyers bought the home with a different agent. Two years ago they reached out to me and we searched and were patient and this year they bought their new home with me. It is a long story, and I will just leave it at that.Now go figure a year before that Diane and I were sitting enjoying lunch somewhere in Los Angeles. She loved the food. Clearly it did not leave me with a memory as to where we had lunch. Nevertheless, it was good and the year was exactly 10 years ago.  Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowled...
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(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Destination Excellence: CLT ✈️If you're flying in or out of Charlotte, you're in for a treat—at least compared to other large airports! Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is truly exceptional.Ranked among the world's top 10 most connected airports, it also serves as American Airlines' second-largest US hub (second to Dallas, the #1 AA hub). In 2022 alone, the CLT airport welcomed 47.7 million passengers and processed over 200,000 tons of cargo. Looking for non-stop flights? CLT has you covered with 180 of them, including more than 35 international destinations. The best part for those residing here? Charlotte Douglas International is only a 15-minute drive from the heart of Uptown. The Wall Street Journal even recognized it as one of the most convenient large airports in the ...
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(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Ballantyne – Blakeney Neighborhood Market Update SEPT 2023– MITCHELL GLEN Popular South Charlotte neighborhood in top-ranked school zone offers wonderful amenities with LOW HOA DUES. Amenities include recreation area, playground and pond. Sales in Mitchell Glen continue to show an incredibly strong market. Average sales prices remain some of the strongest in the area. Days on the market are just 5 days and there are currently no homes in Mitchell Glen that are actively being marketed - no active, coming soon listings or any currently in Escrow at the moment.Here is the Ballantyne – Blakeney Neighborhood Market Report from August, 2023 final data -  MITCHELL GLEN: Current Average Sales Price in Mitchell Glen ($551,500)  Mitchell Glen's Average Days on the Market - 44  Average List-to-Sal...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
SERVES: 6PREP TIME: 15 MINUTESCOOK TIME: 26 MINUTES  INGREDIENTS   1 box  chicken nuggets 1 Jar BBQ sauce 6 oz. Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 6 oz. Monterey cheese, shredded ½ lb. Bacon, cooked & coarsely chopped Juice of 1 lime Salt & pepper, to taste 1 bunch Green onion, thinly sliced for garnish Ranch dressing, for garnish PREPARATION   Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread frozen Nuggets on a baking sheet and bake for a total of 25-30 minutes until golden brown or thoroughly cooked to an internal of 170°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Top nuggets with BBQ sauce, cheese and bacon. Continue baking for 5 minutes until cheese has melted. Remove from heat. Season with fresh lime juice, salt and pepper. Garnish with green onion and a drizzle of ranch dressing.
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Glendale Weekly Market Update September 10th - 16th, 2023 Burchett Gardens NEWLY LISTED Burchett Street | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 731 sq. ft. | $479,000 Villa Monterey NEWLY LISTED Burchett Street | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 867 sq. ft. | $569,000
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
Canva has got to be my favorite tool I use for creating content for social media posting as well as creating flyers, announcements, and our quarterly magazine.  Here are a couple of examples of the content we created using Canva for social media.This first one is the cover for a series for an Instagram post. And this one is the cover to one of our Quarterly magazines to our clients.  I don't know how we would do all of this without Canva any more.  We use it every day and we do use the Pro version.  It has a lot more options and flexibility and it is not very costly at all.   This post is part of the #30dayrealestatesocialmediachallenge and is for day 16 of the Challenge:“Share a resource or tool that you use or recommend for real estate professionals or consumers.”
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By Esther (Essie) Cruz, Manalapan Marlboro, NJ Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Realty/Monmouth-Ocean)
JUST CLOSED THIS BEAUTY: 36 Louis Street, Old Bridge NJ 08857       Welcome to your dream home in Old Bridge, Sayre Woods South section! This 4 bedroom offers the perfect blend of comfort & convenience. With an array of updates throughout, this home promises to exceed your expectations. Kitchen w/Quartz, pantry & skylights. Stunning exterior makeover 2020 (extra wide driveway w/Belgian blocks, stone/siding accents, front door). Replaced roof/HWH/HVAC; additional Washer/Dryer hookup on the 1st level; newer bay window & slider; porcelain & LVP floors; upgraded electrical; remodeled baths; sump pump & French drain system. The backyard is truly an oasis; professionally landscaped, multi-decks, custom shed, fenced (3 sides), hard-top gazebo, & a 7-person hot tub,complete w/lights & sound. M...
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