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.

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The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Downtown Long Beach Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Marina Pacifica RECENTLY SOLD Marina Pacifica Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 873 sq. ft. | $699,000 The Royal Palms NEWLY LISTED Atlantic Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 600 sq. ft. | $399,000
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By David Frederick, Real Estate agent serving all of Florida
(Sellstate on 5th Ave)
Why the Economy Won’t Tank the Housing MarketIf you’re worried about a coming recession, you’re not alone. Over the past couple of years, there’s been a lot of recession talk. And many people worry, if we do have one, it would cause the unemployment rate to skyrocket. Some even fear that a spike in unemployment would lead to a rash of foreclosures similar to what happened 15 years ago.However, the latest Economic Forecasting Survey from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reveals that, for the first time in over a year, less than half (48%) of economists believe a recession will actually occur within the next year: “Economists are turning optimistic on the U.S. economy . . . economists lowered the probability of a recession within the next year, from 54% on average in July to a more optimisti...
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By Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®
(Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.)
Corner acre parcel located in Equestrian Royal Trails Subdivision. No time limit to build, bring your own builder or one can be recommended. Once you build, you may park your RV and Boat. You may build your home facing Royal Trails Road or Red Gun Court. Deeded Access to Lake Norris, community park and playground with many activities throughout the year. Come drive, evaluate, and make it your next Florida building site. The minimum square footage is 1,200 under air, the HOA is $65 a YEAR. Survey is recommended for accurate dimensions. A Deed restrictive community, no modular, mobile or manufacture homes allowed. The zoning allows two horses per acre. If interested on this parcel or any others, do not hesitate to call me at 352-551-0308 or email me at
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Latest news on the Mint Hill, NC real estate market in October 2023... What it means for you...  Key take-aways about Mint Hill's housing market trends in October 2023 include: Average home sales price up 13+% from September 2023 and up 10+% from October 2022. Median home sale price up almost 11% from September 2023 and up almost 17% from October 2022. Closed sales down from September 2023, but up compared with October 2022. New listings increased both month-over-month and year-over-year. Days on market declined almost 17% from September, but up compared with October 2022. Housing inventory increased almost 11% compared with the previous month of September, but declined almost 22% compared with October one year ago. List to sale price ratio over 102% left little room for buyers to negot...
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Throwback Thursdays…Market Reports, Listings, and Comments. Several years ago I wrote a post that was inspired by one from our Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400   It had to do with being courteous and professional with our comments on consumer-focused posts of fellow members.  For example, someone posts about a new listing… Supportive: “Congratulations on your new listing. Best of luck for a quick sale.” Not so much: “The seller should update the appliances in the kitchen.” Listing and market reports are consumer-driven or focused… the ones that you hope will gain good SEO and attract consumers (those who will hopefully help keep your boats afloat.)   Because ActiveRain is the community it is, we need torespect the blogs of others...  Agree to disagree.Don’t commentSay something posi...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Wednesday November 29, 20231. Who wrote the 1938 novel "The Grapes of Wrath"? John Steinbeck2. Which mosquito bites humans, male or female? Female3. How many VP's did FDR have while in office? 34. Who won the first season of American Idol? Kelly ClarksonTrivia questions for Thursday November 30, 20231. What TV show did Tom Hanks appear on for two seasons?2. What was the original purpose of cellophane?3. What does a dowser do?4. What does legend say started the great Chicago fire?Enjoy your day. 
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Culver City Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Heather Village RECENTLY SOLD Green Valley Circle | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1347 sq. ft. | $715,000 Raintree Condominiums RECENTLY SOLD Raintree Circle | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 735 sq. ft. | $495,000 Windsor Fountains NEWLY LISTED Overland Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 920 sq. ft. | $700,000
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Island Estates is a welcoming Single Family Home Community nestled in Miller Place Long Island.You can reach this destination from Route 25A To Miller Place Road (S) To Fork. Stay Left Onto Miller Place Yaphank Rd To 2nd Left Onto Sweetgum Lane. Opened in 2003, this Suffolk County neighborhood is nestled in The Town of Brookhaven, in Zip Code 11764.You will observe the tree-lined streets and well-maintained yards that adorn the neighborhood, and you will notice how the homeowners at Miller Place Island Estates take pride in living in this community.There are a variety of architectural styles including Post Modern, Victorian, Colonial, and rare Ranch style Floor Plan. There are full basements, gas heating, and 2 or 3-car garages, and the homes are mostly surrounded by approximately half ...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Under Contract! Set on a corner lot in guard-gated Trilogy, this beautiful home is current and sophisticated. Enjoy sunrise with your morning coffee in a large east-facing backyard, wonderfully manicured, fully fenced and featuring covered patio w/misting system, fuss-free synthetic turf and built-in BBQ.   Inside you'll find open, breezy living spaces w/easy-care plank tile flooring, plantation shutters, lots of cabinets, stainless appliances and sleek granite work surfaces. The 2.5-car garage has tons of storage plus room for your golf cart. Valuable updates include roof replacement + A/C compressor. Celebrated for superb amenities, this popular community surrounds a championship golf course and offers elegant community center, gorgeous pool complex, tennis & pickle ball courts, and e...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
💥Looking at Price Predictions ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE ️Navigating the housing market can be a daunting task. That's why we've analyzed expert home price forecasts from the past and present, providing you with the insights you need to make informed decisions. Discover the story of home prices, then and now.  To read the full article...  Click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
We were meeting friends from Orlando and needed a place convenient for them and us.  We started looking around about the halfway point and remembered we attended a function a few months ago at Lake Eustis Waterfront Grille.  Perfect we only had drinks and appetizers there so decided this would be a chance to try a meal and we were not disappointed.We were seated with a great view of the lake at sunset, great service and good food.  I almost decided on “Not Your Mama's Bologna Sandwich” which is smoked thick sliced bologna topped with pimento cheese, an egg sunny side up, garlic pickles and brown mustard on a brioche bun but looking at water I needed to eat fish.   Lake Eustis Waterfront Grille is about a 25-mile trip from The Villages just off US 441.  Want to get outside the bubble (th...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for  November 30 2023.New properties for sale 377Back On Market 82Price Decrease 552Price increase 34Active kick out 4Active option contract 193Active contingent 40Pending listings 254Sold listings 316Expired listings 19Cancelled listings 128Withdrawn listings 14Temporary off market listings 69Coming soon listings 59
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Westwood Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Park Westwood Towers RECENTLY SOLD Hilgard Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 667 sq. ft. | $729,900 The Colony at Westwood BACK ON THE MARKET Veteran Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 661 sq. ft. | $575,000 Colonial House RECENTLY SOLD Pelham Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1508 sq. ft. | $950,000 Selby House RECENTLY SOLD Selby Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1535 sq. ft. | $899,000
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Charles Stallions: Your Certified Investor ExpertIntroductionIn the dynamic world of real estate investment, having a seasoned expert by your side can make all the difference. Charles Stallions is one such expert who has earned his reputation as a Certified Investors Expert. With a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a commitment to helping individuals achieve their investment goals, Charles Stallions is a trusted figure in the real estate community. In this 1000-word post, we will explore what it means to be a Certified Investors Expert and how Charles Stallions' expertise can benefit aspiring investors.The Importance of CertificationBefore delving into Charles Stallions' expertise, it's essential to understand the significance of being a certified investors expert. Real estate invest...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Koreatown Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Solair RECENTLY SOLD Wilshire Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1690 sq. ft. | $1,495,000
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
Once in a while we totally misunderstand what is going on around us just like Philemon didn't think the garland was edible while Joe on the other hand though Philemon might mistake the garland as a relish.I'm sure something similar has happened to all of us. Some warnings seem totally unnecessary, especially on product labels today. Here are a few real examples.❖"Do not iron clothes on body." -- On packaging for a Rowenta iron. ❖ "Do not drive car or operate machinery." -- On Boot's children's cough medicine. ❖ "For indoor or outdoor use only." -- On a string of Christmas lights. ❖ "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." -- On a child sized Superman costume.Of course not all warnings are silly,but it's always fun to share those that are.I also say "duh" about the ads big p...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
123 N Spruce Lane, Tallahassee, FL Click here to Get Directions$380000 4 Beds - 3 Baths - 2.92 acres Lot Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Stunning Home on Acreage! Nestled in a private cul-de-sac in the charming neighbourhood of Reston and situated on almost three wooded acres, this one-of-a kind home is not one you want to miss. From the spacious rocking chair front porch to the private dock overlooking Lake Tallavana out back, this picture-perfect property has so much curb appeal and country charm while boasting updates throughout. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this well maintained home lives large with its open and inviting floor plan. Featuring soaring vaulted ceilings and an abundance of windows allowing for much desired natural light throughout the home, updated LVP fl...
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Rockville Town Square Holiday Tree LightingFriday, Dec. 1 from 6-8:30 p.m.Rockville Town Square Gather together as Rockville Town Square lights its 2023 holiday tree to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy ice skating, grab dinner at local restaurants, shop small businesses, listen to live music and meet Santa.Click here to learn more.This is a City of Rockville, Maryland announcement. Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2796Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Century City Weekly Market Update November 19th - 25th, 2023 Century Hill BACK ON THE MARKET Century Hill | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 2192 sq. ft. | $1,659,000 Century Towers RECENTLY SOLD Avenue Of The Stars | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1639 sq. ft. | $1,725,000 Le Parc RECENTLY SOLD Empyrean Way | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2616 sq. ft. | $4,350,000
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