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By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
Comments 1
(TNS)—Simple math suggests it’s probably better to pay off debt before saving for retirement or adding to your emergency fund. Generally, if you’re paying more interest than you’re earning in interest, you’re losing money.But personal finance decisions are rarely so simple, and wiping out debt fi...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
Thermal imaging averts a potential dangerous dryer fire.Mighty Mo does it again!  He loves his job.I do a lot of One-Year Warranty Inspections.They are the last time a buyer has a chance to have the builder address anything wrong with the house.During those inspections the report needs to be very...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 10
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always o...

By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
Comments 33
 It's time for the 5th annual Halloween Post Contest here at ActiveRain  Haunted Masquerade & Costume Ball October 31st. 2018 The Haunted Post Parade is an opportunity for ActiveRain bloggers to enter their Halloween themed posts in a contest to win points and prizes for their seasonally inspired...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
Well it is over and not only didn't I win, I didn't even have one number. Bummer. I almost never buy a lottery ticket but when the payoff is big I am tempted. I have never won anything but I am ever the optimist. I think it is more about being part of the game than really expecting to score. Oh w...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 0
10 E Eastwood Lane, Union 98592  Beautifully maintained home on Alderbrook Golf course. One story home with vaulted ceilings in the living room, large kitchen and dining area. Hardwood floors, gas cook-top and light filled seating nook. Master suite has 5 piece bath with patio doors leading out t...

By Aaron Rice Helps, The Future of Immersive Storytelling...
(eXp Realty )
Comments 1
"Coming Soon" To Crownsville, MD ~ Welcome To The Sunrise Beach Lifestyle.

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 6
I write a lot... to the tune of 50+ blog posts and articles a week! No wonder I barely have time for my own blog. But in all my writing I come across a  lot of posts and I read them and I read yours too! Some are just awesome, some are informative, some really stick around and some I'm just proud...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 170
OCTOBER CHALLENGE - Let’s Get PersonalWhat I like most about being in the Rain is the relationships that I have developed over the years.  This challenge will allow us to get to know each other even more on a personal level.The nuts & bolts: Write a short post about your personal life (300+ words...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 6
Another great post by Jay... I've seen a 3 family home burn to the ground because of a dryer firer....Not one I owned, thankfully..... Mighty Moe prevented one for the home Jay inspected!! Thermal imaging averts a potential dangerous dryer fire. Mighty Mo does it again!  He loves his job. I do a ...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 32
Where should you live in the world? What Game of Thrones family are you in? What is the food that best describes your personality? All of these answers are given and found by doing quizzes on Facebook. You have surely seen them if you use Facebook, and have may have taken these quizzes, but you d...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 6
Well, you've probably read about "Follies" in English gardens.  These are typically classical gazebos, ancient pyramids, faux ruins, decorative bridges, and other like pavilions to make the landscape interesting.  If you visit Bonnie England and go to Blenheim Palace or other large 'piles' (the B...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 13
What may start as a little problem...left unattended...can be.....wellllll A pin-hole leak can do a lot of damage. A pin-hole leak is exactly that, a very small leak at a joint or other corrosive deterioration in copper tubing.  It is sometimes called a progressive leak. This pin-hole leak looks ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
I have been having a week. It has been cold and windy and I have been working in my yard to try and get the last of the annuals out and wash and clean the pots. I spent hours yesterday and only made a small dent, so today I will work at it again. Once this is done there are still the perennials t...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 23
I had to smile at the first of the month when I read Paul Henderson's Challenge that we update our blog profile photos.  After all, my photo has remained the same since I first began blogging over a decade ago.  I often jest when I mention my old photo looks more like me than any new photo does. ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 12
I do this all the time as a common courtesy.  You might also want to get in the habit:  Take a Moment to "Like" the Blog When You Leave a Comment   Many of us leave multiple comments on ActiveRain blog posts every day. When you plan to leave a comment, take an extra moment to "Like" the blog as a...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 1
Just Don't Pull My Credit This is going to be brief. Why? Because the concept is very simple: For most, making a credit inquiry when getting a mortgage pre-approval will not hurt their FICO score. If you: A)  Pay your bills on time,B)  Maintain a fairly low balance to limit on your credit cards, ...

By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Comments 0
For home sellers...when it comes to pricing your home for sale...              When it comes to marketing a home most recently home sellers and their agents have used local sales and curently active listings  in the immediate/general area as guidelines on pricing. However it’s also critical you h...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 5
You have a mobile phone, you might think it’s pretty safe, but what you might not realize is that these devices can have spyware on them. Keep in mind, many of the “signs” listed below are everyday normal phone behaviors. But combined, might mean spyware. Here are some of the signs:Unusual Backgr...

By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 9
Now that I have been working back in the mortgage world as well as being a Colorado Real Estate Broker, I can truly see the benefit of knowing both sides of the industry. There are so many things in the mortgage world that a Realtor should get familiar with if they are going to be a valuable reso...