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By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 42
On Saturdays I look for garage sale type places to buy inventory for my space at the local antique gallery where I work on Sundays. In the winter it is generally slim pickings. Lately there is an indoor old store front that sells things on Saturdays between 10 and 2. I go whenever they are open a...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 13
Chinese BBQ ribsLove those Chinese BBQ ribs? Well it’s easy to make them at home1 rack St Louis style ribs8 garlic cloves1 4-6-inch piece of ginger or about ½ teaspoon ginger powder¾ cup hoisin sauce¾ cup honey¾ cup soy sauce½ cup rice wine (sake not vinegar)½ cup water2 teaspoons 5 spice P (don’...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 5
We can all learn from Jay's example of cutting edge ...up a notch kind of business model....amd excel as we do ! Doing more than the client expects.  The slight edge business model. What is your business model?  Do you create a slight edge? I think exceeding expectation is an important business m...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 6
You don't have to monetize your website to make money in real estate, although, I don't disparage those who do. Nothing wrong with extra income. I know because although I've made a fortune selling a ton of real estate over the past 17 years in Sacramento, I also held a second job writing about ho...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 5
Jumbo Mortgage for the Self-Employed One thing of which our industry does a terrible job is promoting a sense of optimism among the self-employed.  Whether the one-man-band sole proprietor, or the complex, greater-than-25% owner of a multi-million dollar S-Corp, this long-suffering subset of the ...
There are a number of questions that revolve around a trust deed especially among homeowners. The issues might be diverse in various parts of the world. For those in Scotland, the case is not different since there are certain things that you must know with trust deeds in the country. Ideally, a t...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 18
 Since it's Sunday, and we often share a story or information about Multigenerational living, it seems appropriate to write about a favorite transaction. One of our first multi-gen sales involving a busy doctor and his wife, their two little boys, and his mom who lived far away.  We got the call ...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 26
 Forget-Me-Not Giving Back to Hospice  We are huge fans of the PeaceHealth Hospice program. They provided us with amazing home support during the last six months of our father's life. Hospice supplemented our own care for dad with weekly nursing visits and a personal-care aid. Emotional counselor...

By Deep Grover
Comments 0
Smart home technology is disruptive. It is causing widespread change. It is changing the way people live in their homes. But, that isn’t the only thing that is being changed.  What is a Smart Home? A smart home is a network of smart devices owned by a user. These devices make use of wireless conn...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 43
Reblogs Can Help You and the Original AuthorDo you know what a reblog is? It is sharing a post that another member that was written and posted on another members blog. You do this by using the reblog feature button that is under the written post. The ActiveRain network allows you to this if the m...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On February 14, 2019, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) reported housing affordability at 56.6% of homes sold from beginning of September to the end of December were affordable to families earning median income of $71,900 in the 4th quarter of 2018,...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 16
 Have you ever had to say “goodbye” to a close and dear friend? Can you imagine how sad you would feel if you were never going to see that friend again and did not have a chance to say goodbye? Everyone knows that moving from one home to another takes a lot of time, planning, and emotion. You wor...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 36
I give. It has been difficult for the last few days and it is really bitter in my neck of the woods. I will get out today because I have already cleaned and even rearranged the cabin. The driveway is crusty and filled but I think my four wheel drive can handle it. Enjoy your day and stay active.

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 45
My daily blogging began with a 30-day challenge. Joined this platform in 2006 but didn't commit to every day until 2010.  It's part of my day, just like showering, making phone calls, listing and selling.   There was one member who told me she was going to post every day for a month.  At the time...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 16
Happy Valentine's Day 2019 To All My ActiveRain Friends!!!  This is wishing all my friends here on ActiveRain a Happy Valentine's Day today.  I hope everyone took the time today to tell everyone who is special to you how you feel about them, and spent quality time with them. This year my wife an...

By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source
(CastNet Realty)
Comments 4
Wait, wait, wait!I don't want to hear that word!  Neither do you!  It's one of those dreaded words that we all run away from.  If there is anything we can do to make it happen now, we will.We live in a society that has taught us not to be patient.  We must have it now!Are you relating to what I a...

By Mark Gowlovech
Comments 0
Sam and Judy had just put their home, of 20 years, up for sale. As, people do, when they are selling their home, they began looking for a new home. Luckily, or so they thought, they found the ideal house only a few days after putting their house up for sale.When Sam and Judy found the home, they ...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 8
Do you fancy yourself a spy and wondering how you can monitor someone else’s cell phone? You won’t get that information here, but there is some good info on cell phone monitoring if you keep reading:The Legalities of Tracking Cell PhonesGenerally, it is not legal to monitor a cell phone that does...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 17
Early last month I sent a very small invoice to one of my regular customers in Florida. She wrote the check and then forgot to send it, so on February 2 she stopped at Fed Ex and paid for two day shipping. Then she sent the tracking number and said I should expect the check on Tuesday. That would...

By Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
(The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group)
Comments 425
IF I told you that there is a  HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM that will allow your buyers to purchase a home with: NO DOWNPAYMENT................................You would probably say: (NO BIGGIE...) NO CLOSING COSTS.................................You would probably say: (NO WAY!!!) NO CONVENTIONAL CREDI...