First Blog Posts

Sometimes, it can be scary to write your first blog post! Luckily, the supportive community of ActiveRain is just the place to start.

On this page you will find a running list of “first blog posts” written on ActiveRain by members of the real estate industry. These new bloggers have taken the leap to begin their blogging journey. Our first-time real estate bloggers deserve a big welcome and some extra encouragement from you!

Take a read, leave a comment, and say hello. You'll make that author’s day and help to give them a great first impression of our community.

Agent's first blog posts on ActiveRain

Whether you're looking for a small town feel with all of the amenities, or just want to get away from big city life and enjoy some quietude in Syracuse - New York is worth considering. There is always something to do, whether it is catching a basketball game or checking out one of the many museums and theaters.One of the great things about Syracuse is that it is situated close to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. The Finger Lakes and the Adirondack Mountains are both just a short drive away, and they offer amazing opportunities for hiking, fishing, and camping. In the winter, you can head to the slopes for some skiing and snowboarding, and in the summer you can enjoy the many lakes and rivers for swimming and boating. Syracuse is also home to some great museums and thea...
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By Jon Hempel, A Trusted Source for Home/Well/Septic Inspection
(New Age Inspection LLC)
We get questions on this sujbect all the time. Everyone wants to know how many 203k loans were done in our area during the last year?  LIke the original blog states however it really doesn't matter as we can create 203k projects all over the place from scratch and increase these numbers dramatically. Let me know if we may be of assistance on your next 203k project. How many 203k's were closed in my area last year? I get asked this question regularly, so I posted it on my website and still get asked so here is the link. https://apps.hud.gov/pub/chums/f17fvc/203k.cfm Now that you know that information who cares? It really doesn't matter how many were done last year in your area. I can go into any city in the USA and get 40 jobs in 60 days.  What? That would be 40 property sales, 40 loans,...
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By Matt Ackerman
(RE/MAX Platinum Properties)
If you’re thinking about making a move to New Jersey, congratulations! You’re about to enter one of the most unique and interesting states in the country. With its rich history, diverse population, and beautiful scenery, New Jersey has something to offer everyone. If you’re interested in moving to New Jersey, here’s an active listing for you. Located at 172 Pine Ave, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234. But finding a home and a place to settle in New Jersey can be a challenge, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the state’s real estate market. That’s why we’ve put together this guide of seven secrets to finding the perfect home with a New Jersey realtor. 1. Start by getting to know the different types of neighborhoods in New Jersey. There are suburban neighborhoods, urban neighborhoods, and...
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Lance Doty and Adam Mitchell are real estate investors and partners in Apartment Buying Guys specializing in syndicating multi-family real estate investments in Texas.  We are based in Dallas, TX, and focus on buying value add Class B and C properties to generate passive income and significant returns for our investors.We are passionate about bringing investors with us and that is why we syndicate many of our multi-family properties. You now have a way to get into multi family real estate investing without having to set everything up….we already did that ya’ll!We improve the properties we buy in turn improving the communities we work in. We want the tenants that live in our properties to be proud of where they live while at the same time providing very good returns for our investors.
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By Tim Main
(Nevada Mortgage)
Has anyone used this company?  Lead Gen and marketing. 
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By Annemarie Johns, Get Results That Move You
(Atlanta Communities)
Oversize Corner Lot, Awesome Outdoor Living with Out Building/Workshop w/ electrical, 4 Bedrm/3 Full Baths, with Bedroom and Full Bath on Main level, 3 sided Brick/Concrete-Sided Home on a Wooded Lot, Hardwoods in Formal Areas and Bedrooms, Kitchen has Granite Countertops with Newer Appliances, Double Oven and Upgraded Refrigerator, Newer Kitchen Cabinets with all Lower Cabinets have Upgraded Pull Out Draws for Easy Storage with Breakfast Room and Keeping Room with Fireplace, Newer Addition Family Room, Huge Sunroom/Rec Room, Tile and Sliders to Oversized Multi-level Deck, Primary Bedroom with Walk-in Closets and Primary Bath, Backyard is Oversize & Fenced and Beautifully Landscape with walkways with Multiple Level Deck and Lots of Room for Gardening and RV Parking. No Formal HOA Don't...
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By David Rosen
(John Aaroe Group)
Please contact me if you have a real estate lawyer in Portland, Oregon. I'm in Los Angeles helping a friend's son buy his 1st house & there are some issues. Thank you, David
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By RedSwan CRE, Blockchain real estate investments
(RedSwan CRE)
State and A Hotel in San Diego, CA is now Live for Investment on RedSwan.io Sign up to view more details! This is the direct link to this listing once you sign up Targeted IRR: 20.3% Targeted Average Cash Yield: 15.7% Targeted Equity Multiple: 2.5x Minimum Investment: $10,000 RedSwan CRE is a blockchain real estate investment marketplace for investors to find tokenized, high-quality commercial real estate investment opportunities. We also help our sponsors leverage the RedSwan CRE community of US & international investors to raise capital for their commercial properties.RedSwan CRE presents this $10 million equity raise for State & A Hotel, a new 291 unit hotel development located in the upscale living and dining neighborhood of Little Italy, San Diego, CA. The approximately 192,000 squ...
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By Abishek Parapuzha, Student
(n/a)
But it doesn't matter.  I started out in science as my career path but it didn't fufill the passion I was looking for in my life. There is a lot flexibility as I have just started to work on pre-licensing but already seen a difference in my work enivronment. 
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By Valerie Brown, Las Vegas Realtor Focused on Client Relocation
(Realty Edge)
Check out this handy tool from the Washington Post, where you can check how high rents have increased since 2019. In Clark County, Nevada rents are up 28.5%. Based on multifamily rentals in counties with at least 1,000 units.    Avoiding the Rental Trap in 2022 The rental trap is real!  Want to buy a home in the year ahead — but feel glued in place thanks to ever-rising home prices? You’re not alone.  As a renter, you understand you are caught between a rock and hard place. When rents are rising, but it costs more to move, you just renew the lease and pay more year over year. It's important for you to know rents have been rising since 1988, not just since 2019. While skyrocketing since 2019, the rents have gradually appreciated since 1988. If you are like many renters you want to buy, ...
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By Christopher Robson
(Educators Realty)
Great deal in Syosset - cash buyers are preferred due to very minor CO issue.  If you have any, come to the open house Saturday from 11-1.  https://www.educatorsrealty.com/property/3398444/
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By Candis Noble, Residential Real Estate Broker & Interior Designer
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Qc)
Candis Noble; Your Hudson, West Island and Westmount Montreal Luxury Real Estate Specialist, Residential Real Estate Broker and Interior Designer.   Proudly representing my sellers' exceptional properties and assisting my buyers in navigating this extraordinary market. Interested in referring me to your potential buyers or sellers? Reach out, I'd love to work with you and your referrals... let's talk! The market is abloom 🌸 Let’s have a conversation... I’m ready whenever you are. Candis Noble | BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Qc Candis Noble Luxury Realtor | Facebook Candis Noble | Google 
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No one ever said that getting older was easy, did they? As we age, our bodies naturally start to change and we begin to face new challenges. For many seniors, this can mean a decline in health and an overall decrease in quality of life. If you're finding that aging is becoming more difficult than you imagined, it might be time to consider independent senior living. Contrary to popular belief, senior living communities are not just for the elderly! Here are five top benefits of making the switch to independent senior living: You'll have more time for yourself. 55+ living communities are designed to help residents live as independently as possible. This means that you'll have plenty of time to do the things you love, without having to worry about household chores or maintenance tasks. You...
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By Rose Nied, Luxury Realtor Serving Omaha/Elkhorn Areas
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-The Good Life Group)
The “warning signs” look all too familiar. Escalating home prices have both buyers & sellers worried that the market is just “too good to be true,” and agents across the U.S. are getting bombarded with the ultimate question: “Are we in a housing bubble?” Let’s take a look at 3 key factors that suggest we’re not, so you can educate your clients and calm fears in your market. PART 1: HOUSING SUPPLY   Last year, home values appreciated an average of 15% across the nation. And while this year’s growth isn’t expected to match it, buyers and sellers are still worried that home prices are too high and that depreciation is likely to follow. However, unlike the Housing Bubble years of the mid-2000s, the major factor driving up home values is that we’re also in a dire inventory shortage. A balan...
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By Greg Schenk, Improving your bottom line 614-496-2715
(The Schenk Company, Inc)
In my 36 years of representing tenants buyers and investors there’s never been a better time to restructure your office space lease! Why is that many companies still don’t have a strategic plan for their facilities means they can’t decide if they’re going to work all in the office hybrid more work from home etc.!many markets around the country vacancies are very high and absorptions are very low at the same time the cost to build out space is extremely high probably the highest it’s ever been so having a plan is crucial to take advantage and save time and money in this process!we will help you put together that plan and implement it we do Site Selection lease negotiations and have a 44 point lease document checklist to make sure that your terms and conditions are the best they could be ...
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By Rickstad Realty
(Rickstad Realty)
Most realty agents will tell you to not even consider listing your home for sale in san diego . Are you considering selling your house? If so, you’ll want to form it a priority to start out the method soon. The sweet spot for sellers is simply round the a very recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by watching data from the past several years (excluding 2020, since it absolutely was an atypical year). When applied to this market, experts determined the best week to list a house this year.    The research says. Since the start of the year, the amount of homes available available has been at or near record lows. The everyday trend for on of the year is that there’ll be even fewer sellers on the market. If you list when inventory is low, your house are the middle of attention...
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By Mike Vann, Leverage multifamily investments with confidence!
(Trident Multifamily)
Some people set out for leadership roles from the beginning.They want to be in a leadership role and take charge.Other people find themselves in leadership roles reluctantly.They don’t necessarily see themselves as leaders, but circumstances or necessity dictates that they’ve got to step up and lead.Either way, both potential leaders bring more than positive skills to the plate.We’ve all got habits that we need to break. Too much fast food. Binge-watching Netflix and other habits don’t always serve us.Leaders have bad habits too, even when they are leading others.Breaking bad habits can make you a better leader. Breaking bad habits does more than reducing the negativity in your life, it molds you into a better and more effective leader. Here’s how-Losing the bad habit is one thing, but ...
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By Silvia Stewart, Buying, selling, or investing in real estate
(Crosby Home Team)
Dane & Sandi Crosby offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the San Diego, California real estate market. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority.When it comes to buying, selling, or investing in real estate- we are here to guide you every step of the way. As home owners and investors in San Diego, you can count on us for the most up to date knowledge in the industry, exceptional communication, and always working with your best interest at heart.Whether you are considering buying a home, selling a home or both, we know the area inside and out.Featured Property for Sale: Some of the best properties for sale are displayed right here. As experts in the San Diego, California real estate market, we can provide you detailed information o...
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By kim sungnyon, Banking Instruments
(ABI Euro Finance Service Limited )
As a Finance and Investment Company who is a Premier Provider of Trade Finance, Project Finance & Funding; We also offer discountable Bank Instruments at rates being as low as Two Percent (2%) of the required BG | SBLC | DLC | LC | PB | MTN | Bank Drafts Face Value.We offer basically a wide range of Financial Instruments including;- Standby Letters of Credit- Bank Guarantees- Deferred / Documentary Letters of Credit- Red Clause Letters of Credit- Usance Letters of Credit- Performance Guarantees- Demand Guarantees- POF messages- Pre Advice Message- Comfort Letters- Ready Willing and Able (RWA) messages; and we are able to complete a transaction within 48 to 72 hours depending on the requirement of the Lessee / Buyer Side.Should you have an interest in the Lease and Sale of these, kindly ...
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By Kourtney Thompson
(Agent Professor)
When becoming a real estate agent and choosing a brokerage to start your career in, it's important to gauge what kind of supervisor you will have. Are you going into an environment where you will be supported, given guidance, and managed properly; or, are you going to be walking through your career blindly with no structure or anyone to turn to in difficult situations? Having a good relationship with your broker is extremely important to you and your success. It is imperative that they take their role as your supervisor seriously. As we step into the real estate world, we typically only see the good side of things from our peers and influences in the community. We see the "freedom" they have the social events they get to attend, and of course the money. What we don't often see are the s...
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