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

By Alex Osegueda, IRS Enrolled Agent
(Agudelo Accounting)
If you have ever gone to get a prescription filled and hoped to have it paid (even mostly ) by the insurance company you have probably realized how important having good health care coverage is. But sometimes we need more than just doctors and prescription and even more pivotal to those of us who are self employed who don't have the PTO or sick time we can put in should something happen to us rendering us unable to work.Indemnity plans can work in addition to your existing health insurance to indemnify you for ER visits, hospital stays, labs and exams, and additional medical services you may need. So that means you get paid for something happening to your rather than you having to pay upfront costs.  Having supplemental coverage in addition to your health care coverage can get you more ...
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Land is the most important aspect of property because it provides a foundation for all other aspects. Land includes not only territory and rights to use, but also airspace, height necessary for its ordinary enjoyment or structures on top of it.  The foundations extend into modern forms such as the stratum estate (unit titles) which must be owned by their unit number in order to claim ownership over that area until purchase price has been paid off entirely without any outstanding loans from financial institutions; once this amount has been reached then they can own full land – just like everyone else who owns an individual title deed with no debt still owed on those acres!Read more....
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By McKay Wood, McKay Wood is one of the top mortgage brokers
(McKay Wood - Mortgage Monk)
If you're like me, you've probably been bombarded by advertisements from mortgage brokers promising the lowest rates. But what's the best way to finance a home in Canada? Here are eleven strategies that can save you money and help you get the best mortgage rate.1. Get a fixed-rate mortgageWith a fixed-rate mortgage, your payments will stay the same, no matter how high-interest rates go. That makes budgeting a lot easier, and can help you avoid being "house poor." If you're worried about rates going up, you can always refinance to a lower rate later on.2. Get a shorter termA shorter-term means higher monthly payments, but you'll pay less interest over the life of the loan. For example, a 5-year mortgage has a lower interest rate than a 30-year mortgage, so you'll save money in the long r...
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By SVN Infinity, commercial real estate firm
(SVN | Infinity Commercial Group)
Using the SVN Infinity commercial real estate tools suite, St. Louis brokers, buyers, tenants, and landlords close more deals more quickly. Investors and organizations around the United States view the commercial real estate firm, St. Louis, as a viable investment market with stable fundamentals and a positive return on investment. SVN Infinity technology enables buyers and tenants to search through hundreds of St. Louis properties and immediately connect with St. Louis-centric brokers. Over 92 percent of SVN Infinity's online traffic comprises principals and tenants actively seeking the ideal St. Louis real estate investment. Utilizing SVN Infinity's listing, lead management, and marketing technologies, brokers close sales in St. Louis and its environs. The simple, robust marketplace p...
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Is it really worth it?When you consider how important driveways are for curb appeal, you'll want to thoroughly explore your alternatives before deciding.With so many different types of driveway materials to choose from, it's important to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each. That way, you can narrow down the pool of prospects and identify the best match.The resin driveway is one of the most popular. One of the reasons why homeowners are increasingly selecting resin for their driveways, whether they are building new houses or remodelling old ones, is because of its durability.The benefits and drawbacks are listed below so you can decide for yourself whether or not to install a resin driveway.Advantages of Resin DrivewaysHere are some of the reasons why you should think about installi...
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By Tracy Curtis,
(Tracy Curtis Realtor)
Set above the intersection of Trestle Glen and Paradise Drive in Tiburon, is perched this stunning Mediterranean style residence, in an idyllic retreat setting with awe-inspiring SF bay views! View 10 Hillcrest Drive in Tiburon, California. This Mediterranean-style residence is in an idyllic retreat setting with awe-inspiring San Francisco Bay views. Enter through the grand foyer and spacious living room with high ceilings, abundant natural sunlight, and expansive water views. Enjoy luxury coastal outdoor living relaxing with family and entertaining friends, surrounded by beauty. Home chefs will appreciate the bright gourmet kitchen, large pantry, wine storage, and formal dining room. Awaken to the sunrise over the bay in the primary suite with a private terrace and spa-like bath. Three...
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By Firebird Appraisals
We are a leading Arizona real estate appraisal firm specializing in high value, complex and new construction appraisals. Our highly trained appraisers work very hard to exceed in the appraiser industry, we have a combined 50+ years in the industry.Real Estate Valuation Gilbert
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By The Digital Perch, Real estate marketing agency
(The Digital Perch | Real Estate Marketing Agency)
According to SEMRush, there's a hefty list of BIG red flags that can keep folks from becoming clients or cause current clients to say adios to digital marketing agencies (of all kinds!).  And we couldn't agree more. Find out why this matters and what we have to say about it.
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By Henry Mosley, HenryMosley, my name is HenryMosley. I founded Ser
Drill bits are a common tool that people use to make holes. They can be used for a variety of jobs around the house and in some cases, even work on cars. However, many people do not know how to properly handle them or how to pick which one they want to use. In this article, you will find out all about drill bits and the different kinds that are available for you to use.How To Use drill bits Step by StepWhen using drill bits, there are several important things to be aware of. Here is a list of steps that will help you use your drill bit safely and efficiently.Sep 1. Read the user manualThis may sound silly, but you should always read the user manual that comes along with your drill bits. It will tell you all about how to safely use them and any special instructions that come with them.Se...
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By Unicorn Dream Homes, Unicorn Dream Homes established in 1994 and listed
( Unicorn Dream Homes)
Book your dream flats in Jaipur at affordable prices, an exclusive deal for you. Starting from 17.50 lakh with (Parking, CCTV, Lift, Balcony, Fire Equipment, etc).Buy your 3 BHK flats in Jaipur at the best prices. Very exclusive deal for you. Starting from 17.50 Lakh with (Area - 1449 sq.ft | bedrooms - 3 | washrooms - 3).
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By Michael Al, Specializing in FHA 203k Consulting
(Michigan Inspection Services, LLC.)
Just signed up and I'm looking forward to leaning from the community. My specialty is renovation loan consulting.
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By Lando Matthews, HUD Consultant
(LCM Inspections LLC)
Anxious to get started and looking forward to learning what I can from the community as well as offing my expertise when requested.
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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. 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)
Blockchain real estate transactions are very beneficial to investors. Private real estate investors want to see how to make their investing methods easier, hassle-free, fast, and secure.So how is it different than the traditional method and why is it helpful?Here are some of the ways that blockchain real estate transactions are beneficial, even more so than the traditional way for private real estate investors. 1. Fractional Tokenization divides the real estate assets into segments that can be bought individually. They are traded just like cryptocurrency or stocks. An important benefit is it helps accredited investors buy fractional portions of the real estate, making it possible to diversify their portfolio much easier.2. Creates Blockchain Smart Contracts Blockchain Smart contracts ma...
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