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.

This board rolls all day long with the newest blog posts to our site. You’ll find some diamonds in the rough on this page, so check back often to peruse the blog roll and learn from our committed community of real estate professionals.

The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
If you’ve got questions about buying, selling, or investing in real estate, don’t hesitate to give me a call. I’ll help you understand the local market conditions and identify the best next steps for your specific situation! #realestate #realestateagent #listreports #buying #selling #realestateexpert #homeowner #dreamhome #homeownership #homebuying #homesearch #buyingahome #financehub
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By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
This is my weekly reminder that this Tuesday, March 21st. is our next regularly scheduled ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting at 2:00 p.m. EST.  If you have not attended one of these meetings before, then you need to make this a try to attend meeting this week.These ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meetings are hosted by our long time member, the lovely Debe Maxwell, CRS, and are also attend by many of the ActiveRain Ambassadors, as well as other movers and shakers of our industry.This Tuesday's ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting will be a continuation of last week's ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting on the "Impact of AI On Real Estate".  However, this week instead of having a speaker, we will have a group discussion.  Our moderator for this Tuesday's ActiveRain Weekly ZOOM Meeting will be Debe Maxwell, who ...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Sunday Fundays on the gulf coast, Pensacola, Pace, and Gulf Breeze, Florida. Home own search! How to get a Mortgage and FREE Credit Report   Thinking of Buying, We can help you relocate, find a job, a daycare, and great places to eat, shop, and play along the gulf coast. It all starts by clicking here. Put my over 27-plus years to work in your best interest. We are ambassadors to the Gulf Coast of Florida got a question just email us or text us. Hello, Our family of licensed agents can show you ANY home on the market or that is Coming Soon and would love to show you around our local Gulf Coast Area, from Pensacola to Pace, Gulf Breeze to Navarre, and all beaches between. We will be your ambassadors to the area.We c...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update for March  19, 2023New properties for sale 229Back on the market listings 51Price decrease listings 116Price increase 30Active kick out 7Active option contract 186Active contingent 34Pending listings 172Sold listings 112Expired listings 6Cancelled listings 10Withdrawn listings 2Temporary off market listings 24Coming soon listings 44
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Joint Public Hearing: Nike Site Sketch PlanGaithersburg, Maryland The Mayor and City Council and Planning Commission will conduct a joint public hearing on Monday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss an application for the Nike Site sketch plan at 770 Muddy Branch Road. The application proposes to construct a new multifamily residential community with up to 380 dwelling units and associated open space and amenities. Learn more about the project here.The public may attend in-person at City Hall or watch virtually. Registration is required to watch and comment via Zoom. Register online here. Registration is not required to comment in-person. Read more here. This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement. Water Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA IMG 7815Canon Powe...
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By David Ramirez, Tax Representation at its Best
(Tax Relief Services)
HAWAII TAX PROBLEMS?No Mainland National Firm Can Actually Help You Even If They Say They Can‼️😱 Hawaii Department of Taxation Basics Some Need to Know things about Hawaii Tax Issues I want to provide you with some basic information about common Hawaii taxes. Again, let me stress the basics. As with all tax situations,  it generally depends upon the facts and circumstances of the situation. Never filed your Hawaii tax return!If you never file a tax return, there is no time frame for them to pursue you, regardless of what type of Hawaii tax your are talking about. How far back will they go?If Hawaii determines you should have filed a tax return, they can and do routinely go back 8 to 10 years, but they can go back further, it is at their discretion. Is this a problem?I don’t know about y...
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By Khash Saghafi NMLS, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland OH NMLS 1114762
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Click on the link below to find out how.Also, do not forget to subscribe to my YouTube page to see my other videos on similar topics.I am a loan officer who lends in 45 states and I handle the loan from start-to-finish. My cell phone is 1-216-780-1103 and I can be reached at anytime for questions, Pre-Approvals or anything else needed.
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap and Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerDon't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer!Attributed to Denis Waitley (1933-)Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
 Real Estate 101  3/18/2023  (Quotes to help & motivate you!)Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker Act as if what you do makes a difference; It does!Attributed to William James (1842-1910)Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo is by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, © 2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
Today I was listening to one of the March Madness coaches interviews from Furman University. This team did the unimaginable and upset a top seed in the NCAA tournament. The young man who hit the buzzer 3-point basket came out as a hero of the game.                    The coach said in the interview that his player, JP Pegues who hit the incredibly deep, 3-point buzzer shot had not performed that well throughout the game. However, he told said of the player, "This young man was prepared for THAT shot! He comes to practice early and he stays late." He continued saying, "The hard work this young man put in paid off when it was needed."Isn't this true of most things in life? The more prepared we are, the better chance we have to find success. During a clutch real estate transaction, the age...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Three Tips for Buying During Charlotte’s 2023 Spring Market Are you contemplating buying a home in the Charlotte Metro this year? Well, we are in the beginning stages of our usual hot spring market! Multiple Offers are not a thing of the past, despite what you hear on the news! I know - I've represented both buyers and sellers in recent weeks and we are definitely still working in a hot buyers market. So, what is a buyer to do in today's market? Here are three tips for buying during Charlotte's 2023 spring market - and beyond.  Have a sense of urgency - there ARE buyers out. You DO have competition in the market right now, despite what you’re hearing on the news. When a property hits the market, GO SEE IT and if you like it, MAKE AN OFFER ON IT. There is no assurance that it will still ...
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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR!
(Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310)
Historic Community Elizabeth Market Report | Charlotte NC – MAR 2023 About Elizabeth The Elizabeth neighborhood was home to department store magnate William Henry Belk, and the city’s first neighborhood movie theater, The Visulite, a popular night spot in Elizabeth which continues to feature live music nightly. New shops, up-scale restaurants and revitalization along Elizabeth Avenue has created a trendy Charlotte NC hot spot which attracts many visitors to the Elizabeth community. Needless to say, in most markets,homes do not stay on the market long in Elizabeth. Favorite local spots in Elizabeth Charlotte NC – All are just a stone’s throw away from homes in Elizabeth including:Hawthorne’s NY Pizza | 1701 E 7th ST | 704-358-9339 La-Tea-da’s | 3401 Commonwealth AVE | 704-338-6864The Fig...
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By Jon Sigler, Sigler Sold Another! 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Are you planning to buy a new home? It's an exciting and overwhelming experience, and it's easy to overlook important details in the process. To ensure you make an informed decision, it's crucial to take notice of certain things during your home tour. In this article, we'll explore six essential things you should pay attention to during your home tour. The exterior of the house The layout and flow of the house The condition of the house The kitchen The bathrooms The backyard The exterior of the houseThe first thing that catches your eye when you arrive at a house is its exterior. It's essential to take notice of the exterior of the house to see if it meets your expectations. Look for any signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, peeling paint, or missing shingles. Check the gutters and do...
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By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man, The Pumpkin Man
No matter what it is, no matter how long you have been looking for it and have not found it.  This is one of the most important keys in life. There is a good chance you have already experienced this event, and if so you will have a more comfortable understanding of what I am saying here, and KNOW that it is important to keep looking for whatever it is that you have not found. Believe me, I know how astounding this can be. This can happen with finding a human being, real estate, a particular automobile, or anything you have an extreme desire to have. I hope your day is as great as mine.Dan Dee McGinnisThe Pumpkin Man
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 6209 Liberty Heights Terrace 21207MLS MDBC 2062302Baltimore County Single FamilyThis big little house was listed on the 14th and ratified on the 18th. Charming Baltimore County 100-year-old single-family home sitting on a fenced double lot. Nine-foot ceilings on the first level. The main level has a 21' bedroom with bath,  den, kitchen, living room, dining room, sun porch in front, and large deck in the back—a paved driveway and parking pad.   There is a wood-burning fireplace with an insert. Upstairs are two more bedrooms.Need accessibility; there is an exterior elevator. A full basement has a separate entrance, two finished rooms,  a full bath, and a separate laundry utility room. It is loaded with charm, and we found the right buyer. This big little house has a TOO LATE signFor info...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
South Pasadena Neighborhood Guides Located just east of Los Angeles, you'll find the lovely city of South Pasadena in California. Tree-lined streets, a small-town atmosphere, and well-preserved architecture are some of its greatest assets. This area is known as the "City of Trees."  The city's side streets are made more appealing to homebuyers by the many native California trees that line them. Unsurprisingly, the homes for sale in South Pasadena, California, have been featured in several films. Most of the houses and bungalows in the vicinity are charming Craftsman-style structures that, Most of the time, are pretty big and have an old-world feel.Browse South Pasadena, CA, real estate and experience your favorite moments from The Terminator, Legally Blonde, Bruce Almighty, and La La La...
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By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
Earning your real estate license is a cinch, but earning a living is where the smart work and efforts begin.I have been in the industry for over 42 years and have seen tremendous changes occur over that time. When I began, you only needed 45 hours of classroom instruction, pass the New York State exam and be 18 years of age to earn your real estate license.Fast forward to today. As of Dec. 21, 2022, you now need an approved qualified and certified classroom or online education of 77 hours (previously 75 hours) of instruction to earn your real estate salesperson license.  The cost of the course can range from $99 (I have seen this price online during off-season winter months) to $700 as a college course.  Obviously, it would be prudent to find the most economical class to consider.We hav...
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By Steve Depoe
(The Rose Realty Team)
8801 Bradford Dr Denton TX:2 Bedroom, 2 ½ Baths, Study, Open Concept Kitchen/Family Room, Covered Patio, 3 Car Garage. 1896 square feet.Great Location! Close to amenities, restaurant and club house! Impeccably maintained home is waiting for you! This one story corner lot home boasts an open floor plan, offers plenty of privacy with split bedrooms and office. Beautiful kitchen with new dishwasher, soft close cabinets with roll outs. Updated design features easy to maintain 18inch neutral tile flooring throughout and crown molding that give it that contemporary feel. The spacious owner's suite overlooks the backyard.Listed at $475,000  9800 Sandstone Dr, Denton TX:2 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Formal Dining Room, Study, Fireplace in Family Room, Large Covered Patio, 3 Car Garage, 2020 square feetSt...
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By Kent Brown, Your IRS Tax Attorney
(Strong & Hanni)
Salt Lake City, Utah - Payroll taxes are the number one reason why businesses and their owners end up in our office.  Here is why, in my experience most companies and individuals with payroll tax issues are good people or a good company that has faced a difficult challenge like COVID (in all my years of practice if you had told me something like COVID would shut down the world, I never would have believed you), supply chain issues that have affected payments from customers or clients, the bankruptcy of a customer or client, personal bankruptcy of a business owner due to crushing medical debt, divorce, changes in the economy, etc. life does not always work out how these companies and/or individuals wanted. Think about right now, interest rates are up and construction is slowing down.  Th...
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Though the housing market is no longer experiencing the frenzy we are experienced a year ago, buyers are showing their interest in purchasing a home. According to U.S. News:Housing markets have cooled slightly, but demand hasn’t disappeared, and in many places remains strong largely due to the shortage of homes on the market.That activity can be seen in the latest Showing Time Showing Index, which is a measure of buyers actively touring available homes. There was a  62% jump in showings from December to January is one of the largest on record. There were also more showings in January than in any other month since last May. As you can tell, it’s normal for showings to increase early in the year, but the jump this January was larger than usual, and a lot of that has to do with mortgage ra...
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