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.

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The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
(Good Company Real Estate)
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Here is the most recent Chandler Real Estate Housing Market Report for April 2021:  The average sales price of homes in Chandler continues to climb up to a new all-time high of $534,984 in April, however, this was a very minimal increase over March (unlike the near $20k increases the previous two months). The average sales price per square foot also continues to increase, and is now up to $239/sf from $234/sf last month. Days on market dropped for the third month in a row, down to a new all-time low of 21, as homes continue to sell very fast.  Chandler home sales are up 46.8% from April of last year, coming in at 370 for April of 2021. I believe the large increase in Chandler home sales for April has a lot to due with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the shutting down of businesses starting ...
By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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 National Real Investors Network Association / Changes Allow Realtors & Investors to get PPP Loans  New changes that allow Realtors and Investors to get PPP loans Easily Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/user/RalphMaupin  The best funding source for all your investors deals:nationalfundingagency.com Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/   Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Estate Investors Association FaceBook Pagehttps://www.fac...
By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
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Davie Florida Home For SaleNewmans Survey8411 SW 39th Ct, Davie FL 33328  Move in ready 3 bedroom pool home offers a new roof, new kitchen with granite counters , new dishwasher , new range and micro hood, fresh paint, new light fixtures throughout, new AC, new carpeting upstairs, and a huge yard with an oversized pool deck with plenty of space for entertaining. Home is located in a great location close to shopping and great schools. First Time Buyers, can purchase as a HomePath Ready Buyer and request up to 3% closing cost assistance. Restrictions apply. This is a Homepath property. https://livedaviefl.com/listing/A10964878  Click Here To View More Property --> DavieHomesForSale Michael Peron Real Estate Teamwww.AmazingDavieHomes.comwww.LiveDavieFL.com Direct Line: 954-779-6106
By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
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 Michigan Real Estate Investors / Wholesale Advice from Top Wholesalers / Michigan REIA 1 - 3  TC Deals - 1 of 3 - May 02, 2021 - Wednesday Please Like Our Video and Subscribe to Our Channel Educational Video on Real Estate Investing plus copies of all our meetings Enjoy Like and Join: https://www.youtube.com/user/RalphMaupin  The best funding source for all your investors deals:nationalfundingagency.com Six Thousand Members - Our Meetup, Real Estate Investing, Wholesaling, Find-Fix-Sell, land lording, lease options, Networking, Seminars, Workshops: Nation Real Estate Network  https://www.meetup.com/27monthlymeetup-com/   Michigan REIA FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/MichiganREIA  Michigan Real Estate Investors Association FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/3098303606934...
By Melanie Cameron, The Cameron Team
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Realtor Melanie Cameron shares answers to some of our sellers' biggest concerns in today's challenging real estate market. Hear why now is a great time to sell and how you can overcome some common hurdles you may face due to low inventory.Have questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to Melanie at the numbers below.Also, don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel or follow our Facebook page to get notified when we post new videos. We have a lot of great buyer and seller tips, as well as insight into the SE North Carolina lifestyle.
By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
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Davie Florida Home For SaleBonaventure561 Racquet Club Rd # 22, Weston FL 33326 Beautiful Corner water view townhouse in highly desired Visions. 3 beds 2 ½ baths, lightning house. Just remodeled, new kitchen with granite counter top, new stainless steel appliances, baths modern upgraded new a/c unit and water heat, freshly painted. Separate $285 Mandatory membership yearly to Bonaventure Town Center Club, membership included all its amenities: resort style pools ,gym, tennis, bowling, and more jacuzzi, library, computer room, fitness center, basketball, tennis, and racquet ball courts plus, a restaurant. ready to move in https://livedaviefl.com/listing/A11038026  Click Here To View More Property --> DavieHomesForSale Michael Peron Real Estate Teamwww.AmazingDavieHomes.comwww.LiveDavieFL...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for April 2021 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, in order to make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for April 2021 based on data from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile, or multi-family homes). These data are deemed reliable at the time this was written, but are not guaranteed. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 76 homes sold in Encinitas in April, 4 more sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Single Family H...
By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
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Thank you Chris B Johnson REALTOR® for your original blog.  Some Highlights  Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and a competitive edge in a bidding war. In today’s market, connecting with a lender to get pre-approved may be the game-changer that helps you secure your dream home.   « Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune   The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. Keeping Current Matters, Inc. does not guarantee o...
By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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Some Highlights  Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and a competitive edge in a bidding war. In today’s market, connecting with a lender to get pre-approved may be the game-changer that helps you secure your dream home.  « Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. Keeping Current Matters, Inc. does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or o...
By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
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 What People Are Saying About Nina Hollander's Service: "We truly could not have done it without you... grateful for your calm voice of experience and wisdom..." Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty in Charlotte, North Carolina is pleased to share this 5-Star Review from a special client who had previously sold two home with me. After recently marrying, he and his bride wanted to build a new home of their own in the Charlotte area.  There really is nothing better than a note from a client telling you how happy they are with your services, that they appreciate your hard work on their behalf, and that they appreciate your advice and enjoyed working with you.   "Thank you so much, Nina, for all your hard work and dedication to helping us with our new home purchase. We truly could not...
By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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El poder de la preaprobación de la hipoteca [Infografía]    Mitos sobre la compra Compradores de vivienda por primera vez, Para los compradores, Infografías, Compradores de casa mas grande           Algunos aspectos destacados: La preaprobación de la hipoteca significa que un prestamista ha revisado sus finanzas y basándose en factores como sus ingresos, deuda e historial crediticio, determinó cuánto está calificado para pedir prestado. Estar preaprobado para un préstamo puede darle claridad mientras planea su presupuesto para la compra de una vivienda, confianza en su capacidad para asegurar el préstamo y ventaja competitiva en una guerra de ofertas. En el mercado competitivo actual, comunicarse con su prestamista para obtener una preaprobación puede ser el cambio radical que le ayuda...
By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 0.33 percent of 39,000 Realtors in our MLS
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
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Phoenix, AZ Home For Sale: 3 Bed 2 Bath Brills Addition Home In North Garfield Historic District! 1113 N 11TH ST, Phoenix, AZ 85006 $375,000 6230597 Residential Single Family - Detached Active Beds/Baths: 3 / 2 Bedrooms Plus: 3 Approx SqFt: 1,100 / OwnerPrice/SqFt: $340.91 Year Built: 1916 Pool: None Encoded Features: 32FRO2S Exterior Stories: 1 # of Interior Levels: 2 Dwelling Type: Single Family - Detached Dwelling Styles: Detached   Approx Lot SqFt: 6,750 / County Assessor Approx Lot Acres: 0.155 Subdivision: Brills Addition Tax Municipality: Phoenix Marketing Name: Planned Cmty Name: Model: Builder Name: Unknown Hun Block: Map Code/Grid: Q34 Building Number:  Ele Sch Dist: 001 - Phoenix Elementary District Elementary School: Garfield School Jr. High School: Phoenix Prep Academy High...
By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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#SellYourHomeForMoreandPayLess, #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor, #SellersPayZEROCommission,  #ListYourHomeAndPayNoCommission, #BetterThanFSBO, #5StarREALTOR®, #TopProducer, #AJIBoom, #XomeAgentNetwork, #BidOnHomes, #ShortSaleSpecialist, #REOSpecialist, #FixandFlip, #RealEstateInvestor, #958BretonSt Dragon fruit pictured above is the fruit of a cactus known as Hylocerus.  It is a fast growing cactus and a high producer. We first tasted at the Farmers Market years ago, and we deemed it "just okay!"     When cut the inside is white flesh with tiny black.  In taste it is sweet and is akin in flavor to the kiwi or pear. It has multiple health benefits and is low in calories.  You can refer to this Every Day health link to learn more.   Wishing Everyone a wonderful weekend.   Written by Ron...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Dragon fruit pictured above is the fruit of a cactus known as Hylocerus.  It is a fast growing cactus and a high producer. We first tasted at the Farmers Market years ago, and we deemed it "just okay!"   When cut the inside is white flesh with tiny black.  In taste it is sweet and is akin in flavor to the kiwi or pear. It has multiple health benefits and is low in calories.  You can refer to this Every Day health link to learn more. Wishing Everyone a wonderful weekend.
By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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One of the few neighborhoods in the Denver metro area where single family homes can be found under $500,000, Country Lane Aurora Homes continues to see attention from investors and owner occupants. Like most of the metro market, prices have surged over the past few years.As we continue to see record high demand for Aurora Homes, we are searching the MLS daily for new homes and updating our clients on sold prices. We just created this report for one of our team's clients, and thought it was worth posting here.Country Lane's Home Data Points: 1 Country Lane Homes for sale. 175 Aurora Homes for sale. 2 under contract Country Lane Homes . 991 under contract Aurora Homes . There are 1 Aurora foreclosures . Average prices increased $37,890.00 over the last year from $429,253 to $467,143. The ...
By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
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Just Listed! Beautiful Bridlewood Home in Bothell OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesMarket Stats $1,295,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms2.75 BathroomsInterior: 3,440 sqftLot: 9,690 sqftYear Built: 1992MLS #: 1770375 Location 9914 NE 157th StreetBothell, WA 98012 Description Just Listed!! This gorgeous, gracious and spacious home stands tall in the picturesque Bridlewood neighborhood, close to so many Eastside amenities. Don’t rush in; enjoy the manicured landscaping and architecture of the grand entrance, including stunning brick accents. Inside, gaze upward at the soaring ceiling of the main living space. The open and airy feel features so many windows, yet the home still exudes warmth with two stately fireplaces, classically beautiful millwork, richly finished oak hardwoods an...
By Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales
(Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida)
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To view homes and condos available through Ocean View Realty Group or to search the Daytona Beach, Florida Area Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for homes and condos for sale in Ormond Beach and Ormond By The Sea, Florida go to the sales page of the Ocean View Realty Group website.  Check out additional Ormond By The Sea condo and home market stats on our Market Watch page of our website. For information about Ormond Beach and Ormond By The Sea, Florida homes and condos for sale and for rent call Realtor Lisa Giacona at 386-441-8245 or visit the Ocean View Realty Group website at www.ovrealty.com.  If you are considering adding your property to our vacation rental program or long term rental program, do not hesitate to contact Ocean View Realty Group at 386-441-8245. 
By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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Hire a cleaning service.  A spotlessly clean home is essential;  dirt will turn off a prospect faster then anything. Pay attention to the outdoors.  Mow your lawn and your flower beds. Turn on all your lights for showings. Add a touch of color.  Use fresh or silk flowers to breathe life and color into the main rooms.  A color afghan or throw on the couch will jazz a room. Help them envision living there.  Set up the table with pretty dishes and candles.  and create vignettes throughout the home to help buyers picture themself there. Beautify the entrance.  Buy a fresh doormat with a pretty pattern or a clever saying. Accentuate counter space.  Put away kitchen appliances and personal bathroom items to give the illusion of more counter space.
By Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.
(Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc)
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I am someone who loves the little things. I get excited when they say movie titles in the movie, I find it funny to hear my name (first or last) in songs, books, or television shows. So naturally, when I came across Active Rain mentioned in an article I couldn't help but share it! "Finding an Investment-Minded Real Estate AgentContrary to what you may have heard, such investment-minded agents are around and many advertise themselves as such. ActiveRain.com, for example, has a good number of agents advertising their services and you can easily weed out the homeowner-minded ones. You can also find such agents at networking events like your local Real Estate Investor Association or just by Googling around a bit.When you contact one, explain your strategy and ask them whether they know reha...
By Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA
(American Financial Network)
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Down PaymentsOne of the most important questions in the pre-qualification process is the down payment.   The traditional down payment in the past has been 20% of the loan amount. First time homebuyers may not have 20% to put down, but that's okay because today, there are 10% down loans, 5% down loans, and 3% down loans.   The most popular low down payment loan is the good old FHA 3.5% down loan that is often called "the first-time buyer loan" even though you don't have to be a first-time buyer to get an FHA loan. The FHA loan is a government backed loan that has a lot of helpful features for borrowers. You can get an FHA loan from any licensed mortgage company. FHA loans are more lax in their qualifications, so it's easier for first-time buyers to qualify for an FHA loan.   Another gov...