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 Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
West LA Weekly Market Update May 13th - 19th, 2024 Sawtelle Living RECENTLY SOLD Sawtelle Boulevard | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 660 sq. ft. | $549,000 Villa di Lamdeni NEWLY LISTED Rhode Island Avenue | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1850 sq. ft. | $1,398,000 Barry West NEWLY LISTED Barry Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1093 sq. ft. | $845,000 Granville Gardens RECENTLY SOLD Granville Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1470 sq. ft. | $899,000 St Johns Wood RECENTLY SOLD Sawtelle Boulevard | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 831 sq. ft. | $750,000 West Breeze II RECENTLY SOLD Missouri Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 947 sq. ft. | $775,000
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
🌟 Ever wondered what it takes to thrive in real estate? Join Loryn Ferdelman of NextHome Metro Real Estate Services as she shares her inspiring journey into the world of real estate. Tune in now on YouTube!📌 In this episode part 2, Join us as we dive into the intricate details of various architectural styles and experience the joy of connecting with new people in the real estate market. Discover how Next Home is revolutionizing the selling process with expert guidance and cutting-edge technology, making selling your next home a breeze.📣Don't forget to like, comment, and share this video with friends and family! Subscribe to our channel for more real estate insights and updates.🌐 NextHome Metro Real Estate Services: https://francinemarsolek.nhmres.com/📞 Contact Francine Marsolek: 612-868...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
You're relaxing at home, enjoying the comfort of your HVAC system, but suddenly, you notice something isn't quite right. Your air feels stuffy, and the temperature doesn't seem to adjust correctly. These issues could be symptoms of common HVAC problems that many homeowners face. By understanding these challenges and learning how to address them effectively, you can ensure a cozy and efficient environment in your home. Let's explore the solutions to these common HVAC issues and how you can troubleshoot them to keep your system running smoothly. Clogged Air Filters If you notice reduced airflow in your HVAC system, a common culprit could be clogged air filters. Dirty filters restrict air circulation, making your system work harder to maintain the desired temperature. To address this issue...
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By Duane West
(3R's Construction & Remodeling)
Green house remodeling has gained significant traction in recent years and is now a must-have trend for Salem, Oregon residents, and nearby neighbors who want to improve their living areas. At 3Rs Construction & Remodeling, we understand how crucial it is to make homes more ecologically friendly. Adopting green house remodeling offers long-term advantages including lower energy expenses and higher property value, and it is consistent with global sustainability efforts. A proactive step towards a sustainable future is using green remodeling techniques to alter your home as awareness rises and individuals look to minimize their ecological imprint.Comprehending Green Home Renovation: Essential InformationThe term "green home remodeling" refers to a range of remodeling techniques that impro...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
🌟 Ever wondered what it takes to thrive in real estate? Join Loryn Ferdelman of NextHome Metro Real Estate Services as she shares her inspiring journey into the world of real estate. Tune in now on YouTube!📌 In this video part 1, Loryn Ferdelman takes us through her path to becoming a successful realtor, rooted in her family's history of building and construction. Learn how her grandfather's bricklaying company and her parents' involvement in home building influenced her career choice. Lauren also discusses the challenges of selling a home, such as finding a reputable agent, accurate pricing, and managing showings and offers. Discover how NextHome is transforming the home selling experience with top-notch professionals, cutting-edge technology, and high standards for a seamless and stre...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
Here's the breakdown of what buyers really want in their new homes in 2024.1. Outdoor living space - for entertaining family and friends or just relaxing after a long week.2. Smaller home with a more personalized floor plan. Bigger isn't always better. Homeowners are wanting, smaller square footage but more customize floorplans to be customized to their own needs.3. Flex space/multipurpose space. Goodbye the living room hello to an ongoing trend of working from home, which requires more flexibility space4. Smart home capabilities including voice control, lighting, smart, thermostats, and security systems you can monitor from anywhere.5. Storage. Plenty of closet space is so important along with plenty of kitchen cabinets. Everyone wants enough space for all their stuff.Tell me what's on...
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By Stephanie Arnett, Forbes | Inman | BossBabe | Newsweek | Tom Ferry
(Mississippi Magnolia)
🏡🏡 310 Lindbergh Blvd, Starkville, MS 39759 🏡🏡 💲 Price: $194,900Total Bedrooms: 4Total Bathrooms: 2Total SqFt.: 1,264MLS  #24-537  🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡Minutes from Mississippi State | Four Bedroom Cottage | Covered Front Porch | Living Room w/Access to Hallway & Dining | Kitchen w/Appliances & Eat-In Dining Area | Three Guest Bedrooms w/Hallway Bathroom | Primary EnSuite | Mudroom + Laundry Room | Covered Back Patio | Privacy Fenced Backyard | Carport | Additional Parking Pads Stephanei Arnett w/ Mississippi MagnoliaMississippi Magnolia | 662.546.1769MississippiMagnolia.com#MississippiMagnolia #MissMagHomes #ColumbusMS #WestPoint #StarkvilleMS #Mississippi
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Visit Pensacola: Official Tourism Website of Pensacola, Floridahttps://www.visitpensacola.com/blog/25-fun-free-things-to-do/The C-Note is a short version of the monthly newsletter put out by Charles Stallions, (CRS) Certified Residential Specialist, (SREE) Senior Real Estate Expert, (CPI) Certified Property Investor, Author, and a Broker of Real Estate since 1995, designed to put HUNDREDS, if not THOUSANDS, of dollars back in your pocket. There are as many ways to do real estate as there are probably agents, but here at Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, we "do it right," starting with the customer's end in mind. Mortgage 101: Thinking of financing, refinancing, or just needing to understand how the process works? It all starts here. We research whether it's a VA, FHA, conventional...
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By Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
1520 and 1526 Live Oak Drive, TALLAHASSEE, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click here to Get Directions$245000 3 Beds - 1 Baths - 1.17 sqft Lot Here's your chance to have 1.1 Acres off of Old St. Augustine inside Capital Circle with a charming 1940's home with great bones needing a modern breath of fresh air! Either take the time to bring this home to the 2020s or...zoned R-3 allowing 8 units per acre! 2 parcels to be sold together. Home features hardwood floors (some under carpet) throughout with exception to bathroom and kitchen. Spacious kitchen hosts large pantry and island. Front porch (not heated and cooled) has been enclosed for storage purposes. Large bedrooms! 2 sheds and 1 workshop on the property! Extra storage under the home as well. Both parcels to be sold together an...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Christopher came up with a great blog the other day. You never think it will happen to you, but sometimes you have a listing or a home that just won’t sell. Or, your seller keeps asking, “Why is my house not selling?” and you want to share the reasons. Don’t worry. It happens to the best agents and great homes! The good thing is that there are many reasons why a house isn’t selling, and it isn’t always just an issue of price. So before you panic and massively reduce the price, read on to learn about some other challenges you may be facing with some easy fixes. 1. Home FeaturesAccording to studies, about 60% of US owner-occupied homes were constructed prior to 1980. In certain states the average age of homes is even higher. Many of these older homes have features—like small bedrooms, no ...
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By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
  Casa Del Mar ~ Exclusive, Elite Pool Home ~ Kayaks and Bikes included! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood Contact us for pricing Residential Rental Main Features 4 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,992 sqftLot: 7,500 sqftYear Built: 2022 Location 1750 Manor Ln"Casa Del Mar"Marathon, FL 33050USA     Coco Plum Real Estate & Vacation Rentals (305) 390-2315cocoplumvacation@gmail.comhttp://www.MyMiddleKeys.com    Listed by: Coco Plum Vacation Rentals   Our recent listings Casa Del Mar ~ Exclusive, Elite Pool Home ~ Kayaks and Bikes included! | $ | Marathon, FLIndigo Reef Tarpon Terrace ~ Tandem Kayak & Paddleboard | $ | Marathon, FLFlip Flop Inn ~Waterfront townhome in the heart of Bonefish Marina. Walk to the beach | $ | Florida, FLReel Knotty ~ Walk to the...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Marina del Rey Weekly Market Update May 13th - 19th, 2024 Marina Shores BACK ON THE MARKET Schooner Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1245 sq. ft. | $1,249,000 Marina Strand NEWLY LISTED Via Dolce | 4 bedrooms | 3.5 baths | 2289 sq. ft. | $1,685,000 Villa Vallarta BACK ON THE MARKET Alla Road | 2 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1646 sq. ft. | $1,350,000 Villa Velletri RECENTLY SOLD Glencoe Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1398 sq. ft. | $1,299,000 Via Marina Tahiti NEWLY LISTED Via Dolce | 4 bedrooms | 3.5 baths | 2289 sq. ft. | $1,685,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Schooner Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1245 sq. ft. | $1,249,000 Alla Road | 2 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1646 sq. ft. | $1,350,000 RECENTLY SOLD Glencoe Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1398 sq. ft. | $1,299,000
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By Roy Kelley
(Retired)
31st Annual Give and Ride Food DriveGet ready for the 31st Annual Give and Ride Food Drive from May 26 - June 1! Donate non-perishable food items on any Ride On bus or at designated sites and ride for free! Let's support families in need together. Info: https://ow.ly/sOhq50RJ2MxThis is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.  Dahlia, Camano Pet, National Capital Dahlia Society Show,Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3112Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy KelleyRoy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
You've probably heard about the importance of regular HVAC maintenance, but do you know what tasks are essential for keeping your system running smoothly? From simple filter changes to more in-depth inspections, each step plays a crucial role in the overall performance of your HVAC system.  By following a comprehensive maintenance checklist, you can ensure not only comfort and efficiency but also potentially avoid costly repairs down the line. So, let's dive into the key tasks that will help you maintain your HVAC maintenace at its best.Inspect and Replace Air FiltersAre you wondering when to inspect and replace your air filters to maintain your HVAC system efficiently? It's recommended to check your air filters every 30 days for any buildup of dust, dirt, or debris. Clogged filters can...
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By Melanie Bocock, Marketing creative in Naples, FL
(M Bee Creative)
I love using Canva for social media graphics because it's incredibly user-friendly and offers a range of templates that make it easy to create stunning visual content. Whether you're a seasoned realtor or just starting, Canva provides the tools to create eye-catching Instagram Reels without any graphic design experience.This free Canva Instagram Reel template is tailored for the real estate market and features: Professional Design: Sleek, modern, and fully customizable to match your brand's colors. Engaging Layouts: Highlight property features, locations, and pricing with visually appealing transitions and text overlays. Ease of Use: Simply drag and drop your property photos and details into the template, and you're ready to post. This template ensures your listings look polished and pr...
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By R. Michael Brown, Communication that increases sales!
(R. Michael Brown LLC Digital Marketing & Public Relations)
Hype or Adoption?Three years ago, when early adopters were focused on crypto currency and the metaverse, generative artificial intelligence (AI) jumped onto the scene and exploded, leaving crypto and meta behind.AI hype has tempered a bit, but adoption is still increasing.See the numbers...See More [InDepth: AI Adoption, Uses, and Fears]#ArtificialIntelligence#AI#Writing#BrandStorytelling#MarketingTips#MarketingStrategy#Communication
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By Teri Isner, GRI, CRS, CIPS
(Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes)
New Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association data shows record-high median home price in Central Florida. State of the Market The median home price for April was recorded at $388,500, up from $386,500 in March. This is the highest monthly median home price on record in the Orlando area. Overall sales rose 7.8% from March to April. There were 2,759 sales in April, up from 2,559 sales in March. This is the third month in a row that sales have risen. April’s interest rate was recorded at 6.9%, up slightly from 6.7% in March. This is the third month in a row that interest rates have risen. Inventory for April was recorded at 9,376, up 4.5% from March when inventory was recorded at 8,971. This is the fourth month in a row inventory has risen. Pending sales increased by 2.9%, with 4,257 in March...
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By Jim Newcomb
(Windermere Real Estate)
 Discover the perfect opportunity with these two adjoining lots, sold together for your convenience. Situated just a short distance down a dirt road in #CedarGlen, they offer picturesque views of the valley below. The top of the lots features a fairly gentle slope, gradually transitioning to a steeper slope towards the street below. While the area relies on septic and propane, water and electric are readily available. Lots 13 & 14 are positioned just to the right of the rock wall (formerly part of the property at 259 Balsam Way). Don't miss out—secure your piece of scenic tranquility today! Click HERE for Virtual Tour. CalDRE#01367225
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By Dustin Pitts, Realtor serving Dallas, Texas
(Dustin Pitts, REALTOR® | Dallas Real Estate Agent)
An overview of the Vickery Place Conservation District in Dallas, including its historical development, the importance of preserving architectural and cultural heritage, guidelines for property owners, and the benefits of living in the district.Introduction to Vickery Place Conservation DistrictVickery Place in Dallas has a rich historical development that dates back to the early 20th century. The neighborhood is renowned for its architectural and cultural heritage, making it a significant area to preserve. The establishment of the conservation district plays a crucial role in maintaining the unique character of Vickery Place.Vickery Place, developed in 1911 by Works-Coleman Land Company, boasts a diverse collection of early 20th-century houses featuring architectural styles like Crafts...
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
Who is your memory of this Memorial Weekend?Mine is Captain Dustin Lukasiewicz.Last week I mentioned a name of a family member we lost serving our country in a different blog and mentioned then that it was a story for another day.It has been 9 years and 12 days since that day happened in Nepal while piloting a helicopter high in the Mountains after a terrible earthquake.It was on my wife's Birthday. I knew it was his chopper as soon as they mentioned one missing as I had felt very wierd all day.His Grandpa told me he had a wierd feeling all day as well. He was so close to Dusty...more like a son than a grandson.His Grandpa Teddy is closing in on 89 and was planting corn earlier this week.I went back in the AR archives and reviewed what I wrote back then and of the few comments...only 2 ...
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