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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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Timing your roof replacement is crucial to avoid costly repairs and maximize your home's protection. Plan ahead to schedule during the off-season for better contractor availability and potentially lower costs. Regular inspections and maintenance can help you determine the best time to replace your roof, ensuring long-lasting durability.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCPTiming is everything when it comes to roof replacement! 🏡⏰ Replacing too early can mean unnecessary costs, while replacing too late can lead to damage and higher repair expenses. Ensure your home stays protected and maintains its value by scheduling your roof update at the right time. Contact me for expert advice on keeping your property in top shape! #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listrepo...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Choosing between traditional and tankless water heaters, as well as gas or electric options, depends on your home's needs and energy efficiency goals. Traditional water heaters are often cheaper upfront, while tankless models offer long-term savings and endless hot water. Gas units heat faster, but electric ones can be easier to install.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters Pros: Energy Efficiency:  Tankless water heaters heat water on demand, reducing energy waste compared to traditional tank heaters that maintain a large volume of hot water continuously. This can lead to lower energy bills.  Space-Saving:  These units are compact and can be installed in smaller spaces, making them ideal for homes with limited space.  Longevity:  ...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
(Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)
Genuine Care Matters for Long-Term Success Our Fiduciary Duties to clients are: Loyalty ▪ Confidentiality ▪ Disclosure Obedience ▪ Reasonable Care and Diligence ▪ Accounting  Each play an important part in building relationships, successfully getting to the end of a transaction and creating a Sphere of Influence that can keep you in business for many years to come. Skip any of them and you might find a quick way out of the industry! So , when an opportunity arises to help guide a buying or seller to their sales goals... Choose to focus on the power of opening your he❤️rt to giving. The rewards of genuinely caring, emphasizing the inherent value of others, are many. ~Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Happy Monday all!
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Monday Motivation' helps us look forward to this coming Memorial Day Weekend.  This is true whether defending our country, personal life, or business.  But hopefully the importance of this quote not lost on the weekend ahead.  A moment to bow our heads in honor of all those who have served, are serving, and will continue doing so in the future.  Make it a productive week ahead North Idaho.  Be safe, stay healthy.    'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.  Mark Don McInnesBroker - Owner208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
California is world-renown for its wines. But you do not have to travel all the way to Napa Valley to experience some of the best-tasting wine we have to offer. In fact, for the last 30 years, the Casa Pacifica Angels Wine Food and Brew Festival featured some of the best vintages around and for a very good cause.What: Casa Pacifica Angels Wine Food and Brew Festival 2024Where: CSU Channel Islands (1 University Dr, Camarillo, CA)When: Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 from 1 pm to 5 pmAdmission: $150 per personContact: Casa Pacifica emailCasa Pacifica Angels Wine Food and Brew Festival 2024This year's event takes place at California State University - Channel Islands in Camarillo. Sample wines from a variety of different wineries in the area. For the beer-lovers, sip a selection of ales, lagers, po...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
53241 Dupuis Road, Sandstone, MN 55072 -- $519,900 Take a virtual tour of this lovely, updated five-bedroom, two-bathroom Sandstone home for sale, situated on 145 acres of pasture, hay, and wooded land. This two-story home is conveniently located between the Twin Cities and Duluth; not far from Robinson Quarry Park, hiking trails, Kettle River, and the Sandstone State Wildlife Management Area. The main level of this 1,932 finished square foot home for sale in Sandstone has an inviting entry/mudroom that leads into the revamped kitchen with a center island and ample cabinetry. The adjoining dining room leads into a spacious living room with sliding patio doors out to the deck--the perfect place to relax outdoors. Additionally, the main level has two good-size bedrooms, laundry, a half b...
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By Scott Garrison, Top ORLANDO AREA Realtor…this Realtor WORKS!
(Re/Max Town & Country Realty)
According to Rent Cafe, Orlando, and the Central Florida Area are the BEST Places in Florida to Purchase and Own a Rental Home, ranking #5 nationally for rental properties.According to Rent Caf, the Florida metro regions of Orlando and Fort Lauderdale rank in the top 30 most desirable places in the US for rental properties.Rent Caf's evaluation of places to watch revealed that Orlando and Fort Lauderdale placed 5 and 26, respectively, for this year's rental activity.  RentCafe.com saw an 18% rise in web traffic for these listings last year, as tenants preferred 105% more Orlando Rentals than the year before.Fort Lauderdale had five appearances on the list of the most popular rental hubs, peaking at #18 in June. Last year, it beat Miami in terms of rental demand. Compared to the prior ye...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
PRICE REDUCEDClick here for price and location5/18 Large price drop!!!! Well maintained home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake. Modern feel in the mountains. Enjoy oversized window that floods inside with sunlight. Sliding door out to cute deck that leads to a new hot tub. Cuddle with with a book by the wood burning fireplace. First floor also features an open floor plan for kitchen and living room, Laundry room, and updated bathroom. 3 bedrooms on second level. Lovely fenced area in front for outside enjoyment with your pups. Arrowhead has 2 lakes, 4 beaches, 3 outdoor pools, tennis, bocce ball, basketball, hiking, fishing, gym, playgrounds. Close to Pocono Area attractions, casinos, waterparks, outlet shopping. Make your appointment today, summer at the lake is approaching quickly.Call...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Laguna Niguel Weekly Market Update May 13th - 19th, 2024 Encore RECENTLY SOLD Fleurance Street | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1069 sq. ft. | $799,000 Expressions NEWLY LISTED Newport Way | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1028 sq. ft. | $735,000 La Vista RECENTLY SOLD Clubhouse Drive | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1024 sq. ft. | $699,000 Clubhouse Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 742 sq. ft. | $575,000 Laguna Sur RECENTLY SOLD Marseille | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 2338 sq. ft. | $1,650,000 Palm Court RECENTLY SOLD Coral Ridge | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1120 sq. ft. | $765,000 Village Niguel Terrace I RECENTLY SOLD Avenida De Los Ninos | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 816 sq. ft. | $550,000 Village Niguel Terrace II BACK ON THE MARKET Nicole Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 750 sq. ft. | $488,888
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
Designing a nursery for a new baby can be an exciting and overwhelming task. One important element to consider is the wallpaper. Not only does it add visual interest to the room, but it can also set the tone and create a cohesive peel and stick wallpaper design. Here are some tips on how to pick the perfect wallpaper design for your baby's nursery.Consider the style of the roomFirst, think about the overall style of the room. Is it modern and minimalist, or more traditional and whimsical? Your wallpaper choice should complement the style of the room and the furniture you have chosen. If the kid is old enough, we encourage helping them participant in choosing a nursery design and style. As a matter of fact, so much might have to change with time. Think about the color schemeThe color sch...
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By Tim L. Ramey
(RG Realty Group)
Good morning.  Hope this email finds you doing well and had a great weekend and a happy Monday to all. Smile...get excited it is Monday morning.  Embrace this day and take it by the horns!  Have the attitude and the enthusiasm that we "LOVE" Mondays and you can do anything you put your mind to.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:If you live just one day at a time, you won't so quickly entertain fears of what "might" happen tomorrow.  As long as your concentrating on today's activities, there won't be room in your mind for worrying.  Try to fill every minute of this day with something good, seen, heard, and accomplished.  Then, when the day is ended, you'll be able to look back on it with satisfaction, serenity, AND gratitude. May you make today a good one, may you know that it is up to yo...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Are you considering purchasing your first home in the charming community of Catonsville, Maryland? As you embark on this exciting journey, it's essential to arm yourself with the knowledge and guidance necessary to navigate the local real estate market successfully. Today, we're here to offer practical advice and top tips for first-time homebuyers in Catonsville.1. Start with Financial Preparation: Before you begin your home search, take the time to assess your financial situation. Determine how much you can afford to spend on a home, considering factors such as your income, savings, and existing debt. Get pre-approved for a mortgage to understand your borrowing capacity and demonstrate your seriousness as a buyer. 2. Research the Market: Familiarize yourself with the Catonsville real e...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Leaving Los Angeles? Trade the ocean for wide open spaces, the grand canyon and a more relaxing lifestyle without the stress of dense housing and crowded freeways. Looking for a "Simpler Place and Time" and less expensive homes? (Photo: Apache Trail, Pixabay)"LA Proved Too Much For The Man...Took the Midnight Train To Georgia!" (But, now for the rest of the story... "the Man" Stopped in Arizona on the way and LOVED IT)! Midnight Train to Georgia, was that great old song title from 1973, by Gladys Knight and the Pips with the following lyrics that still hold true today in 2024, 50+ years later: "L.A. proved too much for the man(Too much for the man)(He couldn't make it)So, he's leaving the life he's come to know, oh He said he's going back to find(Going back to find)What's left of his wo...
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By Sean Gilliam, Real Estate on the Front Range
(LoKation Real Estate)
Click on the image above to watch the update!Click here if you want to listen via podcast!The Spring market continues on, though restrained by those higher mortgage interest rates.  Price appreciation continues to elevate only slightly.  I’m seeing some local markets have price reductions while homes at the lower end of the market are getting multiple offers.  The balance of sales shows price appreciation in our overall market. If you or someone you know is thinking if now is a right time to buy or sell, send them my way.  I’d be glad to help them evaluate the facts and see what their next best move is.
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By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
(Ward County Notary Services)
I remember years ago reading that my favorite food, peanut butter, was number one on the USDA's list of foods with the most allowed contaminates. I do not know if that holds true today or not but I was appalled at what they knowingly allow. I started with this search: What food pushes the limit of USDA amounts of contaminants? Then I clicked on "What does the FDA allow in food (top right) of the chart below:Eventually I ended up at LIFESCIENCE and YUCK , what an eye opener. It's broken down into categories of what the USDA allows in our food. Here is just one category to ponder: Rodent Poop.Consider the defect "mammalian excreta" a rather polite way for the FDA to tell you there's rodent poop in your food. The icky defect comes up 15 times in the FDA's handbook.Fennel seeds, ginger and ...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)
 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT May 2024 Brown County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $399,900 32.97 $12,129 50270664 Sold Suamico Brown $454,849 39.5 $11,515 50277348 Sold Pittsfield Brown $465,000 32.9 $14,134 50277842 Sold Eaton Brown $559,050 48.4 $11,551 50266476 Sold Pittsfield Brown $783,000 35.61 $21,988 50249246 Sold Bellevue Brown $1,121,000 37.36 $30,005 50271299 Sold Suamico Brown $1,300,000 153 $8,497 50256205 Sold Morrison Brown $3,300,000 25.75 $128,155 50255061 Sold Green Bay Brown      $  13,131 Median Price / Acre       $8,382,799               405  $  20,673 Average Price / Acre        For more information on any of these properties, or ...
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By Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Agent, Home Stager, & Photographer
(Better Living Real Estate, LLC)
Hey there, savvy home sellers! Are you looking to make your property the talk of the town? Well, you’re in luck because today we’re diving into the art of home staging – your secret weapon to captivating a variety of buyers.First Impressions Matter - Let’s face it, first impressions are everything in the real estate world. Staging your home can create that unforgettable image in a buyer’s mind. Whether they’re a young professional, a growing family, or retirees looking to downsize, staging can speak directly to their desires.The Young Professional - For the go-getters and the movers-and-shakers, think sleek, modern, and minimal. A home office with the latest tech gadgets, a coffee nook for those early mornings, and a low-maintenance yard for their busy lifestyle will seal the deal.The G...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Aurora, COMon May 20 2024This week the median list price for Aurora, CO is $567,250 Median List Price $567,250 Median Price of New Listings $569,900 Per Square Foot $228 Average Days on Market 89 Median Days on Market 35 Price Decreased 48% Price Increased 3% Relisted 3% Inventory 698 Median Rent $2,833 Call Me if you are looking in the Aurora, Co. area, I am ready to be your Realtor!
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
FAIRFIELD AT ST. JAMES SOLD! Lawrence and Sheila Agranoff just closed another townhouse sale in Fairfield at St. James in Suffolk County Long Island! This success is a testament to our commitment to excellence and our clients' satisfaction. Thank you for trusting us with your real estate needs. Ready to sell or buy? Let's make your real estate goals a reality together!Lawrence and Sheila AgranoffCell: 631-805-4400
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