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 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)
BAYBERRY CLUB CONDO MANORVILLE LONG ISLAND SOLD! Another Long Island Condo in Suffolk County Long Island, New York Has Been SOLD by REALTORS® Lawrence & Sheila Agranoff! This is the first condo we showed our out-of-state buyers and they liked it immediately. We made a quick offer in this Long Island competitive market, and after some negotiations, we won the bid and they are now the lucky new owners at The Bayberry Club.  Are you looking for a Long Island Condo too? Are you ready to sell your Long Island Condo? Our goal is to provide you with first-class service, market knowledge, integrity and the personal attention that you deserve when you are selling your Condo. We have earned our reputation through commitment to our clients and our proven track record of repeat clients and referral...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Vacasa)
💥Vacasa Employee Spotlight - Jules Huber  ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.comHere's to 10 Years!  As a part of Vacasa recently going public, we highlighted what the moment meant to one of our tenured team members Jules Huber. "It's a special moment, and it's taken a lot of work from past and present employees to reach this achievement. We have all made sacrifices to make this happen. I am proud of everyone and honored to have been a part of this accomplishment! So, excited to see what Vacasa does next!" Make your talents matter. From data science to housekeeping and finance to field ops, we’re shaping the new vacation rental experience. It all starts with you. If you or someone you know...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Have you ever wondered how to get the most money when selling your home? Staging! Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage, also known as Two Realtors who move you... www.TwoMoveYou.com Guaranteed Real Estate, include free staging consultations when listing your home for sale. Click this link, or place it in your browser! http://www.twomoveu.com/HomesAuthenti...TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate is offering a FREE Staging Tips Downloadable EBook for you to flip through! It's an 18 page document that shows you diagrams, pictures, and information on how to stage your own home for less money! When you choose Kirk Rickman and Victoria Carter as your Realtors, you will receive a FREE Staging Consultation from us as another added bonus. Victoria Carter has a di...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Thursday January 20, 20221. What is a group of bananas called? A hand2. A nilometer measures the level of what? The River Nile3. What event led to the creation of the Superfund? The Three Mile Island incident4. What geometric shape is found on the Bass Ale bottle? TriangleTrivia questions for Friday January 21, 20221. Mayberry RFD was a spin-off from what other TV series?2. A luffa is a type of what?3. A ganache is a combination of cream and what?4. What is the name of a small object orbiting the sun made of ice, dust and frozen grass?Enjoy your day
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
In National Multifamily Apartment Real Estate Investing - Target Market Selection is a Must!In Multifamily Apartment Investing - Target Market Selection is a Must!Description:During this Mastermind my guest Grant Warrighton explained in detail how being the master of your target market will help you buy more deals and become the "go-to-guy" when owners want to sell. Grant talks about how he now knows all the multifamily apartment building owners in his target market because he had to for his 1031 Exchange that he was trying to execute so that he didn't have to pay $60,000 in taxes. Grant gives the viewers some tips and advice on how to know your target market before you are "under the gun" like he was at the time.To watch this mastermind interview with Grant, please go to Pat Gage's You...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Commercial Real Estate Investors Inspiring Story on How He Started - Watch and Learn 3 of 3The Commercial Real Estate Investing Mastermind with Grant Warrington.Grant Warrington joined us for a Mastermind call, that was just out of this world. Grant Warrington is a full-time Real Estate Investor, Property Manager & Realtor in Southeast Michigan.  He started with very little money, limited knowledge, and 1 single-family rental.   He quit his 20-year career job to take a pay cut to get into full-time property management and oversaw around 800 units.   He then quit the property management job and gave up the W2 safety net to take his second pay cut and he followed his dream of working full time in Real Estate and not having a boss.  He accomplished this in 4 ½ years. He now owns and manage...
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Book Recommendation: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson Snow Falling on Cedars (1995) by David Guterson is an excellent novel and easy to recommend for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and this book.David Guterson was born in Seattle on May 4, 1956. He was educated at the University of Washington, where he graduated summa cum laude as an English major in 1978, and where he received his Master's degree in Creative Writing in 1982 and his Teaching Certificate in 1983.During his university years, Guterson worked in restaurant kitchens and for the U.S. Forest Service. In 1984, he began teaching high school English on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. Simultaneously he began to work as a freelance journalist and became a contributing editor to H...
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By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
“When Homeowners Agree to Make Repairs” Joe,We know there are a number of repairs that the property needs and we are asking the sellers to take care of this work prior to the purchase. He has indicated that he can handle any and all repairs.We were told there were two previous buyers, but deals fell through. We have the 3.5% for down payment and the amount for the home, the inspection and appraisal, but do not know how much more we will need? Have discussed a gift from our parents, we want to give them good numbers. Let us know at your earliest convenience. Thanks Joe!  Unfortunately, not all sellers will follow through with agreements when it comes to repairs. Sometimes a home seller will do attempt to make these repairs, but results sometimes leave much to be desired. Having a re-insp...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Pictured above is part of ranch property in Lompoc which is one of the small villages in Santa Barbara County.  It has many ranches.  Not far from there on the other side of the highway is a blueberry ranch where you can pick your own.  Right now it is closed for the season. Every so often we head out of town.  We enjoy seeing Nature untouched by humans. Thursday morning we did just that.  It was a beautiful sunny day, the temperatures reached a high of 68 F.   For us, it a restful moment away, Nature becomes a visual meditation. “We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We ca...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 21, 2022.New properties for sale 511Back on the market listing 130Price decrease listings 115Price increase 83Active kick out 4Active option contract 213Active contingent 54Pending listings 319Sold listings 335Expired listings 15Cancelled listings 36Withdrawn listings 2Temporary off market listings 29Coming soon listings 100
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Houston Texas area real estate market update as of January 21, 2022.New properties for sale 489Back on market listings 100Price decrease listings 178Price increase listings 149Option pending listings 238Pending continue to show 46Listings that are now pending 308Listings that have sold 320Listings that will be coming Soon 62Listings That Have Been Withdrawn 30Listing That Have Expired 16Listings That Have Terminated 59
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By Gary Thomas, Realtor to the Dreamers
(Preferred Properties Key West)
 Just Listed 58 Golf Club Drive in the Key West Golf Club Community. The original developer selected this and the adjacent unit as model units because of their prized views of the second fairway. The 2,449 Sq Ft lot is larger than most and features a gorgeous private pool. Most homes do not have pools.Styled as a "cottage, this 1,060 Sq Ft town home has two bedrooms, two and one-half bath."s. The home has a recently updated kitchen and bathrooms. But it is that killer view that commands attention as soon as you enter the front door. What a killer view it is.       There is a guest bath located just off the kitchen and under the stairway to the second floor. The furnishings may be purchased separately.   I have sold over forty homes in the golf club over the years both as listing agent a...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Treasure love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well and cherish others. The World's Six Best Doctors. Worth Reading Twice!    Important Note: There have been claims by some fact-checkers that this essay was not genuine. Some believe that the essay came from many blogs that went viral on the Internet discovered in 2015, four years after Jobs' death. Others believe that the last words of Jobs' story, although never entered the public domain, are valid. There was also a claim that Jobs had over 400 patents while leading Apple, and a total of 240 was not granted until after his death. "Regardless of its validity, these words hit me like a ton of bricks and I felt compelled to share with Y'all"- Aura Alex Steve Jobs died a billionaire at age 56. Ma...
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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, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & BrokerFreedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes!Attributed to Mahatma Gandhi  Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, 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 Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Laviano & Associates Real Estate Professionals)
$249,000 - 2/1 CBS Home in West Palm BeachHidden Northwood Gem! This Home Features Two Bedrooms, One Bath, Tile Flooring, Central A/C, Appliances and More. Dual Driveways Provide Ample Off-Street Parking. All Sizes Approximate. Situated on Back of Lot with Privacy Hedge. Walking Distance from Shopping, Dinning, Doctor's & More Laviano & Associates Real EstatePhillip A. Parisi, REALTOR®, GRI, CRS, PSA, e-PROwww.JensenBeachHomeSearch.com | 772-215-8661 | Contact Us
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By Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Laviano & Associates Real Estate Professionals)
$154,900 - 2/2 Home on a 1/3 of Acre in Stuart, FLYOU OWN THE LAND!! No need to worry about any land lease or lot fees with this 2/2 Manufactured home located in the desirable Western Martin County. This oversized lot is close to it all. Shopping, Restaurants, Entertainment, Hospitals, I-95, Floridas Turnpike and much more. Martin County offers some of the best schools in the State. Call today to schedule your showing. Laviano & Associates Real EstatePhillip A. Parisi, REALTOR®, GRI, CRS, PSA, e-PROwww.JensenBeachHomeSearch.com | 772-215-8661 | Contact Us
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By Phil Parisi, Specializing in Florida's Treasure Coast
(Laviano & Associates Real Estate Professionals)
$95,000 - Build Your Dream Home in This Highly Sought-After Lot in TesoroBuild Your Dream Home in This Highly Sought-After Lot in Tesoro. This Community Features World Class Golf and Resort Amenities, Private Gated Community, Offers Stunning Mediterranean Style Homes. Located Just Minutes from The Turnpike, Perfect for Commuters! HOA Fee Includes Cable, Lawn Care, Exterior Maintenance, Manager on Site, Pest Control, Pool Service, Manned Gate & Trash Removal. Laviano & Associates Real EstatePhillip A. Parisi, REALTOR®, GRI, CRS, PSA, e-PROwww.JensenBeachHomeSearch.com | 772-215-8661 | Contact Us
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