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 Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a home. To determine if you should buy now or wait, you need to ask yourself two simple questions: What will home prices be like in 2022? Where will mortgage rates be by the end of 2022? Let’s shed some light on the answers to both of these questions. What will home prices be like in 2022? Three major housing industry entities project continued home price appreciation for 2022. Here are their forecasts: Freddie Mac: 5.3% Fannie Mae: 5.1% Mortgage Bankers Association: 8.4% Using the average of the three projections (6.27%),...
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By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
A Fantastic 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo SOLD in Pembroke Pines!A Fantastic 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo SOLD in Pembroke Pines! This unit was just painted throughout, and has a newer beautiful primary bathroom, new vanity in the second bathroom and laminated wood flooring throughout except for bathrooms. The kitchen is in amazing condition with newer stove and refrigerator. There is also a separate laundry area inside the condo with full size washer and dryer. Relax after a long day on your balcony. As an added bonus: you won't have to search for parking with 2 assigned spaces which is unique to this unit! This condo is located in the Palms of Pembroke community which is conveniently located in the heart of Pembroke Pines, with easy access to a wide variety of new restaurants and shopping nearby.  The Sho...
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By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
  Mission Hills Country Club Homes for Sale in Rancho Mirage  Located in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Mission Hills Country Country Club is a spectacular gated community with four golf courses. The 1,760-acre master-planned development has over 2,500 residences offering a large selection of homes styles, including tennis condos, golf course homes, and luxury custom fairway estates. The ultimate location for both golf and tennis, Mission Hills has a top-ranked tennis facility and golf courses that host major tournaments. Designed by three legendary architects, the suite of golf courses, including the Pete Dye Challenge Course, the Dinah Shore Tournament Course, the Arnold Palmer Course, and the Gary Player Signature Course, offers variety for every skill level. In addition to top-...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
 Mission Hills Country Club Homes for Sale in Rancho Mirage Located in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Mission Hills Country Country Club is a spectacular gated community with four golf courses. The 1,760-acre master-planned development has over 2,500 residences offering a large selection of homes styles, including tennis condos, golf course homes, and luxury custom fairway estates. The ultimate location for both golf and tennis, Mission Hills has a top-ranked tennis facility and golf courses that host major tournaments. Designed by three legendary architects, the suite of golf courses, including the Pete Dye Challenge Course, the Dinah Shore Tournament Course, the Arnold Palmer Course, and the Gary Player Signature Course, offers variety for every skill level. In addition to top-rat...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
The Ranch at Prescott is the best place to live in the city. Surrounded by Custom built homes, luxurious surroundings and VIEWS. The place where you want to be in one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona!This lot on Mystic Canyon Drive is one of the last truly buildable view lots remaining at The Ranch at Prescott. Take as look here and drive by and take a look. Known for stunning views, many of the remaining lots have steep inclines making engineer costs prohibitive. This truly buildable lot has a driveway bridge over the wash and utilities at the property.$274,9002938 MYSTIC CANYON DR 598Prescott, AZ 86303ARMLS# 6234446  To see with details and pictures and maps:To see MLS listing for 2938 Mystic canyon Dr 598, Prescott Arizona on Full Page View or to create your free MLS Search P...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Strawn TexasIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you money ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Floyd TexasIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you money e...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Elwood TexasIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you money ...
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By Kevin O'Connor, Helping Homeowners Achieve Their Dreams.
(JB Mortgage Capital, Inc.)
Are you concerned with your increasing electric bills? Trying to promote greener lifestyle? Eager to avail energy-efficient home to save precious money! Perhaps, it is time to get to be the benefits offered by energy efficient home as promoted by EEM (Energy Efficient Mortgage) program of Fannie Mae HomeStyle.Use Energy Efficient Mortgage powerEnergy Efficient Mortgage also referred to as energy improvement mortgage is utilized for financing an energy efficient home (Energy rated home) or existing property requiring energy improvements. Qualified borrowers can avail opportunities from such loans to avail larger mortgage, for which they are eligible for with/or reduced mortgage rate. Similar to regular mortgage, the lender does require monthly payments.Check out HomeStyle Energy Mortgage...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
2307 Trimble, TALLAHASSEE, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $3890005bed - 3.5bath - 0.44 sqft lotCome settle your family into this gorgeous 5 bedroom brick home! An open living space fills the first floor yet allows for some peace and quiet in a spacious master bedroom off to the side. Looking to grow the family? Hoping to turn a spare room into an office? The second story holds four bedrooms giving ample space in each to be used however needed. With a huge living room, family room, separate dining room, and an eat-in in the kitchen, there is more than enough space to entertain in this home. Tons of character and limitless potential make this home a MUST SEE for any buyer.Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: Flor...
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By Daniel Ramsey, MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals
(MyOutDesk)
What if you could sit down with a diverse group of experienced real estate professionals, and ask them for advice? Well, we kind of did that for you. I sat down with a handful of experienced real estate agents and asked them “How do you become more profitable?”, and got some juicy answers.We’re gonna summarize their tips here, so any agent looking to be more profitable in the RE industry will find this blog not only helpful but easy to digest. Because in this business, time is money. And if you’re here, reading this blog, you’re looking for pro-tips and fast. Today’s market is a wild one, so there is no time to waste and no room for mistakes. Read on to find out what other realtors like yourself value the most.YOUR NET IS NOT GROSS“Understand what profitability is; it’s not just gross, ...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
6900 Hanging Vine, TALLAHASSEE, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $4600004bed - 2bath - 2.19 sqft lotRARE find in the Buck Lake area! Completely renovated on acreage with four bedrooms. This home has plenty of living space inside and plenty of privacy outside on just over two acres with a storage shed and a pole barn! The flowing floorplan features a rocking chair front porch, updated flooring throughout, a remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new countertops and tile backsplash, fresh interior paint throughout, an updated second bathroom and a large master suite with his-and-hers walk-in closets and a completely renovated master bath! Also featuring a 2013 Roof, 2021 water heater and 2019 whole home generator, this home really is the total ...
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By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
(Watters International Realty)
 Dear friends and clients,As we turn the page on summer and head into fall, it looks like our real estate market may be starting to cool. Our white-hot market has been driven by low supply and high demand, but more inventory entering the market has changed the picture.The overall inventory of unsold homes increased 7.3% from June to July. Although we probably won’t see a buyer’s market anytime soon, Lawrence Yun, the National Association of Realtors chief economist, admits, “There has been a turn in the market from super heated to still very strong.” He went on to say, “We see inventory beginning to tick up, which will lessen the intensity of multiple offers.”Despite increased inventory, prices continue to rise, although not at the same breakneck pace. The median price for an existing h...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Caught in the Act  I stumbled across this older photo of our cat, Berkeley, sitting on a cutting board on the kitchen counter some years ago.Cats tend to do what they want, when they want, even if they have been told to stay off the counter. His look says it all, I think..."caught in the act, but I'm still not moving!"
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
 Creating a gardener is excellent but can also be incredibly challenging. Everything seems to be interesting since you're a first-time landscaper. You must first determine what you'd like to develop where you'd like it to produce. Then there's the matter of learning how to make it work. However, agriculture is not as simple as raising crops and waiting for the natural world to happen naturally. You'll have to put in a lot of effort, and you'll need tools that can assist you. You'll be available to begin your vegetable patch without shattering the budget if you have a few critical landscaping equipment in your possession. As you come into such a home renovation or gardening shop and look over the gardening and lawn equipment shelves, you'll see that they have something for everyone. Furt...
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By Lilas "Lela" Ashkarian, Ashkarian PA, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI,SFR
(Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate)
FEMA'S RISK RATING 2.0 Flood Insurance Ashkarian/Ardis Team305-395-0814/305-481-3317www.SearchFloridaKeysHomes.com The flood insurance rates are changing as of October 1 this year. We had an article about this in our last newsletter, but we got a little bit more information about it. I wanted to bring that to you right away and keep you updated.FEMA is changing its pricing method to something they call Risk Rating 2.0. It uses new modeling and data to better assess property risk nationwide. They expect some people to see a decrease in their monthly bill, around 68% of people to see a $0 to $10 increase, 8% to see $10 to $20, and 4% on average to see more than a $20 increase.“FEMA is changing its pricing method nationwide on October 1.”If you close on October 1 or after, your flood polic...
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By Joanne Gillet EdgeOfTheBeach.com, Experience is not expensive. It's Priceless!
(Edge Of The Beach Realty)
Pawleys Island Beach YogaSharon Stollenmaier has been practicing yoga for years and has become such a positive light in our community.Her Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday morning community yoga at Access 56 on North Litchfield Beach has become such a cathartic way to start people's mornings.These beautiful humans share their incredible energy with each other, and chances are that they will see a variety of birds, playful dolphins, and maybe even a rainbow. The ocean with the gorgeous morning sun is the best way to start any day! There is no charge for these classes (donations accepted). Access 56 North LitchfieldWednesday 7:30 amSaturday 8:30 amSunday 8:30 am Follow Pawleys Island Beach Yoga on Facebook and @pawleysislandbeachyoga on Instagram 
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By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
It's that time of the week again! For this week's real estate market update, how are things looking in Northern Virginia? So let me paint you a picture: I have one buyer and we submitted an offer, but lost it because of the multiple offers in the market. On the other side, I've got a call from a listing agent telling me that we should submit an offer and they're willing to work with it. It seems that there's a lot of things going on, which begs the question -- what is really going on in the market right now? For Home BuyersBeen telling this for the past few months, and I'm saying it again -- this is an opportunity market. The inventory might not be what you're looking for at the moment, but there is a lot of opportunity if you want to be a homeowner in the long run. For Home Sellers"Hey...
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By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man, The Pumpkin Man
(HomeSmart)
 There have been a few times we have talked about CHANGE over the past couple of years since my international speech in Toastmasters titled: CHANGE when I competed in the contest. And as each day goes by it seems even more important how you accept change will determine your quality of life.                                   In my opinion, talking with anyone about climate change, anything whatsoever pertaining to politics, and religion, is about as much of a waste of your valuable time as if you were watching television. Your likelihood of changing another person’s mind is slim, and it is not worth it to either lose a friend or meeting a stranger and having them turn into an enemy instead of a new friend. Life is NOT like it was in 1974. There might be a couple of ideas here that will b...
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By Cecilia Rodriguez, Realtor - Riverside California Real Estate
(First Team Real Estate)
Encuentre al instante cual es el Valor de su Casa de Newport Beach. Solo haga click en el link.Tambien encontrara el estimado de los valores de las casas en su area. Le gustaria saber cuanto vale su casa de Newport Beach ? Solo haga Click en Cuanto Vale Mi Casa De Newport Beach CA.  Llame hoy: 951-858-5797 Cecilia Rodriguez. Entender lo básicos sobre el valor de su casa de Newport Beach, es imporrtante y le permitirá fijar el precio de su casa cuando llegue el momento de vender. Si esta interesado en un reporte con los comparables que le ayudara entender cual es el valor actual de su casa de Newport Beach en el mercado de hoy. Solo haga click en el Valor De Mi Casa or Llame Hoy: 951-858-5797 Cecilia Rodriguez. Si esta pensando Vendert & Compra de su Primer, Segundo hogar en Newport Beac...
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