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 Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Costa Mesa Weekly Market Update May 9th - 15th, 2022 Brighton Springs BACK ON THE MARKET Brighton | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 768.00 sq. ft. | $465,000 Country Club Villas RECENTLY SOLD CLUB HOUSE Circle | 3 bedrooms | None baths | 1500.00 sq. ft. | $619,500 CLUB HOUSE Circle | 3 bedrooms | None baths | 1610.00 sq. ft. | $589,000 CLUB HOUSE | 3 bedrooms | None baths | 1610.00 sq. ft. | $589,000 Club House Circle | 3 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1508.00 sq. ft. | $849,900 French Quarters RECENTLY SOLD DEAUVILLE Place | 2 bedrooms | None baths | 950.00 sq. ft. | $399,000 DEAUVILLE | 2 bedrooms | None baths | None sq. ft. | $399,000 COLLEGE Avenue | 3 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1100.00 sq. ft. | $315,000 Deauville Place | 3 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1100.00 sq. ft. | $749,800 Genoa Cove RECENTLY SOLD W 1...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Turning your property into an Airbnb will earn you lots of money, but only if you do it the right way.In 2022, there have been 14,000 new Airbnb hosts added each month. With all of these new hosts, it's going to get harder and harder to make your Airbnb listing stand out from the rest. One of the ways to ensure you've got enough renters booking your place is to make your Airbnb ad shine. In this post, we're going to give you a few great pointers that'll take your listing to a new level. Keep reading, and you'll turn your property into a lucrative side hustle.Do Better With Your Title and DescriptionYour title, description, and pictures are what people are predominantly going to be looking at first. Your Airbnb marketing hinges on how you describe your property, so make sure you use enti...
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By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
Great vacant lot on a HALF ACRE totally cleared out just waiting for you to build a big pool home! Fantastic location off of Road 82 that takes you to Fort Myers and within minutes to the Airport, Gulf Coast Town Center, Miromar Outlets, FGCU, JetBlue Park and more! This is the lot you've been waiting for! Priced for a quick sale! Only $33,000Call today and make an offer: 239-284-8637  
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By Christopher Barrow, Is this the year your rental makes PASSIVE income?
(Foundation Homes Property Management & Sales)
The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Mill Valley for $11,000.00. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about Mill Valley property management or buying or selling investment properties in Mill Valley, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
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By Christopher Barrow, Is this the year your rental makes PASSIVE income?
(Foundation Homes Property Management & Sales)
The Leasing Team at Foundation Rentals and Relocation just LEASED another property in Sausalito for 9,750.00. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about Sausalito property management or buying or selling investment properties in Sausalito, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Clairemont Mesa Weekly Market Update May 9th - 15th, 2022 Balboa Ridge NEWLY LISTED Balboa Arms Drive | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 782.00 sq. ft. | $575,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Balboa Arms Drive | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 782.00 sq. ft. | $575,000 Canyon Haven RECENTLY SOLD Balboa Terrace | 2 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1287.00 sq. ft. | $950,000 Canyon Rim RECENTLY SOLD Ariane Drive | 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1016.00 sq. ft. | $695,000 Costa Viva BACK ON THE MARKET Clairemont Drive | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1232.00 sq. ft. | $675,000 RECENTLY SOLD Clairemont Drive | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1400.00 sq. ft. | $649,000
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
2002 Holly Street, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $2500003bed - 2bath - 0.41 acres lotMove-in ready all brick Tallahassee Classic home complete with REAL wood floors! They don't build them like this anymore! Fresh Paint, new fixtures, and SPOTLESS! Renovated kitchen features granite counter tops and spacious cabinets. Interior features TWO living spaces and amazing mature trees outside with large lot! Enclosed porch out back perfect for bug free enjoyment. Ready for new home owner!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com
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By Kelly Broaddus, 100+ Northern AZ Homes Sold in 2020!
(eXp Realty)
See the original blog  Adorable East Rural Flagstaff Home on 2.5 Acres with Exhilarating Mountain Views!   3 Beds | 2 Baths | $599,890 MEMORIAL DAY OPEN HOUSE, MONDAY 5/30 TBAEnjoy this adorable home with lots of space to spread out.  On the corner of two roads, this property is perfect to add an ADU or guest house with a separate entrance!  4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and an open floor plan, this affordable home is perfect!  Exhilarating views of the mountains right out all the windows in the back side of the home or while enjoying the hot tub.  The privately fenced courtyard is a great plus when enjoying barbecuing outside.  Call for a private showing, don't let this one get away!! Take a 3D TourAll photos and more information here: https://www.northernarizonafinehomes.com/property/189...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Thank you Rono Williams  for your original blog.  Your kitchen sets the tone of your house more than any room or corner. The cooking area is one space where you begin and end your day. When balancing your work and family, that is the only room where you get together with your loved ones and share delicious meals. Your kitchen is not just limited to that! It is one of the best places where you enjoy your favorite beverage during the upheavals of life. Isn't it true? And that's why styling your cooking area is one of the essential things. If you are up for renovating your house, styling your kitchen is one of the most fun parts of the project. Remodeling or renovating is a major task, requiring a lot of planning and issues to deal with, deciding on colors and designs that would resonate w...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
2986 Giverny Circle, Tallahassee, FL Click Here to Get Directions $4500004bed - 2bath - 0.41 acres lot Photos | Maps & Local | Schools | Print Classic Southern front porch home in Killearn Estates. Features 4 bedrooms, split plan with formal living room, family room open to the kitchen, and a huge screened porch overlooking the beautifully landscaped back yard.Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: Florida Contact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Existing Home Sales fell 2.4% in April from March to an annual rate of 5.61 million units versus 5.65 million expected and fell three months in a row. Sales were down 5.9% from April 2021. Sales fell in the South and West and rose modestly in the Northeast and Midwest. The median home sale price was $391,200, up 14.8% from April 2021 ($340,700) marking 122 consecutive months of year-over-year increases, the longest-running streak on record. Supply continues to run low with 2.2 months of homes for sale on the market, below the normal pace of six months.Home borrowing costs paused and inched lower this week after the significant rise seen from a year ago. Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 5.25% from 5.30% last week with an average of 0.9 in points and fee...
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By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
3959 Gaffney Loop, Tallahassee, FL Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Click Here to Get Directions $1500002bed - 2bath -Charming townhome on a corner lot in Settlers Place! This fantastic two bedroom, two bath townhome lives large with an open floor plan, spacious bedrooms, interior laundry room, and a fenced back yard! Updates have been completed (2010 HVAC and duct work, 2017 roof), but also allowing the next owner to put their personal touch on the home. This ideal location is convenient to shopping, schools, parks and entertainment for home buyers or is a great investment opportunity as well!Follow This Home Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 Licensed In: FloridaContact MeUseful Links Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com
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By Jeff Jensen
(The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states)
Mortgage backed securities were up 41 basis points today at 99.75 having closed 518 points below the 200 day moving average. The conforming rate is at 5.00% today.  My jumbo pricing is now sizzling! The 30 year jumbo for $1 million was around 4.50%. Whether in New England, the Mid Atlantic or the Midwest or anywhere else in the U.S., history tells us it is time to refinance!! Please call me at 203-981-8282.
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
Coronado Weekly Market Update May 9th - 15th, 2022 Coronado Point RECENTLY SOLD 1st Street | 3 bedrooms | 3.5 baths | 2353.00 sq. ft. | $2,695,000 The Village in Coronado BACK ON THE MARKET 1st | 3 bedrooms | 3 baths | 2320.00 sq. ft. | $2,399,000 Coronado Shores BACK ON THE MARKET Avenida Del Mundo | 1 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1083.00 sq. ft. | $2,300,000 Avenida Del Mundo | 2 bedrooms | 3 baths | 1340.00 sq. ft. | $2,495,000 RECENTLY SOLD Avenida del Mundo | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1580.00 sq. ft. | $2,395,000 Avenida Del Mundo | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1165.00 sq. ft. | $1,799,999 Avenida del Mundo | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 756.00 sq. ft. | $1,085,000 Avenida del Mundo | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1320.00 sq. ft. | $2,395,000
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 4633 Paradise Isle, Destin, FL 32541MLS number: 894795 Price: $1,600,000Beds: 4Baths: 3.5Sq feet: 2,745 Call John Moran (850) 217-7618 to see if this property is still available. Nestled in one of the most lush and private locations along Scenic 98 in Destin!This upscale Destiny West beach house is just a quick jaunt to the resort amenities and beach access and has room for a splash pool! With 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms plus an extra-large main floor closet that could be a bunk room, this home could sleep 12+ guests in comfort! This beautiful home exudes elegance, communicated through beautiful interiors and finishes, superb craftsmanship, and wonderful amenities. This home is being sold fully furnished with many beautiful pieces from Restoration Hardware. Inviting...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been a horrible, long-lasting event with devastating ramifications to the Ukrainian people and the entire country. However, this region of the world is certainly not the only region which is being affected by this tragic and needless war. In the past, sanctions against Russia have been more or less restricted to focusing on the Kremlin’s behavior, but the current sanctions are unprecedented in that they are affecting the entire Russian economy. The US, France, Germany, the UK, and others, have essentially begun to wage a financial war against Russia in an attempt to block the entire country from engaging in the global market in any substantial way. However, Russia is so deeply ingrained in the global economy that they are by far not the only ones feel...
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By John Krol, Naples,Luxury Homes,International Buyers / Sellers
(Top Producers Realty, Inc. Krol Group International)
LUXURY NAPLES FLORIDA HOME FOR SALE     1024 TIVOLI DR NAPLES, FL 34104https://view.paradym.com/v/1024-Tivoli-Drive-Naples-FL-34104/4728186/sk/400See the visual tour here  BETTER THEN NEW...RARELY USED ....LUXURY 4 BEDROOM 3 BATH HOME LOCATED IN THE EXCLUSIVE BELLA LAGO SECTION OF BRIARWOOD......STUNNING LAKE VIEW.......HOME FEATURES CUSTOM POOL AND SPA ......OUTDOOR LIVING AREA ALL SCREENED IN.........FULLY EQUIPPED OUTDOOR KITCHEN..........IMPACT GLASS WINDOWS ON FRONT.....LARGE DOUBLE MAHOGANY FRONT DOORS......WELL FOR IRRIGATION.....EXTENDED TILE FLOORS IN LIVING AREA.......KITCHEN FEATURES STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, CUSTOM BUILT IN CABINETS, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, POT FILLER ARM....HOME OFFERED TURNKEY FURNISHED........CROWN MOLDING.....TRAY CEILINGS.....EXTENDED GARAGE...PRIME LOT...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Click Here for Price and LocationLAKEFRONT home in the desirable community of Emerald Lakes. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath Chalet offers incredible views from the deck. Home features 3 floors of living space, floor to ceiling windows, cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, fireplaces in the living room and family room, kitchen with a breakfast bar, loft area on the third floor, full house water filtration system, and much more. Updated bathroom on main floor. Home has a metal roof! Short walk to community pool and tennis courts. Great Rental Potential! Call Heather Rickert at 215-850-9640 Today!Click Here for Price and Location
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
El Cajon Weekly Market Update May 9th - 15th, 2022 Alder Woods RECENTLY SOLD Graves Avenue | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 745.00 sq. ft. | $435,000 Barbara Terrace BACK ON THE MARKET Oakdale Lane | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 704.00 sq. ft. | $350,000 Kings Mark RECENTLY SOLD Jamacha Road | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1014.00 sq. ft. | $424,900 La Quinta Gardens BACK ON THE MARKET E Madison Avenue | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 564.00 sq. ft. | $308,800 Lakeridge Park BACK ON THE MARKET Robin Lane | 3 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1402.00 sq. ft. | $599,000 Mollison Townhomes NEWLY LISTED N Mollison Avenue | 3 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1323.00 sq. ft. | $515,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Denver Lane | 3 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1344.00 sq. ft. | $580,000 N Mollison Avenue | 3 bedrooms | 1.5 baths | 1323.00 sq. ft. | $515,000 Mo...
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By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
(Watters International Realty)
 Dear friends and clients,The market seems to be reaching a tipping point. While home prices are still climbing nationally, the increased mortgage costs have also pushed some buyers out of the market. National home sales fell 2.7% in March, and mortgage applications dropped 5% in mid-April.The main reason for this is the sharp rise in interest rates. They have hit an average of 5.35% nationally, a 2% increase from just a year ago. Interest rates may not affect you directly as a home seller, but as Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, states, “Many buyers will be forced out of the market because of the hit to affordability from rising interest rates.” That could put a damper on the number of multiple-offer situations and lead to increased days on market....
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