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 Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
McHenry Roofing, a GAF certified roofing contractor based in Baltimore, Maryland, has been receiving a lot of praise from satisfied customers for their top-notch roofing services. Jack Wehr, a customer of McHenry Roofing, recently gave the company a five-star rating for their roof repair and skylight repair services. Wehr's positive review highlighted McHenry Roofing's professionalism, quality, responsiveness, and value for the roof repair and skylight repair services he received., making them a top choice for roofing repairs in Baltimore.According to Wehr, McHenry Roofing provided him with quality service for a reasonable price. He appreciated the company's effective communication in working around the weather and their prompt completion of the job.Joseph Conley, the owner of McHenry R...
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
McHenry Roofing, a trusted roofing company serving Baltimore and surrounding counties, has received high praise from a satisfied customer for their excellent roof repair and inspection services. Denise J, a first-time homeowner, recently shared her positive experience with McHenry Roofing, rating them five stars across the board for their professionalism, punctuality, quality, responsiveness, and value.According to Denise, the McHenry Roofing team was "awesome" in handling her roof repair needs. "Being a first-time homeowner, I didn't know what to expect," she said. "Beth and Jose were very professional and thoroughly explained the details of the project. It only took a couple of days for the project to be completed by Jose and Omar, from the day that the call was placed through Towson ...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
Spring into Action: Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Expert GuidanceTo sell your home this spring, it may need more preparation than it would have a year or two ago. Today’s housing market has a different feel. There are more homes for sale than there were at this time last year, but inventory is still historically low. So, if a house has been sitting on the market for a while, that’s a sign it may not be hitting the mark for potential buyers. But here’s the thing. Right now, homes that are updated and priced at market value are still selling fast. Today, homes with curb appeal that are presented well are still selling quickly, and sometimes over asking price. According to Danielle Hale, Chief Economist at “In a market where costs are still high and buyers can be a little...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
Wondering What’s Going on with Home Prices?The recent changes in home prices are top of mind for many as the housing market begins gearing up for spring. It can be hard to navigate misleading headlines and confusing data, so here’s what you should know about today’s home prices.   Local price trends still vary by market. But looking at national data, Nataliya Polkovnichenko, Ph.D., Supervisory Economist at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), explains: “U.S. house prices were largely unchanged in the last four months and remained near the peak levels reached over the summer of 2022. While higher mortgage rates have suppressed demand, low inventories of homes for sale have helped maintain relatively flat house prices.” Month-over-month home price changes can be seen in the chart be...
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By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
Why It’s Easy To Fall in Love with HomeownershipNo matter how the housing market changes, there are some things about owning a home that never change—like the personal benefits it can provide. When you own your home, you likely feel a sense of attachment because of the comfort it gives and also because it’s a space that’s truly yours.Over the last few years, we’ve fully embraced the meaning of our homes as we spent more time than ever in them. As a result, the emotional benefits our homes provide have become even more important to us.As the most recent State of the American Homeowner from Unison puts it: “. . . one thing has stayed the same: the home continues to be of the utmost importance and a place of security and comfort.” The same study from Unison notes: 91% of homeowners say the...
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By Dan Jasmer, Changing the way you look at real estate
(Fine Properties)
Skye Ranch is an upcoming development located in Sarasota, Florida just minutes east of I-75.  It aims to be a master-planned community offering a variety of neighborhoods and exceptional amenities for residents.  However, please note that specific details about Skye Ranch's progress, neighborhoods, and the new K-8 school are continually evolving. It is advisable to consult the latest information and official sources for the most accurate and up-to-date details.Skye Ranch's vision is to create a vibrant and family-friendly community that combines residential, recreational, and educational opportunities. One highlight of Skye Ranch is the planned K-8 school within the development. This school is expected to provide educational facilities and services to the residents, offering convenienc...
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By Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
When we see fabulous interiors that look like they came straight out of a magazine, we often only look at the surface and don't delve deep enough to figure out why it looks that way. We may think the space is amazing, but we ultimately believe it is out of reach for us. Understanding interior design and how it works in the home is something that we all overthink far too frequently. Incorporate warm wood tones into your decor. The use of warm wood is making a comeback. Incorporating it into the bathroom's ceiling and vanity pieces is a great way to do it. This is especially useful in an all-white bathroom where you want to keep it light and bright while maintaining a warm feeling. Consider making a warm wood frame for an existing mirror that could use an upgrade, or replacing builder-gra...
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Golf Course homes and Condos for sale in Myrtle Beach SC843 REALTOR is a member of the Coastal Carolina Association of REALTORS. Our local REALTOR Association covers both Georgetown and Horry County SC. Myrtle Beach Real Estate MLS inventory has 60 single-family homes for sale on the Golf Course. The single-family Golf Course home's starting price is $299,900 for a 4 bedroom 3 bath single family home with about 2500 heated sq ft. If you have a larger budget to purchase a home the top-priced single-family Golf Course home is priced at $1,500,000 and is 7 bedrooms and 4 full baths with a total heated sq ft is about 4800 sq ft.If a Golf Course Condo in Myrtle Beach SC is more to your style our MLS has 103 Golf Couse condos with the building directly on the Golf Course. The lowest-priced 1 ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On May 18, 2023, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported the condo and town-homes values were decreased 0.8% to the price of $635,000 in April of 2023 from price of $640,000 in March of 2023, and dropped 9.2% from price of $699,000 in April of 2022 in California. While, condo and town-homes sales declined 6.6% in April of 2023 from March of 2023, and fell 38.6% from April of 2022 in California.There were 2.3 months supplies of available inventory of condo and town-homes in April of 2023, up from 2.0 months in March of 2023, and higher  from 1.6 months in April of 2022.An average it took 19.0 days to sell a condo and town-home in April 2023, down from 22.0 days in March of 2023, but increased from 9.0 days in April of 2022 in California.For complete more detailed information ...
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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 Novato for $3,250. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about Novato property management or buying or selling investment properties in Novato, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
What Is Property Management? Property management is the daily oversight of residential, commercial, or industrial real estate by a third-party contractor. Generally, property managers take responsibility for day-to-day repairs and ongoing maintenance, security, and upkeep of properties.   Click To Read And  Share   Bottom Line "There Is A Realtor For That" Buying or Selling while living on the Gulf Coast  Sign up for our Monthly Real Estate Newsletter We are Ambassadors for all things Pensacola, Pace, or Gulf Breeze, Florida whether a first-time guest or a frequent visitor when you need to know something, an excellent place to eat, who's hiring or just a real estate question do as the locals do call or text Charles Stallions at 850-476-4494 or email It's Wh...
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By Cynthia Schmier, CRS, CDPE, CNE, CIAS, MRP, 5-STAR, SRS, MDI, CLHMS
(RE/MAX Country)
Size matters! With a massive 3,613 sqft of living space, this home offers everything: 3bdrms, 2bonus rms (w/closets), Office, Living, Kitchen, Formal Dining. Soaring vaulted ceilings w/multiple chalet-style windw banks brings grandeur. Solo staircase leads to Primary Suite completd w/walk-in closet, exquisite brand new bthrm, & private balcony w/Mt Rainier views. Frnch drs; skylights. Enjoy outdoors on tiered trex deck w/concrete patio. Endless potential! Sitting on shy 4 acre parcel - with a little work, this could be your dream hobby farm! New roof installed in summer of 2020. Save on your energy bills! Solar panels reduce cost by apprx 16% each mnth. Great commuting location for JBLM, Olympia & I5 access. No HOA. Ahhh.. this is the life!
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By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
Pros of RentingThere are plenty of reasons to rent rather than buy your next home. For starters, it’s usually cheaper to rent than to buy, especially when you factor in the cost of maintenance, repairs, and other ownership costs. And if you’re not ready to settle down in one place for a long time, renting gives you the flexibility to move as often as you like without having to sell your home first.Another pro of renting is that you don’t have to worry about the hassles of being a homeowner, such as dealing with maintenance issues or finding someone to take over your lease if you need to move suddenly. And if something does go wrong with the property, it’s the landlord’s responsibility to fix it, not yours. Finally, renting can be a good way to test out a new neighborhood or city before ...
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By Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs
(John Roberts Realty)
New Price! 744 CENTER ST. MOUNT DORA, FL 32757 WELCOME HOME to your new home!!! This inviting M/H situated on over 1/3 acre +- on 2 lots with a partially fenced yard is waiting for its new owner! The home features a spacious open living and dining area perfect for entertaining. The kitchen has a pantry it has been painted, the bath has been remodeled, it has new back deck and the drain field has been replaced. The front has a screened patio where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee; also, it offers a great place to sit and relax at the end of the day. Park your boat and toys without the hassles of a HOA you own the la nd! There is plenty of room in the spacious back yard for relaxing, and barbecuing; it is the perfect place for entertaining and creating those special memories with...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Selling your home can be an overwhelming experience, especially if the process becomes prolonged due to avoidable mistakes. In this blog post, we will explore the common mistakes that can slow down the sale of your home and provide practical tips on how to avoid them. By implementing these strategies, you can accelerate the selling process and maximize your chances of a successful transaction.Common Mistakes That Can Slow Down the Sale of Your Home1. Ineffective Pricing One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is setting an unrealistic price for their property. Overpricing can discourage potential buyers and lead to a stagnant listing. To avoid this, research the market value of similar properties in your area and consult with a real estate agent to determine a competitive and attrac...
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By Realty Net Media - Real Estate Web Design
(Realty Net Media)
Real estate is a competitive industry, with agents vying for leads everyday. With nearly all buyers and sellers relying on the internet in all phases of the sales process, incorporating effective real estate lead capture tools into your web portal is huge for finding and funneling leads into your pipeline of business. Many buyers and sellers, however, will avoid a conventional registration form, as they understand the abundance of information available to them online. To mitigate this trend, sometimes you have to get sneaky. There are 3 tools that should be a part of your real estate website system that may not immediately appear to be lead capture forms, but are proven to convert far more than a traditional lead capture form - because they provide value in exchange for contact info.#1....
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By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
2/2 Pine Island Ridge Condo SELLS for $264,499!A 2/2 Pine Island Ridge corner unit condo SELLS for $264,499!  This condo with updated kitchen and bathrooms is in a "Private Golf & Country Club" community and has tranquil lake views! Enjoy access to a variety of country club amenities including golf, gym, restaurants, tennis, meeting rooms, community pool & much more!  This condo is close to many great restaurants, shopping malls including Westfield Broward Mall and The Fountains Plaza and movie theaters.  If golf is your game, you have plenty to chose from in the area between the Davie Golf Club, Jacaranda Golf Club, or the Pine Island Ridge Country Club.The great Davie schools that the children living in this home will attend are Fox Trail Elementary School, Indian Ridge Middle School ...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Just Closed 10234 Matoca Way in Canyon Creek today.  Listed by Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker.In your home search are you looking for:♦ A two story with an open floorplan?♦ A quiet tree lined street?♦ Hardwood flooring?♦ The primary bedroom down?You’re Too Late for this one but I’m sure I could find you a similar one!   This home didn’t disappoint buyers out looking for homes in Canyon Creek! They loved the sensible layout, wood flooring and soothing neutral pallet.   Many remarked how the family room, kitchen and dining spaces easily blended, creating an inviting space for gatherings with family and friends.   Buyers were looking for a downstairs spacious primary bedroom. They especially liked how this one is tucked away for privacy and opens to a luxurious bath with double vanities, s...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
As I was driving to the Bensalem Real Estate office today I saw lights flashing and heard sirens. There was a car behind me. It was not a police car. I pulled over some to see if he needed to get by me thinking it might be a volunteer fireman. Nothing he stayed behind me. The light was green so I proceeded to turn. He followed again I moved to the right so he could pass me and he did not. Lights still flashing I became nervous and my heart started pounding as I had seen on the news about women being stopped by cars, not police vehicles, and being cautioned to be aware of the dangers. I knew I was not speeding and had not gone through stop signs or red lights so I continued to the main road where he passed me and signaled me to pull over and I saw he had a uniform.  I explained I thought...
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By R. Michael Brown, Communication that increases sales!
(R. Michael Brown LLC Digital Marketing & Public Relations)
R&R Construction of Florida has heard from insurance industry adjusters that commercial businesses are having trouble getting Florida licensed and certified general contractors, labor, and material in the Hurricane Ian impact area of Southwest Florida.  “Our team thinks we can help,” said Richard Carfagna, president of R&R Construction. “Since our team includes the former president of DiVosta Homes, Glen Trotta, we think we can implement the DiVosta operations model that Southwest Florida business owners are familiar with, by staging material in Southeast Florida, bring it daily to the job sites in the areas from North Port to Naples and surrounding areas, and complete the work that businesses need.Most of the local contracting resources are servicing residences and there’s not enough l...
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