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 John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
#88 Listed This Year So Far! Listing Details: 1272 Scenic Gulf Drive UNIT 704, Miramar Beach, FL 32550MLS number: 899522 Price: $1,550,000Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq feet: 2,675 Call Courtney Ledezma (850) 608-0677 to see if this property is still available. Ultimate luxury residence available now in the coveted and gated community of The Empress!!!This three bedroom condo is perfect for a second home or full-time residence. Seventh floor location with expansive Gulf of Mexico views and large balconies that run the entire length of the condo create a paradise in this exclusive building. Strategically designed- The Empress features water views from every angle. A spectacular layout with two spacious living areas, one featuring views of Lake Stewart, and the other with endless gulf views. Semi- pri...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. - ConfuciusIt's only after you've stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. - Roy T. BennettPreparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture. - Amelia EarhartQuality is not an act, it is a habit. - AristotleGive me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. - Abraham LincolnIf they can do it, You can do it. - Will Hamm
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By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
Offered at $10,800,000 7920 19th Avenue located on the corner of 80th Street in the Bensonhurst area. Built in 1931, It sits on a 100 ft x 100 ft lot and is zoned R5(D1) offering approximately 48,000 square feet. The building features 6 two-bedroom units and 42 one-bedroom units and is fully stabilized. All heating, electrical and building amenities have been updated and are very well maintained, making this one of the best buildings this neighborhood has to offer.7920 19th Avenue is located within walking distance to the D subway line on New Utrecht Ave, the B1 bus on 86th Street and the B9 bus on 18th along with X27 & X38 express busses to Manhattan, offering convenient access to Manhattan and other parts of the borough. The property sits just blocks away from an array of restaurants,...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
🐈Trey is Ready☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI know that there are many cat lovers in the Rain, so now you can follow the adventures of Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy if you love pictures of cats!  I welcome all to share photos of your cats along with your comment.☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Today’s Home Price Appreciation Is Great News for Existing Homeowners In Connecticut If you’re planning to sell your home this season, rising prices are great news for you. But it’s important to understand why prices are rising to begin with. One major factor is supply and demand. In any industry, when there are more buyers for an item than there are of that item available, prices naturally rise. In those situations, buyers are willing to pay more to get the product or service they’re looking for when options are scarce. And that’s exactly what’s happening in the current real estate market. Selma Hepp, Executive, Research & Insights and Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, puts it like this: “With so few homes, buyers are once again left with fierce competition that’s driving the share ...
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Finding shelter has always been a top priority for humans. Caves and other types of protection were occupied and transformed into a cozy place that protected against the elements and allowed for socialization. These days, it’s a bit more complicated to find a home you love and decide whether or not to purchase it for the long term or find another home to rent for a short term. Financially, buying a home can be a very smart decision, but there are times when it doesn’t make sense. There are many reasons why you may make the decision to purchase a home. It may be the right time in your life – both financially and personally – and you may have found a home you love offered at the right price.Know for sure that you can afford the home. That is determined by your collective income and financ...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
There are 7 huge mistakes veterans make when buying a Las Vegas home. Check out the seven common mistakes that many vets make so you can avoid them when buying your Las Vegas home.7 Big Mistakes Veterans Make When Buying a Las Vegas HomeIf you’ve never bought a home before, or if it’s been a while since the last time you did, there are 7 big mistakes veterans make when buying a Las Vegas home that you should avoid:Mistake #1 Veterans Make When Buying a Home in Las Vegas: Not Getting a Real Estate Agent Who Understands Veterans Affairs Benefits When you’re a veteran, you have access to certain benefits that other home buyers don’t. And you have earned them. That’s why it’s so important to find a real estate agent who understands how to help you take advantage of those benefits. Otherwise...
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By Tom Bashe, Your Temecula Valley Expert
(Localist Realty)
University City Weekly Market Update May 16th - 22nd, 2022 Capri RECENTLY SOLD Calabria Court | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1019 sq. ft. | $860,000 Casabella BACK ON THE MARKET RENAISSANCE Avenue | 4 bedrooms | 3.5 baths | 2817 sq. ft. | $1,500,000 La Paz NEWLY LISTED Porte La Paz | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 806 sq. ft. | $699,000 BACK ON THE MARKET Porte La Paz | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1086 sq. ft. | $749,900 Porte La Paz | 2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 806 sq. ft. | $699,000 Las Palmas BACK ON THE MARKET Porte De Merano | 2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 1004 sq. ft. | $849,000 Lucera NEWLY LISTED Shoreline Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 597 sq. ft. | $489,900 BACK ON THE MARKET Shoreline Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 597 sq. ft. | $489,900 Villa Vicenza RECENTLY SOLD Lebon Drive | 1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 53...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Just after 4:30 a.m. this morning the cement truck pulled up to our address for a patio renovation.  Along with the truck, about 12-15 workers showed up as well.What struck me was the laughter, and the singing:  Someone would sing a phrase and suddenly 3 or 4 more would jump in on the next line.They were working their hearts out - but enjoying the cameraderie and team work of a job well done.(Caught him mid-laugh)I kept thinking of Snow White and "Whistle while you Work" ..."It won't take long when there's a song to help you set the pace"A lot of folks out there have re-evaluated their careers and working path during the past two years.  Yesterday we found we couldn't dine early at a local downtown restaurant because they just didn't have the staff.Do YOU enjoy your job?  Are you smilin...
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By Real Estate Kareer - Sara Kareer, CLHMS, This Kareer Helps You Build Real Estate Wealth
(Re/Max Realty One Inc., Brokerage)
Coming Soon - 10 Agincourt Circle, Brampton ON  Are you looking for a prestigious "Home address"?  Look no further than the corner of Mississauga Road and Queen Street in Brampton. Love Where You Live - Welcome to the Estates of Credit Ridge, Welcome to 10 Agincourt Circle. Agincourt Circle contains multi million-dollar homes and is located in a peaceful Enclave off Royal West Drive and has no through-traffic It's Remarkably Rare to find a home in a Prime Coveted Location, Premium Lot, 9ft Ceilings on Main and 2nd Floors, 2 Primary Bedrooms with Ensuites, Walkout Basement, Quiet Enclave Street, and on a Ravine Lot backing onto Water.  Wow! 10 Agincourt Circle in Brampton can truly can be your Muskoka in the City.Your Home Awaits. Contact me for more information and floor plan.   -------...
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By Carolina Buyers Agent, We Specialize in Buyer Representation Only!
(Carolina Buyers Agent)
A Shrinking Pool Of BuyersPotential homebuyers can’t help but notice that the number of their competitors for Charlotte homes  is shrinking. This is evident in a number of trends, including fewer Google searches for homes for sale, a decreasing number of requests for home tours, a drop in the number of new mortgage applications, and the Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index, which tracks the number of requests for home-buying services from Redfin agents, fell by 7%.The result is a gradual cooling down of buying activity, which in the long term is expected to exert a moderating pressure on home prices. With mortgage rates in the Charlotte area at their highest level since 2011, it’s no surprise the number of mortgage applications has fallen by 70% from last year. However, it’s unrealistic to exp...
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By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
                                                           How can buyers in today’s market compete while they’re out looking for homes? If you’re in the market for a house, I am going to share three tips to give you a competitive edge in this low-inventory market. Get pre-approved. I can’t stress enough how important this step is. Getting a pre-approval is what gives you buying power. Do your homework. Spend some time scoping out the neighborhoods that you want to live in.  Drive around at different times of the day and throughout the week so that you understand what the house & neighborhood is like at all times. Read the entire house description. Many buyers just skim the description and miss important details.  Also look at things like square footage, lot size, the age of the home, a...
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By Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616, Top 0.33 of 1% of 79,000 AZ Realtors
(Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT))
Sign Up For Listing Alerts With The Shanna Day Team! Everyone should be looking at real estate, and working to own more real estate. Be a savvy wealth builder by knowing the market and willing to strike when you find opportunity. Get started by setting up a listing alert at shannadayteam.com #azrealtor #kw #kellerwilliamsrealtyeastvalley #poweredbyplace  Get Your Home Sold With The Shanna Day Team Beautify/Ready To Sell Program!    Click here to view all of the Shanna Day Team Featured Listings FUTURE QUESTIONS If you have any topics or questions you would like answered, contact The Shanna Day Dream Home Team - we’ll find the answers for you!   Shanna Day Dream Home Team Keller Williams Realty East Valley 480-415-7616 info@shannaday.com ShannaDayTeam.com EastValleyPropertyValues.com Vie...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
When it comes to increasing the value of your home, you can pull hundreds of different levers. And while most people focus on the inside of the home, you should never neglect the exterior. Outdoor living space is an extremely appealing factor for many of today’s homebuyers. Adding an outdoor kitchen could give your home’s value a big boost.The Appeal of Outdoor KitchensHaving an outdoor kitchen is advantageous for a variety of reasons. Here are several of the top benefits: Good use of property. In most cases, your actual house only makes up a fraction of the property's total square footage. By building an outdoor kitchen, you essentially increase the usable square footage of your property without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars to add on more heated square footage. It’s a v...
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By Zdenka "Zee" Mahan, Making Real Estate sale fun- exciting experience!
(Intero / Berkshire Hathaway )
Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change?Americans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from realtor.com:“More than 3 in 4 recent buyers, 78%, took [natural disasters] into account when choosing the locations of their homes, . . .”The study also found that many existing homeowners (34%) have already considered selling their houses and moving to a new location because of the changing climate. If you’re like those homeowners and are weighing your options about what to do next, here’s some information to keep in mind as you begin the process of selling your existing house and searching for your new home.Do Your Research and Work with a Real Estate Advisor To Find a Home That Meets Your NeedsAs a...
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By Zee Mahan, Get your own piece of Maui paradise...
(Berkshire Hathaway Maui Properties)
Are You a Homeowner Thinking About Climate Change?Americans are more aware than ever of the effects climate change and natural disasters can have on their homes. According to a report from realtor.com:“More than 3 in 4 recent buyers, 78%, took [natural disasters] into account when choosing the locations of their homes, . . .”The study also found that many existing homeowners (34%) have already considered selling their houses and moving to a new location because of the changing climate. If you’re like those homeowners and are weighing your options about what to do next, here’s some information to keep in mind as you begin the process of selling your existing house and searching for your new home.Do Your Research and Work with a Real Estate Advisor To Find a Home That Meets Your NeedsAs a...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
 May 2022 WISCONSIN FORESTLAND SOLD REPORT Richland County; Hunting, Timber, Investments! Market Snapshot for 20+ Acre Properties   Sold Properties Report Price Total Acres $/Acre Original MLS # Status Municipality County $84,000 20 $4,200 1911899 Sold Henrietta Richland $97,000 23 $4,217 1911449 Sold Forest Richland $110,000 40 $2,750 1906772 Sold Richwood Richland $121,000 22.37 $5,409 1922826 Sold Rockbridge Richland $128,000 20 $6,400 1749252 Sold Rockbridge Richland $128,000 20 $6,400 1909412 Sold Rockbridge Richland $130,000 20 $6,500 1908491 Sold Forest Richland $132,000 24 $5,500 1899477 Sold Willow Richland $161,000 37 $4,351 1770048 Sold Buena Vista Richland $162,000 27.5 $5,891 1902015 Sold Richland Richland $177,100 37 $4,786 1917884 Sold Buena Vista Richland $185,000 35.33...
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
 Believe it or not, 1 out of 4 homeowners don't have to pay any down payment when they buy their home. This means all of their closing costs are paid by the seller, and the buyers don't have to be responsible for any of the costs. Going through the buying process with zero down is a bit rare, but it can happen. You might be wondering how to buy a house with 0 down in the current economic climate. Keep reading for all of the information you need to know about buying a house with no money down. How to Buy a House With 0 Down Payment Assuming you have good credit and a steady income, there are a few ways to buy a house with 0 down. The most common way is to get a mortgage from a bank or other lending institution. The institution will hold the title to the property until the loan is paid in...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
 AMAZING 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH RANCH in the INCREDIBLY POPULAR LIMESTONE POINTE Subdivision with HILLIARD SCHOOLS & COLUMBUS TAXES! PLUS this home offers a FULL BASEMENT with a WALKOUT and sits on one of the LARGEST lots in the NEIGHBORHOOD! Walking in you are greeted with TONS of LIGHT in the VAULTED GREAT ROOM coming from the BRAND NEW DOUBLE HUNG WINDOWS! UPDATED Kitchen with GORGEOUS NEW GRANITE COUNTERS, refreshed white cabinetry, newer lighting and STAINLESS STEEL Appliances! Master bathroom has updated mirror & painted vanity with HUGE walk-in closet! FULL Walkout in lower level with family room, TONS of STORAGE and PLUMBED for a FULL BATH! Updates include NEW garage door, water heater, newer HVAC & AMAZING DECK overlooking the 0.2 acre lot! WALKING DISTANCE to Quarry Trails Metro Pa...
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By Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY, BRIX REALTY -DESTIN
(Miramar Beach, Florida )
Good schools or close to work are often factors to consider when choosing a neighborhood.Your home is where you will spend alot of your time so you do need to be comfortable with the neighborhood.  There are alot of other factors we need to discuss.  They may or may not be important to you but I would love to share my experience with you and then...You can decide.   What other factors do you consider when choosing the perfect location to live? #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #realestate #househunting #houseshopping #realtor #realestateagent #newhome
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