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.

This board rolls all day long with the newest blog posts to our site. You’ll find some diamonds in the rough on this page, so check back often to peruse the blog roll and learn from our committed community of real estate professionals.

The newest blog posts on ActiveRain

By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
We are excited to present this PowerSite Pro single property Marketed by Coldwell Banker REALTOR® Chuck Occhiogrosso, the Website highlights a four bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home, located in Bellingham, Washington. Using our new PowerSite Pro platform Chuck has added: lots of high definition photos a detailed description office info a property map amenities list a bio including contact information. Chuck has been in real estate for over 33 years. Raised locally and with a degree in Marketing from McNeese State University, he has innovated many ways of marketing homes and has been rated as one of the top agents in the industry nationally for many years. Chuck specializes in Corporate Relocation as well as Military Rewards Programs with NFCU. He is a certified Luxury...
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By Linda Peltz, It's The Sold That Counts
(eXp Realty)
Whether you are conventional realtor or tech savvy in your dynamic real estate business, everyone needs a real estate website to market and brand their Homes for sale in Fresno CA.  The benefits of having a real estate website are many in number, and the risks of getting left behind without one are very real. So, that being said real estate agents should really consider the benefits of having one, especially with Fresno multiple listing service system for their daily activity. By using Real estate website, real estate agent can be found more easily and quickly. With a few clicks, a potential buyer or seller can see your office's address, phone numbers, logo, email, homes for sale in Fresno CA and many more. Start showing up in more places, available in more categories and with more rele...
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By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
1805 Sunnyside Terrace, New Brighton MN 55112 --$299,900Take a virtual tour of this well maintained three bedroom, two bathroom home for sale in a fantastic area in New Brighton! Located within the Mounds View School District (ISD 621) close to schools, Sunny Square Park & Creekview Park w/easy access to the highway/interstate for those who commute! Numerous amenities throughout this New Brighton home for sale including: One and a half stories w/1,402 finished square feet of living space! Spacious living room w/large picture windows that fill the space with natural light! Eat-kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, gas range, ample cabinet/countertop space and a walkout to the 0.232 acre yard! Main level also includes two good size bedrooms and a full bathroom! Upper level includes t...
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By Aura Alex, Transaction Management Services
(Co-Founder, CloseMyDeal, LLC)
"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a press conference to announce that if you post one more picture of your cat sleeping, they're going to delete your account." –Jimmy KimmelWhy do we laugh at the movies like "9 To 5" or shows like "The Office?" Humor in the workplace is not new, humor is serious, and numerous studies have demonstrated its importance in sustaining productivity and morale.  Is it even necessary to promote humor in your work life? And if that's your goal, how do you do it without sounding like you're implementing a new IT security measure? According to the Penn Behavior Health Paper, humor promotes a healthy environment. The appropriate use of humor can enhance relationships, rapport, cooperation, influence, and team development.Sales: "Oh, No! She's trying to sell me som...
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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)
Hidden Ridge is a condo community in Syosset New York, on Long Island’s North Shore in Nassau County. You can reach Hidden Ridge from Jericho Turnpike (West of Route 135 and East of Jackson Avenue) To Cedar (North Side Of Jericho Turnpike) To The End and up to the Gatehouse entry.  There is a variety of exterior designs in Hidden Ridge, which is located in the Top-Rated Syosset School District#2.  Hidden Ridge is an all-age Condo community with attached Condos in groupings. There are 2, 3 and 4 bedroom Floor Plans, including The Summit, Vale, Knoll, Glade and Ridge. Some units do not have a garage, and some have a 1 or 2 car garage.  The Condos have central air conditioning, electric heat and backyard patios. Some units have a basement. There are amenities at this 24 hour gated communit...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
🚣‍Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZ - 1-18-22  ☀️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🏠Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista Lakes🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Val Vista Lakes💲Val Vista Lakes is more than just a great master-planned community.  Our nine hundred acres "water-wonderland" consists of four spacious sports parks, meandering bicycle paths, and a luxurious clubhouse.  The clubhouse features an eight-court championship tennis complex, indoor racquetball courts, cardio, and weight training facilities, a junior Olympic swimming pool and spa, banquet and meeting rooms, waterfalls, and a tropical lagoon swimming pool with a sandy beach.VVL offers twenty-four Residential Subdivisions, several of ...
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By Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired
(Wayne M Martin)
Trivia question answers for Monday January 17, 20221. Who is pictured on the US Purple Heart medal? George Washington2. What can be a font, architectural style or novel style? Gothic3. What fish has green bones? Garfish 4. What is the world’s second largest country? CanadaTrivia questions for Tuesday January 18, 20221. What is a group of mallards in flight called?2. What kind of animal is a “horny toad”?3. What is more common name for a fata morgana?4. What is the common name for hydrogen hydroxide?Enjoy your day.
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By Victoria Carter Guaranteed Services, TwoMoveYou
(TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Brokered by Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage)
Are you a first time buyer?Are you interested in moving to Brighton, Ontario?We have 5 tips for first time home buyers, by Victoria Carter, Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage, TwoMoveYou Guaranteed Real Estate Services.  Love the home you buy with Victoria Carter and Kirk Rickman or we'll buy it back or sell it for free!Give us a call at 647-697-7413 to book your appointment with Victoria Carter to find out about our FREE services and Buyer Guarantees!
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By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, REBS, GMA, LAS, LUTCF
(Robert J Russell Companies)
The Country of Andorra has some of the best real estate agents in each city - Andorra Real Estate Agents
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By E. Steve Banis, Jr.,
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By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, REBS, GMA, LAS, LUTCF
(Robert J Russell Companies)
Moving to #Algeria? Here is our Preferred REAL ESTATE AGENT list -Algeria Real Estate AgentsWould you like to be on this list - check us out!
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By Cassidy Melhorn, I am a real estate investor and owner of Volhomes
You have just finished an interview and gotten a call that you were successful. You are excited and are overwhelmed by joy.However, there is a slight problem. The job is in another state, and you need to report in a week.You remember that you have a house that you need to sell and are confused about it. You ask yourself, “how to sell my house now” and are unsure what to do. The good news is that there is a solution to this.Here is where we come in. Did you know that you can sell the house and get cash for it in a week or even three days?Yes, that’s right! All you need is to contact us.Can I Sell My House Now?Yes, you can! You do not have to turn that fantastic job down, as we will help you navigate this process.We are serious Knoxville home buyers and are ready to pay for the house as s...
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By Nina Hollander, Broker, Your Greater Charlotte Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Latest news on the Fort Mill, SC real estate market in December 2021 and what it means for you...  FORT MILL HOUSING MARKET HIGHLIGHTS:December 2021 vs December 2020 Fort Mill's housing market (29715 and 29708 zip codes) remained a seller's market in December with lower inventory, fewer months supply of housing, fewer days on market, and higher average and median home sale prices compared with the same month one year ago. Pending sales decreased 19.8%. Closed sales dropped 11.1% year-over-year in December. Lack of inventory limited the number of pending and closed sales in December. New listings decreased 4% in Fort Mill year-over-year. Housing inventory dropped 28.4% year-over-year. The months supply of homes decreased 22.2% to 0.7 months from 0.9 months in the same month one year ago ...
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Most homeowners are skeptical about the idea of installing black kitchen cabinets? Are there valid reasons supporting this widespread fear for black in the kitchen? Well, it is always a matter of personal preference when colors are involved in the kitchen. However, from a real estate viewpoint, there is a lot to learn about colors in the kitchen that can guide potential homeowners or those that seek to renovate their kitchens.Today’s focus will be black kitchen cabinets. In detail, we’ll explore all that you need to know about the fear of black cabinetry and the few benefits you can get from installing them.Why do people fear black kitchen cabinets?The fear that people have is based on the following:Makes the kitchen dull A kitchen is supposed to be a wonderful place where people hold c...
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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
We often get asked many questions on the subject of branding.  So this post is written in a Q & A style in order to share questions we have been asked and their answers:Q:  How important is a logo in personal/company branding?A:  A logo is important as an integral part of your personal/company brand.  However, it can be a missed opportunity if it does not convey your extraordinary promise of value.  A great logo is a symbol that encapsulates and succinctly communicates the entire experience of your brand. It conveys what you want your brand to stand for in the minds of your target market and how you are distinct from your competition. Here are three easy to recognize examples.Think of the ubiquitous Nike “swoosh”.  It has tremendous meaning all rolled into a very simple graphic line tha...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread RecipeChef Dolores used the Home is Where the Boat Is Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread recipe and the cornbread is delicious and easy to recommend. Click on the link to view and print the recipe. You will also find many other recipes on this site.  Sun Explosion Decorative Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk,Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 6080Canon PowerShot G11 CameraPhotograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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The look of your kitchen largely depends on the color that you have. A simple color change might make or break the look of your kitchen. So, you must understand the psychology of color when renovating your kitchen. However, for most people that are not aware of the implications of colors, choosing modern white kitchen cabinets is a safe option.This knowledge of colors will improve the overall mood and aesthetics of the kitchen. Don’t just choose a color blindly because you’ve seen it in magazines or online.Colors and their psychologyYou shouldn’t think that the right color is your favorite color. You might be a lover of red, blue, green, or white but fail to use these color schemes because of the psychology of colors.Red Psychologically, red is associated with danger and passion. This i...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 18, 2022.New properties for sale 222Back on the market listings 68Price decrease listings 82Price increase 113Active kick out 6Active option contract 352Active contingent 54Pending listings 406Sold listings 182Expired listings 15Cancelled listings 29Withdrawn listings 2Temporary off market listings 35Coming soon listings 67
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Houston Texas area real estate market update as of January 18, 2022.New properties for sale 220Back on market listings 81Price decrease listings 123Price increase listings 133Option pending listings 281Pending continue to show 52Listings that are now pending 307Listings that have sold 154Listings that will be coming Soon 46Listings That Have Been Withdrawn 29Listing That Have Expired 10Listings That Have Terminated 57
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By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Painting can be a profession for some, while others enjoy it as their hobby. There are many homeowners who prefer painting the walls of their houses on their own. Similarly, some corporate leaders and executives prefer getting their offices painted on a regular basis.There are multiple studies and reports that suggest how important the environment of an office can have an impact on its revenue. In view thereof, painting the office itself can have a major influence. Therefore, here are five reasons to paint your office on a regular basis:1. Maintain the aestheticsMaintaining the aesthetics is one of the primary reasons why any office owner would want to paint the premises. Aesthetic appeal ensures that the employees, clients and the owners themselves find the premises easy to their eyes....
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