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 Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329, Northern VA - VHDA, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans
(FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv.)
How Much Should I Plan to Spend on Renovations?The range for home renovation budgets varies just as much as home sale prices do. How much you spend on your renovations usually depends on two factors: what you’re renovating and how much you can afford.In the first step of your home renovation budget planning, we discussed prioritizing the areas of your home that you’d like to upgrade. With those priorities in place, you can begin estimating the cost for each part. Usually you can do this through a quick online search, by talking with your real estate agent or a trusted advisor, or by giving contractors a call directly.Then, once you have an estimate for each part of your renovation project, you’ll be closer to an estimate of how much your renovations are likely to cost overall. That’s wh...
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By Aaron Rice Helps, The Future of Immersive Storytelling...
(eXp Realty )
It's always a good weekend when I can explore Maryland's Art and Culture scene. This weekend I had an opportunity to collaborate with B/ue Robin The Artist of Love on his first Digital Twin, eCommerce experience. The Baltimore City based Virtual Reality Collaboration Lab (VRCOLAB) Digital Twin, eCommerce Studio is a perfect evergreen solution for museums, arts and culture institutions, historic preservationists, visual artists, fashion designers, retail outlets, commercial - residential real estate owners, agents, developers or anyone looking to virtually monetize their assets. Our Digital Twin Solutions Studio is available to rent for the day or we can come to your location to create a custom Immersive 3D Virtual Reality, Metaverse Ready, Digital Twin experience. Take An Immersive 3D V...
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By Jennifer Carstensen, I specialize in selling houses (License: 317824)
(The Real Estate Agency)
   You may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand that the data and expert opinions tell a different story. A recent survey from Pulsenomics asked over one hundred housing market experts and real estate economists if they believe the housing market is in a bubble. The results indicate most experts don’t think that’s the case (see graph below): As the graph shows, a strong majority (60%) said the real estate market is not currently in a bubble. In the same survey, experts give the following reasons why this isn’t like 2008:   The recent growth in home prices is because of demographics and low inventory Credit risks are low because underwriting and lending standards are sound If you’re concerned a crash may be co...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the marketChandler Arizona, homes for sale for 27 June 2022  YOUR   Latest activity in the VALLEY of the SUNFor ALL your Valley AZ Real Estate NeedsPHONE   Bill   at   602-999-0952Text         Bill   at    602-999-0952Email      Bill    at Read other YVP Blogs hereFor more information, Call or Text: 602-999-0952eMail: golfarizona@cox.netBill Salvatore / Arizona Elite PropertiesYour Valley Property TeamResidential Sales, Marketing, and Property ManagementSelling Arizona for more than 19 yearsFounder: AZVHV Arizona Veterans Helping Veterans Bill Salvatore, Arizona Elite Properties, Veterans Agent, Chandler Realtor, Gilbert Realtor, Tempe Realtor, Ahwatukee Foothills Realtor, Me...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On June 16, 2022, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values gained 3.2% to an average price of $650,000 in May of 2022 from an average price of $630,000 in April of 2022, but rose 16.1% from $560,000 in May of 2021. While, homes sales decreased 5.7% in May of 2022 from April of 2022, and fell 13.1% from May of 2021 in Riverside County, California.There were 2.0 months supplies of available inventory of homes in May of 2022 higher from 1.8 months in April of 2022, and up from 1.9 months in May of 2021. An average it took 17.0 days to sell a home in May 2022, increased from 15.0 days in April of 2022, but down from 22.0 days in May of 2021 in Riverside County, California.For complete more detailed information about the California Association of Realtors’ May of...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
July 4th Celebrations in Door County, WisconsinYou know we love a good party in Door County, and what better way to celebrate Indepence Day in 2022 than enjoying the Door Peninsula?  The entire weekend promises sunsets, celebrations and so much more.Egg Harbor will celebrate on Sunday, July 3rd, with waterfront fireworks at dusk.  Gills Rock hosts a boat regatta and then fireworks over the water.  From some waterfront homes for sale right now, you can actually watch the Washington Island fireworks across the water, too.  Baileys Harbor hosts an all-day celebration, starting with a parade at 10 a.m. and all-day music and food, with the final call being fireworks over Lake Michigan.The City of Sturgeon Bay also has fireworks in downtown Sturgeon Bay along the channel, with ample areas thr...
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By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(LoKation Real Estate)
If you love to golf or to just watch others play then 22341 E Plymouth Circle, Aurora, CO 80016 could be just what you are looking for. This beautifully appointed Low maintenance paired home has all exterior maintenance covered by the HOA, so you can relax and enjoy without the typical homeowner issues of mowing the lawn, shoveling the snow, raking the leaves. Just turn the key and this home is ready to enjoy. List price is just $600K and over 2300 square feet of finished living space and another 1358 square feet of unfinished basement to do whatever you desire.Watch the sunset over the Rocky Mountains from your private patio in the summer. In the winter you can grab a book and enjoy one of two fireplaces while the snow falls outside.This home has been meticulously maintained with gorge...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
Two Reasons Why Today’s Housing Market Isn’t a Bubble You may be reading headlines and hearing talk about a potential housing bubble or a crash, but it’s important to understand that the data and expert opinions tell a different story. A recent survey from Pulsenomics asked over one hundred housing market experts and real estate economists if they believe the housing market is in a bubble. The results indicate most experts don’t think that’s the case (see graph below): As the graph shows, a strong majority (60%) said the real estate market is not currently in a bubble. In the same survey, experts give the following reasons why this isn’t like 2008: The recent growth in home prices is because of demographics and low inventory Credit risks are low because underwriting and lending standard...
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By The Jeff Rickert Team, Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Click Here for Price and LocationPENDING Building lot in the gated, amenity-filled community of Arrowhead Lake. Previously passed a perc test. Test has expired. An expired septic design can be found in documents. No wetlands study or survey has been completed. Use your own builder or we can help you find one.  Call Heather Rickert at 215-850-9640 Today!Click Here for Price and Location     
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By Larry Atkins, Veteran Owned & Operated
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Reduced Price! Prince Edward Co2586 Five Forks Rd Pamplin, VA 239583 Bedrooms~2 Baths~1,700 Sqft.~2.004 AcresBeautiful home with a waterfront view nestled away on 2.004 acres in the middle of a 200 acre farm. Dreaming of starry filled skies and peace and quiet, this is the place for you! Both of the adjoining properties will be in conservation easements. It can be you here having your morning coffee or afternoon tea enjoying the bucolic view from the front porch or the waterfront view from the back deck. This home is almost like new (new paint, new flooring, etc.) and features an open floor plan with living room, kitchen and dining area, great for family gatherings. The master bedroom is on one end of the house and offers double sinks, a large walk-in closet, and a linen closet, and the...
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Simply Sensational...... Coming Soon!! Some listings you love to market! They have all extra bells and whistles. Buyers will fall in love with this stunning, single story nestled on a quiet interior street, on a 1.04 acre lot, in the prestigious Reagan’s Overlook community, in Lender TX.   The timeless materials and interior and exterior palette are classic and in harmony with nature, producing a custom modern feel. The premium corner lot offers a mind-full balance: a calm, private and quiet setting. This property drops soon in the MLS – check back for details on this amazing property! 
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By Mike Bjork
(Evolve Bank & Trust)  Durable Goods Orders rose 0.7% in May, exceeding expectations of 0.1%.  Pending Home Sales broke it streak of declines in May, as it rose by 0.7% to 99.9k annualized units.  There are a number of important data to watch this week, but none more important than Thursday's PCE release.  PCE is the Fed's favorite gauge for inflation, which carries a bit more weight than the CPI, which the Markets reacted quite negatively a few weeks ago with it's release.  Both Markets are Down today, as MBS started the morning down around 30bps, then it subsided, but when the poor auction results were released around 10am PST for the 5 year Treasury, then it dropped back down toward the lows of the day (about -30bps), as Mortgage Rates worsen by approximately .125% to th...
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By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
2965 LUCKY CIRCLE, KISSIMMEE, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools Print $ Click for current price Amazing Corner Lot on small creek of 1.17 acres. Driveway already in place and ready for it's new home. Partially cleared so feel free to walk the lot and get a feel. Just off Pleasant Hill Road and about 20 minutes or less to Disney and other them parks and major employers. CLICK HERE to Search for Properties for Sale in Wedgefield CLICK HERE to Search for Properties for Sale in Poinciana CLICK HERE to Search for Properties for Sale in St.Cloud CLICK HERE to Search for Properties for Sale in Lake Nona CLICK HERE to Search for Properties for Sale in Lake Mary Follow This Home Free Home Values Homes Clos...
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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
I want to thank Endre Barath, Jr. and Mark Don McInnes, for hosting this June Old Glory Challenge.  For me, it has provided a measure of healing, and I believe for our Old Glory, a bit of cleansing too.  Prior to the early 1990s, Sacramento was home to three military bases – Two Air Force bases and an Army Depot.  Many of my neighbors are retired military.  Often in the past, many homes here had flags waving.  My own flag, being among them. However, after the January 6th 2021 insurrection at our nation’s Capitol, things changed somewhat.  Fewer flags have flown.  I admit I’ve been hesitant doing so.  In the 2 ½ years since that infamous day, there have been times I’ve reached for Old Glory to introduce her to flight.  However, horrific images in my head occupied haunting thoughts.  Amon...
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By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
BREAKING NEWS:In my meeting with VantageScore yesterday I learned that today, VantageScore will be putting out a press release on a new tool. Vantage Score will be offering “Inclusion360” where you can enter you geographic area like town or zip code and see a very granular breakdown of Vantage Scores for that area. On a different note Vantage will be moving their Corporate offices from Stamford CT to San Francisco CA.
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By Tim L. Ramey
(RG Realty Group)
Good afternoon.  Hope all is going well for you, your safe and healthy and had a great weekend.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs: DREAM BIG: Live your life without limits.  The basic rule for success is for you to continue to remind yourself that you are where you are, and what you are, because of yourself. You are in your current situation because you have decided to be there.  You have made the individual choices and decisions that have gotten you to your current place in life.  If you want to go somewhere else or be someone else....IT IS TOTALLY UP TO YOU TO MAKE THE CHOICES AND DECISIONS TODAY THAT WILL EVENTUALLY GET YOU THERE.  And there are NO limits.  If you want to have better children, you must become a better parent.  If you want to have better relationships, you must become ...
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By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
850 Augusta Avenue, Montgomery, AL  36111MLS# 5196272 bedrooms | 1 bath | 1,001 square feet | Cloverdale South Snap this up before it's gone! Adorable, updated cottage in Cloverdale South is precious inside and out. Living room opens to dining area and large open kitchen. Two spacious bedrooms share a beautifully updated bath. Home sits on a large lot with a big, fenced back yard perfect for pets. Detached building out back provides additional storage and would make a great workshop. New HVAC installed in 2020. Updated plumbing and electrical. Property has rented for $850/month and would make a great investment property or a perfect starter home for first-time homebuyer. Move-in ready in Midtown Montgomery!Marketed by Montgomery AL Realtor, Billy Young Sandra Nickel Hat Team!
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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 Tiburon for $5,500. Thanks to everyone for a great transaction. For any questions about Tiburon property management or buying or selling investment properties in Tiburon, call Broker Christopher Barrow at (415) 637-8934!
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By Karen Schimpf, When Your Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSE
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
  I’ve developed a relationship with a family office that has a new bond fund that is looking for projects from $100 Million to $5 Billion plus. They just closed a $400 Million deal and I have multiple deals I have begun to send them, in various stages.Key points are:– Go to 100% on the financing including costs– Non-recourse– Rates between 5.75% and 6% interest only!– Points and costs can get rolled in also– Projected profits from the project MUST cash flow the loan.This is NOT a trade platform type of deal. It is ultimately bond financing however there is a $3 Million dollar escrow that will need to be put up AFTER commitment and we will require proof of $3 Million liquid before we bring the deal in. Really though, if you are trying to build something for $100 Million or more and you...
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(Miramar Beach, Florida )
Yes, a higher interest rate means a larger monthly payment. But it's not that simple.Loan officers speak a different language than most folks. I can translate. There are a variety of loan programs and not all of them can be the best deal for your particular circumstances.  Got mortgage questions? I know who to connect you with to help you get the right answers. Working with me means my connections are your connections #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #homeowner #finances #themoreyouknow #listreports #househunting #investment #icanhelp #smartmoney #realestate #realestateagent #realtor #happyhomeowners #happyhome #dreamhome
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