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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 1
125 Holstein ST, Hutto, TX 78634 Welcome home to 125 Holstein in the desired Villas At Star Ranch subdivision- a master-planned community! This subdivision offers easy access to Highways 130, 79, and 45 in addition to nearby shopping at La Frontera Square, Stone Hill Town Center, and golfing at T...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 18
Better Late Than Never for the May 26th ActiveRain Zoom Meeting The 4th ActiveRain Zoom meeting was held this past Tuesday May 26th, a time to socialize with other Rainers for a few minutes and then learn a few things about mortgages these days from George Souto . And I was late.  It was unavoida...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 7
  Recently met with a family who is in the process of selling one house, buying another house, and selling their current residence. That's three transactions at the same time. Can you see the stressful situation with the family all at home and in the middle of a pandemic?  Upon evaluating their h...

By Carmela G. Walrond, Your IRS Lawyer
(Walrond Tax Resolutions, PLLC)
Comments 0
       I will host a program organized by Jersey City Free Public Library Virtual Program Wednesday, June 10th, @4:00 pm on the topic of Tax Relief During COVID-19.   The is a free event , virtual event by ZOOM.   These are the topics to be discussed:   SHOULD YOU FILE YOUR TAX RETURN IF CANNOT A...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 14
  Watch and listen.  There were three panelists for the Upside on May 26, 2020. Check out the virtual show and discussion of Baltimore Real Estate Amid The Pandemic. Jason Perlow, Jason Rubenstein, and Margaret Rome discuss buying and selling homes in Baltimore.          Baltimore Real Estate   T...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 23
May ActiveRain Challenge for Zoom Meetings...May 26 We had the final Zoom Meeting for the May ActiveRain Challenge for Zoom hosted by Jeffrey Richman on Tuesday.  I’m not sure how many were in attendance but I know I saw Brian England (who was not volunteering so could sit, relax, and listen), Wi...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 0
Think back at these older  pics of  Key West. Where is/was the house or building located? Number 1 Number 2 Number 3 Number 4Bonus Points if you know who lived there before... Number 5 Number 6 Number 8 Number 9I had to stop my car, get out, and photograph this sign. Number 10 Number 11 Number 12...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 14
I remember when this album came out in 1973, had not realized Mike Oldfield was only 19 at the time, Tubular Bells, here he is in Montreux  in 1981.  Along a smiliar line of music but of a more electronic version Jean-Michel Jarre with Oxygene P2  And to finish up today what I have always conside...

By Jeffrey Richman, Creative Real Estate Specialist
(Immediate Home Solutions)
Comments 89
I’m sponsoring a contest this month to get as many people involved as possible that are in the Active Rain community to join Debe Maxwell’s weekly Zoom meeting.  I myself just started back with AR and attended my first meeting within days.  I’m really glad that I did.  Each week there’s going to ...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
Comments 2
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams    Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore. I'm always ...

By Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor
(Steve Hoffacker LLC)
Comments 2
As a Master Certified Instructor for the National Association of Homebuilders Certified Aging In Place Specialist (“CAPS”) program for well over a decade, I have met, gotten to know, and educated hundreds of remodeling contractors, custom builders, occupational therapists, physical therapists, mo...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, CVO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Comments 3
 South King Tool Library (SKTL) lives to empower Do-It-Yourselfers. Quoting from its website, "A tool library operates much like a traditional library, allowing borrowers to check out tools and equipment to care for their homes, yards, gardens and more. People interested in borrowing tools create...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 8
A fear-driven life which is no life at all. Fear as a motivator has advantages while it visits here on earth with mankind but know it was never meant to be. Using fear however can profit you if you use it to find "good", liberty, freedom, TRUTH, error, and FAITH. It wants to exist for its own pur...

By Jeffrey Richman, Creative Real Estate Specialist
(Immediate Home Solutions)
Comments 4
Happy Friday to you,TGIF!You made it through another week!Take this long weekend and work on yourself.  Remember, you must change to be able to grow.  Start growing and move yourself forward."Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."~ Jim Rohn

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 11
On this special day of remembrance, I wish to take the opportunity to honor those who lost their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. I give thanks to the men and women who stood up against all odds so we may continue living our lives at home and in peace.While our current pandemic may not find...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 2
Though we, as humans, are supposed to be pretty smart, we do a lot of things that might not seem rational.For example, we do things like text and drive, we don’t get flu shots that can stop us from getting sick, and we hoard things like toilet paper…Dan Ariely, a professor from Duke University, h...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 2
Looking for today's music I came across this lovely video, lovely for the colors, the Masai, the very evident joy, the voice and the music of We Found Love by Lindsey Sterling, enjoy A mix of music styles but all songs with Love in the title today, this one by Donna Summer called I feel Love. How...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 31
This post is a follow up to my post HOW YOU CAN USE ZOOM NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.  I have entered that post into the contest as suggested by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 .I was happy to have a call last night from Steve Hoffacker .Steve is going to work with Zoom for his business.  We are g...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
Comments 2322
If you are looking forward to buying a new home and are looking on the mortgage horizon, then this article is probably for you!  How do you choose the best local mortgage lenders? Where do you find them? Even if you, how do you they are the right ones to move forward with? How do you know if the ...

By Pam Smits, Home Staging, Appleton, WI, Oshkosh, WI; Green Bay, WI
(Staging Fox Valley, LLC)
Comments 2164
Can You Save a Life?--I was brought to tears recently after volunteering at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.  I commented to one of the desk workers about the prevalence of older stray dogs in the shelter.  She informed me that unfortunately sometimes when dogs get older, people just let them go ...