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By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 13
Pay-it-Forward - "Feeling Groovy" This week was one of the best weeks I have had in a very long time. My transition to another office had more of an impact on me that I realized. The end result is that I am simply happier. I have a restored sense of inner peace and calm ... just knowing that all ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 3
HOME APPRAISAL SYSTEM COULD BE DUSTBIN-BOUND THE NATION'S HOUSING  TODAY'S ISSUE OF THE WASHINGTON POST By Kenneth R. Harney "Could the controversial appraisal system imposed nationwide by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in May -- and now tied to lowball property valuations, busted hom...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 10
Pay-it-Forward - Humane Society Silicon Valley My pay it forward this week would have been Pay-it-Forward - Mentoring a New Agent - Part Six, however there was not much mentoring this week. I like being in my new office! I’m actually working IN the office. The difference is like night and day. I ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 3
Cambrian Homes Market Report April 30, 2011Week ending April 30, 2011 compared to May 1, 2010 There were 129 Cambrian homes, including short sales and bank owned homes in the week ending April 30, 2011 compared to 116 Cambrian homes, including short sales and bank owned homes in week ending May 1...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 43
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  October 8- October 14, 2017. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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 While the real estate market does have a tendency to lag behind the economic landscape as a whole, it does follow the same trends. With the relative ease of growth in property values over the past few years, the market for property has slowed down, but what does this mean for commercial real es...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270,
Comments 96
So I've been watching my ActiveRain point total inch up over the last month or so, as it neared the one million point mark. Yesterday I told my husband I almost reached a million points on ActiveRain, and he looked at me with a big question mark on his face. In explanation, I said, "It doesn't bu...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 38
This is our entry into the October Challenge "2017 ActiveRain Photography Contest" hosted by Dick Greenberg. Category: Real Estate: Main Listing PhotoWe will share two photos today - the first a ground level shot of the front a property that sits on an acre in Desert Hills, Arizona and the second...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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There has been a tremendous amount of upheaval over the past year in our national environment. With the continuing political transition and the compounding economic impact, it is difficult to tell exactly how the real estate market will be affected, however, one thing is certain: borrowers should...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
Comments 0
The current 1003 mortgage loan application has 5 pages. I argued for years that the loan application could be reduced to 1/2 of a page to get enough information to make a mortgage loan decision. The Powers certainly do not listen to me and the new loan application effective January 2018 will be n...

By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
Comments 1
Trick-or-treating is a childhood tradition, but many kids suffer from food allergies that make Halloween difficult to enjoy. Food allergies affect roughly 1 out of every 13 children in America! Allergic reactions to food can be very serious, even fatal. Halloween candy poses significant risks to ...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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With the rise of the millennial generation, there has been a decided shift in priorities regarding living spaces, work areas and recreation. This shift to a centralized urban area has had a profound effect on employers and will also have a decided impact on commercial mortgages for urbanized pro...

By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
Comments 7
eXp Realty has a group of bloggers that meet weekly in the cloud to discuss all aspects of blogging, SEO, syndication and more. We speak to all levels of bloggers.Our next cloud Blogging Mastermind is THIS Thursday, Oct. 19th at 9am PT, 11am CT and noon ET: We are excited to have VIP guest Bill G...

By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Comments 8
It's a fact of my life: Time is of the essence. Every real estate pro learns this adage when we embark on this career. But now, asI enter the last leg of my 7th decade on earth, I realize some things must that were important in previous decades are not nearly as important now.  I still need to ma...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
The mortgage process can be complicated if you jump in without any prior knowledge on home-buying and lending. The best tool you can arm yourself with is an understanding of how your mortgage interest rate is calculated.Credit can make or break you. Your credit score will determine how reliable y...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 46
There's Nothing I Like Better than a Good Nap!!  ActiveRain Photography ContestDick Greenberg encouraged us to share our best photos, in one or both categories – real estate and real life – for his 2017 ActiveRain Photography Contest!   There are multiple sub-categories and plenty of points to be...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 5
According to the ActiveRain stats page, I've posted in excess of 3300 times.  Some of those posts by my current standards I'd consider absolute failures.  I still had the training wheels on my blogging bike, so at that time just getting a post written and broadcast to the world was achievement en...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 43
   When asked if blogging works. I replied with a few questions.   Does one print ad sell a house?  Does one postcard sell a house? Does one For Sale sign sell a house? Does placing the property in the MLS sell it? Does one impromptu open house do the trick? Does one radio show sell a house? Does...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 5
Put These 5 Things on Your Blog Creation ChecklistSitting down to write a blog post can, at times, be daunting.  Finding an interesting topic to write about can be the most difficult part of the process.  Once you know what you want to write about, here are the  5 things you need to include on yo...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 30
When the weather turns the pups are not big into lolly-gagging about outside. They go and check out the neighbors, bark at the pups next door and then they are ready to come back in. If I'm not there immediately, they look for me and bark as if to say, OK I don't have all day let's go. So this is...