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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 42
July Challenge...It’s Time to Reach Out and Touch Someone...Well- Not Literally! Many of us have been enjoying the weekly Zoom Meetings (Tuesday- 2 PM CST).  It’s been fun getting to see and hear people we “see” daily here at ActiveRain.  At the first few Zooms, we watched while Brian England vol...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 9
It's not really my nature to ask for help, and that can be a bad thing.If I can power through a task by staying up later, skipping a TV show, or somehow find a way to be independent and still get the job done, that's what I'm mostly likely to do.Call it stubborn, call it persistent, call it whate...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 16
During this pandemic I have really enjoyed spending time in my garden more. I have planted six tomato bushes, some squash, and herbs. Also, the yellow Canna lilies along with  the golden Hibiscus are blooming.  They add contrast to the purple Flying Saucer Morning Glory entwined among the Jasmine...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
This is a simple concept in which the investor buys, rehabilitates, and then resells a property at a profit. This is also known as "flipping" a home. This process usually happens remotely, because the investor remains in his or her own home, sometimes in a locale where flipping doesn't make sense...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
Introduction to the Real Estate Sector:One of the booming sunrise sectors in the world is undoubtedly Real Estate. Today, it has been recognized as one of the most lucrative investment alternatives. A good number of individuals irrespective of the demographic facets are seen considering real esta...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
Throughout the country, the term "Discount Real Estate Brokers" is quickly becoming the one of the most talked about subjects in the real estate industry.Many home sellers are learning they no longer have to pay the high cost of a 6% listing commission. This upcoming and rapidly growing trend has...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
Comments 0
You may be planning to sell your home or buy a new home. Either way, you're probably looking for a great real estate agent.Realtor, Real Estate Agent - is there a difference?There are Realtors® and there are real estate agents. These are not synonymous terms. A real estate agent is licensed to "r...

By Michael Wayne Jackson, Realtor - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 1
 So Happy my VA buyers were able to purchase their first home in Marin County. They were told by several agents that they had no shot at using a VA loan in Marin County and that myth was debunked!  I'm so Happy for this Husband and Wife! Congratulations!!

By Chris Ivy, I'm Chris Ivy owner of Ivy Vine Investments
(Ivy Vine Investments)
Comments 6
Hello to everyone today how are you guys and gals doing?  I'm back with another post that hopefully 1 1/2 people like or disagree with.  Before I start though, I want to ask a quick off the subject question.  Be honest... will any of you ever feel comfortable going to a movie theater again to wat...
When other teenagers of his age are playing games on their mobile phones, computers, and wasting time on social media, Faiz Imran stays centered on achieving victory and observing how successful he can become. If the sky has the boundary, he will move ahead of the border.Faiz Imran may seem like ...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 12
  If you are a Realtor®, you have heard 'Listings are the name of the game.' many times. When you are out of listings, you are out of business. But there are times like now when there seem to be more buyers, and it is time for me to find them homes to buy. And this is just one of the ways; I matc...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 8
 Every single day, we spontaneously find reasons to be thankful.  We are thankful for our easy and casual lifestyle.  We are thankful for the ocean and mountain views.  We are thankful for our little village as well as the other little towns in the wine country including Santa Barbara that make u...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 15
Yesterday I began my music post not really knowing where it was going, but it led to a group of songs about places. I want to continue that in a way starting with Chris Rea singing Sail Away, love his voice and the words of this song as sad as it is all brought together with beautiful music.  I g...

By Jeffrey Richman, Creative Real Estate Specialist
(Immediate Home Solutions)
Comments 5
Happy Thursday to you!The week is almost over.This one is about making it happen now, not later.  Later is good, but get some things done now.  Your focus on what can happen later is great.  You do know you know you have to take care of your financial needs now.What are you waiting for?"Don't thi...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 2
I am amazed every day as I prepare these posts what groups or singers I have not yet feautured. Today, we start with Cream singing White Room from their farewell concert tour.  Let's continue with Genesis singing here in 2007 in Rome, I know what I Like.  I don't think I have featured much if any...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
Comments 3867
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 Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 31
There have been turbulent days in my life recently as I adapt to the world that I consider quite mad today. The worst night and day was a week ago when my little Cooper got a fever of 103.6 on Friday night.  Earlier in the week both of his parents had multiple exposures to "Rona" as my daughter r...

By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Comments 8
308 SE K Ave, Idabel, OK Unique Bathroom floorplan Ideal for WheelchairsBrick home for sale at 308 SE K Ave, Idabel OK has thoughtfully had the floorplan reworked at some point to create a larger living room, and a Jack n Jill bathroom that combines the Master Bath and the Hall Bath with connecti...

By Pam Smits, Home Staging, Appleton, WI, Oshkosh, WI; Green Bay, WI
(Staging Fox Valley, LLC)
Comments 4191
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 ...

By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
Comments 77
Preparing Your Home For Sale - The Top 10 Recommendations From a Morris County, NJ Stager 1. Walk through each room as if you were a buyer. Can you move freely about? If not, open up the space by  eliminating excess furniture, creating easy traffic flow throughout your home. When selling - less i...