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 Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Change Of Address One of the things to do when selling your home is to go to the post office and change your address. It is a free service. You can also do it online for a modest sum of $1.10.   But be careful; there are some bogus sites set up that look very official, and you might think you are on the right one. These sites are charging up to forty dollars. Please be warned not to fall for these. 'Note: Warning: There are third-party websites that will charge you fees of $40.00 or more to submit your Change of Address. The Postal Service is not affiliated with the businesses that own these sites and, unfortunately, will not be able to assist you, or offer any refunds for activity on ANY non-USPS site. If something goes wrong while filing a COA on a non-USPS site, you will need to con...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Summerlin homes are some of the most desirable homes in all of the Las Vegas region. A master planned community that was the result of a vision from the late Howard Hughes, Summerlin is located on the West side of Las Vegas. Due to it's slightly higher elevation, Summerlin is often 5 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Strip.In April a great deal of activity occurred in all the regions of Summerlin. Even West Summerlin, North Summerlin, South Summerlin and Sun City Summerlin all had great activity. This brief 2 minute video shows you region by region, what is available, what is sold, and what is SOLD OUT!
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker This world is but a canvas to our imagination! Attributed to Henry David Thoreau Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Jigar Shah, Product Manager (Prop-Tech) at Houzeo Corp.
(Houzeo Corp.)
The seller's disclosure is one such document for home sellers in Florida which might be perplexing, especially when you’re a first-time home seller.  While every state has its own set of rules on disclosure and what is required when selling a house, both sellers and buyers should be informed of what to anticipate. To begin with a basic understanding of a sellers’ disclosure, it is a brief overview of any serious faults or deficiencies that may have an influence on the value of a residence.  Minor wear and tear (such as scuff marks on a hardwood floor) are often ignored since they don’t pose a serious threat to the new owner, but major problems - such as floods or a shifting foundation – have to be included. The sellers’ disclosure document gives a holistic view of the ins and outs of th...
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Are you LOOKING for a condo or townhome in Scottsdale Arizona?A condo is less expensive to buy than a single family home. I understand if you have been hesitant as the cost of a single family home is more expensive in Scottsdale than other cities in the Phoenix metro. In fact Scottsdale has the highest home prices of any city in Arizona with the exception of the neighboring town of Paradise Valley with 1+ acre estates. (Photo: Looking from from Pixabay)Why so expensive? Well Scottsdale is a great place to live. A suggestion? Try a condo or townhome to get started. It will still be expensive but less than a detached home. Condos and Townhomes are appreciating and later on you can buy a detached single family home.Whether living near the downtown entertainment district or Kierland, on a g...
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By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i
(HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 )
               Latest rates, based on 20 percent down, $200,000 owner-occupant mortgages. The rates and terms may vary; check with lenders for details. Rates may have changed click here to verifyWednesday, May 4, 2022  Lender Term/Type Interest Rate % Points % *APR Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union531-3711NMLS#377314 15-YR Fixed 3.875 1.875 4.316 30-YR Fixed 4.750 1.875 5.013 5-YR ARM       American Savings Bank, F.S.B593-1226NMLS#423168 15-YR Fixed 3.875 2.000 4.280 30-YR Fixed 4.750 2.000 4.994 5-YR ARM       Bank of Hawaii877-616-2636NMLS# 15-YR Fixed 4.000 1.875 4.280 30-YR Fixed 4.875 1.875 5.041 5-YR ARM 3.625 2.125 3.390 Central Pacific Bank544-0500NMLS#416603 15-YR Fixed 4.000 1.750 4.378 30-YR Fixed 4.750 2.000 4.999 5-YR ARM 4.250 0.000 3.034 Finance Factors, Ltd.548-3300NMLS...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for April 2022 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with shifts from last month and 1 year ago. These statistics do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the numbers are taken from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time they are reported but are not guaranteed). Media reports speak in general terms, and do not reflect local Carlsbad housing market conditions. Current data, and analysis, about the local market conditions will benefit you so you can make educated buying and/or selling decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the SeaWhy I Like Living in Carlsbad 127 homes sold in Carlsbad in April (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), 2...
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By Sandy Sills, Associate Broker
(Preferred Real Estate Brokers)
Your House Could Be Closer to List-Ready Than You Think One of the biggest concerns for a homeowner looking to sell is the time they’ll have to put in before listing their house. If that’s the case for you, you should know – your home might be closer to list-ready than you think in today’s housing market. A survey of recent sellers from realtor.com finds that many were able to get their house ready in less than a month. It says: “With many homeowners expecting a quick sale, and in many cases a lack of contingencies, the preparation process took less than a month for over 50% of home sellers this past year, with 20% completing it in less than two weeks.” Those sellers expecting to sell quickly are following recent buyer trends. With mortgage rates and home prices rising, buyers in today’...
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By Doug and Marjorie McKay, Calgary & Chestermere - 403-207-1776
(RE/MAX REAL ESTATE MOUNTAIN VIEW)
Collect cars? Home business? Want horses? This 60-acre parcel has lots of potential. The 2668 sq. ft. two-story home has a unique fieldstone fireplace to set off the spacious living room. The dining room will accommodate the whole family. A spacious kitchen with granite counters overlooks the sunny west-facing yard. The master bedroom also has a field-stone fireplace. Lots of room for entertaining inside and out. The yard has a built-in kitchen, and RV parking with hook-ups, there is a 5,295 sq. ft. shop, with 100 amp service, high ceilings, and a small mezzanine. The Quonset is heated with a pellet stove and it is 32 x 48 with 100 amp power. This property has a 6.3-kilowatt backup generator in a separate building, so you are safe if the power goes off. There is room above the garage fo...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Oswego, Illinois - May 4, 2022There are currently 157 homes for sale in Oswego, IL with an average list price of $416,717. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Oswego that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Oswego, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 39 homes for sale in Oswego without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 2-5 bedrooms with a price range of $125,000 - $750,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1840 and 2022.Homes for sale in Ashcroft Place Estates Oswego, ILThere are currently 20 homes for sale in Ashcroft Place Estates Oswego, IL. The homes range from 3-4 bedrooms with a price range of $379,990 - $509,990. The properties curre...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Bolingbrook, Illinois - May 4, 2022There are currently 162 homes for sale in Bolingbrook, IL with an average list price of $337,425. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Bolingbrook that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Bolingbrook, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 60 homes for sale in Bolingbrook without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 2-5 bedrooms with a price range of $135,000 - $525,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1961 and 2021.Homes for sale in Indian Oaks Bolingbrook, ILThere are currently 13 homes for sale in Indian Oaks Bolingbrook, IL. The homes range from 2-4 bedrooms with a price range of $100,000 - $380,000. The pro...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Schaumburg, Illinois - May 4, 2022There are currently 206 homes for sale in Schaumburg, IL with an average list price of $336,059. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Schaumburg that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Schaumburg, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 61 homes for sale in Schaumburg without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 1-5 bedrooms with a price range of $149,900 - $2,295,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1958 and 2016.Homes for sale in Weathersfield Schaumburg, ILThere are currently 12 homes for sale in Weathersfield Schaumburg, IL. The homes range from 2-5 bedrooms with a price range of $225,000 - $729,000. The prop...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Check out this link from our local Realtors + MLS, below for the newest homes to come on the market.Gilbert Arizona, see the newest listings here for Tuesday 04 May 2022  Gilbert Arizona, see all homes for sale here for Wednesday 04 May 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     billAZElite@cox.net 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 VeteransRecipient: East Valley Tribune’s: Best Gilbert, ...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Naperville, Illinois - May 4, 2022 (Part 2)There are currently 556 homes for sale in Naperville, IL with an average list price of $738,663. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Naperville that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Heritage Knolls Naperville, ILThere are currently 2 homes for sale in Heritage Knolls Naperville, IL. The homes all have 4 bedrooms with a price range of $610,000 - $630,000. The properties currently available in Heritage Knolls were all built in 1987.Homes for sale in Hobson Village Naperville, ILThere are currently 2 homes for sale in Hobson Village Naperville, IL. The homes range from 3-4 bedrooms with a price range of $448,000 - $724,900. The properties current...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Naperville, Illinois - May 4, 2022There are currently 556 homes for sale in Naperville, IL with an average list price of $738,663. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Naperville that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Naperville, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 149 homes for sale in Naperville without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 1-7 bedrooms with a price range of $0 - $14,999,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1888 and 2023.Homes for sale in Tall Grass Naperville, ILThere are currently 21 homes for sale in Tall Grass Naperville, IL. The homes range from 3-6 bedrooms with a price range of $350,000 - $999,900. The properties cur...
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Imagine your house catches on fire, but you don’t have insurance. What would happen? You would lose all of your belongings, and you would likely have to find a new place to live. That’s why it’s important to have insurance if you own a home. If something happens, you will be prepared. You'll learn here what to do even if your house got destroyed and you had no insurance policy. What happens if you don’t have insurance and your house burns down?  If you do not have homeowner's insurance, and your house burns down due to an accident or unforeseen circumstances, there can be severe financial and legal consequences. First, you will need to pay for the cost of rebuilding your home out of pocket. This can be extremely challenging, especially if you already have existing debt or other financia...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
3324 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 Realm Buckhead Atlanta Condos: Realm is located in the heart of Atlanta’s most recognizable neighborhood of Buckhead. Facing Peachtree Road, this modern building is across from the Intercontinental Hotel. Built in 2005, this 30-story high-rise has approximately 406 units. Realm offers one and two bedroom floor plans with modern finishes and an array of amenities. Features include stainless steel appliances, granite finishes, hardwood floors, ten-foot ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities for residents are listed below and are on par with other Buckhead luxury high-rises. Realm is located within a short distance to Lenox Square Mall, Phipps Plaza, Trader Joes Market, and fine restaurants. Living at Realm enables residents to be just ste...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
River Green Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 River West Buckhead Atlanta Condos: River West is a 5-story mid-rise community on River Green Drive just off of Northside Parkway between Buckhead and Vinings near the Chattahoochee River. Completed in 1991, these 213 units have access to two swimming pools, cascading waterfalls, fitness center, clubhouse, business center, covered parking, controlled access, and garages. This in-town location offers meticulously landscaped grounds with a quiet park like setting. River West offers studio, one, two, and three bedroom floor plans. These condominium homes feature private walkout balconies, hardwood floors, crown molding, gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances, granite finishes, and walk-in closets. River West provides easy access to I-75 and I-2...
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By Cheryl Bowers, Plainfield, Naperville, IL. Real Estate
(Bowers Realty Group LLC)
Homes for sale in Plainfield, Illinois - May 4, 2022There are currently 430 homes for sale in Plainfield, IL with an average list price of $444,508. Below is a recap of each subdivision in Plainfield that has homes currently for sale. The subdivisions are listed in order from most listings to least.Homes for sale in Plainfield, IL without a subdivision listed.There are currently 83 homes for sale in Plainfield without a subdivision listed. The homes range from 2-5 bedrooms with a price range of $0 - $5,625,000. The properties currently available in were built between 1900 and 2022.Homes for sale in Creekside Crossing Plainfield, ILThere are currently 63 homes for sale in Creekside Crossing. The homes range from 2-5 bedrooms with a price range of $320,390 - $674,900. The properties curr...
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By Charles Stallions, 850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Prior to the 1950s, less than half of the country owned their own home. However, after World War II, many returning veterans used the benefits afforded by the GI Bill to purchase a home. Since then, the percentage of homeowners throughout the country has increased to the current rate of 65.5%. That strong desire for homeownership has kept home values appreciating ever since. The graph below tracks home price appreciation since the end of World War II: Why This Housing Market Is Not a Bubble Ready To Pop Homeownership has become a major element in achieving the American Dream. A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) finds that over 86% of buyers agree homeownership is still the American Dream.   The graph shows the only time home values dropped significantly was d...
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