Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
ECAR MLS Rules updated - 02/21/09 07:56 PM
If you are having trouble reading this email, you may view the online version Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS® MLS Rules have been modified to allow website references in the Agent Notes and to extend Virtual Office Website (VOW) provisions. The changes were approved at the February 19, 2009, meeting of the ECAR Board of Directors.
Section 4.4, Note 2, of the rules was changed to better represent the rule's original intent. The note was added several years ago to restrict references to real estate licensees who did not subscribe to ECAR MLS. For example, if an ECAR member co-listed (0 comments)
BP Capital the future of Energy Funds - 02/21/09 03:19 PM
BP Capital, L.P. ("BPC") and TBP Investments Management, LLC ("TBP").BPC is a Commodity Pool Operator and General Partner for the BP Capital Energy Fund, L.P. ("the Energy Fund"). TBP is a Commodity Pool Operator and General Partner of BP Capital Management, L.P., the General Partner of BP Capital Energy Equity Fund II, L.P. ("the Equity Fund"). Collectively, TBP and BPC are refered to as "BP Capital".Our firms have one objective: "Investing With Energy".BPC and TBP are private investment firms that focus on investments in energy futures and stocks of public companies in various energy sectors and energy dependent industries.Minimum investment is (0 comments)
This weekend Mardi Gras Destin Florida Harbor Walk - 02/21/09 02:59 PM
Saturday, February 21: Mardi Gras Parade The highlight of Mardi Gras is the spectacular parade that winds its way through HarborWalk Village. Enjoy dazzling floats, colorful costumes, street performers and float riders tossing handfuls of beads to delighted parade goers as they create a festive party atmosphere unlike anything else in Destin. Bring your kids to make their own Mardi Gras Crowns. Parade from 3pm-till. Download Application
Sunday, February 22: Jambalaya Cook-off and Pet Costume Contest The first annual Jambalaya Cook-Off and Pet Costume Contest at HarborWalk Village. Let your pets enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities at this benefit for (0 comments)
Via Brandon Jordan (Coldwell Banker United Realtors): Paper Pre Session Surveys are in the snailmail, however an online version is available for Florida residents at: www.flhouse.us. All paper hard copy surveys received will be entered into this survey website so that results can be combined and tabulated electronically. The survey results will also be posted on this website. The cut-off date for ensuring your survey response is included in the results tabulation is February 28th.This is a one time announcement. There is no master mailing list to be deleted from. Survey website: www.flhouse.us (0 comments)
Via Brandon Jordan (Coldwell Banker United Realtors): Appraisal Foundation seeks Comments on White Paper The Appraisal Foundation is looking to write a White Paper on appraisal regulatory reform, and they are seeking your comments. Possible topics for the white paper include: - Implement National Licensing or Registration Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies. - Require Greater Due Diligence from federal financial institutions. - Improve enforcement among the states. For more information on the Foundation's White Paper, please click the link below: Download file To comment on this White Paper, you can email the Foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Brandon Jordan (Coldwell Banker United Realtors): Below is what I found on NAR website I can understand an appraisers position to be against a pool as we as Realtors would be against a pool they have worked hard for years to earn business then are told they will now be on the same level as someone just starting. This does not seem like it will go over very well. I have seen comments posted already on the story below saying things like "We do not sign an agreement with appraisal management companies. They send us their fee schedule and we (0 comments)
102-104 Main St building for sale Crestview Florida landmark 1925 building - 02/19/09 04:46 PM
Truly priced to sell, this is a one-of-a-kind building great for investing in the rapidly growing Crestview area. With a perfect location in downtown Crestview's revitalized "Florida Main Street" state-designated historic district, this two-story circa 1925 landmark was built as a hotel with eleven rooms on the second floor which were converted into office space. It is situated thirty miles from the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, near Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Pensacola & Navarre on the I-10 corridor in the fastest growing city of its size in the entire state; also near aerospace hub of Eglin Air Force Base (0 comments)
Natural Spring Okaloosa County Florida property 70 Acres - 02/19/09 03:04 PM
With a potential for.. Natural Springs Resort,Retreat Center, Recreational Facility ,Fishing Lodge, Natural Wellness Center, Campground, RV Park, Senior Resort community ,Private Estate. This luxurious "natural springs" waterfront acreage is set in an impressive position, with sweeping panoramic views over your own private lake. It makes a great impression! private natural springs lake Ideal for entertaining and relaxing, it is a peaceful haven laid out on 70 acres, a lovely multitude of mature trees that add to the breathtaking surroundings all this while only 5 Minutes drive time to Crestview. (0 comments)
645 Territory Lane Fox Valley Subdivision short sale Crestview Florida Remix - 02/14/09 02:46 PM
SHORT SALE WITH APPROVAL SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO A QUICK CLOSE!!** Newer home south of I-10. This is a beautiful all brick four bedroom three bath home located in fox valley. Split open floor plan with extras like plant ledges, gas fireplace,double glass french doors which open into the Florida room. Thomas Home plan 2800 B. Standard features included trey ceiling in MB, fully-sodded lot, sprinkler system, walk-in closets, wide colonial baseboards, NAFCO tile foyer, 5/8 sheetrock in all ceilings, rounded corners in common areas, large plant ledges, pre-wired for security and surround-sound, On Q Home Wiring System, telephone jacks (0 comments)
607 Affirmed Court home for sale in Crestview Florida Remix - 02/14/09 05:38 AM
Well maintained 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Florida home in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Crestview. Excellent location near shopping, schools and hospital. The den/office can easily be converted into a 4th Bedroom. Home has formal dining area which boasts columns and arches to give it that extra flair. Large living room with planter ledges to add to the affect. Living room with nice trim mantel around the fireplace. Kitchen is open with bar and affords a breakfast area/nook with views of the large back yard. Living, dining and kitchen is tiled throughout. Laundry room is off of double size garage. (2 comments)
5594 Pine Lake Crestview Florida home for sale Mix - 02/14/09 04:26 AM
Custom All Brick in this quiet community the home sits on a corner lot. Hardwood floors in the kitchen, breakfast room, dining room and hall ways. Sky lites in both baths. Masterbath has double vanities with walk in closet, whirlpool with custom window, & seperate shower. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath has a split floor plan. Large living room with cathedral ceiling and beautiful wood burning fire place with custom angled mirror that accents the mantel. This home has beautiful landscaping, a privacy fenced back yard with a 12x24 work shop with electricity. New roof and sky lites in 2006, as (0 comments)
336 Egan dr Short sale in Antioch Estates Crestview FL Remix - 02/14/09 03:31 AM
ALL BRICK HOME HAS THE POPULAR SPLIT BEDROOM FLOOR PLAN, MASTER SUITE WITH DOUBLE VANITY SINK, GARDEN TUB, SEPERATE SHOWER/TOILET AREA AND WALK-IN CLOSET. HOME IS ALL ELECTRIC, LAUNDRY ROOM LOCATED INSIDE, FORMAL DINING ROOM, WOODEN BLINDS AND A 2 CAR GARAGE WITH OPENER PLUS WOODEN DECK FOR RELAXING/ENTERTAINING. KITCHEN HAS BAY WINDOW TO CATCH THE VIEW AND LOTS OF CABINET SPACE. BUS ROUTE EXTREMELY CLOSE FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN. OWNER WILL PAINT PINK BEDROOM AND YELLOW BATHROOM IF PREFFERED A NEUTRAL COLOR, HOME IS LOCATED ON A CUL-DE-SAC. PROPERTY TO BE SOLD "AS IS". (4 comments)
1220 Northview Remix Short Sale Crestview Florida - 02/14/09 03:09 AM
Located in Northview Estates convenient to Eglin, on the south end of Crestview, South of I-10, and close to shopping. Very convenient to everything! Great Neighborhood. You can tell this home has a lot to offer as soon as you pull up to the front of this home, notice the decorated landscaped yard around the very large sago palms. The back yard has been fenced for added privacy. There is also a storage shed great for projects or the handy person. This home offers lots of extras some of which include the fully converted garage. Split bedroom floor plan with formal (0 comments)
4263 Harielson Home for sale in Crestview with guest house Remix - 02/14/09 02:39 AM
This 4 bedroom/2 bath home was built in 1989 and sits on a half acre of land. There is attractive cedar planking accenting a wall in the family room. New laminate wood flooring is in the kitchen and halls. The den/office area has built-in cabinetry for maximum storage possibilities. The laundry area is located inside for your convenience. All buildings have recently had a metal roofs installed. If you like to entertain family and friends- there is an additional building complete with a sound stage, hand-carved wet bar, and gathering porch. There is a small, fenced, above-ground pool for entertaining the (0 comments)
Update from Mary Huggins our Director of Education Coldwell Banker United Realtors - 02/09/09 01:00 PM
Good morning! The next Previews course is being offered on March 27 and 30 and April 1 and 3 from 11:00-1:00 PM Central time. This is a total of 4 two-hour sessions for a classroom time of 8 hours. To register log in to CB Works, click on Coldwell Banker University under "Quick Links." Then select Course Catalog, Course Catalog -U.S., and Professional Development Series. The course titles will appear. Select Previews and the schedule and registration button will appear. It's not full yet and there is no cost to you!
Please confirm with me once you've registered. I'm tracking (0 comments)
Rates Update from Sheryl Douglas just came in today - 02/09/09 12:45 PM
Quick Overview of Rates based on PURCHASES ONLY, 30 day lock! Conventional 5.125% with 0 and 0 VA and FHA 5% with 0 and 0 RHA 4.875% with 0 and 0 Sheryl Douglas, Sales ManagerCountrywide Bank, FSB255 Miracle Strip Parkway Suite B-9Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548850-833-2528 direct850-621-1616 cell888-289-1686 x2528, toll free1-888-341-6855 Faxhome.countrywide.com/sheryldouglasMY HOME TEAM:Jennifer Fiske, Team Home Loan Consultant: 833-2536Pam Bridges, Production Assistant: 833-2534Jonathan Bryant, Production Assistant: 833-2501Natalie Jones, Processor: 833-2531Florida's #1 Loan Originator for 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007"If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe (0 comments)
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society Facility (PAWS) Laurel Hill Florida - 02/05/09 06:12 PM
The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society facility (PAWS) is finally open for business and we are very excited to be able to provide this new service to our citizens. We hope this will be a great service, and we really want to thank all those that helped us to make it a reality. Some of those who helped were: Rural Development, Josie's Plan Service, and Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners.Laurel Hill Kennel & Stables is located at 3731 New Ebenezzer Road.
Dog & cat food neededPAWS is in need of both dry and canned food for dogs and cats. All (0 comments)
Laurel Hill Florida City Council - 02/05/09 06:10 PM
The City Council has just completed the budgeting process, and is currently working on several important projects for the city The council directed staff to complete an application to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for a FERDAP grant to upgrade Gene Clary Park. (An FERDAP Grant was used in the initial establishment of the park.) The current grant request includes an upgrade to the ball fields and several other much needed projects. While there is no guarantee that the projects will be funded, the staff is hopeful.City staff will also be reporting to the Council on the condition of the (0 comments)
Chief Building inspector Laurel Hill Florida - 02/05/09 06:08 PM
Hunter Creek home under construction Chief Building Inspector Barry Henderson has been working closely with builders and homeowners to insure that construction meets City building code requirements. With new homes being constructed in Hunter Creek and the usual remodeling projects underway, "we want to make sure that we are available to offer help when needed" said Henderson.The building department has made several steps in the last year to bring a more service oriented attitude to the department. For more info about building codes call Barry at 850-652-4441. (0 comments)
Pet Rescuer Alert missing Cat in Shalimar Florida - 02/02/09 05:55 PM
Dear PetRescuer: Please be on the lookout for the pet listed below. If you think that you have seen this pet, please call our 24/7 recovery center at 1 888 HomeAgain (1 888 466 3242) immediately! Our member guide, below, contains a few quick and easy steps you can take to ensure the safety and welfare of a lost pet. (2 comments)
Another Pet Rescue Alert for Niceville Florida - 02/02/09 09:49 AM
Dear PetRescuer: Please be on the lookout for the pet listed below. If you think that you have seen this pet, please call our 24/7 recovery center at 1 888 HomeAgain (1 888 466 3242) immediately! Our member guide, below, contains a few quick and easy steps you can take to ensure the safety and welfare of a lost pet. Know someone who might be willing to help? Click here to forward this e-mail to them. Thank you for your help. HomeAgain HomeAgainTM PetRescuers Member Guide As a HomeAgain PetRescuer, there are quick, easy steps you can take to ensure the (0 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.