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
santa cruz real estate: Short Blog Post, Santa Cruz Real Estate, August 11th, 2011 - 08/12/11 08:03 PM
Many Silicon Valley homes are now receiving multiple offers; many with all cash. The uptick for that market has been phenomenal, and is, in part, due to the declines in the stock market and the crazy goings-on in politics. The buyers see real estate as a safe haven for their money, and those getting loans are effectively competing to purchase because the interest rates are low. Santa Cruz County real estate is usually 6 months behind the pace set by Silicon Valley, so we are hoping some of their good fortune trickles over the hill in the form of greater demand (0 comments)
santa cruz real estate: Banana Belt – Eastside Santa Cruz, Seabright to Prospect Heights - 07/13/11 01:14 PM
July 11, 2011 I visited a beautiful Prospect Heights home with an English Garden peppered with hand crafted fountains. The owner has planted an orchard in the backyard with four to five different sitting areas, as well as a raised bed area for herbs and vegetables. Clearly, plants love Santa Cruz. We have a temperate climate, with fertile soil, and it’s rarely too hot, so a wide variety of plantings thrive. The area between the ocean and Prospect Heights, that angles its way up through Seabright as a bent cylinder, is commonly called the Banana Belt. I have asked the question (0 comments)
santa cruz real estate: Santa Cruz Real Estate, A Balanced Market (Week to Week) - 06/13/11 05:01 PM
It seems the political season is upon us, so the Santa Cruz County real estate market will be subject to the clamor of pundits, as opinions are bandied about, and proposals are put forth to fix the problems of the day. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> The basics of real estate, however, remain the same. Many people want to own a home, and there will always be life circumstances that require movement in our market. The adage goes, there will always be sellers that need to sell and buyers that need to buy. Foreclosures will hit the market, (0 comments)
santa cruz real estate: My Thoughts on and Perceptions of the Real Estate Market - June 6, 2011 - 06/06/11 04:02 PM
There seems to be a lull in the market this week. I think people are (understandably) listening to national news reports, so they have pulled back for a short period of time. We are such an exclusive market, and continue to appeal to locals, second home buyers, and Silicon Valley expatriates, who want to live here for all the obvious reasons that make our community so attractive. This has happened repeatedly these past four years, but the buyers regain confidence (as best they can in these tough times) and come back into the market. This is a reason our volume numbers (2 comments)
santa cruz real estate: Executive Scotts Valley Estate ~ 16 Casa Way - 06/01/11 01:59 PM
Property Details: This spacious executive Scotts Valley estate home is both formal and friendly. The extraordinary outdoor space features a plethora of plantings, which pleasingly paint this as a special, peaceful, and private space.Valley breezes waft through windows, and all rooms have beautiful views of the mountains and of the private yards. This property is ideally located to schools and for ease of commute. - 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms - 2,910 sqaure feet - Spacious home with an open floor plan and lots of windows to let the light in - Separate formal living and family rooms - Formal dining (0 comments)
Most of us in the Bay Area realize how important Silicon Valley is to the region's health and wellbeing. The Valley has spawned many successful startups over the years, attracting highly skilled, highly paid workers, venture capital, and strong demand for housing. But just how dominant Silicon Valley is in the tech sector is surprising even the experts. And it bodes well for the long-term future of our Bay Area housing market.
Entrepreneur and former MIT research director Branko Gerovac examined the S&P Technology 1500 - the largest public technology companies in America - that have been created over (0 comments)
Is It Time To Buy? Is It Time To Sell? These are difficult questions, especially in an uncertain market. There are so many statistics pouring in right now, and so many variables to consider. Buyers and sellers are being told that interest rates may go up soon, that these may be unprecedented lows, and that a rise in rates will negatively affect our market. Understandably, people respond to claims of ‘the best ever' with skepticism. Everywhere we go we are bombarded with advertising, and what we are sold is always ‘better than before', ‘new and improved', or ‘the next best thing'. It's not surprising that (0 comments)
santa cruz real estate: Seabright Four-plex - 03/01/11 03:41 PM
Very few properties become available in this prime Seabright location. Long term rental history make this a safe and secure investment opportunity. When purchased in 2005, the current owner upgraded the plumbing, appliances, the bathrooms, and landscaped with a drip irrigation system. Four separate garage spaces and ample additional parking add value to this 8712 square foot Eastside property. Unit Information/Features: - Unit One: 3 bedrooms,1 bath ~ 1108 sq ft / Unit Two: 1 bedroom,1 bath ~ 706 sq ft - Unit Three: 2 bedrooms,1 bath ~ 906 sq ft / Unit Four: 2 bedrooms,1 bath ~ 906 sq ft (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.