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
One of the Advantages of living in Fuquay-Varina North Carolina (which is about 20 miles south of Raleigh) is the mild winters. This view is a rare one. We have neighbors who play golf year round at Bentwinds Country Club. They have propane heaters in their carts and as long is it not raining too hard, will play every week. However this Sunday morning, I didn't see any golfers, I did however, see gold cart tracks in the snow on the cart path. We have a community of die hard golfers, but I don't think they will be out with (8 comments)
Yes Virginia, there is snow in Fuquay-Varina - 01/30/10 08:50 AM
In case you are under 40, you might not recognize my quote is a play on words from an old movie. The correct quote is 'Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus". I took some photos from my windows because I don't plan on actually going outside unless i HAVE TO. Good advice for everyone. I wanted to share some pictues with you
Snow started last night, as predicted
Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow
KEEP WARM AND SAFE!!! (3 comments)
Winter Weather in NC - 01/29/10 12:46 PM
There is a big winter storm moving across the country and it is scheduled to hit North Carolina today. What I find amusing and the focus of the blog is the general populations response to the news. In the Raleigh area, the 1st snow flake is not scheduled to hit until after dark, however some of the counties has dismissed school 2 hrs early. Some schools have cancel led any extra curricular activities for tonight . I just came from the Grocery Store. You would think they were giving stuff away or people think they will be home bound for months. If (1 comments)
This Beautuful home is nesteled between Bentwinds and Crooked creek. It sits on almost a full acre, it has 3 bedrooms 2 baths and a bonus room. Granite countertops in the kitchen and hardwoods in the living and dining rooms. First floor master with a jetted tub and deck for entertaining. NO HOA.
Large, Fenced, Private backyard.
Living room with Chair Rail, Crown Molding, Hardwoods and wood burning fireplace
1312 BALFOUR DOWNS CIRCLE is a great home in Sandy Springs Subdivision in Fuquay-Varina. This home has 1425 Square feet and is one level living. 3 bedrooms with a large master, 2 baths, a 2 car garage with pull down attic. What this home has that you usually don find at this price point is a large screened in porch. Let me know if you need more information.
Large Great Room with vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace
Great kitchen with Solid Surface Countertops and appliances convey!! (0 comments)
Monday Real Estate Report Last week in Triangle Real Estate
Legend: ASP = Average Sales Price ADOM = Average Days on Market ASF = Average Square Footage Triangle = Entire MLS Area
Jim O'Donnell Keller Williams Realty Cary Market Center 919-882-3273 www.jimsellsthetriangle.com (0 comments)
Fuquay-Varina Springfield North - 01/21/10 12:00 PM
Springfield North subdivision in Fuquay-Varina is a neighborhood with large lots and no HOA. Nestled between Bentwinds Country Club and Crooked Creek golf course, Springfield north is a well established neighborhood. Springfield North is 5 minutes North of Fuquay-Varina, but there are no city taxes.
The homes in this neighborhood range range in age from built in the 1980 to more current. Here are a few samples of homes in the area.
The below pictured home is currently listed with me. If you would like more details on this home, you can check out the homes (1 comments)
Saddle Run in Fuquay Varina - 01/21/10 10:32 AM
If you have a horse and you are looking for a horse friendly community, perhaps Saddle Run is for you. Saddle Run is off of Sunset lake road and close to Fuquay-Varina or Holly Springs and only 10 minutes to Cary.
Saddle run has a community pool and a shared barn with fenced areas for horses. There are approx 130 homes in the community with minimun lot size is 1/2 acre. The community was started in the 1980's so the age of the homes range from 20+ years an newer. If you have a hourse and looking to purchase Fuquay-Varina (1 comments)
Why did a rain dance work? - 01/19/10 09:10 AM
In the days of the American Indians (or native Americans if you prefer), if they needed rain, they would do a rain dance. Present day meteorologist would say that is a bunch of bunk, You can't make it rain by dancing? But they are missing the most important part of the dance. The rain dance worked because they would dance until it rained. Let me say that again THEY DANCED UNTIL IT RAINED. We are tought that we must be our own rain makers and do our dance, Whether that is phone call, door knocking, or other methods. We must continue to (4 comments)
Bentwinds is a neighborhood in SouthWest Wake county and is achorded by BentWinds Country Club. Bentwinds Country Club is a private club. Amminities include 18 hole golf course, swimming, tennis and club house. If you would like more information about Bentwinds Country Club, check out their web page http://www.bentwinds.org If you are interested in Fuquay Varina Real Estate as it pertains to Bentwinds, you can check out http://www.bentwindshomes.com. Here are some pictures from the neighborhood.
Bentwinds has some beautiful water view. This is the largest body of water in the Subdivision.
Have your wanted to know what is going on in Fuquay-Varina Real Estate
In case you have never heard of Fuquay-Varina North Carolina, We are a small community about 20 miles south of Raleigh. We are in an area that is growing. With Raleigh, Cary and RTP getting ranked high by Forbes, Money and other such magazines, we are continuing to grow and still maintain some of the small town charms. Here is what is currently going on with Fuquay-Varina Real Estate There are currently 400 homes on the market with an average sales price of 274,389. The average (2 comments)
Home Owners Association. Some love them, some hate them. A wise man once said "All things in moderation" and I think HOA's fall into this category. They are OK in moderation. As Americans, we love and have fought hard for our freedom and we hate the concept of anyone telling us what we can do on our own property. Home Owners Association's should be able to do things to maintain a home owners property values. Nobody wants to live next door to a neighbor with major appliances on the front porches, abandonded cars on blocks with weeds growing around it, (1 comments)
New Subdivision In Harrisonburg VA - 01/13/10 01:30 PM
7087 Mountain Rd Oxford NC. Connemara is a new subdivision in Harrisonburg VA. It is close to the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital east of town. The Subdivision is located between Lakewook and Barrington. For more details, please see my web page at http://www.cedarhillrealtyonline.com
7087 Mountain Rd Oxford NC. HUNTERS PARADISE.. 9.3 wooded acres great for a hunters retreat, building your dream home or camping with the family. No time restrictions on which to build. Horses OK. Perk test done in 96 and passes, but would have to be re-done. Only 5 miles to Oxford town limits. A great price for a great piece of land.
One of 2 streams on property Please contact me if you would like more information
9020 Hazel Forest Drive Fuquay-Varina NO CITY TAXES. This is a beautiful 2 story home with many features. Hardwoods in foyer, Dining, kitchen and breakfast. Kitchen w/Island and SS Appliances. Large Master suite w/ 8x7 W/I closet and laundry chute. Relax on the screened porch. Large lot with great Landscaping including retaining walls and walkways. 5 ceiling fan. Great home value.
9020 Hazel Forest Drive Fuquay-Varina has a great screened in back porch Contact me if you would like more information or to schedule a private showing
1312 Balfour Downs 100% Financing eligible thru USDA. Well Maintained home with mature landscaping and screened porch. Large Master bedroom and 2 car garage. Seperate utility room. Solid surface countertops in Kitchen. Great for a 1st time home buyer. 10X12 Storage shed also conveys.
Great Kiechen with solid surface countertops. Contact me if you need more information or would like to schedule a private showing
It's a great time to sell Real Estate. With the 1st time home buyer tax credit extended and the move up tax credit being offered, buyers should be very active over the next 6 months and they will need homes to buy. I have a great listing for the move up buyer. This is a great home on a large wooded lot with a fenced back yard. The price point is 239,900. I will not bore you with all the details, If you would like more information, you can check out the home's Web site at
Monday Real Estate Report Last week in Triangle Real Estate
Legend: ASP = Average Sales Price ADOM = Average Days on Market ASF = Average Square Footage Triangle = Entire MLS Area Raleigh NC Area Real Estate Report
Jim O'Donnell Keller Williams Realty Cary Market Center 919-882-3273 http://www.jimsellsthetriangle.com/ (0 comments)
Do you make New Year's Resolutions? - 01/01/10 09:12 AM
Do you make New Years Resolutions? Are the type of person who makes New years Resolutions? If so, how long do you stick with your resolution. In case you missed it, the TV is full of ads for weight loss, stop smoking, etc. They want to capitalize on your desire for change. But what is so special about 1/1/XXXX? I made a New years resolution about 20 years ago and Ihave been able to keep it. My last New years Resolution was to never make a new Years Resolution again. Not that I am perfect and don't need any changes, (5 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.