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
Marin County, California, Luxury Homes Report (November 2009–Sales and Inventory Analysis) - 11/19/09 10:59 AM
[Click HERE for the full article, courtesy of www.ImagineMarin.com] Building on a trend noted in last month’s report, media coverage of the overall economy has improved. In particular, reporting on the housing market. Forecasters are predicting that 2010 will be the first year since 2005 for housing to contribute to the growth of the U.S. economy (based on a survey by the National Association for Business Economics). According to that organization, home prices are expected to rise 2 percent next year — over 80% of economists surveyed think the recession is over and recovery has begun. The Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist Jay (0 comments)
Marin County, CA. Real Estate Update — November 2009 (Homes For Sale & Price Ranges) - 11/10/09 05:19 PM
Marin County, California real estate enters the Winter months much the same way it entered the Summer months — with a feeling that activity will be stronger than usual for this time of year. While year over year prices are down across the board no matter how you slice it, many feel as though absent further crisis, we may be nearing the end of the downward cycle — after a full 3 years. Certainly, well priced, updated homes in great locations are selling. As noted in my Novato update, it is apparent that the low end in Northern Marin has settled (0 comments)
Tiburon & Belvedere CA Real Estate Market Report (November 2009 Morgan LaneUpdate) - 11/10/09 11:02 AM
Belvedere and Tiburon real estate is expensive — land values are extraordinarily high. Several homes each year sell for $5 million and up. As 2009 began to unwind, the luxury sector was flat for obvious reasons and it seemed as though the highly valued luxury homes with jetliner views and royal class appointments would never sell again — that has changed. For four months straight we have experienced sales above the $5 million mark. October was no exception with 2 sales. Nonetheless, sales and activity remain choppy. There are currently 93 listings in the 94920 zip code, which covers Tiburon and Belvedere (0 comments)
Mill Valley CA. Real Estate Report (November 2009 Home Sales) - 11/09/09 11:53 AM
We know from past experience that in down cycles, once the San Francisco housing market recovers, there is a domino effect on surrounding communities. Accordingly, in our current cycle, we believe that our best leading indicator regarding a healthy, appreciating market (particularly in Southern Marin) will be the home sales environment in San Francisco. And there can be no doubt that the San Francisco market has improved dramatically in recent months. Additionally, as the banking institutions regain their footing and again provide bonuses to their employees, we will also see a surge in luxury home sales. In fact, if bonuses are (0 comments)
San Rafael CA Real Estate (November 2009 Home Sales Update) - 11/09/09 10:53 AM
San Rafael, California real estate sales were brisk in October 2009. We experienced 44 trades, up from 31 in September 2009. The entry level price band (under $600K) remains at hot, with 70% of home now in escrow, up from 64% last month. Meanwhile, the $600K to $800K price band (a mix of entry level and move-up homes) remains nearly the identical to last month (36% of these homes are in escrow). It is no secret that our current real estate environment in San Rafael favors buyers, not only because of the state of the market, but also because of superior (0 comments)
Novato Real Estate (November 2009 Home Sales) - 11/07/09 10:16 AM
Leaves are starting to hit the ground as the days grow shorter. But, Novato’s hot market shows no signs of cooling down. In October 2009, 50 Novato, California homes sold, compared with 35 sales in September 2009. Suffice it to say, the Novato real estate market is hot. Entry level home sales have shown sustained strength for the past 6 months. The number of homes actively listed in Novato remains very low compared with the rest of Marin (and the percentage of homes in escrow remains much higher than the rest of Marin). This exceptional demand is based on stunning affordability (homes are selling (0 comments)
There are lots of reasons to love condominiums ("condos"). People at both ends of the home buying cycle often find condos are perfect for their needs. Young, first-time buyers often buy condos (I am including townhomes and lofts for the sake of simplicity) because condos are generally more affordable than single family homes at the entry level. At the other end of the spectrum, are those folks who have raised their families and are ready to embrace the concept of "easy living," leaving the hassles of home maintenance to somebody else. Indeed, the maintenance-free lifestyle also appeals to just about everybody (0 comments)
Prevent the Flu -- Identify the Flu - 11/02/09 02:44 PM
Somebody e-mailed the below to me. It seems like good stuff, so I am passing it on.... Know the Difference between Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms FeverFever is rare with a cold.Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100 F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu. CoughingA hacking, productive (mucus- producing) cough is often present with a cold. A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough). AchesSlight body aches and pains can be part of a cold. Severe aches and pains are (0 comments)
Real Estate information about Marin County, California--Mill Valley, Sausalito, Tiburon, Belvedere, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, and Novato. Community descriptions, sales information, and more.
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.