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
Home on the market? Appeal your real estate taxes to:
•· Save money at closing. You will pay your share of 2010 real estate taxes at closing, which normally aren't paid until 2011. Minimize your 2010 assessment and save more money when your house sells. •· Make your home more attractive to buyers. Everyone wants to pay less in taxes. Advertise that you're appealing the taxes to generate more interest in your home. •· Help interested buyers afford your (2 comments)
illinois real estate taxes: Moving forward with a Kane/McHenry County Tax Appeal - 04/26/10 01:49 PM
The 2010 real estate tax appeal services we offer are:· Evaluate the property and evidence for the maximum reduction · Submit evidence to township assessor and request a reduction· If necessary, appeal to the County Board of Review· Obtain the assessor's evidence and minimize its impact at hearing, prepare rebuttal evidence· If necessary, appeal to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal BoardWe charge a nominal upfront retainer fee. We charge for tax appeal services on a contingency basis. When the final assessment has been decided, our office is owed ½ of the amount of the 2010 tax bill reduction, less the retainer (2 comments)
illinois real estate taxes: Lowering property taxes in Kane and Lake Counties - 04/25/10 09:53 PM
My office appeals real estate assessments at the county and state level. I fought to reduce the fair market values of my clients' properties by over $9.8 million dollars last year and won 94% of our tax appeal cases at the county level. If your assessment can be lowered, I know how to do it. Need help with a real estate transaction or property tax assessment appeal in McHenry County, Kane County, Boone County, or Lake County, Illinois? The law office of Laura Moore Godek is now actively appealing clients' assessments. Contact us to find out if your home and/or other (0 comments)
illinois real estate taxes: 65th Birthday Present for Illinois Homeowners - 06/18/07 07:26 AM
65th Birthday Present for Homeowners in Illinois - Real Estate Tax Reduction Illinois Senior Homestead Exemption Senior home owners' in Illinois can apply for a Senior Homestead Exemption to reduce their real estate taxes the year in which they reach 65 years old. The Senior Homestead Exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of the property by $3,500. The equalized assessed value is 1/3 of the fair market value. This means the assessor will reduce the fair market value of the senior's home by $10,500. This will result in a real estate tax reduction of approximately $200.00 Seniors may apply for the (6 comments)
I have more than 20 years of residential real estate experience represnting sellers, purchasers and creative investors. My affiliation with several title companies and in house closers assure clients and realtors closing times when needed. I am often available after hours and on weekends. I offer fixed closing fees as well as hourly rates. My office can also accomodate spanish speaking clients. If you have any questions please contact us. We'd be happy to help.
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.