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
Musings On The Most Recent Financial News - 04/23/10 09:53 AM
Profiting from the Disaster By Rob Minton & John Mazzara Obviously, I don't know where you stand on the issue of financial reform, the tighter policing of Wall Street, but if you haven't at least thought about it recently, you're either hiding under a rock or you haven't heard about the allegations against Goldman Sachs. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has levied a civil fraud suit against Goldman, basically accusing the banking giant of creating an investment product designed to fail, then betting on its failure to the tune of major profits. Most of that probably isn't that disturbing (0 comments)
Twin Cities Real Estate Market Benefits From Short Sale Secrets - 04/16/10 08:58 PM
I have just created a new website at http://www.ShortSaleSecrets.org This site is an extension of my membership and involvement with the CDPE institute. This site has a number of FREE homeowner reports as well as a survey for homeowners in distress to take to see which programs they might be able to qualify for. If you know of someone who is underwater on their home and needs to find out some of their options, send them over to the site for information. I have other reports as well. In Minnesota, we also have an outstanding non profit which provides reports, resources (0 comments)
Deed In Lieu Of Foreclosure Allows For Fannie Mae To Write A Loan Sooner - 04/16/10 08:19 PM
BIG BIG NEWS!!!! Today, Fannie Mae announced to their lenders that they will loosen the underwriting guidelines for borrowers who have done a deed in lieu of a foreclosure. They are going to reduce the "time in the penalty box" from 4 years to 2 years!! The borrower will have to put down a 20% down payment as well. This all happens on July 1st. This is ABSOLUTELY huge news in my opinion, as it creates a "workout" incentive to borrowers. If they keep coming up with "make sense" underwriting rules like this, we will be able to work our way (0 comments)
Minnesota Home Values Rebounding-At Least Under 200K - 04/16/10 08:13 PM
The GOOD news is that home values have been rebounding. In fact, if you go to http://www.MplsRealtor.com and look at market activity, you will see an increase in values. At the same time, there are almost 8M homes in default and both foreclosures and bankruptcies are projected to increase to record levels over the next two years. So how do you reconcile this inconsitency? It all has to do with price range. The higher end homes are still experiencing a softening in price. In fact, due to a real lack of mortgage options at this price point, you will find that (0 comments)
Minneapolis St Paul Homes In Foreclosure Or Distress - 04/06/10 01:56 PM
Does It Make Sense to Get Into The Market for Troubled Homes? In March, RealtyTrac, a leading online market for foreclosure properties, reported that February 2010 foreclosures were actually down 2 percent from the previous month. Yet, RealtyTrac indicates this break might not last long. Even though the 6 percent year-to-year increase in February foreclosures was "the smallest annual increase" RealtyTrac recorded in 50 straight months, it believes that current foreclosure prevention programs and processing delays are keeping a lid on the numbers. If those programs end and processing glitches lift without an upswing in the economy or job market, (0 comments)
Information about minnesota real estate, twin cities real estate market, the twin cities, twin cities relocation, and other things that might be fun or of interest. Articles will be posted that describe the real estate and mortgage markets and provide useful information to first time buyers, move up buyers, and investment property buyers. http://www.MinneapolisStPaulHomes.com or http://www.MinnesotaRealEstateBrokerBlog.com
NMLS-John Mazzara #332556
NMLS Venture Development #373115
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.