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
Rising Sun, Cecil County, Foreclosure Find of the Week! 1ac,ranch,102k - 02/28/11 11:55 AM
This is it!!! It doesn't get much better than this! Located in Rising Sun, Cecil County, Md. is this lovely fiur bedroom 2 bath rancher on over an acre for just over $100,000! Built in 1988, and just 23 years young, this lovely home backs to woods, has a great deck for entertaining, and is centrally located close to I-95, rt.40, and the Town of Rising Sun. Assessed for over $200,000, build instant equity, along with building your dreams of living in the country. Contact us today for more information on this or other Cecil County, Md. foreclosures! Now is the (0 comments)
Town of Northeast, Cecil County, Md. - 02/26/11 09:39 PM
The town of Northeast, Cecil County, Md. is a quaint little town located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay. Rich in history, beauty, and diversity; Northeast, Md. is a great place not only to visit, but to live. There are many existing developments and new developments located within Northeast, in Cecil County, Md. One of the major points of interest in Northeast, Cecil County, Md. is Elk Neck State Park. Elk Neck offers hiking, camping, boating, and swimming at a great beach on the Bay. On the way to Elk Neck State Park, it is a scenic drive through the (0 comments)
S/F Hud Home in Abingdon, Harford County, Md. for 190K Laurel Valley - 02/24/11 02:05 PM
Looking to buy a single family home in Harford County, Md. without breaking the bank? Looking to buy a single family home in Harford County, Md. for under $200,000? Here it is! Up for grabs is this 3 bedroom 1 bath home in Laurel Valley, Abingdon, Harford County, Md. A lovely split level in good condition offers a great opportunity. Assessed and valued at much higher than the list price of $190,000, instant equity awaits. Among the udates are newer kitchen, ceramic tile, hardwood floor, and a lovely fireplace. Located conveniently to I-95 and Rt.40 and local shopping, schools, and community (1 comments)
Harford County, Md. Foreclosure Find of the Week 2/22/11 3acres $224k - 02/24/11 12:26 PM
This week's Harford County Foreclosure Find of the Week is located in Darlington, Harford County, Md. Darlington is a wonderful little town, in a rural area, right before crossing over the Conowingo Dam to Cecil County, Md. This lovely home located in Darlington, sits on 3 acres. Nearly new, built in just 2000, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, has much space to offer. Large rooms, a lovely kitchen with granite counter tops, and a master with a master bath, are a few of the amenities. Enjoy the cool winter nights next to a brick fireplace. Do not wait to make a (0 comments)
Bad Credit FOOOOOOGETIT, 500 Credit Score Will do just fine! - 02/23/11 10:58 PM
A few days ago, I read an article. Wells Fargo now offering FHA Home Loans with a credit score of just 500!!!! WOW! This caught my eye. Yes, in this economy we have all suffered. With that being said, alot of our credit has suffered as well. Nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about, it is reality. I was floored when I read the logistics of the Wells Fargo FHA 500 Credit Score Loan Plan Here are the Details All funds must come from the buyers own monies. (no gifts) Down Payment: For a credit score of 580-599, 5% is needed, and for (3 comments)
I am LION, hear me ROAAAAAAAR! Surviving MY Serengeti in Md&Pa - 02/22/11 09:54 AM
After reading the first two chapters of Stefan Swanepoel's new book Surviving your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life, I took the quiz; and was given the title of "King of the Jungle" LION... Beyond my career, after reading my assessment, and the description of the lion, fits me in everyday life as well. The lion is an "all or nothing" kinda cat, and if I don't meet my goal, I go hungry. Which in this market, it is easy to go hungry if you do not give it all you got! I chart my course before navigating through (2 comments)
Cecil County Md. Foreclosure Find of the Week 2/21/11 16 ac. 115k - 02/21/11 07:20 PM
This week's Cecil County Foreclosure Find of the Week is just over 16 acres in need of a home to be built on it. This 16 acres is part of the original Vinegar Hill Farm located in Conowingo, Cecil County, Md. The original 1800's farm home was a total loss to fire damage, and needs a new home built on it.Fortunately existing are two barns and a fenced pasture! With a view up on the hill, as far as the eye can see; build you piece of paradise on this wonderful piece of property. In the rear of the property; a (0 comments)
Cecil County, Md. HUD Home in Colora. 4br 1 acre $175k - 02/19/11 05:30 PM
WOW!!! Check out the awesome HUD home in Cecil County, Md. Located in Colora, close to Route1, Route40, and I-95. This great HUD home sits on almost 1 full acre, with 4 spacious bedrooms, and 1 bath. With just a bit of paint and elbow grease, you WILL have tons of instant equity. Serene Cecil County, Md. offers this great home to be yours for as little as 3.5% down! Call this updated farm house your today. Make sure to be all moved in to enjoy a beautiful afternoon on your lovely deck and listen to the birds chirp, and watch (1 comments)
FORECLOSURE FIND OF THE WEEK, Harford County, Md. Vineyard Oak - 02/15/11 04:59 PM
This week in Harford County, Md. there are over 130 bank owned properties! WOW! While most are moving quick, some continue to sit! This new bank owned foreclosure home is located in the Vineyard Oak community, in Harford County, Md. Vineyard Oak is located in Belair, Maryland, and is close to major roads, APG, schools, and shopping. This single family, brick home was built in 1999. Offering 4 bedrooms, and 2 and a half bath, this property has appeal inside out out. The lovely brick home, with an attached 2 car garage sits on just over a half acre. Beautiful molding (0 comments)
Does Your Title Company Provide Enhanced Title Policy, Why do you need it? - 02/15/11 04:27 PM
Why on earth would I need enhanced title policy? Isn't the title insurance going to cover all my needs if any arise? NO! Today, more than ever we need to protect ourselves on any potential clouds on our titles more than ever. With all of the foreclosures in our market, lenders struggle to process the paperwork through the change of hands as best as they can. This is a daunting task, and as a result, there is a growing number of clouded titles resulting from documentation areas. A recent Bloomberg article highlightd the problem. "Defective documentation has created millions of blighted (3 comments)
Cecil County, Maryland, Foreclosure Find of the Week!!! X's 2~~ - 02/14/11 06:40 PM
I have never ever done this. This week's Cecil County Foreclosure Find of the Week is one I have listed before. Maybe no one out there is paying attention to my expertise and can believe the amount of instant equity you can gain by picking up this gem!!! This property in Rising Sun, Cecil County, Maryland, is located on almost 2 awesome acres! Lets take a look at the stats...... Built in 1996, just 15 years young, this great home offers 4 bedrooms, and 2 full baths. Sold in July of 2006 for $338,000, tax records place the assessment value of (0 comments)
Every resale in 6months has been REO or HUD! Autumn Run, Harford County, Md. - 02/12/11 01:26 PM
What makes you want to buy in a community that is still under construction? Buyer incentives from the lender? The fresh paint, and the shiny new appliances? What would sway you from buying the new construction being built in the community, rather than the cheaper resale???? Recently, I decided to take a look at the sales in the community which I have felt for years was nothing more than an overpriced money pit. Autumn Run, located in Abingdon, Harford County, Maryland, is a townhome community. They have been building this community for a few years now, and have been offering sales (1 comments)
Harford County, Md. HUD Home - 02/12/11 11:35 AM
Forget your ideas of what a HUD home is. This beautiful home in Pylesville, Md. sits on over two and a half acres, and is just 6 years young! Consisting of 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 full and one half bath, with 3600 square feet of living space. Boasting a central vac, granite counter tops, a luxurious master bath, it's time to call this gem home! A detached two car garage, offering heat, is a great, great, manspace! For the mechanic, collector, or whatever your pleasure, no need to worry about the cold of winter impeding on your loved hobby. A wonderful (1 comments)
HUD Home Bargain of the Week, Cecil County, Maryland - 02/10/11 11:42 AM
This week in Cecil County, Maryland, there were 14 HUD homes listed. Most HUD homes were located in Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland, but my pick was located in Conowingo, Maryland. Located on just under a half acre is this wonderful split level home. Offering 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, it boasts over 11oo square feet of living space. Just under 30 years old, this home has the potential to shine like a diamond. Close to I-95, Rt.40, Harford County, and Pa. this property is right where you need to be, wherever you work. Don't let the price of $180k fool (0 comments)
HUD Home Bargain of the Week in Chester County, Pa. - 02/10/11 11:29 AM
In Chester County, Pa. this week there are 10 homes listed on the HUD website for sale. They range from single family, semi-detached, to townhomes. Looking for a deal, as always, I came across in Oxford, Pa. Located on a great location in Oxford, Pa. close to the Maryland, Pa. line; is 1902 Twin House Rd. This property is a little rough around the edges, but if you are ready to get your hands dirty, and put in a bit of TLC, this is a great place to call home. Placed on just under a half acre, this 2 bedroom, 1 (0 comments)
Harford County, Maryland, Foreclosure Find of the Week 2/6/11 - 02/09/11 12:03 PM
It may seem today's as if foreclosures are a dime a dozen. In some areas, they may be. This week in Harford County, Maryland, there are over 130 foreclosures listed on the MLS. Some are a better deal than others. Some are a dilapidated mess, while others are nearly new, in pristine condition. This week, I chose a 3415 qt ft. (plus finished basement)home in Abingdon, in the community of Cokesbury Manor. Just 6 years old, sold in 2006 for $508k, and is now listed at the slim price of $335k. In great condition, this deal features many updates throughout the home. (1 comments)
Don't let the overgrown landscaping fool you! This nearly new home offers over 4000 st ft of living space, on 2 over acres! A three car garage offers a spot for your vehicles, to protect them for winter's wrath, and space for storage! Granite counter tops line the kitchen counters, 2 roaring fireplaces to keep this grand property warm, and a spectacular staircase greets you upon entry. Boasting 4 bedrooms, and a den as a possible 5th, and 3 full and a half baths. Instant equity awaits with a price of $382k, as it was assessed for over $550k in 2010, (0 comments)
Chester County Deal of the Week, Nearly New 4br,2.5 bath 199k! - 02/08/11 09:10 AM
This week in Chester County, I found (as always :) an awesome deal for those of you looking to move in with instant equity. That can be rare these days, so when the chance arises jump on it. Located in the Octorara School District, in Parkesburg, Chester County, just 9 years young, this home is just waiting for the right buyer to settle in and call it theirs. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths, on .35 acres, this property is a diamond waiting to shine. A finished basement allows extra space, amidst the owners suite is a spacious master bath with separate tub (0 comments)
Harford County, Maryland, Market Report December 2010 - 02/04/11 01:00 PM
Harford County, Md.. had amazing numbers this holiday season in regards to home sales... Just when most thought the market was hibernating through winter, it pulled out these stats. Check them out, as well as how they measured up to last year!!! In December of 2010, in Harford County, Md. there were 228 homes placed on the market. That is down 8% from 211 from last year. In December of 2010 there were 180 homes under contract, pending settlement. This is up 52% from 118 last year. That is proof that people are looking and putting contracts in! In December of 2010, there were 199 homes settled and purchased. (1 comments)
Cecil County, Md. Market Report, December 2010 - 02/03/11 11:19 AM
Cecil County, Md.. had amazing numbers this holiday season in regards to home sales... Just when most thought the market was hibernating through winter, it pulled out these stats. Check them out, as well as how they measured up to last year!!! In December of 2010, in Cecil County, Md.. there were 2,132 homes listed on the market. That is down 2.2% from 2,086 from last year. In December of 2010 there were 58 homes under contract, pending settlement. This is up 11.5% from 52 last year. That is proof that people are looking and putting contracts in! In December of 2010, there were 66 homes settled and (0 comments)
Market Report Chester County, Pa. December 2010 - 02/03/11 10:51 AM
Chester County, Pa. had amazing numbers this holiday season in reguards to home sales... Just when most thought the market was hibernating through winter, it pulled out these stats. Check them out, as well as how they measured up tp last year!!! In December of 2010, in Chester County, Pa. there were 3,429 homes listed on the market. That is up 5% from 3,249 from last year. In December of 2010 there were 267 homes under contract, pending settlement. This is up 23% from 217 last year. That is proof that people are looking and putting contracts in! In December of 2010, there were (0 comments)
This Town's Budget Sure Got Them in a Pickle - 02/01/11 07:38 PM
As taxpayers, we all moan and groan of the amount of taxes we have to pay to our local city, county, or township. Personally, it drives me crazy my property taxes here in Chester County, Pa. are upwards of $9000 a year. What we can we do? My grandmother always used to say, "All I HAVE to do is live, die, and pay taxes." So, I suppose she is right. For our dollars we shell out for taxes, we do expect certain things in return. One thing we do come to expect around here, is a big portion of the budget (0 comments)
It is definitely time to start thinking about the spring market.... - 02/01/11 01:23 PM
It may be hard to believe, but Spring is right around the corner. Yes, we can lose sight of this in the midst of countless snow and ice storms, among shovels, and salt. Though this is the case these short Winter days, we need to look at the glass half full. Soon, the days will draw longer, the temperatures will rise, and the daffodils will be blooming. When the grass turns green, the flowers are popping up, and the fresh smell of spring is in the air, is the best time to get your home on the market! We all get (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.