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
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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
Are we safe in securing a home through a contract sale?
When purchasing a home on a land contract several issues should be addressed.
Is there an outstanding Mortgage?
Contract formalized or notarized?
Purchase Price: Make sure you have a written agreement, not verbal. Only a written agreement will stand up in a court dispute. Any down payment money should also be noted in writing along with any specifics of the contract such as late fees, pre-payment penalties, interest rate, Pick up a land contract form and make sure you cover all aspects of the agreement before signatures are obtained.
Taxes: Property taxes in the state of Indiana are in arrears. Make sure you check with the Local County or city office to make sure there are no back taxes owing or chances of the property being offered on a tax sales. The purchaser should make sure that the taxes are prorated (pay only from time of contract date).
Assessments: Depending on the property location, assessments may range from water or sewer charges to tap into the existing lines or for lines that may be scheduled. Check the area for current assessments.
Outstanding Mortgage: This is a situation you may want to steer clear of. If a seller has an existing mortgage on the property the mortgage company may have restrictions that you are not aware of. The interest rate on the seller's mortgage may go up and in turn cause a higher payment, longer term, and even cost more than the original negotiated sales price.
Contract Notarized: Make sure your contract has been notarized; this will help in several ways. Mortgage and homestead exemptions may apply in the state and help to reduce the property taxes in the years to come. Another important issue is that once a contract is notarized it becomes a legal document that has been witness by a third party. This may help if any disputes arise later.
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.