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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
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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.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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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.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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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
Why are falling prices seen as bad news? Last few years the media has insisted that rising prices are bad news. In fact there was seldom a day that did not feature a story on the low affordability index (remember that), how fewer and fewer families could afford to buy even an 'entry level house' in this overheated market and so would have to rent.
What about now then, now that prices are down 10 -15%? Now that prices have fallen this is great news! Affordability index has fallen sharpley, and although loans are harder to qualify for (read normal) there are good deals to be had. In the long term lower house prices will allow more folks to stay in the area. Companies who previously could not attract workers to the bay area and indeed were being forced to leave will now have the option to stay and workers will be more inclined to move here after all.
Families who in 2005 could not afford to move up to a larger home, will now find if they do the math, that it is now relatively more affordable for them to do so, and although their house will sell for less, the destination house will be purchased for proportionately less also.
Make no mistake, this slowdown although fairly widespread will not last forever, since more people are still moving into the state that moving out.
I say to sellers now, forget 2005 prices, they are gone. Be realistic and you will sell your house. No doubt, wherever you move to, the money you feel you have 'lost' on your home sale, you will more than make up on a purchase. All you are doing is transferring your equity!
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.