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
Mortgage Interest Rate lock Advice for locks within 8 days: LOCK
Mortgage Points based on 3.5% Mortgage Backed Securities are up 09. If you have an unlocked loan closing in the next seven days, today would be a good day to lock.
30 Day Mortgage Interest Rate Lock or Float Advice: LOCK
The Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) market way overbought and in this uncertain market the best long term advice is to lock at historic low rates.
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MORTGAGE NEWS BRIEFS
Multistate AG settlement of illegal foreclosure practices Federal and state officials are preparing to announce a historic settlement, worth up to $39.5 billion and covering nearly all 50 states to resolve allegations that the nation's five largest mortgage servicers engaged in illegal and improper foreclosure practices, the Financial Times reports, sourcing people with knowledge of the matter. Read More Housing Wire
Knowledge of Unreported Fraud is Fraud Rule Requires Nonbank Lenders, Originators to Report Fraud By: Ryan Schuette A financial fraud task force cleared a final rule Tuesday that requires nonbank mortgage lenders and originators to report suspicious activity related to mortgage fraud. Read More MReport
A Family and a Hit Man Receive Hefty Sentences for Mortgage Fraud A federal court sentenced three family members to prison Monday for their role in $11 million in mortgage fraud, just as another court upped the sentence for a onetime company executive-turned-hit man currently serving time. » Read More MReport
Housing Crisis to End in 2012 as Banks Loosen Credit Standards By Krista Franks Capital Economics expects the housing crisis to end this year, according to a report released Tuesday. One of the reasons: loosening credit. Read More DSNews
When Politics trumps common Sense. Who Will Work for Peanuts? Senators Introduce Bill to Pay GSE Execs Federal Salaries Ryan Schuette Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle introduced legislation Thursday to curb multibillion-dollar bonuses for senior-level executives with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read More MReport
Presidential Campaign Tactics or Something Real? Obama Unveils New Refi Plan, Homeowner 'Bill of Rights' The Obama administration rolled out an ambitious package of benefits and structural changes Wednesday for homeowners who want to refinance their loans. The plan would cost anywhere from $5 billion to $10 billion and pay for itself with fees exacted from financial institutions. If it makes it into law, the bill would significantly expand refinancing opportunities for underwater borrowers, shift appraisal responsibilities in distressed neighborhoods to an automated system under the GSEs, and offer new servicing reforms. » Read More MReport
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.