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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
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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 time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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.
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
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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
Mortgage Interest Rate lock Advice for locks within 8 days: LOCK
Mortgage Points based on 3.5% Mortgage Backed Securities are down 0.10 point
30 Day Mortgage Interest Rate Lock or Float Advice: LOCK
Rates are presently excellent and the best advice is to lock whenever possible
MORTGAGE MARKET INDICATORS
National Average Fixed Rate Mortgage 3.88% MBS (3.5%) - 103.58, High: 103.58, Low: 103.44 DJI Stocks closed at $13,017.61, Down $-15.14, Change -0.116% Asian & European Stock Market Indexes Down -0.231% Nymex Crude Oil Currently $102.53 Down $0.14 Gold 1 Once - 1645.7
MORTGAGE NEWS BRIEFS
Debt Crises Inspire 6.9% Pick-Up in Loan Volume: By: Ryan Schuette Debt crises in Europe spurred a wave of refinance applications last week, leading mortgage loan applications to tick up by 6.9 percent, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)Read More MReport
Zillow Adds Real Estate Agent Hub to Online Offerings Rolling out a new online platform for real estate agents, Zillow, Inc., recently announced the launch of Agent Hub. Zillow's tool will give users a place to find and manage information from the website in one location. »Read More MReport
Romney's Mortgage-Tax Reduction Plan Is a Drop in the Bucket By Deborah Solomon Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was overheard this weekend saying he'd tinker with the ever-popular mortgage-interest tax deduction to help achieve his goal of cutting individual tax rates across the board by 20 percent. >> Read More Bloomburg
How you do write an offer so it will NOT be immediately Rejected Great tips for home buyers and buyer's agents by Steve Mun a successful San Jose Listing agent. It is also helpful to read the blog comments >>Read More ActiveRain
Social-Media Strategy: What You Need Now To Build Business Online Now you won't need a dozen social-media sites to properly harness the power of the Internet and propel your business forward. You may, however, want to consider your choices, your purposes, and which options make the most sense for your business and what you'd like to accomplish.>>Read More The Ibis Network
FHA delays controversial $1,000 collections rule By Jon Prior The Federal Housing Administration rescinded and will delay a rule that as of April 1 prohibited borrowers with more than $1,000 in disputed collections accounts from getting a federally backed mortgage, according to a notice sent late Friday >> Read More HousingWire
An elevator speech is a 30-120 second explanation of what you do that you may make to a person you meet in an elevator, perhaps, or at the checkout line at the grocery store or just about anywhere. Wayne and Jean Marie Zuh
Home Prices Climbed 0.7% in February: By Ryan Schuette Home prices for non-distressed property sales ticked up 0.7 percent in February from January, even while figures for the same fell by 2 percent year-over-year, according to CoreLogic >>Read More MReport
Markets Hit Hard Tuesday With Release of the 3/13 FMOC Minutes
Good economic news is not good for mortgage rates and gold. Gold fell hard, rates climbed and stocks rolled over while the dollar rallied. The minutes revealed the Fed is optimistice about the economy. Inflation and the EU will remain contained and the forecast for GDP may be revised upward.
Another Tax by Another Name Directed at First Time Buyers
A House committee voted unanimously to pass a bill that looks to give a boost to the Federal Housing Administration through increased mortgage insurance premium caps and other changes. The FHA, under the bill, could charge up to 2.05% for its annual mortgage premium, up from a current 1.55% maximum... Read More HousingWire.
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.