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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 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
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Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
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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
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The housing market is in the final stages of a crash and recovery cycle. For the last several years, many people who wanted to sell their homes and move up to something more appropriate for themselves and their families have voluntarily remained frozen in their tracks. Many saw their home values drop again and again. They couldn't believe it was happening. Ask why they didn't want to make a move, and the answer was often that they just couldn't believe it was happening.
Now the market has stabilized, and the kids are halfway to the age when they'll be moving out. They will have survived without the better opportunities that the newer and better home and neighborhood would have provided. Prices are not dropping, maybe even rising a bit. The house is not worth what it was worth in 2005, or 2006, or 2007, etc. It' may be worth a little more than last year, but it's not worth what it once was. In the meantime, that move-up house is increasing in price. They can't believe it's happening, and they are still on the fence.
It all reminds me of Bill Cosby's song about a little old man who keeps getting run over by a train and stomped on by elephants (probably donkeys too). When ha asks why the old man doesn't move, the reply is, "Cause I can't believe tht this happened." Well, the housing crash happened, and if you're still sitting there in disbelief, you may want to check on your personal progress. Believe that the house isn't worth what it was. Believe that there are better places to live than here. Believe that your life is only going to happen once. Believe that now is the best time to choose the lifestyle upgrade you deserve. The alternative is to wait until interest rates and the price of the upgrade home both go way up, and the elephants will again be stomping on you. Call me if you want help.
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.