Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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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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
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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
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
What does a housing boom mean? Well for the past 5 years Columbia has been the definition of this term. Homes being built left and right, new developments popping up all over town, commercial structures being sought out on every street corner and to facilitate this lending institutions and Realtors bouncing out of the wood work.
My how times have changed. The inventory of homes has sky rocketed, vacancy rates are at all time highs, and lending institutions are closing. Just over the past year we have seen HomeStar Mortgage leave town, Mortgage Trust has closed, First Community Mortgage has left, TE Mortgage is now gone and the list continues. We have also recently seen one of the biggest builders in Columbia begin to auction off his inventory. Brandon Pace Construction has begun a process of auctioning 24 homes, why? Because the market has such a plethora of inventory that homes are simply not selling like they used too. The market has become saturated with homes, would be buyers have gotten scared over the uncertainty of the housing bubble, rising interest rates and high oil prices. Look around Columbia we have multiple developments still being done. The biggest development ever in Columbia, Old Hawthorne has finally begun it's first home, to accompany this we have Copperstone, The Vinyards and Arbor Pointe just to name a few.
What must happen in order for the Columbia bubble to recede? Exactly what seems to be taken place at this very moment. Builders must halt building so many homes, building permits are down and new construction is slowing at a very fast pace. The inventory of homes must significantly decrease, unfortunately there are so many homes out there I believe this will take all of 2007' to accomplish. To help the situation the Fed must help us with rates and oil prices must fall. The later has already begun, oil prices are at an 18 month low. They have gone from upwards of $76 a barrel to below $54. Unfortunately for us the Fed moves at a turtles pace in a rabbits world!
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.