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In February 2012, Case-Shiller and the Zillow Home Value Forecast show further declines in real estate values in 2012.   The ActiveRain Real Estate Recovery or Not Survey conducted in November 2011 and published in February 2012 showed the ActiveRain Real Estate Community calling a bottom in the ...
Pinterest Traffic on ActiveRain is Exploding! There are numerous web posts on Pinterest and using Pinterest for real estate.   I have been playing around with Google Analytics looking at traffic sources for ActiveRain this morning, and though the absolute traffic from Pinterest is modest, it seem...
**The Power of the Community is the Future of ActiveRain** I received a good email from an active member tonight asking why ActiveRain is spending so much time and resource on surveys and infographics.  This leads to why social media and social sharing is so important to the future. In 2011 and 2...
President Barack Obama in Bellevue, WA, February 17, 2012: Long Live the ARPA-E Today was a really exciting day for me.  I was invited to a lunch with President Barack Obama at the Bellevue Westin, in Bellevue, WA outside of Seattle, WA.  There were only about  400 people present.  I used to be C...
So what is the founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman's Action Plan for Networking?  He calls them Reid's Rules. I read a really truly compelling article on CNN last night, pumping Reid Hoffman's new book The Start-Up of You.  The book seems really good.  Reid Hoffman has had an incredible run starting...
Yes, it's that time of year.  Young girls across the country are descending on doorsteps to sell Samoa's, Thin Mints, and Do-Si-Do's.  That's right.  It's GIRL SCOUT COOKIE season. My daughter just turned six and is a Daisy (Girl Scout in training).  This is her first year as a Daisy.  She was re...
There have been a number of blogs posted on ActiveRain (on Tammy, Fred and Katerina's blogs to name three) recently talking about the Stop Online Priacy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).  Both are well intentioned, but poorly crafted.  Both proposed acts in Congress wou...
Hi Everyone, I am very happy to write this blog post! Last week, we finished the upgrade of to the latest software platform (Ruby on Rails 2.3.14) which should enable us to develop on ActiveRain much faster than previously.  This is the end of three month project.  We hit a bump ne...
As members know, we at ActiveRain have been involved in the re-launch of   We all think it is a unique opportunity to build on the name recognition of while creating a real estate web site that cleanly presents real estate professionals to home buyers and sellers.  ...
I bet some of you saw the title of this blog post and shuddered.  This is a short blog post to let everyone know that TLW and I spent an hour on the phone today and talked it out.  We both deeply care about the community,, the employees at ActiveRain and have a vested interest in i...

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