Real Estate General Information

Finally – a place for real estate consumers to bring all of their questions and find answers from the experts. Unlike many sites that plaster articles written by authors with dubious real estate credentials, ActiveRain gives you the skinny from the pros. How?


ActiveRain is the real estate industry's favorite hang-out – a virtual water cooler for real estate professionals.


Imagine walking into the break room of a mega real estate office that houses over 300,000 real estate agents, and then being able to pick the brains of some of the best minds in your market. Questions on moving, relocation to a new area, vacation homes or just buying and selling real estate in general are all fair game.


ActiveRain's current content library contains millions of articles. You'll find articles on everything from investing in real estate to what to watch out for when renting. If you can't find what you're looking for, stick around – the pages are updated constantly and new, fresh information is added daily.


If you're in the market to buy, sell, rent, stage or even refinance a home and have questions, congratulations – you've found the mother lode of answers here at ActiveRain!

Trending blogs on Real Estate General Information

 
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 14
  Subdividing Farm Acreage Into Smaller Lots - Is It Worth It?                                                            Lots of open space and large acreage farms are slowly disappearing from Eastern Pennsylvania.  It seems that many are under the impression that if the property is subdivided i...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 32
  You Are NOT Ready To Sell Your House Yet!!Homeowners decide to sell their house for number of reasons. Regardless of the reason, the sale price of their house is dictated by local market conditions. Homes are worth as much as buyers are willing to pay! Nothing more, nothing less. In some parts ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 88
Have Some Fun With Color on Your Front Door   Front doors are many times a different color than the rest of the house.  Many people use this opportunity to splash some character on their otherwise beige and white exterior paint color.  Many times, we will see a home that is conservative in color ...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
Comments 4
MINOT REAL ESTATE 101 #5 Retail Shopping The following map shows the crude approximate location of Minot’s RETAIL shopping districts.   MINOT REAL ESTATE 101    Welcome to Bob Timm’s, National Marketing Realtors, Minot North Dakota Real Estate 101, lesson 5.    The purpose of this ongoing course...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 7
Homes for Sale in the Village at Round Lake -Neighborhood of the Week in Camas, WA Each week, we'll feature one of the many great neighborhoods nestled in the hills and meadows around Camas.  We think Camas offers a great lifestyle with the charm of small-town living with access to the big city a...
By Lance Owens (RS), LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land
(LUVA Real Estate )
Comments 0
Are you thinking about buying property in Kailua Kona on the Big Island?  First, do some research with the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). Hawaii Statute, Chapter 13-275 HAR October 31, 2002 was enacted to "preserve the heritage and aesthetics of the land." So, if you are looking...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 8
Spring Cleaning is what we all do every year.  It gets the house ready for the busy Spring and Summer activities we enjoy.  Usually we are happy with the results, however, if selling your home is in your immediate plans, there is more to do than usual.  Teri covers the extra steps required... A h...
By Becky Bortzfield, Real Estate...It's what we do!
(North Florida Home Team)
Comments 2
  For those who purchased a primary residence in 2014, remember to file your Homestead Exemption.  You will have until March 2, 2015 to do so.  The criterial to file for the Homestead Exemption is you must have legal or equitable title to your property and permanently reside thereon as of Januar...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 22
Amazing Home For Sale in Bristol VA Now Priced at $755,000 ...Check Out 1500 Lee Highway!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!   Check out the latest news for 3.1.2015 .....Amazing Home For Sale in Bristol VA Now Priced at $755,000 ...Check Out 1500 Lee Highway!     There's none like it! There's not one pri...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 5
Blue Ocean Robata and Sushi Bar in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad   The Blue Ocean Robata and Sushi bar is a very popular and fairly new dining destination in Carlsbad Village, and a fine place to enjoy a wide variety of robata (literally “around the hearth” - from the grill) selections on skewers, ...
By Karen Berg, Experience Matters!
(Queen Creek Realtor, San Tan Valley Realtor, United Brokers Group (602)919-2375)
Comments 0
So where does drinking water come from in Arizona? Most people don't really think about where our water comes from, but it is something we should all pay attention to and know the answer to because water is one of the most basic needs for survival, especially here in the desert! As your Queen Cre...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
Comments 12
  Lewisburg, WV Market Update 2014     Lewisburg WV is located off I-64, Exit 169 in the Greenbrier Valley. This quaint, historic town with a population of under 5,000 is unique.  When you are in Lewisburg relax and enjoy all the events going on in and around town....Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Ca...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 42
SELLING A HOME WHILE IT'S OCCUPIED BY TENANTS Whether it is a seller's market or buyer's market, in order to sell your house, prospecitve buyers must be able to easily see the home before making an offer. Though it is ideal to have your house vacant once you decide to sell, it is not always possi...
By Lance Owens (RS), LUVA llc. Luxury Real Estate, Homes, Condos, Land
(LUVA Real Estate )
Comments 3
March 1, 2015: Where are interest rates headed, if you look at national reports, they claim up↑ Aloha, Lance Owens (RS), here with LUVA Real Estate, we subscribe to KCM and value their research and time they put into getting us the latest on industry news, hope you enjoy the input below. Side not...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 8
Like a kid at the candy store, low cost waterfront properties in Maine are one more attraction here in Vacationland. But like an allowance when you were a kid burning a hole in your pocket in trying to decide what to purchase. You only have so much money to stretch, in what to buy, what is out th...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 20
Yesterday the post was about available signs for the spring market and received two calls for a listing presentation. As with much of the country it has been cold and wet in one form or another and today it looks like good ole March is coming in like a LION and thus should go out like a LAMB if t...
By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 28
The locals refer to the Palos Verdes Peninsula as "The Hill" because it really is a large hill that towers over the flat land and ocean below.  You can imagine the views of water and twinkling city lights this hilltop perch affords the fortunate residents.   I'm always searching for ways to showc...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 7
Need Property Tax Info?  Visit the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Site   The San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector site is a wealth of information for property, and would-be, owners.   Need to pay your tax bill online (instead of via mail, phone or in person)? Or verify payment has ...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 8
As all of my current listings in the area are under contract or have been sold I have FOR SALE signs available to list you home for the coming spring market. Soon there will be flowers  showing there petals, the snow will be gone and because of the shortage of inventory and the spring market will...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 6
The condo market is quiet and even dull in Daytona Beach area. Excellent opportunities are around, but no takers. Guess our condo buyers are stuck in the snow up north... March is the time for bikers, and Bikeweek starts on one week. It runs for 10 days, and there will be hundreds of thousand bik...