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 Susan Haughton, Your Client-centric Alexandria VA REALTOR
(Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 6
Virginia is a Wet Settlement State and NO, that does not mean there are adult beverages at settlement, although sometimes I think that might be a fine idea... A wet settlement means the money is there and that there is a law in place that limits how much time can elapse between the signing of the...
By Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale
(RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate)
Comments 6
    On this Thanksgiving Day, forget the sales and Black Friday tomorrow.  Rather take the time to relax and enjoy your friends and family.   I am sure all the food will be delicious.  Enjoy it.... but remember that enjoying a meal with people you care about anytime is good reason to give thanks...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 12
      Unity on the Bay, the large all inclusive church in Edgewater with a fantastic waterfront piece of real estate wants to sell most of its parking lot. At one point the church was in talks with two developers to purchase about two-thirds of the congregation's large surface parking lot along 2...
By Christine Bohn, Realtor, Gainesville FL
(RE/MAX Professionals)
Comments 1
Gainesville Florida Real Estate Market Report for Single Family Homes Sold in October 2014.  Here you will find the three-month statistics for Gainesville Florida single family homes real estate market for August, September and October 2014. The chart below shows the number of NEW LISTINGS that c...
By Kenneth Rossman, FL Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #RZ3504
(Appraiser, Ken Rossman)
Comments 3
Are real estate appraisals really necessary?The Importance Of A Professional Real Estate Appraisal Because much private, corporate, and public wealth lies in real estate, the determination of its value is essential to the economic well-being of society. It is the job of the professional appraiser...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 20
Chicago IL West Ridge or West Rogers Park Real Estate The area of Chicago IL called West Rogers Park or By Realtors "West Ridge" is a having great success continuing it's Real Estate Sales even though the Holiday season gets closer. This beautiful community has so many of the houses that fit unde...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 17
  So Its That Time Of Year Again, Get The Ladder.   We try to get to many of the properties to clear the gutters before the major rain season. That has been interesting in the drought years! :) The idea is the get the months of debris out so that the water can flow freely during the heavy rains. ...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 1
These two loan programs each have their place in your business. When do you know which one is the best for your client?  FHA 203k typically is for lower credit scores or clients with smaller down payments or both. Loan limits in many Bay Area Counties is up to $625,500 for a SFR and over $1.2MM f...
By The Isaacs Team, Savvy agents/Superior service/Successful outcomes
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
New Condos Logan Circle DC - The Holm 1550 11th Street NW DC 20005 Under construction with an eye towards spring 2015 delivery is a new mixed-use development of 38 one bedroom, one +Den, two bedroom and two bedroom+Den condominiums and ground floor retail dubbed The Holm on the former Diamond Ca...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 19
Happy Thanksgiving from Timber Pines!   Timber Pines residents are ready to gobble it all up this Thanksgiving holiday!  Once again they have demonstrated their community spirit and have decorated their community for the upcoming holiday! It sure looks nice!   Timber Pines is a 55+ community in S...
By Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate, 25 years experience -Residential Real Estate Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner)
Comments 1
Greenville SC  Why live in Greenville SC Tall trees, wide sidewalks and unique sculptures line Greenville South Carolina's Main Street.Downtown Greenville still has a hometown feel but is the thriving cultural and entertainment center of Upstate SC. In 2003 Greenville won the prestigious  Great A...
By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR ABR, SFR, SRES - Amelia Island
(Century 21 John T. Ferreira and Son Inc. 500 Centre St. Amelia Island, Fl 32034)
Comments 15
I once had a broker tell my buyers,  "The laws in Virginia go back to the boat in favor of the sellers."   I was in the office on a Sunday afternoon with buyers and my broker happened to stop by to do some work.  While he was there he met the buyers, after hearing that they had lived in several d...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
Comments 6
Risky Wednesday If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. Thomas Aquinas. This little fella was leading his humans to Keewadin Island near Naples, Florida.  Clearly the dog is willing to take a little risk. He was there the whole way, even throu...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 2
  An infographic by the team at Rebates zone .  It's always nice to receive an email informing of yet another award for my Palos Verdes Lifestyle Real Estate Blog.  Actually, I noticed it is an international list of real estate sites--going global is not a bad thing either. Although they did not ...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson 541-659-1620, The Naked Blogger - Straight Talk ~ Real Joy
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
Comments 17
Today, I looked up into the heavens and said... Yes, there is a God!  With little time to spare, but plenty of fret to waste, we held our breath as I presented our 5th written offer for my clients.  For a moment, I felt like Moses pleading with God... Please don't let my people be homeless! With ...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 11
From the Real Estate Files of My Mind: To paraphrase Bill Clinton, I feel your pain, only this time the pain, or at least disappointment was mine. Years ago, I sent past clients (two transactions and a referral with them) to an open house in their neighborhood on a street they highly coveted.  T...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 5
Many of the investors and real estate professional have expressed negativity about investing or owning a condo in Northern Virginia area. On the surface biggest concerns many of them have is high condo fee. However, in order to understand if a condo is a right investment or not there is more know...
By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
Comments 8
I took this photo on the edge of  Mount Vernon, Ohio near the Mount Vernon Nazarene University and the high school ball fields.  The sky color was so spectacular and looked like it ws filled with rainbow colors across the horizon.  I shot nearly a dozen  super colorful photos over the 20 minutes ...
    As the amount of home foreclosures grows across America over these last 5-6 years, they reached record levels and have since ebbed. Yet throught this period of time, an interesting statistic has brought researchers at UNC to conclude foreclosures often might have been permanently prevented th...
By Captain Wayne Rowlett / Florida Real Estate School, Instructor / Owner of Rowlett Real Estate School
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
Comments 4
BECOME INACTIVE -SALES ASSOCIATE OR BROKER SALES ASSOCIATE (FORM RE 11) This transaction is used to deactivate a license status under a particular qualifying broker or owner/developer. Application Requirements:   APPLICATION: You can complete this application by clicking on the "Printable Applica...