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 Jeremy Williams, Building Businesses Worth Owning
(Keller Williams Realty Northeast)
Comments 7
  Senior Team Leader, Michael Clapp of KW Northeast Becomes Part of the Decorations KW Northeast located in Kingwood, Texas recently had their annual door decorating contest with the money raised from the event donated to the KW Family Fund. Watch video of agent testimonials. The KW Family Fund w...
By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 1
As we wind down 2014 and we have a chance to sit back and enjoy our family and friends I wanted to take a minute and thank you for following my blog. I want to thank you for being a part of my life. I want to thank you for being there when I really needed people this past year. Sometimes we don't...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 72
HR 5771 - Good News for Home Owners          HR 5771 just passed through the Senate and was already approved by the House.  With a penstroke by the President it will be official.  At this point that's a formality.  While there are quite a few things included in HR 5771, there are 2 areas of inter...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
Comments 53
Whether it's your annual Christmas season travel plans or that Summer time get-away, millions of Americans travel all over the Country and the Globe to enjoy their hard earned vacations. But what about your house? How do you make sure your home is the same as when you left it when you return? He...
By Svetlana Stolyarova, Local-n-Global Realty, Broker 216-548-4663
(Local-n-Global Realty, Cleveland and International Real Estate Solution)
Comments 0
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! Happy Holidays! We decided not to stop watching the market even during the Holidays. Here is today's hotsheet for Shaker Heights Real Estate sales and rentals.   New listings in Shaker Heights: Shaker Heights homes and condominimums for sale 3166 Becket Rd, C...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Comments 24
    Merry Christmas from our home to yours.   We at Albuquerque Homes Realty would love to assist you with all your Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Surrounding NM real estate needs.   Simply contact REALTOR® John McCormack and put his years of real estate knowledge and experience to work for you.   ...
By Kim Bregman, Exclusive Buyer Agent in S. Florida and Western NC
(Optima Properties)
Comments 4
One of the first questions I get when reviewing an Offer to Purchase or Real Estate contract with a Buyer is “ What is Title Insurance” and “Why do I need it?”   These are great questions and ones every savvy (or even bewildered) homebuyer should be asking. Title insurance is normally purchased a...
By Kelly Young, Colorado Springs Real Estate ~ 719-226-0126
(The Platinum Group Realtors)
Comments 59
Driving home today I was listening to an interview on NPR with Garth Brooks.  He was talking about going home to Oklahoma and realizing that he did not know his 3 young daughters very well and they did not really know their Dad.  At that time he decided to step aside from his music career and be ...
By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
Comments 4
Delafield Wisconsin is one of those cities that you come to visit and one day soon you eventually move to because you feel like home and you really could not ask for any more. Lots of great people, wonderful restaurants, terrific shopping, lakes, parks, and golf courses, and so much more. It's ri...
By Kasey & John Boles - Jon Gosche Real Estate, Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, Boise ID)
Comments 0
Twas the night before Christmas....... What a better way to end our countdown then by introducing you to our office Broker!   Meet Jon Gosche 208-870-2115 Website Jon Gosche is our office Broker and has been in real estate for more than 30 years.  Kasey and John Boles are not only valued agents o...
By Diane M. Phillips, Realtor 443-286-4365
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 8
A new customer and I have been trying to connect regarding a property in Baltimore County, MD. The last few days have been very busy. I was negotiating a contract, handling the last minute details for a closing that took place earlier today and unfortunately attending a funeral for a dear friend....
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 24
Another Just Sold Home in Bluff City, TN 12-23-14 …Check Out 238 Apple Ridge Drive!   REAL ESTATE NEWS FLASH!   Check out the latest news ....Another Just Sold Home in Bluff City, TN 12-23-14 …Check Out 238 Apple Ridge Drive!   This was a great home Listed in Apple Ridge Subdivision by Remax Resu...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 10
Unwrap a Brand New Southshore Aurora CO home for Christmas   Have you been dreaming of a brand new home?  Century Communities has some gorgeous brand new homes ready to wrap and put under your Christmas tree.    Century Communities in Southshore Aurora CO 80016 has three homes ready for delivery ...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 5
Cedar Park TX 78613  Cedar Park was founded in 1887 and incorporated in 1937 as a city; it has become one of Austin’s third largest cities according to Forbes Magazine and one of the fastest growing suburbs of Austin, located just a short 18 minute drive to downtown Austin on a good driving day, ...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 14
  Rhinoceros     This photo has been a favorite of mine since I took the picture at the Fort Worth Zoo this past summer in 2014. I like it better in black and white because it allows the viewer to focus on the subject and to fully appreciate how magnificent this prehistoric creature truly is! By...
By Keith Strawn, www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com
(www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty))
Comments 1
There is a saying, "It's not closed until it's closed." Sometimes, it's not closed until after closing.  Take my closing yesterday. After closing, the lender sprung a couple of conditions on us. I won't boar everyone with the details, but the buyer's agent and seller's agent got on the phone and ...
By Lainie Ramsey, Lake Texoma Expert
(The Homes By Lainie Team)
Comments 1
 This is a beautiful .32 acre shady lot, gently sloped for the good drainage you need. This lot is approximately 50 yards from the water, and it backs to Corps of Engineers property! Walk to one of the most gorgeous, sandy beaches in the area! Lovely neighborhood...This is a great place for your ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 20
Under Contract in Manassas Va in the Lee Square Subdivision 9539 Mine Gap Way Manassas, Va 20110 My first time homebuyer knew this was the home as soon as we walked in. It was our first time out together and this was the second home we toured. Being a referral we already had a great rapport and h...
By Lainie Ramsey, Lake Texoma Expert
(The Homes By Lainie Team)
Comments 1
This commercial property on FM 1417 is located less than 2 miles from N.E. Texas Regional Airport, and under a mile from the Hwy 82 intersection!   Five store or office fronts with ample parking are available, for sale or lease.   The property has a large, triple-portioned warehouse in the rear, ...
By Kristin Hamilton, (909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
Santa Won't Have any Problems Finding Calimesa with Holiday Lights  Holiday Lights in Calimesa CA are Shining & Spectacular   We went out the other night and drove through Calimesa and lights were everywhere. And not just a row of lights across the eaves or a lit snowman (like my house) but hundr...