ActiveRain secures $2.75 million from HouseValues

Minority investment expected to spur product growth

Real estate social networking site ActiveRain will receive $2.75 million in a Series A minority investment from HouseValues, a real estate marketing and lead-generation company based in Kirkland, Wash., ActiveRain executives announced today.

ActiveRain, based in nearby Seattle, has seen its membership skyrocket to 66,000 members since launching in mid-2006.