Real Estate Industry

“All the news that's fit to print,” or to click, as the case may be, can be found right here at your favorite real estate social networking site, ActiveRain. And here you thought it was merely a great place to chat with colleagues and slap up a blog post or two.

We know you're busy – whether it's trying to fill your pipeline or following up on what's already popped out of the bottom of it. Who has time to read? And, while real estate market news geared toward consumers is easy to round up on the Internet, news for brokers and Realtors is a bit harder to come by.

Your friends at ActiveRain understand how important each of those 168 hours in every week is so we've made it easy for you by consolidating everything you need to know to keep up-to-date with the real estate industry right here, in one place.

How are housing starts looking? Has the FHFA launched any new efforts? How's that Fannie and Freddie loan limit rollercoaster doing?

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry


By Clason Whitney, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate)
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PICK OF THE WEEK... Congratulations to Kim Hurley and Bob Strosser for their listing that got our office Pick of the Week. Outstanding SW Medford home. Beautiful maintained yard. The home has a large living room with tray ceilings. Nice master suite with walk-in closet. The roof has been replaced...

By Erin Mehojah, Real Estate Professional, ABR®, GRI, ASP®
(The K Company Realty)
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The Aurora Reservoir is located east of E-470, and south of I-70.  It is sandwiched between the rolling planes at the east/southest corner of Aurora, and a large number of residential homes on its western side.  The homes are divided amongst three main neighborhoods... Wheatlands, Beacon Point, a...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
Comments 17
Last week I received an offer by email. I have had them before and they nearly always come from a private individual. There is usually a set format. I like this house you have listed. Please open the attached file to see my offer. Or words along this line with maybe more detail. You guessed it I ...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 51
When I read about Bliz's contest, I immediately knew exactly what I wanted to write about. And I also knew I was going to wait until today to post it. That's because the thing I love the most about my job* is that I get to do it with my Valentine. Mary and I have been working together for 19 year...

By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
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Another California hard money loan closed in Mission Viejo, CA. Real estate investor received loan for $210,000 on this single family property appraised for $345,000. See more at more information about The Norris Group's California hard money loans or our California Tr...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 3rd Installment of Highland Pa $6,250,000 4293 4 3 1 A C Bookout $3,250,000 6031 5 6 1 Co-Dcand Park $8,695,000 13984 7 9 3 Henry E Englishs $4,800,000 6421 5 5 2 Highland Park $3,295,000 7406 5 5 2 Highland Park $3,395,000 5612 4 5 2 H...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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Here is my usual round-up of last week's posts:Testimonial Tuesday:  Divine Intervention"Being the best is the only place it is not crowded."Word Wednesday: Layering  "Life is a great big canvas.  Throw all the paint you can on it."Use Scripts With Discretion  What should you say if you don't kno...

By Martha Gomez, Realty ONE Group
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Are you looking for a home for sale in Texas in a community with unmatched amenities? If you are planning to move to Texas, also known as the Lone Star State, soon, you’re probably wondering where is a good place to start looking for homes for sale, luckily, I know just the place!The place I’m ta...
It is getting more difficult to profit by flipping – buying, refurbishing and reselling – commercial real estate. Many players have gotten into the game, bidding prices up on prime properties. Whether you are a real estate agent wanting to advise clients or an investor/speculator with limited fun...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 46
When the market is hot, Real Estate looks easy.Maybe real estate is easy and it's people that are hard?The number of agents goes up too!(50% of the licenses out there are not Realtors ie. not NAR members. So not all sales agents are Realtors).Here's the stats: 2013- 1.04 M. NAR agents and 2.08 mi...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
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Feel like getting out of the city? Your not alone. Many people are choosing square footage and yard space over crowded roads and increasing crime rate. Moving to the suburbs gives you the best of both worlds. More space, yet within the convenience of jobs, restaurants, schools, and markets. "From...

By David Landau, RE/MAX Right Choice
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Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers out looking for a home, which has caused prices to rise.The great news ab...
We received many inquiries for our members regarding the upcoming changes of Zillow regarding manual listing entries of for-sale properties and how it relates to RealBird's automatic listing syndication. We confirmed with Zillow.We are pleased to let you know that we just received confirmation fr...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
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  Follow Me On:   Homes & Money Newsletter – 1st Quarter 2017     Mortgage News The Story on Inventory Limited housing inventory continued to push home prices up in 2016, but the year ended with positive news that might pull potential buyers into the market. Home prices, including distressed sal...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Real Estate Agent.
(Preferred St George Utah Area Real Estate Agent | PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 20
You can change the rules of the game but the game is still playable. For many years now, people have speculated that real estate agents will become 'a thing of the past', that computers will replace them. Numerous articles have been written by people wishing to be heard by sharing their insight. ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 0
Because I'm regularly Blogging on ActiveRain,this  PODCAST  became my opportunity!Since my guest appearance on episode #57, Mail-Right Real Estate Podcast went through some changes and asked me to be the new co-host of the show! This co-host opportunity was a result of my posting on ActiveRain co...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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City Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Frisco Chapel Creek #2a $2,075,000 7479 5 5 1 Frisco Chapel Creek #2a $3,195,000 7634 6 6 3 Frisco Enclave At Stonebriar Creek Estates #2 $2,499,000 8219 5 5 2 Frisco Enclave At Stonebriar Creek Estates #2 $6,495,000 14788 8 9 3 Fr...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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City Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Arlington Brandyridge $100,000 1700 3 2 0 Arlington Brookhollow Arlington $100,000 1382 3 2 0 Arlington Knottingham Add $76,000 1507 3 2 0 Arlington La Frontera $169,900 1858 3 2 0 Arlington Meadow Green Addition $123,000 1486 3 2 ...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 5DSY04 $6,900,000 9510 6 7 2 Azure $4,500,000 5081 3 4 1 Baron $24,500,000 15254 4 6 5 Blk 5076 $3,450,000 6435 4 4 1 Boatwright $3,999,999 4583 4 4 1 Calleja Way Estates $9,790,000 12234 6 9 2 Cedar Spgs 2011 $3,095,000 4776 4 4 0 Char...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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City Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Addison Addison Place Rev $339,000 2262 3 3 0 Addison Allen Bledsoe Abs 157 $1,490,400 6618 5 5 3 Addison Brooktown Twnhs $207,995 1597 3 2 1 Addison Celestial Place $771,000 3619 3 3 1 Addison Celestial Place $979,000 4373 3 3 1 A...