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.

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry

By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Comments 16
 I have a new perception of the difficulties that are involved with selling a home.  We listed our home August 14th and didn't have any showings that first weekend and like most sellers, I was disappointed.  I can see why many sellers think their house is going to sell in 24 - 48 hours!  I think ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 15
Waukesha County Real Estate, Homes Over $300K, Kristin Johnston,ReMax    Waukesha Home Sales Over $300,000 From 7/28/15-8/28/15                         The Real Estate Activity For Waukesha County,WI For the Last 30 Days By Kristin Johnston, Remax Realtor, Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI, Wauk...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 8
You are a THINKING about buying a home person and for some time, you have had an awareness on the subject but not really committed. You go about your business but with one eye on homes for sale as you come and go and finally you sight a potential. You pull over to write down the phone number on t...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA
(Homesmart International)
Comments 6
 FEAR OF REJECTION And 10 of those 14 won't sell more than three houses a yearWell we know it is not because they fear earning over $100,000 a year and having to pay income tax on it. Then what would be wrong with that, earning $100,000 and paying $20,000 in taxes giving you $80,000 all for you, ...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Devel
(Waller Group)
Comments 10
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Highland Park  Highland Park $3,219,990 5 5 2 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,595,000 4 5 1 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,795,000 5 5 2 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,895,000 5 5 2 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,950,000 5 5 3 Highlan...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 4
St George Utah Home for Sale | 1635 Maplewood Way 84790 | MLS# 15-167333 | Priced to Sell at $217K! Sellers have recently reduced the price of this well maintained home to get it SOLD. Offering much to a potential buyer with RV parking and no HOA's right in the center of St. George, within Desert...
By Claire Bisignano Chesnoff
(Claire Properties Staten Island, New York)
Comments 0
Claire Bisignano Chesnoff: Mentoring Opportunity: Real EstateAre you a go-getter with your eye on a career in real estate? Do you want to benefit from a highly trained and experienced REALTOR®? Is there a passion for learning and a need to exceed expectations inside you? Claire Bisignano Chesnoff...
By Belinda Johns, Northern Virginia "Hometown" Realtor
(Exit Realty)
Comments 1
The latest Home Depot reports. The last 3 months. On average, shoppers spent more than at any point since 2006 and sales at stores open for a year or more jumped 6%. Americans are ramping up spending on efforts to spruce up newly-purchased homes or ones they'd like to sell. While housing might no...
By Tabitha Rector-Richardson, Premier Homes Realty (443) 415-4215
(Premier Homes Realty)
Comments 93
 Growing Old Gracefully As I was getting ready to go into the office one morning, a paid program came on about an anti-aging skin care product.  What caught my attention was the Real Estate Agent that said she feels that she needs to look younger to compete with the younger new Agents, therefore ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 30
Agents Don't Qualify for Hazard Pay, It's Just Part of the JobIf you are a real estate agent that works the foreclosure and REO real estate markets you have probably seen things that you can put into the book you are going to write one day. I know I am going to have more than one chapter that ref...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(, covering California & most other states)
Comments 5
Menlo Park, Redwood City, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto or anywhere else in the country for that matter.There are serveral options for your next renovation project or remodel project. FHA - The FHA 203k loan has been around since 1961 and stil is one of the best options for the masses. It is the easi...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 12
"Housing, Consumer Confidence" Bright Spots in the Economy? Of course!That, housing and consumer confidence are what the Wall Street Journal yesterday considered to be the bright spots in the U.S. economy. SO WHAT IS NEW ABOUT THAT???? Not a thing.  Housing has been the economic engine that drive...
By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
Comments 0
Thank you so much Lance Martin and Coldwell Banker for your gold sponsorship again this year for I Survived Real Estate 2015. Thank you so much for your tremendous support in helping make this event possible for five years now.Thank you so much Lance and Coldwell Banker for applying your expertis...
By Pat Gage, Digital Marketing, Commercial Real Estate
(Social Media/Internet Web Marketing)
Comments 2
By Pat Gage, Digital Marketing, Commercial Real Estate
(Social Media/Internet Web Marketing)
Comments 1
I know that as many times as I have failed, and I have failed in some very big way both financialy and non-financially, that as bad as it was or I thought it was it really was shapping me for who I am today.I love the part in the video where he states what is so true...that is the only difference...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 9
The recent little tumble on Wall Street that has things going every which way is doing more than meets the eye. Traditionally, investors who are looking for large rate of returns and who also like to compound their earnings when they can go back and forth from the stock market to Real Estate (wit...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 8/28/15              We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the markets and how they are performing.   That is why, I always enjoy Mike's Markets In A Minute Updates.  Here is his latest one for the week ending 8/28/15.  I hope you all had a gr...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Both HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development) as well as the U.S. Census Bureau reported that housing starts in July were at a very healthy 782,000 as compared to June’s 693,000. This is an increase of 12.8% and that is very good news for the housing industry and the economy in g...
By Jennifer Ferri
(Title Junction, LLC)
Comments 1
What Do Title Companies Do For Home BuyersThink about it, you purchase your very first home on a piece of land that you’ve financed for years. Then one day someone knocks on your door and claims that the property you’ve been living on is in fact theirs. The man who sold you the house failed to re...
By Robert Smith, SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan
(Preview Properties, PC -
Comments 4
Freddie Mac  (the Federal  Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) released a report last week indicating that renters living in a (SFR) single family rental (a detached house, a condo or a townhouse) were more likely to purchase a home than a renter in an apartment community.Overall, 55% of renters resp...