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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 7
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 Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 14
We do not exist in a vacuum and the world does not revolve around us, but tell that to some Sacramento Realtors. I may try to explain that we can't arbitrarily change the terms of our California Residential Purchase Agreement, but having a buyer's agent stick her fingers into her ears and hum to ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
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 Robert Smith, SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan
(Preview Properties, PC -
Comments 3
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...
By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 0
Before you take any step on renovating your property, you ought to analyze all your reasons for doing it, your desires, and how much capital you have for renovations before implementing your plans. The best option for you is to hire a professional licensed inspector in order to survey your house ...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 19
 The out of the area agent called about condo listing. When I told her that this condo was not on the Ocean, she was very upset. - I did not know... I asked her why this was a problem. Itwas 4-5-minute walk to the ocean. She said because of the view. But the view from this not-direct oceanfront c...
By Blair Ballin
(Conway Real Estate)
Comments 1
I know pay per click has been around for "awhile" and agents have constantly been looking for the next best thing. Should I get the Boomtown site, Commissions Inc, Kunversion, Real Geeks, REW, etc?I am going to try to focus on the facts only-as should any article. Honestly, my opinion is my opini...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 12
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 Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA
(Homesmart International)
Comments 3
 How Often do You LISTEN Closely to What People Say? It is not uncommon to find someone every day whining, or complaining or giving an objection as to: WHY something can't happen. Someone should write a book, no one will write a book I should write a humorous book: 274 Reasons WHY Today is not a ...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA
(Homesmart International)
Comments 0
 Expectations Did you know Einstein said: Imagination is more powerful than knowledge? Well expectation and imagination both fit real close to each other. I do not believe there has been fore than 247 days out of the past 12,770 that I have not had the expectations of meeting someone in each of t...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
As we come close to end of the year (wow - how fast the time flies!), I am sure you want to end your year with a bang!So here's ONE TIP - take the training -  Peak Producers!(FYI - The promotion of $50 off was for limited time only.) It happens to many professionals when they’ve been in their car...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 11
"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 Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az
(Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living)
Comments 14
I usually attend my home inspections.  I find many people moving to the Arizona desert find homes here different than homes in the Midwest or east coast.  Tile roofs are new to them,  electrical panels on the outside of the house may be a surprise (rather inside( , etc.Also in Arizona we say home...
By Buffini & Company
Comments 19
It happens to many professionals when they’ve been in their careers for a long time—they get burned out and begin looking for greener pastures. This happens in real estate more often than many other careers. The roller coaster of the real estate market has left many agents sick and ready to get o...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA
(Homesmart International)
Comments 1
 Real Estate Agents: Have you visited a Toastmasters Club YET? Sometimes if you get off track and happen to listen to the negative things happening in the world nowadays I believe the three safest places in the world now: home, church and Toastmasters.  At home it is just family, at church there ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 13
 Thank You Notes Are Still Appreciated One of the callers from my radio show wanted to sell a property in Ocean City and he wanted me to be his agent. Sorry but not possible since Ocean City is over 100 miles away. He was not pleased with any of his past agents and wanted me to come down to the o...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Devel
(Waller Group)
Comments 6
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Highland Park  Highland Park $3,219,990 5 5 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,595,000 4 5 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,895,000 5 5 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,950,000 5 5 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,950,000 5 4 Highland Park  Highland Park...
By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 1
Don't Panic! Market Fluctuations Are Very Normal I am sure in the past week many of you have had buyers or sellers voice concern over the state of the real estate market in relation to the stock market challenges as many people are sensitive to stock market fluctuations. While there is no disput...
By Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling
(Fonville Morisey-CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN)
Comments 2
There is a great report by Wallethub that ranks the top 300 housing markets in the country & Cary ranked #8!  To help prospective home buyers find the most attractive markets, WalletHub compared 300 U.S. cities across 14 key metrics, including the percentage of homes with negative equity, average...
By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(, covering California & most other states)
Comments 2
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...