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?

You've got the questions and your colleagues here at AR have the answers. It's at your fingertips – finally.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry


By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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The Baby Boomers were the last generation in America to have a fairly settled down existence, often living for 30 years or longer in the same house or apartment. Every generation since then has become increasingly mobile, until today it is estimated that the average 20-year-old will move residenc...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Throughout our eco-conscious (and money-conscious) age, there’s really no excuse for wasting energy in your house. You will find numerous extremely easy, small things you can do now to minimize your use of energy resources and reduce your bill from the utility company. In 2015, families and busin...

By Joe Lattanzio
(Russell Real Estate Services)
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 In recent years, building an environmentally friendly home or updating an existing home to be more energy efficient has become much more mainstream. While building an entirely green residence isn’t always fiscally possible, simple eco-friendly building techniques and upgrades will ultimately low...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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   Pennsylvania Realtors receive Calls to Action . This is when we are encouraged to contact out local Congressmen or Senator to support a bill that is important to our industry .  This Call to Action I found very interesting . It is the first time I have heard of it . I hope to receive more info...

By Patricia Zars & Lane Rogers, Let Z&R Help You Make Your Next Move!
(Z&R Real Estate Group - powered by eXp)
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We have owned one of San Antonio's top Independent Brokerages for about 9 years... In December 2017, after 2 years of research & observation, we decided to join our brokerage with eXp Realty!eXp is officially the fastest growing real estate company in US History. Many see what the benefits are fo...

By Matt Sarver, The Sarver Group Team Leader
(Keller Williams Realty)
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By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 4/13/18  BY KRISTIN JOHNSTON - REALTOR®   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 4/13/18.  I ...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
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     New Construction is an amazing industry, but mistakes happen, and if you think they don't then you knowledge of new construction is limited, it is the nature of the beast. I have been in the industry for 14 years. When you have a million moving parts to a product mistakes happen. Yes ,I have...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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Abundance vs. Scarcity MentalityA while ago I watched an interview of Bill Gates where the interviewer asked him how he felt about all the people in Asia who were openly selling pirated copies of Windows and other Microsoft products.Bill's reply was something to the effect that this is a good thi...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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 Whether you’re selling your home in Southwest Florida or San Diego, one question often ranks above the rest. And that’s: “What’s my home really worth?” For sellers, getting the most dollar for their asset is usually the highest priority. While that is true, selling in your desired timeline, as w...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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For those that missed Beth Atalay blog first time around, here it is again!!!! You Can NOT Succeed in Real Estate Without a Large SOIThere’s been a lot of talks lately regarding the real estate industry. There are so many changes, I can’t even keep up with them all. New agents, as well as veteran...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
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Thinking of relocating to Nassau County? This is a must-see in Hewlett, Long Island. Location, space and layout make this the perfect home. Five very large bedrooms, all on the same floor, make it practical, as well. 

By Alyse "Aly" Sands
(Village Real Estate Services)
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My buyer lost a multiple offer bid today because he is eligible for a VA loan. The listing agent/owner told me when I asked why he didn’t win, “The AV loan (yes, that’s what he said) is going to be difficult so we chose a Conventional loan”. I asked if the offer, itself, was competitive. He respo...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
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The Climer School of Real Estate will be offering the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate 63 Hour Pre License classes in Spanish, starting in January. A prospective licensee can take the state exam in spanish, and there is even a text book in spanish. For some reason, a true 63 hour pre license c...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
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 LISTEN HERE  Steven G. Isn’t your typical interior designer basically he is a straight talker with over 35 years plus experience working with some of the most wealthiest people in South Florida and nationwide. What are some of things you will learn from this interview?1 – How to service this typ...

By Leah McNamara ABR BPOR CIPS CNE CRS e-PRO GREEN GRI MRP, raising the bar in real estate services
(Best Practices Realty)
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Given the precipitous fall in the value of Zillow stock yesterday following their announcement on Thursday that they're now in the house flipping business, the timing of recent insider trades at Zillow is interesting to say the least. On April 4th, Amy Bohutinsky the Chief Operating Officer (COO)...

By Alesha A. Wilson, M.Ed., MRP, Buy and Sell with Confidence
(525 Realty Group)
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It was 2:35 p.m. at an Open House, one beautiful Sunday afternoon.  The agent was thrilled to see so many viewers enter the home in less than an hour.  She was busy answering questions about square footage and upgrades, when Mr. Minor 7 walked in.With guitar (aka notebook) in hand, he proceeded t...

By Leah McNamara ABR BPOR CIPS CNE CRS e-PRO GREEN GRI MRP, raising the bar in real estate services
(Best Practices Realty)
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Following Zillow's announcement on Thursday that it was getting into the house flipping business, the stock market judged this to be an ill thought out and high-risk venture, punishing Zillow with a whopping 7.31% drop in the stock price (and a further fall in after-hours trading). Evidently, the...

By Jamie Parker Gwinnett, Realtor, Snellville Homes
(Exp Realty)
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Amazing 4 sided brick home in the prestigious Villas at Knollwood Lakes! Space is the definition on this house. Double master bedrms/kitchens-master on the main & a handicap accessible one in the bsmt. High end finishes throughout. Amazing in-law suite in the lavishly finished basement w/gourmet ...

By Patti Robinson, Always Keeping Design in Mind
(Polished Pillars Staging LLC)
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Most of us who work with the public attempt to make ourselves easy to contact. Through personalized web sites, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and on and on, our goal is to get the public to respond to our Call To Action.  Most of us have had our credit and debit cards compromis...