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 Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253, Florida Space Coast Homes
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Well, I started my company by myself about a year ago. I thought I did all the research I needed to do...and I moved forward with a name, logo, business signs, cards, etc... ...guess what: someone else had a name very similar to my company name locked in nationwide (in all 50 states). They have b...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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 Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home in CT today instead of waiting.1. CT Home Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that CT home prices have appreciated by 6.9% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to incr...

By Sean Whaling, Founder, CEO
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You’ve heard it all before — buyers and sellers don’t need an agent, spring is the only time to sell, to heck with an inspection…the list goes on.There are many myths floating around that are simply not true. In order to keep everyone informed on the buying and selling process, here are six real ...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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When you’re on the hunt to buy a new home, one of the biggest factors on each person’s mind is their credit score. And because there are a lot of myths surrounding how credit scores work, it’s perfectly natural for you to have questions on this subject. After all, beyond the numbers, your credit ...

By Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque
(eXp Realty)
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The year was 2013, and my friend Joe took me to lunch and told me that joining eXp Realty would change my life. I was skeptical, but since my friend had already saved my real estate career once prior to that during the economic downturn, I decided to enjoy a free meal and to listen. Joe told me t...

By Clason Whitney, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate)
Comments 0
Pick of the Week Congratulations to Therese MacGregor on her listing receiving office pick of the week!Great house in a great neighborhood. This home with 2210 sq ft, sits on .31 of an acre and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room with wood stove, formal dining room, separate den/office, kit...

By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now, Inc.
(The Power Is Now, Inc. NMLS #1435243 CalBRE #1980407)
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FHA is reducing its annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP) by 25 basis points for most new mortgages with a closing/disbursement date on or after January 27, 2017.One of the things that I have encountered throughout my career in real estate is that people are all worked up about mortgage insuran...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
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  Send to a Friend   Follow Me On: Mortgage Market Guide: First 2017 Rate Hike By Fed    In This Issue           Last Week in Review: Fed Funds Rate increases 0.25 percent, while wholesale inflation and Housing Starts heat up. Forecast for the Week: Housing news will dominate. View: Tips to help ...

By Joseph Timpson, Realtor
(Portugal Prime)
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A Property valuation or appraisal is an important process when you are trying to sell or buy a property of real estate. There are several other advantages of this activity apart from sale and purchase. Different types of bank transaction, legal documentation, financial reporting or other regulato...

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
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Are you about to become a first-time home buyer? If so, there's a lot to get excited about. You'll soon be a homeowner, able to customize and improve your living space as you see fit. Of course, buying a home is an investment unlike any other. To get the best deal on your home, you'll need to be ...

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 Pasadena, CA. Real estate investor received loan for $220,000 on this single family property appraised for $350,000. See more at more information about The Norris Group's California hard money loans or our California Trust D...

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 Carson, CA. Real estate investor received loan for $326,000 on this single family property appraised for $502,000. See more at more information about The Norris Group's California hard money loans or our California Trust Dee...

By Nancy Tallman, Real Estate Strategist
(Summit Sotheby's International Realty)
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Nancy Tallman March 21, 2017 0 published the graph below in an article that analyzed the national housing inventory as mismatched between the homes available and price points where buyers are searching for properties. I decided to take a look at the Park City numbers to see if there i...

By Lisa Schoenhouse, (925-788-4521) Serving, Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut
(Pacific Union International )
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The Federal Reserve Sizes Up the Economy: All Quiet on the Western FrontPacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp breaks down the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates for the second time and what it could mean for the Bay Area's housing market. You’ll find it exclusively on the Pacif...

By Claudia S. Nelson, Local Expert Making a Difference!
(Keller Williams Realty )
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Woodbridge VA Referral Agent  Hey Real Estate Agents. Do you have clients that are looking to move to or from Woodbridge VA? I am a full-time Real Estate Agent, living and working in Woodbridge VA. It would be my pleasure to assisting your buyers or sellers that are looking to move to or from the...

By Ronald Shore and David Hitt Shore/Hitt Network, The Most Referred Team in Los Angeles!
(Keller Williams Los Feliz)
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The concept of going green is often seen as an expensive process, and this can stop many people from taking the small steps needed to make their home more environmentally friendly. If you want to green-ify without any of the high costs, here are some simple things you can do that will easily impr...

By Stephen Fells
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Sam DeBord, managing broker at Coldwell Banker Danforth in Seattle, talks about a recent scam in which hackers created a fake email address using his name and sent bogus messages to other real estate professionals nationwide. DeBord gives tips for agents and brokers who receive such bogus emails.  

By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, MRICS, Serving South Florida
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El Instituto Comercial e Industrial de México, ICEI El ICEI se funda en abril del año 2002 cuando se constituyó como una asociación civil, fundada por BDI Binswanger quién se fusionó con Scorpio y quedó únicamente BDI, CB Richard Ellis, The Staubach Company, Colliers International, Cushman & Wake...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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           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 3/17/17.  I hope you all had a great week, and will enjoy your weekend too.   My na...

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 Bluffview Estates $5,500,000 7863 4 4 2 Boatwright $3,250,000 4583 4 4 1 Calleja Way Estates $9,790,000 12234 6 9 2 Ce...