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 Karen Sackett, BizEBee Virtual Assistants
(BizEBee Virtual Assistants LLC)
Comments 1
It is getting cooler, and in some areas leaves are already falling! You may have clients who are hesitant to sell in the fall or winter. You can prepare and reassure them that it is an ok time to sell, and here are some tips on how to be successful.  If possible, take pictures of the home before ...

By Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula, Excellent Sales and Property Management
(House Match Inc)
Comments 2
This happens to be my brothers kitchen!!   (Taken from  Go there to see the amazing pictures that go with the article. If there's one thing we love more than an all-white interior, it's an all-white kitchen. Case in point: this stunning Hollywood Hills makeover by Homepolish Creati...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel "At the very beginning of our relationship we sat down with each person found out what they needed and wanted from our services as well as their expectations."Right on target - and - re-blog! The word “bespoke” is what every luxury or other real estate marketing professio...

By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(RE/MAX Property Specialists)
Comments 2
Avoid the person below he is saying he owns homes in Arrowhead and trying to rent these homes below is the note he sends:   Name ALEXANDER PITRE Phone (703)239-3167 Email   Thanks for your email,I have decided to rent the house because we are going to spend more time here in (Las ...

By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
Comments 1
The Norris Group would like to thank Pasadena FIBI for sponsoring I Survived Real Estate 2017. Through their support, I Survived Real Estate has raised over $700k for charities that help children dealing with life-threatening diseases.FIBI (For Investors By Investors) is a group of professional r...

By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA
(Barcode Properties)
Comments 35
May brought along a new challenge for bloggers of AR community:May's Claudburst of You. One of the posts this month should be about Millennials, since it continues to be a buzz word. So, I thought, since we frequently use the phrases “Gen X” , or “Baby Boomer”, or ''Millennims'', it is important ...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 4
 While owning a home, in Southwest Florida or anywhere, comes with its perks, there are also factors that require our attention. This can be anything from cleaning the gutters to touching up the paint. And for many areas of the country, keeping your home insect-free is also on that list. After al...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Comments 13
The following is from the California Association of Realtors.  IT is in regards to the new water conservation law that becomes effective on January 1, 2017.From C.A.R.:Beginning January 2017, California Civil Code § 1101.4 requires that all homes built on or before January 1, 1994 must be equippe...

By Christopher Watters, Austin Realtor (512-212-1221)
(Watters International Realty, LLC.)
Comments 2
Friends and Clients —Investing in real estate is no longer restricted to the super wealthy alone.According to a recent survey, real estate investors now make up 15% of the population. That translates to almost 50 million individuals who invest in at least one property other than their primary res...

By Frederick Herman, Veterans, Military, City, State, Federal Employees
(Staten Island Properties)
Comments 0
A slice of heaven in New York City! If you’re a veteran, a military, city, state or federal employee or retiree, and you’re seriously thinking of selling your home in Annadale, Staten Island, I can’t be happier that fate has led you to my page.  After retirement, you may have expected to sell you...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 4
 Recently, we dispelled four home buying myths that are fairly common. From timing the market to “bigger is always better,” these fictions can be mostly harmless, but occasionally, they can really get you into trouble. And when you’re making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, yo...

By Bill Kennedy, Homes For Sale Greenville SC
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
If you've ever wanted a mini farm, or you're a horse lover, your new home is here! This beautiful equine property sits on just over ten acres. Your horses will live in style, with an immaculate 56'x25' barn that includes three stalls and a tack room. It opens to a paddock, and has an alley on the...

By Suzanne Strickler, School is never out for the Succesful.
(Realty Mark Associates)
Comments 6
The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission just voted to change the 2018 Mandatory Continuing Education requirements. This time around we'll have to use 3 out of the 14 credit hours for covering Commission Rules and Regulations. I guess we need an updating on how to behave and not get sued. That's ...

By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
Comments 0
The Norris Group would like to thank the South Orange County Real Estate Club for their support of I Survived Real Estate 2017 and helping us raise over $700K for charities benefit children dealing with life-threatening diseases.The South Orange County REC is focused on real estate networking, de...

By Shuchi Agrawal, Serving Dallas / Ft. Worth
(VIP Realty)
Comments 0
    15234 Bull Run Drive, Frisco, TX Gorgeous, well maintained home in great community in Frisco, 4 bedrooms, 4 living areas, 3.5 baths, 2 car garage, $387,500. Exemplary schools, walk to park, playground, in beautiful Stonelake Estates West community. Open floor plan, tall ceilings throughout th...

By Sarah Cole, Strategic Social Media Consultant
(Strategic Digital Marketing Consultant -
Comments 4
This week has been busy and yet very fulfilling. I was able to step out of the Realtor© box and into another section of the housing industry. I began to market URCS - Universal Rock Construction Services founded by Robert Flakes of Winter Garden, Florida. Here's a little background on Mr. Flakes....

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 15
Winds of Change, New Name and Affiliation... As of July 1, 2012 my company will no longer be Prudential Professionals Realty but Prudential PenFed Realty.The current ownership of the company felt like it was in their best interests and the interests of the agents to join the Pentagon Federal netw...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
   Lovely Labor Day spent with my best friend in Annapolis. There were so many people with the same idea.. enjoying Maryland's capital city.     We started with a walk at Quiet Waters, a beautiful park that is also pet friendly. We  took in the views of the Chesapeake Bay from the gazebos before ...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 3
  Not long ago, we looked at some affordable upgrades you can do as a homeowner. And from Southwest Florida to San Diego, more and more people are interested in these sorts of projects right now. It doesn’t matter if you’re thinking about buying your first home or you already own and want a small...

By Luke Acree, Making Agents Memorable
Comments 2
Creating a fruitful career in sales is a true accomplishment. But when we have a great sphere of influence, work in a solid market, and have deals coming in, it can be hard not to rest on our laurels. To remain a top producer, we cannot afford to stay still for long. It isn’t that we have to cons...