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.

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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
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Get to know more about the happiest city in America - Charlottesville VA! Charlottesville is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the county seat of Albemarle County and has   eighteen distinctive neighborhoods.  Charlottesville has a steadily growing population of approxima...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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10 VERY IMPORTANT REASONSWHY YOU SHOULD HIRE AN KNOWLEDGEABLE PROFESSIONALWHEN BUYING OR SELLING  REAL ESTATE Buying or selling a home is probably THE most important financial transaction you will make during your lifetime, and having a trained, experienced realtor who has the knowledge and exper...

By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
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There was one point when I was a REALTOR in Florida that all of my listings had a water view.  I had listings with an ocean view, marsh view, lake view and a pond view. I decided to capitalize on this and used the phrase, "Are you looking for a home with a view?" in my print advertising.   This a...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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For many people, the easiest entry into the smart home world is via a smart light bulb, which often implies that by literally just changing a bulb, you could start controlling lighting wirelessly. Furniture retailer Ikea certainly got the memo and is expanding its home tech offerings with Trådfri...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Median prices rise in the Florida MarketYear-to-year, median Fla. sales prices rose 11.3% for single-family homes and 6.7% for condos - the 58th month-in-a-row for higher median prices. NAR: Total U.S. home sales rose 3.2% month-to-month and first-time bu...

By Joyce Kelley, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc)
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Home Buying in Gulf Breeze Florida 32561, Fla. town temporarily bans new sober homesOne Fla. city announced a temporary moratorium on sober homes, which generally have Fair Housing Act protection, after HUD and DOJ released new guidelines. Read more.                                               ...

By Steven at BoomTown
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A few weeks ago I attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention. If you’ve ever been to a franchise conference, like Keller Williams Family Reunion or RE/MAX R4, you know there’s a lot of selling. Franchises trying to convince you this is the right company to partner with. Vendors...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Loan Fees Shouldn't Be a Mystery To you, it's a "buffer".  To a client, it's a "miscellaneous" mystery.  To a lot of people, it looks an awful lot like gouging, or at least the potential to gouge.  Since the SAFE act of 2008, as lenders we've been legally mandated to know our fees, and disclose o...

By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
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Question: We are refinancing our home to replace an adjustable rate mortgage with a good fixed rate loan. Unfortunately, the appraisal came in low and when I received the copy from the mortgage company I noticed many errors, some of which are significant.For example, the appraisal statet my home ...

By Kerry L Klun, 321-626-5868
(Palm Realty)
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You may remember my recent blog regarding the best 9 cities in Florida in which to live as per U.S. News & World Report. Well, Forbes has now come out with a list of the 25 fastest growing cities in the United States. I was surprised to see many of the same communities on both lists. Here are the...

By Highland Homes
(Highland Homes)
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Have your homebuyers been searching for an affordable new home near exciting entertainment, relaxing recreation, and world-renowned beaches on Florida’s Gulf Coast? Highland Homes is pleased to introduce Palmer Place at Artistry, an exciting new community of easy-maintenance and affordable townho...

By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
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Congratulations, you've bought your home and it's move-in time. Wait! Before you move in, read on to get some practical and important tips.Change the locks. You've closed escrow and the keys to your new home are yours.The first thing you should do is change the locks. It's hard to say who may hav...

By Shawn Cunningham
(RE/MAX Advantage)
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Cunningham Group, RE/MAX Advantage was recently recognized as the #2 RE/MAX Team in the Las Vegas Valley and #30 RE/MAX Team across the Southwest Region, which is comprised of Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada.Shawn Cunningham said, "In looking at the valley real estate market, the single-family ho...

By Cody Carmen, Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools
(Adhi Schools, LLC)
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Your intuition can probably tell you that married couples are the largest home-buying demographic. It makes sense: between family and financial goals and the purchasing power of two people, married couples have both the incentive and the means to purchase homes. But married couples are not the on...

By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
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According to the recent account by S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, home prices are experiencing a hot streak. In January they reached a 31-month high, indicating a great increase for month-over-month as well as year-over-year. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index ...

By Lisa Schoenhouse, (925-788-4521) Serving, Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut
(Pacific Union International )
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Bay Area Suburb Remains Hottest U.S. Housing Market as Spring ArrivesIn the midst of the busiest spring real estate season on record, Bay Area and California markets are still the most sought-after in America. For details, go online to

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
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In Bucks County, the most popular time of year to buy a home is in the spring, and this means that if you're preparing yourself for getting into the real estate market, you may be experiencing a time crunch. If you're wondering if you'll be ready to put your home up for sale in time to take advan...

By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
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 The real estate profession is like no other, even though we like to compare ourselves with such professionals  as attorneys and, for some reason, doctors and dentists. Like us, they also deal with the public on a daily basis and work with highly confidential information. Like us, they are licens...

By Clason Whitney, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate)
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Desirable Griffin Creek Estates neighborhood located in Central Point. This 2011 sq ft, home features a large open free flowing floor plan downstairs complete with an inviting kitchen that has a gas range, eat up counter, and kitchen sink looking out at the large private backyard, complete with f...

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 Azusa, CA. Real estate investor received loan for $191,000 on this single family property appraised for $255,000. See more at more information about The Norris Group's California hard money loans or our California Trust Deed...