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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 13
Foreclosures For Sale In Montgomery County, Maryland   Everybody loves bargains and during the last several years, the inventory of lender owned foreclosures in Montgomery County, Maryland has provided many bargain opportunities for home buyers and real estate investors. However, the inventory ha...

By Guillermo Serafin, wealth protection and accumulation advisors
Comments 1
 The truth I mentioned in the title of this blog is one that most real estate professionals either deny is true or say that it isn’t worth the trouble. The reality is that there is a goldmine being over looked, and it is worth the trouble. We are in a world that is trying to make anything possibl...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Comments 2
Once in a while my Mail-Right Real Estate Agent Podcast Show co-host (and AR member) Jonathan Denwood and I, have a guest cancel last minute on our show. This never really throws us off to much, outside the disappointment of what we'd planned to discuss with that guest and share with our audience...

By Ross Milroy, Broker/owner specializing in vacation home buyers
(Ross Milroy Realty, LLC)
Comments 2
South Florida has been notorious for some of the most rampant abuses of power and corruption within our many condominium boards. It’s now up to Rick Scott to sign off on Senate Bill 1682 which will allow for individuals to be criminally punished for condo violations – both for the board and those...

By Ruth Vogt, 719-592-0855 Apply 24/7
(Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate.)
Comments 4
I was looking through the 2017 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational trends Report released on March 7th, and found a couple of noteworthy stats to look at. And yes, the numbers are usually boring, so here's a video that highlights a couple, and might interest you enough to skim some of the other ...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 9
 Thursday, January 19, 2017 FSBO vs Realtor - Support Your Local REALTOR   FSBO vs Realtor - Support Your Local REALTOR   Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has come across different websites and networks for For Sale by Owner like, Zillow, Trulia just to name a few. And I have also come across n...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 2
Muses from the Man in the Park It seems to me that one of the most cancerous events that has oozed into the professional real estate brokerage business since the beginning of time is the advent of the national FSBO web sites like Zillow, Truila and Refin.And I frankly don't understand why the reg...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Comments 1
There has been a lot of talk about how, as a generation, CT millennials have ‘failed to launch’ into adulthood and have delayed moving out of their family’s home. Some experts have even questioned whether or not millennials want to move out.The great news is that not only do CT millennials want t...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
Veterans and Military Family Mortgage Program - Maryland FACT SHEET PURPOSE: To help current and former military homebuyers to purchase a home by offering a lower- than-market interest rate and additional downpayment and closing cost assistance. DURATION: Starting 7/3/2012, the program will conti...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
FAQ:  Can FHA financing be used to purchase an investment property?   Years ago, FHA mortgage financing was available for real estate investors and many have suggested that the option should be restored.  However, at the present time, FHA financing is restricted to owner occupants. FHA interest ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
Review of Foreclosures   This article was provided by our friends at Olde Key Title   According to the article titled “Federal regulators allow more time for reviews of foreclosures”, written by Michelle Singletary and published in The Washington Post, “[a]fter widespread complaints by consumer a...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 55
I Still Say Start With ActiveRain      Today I had a meeting with a local, young, and successful agent in my office.  In an hour's time we talked about a lot.  Website creation, SEO, blogging, social media, video marketing, referral business, long-tail keyword use, and network growth - all in an ...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 2
As a Southwest Florida real estate agent, you can imagine that I have a thing or two to say about buying and selling homes. After decades in the business, I’ve seen just about everything (and probably more). As an expert in the industry, I’ve become a resource for nearly all aspects of the real e...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Long and Foster)
Comments 19
I thought this was worth sharing - our little corner of the world is getting more crowded every day!According to an article today by Inman, Amazon has a placeholder webpage in its Home and Business Services section, that offers the option to Hire a Realtor. This suggests that Amazon is preparing ...

By Marie Waite
(Finest Women in Real Estate)
Comments 0
Here is an opportunity to meet many successful business professional women this September 16, 2017  Los Angeles.A fun-filled day of experiencing the Femargent app LIVE in person. Connect with fellow Fempreneurs, Professionals, and Influencers!+ Interactive activities to ensure you have a great ti...

By Cheri Alguire
(Pro Real Estate Coach)
Comments 1
Goal setting is easy for some of us, and for about 90% of the population out there, it’s the most difficult thing to do. In order to make sure that your life is in balance with your Small Business, you need to make sure that your life goals are in line with your business goals. Having conflicting...

By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Comments 0
East West Communities Celebrating 25 Years of Building “Hampton Roads' Best Places to Live and Play” and 40th Year in Virginia  Virginia-based developer East West Communities is pleased to announce and celebrate 25 years of creating resort-style planned communities in the Hampton Roads area. East...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 6
I'm playing devil's advocate on this. Is renting really a trap? I agree, at the current time, owning is cheaper than renting and has certain tax advantages renters do not have. What I'm not completely sold on are reasons regarding rent increases when Real Estate taxes increase, for most, if not a...

By Highland Homes
(Highland Homes)
Comments 0
If your homebuyers are thinking of living in Tampa, but are on the fence about the big city life, there’s a new community that offers access to the best of Tampa Bay while also providing a small hometown feel. Beautiful homes, peaceful streets and plenty of area amenities are all advantages of Hi...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Comments 2
Buying a home can be one of the most exciting adventures of a lifetime. And the scariest. There are many tasks to tend from finding the right real estate agent, the right lender, the right seller, and the right price.But how will you know you’ve successfully completed the transaction when the dee...