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 Joseph Timpson, Realtor
(Portugal Prime)
Comments 0
Portugal properties are very hot in the market of real estate and Portugal is not going anywhere anytime soon.Since the Golden Visa change, many people from all nationalities are looking to buy, invest and live inside of Portugal. We are always getting a multitude of requests from people looking ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Comments 1
According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting by an average of 33.1%.” The report may have some people thinking about buying a CT home instead of signing another lease extension, but does that make sense from a financial perspective?Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s Chief Econo...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 25
Do I need a pre-approval letter to bid on a trustee sale? As the real estate market firms up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, we are receiving more questions on trustee sales that take place at the county court house in each Maryland county. No, prospective buyers do not need to have a ...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
Comments 2
Sugar Beach Resort Oceanfront Real EstateSugar Beach Resort is located in Kihei Maui on beautiful oceanfront property.  What sets apart Sugar Beach Resort from many condos in Kihei Maui is the unique set up.  Located right on the beach, the pool is just steps away from the ocean, with area's to B...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 6/16/17         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 6/16/17.  I hope you all had a great w...

By Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta
(Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765)
Comments 3
Sylvie Stuart of Elevation Realty Group at Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert is thrilled to announce that 2845 N Chaco in Flagstaff, AZ if officially under contract! This adorable log cabin is the ultimate mountain home. Perfectly distanced from the main city of Flagstaff, the new owners will get ...

By Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582
(Keller Williams Success Realty)
Comments 6
Keller Williams Success Realty and The Panama City Realty Group are very pleased to congratulate team leader - Jennifer Mackay for Capping at Keller Williams Success Realty.Read more about Capping...What is CappingCapping is one of the perks of being a Keller Williams Broker Associate or real est...

Comments 81
Are real estate teams more hype than help?That's a question many consumers and many real estate agents are asking.In today's residential real estate world, it's become common to see real estate agents advertise themselves as being part of a "team" with names like, The Smith Team.These real estate...

By Joseph Zingales
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 4
Did you know that 90% of all new real estate agents are out of the business in the first two years due to lack of training and lack of money? Because of this statistic, it is in the best interest of a new agent to join a real estate team to learn all they can while also having business given to t...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 18
Unfollow…social media fail! Crossing the professional line too quickly can be a disadvantage, especially when 'friending' people on social media sites. After selling a home in southern Utah to a buyer couple, we transitioned from the client-agent relationship to a more familiar status. A while la...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 10
The Retail Industry is in transition, it reminds me of the transition from ‘film photography’ to ‘Digital photography” with a twist. Some of you might remember what that was like. I still recall taking two rolls of film of my listings and dropping them off to get them developed. I also remember p...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 3
Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 1301 Throckmorton Residences $2,250,000 4266 4 4 2 Bella Ranch $2,400,000 7892 5 4 2 Bellaire Add $2,199,000 7439 5 5 1 Crest Point Add $2,600,000 9009 5 5 1 Edwards Ranch Riverhills $2,975,000 6300 4 4 3 Garcia, Martin Survey Abstract ...

By Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents, Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge
(Eagle Ridge Realty)
Comments 12
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...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 4
Hundreds of homeowners have received investor bids since Zillow launched Instant Offers, but none of them had been accepted as of June 5. See details here Not A single investor bid accepted through Zillow Instant Offers 

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
Comments 2
 Buying Condos in Hoolei Wailea Maui.Hoolei Wailea Maui offers 120 luxury units in Wailea Resort. Winter season is upon us, our winter busy season begins during the Christmas Holidays in Wailea.  With the season brings the buyers looking to buy in Maui Resort properties in areas like Wailea Resor...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 6
Waukesha County Home Sales Market Report 5/1/17 to 6/11/17Waukesha County Homes For Sale, Waukesha County Real Estate, Kristin Johnston,RE/MAX    Real Estate Market Report for Waukesha County,WI for 5/1/17-6/11/17.  Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha County Homes For Sale   My name is Kristin ...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 4
Subdivision List Price Sq Ft Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Azure $4,500,000 5081 3 4 1 Baron $24,500,000 15254 4 6 5 Bluffview Estates $5,500,000 7863 4 5 2 Bowling Greenwood $4,299,000 8235 5 6 3 Calleja Way Estates $9,500,000 12234 6 9 2 Charles Seeds 2 $4,350,000 7850 5 5 3 Cochran Chapel Ro...

By Matt Sarver, The Sarver Group Team Leader
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
***OPEN HOUSE 6/17/2017   1-3PM*** 

By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
Comments 0
Millennials Out Number Baby Boomers: Big Changes are Coming Baby Boomers are born between 1946 and 1964 while Millennials are those individuals born between 1982 and 2000. They have now officially outnumbered the Baby Boomers and this is creating some interesting shifts and demands in the real e...

By Dennis and Sunshine Smith, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX By-the-Sea (N Coastal San Diego))
Comments 0
 Why is a home with a guest house the right choice for you? The “guest house” in a home is also called by many other names, technically, it’s an accessory dwelling unit. To the family-oriented, it’s a “granny flat” or an “in-law suite.” To some, it’s more popularly known as a “casita,” which mean...