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 Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm is Minot North Dakota's Real Estate Guru.
(National Marketing Realtors)
Comments 17
Earlier today I asked the question: Why are you in the office today? It's January 2nd, technically a holiday, banks are closed as well as government offices.. so why are you in the office? The answer for myself is that I'm getting my books in order for tax reasons. I want to be more "on top of" m...

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
Comments 4
It's a great feeling to get an offer on your home, but there can be a lot of details that go into seeing the negotiation through to completion. If your home is currently on the market and you're expecting buyers to snap it up soon, here's what you'll need to know to get your ideal price in no tim...

By Ronald Shore and David Hitt Shore/Hitt Network, The Most Referred Team in Los Angeles!
(Keller Williams Los Feliz)
Comments 2
Whether you're moving to a new home or you have a new family pet, it can be a struggle to make the place a little friendlier for them. From the trash can to the cupboards and doors, there can be a lot of dangers that have the ability to hurt your furry friend you might not be aware of. If you're ...

By Anthony Acosta, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Comments 2
 2250 SE Whiteoak Drive Smyrna, GA 30080 Stunning and sophisticated fee-simple townhome located in the subdivision of White Oak Preserve in Smyrna. This beautiful end unit features hardwood floors on the main level, numerous windows allowing natural light, a spacious well appointed kitchen, a lar...

By Lisa Schoenhouse, (925-788-4521) Serving, Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut
(Pacific Union International )
Comments 1
Real Estate Roundup: Nearly Half of Young Americans Live With Their ParentsMore millennials are living with their parents than at any time since before World War II, while mortgage rates continued to climb as the year ended. Get the lowdown in Pacific Union's inaugural Real Estate Roundup of 2017...

By Coldwell Banker RCI Realty Bozeman, Montana
(Coldwell Banker RCI Realty)
Comments 0
We all know the Bozeman real estate has been strong and 2016 was no exception!  We've pulled the numbers from 2016 and compared it to years past to take a look at how it's changed.  We've made it easy to check out these numbers and statistics with the following infographic! The average sale price...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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As we bring in the New Year, families across Connecticut will be deciding if this is the year that they will sell their current house and move into their dream home. Many will decide that it is smarter to wait until the spring “buyer’s market” to list their house. In the past, that might have mad...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Assembly Bill 1360 Needs California HOA Member SupportCalifornia HOA member support is needed to secure the passage of Assembly Bill 1360.  This bill allows HOA members to vote electronically and secretly.  It preserves the "secret ballot" which will result in more accurate voting tabulation.Elec...

By Sarah Cole, Strategic Social Media Consultant
(Strategic Social Media Consultant -
Comments 16
I don't know about you, but what drives me to keep going is the fact that I know I'm one idea or one action away from thrusting my business into outer space.I mean that might seem like a slight exaggeration, but it is what gets me up at 6:30 am and nudges me to check my LinkedIn account to see wh...

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
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Not everyone has a magic 8 ball for predicting the future. Sometimes we have to rely on expert analysis and industry research to help guide our decisions. Occasionally, a comprehensive report will come along that will help highlight some key areas of your industry and forecast changes that you s...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Comments 0
 When it comes to buying a CT home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a real estate expert from Dave Jones Realty who is well versed in the neighborhood you are looking to move into, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal.One g...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 1
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 Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Can We See the Home New Year's Morning? Can You Show It? I Have Plansby Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweI received this request tonight from an Agent. "Can We See the Home New Year's Morning?" Followed by a Second Message, "Can You Show the House to My Clients? I Have Plans for Time Off...

By Jessica Crumbaugh
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
Comments 0
Click here to learn more about Allison James Estates & Homes .We are so fortunate at Allison James Estates and Homes to have some of the most dynamic and productive real estate professionals in the nation. Our 100 percent commission model and cutting edge technology attracts the crème de la crème...

By Jeff Armbruster, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist,MRP
(Realty Execs Tucson Elite)
Comments 2
What are your thoughts on real estate for 2017? Great? Good?Bad? Good time to buy? Great time to sell?Being in the sun belt our market in Tucson is going to be great.We are down to under two months inventory < $400k price range.Relocation to Arizona has always been strong! Perfect weather for gol...

By Anthony Acosta, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Comments 5

By Ronald Shore and David Hitt Shore/Hitt Network, The Most Referred Team in Los Angeles!
(Keller Williams Los Feliz)
Comments 1
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet for 2017? Planning to change is never an easy one and sticking to it can be even harder. Most resolutions involve goals that you’ve set for yourself to improve your fitness, be more organized, or eat better. But, if you plan on buying a new home in 20...

By Michelle Cooks, Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze Property Management, Tenant sues condo association over high feesA Miami condo assn. is being sued over what attorneys claim are excessive application and move-in fees that violate state law. It may the first of several class-action lawsuits brought against condo assn...

By Hunter Paschall
(Consulting Group INC/ Short Sale Negotiation Company)
Comments 3
Wow , what a great time Debbie and I had in Hollywood California. I just received a video from the Gala we attended. Take a moment and check it out. This was an amazing trip, we were rubbing elbows with writers from all over the country and was excited to be among them and be recognized as a Best...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 1
Morgan Hill, CA is a great bedroom community of the larger city to its immediate north, San Jose, CA. Morgan Hill has grown over the years, as the expansion of the 101 freeway has made the commute a lot easier to the job-rich Silicaon Valley, where many of the residents work,  The small town flav...