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?

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry


By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
Comments 1
How much shopping around for a mortgage should you do?  The short answer is enough to feel comfortable, but that doesn’t really address the question.The reason for shopping for anything is to satisfy yourself that you got a good deal.  When it comes to buying your home, especially true for first ...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 37
Professional home stagers and real estate agents really have the life...they make their own hours and earn a lot of money for doing very little. Home stagers get to shop and decorate other peoples' homes.  They make a lot of money for choosing paint colors and telling sellers to declutter and cle...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 49
It Isn't As Easy As It LooksThe public looks at Realtors® and draw their own conclusions about what it takes to be successful in the real estate business. It is partially our fault as agents because when we master the job, we tend to make it look easy.Debunking the myths starts with getting the w...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Comments 1
When it comes to buying a CT home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have too much information about Priv...

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 2
"Florida Realtors scored a big legislative victory today following the passage of a bill that caps estoppel certificate fees, among other changes." This is on the Florida Realtors' website. It says that ""After several years of educating legislators and building support in both legislative chambe...

By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
( | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 0
 To those who have known me for awhile, you know I've not published anything in months.  Well, today I was inspired.I read the following article this morning:  First in Time Lawsuit:  Yin et al vs. City of Seattle.The article is well written and easily digested  Please read it, but if you don't h...

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
Comments 0
Spend the weekend exploring one of the most scenic roadways in Bucks County, River Road hugs the Delaware River for almost 40 miles! Lined with history, adventure and fine dining, the drive is a great way to experience the charming countryside. Start your tour down south along the waterfront in H...

By Melissa Muse Wiggans, CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
(Real Estate Muses)
Comments 0
Growing up in a military family, I understand where you are coming from with the stress of relocating. Yeah, they say we military people should be used to moving around. Well, that does not make it any less stressful, especially with children in tow.Your Next DestinationSetting your mind to your ...

By Come Home Inc, Property Marketing Specialists
(Come Home Inc)
Comments 0
How To Buy A House With A Low Down Payment in Anchorage AKIs a big down payment the only thing stopping you from taking advantage of the most affordable real estate market in decades?  Check out this quick video to discover why you might be closer than you think. Low and No Down Payment Loan Prog...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
Opportunities are everywhere we are. All we have to do is talk about real estate and someone is willing to listen and soon we will hear they have a need.  Everyone Likes to Talk About Real Estate I was licensed in 1980 and at that time there were only about 200 agents in my town. It was highly co...

By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 26
 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 Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 14
Yesterday, we received our "Notice of Valuation" from Arapahoe County.  We knew our property value would go up with the crazy Colorado real estate market but we weren't quite ready for what we saw. Two years ago our home was valued at $43,000 more than the previous valuation.  This year, our valu...

By Clason Whitney, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate)
Comments 0
3616 Calle Vista Dr $430,000 (East Medford)Open Saturday 12-34bd/2.5ba CB Pro West Clason and Brittny Whitney, BrokersHost Jenn Brown 541-631-8087 4145 Dry Creek Rd $699,900 (East Medford)Open Saturday 1-33bd/3ba CB Pro West Claudette Moore, BrokerHost The Twins 541-973-5651  1851 Pinedale St $35...

By Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia
(Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia)
Comments 4
I just read a blog post by Kasey & John Boles.   In it they talked about some of their pet peeves in the real estate business.  One of the their pet peeves is the false belief that some of the public seems to have about our profession being easy.   More than once I have heard someone say that the...

By PropertyMinder Inc., Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
(PropertyMinder, Inc.)
Comments 0
  There's a huge shift happening in the real estate market. And we want you to be one of the first to know. Many local news headlines are reporting: - "San Jose Most Competitive Real Estate Market, Tops Above Asking Sales" - "San Jose is the nation’s most competitive housing market, says report....

By Clason Whitney, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate)
Comments 0
Congratulations to Lynn O’Brien…Her new listing at 601 Park Ave, Medford, OR 97501 received the office pick this week 😊 Historic home lovingly restored to better than its former glory! High ceilings, original gleaming hardwood floors, glass door knobs, many built-ins, coffered ceiling, and antiqu...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 2
For some, this is a planned expected move that ends exactly as imagined and for others, a sad time of reflection and change coming about on its own. I am speaking about those that realize living in a smaller space and paying less for it is practical and makes sense and those who are growing old i...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Comments 20
No Fooling Around April 2017 Let’s Get Real Contest Entry  Peeve Defined: New agents thinking this is a job where you earn a "paycheck". When in fact it's a business they just started and you only get a commission check when you deliver the goods. Real Estate boasts an abysmal 80% (heading into a...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Comments 0
There are some experts questioning whether the current pace of CT residential home sales is maintainable. Are too many people buying homes like in 2004-2006? Are we headed for another housing crisis? Actually, if we look closely at the numbers, we can see that we are looking at a very healthy CT ...

By Sean Whaling, Founder, CEO
Comments 1
Due to working with Realtors® and commission advances for over a decade I've seen many good team dynamics and not so good team dynamics. There are many young agents who dream of one day being part of a prominent sales team, perhaps teaming up with veterans whose status they covet. But there are m...