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.

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By Michelle Sproviero LLC, Luxury & Investment Gulfshore Properties
(John R Wood Properties)
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Many buyers have asked me this question lately or made the comment "I'm going to wait until prices come back down.  It feels like it did back in 2005" While this may seem like an accurate statement, here's why most experts would disagree.1)  Inventory is still very tight as is lending.  If you ha...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
 Has there ever been a time since you got your license where it appeared You would sell homes until you died?My 38 years here in the business did seem that way until a few months agoTake a LISTEN and LOOK when you have 27 minutes to NOT BE DISTURBED Then give me a call 602 570 2442By the way it d...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Proudly Selling Florida Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty)
Comments 1
Donate to help Hurricane Michael Victims:There are many ways to help Hurricane Michael Victims and the best way is to donate cash to help where there is immediate need.  The damage is overwhelming and help is needed right now.  Any amount that you can spare would be very much appreciated. We need...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 2
Dear Wisconsin Realtors Association...   We feel it necessary (again) to write this post and send it to you  because our letters sent in other election years must have gotten misplaced with the change of officers...or ?  We are registered voters....over 21....and vote consistenly in local, state ...

By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
Comments 1
Waukesha County Real Estate NewsMuskego, WI The following MLS information is for September 2018.For the month of September there were 25 Single Family homes sold.There are currently 51 active listings, 2 new listing, 6 pending listings. The average price for a home SOLD is $361,791Average time on...

By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 8
  Making Home Ownership Possible – Is Divvy The Answer?   Over the past decade, the dream of owning a home keeps falling further out of reach. American wages have not kept up with rising home prices. We’ve seen tougher lending practices and we’re facing rising interest rates. Unfortunately, the c...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 12
The Real Estate Market SHIFT   Have you seen the market SHIFT? Can you feel the SHIFT? How are you handling the SHIFT? These are questions that have popped up frequently amongst the real estate community in the past few months. Realtors are wondering why homes, recently selling in 1-2 days, are ...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Proudly Selling Florida Homes and Lifestyles
(Joyce Marsh at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty)
Comments 4
Donate Now to Help Victims of Hurricane Florence These Communities Need Our Help Now! The REALTORS® RELIEF FOUNDATION of The National Association of REALTORS® is asking for donations for victims of Hurricane Florence.  Every dollar goes directly to victims of the disaster, and the National Associ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 0
 View our latest post  Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach Market Update October 6, 2018 Winston Towers 100 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update October 6, 2018 Winston Towers 200 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update October 6, 2018 Winston Towers 300 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update October 6, 2018 Winston To...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 16
Ocean Four Sunny Isles Beach. Market update May 29, 2012 Ocean Four (Ocean 4) Sunny Isles Beach Ocean Four real estate are luxury condos in Sunny Isles Beach. The Ocean Four condo has an open floor plan with panoramic ocean views. | SIB Realty | Featured Properties | | O...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 9
The FSBO seller was so nice! Just immediately clicked. Delightful folks.No problem working out a fee agreement.Had a few questions on this rare Bullhead City, AZ commercial real estate offering (an airport hangar), while I waited for a return call from airport management. One question: do you hav...

By Karen Rice, Keller Williams Alliance Charlottesville VA
(Keller Williams Alliance)
Comments 2
Tomorrow starts the second weekend of the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association Parade of Homes.  On Saturday and Sunday, October 13th-14th, homes are open again from noon until 5pm.  This annual Charlottesville VA area event is a must for anyone planning a move, planning a remodel, or just plain ...

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
Comments 0
In Bucks County, it’s of no surprise that there is an abundance of chilling ghost stories born from various attractions. In fact, Halloween gets closer, centuries-old tales of ghosts and otherworldly happenings come more alive than ever. From the early settlers, to the Revolutionary War and since...

By Leah McNamara ABR BPOR CIPS CNE CRS e-PRO GREEN GRI MRP, raising the bar in real estate services
(Best Practices Realty)
Comments 11
Following Friday's huge one day fall of 7.31%, the market continued to punish Zillow today for its stupid and arrogant decision to become a house flipper with another fall today of 1.63%.  - Money summed it up today saying "". . . . Perhaps more than anything, it’s a move that reeks of de...

By Kenneth M Rossman, FL Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #RZ3504
(Appraiser, Ken Rossman)
Comments 0
(most properties)Before & After Real Estate Environmental Storm/Hurricane and/or Stigma Damage (fuel oil spills. gasoline spills and plumes, trichloroethene [TCE] spills and plumes as well as Storm Damage - Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, Tornados, Windstorms Etc.) Discounts estimated for stigma dam...

By Vicki Allsopp, Real Estate Digital Marketing Freelancer
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The residential real estate market is multifaceted. Some may argue that it's difficult to become an expert because there’s such a diversity among the types of transactions. Do realtors need a niche? Is there an advantage to specializing? Is there an opportunity for agents to specialize in residen...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 10
Lou encouraged us to shoot for the stars! And as a friend told me, whatever you reach will still be more than what you would have had if you didn't try.  Aim High and Dream Big Dreams “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than you contemporaries o...

By Bev West, Greeley Real Estate Pro
(West Realty@Metro Brokers)
Comments 0
“How’s the Market?” What’s Ahead for Real Estate While no one can predict the future with certainty, most experts expect to see modest growth in the U.S. housing market for the remainder of this year and next. Inventory will remain tight, mortgage rates will continue to creep up, and affordabilit...

By Mike Liess
(Coldwell Banker Custom Realty)
Comments 6
 Mike Liess and Phil Kovach of Coldwell Banker Custom Realty in Rochester NY , recieve the Sales Master Gold award from the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors for being leaders in the Rochester NY real estate market. Philip Kovach (left) is an Associate Broker and top producing agent for C...

By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
Comments 2
The Norris Group would like to thank Pasadena FIBI for sponsoring I Survived Real Estate 2017. Through their support, I Survived Real Estate has raised over $700k for charities that help children dealing with life-threatening diseases.FIBI (For Investors By Investors) is a group of professional r...