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 Jason E. Gordon, Residential Mortgage Specialist, CMPS, CDPE, CMHS
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
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This almost sounds like the buildup of a joke, but there is no punch line...THIS IS REAL! After reading this article, you will likely utter one word under your breath... "FINALLY!" FINALLY there are Lender's who will commit their own financial "skin in the game" during an escrow! Real Estate Prof...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     I believe that we can all agree that as business owners we all have three things in common:           1) We are in the marketing business. This is what keeps the pipeline full.           2) We are in the sales business. This is what keeps food on the table.           3) We are all in the peo...
By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
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Financially strapped homeowners who sold their home this year in a short sale or received a loan modification that include a principal reduction appear likely to benefit from the same tax break that helped similarly distressed consumers in the past six years. The U.S. Senate late Tuesday passed o...
By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
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Real estate agents' most valuable leads still come from traditional sources – open houses, past-client referrals, for sale signs and walk-ins to brokerage offices – according to the latest Imprev Thought Leader Survey of more than 270 broker-owners and top executives at leading franchises and ind...
By Heather Fitzgerald, REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate
(REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc.)
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Every article that I read about First Time Homebuyers state this is the coming year of First Time Homebuyers. 2015.  I can see why.  Rates are great and viable programs out there for good financing options-articles coming soon from some of our lenders in regards to these options.   With the knowl...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
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  It's a common question for consumers, students and real estate professionals.How much do real estate agents make?Point2 came up with an infographic explaining the variables, and we've turned it into a video in our Home Update series! Get the facts on commission splits, continuing education, ind...
By Kris Painter
(Core Real Estate Brokerage)
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The other day I was reading my daily real estate news and I came across this article written by Nick Caruso for RisMedia about the damage we unwittingly do to our homes year after year. As a real estate professional, I see the effects of these over time. Over the years I have seen some homes that...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
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Being an Accredit Instructor As of December 1, 2014, Arizona School of Real Estate & Business (ASREB) has a new instructor - me!  My good friend, Randy Cooney, President of the Success Institute at ASREB, is pretty persuasive when it comes to "encouraging" folks into a new avenue of business.  An...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Austin Metro Area - Round Rock, Texas 78664 - Foreclosure Listing - Great One Story with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage and formal dining.  Bring Your Handyman!   709 Westminster, Round Rock, TX 78664 Enjoy my article above?  Check out my new FREE report entitled "11 Things You Need to Know t...
By Kelly Hagglund, SW Portland Real Estate Expert
(The Kelly Group)
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Despite the fact that mortgage rates are near record lows and home prices are approximately 15% below prices during the housing peak, the rate of first-time home buyers has reached an all-time low this year. And while young adults and millennials would like to be homeowners, the National Associat...
By Brad Rachielles, REALTOR, CDPE, Upland, CA
(CENTURY 21 Prestige Properties, Ca BRE# 01489453)
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 Who's Right? The Nationals or Me?   Every time I see a difference between National real estate numbers and Local numbers I think that I should document it – not to be argumentative, but to point out that watching the local numbers is more important for my understanding of the service area than ...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Austin Metro Area - Taylor, Texas 76574 - Foreclosure Listing - Great One Story with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage and formal dining.  Bring Your Handyman!   209 Drake, Taylor, Texas 76574 Enjoy my article above?  Check out my new FREE report entitled "11 Things You Need to Know to Pass Your ...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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  5 Step Process Business Plan for Real Estate Agents     This works great for those new to the business Say Less to More People This also works great for those with over 10 years in the business If it is not working great in 90 days readjust your attitude What makes it even more powerful – 99.9%...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
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Last night I got a little surprise at our ReVamp holiday party.  I was honored to receive the "Affiliate of the Year" award.  And, my good friend and fellow Active Rainer Gay E. Rosen was honored with the "Realtor of the year" award.   ReVamp is a new enrichment program for the real estate indust...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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By Susan Haughton, Your Client-centric Alexandria VA REALTOR
(Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 64
My phone just rang and it was a young man asking for the managing broker.   I assumed it was a telemarketing call, so I referred him to the office and thought that would be the end of the call. Nope, it wasn't.  Turns out it was someone who was in "real estate school" who was calling around to lo...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 27
       Every two weeks I have a conference call with 20 other home inspectors from across the nation. We spent about an hour and a half in a moderated setting where we discuss what is working in our market area and ask for help in areas where we have challenges. The topic for discussion yesterday...
By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
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News Corp announced today that it successfully completed its acquisition of Move Inc., the oversight company that manages realtors.com for its owner, the National Association of Realtors®(NAR). "In partnership with the National Association of Realtors and its one million members, we look forward ...
By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
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 How much do student loan debt and car payments impact first-time homebuyers? RealtyTrac released an analysis of major U.S. counties – including 34 of the 67 in Florida – based on median home prices and median incomes. The analysis assumed a downpayment of 3 percent, 10 percent and 20 percent. Re...
By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
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Over the next five years, analysts estimate that baby boomers will purchase about $1.9 trillion in homes. But the key question is: Will they be able to afford to move? "Their choices will have a real impact on the housing sector in the next several years," says Jeremy Burbank, vice president at t...