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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Waukesha County Real Estate 12/29/14-1/29/15, Kristin Johnston, ReMax By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center   Waukesha County Real Estate, Waukesha Buyer Agent              The Real Estate Activity For Waukesha County,WI For the Last 30 Day...
By Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere)
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Most of us, myself included, have very strong feelings about Z, T and R.  Pros of receiving leads from a heavily used site, to a home for your reviews to return on investment.  The cons of having to pay for your own leads, to supporting the SEO of 3rd party sites to helping the real estate indust...
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team at Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group
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I wanted to share the delightful conversation that I had with fellow Texas Realtor Bob Ratliff! If you don't know Bob, or are not following his blog...I highly recommend that you do.  Bob is another warm and outgoing real estate professional - of course, a fellow Texas expert (LOL).  He shares hi...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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Back in November, we made some significant updates to the Question & Answer site on ActiveRain.  The results have been impressive, we are seeing hundreds of answers every day and the traffic to that area has increased by 12X. But, we still feel like something is missing. Great conversations are s...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Yesterday after our Open House I took buyers out to look at several homes.   Most were easily accessible, but two them, both flips, were not shoveled out from the wet snow we had the day before.  Temperatures dropped into the low 20's and there was a layer of ice under the snow.   I was worried a...
By Andrea Geller
(HOT PROPERTY® The Chaz Walters Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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It's been a while since I wrote a post on my Activerain blog. I decided this was the place since it still has the attention of the real esate community.  In September of 2012, the Chicago Association of Realtors filed a lawsuit against me. Two and a half years later we have a trial date of  March...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
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Training - Do it ahead of time ! As I was heading to a listing appointment in Sandpoint yesterday I noticed a group of Firemen grouped at a station.  Curious I turned around.  Cars had been stacked to represent a serious accident.  They were training for what hopefully they will never come to dea...
By Charlotte Shirey & Associates, Keller Williams Realty, Helping You Succeed!
(Charlotte Shirey & Associates)
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  Why Charlotte Shirey & Associates for First Time Homebuyers Education is a major part of the home buying experience. You're already thinking about next year, and wondering what it will take to buy a home in 2015. The first thing you want to do is Scout out where you want to live. It isn't enou...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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What do You Want to Know about Feng Shui and Real Estate? More and more buyers are moving to America from China and India. Real estate agents, home stagers and developers in America are noticing similar outcomes when showing or constucting a home that is not in alignment with the Feng Shui princi...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional                                Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet sea...
By Teresa Tims, Teresa Tims
(TDR Mortgage & Real Estate Group )
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$229,000  2728 Majestic AV, San Bernardino, CA 92407 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Home Size: 1,049 sq.ft. Garage: 2 Lot Size: 7,252 sq.ft. County: San Bernardino Property Type: Single Family Home Year Built: 1994 MLS Number: CV15017232 Property Description Affordable, Charming, Delicious little home...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
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CFPB (consumer financial protection bureau)   Consumers buying a home in Texas means taking out a mortgage loan in most cases. The Dodd-Frank Act requires consumers to understand the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act disclosures.   Beginning August 1st, 2015 Mortgage ...
By Russ Ravary, Metro Detroit homes (248)310-6239
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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Many clients do not realize how we protect them and keep them from going down the road.  Our real estate association and MLS sytsem has taken a pro-active approach to keep us informed on what is going on in our area.  This year we has a trio of thieves that were targeting Metro Detroit open house...
In this weeks video NAR (National Association of REALTORS) looks at a reduction in the FHA annual premium, a victory on terrorism insurance and NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun's 2015 market outlook.   For more videos like this visit the NAR YouTube channel.  
By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team at Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group
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I wanted to share the delightful conversation that I had with George Souto! If you don't know George, or are  not following his blog...I highly recommend that you do.  George is a warm and outgoing mortgage professional that shares his expertise in the mortgage industry in his posts.  What I enjo...
By Gay E. Rosen, Honest, Hardworking and always Professional!
(Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty)
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       As a Realtor, I wish to be informed, and in being informed, I read relevant articles, join relevant groups on various sites, one such site being LinkedIn – “Professional Women’s Network Powered by CNN” .  There was a recent article on how women dealt with failure .   The article basically ...
By Barbie Van Horn, Barbie Van Horn
(First American Title Company)
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Workstyle.  Just like we all have a lifestyle that is unique, we also have a workstyle.    What's your workstyle?   Do you work from home or an office?  Work from your car?   Meet clients at a coffee shop or a conference room? Do you primarily use a laptop or a mobile device to communicate?   Do ...
By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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SALES ARE UP! New home sales are up at The Riverfront at Harbour View and Founders Pointe, two waterfront communities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Since the beginiing of 2010, there have been 162 single family home sales* in the two communities! New homes range from the $300's to over $...
By Captain Wayne Rowlett, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
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Commission General Powers and DutiesThe powers and duties of FREC fall into three general areas of responsibility.1) Executive Powers− Power to regulate and enforce license law2) Quasi-legislative− Power to enact rules and regulations3) Quasi-judicial− Hears complaints, disciplines licensees, det...
By Richard Kruse
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If you happen to know of anyone that is interested in learning the commercial brokerage business from the ground up, Sperry Van Ness Columbus Ohio Gryphon Parker Real Estate is seeking 5-6 candidates to enter a 6 week training program starting on March 3, 2015.  Details are below.   Sperry Van Ne...