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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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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  Now $194,900!  Call Kristin Johnston Today 414 254 6647! Original owner offers this SPACIOUS 4 BR/1.5 BA Colonial in desirable Merrill Crest subdivision!!! Large Living & Family Rooms with Built Ins. Kitchen includes all appliances. Drink your morning coffee in the bright Sunroom! Convenient fi...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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$179,900!!!! MLS 1407586Fully rented duplex with great rental history! New Roof and Gutters! Each unit has a spacious living room, formal dining room and cheerful sun room off the eat in kitchen. Updated kitchen in upper unit. Main level unit's hard wood floors recently refinished. Crown moldings...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 4/17/15              We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the markets and how they are performing.   That is why, I always enjoy Mike's Markets In A Minute Updates.  Here is his latest one for the week ending 4/17/15.  I hope you all had a gr...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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  March 2015   All expectations in 2015 are for a healthy and energetic selling season. Nationalstories have been highlighting an increase in new construction sales andpending sales, but national stories are not always readily applied to the localscene. All the same, if ever there was a year to ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     Just recently CertainTeed settled a federal class action lawsuit that claimed that CertainTeed's fiber cement siding has been "severely defective" since 2002, when it began making it with fly ash instead of sand to cash in on "large federal tax breaks." This comes on the heels after settleme...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Muskego Real Estate Report 3/15/15-4/15/15 by Kristin Johnston Remax    By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                                  Re-blogged by 0 agents Muskego WI Real Estate Report by Kristin Johnston, Remax Realtor   Kristin...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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What Some of My Clients Have to Say about Feng Shui Manhattan "Thanks Laura! It was such a joy to meet you! We loved your practical approach & your suggestions were so appropriate for our needs. “  ~Leticia, Line A System, NJ
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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History of a Painting - LaSalle Hotel - Rooftop Sign, South Bend, IN.Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston©When I was growing up in South Bend, I always remembered looking north on Michigan Street and seeing those signs atop the LaSalle Hotel, sitting at an angle so you could see them from blocks aw...
By Jan Green, RE/MAX Excalibur Scottsdale REALTOR®, GREEN
(Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills)
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Shrinking Appraiser Population - no Appraiser Board - With State budgets being realigned by our new Governor, Arizona has just eliminated the Appraiser Board that oversees adminstrative functions for Arizona appraisers.  This comes on the heels of so much change in the appraisal industry  (HVCC) ...
By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
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News Corp. overlord Rupert Murdoch dropped a whopping $57.25 million last year on four floors in One Madison, including the building's penthouse on floors 58 to 60, and now the billionaire media mogul wants to rid himself of the triplex. He put it on the market for$72 million, which puts it in th...
By David Bracklow, GRI / Homes for Sale in Chandler Az
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I will be doing an Open House in Chandler Saturday April 18th 2015 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at:1025 S Mosley Dr Chandler There 100's of open house's scheduled this weekend in the east Valley on Saturday alone. If you know the size of the home Open House in Chandler you are looking for, let me know...
By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(Fathom Realty)
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Believing in yourself Like Jordan Spieth - 2015 Masters Winner - I just read this post and it got me thinking - Believing in yourself is definitely high on the ranks of whether or not you can be a success in any venture you undertake. Jordan won the Masters tournament this past weekend against th...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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How to Find a Real Estate Agent1.  Search Online for AgentsThe best place to find an agent is on line, and if you’re reading this then you already know that. So what are you looking for in an agent?Web Savvy - Having a web savvy agent is very important today as over 90% of all buyers initially se...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
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Bobby Lehmkuhl from 4 Malibu Real Estate Partners in Malibu, CA comes on the show to talk to Jim about all things Real Estate in Malibu.Jim starts right off the bat asking Bobby about his history in Real Estate and in Malibu. Bobby has been in Malibu since his teen years, and made his first deal ...
By Rosemarie Heindel, Rosemarie Heindel
(Harry Norman Realtors)
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Recently, while searching for new listings, I noticed a house that had photos taken above the roof line. From that high vantage point it either had to be from a hot air balloon or a drone!  I thought the FAA was still evaluating the expansion of drone use in the real estate market and had not app...
By JM Padron, CCIM, CCIM, CDPE, CRB, Ft. Lauderdale-Doral-Sunny I
(REMAX PREMIER-COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATES)
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   Good Morning World, Happy Friday from Mexico City, today ending a successful training tour on "How to Establish a RE/MAX Commercial Division". Thanks Sergio and RE/MAX Mexico for all the support.TGIF, Happy Friday, please don't forget to give thanks todayGDEV (Gracias Dios es Viernes) Feliz Vi...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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Lenn's Home From Google Earth.  CLICK  Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.  Serving home buyers in MD and VA. Recently, while searching for new listings, I noticed a house that had photos taken above the roof line. From that high vantage point it either had to be from a hot air balloon or...
By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
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Credit is Tight! Credit is tight, even for Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke! Low interest rates should mean that opportunity is in abundance for the real estate industry. However, if you can't qualify for a mortgage, even the lowest rates don't help you if you want to finance or refi...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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  Make Good Offers BetterIt’s disappointing, frustrating and sometimes, discouraging when you lose a home you want to buy.One of the hardest lessons for today’s buyers is that writing an offer doesn’t mean that you’ll get the home or even a counter-offer.  The low inventory affecting many of the ...
By Jonathan Alexander, Real Estate Extraordinaire
(J Alexander Real Estate Group)
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          2807 ALBATROSS ROADDELRAY BEACH FL 33444 $385,000 | 5 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS |  3,255 SQUARE FEET  | MLS:  RX-10119895     Excellent income property, five minutes from Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach! This triplex is located in the beautiful community of Tropic Palms and is perfect for inv...