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 Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
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We have all learned those technical terms in our Real Estate classes: environmental obsolescence, ingress/egress, riparian rights, etc.  While we know what they mean (I mean, we passed the test, right?), we may not typically see them in the typical, everyday practice of the trade. Kathy Fuhriman ...
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 8/29/14 , Kristin Johnston     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center               Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 8/29/14     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Ag...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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On page 90 of his book "The Odyssey .... Pepsi to Apple" John Sculley who was at the time 38 years old and the President of Pepsi-Cola, gives an account of a meeting he had with Steve Jobs when Jobs was trying to recruit him to come work for Apple.  Sculley quotes what Jobs asked him at their mee...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Why Would Anyone be Willing to Keep Paying Higher Rental Rates?”   She told me she was paying $1450 per month for rent, renting the same home for 4 years and a home that doesn’t fit their needs. OK, so why rent? She told me, no one in her family has ever owned a home. It never occurred to her th...
By Dan Spencer, Your Colorado Home Source
(Aspen Lane Real Estate)
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Today is my one year anniversary as Real Estate Agent. Wow.... this year has flown by!    I have to say this year has been a blast. Even though this is a tough industry with what it seems like a million agents that you're competing with it is a challenge I love. Many new agents don't make it so I...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 20
“First Time Home Buyer Wanted to Know if Interest Deduction Will be Around?”   If one person is asking me this question how many more are thinking about the same question? If interest deductions on an income tax return is a consideration when purchasing a home, what affect will that have on folks...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 4
  Construction fences have gone up & dirt is now moving at 1001 S Miami Avenue where Brickell Flatiron will have its new sales center. I for one have been anxiously waiting for this news for a long time! Reservations have been going at rapid pace since the spring opening, with buyers putting 20%...
By Judy & Allan Wagner, We Promise Clients Our Best & We Keep Our Promises
(Weichert, REALTORS, Weber-Hodges Group)
Comments 2
Link To MLS Info for These GREAT EIGHT All Affordable and Different. From a precious 2 Bedroom Cottage w/ 50 mile views, to a Cottage ON THE NEW RIVER, to one that serves as two homes in one. Live in the 2 Bedrooms Kitchen, Living UP and rent the 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen Living Room DOWN. Most are rea...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
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Key to Referrals is Past Clients | Realtors Fail Here Keep in Touch with Past Clients   In my past life in corporate banking, it was drilled into my head by consultant after consultant how important it was for customer retention.  The cost for gaining new customers was expensive for the banks.  B...
By Edward & Celia Maddox, We Take The High Road
(Solutions Real Estate)
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The strong rebound in economic growth during the second quarter and ongoing job creation are gradually improving the outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the National Association of REALTORS® quarterly commercial real estate forecast. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief e...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 42
Scrub-a-Dub or Deal! Getting a call from an out-of-state client who is scheduled to close soon saying an agent in my area has called, soliciting her for business does not sit right.  She was upset to think that someone, anyone had access to her cell phone number and what she thought was not privv...
By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad 707.646.1876
(Zillow - Nat'l Outreach Mgr & Dir. of Zillow Academy)
Comments 7
Many of the questions that get asked in this interview between RE/MAX Chairman Dave Liniger and Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff are some of the same questions I get asked by agents daily.  The interview reflects on many of the concerns and questions that some industry pro's share and in particular, so...
By Bill Exeter, 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange Expert
(Exeter 1031 Exchange Services, LLC)
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California Issues Reporting Requirements for California 1031 Exchanges California real estate investors and Realtors need to be aware of new California Like-Kind Exchange reporting requirements. California's Franchise Tax Board released its newly designed FTB Form 3840 for reporting California li...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 20
“You Told This Country, You Needed Another Term to Finish the Job”   Against the wishes of many who felt you were not the person for the job, you got elected. Mr. President, even some of your ardent supporters are disgusted with your leadership and so are many from your own party.   The leader of...
By Debra Valdes, Realtor Tampa Area Specialist
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By Matt Sorensen, WestCoast Home Inspection
(WestCoast Home Inspection )
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               What an amazing summer we have had here in the great Pacific Northwest.  The weather has been great, real estate has been moving and the Seahawks are playing!  Next comes school, fishing, the fair and oh ya, some maintenance on that biggest investment you likely own… your house.  I...
By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
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By Brian Rayl, Dallas Park Cities TX Real Estate 214-699-1799
(Home Value Leads)
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This article was originally posted on the Home Value Leads blog and is reposted here for discussion.  Many reports and studies have shown the importance of the Internet in the real estate world. The National Association of Realtors conducted a survey that showed that 91% of all realtors use some...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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THE DISTRICT 36 My first thought as I saw this newly named project was of the sci-fi movie District 9. I am sure many a minds thought the same but regardless this latest project is being brought to us by the father and son team that controls the  Terra Group, Inc. Located at Northeast 36th St. a...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY,  I MEAN SELL.  I MEAN. . . . . . "It's a great time to buy a home." About two minutes later, we hear, "It's a great time to sell a home." I have a real disconnect with conflicting claims. A good time to buy is when prices have been dropping due to verying market conditio...