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 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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 11
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 1/23/15              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 1/23/15.  I hope you all had a gr...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 12
  PT 50 Top Producer Roundtable ~ Inspiring Event ~1-21-2015 Amber Thomas, President of PT 50 out did herself again by bringing back the PT50 Top Producer Roundtable! The Shoal Creek Crossing Event Center was the perfect place to hold the event. A Breakfast buffet was provided and it gave a chanc...
By Randy Kirsch, (NMLS# 1012303) Your Dedicated Mortgage Consultant
(Right Trac Financial Group, Inc., NMLS# 2709)
Comments 59
Most homeowners today have a property insurance policy that is commonly referred to as an "All Perils" policy.  Truth be told the policy does not come close to covering all perils.  With the recent rash of earthquakes in eastern CT (about 12 in about a week), my wife has been bugging me to check ...
By John DL Arendsen, Gen Cont, Factory Built Const & Dev, RE Brk, INVS.
(TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments, ON THE LEVEL General Contractor, Crest Homes Factory Built Housing Dealer & Developer)
Comments 2
Where Will The Jobs We Need To Grow Our Economy Come From?   I keep hearing our politico ranting about job creation being the #1 priority to refueling our so called "recovering economy" which seems like a reasonable and logical concern and goal. The only thing I'm having a problem understanding i...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 12
Now this is really cool. One of our fellow Active Rainers (and one of my good friends) was quoted in  And, the article features some pretty famous people.  Way to go, Gay Rosen.        As a Realtor, I wish to be informed, and in being informed, I read relevant articles, join relevant gro...
By Helene Kelbaugh, REALTOR, Internet Marketing Specialist, Keller Williams Legacy Metropolitan
(Keller Williams Realty Baltimore)
Comments 2
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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For a fact, I know that I am not the only listing agent in Sacramento to expect buyers and their agents to conform to the purchase contract, but the reaction I sometimes receive astounds me. It's as though the agents cannot believe that we would ask the buyer to perform in accordance with the con...
By Sherry Scales, Realtor, for Austin, TX and surrounding areas
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Comments 3
New Sub-division or Food on Your Table Does it seem every year we have to drive a little farther out to find some real farmland?  Right here in my own area I am seeing several different areas of farm land that have been here for generations, being developed for new sub-divisions.  I ask myself…....
By Randy Kirsch, (NMLS# 1012303) Your Dedicated Mortgage Consultant
(Right Trac Financial Group, Inc., NMLS# 2709)
Comments 14
You may have seen some recent blogs about the "old fashioned" direct mail marketing and telemarketing.  Have you tried email marketing, or even marketing by text messages on your smartphone? There is a blog entitled, "A 5-Pronged Approach for Using Strategic Email Marketing for Quality Lead Gener...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 22
My son is thinking about purchasing another rental property - this time a 4-plex or larger.  He got interested in property in a small town in Montana where he worked over the summer and since he was there visiting a friend last week-end, he picked up a newspaper. On Wednesday he called and asked ...
By Kevin Green, Residential & Equine Properties
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
Comments 2
With all the flap in the news and NFL about the recent deflate gate, One can't help but wonder how this effects the sport, team (fan or not), and the overall consumer view of the industry. This trust or non trust factor is a very real part of being a Realtor, and can add to or diminish the Consum...
By Bob McCranie, Your best advocate when buying or selling your hom
(Broker/Owner - Texas Pride Realty)
Comments 3
Superbowl Party Planning! Now is the time to plan to host a party or happy hour for your clients. Have a big bash for your A-List clients either at your home, office or a great restaurant. Have everyone vote on the best commercial of the night! ALTERNATIVE: If you can't host, you can post! Be on ...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Seals the Deals in Temecula Valley California
Comments 29
Bye Bye California WPA The Wood Destroying Pest Addendum, or WPA, as it has been lovingly referred to, has been eliminated from the California Association of Realtors®, or C.A.R., real estate forms. Some real estate professionals may think this is a bad thing, but really isn’t because wood-destro...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 12
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Highland Park  A C Bookout $4,300,000 5 5 2 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,200,000 5 5 2 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,375,000 5 6 1 Highland Park  Highland Park $3,595,000 6 6 1 Highland Park  Highland Park $4,150,000 4 4 2 Highland P...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
(Waller Group)
Comments 1
City Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths Garland   Brentwood Place Ph 02 $97,000 3 2 0 Garland   Camelot Add Sec 06 $144,000 3 2 1 Garland   Century Park $149,900 4 2 0 Garland   Creek Vly Add 1 $180,000 4 3 0 Garland   Gatewood 02 2nd Sec $64,000 3 2 0 Garland   Lakeside Meadow...
By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate )
Comments 9
The year 2013 has been a very positive year when it comes to the recovery of the housing market. We have followed the rising prices of homes, increase in newly build constructions sold,  homebuilders regaining trust and increasing the inventory, and we also witnessed people who went through a ban...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 15
What Does Undivided Ownership Interest Mean? Probably one of the most distinct features of condominium ownership lies in the concept of “undivided ownership interest” of the common elements.  All unit owners as members of the condominium’s association share ownership of the common elements. First...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 2
And help them begin to see success Imagine, if this short trailer from the movie WE ARE MARSHALL, filmed in the town where I was born, based on a true story from this town in West Virginia. Imagine how amazing it would be, what if YOU were the one who watch this, and were struggling and on the fe...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 0
Something that might peak your thoughts for Success One of the most inspirational movies I have ever seen was filmed in the town where I was born, Huntington West Virginia. Where the largest accident in college history happened. The other day I was thinking if a few Realtors struggling for succes...