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.

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By Rachel Hernandez
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices, PINEHURST REALTY GROUP)
Comments 71
"Be agressive." be..be.. aggressive. That's some of the brilliant advice I've received as I've begun to navigate the world of Real Estate. But there's a problem; I'm not agressive. I'm not a salesperson. There is nothing wrong with being a salesperson, I quite en...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 72
Don't Be Fooled Motley Fool, We've Always Been In It For The Money. Yes, I am in it for the money. A recent article in Motley Fool,  It's Official: Agents Are In it for the Money says the secret is out. Of course we are in it for the money and many other reasons too. Being in the real...
By Maya Willner, Achieving Your Real Estate Goals
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 33
I've been really inspired recently by those that are new-ish Realtors and really have their head in the right place.  From reading some AR blogs from what sounds like very new Realtors to talking with my colleagues at the office, I think we're heading in the right direction and will make ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 121
REALTORS® Get a Bum Rap from the Public I read a post about agents not showing houses for a living and it got me to thinking that REALTORS® get a bum rap from the public. I have heard all kinds of statements over the years and have politely corrected the public but it is time to set the record st...
By Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA, The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
Comments 1
    Have You Failed, or Just Stumbled?       Click here.  And see if maybe you have NOT failed, but instead stumbled a few times.  After all if you fall and you get up you are still moving forward, don’t you agree? How many times did you fall off your bicycle when you first began learning how to ...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
Comments 5
Del Ray is located in the City of Alexandria VA in Northern Virginia not far from Arlington and Washington DC. Del Ray is one of Alexandria’s older neighborhoods. Del Ray was founded in 1894 as a “streetcar suburb” to Washington, DC. Most of Del Ray was built from the 1890’s to the 1950’s and ret...
By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 1
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By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
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By A Timeshare Broker, Inc
(A Timeshare Broker, Inc.)
Comments 0
  DVC Grand Californian Villas   #8GC41 Grand Californian 120 points $145/pt September Use Year 35 points for 2014 + 120 for 2015 + 120 for 2016. $17,400 Closing costs are apprx $700, 2014 dues are $4.94 per point   #8GC38 Grand Californian 500 points $130/pt October Use Year 34 points for 2014 ...
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Comments 3
The Voice for Real Estate 1: RESPA, Student Debt   This video series is well worth subscribing to and a great way to stay on top of our industry.  Although we might not have much influence in this we should be aware of what is happening in our industry.     Published on Jul 2, 2014   In the first...
By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
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By Dale Samples, REALTOR -Homes for Sale Charleston, West Virgini
(304.741.4705 • www.dalesamples.com )
Comments 9
ActiveRain has been abuzz the last few days about the proposed Zillow/Trulia merger/acquisition. I've read speculative articles about what the future may hold and even came across an ironic 2007 article about Zillow buying ActiveRain. I am now throwing my hat into the speculation ring: Once Z...
By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Key Colony Beach Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Indigo Reef Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Coral Lagoon Florida Keys Vacation Rentals     Weekly Vacation Rental ~ Siesta Sunset OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription Video Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main F...
By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Key Colony Beach Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Indigo Reef Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Coral Lagoon Florida Keys Vacation Rentals     Weekly Vacation Rental ~ The Marlin s Lair OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Fea...
By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Key Colony Beach Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Indigo Reef Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Coral Lagoon Florida Keys Vacation Rentals     Weekly Vacation Rental ~ Seadside Villa OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Featur...
By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Key Colony Beach Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Indigo Reef Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Coral Lagoon Florida Keys Vacation Rentals     Weekly Vacation Rental ~ Indigo Reef #36 ~ Spotted Eagle Ray House OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription Video Contact us for prici...
By Tonya Chrislu, Make the smart move!
(HomeSmart)
Comments 1
The Zillow-Trulia merger was a big announcement in the real estate world this past week, but is it really going to change anything for agents or consumers?  To answer this question, we need to answer two other questions first:  What is the role of a Realtor® in a real estate transaction? and What...
By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
Comments 0
Bruce Norris is joined once again this week by Erik Hernandez.  Erik is the senior vice president with Lee and Associates.  He specializes in commercial real estate, his exact specialty being industrial real estate.  He specializes in land sales and development representation, landlord representa...
By Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury, Short Sale Agent
(Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS)
Comments 0
Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Key Colony Beach Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Indigo Reef Florida Keys Vacation Rentals Coral Lagoon Florida Keys Vacation Rentals     Weekly Vacation Rental ~ Keys Paradise OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription Video Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main F...
By Julie Booth, Keeping the parties informed of the escrow process
(Booth Escrow, LLC)
Comments 0
It feels like I could shoot to the moon easier than I can get reconveyances out of some companies. The transaction in question closed last August and it was a Short Sale with a 1st and 2nd with the same company.  I track my own reconveyances at no fee to the customer and when I still didn't h...