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?

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry

By Matthew DeFede, Specializing in Bergen & Essex County Real Estate
(Realty Executives Elite Homes)
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Realty Executives New Jersey is please to announce that Mathew DeFede has recently openedRealty Executives Elite Homes at 674 Bloomfield Avenue in Nutley.   Matthew, a Nutley native and former Broker with Coldwell Banker, has been a high profile online marketing consultant for the past 20 years ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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I FOUND THE BUYERS THEIR LAST HOME, AND REFERRED THEM TO FIND THEIR 2ND!   Address: N9317 Oakwood Ln Neshkoro, WI 54960 County: Marquette   WIREX_SCW MLS #: 1722741         357 W. Wisconsin AvenueOconomowoc, WI 53066   Phone: 414-254-6647   Fax:   Email:   http://www.kristin...
By Jason E. Gordon, Residential Mortgage Specialist, CMPS, CDPE, CMHS
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
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This almost sounds like the buildup of a joke, but there is no punch line...THIS IS REAL! After reading this article, you will likely utter one word under your breath... "FINALLY!" FINALLY there are Lender's who will commit their own financial "skin in the game" during an escrow! Real Estate Prof...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Two Great Reasons to Buy not Rent                    There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. Based on a recent study, here are two reasons buying a home might make more sense:
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Millennial Buyers & Their Preferences   December 19 2014
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Do You Fit the Description of the Typical First Time Homebuyer? simplify December 18 2014 There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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  A Home is More or Less than Pretty Pictures in the MLS       As a licensed REALTOR© in the State of Texas, it is my professional opinion that prospective buyers should do their own Cost Benefit Analysis before signing any agreements to purchase new construction or a pre-existing home.     Step ...
By Randy Kirsch, (NMLS# 1012303) Your Dedicated Mortgage Consultant
(Right Trac Financial Group, Inc., NMLS# 2709)
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Ever have a property that absolutely no one was interested in buying?  Under the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 170, it is possible that the property may be donated to a charitable organization in return for a tax deduction for a charitable contribution.  These transactions are rare, but may we...
By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
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The New York real estate mogul turned television personality Barbara Corcoran is every bit as succinct and quick on her feet in person as she is on the hit show Shark Tank. What does it take to build a multimillion-dollar empire? Who better to ask than a women with experience as a bootstrapping e...
By Jonathan Benya, MD Short Sale Specialist
(Keller Williams Select Realtors)
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GREAT NEWS for Short Sales!! If you sold a primary residence as a short sale in 2014, Congress has just given you a fantastic early Christmas gift! The mortgage debt relief act extension has been passed by both the House AND the Senate, and the President is expected to sign it into law any day! ...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
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  It's a common question for consumers, students and real estate professionals.How much do real estate agents make?Point2 came up with an infographic explaining the variables, and we've turned it into a video in our Home Update series! Get the facts on commission splits, continuing education, ind...
By Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker
(Catarra Real Estate, Inc)
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I'd like to think that politicians are humans but I'm pretty sure they're really little devils with an agenda. The latest news from Washington DC is that the FAA is going to wait until 2017 before issuing rules regardin the use of drones for commercial purposes. Nothing says "we're inept morons" ...
By Jeffrey Riegel
(RE/MAX AllStars)
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Closing costs can add a lot to home buyers' final price, depending on which lender a buyer uses, which state they live in, the price of the home, and sometimes even the day of the month the closing occurs, The Wall Street Journal reports. Borrowers can reduce their closing costs in several ways: ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     I believe that we can all agree that as business owners we all have three things in common:           1) We are in the marketing business. This is what keeps the pipeline full.           2) We are in the sales business. This is what keeps food on the table.           3) We are all in the peo...
By Brenda Mancil, Texas Five Star Realtor
(RE/MAX Premier Properties)
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    Supply    Trend line reveals a steep decline with the seasonal highs lower than the previous year.       November homes for sale of 431 is the lowest of the 47 month period.    Months supply has been below 3 since October, 2012, and DOM is 29 days.        The share of homes for sale above $2...
By Diane Beaumont, USDA,FHA,Jumbo,VA Woodland Park, CO Mortgage
(Benchmark Mortgage)
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Are you thinking about buying or selling a home? If you don't know a real estate agent or have a referral to one, you may end up working with someone unfamiliar who you will need to build a relationship with. Of course, as with any relationship, there's always a chance that things can go sour. In...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
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Urine trouble! An offer is made on a short sale. It is accepted by sellers and third party, clients are under contract, allowing due diligence time-lines to begin. Sellers move out, leaving behind a 20-year old son and his large, skittish dog.   After setting an appointment, I ring the doorbell. ...
By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
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Bruce Norris is joined this week by John Burns. John is the CEO of John Burns real estate consulting firm, located in Irvine. They are a national source of independent housing research, advice, and consulting. Their mission is to help executives make informed housing industry decisions. His firm ...
By Lori Ballen, CVO, Chief Visionary Officer / Ballen Companies
(The Ballen Companies, TBG, TBM, ASAN)
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Real Estate Referral Network: All Star Agent Network is proud to present Jeff Shipley of Fargo, North Dakota as their All Star Agent of the Day!   ABOUT THE ALL STAR AGENT NETWORK       Join Now!   Welcome to the All Star Agent Network, a public and Google Fed real estate referral network. All St...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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Austin Texas - Highand Park Elementary School serves students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Highland Park Elementary is located in central Austin and is part of the Austin Independent School District. Highland Park Elementary school has approximately 634 students.  Highland Park Elementary is c...