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 Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 45
Not enough showings * No offers * Someone left lights on * Did someone use the toilet? * The back door was left open * The pictures on my refrigerator were moved * The cat seems traumatized * I can see footprints in my carpeting * There are smudges on my storm door * They arrived four minutes ear...

By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 2
As a real estate broker, it is my mission to get in touch with you, the consumer, to educate you about my market. My reach is broad, especially via the Internet.You, Mr. Ms. and Mrs. Consumer, have to navigate through all the clutter to find me.One of the ways I am reaching out to you, is through...

By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Lender - 561-316-6800
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
Comments 0
  Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Mortgage Market Guide: Home Sales on the Up and Up   In This Issue           Last Week in Review: New and Existing Home Sales up in May. Forecast for the Week: Spectators will watch to see if inflation is a tame or wild beast as the data circus opens next week. V...

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
Comments 0
Whether it's to consolidate debt or make funds available for a home renovation, many people consider a second mortgage to make it possible to pursue other options. However, like any important financial decision, it's important to be informed about the financial implications before diving in. If y...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 5
Who is America’s #1 Real Estate Agent? It isn’t who you’d think it would be! Real Trends announced America’s #1 real estate agent…drum roll please….. Ben Cabellero in Addison Texas! No he doesn’t’ cater to the rich and famous in Beverly Hills or the captains of Wall Street in Manhattan. He owns H...

By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,
Comments 32
FAQ # 7 - What is a Survey and Do I need One?Whenever I am explaining to my First Time Home Buyers about their expenses for buying a home, the question about the survey always comes up. Many are familiar with those data surveys that ask you for your opinions on a lot of topics of interest, but wh...

By Amanda Thomas, ​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™
(Providence Group Realty)
Comments 2
We recently attended a training hosted by one of the largest associations in the DFW Metroplex.  While the content was good overall, we walked away with concerns about several glaring points of misinformation shared during the event.One hot topic concerned the subject of residential property surv...

By Erika Albert, Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire in Austin, Texas
(E*Rae Realty- Powered by eXp Realty LLC)
Comments 1
Austin based developer, Capsa Ventures, is creating a buzz in Austin surrounding the group’s latest venture, Fourth &, in Austin’s incredibly popular East side neighborhood.  The development, coined Fourth &, by Capsa Venture’s CEO, Rance Clouse, is named after the idea of endless possibilities. ...

By BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach
(Bill Cherry, Realtor)
Comments 6
Bill Cherry, Ph.D., RealtorA long time ago, in graduate school, I studied economics as it pertains to the international banking exchanges.  But to more simply describe my course of study, it was to learn how the US economies deal with commerce when more than one country's money is involved.In the...

By Matt Sarver, The Sarver Group Team Leader
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2

By Lupe Soto, Lupe Soto GLOBAL Real Estate Agent
(Equistar Realty Group)
Comments 0
(818)276-6882 Lupe Soto Realtor $$$¢¢$$$ Bienvenido a CASAS EN VENTA bueno, bonito y barato, sirviendo a la comunicad hispana en LOS ANGELES, CA, LOCAL NACIONAL E INTERNACIONALMENTE  USA, Centro America, Sur America y Latin America.  Mi oficina internacional esta ubicada en Burbank CA 91505 en el...
We are excited to announce Kate Lichtenfels as Brunswick Forest's Broker Relations and Business Development Specialist. Kate has been an important part of our team serving in several pivotal roles since her inception at Brunswick Forest. Kate is eager to get started in her new role and looks forw...

By Mark Harbison, R, CIPS - GRI
(Coldwell Banker Island Properties)
Comments 0
The Maui real estate statistics for the month of May have been reported by the Realtors Association of Maui, revealing that median home and condo prices were up as a result of low inventory. It's the kind of market that existing owners have every reason to be happy about, while savvy buyers are s...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 13
There isn't anyone you can run into now a days that doesn't know something about Real Estate. When it is doing good, it is in the news and word of mouth is about. If not so good, the same dynamics apply. No matter what condition it is in or what reasons lead you to the Real Estate arenas, everyon...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
Comments 0
 Many Real Estate economists have called on new home builders to ramp up production to help relieve the shortage of inventory of homes for sale in CT. The added inventory would no doubt aid buyers in their search to secure their dream home, while also helping to ease price increases throughout th...
How can it be that the closing coordinator has the toughest job in the law? Isn't that the person who talks on the phone, fills out some forms and rarely gets coffee? How can that be tougher than being a trial attorney?Yes, being a trial attorney is very difficult, but being a closing coordinator...

By Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii
(Elite Pacific Properties Maui)
Comments 6
Haiku Maui Homes For SaleHaiku Plantation homes for sale, priced at $529,000 for three bedroom home.  Very charming homes, located close to shopping and Hookipa Beach.  For more information on Haiku Maui homes for sale, give me a call.  Haiku has been my home for over 35 years. If you would like ...

By Joshua Jarvis, Putting the REAL in Real Estate in Gwinnett County
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlanta Real Estate)
Comments 0
Dacula's Park And Play Getting Better! What do you get when you mix Atlanta and Decatur…Dacula. Located about an hour outside of downtown Atlanta this town and its original name plans to honor it’s past, present, and future residents by opening a new park.On Memorial Day the City Council will hol...

By Joshua Jarvis, Putting the REAL in Real Estate in Gwinnett County
(Keller Williams Realty - Atlanta Real Estate)
Comments 0
 If you read the news, especially the Atlanta Real Estate section, you'll likely hear that real estate is UP, by some estimates as much as 20%.  In Gwinnett county the new average sales price has risen to $179,900. So in the words of my Grandma-ma "Is it real or memorex?" First of all a percentag...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 5
Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 6/23/17         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 6/23/17.  I hope you all had a great w...