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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
FAQ:  Can FHA financing be used to purchase an investment property?   Years ago, FHA mortgage financing was available for real estate investors and many have suggested that the option should be restored.  However, at the present time, FHA financing is restricted to owner occupants. FHA interest ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
Review of Foreclosures   This article was provided by our friends at Olde Key Title   According to the article titled “Federal regulators allow more time for reviews of foreclosures”, written by Michelle Singletary and published in The Washington Post, “[a]fter widespread complaints by consumer a...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 2
As a Southwest Florida real estate agent, you can imagine that I have a thing or two to say about buying and selling homes. After decades in the business, I’ve seen just about everything (and probably more). As an expert in the industry, I’ve become a resource for nearly all aspects of the real e...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Long and Foster)
Comments 19
I thought this was worth sharing - our little corner of the world is getting more crowded every day!According to an article today by Inman, Amazon has a placeholder webpage in its Home and Business Services section, that offers the option to Hire a Realtor. This suggests that Amazon is preparing ...

By Marie Waite
(Finest Women in Real Estate)
Comments 0
Here is an opportunity to meet many successful business professional women this September 16, 2017  Los Angeles.A fun-filled day of experiencing the Femargent app LIVE in person. Connect with fellow Fempreneurs, Professionals, and Influencers!+ Interactive activities to ensure you have a great ti...

By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Communities, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Comments 0
East West Communities Celebrating 25 Years of Building “Hampton Roads' Best Places to Live and Play” and 40th Year in Virginia  Virginia-based developer East West Communities is pleased to announce and celebrate 25 years of creating resort-style planned communities in the Hampton Roads area. East...

By Cheri Alguire
(Pro Real Estate Coach)
Comments 1
Goal setting is easy for some of us, and for about 90% of the population out there, it’s the most difficult thing to do. In order to make sure that your life is in balance with your Small Business, you need to make sure that your life goals are in line with your business goals. Having conflicting...

By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes designer & builder of ADU's
(CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS)
Comments 9
  The Difference Between A "HUD MANUFACTURED HOME" and A "MODULAR HOME"    Part 4    For those who may have missed Parts 1-3 please take a few moments to review should you have any interest in "FACTORY BUILT HOUSING".   In Part 1 we discussed the  difference between an  "RV", "Park Model" and a "...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 6
I'm playing devil's advocate on this. Is renting really a trap? I agree, at the current time, owning is cheaper than renting and has certain tax advantages renters do not have. What I'm not completely sold on are reasons regarding rent increases when Real Estate taxes increase, for most, if not a...

By Highland Homes
(Highland Homes)
Comments 0
If your homebuyers are thinking of living in Tampa, but are on the fence about the big city life, there’s a new community that offers access to the best of Tampa Bay while also providing a small hometown feel. Beautiful homes, peaceful streets and plenty of area amenities are all advantages of Hi...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Comments 2
Buying a home can be one of the most exciting adventures of a lifetime. And the scariest. There are many tasks to tend from finding the right real estate agent, the right lender, the right seller, and the right price.But how will you know you’ve successfully completed the transaction when the dee...

By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
Comments 0
The Norris Group would like to thank David Granzella and the Northern California Real Estate Investors Association(NorCalREIA) for their support of I Survived Real Estate 2017. They have been a big part in making this event a great success supporting charities that help children dealing with life...

By Paul Weese, Steamboat Springs Broker and Outdoor Enthusiast
(Colorado Group Realty)
Comments 1
 Not only was it beautiful, July was a very busy month in Steamboat Springs.  Summer in Steamboat Springs is a good economy, one of the strongest of western Colorado resort towns.  Many groups visit to play sports tournaments, tourists visit (and stay awhile) because of the mild weather, and buil...

By Jan O'Brien - Real Estate Coach Coach | Teams & Brokers, Align-Connect-Prosper
(WBNL Coaching)
Comments 0
We continue our Real Estate Agent Team Building series with Tip #6: Create Your Team Business Plan and Goals. Written S.M.A.R.T. Goals - All Areas Real Estate Business Plan Success Action Plan Tools to Track & Measure Results Write SMART Goals: Specific, Simply-stated Measurable/Meaningful to you...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 5
If everyone was to see this coming, we would all be millionaires a few times over. There are no sure-thing heads up or  analytical formulas in Real Estate with one exception. Buying a piece of America usually works out in the short and long term. Just the premise of you have to live somewhere dri...

By Adedeji Taiwo
(MMSS)
Comments 0
 Lagos-based private developer, Messrs Obika Realtors Limited has launched a site and services scheme in the Lekki-Epe corridor for the middle class and upwardly mobile professionals who desire to live in a serene environment.The 10 acre gated community, skillfully planned and laid out with dedic...

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Comments 1
In real estate transactions, the closing day signals the final steps in transferring a property from seller to buyer. The closing date is when all paperwork is finalized, closing costs are paid, the title is transferred, the buyer receives the keys, and the seller is free from the property. The c...

By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
Comments 0
The Norris Group would like to thank Rich and Kathy Fettke for supporting I Survived Real Estate once again. For many years now they have helped make this event a great success supporting charities that help children dealing with life-threatening diseases.Real Wealth Network is a company dedicate...

By Cheri Alguire
(Pro Real Estate Coach)
Comments 0
Coaching is at an all time high demand lately. With Real Estate fluctuating so much, Real Estate Professionals know that it takes more than just business cards and a license to make a lasting impression in Real Estate. Coaches can help you grow your Real Estate Business by being the new perspecti...

By ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 30
Fannie Mae Revises Policy of 6-Month Condo Priority Lien On January 14, 2014, Fannie Mae had announced that the maximum priority lien held by condominiums and planned communities (PUDs) may be no more than 6 months.  More recently, however, it revised this policy to allow states who had enacted l...