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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By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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Starting late last year, some predicted that the 2018 tax changes would cripple the CT housing market. Headlines warned of the potential for double-digit price depreciation and suggested that buyer demand could drop like a rock. There was even sentiment that homeownership could lose its coveted ...

By BethAnn Long, Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate
(RE/MAX Inland Empire)
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Greetings from Spokane WA!Attached is the one page market snapshot for April 2018. The Spring 2018 Spokane, Wa. Real Estate Market update is fast moving, with very low inventory( number of available homes for sale ) at 19.7% less homes for sale than last year at this time. We are really feeling t...

By Leah McNamara ABR BPOR CIPS CNE CRS e-PRO GREEN GRI MRP, raising the bar in real estate services
(Best Practices Realty)
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Following Friday's huge one day fall of 7.31%, the market continued to punish Zillow today for its stupid and arrogant decision to become a house flipper with another fall today of 1.63%.  - Money summed it up today saying "". . . . Perhaps more than anything, it’s a move that reeks of de...

By Nicole Ocean, "Your BPO Coach"
(BPO Automation Group & BPO University)
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Ask Any QuestionLet me personally invite you to take part in our completely free “Ask Any Question” offer. There are no strings attached!I know that at times, real estate professionals don’t have anyone to turn to that they can trust and respect. Let alone finding someone that knows what they are...

By Solly Assa, sourcing property investment opportunities
(Assa Properties Inc)
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Real estate is one of those investments that people believe they can always rely on. For instance, owning your home is considered a fundamental component of achieving the American Dream, whereas other types of investments such as stocks or bonds are often taken as unreliable. According to Solly A...

By Susan Sechrist, New West Realty, LLC
(New West Realty, LLC)
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In this article 1 written by Lawrence Yun, NAR's Chief Economist, he highlights the labor-market friction in construction and emphasizes the difficulty in finding skilled construction workers. We must be the advocates and be the ones to help find solutions for this deficit in skilled labor. One s...

By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
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Everyday AgencyLogic publishes real estate news and press releases from around the country.  Here are some recent press releases: Bob Goldberg Honored With 2018 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers Award Florida’s Housing Market: New Listings, Median Prices Up in 1Q 2018 Metro Home-Price Growth Quicke...

By KWKLY Text To Lead, Delivering The Best Leads, Faster!
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Mortgage, Title and Insurance companies in our industry sometimes get a bad rap. If you have been keeping up with my posts, I have been telling real estate agents and brokers the best way to use text messaging in their marketing. Review those at your leisure. But, I failed to mention how mortgage...

By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
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Welcome to this edition of The Monday Morning Memo...I hope you found some time to enjoy the weekend with a little relaxation and fun.  This is a week to celebrate.  We should all look at the great things we have accomplished so far this year.  All of us have had successes big and small and we s...

By Mike Sackman, Broker in Charge, ABR, CDPE
(Homes Finder Realty Group)
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Recently we've seen speculation that the 2018 tax changes would hurt the housing market. Some articles were even claiming that there was a potential prices would drop significantly. These sources also suggested that buyer demand could decrease rapidly. Some felt that the American dream of owning ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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The easy part is done, now the real work begins. You Passed Your Real Estate Exam … Now What? Part I This might be a question you asked yourself when you first got into real estate and it’s definitely one I get asked a lot by new agents or soon to be new agents. Real estate is unique in that stud...

By john wayne, I am wayne john A real state marketer
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It is always helpful to know about the successful personalities because it motivates you to reach your income goal or career goal soon. In fact, josh flagg is a famous realtor, television personality and author who born on the date 20th August 1985. The most interesting fact behind the realtor is...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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 Let’s face it, there’s a lot involved when it comes to moving. This fact is especially true if you’re moving out of state or across the country. The very idea of packing up your entire life for a new area can leave some feeling… well, a little overwhelmed. And this is perfectly understandable. M...

By Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
(Homesmart International)
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Because there is somewhat of a low inventory to choose from, If you are a buyer’s agent?Well if you are the seller’s agent, it is totally hot and awesome, multiple offers in the first day, or if you are overpriced, within the first week.If you are a cry baby, and think it is tough.Too bad you wer...

By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA
(Barcode Properties)
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 Must a landlord reasonably accommodate a tenant's use of medical marijuana or allow a tenant to use it inside the rental unit? Is it a discrimination and against fair housing law, if the landlord refuses?  Even, according to Proposition 64 it is ''legal'' for adults to use marijuana in Californi...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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 Around this time every year, Floridians from Fort Myers to Pensacola are reminded of one fact of living in this paradise. And that’s what we need to prep for hurricane season. Now, this month, we’ll look at understanding extreme weather in our state, but if you’re thinking about buying a propert...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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  As your source for everything related to Southwest Florida real estate and beyond, I’m regularly reviewing the data. Why is this activity so important? While the direction of any market can continue for a fair amount of time, there’s another situation at play.  And that’s the small details that...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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 In the past, we’ve seen how the tiny house movement is growing across the country and the world. We’ve also seen how these properties, in Southwest Florida and beyond, come in about every shape and size you can imagine. From super-tiny houses to modest and quaint homes, you can have your pick on...

By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Thoughts on Shiny Object Syndrome and Real Estate AgentsWhen I was a new agent, I wanted to buy everything real estate related. Books, cards, programs, signs...It wasn’t that bad at first, ten dollars here, fifty there, truly didn’t bother me that much as I used whatever it was I was purchasing.A...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 5/11/18       BY KRISTIN JOHNSTON - REALTOR®   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 5/11/1...