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 Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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"Strip Malls Are History" - Jeff Bezos Jeff (Born 1/24/1964) was a baby still taking baby steps by the time I was in High School in Chicago. Out in the suburbs of Lake County, IL, farmland near the busy Tri-State Tollway, Thomas E. Wilson/Edellyn Farms purchased a chunk of land for $2M located in...

By Charlie Budnjo, Specializing in Dubai's Off-plan property market
(Off-Plan Properties)
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 With the lower than average UK sterling the UK real estate market has once again become hugely attractive to foreign buyers. With over 200,000 UK nationals living in the middle east there is a lot of interest from UAE residents in particular who are looking to buy UK property in Dubai. Buying a ...

By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
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At last you can get the real estate training you need to enhanse your real estate career with Rowlett Real Estate School Continuing Education for Sales Associates and Brokers in Destin Florida.  Twice a year Captain Wayne is having this Classroom course Free of charge to every Sales Associate and...

By Robert Snyder, a.k.a. Bob the Broker, host of The Real Deal
(Silex Financial Group, Inc.)
Comments 30
Joe Kerouac, author of Out of Commission and owner of Command Realty, was a guest on our inaugural show. Joe and show host Bob the Broker talk about Joe’s book, which positions a case for flat-fee commissions in the real estate industry. Joe's mission is to continually bring down the costs of buy...

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 recent press releases:Sixty-Five Percent of Those Who Attended an Open House Within the Last Year Would Do So Now Without HesitationCoreLogic Estimates Nearly 7.4 Million Homes Are at Risk of Storm...

By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
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In today's real estate podcast, from Real Estate Today, we hear from Charlie Oppler, 2020 President-Elect of the National Association of REALTORS®     

By Robert Caston, Real estate market data & tools - Home Junction
(Home Junction Inc.)
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One of the great attributes of the real estate industry is its resilience and its ability to adapt.It looks like we are seeing some of those changes in this current environment.For example, with Virtual Tours.Many people are reluctant to allow visitors to their properties and buyers are not reall...

By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
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After 20 years of being in the real estate support industry as a speaker, trainer, presenter and consultant I took the plunge to become a REALTOR®.  63 hours of Pre-Licensing, plenty of homework and study time and was ready to take my Florida state exam which I was warned has a 50% failure rate a...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Comments 5
As REALTORS, it is a bit more challenging doing our jobs while hunkering down. It is more difficult to perform with social distancing and clients delaying listings due to the concern of buyers coming into homes or going out to escrow offices for signings? Well there are some things we as REALTORS...

By Dick Betts, REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
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I posted before about making the switch after 20 years from supporting the real estate industry to becoming a REALTOR®.  On the 9th day of being a being a full-time REALTOR® with all my mandatory stuff behind me I got my first executed contract.  Yes, I know it’s a long way to closing, yes, I kno...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 6
On May 15, 2020, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for newly built single family homes gained 7 points to 37 points in May of 2020 from 30 points in April of 2020.  The HMI component charting buyer traffic increased eight points to 21 points, the HMI pre...

By Danish Mehmood, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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In 2019, there were 62,600 registered bars in the U.S and the numbers keep rising.It’s been your lifelong dream to run a watering hole where customers can unwind with their favorite people and drinks. But, like with every big investment, it’s important to dive into the nitty-gritty and assess any...
In this article, you’ll learn about Bobby’s Drawings, a creative drawing service in the U.S. There’s nothing quite like the familiar reassurance of having loved ones around. It can be as simple as a hug from our mom after a tough day at school, or the joy of having our entire family gathered arou...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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 Local –  1)      Franklin County commissioners OK $2.6 million for housing help during pandemic via Columbus Dispatch       The Franklin County commissioners approved an additional $2.6 million Tuesday for separate initiatives designed to help residents who are struggling financially because of ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 10
 "Minimizing Angst on a Long-Distance Move."  Last March I was interviewed by the Washington Post about relocating clients. They wanted to speak to clients of mine so I suggested my clients Colleen and Brian who just closed in November 2019 on a new construction Taylor Morrision home in Montebell...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Comments 7
 This just in according to NWMLS May 20, 2020On May 1st, Governor Inslee announced an extension of the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order (the "Order") and introduced a four-phased approach to re-open business in Washington.  All counties start in Phase 1 and will be admitted into Phase 2 by the Gov...

By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Comments 53
Address: 250 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305Condo Type: HighriseArea: BuckheadECLIPSE-Buckhead Atlanta Condos: Eclipse is a premier high-rise located on Pharr Road. Just steps away from the “Buckhead Atlanta” luxury shopping and dining complex makes this building a very desirable Buckhead address....

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Now, with nearly everyone having an easy path to the internet, buying beauty products has never been simple.Earlier, our only choice was to go to the marketplace, supermarket, or drugstore, where some of your desired things may be out of stock. Plus, you will sometimes feel compelled to get a buy...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
Comments 6
Hosting an open house for potential home buyers is common practice, but it comes with inherent risks. The main issue is that you’re dealing with the public and have no way of knowing who will show up at the open house. Some visitors might not be qualified buyers and others might be there with sin...

By Sharlene Mulchandani, Property Management Software
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Major changes in the way people shop, work, and interact have left the commercial real estate market on edge. In retail, the continuous growth of e-commerce has had a devastating effect on once prominent brick-and-mortar businesses. Traditional office buildings are struggling to keep up with shif...