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 Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
Comments 62
Realtor Safety | It’s Not Just a Concern When Going to Meet Prospective ClientsI’ve been thinking about writing this post for months but, for some time just couldn’t bring myself to relive something that happened to me last November. Realtor safety discussions often revolve around the risks invol...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 50
The Home Inspector Cometh Some agents feel like the home inspector is coming to kill the deal. I don't feel that is the objective of the home inspector, or most home inspectors anyway. To be fair, most do a great job and should not be labeled a Deal Killer. If they do the job properly, the home w...

By Dorothy Mitchell, Writer and real estate agent
Comments 1
The roof of any building is one of its most important parts. Apart from the fact that it constitutes a major aesthetic component, it also largely determines the comfort and safety of the occupants. In light of that, it’s not surprising that roof repair or replacement projects can be quite expensi...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 14
10 Nuggets from Day 3 of Inman ConnectToday was full of technical information. My brain is full and my notepad has dozens of pages with scribbles. The whole tone of the day was that change is happening and brokers need to adapt but shoukd be select on what they choose to implement. One prediction...

By JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 41
  I have spoken with many people both in  the real estate business and those thinking of getting their license who say that they would never work for a competing Broker and they have no idea why anyone ever would. First let me explain what a competing Broker is, it's a Broker who in addition to b...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 8
Here is an infographic of a comparative market analysis from This is what your REALTOR does, and since all real estate is local, your REALTOR will have the local comps and be best able to assist you in the sale of your home. This pretty much takes you through the step by step process ...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 0
   As your source for expert real estate coaching, you know that I love to give you ideas to grow your business. From market tools to taxes and lead generation to staging, I aim to be your resource for all the ins and outs of the buying and selling process. One of the topics that often comes up w...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 21
 I was reading an article today and thought I would share this with everyone as I found it to be very interesting .This News brief was seems to be a big win . Please read and let me know what your opinions are .. Be sure to read the IRS summery at the end . Big win for Realtors®: IRS’s guidance o...

By Scott Hoen, VP, Marketing Systems & Sales Tech, 714-270-9607
Comments 0
There are Real Estate News Sources that you should subscribe to and stay up-to-date with what is happening with the industry, the market, Buyers and Sellers and all the new Technology tools that you can use to better serve your clients.Let's start with the list I have and PLEASE let me know via y...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 0
We forget that there are swords that cut both ways and a good reminder is to get slashed by one. What if we put something up for sale and it doesn't sell? First answer is a no-brain-er. We lower the price. What if that doesn't work? We make some curb repairs? What then if that doesn't produce? Ge...

By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
Comments 0
When love goes wrong, real estate owners may have a lot to lose.Don't take solo-ownership lightly no matter how you ended up owning your own condominium unit, house, or recreational property.Inviting a new love to move in is much more complicated than asking someone to share a rental apartment or...

By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Tijuana Coastal, Ensenada, BAJA, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
Comments 0
To establish a good relationship with your potential customers through the internet, you must be quite accessible in social networks, participate, respond and position yourself as an expert. Both millennials and generation X have a strong preference to use the web to find the information they nee...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 2
For the 3rd straight day there were more listings that had a price reduction then new listings to hit the market.  Here is a snap shot of activity for the last 24 hours:New listings 577Back on market listings 124Price decrease listings 641Price Increase listings 40Active kick out listings 14Activ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 6
On August 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau reported nationwide housing building permits increased 1.5% to 1,311,000 units in July of 2018 from 1,292,000 units in June of 2018, and gained 4.2% from 1,258,000 in July of 2017. Single family bu...

By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
Comments 0
Home Value Market SummaryWest Allis, Wisconsin Real Estate | Home Sales Summary     July 2018                        July 2018 Home Sales Summary   Jul-18 Jul-17   Summary Sale Price Sale Price Change from prior year Low $50,000 $69,000 -27.5% High $349,800 $270,000 29.6% Average $152,224 $137,09...

By Ryan J. Orr, Team Title Guy Ticor- 909-767-0718, Sell...Buy...Refi... Specify the Title Guy!
(Ticor Title)
Comments 0
What even ARE Deferred Sales Trust and 1031 Exchange?     In this session of Meeting with the Masters we have Greg Burns of IPX1031, as well as Joel Harworth and Philip A. Board from 1 on 1 Financial here to discuss the ins and outs of 1031 Exchanges and Deferred Sales Trusts and how to use them ...

By Calvin Shropshire, Real Estate agent serving the Chattanooga Area!
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
3 bedroom 2 full bath located on Bonny Oaks minutes from downtown. Manufactured home on permanent foundation. Great investment opportunity and priced to sell.Click here for more photos and disclosures!Keller Williams RealtyPremier GroupD:(423)664-1867 | O:(423)664-1900 202 Manufactures Rd. Chatta...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 4
The North Texas real estate market mls types have not changed much.  We continue seeing more price decreases than new listings.  Sellers expectations may be changing.  Here is a snap shot of activity for the last 24 hours:New listings 331Back on market listings 108Price decrease listings 462Price...

By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
Comments 1
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 Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 9
In a press release from today, the housing market in Silicon Valley shows very strong growth.  One Realtor I know had 60 offers on a home within two days of it being on the market.  Another Broker I spoke with had 29 offers on as $1.2M listing, which eventually sold for over $100,000 above asking...