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“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.


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Recent blogs on Real Estate Industry
By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
Embarking on the journey of homeownership is a milestone many aspire to achieve. For military veterans, however, this dream can sometimes seem out of reach due to various challenges unique to their experiences. In this second installment of our 10-part series on Military Veterans and homeownership, we’ll explore the hurdles they encounter in realizing this goal. 🏡✨Factors hindering veterans from purchasing homes 🚧🔍Military veterans often encounter a myriad of obstacles when attempting to buy a home. These challenges stem from a combination of economic, social, and logistical factors that can make the process daunting.   1. Economic challenges, credit issues, and transition difficulties 💼📉🔄 One significant barrier faced by veterans is economic instability. Many veterans struggle with fin...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
🏠 Join us at the NADP conference in Palm Springs, California, where real estate and industry professionals converge. In this engaging interview, Join Eric L. Frazier, MBA president and CEO of The Power Is Now Media as he interviewed Mike Samborn of ALL STAR REAL ESTATE. Mike Samborn, with over two decades of experience in real estate, shares insights into Michigan's stable market, offering properties ranging from $25,000 to $150,000. He discusses the appeal of Michigan's affordability and diverse housing stock, from older homes to newer subdivisions. Mike's expertise extends to assisting out-of-state investors, providing end-to-end solutions, including property management. Learn how Mike Sambornand his team offer investment opportunities and handle transactions efficiently, making Michi...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
📌 Join us for an exclusive interview with  Karen Greathouse, a seasoned real estate professional with over 24 years of experience. Recorded live at the NADP Conference, Karen Greathouse shares insights into the real estate market, particularly in REO, Nevada, where she specializes in working with small investors. Discover her journey, her expertise in commercial and residential properties, and her unique approach to helping clients build generational wealth through strategic investments. From discussing market trends to sharing valuable tips for prospective investors, this interview provides a comprehensive overview of the real estate landscape and opportunities in REO.🌐 Karen Greathouse: https://www.karengreathouse.com/📞 Contact  Karen Greathouse: +1 775-786-1010 | https://www.linkedin...
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
For decades, the answer to this question has been "the seller."  But in reality the seller's agent and the buyer's agent commissions have always been included in the price of the home.  So technically, the buyer has been paying real estate commissions for both sides of a real estate transaction - for decades.   When a home sale closes, commissions for the buyer and seller agents , seller closing costs,  prepaid taxes, insurance and HOA fees are deducted from the seller's proceeds.   So in essence the buyer paid a higher price, but the costs were deducted frm the seller proceeds.With the recent lawsuits, there have been many misleading headlines.  Some have said that there has always been a standard commission.  It's understandable because everyone thinks we earn a certain percentage, bu...
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By Robert Havana, Alberta Real Estate License Parking
(Park and Protect- Alberta Real Estate License Parking)
Temporary Real Estate License Parkingby Park And Protect There are agents who are completely inactive and yet do not want their Alberta real estate license to be deleted. These agents generally have no short term plan to return to the industry and no interest in utilizing their license status to generate referral income, they are truly only interested in temporary parking their Alberta real estate license with a brokerage to avoid the 3 year unregistered timeline at which point their entire license credentials are deleted from the Real Estate Council of Alberta list of eligible licensees. For these agents, there are few options for the temporary parking of Alberta real estate licenses. The large active traditional real estate brokerages have no interest in allowing the temporary license...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
First, take a breath. It will be okay!💻 You can reassess your marketing strategy💰 Also, consider adjusting the priceIt’s important to work with your real estate agent to address any potential issues.👉 Remember, the right buyer is out there, and with patience and perseverance, you’ll find them.Stay positive and keep working towards your goal of selling your home!If you are considering selling, 💬 comment “GUIDE” and I’ll send you my home selling packet with all the details 👇#realestate #sellertips #sellingahone #listingagent #elkgroverealestate ##sacramentorealestate #realtor 
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By Hugh Grant, I help investors and consumers with real estate
(RealMax Realty)
Every house has a story to tell and more in the world of real estate. That is why it's important to keep your home in well maintained form. The game-changer that can turn a mediocre property into a gem: Renovations.From modest facelifts to ambitious makeovers, the power of renovations in real estate cannot be overstated. Now, I'm not just talking about slapping on a fresh coat of paint or swapping out some light fixtures (though those can work wonders too). Renovations can do so much more. They can take a space from outdated to Instagram-worthy, from cramped to open-concept, from meh to magnificent.In this article, we will discuss the impact of renovating your house in the world of real estate, uncovering how they wield the power to shape perceptions, boost value, and fulfill dreams.Enh...
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By Lori Mode, Real Estate Made Simple
(The Mode Real Estate Group)
Set yourself up for home buying success! 🏡👉 When you get pre-approved for a home loan, here are the documents that you will most likely need:✔️ Driver’s License & SSN✔️ One – Three Months of Paystubs✔️ Two Years of W-2’s and/or Tax Returns✔️ P&L (if self-employed)✔️ Two Months of Bank Statements**Please note: more documents may be needed depending on your lender.→ If you need some lender recommendations, please reach out and I can send you some!Also, if you’re meeting with a lender, 💬 comment “QUESTIONS” below and I’ll send you my top questions to ask them.#mortgagelender #mortgageloan #realestateagent #realestate #buyertips #elkgroverealestate #sacramentorealestate #buyingahome
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Real Estate Wisdom InTen Quotes There are so many quotes highlighting real estate's unique advantages. Here are ten of them.  - Franklin D. Roosevelt - '' Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed responsibly, it is the safest investment in the world." -Oprah Winfrey- "I will forever believe that buying a home is a great investment. Why? Because you can’t live in a stock certificate. You can’t live in a mutual fund." -Anthony Trollope- "It is a comfortable feeling to know you stand on your ground. Land is about the only thing that can't fly away."  -Maya Angelou- ''The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.'' -John Jacob Astor- "Buy on the fringe...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
Important read! Hiring the right real estate agent is crucial for a smooth transaction. This blog likely outlines key warning signs to watch out for, ensuring you make the best choice for your needs.Great information, thank you for sharing you blog!Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP  Signs You’re Hiring the Wrong Agent Key Highlights Lack of communication or delayed responses from the agent can be a warning sign that you're hiring the wrong agent. A limited knowledge of the local real estate market can indicate that the agent may not be the best fit for your needs. The importance of experience and specialization in a real estate agent should not be overlooked when hiring. Inadequate online presence and digital marketing efforts can be a red flag that the agent may not...
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By Christopher Nelson, Montgomery County, PA - Realtor
(GenStone Realty)
 Explore the Finest Retirement Communities in Bucks County PA Key Highlights Discover the top retirement communities in Bucks County, PA offering a range of amenities and care services. Explore the luxurious amenities and vibrant social activities available in these premier retirement communities. Understand the different types of retirement living options, including independent living, assisted living, and CCRCs. Learn about the financial aspects of retirement living, including costs, fees, budgeting, and financial planning. Find answers to common questions about retiring in Bucks County, such as the desirable location, choosing the right community, pet-friendly options, available activities, and proximity to healthcare facilities.  Retirement planning can be both exciting and overwhel...
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By Christopher Nelson, Montgomery County, PA - Realtor
(GenStone Realty)
 Discover the Best Communities in Montgomery PA NowKey Highlights Montgomery County, PA offers some of the best communities to live in, with a rich history, excellent public schools, and a range of housing options. The cost of living in Montgomery County is varied, with some communities being more affordable than others, but overall it is considered to be reasonable. The public schools in Montgomery County consistently rank among the top in the state, providing a high-quality education for residents. county is known for its rich history, with many communities preserving historic buildings and landmarks that showcase the area's past. From charming small towns to bustling urban areas, Montgomery County has a diverse range of communities that cater to different lifestyles and preferences. ...
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By David Frederick, Real Estate agent serving all of Florida
(Compass Florida)
Why a Condo May Be a Great Option for Your First HomeHaving a hard time finding a first home that's right for you and your wallet? Well, here's a tip – think about condominiums, or condos for short.They're usually smaller than single-family homes, but that's exactly why they can be easier on your budget. According to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), condos are typically less expensive than single-family homes (see graph below): So, if you're comfortable with a smaller space and want to buy your first home this year, adding condos to your search might be easier on your wallet.Besides giving you more options for your home search and maybe fitting your budget better, living in a condo has a bunch of other perks, too. According to Rocket Mortgage: “From commu...
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By Christopher Nelson, Montgomery County, PA - Realtor
(GenStone Realty)
 Best Picks for Retirement Communities in Berks County PA Key Highlights Berks County in Pennsylvania offers a wide range of retirement communities for seniors looking for independent living options. These retirement communities provide a vibrant and comfortable lifestyle for seniors, with amenities and services designed to enhance their quality of life. The county is home to several top-rated retirement communities that offer various levels of care, from independent living to assisted living memory care. Seniors can enjoy a range of amenities in these communities, including dining options, wellness programs, social activities, and access to high-quality healthcare. Berks County's retirement communities provide a peaceful setting with easy access to cultural and historical attractions, ...
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By Kukun's VP of Analytics Franklin Carroll, Elite client engagement tools and proptech
(Kukun, Inc.)
The changing significance of home equity for millennials   Share      Top blog articles   Which are the safest large cities in America? Some of the best neighborhoods in D.C. to live in The best living room chair for back pain and sciatica The safest and the best neighborhoods in Chattanooga Some of the best neighborhoods in the Bronx for you Best robotic pool cleaners for a sparkling pool The best neighborhoods in Toledo Ohio Some of the safest, best neighborhoods in Pittsburgh Best neighborhoods in Manhattan, NYC, to live in Signs of Speculation Emerge in the Home Flipping Market When it comes to the concept of home equity for millennials, its significance is entirely different from what it was for Generation X or the baby boomers. Millennials do things differently. How they perceive ...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
REALTORS® with the e-PRO® certification are experts at leveraging technology to your advantage.  In today's rapidly changing real estate landscape, having a knowledgeable professional who can navigate the digital world is crucial. Unlock the power of technology in your real estate journey with an e-PRO® certified REALTOR®!  An e-PRO® brings:*Advanced Technological Training: Stay ahead with the latest tech tools, making buying and selling homes easier for you.*Marketing Mastery: Utilize cutting-edge strategies and social networks for successful transactions.*Commitment to Excellence: Achieve and promote best practices across all technology platforms.*Continuous Education: Stay updated on the latest trends and techniques for yourbenefit.*Privacy Protection: Ensure your information is safe...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
Welcome to The Power Is Now! Today, Eric L. Frazier, MBA President and CEO of The Power Is Now Media explained the impact of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, shedding light on its significance and legacy. From the Civil Rights Act of 1866 to present-day challenges, Eric discusses the ongoing fight against discrimination in housing and the vital importance of equal access for all. Tune in as we commemorate Fair Housing Month with insightful discussions and powerful stories.📣 Don't miss out on this enlightening series! Share this video with friends, family, and colleagues to spread awareness and promote fair housing practices. Subscribe to our channel for more thought-provoking content and join the conversation today!🌐 The Power Is Now Media: https://www.thepowerisnow.com/📞 Contact Eric L. Fraz...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
Join Eric L. Frazier, MBA President and CEO of The Power Is Now Media and Brandy Nelson, an extraordinary real estate agent based in Palm Springs. In this captivating interview from the NADP conference, Brandy Nelson shares insights into her 16 years of experience attending the conference and her over 10 years of membership with NADP. As the host of 'The Brandy Nelson Real Estate Show' on Power Is Now, Brandy discusses her expertise in REO and default services, offering valuable information on networking, education, and support for real estate agents. Discover how Brandy's company, REO Broker, provides exclusive territories and mentorship for experienced agents in distressed and commercial real estate across all 50 states. With a focus on commercial and residential listings, including f...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
Join Eric L. Frazier, MBA President and CEO of The Power Is Now Media at the National Association of Default Professionals Annual Summit in Palm Springs as Don Curtis discusses his company, OSC, a national insurance provider specializing in Force Place, lender-placed flood, wind, and other insurance products for financial institutions, mortgage services, fix-and-flip investors, and asset owners. Learn about their unique investor-focused approach and customizable solutions. Don Curtis shares insights on industry challenges, the importance of networking, and the value of association involvement. Tune in to discover how membership can unlock endless opportunities in the default industry.🌐 OSC: https://www.oscis.com/📞 Contact with  Don Curtis: 800.432.1258 | results@oscis.com🌐 The Power Is ...
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By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now Media, Inc.
(The Power Is Now Media, Inc. )
Join us at the NADP conference in Palm Springs, California, where real estate and industry professionals converge. In this engaging interview, Join Eric L. Frazier, MBA president and CEO of The Power Is Now Media as he interviewed Hagop Yapoujian, a 20-year member of NADP, specializing in distressed property sales in Montell, California. Hagop Yapoujian shares insights on their company's expertise in residential and commercial properties, emphasizing the importance of learning and networking even after 35 years in real estate. Contact information for Hagop Yapoujian's company, Highet Realty, is provided for potential clients. The conversation ends with mutual appreciation and plans for future collaboration, including podcasts and TV appearances.🌐 The Power Is Now Media: https://www.thep...
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