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 Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Haters will Broadcast Your Failure but Whisper Your Success One of my dear friends - actually, the very first #1 in North Carolina on ActiveRain - recently ran for public office. As soon as she announced, I reached out to see how I could help her with her campaign - I adore her and would do anyth...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 7
Words of wisdom here form Debe.... Haters will Broadcast Your Failure but Whisper Your Success  One of my dear friends - actually, the very first #1 in North Carolina on ActiveRain - recently ran for public office. As soon as she announced, I reached out to see how I could help her with her campa...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 8
This is important information for home buyers, so read it and share it with your clients.It could be a good tool for a young person just starting to build a credit profile, but it spells trouble for anyone eager to purchase a home in the near future. Experian Boost - Don't  Do It!        You've p...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 14
Suggested Facebook Group: Nature Photography If you have an interest in nature photography, you may wish to visit and join Nature Photography, a Facebook group with over 135,000 members. Click on the link to reach the group. Facebook groups are free. You may join and participate in existing group...

By Kodama Koi Farm, High Quality Japanese Nishikigoi (koi fish)
(Kodama Koi Farm)
Comments 0
  Koi have been steadily growing in popularity in America ever since the end of WW2 when military personnel witnessed their first Nishikigoi shows (see history of koi fish). Resorts, spas and other high-class businesses seem to be especially keen to add the koi esthetic, either as an inside garde...

By John M. Giffen, CRB, CRS, CDEI, GRI, BROKER, REALTOR®
(Benchmark Realty, LLC)
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I am going to get nostalgic for a moment.  When I was young, I loved watching Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and all the other Looney Tunes characters from the golden age of animation.  Looney Tunes is still around on TV, but the shows produced from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s are far superio...

By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
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This is great information from John Meussner. Share this with your potential home buyers. There is no free lunch. Experian Boost - Don't  Do It!        You've perhaps seen Experian's latest marketing pitch on TV commercials for their "Boost" product - "Help Raise America's Credit Scores", the web...

By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
Comments 0
Jefferson County Real Estate NewsIxonia, WI The following MLS information is for April 2019.There were 3 Single Family homes sold. The average price for a home SOLD was $326,300Average time on the market is: 111 days There are currently 12 active listings, 0 new listing, 4 pending listing.The cur...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 43
Experian Boost - Don't  Do It!      You've perhaps seen Experian's latest marketing pitch on TV commercials for their "Boost" product - "Help Raise America's Credit Scores", the website hero image reads.  And yes, the product can do what it says - boost a user's credit scores.  That's great news,...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Comments 1
When it comes to "Boosting" your credit score, the best advice to home buyers currently in the process, especially those in escrow, is "Don't do it."For someone who has already closed on a home or is more than one year out from actually purchasing a home, the proposition may seem intriguing.Basic...

By Debra Leisek
( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska)
Comments 10
Sometime a boost is not a boost at all!!!  Read this before using the Experian Boost Plan.....Its not for everyone!!Good information from John Meussner This article was originally published at JMLoans.com Experian Boost - Don't  Do It!        You've perhaps seen Experian's latest marketing pitch ...

By Michael Peron, Michael Peron, Dave Florida Real Estate
(South Florida Home Solutions)
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11 Real Estate Trends In 2019 Lack of affordable housing inventory: African Americans have 9 percent less purchasing power than the average buyer, Hispanic Americans have 12 percent less, and people with student loan debt have 19 percent less. It's not just millennials who are strapped with stude...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 110
Breaking News, well for some people Redfin & Re/Max have….Red Flags if I ever saw!!!!Basically, Redfin and Re/Max have joined,  or should I say created an exclusive Referral Relationship. According to RISEMEDIA, this is a  Referral Relationships between Re/Max Canada and Redfin United States. On ...

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
Comments 2
The whole family can enjoy family-friendly activities this weekend in Bucks County! Start off with an outdoor summer concert followed by the 41st Annual Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village. See New Hope ablaze in color or stop by Parx Casino® for the First Annual Bucks County Food & Wine Fes...

By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
Comments 0
Waukesha County Real Estate NewsBrookfield, WI  The following MLS information is for April 2019.There were 38 Single Family Homes sold last month. The average price for a home SOLD was $405,350Average time on the market is: 32 days There are currently 147 active listings, 11 new listing, 12 pendi...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
(Realtyna)
Comments 0
To become a real estate agent in New York, you must be 18 years old and have a clean criminal record. You also must complete 75 hours of qualifying education and pass the New York State licensing exam.Each state has its own real estate licensing requirements. Some require up to 180 hours of pre-l...

By Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas
(PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630)
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We’ve seen a slow increase in home prices throughout this year (almost 0.7%). Appreciation might be increasing slower than in 2018, but we’re expecting a radical increase over the next month (CoreLogic’s forecast says it might be around the 4.7% - 5.0% range). “During the first two months of the ...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
Comments 2
Have you seen ads announcing Experian's new feature, "Boost"? Please read the info warning by John Meussner, JM Loans, below - especially if you are thinking about buying a house in Silver Spring, MD anytime soon and need to apply for a mortgage. There is no overnight quick fix to improving your ...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 10
 Thinking about a real estate career path? In class, we learned about Russell, a real estate agent at the age of 103.  For most of his life, he was a physician.  Now, he sells houses.   Are you wondering who's doing the driving? After 25 years of government service, my mom retired from work. Feel...

By Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!
(Arizona Resource Realty)
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According to a report, Phoenix Arizona is one of the top housing markets to watch this coming year. The real estate company examined the 100 largest US metropolitan areas based on job growth, vacancy rates, starter home affordability, and percentage of the population under age 35. All of these fa...