Real Estate Industry

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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.

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry


By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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When respected observers like the editors of Barron’s are able to report that more than 10% of the country’s residential sales are now due to house-flipping, it’s a clear indication of the continuing strengthening in flipper activity. It’s now nearly back to 2006 levels.By definition, house-flipp...

By Samuel John, We give you daily about real estate market.
(Daily Real Estate Update)
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Buying a house may seem to be a difficult job, and it is indeed not easy at all. The process of home buying may not be an easy task and its process seems endless. From the process of identifying your dream home to making an offer, to negotiating the price to the thorough inspection and finalizing...

By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
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Jefferson County Real Estate NewsFort Atkinson, WI The following MLS information is for March 2019.During the month of March there were 3 Single Family homes sold.There are currently 36 active listings, 1 new listing, 4 pending listings. The average price for a home SOLD was $219,300Average time ...

By Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob"
(Robert Ratliff Realty)
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What is MUD in Real Estate Terms for Texas residents? A planned unit development (PUD) is a type of building development and also a regulatory process. As a building development, it is a designed grouping of both varied and compatible land uses, such as housing, recreation, commercial centers, an...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 17
Get Your FHA Buyers RE-Pre-Approved Have you heard the latest fashion trend in the mortgage industry?  Re-Pre-Approval?  No?  Well, that's OK, because it's not really a thing.    BUT, FHA recently changed the way they score mortgage loans, and this month, the new rules/algorithms are in full swin...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  This week I wrote a post about a sale that was contingent on natural gas being brought into a home. The buyer would not move forward without knowing  this kind of  cooking was available. There were a lot of calls made by the buyer and the agent without any solution. I posed this question on my ...

By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(One World Realty Inc.)
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David Maurstad, chief executive of the NFIP, announced a new rating structure called Risk Rating 2.0 is being developed, which will be a “game-changing initiative for the NFIP”.  Revising the NFIP rating structure is what everyone has been asking FEMA to do for years; that is, to simplify and be ...

By Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services
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It costs about $1,200 per year to maintain a real estate license, including association fees, MLS fees, lock box fees, and continuing education requirements. The precise amount varies by state and local association, however.There is a lot at risk in real estate. In many cases, homebuyers and sell...

By Martin Millner
(Coldwell Banker Hearthside)
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When you're delving into the market in the hopes of finding your dream home in Bucks County, it's likely you'll come across the term debt-to-income ratio. This may not seem important at first, but your DTI is the key to determining the amount of money you can put into your home and just how much ...

By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
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Waukesha County Real Estate NewsOconomowoc, WI The following MLS information is for March 2019.During March there was 7 Condominiums SOLD. There are currently 56 active listings, 1 new listing, 27 pending listings. The average price for a condo SOLD was $487,157Average time on the market was 105 ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 I have had many problems with Builders.  Not building the square feet that plans show..etc..Some are excellent and do not need to be overseen.. Don't Trust The Builder        Shiny objects.  Fancy Counters.  "Design credits".  Closing cost help.  All this can be yours, if you just trust the buil...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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It is important to keep things fresh in all aspects of your life, from romance to your daily routine. When managing a team of workers, you’ll need to go one step further to ensure everyone stays positive. The evidence shows that positive workplace cultures boost productivity and creating this buo...

By Marie Waite
(Finest Women in Real Estate)
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Who would think that I would be able to produce several TV Talk shows?  Here we are... another TV Talk show and this time, its the Real Men of Real Estate... After producing the Finest Women in Real Estate last August... I was already thinking about the amazing men in the Real Estate industry.  I...

By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Comments 209
 Search Atlanta Condos, Luxury High-rise Condominiums & Lofts For Sale.  CLICK HERE Set in the heart of Fulton County, the Buckhead District comprises about one-fifth of Atlanta. Sandy Springs is to the north, Brookhaven to the east, Midtown Atlanta and West Midtown to the south/southwest, and Vi...

By James Sanson - Ranked in the TOP 1% of Arizona, Homes for sale in Maricopa AZ
(Keller Williams Realty Phoenix)
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We have streamlined and made the home upsize or downsize process a lot smoother at Dorrmat. Simply submit your address and contact information for one of our home experience agents to reach out to you. They will go over the process of our team buying your home directly from you. Then one of our h...

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 today's press releases:Home Value Forecast: Gains in Inventory Slowing Down Housing MarketGet Cozy: Walls Are Closing in on Today’s RentersRedfin Report: Detroit, Indianapolis and Buffalo Among the...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 2
Lock Watch for the Week of 4/15/2019 Volatility-O-Meter:Fairly light week of reports that should mean no fireworks.  But beware every time you issue such a comment... Economicalendar (all times are Pacific):Mon, 4/15:    Empire State Mfg Survey (5:30am).Tues, 4/16:     Industrial Production (6:15...

By Francisco Peot, The Best Place To Find Your Home!
(Richmond Home Sales At Clocktower Realty Group)
Comments 18
 Zillow, Trulia, and have gotten a bad rap from real estate agents, or have they?  It all depends on who you ask.  Are paid leads a viable way to build and sustain a business?  That depends on who you ask as well.  I am going to give you my personal take on paid leads, and what has wo...

By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
(Buyers Agent/Luxury/Lake/REO, listing package options)
Comments 0
Jefferson/Dodge County Real Estate NewsWatertown, WI The following MLS information is for March 2019.During the month there were 17 Single Family homes sold.There are currently 55 active listings, 2 new listings, 14 pending listing. The average price for a home SOLD was $166,594Average time on th...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
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The inner workings of the global property market boil down to a few major players holding some of the most sought-after real estate in the world - amongst them, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. There are a mixed bag of forces at play within each of these markets, spanning eve...