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Consumers Agree – It’s A Good Time to Buy Real Estate

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—According to the latest Spending and Saving Tracker from American Express, more than two in five (41 percent) of Americans said that it’s a buyer’s market for real estate. However, over 61 percent agree that a seller’s ...


Anticipating a Spring Thaw

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—In the world of real estate, the going has been tough—and we have been going. These are the most challenging economic times that most of us have ever known. This has been a cold, long, and bitter economic winter in real estate. There are, however, hints of ...


Treasury to Begin Orderly Wind Down of Its $142 Billion Mortgage-Backed Securities Portfolio

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—Recently, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it will begin the orderly wind down of its remaining portfolio of $142 billion in agency-guaranteed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Starting this month, the Treasury plans to sell up to $10 billion in agency-guaranteed MBS per month, subject to ...


Lead Paint Hazards and Older Windows: March 20-26 National Poison Prevention Week

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—If your home was built before 1978 and you still have the original windows, it's time to seriously consider replacing them—especially if members of your household include young children or someone who is pregnant. ...


Choosing the Right Social Media Partner – The Five-Point Relationship Test

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Both buyers and sellers are becoming increasingly more tech savvy and are demanding more time and energy from their agents for less. Meanwhile, agents are constantly looking for ways to stay on top of technology advances and the ever-changing social networking sites while still reaching their buyers ...


Regional Spotlight: 2011 Ohio Home Sales Off to a Strong Start

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Home sales for the first two months of the year are just 1.1 percent behind the same period last year, suggesting a strong start for the central Ohio housing market according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS® (CBR). ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revial: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—This unprecedented housing crisis has a flip side—the investment opportunity of a generation. One in four real estate transactions in 2011 will be purchases by investors. Learn how to capture this opportunity: The gold rush is on. ...


Economic and Housing Outlooks Brighten According to Fannie Mae Analysis Group

RISMEDIA, December 28, 2010—Improvements in consumer spending and consumer confidence, increased demand for goods and services, and falling unemployment claims are all positive factors for a brighter outlook as we move into 2011, according to the ...


Regional Spotlight: Mortgage Defaults at Lowest Levels in 5 Years

RISMEDIA, December 28, 2010—Default risk on home loans in Ann Arbor, Mich., fell once again this quarter to its lowest level in more than five years, says a professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. ...


Energy Efficient Improvements Equal Big Savings for Homeowners

RISMEDIA, December 6, 2010—For most Americans, the holiday season means shopping for family and friends. But this year, spending a little money at home can equal big savings today, next year and for years to come. With time running out to cash in on the popular home energy efficiency tax ...


The Start of a Beautiful Partnership: Mobile Real Estate ID, HSA Home Warranty Team Up to Provide Cutting-edge Technology to Agents and Consumers

RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—Always on the lookout to provide its customers—broker, agent or consumer—with the best service and latest information, HSA Home Warranty has teamed with mobile technology innovator Mobile Real Estate ID to provide something never seen before from a home warranty provider: property, photo and home warranty information ...


Will Foreclosure Freezes Fix the Housing Market?

RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—(CBS MoneyWatch)—On Friday, Bank of America announced that it would suspend foreclosures in 23 states while it amended filed paperwork. That makes B of A the third major bank in two weeks to put its foreclosure process ...


Industry Leaders Offer Praise for Leveraging Your Links, Groundbreaking, New Book by Allan Dalton

RISMEDIA, September 22, 2010—Leveraging Your Links , a groundbreaking, new book by industry veteran and visionary, Allan Dalton, chief marketing officer for RISMedia and co-founder and president of The Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, is available now ...


Preparing for the Economic Turnaround: RE/MAX Chairman Tells His Brokers What to Focus on to Succeed

RISMEDIA, August 16, 2010—As the housing market continues its sluggish recovery, brokers should still focus on the basics of recruiting and retaining—but also must take back training and be prepared to work within the distressed property market if they want ...


Regional Spotlight: May 2010 Home Sales Jump 39 Percent in Connecticut

RISMEDIA, June 30, 2010—Sales of single-family homes in Connecticut surged 39% in May 2010, posting the sharpest increase in sales year-over-year for the month of May in more than two decades, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. ...


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