Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Business Creation - Prospecting: Skills for Sales Success: Part Three.
Accredited Buyer's Representative.
ACE: Purchase Reverse Mortgage Course.
At Home with Diversity.
Bundle 1: CIPS Core Courses (Non-US Version).

Consumer News and Advice Archive


Real estate Q&A – Condo Buying & Understanding the Codes, Covenants and Restrictions

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-(MCT)-Q. My wife and I helped our daughter, financially, with the purchase of a condominium in October. We were given the Codes, Covenants and Restrictions for the homeowner's association prior to the close of escrow, and it indicated that the complex had 12 guest parking spaces. The ...


Dream Home with Energy-Saving Realities

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-(MCT)-Just a few miles south of 6755 Agave Azul Court, in suburban Henderson, Nev., there were at last count 6,300 homes in some stage of the foreclosure process. ...


Job-Loss Protection Made Available to Home and Auto Buyers

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-Creative Alliances, LLC announced that it has secured a preferred relationship with the Rainy Day Foundation (a Washington, DC 501 (c) 3) to provide their HELP Credit Counseling and Financial Protection Package which is available to the home buying and automobile buying marketplace. Central within this package ...


Home Energy Q&A – Is Your Thermostat in the Right Place?

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-(MCT)-Question: Please tell your readers that if their heating bills are too high, it may be because their builder put the thermostat in the wrong place. ...


Phishing Lures Hit Home

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2009-(MCT)-I received an e-mail on one of my unadvertised accounts from my mortgage lender, announcing that it had been trying to get in touch with me and asking me to respond with all sorts of personal information. ...


The Road to ‘Sold’

  ...


What Comes Next – The Fallout of America’s Buying Binge

RISMEDIA, February 4, 2009-(MCT)-For many consumers, the jig is up. After years of supersizing our houses, cars, meals and closets, Americans' buying binge seems to be over. ...


8 Predictable Closing Day Obstacles – How to Avoid Them

RISMEDIA, February 3, 2009-Whether you represent the buyer or the seller, you want to use your knowledge and expertise to prevent your transaction from failing to close. Numerous factors contribute to the failure of a contract between buyer and seller of real estate. Financing, possession dates, disclosures, due diligence, inspections, ...


Setting Up Your Own Real SPAM Filter for E-mail

RISMEDIA, February 3, 2009-E-mail, a primary form of communication for a number of years, is now losing effectiveness as SPAM continues to flood to inboxes. Estimates range from 90% to 97% of all e-mail today is SPAM. ...


Seeing Green & Staying Connected

RISMEDIA, February 3, 2009-With more than 50,000 customers, Russ Bergeron, CEO of Anaheim, California-based SoCalMLS needs a quick and easy way to distribute information to his members while at the same time looking out for the environment. Having teamed up with FrogPond Publisher, a Web-based platform used for communication and ...


Hope in the California Housing Market – Lower prices, Interest Rates Equal Opportunity for Buyers

RISMEDIA, February 3, 2009-(MCT)-Guadalupe and Ariana Sanchez represent hope in the housing market. The 28-year-old couple with four children just bought their first home. ...


FHA Loans Become Hot Option – Less-stringent standards Spurs Local Popularity

By Chris Churchill ...


EcoBroker Announces Alliance with RESNET to Provide Cost-Saving Energy Benefits to Consumers

RISMEDIA, February 2, 2009-The Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals (AEEREP.org) and EcoBroker International announced a partnership with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). The partnership links AEEREP's and EcoBroker's real estate professional members to the industry's most trusted source of energy raters, further helping consumers evaluate and ...


Friday’s Featured Listing – Antiquity Subdivision Focuses on Historic American Architecture

RISMEDIA, January 30, 2009-Gaze up and down the streets of the Antiquity subdivision in Cornelius, North Carolina and you'll see pristine homes and a carefully developed neighborhood. Constructed by the Cunnane Group out of Charlotte, Antiquity is a nationally recognized "Smart Growth" plan featuring a vibrant, walkable community integrated with ...


Economy, Cold Snaps Accent Need for Winterizing Homes – Tips That Save

RISMEDIA, January 29, 2009-Citing unseasonably cold weather in many parts of California and drawing upon the experience of having provided service to hundreds of thousands of homes, member firms of the Home Warranty Association of California (HWAC) are alerting homeowners to the energy and cost saving benefits of "winterizing" their ...


Our Latest News >>