Business Outlook Archive
According to NAR’s 2010 “Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers,” almost 50% of buyers used open houses as a key part of their home search.
Greg Rand (@gsrand
) (http://twitter.com/gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica
(http://ownamerica.com) hosts Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC; this week he discusses the White House's announcement and breaks it down. “It sounds good,” Rand says, “but it's more important to watch what they DO in Washington more than what they say. Stay tuned. This could be the first government housing program that actually works, if they listen to the private sector.”
In the second quarter of 2011, fixed-rate loans accounted for about 95 percent of refinance loans, based on the Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) Quarterly Product Transition Report released yesterday. Refinancing borrowers clearly preferred fixed-rate loans,
RISMEDIA, August 4, 2011—Market Leader
(NASDAQ: LEDR), a leader in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, today announced the acquisition of Denver-based SharperAgent, a leading provider of online and print
RISMEDIA, August 4, 2011—Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR) (http://www.MarketLeader.com), a leader in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, today announced the acquisition of Denver-based SharperAgent, a leading provider of online and print marketing suites with more than 30,000 real estate agent users across North America.
RISMEDIA, July 29, 2011—Prices of “normal” homes—those that aren’t foreclosures or short sales—are stabilizing and the numbers of future foreclosures are falling. That “sliver of good news for consumer spending” was included in CoreLogic’s July report on housing and market trends.
RISMEDIA, July 20, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: get more results from Facebook with NAR’s new “Social Media for REALTORS®: Facebook Guide”, a small-but-mighty offer from HP, and the
RISMEDIA, July 19, 2011--Greg Rand (@gsrand
), CEO of OwnAmerica
hosts “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC, where this week, he offers some realistic optimism on the real estate market, as opposed to what the media provides to the public.
RISMEDIA, July 14, 2011—Economic consulting firm Clear Capital reported prices nationally have decreased by 3.2 percent in the first six months of 2011 and are forecast to drop another 2.4 percent in the second half of 2011.
RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—Executives within the default Industry are required to make decisions on a variety of dispositions that vary from loss mitigation to REO pricing strategies. The Broker Pricing Opinion (BPO) is an integral component of the decision making process, and as the industry has grown exponentially over the past five years, the need for greater accountability has grown with it.
RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—While a third of homeowners struggle to stay above water on their mortgages, nearly a quarter of those in the upper income tiers have been trading up to take advantage of deals in the luxury home market.
RISMEDIA, July 11, 2011— Mortgage rates increased for the second week in a row, with the benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.79 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage
RISMEDIA, July 8, 2011—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Quarterly Data Book for the first quarter of 2011. First quarter data on the commercial real estate markets show the natural
RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: get the Linkedin Manual for Real Estate from the REALTOR.org Store; get $50 off a new AHS® Home Warranty FlexPlan®
RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—Hours after the National Association of REALTORS® announced an 8.2 percent jump in May prices, CoreLogic confirmed its May numbers show a second consecutive month-over-month increase.