Real Estate Information Archive
RISMEDIA, October 25, 2010—Earlier this year a lot of attention was drawn to the world of mobile technology and mobile advertising in particular, when both Google and Apple decided to ramp up their mobile advertising businesses. In January, Apple bought mobile advertising
RISMEDIA, October 25, 2010—Whether it’s right or wrong, it’s our belief that real estate squeeze pages (single pages that capture leads) crush the traditional “branded” website (you know the ones that are basically a flyer touting how great you are). We understand that in most instances
RISMEDIA, October 25, 2010—Some homes across the country at various price points are selling above asking price, according to the Q3 2010 Home Hunter Report released by ZipRealty. The report reveals that in Q3 2010, California was home to five out of the country’s ten “hottest” zip codes, defined as those zip codes where the average home sale price is most above the average list price by percentage. This is down from California having seven of the top ten hottest zip codes last quarter.
RISMEDIA, October 25, 2010—As a result of the state of the economy, many plastic surgery wannabes are opting for less invasive procedures such as fillers, Botox and laser treatments. We’ve spent millions of dollars on reinventing our outsides, and now many of us are dealing with how
RISMEDIA, October 23, 2010—(MCT)—If you’ve been toying with the idea of taking out a reverse mortgage, it is important to take into consideration that today’s market is significantly different from what it was just a couple of months ago. Monthly insurance premiums on new loans went up this month, making an expensive product even more so. But the Department of Housing and Urban Development has offset that rise by introducing another reverse mortgage—the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Saver—which slashes the upfront cost. "It's a mixed bag," said David Certner, legislative policy director for AARP, of the reverse mortgage market.
RISMEDIA, October 23, 2010—Already major players in the real estate space individually, Zillow and Yahoo! Real Estate recently announced a partnership through which Zillow will power Yahoo! Real Estate’s listings and also work as the advertising team for both sites, respectively.
RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—Lately, you've been thinking a lot about investing strategies. You have a small nest egg that needs to grow, but frankly you don't trust the stock market. And while real estate has been somewhat of a rocky road in recent years, it's still a solid long-term
RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—At one time or another, everyone has found themselves in situations where they have regretted wishing for something because of a bad outcome. But what would you wish for if you were given a magic wand today and you could have one wish to improve the real estate industry? In this month’s Power Broker Roundtable, industry experts John Smaby, Gary Scott, Robert Bailey, Merle Whitehead and Sherry Chris take the opportunity to discuss what they would do to improve the industry for both consumers and real estate professionals.
RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—Trulia.com, a top site for home buyers, sellers and renters, announced that price reductions for home listings currently on the market in the U.S. have increased for the fourth consecutive month to an all-time high of 27% and account for a total reduction of more than $30.7 billion nationwide. A deeper look into the data shows a continual and dramatic price reduction increase in many cities that began in June 2010.
RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—(MCT)—When real estate agent Sarah Elles Boggs walks into one of downtown Miami's condo towers for a showing, she pulls out her Android smart phone, "checks in" on a GPS-powered Web platform called Foursquare, blasts her whereabouts on
RISMEDIA, October 22, 2010—Realogy Corporation, one of the largest providers of real estate and relocation services in the United States, announced an initiative* designed to help its franchisees grow their businesses and increase their market share through mergers, acquisitions
RISMEDIA, October 21, 2010—Nationwide housing starts edged up 0.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units in September, due entirely to a 4.4% gain in the single-family sector, according to U.S. Commerce Department figures. "Builders are cautiously responding to the small improvement they are seeing in interest among potential home buyers," noted Bob Jones, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Bloomfield Hills, Mich. "However, as consumer demand for new homes rises, a major limiting factor for a housing recovery continues to be builders' inability to access credit for new construction."
RISMEDIA, October 21, 2010—Stefan Swanepoel, noted expert on real estate business trends and social media was the keynote speaker at the recent Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) annual conference in Chicago. Within the first 20 minutes, Swanepoel imparted one very
RISMEDIA, October 21, 2010—I recently spent time with an amazing group of Coldwell Banker agents who came to our corporate office to provide us with a sense of the challenges they and consumers are facing today. I was inspired by Cindy Yoder of Coldwell Banker Vinson Chase
RISMEDIA, October 21, 2010—Real estate broker and agent outlook for the United States market declined by 8.42% in September 2010, versus August, on a seasonally adjusted basis. Continued weakness in confidence sent the U.S. Real Estate Confidence Index (RECI) to its lowest level