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Mortgage Refinance Applications Increase

RISMEDIA, January 17, 2011—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 7, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index ...


Short Sales: Focus on What You Can Control

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—Everyone involved in a short sale has some accountability for successes and failures at each stage of the process. Regardless of where fingers are currently pointing, there’s good reason for real estate agents to take a long, ...


HUD Awards 127 Million Dollars in Grants to Protect Thousands of Children from Lead and Other Home Hazards

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $127 million in grants to 48 local projects to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and ...


Building a Company of the Future

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—In a constantly changing industry, it is crucial that real estate professionals always look toward the future and embrace the tools and technology that will keep them at the leading edge of the market. Here, Ed Krafchow, Chairman of the Board, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real ...


Stand Up For Homeownership – Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—As a real estate professional, you know that America is a nation of homeowners—67% of American households are owner-occupied. And housing is a key driver of our economy, accounting for 15% of our Gross Domestic Product in ...


California Bucks National Foreclosure Trend in 2010

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—(MCT)—Fewer Californians grappled with foreclosure last year, bucking a national trend and giving homeowners fresh hope that the state's housing market could be on the mend. The 14% drop in foreclosure activity contrasted with a 2% rise nationally, according to data tracking business RealtyTrac. Analysts noted that ...


5 States Where Housing Is Predicted to Recover the Quickest

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—(MCT)—Housing will rebound moderately in 2011, economists at the International Building Show here are predicting, and should gain even more steam in 2012. But the recovery in home building and home sales will vary widely from one ...


Forecast 2011: What Lies Ahead for the Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Where is the real estate market going? Have we hit bottom? Is recovery around the corner? The next 12 months in the housing market will play a big role in the nation’s potential recovery. Tune into NAHREP Radio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nahrep) on January 25 to hear what ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Quality Home Exudes Special Details

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Due to the careful planning and attention to detail in this quality home, this is not your average cookie cutter home. Located in Roswell, Georgia, this home is listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network (RREIN) ...


LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse Reveals Dip in Rates

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Average mortgage rates fell week-over-week, but the decrease is expected to be short-lived, according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, a snapshot of the lowest and average home loan rates available within the LendingTree network of lenders. ...


Zillow Surfaces Thousands of Real Estate Agent Ratings and Reviews

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Real estate website Zillow.com launched the ability for home buyers and sellers to search for and find local real estate agents based on ratings and reviews from former clients. Thousands of consumers have rated and reviewed their agents since Zillow launched the ability to review agents in ...


RentJuice Launches in New York City, Sees Strong Adoption by Major Brokerages and Landlords

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—RentJuice, an online technology platform streamlining the rental process for real estate professionals and networking together brokerages and landlords announced its expansion into the New York City market. The online software, which has already been hugely successful in Boston, Chicago and Miami, is moving the availability of ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Celebrates Successful Recruiting Year

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, one of the world's largest networks of leading independent real estate brokers, continued to expand in 2010, with over 50 new offices and 2,300 sales associates added during the year. A strong pipeline of new member candidates ensures additional growth ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: How to Create Your Multiple 6-Figure Income in 2011

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—You are about to learn the secrets to creating a multiple six figure income while still having time to do what you love to do. This is a very exciting topic because we really are going to ...


RealtyTrac Releases Year-End Foreclosure Report

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its Year-End 2010 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows a total of 3,825,637 foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on a record 2,871,891 U.S. properties in 2010, an increase of nearly 2% from 2009 and ...


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