Real Estate Training Archive
RISMEDIA, March 31, 2011—The Federal Housing Finance Agency has reported that the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders, used as an index in some ARM contracts, was 4.79 percent based on loans closed
RISMEDIA, March 30, 2011—RISMedia, the leader in real estate information systems, is excited to announce the nationwide release of "The Power of Information
," a new video exclusively produced and directed by the real estate information leader that showcases months of the company’s independent research on the impact of ...
RISMEDIA, March 21, 2011—Despite the uptick in sales of homes worth one million dollars or more last year (up 18.6% in 2010 according to DataQuick) the average American homebuyer is still proceeding with a large degree of caution. Below are six reasons why even qualified homebuyers are holding out on ...
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. ...
RISMEDIA, January 4, 2011—Have you ever wondered how the meteorologist on the five o’clock news interacts so effortlessly with the animated weather map? And have you ever asked yourself how Elliot and E.T. gracefully flew through the starlit sky via bicycle in 1982? The answer is
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 December 2010 Economic Outlook released today by Fannie Mae's (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group.
RISMEDIA, December 28, 2010—(MCT)—A Bank of America freeze on foreclosure sales spread Friday to the Inland Empire in California after the biggest bank in the U.S. announced it was broadening an investigation into its foreclosure practices to all 50 states.
The halt, which took effect yesterday, adds to growing concerns that lenders have been repossessing homes without following proper protocol.
RISMEDIA, December 28, 2010—You’ve just started your own business. You have put your sweat, blood, and tears into its success. So, now what? How do you plan to spread the word? Technology is advancing so rapidly that if you thought you had a real bang-up marketing plan a year ago, ...
RISMEDIA, December 28, 2010—(MCT)—In response to the recent crimes against real-estate agents in the Youngstown and Kent, Ohio, areas, local real-estate brokers are reviewing safety precautions for their agents. These incidents remind all agents nationwide to review safety procedures when showing vacant homes. ...
RISMEDIA, December 9, 2010—In today’s complex housing market, real estate agents are handling an increasing volume of short sales. While many agents view short sales as a win-win for both homeowner and buyer, they can cause many complications if not properly understood and executed. Since there is no provision in the mortgage agreement for a short sale, the primary lien holder—the mortgage servicer—must approve the homeowner’s request for one. Any additional parties with liens against the property, such as a second mortgage holder, must also approve the request before a short sale can commence.
RISMEDIA, December 2, 2010—Recruiting new agents is, for some managers, a task that seems to be a hit or miss proposition. They will try and engage the candidate with small talk and then launch into ‘why’ the agent should join their brokerage. Do this enough times, and the odds are
RISMEDIA, December 1, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: purchase Social Media for REALTORS®: 101 Dos and Don’ts & Blogging combination package available at-cost through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; make sure
RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010—Now that the holiday season is well under way and 2010 draws closer to an end, real estate professionals are putting a lot of thought into what 2011 has in store for the industry. In this month’s Power Broker Roundtable, meet Ron Phipps, NAR President, 2011 and hear how he views the current real estate market as well as his ideas to generate and sustain business in these difficult times.
RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—Impacted by normal seasonal drops in sales, an unpredictable foreclosure moratorium and an expired Tax Credit, residential home sales were lower again in October 2010. A monthly survey of 54 metropolitan areas indicates that sales were 9.8% below
RISMEDIA, November 19, 2010—As innovation prizes continue to gain in popularity, the real estate industry has jumped on board to the tune of $25,000. MRIS, a leading real estate data company and one of the largest MLSs recently launched the $25,000 MRIS Real Estate Innovation