Real Estate Trends Archive
RISMEDIA, November 10, 2010—Slower home sales following the expiration of federal tax incentives for home buyers, a tighter inventory of bank-owned and entry-level properties, and increased activity in several higher-priced markets fueled a slight increase in the median price of a home sold across the greater San Francisco Bay Area during the third quarter, according to an analysis of MLS data issued by the research division of Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN).
RISMEDIA, November 10, 2010—Home sales activity in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market registered a solid gain of 11% for the first nine months of 2010 when compared to the same period in 2009. That was achieved even as third-quarter transaction volume was 22.8% lower
RISMEDIA, November 9, 2010—Home buyers today have affirmed a long-term view of home ownership, the typical seller is experiencing positive returns and the vast majority of home owners see their property as a good investment, according to the latest consumer survey of home buyers and sellers. The study was released at the 2010 Realtors Conference & Expo.
RISMEDIA, November 9, 2010—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
RISMEDIA, November 9, 2010—(MCT)—A gauge of pending sales of homes fell 1.8% in September, signaling an "uneven recovery entering 2011," the National Association of Realtors reported. The association's
RISMEDIA, November 9, 2010—(MCT)—Josh and Tayla Thomforde thought they had a deal to buy a three-bedroom house with a fenced-in backyard and room for their family to grow. But the nation's latest foreclosure quagmire
RISMEDIA, November 9, 2010—With credit tight and the economy flat, news that interest rates have sunk to the lowest level in decades is being greeted with a shrug in many quarters. Some say the Feds effort to stimulate the
Maria Patterson: Please tell us about the company’s history.
Larry Finn: Coach was founded in 1954 by two businessmen who became friendly while in the service during World War II. In 1980, Georgianna and I took over the company, which at that time was a three-office organization with about 40 sales associates. Georgianna and I had begun our real estate careers in the early 1970s. Today, the firm numbers more than 630 agents and 18 office locations.
RISMEDIA, November 8, 2010—The fact that consumers are going mobile is no secret; especially to those of you who join us here on a weekly basis. In a year (2009) when all other forms of media consumption as well as media spending decreased, it came as no surprise to me that mobile
RISMEDIA, November 8, 2010—The explosion of the Web and social media is the fastest change in human history. No longer are people passively listening and viewing advertisements; now they are “tweeting” and posting their opinions on Facebook and other social media sites.
RISMEDIA, November 8, 2010—Especially in today’s housing market, the prospect of buying a home can seem overwhelming for many Americans who may not be aware of how to begin the process of shopping for a home or even a mortgage. To help consumers navigate this process, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) unveiled three how-to videos to help prospective homeowners find a home they can afford, shop for a mortgage they can sustain, and what to expect when they go to closing.
RISMEDIA, November 8, 2010—Point2 opened its November 2010 Real Estate Confidence Index poll for participation by licensed brokers and agents in North America. Thousands of real estate professionals each month are polled to answer five quick questions about their outlook
RISMEDIA, November 6, 2010—(MCT)—Melinda Thompson can't afford to live in North Jersey. And she can't afford to leave. Her property taxes have risen from about $7,000 to about $12,000 in just seven years. She struggles with her mortgage payments, even after her lender modified the loan. But she can't sell her raised ranch in Little Ferry, NJ unless she's willing to take a substantial loss. And she thinks her job prospects wouldn't be nearly as strong in other regions.
RISMEDIA, November 6, 2010—Consumers have been searching for homes based on lifestyle for many years. But with the growing trend of prospective buyers looking to the Internet to begin their home search, it is crucial that we get back to the basics when considering lifestyle search
RISMEDIA, November 6, 2010—It's almost time to start thinking about building fires in the fireplace, bundling up in your warmest sweater, sipping hot cocoa while you watch the snow, and start fretting over that unrented vacation home. While T.S. Eliot may think that April is the