Real Estate Trends Archive
RISMEDIA, August 14, 2010—Selling a house isn't easy these days. There are a huge number of homes on the market, and buyers are easily scared off if they encounter problems that may negatively impact resale value. Among the many issues that need to be addressed
RISMEDIA, August 14, 2010—As consumer’s expectations continue to shift, it is crucial that real estate agents take the time to understand these changing needs. One of the ways that successful real estate agents are staying ahead of the curve today
RISMEDIA, August 14, 2010—With demand rising for green home features, it’s no surprise that home stagers are starting to style sustainably to help prospective buyers see green when they’re shopping for property.
RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—The real estate trend in firming home prices solidified in the second quarter with more metropolitan areas showing increases from a year ago, aided by a surge in home sales driven by the home buyer tax credit, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors. In the second quarter, 100 out of 155 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) had higher median existing single-family home prices in comparison with the second quarter of 2009,
RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—(MCT)—When the air sputtered out of the housing bubble, new home builders struggling to survive went with smaller homes that could appeal to a broader base of buyers. It's a strategy that has worked for builders such as Sam Palazzolo, owner of Palazzolo Brothers in Sterling Heights, Mich.
"I do believe the younger generation isn’t looking to build mansions anymore," Palazzolo said. "They are looking at simpler lives. They aren't looking for the same houses that the baby boomers were."
RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—I recently had a fascinating conversation with another industry professional who made me laugh even though the topic was very sad. This person made an analogy to dinosaurs and the Ice Age that rang true as it relates to what is
RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—The Obama Administration recently announced additional support to help homeowners struggling with unemployment through two targeted foreclosure-prevention programs.
RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for July 2010, which shows that foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported
RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—While the philosophers debate whether a tree falling in a forest makes a sound when no one is around to hear it, real estate agents and brokers know that if no one’s reading your e-mails, they’re not going to make any noise for your sales.
The start of a great list is one that is filled with clients and prospects who have said “yes” to receiving information from you. But your list needs to grow if you want your business to grow.
RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—Right now, you’re thinking this might be a case of “be careful what you wish for.” Absolutely not—there’s nothing to fear. You need to know definitively what your clients think, and creating an annual survey is an important marketing step,
RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—(MCT)—A few years ago, it took little more than a smile to be a mortgage lender. There were 13,000 people writing home loans in Washington alone, but we all know the consequences of the no-doc, liar loan bust: defaults by millions of borrowers, failing banks and ultimately, the worst recession in many decades.
But the pendulum has swung the other way.
RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services, reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. Realogy’s net revenue for the second quarter of $1.3 billion increased 23% compared to the same
RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—In the past, I’ve mentioned the importance of being able to recognize shifts in communication and adapt quickly in order to use new mediums to your advantage. Last week proved to be a prime example of that for me and my company.
RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—Clear Capital, a premium provider of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation, investment and risk assessment released its Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report. Patent pending rolling quarter technology significantly reduces
RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—“Green building.” What began as a buzzword a few years ago has transformed today’s real estate industry. This month, we talk with Al Medina, director of NAR’s Green Designation, a groundbreaking educational program