Real Estate Trends Archive
RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties released its Midyear 2010 Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report, which shows 154 of the 206 U.S. metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more posted year-over-year increases in foreclosure activity even while foreclosure activity decreased in nine of the ...
RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—A wide array of organizations including the American Land Title Association, the National Association of Realtors, AFSCME, Vote Vets, the Center for Responsible Lending, the Property Rights Alliance and the Institute for Liberty recently launched The Coalition to Stop Wall Street Home Resale Fees with an appeal ...
RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—(MCT)—The White House’s recent prediction that the deficit would hit a record $1.47 trillion this year poured new fuel on the fiery argument over whether the government should begin cutting back to avoid future inflation or instead keep stimulating the economy to help the still-sputtering recovery. ...
RISMEDIA, August 4, 2010—Each and every month you invest in occupancy, utilities, technology and other needed items to run your business—those ongoing expenses that you must have, but don’t create revenue. Truth is, the quickest way to a profitable office
RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—The ability to manage change, a structure that supports execution, employee involvement in decision making, alignment between leader actions and company values and priorities and company-wide coordination and cooperation are the five bridges that enable a company to execute well. But how do you go about building these bridges? First, you need to get comfortable with the fact that it’s a never-ending process. Then, you put certain time-tested tools and techniques in place and implement them relentlessly.
RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—Reflective of the real estate buyers’ market conditions in many regions in the U.S., satisfaction with real estate companies among home buyers has improved from 2009, while satisfaction among home sellers has declined,
RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—After getting the keys to their new homes, many first-time home buyers are excited about finally having the opportunity to personalize and furnish their new house. From coffee tables to lamps to lawnmowers, many previous renters leap
RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—Property owners prepared with research and information can save thousands of dollars on their property taxes. Following the simple steps outlined by Barry Sharpe, President of South Florida-based Property Tax Appeal Group (P-Tag), one can help property owners keep money in their pockets and assess property values on target.
RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—Adapting to today’s market realities and getting back to basics are some of the best practices real estate professionals are attributing to their success. Here, Richard and Brenda Rose, Owners of Realty Executives Advantage
RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—One of the most difficult challenges in selling is to compete against a competitor who is willing to cut cost. Businesses are free to compete on price, service or quality, and consumers are free to make buying decisions on these criteria. But competing on price will only cost you profit. Why do some companies offer discounts? Well first of all, it’s a way to buy market share, kind of like a loss leader in retail. They treat the loss as a way to gain customers.
RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—The van line community lost a lot of drivers during the economic downturn, and that is creating a backlog this summer as van lines are unable to keep up with demand. In some cases, families are being put on wait lists for up to two months. That can be a pretty stressful situation...especially if a deal can fall through because the homeowners weren't able to vacate by close date.
RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—Coming off an historic low in May, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 23.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 330,000 units in June 2010, according to U.S. Commerce Department data.
RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—The Real Estate Investment Securities Association (REISA) will hold its 2010 Annual Conference October 17-19, 2010 at the Paris Resort in Las Vegas. REISA’s Conference brings together leading real estate securities professionals including
RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—The Home Buyer Tax Credit proved to be a valuable stimulus to the troubled U.S. housing industry. The only catch: those who qualified had to be under contract by April 30, 2010, and close by June 30 (editor’s note: at press time, the federal government had extended this closing deadline to September).
In the months leading up to the contract deadline, existing home sales increased steadily and, according to NAR data released in May, they jumped 7.6% from March to April, showing a 22.8% increase from April 2009 figures.
RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—Marketing. Advertising. Promotions. Don’t let these three words scare you. Though integral to making connections and winning over buyers and sellers alike, many real estate professionals don’t think they have the time or know-how