Real Estate Consultants Archive
RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—Recently, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it will begin the orderly wind down of its remaining portfolio of $142 billion in agency-guaranteed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Starting this month, the Treasury plans to sell up to $10 billion
RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—If your home was built before 1978 and you still have the original windows, it's time to seriously consider replacing them—especially if members of your household include young children or someone who is pregnant.
RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—This May, hundreds of the industry’s top practitioners and visionaries will gather for RISMedia’s 23rd annual educational and networking event, Achieve!
, Real Estate’s Innovation & Opportunity Conference. Formerly known as The Leadership Conference, RISMedia’s Achieve!
Conference will deliver a revamped program format to better deliver more targeted information and strategies for competing and succeeding in today’s real estate market.
RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—The other day I got a flustered phone call from a friend. In between curses and huffs about never dating again, she wanted to know why everyone in the New York singles scene is all over the place. For better or worse, the reality is that living in a city
RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Investor activity dominated a sluggish distress sale market in February as homebuyers are increasingly frustrated by difficulties getting financing, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.
For many homebuyers, mortgage financing is becoming an increasing obstacle. This was highlighted in the latest HousingPulse tracking survey as cash transactions set a new record, accounting for a huge 33.7% of purchases in February. The increase in cash purchases paralleled a rise in investor activity. Investors accounted for 23.5 percent of home purchases in February, up from 19.9% percent in only two months.
RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Both buyers and sellers are becoming increasingly more tech savvy and are demanding more time and energy from their agents for less. Meanwhile, agents are constantly looking for ways to stay on top of technology advances and the ever-changing social
RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Home sales for the first two months of the year are just 1.1 percent behind the same period last year, suggesting a strong start for the central Ohio housing market according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS® (CBR).
RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: maximize your e-marketing with the hub and spoke concept, SentriLock enhances SentriCard®, and tax time can be less taxing for home owners.
RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—Existing-home sales fell in February following three straight monthly increases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops
RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—Updating a living room or family room doesn't have to mean giving it a complete makeover. A few simple changes can transform a tired room into a fresh space in no time.
RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—In Broward County, condominium sales increased 19 percent from 1,138 in February 2010 to 1,357 last month, according to the 23,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® and the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (SEFMLS).
RISMEDIA, March 22, 2011—You’ve heard it before in the media, from companies and individuals: “We’re an award-winning [fill in the blank].” Whatever the language, it catches your ear and your imagination a bit. You’ve seen awards listed on everything from resumes to websites and every other communication possible. But what can they do for you? Awards add positive presence to your brand, especially if the award is from a well-known brand itself. Sometimes it’s explained in more detail, sometimes it speaks for itself. The point is it can elevate you and your company.
RISMEDIA, March 22, 2011--Sometimes it's the seller in distress, other times it's the market in distress, and then other times it's the market. Finding great deals when you are in a position to relieve the distress is a great way to set yourself up for strong appreciation in the future.
RISMEDIA, March 22, 2011—One of the hallmarks of professional video is the steady, smooth results you get by using a tripod. But let’s face it—tripods aren’t always practical in every situation.
RISMEDIA, March 22, 2011—(MCT)—For more than a year, two federal agencies have urged homeowners with Chinese drywall to replace all electrical wiring when fixing their homes. Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and