Real Estate Information Archive
RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $127 million in grants to 48 local projects to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards. The grant funding will clean up lead and other health hazards in more than 11,000 homes, train workers in lead safety methods, and increase public awareness about childhood lead poisoning.
RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—In a constantly changing industry, it is crucial that real estate professionals always look toward the future and embrace the tools and technology that will keep them at the leading edge of the market. Here, Ed Krafchow, Chairman of the Board, Better
RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—As a real estate professional, you know that America is a nation of homeowners—67% of American households are owner-occupied. And housing is a key driver of our economy, accounting for 15% of our Gross Domestic Product in general. Research shows that for every home purchased, $60,000 is pumped into the economy for furniture, home improvements and related items. Plus homeowners pay 80-90% of individual federal income taxes, contributing to federal programs that benefit all Americans.
RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—(MCT)—Fewer Californians grappled with foreclosure last year, bucking a national trend and giving homeowners fresh hope that the state's housing market could be on the mend. The 14% drop in foreclosure activity contrasted with a 2% rise nationally,
RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—(MCT)—Housing will rebound moderately in 2011, economists at the International Building Show here are predicting, and should gain even more steam in 2012. But the recovery in home building and home sales will vary widely from one part of the country to another, with the states that had the most success during the boom times of the past decade being the last to come back from their historic bust, according to an analysis from the Portland Cement Association, a national trade group.
RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Where is the real estate market going? Have we hit bottom? Is recovery around the corner? The next 12 months in the housing market will play a big role in the nation’s potential recovery. Tune into NAHREP Radio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nahrep
RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its Year-End 2010 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows a total of 3,825,637 foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and
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RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—The Appraisal Institute released helpful tips for consumers, providing guidance for homeowners and buyers seeking to ensure their sales are completed in a timely manner.
As one of the nation’s largest professional associations of real estate appraisers, the Appraisal Institute created the helpful tips to let consumers know how to protect themselves and how to avoid unnecessary frustration when selling or buying a home.
RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—In last month’s article, we reviewed the importance of referrals in shaping the long-term success of your real estate business. A number of key, yet simple, things you can do and keep in mind can make a huge difference in this effort.
RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—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
Editor’s Note: The RREIN Broker Spotlight Series offers industry insights from members of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), an elite network of leading real estate companies united behind the belief that Information Share Equals Market Share. In this interview, featured in the November 2010 issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine, RE/MAX Alliance Brokers/Owners Chuck and Chad Ochsner, share their insights on adapting and succeeding in a changing marketplace.
RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: enhance your business with NAR’s new print on demand service; insurance solutions through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program; and a discounted webinar on optimizing
RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services released its November 2010 Home Price Index (HPI) which shows that home prices in the U.S. declined for the fourth month in a row. According to the CoreLogic HPI, national
RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—As leisure travel continues to rebound, owners of vacation rentals are expressing optimism about their bookings in 2011. In fact, HomeAway, Inc.—one of the world's leading online vacation rental marketplaces—finds in its latest "HomeAway Vacation Rental