Real Estate Information Archive
RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—How many new high-paying clients do you get for every hour you spend blogging? What’s that? You have no idea? We need to talk. Building a client-based business isn’t easy. But if you’re spending hours every week on an activity that’s not generating qualified
RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—Got an accountability problem at your organization? There are two main ways to tackle it. First, you need to forestall excuse-generating problems upfront by creating conditions that make it more likely people will follow through. Second, you need to help
RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com
), a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, has announced the release of an exclusive, recently sold feature that allows users to see detailed information for all properties that sold in the last three, six and nine
RISMEDIA, October 9, 2010--"Our definition of market domination
is 'the art of creating a controlling influence in a targeted marketplace,'" says Steve Hundley, CEO of 1parkplace, Inc., a technology provider to the real estate industry. "This means that market domination revolves around connecting with your community. It is much more than fancy technology or your picture on shopping carriages. It means you have to have a plan to create a controlling influence with the right information introduced at the right time. It means building a following in your town, not just on Facebook."
RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—National civil rights groups, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Fair Housing Alliance, National Council of La Raza, the NAACP, and the Center for Responsible Lending, are renewing their April 2007 call to institute an immediate national moratorium on foreclosures. The civil rights groups believe that until lenders demonstrate that they are adhering to all existing laws, regulations, and contractual guidelines related to loss mitigation and foreclosure legal process, lenders in all 50 states should not move forward with any foreclosures.
RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—(MCT)—Comedic actor and film star Sacha Baron Cohen has leased out his Sunset Strip area house for $9,000 a month. But the major real estate deal this summer for Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, was the purchase of a nearby Mediterranean
RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—Always on the lookout to provide its customers—broker, agent or consumer—with the best service and latest information, HSA Home Warranty has teamed with mobile technology innovator Mobile Real Estate ID to provide something never seen
RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—Mortgage rates fell to record lows again this week, with the average conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.45 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.32 discount and
RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—Last month, in our first column dedicated to blogging, we discussed the important role blogging plays towards your goal of becoming a thought leader and building your real estate social network. Critical towards this goal is first determining who you want to follow you so that you can make sure you are providing them with targeted, relevant content. As we discussed, you must become a niche market expert for consumers and present yourself as a specialist in the areas that matter to them in order to generate a financial return on your blogging efforts.
RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—When business is bad or good, you can’t wait to make better changes. You have to quickly identify and correct challenges to pursue opportunities. Is there room for improvement in your farming, communications, or business plan?
RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—This year’s NAR Realtors® Conference & Expo, “NARdiGras 2010,” is expected to draw about 20,000 Realtors® and guests, NAR reports. Realtors will be joined by industry experts, lawmakers, federal agency officials and other guests for a program that
RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—Average mortgage rates dropped to their lowest levels on record this week, according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, a snapshot of the lowest and average mortgage rates available within the LendingTree network of lenders. On October 5, average home loan rates offered by LendingTree network lenders dropped week-over-week to 4.35 percent (4.56% APR) for 30-year fixed mortgages, 3.81 percent (4.13% APR) for 15-year fixed mortgages and 3.32 percent (3.55% APR) for 5/1 ARMs.
RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—(CBS MoneyWatch)—On Friday, Bank of America announced that it would suspend foreclosures in 23 states while it amended filed paperwork. That makes B of A the third major bank in two weeks to put its foreclosure process in limbo. Two days earlier J.P. Morgan Chase announced it would freeze foreclosures on more than 50,000 homes currently in receipt of a foreclosure filing. Last week, Ally Financial Inc. (the former GMAC Mortgage) also froze foreclosures.
RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Champion Real Estate Agent publication available at cost from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, limited time savings available from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits®
RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—Sunnyvale, Calif.-based MLSListings, Inc. is one of the first multiple listing service (MLS) organizations in the country to make Realtors® Property Resource™ (RPR) available exclusively for its members, the organization has announced. RPR provides