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Diverse Groups Respond to Proposed Rule for Qualified Residential Mortgages

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2011—The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) hosted a media teleconference recently, along with other industry and consumer groups and finance experts, to discuss the negative impact that overly restrictive lending rules recently proposed by the Federal ...


Real Estate Deep Dive: Raleigh, NC

April 8, 2011—In our last installment, we talked about the Las Vegas market and likened it to investing in stock options - volatile and risky, but with incredible upside potential. Not for the faint of heart. Today we go to the other side of the spectrum. The Blue Chip ...


What to Watch Out for When Buying a Foreclosure: Help Your Clients Know Which to Buy…and Which to Walk By

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2011—The economy is improving overall and, as a result, some bright spots are showing up in the real-estate market. However, the foreclosure spike, which began around the same time the recession did, isn’t a distant memory just ...


New Homes Strengthen Economy Year-Round

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2011—While the housing industry celebrates “New Homes Month” in April, home builders want Americans to know just how much of a positive, direct impact residential construction has on the U.S. economy throughout the entire year. ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: boost your ads with 1,000’s of ready-to-use samples; help protect yourself from identity theft with IdentitySecure; and REALTOR® Magazine is seeking candidates for the 2011 Good Neighbor Awards. ...


Buyer’s Market Spurs Confidence in Young Professionals and Affluent Homeowners

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2011—As the cold temperatures become a distant memory, and the spring selling season gains momentum, consumers have come to agree on one thing—now’s a good time to get off the fence and into the real estate market. ...


Foreclosures Offer New Twist on Old Game: Flipping Houses

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2011—(MCT)— What started as a hobby for Keith Gamble is now a risky, exciting, full-time job: buying properties at the monthly foreclosure sale and flipping them. Gamble, and others like him, are a new generation of property flippers who buy at low prices at a foreclosure auction, ...


Talks to Settle Foreclosure Probes Could Take Months

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2011—(MCT)—Talks to settle state and federal investigations into botched foreclosure paperwork will be going on for a long time, government officials note after holding their first face-to-face meeting with top bank executives. ...


Yelp Really Helps: Business Rating Site Helps Build Online Capital

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2011—Today’s consumers are seeking two things. The first is social proof—in other words, that you are who you say you are and you do what you say you’ll do. The second is social ranking. Forget about how ...


Networking: A Powerful and Empowering Strategy

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2011—Every year about this time, I get a powerful recharge during the annual RE/MAX Convention. Real estate professionals around the world get together to celebrate successes, share best practices, explore solutions to challenges and, of course, let loose a bit. ...


Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recognizes the need for an orderly transition from the current form of the secondary mortgage market to a new structure that removes some of the pitfalls under the old GSE structure. ...


Top 5 Reasons Why the Deck Is Stacked against You When It Comes to Getting Quality Internet Leads

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2011—Developing relationships with new clients is a huge priority in real estate. Most of you will undoubtedly agree, but as many home buyers and sellers look progressively more to the Internet to answer questions and search for ...


Stock Options vs. Blue Chips: Las Vegas

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2011—You've heard the statement many times: "There is no national real estate market.” Meaning all real estate, like politics, is local. There is, however, a national real estate marketplace. With a wide array of "products" on the shelf, there is literally something for everyone. ...


Home Warranties Protect Homeowners during Extreme Weather; Attract Buyers in Competitive Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2011—Extreme temperatures across the nation contributed to a record-breaking year for home warranty claims, and now with a glut of homes for sale across the country, home warranties to cover major systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical) and built-in ...


Vacation- and Investment-Home Shares Hold Even in 2010

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2011—The market share of vacation- and investment-home sales held steady in 2010, although the sales volume declined with the overall market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. NAR's 2011 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey—covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2010—shows vacation-home sales accounted for 10 ...


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