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Moving Season: Book Early and Be Prepared

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 ...


New-Home Sales Bounce Back from Record Low in June

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. ...


California Tops Regions Where Homes Sell Most Over List Price, According to ZipRealty’s Home Hunter Report

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—Despite slowdowns in home sales across the country, California is still the nation’s hottest spot for home buying activity, with homes fetching multiple offers and selling above list price, according to the Q2 2010 Home Hunter report released by ZipRealty. ...


Real Estate Incentives Out of Style among Price-Focused Shoppers

By Jim Buchta ...


Is Yours a Trusted Brand?

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—Brand trust is becoming even more important to business survival today, especially as consumers’ use of the Internet continues to escalate. Another big driver is the media and how they pound us all day long with stories of banking scandals and retailers going out of business, to ...


Blast from the Past – Vintage Appliances Add Unique Twist in Today’s Kitchens

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2010—(MCT)—Long before granite and stainless steel dominated kitchens, chrome mixed with high-gloss, playful color was the look. These kitchens and their appliances of years past have droves of fans. The owners of vintage appliances are a proud lot, quick to show off a refrigerator's special features, discuss ...


Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in June 2010

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2010—Sales of existing homes in Florida rose 17% in June 2010, marking 22 consecutive months that sales activity has increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. ...


Take Advantage of Your Open House – How to Ask for the Appointment

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2010—Holding open houses is a valid type of prospecting in any market. The key to having a successful open house is to know how to secure a future appointment. After all, you work hard to get traffic ...


Obama Administration Housing Scorecard Shows Continued Increase in Home Affordability, Neighborhood Stabilization

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the second edition of the Administration’s Housing Scorecard showing that, thanks in part to interest rates continuing at all-time lows, home affordability in the U.S. remains near the most ...


Smart Design Creates Energy-Efficient Home

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2010—(MCT)—The Lake County, Fla., home Paul Fallman shares with his wife and two daughters has 4,000 square feet of living space. Yet his electric bills have averaged just $180 a month so far this year, despite record-low ...


Finding Real Estate Success – Selling to the Four Temperament Styles

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2010—Have you ever wondered why you seem to hit it off right away with some customers, while with others it's more like oil and water? That's because we respond intuitively to the natural chemistry, or lack thereof, between temperament styles. Our temperament style not only determines our ...


Seniors Embrace Aging in Place

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2010—(MCT)—The new catch phrase among homeowners is "aging in place." Instead of selling their homes and moving into retirement villages or assisted-living quarters, a growing number of older Americans are modifying their homes to make them more ...


Micro Architecture Challenges the Way We Live

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2010—(MCT)—There is something bewitching about a tiny house. The mere idea conjures all kinds of things: desires for solitude and escape, romantic notions of Thoreau's pond-side perch, even memories of childhood fairy tales. ...


Appraisal Institute Praises Senate for Passage of Financial Regulatory Reform Bill

RISMEDIA, July 19, 2010—The Appraisal Institute, one of the nation’s largest professional organizations of real estate appraisers applauded the U.S. Senate for passing a sweeping financial regulatory reform bill that includes the first modernization of real estate appraisal regulations in more than 20 years. ...


Earth-Sheltered Homes Remain Rare, but Advantages Abound

RISMEDIA, July 17, 2010—(MCT)—Down a dirt road and between thickets of trees, Paul Queen lives inside a grassy, man-made hill. Deer try to stroll across his rooftop. Gopher tortoises attempt to tunnel into the walls. ...


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