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Don’t Sell Me…Help Me!

There are some interesting things happening when it comes to doing business in the current environment. ...


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

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: help sellers make the best decisions with the NAR Guide to Home Selling, Learn how REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner Victor O. Schinnerer & Company helps members with E&O insurance, and the Home Ownership Matters bus is hitting ...


Refinance Applications Surge in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 15.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 15, 2011. ...


Op-Ed: Provisions in House’s Environment Spending Bill Promise a Wet, Hot, Dirty American Summer

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011— This week, the House of Representatives plans to vote on the Interior Environment FY 2012 Appropriations bill, H.R. 2584, which is chock full of more than 40 provisions that would prolong pollution of the air, water, ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Celebrates Third Anniversary with Significant Growth, Momentum, Recognition

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011— Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC is celebrating its third anniversary with a growing network of 6,858 agents across 198 offices in 22 states. Since launching the franchise in July 2008, the lifestyle real estate brand has continued to grow significantly and maintain exciting momentum ...


First Team Real Estate Names New Director Of Relocation

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2011—First Team Real Estate, an independent real estate firm in California and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), has announced the appointment of Gayle Glew as director of the company’s corporate relocation services. He will be primarily responsible for business development and continuing to enhance ...


The Four Tiers to Social Media Success

It’s easy to get started on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. But what do you do once you’re done signing up and inviting friends and followers? ...


HUD and NeighborWorks America Announce Deadline Extension for Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011--Recently the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and NeighborWorks® America announced that the deadline for the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program has been extended to Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in order to give homeowners at risk of foreclosure in the participating 27 states and Puerto Rico ...


California REALTORS® Applaud New Law on Short Sales

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011—(MCT)—Under a new state law, any lender who agrees to a short sale—which by definition will yield insufficient funds to cover the outstanding loans on a property—must accept it as payment in full for all loan balances. ...


Rand on Real Estate: Managing a Portfolio of Rental Properties in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011–Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica, hosts “Rand on Real Estate" on 770 WABC, where this week he offers his expertise to a live Closter, N.J. caller on removing a tenant from one of his current investments and selling his other two properties. ...


June Existing-Home Sales Slip on Contract Cancellations, but Prices Stabilize

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011— Existing-home sales eased in June as contract cancellations spiked unexpectedly, although prices were up slightly, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Regional Spotlight: Florida’s Existing Condo Sales, Median Price Up in June 2011

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011—Florida’s existing condo sales rose 8 percent in June with a total of 7,922 units sold statewide compared to 7,330 sold in June 2010, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. The statewide existing condo median sales price last month was $94,100; a year ...


Prudential Network Realty Executives Travel to Hawaii for Prestigious Company Award

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2011— Prudential Network Realty, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), was recently honored as one of the Top 50 companies from within the Prudential Real Estate network at the Gibraltar Circle Conference in Maui, Hawaii. The Jacksonville real estate firm received the esteemed Gibraltar ...


6 Keys to Building a Short Sale-Targeted Website

Although real estate professionals understand the importance of having a website, there is a huge opportunity to develop a website more specific to a niche market. If you are working with the short sale market and speaking with distressed homeowners, ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Special Delivery

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011—Have you ever received something in the mail that you weren’t expecting? If you have, and it was not a bill but something that you actually wanted, then you know how nice it feels to get something you otherwise didn’t think you were going to receive. Using ...


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