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Real Estate News Archive


FHA Issues Condominium Policy Mortgage Letter

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently published updated condominium policy guidelines and instructions that clarify the approval and recertification process and policies for condo projects. FHA's mortgagee letter includes a Condominium Policy Guide and Implementation Schedule identifying timelines for lenders to comply with the guidelines. ...


First Team® Real Estate Awards Yorba Linda Office For Biggest Leap in 2010 Luxury Home Sales

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—First Team Real Estate, one of the leading real estate firms in Orange County and all of Calif., presented its Yorba Linda office with an award for the highest percentage increase in luxury home sales in 2010 over 2009 among the company’s 40 branches. The honor was ...


RE/MAX Properties, Inc. Offering Free Training in HUD Sales to All Agents

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—How do you navigate the changing way that HUD sells homes? That was the question that RE/MAX Properties, Inc. in Colorado Springs asked and answered when they hosted How to Sell HUD Homes with Richard Talley, President of American Title Services out of Denver. ...


Prices Rise for Second Consecutive Month

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—Hours after the National Association of REALTORS® announced an 8.2 percent jump in May prices, CoreLogic confirmed its May numbers show a second consecutive month-over-month increase. ...


Renters Can Do Plenty to Make their Homes More Eco-Friendly

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—(MCT)—So you're a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won't splurge on solar panels. Don't fret. There are plenty of low-cost ways for apartment dwellers to be eco-friendly. ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Champions Funds for Easter Seals Greater Washington – Baltimore Region

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—CENTURY 21 New Millennium reported recently that in an ongoing effort to help generate awareness and funds to support Easter Seals Greater Washington - Baltimore Region, Director of Business Development Scott Becker raised more than $15,000 for the local charity by participating in the 2011 CENTURY 21® ...


eMerge™ Founder/CEO wins Louisiana Technology Leader of the Year Award

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—Bondilyn Jolly, the CEO and Founder of NMD, Inc. and eMerge™ won the Louisiana Technology Leader of the Year Award at the 2011 Governor’s Technology Awards in Baton Rouge, LA. The Louisiana Technology Leader of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of an individual’s role as ...


Rand on Real Estate: The Professional Investor, Part IV

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com, host of “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC, answers the question “How do professional investors play this market?” Buy at the right time, says Rand; buy in an area ...


6 Tips for Success at Real Estate Auctions

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011—With foreclosures flooding the real estate market, many property buyers and investors are hitting the auction circuit looking to capitalize on the next great deal. For those that are new to the auction block, there are a ...


Real Estate Technology is Shifting

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011—We are seeing a significant shift occurring in real estate technology that will impact our industry dramatically in the years to come. Like most shifts, it didn’t happen all at once but if you look carefully you can see the seeds of this shift many years back. ...


Pending Home Sales Turn Around in May

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011—Pending home sales rose strongly in May with all regions experiencing gains from a year ago, pointing to higher housing activity in the second half of the year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Foreclosure Sales Plummet in May

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011—There are significantly fewer foreclosure sales today than there were before foreclosure moratoria were put into place during the Robogate scandal last fall and foreclosure sales are declining. ...


Prudential Network Realty Attends Partner Summit with Wells Fargo Venture Leaders

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011— A select group of real estate executives from across the country, including a leadership team from Prudential Network Realty recently attended the Wells Fargo Partner Summit in Phoenix. ...


Do You Wish You Were Making More Money?

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2011—For the past few months, I have opened my speaking engagements by asking this simple question: “How many of you wish you were making more money?” It’s not a trick question. Not surprisingly, the answer is always ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: The Lifeblood of Your Business: Attracting, Developing and Retaining Top Agents over the Long Haul

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2011—The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Charlie Oppler, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. ...