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Builders Back Reauthorization of Flood Insurance Program

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011— The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently expressed support for a five-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to ensure that the federally-backed flood insurance program remains efficient and effective in protecting flood-prone ...


FHFA House Price Index Rises 0.8 Percent in April; First Monthly Increase Since May 2010

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011—U.S. house prices rose 0.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from March to April, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly House Price Index. The previously reported 0.3 percent decrease in March was revised to a 0.4 percent decrease. ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011— Mortgage applications decreased 5.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 17, 2011. ...


6 Steps to a Good Coaching Partnership

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011—In real estate, coaching is a huge business. And depending on your preference, your coach can focus on a number of things related to good business practices and increasing your bottom line. ...


Shrewd Farmers Live off the Land They Sold, Then Bought

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011—(MCT)—Farmers, who bet on the weather each growing season, have emerged as the shrewdest gamblers in the housing industry. ...


Achieve! Conference Speakers Offer Industry Expertise in a New and Innovative Format

RISMEDIA June 25, 2011—Some of the most talented and experienced real estate professionals gathered at RISMedia’s Achieve! - Real Estate’s Marketing & Opportunity Conference, held on May 24 and 25, to network and attend educational seminars on today’s most pressing ...


REALTORS Urge Regulators to Reconsider Narrow QRM Definition

RISMEDIA June 25, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® is urging regulators to go back to the drawing board on the proposed Qualified Residential Mortgage rule. At a recent news conference on Capitol Hill, the original sponsors of the QRM provision in the Dodd-Frank Act—Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) ...


Prices Perked up in April

RISMEDIA June 25, 2011—U.S. house prices rose slightly in April for the first month-to-month increase since last May, according to new numbers released today by the Federal Home Finance Agency, a branch of the Treasury Department. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Are You Ready to Shift to a Prosperity Mindset? Part 2

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2011—In part 1 of this article, we covered some common basic ideas about prosperity. Now we will address how you can change your mind-set to achieve greater prosperity. ...


Shadow Inventory Slowly Fades

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2011—The so-called “shadow inventory” of foreclosures—properties in the foreclosure pipeline but not yet listed on multiple listings services—slowly sank over the past year but still amount to five months’ worth of home sales. ...


Pinnacle Quest Consulting Announces Agreement to Acquire Dave Beson Seminars

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2011—Pinnacle Quest Consulting recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Dave Beson Seminars, including its popular LetterWriter series, one of the real estate industry’s most sought-after and popular nurture marketing tools. ...


Regional Spotlight: HUD Secretary Announces Disaster Assistance for Montana Storm Victims

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2011—U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Montana and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms and flooding in April. ...


MBA Study Shows First Quarter 2011 Mortgage Banker Production Profits Slide as Volume Drops

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2011—Independent mortgage banks and subsidiaries made an average profit of $346 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2011, down from $1,082 per loan in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) First Quarter 2011 Mortgage Bankers Performance Report ...


Yardi Adds Two Revenue Management Experts to Its Yardi RENTmaximizer Team

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2011—Yardi announced recently that it has hired two experts to help launch its new revenue management system, Yardi RENTmaximizer™. Lee Montgomery and Dharmendra Sawh bring 25 years of industry experience in the multifamily industry. ...


Properly Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2011—Mergers and acquisitions was a hot topic for broker members of RISMedia's Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) during an exclusive members-only panel at RISMedia's 2011 Achieve! Conference last month. Held in Rye, N.Y. on May 24 and ...


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