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Don’t Fall Short: Follow This Path to Successful Short Sales

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2011—Short sales aren’t what they used to be. Gone is the long and complex process that often confused and frustrated both buyers and sellers. Today, mortgage lenders—along with the federal government—have streamlined short sales to make them ...


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

RISMedia, June 29, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: get the pulse of the marketplace with the “2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers,” new mobile app for REALTORS® from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Lowe’s, and NAR urges regulators to reconsider on the Qualified Residential ...


New HUD Study: $26 Billion in Major Repairs Needed in Public Housing

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released a study that finds the nation’s 1.2 million public housing units need an estimated $25.6 billion for large scale repairs. This study updates a 1998 analysis and includes costs to address overdue repairs, accessibility improvements for ...


NAHB Study Finds Loan Limit Declines a Discouraging Prospect for Recovering Housing Market

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2011—A drop in some mortgage loan limits for the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration scheduled to occur on Oct. 1 will reduce housing demand and place downward pressure on ...


Regional Spotlight: REALTORS Visit Beacon Hill to Push for Increased Licensing Requirements and the Defeat of Transfer Taxes

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2011—Approximately 55 members of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) recently traveled to Boston to participate in the 26th annual "REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill" activities conducted by the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) on June 8, 2011. ...


How to Position Your Buyer Clients Favorably in REO Transactions

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2011—Someone once likened selling REO properties to rooting for the House at Blackjack or being a Yankee fan; as a lifelong Red Sox fan, that second one hurt. ...


Social Media: A Foolproof Method for the Madness

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2011—Despite the hard-and-fast proof that social media is increasing exponentially—first for personal and now for professional use—the naysayers are still out there. You’ve heard them … “Social media is a waste of time.”… “I’ll never get more business from Facebook.”… “Social media is just another distraction.” While ...


Rand on Real Estate: Opportunities for Real Estate Investors

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com recently appeared on Fox Business explaining why Phoenix, Dallas and Pittsburgh are great cities to invest in. ...


4 Green Education Conversation Starters

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—Do you know people with college-bound kids? If so, then you know that one obsession revolves around the higher education process. ACT scores, their kids' chance of getting into their first-choice school, and the grand college tour ...


5 Tips to Get Your Real Estate Agent Back On the Job

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—In the current real estate market, with home sales slumping like an injured athlete, many sellers are pulling out all the stops to get their homes to sell. One of the most common tactics is to change REALTORS® when the one they’re using isn’t getting the job ...


Experts Agree Prices Have Bottomed Out and Will Stay There

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011—A significant majority of the 108 economists and experts participating in MacroMarkets’ June Price Home Expectations panel believe that the bottom for home prices arrived in the first quarter or will arrive sometime before year-end. ...


Prudential Florida Realty, Real Estate Services Leadership Team Completes Career Development Certification Program

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011— Rei L. Mesa, President and Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Florida Realty, one of North America's largest and most successful real estate brokerages and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network®, (RREIN)has announced that his entire executive and management team including "Family of Services" mortgage, title and ...


RREIN Members on the Move: Coach REALTORS Welcomes Geoff Matherson and 16 Sales Associates

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2011— Coach REALTORS® announces that Geoff Matherson and the 16 real estate sales associates from his firm (formerly known as Coldwell Banker Matherson) have joined Coach REALTORS®, strengthening Coach’s visibility within the south shore market place of Long Island, New York. ...


Are You a Bridge Builder?

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011—"Biography" is one of my favorite TV shows because it pays tribute to the accomplishments of well-known, successful men and women. I gain insight and inspiration from their stories of achievement and personal triumph over adversity. I ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Did You Catch That?

Imagine releasing millions of butterflies into the sky and using your iPhone to catch them. Sounds a bit farfetched right? Well that’s exactly what Mobile Art Lab did when they released their iPhone application, iButterfly, in Japan. This app uses augmented reality to display different butterflies based on where you ...


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