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Pruning Basics: Keep Your Yard in Tip-Top Shape by Pruning Landscape Plants

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—Pruning takes many forms. Whether it’s cutting old, overgrown shrubs to the ground for rejuvenation or removing faded blooms from roses, regular pruning creates healthy growth and beautiful plants. Armed with a little knowledge and the right tools, you can tackle pruning with confidence—and get terrific results. ...


The Art of the Auction: Turning Losses into Liquidity

RISMedia, June 1 2011—The word "auction" is derived from the Latin augeo which means "I increase" or "I augment." Auctions have a long history, having been recorded as early as 500 B.C. There were many types of auctions held during ...


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

RISMedia, June 1 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: free shipping at the REALTOR.org store; limited time savings of up to 40 percent from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Lenovo; and NAR opposes increase to FHA down payments. ...


What’s in Store for Summer?

RISMedia, June 1 2011—Summer is renowned as the ‘vacation season’ where even thriving companies tend to slow down. Real estate is notoriously sluggish during the summer months, but with the consistently high number of foreclosures flooding the market, could this ...


REALTORS® Continue to Push Congress for Comprehensive GSE Strategy

RISMedia, June 1 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® supports a secondary mortgage market model with some level of government participation that would protect taxpayers and ensure that creditworthy consumers have access to affordable mortgage capital in all markets at all times. ...


Talent Shortages Ignite Relo Boom

RISMedia, June 1 2011—The disparity between available jobs and skilled talent has sparked companies to adapt to a more competitive market and nearly half of hiring managers and recruiters say they have started to recruit talent from geographies outside their local market due to talent shortages, promising a boost in ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Featured on Flipboard iPad App

RISMedia, June 1 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC recently announced that its twitter feed—@bhgrealestate—is featured content in the Business & Finance category of Flipboard, the world’s first social magazine. @bhgrealestate was chosen for its “timely, informative news and interesting curation,” according to editors of the popular iPad ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Welcomes Oregon Firm

RISMedia, June 1 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced that Kamali Sotheby's International Realty is the newest member of its luxury real estate network. ...


Brokers: What to Know before You Recruit

RISMedia, May 31 2011—Much has been written about how to recruit agents to join your company. But to attract and retain these candidates, you need to prepare your environment. Here are some important things to do before you recruit. ...


Unconventional Green Real Estate Marketing with Daily Deal Sites

RISMedia, May 31 2011— Retailers, spas, and restaurants have figured out how to tap daily deal sites, such as Groupon, to snag new customers. ...


Weekly Video Tip: Branding

Ever wonder why businesses use online video? That was a survey question recently posed by PermissionTV.com, and the results may surprise you. By far, the number one reason—cited by over 70 percent of respondents—was increasing brand awareness. ...


HUD Awards Nearly $34 Million to Create Education Centers

RISMedia, May 31 2011— The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded 10 public housing authorities nearly $34 million in grants recently that will be used as seed money to create early childhood education and adult training facilities for public housing residents. ...


Regional Spotlight: Oklahoma becomes 30th State to Restrict Wall Street Home Resale Fees

RISMedia, May 31 2011—Governor Fallin took swift action to protect Oklahoma homeowners by signing HB 1594 to restrict Wall Street Home Resale Fees, also known as “private transfer fees.” The new law sponsored by Representatives Steve Martin, Marion Cooksey and Senator Brian Crain places a ban on these fees, a ...


Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty and Optimum Homes Team Up to Make Real Estate And Community Information Available

RISMedia, May 31 2011—Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Rand Realty announced recently that it has entered into an agreement with Optimum Homes®, a service available to iO TV® Digital Cable and Optimum Online® customers that enables subscribers to research their next home purchase and find thousands of listings for rent ...


Prudential Northwest Properties Merges with Prudential Pacific Properties

RISMedia, May 31 2011—Bert Waugh, Jr., President of Prudential Northwest Properties, Jason Waugh, Chief Operating Officer, and Michael and Miriam Cocciolo, Brokers/Co-Owners of Prudential Pacific Properties in Florence, have announced that the two companies have merged. ...


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