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Rand on Real Estate: Thinking about Investing Out of State? Video Talk Show Series Kicks off with NJ Homeowner Looking into Hawaii Real Estate

RISMEDIA, Friday, June 3, 2011—77WABC Radio in New York is featuring “Rand on Real Estate,” a talk show hosted by OwnAmerica CEO Greg Rand (@gsrand) that focuses on building wealth in the greatest asset class known to mankind - American housing. In this first segment of a new ...


NAR Grants Help Make Home Ownership an Affordable Opportunity

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—Seventeen local and state REALTOR® associations have been awarded over $60,000 through the Housing Opportunity Program Grants, a National Association of REALTORS® grant program. The funds will be used by the associations to promote and expand affordable housing opportunities in their communities. ...


Mortgage Application Update: What Latest MBA Survey Reveals

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—Mortgage applications decreased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 27, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 4.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis ...


Lowen Sign Offers New Minimum Quantity Price Breaks

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—In order to accommodate REALTORS®, Lowen Sign Company is recently announced new lower minimums on most custom printed products, stakes, frames and commercial signage. This change has taken affect on Lowen Sign Company’s website on May 24, 2011. ...


Turton Agent Featured on NBC’s HomeSmarts

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—Patricia “Pat” Mayer, a sales associate from Diane Turton, REALTORS® Sea Girt Office will be seen in a segment titled “Tips for Homeowners and Tenants” regarding their vacation home, whether it be at the Jersey Shore, across the U.S. or internationally. The interview took place at ...


Traditional Real Estate Agents or High-Tech Realty…which Way to Go?

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—One of the most common topics I am asked to speak on is the team structure vs. individual agent vs. models of the future. Although I feel that a team structure is not the only way to ...


Leaning on Lenders

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—We’re now at the beginning of the summer selling season and it is easy to get caught up working with buyers, showing homes and even negotiating offers. The challenge is to make sure the work we are doing has the greatest return on our time investment and ...


HUD Awards $15 Million to Help Public Housing Residents Obtain Jobs and Economic Independence

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded nearly $15 million to more than 200 public housing authorities across the U.S. to help public housing residents find jobs that lead them toward economic independence. ...


Warm Weather Signals Busy Home Improvement Season and ‘Honey Do’ Lists Grow

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—The spring and summer seasons launch a busy time for home remodeling and improvement projects as homeowners spruce up for entertaining, listing their home for sale, or increasing the property's value. A slowly warming housing market has ...


Harvard Study Warns of Rent Bubble

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—For renters, the national recovery could be very bad news. That warning came from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest report on America’s rental housing. Rental markets are now tightening, with vacancy rates falling and rents climbing. With little new supply of multifamily units in ...


Is Your Rental Money Safe?

RISMEDIA, June 2 2011—DepositGuard concludes two years of research and development with the launch of its web-based escrow service at the National Association of REALTORS® Mid Year Expo in Washington D.C. The same protection that buyers and sellers of real estate have benefited from for decades is now available to ...


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 ...


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