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Real Estate News Archive


When a Mortgage Puts a Home Buyer at a Disadvantage

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2011—(MCT)—For home buyers who need to finance their purchase using a mortgage, a cash buyer can be their worst enemy. ...


Stumped Builders Adjust Their Designs

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2011—(MCT)— With new-home sales at historical lows, builders are doing a lot of head-scratching about what kind of houses buyers want.Changing demographics and tougher lending standards are influencing their decisions, too. The industry is trying to get a handle on where home designs are headed after the ...


Chicago Real Estate Office RE/MAX Signature Expands Facility, Adds New Agents

Regional Spotlight—RISMEDIA, May 9, 2011—RE/MAX Signature, which has been the fastest growing RE/MAX franchise in the City of Chicago over the last several years, has put in place two new initiatives that will further facilitate its continued expansion in the Chicago real estate market. ...


Pioneering Progress in Listing Distribution Technology

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2011—Onboard Informatics, the premier data and technology services provider to top-tier real estate, media and technology companies, announces that MRED (Midwest Real Estate Data) has chosen Listings 360°Insight—Onboard’s real-time, integrated API data distribution, tracking and business intelligence system—to power its listings distribution efforts. Designed for MLSs to ...


HUD Offers Grants to Clean Up Health Hazards in Housing

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced that it is offering $2.5 million in grants to improve and develop methods and knowledge for detecting and controlling lead-based paint and other housing-related health and safety ...


6 Powerful Prospecting Tips

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2011—Why is it that some sales reps consistently earn a six-figure annual income while other reps, putting in the same hours, selling the same products and trained by the same sales manager struggle each month financially to make ends meet? The answer to this question is painfully ...


Effectively Implementing Social Media Marketing

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2011—There is no question that social media has forever changed our world. Facebook, Twitter and countless other social media titans have swept our society, changing the ways businesses market themselves and dynamically influencing how those businesses communicate with their consumers. This is especially true for the real ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: How to Stop Struggling with Lead Generation

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2011—Every week I hear from dozens of real estate professionals who are asking themselves “why can't I get my pipeline full of prospective clients?” Now more than ever people are struggling with lead generation and looking for ...


HUD’s Home Program Reaches One-Million Mark

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2011—Twenty years ago, Senator Alan Cranston, Congressman Henry Gonzalez and housing advocates from across the country designed a new block grant program exclusively dedicated to producing affordable housing. Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) has produced one million units ...


The Real Estate Educator: There’s an App for That

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2011— When the telephone first came into use, the biggest problem people had was getting their neighbor off the line so they could get a chance to talk. In time, however, you could get six landlines delivered to your home so that everyone had an opportunity to ...


April Storms Bring May Floods

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2011—Severe weather continues to be a concern for many areas in the United States. The weather system which leveled parts of the southeast last week also dumped record rainfall from Arkansas to Vermont. Additional rainfall has some ...


Real Estate Leader Posts Net Revenue of $831 Million

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2011—Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services, recently reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Realogy's net revenue for the first quarter was $831 million, an increase of 1 percent compared to 2010. This was largely attributable to an increase ...


Mortgage Help Center Opens in Philadelphia

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2011— Fannie Mae recently announced the opening of the Philadelphia Mortgage Help Center to provide free education and counseling services to struggling Philadelphia area homeowners. The Philadelphia, the latest of nine Mortgage Help Centers to open across the country, is part of Fannie Mae's nationwide initiative to ...


Your Leadership Needed: Nearly Half of Home Buyers Surveyed Don’t Understand Essential Information about Mortgages

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—As the housing market continues to struggle, home buyers appear ill-prepared to take out a mortgage, answering basic questions about mortgage information wrong nearly half (46 percent) of the time, according to a Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace survey. ...


Build Your Business on Substance and Results

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—With the market we have today, consumers desperately need an experienced real estate agent for the largest financial transaction most of them will ever make. They want to know they’re working with a skilled, trusted professional who’s capable of closing sales. ...