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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. ...


Spring Warms Luxury Demand

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—It’s still very much a “cold” buyer’s market according to the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s April 24 Luxury Housing Report, but early numbers from the spring home buying season suggest that demand is warming up. ...


Latest MBA Weekly Survey Shows Increase in Mortgage Applications, Driven by Refinances

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 29, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 4.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis ...


Gallup: Time Is Right to Buy

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—Consumer attitudes towards the housing markets are echoing views in the years immediately preceding the peak of the housing boom, according to a new national survey by the Gallup poll. Americans continue to see a buyer’s market in housing, according to an April 2011 Gallup poll. Sixty-nine ...


Banks Build Record Foreclosure Inventory

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—The pace of foreclosure starts increased by a third in March, building the national inventory of REO properties to an all-time high of 2.2 million at the end of the month. ...


Prudential Network Realty Meets Real-Life “Blind Side” Couple

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—A team of real estate professionals from Prudential Network Realty, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), recently experienced an array of outstanding educational and motivational programs at Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services’ annual convention, including a session with keynote speakers Sean and Leigh ...


1parkplace to Host Listings Webinar: “The Art of Connecting with Your Community”

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011--1parkplace, a leader in online real estate marketing, believes high quality education and training is paramount to the success of its valued members. As a result, the company is kicking off the spring training season with ...


Learn How to Expand Your Market Share and Profitability at This Year’s Achieve! Conference

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—RISMedia’s Achieve!–Real Estate’s Innovation & Opportunity Conference—will provide the most innovative educational programs and networking opportunities for brokers and agents. Industry experts Joe Clement, Todd Hetherington and Ed Krafchow are among the leading broker panelists who will ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: visit NAR’s booth #1707 at NAR’s Midyear Trade Expo, REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, zipLogix, introduces new online document storage tool and Realtors Property Resource™ enters limited beta with broker tool sets. For more information visit ...


NAHB Honors Top Green Home Industry Professionals

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—Thirteen builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals were honored recently as winners of National Green Building Awards by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the 13th annual National Green Building Conference in Salt Lake City. ...


Sponsor Spotlights: Don’t Miss These Industry-Leading Organizations at Achieve! Conference This May

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—Sponsors of RISMedia’s Achieve! – Real Estate’s Innovation & Opportunity Conference—represent the leading companies and organizations in the industry. Each week, we will present a selection of this year’s event sponsors to offer our readers a more in-depth look at these industry leaders that you won’t want ...


Top REALTORS Gather for Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011— REALTORS ® from across the country will gather with government officials and industry leaders in Washington, D.C., next week to address today's critical home ownership, mortgage finance and real estate investment challenges during the REALTORS ® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 9-14. ...


Xplode Conference Announces New 2011 Title Sponsor EXIT Realty Corp. International

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—Xplode Conference announces a new 2011 title sponsorship agreement with EXIT Realty Corp. International, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in North America. ...


The Evolution of Buyer-Agent Relationships

RISMEDIA, May 3, 2011—I would first like to thank everyone for the kind words and feedback from my previous article. It’s nice to know that I am touching on some key issues in our industry and I hope that ...


Delinquent Mortgages, Updated Framework to Include Servicer Incentives and Penalties

RISMEDIA, May 3, 2011—Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to align their guidelines for servicing delinquent mortgages they own or guarantee. The updated framework will establish uniform servicing requirements as well as monetary incentives for servicers that perform ...