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Real Estate News Archive


Clear Capital: Property Condition Inspections Focus on Lending

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—Clear Capital recently announced the release of the PCI?the next generation inspection solution that provides the physical condition and characteristics of a property, engineered to supplement Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) in accordance with new requirements set forth by Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines (IAG). ...


Vlog: Used Video Cameras

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—In the market for a new USED video camera? We’ve got some key pointers to consider before making a purchase. ...


HUD Selects Lenders to Participate in New Pilot Program to Help Homeowners Pay for Home Energy Improvements

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—Eighteen national, regional and local lenders will participate in a new two-year pilot program that will offer qualified borrowers living in certain parts of the country low-cost loans to make energy-saving ...


Key Promotion Positions RE/MAX for the Future

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—RE/MAX, LLC recently announced the promotion of a key executive as the Denver-based global franchisor continues its commitment to build and maintain a strong and dynamic management team. ...


New-home Sales Rise 11.1 Percent in March

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—(MCT)—Sales of new homes rose 11.1 percent in March, the Commerce Department recently noted, marking a mild improvement from the worst-ever showing as the dampening effect of winter storms and an expiring California tax credit ware off. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Ranked as Fastest-Growing Real Estate Franchise System by Entrepreneur Magazine

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—Entrepreneur Magazine recently ranked Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC as the fastest-growing franchise among real estate companies for 2011 and the No. 14 fastest growing franchise in all business categories. Coldwell Banker Real Estate was also ranked No. 75 in the Entrepreneur 2011 Global Top Franchises list ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 25, 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 ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Did You Catch That?

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2011—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 ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 25, 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 ...


To Buy or Rent – Now’s the Time to Follow the American Dream

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2011—With home prices dropping, minimal interest rates and the cost of rental properties on the rise, now may be the time for renters to seriously consider buying a house, according to HouseSavvy, a premier real estate and ...


Atlas Van Lines’ Annual Corporate Relocation Survey Reflects Growing Economic Optimism

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2011—After multiple years characterized by doubt and pessimism, relocation managers across the U.S. are expressing optimism that the worst of the recession is now in the rearview mirror. Responding to Atlas Van Lines’ 44th annual Corporate Relocation Survey, 72% of the relocation managers polled say they believe ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands in Uruguay

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, announced the signing of an exclusive master franchise agreement with Alejandro Perazzo Inmobiliaria to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty brand throughout Uruguay under the name Uruguay Propiedades Sotheby’s International Realty. ...


The Active Enterprise Network Partners with Onboard Informatics for Lifestyle Search

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2011—The Active Enterprise Network announced their extended partnership with Onboard Informatics to include the necessary data needed for lifestyle search, an innovative home search tool that gives customers a personalized search experience on real estate websites. Through this new lifestyle search engine, customers will be able to ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise in March 2011

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—Sales of existing-home sales rose in March 2011, continuing an uneven recovery that began after sales bottomed last July, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Getting Your Clients to Buy Now

Have you been feeling frustrated with clients who don't seem to be able to make a decision? At the beginning they seem interested in buying—either they've contacted you or you contacted them—then, as they see some homes, they may begin listening to the news about today's marketplace and they start ...


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