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Real Estate News Archive


What’s the Difference between Accountability Coaching and Mindset Coaching?

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2011—As a real estate business coach, I often hear the question: "What is the difference between accountability coaching and mindset coaching?” This is an excellent question and deserves a comprehensive answer. Many real estate agents have invested money in the wrong coaching program because they didn't know ...


Today’s Featured Listing: State-of-the-Art New Jersey Beach Home Is Rich in Architectural Design

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2011—Located in the beach community of Spring Lake, N.J., this stunning, new, energy-efficient home is being listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member Gloria Nilson REALTORS, Real Living. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Launches Rental Web Site to Address Need In Marketplace

RISMEDIA, April 8, 20011—Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has announced the launch of RandRentals.com, a comprehensive website dedicated to helping people find rental properties in the Hudson Valley, N.Y. region. ...


RE/MAX Grows in the Caribbean, Central America

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2011—The RE/MAX network continues to expand its reach around the world, announcing five new offices in four countries in the Caribbean and Central America. According to the company, RE/MAX is now in more than 80 countries, after increasing franchise sales nearly 30 percent in 2010 and ...


What to Watch Out for When Buying a Foreclosure: Help Your Clients Know Which to Buy…and Which to Walk By

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2011—The economy is improving overall and, as a result, some bright spots are showing up in the real-estate market. However, the foreclosure spike, which began around the same time the recession did, isn’t a distant memory just ...


March Housing Scorecard Shows Continued Need to Advance Market Stabilization

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury have released the March edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard. Officials caution that the latest housing figures underscore fragility in the housing market and the need to continue efforts to ...


New Homes Strengthen Economy Year-Round

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2011—While the housing industry celebrates “New Homes Month” in April, home builders want Americans to know just how much of a positive, direct impact residential construction has on the U.S. economy throughout the entire year. ...


Reaction Overflows to Fed’s New Mortgage Rules

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2011—(MCT)—Federal regulators recently asked for public comment by June 10, 2011 on their proposal to require lenders that package mortgages for the secondary market to assume some of the risk of those loans. The regulators didn't need to ask, however, as there has been no lack of ...


NAHREP: Proposed QRM Regulation Will Impact Minority Homebuyers’ Ability to Get Affordable Mortgages

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2011—The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) has recently raised concerns about the proposed regulation by Federal financial regulators that would require a minimum 20 percent down payment for “qualified residential mortgages” (QRMs) that are exempt from mortgage-backed securities risk-retention rules. The 18,000-member trade association ...


Luxury Portfolio Recognizes Market Improvements with Increase in New Members

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2011—Luxury Portfolio International™, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, has announced six new brokerage members and four new developments to its’ luxury brand during the first quarter of 2011. The positive signs indicated by the program growth show a commitment to high-end ...


New Survey Reports Most Americans Opposed to Homeowners Walking Away from Mortgages

RISMEDIA, April 7, 2011—While many homeowners continue to wrestle with the fallout of the housing crisis, a majority of Americans say that simply walking away from a mortgage shouldn't be an option for homeowners, according to a new survey by FindLaw.com, a legal information website. ...


Relocation Service Departments: Ideally Suited to Provide Corporate B2B Services

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2011—Many relocation services departments within real estate brokerages are considering alternative activities as fewer transfers affect traditional services. Less mobility activity doesn’t eliminate the need for corporate services, but may call for new approaches to support B2B ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: boost your ads with 1,000’s of ready-to-use samples; help protect yourself from identity theft with IdentitySecure; and REALTOR® Magazine is seeking candidates for the 2011 Good Neighbor Awards. ...


NAR Study Finds Americans Prefer Smart-Growth Communities

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2011—Americans favor walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, with 56% of respondents preferring smart growth neighborhoods over neighborhoods that require more driving between home, work and recreation. That's according to a recent study, the Community Preference Survey, by the National ...


Grow Your Referral Business with Exceptional Customer Service

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2011—While growing your real estate business may be a daunting task in today’s real estate market, it is important that real estate professionals take advantage of referrals that come from past clients. Here, Lisa Monti, director of REALTOR® Sales, Stewart Title Company discusses how exceptional customer service ...


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