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Rulemaking Could Crimp the American Dream: Broad Homeownership on the Line in Washington This Week

RISMEDIA, April 5, 2011—Recently, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation became the first of six government agencies to adopt for public comment a proposed rule concerning risk retention on mortgage-backed securities, as required by section 941 of the Dodd Frank Act. ...


REALTORS® Committed to Fair Housing Throughout the Year

RISMEDIA, April 5, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® will join Americans across the country as they honor Fair Housing Month this April. As one of the leading advocates for homeownership, NAR strongly supports the Fair Housing Act and believes that anyone who is able and willing to assume the responsibilities ...


Home Trends: Easy Tips for a Perfect Lawn

RISMEDIA, April 5, 2011—A soft, green lawn is a wonderful thing. Here’s some simple advice for growing terrific turf. ...


Promoting Relationship Building

RISMEDIA, April 5, 2011—Any real estate professional will attest to the fact that going above and beyond for their clients is a simple way to keep them happy and ultimately keep them working with your agents. Here, Jamey and Tim Hodges, Co-owner and brokers of Weichert Realtors in Boone, North ...


Buyer’s Market Spurs Confidence in Young Professionals and Affluent Homeowners

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2011—As the cold temperatures become a distant memory, and the spring selling season gains momentum, consumers have come to agree on one thing—now’s a good time to get off the fence and into the real estate market. ...


Monday Morning Mobile – Mobile Opening Day

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2011—With Opening Day last week, baseball season is now upon us. I think most of us (northeast especially) are about ready for some true signals of spring and the warmer weather. The start of baseball season and a couple conversations I had last week made me think ...


Home Inspections an Essential Tool for Buyers

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2011—(MCT)—A home inspection often means the difference between a sale and no sale, even if the deal that results isn't exactly what the owner expected. Buyers and sellers typically recognize the need for a home inspection. Still, it may put both sides of a sale on edge. ...


Foreclosures Offer New Twist on Old Game: Flipping Houses

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2011—(MCT)— What started as a hobby for Keith Gamble is now a risky, exciting, full-time job: buying properties at the monthly foreclosure sale and flipping them. Gamble, and others like him, are a new generation of property flippers who buy at low prices at a foreclosure auction, ...


Talks to Settle Foreclosure Probes Could Take Months

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2011—(MCT)—Talks to settle state and federal investigations into botched foreclosure paperwork will be going on for a long time, government officials note after holding their first face-to-face meeting with top bank executives. ...


Park Regency Real Estate Brings In Latest Mobile Technologies

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2011—Goomzee Corporation, a leading provider of mobile technology solutions that connects buyers and sellers, recently announced it has agreed with Park Regency Real Estate of Granada Hills, California to provide its product, Realty Connect, to their 110 agents which will allow Southern California homebuyers to receive ...


Zillow Launches the Zillow BlackBerry App

RISMEDIA, April 4, 2011—Zillow, a leader in mobile real estate, recently announced the launch of the Zillow BlackBerry App for Research in Motion®’s BlackBerry smartphones. The addition of a BlackBerry app—along with Zillow’s lineup of leading real estate apps on iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™—means more than 90 percent of smartphone ...


Yelp Really Helps: Business Rating Site Helps Build Online Capital

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2011—Today’s consumers are seeking two things. The first is social proof—in other words, that you are who you say you are and you do what you say you’ll do. The second is social ranking. Forget about how ...


Networking: A Powerful and Empowering Strategy

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2011—Every year about this time, I get a powerful recharge during the annual RE/MAX Convention. Real estate professionals around the world get together to celebrate successes, share best practices, explore solutions to challenges and, of course, let loose a bit. ...


Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recognizes the need for an orderly transition from the current form of the secondary mortgage market to a new structure that removes some of the pitfalls under the old GSE structure. ...


Top 5 Reasons Why the Deck Is Stacked against You When It Comes to Getting Quality Internet Leads

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2011—Developing relationships with new clients is a huge priority in real estate. Most of you will undoubtedly agree, but as many home buyers and sellers look progressively more to the Internet to answer questions and search for ...


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