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Consumers Agree – It’s A Good Time to Buy Real Estate

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—According to the latest Spending and Saving Tracker from American Express, more than two in five (41 percent) of Americans said that it’s a buyer’s market for real estate. However, over 61 percent agree that a seller’s ...


Anticipating a Spring Thaw

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—In the world of real estate, the going has been tough—and we have been going. These are the most challenging economic times that most of us have ever known. This has been a cold, long, and bitter economic winter in real estate. There are, however, hints of ...


Treasury to Begin Orderly Wind Down of Its $142 Billion Mortgage-Backed Securities Portfolio

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—Recently, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it will begin the orderly wind down of its remaining portfolio of $142 billion in agency-guaranteed mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Starting this month, the Treasury plans to sell up to $10 billion in agency-guaranteed MBS per month, subject to ...


Lead Paint Hazards and Older Windows: March 20-26 National Poison Prevention Week

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—If your home was built before 1978 and you still have the original windows, it's time to seriously consider replacing them—especially if members of your household include young children or someone who is pregnant. ...


Delinquencies Fell Faster in January

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—The delinquency rate on mortgages 30 days or more past due fell by more last month than it has in nearly a year, according to Lender Processor Services’ Mortgage Monitor report. ...


Third-Generation Brokerage Balances Impressive Growth with Commitment to the Community

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—ERA Real Estate, an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry, has named RREIN member ERA Tom Grizzard Inc. in Leesburg, Fla., as the winner of its prestigious Gene Francis Memorial Award, a national award presented by ERA Franchise Systems LLC to its "Top All-Around ...


Realty Executives International Sees Significant Franchise Growth in the First Quarter of 2011

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—Realty Executives International, Inc. has awarded franchising rights to 12 new franchisees in North America year-to-date in 2011. New franchise locations include those added in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. In the United States new franchise locations can be found in Florida, Tennessee, California, Missouri ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Hover at 5.00 Percent for Second Consecutive Week

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2011—Average mortgage rates held steady week-over-week according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, which tracks the lowest and average home loan rates offered by lenders on the LendingTree network. ...


RISMedia Revamps Time-honored Annual Conference for Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—This May, hundreds of the industry’s top practitioners and visionaries will gather for RISMedia’s 23rd annual educational and networking event, Achieve!, Real Estate’s Innovation & Opportunity Conference. Formerly known as The Leadership Conference, RISMedia’s ...


Is Your Website Wooing Jaded Searchers?

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—The other day I got a flustered phone call from a friend. In between curses and huffs about never dating again, she wanted to know why everyone in the New York singles scene is all over the place. For better or worse, the reality is that living ...


Investors Dominate Distress Sales

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Investor activity dominated a sluggish distress sale market in February as homebuyers are increasingly frustrated by difficulties getting financing, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. ...


Choosing the Right Social Media Partner – The Five-Point Relationship Test

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Both buyers and sellers are becoming increasingly more tech savvy and are demanding more time and energy from their agents for less. Meanwhile, agents are constantly looking for ways to stay on top of technology advances and the ever-changing social networking sites while still reaching their buyers ...


Regional Spotlight: 2011 Ohio Home Sales Off to a Strong Start

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Home sales for the first two months of the year are just 1.1 percent behind the same period last year, suggesting a strong start for the central Ohio housing market according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS® (CBR). ...


Allan Dalton Invited as First Speaker in HUNT Real Estate Corporation’s Distinguished Speaker Series

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—As part of its 100-year anniversary events, Peter Hunt, chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation, and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) invited Allan Dalton, co-founder and president of RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network® and author of Leveraging Your Links to ...


Point2 and Proxio Sign Global Marketing Agreement

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Online real estate marketing solutions provider Point2 recently announced a marketing agreement with Proxio, the international Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and global referral network. According to the company, the partnership effectively expands market reach for both Point2 and Proxio, and creates new marketing and revenue channels for ...


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