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Real Estate News Archive


Century 21 System Raises Over $1.8 Million for Easter Seals in 2010

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2011—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, announced that its brokers and agents raised more than $1.8 million in 2010 on behalf of Easter Seals. ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: updated 2011 Code of Ethics products are now available; $50 off an AHS® Home Warranty FlexPlan®; and Good Neighbor Awards are now accepting applications. ...


Practice Good Hearth Health: Fireplace Safety Basics

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—In the winter, there’s nothing as idyllic as sitting by a gently crackling fireplace with a cup of cider or hot cocoa, feeling the warmth from your toes to your soul. The essence of comfort and luxury, ...


Pending Home Sales Decline in January 2011

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—Pending home sales eased moderately in January 2011for the second straight month, but remain 20.6% above the cyclical low last June, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator, declined 2.8% to 88.9 based on contracts signed in January from ...


Company Spotlight: Cutting Edge – Keller Williams Realty’s eEdge Combines All Agent Functions into One Cohesive System

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—In an industry contingent upon time constraints, fast communication and lead generation, rapidly adopting new technology is important for any successful and progressive brokerage. When it comes to providing revolutionary, cutting-edge tools to its agents, Keller Williams Realty is definitely no stranger. Starting this month and rolling ...


NAR Bus Tour Opens National Homeownership Dialogue

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—Throughout the month of March, consumers across the country can engage REALTORS®, local officials and their neighbors on an issue that literally hits close to home—homeownership—as the National Association of REALTORS® kicks off a month-long Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour in cities across the nation. ...


HomeGain Inducts 15 New Members into Commissions Based Awards Clubs

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—HomeGain, a leading website that connects REALTORS® with home buyers and sellers, announced that its commissions based award clubs for its AgentEvaluator product has grown to include 983 HomeGain members. ...


RE/MAX of New England Opens First Micro Real Estate Office in Stop & Shop Supermarket

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—RE/MAX of New England announced the opening of one of New England’s first micro real estate offices located inside a Stop & Shop supermarket as part of a groundbreaking partnership with The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company of Quincy, M.A. The opening of the RE/MAX office, located ...


DotLoop Joins Prudential Real Estate Conference as Preferred Vendor

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—The collaborative workspace for real estate professionals, DotLoop, is a preferred vendor at this year’s Prudential Real Estate Conference in San Diego, Calif., March 6-8. This marks one in a series of stops along DotLoop’s national expansion that began in January. ...


Home Trends: All about Orchids

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—Orchids can add eye-catching appeal to any room. Follow these basics to produce vivid blooms throughout the winter. ...


Slow Home Movement Focuses on Building Homes That Work for Occupants

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2011—(MCT)—John Brown believes a home should ease the stress in life, not contribute to it. ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #6 – Patience is the Virtue

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—You can't get rich quick in real estate, but you definitely can get rich. Protect your investment by anchoring your strategy to the long term hold. Timing is everything. You must maintain control over choosing your timing. ...


Weekly Video Tip: Motorized Head Tripods

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—If you’re serious about shooting video, we trust you’re familiar with using a tripod. It provides the rock solid stability that sets you apart from the hand held amateurs…unless you’re after that Blair Witch effect. ...


Focus on 3 Core Elements to Create a Miracle in Your Business

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—One of my favorite movies is “Miracle,” in which Kurt Russell is playing the coach of the history-making 1980 Olympic hockey team. In the movie, it was his job to assemble a team that would be able to play against the Russians. The American association’s vision was ...


Fannie Mae’s Latest National Housing Survey Shows Key Changes in Americans’ Attitudes toward Housing and the Economy

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—Fannie Mae's latest national housing survey finds that Americans are more confident about the stability of home prices than they were at the beginning of 2010, even though they lack confidence in the strength of the economy: ...