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Real Estate News Archive


Today’s Featured Listing: Pristine Home with Traditional Elegance

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Located in Wilmington, Delaware, this pristine French-style home with traditional elegance and an open floor plan is being listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate. ...


Realogy to Release Full-Year 2010 Financial Results and Host Webcast on March 4

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Realogy Corporation will release its full-year 2010 financial results and file its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 on Friday, March 4, 2011. ...


Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Down Two Weeks in a Row

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Mortgage rates retreated further this week, with the benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping back to 5.09%, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.45 discount and origination points. ...


Foreclosure Homes Account for 26 Percent of All 2010 Residential Sales, According to RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its Year-End and Q4 2010 U.S. Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that foreclosure homes accounted for nearly 26% of all U.S. residential sales during the year, down from 29% of all sales in 2009 but up from 23% ...


Deadline to Participate in Top Broker Ranking Extended

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—RISMedia announced today that the deadline for its 23rd Annual Power Broker Survey has been extended to Friday, March 4, 2011. As the industry’s leading report ranking the nation’s top brokerages, this listing of the real estate ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January 2011 sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Increase Your Power to Attract Prosperity

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—In the last 14-plus years as a Law of Attraction business coach, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing hundreds of very successful real estate professionals. I was able to ask them the secret to their success and the answer that I always got was their mindset. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Hosts Its First National Brand Conference, Fusion 2011

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC (“BHGRE”) hosted its first national brand conference last week in Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort and Casino. Named Fusion 2011, the conference was designed to help Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate agents be better prepared to meet the ...


DocuSign Closes Record Year

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—DocuSign closed 2010 with its strongest year to date, further advancing its leadership position as one of the leading online electronic signature services with more than 5.2 million customers trusting DocuSign with their signatures by signing more than 50 million documents, the company announced today. ...


Keller Williams Realty Announces Numbers for 2010, Continued Growth during Real Estate Downturn

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—Keller Williams Realty recently reported at its national convention that it ended 2010 with 79,315 associates, 701 market centers (offices), and associate profit share up 7.2%, with its agents receiving $34.6 million dollars back. Since the inception of the profit sharing program, the company has given back ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate CEO Jim Gillespie Provides Insights in New Book

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—Nationally known real estate author and host of Extra’s Mansions & Millionaires, Michael Corbett has written a straightforward guide about the home buying process in his third real estate book, Before You Buy! The Homebuyer’s Handbook For Today’s Market (Plume Original / $15.00 / March 2010). ...


Mortgage Applications Increase

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 13.2% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 18, 2011. ...


Stay Warm from the Ground Up: The Basics of Basement Insulation

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—If heat is escaping your home, this is the time of year when you’ll feel it—in most areas of the country anyway—not just physically, but in your wallet. Too many people spend way more than they should ...


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

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Realtors Property Resource™ introduces new features and enhancements; sign up for a truly free trial with REALTOR Benefits® Partner, DocuSign®; and a new CIPS course is available at REALTOR® University. ...


Home Sales Continue to Rise, Prices Remain under Pressure

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—For the first time in six months, home sales in the 54 U.S. markets surveyed in the RE/MAX National Housing Report are greater than one year ago. The year-to-year sales difference has been improving for three consecutive months. In January 2011 it turned positive with a 0.7% ...


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