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Real Estate News Archive


Regional Spotlight: 2011 Begins with a Jump in Pending Sales for Washington, D.C. Metro Area

RISMEDIA, February 15, 2011—According to data recently released by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), an MRIS company, there was a pronounced increase of 31% in pending sales in the January 2011 Washington, DC metro area housing market. The RBI Pending Home ...


Government Support of Housing Finance to be Gradually Eliminated Over Next Five to Seven Years

RISMEDIA, February 15, 2011—(MCT)—In a move that had been widely anticipated, the Obama administration said last week that it wants to get the government out of the mortgage business by winding down operations at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the next five to seven years. ...


Company Spotlight: Doing More with Less – Keller Williams Realty and DotLoop Partner to Create Lead-to-Close Business Solutions

RISMEDIA, February 15, 2011—With 80,000 agents in 700 locations in North America, Keller Williams Realty is constantly looking for ways to keep its agents ahead of the game. While the real estate industry continues to be inundated with the latest and greatest technology, Keller Williams Realty is making it easier ...


55+ Housing Market Ends 2010 in Slump

RISMEDIA, February 15, 2011—Home builder sentiment for the mature-market sector retreated in the last quarter of 2010 when compared to the same period a year earlier. The National Association of Home Builders' 55+ Housing Market Index for single-family homes dropped three points to 14 from a year ago following annual ...


8 Critical Steps to an Interfusion Marketing Strategy

RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—With 2011 underway, we must be laser-focused and understand the mindset of the consumer with whom we want to do business. Tailor the presentation, the message and the information to engage them. An Interfusion Marketing strategy blends ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Cracking the QR Code

RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—With the national release of OneCode™ last week, I had more conversations than ever before about QR codes and their functionality. We have discussed QR codes here on Monday mornings in the past, but since the level of interest in them continues to grow, I thought it ...


First-Time Buyers Demand Move-In Ready Starter Homes

RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—The term “starter home” seemingly refers to an entry-level property—one that is affordable yet needs tender love and care. But amidst the many homes available in today’s market, current first-time buyers want places with a little less ...


4 Tips to Make the Team Concept Work

RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—As a former lone wolf, I've recently embraced the team approach to real estate. I resisted for a while but recently I've reevaluated the team concept and have some solid ideas on how to make it work. ...


California Hopes to Stave off Foreclosures through ‘Keep Your Home’ Program

RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—(MCT)—More than 100,000 struggling homeowners could get help from a $2 billion program that California is launching, including about 25,000 borrowers who owe more than their properties are worth and could see their mortgages shrink. ...


New DocuSign for REALTORS®, Professional Edition Aids REALTORS® in Closing More Deals

RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—DocuSign, a global leader in electronic signature, and an official and exclusive electronic signature provider for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 1.1 million members, announced the availability of DocuSign for REALTORS®, Professional Edition. The new product offers unlimited sending and a discounted price for the industry-leading ...


RES.NET Releases iPhone App for AMP Platform

RISMEDIA, February 14, 2011—RES.NET, an infrastructure of diverse real estate professionals, buyers and sellers, has released the ultimate companion for their popular real estate transaction software. The new AMP app for iPhone and iPad, available in the iPhone App Store, now allows professional members of AMP, the real estate agent ...


Real Estate Marking Strategies: Tips to Find Success in Today’s Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2011—Have you ever wondered why some real estate agents do well in today’s economy while others fail? There is a huge discrepancy right now between people who are failing and people who are succeeding. ...


70 Percent of Americans View Homeownership as Part of Personal American Dream, According to Trulia

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2011—Trulia.com, a top site for home buyers, sellers and renters, released the results of its biannual American Dream survey, which has tracked American attitudes towards homeownership since 2009. Harris Interactive conducted this online survey on Trulia's behalf ...


Remodeling Set to Surge as Consumers Feel Better about Spending Again

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2011—(MCT)—With the economy starting to recover, consumers feel better about spending again—and that spare cash is going back into their homes. Home remodeling is on an upswing after the industry's worst slump since at least the early 1960s. ...


Social Media and Social Networking Demystified

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—With the social networking craze continuing to capture headlines, and names like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google now common topics of dinner conversation, one cannot ignore the impact this new medium has had on our lives. ...