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Real Estate News Archive


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. ...


Home Price Stabilization Seen in Most Metro Areas during Fourth Quarter 2010

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—Home sales rebounded in 49 states during the fourth quarter of 2010 with 78 markets—just over half of the available metropolitan areas—experiencing price gains from a year ago, while most of the rest saw price weakness, according ...


10 Tips to Protect Your Home while Away on Vacation

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—With school vacations approaching, many lucky families are planning trips to cure their winter blues. Here are some important things to remember if you leave your home for several days. ...


Common Questions for Real Estate Agents Negotiating Short Sales to Consider

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—My December article, “Shortening the Short Sale,” generated quite a few questions from readers who were looking for answers to more specific questions related to short sales. In response, I thought it would be helpful to provide some additional details that shed more light on the unique ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Custom-Built Home Features Rich Architectural Detail and Craftsmanship

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—This magnificent custom-built home with rich architectural detail and craftsmanship, listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is located in Orangeburg, N.Y. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands to Luxury, Urban and Commercial Markets with Creation of Three New Brand Tiers

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC (BHGRE) unveiled its new brand extension strategy to its network of brokers and agents at Fusion 2011, one of the real estate franchise system’s first national brand conferences. Designed to position the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate brand to ...


HUD and VA Issue First-Ever Report on Veteran Homelessness in America

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2011—For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the most authoritative analysis of the extent and nature of homelessness among American veterans. According to HUD and VA’s assessment, nearly 76,000 veterans were ...


Foreclosure Activity Increases 1 Percent in January 2011, According to RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, February 10, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for January 2011, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 261,333 U.S. properties in January, a 1% increase from the previous month, but a 17% decrease from January ...


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