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Real Estate News Archive


Mortgage Applications Decrease

RISMEDIA, January 28, 2011—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 21, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 12.9% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index ...


Fed Holds Steady on Interest Rates, Bond Purchases

RISMEDIA, January 28, 2011—(MCT)—Federal Reserve policymakers kept interest rates close to zero and pledged to charge ahead with their controversial bond purchases to stimulate the economy, despite some new voting members at the Fed who have previously raised concerns about the Treasury bond-buying program. ...


2010 Foreclosure Activity Down in Hardest-Hit Markets, but Increases in 72 Percent of Major Metros Nationwide

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its 2010 Year-End Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report, which shows that while foreclosure activity increased from 2009 in 149 of the nation’s 206 metropolitan areas with a population of ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revial: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—This unprecedented housing crisis has a flip side—the investment opportunity of a generation. One in four real estate transactions in 2011 will be purchases by investors. Learn how to capture this opportunity: The gold rush is on. ...


Leading Brokers Vie for Top Ranking in Annual Survey

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—In today’s challenging real estate environment, where brokers increasingly compete for a larger piece of a shrinking pie, inclusion among the industry’s upper echelon of real estate firms in RISMedia’s 23rd Annual Power Broker Report & ...


Dallas Broker Turns Heads with New Web Comedy Series ‘The Agent’

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—The medium of video can be utilized in many different ways in the real estate business. It can showcase specific listings, provide an overview of a market, or in the case of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, David Winans & Associates, it can be the basis ...


Prudential Florida Realty’s Rei Mesa Celebrates 30 Years of Service to the Real Estate Profession and Industry

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—Prior to joining Prudential Florida Realty, Rei Mesa owned his own real estate brokerage that he ultimately sold to NRT, which operates Coldwell Banker offices in Florida. He then served as Miami-Dade District Manager with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. ...


RE/MAX Senior Counsel Named to International Trademark Association’s Board of Directors

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—Adam Scoville, RE/MAX Senior Counsel, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA), a worldwide association that supports and advances trademarks and intellectual property as elements of fair and effective global commerce, RE/MAX has announced. ...


Prudential California Realty Announces Merger with Coldwell Banker Coon & McCreary, REALTORS®

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2011—Prudential California Realty announced the merger of Coldwell Banker Coon & McCreary, REALTORS®, a real estate brokerage that tracks its roots to the early 1970s in east Contra Costa County. Broker/owner Frank Coon currently operates successful offices in Pleasant Hill and Antioch. The merger between the two ...


Relationship Building and Follow-Up Service Key to Real Estate Success

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—The most successful real estate agents place great value on developing lifetime relationships with their clients. In today's competitive marketplace, they are aware that their clients are aggressively prospected and their loyalty cannot be taken for granted. ...


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

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: new products and offerings available at REALTOR.org/Store; marketing tools that meet your needs from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Partners; and existing-home sales rise sharply. ...


Simple Tips to Connect with Gen Y Buyers through Mobile Solutions

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—It’s no surprise that Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation, Generation Next, and the Net Generation, is tech-savvy. According to The Kiplinger Letter, a weekly business and economic forecasting periodical, Generation Y will reshape workplaces ...


A Local Footprint Goes a Long Way in Today’s Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—Knowing your local market is an important piece of the puzzle for any real estate agent. As consumers continue to demand more information at a faster pace, it is crucial that agents take the time to learn the ups and downs of their local real estate market. ...


RETransform Acquires PropertyView Solutions, Inc.

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—RETransform, one of the real estate industry’s leading business services corporations announced the acquisition of Dallas-based PropertyView Solutions, Inc. (PVSI), a leading provider of property management and accounting software. The PVSI team will be kept intact and both groups will work together toward providing unparalleled service, support ...


Appraisal Institute Launches ‘Green’ Valuation Program

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2011—The Appraisal Institute launched its Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program, educating appraisers on the intricacies of valuing high-performance residential and commercial buildings. The Appraisal Institute is one of the nation's largest professional associations of real estate appraisers. ...


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