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The 2011 Political Arena: How Will It Impact Real Estate?

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—Now that the November elections are over, real estate professionals are looking to 2011 as a year that will be marked with change. With a decisive shift in Congress, the fallout for the economy, business and consumers ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Mobile Market Your Way

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2010—With the holidays and the first week of January 2011 behind us, it’s back to business as usual. As you may or may not know (if this is your first time reading) our business here at Monday Morning Mobile is Mobile! While 2010 was certainly ...


Number of Home Listings Declines More Than Five Percent in December 2010, According to ZipRealty Survey

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—The number of home listings within 26 major U.S. metropolitan areas slipped 5.27% in December 2010, compared to a month prior, according to a monthly report of homes listed for sale on Multiple Listing Services (MLS) in the markets surveyed by national real estate brokerage, ZipRealty. ...


Study Predicts What’s in Store for Former Real Estate Boom Towns

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—(MCT)—In former home-building hot spots, the housing bust has created a new kind of declining city, different from the nation's traditional rusting centers of industry that could languish for years. ...


Tips, Time Savers and Hope for the Over-Connected – Part 3

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—Our past two columns have given you some of today’s tools to save you time when you are networking on social sites and posting content. We’ve got two more for those of you who post content consistently and want easier ways to spread that content to your ...


REALTOR® Associations in 8 States Expand Local Home Seller Reach to Internet Buyers with Point2 Syndication Program

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—Point2 announced that it has completed the implementation of its national property listing syndication program, with nine additional REALTOR® Associations and MLSs (Multiple Listing Service), operating in the states of Montana, South Dakota, Washington, Florida, Missouri, Tennessee, Nevada and Pennsylvania. ...


John Aaroe Group Launches Full Mobile Solution

RISMEDIA, January 10, 2011—John Aaroe Group recently launched Mobile Real Estate, LLC’s complete Mobile Marketing Solution for real estate, which encompasses text messaging, QR codes, a mobile website and downloadable Gateway App. This makes them one of the first companies in the West Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley markets ...


Creating a Positive First Impression: Video Shows Personality While Driving Clients to Your Door

RISMEDIA, January 8, 2011—When was the last time you did business with someone you didn’t like? Now granted, sometimes we don’t have a choice—such as the checkout clerk we happen to get stuck with. But the truth is, when we ...


E-Signature: 10 Years and a Great Impact

RISMEDIA, January 8, 2011—In the 10 years since President Clinton signed the Electronic Signatures in Global National Commerce (ESIGN) Act, electronic signature and cloud computing technology has exploded into nearly every aspect of the real estate business. Here, Tom Gonser, founder and chief strategy officer of DocuSign, Inc. discusses how ...


Study Analyzes Recession’s Impact on Real Estate Markets in Cities in Midst of Economic Decline

RISMEDIA, January 8, 2011—The Great Recession of 2007 to 2009 created new declining cities, and posed further difficulties for cities already in decline. Some cities may not re-attain home price peaks for many years, and we could see some neighborhoods ...


What Home Buyers Can Expect from the Real Estate Market in 2011

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—(MCT)—The drumbeat from the housing community was loud and clear in 2010: There was never a better time to buy a home. For most of the past 12 months, home prices tumbled, mortgage rates ticked downward, and ...


Advantages Abound with Equity-Sharing Arrangements

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—Alex Perriello, president and CEO, Realogy Franchise Group recently wrote an article that appeared in The New York Times discussing the advantages of equity-sharing and how it can help solve the foreclosure crisis. As we continue to move farther away from the beginning of the mortgage crisis, ...


Mortgage Forms Should Include More Transparency, Appraisal Institute Tells Federal Reserve

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—One of the nation’s largest real estate appraisal organizations called on the Federal Reserve last week to require appraisal management companies to disclose their fees to consumers as the Fed implements landmark appraisal regulatory reforms passed by Congress. ...


Fannie Mae Launches WaysHome Interactive Video Tool to Help Struggling Homeowners

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—Fannie Mae recently launched WaysHome, a free, interactive multi-media tool designed to educate homeowners about their options to avoid foreclosure, empower them to make informed decisions and motivate them to take action and seek help in 2011. As part of Fannie Mae’s “Know Your Options” initiative to ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Luxurious Custom Home Available for Immediate Occupancy

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2011—This luxurious new custom home with quality construction and distinctive features listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member Diane Turton, Realtors, is available for immediate occupancy. Located on a quiet lane in Wall Township, New ...