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Regional Spotlight: Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Up in October 2009

RISMEDIA, November 25, 2009—Florida's existing home sales rose in October 2009, marking 14 months that sales activity has increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. October's statewide sales also increased over sales activity in September in both the existing home and existing ...


Real Estate of the Future: Lean, Clean and Green

RISMEDIA, November 25, 2009—There are several changes going on in the real estate industry today, not all of which are due to the economy, but certainly the reverberation from the recession will be felt for some time. As I see it, there are three words that come to mind as ...


6 Benefits of Mind Training: How Rewiring Employees’ Brains Can Alleviate Stress, Boost Innovation and Supercharge Productivity

RISMEDIA, November 25, 2009—Right now (for obvious reasons), your company needs to be running like the proverbial well-oiled machine. If you're to make it to the other side of the economic recovery, it's critical that every member of your team is working at top capacity. Problem is, the same economic ...


Century 21 Real Estate Celebrates Grand Launch in Czech Republic

RISMEDIA, November 25, 2009—Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, recently held a grand launch event in the Czech Republic. ...


Thirty-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Falls Again; Lowest Rate Since Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Launched in 2008

RISMEDIA, November 25, 2009—The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased six basis points last week to 4.69%, down from 4.75% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Rates for 15-year fixed mortgages ...


5 Tips to Buying a Home on Deadline and How the Tax Credit Extension Can Help

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—(MCT)—House shopping usually slows down in the winter, as people put their home searches on hold to trim the tree, buy presents to put under it and avoid the chilly weather. This winter, however, might be different, ...


Existing-Home Sales Record Another Big Gain; Inventories Continue to Shrink

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—Driven by the first-time buyer tax credit, existing-home sales showed another big gain in October 2009 with a strong uptrend established over the past seven months, while inventories continue to decline, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...


Marketing Strategies: 7 Tips to Make Public Speaking Easier

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—A survey was recently released showing that the top fear among individuals is public speaking, while the fear of death was later on down the list. Do you know what that means? It means most people would rather die than speak in public. ...


Real Estate: Creating a Strategy from a Sea of Numbers

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—When I entered the real estate industry in 1984 I was told real estate was a numbers game. I never forgot that. The more people I reached and made a connection with, the better chance I had they would turn into buyers and sellers. ...


Builder Confidence Unchanged in November

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—In a survey in which most responses were received prior to congressional action to keep an important home buyer incentive alive, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes remained unchanged at a low level this November, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported. ...


PropertyPursuit.com Launches with Online Listings from The Real Estate Book

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2009—Newly launched national listing portal PropertyPursuit.com announced a strategic partnership with The Real Estate Book, a leading online and print publisher of real estate information. ...


3 Keys to Successfully Leading in a Virtual Workforce World

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—Just 20 years ago, “going to work” meant waking up, getting dressed, jumping in the car and driving to a physical location where you interacted, face-to-face, with your boss and coworkers all day. In 2009, ...


Housing Affordability Hovers Near Record-High Level for Third Consecutive Quarter

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—Nationwide housing affordability, bolstered by affordable interest rates and low house prices, hovered for the third consecutive quarter near its highest level since the series was first compiled 18 years ago, according to the National ...


Getting Your Share of the Homebuyer Tax Credit Business

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—More than 2 million homebuyers took advantage of the First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit. How many of those 2 million-plus homebuyers did you work with? If you missed out on the first wave of the tax credit business, now is your second chance. Now, millions more are ...


Talking about Drugs is Easier than Talking about Credit

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—In the United States, only 39% of all parents feel prepared to discuss drugs and alcohol with their teens. Sadly, less than that feel knowledgeable enough to discuss money or finances with them. Based on a recent study, nearly six in ten parents (60%) find talking to ...


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