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

RISMEDIA, November 30, 2009—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Take NAR’s 2009 Industry Pulse Survey for your chance to win a GPS, save up to 40% on select rentals from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Avis, and increase business with Lowes new mobile site. ...


7 Tips to Thrive in Today’s Economy

RISMEDIA, November 27, 2009—In today's changing economy, many entrepreneurs and real estate agents are wondering what to do. Some have gone through a cycle of shock, disappointment, fear, and now confusion. What seemed to work in yesterday's marketplace isn't working ...


Today’s Featured Listing – Three Condo Communities, One Public Auction

RISMEDIA, November 27, 2009—On December 5, 36 studio, one and two-bedroom condominiums representing the home collections at Avaview, Sunrise on the Lake and The Summit in Seattle, Washington will be sold at a public auction with ...


House Prices Increase Slightly in Third Quarter 2009; First Quarterly Increase since Second Quarter 2007

RISMEDIA, November 25, 2009—U.S. house prices rose modestly in the third quarter of 2009 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index (HPI). The HPI, calculated using home sales price information from Fannie Mae ...


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. ...


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