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Top 12 Tips for Buying an Investment Property

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009—Christine Van Tuyl and Margaret La Grange, an award-winning mother-daughter team with Prudential California Realty in Coronado, have compiled their latest list, the “Top Twelve Tips for Buying an Investment Property.”  ...


The Clock Is Ticking as First-Time Buyers Intensify Their House Hunting

RISMEDIA, September 18, 2009—(MCT)—Tired of paying rent and enticed by a first-time home buyer tax credit, 25-year-old Garrett Rebel began his search for a home in August, scouring the suburbs of Dallas for a house to meet his current and ...


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

RISMEDIA, September 18, 2009—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: education tools and resources from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative, business solutions from NAR’s newest REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, HP, and pending home sales are on a record roll.  ...


Real Estate Will Lead the Economic Recovery. Are You Prepared to Do Your Part?

RISMEDIA, September 18, 2009—In looking to the future, it is important that we learn lessons from the past. As we all know, in certain U.S. markets homes began to be viewed strictly as an investment to be bought and sold for profit. Housing is not meant to be a ...


Builder Confidence Edges Up for Third Consecutive Month

RISMEDIA, September 18, 2009—Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes edged higher for a third consecutive month in September, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI rose one point to 19 this month, its highest level since May of ...


Today’s Featured Listing – Recipe for an Exceptional Home: Location, Cachet, Space, Quality, and Warmth

RISMEDIA, September 18, 2009—If you’re looking for a timeless expression of new colonial style, luxury and quality, this is your home. An exceptional house with 7,200 sq. ft. of living space, this home includes ...


National 30-year Fixed Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall

RISMEDIA, September 18, 2009—The weekly average rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for 30-year fixed mortgages decreased last week to 5.04%, down from 5.09% the week prior, according to the Zillow Mortgage Rate Monitor, compiled by real estate website Zillow.com. Rates for 15-year fixed mortgages fell to 4.48% ...


Customer Satisfaction Improves Significantly, Driven by Competition among Home Builders

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009—As home builders compete for a limited pool of buyers, customer satisfaction with new-home builders and new-home quality have improved notably from 2008, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 U.S. New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study.  ...


5-Point Checklist for Natural Search Engine Rankings

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009—There is a lot of talk out there about how a site should be built to rank in the search engines. Search engine portals like Google, Yahoo! and Bing are everyday tools that people use to do their research, get information and even make their buying decisions.  ...


Real Estate Industry Turns to Virtual Staging to Sell Vacant Homes in Tough Market

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009—When Atlanta Realtor and professional home stager Krisztina Bell took her substantial experience from staging hundreds of vacant homes and went "virtual," she became a leader in what has quickly grown to be a national trend in a tough real estate market. Virtually Staging Properties, the business Bell ...


The Culture within the Virtual Culture

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009—In an ongoing series of articles examining the virtual culture, I thought it might be time to examine the culture within the virtual culture. After operating one of the only true national virtual culture real estate brokerages in this country (no brick and mortar offices) for 20 months ...


Market Leader Selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to Offer Software Tools and Online Advertising Services

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has selected Market Leader to offer technology, lead generation and management tools, and online advertising services to the network's 600 real estate companies and more than 5,000 offices throughout the United States. The alliance is managed through LeadingRE's Leading Real ...


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, Charter Member of Board of Regents Luxury RE Network for Sixth Consecutive Year

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009—Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty (DGSIR), a leading real estate company, was once again named to the prestigious Board of Regents luxury realty network, the company has announced. A charter member of the network, this is the sixth consecutive year DGSIR has received this distinction. DGSIR President ...


The Warranty Group Announces Agreement with MC Appliance Corporation

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009—TWG Innovative Solutions, Inc., a unit of The Warranty Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of service plans, has announced an agreement with MC Appliance Corporation to provide extended service plans for Magic Chef appliances.  ...


Trulia Launches ‘Trulia Mayor’ Community Program

RISMEDIA, September 17, 2009—Trulia announced the launch of its new 'Trulia Mayor' program, an initiative that will help strengthen and expand the Trulia Voices community including nearly 400,000 real estate professionals.  ...


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