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2012 Starts with Increased Sales and Stable Prices

For the 7th straight month, home sales in January inched higher, rising 3.4 percent above the level seen last January. This data is based on a weighted average of 53 metropolitan areas surveyed for the RE/MAX National Housing Report. After an unexpected jump in sales at the end of 2011, ...


Housing Expected to Add to GDP for First Time in 7 Years

The 2012 outlook is improving modestly from a disappointing 2011. Economic growth picked up in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 2.8 percent and is expected to come in at 2.3 percent for 2012, up from 1.6 percent growth for ...


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Rand on Real Estate: Analyzing the Micro Market vs. the Macro

This week, Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com and host of Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, discusses the importance of visiting an area where you are interested in investing with live caller Dan. Investing in a property and area that you have never seen is a ...


Mobile Listing Marketing System

REALTOR.com® Business Beat—Winning listings is hard work. Agents spend hours preparing comps, painstakingly perfecting an online property marketing plan, and nailing a winning pricing strategy. And once you have a listing, the next step is creating all of the property-specific marketing collateral you need. ...


The Real Estate Book Releases Android App to Reach More Home Shoppers On the Go

Finding a new place to live just became easier for consumers—who can now browse homes on their smartphones. The Real Estate Book recently launched an additional mobile tool—a free Android app to make looking through photos, maps, and more information a better experience for home shoppers. ...


Home Remodelers Betting on a Rebound

(MCT)—Residential contractors are hoping that tight-fisted consumers will decide they need a new bathroom. ...


A Program Like No Other

For REALTORS® on-the-go, any steps one can pursue to save time and aid in effective communication with clients are essential to building and maintaining success throughout a thriving career in real estate. For technology-savvy REALTORS® or for novices-in-training, Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® can help. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: Success through the Generations

“The fact is, agents who use the right tools and provide excellent customer service are still doing well,” says Jason Waugh, president and COO of Prudential Northwest Properties. In the following interview, RISMedia columnist Barbara Pronin talks with Waugh, Chairman Bert Waugh, Jr. and CEO & President Bert Waugh III ...


Deadline Approaching for Power-Broker Ranking

As the February 24th deadline approaches for completing RISMedia’s 24th Annual Power Broker Survey, hundreds of leading real estate firms have already submitted their surveys, ensuring their spot in the preeminent ranking of the industry’s top residential real estate brokerages. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: MTV’s New Custom iPad Site

MTV knows a thing or two about reaching, captivating and controlling the eyeballs of their audience. Their rein as the go-to source for pop culture information, as well as the inventors of Reality TV, has them ingrained within the TVs, ...


Housing Starts Rise 1.5 Percent from Upwardly Revised Numbers in January

Building on significant upward revisions to numbers for the previous two months, nationwide production of new single-family homes and apartments increased 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of nearly 700,000 units in January, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Commerce Department. This marks the second-best pace ...


Mortgage News: Delinquencies and Foreclosures Decline

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 7.58 percent of all loans outstanding as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, a decrease of 41 basis points from the third quarter of 2011, and a decrease of 67 ...


Fed Chairman Comments on Today’s Housing Market

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke made the following speech at the 2012 National Association of Homebuilders International Builders' Show, held in Orlando, Fla. on February 10. ...


Celebrities Not Immune to Foreclosure Crisis

We, the little people, are not alone. Or so say the gossip rags. ...


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