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Actions on Housing Policy Will Make or Break Recovery

We have many reasons to be optimistic about housing. Past-due mortgages and foreclosure filings have been trending down in recent months, not to mention inventory is decreasing, interest rates are lower than ever and home prices are stabilizing. But the progress is fragile, and ongoing recovery won’t be helped by ...


Showing Suite Productivity Software Enables Agents to Provide Top-Notch Service

Maintaining a competitive edge in today’s market takes more than positioning yourself as an educated, trusted advisor. As buyers and sellers alike continue to turn to the Internet to start their real estate search, it’s more important than ever that real estate professionals arm themselves with the tools and technology ...


2012 Forecast—Investment Properties Gain Popularity

Professionals Realty Group USA (ProsUSA) President Glenn Melton reports that the recent Chinese government’s liberalization of restrictions on investing capital outside of the country, will have a positive trickling down affect on real estate brokers and agents’ business in ...


Marketing Matters: Reaching Clients on a Personal Level

There is more than one way to brand yourself, and for First Team® Real Estate, a traditional marketing plan just wouldn’t do. For the company, recently named the favorite real estate firm in the Orange County Register’s 2011 “Best of Orange County” readers poll, building a strong relationship with clients ...


The RREIN Roundtable: What’s in Store for 2012?

For most in real estate, 2011 was yet another rough and tumble year. As we tried our best to deflect the continued slings and arrows of a challenged economy, many adjusted to the market and unearthed new opportunities for growth and expansion. Here, members of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® ...


Signs of Stability: November Home Sales in Metro Chicago

Home sales activity in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market during November delivered another indication that a gradual increase in the number of homes changing hands is beginning to help stabilize home prices, according to an analysis by RE/MAX of sales statistics gathered by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC. ...


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

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Save $130 on the new Buyers/Sellers Profile; access your member guide anywhere and NAR applauds mortgage reform bill. ...


Life in Mobile: Market Snapshot

As 2011 draws to a close, it makes you wonder; where did the time go? On the other hand, one thing you’re not left wondering is whether mobile will remain an important part of the technological and marketing landscape moving forward. This year there was rarely a conference, seminar or ...


Builder Confidence Rises for the Third Consecutive Month

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes edged up two points from a downwardly revised number to 21 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for December. This marks a third consecutive ...


Video Titling for Search Results

Producing the world’s best video doesn’t mean a whole lot if people aren’t watching. Granted, if you’re incredibly talented and lucky, you may come up with something so irresistible it spreads virally by social media, sharing, and word of mouth. If not, something called key words are probably your best ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Information Powered

Below, RISMedia Columnist Barbara Pronin interviews Doug Nelson of HJN Team Real Estate in South Dakota about what makes their firm stand out, how they keep up with technology, and what it takes to succeed in today’s market. ...


Long Nguyen of J. Rockcliff REALTORS® Named REALTOR® of the Year

J. Rockcliff REALTORS®, a premier San Francisco East Bay residential real estate firm, has announced that Long Nguyen of the company’s Walnut Creek office has been named REALTOR®, of the Year by the Contra Costa REALTORS® (CCRIM) in Motion organization for 2011. ...


10 Simple Steps for Making 2012 a Success

In recent years, it has been hard to ignore all of the negative publicity that has been circulating about the national economy, the stock market and current events. The state of the real estate market in particular has received a ...


30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Matches All-Time Record Low

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates at or near their all-time lows. The 30-year fixed matched the average all-time record low of 3.94 percent, and a new all-time record low was set for the 15-year fixed, both previously ...


Regional Spotlight: Florida Tops U.S. for International Web Real Estate Traffic

Point2 recently released third quarter international consumer real estate-traffic data for the United States on the Point2 Homes consumer portal. Florida properties emerged as the lead attraction for foreigners online, followed by Arizona and Nevada real estate listings. ...


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