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A Souped-up Laundry Room Can Make a Difference for Home Sellers, Buyers

One of the most dreaded chores around the house is laundry. Maybe that’s why when selling a house, the laundry room is one of the most forgotten areas to get in shape. The machines are often dusty, with detergent dripping down the sides and lint and old socks on the ...


Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Celebrates Best Supporting Office Award

The Golden Isles Association of REALTORS ® announced its 2011 Award winners during an event recently held at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on February 24, 2012. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Consistency

As a business owner operating in a local market, the reliance of consumers on their smart phone and tablet devices has put you in the position to capitalize more so than ever before. The way in which the technology, mobile apps and social media have come together has placed the ...


Fourth Quarter Indices Show Optimistic Outlook for Apartment and Condominium Market

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), a leading indicator for the multifamily market recently released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), showed steady improvement in the apartment and condominium housing market for a sixth consecutive quarter. ...


Sharing Information and Success: Educating Agents and Consumers with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®

In the progressive real estate climate that we are currently in, staying on top of news and industry trends is crucial in order to secure new business and maintain success. With Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®, REALTORS® are empowered with the latest in real estate news, while also armed with a ...


Consumer Complaints: Loan Modification Scams Highlighted

Recently, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and NeighborWorks® America highlighted the ongoing foreclosure rescue scam crisis during a press conference to identify top consumer complaints in New York. ...


FHA Announces Price Cuts to Encourage Streamline Refinancing

Recently, Acting Federal Housing (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante announced significant price cuts to FHA’s Streamline Refinance Program that could benefit millions of borrowers whose mortgages are currently insured by FHA. Beginning June 11, 2012, FHA will lower its Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP) to just .01 percent and reduce its ...


Housing Affordability Index Hits Record High

Housing affordability conditions have reached the highest level since recordkeeping began in 1970, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Turning Home Shoppers into Cash Buyers

We’ve all seen it before: An eager homebuyer is prequalified for mortgage financing, only to be turned down once credit and income issues are revealed during the origination process. That’s the problem with a typical prequalification. While the lender may ask about the borrower’s income and credit history, there may ...


5 Ways to Boost Your Online Marketing with REsource Real Estate Content

Combine our technology-driven world and today’s challenging real estate market and you have a good recipe for one overwhelmed real estate professional. ...


Housing Overhaul? Home Builders Announce Housing Finance System Reform Plan

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently announced a new comprehensive framework for housing finance system reform that would transition Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to a new mortgage securitization system for single-family and multifamily conventional mortgages. ...


Cover Story: A New Generation Rocking Real Estate

There’s a new genre of brokers taking the real estate stage, and they are striking the right chords within the industry. These next generation brokers are infusing innovation and vitality into the real estate market and bringing with them a new way to look at the business. The term “next ...


Market Strengthening: Obama Administration Releases February Housing Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the February edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data continues to show signs that ...


January 2011 vs. January 2012: Home Real Estate Showings up by 9 Percent

The amount of times a real estate agent shows a listing could potentially lead to a listing selling faster. Showing Suite has compiled data of January’s real estate showings from the past five years that may show trends in the housing market. ...


J. Rockcliff REALTORS® Names Danville as the Company’s ‘Office of the Year’

J. Rockcliff REALTORS®, a premier residential real estate company in the San Francisco East Bay and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), announced that the company has bestowed the “Office of the Year” award on the company’s Danville office. The annual award recognizes outstanding achievement in year-over-year growth ...


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