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June ‘Normal’ Home Prices Only 1.1 Percent Below 2010

RISMEDIA, August 10, 2011—June prices of non-distress sale homes were down only 1.1 percent from June 2010, and improvement over May, when prices were 2.1 percent below the previous year. ...


Rand on Real Estate: Jacksonville, Florida – Vacation vs. Investment Home

RISMEDIA, August 9, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica, hosts “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC. This week, Rand speaks with a caller from Long Island, N.Y. who is interested in the Jacksonville, FL market. ...


Top 5 Things You Should Know to Help Sell Your Home Fast

RISMEDIA, August 8, 2011—While many markets around the country continue to experience challenges as the market makes its slow turnaround, Ann Arbor real estate is selling fast, and it's because we follow some simple rules. ...


Realogy Calls for White House Summit on Housing

RISMEDIA, August 9, 2011—Realogy Corporation, a leading provider of real estate and relocation services, recently announced that it has sent a formal request to President Obama and his Administration calling for a White House Summit on Housing. ...


June Prices Still in Red; Northeast Booms

RISMEDIA, August 9, 2011—National average home prices in June were still 7.9 percent below a year ago, which was the height of the boomlet spawned by the tax credit. However, prices are still up 4.1 percent over the first quarter. ...


Company Spotlight: Focusing on the Customer Experience Makes All the Difference

RISMEDIA, August 8, 2011—As many consumers would likely agree, a good or bad customer experience can change everything. This is a reality that Illinois-based Home Warranty of America (HWA) not only takes to heart, but actively implements into its everyday ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Recruit, Retain, Expand

Mobile Technology is changing the way the world operates, largely by providing Smartphone users the opportunity to visit a website directly from their fingertips. It is no secret that while consumers are getting much more demanding of the offerings websites provide on their mobile devices, REALTORS® have been responsive, and ...


Keeping Sellers in Tune with Reality

RISMEDIA, August 8, 2011—According to eight-year veteran real estate agent Justin Thayer, many of today’s agents are still hoping to find a time machine that will take them back to 2007. Until such an invention is created, however, succeeding in the current marketplace means competitive pricing. “This is a market ...


The Contact Manager Dilemma

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2011—As real estate professionals, one of our most valuable assets is our database—and one of most important things we do as agents and brokers is to build and maintain that database. It is critical, therefore, to utilize ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Overcome the 7 Ways ‘Perfectionism’ Can Stop You from Success

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2011—Are you a perfectionist? Do you know someone who is? Have you ever wondered if perfectionism is a help or hindrance on the road to success? ...


Market Leader Acquires SharperAgent

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2011—Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR), a leader in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, today announced the acquisition of Denver-based SharperAgent, a leading provider of online and print marketing suites with more than 30,000 real estate agent users across North America. ...


Real Estate Trends for the Last Half of 2011 and Beyond

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2011—Jason Hartman, creator of the Complete Solution for Real Estate Investors™, discusses current trends in real estate and economist forecast in his "The Investment Real Estate Forecast" report. With the first half of 2011 in the rear view, Hartman's forecast explains in detail that current government policy ...


Market Leader Acquires SharperAgent

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2011—Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR) (http://www.MarketLeader.com), a leader in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, today announced the acquisition of Denver-based SharperAgent, a leading provider of online and print marketing suites with more than 30,000 real estate agent users across North America. ...


ICBA to Regulators: Risk Retention Rule Would Devastate Credit

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2011—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) sent a letter urging the regulatory agencies to re-propose the onerous Credit Risk Retention rule, which includes a proposed definition of qualified residential mortgage. ICBA stated that the regulatory agencies ...


REALTORS® to Regulators: Narrow QRM Definition Not Necessary to Assure Safe, Sound Mortgage Lending

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2011—A proposed rule by federal regulators to impose a minimum 20 percent down payment, stringent debt-to-income ratio requirements and rigid credit standards will deny millions of Americans access to safe, low-cost mortgages, according to the National Association ...


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