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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2011— Mortgage applications decreased 5.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 17, 2011. ...


REALTORS Urge Regulators to Reconsider Narrow QRM Definition

RISMEDIA June 25, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® is urging regulators to go back to the drawing board on the proposed Qualified Residential Mortgage rule. At a recent news conference on Capitol Hill, the original sponsors of the QRM provision in the Dodd-Frank Act—Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) ...


Prices Perked up in April

RISMEDIA June 25, 2011—U.S. house prices rose slightly in April for the first month-to-month increase since last May, according to new numbers released today by the Federal Home Finance Agency, a branch of the Treasury Department. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Are You Ready to Shift to a Prosperity Mindset? Part 2

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2011—In part 1 of this article, we covered some common basic ideas about prosperity. Now we will address how you can change your mind-set to achieve greater prosperity. ...


Shadow Inventory Slowly Fades

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2011—The so-called “shadow inventory” of foreclosures—properties in the foreclosure pipeline but not yet listed on multiple listings services—slowly sank over the past year but still amount to five months’ worth of home sales. ...


Pinnacle Quest Consulting Announces Agreement to Acquire Dave Beson Seminars

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2011—Pinnacle Quest Consulting recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Dave Beson Seminars, including its popular LetterWriter series, one of the real estate industry’s most sought-after and popular nurture marketing tools. ...


Properly Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2011—Mergers and acquisitions was a hot topic for broker members of RISMedia's Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) during an exclusive members-only panel at RISMedia's 2011 Achieve! Conference last month. Held in Rye, N.Y. on May 24 and ...


Existing-Home Sales Decline in May with Market Constraints, Temporary Conditions

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2011—Existing-home sales were down in May as temporary factors and financing problems weighed on the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 3.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.81 ...


Tune Out the Noise – Make It Happen

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2011— You would think the world was going to end. I know things are tough but the headlines are making me crazy: ...


All Sotheby’s International Realty Listings Worldwide Now Available via SIR Mobile

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2011—Sotheby’s™ International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced its network’s™ property listings outside the United States now are available via SIR Mobile, the brand’s dedicated mobile application. ...


Biggest Generations Will Redefine Cities and Suburbs

RISMedia, June 22, 2011— The largest generations in the nation’s history, Baby Boomers and their children, will be hugely influential in redefining living and working environments for decades to come. ...


Housing Starts Gain 3.5 Percent in May

RISMedia, June 22, 2011— Nationwide housing starts rose 3.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 560,000 units in May, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Commerce Department. The gain partially offsets a larger decline that was registered in April. ...


HUD, VA to Provide Permanent Housing and Case Management to Homeless Veterans

RISMedia, June 22,2011— U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced recently that HUD will provide $5.4 million to public housing authorities in 18 states to supply permanent housing and case management for 676 homeless Veterans in America. This ...


Foreclosure Clean-Out Generates Additional Income

RISMEDIA, June 21, 2011—As a national columnist, I am often about other income opportunities in the real estate field. Foreclosure clean-out is another revenue stream for real estate professionals. Renee in Arizona asked me about this opportunity. ...


NAHREP Report: Latinos, First-Time Homebuyers Are the Key to the Housing Recovery

RISMedia, June 21, 2011—The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) has published a report “The State of Hispanic Homeownership” that offers an overview of compelling data on the Hispanic home buyer market and why it is poised—due to its population size, high desire and buying clout—to drive first-time ...


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