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HUD Awards 127 Million Dollars in Grants to Protect Thousands of Children from Lead and Other Home Hazards

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $127 million in grants to 48 local projects to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and ...


Building a Company of the Future

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2011—In a constantly changing industry, it is crucial that real estate professionals always look toward the future and embrace the tools and technology that will keep them at the leading edge of the market. Here, Ed Krafchow, Chairman of the Board, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real ...


Stand Up For Homeownership – Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—As a real estate professional, you know that America is a nation of homeowners—67% of American households are owner-occupied. And housing is a key driver of our economy, accounting for 15% of our Gross Domestic Product in ...


California Bucks National Foreclosure Trend in 2010

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—(MCT)—Fewer Californians grappled with foreclosure last year, bucking a national trend and giving homeowners fresh hope that the state's housing market could be on the mend. The 14% drop in foreclosure activity contrasted with a 2% rise nationally, according to data tracking business RealtyTrac. Analysts noted that ...


5 States Where Housing Is Predicted to Recover the Quickest

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—(MCT)—Housing will rebound moderately in 2011, economists at the International Building Show here are predicting, and should gain even more steam in 2012. But the recovery in home building and home sales will vary widely from one ...


Forecast 2011: What Lies Ahead for the Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2011—Where is the real estate market going? Have we hit bottom? Is recovery around the corner? The next 12 months in the housing market will play a big role in the nation’s potential recovery. Tune into NAHREP Radio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nahrep) on January 25 to hear what ...


RealtyTrac Releases Year-End Foreclosure Report

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its Year-End 2010 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows a total of 3,825,637 foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on a record 2,871,891 U.S. properties in 2010, an increase of nearly 2% from 2009 and ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: How to Create Your Multiple 6-Figure Income in 2011

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—You are about to learn the secrets to creating a multiple six figure income while still having time to do what you love to do. This is a very exciting topic because we really are going to ...


Institute Unveils Tips to Help Homeowners and Buyers Avoid Appraisal Problems

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—The Appraisal Institute released helpful tips for consumers, providing guidance for homeowners and buyers seeking to ensure their sales are completed in a timely manner. ...


Leads vs. Referrals: Develop a Referral Mentality – Part 2

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—In last month’s article, we reviewed the importance of referrals in shaping the long-term success of your real estate business. A number of key, yet simple, things you can do and keep in mind can make a huge difference in this effort. ...


Surveys Offer Additional Contact Points with Clients

RISMEDIA, January 13, 2011—Right now, you’re thinking this might be a case of “be careful what you wish for.” Absolutely not—there’s nothing to fear. You need to know definitively what your clients think, and creating an annual survey is an important marketing step, especially prior to any strategic planning. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: RE/MAX Alliance – Evolving with the Market

Editor’s Note: The RREIN Broker Spotlight Series offers industry insights from members of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), an elite network of leading real estate companies united behind the belief that Information Share Equals Market Share. In this interview, ...


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

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: enhance your business with NAR’s new print on demand service; insurance solutions through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program; and a discounted webinar on optimizing your Facebook page from REALTOR® University. ...


CoreLogic Home Price Index Shows Decline for Fourth Straight Month

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—CoreLogic, a leading provider of information, analytics and business services released its November 2010 Home Price Index (HPI) which shows that home prices in the U.S. declined for the fourth month in a row. According to the CoreLogic HPI, national home prices—including distressed sales—declined by 5.07% in ...


Rental Resurgence: Owners of Vacation Rentals Optimistic About Their Rental Business in 2011, According to New HomeAway Report

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2011—As leisure travel continues to rebound, owners of vacation rentals are expressing optimism about their bookings in 2011. In fact, HomeAway, Inc.—one of the world's leading online vacation rental marketplaces—finds in its latest "HomeAway Vacation Rental Marketplace Report" that eight of 10 vacation rental owners anticipate their ...