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Real Estate Trends Archive


New-Home Sales Fall 12.6 Percent in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—(MCT)—Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January 2011, almost completely retracing the strong gain seen in December, the Commerce Department recently estimated. ...


Economy Embarking on Period of Expansion, According to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Mortgage Market Analysis Group

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—Continued improvements in economic activity driven by strong growth in consumer spending are moving the economy beyond the recovery phase and into a period of expansion, according to the February 2011 Economic Outlook released by Fannie Mae's Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. For 2011, economic growth ...


REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards Now Accepting Nominations

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® is currently accepting applications for the 12th annual REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards. The awards recognize REALTORS® for their dedication to volunteer service. ...


Improve Your Communications Strategy and Build Your Sphere of Influence

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2011—According to the 2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 89% of home buyers used the Internet as one of the information sources in their home search process. It is no surprise then that today’s agents ...


High-End Real Estate Provides Unique Value

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2011—Recent increases in significant sales for the high-end real estate market underscore the need for brokers and agents in this segment to think outside the box when it comes to providing financial options that can help close a sale. Here, Philip White, President and Chief Operating Officer ...


Homeowners Commit to Green Living as They Look Past Traditional Homes

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2011—(MCT)—After a year in his straw-bale house on Boise Avenue, Mark Lung says the house has saved him money, conserved resources, provided a comfortable environment through four seasons and convinced its owners—and maybe a few visitors—that straw has life far beyond the fields. ...


Homeowners Willing to Tackle Remodeling Projects

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—(MCT)—Homeowners who put off renovations during the recession are thinking about spending money on their properties again. ...


Home Sellers Fare Better in Getting Their Homes Sold Using a REALTOR®, According to HomeGain Survey

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—HomeGain.com, a leading online real estate resource that connects home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals, announced the results of its For Sale By Owner (FSBO) vs. REALTOR® survey. HomeGain surveyed over 1,000 homeowners asking whether they used a REALTOR® to sell their home or whether ...


The Freest of the Free Markets

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Think back to your college days. You went out all night and drank way too much. The next morning you had a devastating hangover, and one of your buddies came up with the miracle solution—the hair of the dog that bit you. So you started again. “It’s ...


Regional Spotlight: Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Up in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Florida's existing home and existing condo sales rose in January 2011, according to the latest housing data released by Florida REALTORS®. According to the data, existing home sales increased 14% last month with a total of 12,151 homes sold statewide compared to 10,702 homes sold in January ...


Foreclosure Homes Account for 26 Percent of All 2010 Residential Sales, According to RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its Year-End and Q4 2010 U.S. Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that foreclosure homes accounted for nearly 26% of all U.S. residential sales during the year, down from 29% of all sales in 2009 but up from 23% ...


Deadline to Participate in Top Broker Ranking Extended

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—RISMedia announced today that the deadline for its 23rd Annual Power Broker Survey has been extended to Friday, March 4, 2011. As the industry’s leading report ranking the nation’s top brokerages, this listing of the real estate ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January 2011 sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Increase Your Power to Attract Prosperity

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—In the last 14-plus years as a Law of Attraction business coach, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing hundreds of very successful real estate professionals. I was able to ask them the secret to their success and the answer that I always got was their mindset. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Hosts Its First National Brand Conference, Fusion 2011

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC (“BHGRE”) hosted its first national brand conference last week in Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort and Casino. Named Fusion 2011, the conference was designed to help Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate agents be better prepared to meet the ...


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