Real Estate Trends Archive
RISMEDIA, December 1, 2010—McMansions are rapidly becoming the housing equivalent of harvest gold appliances as more Americans are opting for smaller residential footprints, according to a new Relocation.com consumer lifestyle survey. In this new Relocation.com lifestyle survey, homeowners and buyers were asked to weigh in on what they saw as the ideal home size. Forty-eight percent of the respondents indicated that their ideal home size would range from 1,000-1,999 square feet, while 29% prefer homes that are 2,000-2,999 square feet.
RISMEDIA, April 22, 2011—(MCT)—If you've been through a foreclosure, you may wonder if there is hope for you to become a homeowner again. The answer is yes, but it will take a while. "It doesn't mean you'll never be a homeowner again," said Linda Davis-Demas, director of housing at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas.
RISMEDIA, November 30, 2010—Whether you’re in real estate, tourism, marketing, or even fund raising, your video camera can become a powerful tool for recording interviews of all kinds. From testimonials and product reviews to endorsements and instructions, interviews can be
RISMEDIA, November 30, 2010—You’ve done the hard work: your seller has successfully sold their home due to your efforts, and the ink is dry on the closing papers. While ushering a successful sale is undoubtedly your primary job as a REALTOR®, it’s important to build a relationship with your client to ensure you might work with them again in the future—or get a referral.
RISMEDIA, November 30, 2010—There are plenty of historical references to warriors burning their boats before they went into battle in enemy lands. The goal was to make sure everyone was committed and eliminate any thought of retreat. Do you get the sense that anyone is doing this in
RISMEDIA, November 30, 2010—As the holiday season continues, the National Association of REALTORS® is giving thanks to American troops. NAR will provide care packages and housing assistance to support soldiers and their families here in the U.S. and abroad. Two national
RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010—Now that the holiday season is well under way and 2010 draws closer to an end, real estate professionals are putting a lot of thought into what 2011 has in store for the industry. In this month’s Power Broker Roundtable, meet Ron Phipps, NAR President, 2011 and hear how he views the current real estate market as well as his ideas to generate and sustain business in these difficult times.
RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010—(MCT)—We recently consulted on a formerly white Cape Cod-style home in the Kansas City, Mo., suburb of Westwood that had just been painted in a pale gray. The owners have already ordered replacement windows. They wanted to know what else they could do to improve their home's curb appeal. We're sharing how a few simple additions can make a big difference.
RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010—The Triangle Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (TMLS) announced that the average sales price for a home re-sale in October 2010 for Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties was $230,500, an increase of 4% over the
RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010—Since joining ERA Real Estate in 2009, President and CEO Charlie Young has been focused on growing the brand and differentiating the company from its competition by offering systems, tools and services to help its
RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the November 2010 edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard (www.hud.gov/scorecard
). The latest housing figures show continued signs of stabilization in house prices and high home affordability due in part to record low mortgage interest rates. The housing scorecard is a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market.
RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—For many homeowners, a shiny new car is as integral a part of the home as the roof and the door—and it’s often right next to both. That’s because many people go to great lengths to protect the beloved car from the elements, chief of which is garaging it rather than leaving it out in the driveway.
RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—Impacted by normal seasonal drops in sales, an unpredictable foreclosure moratorium and an expired Tax Credit, residential home sales were lower again in October 2010. A monthly survey of 54 metropolitan areas indicates that sales were 9.8% below
RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—During my years at PHH Mortgage and Realogy, I had the privilege to help build some of the most trusted brands in real estate, including Coldwell Banker, Century 21, ERA, Better Homes and Gardens, and Sotheby’s International Realty. My goal was
RISMEDIA, November 23, 2010—Within the next few years, more than 50% of searches will take place on a mobile device. There is enough talk out there about mobile technology to make your head spin. Smarter Agent has been working in mobile for a decade and will clear up the most common mobile myths.