Real Estate Trends Archive
RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—Availability of loans, interest rates, tax credits, home affordability, and general economic conditions all influence housing trends. However, the primary factor affecting growth of green homes in any given area depends on where local
RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—(MCT)—Hoping there are big profits to be made in the aftermath of the housing collapse, professional investors are flocking to the business of buying foreclosed homes at distressed prices. The investors, primarily private equity funds
RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—Are more Americans positioning themselves for home purchase? Although May’s data showed that home sales were down 26.8% as the home buyer tax credit concluded, a new survey conducted by Relocation.com suggests some families are opting for renting while they research—cash in hand—for deals on a new, ...
RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—The term branding is certainly no stranger to the real estate industry. But in 2010, the concept of branding has evolved…because America has evolved. As economist John Tucillo recently said at RISMedia’s Social Media Summit, the number one trend in America right now is skepticism and the result has been an increased degree of speculation in all types of decision making…including selecting a real estate associate or company to work with.
RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—Staying flexible while continuing to grow is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals are facing in today’s market. But, as the real estate market continues to change and evolve, it is crucial for business owners
RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—Finding a job in today’s job market can be like conquering a new frontier for many job seekers. With the unemployment rate still over 9%, the job market has been flooded with tons of competition for job seekers—many of whom are
RISMEDIA, August 28, 2010—(MCT)—While today’s real estate market is keeping many home buyers on the sidelines, there's no need to feel stuck in your house. You can still move out and up within your own home. The latest lifestyle trend is shuffling the old floor plan—without adding on—to make our living spaces new again. Converting a spare bedroom into a dressing room, for example, is becoming a popular option.
RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—(MCT)—Everywhere you look, July was not ideal for real estate—that's one thing on which the economists and the statistics agree. Sales figures released recently for the first month in 19, not invigorated by government tax credits, offered a poor prognosis for the housing sector.
Nationally, sales of previously owned homes plunged 25.5% from July 2009—numbers the National Association of Realtors said had not been so low since 1999. Single-family home sales were at their lowest since May 1995, during the last housing bust.
RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—The fact that consumers are going mobile is no secret. In a year (2009) when all other forms of media consumption, as well as media spending, decreased, mobile was the only channel of media that increased dramatically. Mobile media
RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—You’ve got a great website and plenty of on- and offline marketing funneling leads to it. But you’re finding your visitors are abandoning your site quickly, and page views and time spent on your site are low. What can you do to convert
RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—Staying up-to-date with the latest technology is crucial for real estate professionals looking to find success in today’s market. Here, Barbara Mann, broker/owner of RE/MAX Realty Consultants in Greensboro, North Carolina
RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—Most residential brokers begin their careers in a similar way. First they get licensed, work to develop their expertise and slowly build their businesses. In a booming market, one can make a good living even as they build their specific
RISMEDIA, August 31, 2010—It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina came roaring into the Gulf Coast, dramatically changing New Orleans and the lives of those who called it home. While there is very little homeowners can do when facing a natural disaster
RISMEDIA, August 27, 2010—Real estate professionals surveyed for Point2 Technologies’ monthly national Real Estate Confidence Index (“RECI”) continued to exhibit concern over the future of the market, in August, and sent the Index below the median of 5.0
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