Real Estate Trends Archive
RISMEDIA, August 26, 2010—Home sales statistics are likely to paint a picture of a weakening market through the end of 2010 and the first half of 2011. While it’s tempting to attribute the bleak numbers to a deteriorating housing market, an economist
RISMEDIA, August 26, 2010—To be successful, start with the right tools. That’s why SentriLock offers its customers a variety of tools, combined with flexible learning methods. From self-help guides to demonstrational videos, translation services, social networking
RISMEDIA, August 26, 2010—Sales of existing condominiums in Florida rose 11% in July 2010, with a total of 5,557 condos sold statewide compared to 4,991 units sold in July 2009, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors.
RISMEDIA, August 26, 2010—Prudential Florida Realty, Florida Real Estate Services is hosting the upcoming Florida Social Media Summit, taking place on September 14th and 15th, 2010. The highly anticipated event will be presented by RISMedia’s
RISMEDIA, August 26, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it is making $189 million in grants available to transform public and assisted housing and to revitalize communities. Appearing in today’s Federal Register
RISMEDIA, August 25, 2010—If there’s one thing that time consistently does, it’s move forward. So, as this Great Recession continues to wear us down, it may be time to cast our eyes towards the horizon as well as take stock in what we’ve learned so far, three years into this latest economic slump.
Here are three lessons we have learned within the last three years, with a glimpse to what the future holds for the new real estate.
RISMEDIA, August 25, 2010—Despite the fact that many believe the real estate market’s already hit rock bottom, the number of foreclosures in the U.S. is still high. While the situation is tough for some, foreclosure properties still represent a unique opportunity
RISMEDIA, August 25, 2010—Real estate agents who sell in markets that have Verizon’s FiOS (fiber optic service) for TV, Internet and phone have an extra advantage in this tough real estate market. With the common theme of ‘getting back to basics,’ it’s importan
RISMEDIA, August 25, 2010—Painting the exterior of a home can be a time-consuming and expensive proposition. But if you are budget-minded—and who isn’t these days—don’t despair. “A little ingenuity can go a long way towards giving your home a beautiful facelift, without breaking the bank,” says Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert with the Paint Quality Institute.
RISMEDIA, August 30, 2010—It seems like these days you cannot have a conversation about mobile technology without the acronym GPS coming into play and with good reason. Today more than ever, acronyms like GPS and LBS (location-based search/service)
RISMEDIA, August 24, 2010—A few weeks ago I came across an article where a broker was touted for going beyond the sale of a home and focusing on the lifestyle needs of their clients. I was hooked until I finished the article with an understanding of how her brokerage uses online marketing and home warranty incentives—but no knowledge on how they “sell lifestyle” and no proof on their site that as a buyer, my personal needs are in mind. Meanwhile, the firm’s specialty and attention is supposedly lifestyle needs, which prompts an important question for all of us.
RISMEDIA, August 24, 2010—Someone once said that measuring the results of advertising was like trying to nail jelly to the wall. In other words, very difficult and frustrating, if not impossible. But that was before the Internet.
RISMEDIA, August 24, 2010—In today’s global economy, more and more Realtors® are serving buyers from around the world. Last year, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), 23% of Realtors served international clients, and 12.5% experienced
RISMEDIA, August 24, 2010—Bolstered by favorable interest rates and low house prices, housing affordability remained near its highest level nationwide for the sixth consecutive month since the series was first compiled nearly two decades ago,
RISMEDIA, August 24, 2010—While millions of Americans throughout the nation prepare for traditional back to school activities, some families are searching for affordable housing based on local schools or desirable school districts. In some cases, proximity to quality schools is so important buyers may choose to rent close to a preferred school until the right home becomes available, especially if they're running out of time before the first day of school.