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RE/MAX, LLC names EquityLock Solutions an Approved Supplier of Home Price Protection™

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011— RE/MAX recently named Denver-based EquityLock Solutions as an Approved Supplier of Home Price Protection, which helps minimize the risk of real estate price fluctuations within local markets. Through this program, RE/MAX agents in the U.S. would be able to offer their clients this exclusive protection program. ...


Deficit Compromise Opens the Door for Huge Cutbacks in Mortgage Deduction

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011—The “Gang of Six” compromise on the federal deficit that has been endorsed by President Obama mandates the most significant reductions in the mortgage interest deduction in the 98 years it has been in effect. ...


Regional Spotlight: Favorable Prices Motivate Bay Area Homebuyers

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2011—Investors bearing cash and traditional home buyers confident about their jobs took advantage of some of the most favorable home prices in years during the second quarter of 2011, sparking double-digit increases in the number of homes sold compared with the prior quarter in all nine San ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: 5 Tips to Use Your Sphere of Influence to Double Your Income

I find that many of my clients avoid marketing when it comes to their sphere of influence. Yet statistics show that your sphere of influence can be the greatest source of referrals. Let’s look at how you can dig in ...


Public Misled by National Real Estate Indexes, William Raveis’ Data Paints Clearer Picture of Key Housing Trends

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2011—Home values have fallen dramatically since 2006. The New York Times recently referred to Case-Shiller’s national index, stating 20 large cities slumped for the 7th month in a row in February. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard Review dwelled on the excess inventory on the ...


July 2011 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2011—Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for July showing the housing market, buffeted by a recovering rental sector, is unlikely to experience a "double dip," and will likely follow the ...


MLSs Taking Control of Destiny – a Plea, an Observation, a Call to Arms

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2011—Some 15 years ago, I read the book Control Your Own Destiny or Someone Else Will, a showcase of Jack Welch’s leadership and turnaround of GE. Like him or not, the book is full of anecdotes, leadership ...


Regional Spotlight: Midwest REALTORS Now Able to Search by Percentage of Price Change

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2011—Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) announced recently that a number of new fields have been added to its connectMLS™ system to improve the ability of its real estate professionals to effectively search the largest active listing database in the country. Other upgrades to the system were also ...


Couple Documenting a House Flipping Business and Revealing the True Work Involved

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2011—"This business is a people business and I don't know many people who would want to meet with and sell their house to someone working in their pajamas," states Danny Johnson, a full-time house flipper in San ...


Luxury Portfolio International Measuring Affluent Consumer Preferences

RISMEDIA, July 21, 2011—Luxury Portfolio International™ recently released a White Paper titled “How Today’s Highly Affluent U.S. Consumer Selects Luxury Real Estate Associates and Brokerages.” The paper, a result of a study conducted by Harrison Group on the luxury real estate market, focuses on affluent American consumer’s wants and needs ...


QR Codes: What’s Your Strategy?

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2011—(EMC)—There is no doubt that you see QR codes everywhere these days—in ads, magazines, posters, etc. They offer exciting opportunities for delivering information quickly to people that are mobile. They also provide a quick and easy way ...


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

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: get more results from Facebook with NAR’s new “Social Media for REALTORS®: Facebook Guide”, a small-but-mighty offer from HP, and the SRES® Course on REALTOR® University is completely revised. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


3 Tips to Rapidly Improve Google AdWords Traffic

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2011— Google AdWords is the dominating pay-per-click search engine on the Internet today. However, according to ROI Advisors, Inc., a Certified Google Partner Company, an advertiser who pays more doesn't necessarily have an advantage over others. Many factors come into play to level the playing field, the ...


NAHB Applauds EPA Rejection of Renovation Clearance Testing Requirements

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2011— The National Association of Home Builders commends the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for rejecting a proposal to add third-party clearance testing to the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). ...


Help Regulators Take Proper Aim, Appraisal Institute Tells Congress

RISMEDIA, July 20, 2011—Testifying before a Congressional subcommittee, the Appraisal Institute’s president-elect recently told lawmakers their intent was “right on target,” and asked them to “guide the regulators’ aim” in implementing consumer-friendly real estate appraisal guidelines. ...


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