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Real Estate Trends Archive


Monday Morning Mobile: Did You Catch That?

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2011—Imagine releasing millions of butterflies into the sky and using your iPhone to catch them. Sounds a bit farfetched right? Well that’s exactly what Mobile Art Lab did when they released their iPhone application, iButterfly, in Japan. This app uses augmented reality to display different butterflies based ...


To Buy or Rent – Now’s the Time to Follow the American Dream

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2011—With home prices dropping, minimal interest rates and the cost of rental properties on the rise, now may be the time for renters to seriously consider buying a house, according to HouseSavvy, a premier real estate and ...


Atlas Van Lines’ Annual Corporate Relocation Survey Reflects Growing Economic Optimism

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2011—After multiple years characterized by doubt and pessimism, relocation managers across the U.S. are expressing optimism that the worst of the recession is now in the rearview mirror. Responding to Atlas Van Lines’ 44th annual Corporate Relocation Survey, 72% of the relocation managers polled say they believe ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise in March 2011

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—Sales of existing-home sales rose in March 2011, continuing an uneven recovery that began after sales bottomed last July, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Getting Your Clients to Buy Now

Have you been feeling frustrated with clients who don't seem to be able to make a decision? At the beginning they seem interested in buying—either they've contacted you or you contacted them—then, as they see some homes, they may begin listening to the news about today's marketplace and they start ...


Reaching Tomorrow’s Customer Today

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—Finding new clients and prospecting is the lifeblood of the real estate industry. How have social networking and Web 2.0 affected the business? ...


Company Spotlight: Incorporating Lifestyle into the Real Estate Experience

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—Eric Bryn, vice president of Digital Innovation at Baird & Warner sees his partnership with Onboard Informatics as an opportunity to provide real estate buyers and sellers an innovative way to search for real estate. ...


Fed Proposes Mortgage Standard Rules

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2011—(MCT)—The Federal Reserve recently proposed requiring banks to ensure borrowers can repay their mortgages before they give them a loan. ...


Trusted Name, New Approach – Citi Puts a Fresh Spin on Mortgage Relationships

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2011—Welcoming a brand new player to the real estate playing field is always big news. New perspective, new ideas, new potential on the horizon. However, with almost 200 years of history, and ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS? include: exclusive OfficeMax® discounts available; errors and omissions protection for brokers and agents now available through the newest REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., Inc.; and a new bill has been introduced to speed short ...


Commentary: Nonprofits Warn of Increased Foreclosures with the Elimination of the Housing Counseling Assistance Program

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2011—Enduring the devastating housing crisis is a challenge that is only exacerbated by Congress’s decision to eliminate all funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Counseling Assistance Program. Representatives from NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the NAACP, the National Coalition for ...


New HUD Campaign Empowers Homeowners to Recognize, Avoid and Report Foreclosure Relief Scams

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is launching a new campaign in Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles called Know It. Avoid It. Report It. This campaign has two objectives. First, ...


Appraisal Institute Issues Earth Day Call to Real Estate Community for Collaboration

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2011—In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), the Appraisal Institute called on the world’s real estate community to join in helping ensure reliable valuations for sustainable “green” buildings. The Appraisal Institute is one of the nation’s largest professional associations of real estate appraisers and has members in ...


Find Out Where the Real Opportunities Are: RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum at NAR Midyear Uncovers Strategies for Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, April 19, 2011—Leading brokers and innovators will share strategies and reveal critical opportunities for growth in today’s market at RISMedia’s 6th Annual Power Broker Forum & Reception at NAR Midyear next month. Taking place ...


Success in Real Estate Investing Is All about Perspective

RISMEDIA, April 19, 2011—Everybody wants to be an entrepreneur, but no one wants to be a landlord. What’s up with that? As if tenants are some kind of outcasts who bring a chill to your spine with just the sound of their voice. “I don’t want to hear them complain ...