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Real Estate Trends Archive


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Solutions to Self-Sabotage

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—"I don't know why I'm sabotaging myself.” I hear this statement every day from clients and prospective clients. This sentiment is extremely common amongst both seasoned and new entrepreneurs. I hear many examples of self-sabotage in my ...


Scared of Your Shadow Inventory?

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—This big inventory of homes—90 days or more delinquent on their mortgage payments, currently in foreclosure or now REOs—at last count was 2.1 million. It’s enough to make you plop, plop, fizz, fizz, worrying everyone from the banks to the sellers and most of the rest of ...


Regional Spotlight: RE/MAX Seasonal Trend Report for Twin Cities

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—Numbers don’t lie, and if you look at the most recent monthly housing statistics for the Twin Cities metro, as released in the Monthly Indicators report for February 2011 distributed by the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®, you’ll see they look pretty dismal. ...


HUD to Offer Grants to Fix Housing-Related Health Hazards

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it is making grants available to help eliminate lead-based paint and other housing related health hazards from lower income homes. The funding will help protect young children as well as other vulnerable populations. ...


10 Tips for a Cleaner, Safer Kitchen

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—(MCT)—The first day of spring has come and gone. To get the cleaning season started right, we looked for the best advice on cleaning the busiest—and maybe dirtiest—room in the house: the kitchen. ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: learn how to use the REALTOR® mark correctly, save 10% on your SFR Certification, and REALTOR® Magazine is seeking candidates for the 2011 Good Neighbor Awards. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


Building Homeownership: What the April 18th FHA Price Increase Means for You and Your Low-Downpayment Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—In one of the first articles I wrote for this column, I said that the majority of home buyers today without 20% to put down on a new home are getting an FHA loan. I also said ...


House Rich Rule #12 – Share the Brain Trust

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—Don’t let Washington or Wall Street stop the entrepreneurial spirit in you. We are in a period of history right now where as an entrepreneur, you want to build wealth and you can’t rely on anyone else. The real estate market is here for you and the ...


Major Legislation in 2011: How Brokers Can Impact the Issues

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Charlie Oppler, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and ...


Affordable Housing Providers Dominate Apartment Industry’s Largest Owners, According to Annual Ranking of 50 Largest Firms

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—The apartment industry made a surprising recovery in 2010 from the "Great Recession," and that recovery is reflected in the 2011 NMHC 50, the National Multi Housing Council's annual ranking of the 50 largest apartment owners and ...


Weekly Video Tip: Pre-Interviews

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—If you’re planning on interviewing someone on camera, remember the old adage "practice makes perfect.” ...


Onboard Informatics Announces Technology Learning Series

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—Onboard Informatics, a premier data and technology services provider to top-tier real estate, media and technology companies, has launched a Technology Learning Series program, specifically for professionals in the real estate industry. ...


HUD to Address ‘National Origin’ Housing Discrimination during National Fair Housing Month

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it will launch an effort to better address national origin-based housing discrimination during Fair Housing Month in April. HUD will initiate a national media campaign and a series of community discussions on topics ranging ...


Real Estate Survivors, Innovators to Share Success Strategies

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2011—A diverse line-up of real estate visionaries and experts will share insights and strategies at RISMedia’s Achieve! Conference this May. RISMedia’s 23rd annual educational and networking event will take place on May 24th and 25th at the ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Special Delivery

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2011—Have you ever received something in the mail that you weren’t expecting? If you have, and it was not a bill but something that you actually wanted, then you know how nice it feels to get something you otherwise didn’t think you were going to receive. ...