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Building a Level of Trust through Education

RISMedia, June 7, 2011—Having received his real estate license shortly after he turned 18 and entering the real estate industry right out of college, Chad Rogers, a real estate agent in Beverly Hills, Calif. is dedicated to educating buyers and sellers on the realities of today’s market. “Now more than ...


The Business of Growing: The Top Nine Challenges of Growing an Entrepreneurial Business and How to Tackle Them

RISMedia, June 7, 2011—For many, achieving the American Dream means taking control of their destiny, quitting their 9 to 5, and opening the doors to their very own business. These brave entrepreneurial souls have shaped American enterprise, and today, they’re ...


Hey Case-Shiller, It’s Not the End of the Real Estate World

RISMedia, June 7, 2011—So many of us giggled nervously as we thankfully avoided the end of the world a couple of weeks ago. But judging by the continued “end of the world” type coverage the Case-Shiller housing study got recently, maybe we are nearing the end. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Mobile Foundation

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2011—So you’ve heard about QR codes. In order to crack the QR Code, you need to have a solid mobile website strategy in place. This is the destination all your QR Codes will point to. So, what is it you should be looking for? There is a ...


The Future of the Disability Housing Market

RISMedia, June 6, 2011—Americans living with disabilities struggle every day to find affordable and accessible housing on low incomes. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will join Inglis Foundation and the Disability Opportunity Fund from 9 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. ...


3 Ways to Sell More Effectively to Baby Boomers

RISMedia, June 6, 2011— With 60 million baby boomers online, marketers need to pay attention to this generation. An estimated 78.2 percent of boomers are online, accounting for one-third of the internet population. As boomers control more than $2 trillion in annual spending, this demographic represents a sizeable opportunity for ...


Low-Cost Marketing Strategies

RISMedia, June 6, 2011—Everyone loves the idea of streamlining their marketing with low- and no-cost ideas that can leverage what they are doing in their business. Here are six tips that can help you maximize what you have available to you and at the same time, spread your marketing message ...


FHA and Fannie Mae Announce Green Refinance Plus to Pay for Energy-Efficient Upgrades in Affordable Apartment Buildings

RISMedia, June 4, 2011— U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced Green Refinance Plus, a program between HUD’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Fannie Mae to allow owners of existing affordable rental housing properties to refinance into ...


Why Washington, D.C. Is in the Black

RISMedia, June 4, 2011—Only one market among the 20 tracked by the S&P/Case-Shiller index released recently reported positive price growth in the first quarter. This honor went to Washington, D.C., a market that’s different from others in some ways and similar in others. In the first quarter, the Case-Shiller Home ...


Mortgage Insurance Cancellation: The Myths and Realities

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—When it comes to private mortgage insurance (MI), there are several myths that exist that make buyers reluctant to consider a conventional loan with MI as an option when purchasing a home. One of the more common ...


Rand on Real Estate: Thinking about Investing Out of State? Video Talk Show Series Kicks off with NJ Homeowner Looking into Hawaii Real Estate

RISMEDIA, Friday, June 3, 2011—77WABC Radio in New York is featuring “Rand on Real Estate,” a talk show hosted by OwnAmerica CEO Greg Rand (@gsrand) that focuses on building wealth in the greatest asset class known to mankind - American housing. In this first segment of a new ...


NAR Grants Help Make Home Ownership an Affordable Opportunity

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—Seventeen local and state REALTOR® associations have been awarded over $60,000 through the Housing Opportunity Program Grants, a National Association of REALTORS® grant program. The funds will be used by the associations to promote and expand affordable housing opportunities in their communities. ...


Mortgage Application Update: What Latest MBA Survey Reveals

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—Mortgage applications decreased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 27, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 4.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis ...


Lowen Sign Offers New Minimum Quantity Price Breaks

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—In order to accommodate REALTORS®, Lowen Sign Company is recently announced new lower minimums on most custom printed products, stakes, frames and commercial signage. This change has taken affect on Lowen Sign Company’s website on May 24, 2011. ...


Turton Agent Featured on NBC’s HomeSmarts

RISMedia, June 3, 2011—Patricia “Pat” Mayer, a sales associate from Diane Turton, REALTORS® Sea Girt Office will be seen in a segment titled “Tips for Homeowners and Tenants” regarding their vacation home, whether it be at the Jersey Shore, across the U.S. or internationally. The interview took place at ...


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