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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 ...


Traditional Real Estate Agents or High-Tech Realty…which Way to Go?

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—One of the most common topics I am asked to speak on is the team structure vs. individual agent vs. models of the future. Although I feel that a team structure is not the only way to ...


Leaning on Lenders

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—We’re now at the beginning of the summer selling season and it is easy to get caught up working with buyers, showing homes and even negotiating offers. The challenge is to make sure the work we are doing has the greatest return on our time investment and ...


Warm Weather Signals Busy Home Improvement Season and ‘Honey Do’ Lists Grow

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—The spring and summer seasons launch a busy time for home remodeling and improvement projects as homeowners spruce up for entertaining, listing their home for sale, or increasing the property's value. A slowly warming housing market has ...


Harvard Study Warns of Rent Bubble

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—For renters, the national recovery could be very bad news. That warning came from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ latest report on America’s rental housing. Rental markets are now tightening, with vacancy rates falling and rents climbing. With little new supply of multifamily units in ...


Pruning Basics: Keep Your Yard in Tip-Top Shape by Pruning Landscape Plants

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2011—Pruning takes many forms. Whether it’s cutting old, overgrown shrubs to the ground for rejuvenation or removing faded blooms from roses, regular pruning creates healthy growth and beautiful plants. Armed with a little knowledge and the right tools, you can tackle pruning with confidence—and get terrific results. ...


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

RISMedia, June 1 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: free shipping at the REALTOR.org store; limited time savings of up to 40 percent from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Lenovo; and NAR opposes increase to FHA down payments. ...


REALTORS® Continue to Push Congress for Comprehensive GSE Strategy

RISMedia, June 1 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® supports a secondary mortgage market model with some level of government participation that would protect taxpayers and ensure that creditworthy consumers have access to affordable mortgage capital in all markets at all times. ...


Talent Shortages Ignite Relo Boom

RISMedia, June 1 2011—The disparity between available jobs and skilled talent has sparked companies to adapt to a more competitive market and nearly half of hiring managers and recruiters say they have started to recruit talent from geographies outside their local market due to talent shortages, promising a boost in ...


Brokers: What to Know before You Recruit

RISMedia, May 31 2011—Much has been written about how to recruit agents to join your company. But to attract and retain these candidates, you need to prepare your environment. Here are some important things to do before you recruit. ...


Unconventional Green Real Estate Marketing with Daily Deal Sites

RISMedia, May 31 2011— Retailers, spas, and restaurants have figured out how to tap daily deal sites, such as Groupon, to snag new customers. ...


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