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Spending Smart: Prune Your Landscaping Costs

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2011—(MCT)—As weather warms in most parts of the country, many homeowners will incur the expense and hassle of hiring professionals to help beautify their yard through grass mowing, landscape design or tree trimming and removal. These specialty services can be quite costly; that's why it's important to ...


Dedicated to Going Green? Follow These 10 Easy Steps

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—Given the pressing environmental challenges facing the world, one day just doesn't seem like enough to celebrate the earth and make long-term environmental changes. Why not use this month as inspiration and ...


Clear Capital: Property Condition Inspections Focus on Lending

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—Clear Capital recently announced the release of the PCI?the next generation inspection solution that provides the physical condition and characteristics of a property, engineered to supplement Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) in accordance with new requirements set forth by Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines (IAG). ...


Vlog: Used Video Cameras

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—In the market for a new USED video camera? We’ve got some key pointers to consider before making a purchase. ...


HUD Selects Lenders to Participate in New Pilot Program to Help Homeowners Pay for Home Energy Improvements

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—Eighteen national, regional and local lenders will participate in a new two-year pilot program that will offer qualified borrowers living in certain parts of the country low-cost loans to make energy-saving ...


Key Promotion Positions RE/MAX for the Future

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—RE/MAX, LLC recently announced the promotion of a key executive as the Denver-based global franchisor continues its commitment to build and maintain a strong and dynamic management team. ...


Learn How to Expand Your Marketshare and Profitability at This Year’s Achieve! Conference

RISMEDIA, April 25, 2011—RISMedia’s Achieve! – Real Estate’s Innovation & Opportunity Conference—will provide the most innovative educational programs and networking opportunities for brokers and agents. Industry experts Joe Clement, Todd Hetherington and Ed Krafchow are among the leading broker panelists ...


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. ...


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