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Real Estate Trends Archive


Developments Shrink as Buyers Seek Stronger Sense of Community

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2010—(MCT)—Kristy Paul grew up on a quiet suburban cul-de-sac where on warm summer nights the kids could stay out late while the parents grilled in their back yards and kept watch. Now she's a mom with two ...


Homeownership Aspiration Remains Strong among Americans

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2010—A new study recently released by Fannie Mae finds that most Americans—both those who currently own their homes and those who rent—strongly aspire to own a home and to maintain homeownership, despite ongoing turmoil in the housing market. However, demographic trends such as fewer married couples and ...


Buyers, Banks Grow Leery of Distressed Sales as Problems Mount

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2010—(MCT)—A funny thing happened to DeBary, Fla., resident Russ Vas Dais as he was about to buy a foreclosed home: He learned the bank selling him the house didn't actually own it. Fannie Mae had foreclosed on the property but, in an apparent paperwork problem, never took ...


Shortening the Short Sale – How to Create a Win-Win Situation for Everyone Involved

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2010—In today’s complex housing market, real estate agents are handling an increasing volume of short sales. While many agents view short sales as a win-win for both homeowner and buyer, they can cause many complications if not ...


58 Percent of Americans Expect Housing Market to Recover after 2012, According to Trulia and RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2010—Trulia.com, a top site for home buyers, sellers and renters, and RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties released the latest results of an ongoing survey tracking home buyers' attitudes toward foreclosed homes. Results of the survey conducted online from November 2-4, 2010 by Harris Interactive ...


Job Loss, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Turned into Opportunity and New Beginnings

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2010—Tim Denbo is no stranger to life's challenges as a sober recovering alcoholic of 24 years. After losing his job as National Sales and Marketing Director of eight years just two weeks before Christmas in 2007, then struggling to find a new job during the worst economic ...


Older Homeowners Turn to Reverse Mortgages to Pull Money Out of Their Homes

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2010—(MCT)—With demand rising for reverse mortgages, senior citizens are particularly at risk of being misled and should be protected by greater government oversight of the industry, according to a report by Consumers Union and two California advocacy ...


Leads vs. Referrals – Develop a Referral Mentality

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2010—Contact with people creates opportunity or, said another way, contacts create contracts. Never forget this basic requirement in sales. The day-to-day success of your business depends upon a steady flow of leads and your ability to convert them into sales. The more efficient you are at doing ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Prudential Fox and Roach- Keeping True to Its Philadelphia Roots

Editor’s Note: The RREIN Broker Spotlight Series offers industry insights from members of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), an elite network of leading real estate companies united behind the belief that Information Share Equals Market Share. In this interview, ...


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

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a no-cost field guide to using privacy and security features in social media through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; REALTOR Benefits® partner Lowe’s, extends long-term relationship with NAR; and sign up for a free holiday safety ...


3 Frequently Overlooked Ways to Boost Revenue

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2010—(eM+C)—During the busy holiday season, real estate professionals are looking for new ways to stand out in crowded inboxes. With prospective buyers envisioning themselves in a new home in 2011, now is an ideal time to engage prospective clients and start building loyalty. By focusing on a ...


Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Provisions Relevant to REALTORS

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2010—The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has been working closely with the members and staffs of the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee to ensure that Wall Street Reform legislation did not adversely affect REALTORS®. Below is a summary of the most important actions ...


Mortgage Modification Keeps Hope Alive for Struggling Homeowners

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2010—(MCT)—This holiday season will be a happy one in the Bellwood, Ill., home that Rogelio Huerta and Maria Soto share with their two young sons. That's because the couple recently made the first mortgage payment on a permanent loan modification that will keep the family in the ...


Lights, Camera, Action – Building Your Online Business with Video

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2010—One of the basic premises of business is that people like to do business with people they like and trust. Real estate is certainly no exception. While today’s digitally detached world seemingly makes it more difficult for ...


Vlog about Batteries

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2010--If you’re planning on doing some outdoor shooting this Winter…we have a word for the wise. Pay attention to your batteries. Filming the kids building a snowman can be quite different than shooting a Summer picnic…for one simple reason. Batteries don’t like cold weather. ...