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Real Estate Trends Archive


Company Spotlight: Effortless Communication – Frogpond’s Housing Trends eNewsletter Keeps Agents Front of Mind

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2011—By now, most in the real estate community have realized that things may never be the same as they were during the boom and that the key these days is getting back to what works…and for many agents that means staying in front of their past, present ...


Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Plunge to 3-Month Low

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2011—Mortgage rates posted a sharp decline, with the benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling to 4.91%, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.38 discount and origination points. ...


Education Pays When Working with Today’s Ever-Evolving Consumer

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2011—According to data from the 2010 NAR Member Profile, the median income of REALTORS® with at least one designation was nearly $22,000 more than the income of those with no designation. It makes sense then that today’s ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate’s New Marketing Campaign Explains How Trusted Agents and the Right Tools Lead to Smart Real Estate Decisions

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2011—As home buyers move into the spring buying season, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has launched a new marketing campaign emphasizing the importance of a skilled real estate agent who can help buyers and sellers through the ...


5 Ways to Connect with Your Sphere of Influence

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2011—Real estate professionals across the board know that keeping in touch with their sphere of influence is a great way to stay top of mind. Here are five ways for you to reach out to your past and present clients as the spring selling season begins. ...


Fed Holds Line on Bond Purchases, Even as Economy Stabilizes

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2011—(MCT)—Federal Reserve policymakers said recently that the economy appeared to be "on firmer footing" than at their last meeting in late January, but they nonetheless pledged to stick with their program of buying Treasury bonds to underpin the growth. ...


Going Green – Low-Cost Ways for Apartment Dwellers to Be Eco-Friendly

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2011—(MCT)—So you're a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won't splurge on solar panels. Don't fret. There are plenty of low-cost ways for apartment dwellers to be eco-friendly. ...


Read Investors to Succeed with Investors

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—With homeownership rates decreasing and distressed properties increasing, it’s not surprising that investors make up 20% of the current buyer’s market. And their activity will only increase over the next four to five years. As investors actively ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: build a winning real estate team with the popular publication “Power Teams” from the REALTOR.org Store; save up to 40% on select FedEx Office services; and REALTORS® push for flood insurance extension. ...


Tax Benefits Come as a Welcome Relief for Homeowners at Tax Time

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—With a little more than one month before income taxes are due, many of the nation's 75 million homeowners may be appreciating the value of homeownership just a bit more as they take advantage of the tax ...


Builder Confidence Edges Up in March 2011

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—After four consecutive months hovering at the same low level, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes improved by a single point in March 2011, rising to 17 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest ...


Fundamental Guidelines to Follow in Order to Recruit Your Way to the Top

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—Essentially a sales manager's primary responsibility is to recruit, train and motivate his or her sales force to achieve peak performance. Of these three vitally important tasks, recruiting is the least understood and by far the most challenging. ...


Company Spotlight: Realty Executives International: A Story of Entrepreneurs

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—Realty Executives shook up the real estate industry with the invention of the 100% Commission Concept nearly five decades ago, a business model still employed by real estate companies worldwide. The company continues to reinvent itself and ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #8 – Buy Proximity

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—So many would-be investors are intimidated by being a landlord. Buying an investment  in your neighborhood is one, great way to mitigate the intimidation factor. Managing two properties right near each other (the one you live in and the one you invest in) is like not being ...


Americans Overwhelmed by Household Goods Race Changing Their Definition of Happiness

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—(MCT)—Maybe it's the economy, or maybe it's the need to feel neat and cleansed. Maybe it's TV shows such as "Hoarders," where the accumulation of household goods gets trashy and downright embarrassing. ...


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