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Practice Good Hearth Health: Fireplace Safety Basics

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—In the winter, there’s nothing as idyllic as sitting by a gently crackling fireplace with a cup of cider or hot cocoa, feeling the warmth from your toes to your soul. The essence of comfort and luxury, ...


Pending Home Sales Decline in January 2011

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—Pending home sales eased moderately in January 2011for the second straight month, but remain 20.6% above the cyclical low last June, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator, declined 2.8% to 88.9 based on contracts signed in January from ...


Company Spotlight: Cutting Edge – Keller Williams Realty’s eEdge Combines All Agent Functions into One Cohesive System

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—In an industry contingent upon time constraints, fast communication and lead generation, rapidly adopting new technology is important for any successful and progressive brokerage. When it comes to providing revolutionary, cutting-edge tools to its agents, Keller Williams Realty is definitely no stranger. Starting this month and rolling ...


NAR Bus Tour Opens National Homeownership Dialogue

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2011—Throughout the month of March, consumers across the country can engage REALTORS®, local officials and their neighbors on an issue that literally hits close to home—homeownership—as the National Association of REALTORS® kicks off a month-long Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour in cities across the nation. ...


Slow Home Movement Focuses on Building Homes That Work for Occupants

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2011—(MCT)—John Brown believes a home should ease the stress in life, not contribute to it. ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #6 – Patience is the Virtue

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—You can't get rich quick in real estate, but you definitely can get rich. Protect your investment by anchoring your strategy to the long term hold. Timing is everything. You must maintain control over choosing your timing. ...


Focus on 3 Core Elements to Create a Miracle in Your Business

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—One of my favorite movies is “Miracle,” in which Kurt Russell is playing the coach of the history-making 1980 Olympic hockey team. In the movie, it was his job to assemble a team that would be able to play against the Russians. The American association’s vision was ...


Fannie Mae’s Latest National Housing Survey Shows Key Changes in Americans’ Attitudes toward Housing and the Economy

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2011—Fannie Mae's latest national housing survey finds that Americans are more confident about the stability of home prices than they were at the beginning of 2010, even though they lack confidence in the strength of the economy: ...


Real Estate 3.0 – The Evolution of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—When was the last time you heard the words “energy,” “fresh” and “fun” in conjunction with the real estate market? Or remarked that a brand is consistently over-delivering despite a challenging environment? If you’re like most in ...


New-Home Sales Fall 12.6 Percent in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—(MCT)—Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January 2011, almost completely retracing the strong gain seen in December, the Commerce Department recently estimated. ...


Economy Embarking on Period of Expansion, According to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Mortgage Market Analysis Group

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—Continued improvements in economic activity driven by strong growth in consumer spending are moving the economy beyond the recovery phase and into a period of expansion, according to the February 2011 Economic Outlook released by Fannie Mae's Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. For 2011, economic growth ...


REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards Now Accepting Nominations

RISMEDIA, February 28, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® is currently accepting applications for the 12th annual REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Awards. The awards recognize REALTORS® for their dedication to volunteer service. ...


Improve Your Communications Strategy and Build Your Sphere of Influence

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2011—According to the 2010 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 89% of home buyers used the Internet as one of the information sources in their home search process. It is no surprise then that today’s agents ...


High-End Real Estate Provides Unique Value

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2011—Recent increases in significant sales for the high-end real estate market underscore the need for brokers and agents in this segment to think outside the box when it comes to providing financial options that can help close a sale. Here, Philip White, President and Chief Operating Officer ...


Homeowners Commit to Green Living as They Look Past Traditional Homes

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2011—(MCT)—After a year in his straw-bale house on Boise Avenue, Mark Lung says the house has saved him money, conserved resources, provided a comfortable environment through four seasons and convinced its owners—and maybe a few visitors—that straw has life far beyond the fields. ...


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