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Homeowners Willing to Tackle Remodeling Projects

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—(MCT)—Homeowners who put off renovations during the recession are thinking about spending money on their properties again. ...


Home Sellers Fare Better in Getting Their Homes Sold Using a REALTOR®, According to HomeGain Survey

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—HomeGain.com, a leading online real estate resource that connects home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals, announced the results of its For Sale By Owner (FSBO) vs. REALTOR® survey. HomeGain surveyed over 1,000 homeowners asking whether they used a REALTOR® to sell their home or whether ...


The Freest of the Free Markets

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Think back to your college days. You went out all night and drank way too much. The next morning you had a devastating hangover, and one of your buddies came up with the miracle solution—the hair of the dog that bit you. So you started again. “It’s ...


Regional Spotlight: Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Up in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2011—Florida's existing home and existing condo sales rose in January 2011, according to the latest housing data released by Florida REALTORS®. According to the data, existing home sales increased 14% last month with a total of 12,151 homes sold statewide compared to 10,702 homes sold in January ...


Foreclosure Homes Account for 26 Percent of All 2010 Residential Sales, According to RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its Year-End and Q4 2010 U.S. Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that foreclosure homes accounted for nearly 26% of all U.S. residential sales during the year, down from 29% of all sales in 2009 but up from 23% ...


Deadline to Participate in Top Broker Ranking Extended

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—RISMedia announced today that the deadline for its 23rd Annual Power Broker Survey has been extended to Friday, March 4, 2011. As the industry’s leading report ranking the nation’s top brokerages, this listing of the real estate ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise in January 2011

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January 2011 sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Increase Your Power to Attract Prosperity

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—In the last 14-plus years as a Law of Attraction business coach, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing hundreds of very successful real estate professionals. I was able to ask them the secret to their success and the answer that I always got was their mindset. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Hosts Its First National Brand Conference, Fusion 2011

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC (“BHGRE”) hosted its first national brand conference last week in Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort and Casino. Named Fusion 2011, the conference was designed to help Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate agents be better prepared to meet the ...


Stay Warm from the Ground Up: The Basics of Basement Insulation

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—If heat is escaping your home, this is the time of year when you’ll feel it—in most areas of the country anyway—not just physically, but in your wallet. Too many people spend way more than they should ...


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

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Realtors Property Resource™ introduces new features and enhancements; sign up for a truly free trial with REALTOR Benefits® Partner, DocuSign®; and a new CIPS course is available at REALTOR® University. ...


Home Sales Continue to Rise, Prices Remain under Pressure

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—For the first time in six months, home sales in the 54 U.S. markets surveyed in the RE/MAX National Housing Report are greater than one year ago. The year-to-year sales difference has been improving for three consecutive months. In January 2011 it turned positive with a 0.7% ...


Controversial Real Estate Valuations Addressed in New Book from Appraisal Institute

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—A landmark book published this week by the Appraisal Institute demonstrates valuation methodologies for controversial easement-related appraisal assignments. The Appraisal Institute is one of the nation’s largest professional associations of real estate appraisers. ...


Apartments.com National Survey Reveals Renter Moving Plans for 2011

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2011—For the first time in years, the apartment rental market is beginning to experience signs of recovery as the U.S. economy slowly begins to strengthen. Reuters reported the rental vacancy rate fell to 9.4% in the fourth quarter of 2010 from 10.3% in the July-September period—the lowest ...


The New Normal: Where Do We Go From Here?

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2011—In the aftermath of the new normal that we are experiencing in today’s real estate market, it is crucial that real estate professionals take the time to make the most of today’s reality. Now is the time ...


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