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5 Strategies to Rebuild Your Credit after Foreclosure

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2011—(MCT)—If you've been through a foreclosure, you may wonder if there is hope for you to become a homeowner again. The answer is yes, but it will take a while. "It doesn't mean you'll never be a ...


For Your Clients: 5 Tips for Choosing Homeowners’ Insurance

RISMEDIA, November 30, 2010—You’ve done the hard work: your seller has successfully sold their home due to your efforts, and the ink is dry on the closing papers. While ushering a successful sale is undoubtedly your primary job as a ...


How to Guarantee Success as the World Changes around You

RISMEDIA, November 30, 2010—There are plenty of historical references to warriors burning their boats before they went into battle in enemy lands. The goal was to make sure everyone was committed and eliminate any thought of retreat. Do you get the sense that anyone is doing this in the real ...


REALTORS Give Thanks to American Troops and Their Families This Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, November 30, 2010—As the holiday season continues, the National Association of REALTORS® is giving thanks to American troops. NAR will provide care packages and housing assistance to support soldiers and their families here in the U.S. and abroad. Two national charities will receive support from NAR—Operation American Soldier and ...


Meet Ron Phipps: NAR President, 2011

RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010—Now that the holiday season is well under way and 2010 draws closer to an end, real estate professionals are putting a lot of thought into what 2011 has in store for the industry. In this ...


Curb Appeal: Little Changes Make a Big Difference

RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010—(MCT)—We recently consulted on a formerly white Cape Cod-style home in the Kansas City, Mo., suburb of Westwood that had just been painted in a pale gray. The owners have already ordered replacement windows. They wanted to ...


Regional Spotlight: Re-Sales Home Prices Up 4 Percent, Reports Triangle MLS

RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010—The Triangle Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (TMLS) announced that the average sales price for a home re-sale in October 2010 for Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties was $230,500, an increase of 4% over the same period 12 months earlier. While the current sales figures are down, ...


Broker-Focused Collaboration: A Driver for Growth

RISMEDIA, November 29, 2010—Since joining ERA Real Estate in 2009, President and CEO Charlie Young has been focused on growing the brand and differentiating the company from its competition by offering systems, tools and services to help its brokers and agents find success. ...


November Housing Scorecard Shows Continued Signs of Stabilization in House Prices and High Home Affordability

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the November 2010 edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard (www.hud.gov/scorecard). The latest housing figures show continued signs ...


Garage Fire Safety – Common Sense Minimizes Risk

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—For many homeowners, a shiny new car is as integral a part of the home as the roof and the door—and it’s often right next to both. That’s because many people go to great lengths to protect ...


RE/MAX National Housing Report: Prices Stable, Sales Follow Seasonal Trend

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—Impacted by normal seasonal drops in sales, an unpredictable foreclosure moratorium and an expired Tax Credit, residential home sales were lower again in October 2010. A monthly survey of 54 metropolitan areas indicates that sales were 9.8% below those in September and 30.2% below sales in October ...


Why FHA Doesn’t Work for All Low Downpayment Buyers

RISMEDIA, November 24, 2010—During my years at PHH Mortgage and Realogy, I had the privilege to help build some of the most trusted brands in real estate, including Coldwell Banker, Century 21, ERA, Better Homes and Gardens, and Sotheby’s International Realty. My goal was always simple—to align national franchises with ...


Mobile Myths: Misconceptions about Evolving Mobile Technology

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2010—Within the next few years, more than 50% of searches will take place on a mobile device. There is enough talk out there about mobile technology to make your head spin. Smarter Agent has been working in ...


Company Spotlight: HSA Home Warranty’s Offerings Power Top Century 21 Brokerage’s Property Management Division

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2010—When Northern Virginia-based Century 21 New Millennium—ranked number one in the Century 21 System—went looking for a new home warranty partner this summer, it found everything and more with HSA Home Warranty. ...


New Roofing Options Allow Homeowners to Cut Energy Bills

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2010—(MCT)—When Scott Harris and Sarah Jack did a major renovation of their 1925 Teaneck, N.J., colonial in the summer of 2009, they kept the environment in mind—for example, choosing kitchen counters made of cement and recycled glass. ...


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