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Op-Ed: Time for a New Paradigm

RISMEDIA, October 12, 2010—Housing continues to be a much maligned part of the U.S. economy, with most discussions about how to stem the challenge being thoughtful but without substance. That is why I am pleased to see Congressman Gary Miller (R:CA) taking a substantive step in introducing legislation that can ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Issues Home Listing Report of Most Expensive and Affordable U.S. Housing Markets

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has released its Home Listing Report, a snapshot survey of U.S. four-bedroom, two-bathroom home listings, which found a $1.7 million difference between America's most expensive and most affordable housing markets. Newport Beach, ...


FNC Index Shows 10 Cities with Appreciated Home Values

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—As the U.S. housing market nosedived over the past decade, home prices in some cities improved, according to a report released this month by mortgage technology company FNC Inc. Senior FNC economist Yanling Mayer conducted the study ...


4 Simple Ways to Get More High-Paying Clients with Your Blog

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—How many new high-paying clients do you get for every hour you spend blogging? What’s that? You have no idea? We need to talk. Building a client-based business isn’t easy. But if you’re spending hours every week on an activity that’s not generating qualified leads, you’re making ...


Before and After the Fact: How to Boost Accountability at Your Organization

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—Got an accountability problem at your organization? There are two main ways to tackle it. First, you need to forestall excuse-generating problems upfront by creating conditions that make it more likely people will follow through. Second, you need to help and encourage people to take responsibility after ...


RealtyTrac Adds 2.5 Million Recently Sold Properties

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, has announced the release of an exclusive, recently sold feature that allows users to see detailed information for all properties that sold in the last three, six and nine months in any given area. ...


Virtual Marketing Summit Helps You Take Back Your Market

RISMEDIA, October 9, 2010--"Our definition of market domination is 'the art of creating a controlling influence in a targeted marketplace,'" says Steve Hundley, CEO of 1parkplace, Inc., a technology provider to the real estate industry. "This means that ...


National Civil Rights Groups Renew Call for Immediate Moratorium on All Home Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—National civil rights groups, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Fair Housing Alliance, National Council of La Raza, the NAACP, and the Center for Responsible Lending, are renewing their April 2007 call ...


Celebrity Real Estate Deals: ‘Borat’ Star Buys Big and Leases out His Sunset Strip Area House; Soap Star, Rocker and Photographer of the Stars Buying and Selling, Too

RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—(MCT)—Comedic actor and film star Sacha Baron Cohen has leased out his Sunset Strip area house for $9,000 a month. But the major real estate deal this summer for Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, was the purchase of a nearby Mediterranean compound listed at ...


The Start of a Beautiful Partnership: Mobile Real Estate ID, HSA Home Warranty Team Up to Provide Cutting-edge Technology to Agents and Consumers

RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—Always on the lookout to provide its customers—broker, agent or consumer—with the best service and latest information, HSA Home Warranty has teamed with mobile technology innovator Mobile Real Estate ID to provide something never seen before from a home warranty provider: property, photo and home warranty information ...


Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Drop to New Lows

RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—Mortgage rates fell to record lows again this week, with the average conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.45 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.32 discount and origination points. ...


How Blogging Turns Social Marketing into a Money-Making Machine: Creating the Content

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—Last month, in our first column dedicated to blogging, we discussed the important role blogging plays towards your goal of becoming a thought leader and building your real estate social network. Critical towards this goal is first ...


New Virtual Marketing Summit Helps You Take Back Your Market

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—When business is bad or good, you can’t wait to make better changes. You have to quickly identify and correct challenges to pursue opportunities. Is there room for improvement in your farming, communications, or business plan? ...


Annual NAR Conference ‘NARdiGras 2010′ Expected to Draw 20,000

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—This year’s NAR Realtors® Conference & Expo, “NARdiGras 2010,” is expected to draw about 20,000 Realtors® and guests, NAR reports. Realtors will be joined by industry experts, lawmakers, federal agency officials and other guests for a program that addresses the many issues facing today’s residential and commercial ...


Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse Reveals Rates Drop to Lowest Levels on Record

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—Average mortgage rates dropped to their lowest levels on record this week, according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, a snapshot of the lowest and average mortgage rates available within the LendingTree network of lenders. On ...


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