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Nearly Eight in 10 Americans Still Believe Buying a Home Makes Good Financial Sense

RISMEDIA, October 15, 2010—Nearly eight out of 10 respondents believe buying a home is a good financial decision, despite ongoing challenges with the economy and housing market. That's according to the 2010 National Housing Pulse Survey, an annual report released ...


Nationwide Probe Launched to Look for Flaws in Foreclosure Process

RISMEDIA, October 15, 2010—(MCT)—In a new foreclosure crisis that has gone national, attorneys general in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have launched a sweeping probe of the country's lenders, even as new figures showed banks repossessed a record number of homes in September. ...


From Blighted to Cool Green; Low-Cost Upgrades Cut Energy Bills

RISMEDIA, October 15, 2010—(MCT)—Jodie Mekled is looking forward to cheap utility bills this winter. The retail worker from Sterling Heights, Mich., could pay as little as $40 a month for natural gas thanks to energy-efficient home improvements made through Habitat for Humanity. ...


20 Ways to Generate Ideas That Will Boost Your Business

RISMEDIA, October 15, 2010—The light bulb. Bubble wrap. The Post-It. The iPod. The Snuggie. Facebook. Twitter. These inventions, products, and businesses all started with an idea. An idea that to anyone other than its creator(s) may have seemed like an insane thing to invest much time, money, or effort in ...


Foreclosure Activity Increases 4 Percent in Third Quarter, According to RealtyTrac

RISMEDIA, October 14, 2010—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for the third quarter of 2010, which shows that foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 930,437 properties in the third quarter, a nearly 4% increase from the previous quarter, ...


Taking Chances in Today’s Market – Open Doors and Find Success

RISMEDIA, October 18, 2010—While today’s economy and real estate market have many real estate professionals and architects closing up shop, it has also provided numerous opportunities for those looking to take advantage of any open doors that pop up along the way. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Gloria Nilson Realtors, Real Living – A Rich History Helps Carve a Strong Future

Maria Patterson: Please provide us with a snapshot of your storied real estate career to date. ...


What Foreclosure Freeze Means for First-Time and Move-Up Buyers

RISMEDIA, October 14, 2010—Thousands of first-time and move-up buyers who hoped to make a foreclosed property their new home now face uncertainty, anxiety and possibly remorse as they worry that closing on their desired property could be in jeopardy. For ...


NAR’s HouseLogic Launches Campaign to Help Military Families Sustain Homeownership

RISMEDIA, October 14, 2010—The National Association of Realtors' HouseLogic, a free, comprehensive consumer website about all aspects of homeownership recently launched Operation Home Relief, a new Facebook Causes campaign. The campaign aims to increase awareness, rally support and raise funding for USA Cares, a nonprofit organization that provides counseling and ...


6 Tips to Motivate Your Agents and Get the Results You Want

RISMEDIA, October 14, 2010—With the recession finally in our rearview mirror (so they say), most companies are finally beginning to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and at least try to get back to business. But the past year has left its mark: employees are in a funk. They are ...


Home Sellers Must Look Beyond Price Cuts in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, October 15, 2010—(MCT)—Ken and Linda Bolsch put their five-bedroom, five-year-old Mahwah, N.J., colonial on the market in January, sure that buyers would appreciate its low taxes, wooded lot, and impeccable decor and landscaping. But after nine months—and a price ...


Be Market-Smart: Dos and Don’ts for Home Sellers and Buyers

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—It would be unrealistic to say that the real estate market is utterly rosy right now, but neither is it thorn-filled by any means. In fact, things are decidedly looking up: July got some good news, when ...


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

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: a free field guide to electronic signatures from NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; REALTOR® and industry veteran joins REALTORS® Federal Credit Union staff; and Realtors Property Resource™ announces 100 MLS partner milestone. ...


How to Inspire and Motivate Your Agents to Find Success in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—When talking with real estate leaders and managers around the country, the most common question I get asked is, “How do I get my agents to...?” You have probably already started to fill in the blank with your own ending to that question, but here are the ...


Zillow Teams Up with VScreen on Video Initiative

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010—Leading real estate website Zillow.com has partnered with VScreen, Inc. to incorporate online video into its marketing program for real estate professionals. As part of this agreement, Zillow’s Premier Agents attending the National Association of Realtors annual conference in New Orleans are invited to visit the Zillow ...


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