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A Gathering of Eagles

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2010—Last week I had two opportunities to experience America’s foreclosure crisis up close and personal. The first was a continuing education program for attorneys who represent or intend to represent homeowners fighting unlawful foreclosures. ...


NAHREP Blog Urges Communities to Come Together to Fight Immigration Laws

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2010—Back before Homeland Security began tracking such things, many undocumented immigrants have made Arizona their home, buying houses using an ITIN number or a fake social security number. Right or wrong, these people are invested in our community. They pay taxes. They’re hard working. They’re current on ...


5 Smart Reasons to Buy a Home Now

RISMEDIA, August 2, 2010—The economy is stabilizing and home prices are holding. It's not just as good a time as ever to buy a house—it's one of the best times ever. ...


Top Seven Reasons Banks are Denying Home Loan Requests

RISMEDIA, August 2, 2010—The lending landscape has changed quite drastically over the past several years. Practices, approvals and standards that were once widely accepted have either vanished or transformed beyond the point of recognition. Many banks, which were once extremely ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Development Differences Part II; Toolset

RISMEDIA, August 2, 2010— Last week in our conversation with John Packes, director of product development for Mobile Card Cast, New York (www.MobileCardCast.com) we looked at the differences between developing for the traditional Web and Mobile Web. What we uncovered is that from a conceptual and information architecture standpoint, the ...


Homeowners: Big Ideas for Small Spaces

RISMEDIA, August 2, 2010—(MCT)—As we exit the era of the McMansion and begin to embrace the concept of the "big-enough" home, we need to rethink some of our interior-design ideas. ...


New Lead-Safe Practices to Increase Home-Remodeling Costs

RISMEDIA, July 31, 2010—(MCT)—Local contractors say a controversial new federal safety rule will increase home-remodeling costs in Manatee County, Florida, but by how much is a matter of debate. Beginning October 1, 2010, contractors will be required to take additional ...


Pricing Your Kitchen Remodel – 5 Factors to Keep in Mind

RISMEDIA, July 31, 2010—Homeowners who are looking to remodel their kitchen should keep the following factors—that can significantly affect the price of their remodel—in mind as they begin to make plans to upgrade their kitchen. ...


With Retirement Funds Low, Lifestyle Downgrades Ahead

RISMEDIA, July 31, 2010—(MCT)—If you're a baby boomer, the odds are high that you'll exhaust your retirement savings after 10 or 20 years of retirement, according to the latest Retirement Readiness Rating report released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. ...


How to Budget for Home Maintenance

RISMEDIA, July 31, 2010—New homeowners oftentimes stretch themselves financially when having to pay the initial costs that come with purchasing a home. While it is important to focus on these preliminary expenses, homeowners must be aware of the financial requirements that come with maintaining the home. Here, Dan Steward, President, ...


Real Estate Incentives Out of Style among Price-Focused Shoppers

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—(MCT)—Government cash didn't help John Foley and Cindy Case sell their Minneapolis house before the federal home buyer's tax credit expired at the end of April, so the couple decided to take matters into their own hands. ...


75 Percent of Nation’s Top Metro Areas Post Increasing Foreclosure Activity in First Half of 2010

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties released its Midyear 2010 Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report, which shows 154 of the 206 U.S. metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more posted year-over-year increases in foreclosure activity even while foreclosure activity decreased in nine of the ...


New Coalition Urges Federal Government to Stop Dangerous Wall Street Home Resale Fees

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—A wide array of organizations including the American Land Title Association, the National Association of Realtors, AFSCME, Vote Vets, the Center for Responsible Lending, the Property Rights Alliance and the Institute for Liberty recently launched The Coalition to Stop Wall Street Home Resale Fees with an appeal ...


U.S. May Be Edging toward Period of Deflation, Some Economist Fear

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—(MCT)—The White House’s recent prediction that the deficit would hit a record $1.47 trillion this year poured new fuel on the fiery argument over whether the government should begin cutting back to avoid future inflation or instead keep stimulating the economy to help the still-sputtering recovery. ...


How Can You Afford to Not Train Your Agents?

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2010—Each and every month you invest in occupancy, utilities, technology and other needed items to run your business—those ongoing expenses that you must have, but don’t create revenue. Truth is, the quickest way to a profitable office is to have a team of motivated and well-trained real ...


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