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Real Estate Trends Archive


Real Estate Incentives Out of Style among Price-Focused Shoppers

By Jim Buchta ...


Thousands of Rural Home Buyers Aided by Passage of Housing Funding Measure

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—The restoration of the single-family rural housing program that would guarantee home loans for rural buyers was passed by the Senate and is on its way to President Obama. ...


Economy Just Right for Many to Build a Home

RISMEDIA, August 2, 2010-(MCT)-For some people, now is precisely the right time to build the house they want. ...


For Your Clients: 5 Tips for Creating an Effective Online Rental Listing

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—An effective property listing provides renters all of the details necessary to understand if your property is a good fit for them. Making a good first impression is critical to hook prospective renters and get them interested ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Development Differences

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—As the President of Mobile Real Estate ID, a Mobile marketing and technology company serving the real estate industry, one of the questions I have been asked most frequently over the past couple months is, “Why should we work with you instead of our website provider?” Originally, ...


Low Mortgage Rates Draw Buyers, but Banks Throw Up Roadblocks

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—(MCT)—David Kosowski has a full-time job, a sky-high credit score, a solid debt-to-income ratio and enough cash stashed away to put a 20% down payment on the three-bedroom, two-bath home he's had his eye on since spring. ...


Is Yours a Trusted Brand?

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—Brand trust is becoming even more important to business survival today, especially as consumers’ use of the Internet continues to escalate. Another big driver is the media and how they pound us all day long with stories of banking scandals and retailers going out of business, to ...


Regional Spotlight: Connecticut Bankruptcy Filings Jump 20 Percent in First Two Quarters of 2010

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—Bankruptcy filings in Connecticut rose 19.7% in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2009, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. ...


Recruit Today, Profit Tomorrow

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—In order to find profit in your brokerage in 2010, you will need to recruit. By now, you’ve probably cut the expenses about as far as you can because the last two years in this industry has forced that for most everyone. If you cut any further, ...


Exterior Spaces – Outdoor Kitchens Become Home’s Social Hub

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2010—(MCT)—The outdoor kitchen is rapidly becoming the social hub of the home, much as the indoor kitchen is the favorite gathering place for family and friends. The trend is especially strong in areas where the climate ...


Blast from the Past – Vintage Appliances Add Unique Twist in Today’s Kitchens

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2010—(MCT)—Long before granite and stainless steel dominated kitchens, chrome mixed with high-gloss, playful color was the look. These kitchens and their appliances of years past have droves of fans. The owners of vintage appliances are a proud lot, quick to show off a refrigerator's special features, discuss ...


President Obama Signs Historic Financial Reform into Law

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2010—(MCT)—With a broad smile and the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama capped a contentious 18-month struggle and signed into law the broadest revamp of financial regulation since the Great Depression. ...


Existing-Home Sales Slow in June 2010 but Remain Above Year-Ago Levels

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2010—With the scheduled closing deadline for the home buyer tax credits, existing-home sales slowed in June 2010 but remained at relatively elevated levels, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...


Florida’s Existing Home, Condo Sales Rise in June 2010

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2010—Sales of existing homes in Florida rose 17% in June 2010, marking 22 consecutive months that sales activity has increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. ...


Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Predicts Moderate Economic Recovery to Continue

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2010—(MCT)—Shrugging off investors' fears of a double-dip recession and punishing deflation, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke predicted that a moderate U.S. economic expansion is likely to continue despite numerous threats to growth. ...


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