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Gen Y Talent – Tips to Turn Gen Yers into Productive Assets

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2010—Retaining your Gen Yers and turning them into a productive asset requires a well thought-out strategy from the get-go. In 80% of organizations, morale dips in the first six months if expectations are not met. ...


Kitchen Comebacks – Tips for a Successful Kitchen Remodel

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2010—(MCT)—The explosion of remodeling shows on TV and makeover spreads in magazines has whetted America's appetite for glamorous rooms brimming with the latest furnishings, appliances and color schemes. Kitchen remodels are among the most popular, according to ...


Going Solar – Homeowners Take Advantage of Solar Power

RISMEDIA, July 10, 2010—(MCT)—A few years ago, Jim Camasto thought about investing $20,000 in the stock market. But instead, Camasto, of Naperville, Ill., spent that money on a ‘greener’ investment—solar power. ...


Incorporating Foreclosures into a Successful Real Estate Practice

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2010—Today’s real estate market and foreclosures seem to go hand in hand, so it goes without saying that agents who want to remain competitive and set themselves up for future success, incorporate distressed properties into their practice. ...


International Interest in U.S. Homeownership Increases, Realtors Report

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2010—International home buyers are increasingly attracted to property in the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2010 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. Several factors, including the strength of the dollar, the value and desirability ...


Low Prices and Cheap Loans Abound – But Where Are All the Home Buyers?

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2010—(MCT)—On paper, it's the chance of a lifetime—a golden opportunity not to be missed. ...


U.S. Home Prices Spring Forward; Aided by Home Buyer Tax Credits

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2010—Clear Capital, a provider of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation, investment and risk assessment, has released its Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report. ...


5 Tips to Improve Web Strategy Results

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2010—Web marketing continues to be a hot-button topic. There’s no doubt that given the attention being paid to this topic, this is the year to refocus, reinvent and retool your business. Those who do will no doubt succeed. ...


National RE-buildUSA Road Show Kicks Off, Takes Ohio by Storm

RISMEDIA, July 9, 2010—Dennis Walsh, CEO of RE-buildUSA will be presenting a series of free live events to showcase what many call the "perfect storm of opportunity" in today's market. The presentation, "Rebuilding America One Dream at a Time," will travel through Dayton, OH (July 20th), Columbus, OH (July 21st) ...


RISMedia’s Facebook Fan Page Attracts More Than 2,000 Fans (and Counting)

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2010—RISMedia’s official page on Facebook.com has attracted more than 2,000 fans and followers (and counting)—a clear sign that social media continues to make inroads within the real estate industry. ...


For Your Clients: Interpreting a Home Inspection Report

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2010—A home inspection report is an important document that a potential buyer will have that accurately describes the conditions that exist in the house they are considering buying. It is crucial that your client receive a well ...


How to Answer 5 Common Questions Homeowners Have About Default

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2010—With so many homeowners facing tough decisions about their mortgages in or approaching default, questions abound about how to best handle the complex situation with the bank lenders they're indebted to. To help clarify such confusion and ...


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

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2010—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: free resources to go green and get more clients through NAR’s Right Tools, Right Now initiative; powerful marketing tools available through REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, eNeighborhoods; and the REALTOR® University Webinar Summit archives are now available. ...


Home Buyers Win More Time to Claim Tax Credit

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2010—(MCT)—President Barack Obama recently signed into aw a three-month extension on the deadline for home buyers to obtain a federal home buyer tax credit of up to $8,000. ...


HUD Releases 2009 American Housing Survey

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2010—Most families with young children live within a mile of a public elementary school. The most common home heating fuel in the U.S. is gas. Only a third of American homes have a working carbon monoxide detector. These are just some of the findings of a comprehensive ...


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