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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 ...


Pending Home Sales Drop as Expected

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2010—Following a surge driven by the home buyer tax credit, pending home sales fell with the expiration of the deadline for qualified buyers to sign a purchase contract, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...


Economic Rebound May be Losing Ground, Data Show

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2010—(MCT)—A fresh batch of weak economic news heightened concerns about the staying power of the fledgling recovery, with more uninspiring news expected when the government reports on the May job market. ...


RE/MAX: Agents Taking Action – Associates Learn, Adjust and Expand to Stay Successful

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—Gayle Henderson spent more than a decade building her real estate business and becoming one of the top luxury-home specialists in Arizona. Her hard work was handsomely rewarded—in 2007, she earned more than $500,000 in commissions. ...


Home Buyers Get Tax Credit Closing and Flood Insurance Extensions Without Lapse in Coverage; Bills Now Headed to President

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—The National Association of Realtors commended Congress for timely passage of two bills to extend the home buyer tax credit closing deadline and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program. Both bills, strongly supported by NAR, had cleared the House earlier and were passed by the Senate as ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Disney Unveils Unique Residential Resort Community at Walt Disney World

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—Disney recently unveiled Golden Oak, a one-of-a-kind luxury residential resort community offering the unprecedented opportunity to purchase a home at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Especially designed for resort living, Golden Oak will provide an ...


Zillow.com Reports Record Visits and Activity in First Half of 2010, Amid Surge in Mobile Usage

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—Despite a mixed housing market that continued to struggle during the first half of 2010, real estate website Zillow.com announced it broke multiple records for site traffic and user activity over the past six months. Zillow consistently broke traffic records during the past six months with an ...


Point2 Technologies Launches Highly Anticipated Point2 Agent IDX

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—Point2 Technologies announced the release of its highly anticipated Point2 Agent IDX (Internet Data Exchange) search solution. Seamlessly integrated into the Point2 Agent (www.Point2Agent.com) listing syndication and website platform for real estate brokers and agents, the tool enables consumers to search local MLS listings directly on their ...


Responsible Homeowners Drown in Debt With No Offer of Help

RISMEDIA, July 2, 2010—(MCT)—Scott Katzer owes about $200,000 more than his Fort Lauderdale home is worth. Unable to sell anytime soon, he wants to reduce his monthly mortgage payment by refinancing to a lower interest rate. Katzer doesn't qualify under ...


House Extends Home Buyer Tax Credit Closing Deadline

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—(MCT)—The House of Representatives introduced and passed a proposal to extend the original June 30 closing deadline for home buyers who want to get up to $8,000 in tax credits. ...


With New Media, the Same Marketing Principles Apply

RISMEDIA, July 1, 2010—Measuring the success of your marketing efforts is always critical, but some media is built to be measured in the short term, while others are more structured for brand building, to be measured long term. ...


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