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Todays Real Estate News Archive


NAR Study: Troubles in the Jumbo Mortgage Market Impeding Recovery

RISMEDIA, June, 2009-During its midyear meetings, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) research division, led by Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, released a study on the jumbo mortgage market and its impact on the housing market overall. The jumbo mortgage market faces significant challenges. Securitization has come to a standstill, spreads ...


Distressed Properties—Blight or Boon?

RISMEDIA, June 2009-RISMedia's 4th Annual Power Broker Forum at NAR Midyear began with a question for the more than 400 real estate professionals in attendance: "Are we an industry that influences decision-making and consumer behavior?" ...


Federal Homeowner Program May Be Making a Dent in Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, June, 2009-(MCT)-Scrambling to stay current with his mortgage, Craig Vale feared he was surely headed into foreclosure this year. Then the unemployed print-shop-equipment operator heard about a new program for financially troubled homeowners. ...


Registration for Leadership Conference Now Open

RISMEDIA, June, 2009-Registration for RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Leadership Conference is now open. Click here to register online. To download a registration form, click here. ...


Face the Numbers with Personal Financial ‘Stress Test’

RISMEDIA, June 2009-(MCT)-The nation's 19 biggest banks recently underwent "stress tests" ordered by the government to see how they would hold up if the economy deteriorated further. ...


5 Tips for Strengthening Corporate Relocation Programs in a Down Economy

RISMEDIA, June, 2009-As the global economy remains unsteady, the effects of the credit crunch and rising inflation have placed excessive pressure on corporations to keep business costs - such as relocation programs - to a minimum. ...


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NAR Study: Troubles in the Jumbo Mortgage Market Impeding Recovery

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Distressed Properties—Blight or Boon?

Midyear Power Broker panel discusses the pros and cons ...


Encouraging Buyers to ‘Move up in a Down Market’

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, June, 2009-Principals: Husband and wife Jim and Julie Spampinato work with their son, Michael, as "Team Spampinato." Jim Spampinato serves as team spokesman. ...


Navigating the High-end Market

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, June, 2009-Colin Dibley ...


A One Word Solution…MORE!

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, June, 2009-I have been reflecting these last few months about my 35 years in this business of real estate sales agent training and management development. I have been forced to ask myself more questions searching for more answers to deal with the context of ...


Dealing With Distressed Property Buyers and Sellers

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, June, 2009-Cheryl Scott-Daniels ...


Home Sales Edge Higher Across the Nation

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-RE/MAX Monthly Housing Report, a survey of 55 metro areas across the country found that April sales of residential properties were up an average of 6.3% from March, and up 4.7% from April, 2008. The report shows that for the last six months home prices have ...