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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Justin Lane Joins Chase Mortgage Team in New York

RISMEDIA, February 4, 2009-Chase, one of the nation's leading residential housing lenders, announced that Justin Lane joined the company as a senior loan officer, based in Chase's Manhattan mortgage office on 1211 Avenue of the Americas. ...


A Cooperative Spirit

RISMEDIA, Nov. 29, 2008-"Being in the real estate industry, we are constant students of our craft and we are always learning," says Jim Bass, associate broker/owner, Real Estate Teams, LLC. So, in order to keep his team just shy of 200 agents motivated, his strategy is to make sure that ...


The Incredible Shrinking Housing Market

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2009-Nearly three years into a spiraling downturn, our nation's housing sector looks like a mere shadow of itself. Some of what remains today is good; and some of what remains today is not so good. ...


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Picking up the Foreclosure Tab

PBNR, February 2009--Plenty of people are concerned about the cost of bailing out Main Street-the people who stand to lose their homes in the midst of the current financial crisis. Many feel that it's not the job of the federal government to bail out homeowners who cannot afford their monthly ...


The Perils of Timing the Mortgage Market

PBNR, February 2009--Mortgage interest rates are finally coming down thanks to a number of actions by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the Treasury Department, and the Federal Reserve (Fed). At the time of this writing (early January), Freddie Mac announced rates on 30-year fixed rate loans had reached historic ...


Identity Thieves, Including Family Members, Target Kids

PBNR, February 2009--(MCT)-Financial educator Cynthia Nevels would rather not see one subject that's been appearing in some of her students' essays: theft of their identity by a parent. ...


Avoid Short-Term Moves in Your 401(K) That You Might Regret

PBNR, February 2009--(MCT)-If you've mustered up the nerve to look at your 401(k) statement lately, the word shocked is an understatement. ...


Putting It in the Bank: Saving Is Back in Vogue

PBNR, February 2009--(MCT)-When the stock markets and housing values were soaring, certified financial planner James Bryan would plead with clients to set aside six months worth of take-home pay just in case of a job loss or a major home repair. ...


Housing Crisis Needs Solutions, Not Scapegoats

PBNR, February 2009--(MCT)-I am being inundated by opinions on the housing crisis. They fall into two categories: assigning blame and criticizing others' proposals without offering alternatives. ...


Top 5 Member Profile:

Top 5 in Real Estate Network, February 2009-- Paul da Silva ...


You Are What You Think

Face a Weak Economy with a Strong Personal Brand ...


Smart Real Estate Agents Can Survive a Tough Market

Top 5 in Real Estate Network, February 2009-- The market is tough. There is no reason to sugar coat it. Many agents are experiencing challenges for the first time in their real estate career. Clients with strong credit are being challenged by the lenders. Homeowners are not putting homes on ...


Goodbye, McMansions: Americans Buying ‘Right-Sized’ Homes

Top 5 in Real Estate Network, February 2009-- (MCT) - These days, a bigger home isn't always a better one. Recent research suggests that homes being built today are getting smaller. ...


Manage Your Time without Losing Your Mind

Top 5 in Real Estate Network, February 2009--We all know about time management-that dreaded art/science where we are supposed to become productivity machines, getting as many high priority tasks accomplished as humanly possible. How's that been working for you? Are you getting everything done? More importantly, are you spending your ...