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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Is This a Final Farewell to ARMs?

RISMEDIA, March 2009-(MCT)-There was a day when the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) was a savior, often the only way to homeownership even for people with good jobs and good credit. ...


11 Tips to Rejuvenate Your Living Space

RISMEDIA, March 21, 2009- (MCT)-Forget the pessimistic attitude, recessionistas. While the outside world can appear pretty depressing these days, your home can still be your haven, and it doesn't have to cost a lot of money to lift your spirits. ...


February 2009 Market Statistics

MRIS, March 16, 2009-Find out what happened in February 2009 and incorporate this information into your buyer/seller presentations. Don't allow the news media to control the real estate information that your clients are receiving. You should be the "real estate information source" for your market area. To get the latest ...


Appraisers – Market Conditions Addendum

By Diane Ives, CRB, CRS, and MRIS Instructor ...


MRIS’ Online Payment Service Is Now Available

MRIS, March 16, 2009-MRIS is pleased to announce the availability of the new Online Payment Service to help you manage your account with us! This online, self-service payment system is available on the MRIS website under the My Account link and is fast, convenient and easy to use. The new ...


ListHub Now Includes 40 Distribution Partners

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-ListHubTM, a leading listing distribution platform, now sends listing content to 40 regional, national and international sites on behalf of their broker and MLS customers. Recent additions to the ListHub network include high traffic sites like OpenHouse.com, eRealInvestor.com, and Overstock.com. ...


Coldwell Banker Enhances Home Search Experience, Allows for ‘Hands-On’ Engagement

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced the launch of its customized real estate application developed for Microsoft SurfaceTM, unveiled at the Coldwell Banker® International Business Conference being held this week in San Antonio, Texas. Its new Microsoft Surface home search application allows users to interact with home ...


NAI Pittsburgh Teams up with CellSigns to Better Serve Clients

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-NAI Pittsburgh Commercial (NAIPC) announced that it is the first brokerage in Southwestern Pennsylvania to partner with CellSigns. The partnership opens a new line of interactive mobile marketing properties by way of text messaging. ...


PropertyMinder AccelerAgentTM Websites Host Disclosure Documents and More

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2009-Pursuant to California Senate Bill 133, PropertyMinder now offers hosting of listing supporting documents such as disclosures, surveys, pdf files, floor plans and the like that will make a property sell faster and make a real estate agent's life easier. ...


MRIS® Products Enable Agent Success – Upcoming Demonstrations

MRIS, March 9, 2009-Successful agents are focused, organized, and work smart. They keep their eyes open for opportunities; know their resources, and use technology to their advantage. MRIS products can increase your productivity allowing you to make more sales. Our goal is to help you work smarter, not harder. ...


Open Houses – Why Should I Enter Them In Keystone?

By Diane Ives, CRB, CRS, and MRIS Instructor ...


10 Tips for a Successful Website

By Neal H. Feinberg ...


Top 5 MEMBER ALERT: Don’t Miss Your Members-Only Webinar and/or Tele-Conference Call Thursday

Top 5 members will learn about a unique, new approach that will help all members in the United States and Canada to exponentially reach more targeted real estate consumers. You don't want to miss this announcement as an important part of this extremely valuable webinar/teleconference opportunity. ...


Obeo Offers Convention Attendees New Perspectives and Ideas for Success in 2009

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2009-Obeo, a leading provider of full-service residential real estate online marketing products in North America, will highlight its newest products and services at the 2009 RE/MAX International Convention March 2-5 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. ...


C.A.R. Reports Sales Increased 100.8%; Median Home Price Declined 40.5% in January

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2009-Home sales increased 100.8% in January in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home fell 40.5%, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) reported Friday. ...