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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Know the Facts Before You Cut the Cable

RISMEDIA, April 11, 2009-(MCT)-Lots of TV shows and movies can now be found online, and the amount is quickly increasing. But if you're considering canceling your cable TV service in favor of video delivered over the Internet, you should think ...


Smart Investments in a Tough Market

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, April, 2009-Sandra Simmonds ...


Top 5 Member Profile: Using Top 5 to Gain Elite Status

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, April, 2009-Karen Stroub ...


Demonstrate Leadership While Working With Clients

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, April, 2009-Working with a client in today's market is extremely challenging for a real estate broker. In many market areas we are experiencing depreciating home values, homes with little or no equity, and clients that struggle to understand a home's true "market value." ...


Sage North America Announces ACT! by Sage for Real Estate 11

RISMEDIA, April 2, 2009-Sage North America has announced ACT! by Sage for Real Estate 11, a contact and client management solution that provides residential real estate professionals with a complete picture of their buyer and seller relationships. ...


The $8,000 First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit – A Great Tool

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, April, 2009-The recently enacted first-time homebuyer tax credit is making a big splash with Realtors® across the country. Traffic and interest have increased as the word has spread to potential home buyers. While there are rules and limits governing the credit, a lot of ...


Who’s Minding Your Retirement Plan?

RISMEDIA, April, 2009-(MCT)-In good times, when markets are rising and retirement security is a given, very few workers question or care whether their 401(k) plan's fiduciary is doing their job or not. But these days, it's a valid question and concern, especially in light of a distressing survey. ...


The $8,000 First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit – A Great Tool

RISMEDIA, April, 2009-The recently enacted first-time homebuyer tax credit is making a big splash with Realtors® across the country. Traffic and interest have increased as the word has spread to potential home buyers. While there are rules and limits governing the credit, a lot of people stand to benefit. ...


Stimulus Plan Beginning to Take Hold in Puget Sound

RISMEDIA, April, 2009-J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, reports that housing activity in the "more affordable" price ranges in the Puget Sound region is beginning to see an uptick which he attributes to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that was signed into law ...


Small Businesses Trim IT Spending

RISMEDIA, April, 2009-For the first time in years, small and midsized businesses are cutting back on IT spending, though owners remain optimistic about growth in the months ahead, a recent survey shows. ...


Staying Strong: Power Brokers Help Mend the Market

RISMEDIA, April, 2009-There's no question that by the time 2008 ended, the world was a different place. The economic decline of the fourth quarter brought with it more challenges than probably anyone could have predicted. ...


Chinese Find Opportunity in U.S. Real Estate Slump

RISMEDIA, April 2009-(MCT)-Amid a downturn in real estate prices, some wealthy Chinese are signing up for home-buying tours to the U.S., and Chinese media tout the trend as another sign of the strength of what's now the world's third-largest economy behind the U.S. and Japan. ...


A Thousand Resumes: How to Find the “Needle” in the Sales Haystack

RISMEDIA, April 2009-The word on the street is "cutbacks," but getting sales is still the name of the game. One small business recently needed a new salesperson for a very good territory. The owner placed ads in all of the electronic vehicles, local papers and industry publications, as well as ...


Home Buyer Tax Deals May Baffle

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, April, 2009-(MCT)-First-time home buyers could save good money on their 2008 income taxes, maybe enough to buy furniture, but they must wade through confusing tax breaks. ...


How to Protect Your Clients at the Closing Table

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, April, 2009-We all love closing day-the day when sellers breathe a sigh of relief, buyers eagerly anticipate moving into their new home, and we collect our commissions. Unfortunately, many homeowners are now looking back at their closing day with regret. To them, closing is ...


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