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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Fannie Mae’s Guideline Changes May Affect Corporate Transferees’ Purchasing Power

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE, December, 2009—If you serve the corporate relocation market you may be aware of yet another challenge this population faces. Because of changes announced in June by Fannie Mae (FNMA), the largest mortgage purchaser in the country, transferring families’ purchasing power could be significantly impacted. ...


Video Best Practices: Online Video – Make Your Investment Count

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE, December 2009—If it hasn’t already happened, it won’t be long before everyone is sick of hearing about how great online video is. For the record, as co-founder of a video production company, I think the stampede to capture, edit and share video content is fantastic. ...


U.S. Foreclosure Activity Decreases 8% in November 2009 According to RealtyTrac U.S. Foreclosure Market Report

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2009—RealtyTrac, one of the leading online marketplaces for foreclosure properties, released its November 2009 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled foreclosure auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 306,627 U.S. properties during the month, a decrease of nearly 8% from the previous month but ...


The Home Buyer Tax Credit Expansion: What You Need to Know

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—The homebuyer tax credit extension that President Barack Obama signed into law last month, will extend the tax credit until April 30, 2010 for both first-time buyers as well as existing homeowners. Here is a detailed look at some of the expansion stipulations that you may find ...


Homeowner Confidence Out of Whack – But Can you Blame Them?

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—Each quarter, Zillow tracks Homeowner Confidence across the U.S. and more specifically, how homeowners' perception of their own home's value compares to reality. The company has seen a lot of changes in the past six quarters, as homeowners have inched closer to reality by acknowledging widespread home value ...


Will Housing Market Go Back into Hibernation This Winter?

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE, November 2009—(MCT)—Residential builder stocks have heated up recently on encouraging quarterly results and new legislation that expands tax breaks for companies and home buyers. ...


Member Spotlight: Creating a Global Real Estate Business

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE, November 2009—Carla Rayman and Patricia Tan ...


Member Spotlight: Serving the Second Home Market in Today’s Economy

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE, November 2009—Marion Suro ...


Member Spotlight: Staying Relevant in Today’s Market

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE, November 2009—Paula & Rick Cosenza ...


Planning Year-End Tax Strategies in a Down Year

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE, November 2009—(MCT)—Year-end tax planning this year will be different from years past, largely because of the recession. ...


Many Computer Users Hesitate to Ride the Wave

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE, November 2009—(MCT)—Google's latest brainchild, Google Wave, is all the rage among bleeding-edge technology enthusiasts. But corporate information technology executives say that while they're intrigued by Wave — a replacement for e-mail, the most widely used of all Internet services — they're not ready to adopt ...


FHA Rule Change Could Benefit Condo Market

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE, November, 2009—(MCT)—The Federal Housing Administration is giving the condo market something it hasn't had for a while — a little breathing room. ...


Around the Home – Tips for 30-Minute Home Improvement Miracles

RISMEDIA, November 14, 2009—In tough economic times, many homeowners are forced to trade "moving up" for "fixing up." Yet home improvement tasks can prove daunting for those with little time or money to spare. That's why ...


Effective Listing Presentations

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, October, 2009—Janet Kleen ...


Inertia: It’s the Law

TOP 5 IN REAL ESTATE NETWORK, October, 2009—(MCT)-While there are thousands of financial decisions to make over the year and thousands more strategies and actions to consider when it comes time to decide, there is one enemy that keeps most people from making those decisions — inertia. ...


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