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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Prepared for the Situation at Hand-Ron Peltier, HomeServices of America

RISMEDIA, May 2009-With more than 950 responses, RISMedia's 21st Annual Power Broker Survey demonstrates that brokers are eager to show their strength and use 2009 as a year to move ahead in the real estate industry. Here, read how Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of the No. 2-ranking HomeServices of ...


Jumbo Mortgage Availability – and Affordability – May Be Making a Comeback

RISMEDIA, May 2009-(MarketWatch/MCT)-Jumbo mortgages became more expensive and harder to come by as the nation's credit crisis deepened. That might be starting to change. ...


Tax Refund Has Long Reach in Recession

RISMEDIA, May 2009-(MCT)-Your tax refund may never be more valuable than it is now, regardless of size. ...


Don’t Let Bad News Derail Your Planning

RISMEDIA, May, 2009-(MCT)-With many of us seeing the value of our retirement savings lower than a year ago, it has caused a panic about whether retirement is even an option anymore. Yes, lower savings does mean work may not end as soon as we are hoping, but it doesn't mean ...


With Foreclosures on the Rise, NAR Program Providing Aid to Realtors

RISMEDIA, May 2009-According to recent media reports, foreclosures are expected to increase in the coming months. These reports cite the lifting of foreclosure moratoria put in place by major lenders and servicers as a major reason for a forecasted increase in foreclosures. ...


Five Tips for Strengthening Corporate Relocation Programs in a Down Economy

RISMEDIA, May, 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. ...


Metro Phoenix and Florida Gain Popularity as Hottest Areas in U.S. for Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, May 2, 2009-Phoenix and five nearby cities - Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Glendale - along with three cities in Florida - Naples, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale - and the Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin, were the hottest cities in the U.S. for home buyers in Q1 of 2009, ...


National Top-100 Brokerage Rand Realty Joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Network

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2009-Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC today announced that Rand Realty - one of the Top 100 real estate brokerage firms in the nation - has signed a long-term franchise agreement and will now operate under the name Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty. ...


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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. ...


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