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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Getting Used to Risk Is Necessary in Tough Times

RISMEDIA, March 2009-(MCT)-After the worst year for the stock market in decades and a financial crisis that has rocked the nation's banks, who could blame investors for wondering if there is a safe place to put their money now? ...


Market Analysts Find Silver Lining in Housing Data

RISMEDIA, March 2009-(MCT)-A trade group's report of another monthly decline in home sales on this month helped propel Wall Street lower, but the data also offered evidence of market forces in play that could speed up the nation's eventual economic recovery. ...


Rates Are Low, but Expect Buyers to Pay More Fees for a Mortgage Today

RISMEDIA, March 2009-(MCT)-Mortgage rates are low, but getting them is going to cost you. ...


Economists: Fed Should Have Been More Aggressive in ’04-’06

RISMEDIA, March 2009-(MCT)-The Federal Reserve should have paid more attention to rising oil prices earlier this decade and been more aggressive with monetary policy, according to a report by an influential group of economists released Friday. ...


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 ...


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