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Will a Short Sale Save Your Credit?

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2010— (MCT)—Stuck in a house you can't afford or can't sell for more than you owe on it? Beware the Web, where you'll see plenty of claims that short sales will save your credit, simple as ...


6 Backyard Improvement Ideas to Add More Value to Your Home

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2010—If you’re like most homeowners, there is never a shortage of options when it comes to projects around the house. But studies have shown that some of the highest return on household improvements can come ...


Foreclosures Often Carry Unforeseen Risk: Lawsuits from Lenders

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2010—(MCT)—Before Larry Thomas unloaded his Pompano Beach, Fla., home last fall for a fraction of what he paid, he cut a deal that will keep him from worrying about a huge debt hanging over his head. ...


‘Energy Concerns and Green Housing: What’s in It for Us?’

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2010—As the green movement continues to gain popularity across the real estate market, real estate professionals and consumers alike are curious as to what is in store for the population as we continue to focus on energy ...


Pending Home Sales Surge Continues

RISMEDIA, June 7, 2010—Pending home sales have risen for three consecutive months, reflecting the broad impact of the home buyer tax credit and favorable housing affordability conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...


Luxury Homes Languish as Wall Street Pinches Wealthy

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2010—(MCT)—Looking for a bargain? Actor Eddie Murphy's 30-room Englewood, N.J., mansion, which went on the market in 2004 for $30 million, can be yours for $12.75 million. ...


New Search Engine Optimization Technology Ready to Revolutionize Real Estate Industry Online

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2010—The real estate industry has seen a huge number of changes over the past 20 years with the advent of pagers, cell phones and the Internet, and a new one coming out now for search engine optimization ...


4 Simple Tips to Building an Integrated Marketing Plan

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2010—I was so excited when my husband went to a search engine optimization (SEO) conference and one of the sessions was about integrated marketing. I thought to myself, “Wow, it’s not just me who thinks this is ...


Will Information Share Increase Your Market Share?

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2010—If the concept that information share (for real estate companies) is linked to market share is too obtuse or unconvincing for some, then permit us to put it another way…one that every broker/owner will immediately appreciate and ...


First-Time Home Buyers and Boomers Feel Effects of Housing Downturn Most

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2010—(MCT)—Although the situation is open to interpretation as well as change, there are growing concerns that the effects of this economic downturn could have a long-lasting effect on the housing market. ...


Housing Stays Highly Affordable for Fifth Consecutive Quarter

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2010—Nationwide housing, bolstered by favorable interest rates and low house prices, hovered for the fifth consecutive quarter near its highest level of affordability since the series was first compiled 19 years ago, according to the National Association ...


5 Keys to Integrating Search and Social Media Marketing Campaigns

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2010—(eM+C)—The relationship between search engine optimization (SEO) and social media can no longer be ignored. Integrating your SEO efforts with social media marketing can be accomplished by sharing links and, ultimately, using social profiles to attain higher ...


Strengthen Your Business – How to Succeed In the Green Industry

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2010—Most residential brokers begin their careers in a similar way. First they get licensed, work to develop their expertise and slowly build their businesses. In a booming market, one can make a good living even as they ...


Existing-Home Sales Continue to Improve In April 2010

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2010—Existing-home sales rose again in April 2010 with buyers motivated by the tax credit, improving consumer confidence and favorable affordability conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors. ...


For Your Clients: 5 Tips to Save Money for First-Time Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2010—Those who missed taking advantage of the first-time buyer tax credit but who are still planning the purchase of their first home, continue to have a wealth of opportunities in today’s marketplace. A few smart steps can ...


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