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President Must Now Focus on Housing

Clear Capital, a provider of data and real estate asset valuation, investment, and risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through October 2012. The HDI Market Report uses a broad array of public and ...


Are You a Bridge Builder?

Over the years, I have been fortunate to have had many people come into my life and take the time to mentor and guide me along my career path. Mentors, like bridge builders, help people go from where they are ...


Anyone Been through a Storm Lately?

As Hurricane Sandy ripped through my area of coastal Connecticut last week, I watched as houses were flooded and many were left without power for what would be several days. I thought about the connection between this event and an ...


Five Powerful Customer Service Tips to Help You Go the Extra Mile

The most successful companies and the highest paid salespeople place great value on developing lifetime relationships with their customers and actively look for opportunities to render service above and beyond their customers' expectations. In today's competitive marketplace, your customers are ...


Home Prices Continue Upward Trend in August

(MCT)—Home prices in August rose across a broad swath of large American cities, adding further evidence that a housing recovery is taking shape. ...


New Credit Risk Scoring Promises to Qualify More Borrowers

Evidence is growing that more borrowers will be approved for a mortgage without increasing risk to lenders through more sophisticated credit risk scoring that uses alternative data, such as unsecured credit and property history in consumer credit report analysis, according ...


Edina Realty Parent in Merger to Create Mega-Franchise

(MCT)-The parent company of Edina Realty is joining forces with Brookfield Asset Management to form a new real estate mega-franchise. ...


Real Estate Magazine 2013 Hot Topics Contest

What do you want to read about in Real Estate magazine? Over at RIS headquarters, we’ve been busy brainstorming fresh content for 2013 and decided we want to know what you—the reader—wants to read about. ...


RISMedia Kills It in Costume

In case you missed it last week, we’re holding a costume contest (http://rismedia.com/2012-10-16/rismedia-holds-halloween-costume-contest/) for our readers! The top three winning costumes, chosen by our editorial team, will win Starbucks gift cards. In the name of good sportsmanship, and because ...


Super Bowl Champion and Talk-Show Celebrity Michael Strahan to Headline RISMedia Event

RISMedia has announced that legendary NFL star and newly christened host of “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” Michael Strahan, will be the keynote speaker at the company’s upcoming Power Broker event being held in Orlando, Fla. on Friday, Nov. 9 ...


New Home Sales at Best Rate Since 2010

(MCT)—New home sales jumped 5.7 percent in September from the previous month to the highest rate in more than two years as the housing market resurgence continued to take hold, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. ...


RE/MAX Co-Founder and Chairman Dave Liniger Issues Open Letter to President Obama and Governor Romney

The following letter was issued today, October 25, 2012, to President Obama and Governor Romney, from Dave Liniger, Co-Founder and Chairman of RE/MAX, LLC: ...


Next Generation of Homebuyers Are Knowledgeable, Responsible and Savvy

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently released the results of a national survey of 18-35 year old Americans that reveal that the impact of the housing crisis has given rise to two of the most knowledgeable generations to become ...


Home Inspections: Then and Now – Dan Steward Brings Home Inspection into the Future

It was one very bad experience with a real estate transaction that left entrepreneur Mike Brewer thinking there had to be a way to professionalize the home inspection industry. Like many serial entrepreneurs, after an unsatisfactory business transaction (in Brewer’s ...


Will 2013 Be Your Break-Out Year? Leaders to Discuss Success Strategies at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

The Power Brokers have spoken: From shrinking inventories to stabilizing – even increasing! – home prices, the positive indicators continue to point toward a recovering real estate market. But today's market – the 'new normal' of real estate – is ...


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