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Home Buyers Who Missed 8,000 Dollar Tax Credit Coming Out Ahead

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—(MCT)—Home shoppers who missed the April 30 deadline for a housing tax credit might have the last laugh. For a variety of reasons, they could end up saving more than the $8,000 they could have received from ...


Home Buyers Who Missed 8,000 Dollar Tax Credit Coming Out Ahead

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—(MCT)—Home shoppers who missed the April 30 deadline for a housing tax credit might have the last laugh. For a variety of reasons, they could end up saving more than the $8,000 they could have received from ...


Low Mortgage Rates Not Enough to Lure Potential Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—(MCT)—Mortgage rates have tumbled to record lows, but high unemployment and job jitters by still-working Americans mean the milestone is unlikely to attract enough borrowers to boost the unsteady housing market, economic and real estate professionals say. ...


Homes Shrink as Market Sinks

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2010—(MCT)—When the going gets tough, the houses get smaller. Or at least that's what data from the U.S. Census Bureau are suggesting. ...


As Tax Credit Expires, New Home Sales Sink

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—(MCT)—Sales of newly built U.S. homes collapsed in May 2010, the government said recently, falling to a record low and stirring concerns among some economists that the housing market would stumble again now that a popular federal ...


If These Walls Could Talk – How Do Home Inspections Provide Buyers Protection through Home-Buying Process?

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—As we continue to see record numbers of foreclosures across the country, Dan Steward, president, Pillar To Post, is making it his priority to educate the public about the proliferation of homes used as drug labs (specifically, ...


Top 10 Things You Should Know about Financial Reform

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—As the United States continues to put plans into action in order to help remedy the country’s financial situation, Americans are waiting optimistically to see the end result of the regulation bill that is moving through both ...


Home Sweet Home – After Six Months, Florida Family Moves into 203k-Loan Renovated Home

RISMEDIA, June 22, 2010—Last month, we brought you part one of a story about Ronald Black, a man who purchased a government-auctioned home in Lakeland, Florida, for just over $37,000 and then used monies from the FHA’s 203k loan program ...


First-Time Home Buyers: Tips to Make Your House a Home

RISMEDIA, June 21, 2010—After getting the keys to their new homes, many first-time home buyers are excited about finally having the opportunity to personalize and furnish their new house. From coffee tables to lamps to lawnmowers, many previous renters leap ...


Home Size Continues to Decline; Buyers Increasingly Opt for Single-Story Homes

RISMEDIA, June 19, 2010—The size of new single-family homes completed declined last year, dropping to a nationwide average of 2,438 square feet, according to detailed information about the characteristics of new homes completed in 2009 that was released recently by ...


Builders Put Brakes On New Homes as Tax Credit Expires

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2010—(MCT)—Residential-construction starts fell in May 2010 to their lowest level in a year, as an anticipated slowdown in sales after the expiration of the home buyers' tax credits took hold of the market. ...


The Internet Lead Management Quandary

RISMEDIA, June 17, 2010—Two months ago, I wrote about this topic and received a lot of great feedback and requests for more information. It’s an area of our business that is ripe for change and as the market begins to ...


RISMedia’s Social Media Summit Reignites Industry Pros, Dalton Keynote Draws Standing Ovation

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2010—More than 1,100 industry professionals gathered last week in Rye, N.Y. for RISMedia’s 21st Annual Leadership Conference—two days of high-level educational sessions and networking, this year centered around the critical subject of integrating social media profitably in real ...


Home Size Continues to Decline; Buyers Increasingly Opt for Single-Story Homes

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2010—The size of new single-family homes completed declined last year, dropping to a nationwide average of 2,438 square feet, according to detailed information about the characteristics of new homes completed in 2009 that was released recently by ...


Do You Understand Why ‘Green’ Is Important?

RISMEDIA, June 15, 2010—“Green building.” What began as a buzzword a few years ago has transformed today’s real estate industry. ...


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