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4 Major U.S. Demographic Waves to Watch in New Decade

RISMEDIA, January 29, 2010—As the U.S. economy recovers, emerging trends in demographics and consumer behavior will become major drivers of new housing opportunities, resulting in a residential market vastly different from the one that existed prior to the recession, according ...


Home Sizes Fall as Builders, Buyers Embrace Economic Reality

RISMEDIA, January 28, 2010—(MCT)—New-home buyers responded to the tough times in 2009 by opting for smaller houses, driving down the average size of a house built in the United States for the first time in 27 years. ...


Mature-Market Home Buyers Look beyond Buildings, Desire Services

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2010—A survey of consumers and builders, conducted in 2009 by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the MetLife Mature Market Institute, has yielded a new round of data revealing the housing preferences of the 55+ ...


Top 10 Must-Have Features in Today’s New Homes

RISMEDIA, January 25, 2010—(MCT)—Americans want smaller houses and they are willing to strip some of yesterday's most popular rooms—such as home theaters—from them in order to accommodate changing lifestyles, consumer experts told audiences at the International Builders Show. ...


Repeat Buyers Need to Act Fast to Capitalize on Expanded Tax Credit

RISMEDIA, January 23, 2010—By now it is well documented that today’s affordable housing prices, historically low interest rates and federal home buyer tax credit have combined to create one of the most attractive first-time buyer markets in recent memory. What ...


3 Simple Tips for Creating Your Ideal Income

RISMEDIA, January 22, 2010—Most of us start off the New Year with the best of intentions. We all have a deep longing in our hearts for this year to be the best year yet. We even make resolutions. Sadly, however, ...


RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Conference Moves to June: Don’t Miss ‘The Real Estate Social Media Summit’

RISMEDIA, January 21, 2010—‘The Real Estate Social Media Summit’ is the theme of RISMedia’s 2010 Real Estate Leadership Conference, one of the most popular and informative real estate business conferences of the year. This year, the Leadership Conference will be ...


Top 9 Reverse Mortgage Myths – Separating Fact from Fiction

RISMEDIA, January 20, 2010—Recent headlines pointing to the detriments of reverse mortgages aren't getting the story straight. One of the nation's leading reverse mortgage lenders, Generation Mortgage Company, wants to separate fact from fiction. ...


Can Loan Modifications Cause Trouble Down the Road?

RISMEDIA, January 19, 2010—(MCT)-The last thing many troubled homeowners want to hear is that they could be denied a car loan after they get a chance to modify their home loan. But credit scores can get dinged after a home ...


5 Resolutions to Create Real Estate Success in 2010

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2010—Okay…it’s 2010 and the market has been killing me for the past two or three years. I am lucky to be here, I love what I do and I am determined to make it work. I am ...


Can Loan Modifications Cause Trouble Down the Road?

RISMEDIA, January 16, 2010—(MCT)—The last thing many troubled homeowners want to hear is that they could be denied a car loan after they get a chance to modify their home loan. But credit scores can get dinged after a home ...


8 Ways to Make More Meaningful Business Connections in 2010

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2010—It's official: We survived 2009. But you're probably not spinning around in your office chair, throwing confetti in the air to celebrate. That's because though you may have survived, 2009 was an especially difficult year for business. ...


Half-Built Homes Can Be Bargains, but with Strings Attached

RISMEDIA, January 14, 2010—(MCT)—First came foreclosures, then short sales. Now we are seeing more half-finished homes for sale: bare-stud, bare-yard houses abandoned by their builders and left to languish on the market. ...


Educate, Attract Buyers with the Extended and Expanded Home Buyer Tax Credit

RISMEDIA, January 12, 2010—First-time buyers as well as move-up buyers across the country are entering the market at a rapid pace in order to take advantage of the extended and expanded tax credit. In this month’s Power Broker Roundtable, Lennox ...


4 Steps toward a Successful Real Estate Marketing Strategy

RISMEDIA, January 11, 2010—When considering your real estate marketing plan, January is not the month to take it easy. In fact, now is the time to set up and plan your entire year. Here is a list of very simple, ...


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