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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Issues Home Listing Report of Most Expensive and Affordable U.S. Housing Markets

RISMEDIA, October 11, 2010—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has released its Home Listing Report, a snapshot survey of U.S. four-bedroom, two-bathroom home listings, which found a $1.7 million difference between America's most expensive and most affordable housing markets. Newport Beach, ...


Virtual Marketing Summit Helps You Take Back Your Market

RISMEDIA, October 9, 2010--"Our definition of market domination is 'the art of creating a controlling influence in a targeted marketplace,'" says Steve Hundley, CEO of 1parkplace, Inc., a technology provider to the real estate industry. "This means that ...


National Civil Rights Groups Renew Call for Immediate Moratorium on All Home Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, October 8, 2010—National civil rights groups, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Fair Housing Alliance, National Council of La Raza, the NAACP, and the Center for Responsible Lending, are renewing their April 2007 call ...


How Blogging Turns Social Marketing into a Money-Making Machine: Creating the Content

RISMEDIA, October 7, 2010—Last month, in our first column dedicated to blogging, we discussed the important role blogging plays towards your goal of becoming a thought leader and building your real estate social network. Critical towards this goal is first ...


Will Foreclosure Freezes Fix the Housing Market?

RISMEDIA, October 6, 2010—(CBS MoneyWatch)—On Friday, Bank of America announced that it would suspend foreclosures in 23 states while it amended filed paperwork. That makes B of A the third major bank in two weeks to put its foreclosure process ...


6 Tips for Working Successfully with Stressed-Out Sellers

RISMEDIA, October 5, 2010—Selling a home can be an emotional and even stressful process, especially in the current economic climate. For Realtors, it can be just as stressful, if not more so—persuading a seller to sell a home for less ...


Accepting Change with an Open Mind – Pearson Properties Affiliates with Prudential and Continues Pattern of Success

RISMEDIA, October 4, 2010—Prudential Real Estate is continuing its pattern of success in the real estate industry with the announcement of its latest affiliation—San Ramon, California-based Pearson Properties, Inc. Led by Broker/Owner Gretchen Pearson, the addition of Pearson Properties and ...


The Short Sales Pipeline: What’s Being Done to Get Them to the Table

RISMEDIA, October 2, 2010—(MCT)—Despite industry and government efforts to make short sales—transactions in which the lender agrees to accept less than the mortgage amount owed by the homeowner—easier and more quickly accomplished, improvements are coming up, well, short. In some ...


Behind the Motivation – How Will Historic Mason-McDuffie Affiliation with BH&G Impact Industry?

RISMEDIA, October 1, 2010—In one of the most challenging real estate markets we’ve experienced in years, real estate professionals across the board are taking the time to set themselves up to find success in today’s market and ride the wave ...


NEWS ALERT: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Announces Largest New Franchise Affiliation in Brand’s History

Powerhouse Brokerage Firm in California and Nevada Brings $2.8 Billion in Annual Sales, 1,900 Sales Professionals to Fast-Growing Brand; Will Operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie ...


How to Boost Accountability at Your Company

RISMEDIA, September 30, 2010—Do you have an accountability problem at your real estate company? According to Rick Lepsinger, president of OnPoint Consulting and author of Closing the Execution Gap: How Great Leaders and Their Companies Get Results, there are two ...


Housing Tax Incentives Benefit Younger Households Most

RISMEDIA, September 29, 2010—New research from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reveals that the benefits of housing-related tax deductions, such as the mortgage interest deduction, generally decline in value as individuals age. Using Internal Revenue Service Statistics of ...


Impending FHA Changes Underscore Need for Realtors to Stay Apprised of Mortgage Options

RISMEDIA, September 28, 2010—On October 4, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will implement changes to the premium structures for an FHA-backed mortgage, making it more costly for home buyers to procure FHA loan products. This imminent change in FHA lending, ...


4 Tips to Help Harness the Power of Positive Self-Talk

RISMEDIA, September 27, 2010—In 1957, Earl Nightingale, speaker, author and co-founder of the Nightingale-Conant Corporation, recorded his classic motivational record "The Strangest Secret." "The Strangest Secret" sold over one million copies and made history in the recording industry by being ...


Obama Administration September Housing Scorecard Shows Continued Advances in Housing Market; Challenges Remain

RISMEDIA, September 24, 2010—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the September edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard (www.hud.gov/scorecard), a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The ...


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