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3 Keys to Successfully Leading in a Virtual Workforce World

RISMEDIA, November 23, 2009—Just 20 years ago, “going to work” meant waking up, getting dressed, jumping in the car and driving to a physical location where you interacted, face-to-face, with your boss and coworkers all day. In 2009, ...


More Than 1 in 4 Homes for Sale in Price Reduction Report Have Seen Reduction

RISMEDIA, November 21, 2009—Trulia, Inc. has announced that 25.6% of homes currently on the market in the United States as of November 1, 2009 have experienced at least one price cut during the past 12 months. More than 40% of ...


The Evolution of the Virtual Culture

RISMEDIA, November 20, 2009—I recently returned from the NAR National Convention in San Diego, California, a convention that had a feel of celebration. I believe that’s because every one of the 19,000 attendees is a survivor of the past three ...


Housing and Economy Headed for Sustainable Recovery; First-Time Homebuyers Lead the Way

RISMEDIA, November 18, 2009—Aided by the home buyer tax credit, the outlook for housing and the economy appears headed for a sustainable recovery, according to the National Association of Realtors®. ...


A Look into the Future – Introducing Vicki Cox Golder: NAR President 2010

RISMEDIA, November 17, 2009—In this month’s NAR Power Broker Roundtable, incoming NAR President Vicki Cox Golder discusses how she will lead the real estate industry into 2010. While she believes that we can once again approach the industry with a sense ...


Existing-Home Sales Surge in Many States in Third Quarter, Metro Prices Moderating

RISMEDIA, November 16, 2009—Most states continued to experience rising existing-home sales in the third quarter 2009, with prices moderating in many metro areas, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®. Total state ...


9 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—Christine Van Tuyl and Margaret La Grange, an award-winning mother-daughter team with Prudential California Realty in Coronado, have compiled their latest list, “Top Tips for Improving Your Credit Score Now.” “Although interest rates ...


Generation Y: Their Momentum Is Building

RISMEDIA, November 13, 2009—The next generation of real estate customers, at 74 million strong, is poised to enter their prime home-buying years. Generation Y, people born between 1980 and 1995, rivals the size and potentially the influence of their ...


Going to NAR? Don’t Miss Our Top Producer Panel

RISMEDIA, November 11, 2009—Geared specifically toward agents, don’t miss “Staying Up in a Down Market: Short Sales, Expireds & Price Reductions,” scheduled for this Saturday from 1:30-3 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center during the NAR Conference.  ...


Home Sellers: Top 5 Home Improvement Projects Based on Cost and Return on Investment

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—HomeGain.com, one of the first websites to offer Web-based free instant home values, announced that it has released the results of its nationwide home improvement and home staging Home Sale Maximizer survey. ...


Obama Signs Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension

RISMEDIA, November 9, 2009—President Barack Obama has approved the first-time homebuyer tax credit extension which will extend the tax credit until April 30, 2010. ...


5 Spaces to Consider When Creating a Flexible Home

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—The definition of family has expanded far beyond the traditional image of a married couple and 2.2 children, and daily lives are busier than ever. Understanding a family’s unique needs and lifestyle is important in helping them ...


Senate Clears Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension; May Pass as Early as This Week

RISMEDIA, November 5, 2009—After two weeks of delay, the Senate cleared the way to pass a seven month extension and expansion of the tax credit for homebuyers. By an 85 to 2 roll call vote, the Senate voted to cut ...


What Impact Will Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension Have on Housing Industry?

RISMEDIA, November 4, 2009—(MCT)—Congress is a step closer to extending the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit and offering a new credit to other types of buyers, but some analysts are downplaying the controversial stimulus' effect on the housing market.  ...


Coming Together to Rebuild and Restore – How Two Companies are Bringing Hope to America’s Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, November 3, 2009—We’ve heard a lot about the ‘perfect storm’ over the past year—appreciating home prices, plus loans gone bad, plus unemployment equals a devastating downturn for real estate. But there’s another perfect storm you should know about: distressed ...


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