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Who’s the Trump administration nominee for HUD Deputy Secretary?
-  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:17:08 +0000
Her name is Pam Patenaude, and she was floated as a candidate for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before the administration nominated Ben Carson ...
Real estate commission offer disclosure bill ‘postponed indefinitely’
-  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:31:35 +0000
Homebuyers who view listings on property search sites never see the fees offered to buyer's brokers by those listings. A proposed Colorado bill might have changed that in The Centennial State, but a committee in the Colorado House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected the legislation Thursday ...
Concierge Auctions expands reach to China
-  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:25:13 +0000
Real estate auction company Concierge Auctions is expanding its reach to China, a response to the increasing participation from Chinese buyers during auctions based elsewhere ...
When do you decide a real estate lead is dead?
-  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:33 +0000
In this video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains to agents when they should let dead real estate leads lie. Use your intuition. ...
How do you decide on a brokerage that’s right for you?
-  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:12 +0000
In real estate agent's brokerage selection, commission splits, marketing tools, technology offerings, brand power and more are all on the line. But what about the intangibles? How does an agent know that it's a good fit, and that an environment will challenge, energize and support them? ...
Is it a good idea for sellers to Google buyers (or vice versa)?
-  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:00:03 +0000
A seller received an offer on her listed home and, curious, she Googled the prospective buyers, a couple. What she found gave her more leverage than the buyers probably would have preferred. The seller pulled up the wife's Facebook page, where she'd posted photos of the house and told her network that it was her new home ...
Planitar’s iGuide now offers virtual reality tours
-  Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:30:28 +0000
It's not easy to enter Matterport's world, but Ontario-based Planitar did so with gusto, giving the industry a lot to consider when clients ask about how to differentiate their listing. ...

National Association of Realtors - Real Estate Education, Information, Marketing Resources
Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors
-  Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:37:52 GMT
Cell phones are important, especially for seniors who can live, driving and spend a lot of time alone. The benefits of owning a cell phone safety are obvious; call for help can be a necessity. Many wireless companies have changed their marketing efforts to push wireless packages for seniors that offer many of the same standard features as other wireless plans and similar and monthly
Best Cell Phone Plans
-  Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:32:12 GMT
As a wide variety of mobile phone plans and deals are coping up these days, sometimes the mobile phone buyers feel helpless and confused rather than finding the comfort of shopping. This happens just because right after entering into a shop for buying a handset you get loaded with a bunch of offers and deals knowing about all of those in detail and then deciding to go for one on the
Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans
-  Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:57:22 GMT
Nowadays having a Smartphone is simply another one of life basic needs. Understanding all too well about reliance on those devices, mobile phone service providers are capable to charge high costs for monthly data plans and all of the other extras. For people who just need a simple wireless plan or don't like the idea of joining a 2 or 3 years agreement, a prepaid cell phone is a good
Best Cell Phone Companies
-  Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:37:32 GMT
Getting the best cell phone plan on a fresh cell phone deal is far from simple], and you are forgiven for purchasing the impression that cell phone companies are intentionally making it complicated. As soon as you have chosen what phone you desire, you still need to choose which service provider to sign up with, at which purpose you might ask whether it makes sense to purchase a

RISMedia Real Estate News, Industry Trends, Marketing - Residential & Commercial
Real Estate Industry Sounds Off on Trump Tax Plan
-  Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:08:24 +0000

President Trump’s proposed tax plan has been met largely with disapproval from the housing industry, with several constituents concerned about a change that would double the standard deduction—and, in effect, invalidate the tax benefits of owning a home. “For roughly 75 million homeowners across the country, their home is more than just a number,” said […]

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How to Have a More Modern Office: Alternative Work Arrangements
-  Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:05:51 +0000

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at Angelina Jolie Enters Escrow in Los Feliz Square Footage: It’s Not the Size That Counts, but How You Use It 6 Things Professional Burglars Don’t Want You to Know In modern office settings, the 9-to-5, Monday-through-Friday work […]

The post How to Have a More Modern Office: Alternative Work Arrangements appeared first on RISMedia. The Top 10 College Towns With Investment Potential for Parents
-  Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:50:29 +0000

Buying real estate in your student’s college town can be a short-term vehicle for savings and a long-term vehicle for investment.® recently ranked the cities best for both, factoring in monthly mortgage payments (based on a 20 percent down payment) and other housing costs such as insurance and property taxes, and monthly rental costs. […]

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Window to the Law: CFPB Consent Orders for RESPA Violations
-  Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:25:52 +0000

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. Watch the new Window to the Law video from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) […]

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Home Prices Exceed Expectations at Repeat All-Time High
-  Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:18:24 +0000

Home price growth in February bested analyst predictions, expanding 5.8 percent in the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. Prices rolled along to a 32-month high in the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, increasing from 5.6 percent the month prior. The Index’s 10-City Composite rose 5.2 percent, while its 20-City Composite rose […]

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NAR Safety Webinar—TODAY!
-  Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:16:24 +0000

Don’t miss NAR’s free safety webinar today, Wednesday, April 26 at 1 p.m. CDT. In a free webinar from the NAR REALTOR® Safety Program, Paula Monthofer, owner of Focus School of Real Estate and 2017 president of Arizona REALTORS®, will discuss the dangers of being too nice for your own good, and the safety of […]

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New-Home Sales Tack On Another Month of Gains
-  Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:08:57 +0000

New-home sales tacked on another month of gains in March, with sales of new, single-family homes up 5.8 percent to 621,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $388,200, while the median was $315,100. New-home listing inventory was 268,000—5.2 months supply. […]

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The Wall Street Journal Real Estate News
Greece Impact on Property Limited But Investors Are Concerned About Spain
-  Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:55:04 +0000
So far, commercial real-estate analysts looking at Europe’s booming market are not too concerned that Greece’s turmoil will spread further afield.
Blessing in Disguise: Greece Crisis Could Cool Property Market
-  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:59:57 +0000
Greece appears to be slipping ever closer to an exit from the euro zone. While a potential catastrophe for the country, it might actually be a good thing for Europe's booming commercial real-estate markets.
Millennials Just Like the Rest of Us When it Comes to Home Renovations
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:19:44 +0000
Contrary to popular perception, younger people aren’t more keen on trendy upgrades such as green materials and smart technology when it comes to renovating their homes, a new survey finds.
Economists Assign Blame For Housing Shortage
-  Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:43:07 +0000
The national supply of homes for sale is getting squeezed by the small amount of equity millions of would-be sellers have in their properties and relatively weak output from home builders, according to economists speaking Friday at a real-estate conference in Miami.
Low Income and Underwater
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:14:09 +0000
Even in places where negative equity has mostly vanished, areas with lower median incomes are doing worse.
Economists: Home Builders Neglecting Entry-Level Market
-  Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:56:46 +0000
Nela Richardson, chief economist for brokerage Redfin Corp., and Selma Hepp, chief economist for Zillow Group’s Trulia real-estate website, both said builders aren’t constructing enough entry-level housing to meet demand. They’re focusing more of their resources instead, the economists said, on building pricey homes for buyers with ample credit.
Principal Reduction: A Mortgage Quandary With No Easy Answers
-  Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:34:59 +0000
Pretty much ever since he took the helm in January 2014, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Melvin Watt has been under pressure from housing advocates and some lawmakers to allow mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce the mortgage principal on at least some home loans.