Category Archives: Real Estate News

8 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Summer Paradise

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Making Your Dollars Count Predictive Analytics: The Next Big Thing in Real Estate? 5 Life Hacks Using Smart Home Devices Summer is the season to be outdoors. It’s the perfect time for backyard barbecues, neighborhood socials, and […] The post 8 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Summer Paradise appeared first on RISMedia .
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Existing-Home Sales Slip in December, Prices Continue to Rise; 2012 Totals Up

WASHINGTON (January 22, 2013) – Existing-home sales eased in December but are well above a year ago, while limited inventory maintained the upward momentum in home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total sales in 2012 were the highest in five years, while the annual price rose the most since 2005. Total existing-home…
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NAR Statement on the Qualified Mortgage Rule

WASHINGTON (January 11, 2013) – “The National Association of Realtors® applauds the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for creating a broadly defined Qualified Mortgage rule that establishes strong consumer protections while ensuring continued access to safe, affordable mortgage credit. “NAR forged a coalition of partners that urged regulators to honor Congressional intent by crafting a broad…
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BombBomb Joins NAR’s REach™ Tech Accelerator Program

CHICAGO (January 15, 2013) – The National Association of Realtors®, along with Second Century Ventures today announced BombBomb, a video email marketing platform, as the first company selected for its REach™ accelerator program. BombBomb’s patented technology is platform independent, meaning that video recorded on any platform can be sent and viewed in any platform. Video…
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Lead Your Real Estate Team to Success

Learn the secrets to managing a thriving and happy team, so you can achieve more together. Lead by example As a leader, you are a trusted, influential, and indispensable part of your real estate team. Demonstrating your effective leadership skills starts with leading by example. It’s important to maintain a proactive, motivated, and organized approach […] The post Lead Your Real Estate Team to Success appeared first on RISMedia .
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Fourth Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Show Strongest Performance in Seven Years

WASHINGTON (February 11, 2013) – A growing number of metropolitan areas had higher median home prices in the fourth quarter, with the national price showing the strongest year-over-year increase in seven years, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. A companion report shows record high housing affordability conditions for metro areas…
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6 Flood Insurance Myths Debunked

(TNS)—If a flood swamps your home, will insurance cover the damage? That depends on the value of your home, the amount of water damage and whether you have a flood insurance policy. Regular home insurance doesn’t cover flooding. You’ll need a policy offered through the government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)—but note that those top […] The post 6 Flood Insurance Myths Debunked appeared first on RISMedia .
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5 Life Hacks Using Smart Home Devices

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 5 Practical Water Conservation Tips to Keep Your Garden Lean and Green Are Shipping Containers the Future of Swimming Pools? How Agents Can Achieve Better Visibility With First-Time Homebuyers Clean floors and fresh java are hardly the […] The post 5 Life Hacks Using Smart Home Devices appeared first on RISMedia .
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