Monthly Archive:: June 2010

Shadow Inventory: How Big, What Opportunities?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine You often hear talk within real estate about the shadow inventory that looms over markets. These are the homes that are at risk of going into default or are already owned by...
June 29, 2010

Starting Today, Cast 57 Votes for Heart 2 Home

By Stacey Moncrieff, editor in chief, REALTOR® Magazine Want to help a wonderful charity win a $100,000 grant? Utah-based Heart 2 Home Foundation is one of 75 finalists in a Facebook contest being sponsored by APX Gives Back. Through...
June 25, 2010

Learn About the Competitive Edge From an Olympic Great

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Yesterday, I had the pleasure of talking to Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton, who will be speaking at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in New Orleans from Nov. 5 to 8....

Smart Money: Tips to Boost Buyers’ Credit

Most Americans are doing just fine managing their money. But nearly half of all consumers have been 30 or more days late on a payment, according to MyFico.com, and three of 10 have been 60 or more days overdue....

Coverage in the Gulf: A First-Hand View of the Oil Spill

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine One of the most memorable cities I visited during my trip to the Gulf Coast last week was Grand Isle, La. The oil is more physically present here than other city...
June 23, 2010

Stopping the Oil Gusher, Starting the Jobs Gusher

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Home sales are doing pretty well right now, with sales at an annual pace of almost 5.7 million units, but the question on everyone’s minds is, what happens now that April 30...
June 23, 2010

Coverage in the Gulf: Potential Economic Impact in Houma

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine I’ve learned from my visit to the Gulf that each community along the coast is having and will continue to have vastly different experiences dealing with the oil spill. Some areas,...
June 21, 2010

If Schools Are So Important . . .

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTORS® get involved in so many worthy activities that it would surely be hard for you to take on yet another cause, but after learning about School of the Future I think...
June 21, 2010

Coverage in the Gulf: Communities Oppose Drilling Moratorium

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Houma, La., yesterday, Grand Isle, La., today, Gulfport, Miss., tomorrow. Here’s what I’ve learned so far on my trip to the Gulf: Most people living here are opposed to the moratorium on deep water drilling...
June 18, 2010

Browser Beware! Real Estate Snafus on the Wild, Wild Web

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine When I was in college at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, there was a group called the Party of Darkness (PoD) that ran candidates in the student government elections every year …...
June 15, 2010