Rhonda K. Albers
Coldwell Banker SDC, Realtors
307 Mechem - Ruidoso, NM 88345
Office: 575-257-5111
Direct Ofc.: 575-630-4509
Cell Phone: 575-808-0259
rjarka@trailnet.com




Real Estate News
Are mortgage regulators trying to turn ?mythic housing recovery? into a real one?
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:10:37 | Category:
 By giving lenders some assurances that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aren’t going to make them buyback mortgages at the drop of the hat, federal regulators are essentially saying, “Go ahead and lend; we’ll hold the paper,

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Mortgages haven?t been this cheap since summer of ?13
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:22:37 | Category:
 Cheap mortgages are renewing interest in refinancing, but don’t seem to be doing much to spur homebuyers into action yet. Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of lenders shows rates on 30-year fixed-rate home loans at 3.92 percent, the best rat

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Re/Max open for business in Beijing
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:06 | Category:
 The first Re/Max office in China, Re/Max Eternity, is open for business in Beijing’s Chaoyang business district. Re/Max Eternity broker-owner Xianqiu Kong plans to open two more offices in Beijing in the next three years and is excited about con

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CoreLogic?s Matrix now serves more than 300,000 real estate pros
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:22:53 | Category:
 A Canadian real estate trade group is the latest to sign up for CoreLogic’s Matrix multiple listing service platform, adding to the more than 300,000 real estate professionals using the platform. The 5,200-member Calgary Real Estate Board has si

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.Realty top-level domain auctioned for $5.58M
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:40:26 | Category:
 The rights to administer a new generic top-level domain, .Realty, were auctioned off Wednesday for $5.58 million to “domaineer” Jay Westerdal’s Fegistry LLC. Thanks to its trademark on the term “Realtor,”

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ZipRealty giveth leads to Warren Buffett, Realogy-owned ZipRealty taketh away
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:45:51 | Category:
 Starting next month, leads generated by ZipRealty’s “Powered by Zip” referral network in the Tucson, Arizona market will go to a Realogy-owned brokerage, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arizona, instead of Long Realt

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Shift your value proposition to land more real estate clients
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:00:47 | Category:
 Real estate technology has come a long way in recent years allowing the consumer more control over the homebuying and selling process. The entire real estate search process has been democratized, leading consumers to ask the question, ?Why do I need a rea

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The most popular real estate apps aren?t even real estate apps. Should we worry?
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:11:06 | Category:
 I often ask real estate agents what their three most important real estate websites or apps are, and I get a surprising mix of answers. Namely, most of them aren?t even real estate apps. Somehow, Gmail, Dropbox, Evernote, Twitter, Facebook, ...

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Coming soon to a theater near you: ?Pocket Listing?
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:11:02 | Category:
 Real estate brokers and agents may have a hard time suspending their disbelief for a satirical thriller soon to hit theaters depicting a "disgraced Los Angeles property broker" (James Jurdi) who's hired by a "mysterious power player&qu

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Growing number of MLSs helping members track listing performance
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:40:21 | Category:
 

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MLS that withheld listings makes peace with realtor.com
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:30:10 | Category:
 Realtor.com now identifies the listing agent on all for-sale listings, and will soon give them the opportunity to provide linkbacks to their own websites from their profile pages on the site, prompting North Alabama Multiple Listing Service to turn its .

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6 ways to destress your real estate transaction
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:16:58 | Category:
 With rising sales prices and very low inventory here in Portland, Oregon, I have been noticing a trend over the past several months of buyers and sellers who are carrying a lot of stress about the sale or purchase of their home. More transactions seem

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Redfin?s first acquisition: Walk Score
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:23:10 | Category:
 

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Northern Nevada Regional MLS feeding listings directly to Zillow
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:15:47 | Category:
 A Nevada multiple listing service has agreed to send its listing data directly to top real estate portal Zillow on behalf of participating brokerages. Reno-based Northern Nevada Regional MLS is the latest MLS to join the Zillow Partnership Platform, a ..

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The fastest-growing property search portal you?ve never heard of
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:38:42 | Category:
 Fast-growing international property website Lamudi has more than doubled its listings in just six months. The real estate network, which specializes in emerging nations, began a year ago with 16 countries and now covers 28 nations in Asia, the Middle East

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Dotloop joins LeadingRE?s preferred vendor program
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:28:49 | Category:
 The more than 500 real estate brokerages that belong to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World now have access to dotloop’s broker platform at an initial annual discount and other perks with the addition of the transaction management platfor

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Colorado?s biggest MLS offers members discount on mobile safety app
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:24:11 | Category:
 

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Mumbai-based Housing.com in talks to raise $40M
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:13:26 | Category:
 “Technology and analytics will be the biggest differentiator and game changer in the online real estate industry,” says Rahul Chowdhri, an investor in Mumbai-based Housing.com, reportedly in talks with investors to raise an additional

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