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
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Real Estate News
ForRent.com rolls out neighborhood, school search filters
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:55:04 | Category:
 ForRent.com now lets users hunt for apartments by individual school attendance zones or neighborhood. Users see a list of neighborhoods and schools on the left-hand side of the search results page. After performing a search by city, state or ZIP ...

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Why a prominent indie brokerage is affiliating with a powerhouse franchise brand
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:19:47 | Category:
 

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Mobile MLS app designed to help users help themselves
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:24:06 | Category:
 A mobile app for multiple listing services from Goomzee now provides a built-in help desk designed to reduce the burden of providing support to brokers and agents who use the app. Nearly two dozen MLSs and associations have chosen Goomzee’s ...

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5 surprisingly simple ways to get people to your open house
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:15:23 | Category:
 An open house is one of the oldest and easiest ways to meet prospective homebuyers and home sellers. In theory, all you do is throw a few yard signs around the neighborhood, unlock the door, and the buyers and sellers come flocking in like people to a giv

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I?m not a Realtor, I just play one on YouTube
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:33:21 | Category:
 Derek Johnson promoting “Free List Calgary” on YouTube. The Real Estate Council of Alberta says a man it fined $15,000 last year for allegedly posing as a Realtor is now doing business under a different name, and has been advertising

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Some cities kept gentrifying through the downturn
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:48:15 | Category:
 The housing bust brought gentrification in Atlanta to a grinding halt, but the trend continued in other cities including Denver, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., researchers with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland conclude. Cincinn

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4 myths about real estate crowdfunding debunked
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:20:49 | Category:
 In a Forbes guest post, RealtyShares CEO Nav Athwal debunks four common misconceptions about real estate crowdfunding: You don’t really own real estate — you own a share of a limited liability company (LLC). It’s not a REIT &

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Overseas investors buying homes from afar and leaving them vacant
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:00:56 | Category:
 About 30 percent of residential sales in Cambridge, England, are to overseas investors, who sometimes buy homes remotely and never move in, ITV’s Elodie Harper reports. “Properties left empty for investment purposes in order to make a

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Century 21 China Real Estate closes more offices to stem losses
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:29:22 | Category:
 Century 21 China Real Estate today reported a second-quarter net loss of $6.6 million as revenue fell 9.1 percent from the first quarter and 42 percent from a year ago, to $19.8 million. “Market conditions were more challenging than we ...

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Real estate industry wary of Redfin?s proposed changes to listing syndication, IDX display rules
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:53:52 | Category:
 Inman News readers are skeptical about changes proposed by Redfin in the way listings are distributed to and displayed on websites that consumers use to search for homes. Should the real estate industry adopt the listing syndication and IDX policies ...

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How to make your brand relevant to consumers
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:35:14 | Category:
 What brands do consumers really care about? How do you make your brand relevant? Some real estate heavy hitters with some major league brands — Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland, Charles Moore of McGuire Real Estate, Bev Thorne of ...

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Those .realtor domains you?ve been hearing about for years will launch by Halloween
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:01:04 | Category:
 

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Zillow says it doesn?t plan to raise prices
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:21:13 | Category:
 

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NAR said to ask regulators to stop Zillow?s acquisition of Trulia
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:50:54 | Category:
 The National Association of Realtors reportedly wants federal antitrust regulators to block Zillow’s planned acquisition of Trulia, but there are no signs that the Federal Trade Commission plans to intervene. Zillow and Trulia — the tw

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Is Fed tapering when the next recession is just around the corner?
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:45:41 | Category:
 Heritage Capital President Paul Schatz is not somebody you would describe as an “inflation hawk.” Inflation hawks think that the drastic measures taken by the Fed to jolt the nation out of its economic coma — including dialin

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More poor people living in suburbs than cities
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:23:11 | Category:
 In the 1960s and ’70s, “white flight” in cities like Detroit helped concentrate poverty inside the city limits as more affluent residents fled to the suburbs. Today, well-educated job-seekers seeking shorter commutes, walkabl

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As a rookie real estate agent, sell your sphere of influence on how you can benefit them
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:11:52 | Category:
 When my first broker told me I needed to write letters to all the people in my sphere of influence, I didn't know what she was talking about. What sphere of influence? I didn't influence anyone except possibly my children. ...

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Homebuyers researching schools most interested in elementary schools
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:39:04 | Category:
 Homebuyers researching schools on realtor.com are zeroing in on elementary schools — indicating that the “majority of people who research schools either have young children or expect to start a family when they buy their next home.&

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