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This week's featured articles:
"Radiant Pro Selling: Using Social Media to Grow Your Business"
How beneficial is social media when trying to grow a business? Social Media is quickly becoming an essential to business growth and development. In most cases social media is how companies interact and communicate with their targeted public. Adapting to this new way of communication is beneficial for the growth of the business and its customers.
According to Forrester Research’s most recent Interactive Marketing Forecast, social media marketing will grow at an annual rate of 34 percent faster than any other form of online marketing and double the average growth rate of 17 percent for all online mediums. Read More
If upbeat comments and optimistic forecasts are a sign of a housing upturn, the upturn is just about here. The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book – the Fed’s survey of the economy published before each meeting of the FOMC, the Fed’s policy group, was released on Wednesday October 10th. The summary comments, “Residential real estate showed widespread improvement since the last report. All twelve Districts reported existing home sales strengthened, in some cases substantially. Selling prices were steady or rising… declining or tight inventories have put upward pressure on prices…New Home construction and sales were more mixed but still improved.” Read More
"Simplify Your Life: Automate Your Home"
Technology is evolving at our fingertips. Everyday more new and improved gadgets are announced or an electronic device you already have has been upgraded to something better. With the continuous advancement of technology, everywhere we look there is a gadget incorporating intelligence to improve products in our daily lives. Read More
"Foreclosures at Five Year Low"
RealtyTrac®, today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for September and the third quarter of 2012, showing foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 180,427 U.S. properties in September, a decrease of 7 percent from the previous month and down 16 percent from September 2011. September’s total was the lowest U.S. total since July 2007.
The decrease in September helped drop the third quarter foreclosure numbers to the lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2007. Foreclosure filings were reported on 531,576 U.S. properties during the quarter, a decrease of 5 percent from the second quarter and a decrease of 13 percent from the third quarter of 2011 — the ninth consecutive quarter with an annual decrease in foreclosure activity. The report also shows one in every 248 U.S. housing units with a foreclosure filing during the quarter. Read More
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