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Hope Now for Homeowners in Trouble - 11/30/07 12:02 PM
A colleague of mine brought a recent article in the Wall Street Journal to my attention about a new association called Hope Now. It is comprised of a number of major lenders, banks, credit counselors, and other organizations. They want to try and ease the sub-prime fallout by providing help, information, and resources to homeowners who may be facing foreclosure. They are also working with the US Treasury Department to temporarily freeze sub-prime mortgages to try and stem the tide of foreclosures. Here is the new site for the group. I also wrote a post on the myClosingSPACE blog about this. (3 comments)
Real Estate Related Fun! - 11/29/07 08:22 AM
The myClosingSPACE.com is dedicated to educating consumers about title insurance and real estate transactions. Most of the time it is pretty dry but we decided to have a little fun while we teach consumers more about the real estate transaction process. To do this we added a crossword puzzle with real estate terms. When we put it together we tried to make sure we had some questions or clues that were geared to consumers along with some that would be somewhat challenging to real estate professionals. So if you have a chance give it a shot and see how you do. Just (7 comments)
How Can Real Estate Sites Fare Better in Search Engines? - 11/28/07 08:10 AM
The most recent post at the piloSEO blog discusses some of the main problems with a lot of Real Estate websites and offers some advice on how they can improve. Like NAR says Real Estate is Local so the local sites should be on the first page for local searches. In too many cases they are not. Instead you see the the SERPs dominated by the likes of Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and the big national brands. Of course there are a few local sites that pop up but IMO there should be more local sites in the top of the SERPs (11 comments)
Make Sure you are Targeting The Keywords People are Searching For - 11/21/07 08:33 AM
Keyword tools like Wordtracker are great but they are not always up to date and they only use a small percentage of the search data that is available. If you only use tools like Wordtracker, Overture's tool, or other keyword tools you could be missing out on a lot of really great keywords. All of the major search engines provide great keyword data that you can use to develop keyword lists based on what people are actually looking for in these engines. A lot of these keywords as ignored by your competition too so they will be easier to rank for (4 comments)
Can I get some HELP from the Mortgage Experts here? - 11/15/07 08:46 AM
Please? I am conducting some research on mortgages in NY state. I would like to find the median mortgage loan amount for each county in NY State. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be eternally grateful. (0 comments)
Foreclosure is Not The Only Option - 11/14/07 01:34 PM
Our CEO recently presented at a foreclosure seminar with the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance. The premise of the seminar was to show NJ citizens that there are alternatives for foreclosure and a number of organizations willing to help. We are in the process of building a Foreclosure Resource section on the myClosingSPACE.com site to provide visitors with the information and resources available to them so they can avoid losing their home. Foreclosure is not the only option to those who are falling behind in their mortgage payments. There are plenty of excellent organizations who are willing to help. At the (2 comments)
Search Engine Question and Answer - 11/13/07 01:41 PM
After spending a lot of time at AR and other real estate forums and blogs I see a lot of questions about SEO and search engine marketing. I see quite a few unique questions but I also see a lot of questions asked over and over again. The problem with AR and other fast moving sites is that a lot of information is buried and that leads to the same questions being asked and answered more than once. What I would like to do is set up this post as a place to ask any Search related questions you have. I (6 comments)
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