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AREAA Convention Highlights the Power of Asian American Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, Dec. 3, 2007-Asian Americans are an important and growing segment of prospective home buyers-quite possibly representing the antidote to a down real estate market-according to leading bankers, mortgage brokers and other real estate professionals who spoke at the recent convention of the Asian American Real Estate Association (AREAA). ...


IRS Announces 2008 Per-Mile Business Driving Rate

RISMEDIA, Nov. 30, 2007-The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the national per-mile business driving rate of 50.5 cents for the U.S. taxpayer, effective January 1, 2008. This compares to a rate of 48.5 cents-per-mile during 2007. ...


How Realtors Seek New Ways to Close Deals in Current Market

RISMEDIA, Nov. 30, 2007-Knowing more about the environmental contaminants that exist under and around a home, before it is sold, could help Realtors® close deals, according to an Environmental Data Resources (EDR) survey conducted at the National Association of Realtors Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The survey indicates that enhanced ...


Appraiser Education-Then and Now

RISMEDIA, Nov. 30, 2007-As a part of its 75th anniversary look at important aspects of the real estate appraisal profession, the Fall 2007 issue of The Appraisal Journal offers several perspectives on appraiser education over the decades. The issue also features articles on several unique appraisal topics: cell phone towers, ...


Strengthening Family Ties, Success

By Leslie Geary ...


Building Online Opportunities

By Lesley Geary ...


Targeting the Internet Generation

RISMEDIA, Dec. 1, 2007-Prudential California Realty Associate Broker Linnette Edwards is a GenY-er who targets her peers - a population that is second in size only to the Baby Boomers. Her first real estate transaction was an e-lead and since then, she's built her business entirely on Web-based marketing. Edwards ...


Network Communications Acquires Apartment Rental Source Magazine

RISMEDIA, Nov. 29, 2007--Network Communications, Inc. (NCI) has announced the acquisition of Apartment Rental Source magazine, a leading monthly apartment rental publication covering the greater Boston area. The magazine will be incorporated into NCI's Apartment Finder brand extending its reach to 109 serviced markets across the United States and will ...


RE/MAX Signs Online Advertising Partnership with Disaboom

RISMEDIA, Nov. 29, 2007--RE/MAX International, Inc., has signed an online advertising sponsorship agreement with Disaboom, Inc., (OTCBB: DSBO), which is developing the first online community for people living with or directly affected by disabilities or functional limitations. RE/MAX is one of many high-profile, international companies to join Disaboom's expanding list ...


Women Business Owners of Real Estate Publishing Franchise Tops 73%; Outpaces US Census Averages

RISMEDIA, Nov. 29, 2007-Homes & Land reports that women business owners comprise 73% of its entire network of franchisees. This statistic is significantly higher than the US Census Bureau's national average. The government agency reports that both sole women owners and equally male/female business partnerships represent approximately 40% of all ...


Real Living Opens New Offices in Arizona, North Carolina, Texas

RISMEDIA, Nov. 29, 2007-Real Living Inc. has announced the opening of three new offices located in Glendale, Ariz., Asheville, N.C. and Willow Park/Aledo, Texas. ...


Study: Employers Can Do More to Enhance Work-Life Policies

RISMEDIA, Nov. 29, 2007-The majority of today's employees believe work-life balance policies are important when considering whether to take or quit a job; yet, many workers lack confidence in their current organization's support of work-life policies, according to survey results released by WorkLifeBalance.com. ...


First American Corporation Expands Diversity Initiative

RISMEDIA, Nov. 28, 2007 - The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), one of America's largest providers of business information, has announced that it has expanded its efforts to ensure greater diversity and inclusion throughout its organization. ...


How Three Agent Teams Reach Higher Ground

By Dr. Cliff Baird ...


An Added Degree of Confidence

By Lesley Geary ...