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California Real Estate Commissioner Announces Issuance of Fraud Warning

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2009-The California Real Estate Commissioner, Jeff Davi, announced the issuance of a Consumer Alert by the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) warning consumers about loan modification scams and informing consumers of what they can do to protect themselves. ...


Have We Reached Bottom? 10 Factors to Consider

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Historically, the value of real estate goes through cycles. Many factors affect the value of homes including the laws of "supply and demand." From the Appraisal Institute, here's a quick reference guide to some of the factors involved ...


NRT LLC Combines its Two NJ Real Estate Brokerage Companies into Single Organization

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-NRT LLC, one of the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage companies, announced the merger of the operations of its two local operating companies based in New Jersey - Burgdorff Realtors ERA and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey & Rockland County, N.Y. The ...


Century 21 Real Estate Announces ‘Path to Your Dreams Sweepstakes’

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced its ‘Path to Your Dreams Sweepstakes' winner, Kimberly Green of Dalton, Ga. ...


Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty Merges with Connolly Zahm Properties Ltd

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Turks and Caicos Sotheby's International Realty announced it has merged with Connolly Zahm Properties Ltd. (CZP) to form the Turks & Caicos's most dynamic luxury real estate company. The combined firm will operate as Turks and Caicos Sotheby's International Realty. ...


Marsha Rand, the CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, Honored as 2009 Woman of the Year

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced that Marsha Rand, the CEO and Founder of the brokerage, was recently honored by the Rockland Business Women's Network (RBWN) as the 2009 Woman of the Year. She was recognized for her success as an entrepreneur and her commitment to ...


Prudential Named Relocation Provider of the Year

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc. was named Relocation Provider of the Year at the annual Re:locate Awards, which honor companies and individuals involved in relocation. ...


More National Media Attention Focuses on Top 5 Members

Top 5 Members Recognized on the Wall Street Journal/Lore Top Agent Rankings for 2009; Simon & Schuster Publishes Top 5 Member's Life Story ...


Sounding an Optimistic Note – 8 Questions for NAR’s Leader

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2009-(MCT)-The dream of homeownership is alive and well in the U.S., the president of the nation's largest real estate trade association recently told a professional group in Fort Worth. ...


Taking Our Property Back: Eminent Domain 2009

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2009-June 23 marks the four-year anniversary of the controversial Supreme Court decision in Kelo vs. New London, Conn., in which a homeowner, Susette Kelo, was attempting to stop the City from taking her modest pink, Victorian cottage with a view of the Thames River to make way for ...


ERA Real Estate Announces Realignment to Meet Changing Market Needs, Prepare for Future Growth

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2009-In order to drive greater agility in the execution of its business growth strategy, ERA Franchise Systems LLC president and chief executive officer, Charlie Young, announced a strategic realignment of the company's operating structure. Young also announced the appointments of three new vice presidents who will lead ...


Are Tighter Appraisals Hurting Home Sales?

RISMEDIA, June 22, 2009-(MCT)-Less than a week after putting his newly renovated house in Idylwood, Texas, on the market, Derrick DeCristofaro accepted a full-price offer of $242,900 on the 1940 bungalow. ...


Prudential 1000 Realty Affiliates with Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services

RISMEDIA, June 22, 2009-Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. company, announced the affiliation of Prudential 1000 Realty, a newly formed company. ...


‘Recycling’ of Urban Real Estate

RISMEDIA, June 22, 2009-(MCT)-Bank of America is giving cities, not private buyers, the inside skinny on new foreclosures. ...


Thinking Outside the Box – One Agent’s Unique Approach to Real Estate

RISMEDIA, June 19, 2009-(MCT)-Kristin Walker of Dunes Properties prefers two wheels instead of four. Her real estate philosophy-"It's not about the house; it's about the neighborhood"-is better showcased when she tours properties with clients who are biking alongside her. ...


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