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Monday Morning Mobile: Special Delivery

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011—Have you ever received something in the mail that you weren’t expecting? If you have, and it was not a bill but something that you actually wanted, then you know how nice it feels to get something you otherwise didn’t think you were going to receive. Using ...


RE/MAX, LLC names EquityLock Solutions an Approved Supplier of Home Price Protection™

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011— RE/MAX recently named Denver-based EquityLock Solutions as an Approved Supplier of Home Price Protection, which helps minimize the risk of real estate price fluctuations within local markets. Through this program, RE/MAX agents in the U.S. would be able to offer their clients this exclusive protection program. ...


Deficit Compromise Opens the Door for Huge Cutbacks in Mortgage Deduction

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011—The “Gang of Six” compromise on the federal deficit that has been endorsed by President Obama mandates the most significant reductions in the mortgage interest deduction in the 98 years it has been in effect. ...


How to Turn More Renters into First-Time Buyers

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011—This is the market of a lifetime, with more opportunities—and challenges—than most of us have ever seen. Now imagine that you’re a renter thinking about buying a first home. You know mortgage rates are at generational lows. ...


RealtyJoin.com Selects Foreclosure.com to Power Its Foreclosure Listings Search

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011—Foreclosure.com recently announced that it will power the foreclosure channel on RealtyJoin.com, an online networking resource that helps real estate investors, service providers and other professionals find relevant opportunities and connect with the people they need. ...


RE/MAX Properties, Inc. Taking the Investor Market by Storm

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011— 12, 2011, RE/MAX Properties, Inc. hosted author and radio host Greg Rand at their Summer Sales Rally at Flying W Ranch. Rand presented his ideas for working with investors as showcased in his book “Crash Boom” and on his OwnAmerica.com website to the 180 agents in ...


ERA Real Estate Launches Technology Offering that Mirrors Its Culture of Collaboration

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011—ERA Real Estate, an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry, announces the launch of a new broker and agent intranet solution, teamERA.com, that brings the company’s collaborative culture to life in an online environment. ...


CENTURY 21 Scheetz Earns Worldwide Company Award

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2011— Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of a large residential real estate sales organization, recently announced it has selected CENTURY 21 Scheetz, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), out of 8,000 brokers in 73 countries as the 2011 CENTURY 21 Art Bartlett ...


Simplifying the Real Estate Transaction from Contract to Close

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2011—As advancements in technology continue to provide real estate professionals with the tools they need to work smarter and stay connected no matter where they are, the focus on eliminating the copious amounts of paper involved in ...


Regional Spotlight: Favorable Prices Motivate Bay Area Homebuyers

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2011—Investors bearing cash and traditional home buyers confident about their jobs took advantage of some of the most favorable home prices in years during the second quarter of 2011, sparking double-digit increases in the number of homes sold compared with the prior quarter in all nine San ...


Zillow Far Exceeds IPO, Closes Higher – What Next?

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2011—(MCT/RISMedia)—Real estate listing service Zillow had a positive day Wednesday when its initial public offering price of $20 a share far exceeded expectations as it began trading July 20 at $60 a share, 200% above the listing price. The IPO had already gone well above the $12-to-$14 ...


Public Misled by National Real Estate Indexes, William Raveis’ Data Paints Clearer Picture of Key Housing Trends

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2011—Home values have fallen dramatically since 2006. The New York Times recently referred to Case-Shiller’s national index, stating 20 large cities slumped for the 7th month in a row in February. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard Review dwelled on the excess inventory on the ...


July 2011 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2011—Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for July showing the housing market, buffeted by a recovering rental sector, is unlikely to experience a "double dip," and will likely follow the ...


Maponics Surpasses 300,000 Neighborhood and Subdivision Boundaries

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2011— Maponics, a provider of location-based data, has announced a new release of Maponics Neighborhood Boundaries TM, which contains more than 150,000 neighborhoods worldwide. With the launch last month of Maponics Subdivision Boundaries TM, Maponics combined databases of neighborhoods and real estate subdivisions have grown to more ...


Accenture Executive Joins Goomzee Management Team

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2011— Goomzee Corporation, one of the leading mobile technology startups servicing real estate professionals in the U.S., has announced that former Accenture executive, Cereta Wills-Brown, has joined Goomzee's management team as a senior project manager. Wills-Brown will be leading Goomzee's software engineering team, professional services deployments and ...


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