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CENTURY 21 Award Showcases Company Pride at Market Connect 2011

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2011—Agents from CENTURY 21 Award recently attended Market Connect 2011, held annually by the franchise to provide its members the chance to learn about relevant real estate industry trends, hear from special guest speakers, and showcase company pride. The 2011 celebration was particularly memorable as CENTURY 21 ...


First Team® Real Estate Opens News State-Of-The-Art Office in Mission Viejo

RISMEDIA, July 8, 2011—First Team Real Estate recently announced the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art office in Mission Viejo. The facility features several technological innovations, including five flat screen monitors for property and community presentations. It also includes a 1,100-square foot conference and training room that will house agent ...


The Long Song of Technology: Does Your Voice Make the Cut?

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—Leading economists agree that 122 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 46 dictate the growth and success of the US and Global economy. This group has become labeled as the “Economic Influencers.” Professionals in ...


Making the Most of Seller Contributions: Not Just for Closing Costs Anymore

When it comes to seller contributions, the real estate and mortgage industries are well overdue for a new way of thinking. That’s because the majority of agents (and buyers and loan officers, too) simply think the only use for seller contributions is to cover closing costs, and that means you’re ...


Freddie, Fannie Delinquencies Down a Full Point

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—The percentage of seriously delinquent mortgages—those that are 90 days past due or in foreclosure—held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have fallen more than a point in the last year. ...


Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends Shows Jump in 30-Year Fixed Rates

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—Mortgage Marvel Rate Trends™, a daily survey of over 950 lenders, shows 30-year, fixed rates bouncing up 0.15% to 4.78% after setting a new six-month low last week. ...


FHA Issues Condominium Policy Mortgage Letter

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently published updated condominium policy guidelines and instructions that clarify the approval and recertification process and policies for condo projects. FHA's mortgagee letter includes a Condominium Policy Guide and Implementation Schedule identifying timelines for lenders to comply with the guidelines. ...


First Team® Real Estate Awards Yorba Linda Office For Biggest Leap in 2010 Luxury Home Sales

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—First Team Real Estate, one of the leading real estate firms in Orange County and all of Calif., presented its Yorba Linda office with an award for the highest percentage increase in luxury home sales in 2010 over 2009 among the company’s 40 branches. The honor was ...


RE/MAX Properties, Inc. Offering Free Training in HUD Sales to All Agents

RISMEDIA, July 7, 2011—How do you navigate the changing way that HUD sells homes? That was the question that RE/MAX Properties, Inc. in Colorado Springs asked and answered when they hosted How to Sell HUD Homes with Richard Talley, President of American Title Services out of Denver. ...


Prices Rise for Second Consecutive Month

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—Hours after the National Association of REALTORS® announced an 8.2 percent jump in May prices, CoreLogic confirmed its May numbers show a second consecutive month-over-month increase. ...


Renters Can Do Plenty to Make their Homes More Eco-Friendly

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—(MCT)—So you're a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won't splurge on solar panels. Don't fret. There are plenty of low-cost ways for apartment dwellers to be eco-friendly. ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Champions Funds for Easter Seals Greater Washington – Baltimore Region

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—CENTURY 21 New Millennium reported recently that in an ongoing effort to help generate awareness and funds to support Easter Seals Greater Washington - Baltimore Region, Director of Business Development Scott Becker raised more than $15,000 for the local charity by participating in the 2011 CENTURY 21® ...


eMerge™ Founder/CEO wins Louisiana Technology Leader of the Year Award

RISMEDIA, July 6, 2011—Bondilyn Jolly, the CEO and Founder of NMD, Inc. and eMerge™ won the Louisiana Technology Leader of the Year Award at the 2011 Governor’s Technology Awards in Baton Rouge, LA. The Louisiana Technology Leader of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of an individual’s role as ...


Rand on Real Estate: The Professional Investor, Part IV

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com, host of “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC, answers the question “How do professional investors play this market?” Buy at the right time, says Rand; buy in an area ...


6 Tips for Success at Real Estate Auctions

RISMEDIA, July 5, 2011—With foreclosures flooding the real estate market, many property buyers and investors are hitting the auction circuit looking to capitalize on the next great deal. For those that are new to the auction block, there are a ...


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