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DIY Real Estate Solutions Strengthens Property Management Platform with Point2 Listing Syndication

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2011—Point2, a leading provider of real estate marketing and listing syndication solutions recently announced that Cleveland-based DIY Real Estate Solutions, also a Yardi brand, has integrated listing syndication as part of its property management software solution offering to its clients. ...


Frank Howard Allen Sebastopol Merges with Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

RISMEDIA, July 14, 2011—The former Sebastopol office of Frank Howard Allen has merged with the Sebastopol office of the Wine Country Group by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. ...


Rand on Real Estate: A Closer Look at Colorado Springs

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011—Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com hosts “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC where this week he discusses the Colorado Springs real estate market with RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: save 10% on any staging product from the REALTOR.org Store, deals on home and credit protection from REALTOR Benefits® Program partners and REALTORS® support the “Secondary Market Facility for Residential Mortgage Act of 2011”. For more information ...


National Association of REALTORS Bans Sexual Orientation Discrimination

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® recently added language to its code of ethics banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Article 10 of NAR’s REALTORS® Code of Ethics previously prohibited the “denial of its professional services to any ...


Monthly Survey Report Assesses Opinions about Owning a Home, Renting a Home, and Household Finances

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011—Fannie Mae's (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) new monthly national consumer attitudinal survey report provides eleven indicators offering a window into the opinions of Americans across the country. These behavioral insights convey what consumers think about the outlook for owning and renting a home and about their household ...


New Foreclosure Study Finds the More That’s Owed, the Longer the Defaulter Can Stay

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011—Homeowners living in houses worth over $417,000 can live in their homes mortgage-free without fear of foreclosure for more than a year, but those in the less valuable homes are getting thrown out in 300 days or less. ...


Real Estate Search Engine Gives New Meaning to Online Matchmaker

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011— With high housing inventories and low prices there is no question that the current local housing market is a buyer’s market. So why does the average real estate search engine focus on what the seller has to offer instead of what the buyer is looking ...


Century 21 Real Estate Accepted into American Society for Training and Development Forum

RISMEDIA, July 13, 2011— Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, recently announced it has been accepted into the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Forum, a consortium of public and private organizations joined together in a collaborative ...


Evolution of the Broker Pricing Opinion

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—Executives within the default Industry are required to make decisions on a variety of dispositions that vary from loss mitigation to REO pricing strategies. The Broker Pricing Opinion (BPO) is an integral component of the decision making ...


High Rollers Move Up

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—While a third of homeowners struggle to stay above water on their mortgages, nearly a quarter of those in the upper income tiers have been trading up to take advantage of deals in the luxury home market. ...


Weekly Video Tip: Pre-Interviews

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—If you’re planning on interviewing someone on camera…remember the old adage…”practice makes perfect.” ...


HUD, CLPHA to Host Conference on Green Solutions for Public Housing

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—Across the country, public housing authorities are struggling to control skyrocketing energy costs, often accounting for nearly a quarter of their operating budgets. To help cut energy bills and consumption, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities ...


New Billion-Dollar-Emergency Loan Program Hopes to Stave Off Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011— The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in conjunction with NeighborWorks America launched a new Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) recently to help homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure in 27 states across the country and Puerto Rico. ...


Obama Administration Offers Additional Mortgage Relief to Unemployed Homeowners

RISMEDIA, July 12, 2011—Recently, the Obama Administration announced adjustments to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requirements that will require servicers to extend the forbearance period for unemployed homeowners to 12 months. The Administration also intends to require servicers participating in the Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) to extend the minimum forbearance ...


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