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NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the National Association of REALTORS

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: buy one brochure and get another 50 percent off from the REALTOR.org/Store, it’s not too late to enjoy 40 percent savings on select FedEx Office® services and register today for the next REALTOR® University Webinar Summit. For ...


Sponsor Spotlight: Don’t Miss These Industry-Leading Organizations at Achieve! Conference This Month

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2011—Sponsors of RISMedia’s Achieve!—Real Estate’s Marketing & Opportunity Conference—represent the leading companies and organizations in the industry. Each week, we will present a selection of this year’s event sponsors to offer our readers a more in-depth look at these industry leaders that you won’t want to miss ...


Midyear Meetings Focus on Home Ownership

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2011—REALTORS ® from across the country are meeting with legislators, public policy makers and industry leaders this week to address pressing concerns and issues that affect home owners, aspiring home owners and real estate investors everywhere as the REALTORS ® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo begins. ...


Home Alone Home Listed For Sale at $2.4 Million

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2011—Luxury market homebuyers looking for a piece of cinematic history and refined Georgian charm need look no further than the new-to-market Winnetka home for sale. Featured in the family movie, Home Alone, this stately home is listed ...


Nearly 40,000 MRED REALTORS in Chicago Area Go Mobile with Goomzee

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2011—Continuing to expand its MLS footprint in the US real estate marketplace, Goomzee ®—a provider of mobile technology solutions for real estate professionals—recently announced it has agreed with Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) to provide its product, Realty Connect®, to their customers and revolutionize how Chicago area ...


Real-Time Real Estate Market Report: Near-Term Price Strength Is Showing in the Active Housing Data

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2011—The active housing market data show signs of strength and improvement in the real estate market, despite new lows being reported in the lagging data.The latest market report from Altos Research shows real-time market conditions, with increases in both median prices and inventory in most markets across ...


April Housing Scorecard Shows Growing Evidence of Economic Progress

RISMEDIA, May 10, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the April edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Officials caution that ...


75 Percent of Refinancing Homeowners Maintain or Reduce Debt in First Quarter

RISMEDIA, May 10, 2011—Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) released the results of its first quarter refinance analysis showing homeowners who refinance continue to strengthen their fiscal house: ...


Why Video…Why Now?

RISMEDIA, May 10, 2011—They say the only constant in life is change. And when it comes to real estate marketing, those changes are coming fast and furious. A few years ago, few people had even heard of blogging, Facebook, or Twitter. And one of the biggest changes of all—online video—had ...


RealTown Announces Poll Results of National Association of REALTORS Membership Fee Increase Proposal

RISMEDIA, May 10, 2011—RealTown®, home of the oldest online real estate community, recently released the results of an online poll conducted amongst its community members to gauge REALTOR® and real estate industry participants’ acceptance of the National Association of REALTORS®’ proposed $40.00 annual fee increase to support its new Political ...


During a Tornado, Run, Don’t Gawk

RISMEDIA, May 10, 2011—(MCT)—One video circulating in cyberspace—shot by a 12-year-old boy with his cell phone in the back seat of his vehicle—shows a tornado closing in on a family driving in North Carolina last month —right up until the tornado hits them. ...


Freddie Mac Offers New Multifamily Securities

RISMEDIA, May 10, 2011—Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1.1 billion in K Certificates ("K-013 Certificates"), which are expected to price the week of May 16, 2011, and settle on or about ...


Onboard Informatics Offers Educational Webinar on Lifestyle Search

RISMEDIA, May 10, 2011—Onboard Informatics—a premier data and technology services provider to top-tier real estate, media and technology companies—announces a Lifestyle Search educational webinar focused on educating real estate professionals on the importance of providing engaging homebuyer tools on their website. ...


Don’t Miss Out! Learn How to Expand Your Market Share and Profitability at This Year’s Achieve! Conference

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2011—RISMedia’s Achieve! – Real Estate’s Marketing & Opportunity Conference—will provide the most innovative educational programs and networking opportunities for brokers and agents. Industry experts Joe Clement, Todd Hetherington and Ed Krafchow are among the leading broker panelists ...


Simple Tips to Prevent House Fires

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2011—Every year home electrical problems cause more than 28,000 house fires and massive property damage. Electrical wiring is the root cause of many of these fires, of which countless could have been prevented. May is Electrical Safety Month. MXenergy, an independent energy provider, is encouraging ...