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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 ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 9, 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 ...


When a Mortgage Puts a Home Buyer at a Disadvantage

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2011—(MCT)—For home buyers who need to finance their purchase using a mortgage, a cash buyer can be their worst enemy. ...


Stumped Builders Adjust Their Designs

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2011—(MCT)— With new-home sales at historical lows, builders are doing a lot of head-scratching about what kind of houses buyers want.Changing demographics and tougher lending standards are influencing their decisions, too. The industry is trying to get a handle on where home designs are headed after the ...


Chicago Real Estate Office RE/MAX Signature Expands Facility, Adds New Agents

Regional Spotlight—RISMEDIA, May 9, 2011—RE/MAX Signature, which has been the fastest growing RE/MAX franchise in the City of Chicago over the last several years, has put in place two new initiatives that will further facilitate its continued expansion in the Chicago real estate market. ...


Pioneering Progress in Listing Distribution Technology

RISMEDIA, May 9, 2011—Onboard Informatics, the premier data and technology services provider to top-tier real estate, media and technology companies, announces that MRED (Midwest Real Estate Data) has chosen Listings 360°Insight—Onboard’s real-time, integrated API data distribution, tracking and business intelligence system—to power its listings distribution efforts. Designed for MLSs to ...


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