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Regional Spotlight: Diane Turton to Speak at Hunterdon Chamber 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Summit

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—The Women’s Business Forum of Hunterdon County, NJ, is hosting its second annual Women’s Leadership Summit on Tuesday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grand Colonial in Perryville, NJ. This informative conference, titled “Transitions and Transformations,” features professional keynote speakers and panelists who ...


Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey Shows Uptick in Consumer Attitudes

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—Fannie Mae's latest national housing survey finds that Americans expressed more cautious optimism during the first quarter of 2011 than in the fourth quarter of 2010, but they continue to lack confidence in the overall strength of the housing market and economic recovery. The First-Quarter 2011 Fannie ...


Mortgage Applications Increase 8 Percent in Early May, Says MBA

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 8.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 6, 2011. ...


New FTC Rule Impacts REALTORS’ Short Sale Business

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2011—A new rule from the Federal Trade Commission that aims to protect home owners from mortgage relief scams may impact real estate professionals who represent clients involved in short sale transactions. Several hundred REALTORS® learned more about the new rule and its impact on their business at ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘Growing Your Business in Tough Times: Shifting Strategy is Key’

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011—As brokers, most of us have reined in spending over the last couple of years—pared travel expenses, consolidated office space, out-sourced some basic services. We’ve been doing what it takes to stay afloat in a down market aggravated by what seems like a prolonged poor economy. But ...


Build an Action Plan – How to Attract Global Buyers

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011— You don’t have to travel the world to be a global agent. Nor do you have to find foreign investors shopping for properties here. Global business also includes ethnic immigrant communities, naturalized citizens who retain strong ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise in Most States in First Quarter

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011— Existing-home sales continued to recover in the first quarter with gains recorded in 49 states and the District of Columbia, while 22 percent of the available metropolitan areas saw prices rise from a year ago, according to the latest survey by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Spring Breathes Life into Prices

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011— A seasonal uptick in both median prices and inventory has appeared in most metropolitan areas across the country, contradicting earlier price reports, according to Altos Research’s 20-city Composite trends data in April. Price increases are apparent in 24 of the 26 tracked markets, and inventory increases ...


HUD and German Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development Agree to Cooperate On Sustainability

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011— While the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is working to promote sustainability in this country, the Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) is pursuing a set of similar goals in the Federal Republic of Germany. Today, both agencies signed a Joint ...


Prudential Network Realty Publishes New Northeast Florida Relocation Guide

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011— A new edition of Prudential Network Realty’s Northeast Florida Relocation Guide has been published, the company has announced. The guide is a comprehensive tool designed for individuals, families and corporate transferees relocating to Northeast Florida from other areas of the country. ...


Realogy Calls for Extensions of Comment Period Regarding Mortgage Provisions

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2011—Realogy Corporation recently announced that it is calling on federal regulators for an extension of the comment period for the Risk Retention and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). Earlier this week Realogy sent letters to Federal ...


Meet Leading Industry Experts at This Year’s Achieve! Conference

RISMEDIA, May 11, 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 who will ...


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. ...


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