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Real Estate Leader Posts Net Revenue of $831 Million

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2011—Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services, recently reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Realogy's net revenue for the first quarter was $831 million, an increase of 1 percent compared to 2010. This was largely attributable to an increase ...


Mortgage Help Center Opens in Philadelphia

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2011— Fannie Mae recently announced the opening of the Philadelphia Mortgage Help Center to provide free education and counseling services to struggling Philadelphia area homeowners. The Philadelphia, the latest of nine Mortgage Help Centers to open across the country, is part of Fannie Mae's nationwide initiative to ...


Your Leadership Needed: Nearly Half of Home Buyers Surveyed Don’t Understand Essential Information about Mortgages

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—As the housing market continues to struggle, home buyers appear ill-prepared to take out a mortgage, answering basic questions about mortgage information wrong nearly half (46 percent) of the time, according to a Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace survey. ...


Build Your Business on Substance and Results

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—With the market we have today, consumers desperately need an experienced real estate agent for the largest financial transaction most of them will ever make. They want to know they’re working with a skilled, trusted professional who’s capable of closing sales. ...


Spring Warms Luxury Demand

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—It’s still very much a “cold” buyer’s market according to the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s April 24 Luxury Housing Report, but early numbers from the spring home buying season suggest that demand is warming up. ...


Latest MBA Weekly Survey Shows Increase in Mortgage Applications, Driven by Refinances

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 4.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 29, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 4.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis ...


Gallup: Time Is Right to Buy

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—Consumer attitudes towards the housing markets are echoing views in the years immediately preceding the peak of the housing boom, according to a new national survey by the Gallup poll. Americans continue to see a buyer’s market in housing, according to an April 2011 Gallup poll. Sixty-nine ...


Banks Build Record Foreclosure Inventory

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—The pace of foreclosure starts increased by a third in March, building the national inventory of REO properties to an all-time high of 2.2 million at the end of the month. ...


Prudential Network Realty Meets Real-Life “Blind Side” Couple

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2011—A team of real estate professionals from Prudential Network Realty, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), recently experienced an array of outstanding educational and motivational programs at Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services’ annual convention, including a session with keynote speakers Sean and Leigh ...


1parkplace to Host Listings Webinar: “The Art of Connecting with Your Community”

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011--1parkplace, a leader in online real estate marketing, believes high quality education and training is paramount to the success of its valued members. As a result, the company is kicking off the spring training season with ...


Learn How to Expand Your Market Share and Profitability at This Year’s Achieve! Conference

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—RISMedia’s Achieve!–Real Estate’s Innovation & 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 4, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: visit NAR’s booth #1707 at NAR’s Midyear Trade Expo, REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, zipLogix, introduces new online document storage tool and Realtors Property Resource™ enters limited beta with broker tool sets. For more information visit ...


NAHB Honors Top Green Home Industry Professionals

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—Thirteen builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals were honored recently as winners of National Green Building Awards by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the 13th annual National Green Building Conference in Salt Lake City. ...


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

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011—Sponsors of RISMedia’s Achieve! – Real Estate’s Innovation & 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 ...


Top REALTORS Gather for Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2011— REALTORS ® from across the country will gather with government officials and industry leaders in Washington, D.C., next week to address today's critical home ownership, mortgage finance and real estate investment challenges during the REALTORS ® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 9-14. ...


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