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Mortgage Bankers’ Commercial/Multifamily Originations up 44 Percent

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2011—Commercial and multifamily mortgage origination volumes increased 44 percent in 2010 over the previous year, with mortgage bankers reporting $118.8 billion of closed commercial and multifamily loans, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's 2010 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance: Annual Origination Volume Summation. ...


Regional Spotlight: Greater Washington D.C.’s Top ‘Green’ Neighborhoods Unveiled by MRIS

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2011—As Americans widely embrace the “green revolution,” residents of the greater D.C. area interested in eco-friendly living should check out the newly released Top Green Neighborhood list published by MRIS, the nation’s largest multiple listings service (MLS) which offers nearly 75,000 local homes listings via its consumer ...


HUD Secretary Announces Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma State Storm Victims

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2011—U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to Atoka County in Oklahoma and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes last week. ...


15 Million iPad Users Now Have the Search Power of Realtor.com in All Inclusive App

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2011—The search power of Realtor.com is now available on the iPad at http://www.realtor.com/mobile/iPad, the company has announced. Launched by Move, Inc., the Realtor.com iPad app is the only real estate search app delivering everything from listings with maps and GPS directions to personalization tools that ...


Lowen Company Offers Free Reusable QR Codes through MobiBrix

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2011—Lowen Sign Company recently introduced MobiBrix Reusable QR Codes, a free QR Code and management software that allows the user full control over their codes and real estate marketing. ...


Fannie Mae and Minnesota Home Ownership Center Announce Partnership to Help Struggling Homeowners

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2011— Fannie Mae and the Minnesota Home Ownership Center recently announced a partnership to accelerate the response time for struggling Minnesota families with loans that are owned by Fannie Mae. ...


Don’t Miss Your Chance to Meet These Incredible Industry Leaders at This Year’s Achieve! Conference

RISMEDIA, April 27, 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 Dick Schlott, LP Finn and Sherry Chris are among the leading broker panelists who will ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: NAR’s Booth No. 1707 at NAR’s Midyear Trade Expo; save 21 percent on select business systems from REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner, Dell; and enjoy 10 percent off your next print on demand order. ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 27, 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 ...


Safety First! May Is Building Safety Month

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2011—When you turn on a light switch, do you ever wonder if you'll be electrocuted? Do you constantly worry about your home's roof caving in? Or believe your home's water pipes might be frozen when you turn ...


Spending Smart: Prune Your Landscaping Costs

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2011—(MCT)—As weather warms in most parts of the country, many homeowners will incur the expense and hassle of hiring professionals to help beautify their yard through grass mowing, landscape design or tree trimming and removal. These specialty services can be quite costly; that's why it's important to ...


Thousands to Attend This Year’s Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo – Will You Be There?

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2011—More than 8,000 REALTORS® and guests from across the country will convene in Washington, D.C., next month to address today's critical home ownership, mortgage finance and real estate investment challenges during the REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, May 9-14. During the week, REALTORS® ...


A La Mode Releases Popular Appraisal App for the Android

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2011—A la mode, a leader in real estate technology, recently released its popular DaVinci appraisal app in the Android™ Market. ...


Regional Spotlight: Florida’s Existing Home and Condo Sales Rise in March

Regional Spotlight—RISMEDIA, April 27, 2011—Florida’s existing home and existing condo sales rose in March, according to the latest housing data released by Florida REALTORS® . Existing home sales increased 12 percent last month with a total of 18,522 homes sold statewide compared to 16,540 homes sold in March 2010, according ...


Dedicated to Going Green? Follow These 10 Easy Steps

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2011—Given the pressing environmental challenges facing the world, one day just doesn't seem like enough to celebrate the earth and make long-term environmental changes. Why not use this month as inspiration and ...


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