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HUD to Offer Grants to Fix Housing-Related Health Hazards

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it is making grants available to help eliminate lead-based paint and other housing related health hazards from lower income homes. The funding will help protect young children as well as other vulnerable populations. ...


10 Tips for a Cleaner, Safer Kitchen

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—(MCT)—The first day of spring has come and gone. To get the cleaning season started right, we looked for the best advice on cleaning the busiest—and maybe dirtiest—room in the house: the kitchen. ...


ERA Real Estate Launches Technology Offering that Mirrors Its Culture of Collaboration

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—ERA Real Estate, an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry, announced the launch of a new broker and agent intranet solution, teamERA.com, that brings the company’s collaborative culture to life in an online environment. ...


Next on NAHREP Radio: The Great Recession – Has It Changed How Consumers Manage Money?

RISMEDIA, April 14, 2011—What spending patterns are you seeing among home buyers? Has the economic crisis changed the way they manage their money? Do they buy “less” house? Learn the last consumer trends from the 2011 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey conducted by Harris Poll and the National Foundation for Credit ...


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

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: learn how to use the REALTOR® mark correctly, save 10% on your SFR Certification, and REALTOR® Magazine is seeking candidates for the 2011 Good Neighbor Awards. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


Building Homeownership: What the April 18th FHA Price Increase Means for You and Your Low-Downpayment Home Buyers

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—In one of the first articles I wrote for this column, I said that the majority of home buyers today without 20% to put down on a new home are getting an FHA loan. I also said ...


House Rich Rule #12 – Share the Brain Trust

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—Don’t let Washington or Wall Street stop the entrepreneurial spirit in you. We are in a period of history right now where as an entrepreneur, you want to build wealth and you can’t rely on anyone else. The real estate market is here for you and the ...


VScreen Expands Operation to Universal Studios Florida Backlot

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—VScreen has announced the relocation of its offices and studio operations to one of the nation’s premier venues for video production—the backlot at Universal Studios Florida® in Orlando. According to VScreen’s co-founder and CEO Stephen Schweickart, “We are excited about the Universal Studios Florida Production Group accepting ...


Congressman Duncan Hunter to Co-Chair 1parkplace Real Estate Symposium

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—1parkplace has announced it will be hosting a “Real Estate and Housing Symposium,” on April 21, 2011, at the Marriott Marina in San Diego, Calif. The event kicks off a national campaign to “Bring Back Our U.S. ...


Prudential Florida Realty Ranks #22 Nationwide

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—Prudential Florida Realty moved up in the national rankings among all real estate companies to # 22 in Number of Transactions for 2010, according to RISMedia’s 2011 Power Broker Report. ...


REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington Selects Point2 for Property Data Syndication Initiative

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—Point2 has announced that the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) in Ontario, Canada, has selected Point2 to power its multi-national property listing syndication initiative. ...


Zillow Acquires Postlets, Online Listing Creation and Distribution Platform

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—Zillow, Inc., which operates real estate website Zillow.com®, Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace, and a leading mobile real estate platform, has announced the acquisition of Postlets™, a leading online real estate listing creation and distribution platform. Postlets enables individual real estate agents, property managers and landlords to create listings ...


RENTCafé Internet Listing Service iPhone App Now Available at the App Store

RISMEDIA, April 13, 2011—Yardi has announced the highly successful launch of its RENTCafé.com iPhone application, which enhances the mobile dimension of the RENTCafe.com Internet listing service platform, according to a company release. The RENTCafé iPhone app was made available at Apple's App Store on March 23. ...


Major Legislation in 2011: How Brokers Can Impact the Issues

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Charlie Oppler, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and ...


Affordable Housing Providers Dominate Apartment Industry’s Largest Owners, According to Annual Ranking of 50 Largest Firms

RISMEDIA, April 12, 2011—The apartment industry made a surprising recovery in 2010 from the "Great Recession," and that recovery is reflected in the 2011 NMHC 50, the National Multi Housing Council's annual ranking of the 50 largest apartment owners and ...


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