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Vacation- and Investment-Home Shares Hold Even in 2010

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2011—The market share of vacation- and investment-home sales held steady in 2010, although the sales volume declined with the overall market, according to the National Association of Realtors®. NAR's 2011 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey—covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2010—shows vacation-home sales accounted for 10 ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Watch the Sunset from This Water-front Home

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2011—Located on Venice Island in Venice, Fla., this beautiful three bedroom home being listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member Prudential Palms Realty. This three story home offers hardwood floors, formal dining, three full spa-style ...


ERA Real Estate Honors Napier Realtors ERA as Its First Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award Honoree

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2011—ERA Real Estate, an innovative franchising leader in the residential real estate industry, has recognized Napier Realtors ERA as the inaugural Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award winner for consistent commitment to both business and charity, the company reports. This national award was presented at the ...


Crisis Yields Opportunity; Report Details Trials and Success of Corporate Real Estate as Industry Assumes Leading Enterprise Role

RISMEDIA, Apr 1, 2011—CoreNet Global's recently released 2011 State of the Industry (SOTI) report notes Corporate Real Estate's (CRE) evolving enterprise role as the global economy and real estate end users seek cost-effective opportunity amidst economic recovery. ...


6 Steps to Help Avoid the ‘Follow Up Trap’

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2011—With the rise in Internet-based marketing, sales professionals have now become captives, feeling obligated to be on call to respond to leads 24/7, for fear they will go cold. Every sales professional has probably experienced this phenomenon ...


Federal Housing Finance Agency Reports Mortgage Interest Rates

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2011—The Federal Housing Finance Agency has reported that the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders, used as an index in some ARM contracts, was 4.79 percent based on loans closed in February. This is an increase of 0.08 ...


MRIS Executes Agreement with RPR

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2011—Realtors Property Resource, LLC (RPR), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, announced recently that Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS), the nation’s largest MLS, serving more than 40,000 subscribers spanning the Mid-Atlantic region, has signed an agreement to bring RPR’s national property database ...


Now Is the Time to Get Your Home’s Exterior in Tip-top Condition

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2011—According to DIY shopping and support website Trades Supermarket, the improved spring weather means more than giving the lawn a trim for homeowners; it signifies the time to undertake necessary repair and maintenance checks, not only to make sure the house and garden look good and are ...


Prudential Joyce Realty Spearheads Month-Long Community Initiative to Fight Autism

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2011—Prudential Joyce Realty is helping rally Rockland County, N.Y., in the fight against Autism by teaming with local merchants to raise funds and awareness of the disorder, the company has announced. ...


New Coldwell Banker Real Estate App for iPad Puts Video on Center Stage

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2011—Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced its Coldwell Banker Real Estate App for iPad is now available on the App Store and via ipad.coldwellbanker.com, enabling users to search for property listings, agents and local Coldwell Banker offices. Taking advantage of iPad’s Multi-Touch interface and large display, ...


Breaking News: RISMedia and RREIN Release Powerful, New Social Media Video Formerly Only Available to Exclusive Network

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2011—RISMedia, the leader in real estate information systems, is excited to announce the nationwide release of "The Power of Information," a new video exclusively produced and directed by the real estate information leader that showcases months of the company’s independent research on the impact of ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: customize and print NAR’s updated #1 best seller, MRIS and CRMLS will bring RPR to REALTOR® members, and sign up for a FREE REALTOR® safety webinar. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


Appraisal Institute Contributes to Tsunami Relief in Support of Its Japanese Members

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2011—Responding to the recent loss of life and property destruction in Japan, the United States’ largest professional association of real estate appraisers recently announced it has made a charitable contribution to the American Red Cross’ relief efforts. ...


New Marketing Coordinator Joins Mobile Real Estate ID

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2011—Mobile Real Estate is proud to announce the addition of Christie Perkins as the firm’s new marketing coordinator. Christie’s efforts will be focused on streamlining the company’s marketing of their robust mobile solution, educating the industry on the benefits of the solution as well as providing a ...


Principles for Restoring Stability to the Nation’s Housing Finance System

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2011—A coalition of trade organizations has released the top principles for restoring stability to the nation’s housing finance system, which—they believe—is at a historic crossroad. As policymakers debate options to restore vitality, integrity and stability to the secondary mortgage market—including an appropriate role for the federal government ...