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Short Sale Marketing System Provides Crye-Leike Realtor with Substantial Sales Increase

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011— Kim Blanton of Crye-Leike Realtors in the Hendersonville, Tenn. area has seen an exceptional increase in listing inventory and sales resulting from Pro Step Marketing’s Short Sale Marketing Plan, Website Design and Social Media strategy. ...


Prudential Douglas Elliman Completes New York City’s Highest Priced Condo Sale Ever

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—Prudential Douglas Elliman announces the closing of a $48 million condominium at The Plaza, which sets a record for the highest single condo sale in New York City. Lisa Simonsen, Senior Vice President at Prudential Douglas Elliman, represented both sides in the record-breaking deal. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Names Jim Ramsay Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate® LLC recently announced that Jim Ramsay has joined its management team as senior vice president of franchise sales. Ramsay will be responsible for leading the franchise sales team and expanding the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate franchise network. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Launches First Real Estate iAd for iPad

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—Continuing its strong heritage of innovation and bringing consumers fun and informative ways to engage in the home buying and selling process, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced that it is the first national real estate franchise brand to launch an iAd for the iPad—the latest ...


Regional Spotlight: Maui Real Estate Booming with 70 Percent Phase Sellout at Villas at Kehalani

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2011—Stanford Carr Development is reporting that the current phase of townhomes at The Villas at Kehalani is more than 70 percent sold out, indicating a strong interest from buyers looking for Maui real estate. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Mobile Foundation

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2011—So you’ve heard about QR codes. In order to crack the QR Code, you need to have a solid mobile website strategy in place. This is the destination all your QR Codes will point to. So, what is it you should be looking for? There is a ...


A Gentle Rise in Mortgage Applications

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 2.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 18, 2011. The Market Composite Index—a measure of mortgage loan application volume—increased 2.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one ...


How Do Property Tax Rates Work?

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2011—It's that time of year again, and some of you should be expecting your property tax bill for the first half of 2011. If that's the case, then you'll probably be wondering just how the government calculates property tax rates and why your bill seems to change ...


Checking Your Sump Pump This Spring Can Help Avoid Costly Basement Flooding

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2011—As winter gives way to spring, the threat of water flooding your basement substantially increases. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlight: Prudential Northwest Realty Associates

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2011—From RISMedia’s March issue of Real Estate magazine, Barbara Pronin interviews Mike Gain, CEO of Prudential Northwest Realty Associates, and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) about his company’s success in the marketplace. ...


Florida Prudential Companies Continue Aggressive Growth Strategy

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2011—Local Florida Prudential real estate companies Prudential Palms Realty, a member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) and Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty recently announced the acquisition of Hunt/Realty Express on Main Street in downtown Sarasota. ...


Update on First Time Homebuyer Credit and Tax Refunds

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2011—The IRS recently released information on processing issues that are impacting a small percentage of tax returns involving repayment of the First Time Homebuyer Credit (FTHB), primarily involving 2008 home purchases. While most of these returns are ...


Vacation Home Sales Surge Higher

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2011—In a sign that the housing market is finally making a major move in a positive direction, vacation home markets—some of the most battered in the real estate downturn—are making a surge higher in many of the hardest hit areas of the nation. Condominium sales in Hawaii ...


5 Good Reasons to Use QR Codes

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2011—Ain’t no stopping them now—QR codes are on the move! The buzz about these mythical images has grown to the point that they are on everyone’s mind, especially as this year’s marketing plans begin to go into action. Inevitably, they have fallen under the mobile category, as ...


Regional Spotlight: Fannie Mae’s South Florida Mortgage Help Center Celebrates One Year of Helping Area Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Regional Spotlight: RISMEDIA, March 26, 2011—Recently Fannie Mae and Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) celebrated the one-year anniversary of Fannie Mae's South Florida Mortgage Help Center. Since opening its doors in March 2010, the South Florida Mortgage Help Center has reached out to more than 5,000 South ...


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