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Regional Spotlight: 2011 Ohio Home Sales Off to a Strong Start

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Home sales for the first two months of the year are just 1.1 percent behind the same period last year, suggesting a strong start for the central Ohio housing market according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS® (CBR). ...


Allan Dalton Invited as First Speaker in HUNT Real Estate Corporation’s Distinguished Speaker Series

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—As part of its 100-year anniversary events, Peter Hunt, chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation, and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) invited Allan Dalton, co-founder and president of RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network® and author of Leveraging Your Links to ...


Point2 and Proxio Sign Global Marketing Agreement

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Online real estate marketing solutions provider Point2 recently announced a marketing agreement with Proxio, the international Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and global referral network. According to the company, the partnership effectively expands market reach for both Point2 and Proxio, and creates new marketing and revenue channels for ...


One of San Diego County’s Leading Real Estate Companies Signs Franchise Agreement with Real Living

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Exclusive Properties, one of the largest, most successful and respected residential real estate firms in San Diego County and a current franchisee of Windermere Real Estate, recently announced it has selected Real Living as its new franchisor. Additionally, the company announced its name will change to ...


Phil Edwards Joins CompensationMaster as Vice President of Business Development

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—CompensationMaster announced recently that the company is expanding its management team and hiring industry veteran Phil Edwards to fill the newly created role of vice president of business development. He will be responsible for the company’s business development strategy, business partnerships, and both the sales and marketing ...


How Well Are You Insured Against Flooding?

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—(MCT)—The frightening images of Japan's tsunami wiping out homes, roads and entire cities are vivid reminders that a natural disaster can strike at any time. ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: maximize your e-marketing with the hub and spoke concept, SentriLock enhances SentriCard®, and tax time can be less taxing for home owners. ...


A Closer Look at February Existing-Home Sales Following Sustained Gains

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—Existing-home sales fell in February following three straight monthly increases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—dropped 9.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million in February from an upwardly revised 5.40 million in ...


Easy Ways to Transform a Room

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—Updating a living room or family room doesn't have to mean giving it a complete makeover. A few simple changes can transform a tired room into a fresh space in no time. ...


Regional Spotlight—Home Sales and Prices Rise in Broward, FL

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—In Broward County, condominium sales increased 19 percent from 1,138 in February 2010 to 1,357 last month, according to the 23,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® and the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (SEFMLS). Single-family home sales increased by 16 percent in February, from 782 to 909. Cash ...


Freddie Mac Turns to YouTube to Dispel Common Foreclosure Myths

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2011—Freddie Mac (OTC Bulletin Board: FMCC) is helping consumers separate foreclosure fact from fiction in a new video series launched today on its YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/FreddieMac). ...


Harsh Winter May Have Triggered Vacation Home Market Rebound

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2011—After several years of negative trends in the real estate industry, a recent market study shows signs of increasing consumer confidence. The third annual Cotton Report polled more than 800 participants on housing preferences, motivating factors, pricing levels and timelines for purchase. The survey included participants from ...


Is Your Brand Award Winning?

RISMEDIA, March 22, 2011—You’ve heard it before in the media, from companies and individuals: “We’re an award-winning [fill in the blank].” Whatever the language, it catches your ear and your imagination a bit. You’ve seen awards listed on everything from ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #9 – Distressed Properties and Distressed Sellers

RISMEDIA, March 22, 2011--Sometimes it's the seller in distress, other times it's the market in distress, and then other times it's the market. Finding great deals when you are in a position to relieve the distress is a great way to set yourself up for strong appreciation in the future. ...


Video Tips: Tripod as a Support Device

RISMEDIA, March 22, 2011—One of the hallmarks of professional video is the steady, smooth results you get by using a tripod. But let’s face it—tripods aren’t always practical in every situation. ...


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