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Fed Holds Line on Bond Purchases, Even as Economy Stabilizes

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2011—(MCT)—Federal Reserve policymakers said recently that the economy appeared to be "on firmer footing" than at their last meeting in late January, but they nonetheless pledged to stick with their program of buying Treasury bonds to underpin the growth. ...


Going Green – Low-Cost Ways for Apartment Dwellers to Be Eco-Friendly

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2011—(MCT)—So you're a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won't splurge on solar panels. Don't fret. There are plenty of low-cost ways for apartment dwellers to be eco-friendly. ...


MRIS Enters Strategic Alliance with Authentisign for Digital Signatures

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2011—Instanet Solutions announced that Authentisign, an integrated digital signature platform, has been selected by MRIS as the ESIGN product-of-choice. As one of the largest Multiple Listing Services in North America, MRIS serves nearly 50,000 REALTORS® and drives an average of $97 million in real estate property sales ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands its Reach to Costa Blanca, Spain

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC announced it has further expanded its global real estate network across Spain with the addition of Costa Blanca Sotheby’s International Realty. ...


Read Investors to Succeed with Investors

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—With homeownership rates decreasing and distressed properties increasing, it’s not surprising that investors make up 20% of the current buyer’s market. And their activity will only increase over the next four to five years. As investors actively ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: build a winning real estate team with the popular publication “Power Teams” from the REALTOR.org Store; save up to 40% on select FedEx Office services; and REALTORS® push for flood insurance extension. ...


Tax Benefits Come as a Welcome Relief for Homeowners at Tax Time

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—With a little more than one month before income taxes are due, many of the nation's 75 million homeowners may be appreciating the value of homeownership just a bit more as they take advantage of the tax ...


Builder Confidence Edges Up in March 2011

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—After four consecutive months hovering at the same low level, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes improved by a single point in March 2011, rising to 17 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest ...


Fundamental Guidelines to Follow in Order to Recruit Your Way to the Top

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—Essentially a sales manager's primary responsibility is to recruit, train and motivate his or her sales force to achieve peak performance. Of these three vitally important tasks, recruiting is the least understood and by far the most challenging. ...


Intero Executes a Definitive Master Franchise Agreement for Houston Area

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—Intero Franchise Services, Inc. has signed a master franchise agreement in Texas with Avanti Capital Management, a real estate investment group operating in the Houston metropolitan area. Avanti will operate as a master franchise of the Intero brand with an exclusive territory that encompasses the Houston, Texas ...


A Closer Look at the March 2011 Consumer Sentiment Report

RISMEDIA, March 16, 2011—(MCT)—U.S. consumer sentiment declined in March 2011 at the fastest pace since the financial crisis began in 2008, according to survey results released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan. ...


Company Spotlight: Realty Executives International: A Story of Entrepreneurs

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—Realty Executives shook up the real estate industry with the invention of the 100% Commission Concept nearly five decades ago, a business model still employed by real estate companies worldwide. The company continues to reinvent itself and ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #8 – Buy Proximity

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—So many would-be investors are intimidated by being a landlord. Buying an investment  in your neighborhood is one, great way to mitigate the intimidation factor. Managing two properties right near each other (the one you live in and the one you invest in) is like not being ...


Weekly Video Tip: The Devil Is in the Details

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—Today’s one-touch video cameras make shooting look easy. Just point, push the button and everything’s coming up roses…right? Well, if you haven’t already, you’re about to discover that the devil is in the details. Here are a few details you should pay attention to while shooting your ...


Americans Overwhelmed by Household Goods Race Changing Their Definition of Happiness

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—(MCT)—Maybe it's the economy, or maybe it's the need to feel neat and cleansed. Maybe it's TV shows such as "Hoarders," where the accumulation of household goods gets trashy and downright embarrassing. ...


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