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Selling Your Home in Today’s Market? Focus on the Overlooked

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2011—(MCT)—Taniya Nayak of "Designed to Sell" fame is sharing her secrets, tips and behind-the-scenes tales for home sellers who are looking to get their home sold in today’s market. ...


FHFA Extends Refinance Program

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco has announced an extension of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), a refinancing program administered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to June 30, 2012. The program was set to expire on June 30 of this year. In ...


Onboard Informatics Launches Lifestyle Search Widget

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2011—Onboard Informatics, a data and technology service provider to top-tier real estate, media and technology companies, has launched a widget extension of its “Lifestyle Search Engine.” Lifestyle Search, an innovative home search tool that helps real estate brands create a unique and comprehensive search experience on ...


Optimistic Outlook for Multifamily Development, NAHB Indices Show

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—Two quarterly indices produced by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) indicate a return to healthy market conditions for both new and existing apartment and condominium buildings. ...


Americans Confident in Recovery of Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—The majority of America’s potential homebuyers and sellers—68 percent—believe that the real estate market and property values will recover in the next year or two, according to a survey released recently by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Inc., a Prudential Financial, Inc. [NYSE:PRU] company. ...


New CRS Course Focuses on Buyer Side of Distressed Properties

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—Far too many REALTORS® avoid the distressed property market—which includes foreclosures and short sales—because they do not have the necessary skills, strategies or information they need to guide their buyer clients through one of these transactions successfully. ...


Unhealthy Homes Pose Real Danger to Millions of Families

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—Millions of U.S. families face health and safety hazards like mold, lead, pest infestation and the physical deterioration of their homes. These problems are particularly common among some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations: children, seniors, the ...


Bank of America Launches Loan Modifications for Military Homeowners

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—(MCT)—Bank of America Corp. recently announced a mortgage modification program for military customers, including principal forgiveness for some struggling borrowers. The Charlotte bank said the program assists military members who are leaving active duty and having trouble making their mortgage payments. ...


Mergers & Acquisitions 101

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—Not all mergers and acquisitions are the same, however, they all need to be very organized and focused. In order to create a win-win situation for everyone involved, the buyer needs to pay attention to the seller’s needs and all the parties involved need to be protected ...


Households Cut Debt at Slower Pace

RISMEDIA, March 14, 2011—(MCT)—U.S. households reduced debt in the fourth quarter of 2010 for the 11th straight period but at the slowest pace since the third quarter of 2008, the Federal Reserve recently reported. ...


Are You Missing a Link in Your Social Media Chain? – 5 Tips to Create a Social Media Policy

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2011—There’s no doubt about it—social media has evolved. Social media and social networking have gone from a way to connect with high school buddies and swap reviews about the new restaurant in town, to a powerful and ...


Recovery Act Changed Approach to Business, Laid Foundation for American Cities to Win the Future

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2011—America’s cities are better prepared to be sustainable economic engines according to a new report just released by the Department of Housing & Urban Development. The report, titled The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Working for America’s Cities found that the Recovery Act has helped position American ...


Cross-Selling Takes Teamwork

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2011—Progressive companies understand the power of cross-selling and recognize it as a critical component for promoting both customer retention and revenue growth. What is cross-selling? Cross-selling is nothing more than team-selling with other specialists within your company, all working in partnership on behalf of the customer's best ...


Homeownership Essential to Job Growth and Economy, Say REALTORS®

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2011—Testifying before a Senate panel, National Association of REALTORS® President Ron Phipps recently told members of Congress that sustainable homeownership must be the goal when considering future federal housing policies. ...


Adjustable-Rate Mortgages May Be the Right Fit for Cautious Buyers

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2011—(MCT)—Loc Chau was looking for a super-low interest rate to finance his San Jose, Calif., condominium, a place he envisions living in for a few years. Super-low to him means below 4%. So he opted for an adjustable-rate mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration as an ...


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