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Mobile Adoption of E-mail and Social Networking on the Rise

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2011—(eM+C)—Mobile adoption of e-mail and social networking use is on the rise, according to a new whitepaper from Merkle, titled View from the Digital Inbox 2011. The report surveyed nearly 3,500 online adults, and found that consumer adoption of digital media and mobile technology is accelerating the ...


Regional Spotlight: Washington, D.C. Metro Area Sees Largest Pending Home Sales Increase in a Decade

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2011—According to data released by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), an MRIS company, the Washington, D.C. metro area housing market showed the largest year-over-year increase in pending home sales although housing prices remained weak. ...


Today’s Featured Listing: Luxurious Colonial Home Offers Panoramic Views of NYC Skyline

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2011—This luxurious Colonial home located in West Orange Township, New Jersey is being listed by RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN) Member Jordan Baris, Inc., REALTORS®. Offering panoramic views of the New York City skyline, the home ...


Zillow Expands Zestimates to Include Rentals; Launches Rent Zestimates for 90 Million Homes

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2011—Zillow launched "Rent Zestimates," a one-of-a-kind tool that can be used as a starting point for determining a home or apartment's estimated monthly rent price. The launch expands on Zillow's popular Zestimate home valuations and empowers renters and landlords with estimated rent prices for more than 90 ...


WCI Communities Introduces MyWCi Custom Application for iPad, Provides iPads to all New Home Purchasers

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2011—WCI Communities announced that it has introduced MyWCi, an application for Apple’s iPad device that enables new home purchasers to access and share important community and construction information during the build process and beyond. Customers are able to access MyWCi on iPads provided as gifts by WCI ...


What Do Low Prices and Mortgage Rates Mean for the Spring Home Buying Season?

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2011—Sixty-six percent of Real Living real estate agents believe this spring’s home buying and selling season will be more active than last year’s, according to a new national survey conducted by the company at its annual Momentum 2011 business conference last month. ...


NAHB Identifies Top Counties for Home Remodeling

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—At $9.4 billion, Los Angeles County, C.A. leads the country for counties spending the most money on remodeling, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Do You Need to Be Lucky to Succeed?

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—While working with one of my clients recently, helping her to release her self-limiting beliefs, she brought up the old belief that she had been carrying for decades: “I have to be lucky to succeed.” ...


RE/MAX Leader Dave Liniger Sees End of Housing Crisis

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—RE/MAX Chairman and Co-Founder Dave Liniger told a gathering of more than 5,000 real estate agents that the worst of the housing crisis has passed. At the annual convention of the global real estate franchisor, Liniger said that the industry must continue to pursue the training that ...


New Homes Will Be Smaller, Greener and More Casual by 2015, According to NAHB Study

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—A recent study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows that while consumer hesitation on home buying is waning, the recent housing downturn has changed what Americans are looking for in their next home. ...


Inspiration Boards Can Help Pull all the Details Together

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—(MCT)—A wedding. A kitchen renovation. A nursery. A new garden or a new bathroom. What do these projects have in common? A tremendous number of decisions and details, and the need for a way to pull them altogether. ...


Prudential Florida Realty Named One of Prudential Real Estate Network’s Top Companies

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—Prudential Florida Realty has been named recipient of the Gibraltar Circle Award for the 10th year in a row, which is given annually to the top 50 companies in the Prudential Real Estate Network based on gross commission income. The prestigious award was presented to Prudential Florida ...


Carmen Mercado Named Chairman of NAHREP; Leaders Discuss 5-Point Plan to Preserve Homeownership for Multicultural Buyers

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—Carmen Mercado, a Long Island, New York-based Education & Diversity Manager with NRT’s Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, was installed as chairman and president of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals during its policy forum last week in Washington, D.C. Mercado has served on the association’s ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC Acquires Licensing Rights to Expand in Australia

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC (SIRA) announced it has acquired the rights from the Sotheby’s auction house to license the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in Australia. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...


Mortgage Applications Increase

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011—Mortgage applications increased 15.5% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 4, 2011. ...


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