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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. ...


Create a Memorable First Impression through Successful Curb Appeal

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—(MCT)—Now that virtually all the winter's snow has melted (in some areas of the country) and it's easier to navigate the streets, let's consider something calculated to get people slamming on the brakes: curb appeal, that special ...


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

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: move toward financial security with an IRA from REALTORS® Federal Credit Union; SentriLock brings the power of the SentriCard to your customers; and REBAC and the Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education announce the launch of Training4RE.com. ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #7 – The Three T’s: Tenants, Taxes & Toilets

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2011—"I don't want to be a landlord" is one of the most common obstacles to investing in real estate. In this video we discuss how to mitigate your fear of being a landlord by getting the right perspective, and understanding your abilities and limitations. ...


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