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NRT Announces Executive Appointments at its Coldwell Banker Operations in Southern California

RISMEDIA, February 18, 2011—NRT LLC, one of the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage companies, announced several executive appointments within its Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage operations in Southern California. ...


California Regional MLS Launches Point2 Property Data Syndication Program

RISMEDIA, February 18, 2011—Point2 announced that it has completed the first phase of the implementation and roll out of its real estate listing syndication and technology marketing program in partnership with California Regional MLS, Inc., as part of an agreement that covers all 23 current CRMLS member associations. ...


HUD Appoints Century 21 North Homes Realty, Inc. as a Local Listing Broker for Five Washington State Counties

RISMEDIA, February 18, 2011—Ed Heidel, owner of Century 21 North Homes Realty, Inc., announced that HUDPEMCO has approved and appointed Century 21 North Homes Realty, Inc. to list and market HUD Homes in Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce, and Thurston Counties. Century 21 North Homes Realty, Inc. has representing offices located ...


Working with a Real Estate Professional is More Important Than Ever in Today’s Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2011—In a landmark study examining the home buying and selling preferences of consumers in the Mid-Atlantic region, 95% reported that working with a real estate professional is just as important, if not more important, than it was ...


Going Paperless – Top 3 Benefits of Turning Paper Documents into Digital Files

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2011—The “agent of the future” will be more successful and efficient in a paperless office. Paper isn’t going away completely, but you can free up space and access information much faster when you turn paper documents into digital files. Furthermore, scanning your documents allows you to respond ...


FHA Takes Steps to Bolster Capital Reserves

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2011—As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) capital reserves, FHA Commissioner David H. Stevens announced a new premium structure for FHA-insured mortgage loans increasing its annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP) by a quarter of a percentage point (.25) on all 30- and ...


Regional Spotlight: New Year Ushers in Houston’s First Increase in Home Sales in Seven Months

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2011—Despite the bone-chilling winter weather, Houston's housing market heated up in January 2011, recording the first increase in property sales since June 2010. Pricing also heated up in the first month of the New Year, with the average price of single-family homes reaching the highest level ever ...


Actions Speak Louder Than Words – Tips to Successfully Read Your Client’s Buy Signals

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2011—The 1960 Presidential Debates between Vice President Nixon and Senator Kennedy were the first nationally televised debates in presidential campaign history. With the advent of television, the debates took on a visual dimension and for the first time, 70 million voters were given the opportunity to not ...


Builder Confidence Unchanged for Fourth Consecutive Month

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2011—Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes remained unchanged at 16 for a fourth consecutive month in February, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2011—The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 11, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 9.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index ...


Get in while the Getting’s Good – Why Buyers and Sellers Should Take Advantage of Today’s Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2011—The Case-Shiller Index is one of the country’s most popular ways of measuring the movement of home prices. And in its latest rating, which went out in late December, the verdict was: Prices are down. The Case-Shiller ...


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

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2011—This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: updated 2011 Code of Ethics products available at REALTOR.org/store; helpful resources available from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner Liberty Mutual; and save for your future with an IRA from REALTORS® Federal Credit Union. ...


America Needs an Affordable and Adequately Regulated Secondary Market, Says NAR

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® welcomes the Obama Administration’s call for an orderly transition from the current form of the secondary mortgage market to a new structure that would enable Americans to achieve affordable, sustainable mortgages. ...


ERA Real Estate Welcomes Latter & Blum Residential Real Estate Companies as its First ‘ERA Powered’ Affiliate

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2011—ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate brand, announced the affiliation of Latter & Blum Residential Real Estate Companies in New Orleans, LA. With this announcement, the renowned Gulf South firm, consisting of Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS®, C.J. Brown REALTORS®, and Noles-Frye Realty, becomes the first ...


Home Buyer Tax Credit Repayment Begins for 2008 Buyers

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2011—Most home buyers who claimed the federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for buying their first home in 2008 are required to start repaying the credit in 15 annual installments, beginning with their 2010 tax returns. ...


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