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Poll Finds New Incentives Needed to Persuade Americans to Make Their Homes More Energy-Efficient

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2011—A recently released national poll finds that new incentives will be needed to persuade Americans to make energy-efficient improvements to their homes. ...


The Truth about QR Codes

RISMEDIA, February 8, 2011—Unless you have been on a hiatus since the NAR Conference in New Orleans last November, spending all the money you made selling real estate on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed small, square codes popping ...


VIDEO: Prospering in the Real Estate Revival: 12 House-Rich Rules for Building Real Estate Wealth – Rule #3

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Go Global with REALTOR.com

RISMEDIA, February 8, 2011—With international transactions representing a growing share (7%) of the U.S. residential market, REALTOR.com, the nation’s No. 1 homes-for-sale website, is going global. Last year, $66 billion in U.S. residential real estate was sold to foreign buyers and recent immigrants from 53 countries. And over the last ...


Fannie Mae and Its Lenders Financed Approximately 17 Billion Dollars in 2010, Ensuring Reliable, Sustainable Liquidity to the Multifamily Rental Housing Market

RISMEDIA, February 8, 2011—Fannie Mae, a leading source of multifamily mortgage financing for workforce rental housing announced that in 2010, the company, in conjunction with its lender and housing partners, provided $16.9 billion in debt financing for the rental housing market, through approximately 2,300 multifamily mortgage loans for 306,000 rental ...


5 Questions to Ask When Booking a Vacation Rental

RISMEDIA, February 8, 2011—From Pittsburg to Green Bay and beyond, the word is out: vacation rentals offer a travel lifestyle unlike any other, providing unmatched space, amenities, services and privacy. In fact, the customizable vacation possibilities are endless, according to experts from Discover Vacation Homes, a resource for vacation rental ...


EXIT Realty Identifies DotLoop as Approved Supplier of Paperless Transactions to Agents and Brokers

RISMEDIA, February 8, 2011—DotLoop, a trusted source for sharing and signing documents online announced its partnership with EXIT Realty Corp. International. As an EXIT Approved Supplier, DotLoop will provide one collaborative paperless platform that connects real estate agents to other agents, streamlining the process of buying and selling real estate. ...


Jobless Rate Drops to 9 Percent in January 2010

RISMEDIA, February 8, 2011—(MCT)—America's economy continued to improve in January 2010, the latest government jobs report confirmed, even though the details were somewhat contradictory and confusing. ...


Survey: One-Stop Shopping Still Going Strong

RISMEDIA, February 7, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Harris Interactive partnered again to conduct a public opinion study of consumer preferences when it comes to real estate services to see if home buyers’ perceptions have changed given the ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Coordination and Integration

RISMEDIA, February 7, 2011—When I first graduated college and worked in the financial services industry, one of the best terms I ever heard was "coordination and integration." We used the term to describe how our financial instruments would work in conjunction with one another for the benefit of the client's ...


Tips to Keep in Mind If You’re Thinking about becoming a Real Estate Investor

RISMEDIA, February 7, 2011—With homeownership dropping and rental vacancy rates rising, it is clear many Americans are looking to make a change to renting instead of owning their home. Currently, homeownership levels are at 66.5%, the lowest they've been since ...


Fed Not Ready to Curb Stimulus Measures, Bernanke Says

RISMEDIA, February 7, 2011—(MCT)—Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke won't pull back the central bank's easy money policies any time soon, even as the government is expected to report positive job growth. ...


REALTORS® Praise FHFA for Proposed Rule to Prohibit Private Transfer Fees

RISMEDIA, February 7, 2011—The National Association of REALTORS® applauds the Federal Housing Finance Agency for moving ahead with a proposed rule to restrict government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks from investing in mortgages encumbered by private transfer fee covenants. ...


DotLoop to Join Xplode Real Estate Technology Conference

RISMEDIA, February 7, 2011—DotLoop, a trusted source for sharing and signing documents online, is joining the Xplode Real Estate Technology Conference in Austin, Texas on Feb. 10, 2011 as a featured sponsor. The conference is the first in a series designed to educate real estate professionals about technology as it ...


Realogy Completes Offering of Senior Secured Notes

RISMEDIA, February 7, 2011—Realogy Corporation (the "Company") announced that it successfully completed its previously announced private offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of 7.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2019 (the "Notes") which was exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). ...


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